<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent Film Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/list-of//film http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/list-of//film <![CDATA[27 Rare Audrey Hepburn Photos]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/rare-audrey-hepburn-photos/sarah-hatheway

Audrey Hepburn is one of the most beloved actresses of all time. She rose to prominence in classic romantic comedies, imbuing films like Sabrina, Funny Face, and Roman Holiday with a unique charm. These rare Audrey Hepburn photos give you a glimpse into her life and career.

Despite her glamorous appearance, Hepburn's life wasn't always easy. Born in Belgium on May 4, 1929, she moved often as a child. She weathered the events of World War II, and after a brief stint in the ballet world, came to the United States in 1951. Hepburn made her American debut in the Broadway play Gigi, and Hollywood soon came knocking.

These photographs of Audrey Hepburn trace her years in film, and show behind-the-scenes looks at the productions of some of her most famous movies. From costars and romantic partners to studio portraits, these pictures of Audrey Hepburn show them all.


27 Rare Audrey Hepburn Photos, film, history, politics & history, other, historical photos,

An Outtake From Breakfast At Tiffany's

Posing At Kew Gardens

With Billy Wilder In 1953

With A Parasol

With Hubert De Givenchy

With Her Signature Cigarette Holder

On Set With Gary Cooper

In Character As Holly Golightly

With A Yorkie

Posing For Promotional Shots


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<![CDATA[Breathlessly Tragic Tales From The Life Of French New Wave Icon Jean Seberg]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/tragic-jean-seberg-facts/lisa-a-flowers

When it comes to movie stars with tragic lives, Jean Seberg is up there with the most tragic of them all. As these true Jean Seberg stories illustrate, the fate of the Bonjour Tristesse and Breathless actress remains as culturally, and politically, significant today as it was in 1979, the year of her death.

An all-American, small-town Iowa girl, Seberg rose to become one of the biggest French New Wave stars of all time. From her involvement with the Black Panther party to her eventual suicide (which was largely the result of a deliberate smear campaign launched by the FBI), her bio is as legendary as it is troubling. Some details of her death suggest that her tragic demise might have been the result of an actual conspiracy; her associations marked her as a dangerous member of a band of outsiders in the eyes of the authorities. She most certainly become immortal, then died. 

Seberg has a reputation as a politically digressive femme fatale, but the truth is far more complicated. Feast your weary eyes on the items below to uncover tragic Jean Seberg stories and sad Jean Seberg facts that illustrate how insidiously the powers that be sometimes figure in public (and private) lives. 


Breathlessly Tragic Tales From The Life Of French New Wave Icon Jean Seberg,

She Was Surveilled And Harassed By The FBI, CIA, And Other Intelligence Agencies For Years For Supporting The Black Panthers

The FBI's fearsome surveillance, stalking, and harassment of Seberg (under J. Edgar Hoover's COINTELPRO program) is well known; after the actress began publicly supporting the Black Panther party, officials launched a meticulously insidious mission designed to "cause her embarrassment and to cheapen her image with the public."

The smear campaign began with the false rumor that Seberg's child had been fathered by a Black Panther, but didn't end there: as sources confirm, Seberg subsequently "suffered years of politically motivated burglaries, wiretapping, stalking and [...] international surveillance from US military intelligence, US Secret Service, and CIA, among others." 

A week after Seberg's death in 1979, the FBI officially admitted to having targeted her. The bureau's actions were widely denounced in the media.


She Was Set On Fire (Literally) During The Filming Of "Saint Joan"

In 1956, Jean Seberg, an aspiring, unknown 17-year-old actress from Marshalltown, Iowa, was chosen by director Otto Preminger to play Joan of Arc in Saint Joan. The film hit theaters in 1957, when Seberg was only 19.  

While filming the pivotal scene in which Joan is burned at the stake, something happened that many eventually came to see as ominously symbolic. As TCM describes it, Seberg's clothes briefly ignited when some gas canisters shot out flames at the wrong moment. For an instant, she was surrounded by fire; but the blaze was quickly put out, and she suffered no serious injuries. In a brief moment of panic as her costume caught ablaze, Seberg was reputed to have shouted, "I'm burning!"

Seberg's authentic reaction to the authentic event was so gripping Preminger incorporated some of it into the film.


Her Infant Daughter Died, And She Attempted Suicide Regularly Thereafter

In 1969, while shooting a film in Mexico, Seberg became romantically involved with, and was impregnated by, student revolutionary Carlos Ornelas Navarra. The FBI, which had been surveiling Seberg on account of her association with the Black Panther Party, planted a rumor with news agencies that the child had been fathered by a high-ranking Black Panther. The rumor was designed to discredit her support of black nationalism by chalking it up to a crush on a man who had knocked her up.  

Seberg's estranged husband, French diplomat, novelist, and director Romain Gary, told the press the child was his, but the damage was done. Seberg was so upset she went into labor four months early, and her daughter, Nina, died two days after being born.

Seberg was devastated by the loss, and was said thereafter to have attempted suicide annually on the anniversary of her daughter's death.


Her First Two Films Were So Badly Received And Such a Nightmare To Make She Suffered A Nervous Breakdown

Seberg's breakout role (at least in the eyes of the French filmmakers who made her a youth culture icon), came in Bonjour Tristesse, directed by Otto Preminger, who had taken a chance on the actress when he picked her out of 18,000 other unknowns to star in Saint Joan (Bonjour Tristesse was Preminger and Seberg's follow-up to Joan). 

Making and promoting Saint Joan and Bonjour Tristesse was extremely trying for Seberg. Preminger was infamous for being a nightmare to work with, a true old school Hollywood tyrant. What's more, the notoriously press-shy actress hated the attention she got while filming Saint Joan, and was deeply hurt by savage reviews. In 1961, she said,

"I have two memories of Saint Joan. The first was being burned at the stake in the picture. The second was being burned at the stake by the critics. The latter hurt more. I was scared like a rabbit and it showed on the screen. It was not a good experience at all. I started where most actresses end up."

Bonjour Tristesse was similarly loathed by Americans, who hated Seberg's performance. Despite the negative press, the film (which has since been reappraised and has grown considerably in reputation) brought Seberg to the attention of legendary director Jean-Luc Godard, who at the time was neither legendary nor well known. Godard met Seberg through her French husband, director Francois Moreuil, and the rest is history.

Before being cast by Godard and becoming one of the most well-known faces of the French New Wave, Seberg checked into a mental health clinic. As she described in a post-Breathless interview for French TV, at 21 years old, she had suffered three years of exhaustion, constant press attention, savage attacks from film critics, periods of extensive isolation and separation from her family, and a divorce. 

For Godard and his peers in the French New Wave, there was no substitute for Seberg. His close friend, Francois Truffaut, once called all-American Seberg "the best actress in Europe." Truffaut tried to cast Seberg in Day for Night, released in 1973, but, for reasons still unknown, was unable to get in touch with her.

