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7 Classic Movies You Didn't Know Were Rip-Offs

How would you like it if we said we invented anorexia and scientifically impossible explosions, huh Hollywood?


5 Things 'Pawn Stars' Doesn't Tell You About Auction Hunting

A variety of men, ranging from unattractive all the way up to unappealing, visit storage facilities that are holding forfeited property auctions. There, they bid on lots of goods, hoping they'll stumble upon something incredibly valuable, like antiques, or a hat made of hundred dollar bills, or the most valuable thing of all: imagination.


Presenting The Most WTF Trailer Ever: 'John Dies at the End'

WARNING: The following contains numerous monsters and implied male nudity. Also may contain implied gore and implied flamethrower and implied interdimensional travel and the evil prison guard from The Shawshank Redemption and award-winning actor Paul Giamatti.


The 6 Most Ridiculous Superhero Weaknesses

For whatever reason, comic book writers ran out of weaknesses that make any kind of sense at all right around the time that Green Lantern became weak against yellow.


Why We're Obsessed with the Apocalypse

End of conversation, now let's go play zombies.


6 Obnoxious Assumptions Hollywood Makes About Women

People complain all the time about the way women are depicted in Hollywood, but it's usually about female characters that are only there for men to have sex with or want to have sex with, or that walk around doing improbable action poses in skintight suits with 6 inch heels.


11 Fall TV Show Reviews Based Solely On Promotional Photos

Fall TV is upon us, which means a lot of new shows that probably won't be around for that long. But who has the time to watch a child let alone a new television program let alone any television program?


6 Movie Plot Holes You Never Noticed Thanks to Editing

The casual jump from A to B is often used as a writer's crutch to gloss over the stuff they didn't have the time to think through -- little things like 'continuity,' 'logic' and 'whether or not our protagonist just did some accidental murder.'


5 Inexplicably Horrifying Episodes of Classic Comedies

These are the episodes that scarred an entire generation.


5 Things That Are Way Easier Than They Look in Movies

There are some fairly idiot-proof tasks that movies pretend are difficult. Story structure demands things like clever arguments, plot twists and wealthy billionaires dancing through shifting fields of laser beams, and it turns out reality is decidedly less crazy about those things.


6 Mind-Blowing Ways Zombies and Vampires Explain America

Horror movies play off of the social anxieties of the times. And who makes us anxious the most? The highest political leader in the land, of course.


6 Terrifying Sci-Fi Predictions (About the Year 1997)

According to a lot of science fiction movies, comics and TV shows, 1997 was the single most eventful year in the history mankind. Why did they all pick 1997? Who knows? They certainly didn't anticipate the Spice Girls.