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This Sweded ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer is AMAZING

Look, we are in the middle of an all out blitz of Star Wars: The Force Awakens advertising. It’d be so impossible to miss the constant advertising that even we’ve stopped reporting on it.

But we’ve got one more trailer to post.

But this time around it’s not really a trailer — but sweded version of a trailer we’ve already seen. The guys at Dumb Drum have done an amazing job remaking it (especially when you consider the trailer they sweded has only been out for a month). Check it out:

If you want to see it side by side with the real trailer, we have that too: Continue reading This Sweded ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Trailer is AMAZING

A Wes Anderson/Stanley Kubrick Mashup To Start Your Week

After dealing with some serious stuff already this week, I thought we could all use some humor to lighten our moods.

Because lord knows that’s how you get through the week.

Mashups are a dime a dozen on Youtube, but occasionally you run across one that’s just sort of special. Like when someone mashes up Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel and Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining.

And it ends up being hilarious.

So I present to you “The Grand Overlook Hotel.” Enjoy.

The (Fake) Riker Next Generation Spinoff You Never Knew You Needed

If you’ve been on the internet for a while (and liked Star Trek: The Next Generation), you’re probably at least a little bit familiar with “Jandrewedits.” For the uninitiated, Jandrewedits are short videos edited together by Jan Van Den Hemel and Andrew Hussie (yes, that Andrew Hussie). They started as, primarily, edits of TNG, but they did some Back to the Future ones too (and other stuff I think, I just can’t remember).

There used to be a website collecting them, but it appears to have gone the way of the dodo.

Anywho, while they hadn’t put out a new TNG Edit since 2010, last week they apparently decided to start up again with a 38th installment: Riker Episode 1.

Set up as a “Riker” spinoff series, you just sort of need to watch it for yourself. Personally, I think it’s brilliant.

Listen to ‘Dear Enoby,’ a My Immortal Inspired Song for True Goffs

Occasionally I record music, and I occasionally I make you guys listen to it. This here? This is one of those situations.

Today I present to you “Dear Enoby (Darkness Dementia Raven Way),” a song based loosely on the My Immortal Fanfic and *heavily* based on the (My) Immortal Webseries based off said Fanfic. So it’s a song, based on a webseries, based on a fanfic, based on a movie, based on the Harry Potter books.

Footage is heavily lifted from said webseries, which you should go watch now if you haven’t.

You can download the MP3 or just watch the Youtube video:

The Two Best “Age of Ultron” Trailer Mashups

So last week we got to see the first trailer for The Avengers: Age of Ultron and it was, in a word, phenomenal. Of course, since the film is so anticipated, once the internet got a hold of it you just knew some entertaining mashups would be produced.

And here are my two favorites so far.

The first is simply the Age of Ultron Trailer with the soundtrack replaced with Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On”… and it works spectacularly:

The second mashup is called simply “Age of Pinocchio,” and it combines footage from, you guessed it, Disney’s Pinocchio with the audio from the trailer… and Pinocchio will never seem creepier than this:

Have you guys seen any other great Avengers 2 trailer mashups? Let us know.

Marvel Announces Film Release Dates Through 2019, But Not The Films

Have you ever wanted to know release dates for films you don’t know the titles to yet? Marvel thinks you do. In a post on Friday, Marvel announced:

While we can’t tell you just what they are yet, you can look forward to new films hitting theaters July 28 and November 3, 2017; July 6 and November 2, 2018; and May 3, 2019.

It’s likely we’ll find out at least some of those titles at San Diego Comic Con, but c’mon. This is like if your friend keeps vaguebooking about some big news and refusing to clarify.

So, with no news, I fall into rampant speculation. And like any rampant speculation on Nerd & Tie, it will be completely wrong on purpose.

Yet here we go anyway:
July 28, 2017 – “Squirrel Girl” (Marvel’s most powerful hero finally makes her film debut!)

November 3, 2017 – “USAgent” (Because Nick hates USAgent)

July 6, 2018 – “MODOK: The Musical” (Danny Devito plays MODOK in a surprisingly heartbreaking performance. You see, MODOK secretly longs to be a Mental Organism Designed Only for Singing…)

November 2, 2018 – “Weekend at Odin’s” (Loki has lost his powers, but needs to keep up his charade to stay in control of Asgard!)

May 3, 2019 – “Man of Steel 2”

That sounds about right to me!

Via Marvel

Two More Hilarious Weird Al Videos? Yes Please.

So Weird Al’s eight music videos over eight days continues, with two more tracks. We previously posted about the earlier three (Tacky, Word Crimes and Foil), so we thought we’d keep going.

Because, y’know, we could.

First up is “Handy,” a parody of the Iggy Azalea track “Fancy.” The song itself is fairly self explanatory.

Next up is a style parody (so, a song of a genre and not any particular song) titled “Sports Song.” It is what it says on the tin.

Via WeirdAl.com

Weird Al’s Eight Days/Eight Music Videos Continues with “Word Crimes” and “Foil”

On Monday we mentioned Weird Al was putting out eight new music videos from his new album “Mandatory Fun.” The first of which was the “Happy” parody “Tacky,” but now we’ve seen days 2 and 3… and they are hilarious.

First off is yesterday’s “Word Crimes,” a parody of Robin Thicke’s awful, awful song “Blurred Lines.” I hate the original so much due to lyrical content, so it’s kind of nice for a version I don’t hate to come around.

Today Weird Al graced us with “Foil.” Foil is a parody of “Royals” by Lorde (a song I do like).

Both are worth wasting some time with today.

Via WeirdAl.com

Eight Days of New Weird Al Music Videos Starts WIth “Tacky”

We’ve had some darker posts these last few days with our coverage on both Awesome Con Milwaukee and DashCon, so I thought it would be nice to think of less depressing thoughts.

Some of you might know that Weird Al is putting out what is being called his final “traditional” album, and to celebrate it he’s releasing eight music videos over the next eight days.

The first of which, as you’ve figured out, came out this morning. The song “Tacky” (a parody of Pharrell’s “Happy”) has a music video featuring quite a few big names in comedy… wearing some ridiculous outfits.

So enjoy and take a look.

Via Nerdist

Get Nostalgic For 50 Years of the Non-Existent American Doctor Who

So a while back there was a list going around of American actors who would have made great Doctors… on Doctor Who. Let’s be clear, we’re talking about “The Doctor” not “A Doctor.” They might have made great normal Doctors too, but that’s doesn’t really correlate with acting ability.

Everyone forgets Jonathan LaPaglia used to be an Emergency Room Doctor…

Anyway, that’s really beside the point. A gentleman named Sam Vestey saw that list of “American Doctors” and decided to edit together a montage from various repurposed onscreen appearances of the actors into a work of genius. You see, he’s created a nostalgia inducing, heart string pulling video that draws from memories of an American Doctor Who that never actually existed.

How cool is that?

Via io9