Afternoon Filler: MLK Day: The Movie, Peter Berg's Mini Commercial, Rowdy Roddy Piper vs. Eli Roth

Afternoon Filler: MLK Day: The Movie, Peter Berg's Mini Commercial, Rowdy Roddy Piper vs. Eli Roth

Jan 30, 2012

30 Rock has looked into its comedy crystal ball to bring us a trailer for Garry Marshall's next holiday-themed opus, Martin Luther King Day, starring Emma Stone, Andy Samburg, Nick Cannon, R2D2 and Jenna Maroney. [via Vulture]

It may seem like it's a trend thanks to the Ferris Bueller Honda spot this week, but car companies have been poaching Hollywood talent to helm their spots for years. Sure, it makes sense if you want an action director to shoot what amounts to a mini-action movie, but that's not exactly what Mini's new Roadster commercial accomplishes. We're unclear what Battleship director Peter Berg brings to the table here that, say, a winner of those old Coke short film competitions does't, but, hey, we wouldn't be posting it if he didn't direct it. So, well played, Mini. Well played.

And finally, Funny or Die presents its newest daytime talk show, Piper's Pit with Rowdy Roddy Piper. Today's guest: Hostage director Elly Roth.

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