Not everyone can follow their wildest dreams. That's the harsh reality for most adults whose ambitions are naturally tempered with grocery bills and car payments, mortgages and kids' college savings plans. I don't mean to make any of that sound tragic. It's just life. The fact is: wild dreams are most easily followed by the unattached, the unencumbered, the young–people like James Coker and Marshall Stratton who are jumping through every hoop to ensure their shot at doing what they love is aimed as precisely as fate will allow. If only things were as carefree as they are for The Other Kennedys. Alas, Coker and Stratton will [...]
It only makes sense that Michael Bolton would be interested in the role of Michael Bolton in 1999's Office Space, and thanks to Funny or Die you can now watch his long-lost audition in full. I still consider Bolton's turn as Jack Sparrow to be the defining moment of his acting career, but he's not too bad at playing Michael Bolton either.
Casting celebrities does not a good project make, and thinking otherwise is a huge mistake. That's my web video rhyme. Seriously, though. Too many creators think that all they need to do to send a project into the stratosphere is attach a recognizable name, and that's so misguided. Celebrities, just like any talented performers, are great when they have great material. The key to making the most of talent like Scarlett Johanson or even Will Sasso is creating a project that can stand on its own two feet– or banana peels as the case may be–without them and then presenting it confidently to the famous folks you hope can [...]
Sam Reece and Becky Chicoine are many things. They're humans, they're women, they're writer/creator/actors, and…AND they're really funny. Perhaps most of all, though, Sam Reece and Becky Chicoine are Girls with Brown Hair. What does that mean? Well, first, it means they're brunettes. Obviously. Like…what? Obviously. It also means they're the duo responsible for an impressive cache of smart, well-written web comedy that's not getting its due. With just 138 channel subscribers, Sam and Becky are a prime example of top-tier talent being beaten down by the noise of YouTube make-up tutorials. Luckily, Splitsider's here and we've got a promise to make you: once you watch Sam and [...]
Happy 2015, everybody! Are you feeling reborn? Are you feeling resolute? Are you feeling insatiably horny? Good, me neither. Well, I'm kind of horny but that comes and goes. I'm also inspired after speaking with Abby Holland, writer and creator of The Return of Saturn (mightily directed and edited by Geoffrey Stevens). Motivated by a hard time in her life, Abby turned to creating as a therapeutic outlet…as many artists do. In the process, she achieved what many artists cannot, an honest picture of a life in the throes of crisis. She took a risk in putting her whole self out for the world to see and ended up [...]