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In a strange way, Sunday’s Downton Abbey finale brought Season 5 full circle, as the Crawleys’ annual Christmas vacation — this time to visit Rose’s hellish new in-laws at Brancaster Castle — nearly went down in flames. (Remember that? Honestly, Edith…)
But let’s start with the only thing that really matters: Carson and Mrs. Hughes got engaged! And while I’m obviously over the damn moon about it, I have to admit I was surprised to see their relationship progress so quickly over the past few weeks. »
Netflix on Thursday released the official poster for its upcoming Marvel series, which finds leading man Charlie Cox seeing red. (Well, not actually “seeing,” but you get it.)
VideosWatch Daredevil‘s Debut Teaser
All 13 episodes of Daredevil’s first season will hit Netflix April 10 at 12:01 am, bringing to life the story of Matt Murdock, a blind lawyer who also dishes out justice as a superhero in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen.
Browse the poster in full below, »
To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Dr. Seuss’s Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, NY1’s Pat Kiernan, “Sesame Street’s” Roscoe Orman (“Gordon”), MSNBC’s Abby Huntsman, best-selling children’s author R.J. Palacio and Seussical The Musical’s David Holcenberg visit 92Y on March 2 at 10:30 am to read the beloved book and other Dr. Seuss favorites to approximately 900 NYC public students (ages 5-7), and via free, live webcast at www.92y.org/livecast.March 2 is Dr. Seuss’s birthday, as well as Read Across America Day, an Nea initiative. The students have been invited to come dressed as their favorite Dr. Seuss characters; and a Dr. […] »
- April Neale
The Highly Anticipated Third Season of House of Cards Premieres This Friday; Hilarious Parodies– From Sesame Street’s House of Bricks to New Web Series, Going Deep With Ira Waters; Chatter on the web about Season 3 spoilers.Step aside Barbara Walters, take a hike Charlie Rose, take note Oprah and Ellen, well, Ellen can stay, but Ira Waters is the new and entirely over-confident journalist in Hollywood and she’s fierce. The anticipation and excitement surrounding tomorrow’s premiere of the third season of House of Cards on Netflix, is leading people to do a lot more than twiddle their thumbs.You can find […] »
- April Neale
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: This spoof of Best Picture winner Birdman starring Big Bird and puppeteer Carol Spinney might just be the best Sesame Street movie parody of all time: Here's what pulp novels look like in the Star Wars galaxy (via Culture Popped): This claymation crossing of The Thing and Frozen might just be the best movie mash-up of all time: A production team in Germany wants Neil Patrick Harris to star in their film, Hard Way: The Action Musical, so they've written him the following song: Should there be a Mad Max cartoon? Check out one fan's idea of what that could look like (via Live for...
- Christopher Campbell
In a deal signed with ABC Commercial, Netflix gets non-exclusive rights to a slew of other ABC shows including Rake, Redfern Now, Upper Middle Bogan, The Time of Our Lives, Janet King, Jack Irish, Crownies and Australia: The Time Traveller's Guide.
The deal also covers Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries (Australia only), Lilley.s Ja.mie: Private School Girl, Summer Heights High and We Can Be Heroes and kids shows Angelina Ballerina, Barney, Bob The Builder, Sesame Street, The Wiggles and Thomas the Tank Engine.
Last December SVoD rival Stan announced a non-exclusive deal with ABC Commercial encompassing the same content.
Netflix has also nabbed exclusive SVoD rights to British dramas Broadchurch and The Tunnel from Roadshow Entertainment, and the rights to Roadshow.s extensive library. »
- Don Groves
Here’s a little news to make your inner child go “Weeeeee.”
RelatedNetflix’s Bloodline Trailer Reveals the Dark Secrets of the Rayburn Family
In Pee-wee’s Big Holiday, “a fateful meeting with a mysterious stranger inspires Pee-wee Herman to take his first-ever holiday in this epic story of friendship and destiny,” according to the streaming service.
House of Cards‘ Frank Underwood controls the people in his life like puppets. But what if he controlled them… like Muppets?
RelatedNetflix Responds to House of Cards‘ Accidental (?) Early Release
Ready for more of today’s newsy nuggets? Well…
* The CW has added two »
Though a simple handshake would have sufficed, Rick rolled out the welcome mat for fresh-scrubbed stranger Aaron in this week’s episode of The Walking Dead by laying claim to his rations, slugging him, tying him up and sentencing him to cruel and unusual punishment. Which amounted to what, exactly? Read on and find out.
PhotosThe Walking Dead: Meet the Newcomer Behind Aaron, the Show’s First Major Gay Character
No Kidding | As “The Distance” began, Sasha and Maggie introduced Aaron to Rick and Co., and explained that the mystery man had a camp and wanted them all to audition for membership. »
Even though the 87th Academy Awards are tonight (we'll have the list of winners available here after they're announced), the weekend already saw another celebration for cinema with the 30th Independent Spirit Awards, honoring achievements in independent filmmaking. It's one of those years where there's actually a lot of overlap with the Oscars and the Spirit Awards, with Boyhood, Birdman, Whiplash and Nightcrawler (though Selma got more love from the indie world). You can see the winners right here, but if you missed the ceremony on IFC last night, then you simply must check out this spectacular spoof of Birdman featuring comedians Fred Armisen, Kristen Bell, Bill Hader, Miles Teller and more. Here's the spoof of Birdman from the Independent Spirit Awards (via Film Independent): And be sure to check out the "Sesame Street" parody of Birdman with Big Bird right here. Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance »
- Ethan Anderton
If there’s one show on television that displays regular technical wizardry that could be on par with Emmanuel Lubezki’s cinematography in Birdman, maybe it’s Sesame Street, which orchestrates so many monsters and puppets flawlessly and has done so for decades.
