Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the off-beat, nerdy news for you in one convenient spot. What do we have in store for you on this fabulous Friday? Game of Thrones gets a The Real Housewives parody while star Kit Harington judges Jon Snow impersonators, Keanu Reeves gets arrested, Jurassic World gets a puppy parody and celebrities play the new Batman video game. So, sit back, relax, and check out all that today's Nerd Alert has to offer.
Keanu Reeves Gets Arrested
Funny Or Die continues its Interrogations Gone Wrong series with a hilarious video featuring a pair of inept cops who arrest Keanu Reeves, thinking he's Mark Wahlberg. It isn't often that we get to see Keanu Reeves do comedy, but it's rather hilarious as these dim-witted cops keep referencing the actor's movies over and over again, while still thinking he's Mark Wahlberg.
Game of Thrones "Real Housewives of Westeros" Parody
Dirty Cues has found a way to mash up Game of Thrones and Bravo's Real Housewives series with the Real Housewives of Westeros. This humorous video puts a reality TV spin on characters like Margaery Tyrell, Sansa Stark, Cersei Lannister, Danenerys Targaryen, Mellisandre and even newcomer Ellaria Sand. Of course, when these ladies get together, drama ensues, in hilarious ways.
Game of Thrones Star Kit Harington Watches Jon Snow Impersonators
With the current season of Game of Thrones coming to an end this weekend, Kit Harington stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! this week. Jimmy Kimmel is known for always having fun surprises, and this time around he found three Jon Snow impersonators, which he put up on the infamous "Wall of America." All three impersonators read lines from random items like a cereal box, house listing and a shampoo bottle, and honestly, all three were rather good.
Jurassic World Puppy Parody
Jurassic World is shaping up to be one of this summer's biggest blockbusters, and the bigger a movie gets, the more ripe it becomes for a parody. DreamWorksTV has launched a spoof trailer entitled Jurassic Dog Park, where a young John Hammond introduces his monstrous dog dinosaurs. The three-minute video even pokes at the beloved franchise for "running out of ideas," while mimicking scenes from both Jurassic World and the original Jurassic Park. If you love the original but are on the fence about the new movie, this is the video for you.
Celebrities Play the Batman: Arkham Knight Video Game Early
Many fans are impatiently awaiting the release of Rocksteady's Batman: Arkham Knight video game, but a handful of lucky celebrities got a chance to check it out early in a humorous video directed by Saturday Night Live's Taran Killam. Neil Patrick Harris, Wiz Khalifa, Blake Anderson, Minka Kelly, Kumail Nanjiani, Breckin Meyer, Joe Manganiello, iJustine, Troy Baker and Kevin Conroy are "rounded up" and interrogated by Breaking Bad star Jonathan Banks, and we also see footage of the stars' reactions while playing the game itself. The video is a fun and innovative way to promote the game, which debuts June 23.
Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Matt Damon With Fake The Martian Trailer
20th Century Fox released the first trailer for Matt Damon's The Martian last week, so, of course, Jimmy Kimmel found time to mock his longtime rival with a parody trailer that aired on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night. The new video does still feature footage from the original trailer, but, with the help of Violent Femmes' catchy song "Blister in the Sun,", some clever editing and sound effects, The Martian is turned into The Mastronaut.
Full House and Grand Theft Auto V Mashup
Youtuber Merfish has taken the opening theme from Full House Season 4 and mashed it up with the rough-and-tumble characters from Grand Theft Auto V. While the original Full House theme song is still intact, this video finds a way to incorporate certain scenes from the Full House opening, along with the violence and mayhem from the game as well. Now we'll just have to wait for Fuller House to debut on Netflix next year for another humorous mashup.
PBS Explains Why So Many Movie Remakes Are Made
This summer, like most summers, is full of reboots and sequels, with Jurassic World hitting theaters this weekend, projected to easily take in more than $100 million in its opening frame. The PBS Idea Channel has an intriguing new video where they break down why remakes and sequels are becoming more and more prevalent at the box office over the past few years. The most obvious reason is money, but this video goes much more in-depth than just the financial issues, and it's well worth a look.
Jurassic Park Theme Sung in A Cappella
The Warp Zone has decided to pay tribute to Jurassic Park by singing John Williams' legendary theme in a cappella. If that wasn't enough, we also have another video from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7pvci1hwAx8|The Piano Guys performing the theme song with just a piano and a cello.
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