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5 Awful Things Nobody Tells You About Being an Actor

So community theater directors have told you your entire life that you are gifted, that you are born to make emotions with your face under camera and stage lights, a face that was too optimistic or too young to devastate with brutal honesty. Well I can't see your faces, and I have some bad news. Here are five good reasons your career path will ma


6 Painful Things Nobody Tells You About Fighting

There is a big difference between choreographed movie fighting and real fighting. In the real word, it's worse than you think.,


How Hollywood Decided to Reboot Classic Children's Tales

An origin story for the new craze in gritty reboots.


4 Flawed Life Lessons Movies Accidentally Taught Us

When we try to shoehorn fictional tools into reality, we only end up frustrated and angry that we aren't any good at living according to rules that don't actually exist.


'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo' In Under 5 Minutes

DAVID FINCHER: I don't know if you guys have seen the box office, but you may want to hold on to that money if you're planning on getting me to direct the other two books.


6 Absurd Movie Scenes (That Actually Happened)

It's almost as if someone saw a movie and said, 'Hey, let's do that, too.'


5 Things You Can Learn about India from Their Action Movies

Sure, it's an impenetrably dense network comprised of a billion people and untold thousands of heterogeneous subcultures, but I figure we can probably get the gist of it from this fucked-up musical about killer robots.


6 Fictional Places You Didn't Know Actually Existed

Part of what makes fantasy and sci-fi appealing is that it's not just a bunch of characters -- it's a whole world. One you want to live in. And while that's not possible, you can come pretty close, because it turns out a lot of these fantasy settings were based on real places.


5 Badass Movie Heroes (Who Were Actually Just Really Lucky)

Even a hero who is specifically described as 'down on his luck' will routinely defeat the overwhelming odds thanks to a long list of coincidences falling his way.


5 Ridiculous Origins of Movie Sound Effects

All of this stuff has to be created from scratch, usually by just one or two people. And usually, the high-tech sounds are created by whatever random crap they have nearby.


5 Secrets of Making Reality TV They Don't Want You to Know

Making a reality show isn't as simple as pointing a camera at a person and hoping he or she is horrible. There are a lot of tricks and manipulations that producers use to make douchebags and handbag design more compelling.


6 Insane Batman Villains You Won't See in the Movies

We all know that sooner or later, the Batman movies are going to run out of interesting villains to feature and will be forced to start scraping closer to the bottom of the barrel. Whoever they end up choosing, we hope it's not any of these guys.


The 4 Biggest Missed Opportunities in Fiction

This article is about seeds that grew into poop.


6 Horrible Aftermaths Implied By Movies With Happy Endings

It's amazing how you can ruin a movie's perfectly happy ending with a little bit of analysis.