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20 Best World War 2 Movies of All Time - Top WW2 Films Ever Made

From war-torn romances to bloody battles, these are the best films that depict the horrors of World War 2—and the humanity at the center of the conflicts

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Do you remember any (or all) of these 27 obscure 1970s TV show intros?

Even if you don't know the shows, you'll have some theme songs stuck in your head.

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About that one time Quentin Taratino played Elvis on 'The Golden Girls'

It was almost as weird as the Elvis-themed Twilight Zone episode written by George R.R. Martin.

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Daniel Craig Confirms He’s Playing James Bond Again

Daniel Craig confirmed on the Late Show that he’ll be returning to the role of James Bond for Bond 25.

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‘Hawaii Five-0’ Spinoff: Daniel Dae Kim Exits From Show To Work On A New CBS Series?

Daniel Dae Kim’s Chin Ho Kelly is definitely one of the most well-loved characters in Hawaii Five-0. Fans of the CBS show were broken-hearted after learning the actor’s sudden departure. ...

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Christopher Nolan Is Tempted to Direct a James Bond Film

The prospect of Christopher Nolan directing a James Bond film is one that makes both film fans and studio executives salivate. It’s not something that’s happening just yet—but in a new interview, Nolan admitted he’s been tempted to do it and has a

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Big Dumb Action Movies You Can Stream All July 4 - Thrillist

Sometimes you need a big dumb blockbuster where dudes get punched and stuff blows up. These are those movies.

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What’s Leaving Hulu: July 2017

Each month, several films and TV shows leave Hulu’s catalogue. We provide a list of departing titles so you can watch them before they’re gone forever.

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Carrie Fisher Autopsy: Cocaine, Heroin, Ecstasy in Her System | Variety

Carrie Fisher had cocaine, heroin, and ecstasy in her system when she became ill on a flight in December, according to her autopsy report.

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It Was Inevitable, Really: Netflix Is Turning Into HBO | WIRED

Now that Netflix is looking out for its bottom line, its transition to "TV network" seems to be complete.

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15 Timeless Dean Martin Quotes

Even today, more than 20 years after his passing, Dean Martin remains the essence of cool.

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Sir Roger Moore, James Bond actor, dies aged 89 - BBC News

The actor, best known for his suave portrayal of James Bond, has died aged 89, his family announces.

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Movies & TV Shows Leaving Netflix in May 2017 - Thrillist

This May, Netflix bids adieu to "Jurassic Park," lots of Stephen King, and "Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown," among others. Here's the complete list of departing titles.

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Why a U.S. Federal Court Ruled That Marvel's X-Men Aren't Humans | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

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Essential TV Shows to Binge Right Now on Netflix

We've rounded up the best TV shows on Netflix for you to binge on, from original series to classic programs.

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Everything That's Leaving Netflix in March | Mental Floss

Wave goodbye to 'Jaws' and its sequels (yes, 'Jaws: The Revenge' included).

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‘Battlestar Galactica’ Star Richard Hatch Dead at 71, Hailed as ‘Gracious Man’

Richard Hatch, who originated the role of Battlestar Galactica‘s Apollo, died on Tuesday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 71. Hatch’s early career included the role of Phillip Brent on the daytime soap opera All My Children, while his fir

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The 33 Best Movies to Watch on Amazon: Right Now

"Ex Machina," "Obvious Child," and more movies in their streaming "Prime."

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'Timeless' Meets 'Hidden Figures' in 'Space Race'

Alan Sepinwall reviews "Space Race," the 'Timeless' episode where Lucy and Rufus try to save the Apollo 11 moon landing.

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The 18 best TV shows right now, according to critics

The annual Critics' Choice Awards nominations show that HBO, ABC, and Netflix have some of the best TV shows, according to critics.

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Robert Vaughn, last of the Magnificent Seven, dies aged 83

Hollywood star Robert Vaughn, who is best known for his role as secret agent Napoleon Solo in the NBC spy series The Man From Uncle, has died at the age of 83.

