50 Movie Details That Most People Didn't Notice

50 Movie Details That Most People Didn't Notice -

1. Interstellar

On the water planet each tick you hear is a whole day passing on Earth.

2. Up

Dug is the only dog to track down the tropical bird because he is a retriever breed.

3. The Truman Show

The moon is illuminated by lightning, hinting that it is closer than it should be.

4. Inside Out

The pizza toppings were changed from broccoli to bell peppers in Japan because kids in Japan don't like bell peppers.

5. How to Train Your Dragon

This animation was modeled after a cat with tape stuck to its tail.

6. Deadpool 2

One of the rednecks talking about toilet paper is Matt Damon in makeup.

7. Deadpool 2

Wade discovers the direction of the shooter by looking at the camera.

8. Ant-Man

Garrett Morris makes a cameo in a scene. He was the first person to ever portray Ant-Man in 1979.

9. Revenge of the Sith

A Battledroid in the background can be seen telling his friend to look at Greivous.

10. The Incredibles 2

The painting in the hotel room is an illustration of her separation from the family.

11. Pulp Fiction

In Pulp Fiction, Vincent Vega is constantly on the toilet because one of the side effects of heroin abuse is constipation.

12. The Greatest Showman

There is a wolverine Easter egg in the border of the opening credits. Hugh Jackman played in both movies.

13. Home Alone

You ever wonder what happened to Kevin's ticket?

14. Osmosis Jones

A sperm statue can be seen with the label "our founder."

15. Zootopia

In ‘Zootopia’ (2016), there is a brief shot of a conspiracy wall and one of the pictures is of a Sad Keanu wolf.

16. Saving Private Ryan

When a medic gets shot in the canteen water pours out then blood.

17 The Avengers

In ‘The Avengers’ (2012), there is a small screen showing the heat signature in the room where Loki is being held which shows that he has a cold body temperature. That’s because he is a frost giant.

18 John Wick

In John Wick (2014), before the action starts, John wears his wristwatch normally. But when he goes into the "battle mode", he wears them face inside the wrist, which is the way soldiers usually do it so that they could see the time while holding a rifle and to avoid reflections off the glass.

19 Split

In “Split”, James McAvoy was frustrated with filming a scene with the multiple personalities talking amongst each other, and he punched a door that broke his knuckle. McAvoy filmed for three days without telling anyone about his injury and his swollen hand can be seen in one scene.

20 Deathly Hallows - Part 2

In the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, during the battle of Hogwarts, one of the giants uses a broken Quidditch goal hoop as a weapon.

21 Watchmen

In the Watchmen, the Comedian's funeral has the flag draped over his coffin for service in Vietnam. There are 51 stars on the flag, because, in Watchmen's 1985, Vietnam is a state, thanks to Dr. Manhattan and The Comedian's involvement.

22 Toy Story 2

In Toy Story 2 (1999), when Al is about to hang up with the Japanese Toy museum for buying Woody, he says “Don’t touch my mustache.” This is him mispronouncing. “どういたしまして” (Dōitashimashite) which means “You’re Welcome” in Japanese.

23 The Pursuit of Happyness

In The Pursuit of Happyness (2006), at the end of the movie, Will Smith, who plays Chris Gardner, walks past the actual Chris Gardner whose life the movie is based on.

24 Lord of the Rings

In the Lord of the Rings, you can see that Gandalf carries his pipe in his staff.

25 Her

In "Her", Theodore uses a safety pin to hold Samantha up in his pocket so she can see while out on a date.

26 Rampage

In Rampage (2018), when Dwayne The Rock Johnson's character signs "it's me" to the gorilla, he uses the American Sign Language symbol for “rock.”

27 Spider-Man Into the Spiderverse

In 'Spider-Man Into the Spiderverse' the month written on Miles's test paper is Decembruary.

28 Flushed Away

In Flushed Away, the main character Roddy (played by Hugh Jackman) pulls out Wolverine's suit while deciding what to wear.

29 The Lion King

In The Lion King, unlike the other lions, Scar's claws are always displayed throughout the movie.

30 Deadpool 2

In Deadpool 2, there is a drawing of Wolverine tagged “Prisoner 24601.” That's Jean Valjean's prisoner number in Les Miserables, which was also played by Hugh Jackman.

31 Cars

In “Cars” the canyons were designed by the animators to resemble old cars and hood ornaments.

32 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Gwen's origin story shows subtle, blue traces of scales on the body of her universe's Peter. This is a reference to the comics, in which Peter turned himself into the Lizard.

33Baby Driver

In Baby Driver (2017), Baby flips through the channels at one point and later repeats all of the dialogue he hears from the TV.

34 Up

In "Up" (2009), Ellie's things are rounded while Carl's things are square, matching their respective character designs.

35 SpongeBob Squarepants Movie

In the SpongeBob Squarepants Movie (2004), there is a fish in the Thug Tug eating a bowl of nails without any milk.

36 Toy Story

In Toy Story, Woody is trapped in a crate which is stuck under a ‘Binford’ tool-box. Binford is the fictional tool company in the TV show Home Improvement which starred Tim Allen, the voice of Buzz Lightyear.

37 Inside Out

In Inside Out (2015) two of the memory orbs on the shelves contain scenes from Up (2009). One features Carl & Ellie's wedding, while the other shows their house.

38 Indiana Jones

While escaping Nazi Germany on a blimp, Indiana Jones's father reads a German newspaper to appear inconspicuous. The newspaper is upside down.

39 The Wizard of Oz

The famous shot from The Wizard of Oz (1939) where "sepia-tone" Dorothy opens the door and walks out into Technicolor Oz was done by having an extra wearing the same costume but painted brown. The extra opens the door, and then Judy Garland (in her colorful costume) walks into frame and out the door.

40 Captain America: Civil War

At the end of Captain America: Civil War, the only marks on Cap's shield are from Black Panther's claws since both are made of Vibranium.

41 Lord of the Rings

Peter Jackson cameos his children in each of the movies of the Lord of the Rings.

42 Osmosis Jones

In Osmosis Jones (2001), there is a Pikachu held by a germ in the bladder.

43 Black Panther

In Black Panther, Angela Bassett knows Shuri did something offensive behind her because of T'Challa's horrified expression.

44 The Road To El Dorado

In The Road To El Dorado, when Tzekel-Khan is flipping through his ritual book, an Aztec/Mayan version of the Dreamworks logo can be seen on one of the pages.

45 Dennis Nedry

Dennis Nedry from Jurassic Park wearing similar outfits to characters in The Goonies. Kathleen Kennedy was the producer on both.

46 Avengers: Infinity War

In Avengers: Infinity War, Gamora tells Thanos she always hated his chair. Thanos then sits on the step leading to the chair to show that he really does care for Gamora.

47 Fight Club

In Fight Club (1999), Tyler Durden lives on Paper Street. A "paper street" is defined as a road or street that appears on maps but does not exist in reality.

48 Iron Man

In Iron Man (2008) the music that plays in the casino is actually the opening music of the original 1966 Iron Man cartoon.

49 The Little Mermaid

In The Little Mermaid (1998) when King Triton is introduced, you can see Mickey, Donald, Goofy, and Kermit the Frog in the crowd, underwater.

50 Young Guns

Tom Cruise has a cameo in Young Guns as some random cowboy who gets shot. Apparently, he was just visiting the set the day they were filming this scene and Christopher Cain decided Cruise should have a role in the film.


35 Avengers: Endgame Facts Most People Don't Know

35 Avengers: Endgame Facts Most People Don't Know

 

 

1 Robert Downey Jr.


Robert Downey Jr. was the only cast member who was entrusted with the entire film's script of Avengers: Endgame.

2 Opening sequence


During the Marvel Studios opening sequence in Avengers: Endgame, all of the characters that were affected by the events of the halving from Avengers: Infinity War (2018) were removed.

3 Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly


Evangeline Lilly and Paul Rudd were filming Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) and Avengers: Endgame at the same time.

4 Natalie Portman


Natalie Portman's appearance in the Avengers: Endgame was created with leftover footage from Thor: The Dark World (2013), and she also did voice-over work for a scene when she is talking in the distance. Although Portman didn't shoot any new scenes, she attended the film's premiere.

5 Paul Rudd


In a brief scene where the members of the Avengers are flashed on a holographic screen in Avengers: Endgame, the headshot used for Scott Lang was pulled straight from Paul Rudd's IMDB profile photo.

6 Captain Marvel


Even though Captain Marvel (2019) was released one month before Avengers: Endgame, Brie Larson shot her scenes for Avengers: Endgame first.

7 Hunka Hulka Burnin' Fudge


In Avengers: Infinity War, Tony Stark said he swore off dairy before Ben & Jerry's made an ice cream flavor out of him, Stark Raving Hazelnuts. One was made for the Hulk as well, Hunka Hulka Burnin' Fudge. Bruce Banner can be seen eating his own flavor of Ben & Jerry's while the Avengers are discussing time travel in Avengers: Endgame.

8 Avengers: Endgame

Avengers: Endgame (2019) became the biggest pre-sale title ever on Fandango and Atom Tickets sites, causing them to crash minutes after the sales were announced. It accomplished this feat in only 6 hours. Some theaters across the world had so many sold-out showtimes on the opening weekend that Cinemark, Regal, and AMC theaters chose to add new overnight screenings so that they would be working around the clock to accommodate extra shows.

9 Robert Downey Jr.

Robert Downey Jr. officially surpassed Hugh Jackman's record for most appearances in the film as the same superhero, with ten with Avengers: Infinity War. He set this record in only 11 years, whereas Jackman did it in 17.

10 Robert Downey Jr.


Robert Downey Jr. once told Anthony Russo and Joe Russo about how one of his children said “I love you 3000” to him. The directors liked the phrase so much that they decided to include it in Avengers: Endgame.

 

11 IMAX


Avengers: Endgame (2019) and its predecessor, Avengers: Infinity War (2018), was filmed entirely on digital IMAX cameras, making them the first Hollywood films shot entirely on IMAX cameras, in an exclusive open-matte aspect ratio of 1.9:1.

12 Joe Russo's daughters


Director Joe Russo's daughters Ava Russo and Lia Mariella Russo respectively portray Clint Barton/Hawkeye's daughter Lila and a Hulk superfan wanting autographs and selfies in Avengers: Endgame.

13 Scott Lang


Scott Lang's storage unit number in Avengers: Endgame is 616, which is the same number used for the primary continuity (Earth-616) of the Marvel Comics Universe.

14 Clint Barton

The line “Clint, son of Edith” in Avengers: Endgame is a Marvel Comics reference. In the comics, Clint Barton and his brother Barney were the sons of Harold and Edith Barton. The boys loved their mother but hated their father, who was a physically and verbally abusive alcoholic. Harold eventually killed both himself and Edith in a DUI car accident, after which Clint and Barney were sent to an orphanage.

15 Russo Brothers


In September 2018, the Russo Brothers posted a picture on social media of the Avengers: Endgame set, with the caption “Look Hard.” This led many to speculate and believe the title of this film was hidden (which at that time hadn’t yet been revealed) somewhere inside the photo. In fact, the film's subtitle, “Endgame,” can be made out by the shapes and layout of the objects in the image.

16 Clint Barton


In the early Avengers comics, Clint Barton sheds his Hawkeye identity to become the original Goliath. As Goliath, he used Pym Particles to grow in size. In “Endgame”, he is the first Avenger to test the Pym Particles - a nod to his comics history. Bill Foster (featured in Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)) later became the second Goliath.

17 Doctor Strange

The name “Endgame” for the movie Avengers: Endgame was foreshadowed in Avengers: Infinity War by Doctor Strange: “We're in the endgame now.”

18 Hank Pym


When we see Hank Pym in his lab in the past in Avengers: Endgame, we can clearly see a large, rounded, metal helmet with eye holes and antennae. This helmet resembles the Hank Pym Ant-Man's helmet out of the original Ant-Man comics and Avengers comics.

19 Ken Jeong


In Avengers: Endgame actors Ken Jeong appears as a security guard of the storage unit which stored Scott’s van. In his scene, he is shown reading “Terminal Beach”, a collection by J.G. Ballard which includes a story titled “Endgame.”

20 Barton's homestead


The 573 area code shown for Laura Barton's phone number in Avengers: Endgame suggests that the Barton family farm is located in central/eastern Missouri, as this is the area code for most of the eastern half of the state outside of the St. Louis metro area. This is confirmed when we see a truck at the Barton farm with a Missouri license plate.

 

21 Captain Marvel


Carol's new look after the time skip in Avengers: Endgame is inspired by the comics on two counts. Her short hair has been carried over from her modern design, as has the red sash she wears as a belt. Her new red costume with black shoulder-pads is lifted directly from Captain Mar-Vell's, Carol's predecessor. Additionally, it's subtle, but Carol showing concern for Rhodey and telling him to be safe is a reference to their recent romantic relationship in the comics.

22 Captain America


When asked how 'Captain' was worthy to lift Mjolnir in Avengers: Endgame, according to Anthony Russo, he's always been worthy, and during that moment in Age of Ultron, he stopped himself from lifting the hammer fully out of deference to Thor: “In our heads he was able to wield it, and he didn't know that until that moment Ultron when he tried to pick it up. But Cap’s sense of character and his sense of humility, sort of out of deference to Thor's ego, you know Cap in that moment realizing he can move the hammer decides not to.”

23 Namor


At the beginning of Avengers: Endgame, Natasha gets a report from Okoye about an earthquake under the Atlantic Ocean. In the Marvel comics, the Atlantic is the home of the underwater kingdom of Atlantis, ruled by the Marvel hero Namor the Sub-Mariner. So this may be a nod to the future introduction of the character and the kingdom of Atlantis in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

24 Iron Man


In the original Iron Man (2008), the soundtrack used a short excerpt from the classic rock song “Iron Man” by Black Sabbath. In Avengers: Endgame, Iron Man fulfills the line of the song, “when he traveled time, for the future of mankind.”

25 Thor


In Avengers: Endgame, Thor was supposed to confront his 2012 self, but the idea was ultimately scrapped as revealed by directors Joe and Anthony Russo. While it was Captain America (Chris Evans) who had a direct entanglement with himself from the events of The Avengers' Battle of New York from 2012 and Nebula (Karen Gillan) with her evil counterpart from 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy, apparently, Thor was supposed to have his own similar moment in Endgame. Speaking with MTV's podcast, the Russos said that the initial plan was to have a Thor vs. Thor confrontation in Asgard. However, they felt like "it overly complicated [the plot]," adding that they also liked the “Cap vs Cap better” so they gave up the bit. Instead, they gave Thor a different experience when he went back in time - another chance to talk to his mom and properly say goodbye to her commenting: “I think there, we also deferred to the storyline between Thor and his mother. [It] was so resonant, that we really wanted to run... That was really more a part of Thor's journey and repair than confronting his former self. So that's really what happened there, why we went with that.”

26 Nano gauntlet


Thanos' infinity gauntlet was worn on the left hand. When Tony Stark creates a new gauntlet in Avengers: Endgame, it was worn on the right hand. Swapping hands symbolizes the reversal of Thanos' snap, for which the new gauntlet was created.

27 Harley Keener

At Tony Stark's funeral in Avengers: Endgame, a teenage boy is seen standing behind Scarlet Witch and Bucky. This is Harley Keener (Ty Simpkins), the boy from Iron Man 3 (2013) who let Tony use his shed when he needed to repair his Iron Man suit.

28 Avengers Assemble


In Avengers Assemble (2012), Captain America tells Iron Man, "You're not the guy to make the sacrifice play," and Iron Man tells Captain America, "Everything special about you came out of a bottle." In Avengers: Endgame, each proves the other wrong. Iron Man sacrifices himself to defeat Thanos, while Captain America proves himself worthy by being able to wield Thor's hammer, Mjolnir.

29 Avengers: Age of Ultron


In the Avengers: Endgame’s final battle, Thanos breaks Captain America's shield in half, fulfilling the prophecy which was shown to Tony in Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). Also shown in the vision is Hulk injured and unable to fight, similar to Avengers: Infinity War (2018), Black Widow dead in the same position as she dies in “Endgame”, and Thor appearing to be dead in the same position as when Thanos wounds him with Stormbreaker in the final battle.

30 Tony Stark


Avengers: Endgame is the first Marvel film to not have a post-credits scene. Many theatergoers would stay behind in anticipation of the continued tradition, but instead, there is a blank screen and a brief clanging sound. The sound heard is Tony Stark's hammer from the first film (Iron Man (2008)). This is an indicator from Marvel that the events are final and marks the official end of the decade-long Infinity Saga.

31 Black Widow


In the scene where Black Widow coordinates the remaining Avengers in Avengers: Endgame, on her chair is a pair of ballerina shoes. This is a nod to Natasha's past in the Red Room where she was trained (Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)).

32 Howard the Duck


When all the heroes are shown coming back through Doctor Strange's portals in Avengers: Endgame, the Wasp is seen coming back. To the right of her, you can see Howard the Duck walking amongst the army.

33 Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter


The song Steve Rogers and Peggy Carter dance to in Avengers: Endgame is the same song that Nick Fury is listening to in Steve Rogers's apartment after he is attacked in Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014).

34 New Asgard


“New Asgard” is actually a village in the southern borders region of Scotland, called St Abbs. Thor can be seen drinking Innis and Gunn, a beer brewed in Scotland. Other hints to Scotland in this scene are the bottle of Irn Bru on the windowsill, and the golf club behind Thor's head. (In the comics, after its Ragnarok destruction, Asgard was rebuilt on Earth, outside of Broxton, Oklahoma.)

35 Falcon


Anthony Mackie was surprised to learn about his character's ending as Falcon in Avengers: Endgame and, as if by fate, he learned this info from none other than, Chris Evans himself. He stated in an interview: "We were at his house and Chris goes, 'You excited?' And I go, 'What are you talking about?'" Mackie told IMDB in a recent interview. "He goes, 'You don't know?!' And he jumps up, runs out of the room, and comes back in with the script, We cried. We drank. We laughed," Mackie said. "I am very happy I got that moment with Chris, for him to not only pass me the shield, but to tell me it was happening."

 


19 BEHIND THE SCENES MISTAKES THAT MADE IT INTO THE MOVIES

19 BEHIND THE SCENES MISTAKES THAT MADE IT INTO THE MOVIES

In Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, before Jack Sparrow says, "Bring me that horizon," you can see a member of the crew chilling with a hat and some sunglasses on the left of the screen.

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In Pee-Wee's Big Adventure, Pee-Wee chains up his bike and you can clearly see the chain coming out of the bottom of the container that's supposed to be holding it.

2

In Gladiator, a tank and some wiring are both visible on the chariot during the Battle of Carthage.

3

During the Battle of New York in The Avengers, if you look closely at the silver car in this scene, you can see the pull rope attached to it while it flips.

4

In Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, while they're running from the bikers, there is a crew member wearing a black shirt hiding with some equipment in the bamboo.

5

In Titanic, when Jack and Rose are running from Cal, there is a camera and set light visible through the window on the left-hand side of the screen.

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There is a big ol' camera lens poking out through a sheet reflected in the door to the oracle's house in The Matrix.

7

In Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, when Indy and his father escape from Castle Brunwald, you can see an arm with a black shirt on reach out from under the green tarp to steer the rudder of the boat.

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In Troy, there is rigging above the wall right after the soldiers leave the Trojan horse. I've lightened the shot so you can see it a little better.

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In the bathroom scene of The Goonies, you can see the lift and seat that are helping to create the exploding effect.

10

In Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the seat cushion on Harry's broom stick when Snape puts a spell on it is partly visible.

11

In Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, during the scene where the cops and the weasels collide in the alley, stunt mats are visible when the cops hit the ground.

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In Men in Black 3, you can see cameras, rigging, and especially electrical cords in the reflection of the door to Cosmic Lanes.

13

In Bruce Almighty, there is the hand of a crew member on the right-hand side of the picture giving the dog instructions.

14

When Batman crashes through the roof of the museum to save Vicki from the Joker in Batman, the safety line he's wearing is visible.

15

During the chase scene at the airport in Casino Royale, James Bond tries to follow a bad guy into a restricted area. You can see a member of the crew close the door shut so Bond can't open it.

16

In Napoleon Dynamite, as soon as Napoleon throws an orange at Uncle Rico's van, the reflection of the camera is shown in the van's mirror.

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In National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, during Clark's rant, you can see someone accidentally gets in the way of the shot on the bottom left corner.

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And in Gremlins, there's a dude in a red shirt and glasses through the window who you can see pushes the Christmas tree onto Lynn.

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21 Iconic Movie Characters That Were Almost Played By Completely Different Actors

21 Iconic Movie Characters That Were Almost Played By Completely Different Actors -

 

Emily Blunt as Black Widow

1

Emily Blunt was almost cast as Black Widow in Iron Man 2 but she turned down the role because of a scheduling conflict while working on Gulliver’s Travels.

 

Ryan Gosling as Doctor Strange

2

Before Benedict Cumberbatch starred as Doctor Strange in the movie, Marvel wanted Ryan Gosling so much that they commissioned some concept art of Gosling as Doctor Strange.

 

Jason Momoa as Drax

3

Jason Momoa who is now known for his role as a DC superhero, Aquaman, rejected the role of Drax in Guardians of the Galaxy because he said he had done a lot of roles where he didn’t say much and appeared with his shirt off. There was even some concept art done of him as Drax.

 

Will Smith as Neo

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Will Smith passed on the role of Neo in The Matrix because he couldn’t get on board with the idea when it was pitched to him. He admitted that he would’ve messed the movie up since he had a more animated approach than Keanu Reeves did.

 

Gwyneth Paltrow as Rose DeWitt Bukater

5

Gwyneth Paltrow was one of the last 2 contenders for the lead female protagonist in Titanic, but she turned the offer down. She was hesitant to talk about it because her mother would not have been pleased to learn she was turning down offers and would deem it “unladylike”.

 

Jack Nicholson as Michael Corleone

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Jack Nicholson who was known for his portrayal of The Joker in Batman (1989) was considered for the part of Michael Corleone in The Godfather. But ultimately, it was Al Pacino who made the character come to life.