Godard explained his reasons for casting Seberg in Breathless: "The character [she played in Breathless] was a continuation of her role in Bonjour Tristesse. I could have taken the last shot of Preminger's film and started after dissolving to a title: 'Three years later.'"


After Repeated Failed Suicide Attempts, She Successfully Overdosed On Barbiturates And Alcohol At Age 40

In the aftermath of her daughter's death, and in light of the FBI's continued harassment, Seberg's mental health steadily deteriorated, and she attempted suicide several times. On August 30, 1979, she disappeared. Her then-husband, Ahmed Hasni, claimed that he went to bed with her after they saw a movie together, and woke up to find her gone. 

Seberg was found dead nine days later, her body wrapped in a blanket in the backseat of her car in Paris. A bottle of pills, an empty water bottle, and a note were found with her; the latter was said to be addressed to her son, and read, "Forgive me. I can no longer live with my nerves." She was buried in the Cimetière du Montparnasse in Paris.


Though Her Death Was Ruled A Suicide, Authorities Point To Suspicious Circumstances

Though Seberg's suicide was publicized as inevitable, given her history of depression, many investigators thought otherwise. In 1980, a year after her death, charges were filed against "persons unknown"; police hypothesized someone had been present at the scene of her death, and had refused to act on her behalf to save her.

These conjectures were based on the amount of alcohol in Seberg's blood, which investigators claimed was enough to have made her comatose and incapable of even getting into her car, let alone driving it. Police didn't find liquor bottles in or around the vehicle, which implied that she'd either consumed alcohol before (somehow) driving, or that someone had taken away the evidence after the event.. 

Suspicion fell on Jean's "consort before her death," actor Ahmed Hasni (who was actually her husband). Hasni was reputed to have abused her; he also apparently "completely disappeared" after selling off her apartment, memorabilia, and worldly goods. Seberg's ex-husband, Romain Gary, also denounced the FBI in "an anguished press conference" shortly after his ex-wife's death, and insinuated their meddling might have had something concrete to do with what happened.

It's possible that the world will never know what happened to Seberg during those nine days.


She Donated Large Sums Of Money To The Black Panther Party

During the heyday of the Black Panther movement, Jean Seberg became involved with Hakim Jamal, a cousin of Malcolm X's who was killed (apparently over a political disagreement within the movement) in the early '70s. Some say Jamal was the catalyst for Seberg becoming involved with the Black Panthers, though her biography makes it clear that social justice issues had always been close to her heart. Reports of the affair differ widely, but most sources agree Jamal's wife called Seberg's father and asked him to try to convince her to end the affair. 

Over the course of the affair, the FBI estimated Seberg gave $10,500 (about $62,000 in 2017) to the party, mostly in large checks. Sources close to Seberg dispute the veracity of the FBI's claim and suggest the bureau's evidence was fabricated, if only because of the mention of checks; the actress had a clandestine process for donating to the Party, which she did only in cash, and through intermediaries.

Black Panther Elaine Brown recalls Seberg's donation process:

"Jean had given us quite a bit of money by then. She gave it in incremental amounts, several thousand dollars at a time. Our arrangement was that she would telephone Masai or me when she had a contribution to make. She would simply leave a message that she had called. An envelope of cash would then be delivered to my mother’s house for one of us to pick up. She used a pseudonym when she called, 'Aretha,' after the Queen of Soul. The three of us had laughed in deciding on that name. Jean felt if she was known as a major contributor to the party, she would not get work in Hollywood, and would not, in turn, have the resources to continue. It was logical."


She Had An Affair With A Black Panther Leader, So The FBI Pursued A Smear Campaign Against Her

After her affair with Hakim Jamal, Seberg allegedly became romantically involved with another Black Panther, Raymond "Masai" Hewitt. This relationship was said to have put her under increased scrutiny by the FBI. (It obviously did, as it led to officials deciding to fabricate the rumor that would eventually lead to her undoing).

Hewitt, the Minister of Education for the Panther party, had long been a target of the FBI's COINTELPRO program, and his involvement with Seberg was the perfect opportunity for the bureau to up the ante on its smear campaign.


She Ran Guns For The Black Panthers And Was Committed To Systemic Radicalization In America

Seberg's involvement in the Black Panther party was more than ideological: she was said to have been arrested for running guns for the movement, and, according to Elaine Brown, the only female leader of the Black Panther party, she regularly gave large sums of money to the organization. Seberg was eventually "unofficially blacklisted" from Hollywood, along with Jane Fonda and other left-leaning stars of the era.

Brown describes Seberg and her commitment to the cause at length:

"There was nothing at all radically chic about Jean Seberg. From the moment Masai and I entered her rented house in Beverly Hills, I felt her genuineness and decency. She was expressive, like a little girl, excitedly interested in our programs. Transplanted from an all-white, all-American youth in Iowa, she really wanted to know about black people, about the nature of our oppression and the price of our freedom.

She had supported other efforts of blacks in the past: the NAACP—surprisingly, when she was a teenager in Iowa; and, more recently, the school and other social programs of a flashy, independent Muslim named Hakim Jamal (whom Masai knew). She had come to the realization, she told us, that black people could never be treated fairly or justly unless entire systems in America were revolutionized. She wanted to support such an effort."


Her Ex-Husband, Heartbroken And Depressed, Committed Suicide Not Long After She Did

In an act that cast even more darkness on the tragedy of Seberg's life, her ex-husband, Romain Gary, took his own life by gunshot just a year after her death. His suicide note was said to have detailed his anguish and heartbreak over Seberg's demise, though he also specified that his decision was not directly inspired by her loss, but rather by "a nervous depression" he could no longer live with.



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<![CDATA[Mara Wilson's Transition From Child Star To Literary Maven]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/mara-wilson-facts/evan-lambert

Child stars don't often turn out as well as Mara Wilson. After achieving early international success as one of the Mrs. Doubtfire child stars, and later as the titular character in Matilda, Wilson emerged from her child star chrysalis as a successful word smith. She regularly contributes to national publications, and, in 2016, dropped knowledge in the form of a memoir. She's prominent on Twitter, where she jokes about international politics and her own social awkwardness. With her cynical, self-deprecating wit, Wilson is far from Matilda, as these Mara Wilson facts will attest. 

If you're experiencing some 100% natural curiosity over how Mara Wilson became a Twitter star, you're in luck. This list will tell you everything you need to know about Matilda all grown up; you'll find all the facts and stories you need to answer the nagging question, what happened to Mara Wilson?


Mara Wilson's Transition From Child Star To Literary Maven,

She Returned To Acting In 2013 With A Recurring Role On A Podcast

In July 2013, Wilson originated the recurring role of Faceless Old Woman on the Welcome to Nightvale podcast. Other a 2011 short in which she starred, it was Wilson's first acting role since quitting Hollywood in 2000. Among other things, her character runs for mayor, and lives secretly in various peoples' homes. 


