Five Outstanding Movies You May Have Missed In 2019

Well, 2020 was set to be jam-packed with new releases, but thanks to the coronavirus, everything has been put on hold.

And we understand you might be struggling right now. Desperately searching for something new to watch.

Well, we have you covered. You might think you’ve watched every great film released in 2019, but we’re willing to bet you missed at least one or two of the movies listed below.

5. FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY

This might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but if you’re into the wrestling scene, then this movie was made for you. The sports comedy-drama, which was written by Stephen Merchant, stars the extremely talented Florence Pugh.

The film follows the life of English professional wrestler Saraya “Paige” Knight as she makes her way up in the WWE. The movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival last year and received rave reviews from critics. You can stream Fighting with My Family on Hulu if you have a subscription.

4. THE NIGHTINGALE

Let this be a warning to you all: this film is hard to watch. If you’re feeling down, it’s not going to cheer you up. That being said, the performances in this film are incredibly moving. The Australian period drama stars Aisling Franciosi, Sam Claflin, and Baykali Ganambarr.

“The film follows a young woman convict seeking revenge for a terrible act of violence committed against her family.”

It’s brutal to watch, but it’s also strangely empowering, and the friendship between Aisling and Baykali’s characters is a joy to watch. It’s also available to stream on Hulu.

3. THE MUSTANG

Laura de Clermont-Tonnerre makes her feature directorial debut in this movie, and damn is it one marvelous debut. The indie drama stars Matthias Schoenaerts as an incarcerated convict who participates in a rehabilitation program centered around the training of wild horses.

It’s a beautiful film about both redemption and rehabilitation. Bruce Dern co-stars in the movie and gives a lovely performance as well.

By the way, the story is based on an actual rehabilitation program in Carson City, Nevada. It’s available to stream on Hulu.

2. FAST COLOR

Unlike many of the films on this list, Fast Color is a movie you can watch with the whole family. It’s a grounded superhero film from the brilliant mind of writer-director Julia Hart.

Gugu Mbatha-Raw stars in film as Ruth, a woman with supernatural powers on the run from scientists and law enforcement who hope to capture her and study her. This is not your typical superhero film, which is why it’s so special.

Fast Color sits at a comfortable 82% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and is available to stream on Hulu.

`1. CRAWL

We tried to make this list balanced. You have a comedy, a superhero flick, some indie dramas, and now to finish it off…a disaster-horror flick. Admittedly, the trailer for ‘Crawl’ comes across as comical. I actually laughed when I saw the trailer in theaters, but the movie is actually extremely entertaining.

It sits at an 83% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and for good reason. It’s impossible to be bored while watching this flick. It also clocks in at just under 90 minutes, which is a refreshing change.

The premise is pretty insane:

“It stars Kaya Scodelario and Barry Pepper as a daughter and father, who along with their dog are hunted by alligators after becoming trapped in their home during a Category 5 hurricane.”

Sounds like fun, right? It is. You can check out viewing options on Amazon Prime.

4 Insane Theories About ‘Home Alone’ That Will Probably Leave You Feeling Confused And Scared

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Home Alone is a holiday favorite for almost every family. I watch it every single year with my family, on the same date, and almost the same time. It’s a tradition, and the film never fails to make me smile and laugh. How could you not smile while watching this movie? Watching Kevin battle the Wet Bandits? That’s entertainment the whole family can enjoy.

But what if Kevin grew up to be a serial killer? Or what if Gus Polinski was actually the devil? Check out the list below if you like ruining great things in your life.

 

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No. 4 – Did Kevin Grown Up To Be The Deranged Killer Jigsaw?

Adorable Kevin McCallister would never harm an innocent person, right? Sure, he seemed to REALLY enjoy giving Marv and Harry hell, but they deserved it! They tried to rob his house and eat his fingers! You would probably enjoy watching your booby traps go to work as well.

But there is one theory going around that claims he might have enjoyed torturing those guys a little too much. As this beautiful post on Reddit points out, it would be easy to see how Kevin could get the idea that all people are evil, even his own mother. His brother makes his life a living hell, his Uncle Frank is a douchebag, his family is always leaving him behind, his only real friends were the creepy old guy next door and the creepy old lady who loved pigeons more than humans.

