I was pretty entertained by Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street,” but the movie was too long and lacking in any real depth, if you ask me. Jordan Belfort (played by Leonardo DiCaprio) is a crazy, thieving, drug-doing, ethically bankrupt asshole, and not much more, so around the hour and a half mark, I started to get bored of his antics. But what if the movie was about a Klingon-born, Earth-raised Starfleet officer, and the wildly unpredictable situations he finds himself in during his travels through space? Yes, “The Worf of Starfleet” sounds like a movie that actually deserves a shot at Oscar. Just check out the trailer, which syncs up quite perfectly with the one for “The Wolf of Wall Street.” As far as I’m concerned, Worf — a character from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Deep Space Nine” — is a much more interesting anti-hero than Belfort and I bet he could drink him under the table — no one parties harder than a Klingon. Get Michael Dorn on the phone — make this happen, Hollywood!
Sure, Martin Scorsese’s “The Wolf of Wall Street” is based on a true story, but imagine if this sleazy, misogynistic tale was actually about a bunch of women pulling the same stunts? Nicole Donadio created this parody trailer that imagines just that and, I gotta admit, I’m keen to see more. Can we get fictional sequel to the movie with her at the helm? [Upworthy]
Okay, internet, you can go home for the day. This flaaaaaawlessssssss “Drunk In Love”/Dunkin Donuts parody video from the Bay Area’s Adrian Anchondo and Reggie D. White has owned this day. OPEN ALLLLL NIGHT! [via Jezebel]
Parody twitter feeds are one thing, but opening a parody business takes spoofing to a whole new level. A store called Dumb Starbucks opened this weekend in Los Angeles. Everything about the coffee shop is identical to a real Starbucks except the coffee is free and everything — including the menu and the CDs — has the word “dumb” in front of it. Although no one is taking credit for the “work of art parody,” a FAQ letter that hung inside Dumb Starbucks claimed that legally, the space is not coffee shop but an art gallery:
“The ‘coffee’ you’re buying is considered the art. But that’s for our lawyers to worry about. All you need to do is enjoy our delicious coffee!”
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Remember that Cracked parody about Oscar-nominated movies? Just in time for the Sundance Film Festival, indie movies now have a parody all their own. “Not Another Sundance Movie” was created by the comedy group Tastes Funny, and it’s packed with every indie cliche you can imagine. Vintage pickup trucks. People crying in the front seat of a car. Little children dancing. Depressing landscapes. It’s like attending Sundance without leaving the comfort of your own bed. [Laughing Squid]
Somewhere, Kanye West is not laughing. James Franco and Seth Rogen loved the wildly ridiculous”Bound 2″ music video so much, they decided to recreate Yeezy’s ode to a topless Kim Kardashian shot for shot. I don’t care where you are on the James Franco Emotional Life Cycle — this video will have you settling into the “Amusement” phase faster than Kanye can fire off his first infuriated tweet. [The Daily Beast]
Never seen an episode of ABC’s “Scandal,” starring the divine Kerry Washington? No worries, Almie Rose has got you covered. Above, Almie sums up basically every episode of the show in just two minutes. You DO want to watch this, you DO need to press play, and DON’T forget to pour yourself an extremely large glass of wine first. [YouTube]
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