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3 Reasons It's So Hard to Make Superman Interesting
3 Reasons It's So Hard to Make Superman Interesting

As counterintuitive as it sounds, there is only one way to make a great Superman movie, and that's to make a movie about someone other than Superman. Let me try to explain.

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7 Classic Movies That Are Shameless Ripoffs
7 Classic Movies That Are Shameless Ripoffs

There are times when a big-budget movie has incredibly specific similarities to some more obscure work, to the point that it's really hard to swallow that it could be coincidence.

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The Most Hilariously Bad Batman Comic of All Time
The Most Hilariously Bad Batman Comic of All Time

Sometimes Batman's a weird super-strong baby with a grown-up brain who fights crime in Mickey Mouse pants.

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5 Monster Movie Ideas Hollywood Should Be Making Next
5 Monster Movie Ideas Hollywood Should Be Making Next

Horror is, perhaps more than any other genre, often dissatisfying. Every year the same old monsters slouch into theaters.

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The 4 Types of TV Shows That Need to Go Away
The 4 Types of TV Shows That Need to Go Away

The more I thought about it, the more I realized that the reason certain shows get confused in my head isn't because I watch too much television; it's that television isn't different enough.

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5 Marvel Characters Who Totally Dropped the Ball
5 Marvel Characters Who Totally Dropped the Ball

Sometimes the characters in these movies seem to know less about what they're doing than we do, and for every sensible decision they make, they stumble through a series of catastrophically terrible blunders that defy explanation.

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6 Movie Good Guys You Didn't Notice Were Total Hypocrites
6 Movie Good Guys You Didn't Notice Were Total Hypocrites

Heroic movie characters stand up for what they feel is right, and they stick to those beliefs until it's inconvenient not to.

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5 Reasons Superhero Movies Are a Bubble That Will Soon Burst
5 Reasons Superhero Movies Are a Bubble That Will Soon Burst

Bad news: The explosion of big-budget superhero movies is a bubble that seems poised to burst. How do we know? Because it's happened before.

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The 5 Most Awesomely Bad Comic Book Movies
The 5 Most Awesomely Bad Comic Book Movies

The Internet has overlooked one key group of comic book films: the best worst movies. Good thing I wrote this article to fix that

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7 Classic Movies That Almost Had Absurdly Dark Endings
7 Classic Movies That Almost Had Absurdly Dark Endings

Thankfully, someone decided to change them to keep people from sobbing through several traffic lights on their way home from the theater.

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The 6 Most Idiotic Decisions by Authority Figures in Movies
The 6 Most Idiotic Decisions by Authority Figures in Movies

Authority figures, from police departments to federal agencies, aren't known for making the wisest decisions in movies. In fact, some of them are bafflingly stupid.

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5 Badass New Sci-Fi Movies You Can Watch on Your Lunch Break
5 Badass New Sci-Fi Movies You Can Watch on Your Lunch Break

You can watch all of these right now, for free, and in less time than it takes to rub one out! Which I assume you terribly literal bastards will take as a personal challenge.

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8 Characters You Won't Believe Are Based on Real People
8 Characters You Won't Believe Are Based on Real People

Some characters are so bizarre, improbable, or flat-out impossible that you have to wonder how their creators ever came up with them. In a surprising amount of cases, the answer is that they didn't.

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