Matthew Perry Reveals The Rejected ‘Friends’ Storyline That Involves A Male Strip Club And Their Sandwiches

There were plenty of outlandish storylines that came out of the famed NBC series Friends throughout its ten-season history. Although the beloved characters endured some unbelievable experiences, there was one specific storyline star Matthew Perry deemed too peculiar for the comedy series.

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While speaking to Andy Cohen on his Bravo talk show Watch What Happens Live!, Cohen asked him if there was a particular storyline that made him think “is this really happening?” Perry wasted no time in revealing an intriguing concept involving Chandler frequenting a male strip club. However, the reason for his regular visits were different from what you might expect:

“There was a storyline on Friends where Chandler went to a male strip joint because he really liked the sandwiches. And I called up and said, ‘let’s not do this one.'”

As all Friends fans will know, we’ve never seen this idea executed in the series. Although Chandler may not have been as big of a fan of food as his best friend Joey (Matt LeBlanc), nourishment was typically important for the IT procurement manager – particularly when a cheesecake is involved. It truly would have been hilarious to see Chandler maneuver his way around a male strip club to acquire that unbelievably delicious sandwich. A man’s gotta eat!

The Friends’ Fondness For Food

What’s interesting about this cancelled episode is that it might have joined the long list of food-centered Friends episodes, some of which gave us the show’s funniest moments. There have been a myriad of food-centric moments throughout the series that will make you crack up regardless how many times you watch them. If there is one life lesson we can take away from the ten year stint Friends had on the air, it’s that:

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‘Friends’ | [Credit: NBC]

Many of the funniest episodes include some type of hijinks that ensue when food is involved. As we’ll never get to see Chandler’s strip club sandwich obsession, here are a few of the best food moments from the series.

“The One Where Ross Got High”: Trifle Time

Rachel creates a trifle to end all trifles. Her unique version of the dessert is created when her cookbook featured missing pages, which ultimately led to a half-trifle, half-shepherd’s pie monstrosity.

Rachel’s excited explanation of her “traditional English” dessert is the cherry on top of this hilarious Friends moment:

“First there’s a layer of ladyfingers, then a layer of jam, then custard, which I made from scratch, then raspberries, more ladyfingers, then beef sauteed with peas and onions, then a little more custard, and then bananas, and then I just put some whipped cream on top.”

“The One With Ross’s Sandwich”: “… MY SANDWICH?!”

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Never come between a friend and their sandwich.

When Ross dejectedly enters the Central Perk and announces that someone ate his delectable ‘moist maker’ sandwich at work, I’m certain many audience members could relate to such a blatant expression of betrayal. The extra slice of gravy-soaked bread in the middle is what gives the Moist Maker its name, and witnessing his reaction to his coworker who not only ate the sandwich but also threw it away is hilarious.

As time goes by, more and more curious minds attempt to create the moist maker every Thanksgiving. Buzzfeed and the brilliant YouTube cooking channel Binging With Babish are just a few examples of cookery shows that have stepped up to the challenge. However, thoughts on the actual tastiness of these sandwiches have been rather mixed.

“The One Where Joey Speaks French”: Joey Drinks A Gallon Of Milk In 10 Seconds

Phoebe wants to help Joey by removing all the lies featured in his acting résumé, which includes horseback riding, tap dancing and archery. From the long list of fibs, a specific claim pops up that involves drinking a gallon of milk in 10 seconds.

The brief end credits moment shows some fantastic physical comedy from Matt LeBlanc, as he manages to down the entire gallon. It is brilliantly disgusting to watch, and Phoebe’s jubilation at the end should emulate everyone’s reaction.


Clearly, the friends were not afraid to get down and dirty with their favorite foods. Seeing how much they adored a certain dessert or Thanksgiving special is something virtually everyone can relate to, which is most likely why these gags worked. Whether the episode featuring Chandler’s strip club specials would have gone down in Friends history as an awesome food moment or a throwaway idea is a prospect only the TV Gods know.

Would you have wanted to see “The One Where Chandler Loves Strip Club Sandwiches”? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below!

Matilda (1996)

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Harry Wormwood: A book? What do you want a book for?
Matilda: To read.
Harry: To read? Why would you want to read when you got the television set sitting right in front of you? There’s nothing you can get from a book that you can’t get from a television faster.