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Matthew Weiner Heads to Amazon for His Next TV Move After Mad Men

A year and a half after wrapping his iconic TV series Mad Men, the show's creator, Matthew Weiner, has finally picked his next TV project. The creator is leaving AMC for streaming, making a $70 million deal with Amazon and The Weinstein Co. for his new, m

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Review: 'Batman: Return Of The Caped Crusaders' Is (By Default) The Best Batman Movie Of The Year

This homage doubles as a deconstruction which validates the 1960's television show without invalidating any other version of The Dark Knight.

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Why has time forsaken Home Improvement? · For Our Consideration · The A.V. Club

For its 1991-1999 run, Home Improvement dominated TV ratings—even outpacing Seinfeld and Friends. Yet 25 years later, it's rarely part of the cultural conversation.

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33 Movies We're Absolutely Seeing This Fall

There are a lot of movies coming out this fall. Here are the ones you need to care about.

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Adam West, Burt Ward, Julie Newmar return for animated 'Batman' movie

Holy nostalgia, Batman! The caped crusader is returning to his 1960s television roots in a new animated feature film Batman: Return of the Caped...

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Noel Neill, Lois Lane In 'Superman' TV Series, Dead At 95

She was the first to play Clark Kent's colleague and friend.

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Bill Murray Ends All Fears About The New 'Ghostbusters' Movie

Bill Murray ain’t afraid of no reboot.

The new “Ghostbusters” movie has been followed by controversy every step of the way. Some criticized it for having a new, all-female cast, some thought it was perpetuating negative stereotypes and others just hated the trailer.

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‘Blade Runner’ Sequel Release Date Moved | Variety

With pre-production in high gear, Alcon Entertainment has decided to move up the release date of its “Blade Runner” sequel from January 2018 to October 2017.

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Sad Ben Affleck just heard that everyone hates 'Batman v Superman'

We are so sorry, Ben. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hasn't exactly been a critical darling — and that hurts Ben Affleck's feelings.

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Is Harrison Ford too old for another Indiana Jones movie? - CNN.com

Harrison Ford will dust off his fedora for a fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise, due in 2019, and the jokey movie titles were flying on Twitter on Tuesday faster than you could crack a bullwhip.

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How Batman could create a suit to fight Superman

Batman stands up and shuts down Superman in a fortifying new suit of armor. We break down how he's able to even the odds.

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Mel Brooks’ ‘Spaceballs’ Sequel Is A Go — ‘The Schwartz Awakens’ Posters Spoof ‘The Force Awakens’

The Spaceballs movie was notorious at spoofing the Star Wars franchise, and is at it again. With The Force Awakens having been released, it would make sense to

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Everything coming and going on Netflix for February 2016 - CNET

"Full House" is back this month -- and it's even fuller! Plus, you can't top "Teen Witch."

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21 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Big Lebowski'

You’re a Lebowski. I’m a Lebowski. These days, pretty much everybody loves The Big Lebowski. But it wasn’t always the case. Since its release and modest reception in 1998, the Coen Brothers' oddball slackerhero tale has enjoyed modern movie history’s most unusual (yet fairly inevitable) ascent to classic status. In association with Lebowski Fest on March 13—a yearly celebration of all things Dude—here are 21 facts that might have eluded even the most accomplished Lebowski achievers.

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Kylo Ren DIDN'T Kill The Jedi Students Before Star Wars 7? - moviepilot.com

This confirmed plot detail has huge implications for the Knights of Ren... and the mystery of Rey's past!

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Listen to a Blooper Reel from the Golden Age of Radio | Mental Floss

To have made it as an announcer during radio's golden age, you had to have a smooth, mellifluous voice, impeccable diction, and at least a decent grasp of world events. But even the best had their off days. In this YouTube compilation, newscasters from the Australia’s ABC News bungle through the daily news, slurring words, misreading sentences, and repeatedly mispronouncing the names of important people and places (is it “Vietnam” or “Viet-na-man”?).

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Fan Watches 'Star Wars' for 46 Straight Hours

Like a long distance runner training for a 10K or a mountain climber steeling themselves to conquer a towering peak, Jim Braden prepared for a grueling endurance test that would challenge himself p...

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The 10 highest-grossing movies of all time — there's one movie that beats 'Star Wars'

For this list, we looked at domestic box-office grosses adjusted for inflation to see what old movies would have made in today's dollars.

