Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the quirky, nerdy news that you crave in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this fantastic Friday? Marvel Phase One gets a comprehensive breakdown, a number of high-profile celebrities read Mean Tweets on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Anne Hathaway spoofs the ending of every romantic comedy. But first, Deadpool gets a homemade trailer. Sit back, relax and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Deadpool Trailer Gets Sweeded
Cinefix continues its Homemade Movies series with a fantastic DIY version of the Deadpool trailer. Using homemade graphics and "visual effects" and a wonderful DIY suit, this trailer is certainly entertaining, although they did clean up the language a bit to make it more family-friendly. In addition, we also have a side-by-side comparison video with the actual trailer and a behind-the-scenes video that shows you how the Cinefix team pulled this off.
Marvel Phase One Retrospective
Youtuber Jakub Ignarski has put together a wonderful nine-minute video that provides a comprehensive recap of all the Marvel Phase One movies, Iron Man (2008), The Incredible Hulk (2008), Iron Man 2 (2010), Thor (2011), Captain America: The First Avenger (2001) and Marvel's The Avengers (2012). If you don't have time to watch all six movies, this video hits all of the main beats for each blockbuster.
Celebrities Read Mean Tweets
ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! has debuted a number of memorable segments over the years, but none may be more popular than Mean Tweets, where celebrities come on to read actual mean-spirited tweets aimed at them. Earlier this week, the show put together another Mean Tweets segment, where stars Jeff Bridges, Kristen Bell, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dwayne Johnson, Bette Midler, Liam Neeson, Emily Blunt, Salma Hayek, Andrew Garfield, Jack Black, Halle Berry, Tobey Maguire, Naomi Watts and George Clooney came on the show to share some of their "fans" tweets. Kudos to these stars for being good sports, and having some hilarious comebacks to boot.
Anne Hathaway and Seth Meyers Spoof Romantic Comedy Endings
Anne Hathaway appeared on NBC's Late Night with Seth Meyers earlier this week, where the actress and host had some fun with a new spoof video that pokes fun at the ending of every romantic comedy. When Seth Meyers realizes he has one last question for the actress, he literally chases after her, in true rom-com fashion. Of course, the actual question he has isn't a romantic one, which makes this whole bit even funnier.
The Top 10 Movie Villains Of All Time
Cinefix is back yet again, with a breakdown of their picks for the top 10 movie villains of all time. Their list may surprise you, especially since the iconic Darth Vader is nowhere to be found on this list, which is filled with some obscure picks and a few classic villains. It's still worthy of checking out, even though some may not agree with their choices.
Movie Dance Scene Mashup
If you have any plans to go dancing this weekend, then this wonderful video from What's the Mashup should get your weekend off to a great start. Set to Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk featuring Bruno Mars, this video brings together dance scenes from over 100 different movies that will surely have your toes tapping throughout.
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