 

Hugh Jackman as James Bond

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Fearing he would be typecast as an action star if he took on both Wolverine and James Bond roles, Hugh Jackman said no when his agent called him up about acting in Casino Royale.

 

Christina Applegate as Elle Woods

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After 10 years of playing Kelly Bundy in Married With Children, Christina Applegate rejected the role of Elle Woods for fear of being typecast as a dumb blonde. She said sarcastically that she couldn’t possibly regret her decision after Reese Witherspoon became more successful than her from starring in Legally Blonde.

 

Sean Connery as Gandalf

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The original James Bond said no when Peter Jackson offered him the part of Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings because he claimed he didn’t understand the script.

 

John Travolta as Forrest Gump

10

John Travolta was the first choice for Forrest Gump, but he had to turn down the offer. While Tom Hanks did a marvelous job as the lead character, Travolta starred in Pulp Fiction which is also one of the greatest movies of all time.

 

Eddie Redmayne as Peter Quill aka Star-Lord

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Eddie Redmayne was a serious candidate for the role of Star-Lord and was confirmed among those reading for it. However, in the end, Chris Pratt who was known for his role in Parks and Recreation became the Star-Lord we know today.

 

Michelle Pfeiffer as Clarice Starling

12

Michelle Pfeiffer was one of the first choices to play the FBI agent who had that famous conversation with Hannibal Lecter in Silence of the Lambs.

 

Christopher Walken as Han Solo

13

George Lucas disliked the idea of reusing actors from his previous films. That’s why he initially didn’t want Harrison Ford who had appeared in his film American Graffiti as Han Solo in Star Wars. He had Christopher Walken in mind but Ford eventually landed the job.

 

Liam Hemsworth as Thor

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Liam Hemsworth, the brother of Chris Hemsworth who played Thor on the big screen, was also considered to play the character. In the end, the older Hemsworth won the role.

 

Jim Carrey as Edward Scissorhands

15

The director of Edward Scissorhands, Tim Burton, considered Jim Carrey to play the titular character. Carrey’s movie antics would’ve made Edward very different than how Johnny Depp interpreted the role.

 

Gal Gadot as Nebula

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Gal Gadot almost became Marvel’s Nebula in Guardians of the Galaxy. The DC’s Wonder Woman said she would’ve had to shave off her hair and turn her head blue for the role which is ultimately what Karen Gillan did for it.

 

Bruce Willis as Sam Wheat

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Bruce Willis passed on the chance to engage in some sensuous pottery-making with then-wife Demi Moore in the movie Ghost. He said no to the role and it wound up going to Patrick Swayze.

 

Reese Witherspoon as Cher Horowitz

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While the director wanted Alicia Silverstone to play Cher Horowitz in Clueless from the beginning, the studio held auditions with other actresses including Reese Witherspoon who would star in Legally Blonde just a few years later.

 

Matt Damon as Jake Sully

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Matt Damon had to give up the role of Jake Sully in Avatar due to a scheduling issue as he was just finishing The Bourne Ultimatum.

 

Jake Gyllenhaal as Peter Parker aka Spider-Man

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Fearing a delay in Spider-Man 2 (2004), Sony reached out to Jake Gyllenhaal to replace Tobey Maguire. However, in the end, Maguire reprised the role while Gyllenhaal made a splash with his part in Brokeback Mountain. In an odd turn of events, the upcoming Spider-Man: Far From Home would actually show Gyllenhaal as the villain, Mysterio!

 

Olivia Wilde as Gamora

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The part of the “most dangerous woman in the galaxy” was offered to Olivia Wilde. However, she did not accept it for undisclosed reasons.

 


THEN VS NOW: CELEBRITIES IN THEIR FIRST AND LAST ROLES

THEN VS NOW: CELEBRITIES IN THEIR FIRST AND LAST ROLES -

 

 

It’s easy for us to assume that Harry Potter was the first movie that Daniel Radcliffe ever starred in. But in actuality, Daniel made his first acting debut in 1999 playing a young David Copperfield. You can test whether you’re a real fan of an actor or not based on how much you know about all their roles. All you have to do is read the article to the end and count how many times you said, “Wow, I never knew that!”

To write this article, Bright Side tracked down some of the first movies these 15 celebrities ever showed up in. As a bonus, we want to demonstrate some of the latest movies these actors have starred in. Just look how amazingly cool they’ve all become!

15. Jason Momoa has been good about staying fit throughout the years.

14. Natalie Portman is charming in any role.

13. If you still think that Daniel Radcliffe merely played “The Boy Who Lived”, check out his filmography!

12. Time goes by but Amy Adams’ talent is something that never changes.

11. Ryan Gosling deserves the special “Mr. Hot Stuff” award.

10. Nicole Kidman gets a thumbs up too!

9. It’s impossible not to fall in love with Tom Hanks, and it doesn’t matter what role he’s playing!

8. Reese Witherspoon has shown us an ocean of amazing stories.

7. Arnold Schwarzenegger is just like a fine wine — he gets better and better with age.

6. There’s nothing that can go wrong if you start your career as a princess.

5. We can observe how Robert Downey Jr. made his way from a sweet boy to a gorgeous man.

4. Jennifer Aniston has probably dealt with evil forces because we can’t find another explanation for how she’s stayed so graceful over the years.

3. Charisma is the only word we’d use to describe Woody Harrelson.

2. Tilda Swinton looks like a goddess in any movie.

1. We believe that Johnny Depp could play anything and still be amazing.

It’s time to sum up the results: how many times were you surprised to see these actors’ first roles? Tell us about it down below!


13 PG Movies That Shouldn't Be Rated PG

13 PG Movies That Shouldn't Be Rated PG -

Before we dig into any movies that would qualify for the question in the title of this post, I do want to make one thing clear:Tastes are very subjective, and plenty of these movies can be watched by kids. Hell, I watched half of these before I was ten years old, and I turned out… Decently. But these are the films that ride the razor’s edge of being PG, and many simply didn’t have the option of being PG-13 because the rating didn’t exist. Well, most of them, anyway.

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Jaws (1973)

A horrifying masterpiece from the pre-PG-13 era, Jaws is arguably one of the most hardcore PG films of all time. When’s the last time you saw a dismembered leg float to the bottom of the ocean in a PG movie? With even grosser kills throughout, Jawsreally pushed the limits of 1970s violence in PG films.

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Return to Oz (1985)

Unlike JawsReturn to Oz doesn’t have any blood.What it has instead is Dorothy being threatened with electroshock therapy. In the first ten minutes. From there, Dorothy’s return to the land of Oz is less “Lollipop Guild” and more “queen who has a glass case full of women’s heads that she takes and swaps out like this week’s fashion.” Add in the some of the most nightmarish stop-motion of all time (fuck you, Nome King), and you have a true PG nightmare in motion.

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The Witches (1990)

The Witches doesn’t seem that fucked up for a kids movie. There are plenty of children’s stories about witches going after children that are easily PG, but The Witches stands out because of literally one scene. It’s creepy throughout, but when the witches reveal their true forms, it’s a goddamn nightmare.And unlike a movie like Jaws, PG-13 was totally and completely available by the time The Witches was released.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Look, you knew what GIF was going to be paired with this movie. But when you consider that there’s a decaying corpse hanging on a spike wall, a fresh corpse on a spike wall, a man getting chopped up by a plane propeller, a bit where Indiana Jones is punched in his own bullet wound, and that whole finale… Yeah.It’s no wonder that the sequel, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, was one of the movies responsible for the creation of PG-13 (and now that we’ve mentioned that, we don’t need to do an entry on Temple of Doom, you damn well know why that movie’s fucked up).

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Labyrinth (1986)

Honestly, beyond some creepy puppets, Labyrinth mostly earns its PG.Except for damn near everything involving David Bowie. You could almost forgive Bowie’s massive bulging codpiece as a joke for the parents until the plot moves in a direction that sure makes it seem like the Goblin King is actually in love with a 15-year-old girl. This one sits right on the razor’s edge between ratings, because while nothing explicit happens between the two at all, the implications are beyond unsettling.

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Tourist Trap (1979)

This infamous cult film would have absolutely earned a PG-13 if the rating had existed. And honestly, it would have been remembered as one of the strangest PG-13 horror films out there.Except it was released before the rating, and while this horror film doesn’t have much blood, it has a shit-load of nightmare fuel in the form of laughing/screaming mannequins being telekinetically controlled by a figure wearing a plastic mask who murders tourists. So, instead, it’s remembered for scaring the absolute shit out of unsuspecting children who had no idea what they were in for.

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Poltergeist (1982)

How the fuck this movie didn’t get an R is way beyond me. Shit, I think this movie is barely a modern PG-13. And before anyone thinks I’m overreacting, there is literally a scene in this movie where a man hallucinates rippling his own face off piece by piece like a fucking David Cronenberg movie.And right before that, a piece of meat crawls across a counter and explodes with maggots. This movie is literally the product of Steven Spielberg teaming up with the director of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Tobe Hooper, and no one should have expected anything but this end result.

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Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983)

Missing out on the PG-13 rating by just a year, this Disney funded horror film was always intended for families (Disney in the 1980s is one of those things that’s practically its own genre, it’s where Return to Oz came from).But a movie based on a Ray Bradbury story about a literal dark carnival was always going to be fertile ground for nightmare fuel, and while very little of it isn’t technically too fucked up for kids the way Poltergeist is, it’s still rough.

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Gremlins (1984)

So, there are two movies that are essentially credited as forcing the film industry to create the PG-13 rating. We’ve already mentioned one, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.Gremlins is the other film (side note: Steven Spielberg has a way of pushing ratings, goddamn, he produced Gremlins). Gremlins is particularly difficult to pin down, because despite it being pretty violent, most of the violence is very cartoony and super fun.Except when it isn’t, like shoving Gremlins into a blender or exploding one in the microwave. But the film’s crowning achievement of darkness has no violence at all. It’s a heartbreaking monologue where a teenage girl describes how her father died trying to “play Santa” for his kids.

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Coraline (2008)

The director of Nightmare Before Christmas, Henry Selick, adapting a Neil Gaiman novel was always going to end up fucking up some children forever. While technically appropriate for kids, it still blows me away that a PG kid’s movie from just over ten years ago has a major plot point about removing a child’s eyes so that they can sew buttons over the holes where her eyes used to be.You know, for kids!

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And hey, while we’re here, we might as well throw in a bonus of sorts, just real quick:A couple of PG-13 movies that pushed the boundaries of the rating, and most of these are recent.

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X-Men: First Class (2011)

X-Men: First Class is absolutely a PG-13, but it takes one scene to remind you that the director, Matthew Vaughn, also directed Layer CakeKickass, and eventually both Kingsman movies.The death of Sebastian Shaw is absolutely brutal, with Magneto literally splitting his brain in half with a coin that we actually watch exit the back of Shaw’s skull, covered in blood.

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Alita: Battle Angel (2019)

Holy fuck y’all. I went and saw this a bunch of the editors here, and the reaction was… Mixed, to be nice about it.But the one thing we all agreed on was that the action was fucking unbelievably violent and badass, and basically the number one reason to watch the movie. Since the film’s combatants are “cyborgs,” they get away with faces being cut off, arms and legs being decimated, and punching someone through their head and ripping one of their eyes out.Thank god for blue cyborg blood, because apparently, that’s all you need for a PG-13.


THE TOP 30 MOVIES FROM THE LAST DECADE RANKED BY CRITICS

THE TOP 30 MOVIES FROM THE LAST DECADE RANKED BY CRITICS -

30. Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011)The World of Reel surveyed 250 critics and movie makers to find their favorite films from the past 10 years. Many of the results were expected, but the number one movie definitely was not.

29. Melancholia (2011)

28. Ida (2013)

27. Amour (2012)

26. The Florida Project (2017)

25. Certified Copy (2010)

24. 12 Years a Slave (2013)

23. La La Land (2016)

22. Holy Motors (2012)

21. Inception (2010)

20. The Act of Killing (2012)

19. Call Me By Your Name (2017)

18. Her (2013)

17. Twin Peaks: The Return (2017)

16. Uncle Boonmee (2010)

15. Toni Erdmann (2016)

14. Margaret (2011)

13. Carol (2015)

12. Under the Skin (2013)

11. Get Out (2017)

10. Inside Llewyn Davis (2014)

9. A Separation (2011)

8. Phantom Thread (2017)

7. Roma (2018)

6. The Master (2012)

5. The Social Network (2010)

 

4. Boyhood (2014)

3. Moonlight (2017)

2. The Tree of Life (2011)

1. Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)It’s a little unusual to see a blockbuster at the top of a list of truly dramatic movies. But, it definitely deserves its place: 1/4 of the people who took part in the poll thought it was the best film of the decade. Fury Road is great in all departments, from the heart-pounding action scenes, down to the supporting characters.


18 Movies Scenes That Are Almost Too Embarrassing To Watch

18 Movies Scenes That Are Almost Too Embarrassing To Watch -

Some movie scenes are made to be awkward as hell to get reactions from audiences. I’ll always laugh at the scene in ‘There’s Something About Mary’ when Cameron Diaz uses the WRONG liquid as hair gel. But some scenes are just so incredibly embarrassing and awkward that it makes you want to look away. These are those movie moments that really embrace the cringe.

Superbad:Evan is trying to talk to his crush Becca and accidentally punches her in the boob.

Fast Times At Ridgemont High:Brad is rubbing one out while thinking about his sister’s hot friend Linda, who then walks in on him.

The Shining:Wendy suddenly discovers a business man getting a blowjob from a guy in a bear suit.

Spider-Man 3:Peter Parker trying to be a badass in front of all the ladies as he struts down the street.

The 40-Year-Old Virgin:Andy tries to act like he knows about sex during a guys poker game and fails miserably.

Wedding Crashers:When Jeremy gets an under-the-table hand job from the crazy chick Gloria at her parent’s house.

Knocked Up:When the camera cuts to the baby crowning.

Mean Girls:When the teacher (Tina Fey) introduces the wrong student she thinks is from Africa.

Young Adult:Mavis goes to Beth and Buddy’s party and has the worst drunken meltdown in front of all the guests. She then finds out Buddy didn’t even want to invite her.

Grease:When Rizzo throws her milkshake at Kenickie and yells, ‘To you from me, Pinky Lee!’

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban:Hermione cries into Ron’s chest and Harry awkwardly third wheels the hug.

50 Shades of Grey:When Christian says ‘I’m 50 shades of fucked up.’

I Love You, Man:Peter is making drinks for the girls and hears them talking about how he has no friends.

Bridesmaids:The incredibly awkward war of the bridesmaid toasts at the engagement party.

Little Miss Sunshine:Olive does an incredibly sexual dance to ‘Super Freak’ and makes even audiences feel like they can’t watch the little girl dancing.

Ghostbusters:Ray ‘dreams’ of a beautiful ghost woman who goes down on him. Basically, it’s ghost blowjob scene with a horrifying orgasm face to wrap it up.

Carrie:Carrie gets her first period in the gym shower and think she’s dying because her religious mother never taught her about the birds and the bees.

Kingsman: The Secret Service-The end of the movie involves Princess of Sweden having anal sex with Eggsy in exchange for him saving the world.

We’re just scratching the surface here, what are some of your most cringeworthy movie scenes to endure?


20 ACTORS WHO HAVE THE MOST ON SCREEN DEATHS

20 ACTORS WHO HAVE THE MOST ON SCREEN DEATHS -

One does not simply assume that Sean Bean dies the most of all actors who’ve acted in films. That’d be absurd. And yet, we all think it. In fact, if we ever found ourselves on Jeopardy or at the local bar’s trivia night, we’d make this claim without a second thought.Sorry, old Bean, you’re not even in the top ten of actors who’ve died the most on screen. You’ve got a ways to go.

New Line Cinema

Sean Bean- 25 Deaths

Let’s start with the man of the hour, though.

Notable deaths: Game of Thrones, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, GoldenEye, Patriot Games, The Hitcher

New Line Cinema

Christopher Lee – 70 Deaths

The winner of most deaths goes to Sir Lee. Keep in mind though, he’s got over 200+ acting credits to his name.Notable deaths: Star Wars Episode III, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Airport ’77, The Curse of Frankenstein, & Horror of Dracula

20th Century Fox

Vincent Price – 48 Deaths

Notable deaths: Edward Scissorhands, Tower of London, The Ten Commandments & Theatre of Blood

Universal Pictures

Dennis Hopper – 48 Deaths

Notable deaths: Waterworld, Speed, 24, Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2, Easy Rider and Blue Velvet

Columbia Pictures

John Hurt – 43 Deaths

Notable deaths: Alien, V for Vendetta, Hellboy, Spaceballs, & Snowpiercer

Universal Pictures

Boris Karloff – 42 Deaths

Notable deaths: Frankenstein, The Man of Fu Manchu, The Black Cat, The Raven, & The Mummy

20th Century Fox

Lance Henriksen – 41 Deaths

Notable deaths: Terminator, Alien 3, Scream 3, Pumpkinhead & Hard Target

20th Century Fox

Danny Trejo – 41 Deaths

Notable deaths: Desperado, From Dusk ’til Dawn, Breaking Bad, Heat, Once Upon a Time in Mexico

Warner Bros

Eric Roberts – 38 Deaths

Notable deaths: The Dark Knight, The Expendables, The Cable Guy, Miss Lonelyhearts, & National Security

Universal Pictures

Bela Lugosi – 36 Deaths

Notable deaths: Dracula, White Zombie, The Raven & Plan 9 from Outer Space

Lucasfilm

Mark Hamill – 30 Deaths

Notable deaths: Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Village of the Damned, Batman: Arkham City, & Gen 13

20th Century Fox

Michael Biehn – 29 Deaths

Notable deaths:Terminator, Alien 3, Tombstone, The Abyss, The Rock, & Stiletto

Fox Searchlight

Mickey Rourke –
28 Deaths

Notable deaths:Angelheart, Sin City, Iron Man 2, Body Heat, Once Upon a Time in Mexico and Immortals, among others.

Warner Bros,

Jack Palance – 28 Deaths

Notable deaths: Young Guns, Batman, Tango & Cash, City Slickers, & Cyborg 2

Universal Pictures

Sven-Ole Thorsen
– 27 Deaths

Notable deaths: Predator, Conan The Barbarian, Conan The Destroyer, Lethal Weapon, Red Sonja, & Hard Target

Warner Bros.

Max von Sydow – 26 Deaths

Notable deaths: The Seventh Seal, The Exorcist, Flash Gordon, Dune, Ghostbusters II & Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Paramount Pictures

Christopher Plummer – 26 Deaths

Notable deaths: Hamlet, Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, Dracula 2000, National Treasure, & Up

British Lion Films

Donald Sutherland – 26 Deaths

Notable deaths:Don’t Look Now, The Italian Job, The Mechanic, Horrible Bosses, & The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2

Warner Bros.

Rutger Hauer – 25 Deaths

Notable deaths: Blade Runner, The Hitcher, Hobo With a Shotgun, Sin City, & Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Looks like you’re gonna have to die a couple more times, Sean.

Via Imdb


16 Small Movie Details You Might Have Missed

16 Small Movie Details You Might Have Missed -

1. Interstellar - On the water planet each tick you hear is a whole day passing on Earth.

2. Up - Dug is the only dog to track down the tropical bird because he is a retriever breed.

3. The Truman Show - The moon is illuminated by lightning, hinting that it is closer than it should be.

4. Inside Out - The pizza toppings were changed from broccoli to bell peppers in Japan because kids in Japan don't like bell peppers.

5. How to Train Your Dragon - This animation was modeled after a cat with tape stuck to its tail.

6. Deadpool 2 - One of the rednecks talking about toilet paper is Matt Damon in makeup.

7. Deadpool 2 - Wade discovers the direction of the shooter by looking at the camera.

8. Ant-Man - Garrett Morris makes a cameo in a scene. He was the first person to ever portray Ant-Man in 1979.

9. Revenge of the Sith - A Battledroid in the background can be seen telling his friend to look at Greivous.

10. The Incredibles 2 - The painting in the hotel room is an illustration of her separation from the family.

11. Pulp Fiction - Vincent Vega is constantly on the toilet. A side effect of heroin abuse is constipation.

12. The Greatest Showman - There is a wolverine Easter egg in the border of the opening credits. Hugh Jackman played in both movies.

13. Home Alone - You ever wonder what happened to Kevin's ticket?

14. Osmosis Jones - A sperm statue can be seen with the label "our founder."

15. Zootopia - There is a brief shot referencing Sad Keanu.

16. Saving Private Ryan - When a medic gets shot in the canteen water pours out then blood.


16 Movie Stunts That Went Horribly Wrong

16 Movie Stunts That Went Horribly Wrong -

 

A huge explosion goes off after an epic fight sequence and in the foreground, through a cloud of clearing smoke, you see the hero, walking away relatively unscathed while dusting his/her shoulders off. It’s the cliche action star shot. But as great as they look on film, these shots don’t always play out that smoothly behind the scenes.Here are some movie stunts gone horribly wrong that you probably never even knew about.

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Via Lionsgate Films/Now You See Me

Isla Fisher – Now You See MeThe actress was “trapped” in an underwater tank, and the script called for her to panic and bang desperately on the glass. What the people on set didn’t notice was that Fisher had become entangled in her chains, and was actually panicking. She spent two and a half minutes struggling underwater before she was finally able to free herself and get to safety.

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Via Sony Pictures/Premium Rush

Joseph Gordon-Levitt – Premium RushBeing a New York City bike messenger is one job you couldn’t pay me enough to do. Hell, I live in Toronto and I wouldn’t ride a bike downtown. Those guys are fucking crazy. And apparently, faking it for a movie is just as dangerous. Just ask Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who ended up with 30 stitches in his arm after slamming into a cab while filming a scene for 2012’s Premium Rush.Turns out Levitt has some bad luck with bikes. In 2018, on the set of Power, he flipped over the handlebars of a bike and landed in urgent care. Maybe just stick to movies with no bikes pal, or at least let the stunt guys handle it for you.

