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5 Classic Movies That Were Made Possible By Insane Schemes

For the aspiring filmmakers who don't happen to have wealthy friends or connections at a studio, securing funding is by far the biggest obstacle between them and the fulfillment of their vision. Sometimes that means getting creative. Horribly, horribly creative.


The Pitch Meeting Behind The Worst Movie Idea Ever Approved



20 Instructional Signs That Must Exist in Movie Universes

We never see action heroes watching other action movies, but they all seem to agree that there are certain completely non-intuitive ways to behave around an explosion. We asked you to show us the instructional signs that must be posted just off screen in some of our favorite movies.


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.


How Fictional Characters Are Being Affected by the Economy

The economic downturn is causing belt-tightening across industry, tax bracket and superhero abilities. We asked you to show us some of the difficult decisions our favorite fictional characters are having to make as they deal with lower budgets for the first time in their lives.


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?


16 Secret Pet Peeves of Famous Sidekicks

Being a sidekick is all fine and good when you're snapping off witty comebacks to punctuate the ass beatings the hero's dolling out. But day in and day out it's got to be a bit of a drag. We asked you to show us the stuff that really gets on their nerves.


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.'