Cracked Archive - Movies & TV

5 Reasons Doing Movie Stunts Is Harder Than You Think

We're talking about the stunt performers who put on the harnesses and take the beatings, protected by nothing but some pads and years of painful training.


5 Fantasy Characters That Need to Be Rebooted

Here's how to fix the five most boring and unimaginative creatures that continue to appear in fantasy.


5 Sad Ways A&E Became the Walmart of Television Networks

There was a time when flipping the channel to A&E was like the television version of visiting a museum. Now, sadly, it's a lot more like visiting Walmart.


4 R-Rated Sequels to Children's Movies Too Awesome to Exist

I gave some actual thought to this silly, fanciful idea of a mature sequel to children's movies. Here they are.


6 Mind-Blowing Bits of Foreshadowing in Famous TV Shows

Film and TV writers can't help dropping hints about their upcoming revelations when they know you're not paying attention. Probably because you're looking at porn.


The 6 Most Inappropriate Song Choices in Advertising

Careful research or just choose the first thing that pops up on your intern's iPod? Either works fine.


6 Bizarre Cameos by Infamous Killers (in Kids' Shows)

You probably assume that most family-friendly properties are going to be free of adult innuendo, advanced mathematics, and notorious murderers. You would assume wrong.


5 Movies Based on True Stories (with Depressing Epilogues)

Real people don't simply stop existing after the credits roll, but when you find out what they did next, you'll probably wish they had.


4 Movies That Followed the Wrong Character

I often come across films with secondary characters that are just too interesting, to the point where I keep wishing that the entire movie was only about them.


5 Behind the Scenes Details That Change How You See Movies

To get a look at what happens on both sides of the camera, we interviewed a grip/electrician named Holden Wilson and a stand-in/background actor who, to preserve his anonymity, has asked to be referred to as Thrust Neckpunch.


6 Obviously Terrible Things Movies Always Portray as Great

It turns out movies have slyly convinced us to start rooting for some pretty terrible stuff.


4 Famous Movies and Shows That Lied Their Way into Existence

In order to convince decision-making executives, sometimes creators fib a little to seal the deal. Other times they tell massive lies to get their way.


3 'Go-To' Comedy Writing Tricks from an Industry Insider

Am I crazy to just give away all of my secrets to writing sitcom scripts? Or maybe not so crazy?


5 Great Movies That Were Turned into Terrible Books

These authors were being asked to produce a full novel based on someone else's screenplay ... why wouldn't they completely tank the job in the most hilarious ways possible?