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TV dinners: 25 shows to binge-watch this Thanksgiving weekend · Inventory · The A.V. Club

Thanksgiving weekend in the United States is a four-day festival of overindulgence: Giant meals, giant balloons representing pop-culture favorites, giant savings at the big box store on Friday morning.

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The 10 Best Movies on Netflix Right Now

These are the 10 currently streaming Netflix movies you need to watch now.

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Daniel Craig on His Decade as 007 and Why Spectre Might Be His Last Bond

Craig talks about playing the "lonely" spy and what he sees for his future.

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Sylvester Stallone is back as Rocky Balboa - but this time he's in a fight with mortality

In Sylvester Stallone 's mind, he had hung up the boxing gloves. No more jogging up the Philadelphia Museum of Art steps. No more "Yo, Adrian!" No more one-armed push-ups to the strains of "Gonna Fly Now." No more Rocky.

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Netflix Knows When You’ll Go From Browsing to Binge Watching | Mental Floss

The company has pinpointed the exact episodes in different series when viewers get obsessed.

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Mallrats 2 Begins Production in January!

Smith originally announced back in March that he has been gearing up for another return to the cinematic “View Askewniverse” he launched in 1994 with Clerks. A sequel to his second feature film, Mallrats 2 is slated to feature the return of Jason Lee, Jeremy London, Ethan Suplee, Shannen Doherty, Michael Rooker, Renee Humphrey, Joey Lauren Adams, Sven-Ole Thorsen, Scott Mosier, Bryan Johnson, Walt Flanagan, Brian O’Halloran, Claire Forlani and, as himself, Stan “The Man” Lee. Of course, Smith will also reprise his role as Silent Bob opposite Jason Mewes’ Jay.

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Classic Johnny Carson shows return to late-night TV - LA Times

Heeeere's Johnny -- again. Tribune Broadcasting's Antenna TV has acquired the broadcast rights to the library of "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" and will start airing them in late night Jan. 1.

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Why The Man from UNCLE Is Still an Indispensable Spy TV Show

This week, Guy Ritchie takes a stab at recreating the magic of the sixties TV show The Man from UNCLE. The original show gives him a lot to work with, and there are only a few things that the movies needs to nail to get it right.

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11 Very Unique Places to Catch a Movie | Mental Floss

Home entertainment systems and online streaming are convenient ways to watch movies, but there are still a few brick-and-mortar movie theaters that aim to give their audiences a unique filmgoing experience.

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Don Draper's Mad Men Cadillac Sells for $48,980

After going up for auction last week, the 1965 Cadillac Coupe DeVille used in shooting the final seasons of Mad Men is sold. The star car fetched $48,980. That's a lotta money in 1965 dollars.

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NBC Fires Donald Trump

In the wake of his recent comments about Mexican immigrants, NBC has ended its relationship with Trump.

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15 Fascinating Facts About ‘Saving Private Ryan’ | Mental Floss

You won't find "FUBAR" in the German dictionary, or any of these little-known facts about Steven Spielberg's Oscar-winning WWII drama.

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‘Terminator: Genisys’ Is So Silly That It Kind Of, Sort Of Works

For the life of me, I can’t figure out why the Terminator series is a franchise. James Cameron’s first movie — even though it includes a much more illustrious backstory than it ever needed — is basically “robot chases humans.” It’s so simple that it’s great

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Patrick Macnee, 'Avengers' star, dies at 93 - CNN.com

Patrick Macnee, the British actor who played bowler-hatted secret agent John Steed on the 1960s spy series

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'Star Wars hoverbikes' may be coming to the US military - BBC News

'Star Wars'-style hover bikes could be coming to the US military after engineers in the UK and US struck a deal with the US Department of Defense.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Pranks, Terrifies Fans at Madame Tussauds - Hollywood Reporter - The Hollywood Reporter

Arnold Schwarzenegger gave fans their money's worth at the Madame Tussauds wax museum in Hollywood. The former governor of California dressed up as his Terminator character and pretended to be a wax statue at the museum — then jumping out and scaring

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Why it took 10 years to bring 'Jurassic World' to theaters

The first three "Jurassic Park" films grossed a combined total of nearly $2 billion worldwide, so it's a bit surprising "Jurassic World," the latest installment in the franchise, took a decade to get made.

