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.
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.
I gave some actual thought to this silly, fanciful idea of a mature sequel to children's movies. Here they are.
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.
Careful research or just choose the first thing that pops up on your intern's iPod? Either works fine.
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.
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.
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.
It turns out movies have slyly convinced us to start rooting for some pretty terrible stuff.
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.
Am I crazy to just give away all of my secrets to writing sitcom scripts? Or maybe not so crazy?
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?