Cracked Archive - Movies & TV

3 'Genius' Artists Who Created Their Best Works by Accident
3 'Genius' Artists Who Created Their Best Works by Accident

It turns out that some artists are just putting forth a certain sound with the instrument they have been given without any mastery or understanding of how it got there.

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6 Happy Movie Endings That Actually Ruin the Hero's Life
6 Happy Movie Endings That Actually Ruin the Hero's Life

If there's one thing Hollywood loves more than a happy ending, it's a happy ending that accidentally screws over the hero.

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The 6 Most Brutal Murders Committed by Batman
The 6 Most Brutal Murders Committed by Batman

It turns out that Batman has not just murdered several dudes over the years, but done so in gruesome ways that probably made his victims wish that he'd just shot them.

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4 Twilight Movies According to Someone Who Hasn't Seen Them
4 Twilight Movies According to Someone Who Hasn't Seen Them

With the final installment of the Twilight series out now, it seemed as good a time as any to get everyone up to speed on the franchise while doing the least amount of work possible.

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6 Insane (But Convincing) Fan Theories About Kids' Cartoons
6 Insane (But Convincing) Fan Theories About Kids' Cartoons

Just like a broken watch, even the Internet is right every once in a while

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5 Awesome Movie Robots with Inexcusable Design Flaws
5 Awesome Movie Robots with Inexcusable Design Flaws

Movie robots can think and love and perform amazing feats, and every kid wants one. Yet if they were built and sold by a real company, they'd be yanked from the market within minutes due to their glaring design oversights.

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6 Iconic Movie Scenes That Happened by Accident
6 Iconic Movie Scenes That Happened by Accident

Like in any job, accidents tend to happen when they're shooting a movie ... and sometimes those accidents turn out to be far better than what the director originally had in mind and are left in the film.

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6 Dumb Celebrities Who Are Way Smarter Than You Think
6 Dumb Celebrities Who Are Way Smarter Than You Think

We may like to think of celebrities as a bunch of shallow dumbasses, but in a surprising number of cases (assuming that you find the number six surprising), some of our stupidest celebrities are like daytime TV versions of Verbal Kint.

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The 7 Most Hilarious Foreign Twists on Common Movie Clichés
The 7 Most Hilarious Foreign Twists on Common Movie Clichés

While studios continue to crank out one multiplex-filling cash grab after another, the rest of the world has been putting its own spin on them, quietly dipping those tired old cliches in pure liquid insanity.

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The 5 Ways Sci-Fi Universes Treat Black Characters
The 5 Ways Sci-Fi Universes Treat Black Characters

FYI: I tried my best to rank the universes' presentations of black characters from least to most favorable -- even if the ranking is more favorable to super duper favorable.

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4 Pop Culture Arguments That Need to be Retired
4 Pop Culture Arguments That Need to be Retired

I've been doing this for a while now, long enough that I've noticed the few pop culture arguments that come up over and over and over again. And I'm getting pretty tired of them.

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6 Unintentionally Hilarious Moments in Famous Scary Movies
6 Unintentionally Hilarious Moments in Famous Scary Movies

Even classic horror movies, the serious ones that actually have the power to frighten, tend to feature at least one or two unintentionally hilarious moments. Here are some of our favorites.

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The 10 Dumbest Things on TV So Far This Season
The 10 Dumbest Things on TV So Far This Season

TV is widely reviled as the dumbest medium. I can't argue with that. Here are 10 moments from the last few weeks or so that stand out as pillars of dumbness in a dumb wasteland.

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6 Insane Stereotypes That Movies Can't Seem to Get Over
6 Insane Stereotypes That Movies Can't Seem to Get Over

It turns out there are subtle ways that Hollywood has been enforcing wrongheaded ideas right under our noses, and sometimes in our favorite films.

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What to Expect When Expecting (in the Village of the Damned)
What to Expect When Expecting (in the Village of the Damned)

The decision to start a family can be one of the scariest, but also one of the most rewarding choices you will ever make. And for those of you who had no choice at all because you were inseminated by an alien mist while you were unconscious at the local fair a month ago, you'll be giving birth no matter what, so try to make the most of it.

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