A re-cut trailer, or retrailer is a parody trailer for a movie created by editing footage from that movie or from its original trailers, and thus are a form of mashup. They generally derive humor from misrepresenting the original film: for instance, a film with a murderous plot is made to look like a comedy, or vice versa. They became popular on the Internet in 2005.
Jerod at Midwest Sports Fan posted his list of The 15 Best Re-cut Movie Trailers:
One of the most clever and entertaining memes I’ve come across is the practice of re-cutting famous movies to create new, usually wonderfully ironic trailers.
Since there is nothing better to this morning, I have painstakingly watched as many of these re-cut trailers as I could find, sifted through the crap, and will now proudly present you with the following list of the best re-cut movie trailers.
A catch phrase (or catchphrase) is a phrase or expression recognized by its repeated utterance. Such phrases often originate in popular culture and in the arts, and typically spread through a variety of mass media (such as literature and publishing, motion pictures, television and radio), as well as word of mouth. Some catch phrases become the de facto “trademark” of the person or character with whom they originated.
We all know someone who’s a walking catchphrase waiting to happen; they relish that moment when they can slip in to a conversation their favorite over-used movie catchphrases. The interesting thing is that most people use the same ones, over and over again. – moviefone.com
Moviephone’s The 10 Most Over-Used Movie Catchphrases:
Other catchphrases that we’ve heard people use:
Philips Electronic’s newest marketing push consists of a project in which five different directors created five different films, each in their own genre, that use the same piece of dialogue – a scant six lines:
What is that?
It’s a unicorn
Never seen one up close before
Get away, get away
Without a doubt, the best of the five is The Gift by Carl Eric Rinsch
Time travel is the concept of moving between different points in time in a manner analogous to moving between different points in space, either sending objects (or in some cases just information) backwards in time to some moment before the present, or sending objects forward from the present to the future without the need to experience the intervening period (at least not at the normal rate). Although time travel has been a common plot device in fiction since the 19th century, and one-way travel into the future is arguably possible given the phenomenon of time dilation based on velocity in the theory of special relativity (exemplified by the twin paradox), as well as gravitational time dilation in the theory of general relativity, it is currently unknown whether the laws of physics would allow backwards time travel. Any technological device, whether fictional or hypothetical, that is used to achieve time travel is commonly known as a time machine.
Metromix Chicago recently presented their list of The best adventures through past, present and future. We think they missed a few: Here is their list and our additions. All summaries are provided by IMDb.
One of the most memorable films of the Star Trek franchise was Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). Not only was it the best of the series and a classic action movie, it sported a bigger-than-life villian and galaxy spanning adventure. Unfortunately, now it seems that scientists have pour cold water on dreams of humanity’s chance of “five-year missions: to explore strange new worlds; to seek out new
life and new civilizations; to boldly go where no man has gone before.”
New Scientist is reporting that Star Trek fans should “prepare to be disappointed. Kirk, Spock and the rest of the crew would die within a second of the USS Enterprise approaching the speed of light.”
The problem lies with Einstein’s special theory of relativity. It transforms the thin wisp of hydrogen gas that permeates interstellar space into an intense radiation beam that would kill humans within seconds and destroy the spacecraft’s electronic instruments.
Worse is that the atoms’ kinetic energy also increases. For a crew to make the 50,000-light-year journey to the centre of the Milky Way within 10 years, they would have to travel at 99.999998 per cent the speed of light. At these speeds, hydrogen atoms would seem to reach a staggering 7 teraelectron volts – the same energy that protons will eventually reach in the Large Hadron Collider when it runs at full throttle. “For the crew, it would be like standing in front of the LHC beam,” says Edelstein.
You can read the whole article here.
Live long and prosper.