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Tom Hiddleston and Josh Horowitz Have A Slumber Party

Tom Hiddleston joined Josh Horowitz for some sleepover fun to promote Thor: The Dark World. Yes, there is dancing. Adorable, adorable dancing.

Previously in Tom Hiddleston Being Ridiculous

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Korean Promo For Hannibal Is the Weirdest, Best, Most Inappropriately Sparkle-Filled Promo Of All Time [VIDEO]

You don’t need to watch Hannibal to appreciate the sheer WTFery of this Korean promo. As long as you know that the show itself is a violent, intense drama about a serial killer cannibal, the fact that this video has anime sparkles, floating hearts, an excited voiceover, and the main character’s head photoshopped on… a Korean pop star? I don’t even know… should strike you as appropriately weird.

A partial English transcription is here. At one point Hannibal apparently says “HEHEHE I’LL HELP YOU HIDE THE BODYYYY <3."

(via: Pajiba)

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Mom Tries To Explain The Matrix, Goes On Some Surprising Tangents

After watching this video of a mom trying to explain The Matrix, I’m convinced I must make my mom do the same. She’s well-known for getting character names wrong when trying to describe a piece of media to me and I’m certain she’d be a YouTube hit. But I digress, Joe Nicolosi got there before me and his mom is a riot.

(via HyperVocal)

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Robert Pattinson Speaks On Behalf Of Every Twilight Hater In The World [VIDEO]

Whenever we do a post on Twilight on The Mary Sue, we inevitably get comments with people talking about how much they despise Stephenie Meyer’s writing, the actors involved, or just, you know, the fact that it exists at all. But the funny thing is, you clicked on a story about Twilight so we’re not sure how to help you. So today, in order to please both those who hate sparkly vampires and those who’ve probably already seen The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 by now, we’ve got a wonderful video from Buzzfeed. They spliced together bits of interviews with Robert Pattinson talking about the films and his character Edward. Which he can’t stand. And well, I’d feel really bad for him if he didn’t have hundred dollar bills falling on the floor every time he raked his hands through his hair. Seriously though. Watch.

(via Buzzfeed)

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So What About the People Who Don’t Like Superhero Movies?

We don’t spend a lot of time thinking about what the world is like for the people out there who just don’t “get” superhero movies. After all, if you look at a list of the top grossing films of all time, it becomes obvious that only a handful aren’t “genre” films, and a huge number of them involve superheroes or something similar. And, well, that is because superhero movies are freaking awesome. But this short, from Rosa Handelman and Phoebe Neidhardt, explores how the superhero culture might just push a non-fan to the breaking point. It’s not a viewpoint we particularly relate to, but this take on it’s pretty hilarious (and don’t worry, not actually anti-fan), especially if you stick around till the end.

(via Single White Females)

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Hilarious Thing That Will Never Happen: Angelina Jolie Approached to Direct Fifty Shades of Grey Movie

We at The Mary Sue generally don’t cover stories about gossip and celebrities. No, we cover the stories, the storytellers, the artists, the creative minds of our generation and those of generations past. But this rumor about Angelina Jolie beng considered to direct a movie adaptation of the glorious Twilight fanfic smutfest Fifty Shades of Grey is hilarious. I mean, we know who Angelina Jolie is, right? The lady who made her directorial debut in a movie about the Bosnian war that was filmed in Bosnian and Serbo-Croatian, who generally spends her personal time in treehouses around the globe bringing the world’s attention to all the disasters we’ve been ignoring … yeah, that lady is probably not going to direct a BDSM movie. But let’s make fun of the people who think she might!

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Hillary Clinton Lets Jason Segel Down Easy For Movie Role Request

We know that Jason Segel has said he won’t be returning to do another Muppets film but he may have to have a change of heart if he ever wants Hillary Clinton to star alongside him. The actor has mentioned several times in the press that he’d love a chance to work with the Secretary of State and she’s finally given him an answer. And it’s pure comedy gold. 

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Death & Return of Superman Short Film: It’s Funny Cuz It’s True (& Has Amazing Cameos)

The Death and Return of Superman is “a somewhat-mostly-accurate educational parody film,” according to its creators. Those creators? Bryan Basham and Max Landis, the son of famed director John Landis. This is a video comic fans will get very excited over (whether positively or negatively) and that non-readers will get a kick out of because it’s so ridiculous it couldn’t possibly be true. Except it kinda is. It also includes cameos from Mandy Moore, Elijah Wood, Chris Hardwick, Simon Pegg (as John Landis) and one more extra special appearance I don’t want to spoil. Give it a watch. 

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Motion Capture Actors Will Replace Inanimate Objects In The Future Of CGI [VIDEO]

A lot of people still find what Lord of the Rings/Planet of the Apes actor Andy Serkis does completely ridiculous. It’s part of the reason there’s so much fuss over the studio campaigning to get him an Oscar nomination. Well now the folks at FunnyOrDie have created a little video poking fun at the whole thing. Directors Michael Bay and Jon Favreau plus actor Ray Liotta star in the spoof, discussing the work of “motion capture experts,” Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel.

(via FunnyOrDie.com)

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A Girl Walks Into A Comic Shop…

No, this doesn’t happen every time, in every comic shop but I speak from experience – it does happen. You can thank The Nerdologues for this one and may also want to check out their Dungeons & Dragons slam poetry.

(via Reddit)