Ryan Gosling and his handsome, giggly self hosted SNL for the second time Saturday night. It was a great episode, and similar to his first stint, Gosling excelled at the pre taped sketches, including my favorite one from Saturday: Papyrus. The premise of the sketch is Ryan Gosling’s character can’t understand why the marketing machine behind the Avatar movie used Papyrus font for the movie title. That’s it. It’s so simple and random but Gosling is so damn good that he makes it all work. His delivery of the line ‘they’re making more?’ might have been my favorite part of the whole episode. Enjoy!
Nothing screams FALL! quite like SNL announcing their hosts and musical guests for a new season and per usual, the lineup is wonderful. We already knew Ryan Gosling would be back for his second stint as host during the season premiere accompanied by Jay-Z, but the big news is that we got a couple of first timers in Gal Gadot and Kumail Nanjiani as the hosts for episodes 2 and 3. I just watched The Big Sick last week and it was as great as the reviews foretold it to be, and Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman. Very few things beat the joyfulness of first time hosts, so I can’t wait to see them both in action. Their musical guests will be the only living, breathing angel Sam Smith and the only woman with an exclamation point in her name, P!nk. Season premiere is next week!
SNL wrapped up it’s four episode Weekend Update Summer Edition arc last night, and as expected we found out who the host and musical guest will be for the premiere of season 43. You never know who’s going to pop up as the host of SNL, but I hope we can all agree that Ryan Gosling is the absolute best case scenario. Gosling hosted once before in December 2015 and he was a delight. That’s the episode where we got the first Close Encounters sketch (where Gosling broke character for a solid 3 minutes) and easily one of my favorite sketches of all time, Santa Baby. September 30th can’t come soon enough.
Ryan Gosling stopped by SNL this weekend, and the episode as a whole was equal parts great and a lot of fun. There were three or four really strong sketches, and it was tough to decide whether ‘Santa Baby’ or ‘Close Encounters’ was my favorite. Gosling broke during a number of sketches (which I always think makes the sketch better) but none more than ‘Close Encounters’. Kate McKinnon does so well with whacky dialogue that she even got Aidy Bryant and Bobby Moynihan to break, which is no easy feat. But ‘Santa Baby’, like so many other SNL pre-taped sketches, was just on another level. The premise is simple: Ryan Gosling and Vanessa Bayer are new to the neighborhood, and they REALLY believe in Santa. The whole sketch had a Tarantino-esque vibe to it, and the whole thing worked so well. I didn’t think I’d enjoy a sketch as much as I enjoyed the Thanksgiving Adele sketch from McConnaughey’s episode, but this one was amazing.
Sweet Lincoln’s beard is that a fabulous foursome of hosts. For the most part, season 41 of SNL has been outstanding. The hosts who weren’t supposed to be great but deliver ratings (Miley and Trump) pretty much weren’t great and delivered ratings. The hosts who you knew would dominate (Schumer & Morgan) dominated and the host who you knew would be a ton of fun (Elizabeth Banks) was exactly that last week. With McConnaughey hosting this week, SNL will have a bye week and then follow that with Ryan Gosling, Chris Hemsworth and the dynamic duo of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. I have to imagine McConnaughey and Gosling will both be great in that “handsomely funny” kind of way, and Chris Hemsworth is already one of my favorite under the radar hosts (part 2 of this chicken sketch or we riot). Then you end the year with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (plus a ton of cameos) and you have an epic first half of the season. Oh, and The Boss will be singing too. God bless you, Lorne Michaels.
With the economy the way it is and the government still being shutdown people need information on alternate income streams. The people need to be properly informed, so without further adieu here is frequently asked questions about robbing banks.
No matter how much you steal it is still a crime. Go big or go home. You’re on the right track though!
I wonder have a bank robber ever thought about robbing the bank for a penny.. that would be some funny stuff
— °LikeAGoodNeighbor° (@GooGoo_tweets) October 8, 2013
If you decide to go through with it, the best plan of action, if you get caught, is to have something witty to say to the arresting officer. This will not, i repeat, will not get you out of prison, but it will be funny.
If I ever rob a bank, I’m gonna wear red gloves. That way I can say “you caught me red-handed!” to the police right before they arrest me.
— The Alicianator (@leechee420) October 8, 2013
Please do not try to rob a bank with your mind. I can’t stress this enough. Nothing is going to happen.
You can rob a bank without even robbing it if you can read minds.
— fdb (@DJNTT_) October 8, 2013
Alerting the cops seems counter productive, but what do I know, i’m just a blogger.
When i grow up, im gonna rob a bank.. and its gonna be huge.. and cops, please take the date, so you can easily catch me 😀
— Hayden Christensen (@_yusuffahim) October 6, 2013
Hope this helps out all you wannabe criminals out there!
“Richard Linklater hopes to start shooting the “spiritual sequel” to his film Dazed and Confused this fall, the director confirmed during an Ask Me Anything session on Reddit yesterday. Describing the film as “a college comedy,” Linklater added, “I feel like mixing it up with a big ensemble.” As The A.V. Club points out, Linklater’s been talking about the Dazed and Confused sequel for quite some time now, with the film almost going into production under the title That’s What I’m Talking About. Linklater said back in 2010 that while he had financing in place for the film, he was still searching for a distributor. The movie will reportedly take place over the course of a weekend at a college in 1980, and while it attempts to capture the style and feel of Dazed and Confused, Linklater has said that none of the characters from the original will reappear.” -Jon Blistein, Rollingstone
Say it ain’t so. While it does appear that the film will be a sequel in the sense of a 2nd feature coming from the director of Dazed and Confused, as opposed to using the same cast, time period, and theme, the green light of this movie is the perfect example of Hollywood’s lack of creativity.
Now, who doesn’t love Dazed and Confused? That movie is all time. There isn’t a single element of the film that can be complained about. The cast, plot, time period, and even the soundtrack all work together so cohesively, it draws praise from a range of generations. Even though the movie was set in a time before it was released, it remains relatable to any and everyone who’s gone to high school, and (hopefully) it will for a long time.
Grab your phone, and look at movies currently in theaters and/or coming soon. Iron Man 3, Fast 6, The Hangover 3, The Great Gatsby, Star Trek, Man of Steel, Monsters University, Despicable Me 2, etc. The list goes on of movies coming out that are sequels or remakes. It begs the question, who has an original thought? Now, I won’t get too high and mighty because I’ll probably burn some of my cash to see half of them, but that’s the exact reason why they’re being made, the all mighty dollar, because we’ll all see them. The fact that these movies come out in mass production these days should highlight original films coming out like “Only God Forgives” and “Elysium” (just two off the top of my head), but it drowns them. I won’t go on some Indie movie crusade because I love a good superhero movie just as much as the next guy, but I’d like to leave you with saying, next time you go to the movies, do a little research on what you might want to see, have an open mind, and just see the damn thing.
PS: If there’s one movie that may or may not still be in theaters right now that’s worth the 2 hours and 10 bucks, it’s Place Beyond the Pines. Take your lady too, it’s got Gosling and Cooper in it, dynamic duo.