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Sir Christopher Lee: Screen legend dies aged 93 - BBC News

British actor Sir Christopher Lee, who played Count Dracula and starred in The Lord of the Rings, has died aged 93.

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‘Seinfeld’ Set Photos Reveal The Fourth Wall Of Jerry’s Apartment

Something that happened when some sitcoms started following a single-camera format was seeing an entire house, apartment, or room. But multi-camera shows, shot on sets in front of studio audiences, always left out one very crucial element… the fourth wall. Vox uncovered some set photos from Seinfeld, which premiered 25 years ago Sunday (May 31, 1990), that revealed...

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10 supposedly futuristic technologies in movies that look so dated now

Movies—no matter how groundbreaking or vision changing or future defining—are trapped under the limitations of the technology of their time. Which often means that a movie’s imagination of the future is handcuffed with those same limitations. Their

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NBC's "Aquarius": The 1960s Are Ready For Binge-Viewing

As networks try to keep up with the constantly evolving ways viewers watch content, NBC is dipping a toe in the binge-viewing pond by releasing all thirteen episodes of "Aquarius" starring David Duchovny on NBC.com and the NBC app after the sho

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What Happened to the Original Batmobile?

In 1966, George Barris purchased a 1955 experimental Lincoln Futura for $1. In 2013, he sold it for $4.6 million. So where is it now?

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John Williams Says His New Star Wars Score Will Include the Original Themes

An extended interview between the revered composer and the author of our Star Wars cover story, Bruce Handy.

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Why the costumes in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' will be much different than in the original trilogy

In order to get the look right for "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens," costume designer Michael Kaplan had to throw out all the designs he was working with from the original trilogy.

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19 vintage 'Mad Men' promos to prepare you for the finale

If you're lucky enough to have nothing better to do than watch TV for the next several days straight, you could watch AMC's Mad Men marathon, which starts Wednesday night at 6 p.m. ET. Every episode will run — all seven seasons in their entirety — leading up to the series finale on Sunday at 10 p.m. ET.

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‘Mad Men’ Recap: On the Road Again

The 90th episode of “Mad Men” dramatized two very different visions of top-of-the-ladder success. For Joan, Don, Peggy and Roger, the first days at McCann confirm everything they’d feared about selling out to a bigger company...

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Scott Glenn on serial killers, Alan Shepard, and almost ending up on Sons Of Anarchy · Random Roles · The A.V. Club

The actor: Scott Glenn did a stint in the U.S. Marine Corps and worked as a reporter before it ever occurred to him to try his hand at the dramatic arts, but once he caught the acting bug, he knew it was destined to be a permanent condition. Glenn’s first on-camera work was on the small screen, where he continues to pop up on occasion.

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The 50 Best Movie & TV Bartenders of All Time, Ranked

We've taken it upon ourselves to rank our favorite TV and movie bartenders from worst to best. But we're not ranking them by how…

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'Mad Men' Recap: End Times

SPOILERS!

Last week, Don Draper struggled to summarize Sterling Cooper & Partners' prospects for the future. As it turns out, he was right to be blocked: It doesn't have one. A notice that their lease has been terminated clues Roger Sterling in to McCann's mastery plan: They've going to swallow SC&P lock, stock and Pete Campbell.

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Ben Affleck Asked PBS to Ignore Slave-Owning Family Past in TV Show

Ben Affleck really didn’t want the public to know his ancestors owned slaves. The actor and director asked PBS to conveniently ignore that part of his family tree for the program Finding Your Roots, according to the hacked Sony emails that were rece

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8 Fascinating Fan Theories About ‘Mad Men’ | Mental Floss

‘Mad Men’ viewers have concocted a number of elaborate theories about how the series will end. Most of them involve death.

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'Furious 7' Video Clip: Kurt Russell Debuts Cryptic Scene on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' - Hollywood Reporter

Kurt Russell debuted a new clip Tuesday night from Furious 7, in which he plays a mysterious government agent named Mr. Nobody. He also resurfaced his enormous new mustache.

