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Link Riot: Movie Dads That Almost Happened

WarrenBeattyMrsDoubtfire600• Warren Beatty as 'Mrs. Doubtfire?' Here's some movie dads that almost happened. [ScreenCrush]

• We agree that these 10 celebrities are bizarrely interchangeable. [Cracked]

• Joss Whedon is really angry that there aren't any female superhero movies. [Hypable]

• Speaking of superheroes, what happened to Superman's red underwear? [FilmDrunk]

• 'The Internship' is poised to be the biggest comedy...of 2005. [The Onion]

• How has Hollywood handled the war on terror post 9/11? []

• 'The Lion King' was based on Shakespeare. Here's other movies you didn't know that were also based on Shakespeare. [Moviefone]

• Here's 32 non-superhero movies that you have to see this summer. [Buzzfeed]

• Greta Gerwig compares her 'Frances Ha' swagger to Justin Bieber's. [MTV Movies Blog]

• Not an easy feat to pull off - all of these actresses have played real women. [BuzzSugar]

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The 10 Best Movie Tumblrs of 2012

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There are about a billion tumblrs out there, covering everything from hilarious cat pictures (there are quite a few of those, actually) to how to restore a first generation Ford Mustang to stunning facts about the sun. If you have an interest in a topic — any topic — chances are someone's blogging about it, for better or worse.

There are quite a few movie-related tumblrs out there, too, and finding the ones that are worth a damn — either for valuable info or just as a way to pass the time in the most amusing way possible — can be a daunting task. Here are the 10 from this year that definitely warrant regular return visits. And don't forget to check out our official Tumblr in the meantime! Get More »

Filed Under: Best of 2012 Features

Adele + 'Mrs. Doubtfire' = Mrs. Adelefire? We'll Take It

Unless you're curing cancer right now, drop what you're doing and spend a few minutes looking at what is sure to be your new favorite Tumblr, with the straightforward title "What if Adele was Mrs. Doubtfire?"

What if? Just imagine if everyone's favorite manny was housed in the same body as Adele, who has won more Grammys than any human could carry at once and can invoke tears with a single mournful note?

Imagine Adele saying, "you wicked, wicked monkey!" Mrs. Doubtfire's hairy knuckles clutching a microphone, wearing a sparkly dress. Adele minding the children and barely veiling the love in her eyes!

The possibilities are endless. Visit the Tumblr to see some of them. Get More »

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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)

13 Movie Dads We Wish Were Ours

The Pursuit of Happyness

Dads are good guys. They put together our complicated toys, they taught us to drive, and they took us camping. But we've always considered him to be a total dork, or the big bad guy who Mom would call on to deliver the harshest punishments.

We wanted a father who was more like ones in movies. Why didn't we have a dad who built a magical baseball field, was fabulously wealthy, and who greeted crises with jokes, hugs, or lethal force instead of groundings?

We know our dads were cool, always there for us, and making us better people. We love them dearly. But in honor of Father's Day, here are 13 movie dads we still find ourselves admiring for their humor, cuddliness, special talents, and in some cases, bank vaults full of money. Get More »

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Behold the Terror of ... 'Mrs. Doubtfire?!'

20th Century Fox

The premise is downright creepy: A recently divorced husband decides to watch over his children first hand by infiltrating his ex-wife's household in the disguise of a female nanny. Then he begins plotting his revenge from within their very home, all while pretending to be their loving, caring mentor. It's sick.

And as you may have recognized, it's also the plot of the classic robin Williams comedy "Mrs. Doubtfire" — which has now been re-imagined as the horror film it was always meant to be. Thanks, internet! Get More »

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GALLERY: Awkward Family Photos in Movies

Since the dawn of time, people with nothing in common and zero to say to each other have been coexisting in homes against their will. We call this a "family." But it wasn't until the invention of the camera that every uneasy hug and forced smile between these disparate souls could be preserved eternally.

Thanks to the hilarious website Awkward Family Photos, these embarrassing moments are now available for the entire world to mock. And with Tim Burton set to release "Dark Shadows" (May 11), a gothic comedy about a frighteningly dysfunctional family, we're opening up our own photo album of movies' most motley clans.

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Hollywood's Most Convincing Men in Drag

Brandon T. Jackson and Martin Lawrence in "Big Momma's: Like Father, Like Son"

Really, who doesn't love a man in drag?

From Tyler Perry and Robin Williams to those kooky kids at Harvard who put on the annual Hasty Pudding silliness, a dude in dainty duds is often the cause of a good laugh, an occasional heartfelt moment and even some family-oriented warm fuzzies.

With "Big Momma's: Like Father, Like Son" hitting theaters this week – and "Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family" arriving in April – we're counting down the most convincing male movie cross-dressers from the utterly ridiculous sight gags to the jaw-droppingly feminine. Get More »

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