She Turned Down A Role In Donnie Darko

Wilson described to The AV Club what it was like to read the script for Donnie Darko while suffering from sleep deprivation and nausea during a publicity tour for another project:

"It was just the most terrifying thing. I was sleep deprived and I was exhausted and I was hungry and I didn’t know what was real anymore and then all of the sudden there was this goddamned 6-foot metal rabbit who may or may not predict the future and there was time travel and there were wormholes and there was all this crazy sh*t and I thought it was the scariest thing I’d ever read."

Would you quit life after that? Yes. Yes, you would. 


She Suffers From OCD And Works With A Mental Health Organization To Raise Awareness

In the mid-2010s, Wilson began speaking publicly about her mental health issues, which are rooted in her OCD. In an interview with Daily Dot in 2014, she commented, "I’ve always been an extremely anxious person. I have panic attacks, I have OCD, I’ve always been nervous. I’ve always had a lot of really strange fears, most of which I’m embarrassed to admit."

In 2015, Wilson partnered with nonprofit mental health organization Project UROK to raise awareness for mental health issues, saying, “There was a big stigma around this. We were all worried... especially with me being a child actor, how the public would approach it and would understand it. Twenty years ago, we didn't talk about mental illness."

Wilson recorded a video for Project UROK, in which she discusses her experience with OCD and offers advice for dealing with mental health issues. She also wrote and performed a live theater piece entitled What Are You Afraid Of? addressing her anxiety, fears, and mental health. 


She Quit Acting After Her Mother Died

Many people have asked Mara Wilson why she quit acting so early in her career. She sometimes traces her decision to disillusionment with Hollywood after her mother passed away in 1996. Though her career slowed down dramatically in 1996, she didn't officially quit acting until 2000, when she was 13. 

As she told Parade

"I found it kind of overwhelming. Most of the time, I just wanted to be a normal kid, especially after my mother died. I think if I could do it over again—as much as I loved meeting the people I did on the films after Matilda—I wish that I had stopped after Matilda."

Wilson has written that acting was more a hobby than a passion, and that she had never planned on pursuing it forever. Waxing philosophical on her blog, she wrote

"A philosophically-inclined friend once remarked, in a conversation about ethics, that he thought it was fine to forsake a task as long as you knew there was someone else who could perform that task as well or better than you could. I agree, and I think that there are many much more talented, much more conventionally attractive actresses out there who are taking the roles I would have been offered. To paraphrase the showtune, anything I can do, Anna Kendrick or Ellen Page or Jennifer Lawrence (or any actress from the plethora of actresses waiting to be 'discovered') can do better."


She Pursued A BFA In Acting At NYU, Where Socially Awkward Classmates Were Weird About The Whole Child Star Thing

Mara Wilson gets recognized a lot in public (and private), which made it difficult for her to keep a low profile when she pursued a BFA in acting at NYU. In her very first, a group of awkward fellow freshman girls knocked on her dorm door at midnight to ask if she was Mara. As she recalls

"I would find people knocking on my door late at night, like Thursday night at 12 am. I would open the door in my pajamas and there’d be a crowd of freshman girls, saying ‘Are you Mara?’ ‘Uhhh, yeah’. And they’d say 'Well, we just really wanted to meet you.' And then they’d look really disappointed, because they probably expected at least for me to be wearing more than my pajamas. I felt bad, like I was letting them down because I wasn’t being glamorous, because I wasn’t the exciting person they thought I would be. And then they would often ask me to party with them…"

Despite the bizarre interruptions and occasionally awkward social situations, Wilson graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 2009. 


She Came Out As Bisexual In Solidarity For the LGBTQ Community After The Pulse Nightclub Shooting

In the wake of 2016's shocking massacre at Pulse, a gay club in Orlando, Wilson took to Twitter with a message of love for her LGBT fans and to announce her bisexuality. She declared herself a two on the Kinsey scale, and wrote "the LGBTQ community has always felt like home, especially [...] when I, uh, learned something about myself. So thank you.”


She Wrote A Poignant Public Letter To Her Younger Self In 2014

In 2014, Wilson wrote a letter to herself as a child actor in a blog post entitled "Answers For My Younger Self." In it, she provides 81 itemized pieces of information for her younger self, which range from affirmations of self to jokey asides like "F*ck yes, you will swear a lot" (number 66). 

The letter includes some poignant revelations concerning Wilson's struggles over the years with fame, Hollywood, OCD, and conceptions of the self. The letter ends, 

"Let’s end on a perfect square, I know that will make you happy. Yes, I do: stop trying to control everything. Allow yourself to make mistakes. Being insecure doesn't make you more endearing. Forgiveness feels GREAT. Please take time to enjoy being your age. Things might suck right now, but they will be better someday. And even when they’re not, at least you can always write about it."


She's Very Active, Very Insightful, And Very Funny On Twitter

Why are you still sleeping on Mara Wilson's Twitter account? She posts a billion times a day (okay, fine, that's hyperbole) and is witty and informative. As of May 2017, she has 347,000 followers, and has posted nearly 100,000 Tweets. Join the revolution, people. 


She Wrote A Critically Acclaimed Memoir To Reclaim The Public Narrative Of Her Life

Wilson's well-received 2016 memoir Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame introduced readers to the real Mara Wilson, wit and all. Though she didn't shy away from the harsh realities of child stardom and her mutual breakup with Hollywood, Wilson presented herself as a charming, hopeful young adult with a bright future and an inextricable past. 

Wilson wrote the book to reclaim the public narrative of her life, and in doing so humanize those who fall through the cracks of popular culture and become the butt of cruel jokes and apathetic conjecture. As she said in an interview with the Los Angeles Times

“When you see that somebody’s last credit is ‘Thomas and the Magic Railroad’ when they’re an awkward 12-year-old, you’re, like, ‘Oh, how sad.' You don’t know what happens between those IMDB entries. I knew there were people who felt sorry for me and people who were making up stories about me. I think I wanted to reclaim that narrative.”


She Jumped Into Television In 2016 With Roles in 'Broad City' And 'Bojack Horseman'

While 2016 wasn't the best year on record, it was Mara Wilson's year. She landed a role as a waitress in a critical (and Mrs. Doubtfire spoofing) episode of Broad City, the brainchild of comedians Abbi Jacobson and (longtime Wilson fan) Ilana Glazer, with whom Wilson has some mutual friends. As Wilson tells is, she got the role, at least in part, by letting Jacobson know via Twitter she was totally down to make an appearance. She followed Broad City with a recurring role on Bojack Horseman, in which she voices a demanding, pretentious, intellectual black widow spider known as Jill Pill. 



