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9 Surprising Real World Impacts of Famous Movies

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Over the last hundred or so years, movies have been the world's number-one chosen form of popular entertainment. Our common language. Our shared culture experience. And so on, and so forth.

So it should come as no surprise that movies not only shape how we view the world but how the world actually operates. Like, in real life. Here are nine instances when the impact of a movie went beyond the screen and into our reality. Get More »

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The 9 Most Violent Movies of All Time

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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 »

Sylvester Stallone Wants Rambo Dead

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Spoilers are an interesting thing. Some filmmakers, such as Christopher Nolan or Ridley Scott, will do anything they can to keep their movies from being spoiled. Other directors, on the other hand, regularly turn out trailers that give away the entire plot in less than two minutes flat.

Figuring out the right balance between generating buzz and ruining the movie with spoilers is a tricky thing.

Unless you're Sylvester Stallone, that is, in which case you couldn't give less of a crap about keeping things secret, as proven by a new interview with Macleans where he reveals that he's hoping to make a new Rambo movie — and if he does, he's definitely going to kill off Rambo. Um, spoiler alert? Get More »

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How to Survive a (Movie) Kidnapping


Be it for money, bargaining purposes, or strictly out of necessity, movie characters have been getting kidnapped since silent-era evildoers began the mini industry of tying women to train tracks.

Not all kidnappers are mustache-twirling villains, though. In fact, many of them have a darn good reason and are pretty nice folks once you're forced at gunpoint to get to know them. Amanda Seyfried could sure use some do's and dont's in the new kidnap thriller "Gone," but if you ever do get kidnapped in a film, we have a few rules to live by so you don't wind up on a milk carton … or in a wood chipper. Get More »

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Q&A: Julie Benz on Her 'Dexter' Death and How Stallone Changed Her Life

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Julie Benz always sells it, whether she's playing a hardened cop or the unsuspecting wife of a serial killer. The Pittsburgh native  was an accomplished figure skater until a stress fracture knocked her out of the rink and into acting. She's had numerous TV roles, most memorably as Darla on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel," and as Dexter's wife on "Dexter." On the big screen, Benz has not been afraid of exploring her dark side with roles in movies like "Jawbreaker," "Satan's School for Girls," "Saw V," "Punisher: War Zone" and "Rambo."

In director Matthew Leutwyler's ensemble drama "Answers to Nothing," Benz plays a police detective on the hunt for the kidnapper of a young girl. We sat down with the effervescent actress and asked her about her own powers of intuition, how she navigates an increasingly dangerous world, her shocking death on "Dexter" and why she is so passionate about Burma. Get More »

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