Not exactly your normal childhood. This alone might be enough evidence to say Kevin turned out to be a disturbed/violent adult; however, let’s not forget how much little Kevin seemed to enjoy watching people in pain…

“Rather than run and hide, Kevin prefers to stand his ground and even seems, at some points, to revel in the pain and torment of two men who are, essentially, non-violent and unarmed. Kevin’s expertise in setting up death traps with a wide array of materials, quickly, and in myriad places becomes both his modus operandi and his signature as the Jigsaw killer.”

And who could forget his fetish for recording things? Recording his Uncle Frank in the shower, and then using it later to his advantage.

The Reddit user also points out Kevin’s unusual taste in film…

“A 10 year old might check out softcore pornography or cartoons or South Park, but Kevin instead watches film noir, a genre that includes over the top violence, vulgarity, anti-heroes, and social deviants.”

Click that link up there to read the full post.

 

 

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No. 3 – Was John Candy’s Character The Devil?

John Candy’s character, Gus Polinski, saved the day in Home Alone. The Polka King of the Midwest just might be the nicest character in the movie, but there are some people out there who believe he’s just the devil in disguise. This theory gained some traction when a user from Reddit made a post about it almost two weeks ago.

First piece of evidence? The location where Gus meets Kate McCallister for the first time. The Scranton airport, which is located at a crossroads.

Why is this important? We’ll let Drewgarr explain

“In a nutshell it means that you can give an offering to the devil (in this case her soul) near a cross roads, the devil will show up and deliver it in exchange for the offering.”

And we all remember Gus Polinski’s face when he hears Kate say, “If I have to sell my soul to the devil himself, I am going to get home to my son.” His ears perked up like a dog hearing someone shake a bag of treats. It was then he walked up to her and offered her the free ride to Chicago. It was basically a done deal at that point.

Another Reddit user added this piece of information in the comments…

“You could also add in the ironic twist of fate that usually accompanies dealings with the devil, in this case it is the fact that if she stayed in the airport she would have arrived home at almost the exact same time.”

Oh and let’s not forget that in another John Hughes film, Planes, Trains, and Automobiles, Candy’s character briefly transforms into the devil…

 

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No. 2 – Uncle Frank Hired Marv And Harry To Kill Kevin?

If you thought the first two theories were outlandish, just wait until you hear this one. This is one of the oldest theories floating around out there, but it’s also probably the least plausible. You can click on this link to read the full explanation, but basically some people believe Uncle Frank was the mastermind behind everything. He hired Marv and Harry to rob the McCallister’s beautiful house.

Of course he didn’t tell them about Kevin. His plan was for them to stumble upon him and be forced to kill him to cover up their tracks. This way it wouldn’t cost him money to have him killed.”

The article points out that Frank could have called Marv and Harry to let them know the house was empty while everyone was panicking at the airport.

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While I would love for this to be true, there are just too many things that don’t make sense. Even if Frank somehow managed to plan everything just right (down to knocking out the power, and making sure the neighbor kid stopped by to check out the vans,) wouldn’t Marv and Harry tell the police the full story while being arrested? They never shouted, “IT WAS FRANK! HE SET US UP!”

Frank’s a jerk, but he’s not heartless.

 

No. 1 – Elvis Presley Was An Extra In The Movie…But Probably Not

This one doesn’t need much of an explanation. Elvis Presley died in 1977, Home Alone was released in 1990. So who is this bearded extra that looks similar to the King? COULD IT REALLY BE HIM? Anything is possible. It does look like him.

But then again, Donald Trump looks like this fresh ear of corn…

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5 Great Documentaries You Can Watch On Netflix Right Now!

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Are you one of those people who say things like, “Hell yeah! I love documentaries!” But then when someone asks you for suggestions, you freeze up and say, “Uh…Blackfish?” for the millionth time. It’s a great documentary and all, but it’s about time you update your box of suggestions.

The list below should get you started. I tried to spread things out a bit, so hopefully everyone will be able to find something they enjoy.

(If you have a favorite documentary that is not Blackfish, then drop a message in the comment section. I’m always looking out for new things to watch.)

 

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No. 5 – “Tig” – Netflix Link

I’ve always thought the best books, films and songs are the ones that can make you laugh and cry. Tig Notaro’s documentary made me laugh and cry. The 44-year-old comedian had a pretty terrible 2012, and if you’re thinking, “I bet it wasn’t as miserable as mine!” You’re wrong. Unless you’re dead, or you lost both your legs in a freak accident while playing Dance Dance Revolution, then your 2012 was nothing compared to Tig’s.

While filming In A World…, she had to be hospitalized for a potentially fatal bacterial infection called C. diff. After barely recovering from that, she was forced to deal with the unexpected death of her mother.