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'Mad Men' Spinoff: What Ideas Did AMC Pitch To Matthew Weiner For New Series?

After Season 4 of “Mad Men” ended in 2010, Weiner’s contract was up for renewal. AMC and Lionsgate (which co-produced the show) responded by offering Weiner a lot less money and a list of demands – trim the cast, add more time for commercials and, most intriguing, develop a spinoff.

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8 Early Versions of Famous Fictional Characters | Mental Floss

Every popular movie and TV character has to start somewhere. Here are 8 early versions of famous fictional characters.

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21 Things You Might Not Know About 'The Big Lebowski' | Mental Floss

You’re a Lebowski. I’m a Lebowski. These days, pretty much everybody loves The Big Lebowski. But it wasn’t always the case.

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Tonight’s ‘Final Jeopardy’ Was Very Lonely For This Contestant

It took really bad performances from two 'Jeopardy!' contestants to make tonight's Final Jeopardy a one-woman show.

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Harrison Ford Will Once Again Be Rick Deckard

The 72-year-old has agreed to reprise his former role for 'Blade Runner 2'

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The Inspiration for SNL's 'Celebrity Jeopardy' | Mental Floss

Years before Saturday Night Live introduced the wonderful Celebrity Jeopardy sketch, SCTV did a similar skit called Half Wits. It's amazing. The only substantial change is that the SNL contestants are celebrity dopes, while these people are just dopes.

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20 Things You Might Not Know About 'Office Space' | Mental Floss

You think you know everything about 'Office Space'? It sounds like you're Jumping to Conclusions.

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The Histories of—and Stories Behind—8 Movie Studio Logos | Mental Floss

These logos play before your favorite films. Here's where they came from!

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Saturday Night Live at 40: first episode now seems brilliant, dated and special | Television & radio | The Guardian

NBC re-aired the mainstay’s first episode on Saturday, proving just how far the show has come but missing the messiness of the past

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See What 'Saturday Night Live' Looks Like The Rest Of The Week : NPR

Saturday Night Live celebrates its 40th anniversary on Sunday. Throughout, the show's two photographers have been flies on the wall, capturing read-throughs, rehearsals and back-stage shenanigans.

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Don Draper Probably Won't Die in the 'Mad Men' Finale

A new look at Season 7.5 makes us believe that our favorite ad man will survive his final episode.

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28 'SNL' catchphrases that have kept us laughing for 40 years

The best catchphrases from 'Saturday Night Live', in honor of the show's 40-year anniversary.

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Justin Timberlake, Arcade Fire, Jack White, Kanye West, Fiona Apple, Many Others To Appear on "SNL" 40th Anniv

"Saturday Night Live" will celebrate its 40th Anniversary with a special that will air this Sunday, February 15 at 8 PM on NBC. In addition to an insane cast of SNL veterans, actors, and comedians, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Arcade Fire, Fiona Apple, Jack White, Taylor Swift, and many others will make appearances in the three hour program, E! reports.

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Henry Cavill and Armie Hammer partner up in exclusive 'The Man From U.N.C.L.E.' trailer | EW.com

In Guy Ritchie’s new, ’60s-set spy film The Man From U.N.C.L.E, Henry Cavill’s CIA agent Napoleon Solo partners with Armie Hammer’s KGB spook Illya Kuryakin to fight evil. Why exactly do an American and a Russian wind up working together at th

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What's coming to Netflix in February and what's disappearing

A rundown of what's coming to Netflix in February and what's leaving.

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George Lucas On ‘Star Wars': Disney Didn’t Use My Ideas For New Movies | Deadline

George Lucas told Cinema Blend in an interview posted yesterday that when he sold Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012, along with the company came some of his ideas for a new Star Wars trilogy. But it sounds like none of them will be part of the new Star Wars universe of movies...

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18 Best Movies On Netflix You Haven't Yet Seen | A Good Movie to Watch

The best little-known, highly-rated (good) films on Netflix, from A Good Movie to Watch's selection.

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24 Things You Might Not Know About 'Goodfellas' | Mental Floss

This year marks the 25th anniversary of Goodfellas, the modern gangster classic that some have called Martin Scorsese’s best movie...

