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We're all about having a little evening fun here at NextMovie, so long as we're able to get to bed at a reasonable hour. That's not too much to ask, right? We just want to be able to get a little bit of beauty rest before the next day begins.
That's why we have a great deal of respect for the characters of the following nine films - even if, you know, they're in movies and they're not real, and the movies were almost definitely filmed over the course of weeks instead of just one night.
Just a guess, but it's possible that the kids' parents didn't quite have that in mind when they hired him. Perhaps they would have done better looking for a sitter on Craigslist? Based on these ads that other fictional babysitters might have posted -- helpfully provided by our friend Old Red Jalopy -- well, hmm, maybe not.
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Until recently, the closest thing we had to a cinematic embodiment of Marvel's God of Thunder Thor was in the 1987 teen comedy "Adventures in Babysitting." The debut of "Home Alone" director Chris Columbus was another entry in the "teen's getting into mischief while their parents are away and fixing everything moments before they get back home" genre, which also included "Ferris Bueller" and "Risky Business."
In the movie, Elisabeth Shue played a 17-year-old babysitter who goes on a madcap journey through the seedy underbelly of Chicago with her three underage charges. At one point they come to get their car from Dawson's Garage, and discover Dawson looks exactly like comicdom's Thor (and may actually be him).
As we anticipate the coming release of the big-budget feature adaptation of "Thor," we thought it might be good to weigh the pros-and-cons of both Asgardians and see who comes out on top. Get More »