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Starring: Mara Wilson as Matilda, Embeth Davidtz as Miss Honey, Pam Ferris as Miss Trunchbull, Danny DeVito as Harry Wormwood and Rhea Perlman as Zinnia Wormwood, dir. Danny DeVito.

CINEMAGRAPH SOURCE: orbo
‘MATILDA’ DISTRIBUTOR: TriStar Pictures
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Cinematographer: Stefan Czapsky (Edward Scissorhands, Batman Returns Ed Wood)

Brad Pitt Reveals ‘The Assassination Of Jesse James’ Is His Favorite Brad Pitt Movie

When debating which actors and actresses deserve to be on the A-list of Hollywood, Brad Pitt will forever be in the top tier of the discussion. The handsome talent experienced joyous highs and immense lows in the last year – the 2017 Best Picture winner Moonlight was produced by his company, Plan B, whereas the Robert Zemeckis-directed historical romance Allied was a commercially-aimed box office disappointment for the star. Pitt’s personal life with estranged wife Angelina Jolie has also made controversial headlines, causing the actor to seclude himself until recently.

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The famous face recently sat down with GQ Style for a remarkably open and raw interview. Although there is not much discussed about his acting work, he provides a fascinating insight into how he chooses which roles to delve into. He reveals finding acting exciting when he’s focusing on the “comedic stuff” and “taking gambles.”

He refers to his starring role in the 2007 Andrew Dominik-directed film The Assassination Of Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford as his favorite movie that also happens to be “the worst performing film of anything [he has] done.” He mentions the importance of believing in a project and expresses the frustration felt when cynicism sets in:

“… If I believe something is worthy, then I know it will be worthy in time to come. And there are times I get really cynical, you know. I spend a lot of time on design and even this sculpture folly I’m on, I have days when—it all ends up in the dirt anyways: What’s the point? So I go through that cycle, too, you know? What’s the point?”

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Pitt’s Lowest-Grossing Movie? 2015’s ‘By The Sea’

According to Box Office Mojo, of Pitt’s 35 wide release credits, The Assassination Of Jesse James places at a whopping #34 in terms of worldwide unadjusted gross. The remaining lowest-grossing film is the 2015 collaboration with Jolie, By The Sea.

Interesting to note, Pitt’s third highest-grossing feature is the film he and Jolie starred in exactly ten years prior to By The Sea with Mr. and Mrs. Smith. Coincidence? Most likely… Or is it?!

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‘By The Sea’ | Credit: Universal
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‘Mr and Mrs. Smith’ Credit: 20th Century Fox

 


Brad Pitt’s ridiculously impressive filmography speaks for itself. It is impossible to not enjoy at least one film he has appeared in which ranges from Se7en to Fight Club, the Ocean’s series, The Tree Of Life, 12 Years A Slave, Fury and the list only continues. With the recent news that World War Z 2 is apparently a go and his starring role in a Netflix original film nearing its release, we will hopefully see more of a mature Pitt as time goes on.

Prepare for his performance as Gen. McMahon in the satirical black comedy War Machine, also starring Anthony Michael Hall, Topher Grace, Tilda Swinton and Will Poulter, set to release on Netflix on May 26th, 2017.

(Source: GQ Style)

What is your favorite Brad Pitt film? Let me know in the comments below!

Vintage Walkmans Are Selling For $2000 Thanks To The Popularity Of Star-Lord And ‘Guardians Of The Galaxy’

When we were first introduced to Chris Pratt‘s Star-Lord, the Legendary Outlaw was searching for an orb on the planet of Morag. As he delved into this foreign planet, he puts on his iconic orange headphones attached to a vintage Sony TPS-L2 Walkman before melodically dancing to Redbone‘s ‘Come And Get Your Love’.

From that point on, the Sony Walkman acts as an extension of Quill’s character throughout the film, and the music included in his ‘Awesome Mix’ cassettes moves the story forward. It shouldn’t be that surprising then that the iconic device has been an increase in demand with the release of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

Many die-hard fans have had the itch to purchase a similar Walkman in order to emulate the beloved character, but anybody looking for their very own version of the Walkman is going to have to reach deep into their piggy banks to afford the popular item.

The Walkman In Question

You have to admit, this was a pretty awesome gadget even before it featured in Guardians of the Galaxy. Sony’s TPS-L2 was the first portable cassette player ever released, which makes it understandable as to why it is so highly regarded. It was originally released in Japan on July 1, 1979 and released in the United States the following year. The Walkman retailed for a hefty $200 back in the day, which is equivalent to roughly $589 in today’s dollars.