In a strange way other than just one of its most famous characters’ names, Big Birdman feels like a perfectly apt parody. Starring Big Bird’s puppeteer Carroll Spinney, one man is haunted by a looming yellow bird pattering away inside his head in constant mental turmoil and anguish over not doing “that Raymond Carver” play and dealing with “very ticklish monsters”.
Unlike the movie, and for that matter most Sesame Street parodies, Big Birdman slants a little more to the adults. But this is Sesame Street, so this isn’t nearly as dirty as the Whiplash parody we shared just yesterday. Watch it below:
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- Brian Welk
The 81-year-old American puppeteer and cartoonist Caroll Spinney (most famous for playing Big Bird since 1969), stars alongside his Sesame Street counterpart in this pitch-perfect spoof of Alejandro González Iñárritu‘s Birdman. Much like the Oscar nominated film, Big Birdman: The Unexpected Virtue of Orange Pants features a percussive score and what appears to be one single-take. Once again, Sesame Street proves that it’s completely in tune with the cultural zeitgeist! Enjoy!
The Sesame Street Workshop, producer of the kinder, gentler puppet show for kids, is also capable of wicked satire. It’s released a video that’s rapidly going viral, lampooning the Oscar-nominated movie “Birdman.” It stars… who else? Big Bird. The gentle giant is joined in the video by Caroll Spinney, who has voiced Big Bird on television for almost 50 years. The clip is a take-off of a scene widely featured from “Birdman,” in which star Michael Keaton has an existential conversation with his alter-ego superhero character. ...Read More »
“It smells like balls in here.” Nope, now it smells like birdseed and this place is crawling with monsters. Yep, this one’s rather self-explanatory, but here goes. Caroll Spinney, the puppeteer behind the iconic "Sesame Street" character Big Bird, stars in “Big Birdman,” a spoof of Alejandro González Iñárritu’s Oscar-nominated “Birdman.” “A veteran puppeteer, who plays an avian icon, battles his ego and attempts to find his way back to a certain furry and friendly street. This is 'Big Birdman.' ” Cute. Or annoying if you’re maybe one of those people in constant backlash mode, but hey, it’s a little amusing daily diversion. Maybe the Children’s Television Network should do all the Best Picture nominees. Animal starring in “Whiplash”? I’d watch that. Meanwhile, check out the clip below. »
- Edward Davis
The debate for the next couple of days will be if Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance) or Boyhood will take Best Picture at the Oscars. I currently have Birdman taking it, but I won't be surprised or disappointed if Boyhood wins. They are my #1 and #2 movies of the year after all. However, this article has nothing to do with the Oscars. This is just a fun parody of Birdman entitled "Big Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Orange Pants)", starring the great Caroll Spinney and arguably his most famous Muppet Big Bird. Spinney has been on "Sesame Street" since its inaugural season and remains there to this day. He is also behind Oscar the Grouch. I think the video is quite amusing, particularly Spinney making a beak with his hand to do the telepathic stuff. If you are a fan of "Sesame Street", give it a watch. It »
- Mike Shutt
I don't know why it has taken this long to get a parody video of Birdman (of all the Oscar nominated movies this year, it is the most ripe to have the piss taken out of it), but this could be the only one we'll ever need as Carol Spinney, who at the age of 81 has voiced Big Bird on Sesame Street for forty five years, goes through his own existential crisis in Big Birdman, or The Unexpected Virtue of Wearing Orange Pants. Check it out below. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
Caroll Spinney has been playing Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch on "Sesame Street" for 45 years. That seems like a pretty long time...has it made him a little crazy? In this adorable spoof of Oscar-nominated "Birdman," Spinney takes on the tortured artist role played by Michael Keaton in the film. Only this time, the creature haunting him is big and yellow with the personality of a six-year-old. Check out the sketch below: Read More: The Man Inside the Bird: Caroll Spinney and Filmmakers Look Back on 45 Years of 'Sesame Street' »
- Casey Cipriani
You've not really cemented your place in pop culture until you've been parodied by Sesame Street, right?
What with it being Oscars season, it makes perfect sense to tackle one of the nominees. And which film did they choose? Well...
Our favourite bit, however, is the camera pan at the end. We won't spoil it, just watch.
Watch a trailer for Birdman below: »
Do kids who watch Sesame Street ever actually get any of these clever parodies clearly directed at their exhausted parents? Probably not. But if your kid happens to see this Big Bird–starring Birdman parody and asks why it's so freaking weird, you should just tell them it's a mom and daddy movie and they maaaybe can see it after it wins Best Picture. »
- Lindsey Weber
Every now and then the folks at "Sesame Street" deliver fun, kid-friendly parodies of popular films, and we've highlighted spoofs of Star Wars, Lord of the Rings and The Hunger Games. And with the 87th Academy Awards looming this weekend, and Birdman being the frontrunner for some big awards, we're happy to see them deliver Big Birdman: The Unexpected Virtue of Orange Pants, which puts Big Bird puppeteer Caroll Spinney in place of Michael Keaton's Riggan Thompson. Not only is this fun, but it gets the score right, as well as the single-take style. There's even areference to Raymond Carver. Watch! Here's the parody Big Birdman: The Unexpected Virtue of Orange Pants (via SlashFilm): Birdman or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is directed by Alejandro González Iñárritu, who co-wrote the script with Nicolás Giacobone & Armando Bo (Biutiful) and newcomer Alexander Dinelaris. The film tells the story »
- Ethan Anderton
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