This year's Academy Awards were another boring, turgid affair. Due to the writer's strike the Academy churned out long meaningless montages to fill time (needed?) and pat themselves on the back. Yet despite the amount of footage shown many people got snubbed, including Whoopi and Brad Renfro (We Are All Brad Renfro!).
Cosmodrome prides itself on supporting Nic Cage whenever possible, so we feel it our duty to bring to the attention of the Academy another shameless snubbing that they almost got away with.
Here is an unfunny Jerry Seinfeld bee-realted/Bee Movie tie-in montage [couldn't find the original, so you'll have to ff to the end] and below is a scene that would have fit in perfectly, spiced up the show, and restored our faith in the Oscars.
Serbians torch U.S. Embassy in Belgrade, Republican presidential nominee puts down lobbyists in speeches but surrounds himself with them in his offices, and CNN's front page headline features an award ceremony face-off between two fictional total fucking badasses. WTFCNN, indeed, baby. Now that's what I'm talking about.
Rhianna's "Umbrella" may have lost the Best Song Grammy to Amy Winehouse's "Rehab," but given the number of different ways this song has been reinvented or "remixed" in live settings - with Chris Brown at the VMA's, with Morris Day and the Time at the Grammy's, and most recently with the Klaxons at the Brit Awards, there has got to be some kind of a new category created for this song. Most Versatile? Most Flexible? Song with the Stongest Pathological Fear of Getting Old? Whatever it is, this song will not go gently into that good night (rage, Rhianna, rage against the dying of the light).
Here, in all its transmogro-rific glory, is Umbrella Cubed.