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Monster Blog Wednesday: Celebrity Halloween Costumes

Celebrities dressing up for Halloween always warms our cold, dead, black hearts. It’s the one time of year they seem just like us. Since Halloween weekend has come and gone, we decided now was the perfect time to pick our favorite celebrity Halloween costumes.

 John Cena & Nikki Bella – Ron Burgundy and Tits Magee

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Look at John Cena showing he has a sense of humor. Cena and Nikki Bella are a couple in real life, and any time you can get a superstar couple to do a couple’s costume you’ve got my vote for best costume. It also helps that he picked a character that no matter how many people dress up as him, will never get old. Did John Cena walk around with a massive erection all night? Did they buy a dog and name him Baxter? The world will never know. What we do know is that this is one hell of a Halloween costume.

NPH and Family – The Riddler, The Joker, Batman and Batgirl

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Neil Patrick Harris and his husband David Burtka know how to do a family Halloween costume! Which is no surprise because NPH and Co are always flexing their “awesome”. Don’t believe me? Check out these previous costumes by the BatFam.

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Game. Set. Match….I can say with confidence that their is no other family in the world the dresses for Halloween better than the Harris-Burtka clan. Also, how the hell are those costumes so perfect? I realize they have endless wealth and resources, but that doesn’t explain the completeness of these halloween costumes. A+ work!

-Matt

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The 2014 Emmy Nominations Are In & All I Have To Say is Give Me Kate McKinnon Or Give Me Death

For the second year in a row, a member of SNL has been nominated for an Emmy award (Bill Hader last year). Kate is definitely up against some strong competition:

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Allison Janney, Mom
Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black
Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
Anna Chlumsky, Veep

But I’m an SNL FTW kind of guy and there isn’t a scenario I can picture that doesn’t have her giving an acceptance speech.

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All the other nominees are great at portraying their respective characters, but Kate McKinnon is great at portraying ALL her characters. Give her the win. If for no other reason but because Seth Meyers supports her.

– Ryan

Our Best Friend Bryan Cranston Won a Tony Award Last Night

We meet/scare the shit out of Bryan Cranston in New York City and two months later he wins a Tony award. Coincidence? I highly doubt it, but when your best friend wins an award you celebrate him. That’s what best friends do. When I win an award for being the best left fielder in the Warwick, Rhode Island Mernick Division of men’s softball I expect him to be the first phone call I receive. But for now, I’ll let him have the spotlight. Best friends forever.

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– Ryan

P.S. Legitimate best friends forever.

If Amar’e Stoudemire is Trying to Get Me To Like Him By Walking Around With a Fashionable Cane I Need Someone to Let Him Know It’s Working

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Now that is a nice cane. Elegant, fancy, I don’t even know what else to say. I’m officially jealous of Amar’e Stoudemire. A cane is such an underrated fashion accesory, and I really hope he didn’t just have knee surgery or something because that would ruin it. People who use a cane because they’re handicapped arent cool because they actually need it to be mobile; people who use a cane as a fashion accesory, on the other hand, are very, very cool. Maybe cool isn’t the word I’m looking for, but I love the cane statement. It’s the ultimate wildcard accesory. If I saw a person at a party with a cane and they weren’t handicapped I would want to get to know that person. They probably have some crazy stories about repelling down moutains or being an average professional basketball player. From here on out, I’m team Amar’e. Might even change my name to Rya’n.

– Ryan

photo via Buzzfeed

The Daily Breeze Did Not Think This Headline Through

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Not the brightest idea to phrase the headline like that. The Daily Breeze just had to get tricky with this. Couldn’t of went with “12 Years a Slave Triumphs” or “Emotional Win for Best Picture” or pretty much anything besides “‘Slave’ becomes master”. At least this headline can’t be read by the entire world. Oh wait…