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'Selma' Controversy Grows Over LBJ Clash with Martin Luther King On Civil Rights - TheWrap

Historians take issue with director Ava DuVernay focus on former president Lyndon B. Johnson

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What Kevin McCallister's Awful Family Is Doing Now | Mental Floss

Here’s how they've been keeping themselves busy since they were last seen harassing poor Kev.

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Harrison Ford Says Blade Runner 2 Script Is Best Thing He's Ever Read

Get excited! Director Ridley Scott recently told MTV that Harrison Ford absolutely loves the script for the upcoming Blade Runner sequel. So much so that Ford apparently called it the best thing he's ever read. Let's hope he's even half right.

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The James Franco Movie That Might Destroy a Studio - Los Angeles Magazine

WHAT: What did James Franco do this time? We kid, we kid. On November 24, while Americans were brining turkeys, hackers breached the Sony Pictures network exposing the names, birth dates, and social security numbers of nearly 4,000 employees and leaking several movies (including the musical Annie and WWII drama Fury) to file-sharing sites. - See more...

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Everything we know about James Bond's new car, the Aston Martin DB10

James Bond has driven a plenty of iconic vehicles in his time as a 00 Agent, but he never seems more in his element than when he's driving an Aston Martin.

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UPDATED: These theaters will play the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer this weekend · Newswire · The A.V. Club

News that a trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens might debut over Thanksgiving weekend was met with some skepticism here at The A.V. Club, where we see a lot of Star Wars rumors come and go. This particular bit of Internet scuttlebutt turned out to be true, however, at least for residents of nine cities across the U.S. with theaters owned by the Regal Entertainment Group.

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15 Real Movie Locations You Can Actually Visit | Mental Floss

While many major films shoot on a closed sound stage, sometimes productions venture out into the real world to create movie magic. Here are 15 locations from famous films that you can actually visit.

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HBO's sci-fi western 'Westworld' is coming next year with an insanely good cast

Looks like HBO was really happy with J. J. Abrams and Jonathan Nolan's Westworld pilot, an adaptation of Michael Crichton's 1973 novel of the same name. News of the pilot first came out over a year ago; today, accompanied by some bizarre tweets.

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10 Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah Facts About 'Song of the South'

Arguably Disney’s most controversial production ever.

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Princess Leia Walks Around NYC, Gets Harassed by Everyone From Yoda to Darth Vader | Adweek

The universe was shaken when we watched hidden-camera footage of a woman walking around NYC and getting harassed. Then we saw what happens when a white man suffers the same fate. Now, in the latest parody of the Hollaback!

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14 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About 'Bewitched'

Sony Pictures TV recently green-lighted a pilot for a revamped version of the supernatural classic sitcom Bewitched. The new show will feature Samantha’s granddaughter, who is also a witch but who finds her magic useless when it comes to finding true love. For those who truly loved the original series, here are 14 fun facts about the show and the actors that might surprise you.

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Jerry Seinfeld Says He's On The Autism Spectrum During Interview With Brian Williams

Jerry Seinfeld sat down with Brian Williams on NBC's "Nightly News" on Thursday and said he believes he has autism. "I think, on a very drawn-out scale, I think I'm on the spectrum," Seinfeld said. When asked to explain, t...

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What movie prop would you love to own? · AVQ&A · The A.V. Club

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d like us and the readers to answer?

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Frank Costanza’s 11 Most Psychotic ‘Seinfeld’ Outbursts, RANKED

To understand George Costanza's anger, we must first understand the source of his rage -- Frank Costanza.

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5 Facts About Batman (with Adam West)!

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5 Facts About Batman (with Adam West)!

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13 Facts About The Simpsons' 'Treehouse of Horror' | Mental Floss

'The Simpsons' have been telling scary tales for over 25 years. Some secrets have been drowned out over the frightened screams of its audience.

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It's A Bantha Hoard Of Awesome Star Wars: Episode VII Concept Art!

Hold onto your Stormtrooper helmets, folks. A major pile of Star Wars: Episode VII concept art seems to have dropped, and they match many of the movie rumors we've been hearing about. Major spoilers ahead, so check them out at your own risk!