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Via Paramount Pictures/Æon Flux

Charlize Theron – Æon FluxRemember Charlize Theron in Æon Flux? Ya probably not, unless you’re one of the four people who actually watched it. Unfortunately for her, she’ll probably never forget it after she fell during a stunt and seriously injured her neck. Theron was nearly paralyzed and spent eight weeks in the hospital. The damage caused by the fall even forced her to have neck fusion surgery years later.

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Aaron Paul – Breaking BadAaron Paul was almost crushed on the set of the hit TV series Breaking Bad. The actor was asked to stand underneath a large boulder for a specific shot. No problem, and it went off without a hitch. It wasn’t until he stepped away that the boulder came crashing down, landing in the exact same spot where he had just been standing.

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Via Universal Pictures/Back to the Future Part III

Michael J. Fox – Back to the Future Part IIIIn his autobiography Lucky Man, Michael J. Fox described the time he almost died while making Back to the Future Part III. For the scene when Mad Dog tries to lynch Marty Mcfly, he was supposed to act like he was struggling, but what the crew didn’t realize was that Fox wasn’t just giving a truly breathtaking performance, he was actually being hung. By the time they cut him down, he was unconscious, but thankfully he ended up being okay.To top it off, the shot turned out so good, they used it. So what we see in the movie is basically real.

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Via Warner Bros. Pictures/Syriana

George Clooney – SyrianaWhile shooting a torture scene for his 2005 movie Syriana, Clooney cracked open his skull and suffered some severe spinal injuries. The pain was so bad, the actor revealed that he contemplated taking his own life. He eventually recovered and went on to say, “I went to a pain-management guy whose idea was, ‘You can’t mourn for how you used to feel, because you’re never going to feel that way again.'”

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Sylvester Stallone – Rocky IVI think it’s safe to say that we all know Rocky Balboa and Ivan Drago weren’t actually pounding each other’s faces in. The fight scenes were all heavily choreographed, and no matter how amazing they looked the first time you saw Rocky IV, they’re fake. Except for that one time…After watching the historic 1985 match between middleweight boxers Marvin Hagler and Tommy Hearns, Stallone was inspired and decided to ask co-star Dolph Lundgren, who he admittedly had a hate-hate relationship with at the time, to really try and knock him out during one of their fight scenes. That bright idea landed Sly in the ICU for nearly a week after his heart swelled up from banging into his ribs so hard, an injury that normally occurs in car accidents.

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Via Gilligan's Island Wiki

Bob Denver – Gilligan’s IslandAs highly trained as they are, having wild animals on set always increases the risk factor. Especially when said animal is a damn lion. Unfortunately, Bob Denver learned that the hard way during a scene for Gilligan’s Island when he was nearly mauled by one. Luckily though, the lion slipped attempting to jump at the actor, which gave the trainer enough time to intervene.

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Via Universal Pictures/Inglourious Basterds

Diane Kruger – Inglourious BasterdsDiane Kruger’s character Bridget von Hammersmark suffers a pretty gruesome death in Inglourious Basterds. The actress was supposed to be choked by an offscreen actor, but when director Quentin Tarantino decided to do the honours he got a little carried away and squeezed too tightly, accidentally causing Kruger to pass out.

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Halle Berry – Die Another DayIf you sign up to be a Bond girl, one thing’s a guarantee, 007’s getting you under the sheets. But Halle Berry got more than she bargained for while filming Die Another Day. During her steamy sex scene with Pierce Brosnan, Berry was supposed to seductively slice and eat a fig, which she did, and it was hot… right up until she started choking.Brosnan recalled the freak accident, saying, “Suddenly there was no sound coming out. She was waving her arms and I was banging her on the back. I was about to put my arms around her and start doing the Heimlich manoeuvre, but the both of us were kind of naked. Somehow she expelled the fruit, which was a good thing.” He playfully added, “I was certainly in no position to give the Heimlich to Halle at that moment.”I don’t know Pierce. If you ask me, you were in the perfect position.

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Via 20th Century Fox/Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

Uma Thurman – Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning ThiefUma Thurman had a close call on set when a parked van positioned behind her started rolling downhill. The actress would have been crushed by the vehicle if it wasn’t for the quick actions of her co-star and apparent real-life superhero Pierce Brosnan, who jumped into the van and stopped it.Good guy Pierce, at it again.

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Via 20th Century Fox/Chasing Mavericks

Gerard Butler – Chasing MavericksGerard Butler nearly drowned while shooting a surfing scene for 2011’s Chasing Mavericks. After a massive wave crashed into him, he was caught in what’s known as a two-wave hold down, when one wave takes a person too deep to surface before another wave hits. He suffered some major injuries, which unfortunately led to a painkiller addiction and a brief stint in rehab, but Butler has since turned his life around.

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Via ABC/Lost

Matthew Fox – Lost This one is so crazy, it’s actually hard to believe. For the finale of Lost, Matthew Fox was shooting a fight scene with fellow cast member Terry O’Quinn. In the scene, Fox’s character gets stabbed in the abdomen with what was supposed to be a collapsable stunt knife, but somehow it got mixed up with a real one, which they were using to film other shots with. It’s a good thing the actor had on protective kevlar padding and only suffered some bruising, because he could’ve easily been seriously injured or killed.

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Jackie Chan – Pretty much all of his moviesJackie Chan’s calling card has always been that he does his own stunts, and with that comes a slew of expected injuries. I still remember when I found out that he broke his foot halfway through the filming of his first breakout movie in North America, Rumble in the Bronx. Instead of delaying the shooting schedule, they just painted up his cast to look like his other shoe, and he carried on. Crazy.But perhaps his most severe injury happened on the set of Armour of God II: Operation Condor, when Chan fell and suffered a serious brain injury that required surgery and a metal plate, which he still has in his head today.

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Via Lionsgate Films/The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: MockingjayJennifer is no stranger to stunt accidents. While making The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, she seriously injured her ear during an underwater sequence and was partially deaf for months. But it was a mishap on the set of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay that really caused a scare.During the filming of a tunnel scene, one of the smoke machines broke and began spewing dense smoke at the actress, nearly suffocating her. It took several minutes before crew members could rescue her, and filming had to be put on halt while she recovered from nausea and vertigo.

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Brad Pitt – TroyThis movie turned out to be pretty good, but making it was anything but that. Brad Pitt, who played the ancient warrior Achilles, was filming a combat sequence and ended up rupturing his, umm, Achilles. Oh, the irony.


20 GIFS PROVE YOU CAN'T BEAT BOLLYWOOD SPECIAL EFFECTS

20 GIFS PROVE YOU CAN'T BEAT BOLLYWOOD SPECIAL EFFECTS -

 


Movie Lover Gets Revenge on Movie-Spoiling Jerk in the Most Sociopathic Way

Movie Lover Gets Revenge on Movie-Spoiling Jerk in the Most Sociopathic Way -

 



23 Messed Up Movie Scenes That Will Mess You Up [Graphic]

23 Messed Up Movie Scenes That Will Mess You Up [Graphic] -

🚨 WARNING: Spoilers ahead! Also, some of the images in here are kinda gruesome, but keep in mind that none of them are real: they're just from movies, y'all. 🚨

1. In Hereditary, when Charlie had an allergic reaction and stuck her head out the window to get some fresh air, but she was instantly decapitated by a road sign.

A24

2. In Misery, when Annie smashed Paul's feet with a sledgehammer so he couldn't escape, and his bones literally bent the wrong way.

Columbia Pictures

3. In Evil Dead, when Eric pulled a hypodermic needle from his face, just below the eye.

TriStar Pictures

4. In Final Destination 3, when Ashley and Ashlyn got trapped in the tanning bed and were literally burned alive.

New Line Cinema

5. In I Am Legend, when Will Smith's character had to kill his dog – his only living friend in the entire world – after it got infected.

Warner Bros. Pictures

6. In The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, when Bilbo Baggins saw the ring around Frodo's neck and was momentarily possessed.

New Line Cinema

7. In Buried, when Ryan Reynolds' character was trapped underground in a coffin, and it slowly started to fill with sand and suffocate him.

Lionsgate

8. In It, when Eddie was forced to take a shower in the school locker room, and Pennywise came out of the shower drain and started haunting him.

Warner Bros.

9. In The Sixth Sense, when Cole thought he saw his mom in the kitchen, but it turned out to be a ghost who committed suicide, and she started screaming at him.

Buena Vista Pictures

10. In A Nightmare on Elm Street, when Nancy fell asleep in the bathtub and Freddy Krueger tried to drown her.

New Line Cinema

11. In Poltergeist, when Marty hallucinated that he was actually peeling off the layers of his face.

United Artists

12. In Jaws, when Hooper discovered the partial, floating corpse of Ben Gardner in the submerged hull.

Universal Pictures

13. In Mother!, when Jennifer Lawrence's character gave birth, and the crowd took her baby, started ripping it apart, and then ate it.

Paramount Pictures

14. In The Shining, when Jack kissed the beautiful woman in room 237, and then she turned into the old corpse and started chasing him.

Warner Bros.

15. In Requiem for a Dream, when Jared Leto's character stuck the needle into his already extremely infected arm.

Artisan Entertainment

16. In Signs, when Merill was watching the news report and saw the alien walk across the street.

Buena Vista Pictures

17. In The Mist, when David had to kill everyone (including his son) so they could avoid painful deaths, but moments later he was saved by the US Army.

Dimension Films

18. In Cabin Fever, when Marcy shaved her legs and her skin started to peel off, meaning she got infected by the flesh-eating virus.

Lioinsgate Films

19. In Saw, when the "dead" body on the ground revealed himself to be Jigsaw.

Lionsgate Films

20. In Oldboy, when Dae-su ate a whole, live octopus in one bite.

Tartan Films

21. In Black Swan, when Nina washed her hands and started peeling back a little piece of skin, but it ripped all the way down her finger.

Fox Searchlight Pictures

22. In 127 Hours, when Aron had to use a pocket knife to amputate his own arm.

Fox Searchlight Pictures

23. And basically the entire ending of Get Out, when Chris smashed in Jeremy's head with a croquet ball, rammed a deer's head into Dean's torso, and was stabbed through the hand with a letter opener by Missy.

Blumhouse Productions


HOW THE AVENGERS GOT THEIR START: 23 CELEBRITY FIRST ACTING JOBS

HOW THE AVENGERS GOT THEIR START: 23 CELEBRITY FIRST ACTING JOBS -

 

Robert Downey Jr. (Tony Stark)

He acted in the movie ‘Pound’ when he was 5 years old.

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Chadwick Boseman (T’Challa/Black Panther)

Boseman appeared on an ABC Family show called ‘Lincoln Heights’.

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Chris Evans (Captain America)

Evans starred as Jake Wyler in ‘Not Another Teen Movie’ back in 1999.

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Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow)

One of her very first roles was in the 1998 film ‘Home Alone 3’.

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Josh Brolan (Thanos)

The actor first appeared in the 1998 classic ‘The Goonies’.

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Dave Bautista (Drax)

Before he joined the MCU, Dave Bautista was a WWE champion.

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Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury)

Jackson has been acting since the 1970s. Here he appears in ‘Goodfellas’.

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Danai Gurira (Okoye)

Fans of’ The Walking Dead’ likely recognize the actress for her role as Michonne.

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Don Cheadle (James “Rhodey” Rhodes/War Machine)

Back in the day, Cheadle was on an episode of ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’.

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Anthony Mackie (Sam Wilson/Falcon)

His first role was in the 2002 film ‘8 Mile’.

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Chris Hemsworth (Thor)

Before he was the god of thunder, Hemsworth starred in several Australian shows. Here he is in ‘The Saddle Club’ in 2003.

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Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts)

The actress first appeared in the 1991 movie ‘Shout’.

12

Tom Hiddleston (Loki)

Hiddleston played a lord in the British TV Movie ‘The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby’.

13

Vin Diesel (Voice of teenage Groot)

Vin Diesel’s first big role was in the 1998 movie ‘Saving Private Ryan’.

14

Sebastian Stan (Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier )

One of his earliest roles was on an episode of ‘Law & Order’ as a teenage sniper.

15

Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch)

Olsen acted in the 1994 TV movie ‘How the West Was Fun’ with her twin sisters Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen.

16

Paul Bettany (Vision)

Bettany starred in ‘Sharpe’s Waterloo’ in 1997.

17

Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange)

The actor was in the movie ‘Heartbeat’ in 2000.

18

Bradley Cooper (Voice of Rocket)

His first role ever was on the show ‘Sex and the City’.

19

Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man)

Holland was a theater kid growing up, and his feature film debut was in ‘The Impossible’.

20

Chris Pratt (Peter Quill/Star-Lord)

The actor played Bright Abbott on the TV show ‘Everwood’.

21

Zoe Saldana (Gamora)

Saldana’s acting career took off in the early 2000’s. This is her in the film ‘Get Over It’.

22

Mark Ruffalo (Bruce Banner aka The Hulk)

The actor starred in ‘You Can Count on Me’ back in 2000.

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GAME OF THRONES S8E3 MEMES BECAUSE WE ARE CONSUMED BY THIS SHOW

GAME OF THRONES S8E3 MEMES BECAUSE WE ARE CONSUMED BY THIS SHOW -

 

 

 


23 Movie Endings So Bad, They Almost Ruined The Entire Movie (According To Fans)

23 Movie Endings So Bad, They Almost Ruined The Entire Movie (According To Fans) -

 

 

🚨 SPOILERS AHEAD, PEOPLE 🚨

 

1. In The Devil Wears Prada, when Andy decided to move to Boston with her loser boyfriend and get back together with him after he treated her like actual crap.

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—spenceralthouse

 

2. In Crazy, Stupid, Love, when the babysitter gave nudes to an eighth grader as his graduation present.

Carousel Productions

 

 

 

 

—sarahwainschel

 

3. In Grease, when Sandy literally changed everything about herself to be with Danny, and then they drove away in a flying car.

Paramount Pictures

 

 

 

 

—tessah465

 

4. In Gone Girl, when Amy faked her death, framed Nick, and murdered Desi, yet she got away with everything so easily because people were happy she was back.

20th Century Fox

 

 

 

 

—sarahp46fddde74

 

5. In La La Land, when the dreamy montage showed Mia and Sebastian living happily ever after, but then it cut back to reality, and Mia was with a different guy.

Summit Entertainment

 

 

 

 

—katew4e

 

6. In A League of Their Own, when Dottie purposefully dropped the ball, just so her sister's team could win the World Series.

Columbia Pictures

 

 

 

 

—alexandrah40

 

7. In Rat Race, when everyone ended up at a Smash Mouth concert and agreed to give away the money they so desperately wanted to win, and then they all sang All Starand crowd-surfed.

Paramount Pictures

 

 

 

 

—angels4d4906ef4

 

8. In Seven, when John Doe got what he wanted all along, and Mills played right into his hands.

New Line Cinema

 

 

 

 

—rachelg49b663c96

 

9. In Boyhood, when the camera literally followed Mason's life for 12 whole years, yet it ended with him on a rock with nothing in particular happening.

IFC Films

 

 

 

 

—katehardman16

 

10. In Atonement, when Briony tricked everyone into thinking Robbie and Cecilia lived happily ever after, only to reveal that her lies actually led to their deaths.

Focus Features

 

 

 

 

—cliffordh3

 

11. In Cast Away, when Tom Hanks's character was literally at a fork in the road, and it wasn't clear if he followed the woman who owned the FedEx package or not.

20th Century Fox

 

 

 

 

—laramcd

 

12. In Everything, Everything, when Maddy found out that her mom had lied to her about having a deadly disease for the last, like, 18 years.

Warner Bros. Pictures

 

 

 

 

—bscorp13

 

13. In 500 Days of Summer, when Tom learned nothing after his painful, shallow fixation with Summer and was ready to repeat the same exact thing with Autumn.

Fox Searchlight Pictures

 

 

 

 

—salihas

 

14. In The Mist, when David agreed to put everyone out of their misery and kill them, but moments later he was saved by the US Army.

Dimension Films

 

 

 

 

—tarac460d04ff3

 

15. In You've Got Mail, when Joe basically destroyed Kathleen's business, hopes, and dreams, yet she still fell for him anyway.

Warner Bros. Pictures

 

 

 

 

—misscellania

 

16. In Prisoners, when Keller was trapped under the car, and it was unclear if Detective Loki saved him.

Warner Bros. Pictures

 

 

 

 

—julietas43397bba0

 

17. In Inception, when the camera cut away too quickly, so it was unclear if Cobb was stuck in a dream or if it was reality.

Warner Bros. Pictures

 

 

 

 

—justinp4fe6b59e2

 

18. In Murder on the Orient Express, when everyone turned out to be the murderer, and the detective who was right next door to the crime didn't hear a thing and decided to let everyone off the hook.

EMI Films

 

 

 

 

—babygirlxo

 

19. In My Sister's Keeper, when the movie wasn't faithful to the book and they ended up killing the wrong sister.

New Line Cinema

 

 

 

 

—katiec409

 

20. In Kingsman: The Secret Service, when the Swedish princess randomly offered Eggsy extreme sexual favors in exchange for her safety.

20th Century Fox

 

 

 

 

—ioz

 

21. In Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2, when Harry snapped the Elder Wand in two and threw it off the bridge before using it to fix his own wand.

Warner Bros.

 

 

 

 

—ryans48f03663f

 

22. In Wonder Woman, when Ares turned out to be real, which undermined everything Diana had learned about the folly of man and how war can't be solved by killing one person.

DC Comics

 

 

 

 

—stevenlegits

 

23. And in Titanic, when Rose let Jack freeze to death in the water instead of taking turns on the floating door.

 

 


How to Be a Cop According to TV and Movies

How to Be a Cop According to TV and Movies -

Your father was a cop, his father was a cop, HIS father was a cop, and his father was...a janitor. But when you think about it, janitors are kinda like cops? Both cleaning up the city...one a little more literally than the other, but still.

Your father and/or wife was tragically gunned down in an unsolved murder case...that still haunts you to this day.

You've solved every case...except the one that REALLY matters to you. Honestly, everyone probably suspects you're the one who did it - after all, you solved EVERY single case except this one? What gives? Also, in 90% of murders, it's a close family member who did it, typically the spouse. Just sayin'.

You don't have the time NOR the inclination to get your tie properly tightened to your collar. Not only are you not metaphorically buttoned up like those other squares in the department, you're LITERALLY not buttoning that top button of your shirt. How else will everyone know that you're married to the job, that you push yourself harder than anyone, and that tying it all the way hurts your neck a little bit and makes it hard to breathe?

Be known as a loose cannon maverick who plays by his own rules, to the degree that even your captain refers to you in that way, despite having promoted you to the rank of detective

Kinda strange that a police captain would continuously promote someone known to flaunt the rules and not follow procedure - sorta sends a message to the other officers that breaking protocol is what gets you ahead in the department, even though playing fast and loose with the rules typically leads to failed prosecutions and more criminals being able to walk free thanks to technicalities on warrants and chain-of-custody for evidence. You'd think a reputation for that kind of behavior would never be enabled at all, let alone rewarded - yet here we are!

Wait for backup? DOES IT LOOK LIKE YOU HAVE TIME TO WAIT FOR LITERALLY EVEN ONE PERSON TO HAVE YOUR BACK BEFORE STORMING INTO THIS INCREDIBLY DANGEROUS, UNKNOWN SITUATION WHERE YOU COULD NOT ONLY BE RISKING YOUR OWN LIFE, BUT ALSO THE LIVES OF ANY INNOCENTS THAT GET CAUGHT UP IN THE CROSSFIRE? I didn't THINK so!

Sure - pretty much every case you work ends with endless amounts of bullet-ridden cars and walls, not to mention all of the explosions (and the resulting civil lawsuits from the local natural gas company that resulted from the gas line shutdowns that were necessitated to prevent the entire city from being engulfed in flames). But in the end - you get results. Sure, the brass up top may not like your methods, but in the end, you always get your man.

...except, ya know, they've been riddled by 90 bullets and you have to go to the FBI for dental record analysis to confirm it was them you shot.

When you inevitably get suspended for going too far in the big case (that you're so close to solving), slam your badge and gun down on the chief's desk and storm out.

Sure, you'd THINK there would be a more formal process for all of that - filling out a bunch of paperwork, turning your gun in to the firearm specialist (since every bullet a cop uses is serialized and tracked), having some kind of review process, etc. But you'd be wrong - a dramatic slamming down of your badge and gun is basically all you need to do to tell your captain that you may not LIKE their decision, but - dammit - you gotta respect the call.

Sure, you didn't check to see if you live in a state with two party consent or not, and there's no way any evidence you gather would ever be admissible in a court of law, and you are definitely committing numerous felonies in attempting to arrest the leader of a major drug cartel, but other than that...case closed!

Somehow this doesn't turn into an enormous media scandal about a suspended cop with a history of using excessive force enacting vigilante justice

The media is more active than ever in covering dirty cops and detectives that refuse to obey the law, but somehow they take no interest in your particular case, despite the abundance of red flags surrounding every action you've taken.

You're a regular here, because - let's face it - you're a barely-functioning alcoholic. It seems nice that you're on a first name basis with the bartender (who is always named Sully, no exceptions) and he warily asks you if you want "the regular", but even the mildest bit of examination would lead anyone to the conclusion that you drink way too much. C'mon - it's a Tuesday.

 


33 Celebs You Might've Missed In The Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies

33 Celebs You Might've Missed In The Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies -

1. Before starring in Game of Thrones, Natalie Dormer appeared as Private Lorraine, who stole a kiss from Steve Rogers, in Captain America: The First Avenger.

Jeff Spicer / Getty Images, Marvel

2. Olivia Munn played a TV reporter at the Stark Expo in Iron Man 2.

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3. Ty Burrell starred as Leonard, Bruce Banner's friend and Betty's original love interest, in The Incredible Hulk.

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4. Miley Cyrus voiced Mainframe, a member of Stakar Ogord's team of Ravagers in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.

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5. Before starring in Crazy Rich Asians, Michelle Yeoh appeared in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 as Aleta Ogord, a Ravager captain.

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6. Happy Endings star Adam Pally played Gary, a cameraman who met Tony Stark in Iron Man 3.