But wait, there’s more! While trying to mourn the loss of her mother, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, which led to a double mastectomy.

When does this story start getting funny? Watch it and you’ll see exactly how Tig made cancer her bitch.

Netflix description: Not everyone would respond to a cancer diagnosis with a comedy set about it. But Tig Notario isn’t everyone.

 

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No. 4 – “Fed Up” – Netflix Link

This is probably one of the more popular documentaries on this list, so I probably don’t need to spend too much time explaining why you should watch it. One of your co-workers/friends/family members have probably already told you how great this documentary is. Some might have even claimed it changed their lives.

And maybe you rolled your eyes at them, but it truly is a wonderful documentary. If you have been avoiding this one, I suggest you give it a chance.

Netflix description: “Childhood obesity has become an ever-more serious medical issue in the United States. This eye-opening documentary examines the underlying causes behind the epidemic, including the marketing strategies of major U.S. food producers.”

 

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No. 3 – “Rich Hill” – Netflix Link

This one surprised me when I watched it. I didn’t know what to expect, but after I watched it I couldn’t stop thinking about it. As someone who grew up poor in a smallish town, I felt like I knew the three main kids in this movie. I’ve lived through some of the same experiences, had some of the same conversations, and watched friends go through the same struggles as Harley.

I realize this means nothing to those who haven’t watched the documentary, so I’ll quit rambling and just tell you that this film won the U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary Award at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

And I really love this quote from Indiewire‘s Katie Walsh…

A truly moving and edifying film, Rich Hill is the type of media object that could and should be put in a time capsule for future generations.”

 

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No. 2 – “Pentatonix: On My Way Home” – Netflix Link

This is the documentary to watch if you just want to smile and watch some talented people live their dreams. Maybe this film means more to me since I’ve followed the group’s career since their days on The Sing-Off, but I believe anybody who is a fan of well-deserved success will enjoy Pentatonix’s story.

If you like watching good things happen to great people, then grab some popcorn and click on that link up there.

 

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No. 1 – “Cowspiracy” – Netflix Link

We all know sometimes it’s possible to be brainwashed by certain documentaries. Most of the time, you’re only getting one side of the story. And while that holds true for Cowspiracy, the important thing to remember is that this is a side no one ever talks about. It’s too controversial. People don’t want to feel bad, they don’t want to think about the issues raised in this documentary because it would require them to change parts of their life they don’t want to change.

And while some reports in the documentary might be amplified to get the point across, it’s nothing compared to the lies that have been shoved down our throats from the other side.

Anyway, it’s an interesting documentary, even if you don’t agree with all the points made. This film was crowdfunded on IndieGoGo, receiving almost $120,000 from over 1,400 contributors. The new cut of the documentary that you see on Netflix was executive-produced by Leonardo DiCaprio.

Netflix description: Learn how factory farming is decimating the planet’s natural resources — and why this crisis has been largely ignored by major environmental groups.

7 Horror Films You Might Not Have Realized Were Based On True Stories

Have you ever left the movie theater after watching a scary movie, and thought, “Damn. I’m glad that was just a movie.“? Well, sometimes it’s not just a movie.

We’re talking about those scary movies that are based on true stories. As we all should know by now, the most frightening things in life often happen to real people. There are some sick people in this world, and those sick people provide Hollywood screenwriters with a lot of money-making material.

Check out the list below, and make sure to lock your doors tonight. The real world is waiting for you.

 

 

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No. 7 – The Possession

Ah, the lovely 2012 film about a little girl and her special antique box she got from a stranger at a yard sale. If you stopped the story there, it sounds like it could be the beginning of a sweet Pixar film. Maybe little toys start popping out of the box, helping the little girl solve adorable mysteries in her quirky neighborhood.

But no, evil things are inside this box. An evil spirit.

And it’s supposedly based on a true story. The bizarre stories surrounding the box started in the mid 2000s. A strange eBay listing for an old wine box, which had the low starting bid of just one dollar. The box contained a few pennies, locks of hair, a dried flower, a wine cup, and an engraved slab of granite. For some reason, several people seemed to REALLY want this box, and it ended up selling for nearly $300.

The original buyer of the box, a man named Kevin Mannis, claims he purchased it an estate sale of a 103-year-old Holocaust survivor. Just hours after buying the box, Mannis learned his store had been damaged by an unknown person. The incident freaked out his one employee so much that the employee quit and never returned. But at the time, he didn’t believe a freaking box had anything to do with his terrible luck.

