During last night’s Saturday Night Live, hosted by Fifty Shades Of Grey star Dakota Johnson, the show paid tribute to the late Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy, who passed away on Friday.
In a sketch titled “Emergency Room,” Kenan Thompson pays a doctor who gets called into work straight from a Trek convention dressed as Worf, the Klingon security chief from Star Trek: The Next Generation. At the end of the skit, Dr. Worf gives the Vulcan salute — the signal made famous by Nimoy’s Mr. Spock — before the screen showed an image of Nimoy in the original series giving the salute. (While Nimoy was known as part of the original Star Trek series, he did have a notable guest-star spot on TNG.)
Watch the sketch here below, along with other highlight videos from the episode.
The 87th Annual Academy Awards was broadcast live on ABC on Sunday night, February 22, 2015, from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA, with Neil Patrick Harris hosting. Birdman took the big win of Best Picture and went home with four of its nine nominations, while Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel tied with four wins of its own. Check out the list of all the winners from Oscars 2015.
Below are a several highlights from the Oscars 2015 ceremony, complete with video.
After spending the last two weeks watching all 8 Best Picture nominees for The 87th Annual Academy Awards, I am now fully qualified to give you the lowdown, determine which ones are the best, and more importantly which one will win the big prize.
The crop this year includes the usual Oscars suspects: we have some historical/war films and biopics (Selma, Imitation Game, American Sniper); the movie about the person overcoming adversity (Theory of Everything); the quirky comedy (Grand Budapest Hotel); an original film by an international director (Birdman); a film by a long-admired Hollywood director (Boyhood), and the little indie that could (Whiplash).
There’s a secret to picking these things. You see historically, Best Picture films don’t win without their directors nominated for Best Director. Simple math dictates that that leaves only 4 movies that can win Best Picture. But before I tell you who will win, let’s focus on the much more important question: Which movie should win? Let’s count them down from 8 – 1.
Since the Academy Awards are airing this Sunday and director Alejandro GonzÃ¡lez IÃ±Ã¡rritu‘s backstage comedy-drama Birdman is up for nine awards, including Best Picture, what better is there than to spoof this critically-acclaimed hit? The fine people at the Watercooler have teamed with some of the creative talent on Sesame Street for the short but hilarious parody Big Birdman.
May I mambo dogface to the banana patch? Loosely translated for those of you reading this with a shred of sanity left, welcome back for another edition of The Digital Wire! This week, we’ve gotta another assorted batch of Blu-ray and DVD new release announcements guaranteed to appeal the wide-eyed child in us all. Of course that depends on whether your inner child prefers musical numbers and fancy digital effects or rampant violence, hair-raising car chases, and other adult fare that both the critics and audiences of this world can unite to celebrate its existence.
Below you’ll find info on several future home video releases complete with technical specs, release dates, and links to pre-order at Amazon. We would greatly appreciate it if you use those links to order because a small percentage of each order helps keep this website running at max power. The cover art for certain titles has yet to be finalized.