We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every afternoon The Atlantic Wire highlights the day's video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today:
Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane and Daily Show host Jon Stewart once had a nasty phone back-and-forth after Stewart took offense to Family Guy tweaking him for doing shows during the 2007 Writers Guild Strike. Even more perplexing than the fact this happened four years and MacFarlane is dusting it off for his appearance on Piers Morgan tonight is the fact apparently knew all about it. [CNN]
The first part of Martin Scorsese's three-and-a-half hour George Harrison documentary Living in the Material World premieres on HBO tonight, and it's the installment you want to watch if you prefer Beatles-era George Harrison to deeply-mystical-and-unhappy George Harrison. Early reviews have complained that Scorsese's pacing is off and that he doesn't pay enough attention to the musician's early work. That task falls to Paul McCartney in the film's talking head sequences and he responds by walking away with the movie. [The New York Times]
The buildup to the second season premiere of The Walking Dead has been going on since the summer, but it's never felt like one of those drawn-out slow zombie attacks. Even when the cast and crew are sitting around talking about how the stakes are much higher this season, there's four clips of zombie-grabbing footage that prompted us to audibly yelp. [AMC]
Another day, another trailer for a Steven Spielberg moving that's coming out in December. This one's for his long-in-development motion capture Tintin movie. Compared with the aggressively sweeping War Horse trailer we saw yesterday, this looks fun and fizzy. You barely even notice that all the characters have frightening, lifeless motion capture dead eyes. [The Projector]
The great thing about Sony's viral marketing strategy for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is that it's built around things that are interesting. In an age where putting a movie star on Twitter and having them retweet all the nice things people have to say about them is considered a form of audience engagement, it's refreshing when a production takes the time to make a faux-bootleg European trailer, a fake Tumblr that doesn't seem like a fake Tumblr, and a highly-produced behind-the-scenes look at how the film's poster was designed. [Mouth Taped Shut via Movieline]
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