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Thu, 04 May 2017 10:25:51 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/mara-wilson-facts/evan-lambert
<![CDATA[Disney Channel Original Movies You Somehow Forgot About]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/disney-channel-movies-you-forgot/machk

From the catchy intro to their perfectly groomed casts of wholesome stars, there was just something special about Disney Channel original movies. Everyone has an opinion on the best Disney Channel original movies - maybe you're a fan of High School Musical, or perhaps you longed for the candy-colored future of Zenon: Girl of the 21st Century. But what about the forgotten Disney Channel originals?

Disney Channel produced and distributed a surprising number of movies; dozens have aired since the first films premiered in 1997. Chances are you've forgotten a few of these obscure Disney Channel movies. Remember Motocrossed, or Pixel Perfect? How about Rip Girls?

These movies taught viewers about friendships, perseverance, and the struggles of puberty. They made kids excited to be teens. These movies might not have been ratings smashes, but these Disney Channel original movies you forgot deserve some love, too.


Disney Channel Original Movies You Somehow Forgot About,

A Ring of Endless Light

A Ring of Endless Light was a (loose) 2002 adaptation of a Madeline L' Engle novel, starring a young Mischa Barton and a lot of dolphins. Sixteen-year-old Vicky moves to Seven Bay Island to visit with her sick grandfather, a reverend who supports her interest in writing. While she's there, she discovers that she can communicate with dolphins. She then teams up with two boys, Zach and Adam, to stop the use of illegal netting on the island.


Brink!

Brink! was so exciting that it needed an exclamation point. The 1998 movie features two rival groups of in-line skaters: the "Soul-Skaters," who do it for fun, and the sponsored sell-outs, "Team X-Bladz." Brink, the leader of the Soul-Skaters, betrays his friends and everything he believes in by joining Team X-Bladz, but don't worry - everything works out in the end.


Don't Look Under the Bed

This movie was probably the number-one reason kids were leaving their lights on in 1999. In Don't Look Under the Bed, precocious teenage Frances discovers that the strange happenings in her town are the result of the Boogeyman. Her younger brother's imaginary friend, Larry, tells her that Boogeymen are created when a child stops believing in an imaginary friend too young. This Boogeyman is Frances's old imaginary friend, Zoe, and now, Larry is turning into a Boogeyman, too. Eventually, Zoe and Larry are transformed back into imaginary friends, but this movie was still childhood nightmare fuel.


Double Teamed

In the 2002 movie Double Teamed, twins Heather and Heidi transfer to Palos Verdes High School for a better chance at receiving college scholarships. Heidi, always seeing herself as second-best, tries to distance herself from Heather at her new school by joining the drama department, while Heather prepares for the upcoming volleyball season. But when the basketball coach sees the super-tall twins, he recruits Heather. The twins' father tells the coach that the both of them will play - and confront their sibling rivalry on the court. THe film was based on the real-life story of pro players Heather and Heidi Burge.


Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off

If you somehow did remember this movie, you definitely forgot that Bobby Flay was in it. The 2003 movie Eddie's Million Dollar Cook-Off  tells the story of 14-year-old Eddie Ogden, the star of his baseball team The Groundhogs, coached by his father. But Eddie also enjoys watching cooking programs, especially Bobby Flay's shows. After seeing the home economics kitchen in his school, Eddie tricks his friends into signing up for the class with him. At first, he and his friends spend most of the class goofing off - until Eddie learns about a cooking competition that could earn him a culinary scholarship.


Miracle in Lane 2

Miracle in Lane 2 (2000) probably made you cry like a baby - and that was even before you discovered that it was based on a true story. Frankie Muniz starred as Justin Yoder, a young boy born with spina bifida and hydrocephalus. Because of his disabilities, he is in a wheelchair, and his overprotective parents do not allow him to participate in sports like his athletic older brother. Justin discovers an old soap box derby car in his neighbor Vic's garage, and builds a custom derby car with a hand brake. But after a dangerous crash, Justin's passions and health are called into question.


Now You See It...

The 2005 movie Now You See It... follows the ambitious Allyson, who scouts a talented young man named Danny for a new reality show about kid magicians. Eventually, Danny reveals to her that he actually has magical abilities. Mischief, mayhem, and magic-swapping ensues - all on reality television.


Pixel Perfect

Pixel Perfect could have only been made in 2004, when no one really understood how artificial intelligence worked, let alone pixels. The movie follows Roscoe, an intelligent teen whose father owns a holographic program, and his best friend Samantha, a talented musician. Sam tells Roscoe that her band the Zetta Bytes is suffering because of her inability to dance. Roscoe helps her out by designing a hologram named Loretta to dance at their shows. Loretta is an instant hit, and Sam becomes jealous of her popularity and beauty. Through a series of convenient cinematic events, Loretta ends up in Sam's body in the real world.


The Thirteenth Year

The 1999 Disney Channel Original Movie The Thirteenth Year serves as a gentle reminder to tweens that puberty could be way worse. After Cody Griffin turns 13, strange things start happening to him. He can generate electricity and climb up walls, and he becomes covered with scales when he is in water. Eventually, Cody discovers the truth: his birth mother was a mermaid, and he's turning into a merman.


Under Wraps

The first official Disney Channel Original Movie was about a mummy that rose from the dead - but it was also kind of a romance. In the 1997 movie Under Wraps, three kids accidentally free a 3,000 year old mummy. The good news is that he's pretty friendly. The bad news is that, if they don't get him back to his final resting place by Halloween, he will turn to dust and will be unable to reunite with his long-lost love.



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<![CDATA[The Weirdest Rules Of The Hays Code]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/weird-hays-code-rules/rebecca-shortall

You've probably heard the expression, "They don't make them like they used to." When that comes to the movies, that figure of speech likely refers to a specific time - 1930 through 1968, to be exact. During that span, most films had to adhere to the Motion Picture Production Code, otherwise known as the Hays Code.

What was the Hays Code? It was a set of moral guidelines, thought to ensure that audiences only consumed appropriate entertainment. Old Hollywood scandals from the 1920s had painted Tinseltown and the abusive studio system as a place of crime and sin, and political pressure spurred executives to take action. Something had to be done to rein in the morally bankrupt Hollywood machine, and a Presbyterian elder named Will H. Hays seemed to offer a solution. His system of "don'ts" and "be carefuls" soon morphed into an official code. By 1930, several major studios agreed to the new set of rules.

Beyond being strict, the Hays Code was downright bizarre. Strange rules in old Hollywood outlined how men and women could interact, forbid dancing, and even limited funny portrayals of religious figures. The weirdest rules in the Hays Code read like parody, but they influenced Hollywood for years. It's both entertaining and intriguing to consider how the Hays Code changed movies.


The Weirdest Rules Of The Hays Code,

No Branding Animals

It's a safe bet that audiences don't want to see more realistic depictions of animal cruelty on screen. However, the Hays Code's oddly specific ban on branding also applied to human beings; it was a "repellent subject."


No Interracial Realtionships

None of the Hays Code has aged well, but it's particularly cringe-inducing to read its sections on race. The document called relationships between black and white people "miscegenation" - in itself a queasily outdated word - and forbid studios from showing them on screen. Fortunately, movies like Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner (1967) managed to get one over on the Code enactors.


