Russell Brand rants about the economy for 101 goddamn minutes in The Emperor’s New Clothes

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Want to see a cinephile run the gamut of reactions in five seconds? Explain the premise of the documentary The Emperor’s New Clothes. “It’s a Michael Winterbottom film…” [Intrigued expression.] “… with Russell Brand…” [Face falls.] “… explaining economic injustice.” [Flees room.] Alas, the only experience more…

Russell Brand, Paul Scheer, and a bunch of other people join Nicolas Cage’s Osama Bin Laden comedy

Nicolas Cage is getting some help in his one-man quest to hunt down Osama Bin Laden. Wait, we should be more specific, because that sounds too much like something that would happen in real life: Nicolas Cage is going to be in a movie where he plays a guy on a one-man quest to hunt down Osama Bin Laden, and now some…

Russell Brand named world’s fourth most influential thinker, and not by Russell Brand either

Despite resembling the corporeal manifestation of an absinthe hallucination experienced by Charles Dickens in 1861, Russell Brand has apparently made quite a name for himself with the rebellious British youth of late. In the past couple of years, Brand has embarked upon a radical reinvention from a mildly irritating…

Russell Brand cancels SXSW appearance because watching a film about himself is too painful

Russell Brand, famous funny man, fast talker, and champion of truth in the media, bailed on his scheduled appearance at the worldwide premiere of director Ondi Timoner’s documentary, Brand: A Second Coming. As the film was set to screen at SXSW on Friday, this classifies the decision as coming pretty close to the 11th…

Blur’s 1994 song ”Parklife” becomes a battleground for Russell Brand

Criticism of celebrity culture swings like a pendulum from one polar extreme to another and back again. One moment we’re criticizing celebrities’ indifference to the world at-large, but they become easy targets when attempting to use their position and influence for change. This paradigm becomes problematic when the…