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Hot this Halloween: Teaching Your House to Gangnam Style

October 23, 2012

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You know, until today, I’d always just assumed that Clark W. Griswold had shown the American populace the pinnacle of exterior holiday lighting. I also assumed that America was content with that; resigned to the fact that there was no further summit to scale in the range of home illumination. Nothing further to shed light on, so to speak.

Well, I was wrong.

I mean, maybe I”m just dull, or ignorant, or don’t go trick-or-treating enough anymore, but I had no idea setting holiday lighting to music was the hip thing to do now, let alone animating said lighting to simulate dance moves and vocals and what not. Pretty impressive, if perhaps a tad confounding.

Either way, in light of this ritual apparently becoming more and more prevalent these days,  I guess it should come as no surprise that a tune as ubiquitously popular as Korean rapper Psy’s “Gangnam Style” would pop up on the block. And maybe even the next block. And the next. Any why not, if your neighbors can do it this well? Make the jump for a few more…

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Between Two Ferns: Will Ferrell

May 26, 2011

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We at Frumpzilla would like to announce an exclusive partnership w/ Men’s “Speed Stick” & “Charlie” Parfume for Women as well.
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Video: Miley Cyrus Performs Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” in Quito, Ecuador

May 2, 2011

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Obviously not content to ruin Radiohead, Miley Cyrus has now set her sights on Nirvana.

Here’s the teen-pop starlet in Quito, Ecuador, performing a fairly straight cover of Nirvana’s 1991 hit “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”

Am I surprised to learn that perhaps grunge’s most prominent group has had a profound impact on Cyrus’ artistic direction? Absolutely. The fact she apparently sings the Seattle Sound anthem to her brother prior to going on tour merely supplements the astonishment associated with this uncanny revelation.

Remarkable, really –perhaps I just never dug deep enough to pinpoint the influence in “Party in the USA”– but I guess Miley’s also probably isn’t the worst cover version I’ve ever heard. Yeah, almost certainly not. No, really; it’s actually not that bad.

Is it?

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The Beastie Boys Got Friends

April 8, 2011

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After the Frump is the trailer for “Fight For Your Right – Revisited” which is apparently a 30 minute video that drops with their new CD on May 3rd. It looks like the majority of Hollywood I actually like had some free time and decided to take part. As a rando youtube commenter said;

“Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Elijah Wood, Will Ferrell, Jack Black, John C Reilly, Rainn Wilson, The Beastie Boys, Ted Dansen, Steve Buscemi, Susan Sarandon, Will Arnett, senseless violence and cowbell all in 2 minutes? Mind blown.”

We agree.
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A Hauntingly Beautiful Walk Down Memory Lane

March 28, 2011

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The always awesome Boing Boing posted a montage of classic video game deaths, set to a version of Tears for Fear’s “Mad World” that’ll make you feel like you’re living in an Atari world itself. Definitely worth a view on this dreary Monday. Isn’t it supposed to be spring? Hey, Earth, I shouldn’t still be cold right now.

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I always knew former Tar Heel Rashad McCants had decent range, but this — well, this is something…

January 18, 2011

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Rashad McCants as the bisexual leader of a shoplifting ring

Perhaps this role isn't such a departure for McCants...

After five NBA seasons in which he averaged 10 points, 2 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game, it now appears former UNC star — and integral part of the Heels’ 2004/2005 NCAA Championship team — Rashad McCants may be returning to “prison.” Only on the big (and/or small to medium-sized) screen this time.

Yes, according to the Big Lead, McCants is hoping his professional acting career plays out a bit better than his basketball — by playing the “bi-sexual leader of a shoplifting ring” in an upcoming series entitled The Booster Club.

Now, how in the hell The Big Lead figured that out from the above trailer, I’m not sure. I’ve watched it three times now and still haven’t deciphered the slightest semblance of plot, but I guess I’ll just take their word for it.

Real mutha f@ck*n mythological, indeed, Rashad. Break a leg…

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Natalie Portman does her best Brendan Fraser impression at the 2011 Golden Globes

January 17, 2011

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So I know several folks that are mildly obsessed with Natalie Portman. Like, in a relatively safe, sans fan mail way, of course, but still — pretty sure they’d be be shocked to learn she experiences sufficiently similar BM’s to the rest of us.