No Glamorous Safe-Cracking

Per the Code, criminal activities that included safe-cracking were not to be glamorized under any circumstances. Why? The Hays Code authors were apparently worried about giving audiences ideas; the rule appears under a section beginning, "[Crimes against the law] shall never be presented in such a way as to throw sympathy with the crime as against law and justice or to inspire others with a desire for imitation."


No First Night Scenes

Given the Hays Code's obsession with morals, you would think they might give some leeway to portrayals of passion between appropriately married couples. But even that was considered too racy - the Code forbid "First Night" scenes. In general, "the treatment of bedrooms must be governed by good taste and delicacy" in approved films.


No Silhouettes Of Nudity

Nudity is still heavily regulated in movies. But in the days of the Hays Code, not even a hint of bare skin could be shown. That extended to silhouettes of nude bodies, too. The Code primly noted, "Transparent or translucent materials and silhouette are frequently more suggestive than actual exposure."

Undressing was a no no as well - scenes in which a character changed outfits could only be included when "essential to the plot."


No Lustful Kissing

There's a reason why vintage movies feature seemingly dry, close-mouthed kisses. The Hays Code prohibited "excessive and lustful kissing," apparently so that the scenes wouldn't could "stimulate the lower and baser element." Oddly, it doesn't define what qualifies as "excessive" or "lustful."


No White Slavery

The Hays Code says, "White slavery shall not be treated" - though, curiously, the rule comes under the heading of "Sex." No mention is made of the enslavement of any other race.


One Foot On The Floor During Bedroom Scenes

When it came to depicting men and women in the bedroom, the Hays Code offered filmmakers two options. They could have the couple sleeping in separate twin beds, like the wholesome, sexless partners the audience supposedly clamored for. Or, they could show the couple sleeping in the same bed, with one caveat: the woman had to have one foot on the floor for the duration of the scene. Presumably, this was to reassure viewers that no racy acts were about to occur.


No Funny Religious Figures

The Hays Code was overtly religious in its construction, so perhaps it's not surprising that it banned all negative depictions of faith from the silver screen. Priests, ministers, nuns, and clergymen had to be portrayed as honorable so as to prevent "the lowering of the audience's respect" for religion.


Indecent Dances Are Forbidden

Dance was a tricky subject for the Hays Code; dance was recognized as "an art" and "a beautiful form of expressing human emotions," but it was also condemned for being capable of "represent[ing] sexual actions, whether performed solo or with two or more." Ultimately, the Code forbid "indecent" dances featuring "movement of the breasts [or] excessive body movements while the feet are stationary."



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Thu, 11 May 2017 06:40:35 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/weird-hays-code-rules/rebecca-shortall
<![CDATA[Great Movies In Which The Hero Doesn't Need To Be There At All]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/great-movies-that-dont-need-heroes/hannah-collins

What would cinema be without instantly recognizable heroes like Indiana Jones, Cameron Poe, Harry Potter, and Luke Skywalker? Well, as far as their stories are concerned, apparently not too different. Of all the great screenwriting fails and narrative snafus, movie heroes who have no effect on the plot is among the most flagrant of sins, yet has produced a number of great movies that don't need heroes. 

The idea of the ineffective hero was made infamous by a film-ruining moment in The Big Bang Theory that shook fan boys and girls to their nerdy cores by torpedoing Raiders of the Lost Ark. Since then, film fans have been endlessly debating which other beloved favorites are led by useless movie heroes. Was Voldemort's bid for power destined to fail with or without Harry being there? Is Atticus Finch the most brilliantly pointless lawyer in fiction? Let's destroy some great movie characters! 


Great Movies In Which The Hero Doesn't Need To Be There At All,

Alien

By the end of Alien, Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) is the only surviving member of the spacecraft Nostromo crew. Since she fails to save any other member of the crew (besides the cat) and destroys most of the Nostromo in her escape, it's safe to say the outcome of the film would've been basically no different without Ripley - everyone would've died and the ship would've been rendered useless. Sure, she saves the cat, but left to its own devices, the cat probably could've eluded the titular extraterrestrial and survived for some time on all the corpses littering the ship. 

The uselessness of Ripley is reiterated by the odd structure of the film, by which the ship's captain, Dallas, is essentially the protagonist until he dies, at which point Ripley, second in command, emerges as the hero. If she weren't there, some other crew member would've taken over, and all the same stuff would've happened. Thanks for nothing, Ripley. 


Skyfall

Guess what, kids? Mischievous, maniacal Raoul Silva is the protagonist of Skyfall. Why? Well, for one, he has a more active goal than Bond. Silva wants something, he puts a plan in action to get it, and spends the whole movie getting closer to achieving his goal. Bond is kind of like a dog, directed this way and that by various parties, reacting and existing rather than taking action. 

Skyfall would be more or less the same without Bond. The only thing 007 does to impact the plot is find Silva at his crumbling island chateau, which gets Silva captured. But, product of lazy 2010s screenwriting as he is, Silva's plan includes getting captured. And surely a man as devious as Silva could've conceived some other way to get caught. 

What happens in the end? Bond tries to protect M, fails, and Silva kills her. Which he could've done just as well without destroying Bond's childhood estate in Scotland in the process. Sorry, Jimmy, you're useless. 


Chinatown

"That's Chinatown, Jake."

After being hired by a Evelyn to investigate an affair her supposed husband might be having, private detective Jake Gittes (Jack Nicholson) finds himself embroiled in a conspiracy. Over the course of Chinatown, he uncovers deep-seated corruption and deception surrounding a mysterious family. Gittes plunges deeper and deeper into the darkness and eventually realizes the real, ugly truth, but it's too late. Terrible events have been set in motion long before he could ever hope to undo them, and he realizes at the same time we do that all of his efforts were destined to be for nothing.

Jake is less a hero leading a story than he is a proxy for an audience living in a world in which the machinations of power exist far beyond the grasp of the average citizen. More to the point, does this story need Jake, other than to reveal information to viewers? No. Because his findings never become public, and he effects no change on the status quo. If you take him out, Evelyn could just as well serve as a protagonist. 


Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

The Boy Who Lived. And made no difference to the outcome of this film.

Think about it. Although the titular wizard in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone goes through a lot of personal growth in the first installment of this epic seven movie saga, he has very little significant impact on the plot. As with most of the Potter films to come, Professor Snape does most of the work and gets none of the credit; he keeps Harry safe from Professor Quirrell/Voldemort and does his best to foil the evil plot before Harry and the gang even start to suspect him/them.

Harry, Ron, and Hermione also needlessly go through all those deadly traps to get the Philosopher's Stone, despite it being perfectly protected already - it can only be obtained by someone who wants it without wanting to use it, meaning conniving Quirrell never stood a chance. In fact, the only significant thing Harry does is make it easier for Quirrell to obtain the Stone by just showing up. Good job, kid. 

