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'X-Men Origins: Wolverine' & 7 Other Movie Mulligans

X-Men Origins: Wolverine Fox

When Hollywood dishes out big bucks to make a brand name movie, there are generally some huge expectations. Sequels! Toys! A themed ride at Universal Studios!

But when that movie alienates fanboys, draws the ire of critics, is generally a pile of crap, and, most importantly, fails to make enough cash money, all bets are off. And usually, instead of humanely laying an ill-received film to rest, the powers that be beg audiences for another shot at a franchise — henceforth known as a "movie mulligan." Get More »

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What the Apocalypse Looks Like: 1927-2013

Oblivion Universal

Apocalyptic and dystopian stories have always intrigued us. If societal structure was to break down, the void left behind would expose the basest of human impulses. And over the last century, movies have taken a sick sort of pleasure in showing us what the worst case scenario might look like, with ominous features of the future mirroring the most pressing concerns of the present.

Seeing as how Tom Cruise's new film "Oblivion" is opening in the not-too-distant-future (April 19), we're taking a look back at pessimistic looks forward. Get More »

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50 Upcoming Movie Sequels (Yep, 50)

Army of Darkness Universal

Sequels are awesome, plain and simple. Returning to familiar characters and worlds we love is like covering yourself with a warm blanket, although when a sequel is bad it can be like a blanket covered in potato bugs and lice. Studios love sequels because seven times out of ten they open huge, no matter how good they are. Get More »

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Pucker Up for Cinema's Creepiest Kisses

It's the morning after Valentine's Day, love is in the air, and… bees are in your mouth? AKK!

Tony Todd's "Candyman" is just one of several ghouls delivering "Cinema's Most Disturbing Smooches," courtesy of editor Oliver Noble and those inebriated reprobates at FilmDrunk.

This holiday-appropriate mashup features more cringe-inducing PDAs than a Roman vomitorium, whether it's some human-on-mallard action from "Howard The Duck," Christopher Walken's headless horseman taking a bite out of crime in "Sleepy Hollow," or Chuck Heston saying no to gun control and self control as he plants a hot one on a "Planet of the Apes" resident.

The final clip is a tip-o'-the-hat to one of science fiction's most famously incestuous magic moments, so sit back, give yourself a little spray of Banaca, and enjoy these seriously lousy liplocks.

Filed Under: Check This | Source: FilmDrunk

9 Things Mark Wahlberg Has Mastered

Mark Wahlberg Getty Images

Everyone has some kind of skill, but there are few people in Hollywood — or on Earth, for that matter — who can match Mark Wahlberg. The guy isn't just skilled, he's actually skilled at looking skilled.

Think about it. Running? Walking? Shooting? Punching? Looking hot? Doing it with the ladies? Showing off his six-pack? Hell, Wahlberg is so good, he makes just standing and staring into space look like an incredible feat of manliness. The guy can do everything and he can do it better than you.

Don't believe us? Well, just check out some of these examples of the many, many skills Mark Wahlberg has mastered over the course of his movie career.

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10 Fantasylands Where Characters Inexplicably Speak in Vaguely British Accents

Ian McKellan in "The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King" New Line

Death. Taxes. Keith Richards. Attractive girls being inexplicably interested in Wilmer Valderrama. And characters with vaguely British accents in fantasy or historical fiction movies.

We are brought up with the understanding that these things are the lone certainties in life. Today, we'd like to closely examine that last guarantee. Presenting 10 fantasy movies featuring characters with vaguely British accents who do not need to have British accents.

(Editor's Note: Yes, we know Ancient Greece and Rome were very real places, but "Gladiator" and "300" are hardly non-fiction accounts of them. So... humor us.)

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Beware of the Future: 15 Movies That Say We're Screwed

The Hunger Games
Lionsgate

In "The Hunger Games," the future of North America (called Panem) is grim. For proof, look no further than the titular televised battle to the death that the Capitol puts on for sport. Teens killing teens? Hilarious!

The shocking thing is that  the post-apocalyptic future Katniss Everdeen inhabits is far from the bleakest or most bizarre dystopia in movie history. The following 15 movies teach us one basic truth: Be afraid, very afraid of the future -- particularly genetic mutations, man-made viruses, and nuclear holocausts. Get More »

Filed Under: Features The Hunger Games

Some Fine Monkey Business on 'Rise of the Planet of the Apes' DVD & Blu-ray

Rise of the Planet of the Apes DVD
20th Century Fox

"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" is the seventh film in the popular sci-fi series that began in 1968 with the Charlton Heston classic "Planet of the Apes."

"Rise" is not a continuation of that series, nor is it a sequel to Tim Burton's "Planet of the Apes" in 2001. This new "Apes" opus directed by Rupert Wyatt does share some DNA with 1972's "Conquest of the Planet of the Apes," in which a super intelligent ape inspires his simian sisters and brothers to revolution, but "Rise" is actually a reboot intended to jumpstart a new series. Given the excellent reviews and the Oscar push for Andy Serkis -- not to mention the $480 million worldwide box-office tally, which isn't exactly chimp change -- expect Fox to go ape over more sequels soon. Get More »

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'Planet of the Apes' FINALLY Reconfigured as Electro Dance Party

Planet of the Apes Dance Party
YouTube

We always knew there were a few musical references in the 1968 dystopian classic "Planet of the Apes," but we admittedly never thought to turn the dark film into an energetic party anthem. Thankfully, we have the Internet.

Brad Hasse (with the help of EP*Vision) saw the headphones and record players and took the film to its (il)logical extreme: an electro remix reconfiguring the apes as dancers and Charlton Heston as a glowstick-wearing raver.

Video editing and remixing is already in "Been there, done that" territory, but Haase's combination of remixing and graphics insertion form a new template for others to follow. Get More »

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