Trisha’s Video of the Day: “The Night of the Doctor” prequel short

It’s been a great year for fans of Doctor Who (aka Whovians) as the series approaches its special 50th anniversary episode. After Peter Capaldi (“The Thick of It,” In the Loop) was revealed as the newest incarnation of the Doctor and the announcement that the anniversary episode would be simulcast in theaters and select television stations around the world, we’re just a week or so away from fangirls and fanboys exploding with glee.

However, just to whet the audience appetites, the BBC released a mini-episode which is a prequel to the “Night of the Doctor.” And even if you’re not a rabid Whovian, there’s enough in the short to make even me lament the fact that I don’t have cable TV anymore. Click the jump to watch. Continue reading “Trisha’s Video of the Day: “The Night of the Doctor” prequel short”

Trisha’s Video of the Day: GODDAMNIT, Neil Patrick Harris!

Why the fuck can’t the people who put on the Oscars have this much fun with opening numbers?

Also. while not as epic as his closing rap number from 2011 (check out how it was written!), his closing number with singer/actress Audra McDonald as also quite sweet.

Trisha’s Link of the Day: Hogwarts magic comes to old movie posters

Did that movie poster for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire surprise you? Apparently, this was a new online marketing gimmick in 2012 as Empire handily showed.

But what if you did the same thing for older movie posters? Then, you turn to the fine folks at The with their look at moving movie posters for Jaws, The Shining, Metropolis, and more.

Trisha’s Music Video of the Day: “Gangnam Style” by PSY

Yes, I know I’m a little late to this, but my recreational browsing has taken some hits recently and I haven’t been able to goof off on the Internet as much as I’d like to. I did finally get a chance to see one of the latest viral music videos to sweep my Facebook page; now, I’m wondering why the hell it took me so long:

In addition to containing the kind of infectious booty-shaking bass beat that I’ve craved since Justin Timberlake brought “Sexyback,” the number one reason why I love this music video is the pure combined sense of machismo, dance-like-no-one’s-watching, and “This is why I’m legendary,” all in one package. Korean rapper Park Jae Sung exudes a joie de vivre in this video that I haven’t see in a long while. At the same time, it helps to promote the idea that you don’t have to be super fit or a dancer all your life in order to move your body well on a dance floor—something that might be soothing or helpful to those of you out there who are afraid of looking like an idiot when you’re dancing.

In short, I wish that more people would just get up and dance and have fun like this, and I hope to be able to add more tracks from PSY to my iPod.

Trisha’s Video of the Day: “Guess What’s on the Curator’s Desk?”

Any guesses?

“Guess What’s on the Curator’s Desk?” comes to us courtesy of The Mütter Museum at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia, who would like to remind you that ever since humanity has sought to cure what ails it, the instruments we use to do so and the results of that science are truly, truly frightening.

Find out exactly what this and other fascinating finds from this museum are every Thursday.

Thanks to Tubefilter for this find!

Trisha’s (Long) Video of the Day: “Runaway” by Kanye West (NSFW, lyrics)

I am not an ardent fan of hip hop by any stretch of the imagination, but I do appreciate it when something a hip hop artist does is neat, cool, or utterly mad.

I’d say that this maxi-music video from Kanye West, featuring “Runaway” and other tracks from his new album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy qualifies as being utterly, utterly mad.

The short film/long music video debuted on October 23 in a massive publicity campaign which spanned MTV, MTV2 and BET; luckily, it has also been uploaded to the Internets in a commercial-free version: Continue reading “Trisha’s (Long) Video of the Day: “Runaway” by Kanye West (NSFW, lyrics)”

Geekly Speaking About… the Original Saw movie

In a wonderful bit of synergy, the last movie in the Saw franchise was released in 3D right before Halloween. Having never seen any of the movies before, Lyssa Spero and I decided to watch the first one a while ago and recorded the results for all of you to hear.

I must warn you that the audio in this is terribly NSFW if you don’t have headphones on because there were just that many moments of WTF going on. Also, it goes without saying that this commentary is full of spoilers for not only the first Saw, but a few of the others, and has casting spoilers for Saw 3D.

Anyway, I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as we enjoyed recording it.

Former wrestler, director’s son get their hands on Manos sequel

Back in June, it was reported by that one Rupert Talbot Munch, Sr. was going to be arriving at this year’s San Diego Comic Con in his usual cosplay attire as Torgo from Manos: The Hands of Fate with a special announcement in tow: Munch is producing a sequel to that infamously bad movie. Featuring original cast members Jackey Raye Neyman Jones (Debbie, the young daughter) and Bernie Rosenblum (the guy in the make-out car), the film has also recently added three more cast members.

According to Stephen J. Pytak of the Pottsville Republican Herald, former WWE wrestler Gene Snitsky, the grand marshal in that town’s Independence Day parade, will have a starring role in the film, which is slated to begin filming in El Paso, Texas in early 2011. This report confirms the news announced by Munch, Sr. via Twitter where he also mentioned that original director Hal Warren’s son Joe would also be joining the cast as well as Benton Jennings, a character actor and the son of a man who played one of the cops in the movie.

I remember the first time I saw Manos; I also recall that one of the favorite things my geeky circle of friends loved to do back in the day was to inflict it upon the unwary. I think that part of its appeal is just how horribly bad it is, but it never actually becomes a So Bad It’s Good movie, no matter what the editors at TV Tropes say. It’s just bad.

Looking at Munch’s video announcement, however? I think I may have to re-think my analysis of what exactly “bad” is.

Keep up with all the sequel news at

Trisha’s Video of the Day: The Swingin’ Spider-Man

While I am not a total dance geek or nerd, I loved watching the ballroom dance competitions on my local PBS affiliate as a kid; Strictly Ballroom is one of my favorite movies as a result of this childhood fascination as well.

The best part of watching the ballroom dance competitions were the exhibition dances where notable pros and amateurs got to “go wild” and show off their more fun routines, flips, spins, and aerial lifts. And just like in competitive ice skating, if there are costumes, it’s even better.

Well, I believe I’ve found one video that not only exemplifies the fun of watching ballroom dance, but also adds in an additional geeky flair, courtesy of dancers Orion Hall and Colleen Vernon: