This is the second edition ‘TFNY’s Videos of the Week’.
Some are old; some are new. Some are ‘viral’; some have had only a few hundred views. Some are serious; some are ridiculous.
1. Suicide Squad – Blitz Trailer – Official Warner Bros. UK
This week, Warner Bros have released a ‘Blitz Trailer’ (due to it being set to “Ballroom Blitz”) of their upcoming Super ‘hero’ film Suicide Squad. This trailer’s soundtrack is iconic and follows on from the film’s full trailer being set to Bohemian Rhapsody. Are Warner Bros astutely winning over fans with strong music choices? Possibly. Will Suicide Squad be a success? That’s to be seen. It seems, however, from their trailers alone it’ll be a hilarious thriller much in the style of recent raging success Deadpool.
When you think of 21st century cinema – one of the first things you’ll think of is CGI comic-book films. You’ll struggle to watch the trailers before a film without watching one for an upcoming Marvel or DC movie. The audience is done with the classics (and their remakes (and the remakes of the remakes)). The studios are now churning out unfamiliar titles and removing the tedious protagonist saving the world theme. Although some failures are inevitable (due to the sheer number of films), Deadpool set the bar and now Suicide Squad seems to be certainly about to raise it. The film hits our screens in the UK on August 5th.
2. Not enough cheese on your pasta?
Cooking videos are becoming more and more popular on the Internet – Buzzfeed’s ‘Tasty’ page has over 51 million likes on Facebook alone for example. Despite this video being published by a far inferior page (in terms of likes), ‘Panoram Italia Magazine’, it’s gone viral with over 4 million views.
This video shows a chef adding cheese to his creamy pasta in an obviously unnecessary yet impressive way. Who wouldn’t like to have their pasta mixed together in a hollowed out ball of cheese? Vegans maybe? Someone who is lactose intolerant? Otherwise this chef truly has nailed it. One commenter even remarked that they’d give up their kidneys to eat this pasta. If that doesn’t show how impressive this video is I don’t know what does? She is willing to go without the organ that she needs to filter the pasta through her digestive system in the first place, just so she can eat the dish!
3. Game of Thrones Season 6: Trailer #2 (HBO)
HBO’s Game of Thrones released their second official trailer of the much anticipated sixth season of the global hit. If the first trailer was a brief reminder of why we love this show, set to a clever cover of Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game. This trailer is a reminder of what a suspenseful, gruesome thriller the show really is.
Building up to the premier of the new season, this second trailer offers the fans a very short glimpse of where and what each of the many characters are doing. We’re also reminded very poetically (despite the Geordie accent) that this season the various Houses aren’t just playing the game of thrones, but are fighting ‘the dead’:
“The real war is between the living and dead…and make no mistake: the dead are coming!”
4. Shot Live of the WTC from the NYU DORM
This video, filmed by student Caroline Dries back in September 2001 started to trend on Reddit yesterday for some unknown reason (that’s how the internet is) six years on from her originally posting it on YouTube. Caroline was filming what she thought was a big fire in the World Trade Centre opposite from her College dorm window, when suddenly the second plane struck the South Tower. We then watch as Caroline and her flatmates chillingly scream and panic at what they’re witnissing.
Just shy of 9/11’s fifteenth anniversary, this video is a chilling reminder of the devastating events that changed the world.
5. Redefining Happiness
Our 5th and final video this week, just like last week, was made and released by The Huffington Post and comes from Jay Shetty. Shetty is an ‘inspirational philosopher’ and is making his mark on the Internet in the past year with a huge following. The poignant video explains how people have become fixated with money and ‘success’ in the modern world, and how (according to Shetty) we need to redefine what makes us happy: “somewhere along the line our definition of success became blurred – it became about money. And it’s funny how the desire for power and wealth, increase the speed at which we believe we need to work, so we can supersede our peers in the rat race.”
Comment below with any video suggestions you’d like to see featured next week.