Fast forward almost forty years and the TPS-L2 is featured in numerous online listings thanks to the popularity of Marvel’s space comedy. Regardless of the condition of the player (some are actually listed as unusable), many are still selling for upwards of $500. However, if you want the complete look, certain listings that include the recognizable orange headphones are selling for more than $2,000!

For the more economical consumer, Marvel also provides a blue and orange Walkman that’s selling for $25:

Although Marvel’s alternative isn’t a purist fantasy (no cassette-playing capability or orange headphones), the device can be connected to your phone or MP3 player, so you can play your own awesome mix. Another neat inclusion is its ability to record your own speech, sounds, and music in MP3 format, and you can even distort your voice.


Along with the popularity of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, it’s easy to see why fans are looking to purchase the original Sony device. In the present day, we see the dizzying advancement of technology, so let’s reminisce on a time when creating a personalized mix-tape was the world’s most romantic gesture. My best friend gave me a mixtape CD once for my birthday filled with songs we love to jam to and I cherish it immensely.

Perhaps those lucky enough to have purchased the retro gadget can bring back this trend! Now that Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is officially in theaters, there’s never been a better time to get hooked on a feeling!

(Source: The Hollywood Reporter)

What songs would appear in your Awesome Mix? Let me know in the comments below!

Alien: Covenant (2017) Movie Review

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Alien: Covenant follows the crew of a ship bound for a colony planet who land on an uncharted planet and make a terrifying discovery. The film stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup, Danny McBride, Carmen Ejogo and Demián Bichir and is directed by Ridley Scott (The Martian, Blade Runner, Alien).

My Thoughts On The Characters And Story

Ridley Scott is at it again proving that age truly is nothing more than a way to receive discounts at your local restaurant and/or theatre. Alien: Covenant serves as a sequel to 2012’s Prometheus and prequel to the beloved 1970s classic, Alien. The film features a ridiculously fantastic performance by one of my favourite actors working in Hollywood today, Michael Fassbender, who manages to flawlessly execute dual roles while staying true to each respective character. His characters beliefs contrast each other and watching him work off himself is just wonderful to witness.

There is a sense of camaraderie between the characters on the ship, however I really only enjoyed watching only a handful of them on the screen. Danny McBride and Katherine Waterston were both pretty brilliant, the others served their roles respectably but there were times when even I wanted to see one or two (or four) of them be mauled by a xenomorph.

The sense of dread felt throughout Covenant is why I enjoyed it as much as I did. I felt a deep connection with Waterston’s character and particularly with Fassbender’s character from Prometheus, David. Since they both hold conflicting ideologies, I loved the back and forth I faced with myself because there is truly nothing better than when a film challenges me… For the curious, by the end of the film I was rooting for David. Yes, I am officially Robert DeNiro‘s character from Goodfellas.

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There were a couple horror tropes sprinkled throughout that made me roll my eyes and included SPOILER a couple fucking in the shower while the predatory figure looms over. END SPOILER. I also do wish they focused more on the beliefs that David was attempting to argue, however I understand their decision to place emphasis on the typical horror aspect of it since there were other enjoyable components (like the gloriously blood-filled sequences) that appealed to the mass audience.

There were some great scares featured in the film with a few of the scares pertaining to the dumb choices made by some of these crew members. The idea of intelligent individuals traveling down to a foreign planet is essentially the entire idea behind the various Star Trek incarnations and they are executed virtually flawlessly. The Covenant crew members are clearly intelligent because they are responsible for these thousands of colonists, however certain decisions made by them made me think “really, guys?”

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MAJOR SPOILER Can someone please explain to me how the ever-living fuck David managed to (I assume) kill Walter? The brief shot of the knife simply doesn’t make logical sense because Walter overcame that one moment where we think David killed him. Did he stab him in the eye? Does he have an on/off switch that David utilized? It doesn’t make any goddamn sense! END SPOILER

How Were The Other Aspects Of ‘Alien: Covenant’?

Captain Obvious checking in here: I thoroughly enjoyed Scott’s direction of the film. His creeping through the corridors and occasional perspective switches were brilliant. Having the crew members attach GoPros to their backpacks was such a small yet clever inclusion. Nothing is more terrifying to me than deep space and the occasional shots in space got to me. As this is the first Alien movie I have ever watched – such a blasphemous comment, I know – it kept me entertained and encouraged me to watch at least the first two original Aliens and quite possibly Prometheus despite the less-than-stellar reaction for it… Not to mention the fucking terrible Charlize Theron moments when she DOESN’T ZIG ZAG! ALWAYS ZIG ZAG!!

