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6 Giant Blind Spots In Every Movie Alien's Invasion Strategy
6 Giant Blind Spots In Every Movie Alien's Invasion Strategy

With a few alien-invasion movies on the horizon, this is a good time to ask ourselves why exactly the alien invasions we see on the silver screen always seem to end in disaster for the invaders, despite their ridiculously advanced technology.

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4 Great Artists Who Make it Really Hard Not To Hate Them
4 Great Artists Who Make it Really Hard Not To Hate Them

Daniel Day-Lewis is not the badass we want him to be. For one thing, most of the time he dresses like some kind of weird Lumberjack Glam Cowboy.

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6 Artists You Didn't Know Made Your Favorite Movie Moments
6 Artists You Didn't Know Made Your Favorite Movie Moments

The point when everybody gets bored during the Academy Awards is when they give out all of those technical awards to people you've never heard of. Surprisingly, though, you're fans of some of these people. Hug fans, in some cases. You just didn't know it.

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7 Lessons About Communication Technology Learned from Movies
7 Lessons About Communication Technology Learned from Movies

Movie and television cliches have been unable to keep up with the rapid advances in communication technology.

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5 Insane Early Drafts of Famous Movie Characters
5 Insane Early Drafts of Famous Movie Characters

It's easy to think of pop culture icons as having just walked onto the scene fully formed. But some of the early versions of these characters weren't just different, but were utterly freaking insane.

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Green Lantern vs. Green Hornet: Telling Them Apart [CHART]
Green Lantern vs. Green Hornet: Telling Them Apart [CHART]

So far, 2011 has been a very good year for things with the first name Green, and a somewhat confusing year for the rest of us.

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6 Plot Threads Famous Movies Forgot to Resolve
6 Plot Threads Famous Movies Forgot to Resolve

Writing a movie is hard work, and when all is said and done, there are always going to be a few small subplots that get ignored in the third act. But sometimes a filmmaker forgets an important plot thread. And by that, we mean something way more important than the main plot.

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The Worst Comedy On TV (Explained to Deaf People)
The Worst Comedy On TV (Explained to Deaf People)

I was in the bar the other morning and noticed that the closed captions for comedy shows either don't match the original script or leave out important details to a joke. For example, <strong>{{muttering}}</strong> is an inadequate way to describe the late Estelle Getty clearing her throat to secretly call the dead Rue McLanahan a slut.

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The 7 Most Ridiculous Movie Character Overreactions
The 7 Most Ridiculous Movie Character Overreactions

People in movies often wind up making grossly illogical and often utterly insane choices purely to spice things up. These are the characters who probably should have taken a moment to think things over.

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5 Reasons 'Gymkata' Is The Funniest Movie of the 80s
5 Reasons 'Gymkata' Is The Funniest Movie of the 80s

In the '80s your special skill would save the day no matter how ridiculous it was, and skills don't come more ridiculous than male gymnastics.

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17 Images That Will Ruin Your Childhood
17 Images That Will Ruin Your Childhood

It's always good to take a moment and take a look at our chilhood icons through adult eyes. OK, maybe 'good' isn't the word for it ...

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4 Products That Only Exist in Movies
4 Products That Only Exist in Movies

If we had these products, movies would finally make sense. You're welcome, movies.

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When Cartoons Pander To Everyone: Jedinja Zamvirebot
When Cartoons Pander To Everyone: Jedinja Zamvirebot

My prediction for the next big fad is 'all of them, combined.'

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