Crazy Fight At Vegas Pool Party

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Go to the pool party they said, it’ll be fun they said…

This fight is pretty epic and it started how they all start, they ran out of hot dogs!

Requiem For A Dream: 8 Things You Didn’t Know

1. Ellen Burstyn made the cinematographer cry.
One of the most heartbreaking scenes in the movie (or any movie for that matter) is when Sarah Goldfarb breaks down in front of her son when he comes to visit. Ellen Burstyn delivers an absolutely incredible monologue which easily should have won her the oscar which instead went to Julia Roberts for Erin Brockovich…that still pisses me off. If you watch that scene keep a close eye on the framing of Sarah, you’ll notice it’s not quite right. That’s because Ellen Burstyn’s performance made the cinematographer Matthew Libatique cry and fog up the camera’s eyepiece.
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2. Jared Leto and Marlon Wayans didn’t eat sugar or have sex for a month.
The performances in director Darren Aronofsky’s movies are always incredible, from Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei in The Wrestler to Natalie Portman in Black Swan. For Requiem for a Dream he wanted the actors to truly portray the feeling of craving. For this he asked actors Jared Leto and Marlon Wayans to follow the Tappy Tibbons routine and not eat any sugar, not eat red meat or have sex for 30 days.
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Now that’s the face of someone who needs to get laid.

3. Ellen Burstyn says that Sarah Goldfarb is her greatest acting achievement.
In February 2001 Ellen Burstyn was on the Charlie Rose show and said that playing Sarah Goldfarb in Requiem for a Dream is her best acting achievement. Not that she hasn’t had so many incredible roles (she has 417 roles to date on her IMDB), but I have to agree that this is her best performance of her long career.
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Also her most fucked up role…

4. Christopher McDonald shot all his part in one day.
Christopher McDonald (that’s shooter McGavin to you) is a very versatile actor with roles in Happy Gilmore and…um, Happy Gilmore. I’m kidding! The guy has 181 acting credits on IMDB. In Requiem for a Dream he plays Tappy Tibbons, an infomercial host preaching 3 rules to success: 1) No red meat. 2) No refined sugar. 3) No Orgasms. He appears in Requiem on TV and in one particularly messed up drug induced dream sequence:
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He’s great in the role. And what’s surprising is that he shot all of it in one day! At the end of his shooting day all of the crew and the crowd extras gave him a standing ovation. “We got a winner, I said we got a winner!”
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5. Ellen Burstyn wore a lot of prosthetics for her role.
While it might not seem like it, but Ellen Burstyn wore a lot of prosthetics and makeup for her role as Sarah Goldfarb, I mean a lot of prosthetics! She had to wear 4 different necks, 2 fat suits, and 9 different wigs. If you watch the scene where she is staring at the refrigerator through split screen you’ll notice her hand is up around her face:
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That is actually to hide the seem of the fake neck she was wearing.

6. Oranges are bad.
This might be less of a Requiem for a Dream fact and more a movies in general fact, but oranges are a bad omen. It all stared with the The Godfather where oranges indicate death or danger. In the DVD commentary, Godfather director Francis For Coppola says, “It all started out as an accident, but once we realized we had used oranges so frequently in the first movie, we used them purposefully in the others.” After that many movies made a nod to oranges, and tv shows as well. Breaking Bad anyone:
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Requiem for a Dream makes the same nod. The truck that Harry and Tyrone try to get drugs from at the supermarket is an orange truck. I mean the dude is actually peeling oranges in the middle of a drug buy for no reason.
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I wonder how that worked out for everyone:
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7. Aronofsky bought the rights to a movie to recreate two shots.
In requiem for a Dream there is a beautiful overhead shot of Marion in her bathtub, which then cuts to an underwater shot of her face as she screams. It’s a gorgeous couple of shots. How did Darren Aronofsky come up with it? Well, he didn’t. It’s actually from a Japanese animated movie called Perfect Blue:
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Darren Aronofsky actually bought the remake rights to the movie so he could use those two shots.

8. Aronofsky’s dad is in the movie.
During a heartbreaking scene a strung out Sarah Goldfarb is on a train asking, “Does this train go to Madison Avenue?” One man on the train stands up and says, “You’re whack!”

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Well that man just happens to be the directors father. He also put his mom in the movie as one of the women sunbathing outside the apartments.
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David Letterman: 22 Years of Late Show Guests

David Letterman will always be my favorite talk show host. I’ve detailed some of my favorite remote bits he’s done here. May 20th will be his final show, so CBS made this nice compilation of guest moments. Of course NBC is still acting like assholes and won’t let him use any footage of his time there.

Karma: Bully Gets What’s Coming To Him

*Fight starts at the 1:30 mark but I’d watch the while thing for the buildup

So this punk was trying to start shit with this dude who was just trying to walk away. The punk was very persistent and got what was coning to him. Damn that guy struck so fast, he’s a like a cobra! My favorite part was how nonchalant the teacher was “breaking up” the fight. Side note: I think both of them should have knocked the camera guy for filming vertically

The Legacy Of Hannibal

*Some spoilers for seasons 1 & 2 of Hannibal

If you have not watched any of NBC’s Hannibal, you need to rethink your priorities. The show is absolutely amazing! Mads Mikkelsen is chilling as Hannibal Lector and the gore factor is cranked up to 11. Anyway, check out this awesome promo NBC put out to get us psyched for the next season which returns June 4th!
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Samantha Bees’s Daily Show Farewell

Samantha Bee was always one of my favorite correspondents on The Daily Show, and now that Jon Stewart is leaving everyone is jumping ship. So last night was Samantha Bee’s farewell. Basically it’s an excuse to show lots of her old clips.

Super Drunk Field Rusher

Drunk guy at Royals Game from ethan walworth on Vimeo.

At first I was thinking that this field rusher knows what he’s doing. He’s giving his friend his keys, phone, glasses, etc. You don’t want to break those things when you’re tackled by security. Smart move. But then just as he starts his glorious run…he just stops! What the hell dude!? You’re supposed to maneuver and dodge those pesky security guards. oh well, at least he got his 15 minutes. I just wish it ended with a body slam.