But that all changed when he gave the box to his mother for her birthday. Just minutes after she received the box, she had a stroke and lost the ability to speak. And from there, the box was passed around to several people, all of them experiencing something terrible.

The new owner of the box,  Jason Haxton, actually offered to send it to Sam Raimi, one of the producers of the film, “I didn’t want anything to do with it. I’m scared of the thing.” He told Entertainment Weekly.

 

 

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No. 6 – The Strangers

The Strangers, written and directed by Bryan Bertino, wasn’t based on just one real-life incident. It was loosely based on several terrifying (and real!) incidents. The writer/director claims the events in the movie were inspired by a series of haunting break-ins that occurred in his neighborhood as a child. The difference being that the criminals from his childhood would only enter the house if no one was home. In the movie, the psychos want someone to be home.

He also said the film was inspired by the 1981 Keddie Cabin Murders that took place in a vacation community in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains.

 

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No. 5 – Wolf Creek

The 2005 Australian horror film received mixed reviews from critics, but that didn’t hold it back from being nominated for seven Australian Film Institute awards. The general audience seemed to enjoy the movie, and the fact that it was able to slap that “based on true events” text on its posters didn’t hurt.

It was influenced by the abduction (and murder) of British tourist Peter Falconio and the assault of his girlfriend in 2001. The killer in that case, Bradley John Murdoch, was actually still awaiting his sentence when the film was first released, and the Northern Territory court decided to place an injunction on the film’s release there because they were concerned it might influence the decision in the case.

But the movie wasn’t just about this one case. It had several inspirations, including the backpacker murders that also took place in Australia in the 1990s. You can read more about that by clicking here.

 

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No. 4 – The Haunting In Connecticut

The Haunting In Connecticut might have scored a paltry 16% on Rotten Tomatoes, but it was still surprisingly successful at the box office, taking home over $70 million against a $10 million budget. And once again, we believe the “based on true events” tag helped the movie.

To find the inspiration for this film, we must travel back to 1986. The Snedeker family from Southington, Connecticut, reportedly lived in a house that was once a funeral home. But not just any funeral home, no this funeral home had morticians who “committed necromancy and/or necrophilia with the corpses.”

You can watch this short clip to see the differences between the real life events, and the terrifying scenes found in the movie. As you might expect, it was dramatized for the big screen.

 

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No. 3 – Open Water

We have another “loosely based on a true story” film for you. The 2003 drama/horror was directed by Chris Kentis, and the story it’s based on belongs to Tom and Eileen Lonergan. They lived up to the first five letters in their last name after being left behind by their scuba diving group back in 1998 at St. Crispin’s reef in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Apparently, the crew on the boat failed to take a proper headcount.

Sadly, their bodies were never found. The crew and passengers didn’t even notice they were missing until two days later, but it was too late by then, even after a massive three-day search.

By the way, this film was made on a $130,000 budget, and it ended up making a total of $55 million at the box office.

 

 

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No. 2 – The Mothman Prophecies

You hear “Mothman” and you automatically think this story has to be fake. The Mothman sounds like a creature your grandfather made up to scare you with, “You better clean your room, Charlie! The Mothman is watching.” But this film is actually based on real events that happened between 1966 and 1967 in West Virginia.

People in West Virgina reported seeing a moth-like creature flying around the Point Pleasant area, and of course the first sighting just happened to be at a cemetery.

Here’s a little piece from Wiki:

There were no Mothman reports in the immediate aftermath of the December 15, 1967 collapse of the Silver Bridge and the death of 46 people, giving rise to legends that the Mothman sightings and the bridge collapse were connected.”

People described the creature as a “large flying man with ten-foot wings and red eyes.”

 

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No. 1 – The Quiet Ones

This is one of the newest movies on this list. The British supernatural horror flick was released in April of 2014 and made just over $17 million at the box office. It’s “loosely” based on the 1972 Philip experiment, a parapsychology experiment held in Toronto. The goal was to create a fictional character “through a purposeful methodology and then attempt to communicate with it through séance.”

After dimming the lights to create a better atmosphere, the group participating started to feel a presence. At one point, they claim the table tilted on a single leg and mysterious rapping sounds could be heard.

