The Late Movies: Mashups

Tonight for the Late Movies, here are a series of mashups taking a collection of clips and giving them a fresh perspective.

In this clip we see scenes from The Simpsons set to a trailer for Forrest Gump.

Here is The Shining redone as a romantic comedy.

There are a collection of people on the web who believe that Fight Club is nothing but a retelling of the '80s classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off. To further that argument, someone in that camp made this video.

In this clip, we see the boys from Dumb and Dumber, Harry and Lloyd, in a trailer for the western Appaloosa starring Ed Harris.

Here is the Stephen King classic It as an inspiring, lighthearted drama.

Ever wondered what Star Wars would look like if it had been released in the 1950s? Wonder no more.

Who Watches The Watchtoys? This is a series of clips from the Toy Story movies set to the trailer for The Watchmen.

Finally, every year DJ Earworm releases a remix of the chart's top singles. We'll leave you tonight with his 2009 mashup. Enjoy!

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Netflix's Most-Binged Shows of 2017, Ranked

Netflix might know your TV habits better than you do. Recently, the entertainment company's normally tight-lipped number-crunchers looked at user data collected between November 1, 2016 and November 1, 2017 to see which series people were powering through and which ones they were digesting more slowly. By analyzing members’ average daily viewing habits, they were able to determine which programs were more likely to be “binged” (or watched for more than two hours per day) and which were more often “savored” (or watched for less than two hours per day) by viewers.

They found that the highest number of Netflix bingers glutted themselves on the true crime parody American Vandal, followed by the Brazilian sci-fi series 3%, and the drama-mystery 13 Reasons Why. Other shows that had viewers glued to the couch in 2017 included Anne with an E, the Canadian series based on L. M. Montgomery's 1908 novel Anne of Green Gables, and the live-action Archie comics-inspired Riverdale.

In contrast, TV shows that viewers enjoyed more slowly included the Emmy-winning drama The Crown, followed by Big Mouth, Neo Yokio, A Series of Unfortunate Events, GLOW, Friends from College, and Ozark.

There's a dark side to this data, though: While the company isn't around to judge your sweatpants and the chip crumbs stuck to your couch, Netflix is privy to even your most embarrassing viewing habits. The company recently used this info to publicly call out a small group of users who turned their binges into full-fledged benders:

Oh, and if you're the one person in Antarctica binging Shameless, the streaming giant just outed you, too.

Netflix broke down their full findings in the infographic below and, Big Brother vibes aside, the data is pretty fascinating. It even includes survey data on which shows prompted viewers to “Netflix cheat” on their significant others and which shows were enjoyed by the entire family.

Netflix infographic "The Year in Bingeing"


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