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7. Kate Mara appeared as a US marshal in Iron Man 2.

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8. Comedian Garrett Morris made a cameo in Ant-Man as a cab driver — He famously parodied Ant-Man on Saturday Night Live.

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9. Doctor Who star Jenna Coleman appeared as Bucky's date to the Stark Expo in Captain America: The First Avenger.

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10. Community star Danny Pudi played a communications tech agent at S.H.I.E.L.D. in Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

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11. Nathan Fillion voiced the monstrous inmate that teased Peter Quill in Guardians of the Galaxy.

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12. Seth Green had a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo as a fan at the Stark Expo in Iron Man 2.

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13. Also, Seth voiced Howard the Duck in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 and Vol. 2.

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14. Jennifer Connelly voiced Karen, the interface that Tony installed in Peter's Spider-Man suit, in Spider-Man: Homecoming — she's also married to Paul Bettany IRL.

Eamonn M. Mccormack / Getty Images, Marvel

15. Lou Ferrigno, who played The Hulk on the '90s TV series, appeared as a security guard in The Incredible Hulk.

Alberto E. Rodriguez / Getty Images, Marvel

16. Chris O'Dowd appeared as Richard, a guy who tried to date Jane, in Thor: The Dark World.

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17. A Christmas Story star Peter Billingsley appeared in Iron Man as scientist William Ginter Riva — he was also an executive producer on the film.

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18. The Hobbit and Hannibal star Richard Armitage appeared as Heinz Kruger, the HYDRA assassin that killed Abraham Erskine, in Captain America: The First Avenger.

Robyn Beck / AFP / Getty Images, Marvel

19. Buffy the Vampire Slayer star Alexis Denisof played The Other in The Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy.

Emma Mcintyre / Getty Images, Marvel

20. Wynonna Earp star Dominique Provost-Chalkley appeared as Zrinka, a woman in Sokovia who couldn't find her brother, in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Mike Coppola / Getty Images, Marvel

21. Director Joe Russo made a brief cameo in Captain America: The Winter Soldier as Doctor Fine, a trusted surgeon who worked with S.H.I.E.L.D.

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22. Also, Joe made an appearance in Captain America: Civil War as Dr. Broussard, the psychiatrist that Helmut Zemo murdered and impersonated in order to get close to Bucky.

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23. Twin Peaks star Harry Dean Stanton appeared as a security guard who chatted with Bruce Banner in The Avengers.

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24. Homeland star Nazanin Boniadi played reporter Amira Ahmed in Iron Man.

Noam Galai / Getty Images, Marvel

25. The Walking Dead star Ross Marquand appeared as Red Skull in Avengers: Infinity War — he took over the role from Hugo Weaving.

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26. Lost and Once Upon a Time star Rebecca Mader made an appearance in Iron Man 3 as an undercover agent for A.I.M.

Frazer Harrison / Getty Images, Marvel

27. Logan Marshall-Green played Jackson Brice, a member of Adrian Toomes's criminal group, in Spider-Man: Homecoming.

Stuart C. Wilson / Getty Images, Marvel

28. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald star Claudia Kim played Doctor Helen Cho, a geneticist that helped the Avengers in Avengers: Age of Ultron.

John Phillips / Getty Images, Marvel

29. Teen Wolf star Linden Ashby appeared in Iron Man 3 as a commander — alongside The Walking Dead's Corey Hawkins.

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30. Once Upon a Time star Josh Dallas originally portrayed Fandral in Thor — he was later replaced by Zachary Levi.

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31. Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello appeared in Iron Man as a prison guard.

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32. The Haunting of Hill House star Mckenna Grace starred as young Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel.

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33. And of course, Luke Hemsworth and Matt Damon both appeared as actors playing Thor and Loki in Thor: Ragnarok.


Every Marvel Cinematic Universe Movie, Ranked By How Much Cash They Made

Every Marvel Cinematic Universe Movie, Ranked By How Much Cash They Made -

“Avengers: Endgame” is expected to shatter box-office records when it opens this weekend. It’s already the biggest seller in pre-sale tickets ever for Fandango, beating the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Business Insider took a look at past MCU movies to see how they ranked according to how much they made worldwide, adjusted for inflation of course.

21. “The Incredible Hulk” (2008)Adjusted worldwide box office: $311,021,259Original worldwide box office: $263,427,551Adjusted domestic box office: $169,541,300Original domestic box office: $134,806,913

20. “Captain America: The First Avenger” (2011)Adjusted worldwide box office: $418,778,325Original worldwide box office: $370,569,774Adjusted domestic box office: $200,933,700Original domestic box office: $176,654,505

19. “Thor” (2011)Adjusted worldwide box office: $507,780,887Original worldwide box office: $449,326,618Adjusted domestic box office: $202,876,700Original domestic box office: $181,030,624

18. “Ant-Man” (2015)Adjusted worldwide box office: $556,964,859Original worldwide box office: $519,311,965Adjusted domestic box office: $197,108,000Original domestic box office: $180,202,163

17. “Ant-Man and the Wasp” (2018)Adjusted worldwide box office: $630,348,861Original worldwide box office: $622,674,139Adjusted domestic box office: $221,538,700Original domestic box office: $216,648,740

16. “Iron Man” (2008)Adjusted worldwide box office: $690,898,211Original worldwide box office: $585,174,222Adjusted domestic box office: $400,443,200Original domestic box office: $318,412,101

15. “Thor: The Dark World” (2013)Adjusted worldwide box office: $703,354,436Original worldwide box office: $644,571,402Adjusted domestic box office: $223,410,000Original domestic box office: $206,362,140

14. “Doctor Strange” (2016)Adjusted worldwide box office: $717,801,445Original worldwide box office: $677,718,395Adjusted domestic box office: $238,975,400Original domestic box office: $232,641,920

13. “Iron Man 2” (2010)Adjusted worldwide box office: $727,359,488Original worldwide box office: $623,933,331Adjusted domestic box office: $358,204,600Original domestic box office: $312,433,331

12. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” (2014)Adjusted worldwide box office: $766,961,531Original worldwide box office: $714,264,267Adjusted domestic box office: $281,694,500Original domestic box office: $259,766,572

11. “Guardians of the Galaxy” (2014)Adjusted worldwide box office: $830,383,567Original worldwide box office: $773,328,629Adjusted domestic box office: $371,833,400Original domestic box office: $333,176,600

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10. “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017)Adjusted worldwide box office: $885,618,037Original worldwide box office: $853,977,126Adjusted domestic box office: $309,920,300Original domestic box office: $315,058,289

9. “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” (2014)Adjusted worldwide box office: $895,759,283Original worldwide box office: $863,756,051Adjusted domestic box office: $393,315,500Original domestic box office: $389,813,101

8. “Spider-Man: Homecoming” (2017)Adjusted worldwide box office: $912,778,200Original worldwide box office: $880,166,924Adjusted domestic box office: $337,886,200Original domestic box office: $334,201,140

7. “Captain Marvel” (2019 — Still in theaters)Worldwide box office (So far): $1,090,111,376Domestic box office (So far): $400,031,743

6. “Captain America: Civil War” (2016)Adjusted worldwide box office: $1,221,515,660Original worldwide box office: $1,153,304,495Adjusted domestic box office: $422,199,800Original domestic box office: $408,084,349

5. “Iron Man 3” (2013)Adjusted worldwide box office: $1,325,598,500Original worldwide box office: $1,214,811,252Adjusted domestic box office: $441,109,200Original domestic box office: $409,013,994

4. “Black Panther”Adjusted worldwide box office: $1,363,514,435Original worldwide box office: $1,346,913,161Adjusted domestic box office: $688,739,000Original domestic box office: $700,059,566

3. “Avengers: Age of Ultron” (2015)Adjusted worldwide box office: $1,507,302,977Original worldwide box office: $1,405,403,694Adjusted domestic box office: $483,348,000Original domestic box office: $459,005,868

2. “The Avengers” (2012)Adjusted worldwide box office: $1,681,600,125Original worldwide box office: $1,518,812,988Adjusted domestic box office: $694,237,400Original domestic box office: $623,357,910

1. “Avengers: Infinity War” (2018)Adjusted worldwide box office: $2,073,606,654Original worldwide box office: $2,048,359,754Adjusted domestic box office: $653,950,200Original domestic box office: $678,815,482


15 Spoiler Free Avengers: Endgame Reviews: ARE YOU PREPARED?!

15 Spoiler Free Avengers: Endgame Reviews: ARE YOU PREPARED?! -

 

 

I was lucky enough to catch a press screening of Endgame earlier today with fellow editor Ben G. and my heart is full. No spoilers here but I have to say, after leaving that incredible experience my body feels like I just went a few rounds with Mike Tyson. The edge of your seat saga fulfilled every storyline I have invested in over the years with laughs, tears and holding it until after the movie. Hope y’all enjoy the film!There’s no after credit scene, so there’s no need to hang around for 10 minutes after the movie ended like we did.

 

 


30+ UP COMING SUMMER MOVIES (WITH DATES) YOU NEED TO SEE

30+ UP COMING SUMMER MOVIES (WITH DATES) YOU NEED TO SEE

 

The 2018 summer movie season was huge for the global box office as movies like "Avengers: Infinity War," "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," and "Mission: Impossible — Fallout" were just some of the big earners. They led to the season having an 11% spike in business compared to the year before.

And 2019 is set up to be even bigger.

The summer season gets an early start thanks to Disney moving "Avengers: Endgame" to this weekend, and declaring that summer begins on April 26.

And then the hits just keep coming throughout the next few months with "The Lion King," "Men in Black: International," "Toy Story 4," "Spider-Man: Homecoming," "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw," and "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood." On paper, this could be the makings of a record-breaking slate.

Here are the 36 movies coming out this summer that will be worth your time:

“Avengers: Endgame” — April 26

It's the movie that will probably break all the opening weekend box-office records (well, until "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" comes out at the end of the year). The end of the current MCU era is upon us with this movie. See you on the other side.

“Knock Down the House” (Netflix) — May 1

After winning the audience award at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Netflix nabbed the documentary for a reported $10 million, the biggest buy ever for a doc at the fest. The movie follows four progressive candidates during the 2018 midterm elections, including Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

“Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile” (Netflix) — May 3

Zac Efron embodies the cold-blooded serial killer Ted Bundy for this drama on Bundy's life through the eyes of his longtime girlfriend (played by Lily Collins), who for years refused to believe he was a murderer.

“Long Shot” — May 3

Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron together in a romantic comedy. Who would ever believe that? Well, that's exactly some of the draw to seeing this movie. Thankfully, the odd-couple vibe really works. Rogen plays a hipster Brooklyn journalist turned speech writer for his first crush, Charlotte (Theron), who is a political big wig running for president.

“UglyDolls” — May 3

The latest toy to get the movie treatment is this plush favorite. Featuring characters voiced by Kelly Clarkson, Nick Jonas, Blake Shelton, Pitbull, and Janelle Monáe, expect a lot of song and dance with a cute story.

“Detective Pikachu” — May 10

Ryan Reynolds voices the lovable Pokémon character in what is being hyped as a must-see this summer. The funny trailers certainly are a good sign.

“Poms” — May 10

Mix "Book Club" with "Bring It On" and you basically get this movie. Diane Keaton leads an ensemble cast that includes Pam Grier, Jacki Weaver, and Rhea Pearlman in this comedy about a group of women who start a cheer leading squad at their retirement community.

"John Wick: Chapter 3 — Parabellum" — May 17

Keanu Reeves returns for the continuing saga of the assassin John Wick. Now with a price on his head following the events of the second movie, Wick teams with old friend Sofia (Halle Berry) and her angry dogs to survive.

"The Souvenir" — May 17

This drama wowed audiences at Sundance thanks in large part to the breakout performance by Honor Swinton Byrne (daughter of Tilda Swinton), who plays a film student who gets involved with a shady guy.

"Aladdin" — May 24

Everyone in Hollywood is wondering how this movie will perform this summer. It's a live-action remake of one of the most beloved Disney animated movies of all time, but can a blue Will Smith really work?

"Ad Astra" — May 24

James Gray follows up his epic "The Lost City of Z" with a story set in the outer reaches of the universe. Brad Pitt plays an astronaut who sets out to find his missing father and discovers a lot more. And don't be shocked if this release date changes. Now that Fox is owned by Disney, it probably doesn't want this to go up against "Aladdin."

"Booksmart" — May 24

Olivia Wilde's latest directing effort looks at two high-school friends who are killing it with the grades but not so much on the social scene. They decide to change all of that for one night. Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein are getting a lot of attention for their performances as two girls who just want to have fun.

"Godzilla: King of the Monsters" — May 31

Godzilla versus Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidorah while Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Bradley Whitford, Kyle Chandler, and Sally Hawkins run around filled with fear? Should be a good time.

"Ma" — May 31

In this latest twisted tale from Blumhouse Productions ("Us"), Octavia Spencer plays a lonely woman who opens up her basement to local teens to get drunk and party. And boy do things go south from there.

"Rocketman" — May 31

Take the director (Dexter Fletcher) who took over for Bryan Singer after he was fired from "Bohemian Rhapsody," and add an actor (Taron Egerton) who doesn't just look like a young Elton John but can sing like him too, and you got yourself a hit biopic. Hopefully.

"Dark Phoenix" — June 7

Longtime keeper of the "X-Men" franchise, producer-screenwriter Simon Kinberg will take the director reins for the latest chapter. This one focuses on Jean Grey's (Sophie Turner) growing powers.

"Late Night" (Amazon) — June 7

With its $13 million buy for the movie at Sundance this year, Amazon got itself a comedy that it hopes will be as successful as a previous Sundance comedy buy of theirs, "The Big Sick." This time, Mindy Kaling is front and center, as she wrote the screenplay and stars as one of the rare female voices on a late-night talk show.

"The Secret Life of Pets 2" — June 7

After the successful 2016 original, the gang (except for Louis C.K., who has been replaced by Patton Oswalt as the voice of Max) returns to set off on more adventures.

"Men in Black: International" — June 14

Seven years after "Men in Black 3," the franchise has been given a face-lift and is back in the world. This time Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth are the agents tasked with saving Earth from the evils of the universe.

"Child’s Play" — June 21

That creepy doll Chucky from the 1980s is back, and Mark Hamill is the voice of the character. Aubrey Plaza and Brian Tyree Henry also star.

"Toy Story 4" — June 21

The beloved Pixar franchise returns nine years after part three. There's new drama for the toys to deal with, plus a new friend, Forky (voiced by "Veep" star Tony Hale).

"Annabelle Comes Home" — June 28

Chucky isn't the only doll that's going to scare you this summer. The "Annabelle" franchise continues with this new chapter that doesn't just focus on the possessed doll but other cursed items that Ed and Lorriane Warren (Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga) have in a "safe" room in their house.

"Yesterday" — June 28

What if you stumbled into a reality where the Beatles never existed, but you are a musician who knows all their songs by heart? That's what Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is going through as he becomes hugely famous singing the hits from the Beatles, but everyone (even Ed Sheeran) thinks they are songs he wrote. This is the latest movie from "Trainspotting" and "Steve Jobs" director Danny Boyle.

"Spider-Man: Far From Home" — July 2

Peter Parker goes on a European vacation and helps Nick Fury with some issues — one of which is the appearance of Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal).

"Midsommar" — July 3

Ari Aster follows up his acclaimed horror "Hereditary" with this twisted take about a couple who realizes the Swedish festival they are at is actually some kind of cult ritual.

"21 Bridges" — July 12

Chadwick Boseman ("Black Panther") plays an NYPD detective on the hunt for the men behind a brutal shooting that led to numerous police officers being killed. This one has that not-everything-is-what-it-seems feel.

"Crawl" — July 12

If you're in need of a crazy ride at the movies this summer, this may be it. In this horror, we follow a woman ("Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales" star Kaya Scodelario) as she tries to track down her father (Barry Pepper) during a Category 5 hurricane. She finds her dad at his house, but also there are a whole lot of angry alligators. Yes, this movie is about staying alive from alligators while trapped in a flooded house during a hurricane. Take. My. Money.

"The Farewell" — July 12

"Crazy Rich Asians" actor Awkwafina stars in this breakout hit from Sundance that was sold to A24. In the movie, she plays a Chinese-American woman who visits her grandmother in China only to learn her entire family is keeping the grandma in the dark about her terminal illness.

"Stuber" — July 12

Dave Bautista plays a detective forced to bring along his Uber driver (Kumail Nanjiani) during a day of catching bad guys. Hilarity ensues.

"The Lion King" — July 19

While the live-action remake chatter for "Aladdin" is mixed, it's the opposite with "The Lion King." Jon Favreau follows up the almost $1 billion worldwide earning "The Jungle Book" with an almost certain $1 billion grossing retelling of Simba's story.

"Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" — July 26

Quentin Tarantino's latest movie looks at late 1960s Hollywood through the eyes of TV actor Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio) and his stuntman, Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt).

"Dora and the Lost City of Gold" — August 2

"Dora the Explorer" gets the big-screen treatment with this action-adventure family comedy that follows Dora (Isabela Moner) as she tries to adapt to high school while also setting off with friends, including her bestie, Boots (voiced by Danny Trejo), to the jungle to save her parents (played by Michael Peña and Eva Longoria).

"Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw" — August 2

The first spin-off from the "Fast & Furious" franchise, Dwayne Johnson (Hobbs) and Jason Statham (Shaw) team up to take on "Black Superman" Brixton played by Idris Elba. You should be excited.

"The New Mutants" — August 2

Though the movie has suffered in development for years and has apparently had some reshoots after finally going into production, the movie is still on the Disney slate following the studio's acquisition of Fox. This movie introduces mutants beyond the X-Men gang. The cast is highlighted by "Game of Thrones" star Maisie Williams (playing Wolfsbane) and "Glass" star Anya Taylor-Joy (Magik).

"The Kitchen" — August 9

In the spirit of Steve McQueen's underappreciated "Widows," this female-focused crime movie follows three wives in 1970s Hell's Kitchen as they take over their husband's rackets after they go to prison. Elisabeth Moss, Melissa McCarthy, and Tiffany Haddish star.

"Good Boys" — August 16

To end your summer, get ready to laugh a lot with this comedy that follows a day in the life of three sixth graders who skip school and are confronted with some hilarious adult-level situations.


Animated GIFs Bring Your Favorite Movie Posters To Life

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We love staring at posters for our favorite movies for hours and hours. And you know what makes it even better? When those posters move. Some brilliant artists have created animated GIF versions of classic movie posters, and they make everything 100 percent more excellent.


20 Car Myths People Believe Thanks To The Movies

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Leave it to the movies to give us unrealistic expectations about every single part of our existence. Movies make us believe in true love, good over evil, and that cars will explode if you shoot their gas tank. All myths.You can imagine how devastated 16-year-old me was to learn that none of this movie shit was actually true.

Universal Pictures

If a car has been left neglected and sitting in a garage for over 20 years, it’s no good any time soon. No amount of new gas, batteries, transistors, plugs, etc.. will bring it back to life on a movie timeline. That takes months and a complete overhaul.

Warner Bros

This is one of the biggest leaps movies make. If a car goes off a huge jump, or lands hard on the ground after a hilly car chase in SF, or even if you get sideswiped, a new coat of paint and bondo isn’t gonna fix it.Odds are you’ll blow a tire, crack a suspension, misalign your steering or fuck up your engine. No real world car can live through a movie car chase, and drive away clean.

Universal Pictures

The Fast & Furious movies get this wrong. Drifting actually slows your car down. That’s why it’s not actually ever used in racing.

Universal Pictures

You can’t drive an SUV like you’d drive a sedan. You’ll flip. And yet, movie’s will show a Suburban not only catch up to a sports car, but also manage the same turns and twists without flipping over.In reality, you can’t drive a stock SUV like a lambo.

Buena Vista

Movie’s will tell you that if you mix your gas with rocket fuel, nitrous, or alien gas, you’ll go faster.It takes more than a super fuel to make a car go zoom; engine performance is a huge part of that too.

Universal Pictures

Movie’s tell you that your mom’s Camry sedan can handle a washed out road, in the middle of a hurricane. Or that the family minivan can handle an oily or icy road. That’s a hard no.Also, Vin Diesel? Please understand that you can’t drive a car on fire very well, or very far. It just won’t work.

Paramount Pictures

Vin Diesel and Co., and the rest of Hollywood, will try to convince you that average sedans and sports cars can take on grassy fields, dirt roads, muddy trails and stairs.Your undercarriage will disagree.

Driving Tests

Most movies with a race or car chase will show them dramatically downshifting to take a turn. Most mechanics will tell you that shifting to a lower drive at a high rate of speed isn’t safe. It also won’t really do shit for your performance and will damage the car.

FilmDistrict

You can’t turn a basic car into a speed demon, overnight. It takes a team. Just upgrading an engine and the inner workings of a car is a full day or two, by itself, not to mention the rest of the car, the bodywork and all the other things it’ll need.

United Artists

It takes a lot of speed and velocity to launch a car, and then you can’t even predict which way the car’s gonna go, how it’ll land, and even if it’ll break a part mid air.The laws of physics exist for a reason, folks.

Universal Pictures

While these look impressive and intimidating, it really can’t be done. It takes a lot of traction to do a wheelie, but a burnout causes a car to lose traction. So it’s one or the other. To do both from a parked position is nearly impossible.

DreamWorks Pictures

This is pretty obvious. You might be able to steal an older car by cracking open the steering console, twisting some wires together and jamming a screwdriver in there, but who want’s to steal a 1986 Yugo? I don’t.Today’s cars are far too smart for this crude plot device.

Universal Pictures

Some racing movies have a character going full speed, then the somehow kick it into overdrive and go even faster. This’ll lower the engine RPM’s to just keep the engine moving at the highest efficiency, and might even end up costing you speed.

Universal Pictures

It’s insanely hard to get a grip on a car going 30-40 mph, without magnetic hands. A simple curve will toss you off, not to mention if you get bumped or accidentally lose your grip.The same goes for the undercarriage. Indiana Jones did it in Raiders, but in reality, dust, potholes, scalding exhaust pipes, and debris will getcha.