Top 5 Trailers Of 2015 For Films That Haven’t Been Released Yet

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Why did I limit myself to just five trailers? Because I love to abuse myself. It’s just like when I walk down the ice cream aisle at the grocery store. I know I’m not going to buy anything, but for some reason I just can’t skip the frozen section completely. I have to remind myself of all the deliciousness I am missing. It’s a sick game.

There have been so many incredible trailers this year. The recent “For Prim” trailer for Mockingjay Part 2 was pretty special. The Comic-Con trailer for Suicide Squad is fantastic, and even the simple trailer for The Revenant left me wanting more.

But those trailers (and several others) just missed out on my top five…

 

 

No. 5 – The Jungle Book

Release Date: April 15, 2016

Director: Jon Favreau

Why It Made The List: You could say this trailer has the advantage of being fresh in my mind since it was just released this week, but I don’t think that’s the case. This trailer could have been released back in January, and I’d still remember it. Before this trailer, when people would say, “It was so beautiful it made me cry,” I didn’t understand what they meant. But then I watched this trailer, and I almost really did cry because it was so beautiful. And then you add in Scarlett Johansson’s haunting voice? You got me.

 

No. 4 – The Martian

Release Date: October 2, 2015

Director: Ridley Scott

Why It Made The List: This trailer shows you a little bit of everything. Humor, action, drama…the images look magnificent. And plus it has the line, “I’m gonna have to science the sh-t out of this.” That makes it worth the ticket right there. But just in case you’re still on the fence about the film, you should know real astronaut Rick Mastracchio saw an early screening of the movie and said, “it was fantastic. Highly recommend checking it out when it hits the theaters.

 

No. 3 – Creed

Release Date: November 25, 2015

Director: Ryan Coogler

Why It Made The List: The first trailer for Creed was good, but the latest trailer you see above was great. It showed us why we should actually care about this story. But mainly, it made the list because of one brilliant acting moment between Stallone and Michael B. Jordan. The moment comes in at around the 1:40 — 1:50 mark. It gave me chills.

 

No. 2 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Release Date: December 18, 2015

Director: J.J. Abrams

Why It Made The List: I’ll be honest, I don’t know a lot about Star Wars; however, this trailer has made me excited to go watch the film. And if it made me (a person who doesn’t really care about the franchise) excited, then I can only imagine what this trailer did to the hardcore fans out there. They probably still haven’t recovered.

 

No. 1 – Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice – Comic-Con Trailer

Release Date: March 25, 2016

Director: Zack Snyder

Why It Made The List: Do I even need to explain? I don’t care about Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas. You can have all the holidays. I just want it to be March again. The trailer continues to deliver the darker and more serious approach DC is taking now, which is something I truly enjoy. And the best part about this trailer? It finally convinced people that Ben Affleck will be a great Batman. The number of haters continue to dwindle. I know trailers can be deceiving, but it’s hard to see how this film will be anything less than amazing.

7 Messages Hidden Inside Some Of Your Favorite Films

Are you one of those people who enjoy texting while watching a movie? If so, then you are about to learn some new information that could potentially make your brain explode. Even if you are someone who pays close attention to every film you watch, you still might be surprised by a few of the hidden messages below.

Honestly, this list could have just been filled with Pixar’s shenanigans, but we tried to spread the love to all genres.  And if you have any favorite hidden messages that aren’t included in this list, feel free to share them in the comment section!

 

 

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No. 7 – Is That Mickey Mouse? – “Aladdin”

When Taylor Swift thinks Tim McGraw, she thinks about her favorite song. The one she danced to all night long. But when T-Swift thinks about Disney? She probably thinks about Mickey just like the rest of us. Disney has been hiding vague Micky Mouse faces inside their films for years.

One of our favorites comes in Aladdin. Near the end of the film, after Jafar’s spell is broken, you can see Rajah quickly transform into Mickey Mouse before turning back into a full-sized tiger. This brief transition can only be caught by freeze-framing the DVD.

 

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No. 6 – Don’t Blink! – “Fight Club”

We’re going to talk about Fight Club. This movie is FILLED with secret messages, but we decided to focus on just one to keep it simple. Prior to Tyler Durden’s official introduction, he’s revealed to us four times in brief flashes. You can click here to check out the video of all four flashes.

Director David Fincher claims the purpose of the sneaky frames was to show that “our hero is creating Tyler Durden in his own mind, so at this point he exists only on the periphery of the narrator’s consciousness.”

 

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No. 5 – Morse Code In “King Kong”

We completely understand if you missed this one. If you did happen to catch this humorous message while watching the movie with your friends, we’re willing to bet you were the only one laughing. Just before reaching Skull Island, the captain of the SS Venture receives a Morse code message calling for the arrest of Jack Black’s character, Carl Denham.

But if you actually translated the code, you’d know the audible code has nothing to do with an arrest. It actually says, “Show me the monkey!

 

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No. 4 -The “Star Wars” and “E.T.” Connection

This was certainly a strange Easter Egg in Episode I: The Phantom Menace. After Steven Spielberg included a character in a Yoda costume and several Star Wars references inside E.T., the 68-year-old director asked his friend, George Lucas, to include members of E.T.’s species inside the Phantom Menace film.

As you can see from the photo above, Lucas delivered in a big way.

 

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No. 3 – “Lion King” Sex?

You probably remember hearing about this one. When Simba sinks down on a cliffside, a cloud of dust spreads across the screen, and as you can see in the photo above it looks like the dust cloud spells SEX. That’s obviously a strange word to place inside a movie made for kids. Why would the animators do that?

Well, according to the film’s animators, they didn’t do that! They claim the letters were intended to spell SFX — a secret thank you message to the special effects department.

Do you believe them? Watch the clip here.

 

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No. 2 – That’s An Odd Name – “Anchorman”

Even silly comedies like Anchorman have hidden messages. Although, this message wasn’t really hard to find if you know Spanish. Christina Applegate’s character Veronica and her female coworkers are seen eating at the lovely restaurant you see above, Escupimos en su Alimento.

Translation? We spit in your food. Seriously. You can test it out for yourself, because we all know Google is always spot-on with these translations.

 

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No. 1 – The Masters At Pixar

As we mentioned at the start of this post, Pixar films are filled with Easter eggs. We’re talking chocolate and tightly rolled dollar bills for days. We don’t have the space to cover all the eggs, so let’s just focus on the few that made us smile. In the photo above, you can see Buzz Lightyear just chilling on the floor inside a dentist’s office in Finding Nemo.

And in the photo below, you can see Nemo making a special appearance in Monsters, Inc.

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And the last photo shows Rex (Toy Story) hidden inside WALL-E’s collection…

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10 Great Movies To Watch While You Are Sick And Miserable

Summer won’t last forever. It’ll be fall/winter before you know it, and there is a decent chance you will catch a cold at some point. I won’t even mention the sickness that rhymes with woo. Being sick is no fun, but at least it allows you to stay at home and watch movies all day.

And I don’t know about you, but I don’t like watching anything new when I am sick. A movie I haven’t seen before is too much to take in while sick, which is why I keep things light and entertaining with some old favorites.

Check out the list below. Does your sick list look similar? Tell me some of your favorites. I might add them to my ‘I feel like crap‘ collection.

 

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No. 10 – The Goonies

You just can’t go wrong with The Goonies. Even if there are liquids oozing out of every hole in your body, you will still enjoy this movie. And a fun fact for you, remember the interrogation scene with Chunk? Apparently, Robert Davi (Jake) really made Chunk crying during the scene by pulling hard on his hair.

Also, did you see our post the other day? They are still planning a remake.

 

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No. 9 – Bring It On

If you do add this to your sick playlist, please make sure you stop with the original. Don’t get greedy by watching any of the horrible sequels. If anything, the four direct-to-video sequels will make you feel worse.

 

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No. 8 – Love Actually

Seeing Bilbo Baggins squeeze some breasts will cure any illness. But seriously, this movie is an adorable romantic comedy and everyone should watch it at least once.

It’s sorta like a bag of potato chips, though. You can’t just watch it once.

 

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No. 7 – Ghostbusters

I shouldn’t need to explain this one to you. Any movie with Bill Murray in it will probably make you laugh at some point. Plus, you’ll be so busy singing and dancing to the theme song that you’ll forget you were even sick in the first place.

 

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No. 6 – Home Alone

When you are sick and home alone, why not watch Home Alone? And don’t try to tell me that it’s only a movie you can watch on Christmas. That’s like saying you can only eat cake on your birthday! Heck no. Eat some cake, watch Kevin McCallister kick some butt, and then drink some more cough syrup.

 

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No. 5 – About a Boy

This might seem like an odd choice. The film does tackle some dark issues, but this film just makes me feel good for some reason.

Click here to watch one of my favorite scenes from the movie. (no it’s not the shake ya a** scene)

 

No. 4 – The Breakfast Club

Is this the greatest high school movie of all time? Possibly. It’s another John Hughes classic. That’s all you really need to know. He’s the genius behind three of the movies on this list.