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If you’re intrigued by the Alien franchise and want to watch a sci-fi thriller on a random rainy day, check out Alien: Covenant.

Alien: Covenant receives 3/5 Matt Damon heads.

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The Upcoming ‘Purge’ TV Series Will Focus On Everything But The Actual Purge

Nobody expected The Purge franchise to become as successful as it has, but it was clear that audiences were intrigued by the concept when the initial film grossed over $89 million from a $3 million budget. The two subsequent installments managed to earn over $110 million at the box office each, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that a fourth installment is set for release in July, 2018. Although another film installment was expected, many were surprised to learn that Blumhouse Productions teamed up with SyFy and USA to bring the concept to the small screen.

For those hungry for more information about the Purge‘s dystopian world, film franchise creator James DeMonaco appeared at NBCUniversal’s upfront presentations, and spoke about a surprising revelation about the television series. He described the series as:

“an entirely new chapter in America’s 12 hours of annual lawlessness.”

For a franchise that has built its entire lore around those 12 hours of lawlessness, focusing on the other aspects of the world’s lore could either play incredibly well for its fans, or crash and burn due to its stark difference to the purge-centered films.

Blumhouse’s Jason Blum also appeared at the upfronts and expanded on DeMonaco’s point:

“It will reveal to the fans what happens the other 364 days of the year and how that law affects people.”

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‘The Purge: Election Year’ | Credit: Universal Pictures

 

Although it might initially seem strange to have a Purge series that doesn’t focus on purging, the behind-the-scenes turmoil that the citizens of this universe endure could be spectacularly enthralling. Fans of the franchise will most likely check out the TV series regardless of the direction they take, and it will definitely be interesting to see how the showrunners build suspense during the events leading up to an inevitable purge.

The Purge TV series is set to air on SyFy and USA in 2018. In the meantime, you can catch the fourth Purge film set for release on July 4, 2018.

Are you intrigued by the direction the Purge TV series is taking? Let me know in the comments below!

(Source: Deadline)

Recommendation: Ocean’s Eleven (2001)

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Tess: You know what your problem is?
Danny: … I only have one?


Steven Soderbergh’s remake of Ocean’s Eleven is easily one of the best movie remakes of all time. Many are actually unaware of the 1960’s Ocean 11 that starred the Rat Pack of the day including Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.

The Chemistry Between The Cast Is Infallible

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Every single person cast in Ocean’s Eleven is essentially a perfect fit. The titular Danny Ocean is portrayed by the embodiment of charisma itself, George Clooney. His right-hand man Rusty Ryan needed to have the same amount of charm, if not more, and Brad Pitt manages to excel in his role. My husband in my dreams, Matt Damon, portrays the perpetually nervous Linus Caldwall with enough humour and appeal that causes the viewer to feel sympathy for him while also wanting to shake the hesitation out of him.

Every other character that makes up the eleven of Ocean’s crew is cast wonderfully, you truly feel the connection between them and the various histories shared between certain characters… You know, I could’ve done with Julia Roberts but that’s just a personal preference because I’m not exactly the biggest Julia Roberts fan.

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“Does He Make You Laugh?”

Regardless of my feelings for Julia Roberts, the one scene she shares with Danny when he is released from prison is one of my favourites of the entire film (the whole trilogy, really).

It is obviously intriguing to see two A-list stars interact with each other, however the subtext shared between Tess and Danny is why I love the scene as much as I do. The tension is felt immediately when Danny touches her shoulder and as they execute that quick dialogue you’re left wondering about their marital life prior to the film. Not to mention, the absolute gorgeous lighting is just ridiculously enjoyable to watch.

Check Out The Scene Below:

I highly recommend watching this film if you are looking for an incredibly well-acted and sharp comedy. They ultimately are criminals who are looking to steal millions of dollars and yet, I still find myself rooting for them.


The Nitty Gritty

Release Year: 2001.
Director: Steven Soderbergh (Traffic, Syriana, Magic Mike).
Stars: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle, Bernie Mac, Scott Caan, Casey Affleck, Carl Reiner, Elliott Gould, Eddie Jemison, Shaobo Qin, Andy García and Julia Roberts.
Run-Time: 1 hour and 57 minutes.