When the checks were being written and not a single ticket had been sold, a lot of the biggest hits in Hollywood history sounded absolutely ridiculous in concept.
We're not saying Paul Verhoeven traveled forward in time and then traveled back to film a commentary on a future war (because that would be an absolutely HORRIBLE waste of time travel), but... well, yeah, maybe we're saying he did that. Look how they line up:
If you sit and think about it, the real-world implications of some seemingly romantic gestures become so unsettling that they start to look about as romantic as an unsolicited boner text.
It turns out there are a whole bunch of movies that the stars have been trying to hide from everyone, mainly because they're afraid someone will make fun of them. But that's OK, because that's what we're here for.
There is a thriving culture of fan theories that flood the Internet in anticipation of every show, movie or book. Those theories are wrong approximately 100 percent of the time, but sometimes the fan theory is far more coherent and satisfying than what the writers actually came up with.
Sometimes, the writers of a show, movie, comic book or whatever will put a lot of effort into creating an enigmatic character with an air of mystery surrounding it ... only to have the marketing department kill all the mystique by putting out a stupid action figure.
What vocal sorcery is responsible for this!
We've shown you mind-blowing Easter eggs in everything else on this planet. It was only matter of time before we brought you ones from movies.
Dozens of pilot episodes get produced each year, and only a tiny handful are ever broadcast. Sometimes it's because network executives are talentless morons, and sometimes it's because the shows are impossibly and hilariously shitty. Here's a few from that second group.
TV is littered with the corpses of beloved shows with lousy ratings. You can't mention Terriers around one of its 10 viewers without hearing the president of FX is worse than Robo-Hitler. But what if programming did something smart?