Cracked Archive - Movies & TV

5 Current TV Shows That Get More Praise Than They Deserve

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5 Beloved Icons That Need a Gritty Reboot

Despite the obvious superiority of gritty reboots, many old shows and movies are still lying around uselessly in stupid non-darkness, waiting for Hollywood to sprinkle them with some harsh, family-killing reality.


4 Famous Movies With Deceptively Complex Symbolism

Here are four movies that define my favorite, previously unnamed literary device: the 'Trans-Redemptive Symbol.'


4 Famous Movies With Insane Music Video Tie-Ins

Virtually all music videos are utterly terrible, but here are four that managed to rise above that distinction to become totally insane.


5 Classic Movies You Didn't Notice Were Completely Insane

Turns out lots of famous movies were pretty close to being so irredeemably dumb that no one would have watched them.


4 Behind-the-Scenes Moments That Will Brighten Your Day

I thought I owed it to movies to talk about some behind-the-scenes moments that make things better.


6 Movies You Didn't Know Had Catastrophic Unofficial Sequels

Not all sequels are some sort of official corruption of creativity ... because sometimes they're not official at all.


5 Famous Movie Villains With Shockingly Stupid Master Plans

Every movie villain seems like they have it pretty together. Well, almost ...


4 Reasons 'Hemlock Grove' Is Television's Shitty Future

I get a limited number of days on this Earth, and binge-watching Netflix is where one of them went.


5 Movie Jokes You Missed If You Only Speak English

Maybe kids would study foreign languages harder if they knew how many awesome jokes they were missing.


6 Hilariously Misleading Movie Trailers

Sometimes the trailer editors decide that if nobody will want to see the actual movie that got made, well, they'll just pretend it's something different entirely.


7 Directors Who Stole Their Biggest Hits (From Themselves)

There's a line where a filmmaker goes from 'following the same formula' to 'remaking his own friggin' movie.'


5 Amazing Scenes from Otherwise Horrible Movies

When you focus only on a movie's mistakes, you are more likely to miss out on everything it does well, which may include powerful scenes of cinematic genius hiding in some of the most hated pieces of cinema ever made.