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Dec 22

Awesome Monday tidbits

 Jemaine Clement and Bret McKenzie star in HBO’s “Flight of the Conchords”

“Flight of the Conchords” is back; so is John Malkovich

Are you ready to laugh your butt off? FunnyOrDie.com has your “Flight of the Conchords” fix.

Watch the Season 2 premiere right here, right now.

The episode premieres on HBO.com today but doesn’t hit the airwaves until Jan. 18 (!), so this is the perfect chance to spend some quality time with Bret and Jemaine.

For those who don’t watch the show, “Flight of the Conchords” follows the American misadventures of two quirky New Zealand musicians who break into song at the slightest provocation. They’re clueless, comical and wonderfully nerdy. Seriously. There’s no reason you shouldn’t be watching this.

(You might also want to check out a “Flight of the Conchords” fansite or three. Here they are.)

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The science fiction fanatics over at io9.com have produced some sweet content in recent days.

First up are the 10 worst science fiction remakes in recent movie history, just in time for Keanu Reeve’s “The Day the Earth Stood Still.” The post explains “what when wrong” with each project, noting that even usually reliable directors like Tim Burton (“Planet of the Apes”) and Frank Oz (“Stepford Wives”) have produced some stinky sci-fi garbage.

As luck would have it, Frank Miller has apparently signed on to direct “Buck Rogers.” And James Cameron is eying “Forbidden Planet.”

All of this begs the question: Will a tanking economy and international turmoil diminish filmgoers’ taste for bleak Hollywood epics?

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Meanwhile, do you have enough John Malkovich in your life?

NBC’s “Saturday Night Live” scored a hit recently with “La Rivista Della Televisione con Vinny Vedecci” — starring Bill Heder as a sexy, chain-smoking Italian talk show host.

In this hilarious clip, he interviews actor John Malkovich in nonsense Italian, promotes his “sex movie” and coddles his overgrown youngster.

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Above photo courtesy of HBO.com.

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2 comments

  1. rafael chubasco

    I know that there are no “new” ideas, but why do we have to have remakes of movies we already love?

  2. Eric

    Nice to see a nod to the concords. Brilliant.

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