 

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No. 3 – Superbad

Laughter is the best medicine, right? This movie makes me laugh every single time I watch it. I remember watching this with a group a friends a few weeks after it came out. The laughing just never stopped inside the room. There is one scene where Jonah Hill’s character talks about how his back is located on, well, you’ll see when you watch the movie. After he delivers the joke, it was impossible to hear any dialogue for the next few minutes. That’s how loud the laughter was.

 

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No. 2 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

This just makes sense. Not watching this movie while you’re sick at home is actually a crime in most places. $250 fine and you’re never allowed to call in sick to work again. You can’t be trusted.

 

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No. 1 – School of Rock

Out of all the movies on this list, I have probably watched School of Rock the most. It might not be the best movie, but it never fails to put me in a good mood. The music, Jack Black’s infectious desire to melt faces with rock, and sticking it to The Man? You can’t beat that.

8 Of The Worst Wide Release Openings In Box Office History

So far, this summer has been a successful one for Hollywood. Jurassic World smashed almost every box office record in history. Avengers: Age of Ultron put up huge numbers, Inside Out broke records in the original film department, Mad Max: Fury Road seemed to surprise everyone with its brilliance.

And the money will continue to pour in with Ant-Man, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, Minions, Fantastic Four, and Straight Outta Compton.

But not every film can be successful. Check out the 8 box office failures in the list below. By the way, all the films below opened in at least 1,500 theaters.

 

 

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No. 8 – “Major League: Back to the Minors” – $2.087 Million

Theater Tally: 2,322

Total Box Office: $3.5 million

Estimated Budget: $46 million

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 21% (15 rotten, 4 fresh)

 

 

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No. 7 – “P2” – $2.083 Million

Theater Tally: 2,131

Total Box Office: $7.7 million

Estimated Budget: $20 million

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 35% (45 rotten, 24 fresh)

 

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No. 6 – “Supercross” – $1.3 Million

Theater Tally: 1,621

Total Box Office: $3.3 million

Estimated Budget: $9 million

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 6% (68 rotten, 4 fresh)

 

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No. 5 – “Batman: Mask of the Phantasm” – $1.2 Million

Theater Tally: 1,506

Total Box Office: $5.6 million

Estimated Budget: $6 million

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 81% (21 fresh, 5 rotten)

 

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No. 4 – “Heavenly Bodies” – $1.1 Million

Theater Tally: 1,504

Total Box Office: $1.5 million

Estimated Budget: Low?

Rotten Tomatoes Rating:  Not enough reviews, but the fan rating sits at 48%

 

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No. 3 – “Delgo” – $511,920

Theater Tally: 2,160

Total Box Office: $694,782

Estimated Budget: $40 million

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 12% (38 rotten, 5 fresh)

 

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No. 2 “Oogieloves In the Big Balloon Adventure” – $443,901

Theater Tally: 2,160

Total Box Office: $1 million

Estimated Budget: $20 million

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 27% (16 rotten, 6 fresh)

 

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No. 1 – “Creature” – $327,000

Theater Tally: 1,507

Total Box Office: $327,000

Estimated Budget: $3 million

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 11% (25 rotten, 3 fresh)

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6 Hilariously Awkward Interviews With Your Favorite Movie Stars (VIDEO)

YouTube isn’t just full of cats and unnecessary jump cuts. You can find pretty much anything on the site, including the awkward interviews you see below. This list could have easily been 50 videos long, but I didn’t want to hit you with everything at once.

Did you know you can die from too much awesomeness? Seriously. It’s happened before. You have to ease into sh-t like this.

Watch the six videos below, and then please step away from your computer. Take a walk, drink some water, and finish things off with a nap.

 

 No. 6 – Bruce Willis Has Been Doing This For Too Long

Bruce is known for acting like a dick during interviews. This is probably one of his worst. I also remember a radio interview he did that was horribly awkward. Apparently, someone from the radio station was taking photos of him (for their website) during the interview, and Mr. Willis didn’t appreciate it. He stopped the interview and berated the poor lady.

The woman, “Psycho” Shanon, was actually diagnosed with a non-malignant brain tumor a few years ago, and can you guess what she named her tumor? Bruce Willis.

 

 No. 5 – Zach Galifianakis Meets Gordon Keith

Have you watched Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis? Sure you have. It’s hilarious, and in this interview, Zach meets radio host Gordon Keith, who started doing awkward interviews before it was the cool thing to do.