Warner Bros.

Mythbusters proved that a car door will not stop a bullet. A car’s body is not as tough as the movies will have you think.

Miramax films

You know the scene; two people arguing and someone just suddenly slams on the brakes? It’s not safe. This’ll put a strain on your car and most importantly, it won’t give someone behind you enough time to stop.

United Artists

According to Jamie and Adam, this might happen one in fifty times, where a car will do a flip or two, hit a few boulders and then explode on impact.The car will just hit the bottom and sit there like a sad and twisted lump of metal. No boom.

Universal Pictures

You’d be surprised how much resistance a window, plywood barn siding, or chain link fence will give your car. You’ll need a body shop and an expensive mechanic after you even try such a thing.

Summit Entertainment

Gas tanks are’t as fragile and explosive as movies would have you believe. I mean, they’re still dangerous, and can explode under certain circumstances, but you can’t just shoot a bullet at a gas tank and watch a car erupt in flames. That’s not real.If fuel was that easy to ignite, we’d never use it in our engines. That’d be incredibly unsafe.

Roadshow Film Distributors

Gasoline is a refined product. It can actually go bad, if not kept properly. Even then, properties like Mad Max, The Walking Dead & Lost wouldn’t actually be able to use any gasoline they find, because it would have gone bad.


Behind-The-Scenes Of ‘Infinity War’ Without Visual Effects

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Executive producer Victoria Alonso says there are about 3,000 shots in ‘Infinity War’ and about 2,900 of them are visual effects shots. But, it’s not all blue and green screens; ‘Infinity War’ has more practical sets than you may have expected.

2

Thanos seems a lot less scary when you know it’s just Josh Brolin by himself in a motion capture suit.

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Sometimes, Brolin’s costume included wearing a cardboard cut-out of Thanos’ head in order to give the other actors a point of reference while acting opposite him.

4

While you saw the Avengers fighting off a group of aliens, it was really approximately 70 extras and stunt people that were expanded to about 500 people digitally.

5

The Guardians of the Galaxy’s space ship is real, but maybe smaller than you would have imagined, with a blue screen as space.

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When Doctor Strange gets tortured, the needles may not have been real, but Cumberbatch really was suspended midair.

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The scene with Thanos adopting a young Gamora wasn’t purely CG. Many were in full costumes and makeup on set.

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Peter Dinklage filmed alongside mini cutouts of his co-stars to appear as if he was towering over them.

9

Robert Downey Jr. only wore a piece of his Iron Man costume in some scenes.

10

When the group heads to the train station, that filming really took place at the Waverley station in Edinburgh, Scotland. Production also built several items, including a coffee shop there at the train station.

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Cull Obsidian was really just a man – Terry Notary – in a motion-capture suit. Notary also did the movements for Teen Groot.

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The giant battle in Wakanda was filmed outside in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia.

13

When Vision, Scarlet Witch, and members of the Black Order fight on top of a cathedral, it’s really the St. Giles’ Cathedral in Edinburgh.

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This is what Corvus Glaive really looked like in his motion-action suit on the rooftop.

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When Thanos blasts Star-Lord, Drax, and Nebula with the power stone, they were actually falling on set.

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Thor really carried around an axe on set of “Infinity War,” but it didn’t light up.

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When the actors were going up against Thanos, they were fighting a double on a platform.

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Josh Brolin was really wearing a version of the Infinity Gauntlet when he delivered that life-altering snap at the film’s end.


20 Hidden Movie Details Most Fans Missed

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Captain America: Civil War (2016)The Russo brothers snuck the Bluth family car from ‘Arrested Development’ into the background of the big fight scene. The brothers directed some of the comedy show’s episodes.

2

The Great Gatsby (2013)When Gatsby and Daisy see each other for the first time in the film, they stay silent for a whole 30 seconds. The director wanted the scene to mirror the moment in Fitzerald’s novel which states, “For half a minute there wasn’t a sound.”

3

Groundhog Day (1993)A boy with a broken leg appears in the background of a hospital scene. This is the same boy that Phil saves from falling on another day.

4

Inception (2010)The first letters of the names of the main characters spell ‘dreams’ (Dom, Robert, Eams, Arthur, Mal, and Saito).Then add Peter, Ariadne and Yusuf and it spells ‘dreams pay’ which is how they earn a living.

5

Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World (2010)Scott is seen wearing a ‘Plumtree’ shirt, which is a Canadian band that released the song ‘Scott Pilgrim’ in 1997. This is the song that inspired Bryan Lee O’Malley to create the Scott Pilgrim comics upon which the movie is based.

6

The Matrix (1999)In the film, character Neo’s passport expires on September 11, 2001.

7

The Incredibles 2 (2018)The colored emblems on the pilot’s uniform are abstract color representations of every Pixar film up to that point.

8

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)‘Matrix’ is written on the blackboard to the right of Laurence Fishburne’s head as a hat tip to ‘The Matrix’.

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)When Peter is getting drunk in the bar, he starts quoting ‘Sex and the City’ while holding a fruity drink. The actress who plays Miranda (Cynthia Nixon) walks behind him when he says “What’s up Miranda?”

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Black Panther, 2018)In the casino scene, the clothing colors of the three characters are the same colors as the Pan-African flag.

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)The books in the library scenes don’t have titles. This is because Jim Carrey’s character Joel couldn’t remember little details.

12

Spider-Man (2002)During the scene on Thanksgiving Day, Peter Parker is wearing Green Goblin colors and Norman Osborn (aka The Green Goblin) is wearing Spider-Man colors.

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Ocean’s Eleven (2001)Brad Pitt’s character Rusty is constantly eating throughout the film. People aren’t exactly sure why, but you can catch him munching during most of his scenes.

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Blade Runner 2048 (2017)In the film, a replicant can be recognized by looking closely at their eyes when the person looks up and to the left. When the movie starts, viewers can read the word ‘replicants’ in the top left corner, making their eyes do the same thing.

15

A Star Is Born (2018)Character Jack Maine loses a lot of weight during his healing process, which is hinted at by how loose his wedding ring gets.

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101 Dalmatians (1961)Lady and the Tramp make a quick appearance in this scene of the Disney film.

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Thor (2011)Jane hands Thor a t-shirt to wear with a nametag that reads ‘Donald Blake, MD’ attached. Jane identifies this as her ex-boyfriend. Dr. Donald Blake is the human alter ego of Thor in the original comic series.

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Young Guns (1988) Tom Cruise briefly appears in the movie as a character who gets killed during one of the shootouts. The actor accidentally stumbled upon the set and was asked to be in the film because he’d never been in a western before.

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The Lord of the Rings (2001)Galadriel is the last elf in Middle-earth who saw the light of the Two Trees of Valinor, which is why her eyes reflect the light of the stars. To achieve this effect while filming, the crew had to use special lighting units in all of the scenes with Galadriel.

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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)The score playing when Tony Stark speaks to Pepper Potts on the ship in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ is the same score that plays when Steve Rogers speaks to Peggy Carter in ‘Captian America: The First Avenger’.


10 Strange Facts About Famous War Films

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Few films are as gripping as those that attempt to realistically capture the horrors of war. If done right, a war film can become iconic, sweeping awards ceremonies and ingraining their lines, performances, and scenes into popular culture. If done wrong, they’re forgotten inside a decade.

As is true of so many things, there is much more to some war movies than meets the eye, or the screen. The following ten entries look back at some of the most iconic war films in cinematic history, detailing the little-known facts, controversies, and strife that occurred behind the scenes.

Featured image credit: Universal Pictures

 

10 Downward Spiral

Photo credit: DreamWorks/Paramount

It’s no secret that actor Tom Sizemore has had his share of problems with drugs and alcohol. During the pinnacle of his career in the mid- to late 1990s, Sizemore was in and out of rehab, with his struggles publicized due to his debauchery and run-ins with the law. It was during this time when he received a call from Steven Spielberg, requesting to speak with him about the upcoming World War II drama, Saving Private Ryan. Spielberg insisted that the actor bring his wife to their meeting, where the director blatantly asked her, “Can Tom stay clean and sober?”

Despite promises that more often than not carry no merit, Spielberg agreed to cast Sizemore under one condition: His blood was to be tested on set every day during the production of the film, and if he were to fail the test once, his termination from the project would be immediate. If such an occurrence had befallen the production, his role was to be replaced by Billy Bob Thornton.[1]

In spite of Sizemore successfully completing the movie, his rap sheet continued to grow, with multiple charges including drug abuse and assault and battery against his ex, Heidi Fleiss. In November 2017, Sizemore was fired by his management firm and talent agency, and he was dropped as the male lead in an upcoming psychological thriller The Door after allegations surfaced that he sexually assaulted an 11-year-old girl in 2003.

9 Gibson vs. GLAAD

Mel Gibson’s epic 1995 film Braveheart, which depicts the First War of Scottish Independence against King Edward I of England, caused quite the stir prior to even being released on the silver screen. Gay activists suspected that the adventure flick was nothing more than a homophobic film that encouraged “gay-bashing.” Such rhetoric stemmed from one particular scene in which King Edward I killed the male lover of his son by throwing him out of a castle window. In addition, GLADD spokeswoman Sandy Boldner contended that Gibson was hostile toward homosexuals and that he had a history of anti-gay sentiment.[2]

The ill will between the two parties only escalated when GLAAD organized protests in nine cities against Gibson’s acting and directing. The movie star fiercely responded to the criticism, stating, “They can f— off” and that he’ll “apologize when hell freezes over.” Despite the colorful language and stern resentment, Braveheart was a box office success and won five Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director.

 

8 Famous Faces

Photo credit: 20th Century Fox

Darryl Zanuck was adamant about creating an anti-Hollywood war movie when he signed on to produce and direct The Longest Day, a 1962 film about the Allied invasion of Normandy. By stripping the distinctive glamour of battle that Hollywood often portrayed in films, Zanuck knew a picture detailing the actual dreadfulness of war would be a hard sell for audiences and studio executives. In order to fully immerse viewers, Zanuck cast as many A-list stars as possible. Ironically, the famous faces that were chosen—John Wayne, Henry Fonda, Robert Mitchum, Sean Connery, and Richard Burton—were so familiar that it became a constant distraction on-screen, making it difficult to convince viewers that the actors represented real people.

Interestingly enough, Dwight D. Eisenhower was approached by Zanuck, who offered the former president a starring role in which he would play himself. Eisenhower graciously declined, but he consented to a private screening. Eisenhower made good on his promise, albeit momentarily, storming out only a few minutes into the movie. It is unclear what triggered the former president and veteran, but he was not to be deterred. “Ike, you can’t do that,” his wife Mamie stated, to which he replied, “The hell I can’t!”[3]

7 Ultimatum

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Record-setting Hall of Famer Jim Brown was at the peak of his career in 1966, when he stunned the sports world by announcing his retirement from the NFL. The sudden, unforeseen departure for the 29-year-old was one rooted in a harsh ultimatum that accelerated his movement into a life he was already seeking.

While in London filming The Dirty Dozen, a World War II film starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, and Charles Bronson, production ran longer than expected, causing Brown to become embroiled in a public dispute with his team’s owner, Art Modell. Modell informed Brown that he would be fining the athlete $100 for every day that he did not report to camp. According to Brown, he had “no bargaining power,” leaving him no choice but to quit the NFL “with regret but not sorrow.”

On July 14, 1966, Brown held a press conference on the set of the film, clothed in military fatigues and speaking in front of a tank: “My original intention was to try to participate in the 1966 National Football League season. But due to circumstances, this is impossible.” An unexpected end to an astonishing and revered football career.[4]

6 Nixon’s Pastime

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One of the most cherished pastimes of former US president Richard Nixon was his obsession and eagerness to be entertained by the silver screen. In the five years that he served as president, the staunch movie buff watched a total of 538 films in the screening room at the White House. Aside from foreign films, which he despised, Nixon was attracted to all types of genre, including movies that blatantly mocked him.

In all the years, Nixon walked out on only one film, West Side Story, given the fact that he “couldn’t stand the propaganda.” Although he avoided R-rated films for the most part, one of his favorite movies was 1970’s Patton, starring George C. Scott as the revered US General during World War II. In fact, Nixon’s fixation with the film was so ardent that he famously watched it repeatedly prior to announcing his invasion of Cambodia in 1970. Many viewed this act as indicative of a warmongering president who was hell-bent on embracing and perhaps channeling General Patton’s battle tactics and fearlessness during a contentious and volatile time in American history.[5]

 

5 Wasted Talent

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Considered Hollywood’s first true Method actor, Montgomery Clift immersed himself in every role, creating an exceptional standard never before seen in the industry. The extraordinary gift to lose himself in a character merely shielded him temporarily from the profound unhappiness he was silently battling all his life.

Unable to come to terms with his homosexuality, Clift’s alcoholism, drug abuse, and bizarre behavior began to boil over while working on the 1953 box office smash From Here To Eternity, co-starring Burt Lancaster and Frank Sinatra. During filming, Clift formed a close friendship with Sinatra, whom he talked out of committing suicide when the musician became despondent after being rejected by Ava Gardner. Their friendship would come to an abrupt end when an inebriated Clift was thrown out of a party hosted by Sinatra after the actor made sexual advances to another male.

His drug and alcohol addictions only intensified during the movie’s production and progressively worsened after filming concluded. A near-fatal car crash in 1957 left him physically maimed, tremendously scarring the vain actor psychologically. Clift died at the age of 45 of a heart attack on July 23, 1966.[6]

4 All Quiet On The Western Front

The 1930 film All Quiet On The Western Front is an unflinching adaptation of Erich Maria Remarque’s anti-war novel about the horrors of the World War I. Not surprisingly, the movie was banned in Germany for being “anti-German” and also in Poland, where it was ironically deemed “pro-German.” Prior to its expulsion in Germany, however, Nazi thugs took to the cinemas, where they released snakes, rats, and stink bombs in protest of the screenings. Hitler was said to be infuriated due to the film’s anti-war, anti-nationalism theme, fearing a wave of pacifism would sweep Germany.[7]

The novel’s author was forced to leave his home country due to the relentless maltreatment he received from the Nazi party. Upon Remarque’s departure, the Nazis confiscated all the money in his bank accounts and held public rallies burning his books. In spite of the harsh treatment he was subjected to, Remarque was undoubtedly fortunate to escape with his life as opposed to the millions who would die in the coming years.

3 A Production From Hell

Photo credit: United Artists

It’s difficult to picture the fact that Francis Ford Coppola’s masterpiece Apocalypse Now almost never came to fruition, given the legendary struggles that occurred during production. Over a period of 16 months, cast and crew experienced personal hardships that nearly led them to the brink of insanity. On the first day Marlon Brando was scheduled to shoot his scenes, he arrived on set never having read the script and 40 kilograms (88 lb) overweight. Drug use was rampant among the cast, who overindulged, including a 14-year-old Laurence Fishburne, who was supposedly introduced to heroin by his costar Dennis Hopper.

Actor Sam Bottoms confessed that he was high on pot, speed, or LSD during much of the filming of his scenes. If things couldn’t get any more dysfunctional, lead actor Martin Sheen—who was struggling with alcoholism and often filmed while in a chaotic state of immense inebriation—suffered a heart attack, leaving the production in a state of limbo.[8] Believing his film was going to be a $20 million disaster, Coppola admitted to his wife that he was contemplating shooting himself. In the end, what was expected to be a colossal failure became an epic accomplishment in cinematic history, earning around $150 million worldwide.

2 ‘The Lizard King’

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1986 was an emotional year for Oliver Stone. After years of struggling to make a name for himself as a director, Stone was officially accepted among Hollywood’s elite with the release of his nationally acclaimed film Platoon. The low-budget movie about the war in Vietnam starring Charlie Sheen went on to win four Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Director.

Interestingly enough, Stone wrote the screenplay 17 years prior to its release, focusing heavily on mythology before its adaptation into a more realistic war drama. What’s even more fascinating is who Stone had in mind to play the main character: rock ‘n’ roll superstar and lead singer of the Doors, Jim Morrison. In fact, Stone was so fixated on having his idol star as the lead in his film that he sent the musician an early draft of Platoon, with the hopes of persuading Morrison to sign on.

Two years later, “The Lizard King” would be found dead in a bathtub in his Paris apartment with the screenplay Stone had sent him sitting nearby. Eerily enough, the script was returned to Stone in 1990 when he was making the film The Doors.[9]

1 Russian Roulette

In 1981, psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Radecki wrote to the general manager at WFLD-TV in Chicago, urging the station to edit the Russian roulette scenes in The Deer Hunter, which was scheduled to air the following week. In the 1978 classic, Vietnam POWs, played by Robert De Niro and Christopher Walken, are forced by Vietnamese guards to play the sadistic “game” in a gambling den.

What Dr. Radecki feared was that the infamous scenes would inspire real-life imitators, given that there had been 28 shootings and 25 confirmed Russian roulette deaths in the United States since the release of the film. Dr. Radecki’s pleas fell on deaf ears, leading to the deaths of Ted Tolwinski, 26, and David Radnis, 28 who shot themselves at their tables after seeing the movie.[10]

More than 30 years later, delusional copycats on a suicide mission continue to emerge. In 2015, 20-year-old movie buff Bryan Javier Soto Aguilera saw the film and then blew his head off while reenacting the dangerous game of chance.

 

 


15 Movie Titles That Blatantly Lied To Everyone

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The Room

This legendary bad film is so awesome in it’s awkwardness, but where’s the titular room? What room are they talking about?

There is no room and it’s tearing me apart.

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Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan

You can’t even tour Manhattan, let alone take it, within 15 mins, but that’s how long Jason is in NY. Of the 100 min running time, he’s on a ship killing high school graduates, until the very end, when he hits a few landmarks and disappears in a sewer.

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The Last Exorcism Part II

If it’s the last one, why is there a second part? I thought the original, found-footage film was the very last one? Apparently, it wasn’t.

Even worse, the exorcism is only a tiny part of this film, while the rest of the film is about the demon being in love with his host.

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Windows

This 1980 erotic thriller should have been about obsession, infidelity, murder and sex. And with a title like this, you could also assume there was a voyeuristic component to it like in Body Double or Peeping Tom. That’s a hard no, though. No peeping.

It’s just a film about an obsessed woman who hires a taxi driver to rape her friend, in order to get sexual gratification. But no one is doing anything with windows.

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Another Son of Sam

This Grindhouse-Horror film might paint itself as a film about a serial killer like David Berkowitz, but it has absolutely nothing to do with him.

Originally filmed in 1975, it was about mental patient who took college students as hostages. When released in 1977, they decided to capitalize on the Son of Sam fiasco.

It’s also a sh#t film.

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John Dies at the End

It’s spelled out, right there in the title, but guess what? The title’s wrong.

John dies in the middle of the film, but that’s only because it’s a non-linear set up.

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The Lone Ranger

Not to be pedantic, but the Lone Ranger’s never really been alone, in any version. He’s always got Tonto to watch his back.

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Fargo

There’s only one scene set in Fargo, North Dakota, where Jerry meets up with the hitmen. The rest of the film in Minnesota. Why not call it Brainerd, MN?

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This Film is Not Yet Rated

This documentary takes a look at the political and arbitrary nature of how movies are labelled, and it obviously needed to be rated before it was released. It ended up with an NC-17, before director Kirby Dick appealed.

Still though… it’s all a lie.

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Clash of the Titans

You’d think there would be Titans in this film, but you’d be wrong. There aren’t any. Just Greek gods and Sam Worthington, fighting it out over sh#t. Frankly, the 1981 is better. Nothing tops Harry Hamlin and his mechanical owl. At least that one had a Titan or two.

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Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare

There’s two lies inherent in the title. The first is announcing that Freddy’s dead, as if that’s new information. He’s been dead for all the movies. And he’s not the kind of dead where he stays dead, ya know?

The second was that it was the final nightmare. It wasn’t There were 3 more films after this one.

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Pirates of The Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Sure, there’s a curse involved, but it’s not on the Black Pearl. The ship itself is fine, it’s the crew that’s been cursed. Should have called it The Curse of the Crew of the Black Pearl.

Also, very few of those pirates are actually from the Caribbean.

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Across the Pacific

This Humphrey Bogart classic was supposed to be about the war in the Pacific, except nothing ever happens there. It’s not seen, crossed, and is barely mentioned.

In it’s defence, it was supposed to be about the Japanese bombing Pearl Harbor, until they actually did. Then the bombing location was changed to Panama (which is in the Caribbean), but the title remained the same.

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Abbott and Costello Meet the Killer, Boris Karloff

This comedy duo does indeed meet Boris Karloff, but despite all signs pointing to him being the killer, he’s not. That honour falls to the hotel manager.

The filmmakers lie again in a the subsequent film Abbott and Costello Go to Mars, because they land on Venus instead of Mars. Where’s the honesty, Bud and Lou?

14

The Book of Shadows: Blair Witch 2

Surprise, surprise… there is no “Book of Shadows” in this film. There’s a book that they’re researching that has something to do with the Blair Witch and shadows, but they never even use the words.

15

The Karate Kid

They don’t even do Karate in this film. It’s Kung-Fu. The whole title was just to capitalize on the popularity of the original, and the producers entertained the idea of having a more accurate title, but rejected it.

This entire movie should be crane-kicked out of existence.

16

Mission: Impossible

Let’s be honest here; Ethan Hunt is still alive and un-maimed. He’s been in 6 films, with two more announced. Are they really impossible? Or just really, really difficult and other agencies just puss out at the idea.

17

Assault on Precinct 13

This is a fantastic neo-Western, but I can’t get over the fact that the actual police station in question is called Precinct 9, Division 13.

Apparently Precinct 13 sounds cooler, but still… not cool, man.

18

Happiness

This film isn’t happy, not at all. It’s a dark comedy about a child rapist, an obscene caller, a self-hating author and a severely old man who cheats on his wife. Sure, the title is meant to be ironic, but it’s also, completely untrue.

19

Jurassic Park

I’d hate to say anything about this wonderfully amazing film. It still holds up today and is f#cking amazing. But… there are no dinosaurs from the Jurassic period in this movie. They’re all from the Cretaceous period, which was 80 Million years after the Jurassic. Plus, saying “Welcome to, Cretaceous Park” sounds lame.

It’s just a minor quibble, though.

#20


Top 10 Movie Quotes of All Time

Top 10 Movie Quotes of All Time -

“Frankly, my dear, I don’t give damn.”

Rhett Butler (Clark Gable)

Gone With The Wind, MGM, 1939

[2]

Even after this "damning" line, Scarlett O'Hara clings to the hope that she can win Rhett back


“I’m gonna make him an offer he can’t refuse.”

Don Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando)

The Godfather, Paramount Pictures, 1972

[1]

Threat + Offer= Throffer


“I could'a been a contender!”

Terry Malloy (Marlon Brando)

On the Waterfront, Horizon-American Pictures, Inc., 1954

[6]

Before Marlon Brando was a mob boss in The Godfather, he was controlled by the mob in On The Waterfront


“Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

Dorothy Gale (Judy Garland)

The Wizard of Oz, MGM, 1939

[2]

On the day of Judy Garland's death, there was a tornado in Kansas


“Here’s looking at you, kid.”

Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart)

Casablanca, Warner Bros., 1943

[4]

I'm not crying. You're crying.


“Go ahead, make my day.”

Harry Callahan (Clint Eastwood).

Sudden Impact. Warner Bros., 1983

[2]

Eastwood's laconic delivery is short, sweet, and quietly rebellious


“Alright, Mr. Deville. I’m ready for my close-up.”

Norma Desmond (Gloria Swanson)

Sunset Boulevard, Paramount, 1950

[5]

The U.S. Library of Congress declared that Sunset Boulevard  is "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" in 1989


“May the force be with you.”

Han Solo (Harrison Ford)

Star Wars, Twentieth Century Fox, 1977

[4]

In other words, "good luck; you're going to need it"


“Buckle your seat belts. It’s going to be a bumpy night.”

Margo Channing (Bette Davis)

All About Eve, Twentieth Century Fox, 1950

[7]

Davis doesn't just relish drama, she IS drama


  • “You talking to me?”

    Travis Bickle (Robert De Niro)

    Taxi Driver, Columbia, 1976

    [3]


TARANTINO'S TOP TEN (+1) FAVORITE FILMS WILL INSPIRE FLEDGLING DIRECTORS

TARANTINO'S TOP TEN (+1) FAVORITE FILMS WILL INSPIRE FLEDGLING DIRECTORS -

Every director’s got a list of movies that inspired them and shaped their vision. Sure, you can go to a film school to learn the techniques and visual language you need to make a great film, or you can just watch a shit ton of movies and take bits and pieces of each to make your own vision. Quentin Tarantino falls into the latter camp.For him, though, each choice he makes today for his movies, is a deliberate callback to a genre, character, costume or specific scene from the movies that shaped him. He’s had countless of interviews where he’s listed his top films, and that list usually ends up at 12, but it’s never completely consistent in terms of the films and the order. The most common is THIS list of amazing classics, but there’s also a handwritten list (recreated above by Open Culture), that throws some new ones into the mix.So, I’m thinking, we watch them all this weekend? Goovy.

2

American International Pictures

Rolling Thunder (1977)I might be missing something, but this is a pretty generic revenge thriller starring Tommy Lee Jones and William Devane. Devane’s a veteran who seeks revenge against the guys who broke into his house and killed his family. That’s not to say that it isn’t good; there’s a hand vs. garbage compactor scene that’s pretty horrific.The premise has been done a thousand times, and while the action is top notch and it’s incredibly violent, I’m too sure what makes it stand out more than Death Wish orStraw Dogs. Regardless, I’m sure he loves it for reasons we mere mortals cannot understand.

3

MGM

Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971)This mixture of dark comedy and murder mystery is the only writing credit of Gene Roddenberry; the creator of Star Trek. Starring Rock Hudson as a guidance counsellor who’s trying to nail as many beautiful students he can, before they all get murdered.This movie is so pitch black with humor, inappropriate moments and counter-culturalism that it’s perfect for Tarantino.

4

Universal Pictures

Sorcerer (1977)This road trip thriller from William Friedkin, is about some truckers trying to transport leaky dynamite across South America. This film can either be considered a lost cult-classic from the 70’s that completely underrated, or it’s an overblown travesty of cinema.You pick your side, but I’ll do with Tarantino on this one. I love me some gritty Roy Scheider.

5

Paramount Pictures

The Bad News Bears (1976)As far as a hilarious comedy goes, you can’t go wrong with this one. It’s crude, profane and angry, but genuinely funny. It also feels natural, because we can relate to the characters, their frustrations and their feelings.That’s probably why Tarantino loves it.

6

Gramercy Pictures

Dazed and Confused (1993)This coming-of-age comedy doesn’t really have a structure to it; it’s more of a series of loosely connected vignettes that tell you all you need to know about the teenage experience.This one is an unconventionally cool, drug-hazed, classic comedy.

7

United Artists

The Great Escape (1963)This is arguably one of the best and most beloved war movies ever made. The way the director evokes the performances out of his actors, shows where Tarantino learned how to wrangle his ensemble casts into some sort of shape.

8

Columbia Pictures

His Girl Friday (1940)If there’s any one movie you can thank for the way Tarantino writes dialogue, it’s this Howard Hawks classic. It’s got rapid fire sentences and ahead of it’s time gender-politics.Plus the chemistry in this film is so intense. Even if you’re not into older films, you need to see this one at least once.

9

United Artists

Carrie (1976)Out of all the other Stephen King adaptations out there, this Brian De Palma classic is the best. It’s tense, suspenseful and raw. That’s probably why Quentin loves it.

10

Warner Bros

Rio Bravo (1959)This Howard Hawks/John Wayne classic had a stacked cast and featured ‘The Duke’ as a lone cowboy fighting off corrupt ranchers. It’s the long, silent, and sweeping opening shot that attracts Tarantino to this film.

11

Filmways

Blow Out (1981)This Brian De Palma film has John Travolta as a movie sound engineer, who accidentally records an assassination. It’s an underrated neo-noir thriller and takes a lot of cues from Alfred Hitchcock.

12

Shaw Brothers Studio

5 Fingers of Death/King Boxer (1972)You knew there had to be a Kung-Fu movie on here somewhere. As for why this one, I’m not sure. But it is a nice mix of Kung-Fu tropes and Grindhouse elements.

13

Süd-Film

Pandora’s Box (1929)This silent film about a highly sexual woman was ahead of it’s time. There are a lot of twists and turns, murder, seduction, a lesbian subplot and a quiet cameo from Jack the Ripper.It’s a little fucked up for it’s time, and I think that’s the appeal for QT.

14

20th Century Fox

Unfaithfully Yours (1984)To be honest, there are two films with this title, this one a remake of an earlier screwball comedy from 1948, starring Rex Harrison.In both, a composer suspects his wife is cheating on him, so he hires someone to spy on her, and hijinks occur.

15

Paramount Pictures

5 Graves to Cairo (1943)This war film was directed by Billy Wilder, and involves the survivor of a British loss to General Rommel in the African Theatre of the war. This one is notable, because it’s both a war film and an adventure/treasure hunt film utilizing the Hitchcockian concept of the McGuffin.There are plenty of elements from this movie that you’ll find in Tarantino’s catalogue.

16

United Artists

Apocalypse Now (1979)This will always be considered one of the greatest films of all time, and it’s easy to see why. It takes the historic Joseph Conrad story and places it in a visually stunning hellhole.This was one of the worst wars in US history and this film blatantly captures all that nihilism and despair.

17

Universal Pictures

Jaws (1975)This one is also one of cinema’s greatest, and it’s because you don’t see Bruce the shark all that often. Spielberg lets your imagination go wild with the possibilities of the shark, and it’s brilliant.Add in that haunting monologue about the U.S.S Indianapolis, and you’ve got yourself a perfect film. It’s why everyone loves this classic.

18

Columbia Pictures

Taxi Driver (1976)This film is truly dark and gritty, and represents the feeling that a lot of vets found after Vietnam; a world they don’t understand anymore. You can tell how the way this film is lit, framed and scored, that it was a huge influence on Tarantino’s look.Scorcese is a master of cinema, so it’s pretty obvious that Quentin would list one of his best, in his list of bests.

19

United Artists

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (1966)While the other films in this list fluctuate based on the interview, this is the only one that’s always #1. Between the Mexican standoffs, the editing, and the camera angles, everything Tarantino learned about filmmaking, came from Sergio Leone.I could watch this movie as the only thing on repeat until I die, it’s that good.

 


16 OF THE WORST MOVIES PEOPLE WILL ADMIT THEY WATCHED

16 OF THE WORST MOVIES PEOPLE WILL ADMIT THEY WATCHED -

“‘Antfarm Dickhole’Yes, this is a legitimate movie. The plot involves a guy that gets bullied, and ants climb up into his dick, make a nest, and when he gets upset, they come out, attack, and kill the person upsetting him. Things got weird to a whole new level when his gf and him had sex, and the ants ate her from the inside out.Its been a few years since I saw it, but I am still undergoing counseling from the horrors of it.”-SilencerNate

2

“‘Dragonball Evolution.’ It was like watching a drunk guy vomit all over my childhood.”-RobotPirateGhost

3

“‘Gotti’ starring John Travolta. I took a girl on a second date as she wanted to see it due to her love for mob/mafia movies. I think I witnessed part of her soul die that night.”-YesterdayWasAwesome

4

“‘The Peanut Butter Solution.’ It’s about a kid who loses his hair and finds a magic recipe to grow it back. But he wants it faster so he puts more peanut butter in but it grows back super fast. So then some bad guys kidnap little kids and steal their now fast growing hair to make paintbrushes…My mom rented it for me when I was sick as a kid. It was so bad I turned it off. And felt guilty I was going to hurt her feelings.”-Wicked_smaht_guy

5

“‘Human Centipede 3.’ Not like I thought it would be anything more than a bad horror flick, but man what a load of annoying shit.”-Balla1928Aus

6

“‘Gigli.’ My girlfriend at the time made me take her to see it. We broke up later that week.”-AlbertFischerIII

7

“‘Cannibal.’ It was a Ted Bundy movie from the early 2000s. I was sleeping over at my cousins’ house and my uncle went to Blockbuster and asked for a “scary” movie, but I guess he didn’t specify that we were like 12-15. We watched the whole thing. It was so so awful, and not just because it was traumatic.”-pandajungle

8

“The Star Wars Holiday Special. It deserves all the scorn it gets.”dorvann

9

“‘Slender Man.’ Fuck that movie.”-circumspectoris

10

“‘Tiptoes’With Gary Oldman, in the role of a lifetime…”-CaptainBroverdose

11

“Last year, a friend of mine asked if I had seen ‘Split.’ I had been meaning to watch it basically since it came out. I finally sat down to watch it and I’m like 30 minutes in thinking where the fuck is McAvoy?I hit up my mate and ask if I should have seen him yet. He’s like “yeah obviously”. So I skip to the end and look at the credits and he’s not there. It turns out there are 2 movies from 2016 called ‘Split.’ The one I watched was about some chick finding her sexuality or something. But she’s in a play/theatre group and an old lady just starts getting herself off on stage as a demonstration. It was fucking weird and I’m annoyed I wasted 30 mins watching it.”-ManOfIronAnSteel

12

“Eragon. I have largely suppressed my memories of that film.”-Jahoan

13

“‘House of the Dead.’ Worst mesh of game and movie integration I have ever seen. Terrible directing with terrible actors in an incoherent plot.”-ElMoncho

14

“‘Thankskilling 3.’ Everything that gave ‘Thankskilling’ charm was gone. It got to the point where I felt too invested to stop watching but had a horrible headache afterward.”-Booksarepricey

15

“That Adam Sandler movie ‘Jack & Jill’. It was terrible.”-_BiggieSmalls

16

“‘Airplane vs Volcano.’ It’s about an airplane with about 6 passengers that gets stuck inside an emerging ring of volcanos. The pilots die due to… Don’t think about it. And the airplane has an emergency auto-pilot that makes the plane fly in circles. You know! To avoid another 9/11. Now it’s up to Dean Cain and some other passengers to push past the volcanoes’ ash clouds. They have to survive… Meteors? Which always hit the wings of the plane. The Army is there, and they can help, except the general doesn’t want to because reasons. So he waits until the final moment to send a squad of fighter jets, to fight volcanoes mind you, and get all the passengers to safety. Dean Cain decides to sacrifice himself by crashing the plane (which is now filled with bombs) into the Big Boss Volcano. Even though everyone was evacuated and he can be evacuated as well and get medical help, he goes through with it saying “You’re a big bitch” as he crashed into the big volcano.Seriously 0/10 but it’s worth to watch.”-Dudebroman_5000


17 Messed Up Movies Everyone Should Watch At Least Once

17 Messed Up Movies Everyone Should Watch At Least Once -

 

 

Reddit user mit004 asked people "what's a fucked up movie everybody should watch at least once?" Here are 17 of the best ones:

1. Prisoners

"When the movie concluded, I just sat there and thought, 'Whoa. What. The. Fuck.' It is an incredible movie that grips you immediately and doesn't let you go. The movie itself isn't fucked up, but the events in the movie certainly are."

— meatywood

2. Requiem For A Dream

"I saw this, now I don’t do hard drugs."

3. Grave of the Fireflies

"My 10th grade english teacher decided to show this to our class. It was his first time ever doing it, and basically, he wound up with like, a class full of sobbing teenagers on his hands.

However, looking back on it, he really got his point across."

— Dravvie

4. Once Were Warriors

"My English teacher took us to see this movie. She gave us notes to take home to our parents, explaining the themes in it and why she wanted us to see it. I think everyone was cool with it, I don't recall anyone in the class missing out. We went into that theater like a bunch of dumb fourteen year olds, laughing and horsing around and shit. We came out changed."

5. Come and See

"War is hell, and this movie shows it like no other."

— Solarom

6. Trainspotting

"When I first saw Trainspotting I thought it was a stoner/slacker film like Clerks or Mallrats. I was not expecting a somewhat comical story about the lives of addicts in Scotland. It's still one of my favorite films though."

— super_ag

7. A Clockwork Orange

"The movie is a good amount of fucked up, but not to the point where it was unwatchable."

8. Schindler's List

"Ralph Fiennes is fantastically terrifying in this."

9. The Road

"This movie fucked me up. I'd like to think Cormac McCarthy is wrong in his assertion that humanity would devolve like this after a super volcano."

10. Seven

x

"Whats in the box?!"

11. Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

"It's an ugly cry."

12. Watership Down

"This animated film with music by Garfunkel is based on a beloved children's book? This will be fi—OH GOD WHY MAKE IT STOP!"

13. Bad Boy Bubby

"Yes, I never cling wrapped a sandwich the same way after watching that."

— Pixilight

14. Jacob's Ladder

"The only thing that burns in hell is the part of you that won't let go of life, your memories, and attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you, he said. They're freeing your soul."

15. We Need To Talk About Kevin

"I have not stopped thinking about this movie since I've seen it."

16. Hard Candy

"One of my favorites. Such a brilliant film with only three real characters. So dark and smart and really Ellen Page’s best performance of her career."

— queenmeme

17. Pan's Labyrinth

 

"It's a beautiful fairy tale for adults. Too bad it only works once."

— balkenbrij


23 Of The Worst Movie Characters, Chosen By Fans

23 Of The Worst Movie Characters, Chosen By Fans

The Internet told us their least favorite main movie characters of all time. Here are the polarizing results.

1. Harry Potter from the Harry Potter series

Warner Bros.

Harry was pretty dumb and wouldn’t have lasted 10 seconds without Hermione. He mostly learned from trial and error and made a bunch of deadly mistakes, while Hermione spent the whole time methodically saving him and everyone else.

—april-rosek

2. Annie from Bridesmaids

Apatow Productions

All she does the ENTIRE movie is whine and complain about her extremely fixable problems instead of, I don’t know, FIXING THEM. She just bitches about them. Yeah, the movie has its funny parts and Melissa McCarthy’s character is incredible, but I cannot watch Bridesmaids because of how horrendous Kristen Wiig’s character is.

—ktk8895

3. Star-Lord from the Guardians of the Galaxy and Avengersseries

Marvel

He's annoying in Guardians of the Galaxy, but he's ESPECIALLY the worst in Infinity War. Screw him, tbh. They were SO close to getting the gauntlet off of Thanos' hand, and Star-Lord ruined it. He let his emotions get the better of him. It’s all his fault.

—marissakroppw

4. Julianne Potter from My Best Friend's Wedding

TriStar Pictures

She’s so selfish! In my opinion, she just wants Michael because she can’t have him! Even if she really did love him, she should have just told him instead of trying to ruin his wedding (and why would that make him want her?!). I’m so glad they didn’t end up together!

—cdehon

5. Christine "Lady Bird" McPherson from Lady Bird

A24

This is probably an unpopular opinion, but watching Lady Bird was almost unbearable for me because of the main character. Lady Bird herself was a character with NO likable qualities. I understand her character arc and so-called "growth," but her qualities didn't appeal to any kind of viewer. She was just a bitch, PERIOD.

—nflaten3

6. Pauline from Everything, Everything

Warner Bros.

She legit lied to her kid about her having a deadly disease for, like, 18 years. What the hell???

—azaharam

7. Mark from Love Actually

Universal Pictures

I know he was supposed to be sweet, but I found him stalker-ish, and he totally handled his crush badly. He was a bad friend for going after his best friend’s wife and did not deserve the praise he received.

—mydogsdog

8. Lilly Moscovitz from The Princess Diaries

Walt Disney Pictures

She was selfish, rude, and way too hard on her friend. She even told Mia she should be over her dad's death after just two months. She also made fun of Mia's new hair and constantly brought her down.

—annab4ffd1f216

9. Elsa from Frozen

Disney

I understood that she was terrified of her powers, but come on, girl... She froze the kingdom into an eternal winter and when her little sister wanted to help, she was like, "Sorry, not my problem!" Then she nearly killed her sister and somehow was a hero because she decided that love was more important??? What the hell...

—adraela

10. Frodo Baggins from the Lord of the Rings series

New Line Cinema

He did little to nothing on his own, didn't contribute to his own journey in any way, shape, or form, and would literally be dead if it weren't his best friend. Nothing he did was even remotely helpful, and he tried to have this savior quality about it but it just ended up hurting the people who were trying to help him (i.e leaving the Fellowship and sparing Gollum’s life).

—rhiannont425002046

11. Summer from 500 Days of Summer

Fox Searchlight Pictures

 

The fact that they talked for so long and caught up on that cute little sunset train scene, but she never mentioned that she was in a serious relationship... it pissed me off. She just did what she wanted. Part of being in a relationship means recognizing and responding to someone else’s needs and taking care of yourself. She still irks me.

—taylorb4566d8f98

12. Briony Tallis from Atonement

Focus Features

She destroyed two lives because of her jealousy and then tried to make you think she did the right thing at the end of it all, but she didn't.

—brienj

13. P. T. Barnum from The Greatest Showman

20th Century Fox

He exploited people's disabilities and insecurities to make money, and then he left them all behind when he found Jenny Lind and realized she'd make him more money. His character was just a sad, poor boy who was jealous of other peoples' success, and he wanted it for himself. When he didn't get it, he used others to get it for him.

—emilymajch

14. Gabriella from the High School Musical series

Disney Channel

Sharpay was always labeled the bad guy, just because she liked Troy and wanted the main role in the plays, but all Gabriella did was cause drama. She was so annoying.

—emilymariej2

15. Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games series

Lionsgate Films

The reluctant hero bit is exhausting and overdone. Gale and Peeta both deserved better.

—bexontime2

16. Ariel from The Little Mermaid

Disney

She was naive, idealistic to the point of stupidity, and not at all good at taking advice. Yes, Triton shouldn't have destroyed her little alcove of human wonders, but giving up your entire life/everything you've ever known for a MAN? That you've never spoken to? Nope. It was LIKE at first sight, not love.

—belikeaproton

17. Beca Mitchell from Pitch Perfect

Universal Pictures

I absolutely HATED Anna Kendrick's character in the first Pitch Perfect movie. She was such a whiny, stuck-up person who acted like she was too good for everyone.

—clairew469e28fce

18. Noah from The Notebook

New Line Cinema

He basically blackmailed Allie into going on a date with him. He also never got over their summer fling, and then he slept with her even though she was already taken! That doesn’t sound so romantic, does it?

—maj668

19. Troy from Fences

Paramount Pictures

Troy cheated on Rose and got another woman pregnant. Then, when Rose confronted him and asked if he was going to stop seeing her, he literally said to her face that he was still going to. And then he had the audacity to try to make himself the victim. He can choke.

—spenceralthouse

20. Edward from Twilight

Summit Entertainment

He was a stalker who was emotionally abusive and was such an arrogant prick. He led Bella into a toxic relationship and was super controlling.

—jbmasta

21. Tony Stark from the Iron Man and Avengers series

Marvel

He's horribly egotistical and has no real moral compass. He just does whatever feels good at the moment, so one minute he's completely against any rules that apply to him, and the next he's trying to force authoritarianism on everyone else.

—axj66

22. Sandy from Grease

Paramount Pictures

She was the worst because she literally changed herself for a man. And not just for a man, but for an asshole.

—amandar4baeb4f23

23. And Nate from The Devil Wears Prada

Fox 2000 Pictures

Instead of being supportive, he made Andy feel guilty. She got an incredible job right out of college, and he spent all of his time making her feel awful about it. He also thought his birthday was more important than her career. Boy, bye.

—dellarock


13 Erotic Thrillers That Followed Basic Instinct’s Success

13 Erotic Thrillers That Followed Basic Instinct’s Success -

1

Warner Bros.

There’s a lot that goes into making a quality erotic thriller. It’s not just about cramming in some gratuitous nudity and acrobatic sex. There needs to be tension, heat, mystery, and some yearning. That’s the recipe. And no decade did it better than the 90’s.There were some decent ones prior to the decade, but something happened in 1992 that aroused moviegoers – Basic Instinct. Damn, that movie is hot, in a 90’s way.Not every film after was as successful or as sexy, but dammit, they tried.

