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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Matchmaking made for superhero lovers

"Is that a codpiece you're wearing or are you just happy to see me?" When comics geeks are looking for love, that seems to be just the right tone for online matchmaking services. And Comic Riffs has been pitched...

By Michael Cavna  | February 14, 2011; 8:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Superheroes, The Video Shelf  | Tags:  Super Harmony  
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VIDEO OF THE DAY: 'SNL' (again) mocks Spider-Man musical after violations cited

"SNL" has just taken another swipe at Spidey. This, just hours after New York state reportedly cited the Spider-Man musical for violations over its workplace-safety record. A coupla months ago, "Saturday Night Live's" Weekend Update segment spoofed the Broadway...

By Michael Cavna  | February 13, 2011; 10:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Superheroes, The Video Shelf  | Tags:  Saturday Night Live, Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark  
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VIDEO OF THE DAY: What if Pixar film had a '60s Disney trailer? [UPDATED]

As Pixar celebrates its nominations today for "Toy Story 3," film buff Ivan Guerrero offers his take on the studio's 2010 Best Animated Film winner, "Up." Guerrero's specialty is the "premake," wherein he uses vintage film clips to create...

By Michael Cavna  | January 26, 2011; 11:20 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  The Animation, The Video Shelf  | Tags:  Ivan Guerrero, Pixar, Up  
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VIDEO OF THE DAY: LBJ orders himself some pants

Even LBJ, as commander-in-chief, ordered his pants one leg at a time. Then again, perhaps no other orator to inhabit the White House has ever phoned in an order for slacks quite like this. "Like riding a wire fence,"...

By Michael Cavna  | January 18, 2011; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Animation, The E-Mailbag, The Political Cartoon, The Video Shelf, Video of the Day  | Tags:  Adam Lisagor, Jesse Thorn, Polymorth Productions, President Lyndon Johnson, Tawd b. Dorenfeld  
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VIDEO OF THE DAY: 'SNL' renders garments to spoof 'The Cape'

Last weekend, NBC's superhero drama "The Cape" -- in which the cliched "honest cop" Vince Faraday (David Lyons) becomes the titular masked crusader, fighting crime in Palm City -- debuted to mixed reviews and nearly 9-million viewers. This weekend,...

By Michael Cavna  | January 16, 2011; 12:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Video Shelf  | Tags:  Saturday Night Live, The Cape  
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TRAILER OF THE WEEK: 'Thor' hammers home its presence

As Darren Aronofsky's anguished-ballerina film "Black Swan" moves into wider release, Marvel Studios oh-so-coincidentally leaps into theaters with another Natalie Portman role: The full trailer for "Thor" -- in which Portman's Jane Foster comforts the tortured Thor -- hits...

By Michael Cavna  | December 10, 2010; 8:01 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  The Holly Word, The Video Shelf  | Tags:  Marvel Studios, Thor  
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