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Ten Reasons Why ‘Happy Endings’ is Ah-Mah-Zing

Incase you haven’t heard, the ABC comedy Happy Endings is not doing so well in the ratings and is in danger of being cancelled. It’s not off-the-air yet, but things certainly do not look good for the critically-acclaimed sitcom, known for its snappy dialogue, crazy character shenanigans and pop-culture induced storylines. In fact, the network itself has even started a “Save Happy Endings” campaign, much to the surprise of fans, who were likely expecting another Community debacle.

The show returns this Friday with back-to-back episodes after having a rumor-filled two month hiatus, which sparked the “Save Happy Endings” movement. And even though it’s unlikely that ABC will renew the sitcom for a fourth season, we would like to see it come back.

Here are Ten Reasons Why Happy Endings is Ah-Mah-Zing:

New Promo Pics For ‘The Wolverine’ Make You Go “Hmmm…”

Director James Mangold recently sat down with Entertainment Weekly to discuss his new movie, The Wolverine, with the help of a few promo pics. In addition to the introduction of a couple new characters, and a little bit about them, Mangold also gave us some insight into the mysterious story. As we’ve mentioned before, the highly-anticipated sequel will take place in Japan, but now we know so much more. Well, sort of. Now we know more about the supporting cast than we did before.

Okay, so according to Mangold, Logan must protect Mariko (Tao Okamoto) because “there’s kind of a gangland war going on between law enforcement and the Yakuza, and there’s been a lot of kidnappings and extortion.” In other words, Mariko is in danger of being kidnapped, so Logan helps her out. Cool, got it.

Then there is Viper – the villainess hottie in green played by Svetlana Kodchenkova, who “likes to play with toxins,” and views Logan “like a great hunter might view hunting a lion…” Ooooh, how intriguing.

And finally, we have Yukio (Rila Fukushima). Yukio is apparently a badass fighter and a character “sprung from the anime world” who has an interesting relationship/friendship with Logan/Wolverine. So there’s that.

But enough reading. It’s time to check out the New Promo Pics and Movie Posters for The Wolverine:

So You Think You Can Act? Wrong.

For some reason, being famous in one field just isn’t good enough anymore. And because Hollywood loves to capitalize on fame, we have singers turning into actors all the time. Unfortunately, they’re not very good at it. And by “not very good,” we mean, “very, very bad.”

Sure, occasionally we’ll have someone like Will Smith, who can do no wrong (except for that whole Scientology thing), but for the most part, the transition from song to screen does not go so well. And that’s what we’re here to look at, because making fun of millionaires is fun for us, and in this case, it is oh so easy.

Here are The Singers-Turned-Actors That Should Have Stuck To Music:

A Land of Blockbusters Before Time…And Before Green Screen and CGI

With the help of a green screen and CGI wizards, anything is now possible in cinema. Need a tiger in a small boat with a boy? Boom, CGI that shit. Need a giant gorilla holding a woman above a skyscraper? Green screen that mutha. Need to turn Ryan Reynolds into The Green Lantern? Go f*ck yourself. Seriously. That was such a bad idea. Why did we let that happen. Ryan Reynolds is not a superhero; he is Van Wilder. He’s too pretty to save the world. C’mon, Hollywood, you’re better than that.

Anyway, regardless of your personal feelings towards the newer methods of film-making, some movies are enhanced through the use of computer graphics. And actually some of the best movies in recent history couldn’t even be made without it.

So prepare to have your favorite films ruined, as we check out 10 Blockbuster Movies Before Green Screen and CGI:

Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day Are Doing The Buddy Cop Thing

Jason Sudeikis and Charlie Day have signed on to star alongside each other in the upcoming comedy-thriller One Night on the Hudson. The film revolves around a rookie cop and a jaded veteran who must work together to take down crooked officers and bad, bad men. In other words, the most unique story ever told in cinema.

The buddy cop story is a classic Hollywood formula, which has recently ventured off into the “self-aware” phase. But regardless of its intentions, the formula seems to work. Well, for the most part, at least. To be honest, we’re still not really sure what they were thinking with Dennis Rodman and Jean-Claude Van Damme in Double Team. But let’s forget about that for now and move on.

Here are The Best Buddy Cop Movies:

Following ‘Veronica Mars’, What Should Be The Next Kickstarter Project?

Veronica Mars is back! And it happened because fans are amazing. According to show creator Rob Thomas, the goal (as set by Warner Bros.) was to raise $2 million in 30 days, which would convince the studio to put the movie into production. Well, not only did they reach that goal, but they did it record time.

After Rob Thomas and Kristen Bell announced the Kickstarter campaign, devoted fans started pledging and spreading the news, and were able to raise the necessary $2 million, in less than 11 hours. And even though the goal has already been reached, donations keep coming in, because that’s what fans do. Which begs the question, “What’s next?”

Now that we’ve seen the power of of rallying fans, will other cancelled shows follow suit and run a Kickstarter campaign? For the sake of this article, and because it’s fun to imagine our favorite TV shows making a comeback, we say yes.

So here are a few Shows That Should Start a Kickstarter Campaign:

Like Serial Killers, Famous Directors Also Have Calling Cards

Whether it’s a specific camera angle, a signature look, or a recurring theme, some films just have a trademark style to them. And much like how serial killers leave behind a calling card, the following directors leave their stamp on a film. Just kidding. Quentin Tarantino is much creepier than a serial killer. There is just something about that man that does not sit well with us…

Anyway, we’ve researched some of the best directors in the biz (short for “biznazz”) to find out what they’re known for: visual effects, styles, techniques, casting decisions, etc. And, not to brag or anything, but we did a really great job.

Here are The Trademark Styles of Some of Hollywood’s Best Directors: