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    You Haven't Seen 'Gone Girl' Until You've Seen It Reenacted by Kittens (VIDEO)

    gone girl kittensIt's no secret that David Fincher's "Gone Girl" is one of our favorite movies. It's a sleek, taut thriller that is gorgeously photographed, psychologically complex, and asks deeper questions about the nature of marriage, contemporary gender roles, and the media's vampire-like thirst for blood. But one thing that the movie was desperately missing was kittens. Sure, there was a cat. But no kittens. Thankfully, the Internet has heard our prayers and responded accordingly.

    This trailer, by the Pet Collective, dubbed the "Gone Girl (Cute Kitten Version)" is pretty self-explanatory – it runs through some of the more memorable moments from the film, throws in a lot of super-obvious puns, and comes out on the other side unscathed. Our favorite part is when the kitten-version of Detective Boney asks the kitten-version of Ben Affleck about his massive credit card debt and Kittenfleck responds with, "I don't have a general understanding of currency."

    Just watch it already.



    The 'Ex Machina' Trailer Proves It's 2015's Coolest Sci-Fi Movie (VIDEO)

    ex machina trailerIf you're a fan of the sci-fi genre, then 2014 has been something of a blessing. There has been a glut of top shelf sci-fi movies released this year, from the Tom Cruise intergalactic war movie "Edge of Tomorrow," to the thoughtful eeriness of "Under the Skin," to the creepy body-snatching of "Honeymoon," to the wonderful socio-political commentary of "Snowpiercer" to the balls-out fun of "Guardians of the Galaxy." All of these movies are magic. And they call came out this year. Thankfully, it looks like this winning streak is going to continue into 2015, with the first trailer for Alex Garland's "Ex Machina" already blowing our minds.

    Garland, if you're unfamiliar with his work, was once a cerebral novelist whose cult book "The Beach" was adapted by Danny Boyle and Leonardo DiCaprio. That chance encounter with Boyle, though, started a second wind to his career, with Garland writing two terrific movies for Boyle – the zombie re-imagining "28 Days Later" and the sorely underrated space movie "Sunshine." After his time with Boyle, Garland worked with Mark Romanek on the acclaimed adaptation of Kazuo Ishiguro's "Never Let Me Go" and penned the more-fun-than-anything "Dredd." Now Garland is back, with his directorial debut, and it looks awesome.

    As explained in the trailer, "Ex Machina" concerns a wealthy but reclusive "search engine CEO" (hmm) played by Oscar Isaac, who invites a contest winner (Domhnall Gleeson) to his estate to engage in a test for his new artificial intelligence creation, Eva (the painfully adorable Alicia Vikander from "A Royal Affair"). Things, somewhat predictably, go pretty wrong and by the looks of the trailer, are totally trippy indeed. And yes - this is your first chase to see two "Star Wars: Episode VII" actors together!

    Other reasons that "Ex Machina" should be one of your most anticipated movies of the new year: the robot was designed by noted British comic book artist and illustrator Jock and the score was composed by Geoff Barrow from defining British trip hop act Portishead. I want this now.

    The movie is out in England in January but doesn't hit the states until April 10th, which, given its American distributor (A24) means that it is going to premiere at SXSW or I'll eat my hat.



    Is the World Ready for 'Peter Pan Live!'? (VIDEO)

    Filed under: Trailers and Clips, TV
    Following in the footsteps of last year's so-bad-we-couldn't-possibly-think-about-looking away television event/train wreck "Sound of Music Live!," comes "Peter Pan Live!," based on the classic musical that you probably performed in middle school. The first teaser has just been unleashed and, whew, is this going to be something.

    There's an emphasis on "tease" in this preview, partially because, you know, it's live and all. But you see behind-the-scenes craftspeople getting ready, laying down gaffer's tape, fixing lights and whatnot. And you get a few fleeting glimpses of Peter Pan (played by "Girls" star Allison Williams) and Captain Hook (Christopher Walken, because at this point he's too old to care what he's in anymore). Design-wise, don't expect some radical reinvention -- these are pretty classic depictions from either the original J.M. Barrie story, the play, or the classic animated Disney film.

    Besides Williams's relative attractiveness making us question our own sexuality in new and unique ways, this looks like it has "potential catastrophe" written all over it. If you want us to live-tweet the show, please tell our bosses (because we really, really want to). The musical airs on December 4th and will probably wind up breaking the Internet (while simultaneously racking up huge ratings).



    13 Mistakes From Your Favorite '90s Sitcoms

    Filed under: Movie Mistakes, TV
    90s Sitcom MistakesNobody is perfect... not even your favorite '90s sitcoms.

    While "Friends" stole our hearts and "Family Guy" had us howling with laughter, between the heartbreak and the side-splitting these classics sitcoms were making a few mistakes. Ever notice the major continuity error in "The Simpsons" opening credits? How about that blown storyline in "Will & Grace"?