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Star Lots: Original Star Wars sketches to go under the hammer - Telegraph

Original sketches used to plan some of the most iconic scenes from the original Star Wars film trilogy have emerged for sale for £10,000

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This Is the First Weekend in America With No Saturday Morning Cartoons

Saturday morning American broadcast TV was once animation's home field. Filling a cereal bowl with artificially colored sugar pebbles and staring at the tube was every kid's weekend plan. Not any more: For the first time in 50-plus years, you won't find a

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Do You Still Watch TV Shows When They Air?

This morning, we woke up to a post-Saturday-Morning-Cartoons America. That got plenty of us talking about our former TV watching routines, and that made me wonder: In an era of on-demand, mobile, streaming content, do you still watch TV shows when they ai

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What to Watch October 2014 - What You Should Watch - Esquire

Get the latest in pop culture as Stephen Marche and the writers of Esquire recap what's new in movies, TV, music, books and more.

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Is This how Luke Skywalker looks in the new Star Wars???

Mark Hamill appeared yesterday at the Golden Heart Gala in Los Angeles sporting a full beard and long hair. Since they are filming now, I think it's safe to say that this is how he looks on the new Star Wars Episode VII by J.J. Abrams. So I photoshopped h

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What's the Deal With "What's the Deal With..."? Did Seinfeld Actually Say it? | Mental Floss

The phrase, "What's the deal with..." is so synonymous with a specific brand of '90s observational comedy, I bet you just read those words in Jerry Seinfeld's voice. It's funny because he always said it! Or did he?

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20 Things You Might Not Know About 'Pulp Fiction' | Mental Floss

Twenty years ago, 'Pulp Fiction' premiered in the U.S. To celebrate, here are 20 things you might not have known about the movie that taught Americans that a Quarter Pounder with Cheese is called a Royale with Cheese in Europe.

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12 Movies That Were Shot, But Never Finished | Mental Floss

Sometimes movies stop production due to financial problems, script issues, or just plain bad luck. Here are 12 movies that were shot, but never completed, and remain unfinished and abandoned.

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James Earl Jones Used to Pretend to Be Darth Vader on the CB Radio - Neatorama

(Images: Lucasfilm, Alan Light)In the original Star Wars trilogy, the British actor David Prowse played the body of Darth Vader and the American actor James Earl Jones provided the voice. Jones is known for his rich, melodious voice. No one else could hav

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'The Simpsons' 'Family Guy' Crossover Photos - Business Insider

At the end of September, two of TV's biggest animated cartoons, "The Simpsons" and "Family Guy," will unite in an epic crossover episode.

A road trip gone awry will send the Griffins to Springfield in the one-hour 12th season premiere of "Family Guy."

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Jemaine Clement Denies Rumored 'Flight of the Conchords' Renewal | Rolling Stone

Jemaine Clement, one-half of music-comedy duo Flight of the Conchords, says the band will not be reuniting with HBO for a new show, despite rumors.

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Official: Tarantino “Hateful Eight” is a Go for Weinstein Company | Showbiz411

After much sturm und drang, even a lawsuit and an exclusive from me in May--not to mention a staged reading-- Quentin Tarantino's "Hateful Eight" is a go for the Weinstein Company. We will see it i...

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10 Words 'The Simpsons' Made Famous | Mental Floss

For better or worser, 'Simpsons' jokes have changed the way we write and talk.

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What to Watch September 2014 - What You Should Watch This Month!

Get the latest in pop culture as Stephen Marche and the writers of Esquire recap what's new in movies, TV, music, books and more.

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The Tick Is Being Revived, With Patrick Warburton To Star

The much-loved TV version of The Tick was axed by Fox in its first season, after just nine episodes. Now, it looks like the Big Blue Bug of Justice is back! According to People, the show is being revived by Amazon – and Patrick Warburton will star! And

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Here’s Bill Murray Casually Checking Tickets At A Minor League Game in Minnesota

Bill Murray did Bill Murray things last night, checking tickets at the main gate of a minor league baseball game in Minnesota.

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Is Tony Soprano Dead? Series Creator David Chase Finally Answers That Burning Question!

It's been nearly seven years of questions since "The Sopranos" finale, but we may finally know what happened at the end of the series when everything went to black.

