Many of the biggest names in music have graced the stage of the Super Bowl halftime show: Michael Jackson. Madonna. U2. Bruce Springsteen. Prince. Brian Boitano and Dorothy Hamill. Oh good, you’re paying attention. While not all of the performances have been the equivalent of a gold medal-winning figure skating program, there have been quite a few spectacles during the show’s 47-year run. As it is with Super Bowl commercials, you will want to stay glued to the TV set when the intermission begins.
In preparation for this year’s performance featuring Bruno Mars and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, we present to you the five most sensational Super Bowl halftime shows of all time. We can’t promise you a sequel to Nipplegate, but there’s a strong chance you will find out how the nipples of RHCP bassist Flea react to 30-degree weather. Get your popcorn ready!
5. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (2009)
The most memorable thing about this set wasn’t the Boss imploring viewers to “put the chicken fingers down.” This was the night that (thanks to an awkward camera angle) we were introduced, intimately, to Springsteen’s crotch—and we’ve never quite gotten over it.
4. Michael Jackson (1993)
This was the halftime show that made halftime shows cool.… Read more
Look, either you love the Muppets, or you have something wrong with the part of your soul that experiences joy. And while we wait for the rest of the original series to get a DVD release – SERIOUSLY WHERE THE HELL IS IT – we can enjoy the trailer for the new Muppets film following 2012′s awesome self-titled return to form.
And this trailer is both great and a nice snark about film advertisements that are entirely made of glowing internet reviews. Yeah, The Book Thief, you heard me.
Sure, Sydney may be home to the Bondi Hipsters, but down here in Melbourne we have some pretty sweet web stars of our own. Improv comedy Written It Down launched its anticipated second season today, so we thought we would list five of our favourite Melbourne-based web series.
If you love improv comedy, Written It Down is the web series for you. Created by Real Good Kid Productions, the basic premise of each episode is a comedian delivering bad news to someone without knowing exactly what it is. The actor is handed a line written by the producers just before each episode is filmed and each episode is short, sweet and funny. Think awkward break-up scenes due to betting and losing your girlfriend in a poker tournament and job dismissals due to be replaced by a robot.
Endzone will have you scared to ever fare evade again. The fake movie trailer follows McCormack and Kalshenko, two Metro cops, as they patrol the trains looking to stop crime. It is a hysterical and satirical look at the intimidation tactics used by Metro cops, and includes the killer line, “On the map the train lines are straight, but up close they’re as crooked as hell.” Endzone was produced by a group of film-making students under the name of Ok Ok Productions, inspired by their fear of undercover ticket inspectors.… Read more
We’re just going to leave this here…
Okay, so this happened…
Just a week and a half out from Breaking Bad: The Complete Series being released on DVD, what seems to be a special feature showing an alternate ending to the series has surfaced on YouTube. It’s pretty much what we’ve all been waiting for.
Fun fact: this is a loving homage to the 1990 Newhart series finale
Breaking Bad: The Complete Series will be released in Australia Thu 28 Nov. Breaking Bad season 5 is currently showing on ABC2 on Mondays at 9.30pm
UPDATE: The video has been removed (sad face), as soon as there’s a new one online we’ll post it (cause it really is very good!)… Read more
As if we needed another reason to love humble wonder chef and all-round nice guy Ben Shewry (the man who rocketed Attica to international fame with his sustainable, story-filled dishes and who once let us shove him up an apple tree for a photo shoot), now he’s gone and scribed a short film in which he depicts himself as an egotistical sod in a glossy, gory four-minute video backed by music from Thee Oh Sees. The gents who made it happen are his pals Colin Page and Johnny Abegg, who together with Shewry form brand new production company Awakau Road Films. Because, you know, it’s not like Shewry is busy running one of the world’s top restaurants, gardening, surfing and coaching his kid’s basketball team or anything…
Maybe we really would be better off if the plot of this came true. We’d at least feel less like gigantic underachievers.