The interview he did with Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard is one of my favorites. Check it out by clicking this link.

 

 No. 4 – Jesse Eisenberg Tries To Flirt?

I’m still not sure about this interview. Was he flirting with the extremely beautiful reporter? Was he simply being an asshole? Was it all an act? I think the most likely answer is that he was trying to flirt with her.

In an interview a month after the video you see above went viral, Jesse explained that he had no idea the video went viral until somebody called and told him.

“I wasn’t, until somebody called me and told me. But people write mean things about people on the internet even if they’re not in movies… I just don’t ever read stuff about myself, otherwise you’ll never leave the house.”

 

 No. 3 – Sean Connery Enjoys Slapping Women

20 years later and Sean Connery still thinks slapping women is acceptable. At least he’s consistent?

 

 No. 2 – Kristen Wiig And Bill Hader’s Laugh

You could insert Bill Hader’s laugh into anything, and it would automatically make that thing funny. Funerals, that sad scene in Air Bud, nursing homes, etc.

Bill’s laugh is the best medicine.

 

No. 1 – The Master

We all remember this, right? You can’t forget it. David Letterman had several awkward moments as the host of The Late Show, but this one might be the most memorable. Of course, Letterman handled it like a pro. Late night television won’t be the same without him.

6 Talented Stars Who Were Fired From Big Movies

Have you ever been fired? Of course you have! But you shouldn’t be ashamed. It happens to everyone, even people who are actually good at their job.

Things happen, you know? Maybe your boss hates you. Maybe the company just can’t afford to keep you on. Maybe you accidentally started a small kitchen fire on your first day of work, and then tried to blame it on the owner’s dog…sorry this is getting personal now.

Let’s get to the celebrities…

 

 

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6. Sylvester Stallone – “Beverly Hills Cop”

The Role: Axel Foley

Why He Was Fired: Stallone wanted the film to be filled with action. He has said that his version of the script “would have looked like the opening scene from Saving Private Ryan on the beaches of Normandy.” But Paramount didn’t like the changes because they were too expensive to produce. Two weeks before filming, Stallone left and was replaced with Eddie Murphy.

 

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5. Megan Fox – “Transformers 3”

The Role: Mikaela Banes

Why She Was Fired: After starring in the first two ‘Transformers‘ films, everyone assumed Megan Fox would be back for the third movie in the franchise. But after comparing director Michael Bay to Hitler in an interview, she was fired and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley was hired. Of course, Fox and Bay have worked things out since their public battle. Working together on the terrible Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles remake.

 

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4. Judy Garland – “Valley of the Dolls”

The Role: Helen Lawson

Why She Was Fired: According to the reports, Judy was fired after she showed up on set drunk. She was fired and replaced with Academy Award-winning actress Susan Hayward. We should note there are several different stories on what really happened. Some people claim the production team hated Garland, some people say she was unhappy with the script, etc. Being drunk at work makes for a better story though.

 

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3. Anne Hathaway – “Knocked Up”

The Role: Alison Scott

Why She Was Fired: Okay, so technically she wasn’t fired, but the original plan was to give the lead female role to her. Reports say she and Judd Apatow disagreed on a particular scene in the movie. The actress claims she couldn’t accept the role “because it was going to show a vagina — not mine, but somebody else’s. And I didn’t believe that it was actually necessary to the story.” Katherine Heigl replaced her.

 

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2. Stuart Townsend – “Lord of the Rings”

The Role: Aragorn

Why He Was Fired: Poor Townsend was training for his role in the movie for two months, and then was fired just one day before filming began. According to Townsend, he was fired because the director wanted someone older than him. He says he has no good feelings for the people in charge, “After that I was told they wouldn’t pay me because I was in breach of contract due to not having worked long enough. I had been having a rough time with them, so I was almost relieved to be leaving until they told me I wouldn’t be paid.” Viggo Mortensen ended up getting the part.

 

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1. Ryan Gosling – “The Lovely Bones”

The Role: Jack Salmon

Why He Was Fired: It’s hard to believe someone fired Ryan Gosling, but Peter Jackson did it after Gosling decided he needed to gain 60 pounds to play the part of the grieving father. He claims he drank melted cartons of ice cream to gain the weight. “I really believed he should be 210 pounds.” Ryan said. But Jackson disagreed, which left Gosling, in his own words, “fat and unemployed.” Mark Wahlberg replaced him.