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Kardashian sisters blasted for ignoring Michael Brown VMA moment of silence

Kim Kardashian and her younger sisters, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, appeared genuinely uninterested in a moment of silence held in honor of murdered teen Michael Brown and the civil unrest occurring in Ferguson, Mo.

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Celebrate 25 Years Of ‘Seinfeld’ With Julia Louis-Dreyfus And Jerry Seinfeld On ‘The Late Show’

Julia Louis-Dreyfus stopped by Letterman and talked a bit about 'Seinfeld' at 25, but the real treat is the classic clip that came with it.

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'Get On Up': Boseman Is an Acting Machine
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Before and after everything else, "Get On Up" is about the transformative power of performance. Of James Brown's, of course, but also Chadwick Boseman's, the star of the film who fills Brown's shoes with a dynamism that transcends imitation.

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Esquire: James Garner, RIP

James Garner is such a part of so many memories that it's hard to parcel out one from the other. The kids who grew up watching him turn the concept TV Western on its head in Maverick ended up loving him as Jim Rockford, who turned the concept of the .

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Planet of the Apes: A Timeline and an Explanation

With Dawn of the Planet of the Apes coming out tomorrow, it's time to assess where we are in the complicated, time travel dystopia of the franchise that started over a half century ago. We've got a timeline and an analysis of where the current ser

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17 Patriotic Movies to Watch Over Fourth of July Weekend

What's an American to do once the thrill of BBQ and fireworks has worn off? Watch movies, that's what.

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Some TV shows are classics because of all the followers they influenced. Seinfeld is one great that's never truly been imitated.

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Is This Mark Hamill's 'Star Wars' Beard?

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Movie theaters may encourage cell phones as '2nd screens'

Movie theaters may encourage cell phones as '2nd screens' Moviegoers are used to the long pre-show routine of film industry trivia, concession stand ads and trailers for coming films. The movie industry is working on ways to make smartphones, tablets and

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Leaked Star Wars Episode 7 photos show the Millennium Falcon's return!

If you were hoping to stay spoiler free about the next Star Wars films, it's time to get off the internet. Following up on yesterday's leak, TMZ has posted 22 more secret behind-the-scenes photos from the Star Wars Episode 7 secret production stud

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More Proof That Star Wars: Episode VII Will Be Blessedly CG Light

More pics from Star Wars: Episode VII have turned up, but that's not the cool part. The cool part is that Abrams has clearly embraced the

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Ann B. Davis Dead: Actress Who Played Beloved Housekeeper Alice On 'The Brady Bunch' Dies At 88

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Mad Men: All Business Is Personal

Roger Sterling will definitely be one of the favorites of the Mad Men characters missed when the show concludes next year. But also I believe one of the other secondary characters will also be missed, and that is Harry Crane, acted by Rick Sommer....

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From The Earth To The Moon: An Amazing Rocket Ride On 'Mad Men'

Do not read on unless you have seen the seventh episode of "Mad Men's" final season, "Waterloo," which also serves as the show's 2014 finale (it returns with seven episodes in 2015).

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20 Fun Facts About 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom'

Fortune and glory, kid, fortune and glory. Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom was released into theaters 30 years ago today. In honor of its three-decade anniversary of thrilling us (and grossing us out with monkey brains, ripped-ou

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The ultimate Mad Men quiz: how much do you really know about Don and co?

Why does Don Draper wear a hat? Who inspired Peggy's haircut? And why does Betty hate her neighbour? Find out if you're a true expert with our super-difficult quiz, set by a professor in Mad Men studies

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The women of the show took some abuse last night, but they came out strong. With a little help from Don.

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Despite being a period drama set 45 years in the past, Sunday night’s episode of Mad Men — titled “The Strategy” — could not have been more timely.

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The Hardest “Mad Men” Quiz You Will Ever Take

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It seemed Don's marriage had ended and his prospects within a hostile firm were dimmed beyond recognition, no matter how furiously he pounded out burger taglines on that Coronet. But suddenly he's ...

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Mad Men - “The Runaways”:
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'The Hard Part on 'Shark Tank' Is Finding A Clever Way To Say No.'

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      The Office Time Machine

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