    In case you missed the mess-ups in your favorite '90s sitcoms, here's a gallery to get you up to speed. As usual, all photos are courtesy of MovieMistakes.com.

    Best of Late Night TV: Jake Gyllenhaal's Water War and Jim Carrey's Matthew McConaughey Impression (VIDEO)


    If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

    Jake Gyllenhaal visited "The Tonight Show" and promptly started throwing glasses of water all over Jimmy Fallon in an epic game of Water War. Basically, they played the card game War and hurled water at each other, and it was completely amazing. Spoiler alert: the winner got to use a giant squirt gun on the loser!


    Pee-wee Herman (aka Paul Reubens) was also in the house on "The Tonight Show," and he did Jimmy a solid by re-voicing "The Avengers: Age of Ultron" trailer. We challenge you to get through this without laughing.


    Lisa Kudrow is currently starring on HBO's "The Comeback," but let's be real –– people will always love her most for her role on Friends. Except for her son, that is, who (as Lisa told Jimmy Kimmel) apparently doesn't have any interest in the show. Uhm, but what about Ross and Rachel?! Blasphemy.


    Everyone's favorite pet detective Jim Carrey rolled by "Late Show with David Letterman," but unfortunately he got stuck in a claw machine in an attempt to retrieve an Academy Award. Understandable.


    Jim also busted out his Matthew McConaughey impression, which might be the best one of all time. The highlight? Watching "Matthew" roll his boogers.

    Finally, Katharine McPhee visited "Conan" to chat about how she's totally anti dressing up super-sexy for Halloween. You can guess how Conan felt about that....

    'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Recap, Episode 3: 'Edward Mordrake, Pt. 2'

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    AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW

    Although there were some serious let-downs in this week's episode of "American Horror Story: Freak Show," it serves as a reminder of just how far the show runners are willing to push past the boundaries of taste and sanity on basic cable. Of course, the Grand Guignol gore and straight-up weirdness is why most of us watch it, so kudos to everyone involved for making this episode the stuff of nightmares.

    Spoilers start here. Let's get this show on the road.

    Taking Off the Masks

    This week's episode caps off, so to speak, the story of Edward Mordrake (Wes Bentley) and solves the mystery of who he was looking to take with him into the greenish fog. Edward, as directed by the demonic face on the back of his head, continues peppering each of the performers with questions about their deepest secrets and darkest shames, which is a cool narrative device that allows us to get to know everyone a little better. Just as Ethel (Kathy Bates) got her chance to shine in the last episode, so does Twisty himself (John Carroll Lynch) manage to share his truly jaw-dropping secret with encouragement from Mordrake.

    Mordrake also manages to get Elsa's story out of her, and it's a doozy. We already knew Elsa's biggest secret, the source of her shame and her drive and her delusion: her missing legs. She presents herself as "a benevolent zookeeper," as Mordrake puts it, even though she's no better than the freaks - if anything, she's worse, because she's a liar and a hypocrite. The real secret is how she lost her legs, which is illustrated with a black-and-white flashback that's like Madonna's "Erotica" video crossed with, I don't know, some terrible VHS tape you find at a garage sale that you want to scrub from your brain. Between Twisty's tale of despair and Elsa's gruesome Weimar shenanigans, this episode lived up to the show's name and then some.

    AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW

    Legless Suzy (Rose Siggins) and Paul the Illustrated Seal (Mat Fraser) both get a chance to share their stories, which is a welcome change of pace from just using them as the freak show backdrop. Fraser is especially excellent, and I hope we see lots more of him in future episodes. Frankly, it's too bad Fraser wasn't cast as the lead himself.

    After a near-death experience at the hands of Twisty and Dandy, Jimmy Darling (Evan Peters) and Maggie Esmerelda (Emma Roberts) are hailed as heroes by the police for helping them solve the murder mystery. Then the townspeople gather at Elsa's to thank Jimmy and basically do a meet and greet with the freaks. The episode ends when Maggie Esmerelda's pal Stanley (Denis O'Hare) shows up for a ticket to that night's sold-out show. He introduces himself to Elsa as a talent scout from Hollywood named Richard, so we all know just how well that's gonna go.

    This is definitely the kitchen-sink approach that "AHS" prides itself on; nestled alongside lecherous small people, a suicidal clown, and snuff is a truly surreal scene of the local Jupiter residents hanging out and sharing some snacks with Elsa's crew in broad daylight.

    Sad Omissions

    Although it sucks to say goodbye to one of the scariest clowns in TV history, it was Twisty's time to go. What sucks more is that Patti LaBelle's character Dora meets an untimely death at the hands of, who else, Dandy; it's an absolute waste of the fabulous Ms. LaBelle, and it's obvious and just generally boring. I expected more from the writers. For shame!