– Ryan

Photo via UPROXX.com

Alright, Alright, Alright: Matthew McConaughey Continues to Take Over the World

Alright, alright, alright. What a year for Matthew McConaughey. It’s his flat circled world, and we’re just along for the ride. He’s on the most talked about new show on TV (if you haven’t seen True Detective yet, you should. His performance as Rustin Cohle is great) and he was in TWO movies that were nominated for Best Picture. One of those movies, Dallas Buyer’s Club, was the reason he took the stage late Sunday night to accept his Best Actor Award. While it would’ve been nice to see Leo win his first long overdue golden statue, it’s hard to argue with McConaughey’s win. He was the most polarizing figure in a movie filled with great performances (Jared Leto also took home an Oscar for Best Supporting Actor). His physical transformation was tough to watch at times, but you did everything you could to keep your eyes on the screen, because you knew you were witnessing a special performance. McConaughey is no longer the rom-com leading man, or the naked guy playing the bongos: he’s a certified bad ass actor who proved he can carry a heavy movie all the way to the Oscars. Hopefully this is just the tip of the McConaughey iceberg, and he’s in the Oscar discussion for years to come.

Fun fact tidbit for anyone who cares about these things: Only Liza Minnelli (1973) and Helen Hunt (1998) have won a performance Oscar and Emmy in the same year. With his performance as Rustin Cohle, and HBO’s wily move to submit True Detective as a miniseries and not a standard drama (because there’s no way he beats Bryan Cranston), McConaughey could become number three. Just keep livin’, man.

– Ryan

Could This Be Leo’s Year? A Quick Look at His Career and Oscar Chances

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Few people have had a better, more consistent career than Leonardo DiCaprio. This year, at age 39, he was nominated for his THIRD best actor Oscar, 20 years after he was nominated for his first Oscar (best supporting actor for What’s Eating Gilbert Grape). Getting nominated for an Oscar twenty years apart is a pretty impressive feat within itself, but it’s what happened between those two Oscar noms that has brought Leo to where he is today.

All he’s done since his first Oscar nomination at the age of 19 was star in a slew of classic movies, dominate the profession like DeNiro did a generation before him and become the muse for one of the greatest directors in the history of cinema. Oh, and he’s picked up three more Oscar nominations as well. Seriously, look at Leo’s movie lineup and name me one GLARING flaw. Obviously not all of his films achieved critical and box office success, but the movies he’s been in since ’93 and now for this ongoing 12 year stretch are insanely consistent. From 2002-2006 he made five films: Gangs of New York, Catch Me If You Can, The Aviator, The Departed, Blood Diamond. That’s a good career for most actors. Leo turned it into a 5 year stretch of awesomeness. He made two films in 2008 (Body of Lies, Revolutionary Road) that were good movies, but nothing spectacular. He then followed that up with three monster performances with a weird J. Edgar in the middle: Shutter Island, Inception and Django Unchained. Those are 7 of the best movies of the past 12 years that had one huge thing in common: Leonardo DiCaprio.

All those memorable performances and fantastic movies have led to this year, where Leo is nominated for an Oscar for the fourth time in his career, this time for playing the wall street con man Jordan Belfort in Wolf of Wall Street. This year, just like every other year at the Oscars, Leo is up against a stacked list of nominees. I didn’t see Dern or Ejiofor, but I think it’s safe to say both men were very good in their lead role. I did, however, see Christian Bale and Matthew McConaughey. Bale was great in American Hustle, but with a great cast who all hit their performances out of the park, I think it will be tough for Bale to come away with the win. McConaughey was fantastic in Dallas Buyer’s Club. His physical transformation was mesmerizing and haunting, and he stole just about every scene he was in, which is quite the accomplishment considering he was in 95% of the scenes in the film. Without seeing Dern or Ejiofor, he’d be my early favorite to win. But I’d like to see Leo, 20 years after his first nomination, take home the golden statue. Either way, I can’t wait for March 2nd. May the best man win.

– Ryan

Monsterblog: Porn Star Names

We’ve done a lot of hypothetical monster blogs, but this one might take the cake. If there is a demographic out there that would ever root for the Average Nobodies to become porn stars then I will have lost complete faith in humanity. There’s just certain things human eyes aren’t meant to see. That still didn’t stop us from coming us with stage names if we ever made the big time.

Franklin Railer

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