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Penis imagery: Like love, it's all around us.
Really, though, in movies, it's everywhere. And most likely, depending on the director, it's completely intentional. Yes, most of the directors you casually enjoy are actually perverted creep shows. Like Bruce Hornsby once so eloquently put it, that's just the way it is, folks. You had to learn sometime.
Don't believe us? Here are 20 not-so-subtle examples of phallic movie stills that will have you saying to yourself, "Wow, I didn't realize that Jean-Claude Van Damme with a Jheri curl could get any creepier."
'G.I. Joe: Retaliation' (2013)
If you hit adolescence at any point over the last 40 years, you probably spent countless hours mashing buttons on a controller to move a few mushroom-popping plumbers around your family’s TV screen. While all that innocent turtle shell kicking and platform jumping was incredibly fun, what if there was a game where you can guide a wise cracking Bible-quoting hitman on a quest to retrieve Marcellus Wallace’s briefcase? Or, what if a secret button combination code made the Jason Bateman character in your game start to shimmy in his poncho to a Huey Louis and the News tune?
Sadly, such fantasies of "Pulp Fiction" and "American Psycho" video games for the Nintendo Entertainment System will never be a reality, but a few nostalgic GIF-makers have conjured a glimpse of what could've been by creating a handful of amazing 8-bit translations of iconic movies. Get your fill of pure pixelated perfection below. Get More »
Oh, Ryan Gosling. America's Sweetheart. The man who was robbed — robbed! — of the Sexiest Man Alive title. There are several good reasons why The Gos inspired the wave of "Hey Girl" memes: He's our handsome dream boyfriend who will write to us every day for a year, will do the "Dirty Dancing" lift with us in his living room and break up a street fight in New York on his way home from the gym, and so much more.
But what of the other side of Ryan Gosling? The somewhat darker side. Sir is a thespian, after all, and not all of his movies involve good-looking charmers who sweep the heroine off her feet with a romantic gesture. In "Drive," for example, Gosling's character's version of a romantic gesture is wordlessly smashing a guy's skill in in an elevator in front of his girl. Hey girl? Nay, girl.
Ahead, in meme form, check out more rejected Gosling "hey girl"s. Get More »
Ryan Gosling is more than just a set of abs, people. Hot off his success with "Drive," "Crazy, Stupid, Love" and "The Ides of March," the stunning dreamboat ambitious thesp is about to take it to the next level.
No, he's not proposing to girlfriend Eva Mendes (insert sighs of relief here) — he's directing his very first feature, from a script he also happened to write. We're gonna give you a minute to take that in because it's pretty awesome. Get More »
Just when we thought Blake Lively couldn't possibly get any more gorgeous, she has to go and top herself.
The "Savages" star is Hollywood glamour personified in the new spot for Gucci's fragrance Gucci Première. The commercial was made by "Drive" director Nicolas Winding Refn and features Lively in a long, glittering, golden gown overlooking the Los Angeles skyline at night. We also see her on a movie set working her own catwalk with a massive fan, perfecting the wind-blown look. Get More »
Any excuse to show large, bouncing breasts is a good one. If one needs proof of this theory, "Piranha 3DD" is coming this Friday to a theater near you.
Not that we're dismissing the premise of this more fully developed sequel to its 2010 predecessor, the flatly named "Piranha 3D." It's completely plausible that killer fish could infiltrate a water park and that David Hasselhoff could star in a classy movie. It's just that both scenarios are highly unlikely.
The more tenable conclusion is that this horror-comedy is merely an excuse to show stacked chicks in bikinis running towards your face in 3-D. We sure hope it is, because it gives us the perfect opportunity to do something similar. So, without further ado, onward to our shameless pictorial of breasts with some sentences beneath them that no one will ever read.
The nominations for the 2012 Academy Awardsare in, and now all that's left to do is debate, scratch our heads, and guess like crazy until the winners are announced on February 26.
Of course, half the fun is getting outraged about what was left out. Every year the Academy makes some idiosyncratic choices -- or "gets it wrong," as some would argue -- and this year was no exception.
In this, the first of our daily polls leading up to the Oscars ceremony, let us know who you think wuz the most robbed; then come back every day for a brand-new Oscars poll. Let the voting begin!
Oscar Predictions 2012: Who Will Win?
This poll will close at 1 p.m. on February 22, 2012.
When you're hot; you're hot. And Ryan Gosling is on fire — figuratively, of course.
The 31-year-old thesp is taking cable waves by storm this February, as Time Warner Cable's Movies On Demand channel will feature a whopping eight of the star's most popular movies, The Wrap reports. But wait; there's more.
While scrolling through TWC's movie listings, you may notice a new genre pop up. No, it's not romantic thriller, though we think that has promise, and it's not horror comedy. It's Ryan Gosling.