To be fair, this is all on JK Rowling, not the filmmakers. 


Heaven's Gate

Heaven's Gate was one of the biggest flops in cinematic history. It also boasts yet another inactive hero fated to change precisely nothing around him. However, in its restored, three-and-a-half-hour version, the film was reappraised, and is considered a masterpiece by some. 

Much like To Kill A Mockingbird's Atticus Finch, Sheriff James Averill (Kris Kristofferson) tries his hardest to prevent injustices and tragedies from taking place in this '80s epic of the American Frontier, and, similar to Atticus, fails on all counts. He fails to defend and prevent the immigrant families from being savagely attacked and eventually killed by those angered by their presence, and he fails to convince the woman he loves to escape the unfolding carnage.

Maybe the depressing pointlessness of the hero helped keep audiences away at the time. All this stuff would be happening without this guy. 


Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark started this whole debate in the first place. The first installment of cinematic dream-team George Lucas and Stephen Spielberg's classic action/adventure series follows 1930s archeology heartthrob Indiana Jones as he endeavors to foil an occult Nazi plot (the go-to historical baddies) to find and harness the mysterious power of the Ark of the Covenant.

Except that, as explained by Amy Farrah Fowler on The Big Bang Theory, "Indiana Jones plays no role in the outcome of the story. [...] If he weren't in the movie, the Nazis would still have found the Ark, taken it to the island, opened it up, and all died, just like they did."

And she's totally right. All Indie really does is slow the Nazis down. They still get their leather-gloved hands on the Ark, they still end up opening it, and the Ark is the thing that stops them, not Doctor Jones. Still, we'll always have that great gun vs. sword scene.


Return of the Jedi

A controversial pick, but indulge the theory, if you can.

Luke Skywalker is a great character (if not a little whiny), and obviously plays an instrumental role in Episode VI: A New Hope and Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. But in Episode VI: Return of the Jedi, the last Jedi standing takes a backseat when it comes to the main plot.

Sure, Luke helps in the rescue mission to get Han Solo's carbonite body back from Jabba the Hut, fights the Emperor, and redeems his father's soul in time to earn him a Force ghost after he dies. But if the central thrust of Episode VI's story is about taking down the Empire's new Death Star, all of that was pretty much achieved without him by the Rebel Alliance, and Darth Vader - though acting in his son's interest - was the one to kill the Emperor in the end.

Luke only really contributes to the emotional underpinning of the plot, not its physical thrust. 


The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Frodo is most definitely the protagonist and ultimate hero of the Lord of the Rings films, but he doesn't really do jack sh*t in the second installment of the series, The Two Towers. While Legolas, Aragorn, and Gimli attempt to enlist wary, apathetic human allies in the fight against evil, and end up in the most epic battle at Helm's Deep, Frodo and his ride-or-die hobbit boo Sam mess around in some mountains with Gollum. 

Meanwhile, Merry and Pippin befriend some giant walking trees and convince them to lay siege to Isengard. The Ents (the trees) agree, and the attack is successful. Isengard falls, and Merry and Pippin find some dank bud to get blazed on. All the while, Frodo sits on some jagged rocks, lamenting his fate and struggling with relatively bland ontological issues regarding the nature of his relationship with Gollum. 

Frodo exerts tremendous force on the plots of The Fellowship of the Ring and The Return of the King, but he gets up to just about nothing in The Two Towers


To Kill a Mockingbird

Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck)  has praised as one of the greatest literary characters and cinematic heroes of all time. Yet, how much influence on the plot of To Kill A Mockingbird does he actually have?

Finch may be as compelling and eloquent a lawyer as they come, but, ultimately, his skills prove futile in changing any of the tragic events in this adaptation of Harper Lee's classic morality tale about prejudice and fear. If you remove Finch from the story, an innocent man would have still been killed in prison by the townsfolk, Boo Radley would have still saved Scout's life, and the outcome of the trial would have been the same.

Ultimately, Finch accomplishes nothing he sets out to do. Perhaps the point here is seeing the dignity in his failure. But still. He doesn't really do much. 


Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Aww, poor Indiana Jones. Yet again, the good doctor proves worthless, this time in the third (and second best) installment of the venerated series. 

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade introduces Sean Connery as Indie's dad, which is interesting, since Indie is basically James Bond as an archeologist. Otherwise, the movie is exactly the same as Raiders of the Lost Ark - the Nazis want a Biblical relic (this time it's the Holy Grail) and don't know where to find; Indie goes on an adventure, during which he accidentally delivers the relic into enemy hands. 

In the end, it's revealed the Nazis don't actually know how to get past all those great ancient booby traps to retrieve the Grail. Indie helps them, and it's reveealed the Nazis don't even know what the Grail looks like. So they wouldn't been able to get it in the first place. So, actually, Indie helps the Nazis even more in Crusade than he does in Ark. Come on, man. 



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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:13:09 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/great-movies-that-dont-need-heroes/hannah-collins
<![CDATA[Best Restaurant Fight Scenes in Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-restaurant-fight-scenes-in-movies/ranker-film

We compiled the best restaurant fight scenes in movies. From Hollywood action movies to foreign films, the greatest fight scenes in restaurants feature martial arts, badass characters, and bloody violence. What’s your favorite restaurant fight scene in a movie? 

Including movies like Kill Bill and The Legend of Drunken Master, this list of movie fight scenes in diners and restaurants comes with videos, so you can watch your favorite action movie stars, like Jackie Chan, Donnie Yen, and Jet Li, fight in a restaurant. 

Here are the best restaurant fight scenes in movies. Vote for your favorite fight scenes in cinematic history and let us know in the comments if any good restaurant fights are missing from the list.


Best Restaurant Fight Scenes in Movies,

The Legend of Drunken Master

Kill Bill Volume 1

The Forbidden Kingdom

The Glimmer Man

The Protector

Safe

The Raid 2: Berandal

Special ID

Blackhat

Supercop


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Wed, 03 May 2017 10:28:22 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-restaurant-fight-scenes-in-movies/ranker-film
<![CDATA[Fantastically Bizarre Horror Films That Are Now Streaming On Netflix]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/bizarre-horror-movies/lisa-a-flowers

Netflix. What a strange looking-glass to pass through. A warped digital portal to fears and desires, a tar pit for the stoned and drunk. In case you hadn't noticed, there are some brilliantly weird movies on Netflix. There are also a lot of cryptically fabulous and surreal horror movies on Netflix. Weird horror movies; insane horror movies; masterpiece-mind-fu##k movies like David Lynch. Those kids of weird horror films.

