Category Archives: Humour

“How To Make A Blockbuster Movie Trailer”

A helpful guide from the Auralnauts.

According to their self-description…

“Auralnauts are Craven Moorhaus and Zak Koonce. We do a lot of things here. We change the dialogue in movies to turn them into comedies. We change dialogue in commercials to turn them into dark glimpses into dystopian futures. We count how many people were murdered by popular movie stars. We write music. We basically do whatever we want and hope you enjoy it, because thinking too hard about what people want tends to ruin the creative process.”

The Disaster Artist — The True Story of the Making of Tommy Wiseau’s The Room

The Room is a 2003 film that has deservedly earned a high ranking on any recent list of “The Worst Movies Ever Made,” up there with Ed Wood’s Plan 9 from Outer Space and Nicholas Webster’s Santa Claus Conquers the Martians.

The Orson Welles of this “Citizen Kane of bad movies” is the mysterious and staggeringly untalented Tommy Wiseau, who produced, directed, and wrote the screenplay, such as it is. Mr. Wiseau also plays the lead. Here he is, at his finest:

Acting like that would embarrass William Shatner. Hell, it might even embarrass David Caruso.

So, of course, The Room has become a cult favourite, with midnight screenings and Rocky Horror-esque audience participation.

Greg Sestero, who played the aforementioned Mark—“Oh, Hi Mark”—in the movie, wrote a book about his experience, and now James Franco is bringing it to the screen. A new teaser takes a look at the making of the scene in the above video:

It’s called The Disaster Artist, and in addition to James Franco, it stars Dave Franco and Seth Rogen. The release date is 1 December 2017.


Want to see more?

Here’s a selection of some of the funnier stranger more deranged scenes from The Room:

Cute Video of the Day, 1 August 2017 — In a Heartbeat

In a Heartbeat, an animated short created by Beth David and Esteban Bravo as their senior thesis at the Ringling College of Art and Design, was posted on YouTube yesterday. In its first day online, it has reached 3.5 million views.

As MTV News describes it, “In a Heartbeat follows a closeted boy named Sherwin whose heart literally pops out of his chest to chase after the boy of his dreams, Jonathan. At the risk of being outed by his own heart, Sherwin must track down his heart before it reveals to his crush how he really feels. There’s no dialogue in the four-minute short, but that doesn’t matter. The raw emotion of Sherwin’s struggle bursts off the screen.”