Pitchfork has the entire short film in all it’s random, piss-fight glory online at their website. It’s a definite must-see. I went to see the film last night here in Toronto, at The Royal and it was easily the most random thing I’ve ever seen on the big screen. Hilarious, but random. And just so full of awesome and amazing. And my god, all the cameos, it’s like playing Reverse-Where’s Waldo? More after the jump.
View the whole thing here.
And the music video (which is basically a three-minute version of the film) for their first single “Make Some Noise” here .
UPDATE: Below is a list borrowed from the folks over at Vulture, it’s a very well composed guide to the absolute bevy of celebrity cameo appearances within the short film.:
Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, and Elijah Wood:
Playing Mike D, MCA, and the most adorable Ad-Rock ever, respectively, the trio stumbles out of the party at dawn, then goes on a slow-mo destruction spree, tossing beers at people and breaking into a bodega.
Susan Sarandon and Stanley Tucci:
The parents whose absence allowed the party to happen in the first place. A suspicious Sarandon tries to blame the Beasties for the wanton destruction, using pie remnants as proof.
The first of the short’s many, many two-second cameos, Jones walks down the street, is come on to by the Beasties, and says, “You wish, turkeys.”
If you’re still in the throes of Arrested Development withdrawal, enjoy Arnett essentially playing G.O.B. here (expensive suit and indignant “Come on!” included).
A cabdriver. This is the point in the short where the audience started murmuring the names of the celebrities they recognized, so there was a lot of, “That’s Adam Scott!” (and just as much “Who’s Adam Scott?”).
A churchgoer, he is offended by the Beasties’ post-party antics.
The maitre d’ of a café that the Beasties terrorize, and between him and Steve Buscemi as the establishment’s waiter, the recipient of most of the audience’s “Hey, I recognize that famous celebrity who is making a two-second cameo” goodwill.
Amy Poehler, Roman Coppola, Shannyn Sossamon, Mary Steenburgen, Alicia Silverstone, Laura Dern, Milo Ventimiglia, and Jody Hill:
All patrons of the café, Poehler and Steenburgen are lucky enough to get close-ups, but the rest of the actors were there to add barely glimpsed celebrity flavor.
Another café patron, dressed as Vincent Van Gogh, for some reason.
Chloë Sevigny, Kirsten Dunst, and Maya Rudolph:
This is the point where the short started to weirdly resemble Madonna’s video for “Music,” as the Beasties clamber into town cars with three colorfully wigged metal chicks, who indulge in all manner of illegal activity (drugs, stabbing) with them. All it needed was a Sacha Baron Cohen cameo.
Cross reprises his role as Nathaniel Hornblower, the pseudonymous alter ego of director Adam Yauch. Complicated? Perhaps, but you only get three seconds of him anyway.
Credited as “Johnny Ryall,” he would appear to be the character from the Beasties’ track from Paul’s Boutique, except that Orlando Bloom is way too pretty to play a homeless alcoholic.
Will Ferrell, John C. Reilly, and Jack Black:
Arriving in a Delorean, the three play time-traveling versions of the older Beasties, with a cowbell-striking Ferrell as Ad-Rock, Reilly as Mike D, and Black as MCA (or, as the younger Beasties put it, “The ghosts of License to Ill future”). It isn’t long before the Beasties of both generations get in a dance-off, which culminates in a literal, endless pissing contest.
Adam Horovitz, Mike D, Adam Yauch:
Finally, the actual Beasties appear as cops, hauling the faux Beasties away in a paddy wagon driven by Martin Starr. Still, their most significant contribution to the short might be the new, thumping tracks on the soundtrack, including a remix of “Too Many Rappers,” featuring Nas.