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:
It's the way of the world that more and more kids are going to start yelling at magazines for not working like iPads. To be fair, even before the iPad, few babies knew how to properly operate a magazine. [UserExperiencesWorks via GalleyCat]
Say what you will about the American version of The Office, but few shows get more mileage out of stilted social gatherings. Having already covered dinner parties, company picnics, corporate retreats, visits bed-and-breakfasts, and weddings, tonight's episode centers around a garden party. There aren't enough garden parties in primetime these days, especially ones where Josh Groban (not in the company of his electric cigarette smoking real-life wife Katherine Heigl) gets to play Ed Helms' cousin.. [NBC via EW]
In typical Anna Faris fashion, the promo for her appearance on Saturday Night Live this week isn't terrific. It's two minutes long for some reason and she and Kenan Thompson take their time sidling up to the punchlines in their promos, which in many cases are more like gentle-poke-lines. Also, in typical Anna Faris fashion, she's winning, funny, charming and the best thing on screen. And you just hope somebody gets around to putting her in something good. [NBC]
The trailer for Steven Spielberg's The Adventures of Tin-Tin is terrific, save for the spooky motion capture eyes. We're sure he also has a meticulous opening credit sequence in the offing, which is guaranteed not to be as spry and wonderful as animator James Curran's unofficial opening sequence, which incorporates elements from all 24 of the Tin-Tin books. At the very least, Spielberg should cut Curran a check and make sure the footage makes the DVD bonus disc. [Quipsologies via The Casual Optimist]
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