Also fairly certain these folks were elated to see Ms. Portman win the Best Actress Golden Globe last night for her performance in Black Swan. Haven’t seen it, so I’ll take their word for it.

Did they also come to poor Natalie’s defense when she unleashed the above cackle on the viewing audience? Yes. Yes they did. Awkward!

Oh, and in case you’ve forgotten about Brendan Fraser’s little mishap from last year’s Globes, we have a little reminder for you (after the jump).

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The Hangover: Twice the Epic Drama, Sans Comedy Edition

December 22, 2010

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Let this be a lesson to all you aspiring filmmakers out there: Never underestimate the value, power, and influence of a good editor. Or musical director for that matter…

DBJ doesn’t, nor should you

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Bruce Lee vs. Gay Power

December 17, 2010

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Back in 1975, Brazilian film maker Adriano Stuart decided it was time to make his masterpiece: Kung Fu Contra as Bonecas. Apparently, this loosely translates as Bruce Lee vs. Gay Power, which, of course, was clearly destined to bring us some of the more bizarrely epic fight sequences in “Bruceploitation” history.

Unfortunately, I don’t speak Portuguese. Well, I actually do know a few words and phrases: “cerveja,” “por favor,” “obrigado,” “de nada,” “amo-te,” “Eu quero fazer amor contigo,” “saudade.” Stuff like that — and typically in a similar sequence — but that’s about it.

That said, I won’t be much help with any translations here, but — given that being able to comprehend any of the dialogue may or may not cause your head to explode — that’s probably a good thing.

Make the jump if you’re interested in braving even more classic moving images from Bruce Lee vs. Gay Power. I’m not entirely sure where the “Gay Power” element comes in, but then I don’t think that’s particularly important — nor even remotely relevant — to achieving a fundamental understanding of the film’s underlying message…

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What the Hell is This?!?!

December 3, 2010

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The YouTube description says it’s a music video to promote a program called “Golden Times” that airs on Norwegian television. That’s all well and good but that explains nothing! It doesn’t explain how or why they enlisted the vocal stylings of Dolph Lundgren, Glenn Close, Tonya Harding(gah!), the late Leslie Neilsen and more! It most certainly doesn’t explain why Tubbs looks exactly the same as when Miami Vice actually ran.

The only one I’m giving a pass to is George. Because, come on…it’s George. Anyone that had anything to do with Seinfeld gets a pass for life(even Kramer). I can’t imagine they got a license for the Beatles cover. Is this a byproduct of their catalog being available on iTunes now?

Do yourself a favor and check out Alfonso Ribeiero go off at the 1:46 mark. Also, at the 3:30 mark, that’s not really Kelly McGillis is it? Top Guy Kelly McGillis?!?! I don’t see it.

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Moby Dick: 2010

November 22, 2010

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This past weekend, while the masses were spellbound by the latest installment of the Harry Potter film franchise, a far more exceptional segment of the population was undoubtedly captivated by a vastly different, more mature literature-to-film translation.

I’m talking, of course, about Moby Dick. Moby Dick: 2010, to be precise. A straight-to-DVD release that only the most discriminating of tastes could possibly appreciate, let alone begin to envision or comprehend.

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Zach Galifianakis’ “Between Two Ferns” Interview with “Moonlighting” actor Bruce Willis

October 13, 2010

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Continuing Frumpzilla’s tradition of chronicling the history of what very well could be the most critically important interview series in the past 37 or so years of American journalism, we bring you the latest installment of “Between Two Ferns,” with Zach Galifianakis.

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Michael Jackson: In the Year 2000

April 19, 2010

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This is probably nothing new, and we don’t do much of this as it is, but from time to time you just have to throw something up and share it with the world. I’m sure most readers are tired of my verbosity by now anyway, so this time I’ll let the pictures do the talking.

Here’s an artist’s take on The King of Pop, as commissioned for a 1985 Ebony magazine feature projecting how Jackson would likely look in the year 2000. Swing and a miss!

Michael Jackson he would likely appear in the year 2000

Found over at Monorail.  Thanks to Dbj for the link.

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