Zack and Miri seems to follow the recipe for a great comedy. It takes one part View Askew cynical humor, one part Seth Rogen, a sprinkle of familiar faces from the Judd Apatow universe, and a little bit of romantic comedy sweetness, all garnished with a dash of full-frontal Jason Mewes, to make something that achieves what Clerks II only wished it could.
Watching the VMAs last night was, in a word, torture. The only saving grace was Russell Brand, who managed to actually be entertaining during the ignominious joke of a ceremony we were all watching. Read Pat Sue Gentry’s write-up about the 2008 MTV Video Music Awards here, or on the Trashwire Blog.
The annual White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner in Washington D.C. can be one of the most bizarre and surreal events of the year. Where else are you going to be able to chat with Henry Kissinger and Heidi Montag in the same room? This year’s event marked the fourth time Trashwire has covered the pre-party scene and, as usual, it didn’t disappoint.
These days, there are hundreds of ways to watch videos online and sometimes it can be hard to weed out the crap from the good stuff. Sites like YouTube are polluted with poor quality user-submitted videos or catch-them-while-they-last clips from your favorite TV shows, which are often pulled from the site before you can even copy the embed code to your blog. That’s where Hulu.com comes in.
CBS reality show Big Brother will return earlier than expected due to the WGA strike and Trashwire will be your source for updates, screencaps, video, and commentary on the 9th season. Last year, our blog about Big Brother 8 was the most popular section in Trashwire history, so this year we have created a permanent home for all our future Big Brother coverage. Go directly to the new section at trashwire.com/bigbrother.
Hot Rod is the feature film debut from The Dudes of The Lonely Island. Andy Samberg stars as Rod Kimble, a lovable weirdo in the Napoleon Dynamite vein, who aspires to be a great...
Years ago, CBS debuted a new reality series called Big Brother. Back then, the cast was older, the show was more interactive, high-speed internet access was rare, and the live-feeds were tiny, grainy images of a chicken coop for most of the day. Since then, the show has evolved into my favorite summer guilty pleasure with eye-candy abound. Though there have been new twists in the game (the Power of Veto), new architecture in the house (the addition of a second story and HoH suite) and new houseguests to compete (hotties like Kaysar from BB6 and BB7), the show remains the most real of reality tv.
Yesterday, Apple announced that it’s Apple TV will soon be able to stream YouTube videos. Apple CEO Steve Jobs was quoted saying, “This is the first time users can easily browse, find and watch YouTube videos right from their living room couch.” After reading the quote, I was left feeling a little confused.
Sketch comedy shows seem to be getting a television revival these days. New shows have been popping up on MTV, VH1 and Fuse and even major broadcasters as networks look to the internet to make a connection with younger viewers who are bored of SNL and turn to sources like YouTube, FunnyOrDie, or Break.com for their comedy.