Bizarre horror movies, when done right, are a thing of joy forever, but rooting through the rubble of options out there in the wide world of streaming is a major challenge. So what are some notably strange movies that can be seen on Netflix right now? From the artsy Mexican splatter-fest Here Comes the Devil to the morbidly funny Housebound, there's a good handful of surreal horror choices there for the streaming, and in many of them, blood streams in time with visual images. Whether you're looking for unique relationships between humans and corpses, as in 2014's Irish horror gem The Canal, or out for birthing-horror on par with Eraserhead, as in 2016's hyper-freaky Antibirth, read on. 


Fantastically Bizarre Horror Films That Are Now Streaming On Netflix,

Mulholland Drive

Can 2001's Mulholland Drive be properly classified as a horror movie? Yes, and then some, despite the fact that it can't really be properly classified as anything. David Lynch's unforgettable story of Betty Elms, a girl who comes to Hollywood to make it big (and ends up God knows where), is easily one of the best, and most original, films ever made. There's an aura of low-grade horror hanging over it that never goes away, even when the setting is full-on California sunshine.

Mulholland Drive features one of the most disturbing decomposing corpses ever assembled, as well as a benevolent-looking old couple who turn out to be straight from hell, ominous magicians, potentially dead opera singers performing in theaters that might not exist, and sinister cowboys that disappear into the darkness of their corrals at night. What else could you ask for?


Here Comes the Devil

A strange, surreal, ultra-violent take on Peter Weir's ethereal masterpiece Picnic at Hanging Rock, Mexican horror film Here Comes the Devil is a singularly compelling, occasionally ingenious achievement. The plot centers on two kids who briefly disappear after climbing a hill/exploring a cave in Tijuana during a family trip. They eventually return, but when they do, they've changed in ways that are as undefinable as they are ominous.

With its fusion of splattery gangster aesthetics (ala Scarface), grainy, nightmarish noir (ala Lynch's Inland Empire), and occasional hysterical incoherence (ala Andrzej Zulawski's Possession), Here Comes the Devil is a must for fans of weird, arsty horror and innovative slasher movies alike. 


Starry Eyes

Starry Eyes has a classic plot: girl comes to the big city to become a star, runs into problems, has trials and tribulations, solves problems, becomes a star. It's basically La La Land. But in this Kickstarter-funded indie horror, solving problems involves methods that are as ghastly as they are surreal. 

Sarah (Alex Essoe) is an aspiring actress who can't get a break. After a series of abysmal auditions, she snaps and (literally) tears her hair out in a frenzy,  a move that impresses the casting director. Things go from bizarre to hallucinogenic from there, until a star is (re)born in a way that's bound to burn itself into the retina.


Housebound

With its witty, bizarre script and a twist that's truly off the wall (in more ways than one), New Zealand horror-comedy Housebound is as fresh as a summer breeze carrying the scent of a slaughterhouse over a field.

The film follows Kylie, a cynical, self-deprecating, likeably cynical teen who gets put on house arrest after attempting to rob an ATM with her boyfriend. Trapped in her childhood home (which she hates) with her mom (with whom she has a highly dysfunctional relationship), she slowly begins to realize everything around her is haunted, and things just get weirder and weirder from there. 


The Canal

Though Irish horror gem The Canal doesn't end up utilizing a particularly original storyline, it makes up for it with chillingly elegant direction and aesthetics. This moody, cerebral piece follows film archivist David, who learns his wife is having an affair. She disappears and ends up dead, and he's left alone with his young son. That's about all that can be said without entering spoiler-territory, but suffice it to say the movie is filled with beautiful and terrible moments, including a haunting scene that pays a gorgeous homage to 1961's The Innocents, as well as frequent references to 2002's The Ring. 

The Canal's penultimate scene, with its birth-and-baby horror on par with Eraserhead, is shockingly grotesque and genuinely terrifying. So start streaming it into your own virtual canal now.


Antibirth

If you can imagine a grimmer Female Trouble or Pink Flamingoes doing drugs with a slightly more linear Gummo or Julien Donkey-Boy, you can imagine the general jist of 2016's Antibirth. Danny Perez's body horror film chronicles the fate of Lou (Natasha Lyonne), a hard-drinking party girl living in a trailer in a sh*tty, burned out meth-ish town with no future.

One day, after not having sex for more than a year, Lou wakes up pregnant ... and the rest is psychedelic, grotesque, dystopian history. The film is relentlessly depressing, but it's also continually inventive, surreal, and unexpected, and well worth a watch.


Baskin (2015)

Baskin tells the story of a group of policemen who descend into their own hells after eating at a restaurant that may (or may not) be serving up butchered corpses from their pasts. The movie is firmly rooted in the great tradition of noirish Japanese horror films like Jigoku. With falling fetuses, dark woods, Biblical frog plagues, and existential terror, Baskin exudes an almost palpable energy that's hard to shake. Its intertwining theme of childhood dreams and nightmares being and/or coming true have earned it frequent comparisons with A Nightmare on Elm Street, but it's much more cerebral and profound than that, and bound to become a classic.


Cosmos (2015)

Though it's been dubbed a thriller, Andrzej Zulawski's final film, Cosmos (like almost all of the late director's movies) is a high-pitched plunge onto the various elements that define horror. Based on a novel by Polish author and playwright Witold Gombrowicz, the film concerns two friends who check into the wrong country inn. One of the men falls in love with a beautiful young woman who resides there, but she's insane. And so is almost everyone else, including (perhaps) the movie's protagonists.

The film ricochets with the frantic, confused, and deranged energy Zulawski's movies are famous for, and is full of Ingmar Bergman-like philosophical and poetic dialogue. A reviewer for rogerebert.com described it as "absinthe distilled secretly in a prison cell. The world may be angry, confusing, loud and lopsided when drinking it, but when the bottle is empty all you'll want is more."

 That about nails it, so (visually) drink up.


The Wailing (2016)

South Korea has become one of the world's great epicenters of slow-burning (and truly terrifying) arthouse horror, and 2016's The Wailing is no exception. Set in the mountains above Seoul, the film chronicles a plague that turns people into murderers. Actor Kwak Do-won plays Jong-goo, an investigating police officer who has unsettling dreams of a meat-devouring woman with glowing eyes, and whose daughter gets infected. What follows is a ghastly, riveting journey you won't soon forget. 



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Thu, 04 May 2017 09:03:44 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/bizarre-horror-movies/lisa-a-flowers
<![CDATA[14 Things That Happen In Every Freakin' Pirates Of The Caribbean Movie]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/tropes-in-pirates-of-the-caribbean/aaron-edwards

When Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl came out, nobody realized it would launch a powerhouse franchise that would become a household name. Like many long-running series, there are recurring themes in every Pirates of the Caribbean movie if you know where to look. After several films and more than 10 years of adventures, it's hard not to notice how the movies rely on the same tropes in regards to their characters, action, and stories. From Jack Sparrow's affected mannerisms to William Turner always putting love above all else, there are many things that happen in every Pirates of the Caribbean movie. Seriously, you can pretty much set your watch to them.