2

TriStar Pictures

Basic Instinct (1992)This is the OG of 90’s erotic thrillers. It was steamy, sexy and incredibly twisted in a sensual way. People couldn’t get enough of it, and Hollywood spent the next decade trying to recreate the sexual magic.And you know, that interrogation scene…

3

Hollywood Pictures

Consenting Adults (1992)This movie isn’t as sexy as Basic Instinct and takes some dark twists, but it’s still kinda erotic. Sex and partner-swapping is the inciting incident, and it just goes really intense from there, in a very 90’s way.

4

New Line Cinema

Damage (1992)This is a British/French film, so it didn’t really get the traction here, but it should have. A cast of Jeremy Irons and Juliette Binoche tell the story of a politician who carries on a secret affair with his son’s fiancee. As far as nudity goes, it’s not something to watch for the boobs, but for the simmering sexual tension between a man and his secret young lover.

5

MGM/UA

Body of Evidence (1993)I remember when this film came out; the combination of Willem Dafoe, Madonna and candle wax was a huge box office draw. For average filmgoers, it was simply about seeing Madonna do dirty things, but otherwise, the plot was confusing and and the dialogue was far too hammy to be taken seriously.It’s kind of hilarious to watch today, though.

6

Paramount Pictures

Sliver (1993)This was the reunion of Sharon Stone and the screenwriter of Basic Instinct and was supposed to be the sexy spiritual sequel to that film. While it’s a very sexy murder mystery, it’s also overwrought, over acted and Sharon Stone’s orgasm face makes it look like she’s smelling what her dog shat for breakfast.It still made money at the box office, because that’s what the sexy people wanted.

7

Warner Bros.

Disclosure (1994)This movie was considered the most 90’s movie of the 90’s. It’s got Michael Douglas as a man who’s been harassed by his boss, played by Demi Moore. Based on a Michael Crichton book, this was both a film about sexual power, gender dynamics, but also about the booming computer industry during that decade.It’s seriously the most erotic movie about computers, stock options and the burgeoning internet.

8

October Films

The Last Seduction (1994)When you combine a devious sexpot, who steals her husband’s drug money and hides in a small town, you know sexy times are afoot.As far as erotic neo-noir thrillers go, this film was very well received and holds a decently fresh score on RT. And it’s actually a great glimpse into what counted as sexy in the 90’s.

9

Buena Vista Pictures

Color of Night (1994)If you’ve ever wanted to see Bruce Willis in an erotic thriller, this is the one. Considering that Michael Douglas has done a few of these as an erotic male lead, Willis figured he could sell it too. Feelings are mixed on that one. It bombed at the box office, killed it on VHS sales. According to the critics, what sold this film, wasn’t the acting or the whodunit plot, but the the sheer gratuitous nudity by Bruce and his co-star Jane March. In fact, it makes a few “Best sex scenes in movie history” lists.

10

Paramount Pictures

Jade (1995)What do you get when you mix the lead from NYPD Blue, the director of The Exorcist, and the screenwriter of Basic Instinct?. This. You get this. The film was a failure, but not because there wasn’t enough eroticism and sex. There as a fair amount, but no one though David Caruso was sexy enough. Kudos though to Linda Fiorentino’s prostitute character. That really worked for me.

11

MGM/UA Distribution Co.

Showgirls (1995)This was supposed to be the greatest erotic thriller of all time. You had the reunion of the director and screenwriter of Basic Instinct going for it, but it just didn’t work. Granted, when it came to gratuitous sex scenes and erotic depravity, it really went for it. Plus, casting Jessie from Saved by the Bell definitely drew in the curious, but the story was shit. Today, it’s a cult hit and can be viewed as an ironic exploitation film and satire, but it did tank Elizabeth Berkley’s career for a long time.

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Columbia Pictures

Striptease (1996)Seeing how Showgirls was a bit of a steamer, Hollywood took a risk on green lighting this one. Thankfully, the story was relatively engaging, and Demi Moore’s $12 Million payday meant we got to see her nude. On the downside, there was Burt Reynolds covered in Vaseline. Overall though, it’s a decent watch to get your blood pumping.

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Alliance Communications

Crash (1996)This is an erotic thriller that only David Cronenberg could make. You wouldn’t think that people who get turned on by car crashes, scars, and amputations would be rawly sexual, but here you go.

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Columbia Pictures

Wild Things (1998)This was probably one of the first adult-ish films I snuck into, and it was totally worth it. This film really pushed the boundaries of what was allowable for a mainstream Hollywood film, in terms of nudity and sex scenes. Plus, Denise Richards and Neve Campbell were boyhood crushes of mine, so, there ya go. The story sucked, but that’s not why we wanted to see it.

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Warner Bros.

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)This the ultimate erotic thriller for the decade. Directed by Stanley Kubrick, and starring Tom and Nicole, this is fraught with sex and nudity, mystery and erotic tension, in a way that only Kubrick could pull off.This movie is so psychological and sexy that it ended up being the last film he ever directed. Take that under advisement when you watch.


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25 Of The Best Movies Of All Time

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Trying to decide which movies are the best movies ever made is difficult. Because, let’s face it, film is one of the most glorious entertainment and art mediums ever happen to the human race. And, there’s just so much awesome to choose from. In the realm of movies, no one is excluded. Whether it’s a child who’s imagination is limitless, the hopeless romantic, epic tales from history, or documentaries about the real world around us, there’s something for literally everyone.

Films have a way of uniting us, of giving us an outlet for emotions we didn’t even know we needed to express, and giving us a simple and enjoyable escape for a few hours. They broaden our horizons, deepen our imaginations, relieve stress, and at their best, give us a glimpse into our true selves, as we see them reflected in some part on screen.

The movies on this list may not be your favorite, but they all have had an impact on culture and filmmaking—from the first animated film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards, the first film to give an Oscar to an African American, become a “must see” classic,  or moving the industry forward in terms of special effects and storytelling. With input from critics, history, and a love of the medium, here are our 25 Best Movies Ever Made.

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Silence of the Lambs

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Based on the 1988 novel of the same name, this film centers around FBI agent Clarice hunting down a serial killer and enlisting the help of Hannibal Lecter, a cannibalistic serial killer and former psychologist who is currently in jail for his crimes. The movie gradually gained notoriety and success, making it a sleeper hit, and became the third film to win Academy Awards in all top five categories. It was nominated for 7 Oscars in total, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Adapted Screenplay.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark

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Oh, young Harrison Ford, how we love thee. Directed by Steven Spielberg with a story by George Lucas and a score from John Williams, how could this movie be anything other than magical? Released in 1981, the first in the Indiana Jones trilogy (nope, the Shia LaBeouf one doesn’t count), “Raiders” contains a sexy adventuring professor, the answer to why you should never bring a knife to a gunfight, and melting Nazis.

Fun Fact! According to a Reddit Ask Me Anything answer from Ford himself, originally the iconic sword and gun scene was supposed to be much longer, but Ford had dysentery at the time and had to take frequent (very frequent) filming breaks. Because of this, he and Spielberg decided that it would be better if he just shot the guy. We agree; it was better.

 

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Rear Window

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No, “Birds” is not the iconic Hitchcock film, “Rear Window” is (though one could also make an argument for “Rope”). It’s hard to tell which is the bigger draw here – Hitchcock’s unique storytelling style on a single set, or Jimmy Stewart’s performance. Grace Kelly wearing costumes from Edith Head alone also make it a movie worth watching, even if mystery suspense isn’t your thing. The basic storyline is that a newspaper photographer is stuck at home mending from a broken leg with nothing to occupy his time save his neighbors in the apartment complex. The photographer witnesses what he believes to be a murder, which he decides to solve from his window.

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The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

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For those who don’t know, the genre of Spaghetti Western is so named because they were mostly made by Italian directors in the ’60s and ’70s (spaghetti instead of espresso, really?). The director that defined the genre was Sergio Leone and “Dollars Trilogy” (“A Fistfull Of Dollars,” “A Few Dollars More,” and “The Good, The Bad And The Ugly”), which starred Clint Eastwood. Leone hadn’t originally intended the movies to be a trilogy. So if you haven’t seen the first two, it won’t impact your enjoyment of “The Good, The Bad And The Ugly.” If you’re a fan of cinema in general, Leone’s work stands out for it’s well thought out close-ups, his use of silence and dramatic scores. This is a great example of the genre at its zenith.

 

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Matrix

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Just the name of this movie brings up that bullet scene. While “The Matrix” wasn’t the first movie to use that specific effects technology, it was the first movie that made “bullet time” stick in people’s minds. It also demanded more from its fight choreography than any other movies being made at the time, with actors and stunt doubles spending six months to train before shooting. When it went to DVD in 1999, VHS was still king. The Matrix helped facilitate the industry shift from VHS to DVD by being the first movie to sell over 1 million DVD copies.

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Casablanca

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“Here’s lookin’ at you, kid.” Possibly the best movie ever made where the guy (spoiler alert) doesn’t get the girl. Its release was rushed to coincide with the Allied invasion of North Africa a few weeks earlier, filmmakers didn’t expect “Casablanca” to do well in the box office, much less become the classic it has. It went on to win Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Writing.

Fun Fact! Humphrey Bogart was only 5’ 8” tall, where Ingrid Bergman was almost 5’10” tall. Director Michael Curtiz had Bogart stand on a box to fix the height issue, which is still what they do with short actors like Tom Cruise.

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Jurassic Park

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Not only did Steven Spielberg’s 1993 classic bring to life the dreams of millions of “Dinosaur Kids,” it changed the way movies were marketed and fundamentally changed special effects for the film industry. A combination of never before used CGI from George Lucas’ Industrial Light & Magic, combined with models from the legendary Sam Winston, brought a level of realism to the film that had not been seen before.

 

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White Christmas

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The costumes! The dancing! The music! The sound of Rosemary Clooney’s voice whenever she speaks! Not only is White Christmas one of the very best Christmas movies ever made (with strong independent female leads in charge of their own career – in 1954) , it’s a perfect example of the Musical genre and idealized post-WWII Americana.

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Goodfellas

Directed by Martin Scorsese, “Goodfellas” is often considered to be one of the greatest mob movies ever and was the inspiration behind David Chase’s popular HBO series “The Sopranos.”

 

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Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring

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Despite the glaring exclusion of Tom Bombadil, “Fellowship of the Ring” is considered by many to have stayed the closest to the book. The film makers didn’t hesitate to go “all in” at a time when epic high fantasy on this scale wasn’t a sure box office hit. For this reason, it accomplished a rare feat, receiving praise from old fans as well as new.

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Seven Samurai

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Seven Samurai chronicles the story of a village that hires seven rogue samurai to protect them from bandits (it would later be reborn in Western Culture as “The Magnificent Seven”). It is the highest grossing Japanese movie ever and one of only a few Japanese films to ever make it into western cinema to any significant extent. Despite being in Japanese, the movie is filmed and acted in such a way that you could understand what’s going on even without the subtitles, and despite being three and a half hours long, doesn’t suffer from pacing problems that many modern, shorter movies do. Also, yes, the sword fights are amazing.

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Beauty and the Beast (1991)

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Arguably the best from Disney’s renaissance period, the tale as old as time was not only groundbreaking because of the CGI in the ballroom sequence (The chandelier. You know what I’m talking about), but because it was the first full length animated feature to ever be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. Yes, it’s that good. And yes, it holds up. The characters are well developed, the humor is timeless, and the music…well, it won the Academy Award for Best Original Music Score. Just ignore the live action remake, it loses all the charm and magic of the animated version.

 

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Fight Club

As one of the most controversial and talked about films of the 1990’s, “Fight Club” had an incredible impact on popular culture, and almost overnight Tyler Durden’s line, “The first rule of Fight Club is – you do not talk about Fight Club,” became one of the most popular quotes of the decade.

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Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back

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While “I am your Father” is a pretty common pop culture reference, it’s hard to remember that, before Empire was released in 1980, fans had no idea that Luke and Leia were twins, much less that Darth Vader was their father. This is Star Wars at it’s very best, paternity, heartbreak, cocky declarations of love, and limb loss.

 

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One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest

Only the second film to win all five major Academy Awards, it wasn’t until almost twenty years later that “Silence of the Lambs” followed suit. “One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest” was actually regarded as being so good that in some Swedish movie theaters it was shown for a mind blowing 11 years straight. It’s no wonder that it’s one of the top movies of all time!


5 BEHIND THE SCENES STORIES FROM THE WILDEST FILM SETS IN HOLLYWOOD HISTORY

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First things first, I want to put this caveat up front: This is for films that actually made it out the door. There are many films that literally fell apart while filming to never be completed (like how Peter Jackson was supposed to make King Kong in the late 1990s, that kind of thing).These are absolutely insane behind the scenes stories about movies that somehow actually got out there into the world. We’re going to start a bit mild, but work our way towards arguably the craziest one in the history of Hollywood.

Alien 3 (1992)

This movie never had a chance in hell of turning out the “right way.” I actually like this movie a lot (particularly the “Assembly Cut”), but it was hated by fans of the series at release, especially after waiting six years for the sequel after Aliens (1986).And those six years were a fucking nightmare.

Just for some context, there was a full seven-year gap between Alien (1979) and Aliens (1986). However, in the seven years between those movies, 20th Century Fox wasn’t trying that hard to make a sequel. In fact, no one really wanted to even try, but James Cameron’s script for Aliens was so impressive, he got a green light.That was around 1984, so that means Aliens wasn’t seriously being developed for most of those seven years.On the other hand, the six years leading up to Alien 3 were DESPERATELY spent trying to make it happen.

(This GIF is test footage where they tried to put a real dog into an alien costume. It didn’t work out very well.)Countless drafts of scripts were written and are almost completely different from one another. One was written by legendary cyberpunk author William Gibson. One was written by David Twohy, who went on to create the character of Riddick. The weirdest one was written by Vincent Ward and involved a literal planet made out of wood by space monks.And in a desperate move to save time, elements from all of these scripts (and others we don’t have time to mention) were smashed together, creating the religious prison planet mash-up we ended up with.

It also led to a completely chaotic set where rewrites happened constantly and the new young director was constantly shoved around by producers and totally fucked over.That young director was David Fincher, who hated his experience so much that when he made Fight Club for 20th Century Fox in 1999, the studio executives had to specifically meet with him and assure they wouldn’t fuck with him like that ever again.Oh! One last thing. When they were trying to record the music, no one could oversee the recording due to the L.A. Riots of 1992, so Fincher didn’t even get to hear most of it until the film was finished. Basically, everything that could go wrong went wrong, and there’s even more, but we need to move on.

The Island of Dr. Moreau (1996)

Poor poor Richard Stanley. The Australian born filmmaker had one dream: Take his favorite novel by H.G. Wells, The Island of Dr. Moreau, and adapt it to the screen. In fact, he’d been developing the film for over four years.And it literally couldn’t have gone worse for Richard Stanley unless he was murdered on set. He was fired from the film literally four days into filming, and Stanley resorted to sneaking onto the set as one of the film’s extras to watch his dream project totally crumble.

He was fired for two primary reasons. One, the studio didn’t like the direction the film was moving in. Two, he didn’t get along well with Val Kilmer, the film’s biggest name actor besides Marlon Brando as the titular Dr. Moreau. Val Kilmer is known for being a dick on set, but he actually had an excuse. Kilmer found out he was getting divorced by watching TV news on the first day of shooting. To make matters even worse, Marlon Brando was still recovering from his daughter’s suicide.

Combined with the fact that the new director, John Frankenheimer, didn’t really get along with the leads either and that’s how a six-week film shoot ends up turning into a six-month film shoot. The set was so miserable and disastrous that one of the film’s stars, David Thewlis, skipped the film’s premiere.If all of this sounds unbelievable, this is only a fraction of the story. If you’re interested in learning more, track down the excellent documentary Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau (2014). It’s available on Amazon Prime goes into way more detail than I ever could.

Fitzcarraldo (1982)

Just like The Island of Dr. Moreau, there is an excellent documentary about the horror-show that was the production of Fitzcarraldo called Burden of Dreams (1982). If you watch Fitzcarraldo, you have to watch Burden of Dreams. You know a film set has gone wrong when one of the locals walks up to the director and offers to murder the lead actor for a nominal fee.

I could go through the laundry list of everything that went wrong here from the set literally being attacked by bows and arrows (because the set was the actual fucking Amazon rainforest) to the prostitutes that were hired to keep people happy, but what you really need to know is this:Fitzcarraldo is based on a real story about a rubber baron who wanted to move his boat over the Amazon rainforest land to get it into inland waters.Except the real Fitzcarraldo achieved this by taking the boat apart, because dragging an actual steamboat through the middle of the Amazon is something no sane individual would attempt.

Except for director Werner Herzog, who not only literally dragged a steamboat through the real Amazon, but they used a boat that was ten times the size of the actual steamboat from the story. The end result was total fucking mayhem that literally injured countless people. Again, just watch Burden of Dreams, there’s some unbelievable shit. It’s possibly the craziest behind the scenes film documentary of all time, except for the documentary about…

Apocalypse Now (1979)

One of the most infamous behind the scenes documentaries of all time is Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker’s Apocalypse (1991), even more infamous than Burden of Dreams. That’s probably because the documentary is basically watching director Francis Ford Copolla go completely insane while losing massive amounts of weight.Hell, the documentary is basically the go-to for “fucked up movie productions,” parodied on the DVD release of Tropic Thunder (it’s also the reason that the behind the scenes for Trailer Park Boys was called “Hearts of Dartmouth: Life of a Trailer Park Girl”).

And dear God does Apocalypse Now earn its spot on here. There’s a funny story before the filming of Apocalypse Now where Coppola tried to convince Al Pacino to sign on to the film. Al Pacino said:“I know what this is going to be like. You’re going to be up there in a helicopter telling me what to do, and I’m gonna be down there in a swamp for five months.”Al Pacino was clearly skeptical of the planned six-week shooting schedule and turned Coppola down. But his joking overestimate of five months turned out to be lowballing it.It lasted sixteen months.

Coppola shot over 200 hours of film (about a million feet of film, a number that’s going to be important later) which took nearly three years to edit down into a movie. Whole scenes had to have the sound completely dubbed back in, Coppola mortgaged a house to help finance his movie, and that’s without getting into the unbelievable sixteen-month shoot. Martin Sheen almost died from a heart attack. Coppola threatened to commit suicide multiple times. A young Laurence Fishburne got addicted to heroin.There’s way more that went wrong, but what’s amazing is that the final film actually turned out well, so well it won two Academy Awards and made a lot of money. Which was great for Coppola, vindicating his madness.Unfortunately, his madness directly inspired the final film here…

Heaven’s Gate (1980)Unlike the last three movies, there is no definitive documentary about Heaven’s Gate. That’s probably because nobody involved with the project really wants to talk about it anymore (for reasons that will become abundantly clear).This disaster happened because of the success of The Deer Hunter (1978), which was written and directed by Michael Cimino. It was a critical darling and a financial success, so United Artists, one of the oldest studios in Hollywood, backed him completely for Heaven’s Gate, a decision that United Artists went on to completely regret.

You see, Michael Cimino was “inspired” by the filming of Apocalypse Now. Remember how I said that Coppola shot a million feet of film for Apocalypse Now? Well, Heaven’s Gate shot 1.3 million feet, and it is heavily rumored that Cimino did this specifically to beat Coppola’s “record.”Needless to say, a director that was determined to pull that kind of shit should never have been in charge of an $11.6 million film. Keep in mind, this is 1980s money unadjusted for inflation, this was a lot of money back then, but not as much as the final budget that got up to $44 million.

The production was an epic-scale clusterfuck, and unlike Apocalypse Now which got great reviews and made a lot of money, Heaven’s Gate didn’t even flop. It straight up died at the box office, making literally $1.3 million and completely scorned by critics at the time, mostly because of its three and a half hour runtime. They cut it down to two and a half hours, but this version got even worse reviews because it didn’t make any goddamn sense (and I’ll use this opportunity to mention that Cimino’s original cut ran for five hours).

In the years since, critics have reassessed the three and a half hour version as something worth seeing (you know, if you’re into three and a half hour long westerns), but the reason Heaven’s Gate tops all of this is because it completely destroyed United Artists as a company. The company was purchased in 1981 by MGM, ending a company that had co-produced James Bond, Rocky, and The Pink Panther films.It’s a failure that literally represents the end of an era in Hollywood filmmaking. There aren’t many films you can say that about without exaggerating, but Heaven’s Gate is the unfortunate exception.


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A lot of the blame for these tragedies can rest on Photoshop, which is often the blessing and curse of movie posters. The days of hand-drawn artwork or even photo stills have given way to relying on technology to attempt to pack everything into one image or just being plain lazy and/or cheap.


23 PREMATURE CELEBRATIONS THAT LEFT A MESS ON THE SHEETS

23 PREMATURE CELEBRATIONS THAT LEFT A MESS ON THE SHEETS

 

 

 


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18 Movie Scene Accidents That Were Not Supposed To Be In The Film But Made The Final Cut

18 Movie Scene Accidents That Were Not Supposed To Be In The Film But Made The Final Cut

 

 

1. The 40 Year Old Virgin - The hair removal scene was real, and so was Steve Carell's reaction.

2. Forrest Gump - Forrest's reply to Bubba, "My name's Forrest Gump. People call me Forrest Gump," was actually Hanks misspeaking, but it was left in the film.

3. The Burbs - Tom Hanks carrying the stretcher into the ambulance was made up on the spot.

4. Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels - Nick the Greek breaking the glass table wasn't planned.

5. Full Metal Jacket - Sergeant Hartman yelling at his recruits was all improvised.

6. Scent of a Woman - Al Pacino falling over the trash can was unplanned.

7. Whiplash - Simmons actually slapped Teller.

8. American Beauty - Kevin Spacey throwing the plate against the wall was improvised.

9. The Revenant - Leonardo DiCaprio actually ate a slab of bison liver.

10. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind - Kate Winslet disappearing suddenly was unplanned and surprised Jim Carrey.

