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 day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.
Like jokers, we forgot to set our DVR to record HBO's special, one-time only, you-won't-see-this-again broadcast of the Luck pilot last night, which means we're going to have to wait until the series premiere in January to see Dustin Hoffman act all fidgety and menacing. In the meantime, we'll just be watching the show's neon-lit credit sequence on a semi-constant loop. [AlexanderMitrakov]
We've wondered in the past what the planned film adaptation of the pregnancy manual What To Expect When You're Expecting would look like. Maybe it would play around with time and perspective like the work of Tarantino or Steven Soderbergh? Or maybe it would be cerebral reflection on youth and motherhood, like the Texas scenes in The Tree of Life? Or would it just be a Valentine's Day knockoff with lots of vaguely famous faces in stories that kind of connect, but not always. Based on the film's first trailer, it looks like they've settled on the latter approach. [GalleyCat]
Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield -- of the ice cream Ben & Jerrys -- appeared on CNN this morning to voice their support for the Occupy movement, even though the ice cream that bears their names sells for $6 a pint and international consumer goods company Unilever took control of the brand back in 2000. Ben Cohen even suggested the company could start producing a 'Choccupy' ice cream flavor, a bold suggestion, considering he's no longer involved with the company. [CNN via Think Progress]
William Shatner and Carrie Fisher have been having a pretend YouTube fight for the last three weeks about the various merits of Star Wars compared to Star Trek. It's the kind of thing that would have ended quietly once everyone involved lost interest, which we think is at least part of the reason why Star Trek veteran George Takei has released a new video reminding Shatner and Fisher that they have a shared enemy in the Twilight franchise. This isn't exactly true, since Twilight isn't even set in space, but still: Twilight! [The Hollywood Reporter]
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