That's right, Ryan Gosling is now his own movie genre. Not bad for a guy whose big break was "Young Hercules." Seriously, look it up. Get More »
In the latest installment of "When Crazy European Directors Make Us LOL," filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn has confirmed several wild interpretations of his runaway success "Drive," not least of which that Ryan Gosling's wheelman character is a werewolf.
Take that, "Twilight!"
The maker of bonkers movies like "Valhalla Rising" and "Bronson" fanned the flames of fanatic symbolism to The Playlist, where Refn also drew comparisons to Frankenstein, Brothers Grimm fairy Tales, as well as the supernatural connection between he and Gosling. Get More »
This week: Ryan Gosling is a new kind of action hero in "Drive," Justin Timberlake brings sci-fi back in "In Time," Mary Elizabeth Winstead channels Ripley in "The Thing," Daniel Craig's "Dream House" is full of horrors, and "To Kill a Mockingbird" is beautifully restored for its Blu-ray debut.
Box Office: $35 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 93% Fresh
Storyline: Ryan Gosling plays the mysterious "Driver" -- a guy who works as a Hollywood stuntman by day and moonlights as a getaway driver at night. We know little about this man of few words except that he won't wait longer than five minutes for you during a heist, and he develops a soft spot for his married neighbor (Carey Mulligan).
Extras! Don't let the DVD/Blu-ray featurette title "Drive Without a Driver: Entretien Avec Nicolas Winding Refn" scare you away. It's not in subtitles and has director Refn explaining the laborious six-year process it took to bring "Drive" to the silver screen.
We Say: "Drive" is one of the best movies of 2011, so don't let the Academy's Oscar snub suggest otherwise. "Drive" could spark the next generation of action films, complete with memorable performances and a cutting-edge electro soundtrack as well as quiet, dramatic moments that other films in the genre fill with tiresome guns and bombast.
Also Check Out: GALLERY: The "Ides" of Ryan Gosling Are Upon Us
Box Office: $37 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 37% Rotten
Storyline: In a dystopian future where the aging gene has been switched off, time is the currency traded to extend one's life beyond the allotted 25 years. Justin Timberlake plays a working stiff who comes across a fortune of time, Olivia Wilde plays his dying mother, and Amanda Seyfried plays the futuristic Bonnie to Timberlake's Clyde.
Extras! "The Minutes" featurette on the DVD and Blu-ray is time well spent for a behind-the-scenes peek.
We Say: Although "In Time" often feels heavy-handed, the intriguing premise mirrors our current dismal economic climate and will be of interest to sci-fi and Timberlake buffs.
Also Check Out: 6 Clips From "In Time"
Box Office: $17 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 35% Rotten
Storyline: This prequel to John Carpenter's 1982 "The Thing" follows the Norwegian and American scientists -- including Mary Elizabeth Winstead -- as they discover an alien buried in the Antarctic ice. The shape-shifting monster thaws out and wreaks havoc on the terrified, paranoid travelers that fear any one of them could be the creature.
Extras! The Blu-ray feature "'The Thing' Evolves" shows the process of reverse-engineering the story based Carpenter's blueprint.
We Say: If you loved Carpenter's film, this tense prequel meshes perfectly with it and features an impressive combination of practical and CGI creature effects as well as a welcome Ripley-like performance by Winstead.
Also Check Out: The 9 Best Alien Invasion Movies
Box Office: $21 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 7% Rotten
Storyline: A successful publisher (Daniel Craig) moves his wife (Rachel Weisz) and their two daughters to a quaint New England town only to discover that their idyllic home was a family murder scene, and that a neighbor (Naomi Watts) knows what really happened.
Extras! "The Dream Cast" has Craig, Weisz and Watts -- all of whom we love in other roles -- explain their inexplicable attraction to this project.
We Say: Although you can feel the chemistry between Craig and Weisz that the couple took off-screen, this preposterous mystery with a snicker-worthy M. Night Shyamalan twist collapses like a house of cards.
Also Check Out: Top 9 Signs Your New House Is Haunted
'To Kill a Mockingbird' (Blu-ray)
Box Office: $13 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 94% Fresh
Storyline: Gregory Peck won an Oscar for his turn as courageous Southern lawyer Atticus Finch -- a character the American Film Institute calls "The Greatest Movie Hero of All Time" -- who comes to the defense of a black man wrongly accused of rape.
Extras! This 50th anniversary edition is packed with in-depth bonus features like a feature-length documentary on Peck, and it comes cased in a 44-page book with Peck's script pages, personal letters, storyboards and more.
We Say: Digitally remastered and fully restored in high definition from the original 35-mm film elements, this is how classic Hollywood treasures should be treated for film collectors.
Also New This Week:
"The English Patient" (Blu-ray)
"The Piano" (Blu-ray)
"Malcolm X" (Blu-ray)
"Transformers: Dark of the Moon" (Blu-ray 3-D)
"Shakespeare in Love" (Blu-ray)