11. Lucky Number Slevin - Lucy Liu wasn't informed Josh Hartnett would be naked when she entered the room.

12. Alien - The cast had no prior knowledge about the chest burst scene.

13. The Other Guys - Will Farrel's response to Mark Wahlberg about a lion swimming was made up.

14. Mrs. Doubtfire - When the icing face mask started to melt, Robin Williams improvised all the jokes.

15. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire - Barty Crouch Junior imitating a snake's tongue was not in the script.

16. Scream - Mathew Lillard saying, "Ah... Houston, we have a problem," was ad libbed.

17. Dirty Dancing - Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey crawling on the floor was not originally a part of the film.

 

 

 


17 Gifs Of The Best “Invisible” Effects Found In Movies

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So, let me just clear up the use of the word “invisible” right up front.Do not take “invisible” literally. We’re not looking at the best invisibility effects in film. This is different.What we’re going to take a look at are visual effects shots where you can’t even tell you’re looking at an effect. In other words, the effect is so good, so well realized, that it’s pretty much invisible unless you know exactly what to look for. These effects aren’t rendering superheroes and monsters. They’re manipulating reality so perfectly that you can barely see it.Now that we have that out of the way, let’s get into it.

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Zodiac (2007) – The corner of Washington and CherryDavid Fincher is the undisputed heavyweight champion of using visual effects in ways that people don’t recognize. You could literally make an entire list out of just his career, but we’re not going to do that here (though, one other film of his is going to pop up on here). And Zodiac, Fincher’s ambiguous serial killer epic, has a shitload of invisible effects, and almost all of them have one thing in common: They’re dedicated to rebuilding San Francisco as it was in the early 1970s.

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But none of them are as impressive as the corner of Washington and Cherry. In the film (and in real life), the Zodiac Killer claims a taxi cab driver’s life on the corner of Washington and Cherry. Fincher’s problem was that the real street corner was completely different.So he did the totally fucking insane thing of building the entire street corner digitally, minus (most of) the cars and people.

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Literally almost nothing in the background of this scene is real, which is unbelievable considering that the camera is handheld for the whole scene. If the camera was locked down, digitally creating the backdrop becomes infinitely easier. But by having the camera move all over the place, the shots become much harder.All in the name of historical accuracy. You do you, Fincher. You do you.

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The Exorcist (1973) – Father Merrin’s make-upHey, not all of these need to be digital to count. When it comes to old-age make-up, Dick Smith’s (yes, that’s really the guy’s name) make-up for Father Merrin, played by Max von Sydow, is still one of the greatest of all time. Considering modern movies fuck this up all the time (I’m looking at you, Prometheus), it’s incredible that this make-up holds up at all.And that it worked too well.

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Just some context: Max von Sydow was 44 years old when he played Father Merrin. The make-up aged him about 30 years forward. After The Exorcist was released, von Sydow found that people wouldn’t audition him for characters his age because several actual talent agents in Hollywood thought von Sydow was actually in his 70s. Because Dick Smith nailed the make-up.

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And if that’s not crazy enough, here’s Max von Sydow in The Exorcist

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…And here’s Max von Sydow now.

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Holy. Shit.Dick Smith trained an entire generation of incredible make-up artists, but never EVER forget that Dick Smith was the fucking king.

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The Social Network (2010) – The Winklevoss TwinsWhat do you know, it’s the other David Fincher movie.Creating twins out of a single actor is the perfect “invisible” effect, mostly because it’s been recently perfected over the years, to the point that even mid-budget TV shows can pull it off convincingly. But the Winklevoss Twins are the most complex iteration of the “twinning” effect (that’s actually what it’s called). Why? Because every time you see them together, one of their faces is almost entirely digital.

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Instead of shooting Armie Hammer twice and layering him back into the scene, Fincher opted to shoot a body double (Josh Pence) on set with markers on his face, and then have Armie Hammer play the other twin inside of a rig that captured every little thing his face was doing, and then taking the data from that and putting it on top of the body double on set.It’s as crazy (and hard) as it sounds.

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Now, to rein back just a bit, Fincher did use the good old traditional split-screen photography, but most of it was done the hard way.Why do it the hard way at all though? Because it allows the actors to move freely through the scene (split-screen photography has its limits).

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The Jungle Book (2016) – Like, almost everythingI know up front I said we weren’t going to talk about obvious creatures and such, but don’t worry. We’re not (though, the digital animals in this movie do look incredible, I’ll give them that).It’s the part where literally almost nothing in this movie is real except for Neel Sethi, the young actor playing Mowgli.

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Seriously, almost nothing in this movie is real. In fact, damn near all of the movie was shot in ONE warehouse in Los Angeles, choosing to digitally create literally every single environment in the movie. The GIFs really speak for themselves on this one.

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This is by no means a definitive list of phenomenal invisible effects (there’s a reason “Some of” is in the title of this thing), but they’re my favorite type of effect. Because they look the easiest to pull off, but are usually in reality very VERY fucking hard, and so they don’t get the appreciation they deserve.


10 Of The Most ‘Anticipated’ Movies That Already Got Canned This Year

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For every movie that gets made, there are dozens that never see the light of day. Even the movies that are set to premiere that week sometimes get grounded to a halt (ahem, Liam Neeson). With major studios relying on sequels, prequels, and reboots to churn out content, films with big stars and bigger brand names can get expensive so a “great idea” can turn into “hard pass” quicker than you can say “John Carter.”

If you were waiting on films like X-ForceSilver Surfer, and Gambit, you can blame Disney’s purchase of Fox, which left a lot of high-profile films in limbo. Here are the 10 ‘Anticipated’ Movies Already Canned in 2019.

 

Oscar gold: Rami Malek Could Be the ‘Queen’ of All Bond Villains

'Harley Quinn and Joker'

Jared Leto playing the Joker was laughable, so doubling down on a bad idea was something that even Batman’s arch nemesis would deem insane. Thankfully, the idea of a standalone movie with DC's partners-in-crime was shelved in favor of Birds of Prey, which will star Margot Robbie again as Harley Quinn, the only good thing in the horrible Suicide Squad

'Dr. Doom'

Dr. Doom has been the collateral damage in the Fantastic Four shit shows. Marvel's best baddie might not get the standalone film that Noah Hawley (Legion) was planning, but saving him for the MCU could just be what the doctor ordered.

 

'X-Force'

The Fox-Disney merger put a gag order on the Ryan Reynolds’ Merc with a Mouth franchise according to Deadpool comic book creator Rob Liefeld.

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'Alien: Covenant' Sequel

Rumors of a new Alien film to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Ridley Scott’s original installment were bubbling up despite the disappointing returns on Alien: Covenant. That’s not going to happen as the film franchise will be put on ice thanks to the Disney takeover, although the mouse house has never been shy about reviving a brand for the green…and we aren’t talking about extra terrestrials.

'Gambit'

Gambit standalone film doesn't seem to be in the cards despite having Channing Tatum thirsty for the title role of the Cajun Cardsman.

'Silver Surfer'

The Silver Surfer is another classic Marvel character who got burned by the dumpster fire that was the Fantastic Four. Devoted fan Adam McKay (Vice) was working on standalone film, but that's apparently ridden off into the sunset (or the galaxy, in the Silver Surfer's case).

'Star Trek 4'

Paramount pulled the plug on another high-profile project after diminishing returns for 2016's Star Trek Beyond, Chris Pine wanting more moolah, and the franchise's first female director S.J. Clarkson moving on to the Game of Thrones prequel pilot.

'World War Z 2'

David Fincher and Brad Pitt could make yet another zombie movie watchable, but the Seven collaborators scared off Paramount with big budget demands.

'X-23'

The X-Men franchise has enough problems now that Wolverine is gone, so giving a side character her own film seemed like wishful thinking.


18 Of The Most Underrated Movie Villains

18 Of The Most Underrated Movie Villains -

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When it comes to making a list of the best villains in cinema, everyone’s gonna throw Darth Vader on there, The Emperor, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, Heath Ledger’s Joker, Hannibal Lector, Hans Gruber, and even Nurse Ratched. All fantastic choices. They’re incredibly evil, charismatic, and full of showmanship and finesse. But they don’t really leave me unsettled.You see, I’m a quiet and subtle guy, and sometimes I find that, the quiet baddies are the ones that stick with me. They’re subtle, meticulous, freak out unexpectedly, and are fucking deranged.These guys are legit psycho villains that need their own hall of fame.

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Harry Sledge – Super

vixensIf you know your 60/70’s sexploitation B-movie fare, then you know that anything directed by Russ Meyer isn’t gonna be the highest form of entertainment (though I still can’t resist Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!) Usually, the most memorable characters in the films are the sexy, buxom, yet empowered ladies.In this film, however, Meyer took a dark turn and introduced a grinning psychopath played by Charles Napier (Murdock in Rambo II). Full of misogyny and impotent rage, he’s a scary guy.A deranged cop with a vendetta against women, he’s one of the scariest monsters of that era.

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The Truck – Duel

For all intents and purposes, the driver of the scary-ass truck in this film doesn’t matter. We don’t see him, but we do see his one-ton hulk of Peterbilt fury. This was Steven Spielberg’s first TV film/release, and he pulls a lot of personality out of that machine.The cat and mouse game between the truck and the protagonist is so tense and sadistic. It literally feels like the truck is alive, especially with the grill and headlights making it look like it’s got a sadistic grin. This truck is an otherworldly and mythical beast that deserves more respect than it gets.

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The Aliens – They Live

What makes these guys so chilling and threatening, is their message. They brainwash the planet, integrate themselves into society and use our greed against us. They don’t want souls or energy or water, they just want their piece of the capitalist pie. Plus, they’re fucking ugly. Go watch The Pervert's Guide To Ideology!

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Co. Miles Quaritch – Avatar

While I’ve got mixed feelings about the film as a whole, I really enjoyed Stephen Lang’s performance. As a James Cameron villain, he’s definitely playing to type; a formidable force that will pull out all the stops achieve their objective. He’s right up there with The Terminator, The Alien Queen or even Michael Biehn’s deranged Navy Seal in The Abyss. He’s not understated, in fact, he’s so over-the-top he’s almost a caricature, but that’s why I love him.His role in this film isn’t complicated; he just wants genocide to ensure that humanity survives. That’s his job and he’ll do everything to make it happen. Even jump out of a burning transport ship in an Exosuit, like a bad-ass mother.

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Milo – The Last Boy Scout

There’s something to be said about being a calm and methodical villain, up against Bruce Willis. While Hans Gruber was the first, you can’t ignore the beauty of Taylor Negron’s performance of Milo in this film. He’s low key, not macho, not even a badass. But he’s a killing machine.It’s a huge testament to Shane Black’s screenplay, that this villain is the last thing you’d expect, but also, the last guy you’d want to cross. Seriously, find this film and watch it.

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Mr. Joshua – Lethal Weapon

This guy doesn’t fit my subtle characteristics, but I can’t leave him off because I’ve never found him to be listed as one of the scariest villains before, and he should be.Before he lost his shit, Gary Busey was a legit terror, and a great actor. His Mr. Joshua is a dark mirror to Martin Riggs – both Vietnam vets with special forces backgrounds and a tortured psyche. Unlike Riggs, however, Joshua is certifiably insane, up for anything and out of control.What dude goes to massacre a family on Christmas Eve, starts a fistfight with a cop, in front of other cops, and tries to pull a gun? This insane motherfucker.

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Necros – The Living Daylights

When it comes to Bond villains, every talks about Jaws, Oddjob and Goldfinger, but no one ever mentions the baddies from the 80’s. While Timothy Dalton’s Bond wasn’t the most popular or physical, he still was a badass, and required a badass to keep him in check. Frankly, there’s a case to be made that Necros was the last truly threatening henchman in the Bond franchise. He doesn’t need tech, or a gimmick. He’s just inanely talented, and heckin’ scary.The fact that he can travel around Europe and pick off MI6 agents with impunity, speaks for itself.

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Félix Cortez – Clear and Present Danger

In a film full of politics and Jack Ryan furrowing his brow and pointing his finger, Felix Cortez is a breath of fresh air. He’s a freelance intelligence operative, who’s making a pay to take over a Columbian Cartel. He’s also a debonair lady killer.Using politics and military strikes as his methods, he was the perfect 90’s villain.

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The Jackal – Day of the Jackal

Played by Edward Fox, the titular assassin in this film was bland and unmemorable, hence, the perfect mask for the world’s deadliest marksman.Even after the plan falls to shit, the Jackal still remains a few steps ahead, with disguise and performances to defer suspicion and finish the mission.This is easily one of the most tense films that I’ve seen, and you totally suspect that the Jackal is gonna finish the mission and get away.

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Blofeld – On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

It might be an unpopular opinion, but I put this Bond film in my top 5. I thought George Lazenby was a fantastic Bond, the story was awesome and Telly Savalas’ understated Blofeld was more menacing that Donald Pleasance, Charles Grey or Christoph Waltz.He had both brains and brawn, animal magnetism that brought the girls to his alpine chalet, and he actually wins by killing Tracy Bond.For that devastating ending alone, this version of Blofeld is the worst.

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Owen Davian – Mission: Impossible III

While most villains have quippy one liners, a deep motivation, and a desire for long monologues, Davian is just a businessman. He’s a sociopath, but he’s also efficient. He just wants to get his deals done and move on.His performance by Phillip Seymour Hoffman is chilling and will leave you unsettled. This is my favourite entry in the series, with Fallout a close second.

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Hannibal Lecktor – Manhunter

Years before we met Anthony Hopkins’ version, we had this one – and I really like him. Nothing against Anthony Hopkins, but Cox’s version of the cannibal is a cold and analytical psychopath. Playing against William Peterson’s Will Graham, this Michael Mann film is deeply unsettling.

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Loco – The Great Silence

You can’t have a list of underrated baddies without Klaus Kinski. He was a staple of the Spaghetti Westerns, and in this one, he plays a psychopathic bounty hunter. But his look, the cadaverous face, monk’s hood under a black hat, made him a spectre of death.What makes it worse, is that unlike other Westerns where the villain falls and the hero rides off into the sunset, in this film, it’s the opposite. Loco kills everyone and rides off, scot free.

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Bob Rusk – Frenzy

Out of all the depraved characters in Alfred Hitchcock’s films, Bob Rusk takes the cake. He’s a sexually perverse rapist, who chokes women to death this a necktie, and tosses them into a potato truck.During the heyday of his films, Hitch was limited by the Production Code, which controlled what things you could see in films (kissing, couples in the same bed, violence, etc.) In the 70’s, however, he could show crass and perverse things he used to allude to.If you want a disturbing Hitchcock film, ignore the early ones and go straight to this one. You’ll never look at tie pins the same way again, thanks to Rusk.

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Street Thunder – Assault on Precinct 13

This is the dark house of John Carpenter’s films. There are no supernatural monsters, serial killers, or one-eyed badasses. Just a street gang that will murder anyone in their way, including shooting kids point-blank.The fact that Carpenter didn’t even try to humanize or add any character nuances to the gang members is telling; they’re a hive-mind of relentless zombies who just want to destroy everything. You can’t reason with them, and hence, they’re terrifying.

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The Scorpio Killer – Dirty Harry

Not enough credit is given to Andy Robinson for his role as the killer in Dirty Harry. He’s deranged, but also a babyfaced guy with no motive or agenda, other than murder. Positioned as the manic Joker to Dirty Harry’s Batman, they’re the perfect pair.Sadly, he’s overlooked as one of the best villains of all time, and I’m not sure why. He earns every single bullet of Harry’s wrath.

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John Christie – 10 Rillington Place

This film didn’t really get enough acclaim on this side of the pond, but it’s fucking fantastic. Richard Attenborough (the delightful John Hammond in Jurassic Park) plays the real life serial killer John Christie, who murdered and desecrated his victims.The film outlines his killing spree and how a grieving husband took the blame and was executed for one of his murders. All along, Attenborough puts on a relentlessly unsympathetic and cold performance as a psychopath, but at the same time, as man repulsed by his desires.How he manages to be both a deranged killer and terrified victim of his desires, is a masterclass in writing and acting in this film. It’ll leave you unsettled.

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Uncle Charlie – Shadow of a Doubt

On the surface, Uncle Charlie is a conventional 1940’s fella. He’s good looking, charming, successful and beloved by his family. He’s also on the run from the police.Charlie is one of the earliest psychopaths that Hitchcock introduced us to, and while we don’t see him killing anyone, his reputation precedes him. Meanwhile, he’s hanging out with his family and paying an obscene amount of attention to his niece.Charlie is the archetype that every other banal psychopath in Hitch’s films, as well as others in cinema, are modelled after.

 


The Top 5 Female Superheroes That Prove Captain Marvel Isn’t The Only Badass In Town

The Top 5 Female Superheroes That Prove Captain Marvel Isn’t The Only Badass In Town

 

Last Friday, Captain Marvel was permanently etched into the cultural landscape as a badass superhero. That’s not to say she was unknown (the character was first introduced in 1968), but compared to big-name superheroes like Wonder Woman, Spiderman, Batman, and Wolverine, Captain Marvel wasn’t exactly a household name. To commemorate this exciting event, we’ve decided to count down the Top 5 Female Superheroes that Captain Marvel will have to top before being considered the toughest superheroine around, which might happen sooner rather than later.

 

5. Rogue

Rogue's power is copying other people's powers. The possibilities are endless, and while she hasn't necessarily hit peak badassery in the movies, copying people's powers means the sky's the limit for her.

 

4. The Wasp

As far as movies go, The Wasp is still fairly new on the scene. After her superhero debut in Ant-man and the Wasp, she proved she has what it takes to fight alongside the big boys (or girls).

 

3. X-23

X-23 could seem like an out-of-the-box pick, but after a re-watch of Logan and the viewing of her slashing and dismembering hordes of men, we can't keep her out of the conversation.

 

2. Storm

Storm's ability is to harness the actual weather. How a mutant ability could possibly do that is another story, but someone who can hit you with a tornado or a bolt of lightning is basically impossible to beat.

 

1. Wonder Woman

Was it ever going to be anyone else? The 2017 version of Wonder Woman was one of the best superhero films of all time and Gal Gadot's portrayal left the audience feeling as intimidated as we were intrigued. Wonder Woman is going to be the top of the list forever, and Captain Marvel should be hoping to get to No. 2.


The Top 25 Modern Day Uncredited Movie Roles RANKED

The Top 25 Modern Day Uncredited Movie Roles RANKED -

One of my favourite easter eggs in films is the uncredited cameo; it’s like finding that elusive treat in your box of Frosted Flakes. It’s unexpected, super rare, and when it does happen, it puts a smile on your face.There’s plenty of reasons why filmmakers do it, from favours owed, to hiding a secret twist, to just trying to build a bigger universe. But not every uncredited cameo works.These ones, however, did.

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25) Matt Damon – Interstellar

Quite the surprise popup, and playing against type, no less.

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24) Jim Parsons – The Muppets

He was the perfect surprise, as the human version of Walter.

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23) Patrick Stewart & Ian McKellen – The Wolverine

This was nice piece of connective tissue between X-Men: The Last Stand & X-Men: Days of Future Past.

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22) Natalie Portman – The Darjeeling Limited

This one only makes sense if you’ve seen Wes Anderson’s short film Hotel Chevalier, but it’s a ‘blink and you’ll miss it’ cameo on a sleeper train.

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21) Brad PItt & Matt Damon – Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

These two guys play contestants in the dating game sequence.

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20) Jason Statham – Collateral

The Stath just has a little bit of a brooding handoff of a briefcase to Tom Cruise.

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19) Danny Pudi – Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Considering the Russo’s were involved with <em<Community, I’m 90% sure he’s Abed.

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18) David Bowie – Zoolander

Bowie plays David Bowie; walk-off judge. It’s amazing.

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17) Glenn Close – Hook

It took me years to learn that the pirate who gets put in the “Boo Box” was played by this actress.

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16) Sean Connery – Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

He’s the perfect guy to play the King of England.

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15) Hugh Jackman – X-Men: First Class

This uncredited cameo is just brilliant and unexpected.

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14) Michael Bay – Mystery Men

Most won’t recognize director Micheal Bay, but this tongue-in-cheek cameo is cleverer than you think.

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13) Robert De Niro – American Hustle

This is one of his best roles in years, to be honest. He sells his character’s reputation just based on who he is.

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12) Cate Blanchett – Hot Fuzz

I know, all you see are her eyes, but I promise you, it’s her.

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11) Dan Aykroyd – Casper

This is all you want in an uncredited cameo – an instant callback to an iconic character.

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10) Christian Slater – Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Slater’s done a few, but this one is understated, absurd and hilarious.

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9) Michael Cera – This is the End

A coke-snorting Jackass who slaps Rihanna’s ass and dies in the pits of hell, is the best sort of cameo.

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8) Edward Norton – Kingdom of Heaven

His uncredited role as the leper King Baldwin IV in this film is one of the best.

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7) Will Ferrel – Wedding Crashers

He’s perfectly cast as the wedding crasher who takes things too far.

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6) Johnny Depp & Peter DeLuise – 21 Jump Street

Just when you think that the comedic reboot couldn’t get any better, the OG stars of the show, make their entrance.

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5) Robin Williams – Dead Again

Robin makes a quick cameo as disgraced psychiatrist working as a shelf stacker, with his trademark manic energy.

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4) Tom Cruise – Tropic Thunder

It takes a lot of talent to steal the limelight away from Ben Stiller, Jack Black and RDJ, but Tom Cruise in a fat suit does it.

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3) Samuel L. Jackson – Iron Man

This is probably one of the most important uncredited cameos in recent years, because it helped launch the MCU.

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2) Alec Baldwin – Glen

garry Glen RossThis is probably a tie with the first one on uncredited roles that knocked it out of the park.

 

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1) Kevin Spacey – Seven

Top spot goes here because he’s the baddest villain in recent history, and no one knew it was him until the film premiered.

 


35 Of The Best Movie Lines From Your Favorite Movies That Will Make You Want To Watch 'Em Again

35 Of The Best Movie Lines From Your Favorite Movies That Will Make You Want To Watch 'Em Again -