Amusing Viral Video

Ghostbusters vs Inception

Someone has recut the Ghostbusters trailer with the Zack Hemsey track ‘Mind Heist‘, which was used on the Inception trailer.

Although this meme played itself out during the summer, with mashups of Heat, The Dark Knight and The IT Crowd, this is a pretty slick edit job.

More proof, if any were needed, that Zack Hemsey’s music can make almost any trailer sound more dramatic.

> Original trailer for Ghostbusters
> Zack Hemsey

News Viral Video

The Man with the Golden Radio Voice

A reporter from the Columbus Dispatch in Ohio recently came across a homeless man named Ted Williams with an incredible voice for TV and radio.

The result, which feels like a real life remake of The Soloist, was this video in which Williams demonstrated his vocal skills and described how he fell on hard times.

It has since gone viral on YouTube and been picked up by mainstream media outlets.

A thread on Reddit has the latest details on the story:

So, a homeless guy down on his luck may find redemption thanks to the good will of people on the web.

Someone has got to snap up the rights and make this into a feel-good movie, right?

For the latest, check out the Reddit thread here or the latest stories on Google News.

UPDATE 05/01/10:

Here is his appearance on the Dave and Jimmy morning radio show on WNCI in Columbus:

The Early Show on CBS interviewed Ted Williams:

The Cleveland Cavaliers have offered Ted a full-time job and a house.

> Columbus Dispatch
> CBS News on the story
> Doral Chenoweth on Vimeo

Amusing Technology Viral Video

Tron Legacy 8-bit version

Animator Pierre Manry has re-imagined Tron: Legacy as an 8-bit videogame, complete with a converted Daft Punk score.

[via Gizmodo]

> Tron: Legacy review
> The Legacy of Tron
> 8 bit at Wikipedia

Viral Video

Cinema 2010

It is that time of year when film compilations start cropping up on YouTube and this one by Kees van Dijkhuizen does a good job of distilling the year in movies down to 5 minutes and 38 seconds.

> 2010 in Film at Wikipedia
> The Best Films of 2010

Random Viral Video

We’re Not In Kansas Anymore

The famous line ‘We’re not in Kansas anymore’ from The Wizard of Oz has cropped up in a lot of films.

Uttered by Dorothy (Judy Garland) to her dog Toto when she first arrives in Oz, the phrase came 4th in the AFI’s list of the top 100 movie quotations in American cinema.

But this video shows the extent to which it has firmly embedded itself in pop culture.

Here is the full list of films and TV shows in this video:

  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Sex and the City 2
  • Spring Break
  • South Beach Academy
  • Entourage
  • Talons of the Eagle
  • Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
  • Population 436
  • Inkheart
  • Highway to Hell
  • Crocodile
  • Passport to Paris
  • New York Minute
  • The Ben Stiller Show
  • Married…with Children
  • Stargate SG-1
  • Criminal Minds
  • Captain Planet and the Planeteers
  • Sliders
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • Ghosts of the Abyss
  • Brothers at War
  • Mysterious Skin
  • Swingers
  • Fat Actress
  • Spiders
  • The Man with the Screaming Brain
  • Blonde Ambition
  • Lifepod
  • Supernatural
  • Lois and Clark
  • Pretender
  • Supergator
  • Trancers 4
  • Camp Slaughter
  • Vamp
  • Alien Species
  • Sailor Moon
  • Swamp Thing
  • Iron Eagle II
  • Little Shop of Horrors
  • The Matrix
  • Fanscape
  • Smallville
  • Jack of All Trades
  • Avatar
  • Volcano
  • CSI: Miami
  • Real Time with Bill Maher
  • Happy Town
  • Gilmore Girls
  • Bones
  • Scooby Doo and the Loch Ness Monster
  • Anamaniacs
  • America’s Next Top Model
  • Ugly Betty
  • Shutter Island
  • Stargate SG-1

[Via Buzzfeed and Four Four]

> The Wizard of Oz at Wikipedia
> AFI 100 Years 100 Movie Quotes