    That goes double for Angela Bassett. All she does is pop up occasionally and make references to being a "hermaphrodite," as per the terminology of the era. At least in "Coven," she was pitted against Jessica Lange in a great diva-off! As long as she's still alive, I'll retain hope that Desiree Dupree will come into her own in a major way - hopefully without her scummy husband Dell (Michael Chiklis).

    Bette and Dot didn't have much to do at all in this episode, but it's clear they'll be up to something quite soon. First, Elsa made them mad by telling them they were no longer the star attraction. Then, Jimmy rolled up on his motorcycle with Maggie and her one very pretty head after being out who knows where all night. Based on the previews for next week's episode, Stanley/Richard has something in mind for the twins, inspired no doubt by the conjoined liver of Chang and Eng they saw back in Philly.

    There was no musical number this week. It's probably hard to top Jessica Lange covering Lana Del Rey, but if anyone can do it, "American Horror Story: Freak Show" certainly can.

    22 Amazingly Improvised Movie-Inspired Halloween Costumes

    Filed under: Movies
    halloween costumesHalloween is upon us, and diehard fans of the wicked holiday have come up with some ingenious ways to dress up as their favorite movie characters. And we gotta say, most of these costumes are hardcore amazing.

    From baby Ewoks to robot dogs, these are some of the best examples of necessity mothering invention we've ever seen.

    The 30 Best Movies of 2014 (So Far)

    Filed under: Movies, Best Movies Ever
    Best Movies of 2014
    With Oscar season just around the corner (literally -- we can see it peeking out, all gilded and glittery and begging for attention), we thought we'd run down 10 more of the best movies of 2014. (For those of you playing along at home, this is our third such rundown in three such quarters.)

    This is it -- right before the final assault happens, when prestige movies take over (or at least battle for your movie-going dollar alongside the third "Night at the Museum" movie). Hopefully you've seen a bunch of these, and even if you haven't -- you should. They're very much worthy of your time, even if they ultimately fail to register in the end-of-the-year cluster cuss.

    Check out our new list below and revisit our earlier choices (the latter slides), and let us know which of these registered as your favorites -- and which movies you're looking forward to in the weeks ahead.

    Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka Are Joining 'American Horror Story'

    Filed under: TV
    Elton John AIDS Foundation's 13th Annual An Enduring Vision Benefit At Cipriani Wall Street Powered By CIROC VodkaCross another item off Neil Patrick Harris's bucket list!

    The actor has been booking roles left and right recently - the Oscars hosting gig and an NBC variety special - and now, he's achieved another dream: appearing on "American Horror Story: Freak Show." And he'll do so with husband David Burtka!

    This past summer, Harris revealed that he was dying to guest star on the FX drama. Creator Ryan Murphy responded on Twitter that he had the perfect role in mind.

    TV Line reports that role is as a chameleon salesman in the final two episodes of "AHS: Freak Show." Meanwhile, Burtka will appear opposite Jessica Lange in the finale in a "sexy storyline."

    Murphy and Harris previously worked together on an episode of "Glee," for which Harris won an Emmy for Guest Actor in a Comedy. So, their second collaboration should be a good one.

    "He had very specific ideas for what he wanted to do, and I had very specific ideas, so we're working on melding those," Murphy told TV Line recently. He's awesome. He's obviously one of our great entertainers, and I'd love to see him and Jessica Lange go at it in a really cool, fun way."

    NPH is gonna get freaky!

    First Look and Shocking New Details on 'Terminator: Genisys'

    Filed under: Movies
    Terminator GenisysAre you ready for a different kind of "Terminator"?

    As Entertainment Weekly reports in this week's cover story, the first film in the new "Terminator" movie trilogy will changes things up in a significant way for the franchise.

    The story starts off in familiar fashion: It's 2029, in the midst of the war between humans and machines. Rebel leader John Connor (Jason Clarke) sends his loyal soldier, Kyle Reese (Jai Courtney), back in time to 1984 to save Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) - and father her son.

    But in "Genisys," there's a twist, involving original movie series star Arnold Schwarzenegger:

    Sarah Connor isn't the innocent she was when Linda Hamilton first sported feathered hair and acid-washed jeans in the role. Nor is she Hamilton's steely zero body-fat warrior in 1991's T2. Rather, the mother of humanity's messiah was orphaned by a Terminator at age 9. Since then, she's been raised by (brace yourself) Schwarzenegger's Terminator - an older T-800 she calls "Pops" - who is programmed to guard rather than to kill. As a result, Sarah is a highly trained antisocial recluse who's great with a sniper rifle but not so skilled at the nuances of human emotion.

    POPS?!

    It seems this reboot of "Terminator" is really a mega-reboot, with Sarah Connor knowing about Terminators for most of her life. Does this essentially erase the first two movies? (That would be a crime!)

    But let's take a breath and reserve judgment (day) until the movie hits theaters July 1, 2015.

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