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9 Actors Who Play the Same Character in Every Movie

Redemption Lionsgate

Hang in Hollywood long enough, and you're bound to be typecast every now and then.

But for some actors, playing to type isn't just laziness or the final tremors of a fading career. Keeping their characters close to home is just what they do best, or at least what keeps the money flowing. And anyway, would you really want to see Jason Statham falling head-over-heels for Katherine Heigl in some lame romantic comedy? Neither would we. Get More »

Michael Shannon's 9 Craziest Roles

Man of Steel Warner Bros.

Here’s a good question: Has Michael Shannon ever played a normal guy? You know, just your average, every day, run-of-the-mill sort?

There’s just something about Shannon that makes Hollywood think "nut job," to the point that it was probably inevitable that he was cast as the villainous General Zod in "Man of Steel." It's hard to pick the nine craziest roles of a man known for almost always bringing the crazy, but if we had to choose ... Get More »

The 9 Least Inspirational Sports Movies

Kingpin MGM

Any sport at its best can serve as a motivational metaphor for life ... while any sport at its worst can still beat the Houston Astros. And then there's boxing, which is just two people literally beating each other up for money.

But with "42" (the story of Jackie Robinson's inspirational journey to integrate the major leagues) hitting theaters April 12, we thought we'd take a moment to pay tribute to the less celebrated sports films; the ones that teach us to never try and to always give up because life is just a string of disappointments sandwiched between birth and death. Get More »

9 Foreign Actors Who Do the Worst American Accents

Olympus Has Fallen FilmDistrict

People are always complaining about how much Americans suck at doing accents, whether it's Kevin Costner as "Robin Hood" or Keanu Reeves seemingly coming off a heroin addiction in "Bram Stoker's Dracula." And we do suck sometimes, yes.

However, we want to at least even the playing field a little by pointing out some bafflingly bad American accents perpetrated by thesps from overseas. Europe and Australia may have the best acting academies and such, but not every graduate is as versatile as they should be, starting with a certain Gerard Butler from this past weekend's "Olympus Has Fallen." Get More »

The 9 Most Violent Movies of All Time

Rambo Lionsgate

While we recently catalogued "The Most Violent Movie Titles of All Time" we wondered to ourselves, "But what are the straight-up most violent movies?" That line of thinking led to a lot of sordid YouTube viewing and a shameful amount of personal moviegoing recollection, with this list as the meat byproduct. Get More »

Our 9 Favorite Christmas Movie Characters

Elf New Line

With Christmas upon us, we thought it'd be fitting to list our nine favorite characters from holiday flicks sure to put you and your family in a merry mood. Let's face it, there’s nothing better than sitting together with the gang and getting the heartstrings tugged, and the funny bones tickled, with a glass of eggnog by your side.

On a side note: We know our list is lacking in female characters — and those of color, for that matter. But don't blame us. Blame Hollywood! Get More »

The 9 Fugliest Men in Drag (in Movies)

Throughout the ages, comedians with the sharpest of wits and highest of brows have sought to expand our minds and tickle our funny bones by strapping on fake boobs and speaking in falsetto. Sure, it might seem cheap, childish and subtly sexists, but who cares? Based on the box office receipts, we can't get enough of it!

Now Sean Penn is getting serious about dressing in drag for "This Must Be the Place" (in theaters Nov. 2). But can he activate our drag gag reflexes as thoroughly as those faux femmes from bygone days? Let's review the fugly competition.

(Originally published on Nov. 10, 2011)

The 9 Most Unintentionally Scary Movies

127 Hours Fox Searchlight

It's happened to all of us: you go to a movie expecting a thoughtful drama or lighthearted romp.  No one warned you — it was all a sick trick to expose you to a vision as bloodcurdling as any "Saw" sequel.

Two hours later, you stumble into the lobby, unsure whether it's tears or your last meal welling up. Maybe it was a disturbing truth exposed in the film that did it. Or maybe the line between surrealist daydream and psychotic nightmare was inadvertently crossed. In honor of Halloween, here's our list of top 9 movies that failed to warn us in the commercials that they'd scar us for life. Get More »

Scary Good: The 9 Best Horror Sequels

Paranormal Activity 4 Paramount

Sequels are an essential part of the horror genre. Revisiting a particular horrific scenario allows us to experience new thrills in a familiar setting — when we watch a horror sequel, we're braver now that we know the world and its rules, making us feel more like participants in the terror rather than helpless victims.

Unfortunately, a good horror sequel is a rare thing. It's a daunting task to make a fresh experience out of a now-familiar world. But every once in a while, it works. And works wonders. Get More »

The 9 Spookiest Kids' Movies

ParaNorman Focus Features

It's Halloween night. Do you know what movies your children are watching?

It wouldn't be the most wonderful holiday of the year without a double- or triple-feature of scary movies to go with the tricking and treating. While there are plenty of R-rated slasher flicks to please big brother and sister in the other room, there are also a fair amount of PG-rated spookfests that provide good, clean fun (and scares!) for the under-13 crowd in the basement. Get More »

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