You've probably subconsciously noticed these repeated motifs across the films, but they've likely never really registered as you watched. These tropes will let you know what to look out for in the future adventures of Jack Sparrow.


14 Things That Happen In Every Freakin' Pirates Of The Caribbean Movie,

The Rum Is Always Gone

In a now famous scene from the first movie, Elizabeth and Jack are left to die on a small island. Elizabeth soon discovers the island is a cache for rum smugglers, with much of their wares still tucked away. While Jack just wants to get drunk, Elizabeth decides to burn everything to create a smoke signal. This leads to Jack's beloved quote, "But why is the rum gone?"

It's proven so popular, throughout the sequels almost every time Jack has tried to get a swig of his favorite drink, it's nowhere to be found. It was a funny line in 2003, but by the third time the rum was gone the sheen had worn away. It's the Caribbean. Surely at some point, they'd come across some rum.


The Black Pearl Is Stolen

Jack's quest to get the Pearl back in the first film is compelling and interesting. When he eventually reclaims it at the end, we get to see him be the captain of the ship for a whole movie. Well, until it's taken by the Kraken at the end of Dead Man's Chest.

The entire first act of the third film involves everyone rescuing Jack and the Pearl, only for Barbossa to go running off with the ship at the end. And the entirety of On Stranger Tides sees the Pearl stuck in a bottle, stolen by Blackbeard. After a while, it really just seems like getting a new ship would be easier than retaking the Pearl again and again.


Someone Is Locked In A Jail Cell

Pirates are, by definition, outlaws. So it stands to reason that someone, at some point, is going to get caught and locked up. Still, we really don't need to see it in every movie. In the first film, Jack Sparrow gets locked up three times. In the sequel, it's Will and the crew of the Pearl that get put in irons. The third film literally sees Jack stuck in a place called Davy Jones' locker, and the fourth begins with Mr. Gibbs on trial, only for Jack Sparrow to be taken prisoner by both the English Royal Navy and Blackbeard.

It's can be a solid plot device to have someone locked up, and it's bound to happen to pirates sometime, but repeating prison scenes in every film have resulted in some seriously diminishing returns. 


The Crew Of The Black Pearl Turns Against Jack Sparrow

Jack Sparrow may be brilliant, but pirates are a treacherous lot. The inciting incident for the first film's story sees Jack deposed from his captaincy by a mutiny. Of course, after he gets his ship back and is captain again in Dead Man's Chest, Elizabeth leaves him to die at the tentacles of the Kraken, and the crew is basically fine with it.

Then, at conclusion of At World's End, the crew ditch him to go off and find the Fountain of Youth all on their own, only to discover Jack took the most important part of the map for himself. With the amount of back and forth Jack has with his crew, it's amazing he didn't fire them all and hire some new shipmates ages ago.


A Woman Pretends To Be Someone Else

The Caribbean is a man's world, but Elizabeth Swann is a cunning woman who doesn't play by the rules. In the first film, she claims her last name is Turner to the crew of the Pearl in order to disguise the fact she's a governor's daughter. In Dead Man's Chest, she pretends to be male member of a ship so she can get passage to find Jack. In the third film, the trope begins to wear ragged as she impersonates the sea goddess Calypso. After a while, it'd be great just to see her shine as herself in one of these films.

Oh, and let's not forget that at the start of On Stranger Tides, Penelope Cruz's Angelica pretends to be Jack Sparrow. Because... it's fun to see her play dress up?


Jack Gets Marooned (Or Maroons Someone)

One of the most interesting elements from the first movie was Jack Sparrow's relationship with Barbossa. Barbossa marooned Jack on an island after his mutiny, Jack escaped through dumb luck, and now wants to use the single shot they left him to kill his ex-first mate.

In the second film, Jack once again finds himself stuck on an island, afraid of venturing out onto the sea where Davy Jones can catch him. In At World's End, Jack is stuck in Davy Jones' locker, and only escapes with the help of his friends. On Stranger Tides, on the other hands, actually sees Jack marooning someone else, the same way Barbossa left him to die. After all that Jack has been through, that last one seems remarkably cold.


There's A Strange Item Central To Finding Treasure

In every Pirates film, the way to get to whatever treasure is driving the story is through a supernatural item. The first three films feature Jack's compass, which points to whatever the holder desires most. Dead Man's Chest also features a key to a box holding the disembodied beating heart of Davy Jones.

On Stranger Tides focuses on the hunt for Fountain of Youth, which requires the tear of a mermaid in order to work, like you do. The problem with these increasingly ludicrous items is that they begin to stretch credulity. Seriously, how do people even know about them in the first place? By the time we reach the fourth film, it's just kind of glossed over and characters never explain how they know what they know.


Jack Sparrow Gets Slapped By A Woman

Jack has a way with the ladies, and it certainly catches up with him. When he and Will first visit Tortuga, he gets slapped several times (some of which he deserved, some... he probably also deserved). It's pretty hilarious, but when you get to the sequel the slapping continues.

They try to make it comical, but it ends up being far too self-referential on a one-note joke. They do bring it back to good effect during On Stranger Tides, when during a mermaid attack one swims up to Jack and slaps him in the face. It's so unexpected, it kind of works.


Barbossa Eats An Apple

When Captain Hector Barbossa was cursed by Aztec gold, he lost the ability to enjoy life or his senses. In a fantastic scene in the first film, he watches Elizabeth Swann eat and tries to gain some vicarious joy from her indulgence. He then proclaims the first thing he'll do when he's cured is eat, "a whole bushel of apples."

In fact, when he "dies" at the end of the first film, we see an apple fall from his hand (which is weird, since he was just in a sword fight, but whatever). And sure enough, the first time we see him back from the dead in Dead Man's Chest, he's snacking on an apple. He's also seen eating apples aboard ships in the subsequent two films. Now, pirates had a major problem with scurvy back in the day, mostly because it was incredibly difficult and expensive to keep fruit fresh on long ocean voyages. So, either Barbossa is incredibly well connected or he has access to a magical locker of replenishing apples. 


There's Always A Weird, Immortality Curse Afflicting A Crew Of Pirates

The first movie revolved around the Black Pearl's crew getting cursed by an Aztec treasure. The afflicted pirates become immortal, and look like skeletons in moonlight. Overall, pretty cool stuff. In Dead Man's Chest and At World's End, not only is Jack trying to escape a supernatural debt to protect his soul, but Davy Jones and his crew are cursed to live as immortal man/sea creature hybrids.

The fourth film features Blackbeard's crew, who are essentially (immortal) zombies in bad makeup. With four films of supernatural crews, it's easy to think the entire Atlantic is full of undead pirate crews afflicted with supernatural maladies, which also seems to be the case in Dead Men Tell No Tales. Is it too much to ask for a singular regular crew of pirates?



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Tue, 23 May 2017 06:05:14 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/tropes-in-pirates-of-the-caribbean/aaron-edwards
<![CDATA[Facts About Klaus Kinski, The Weirdest GD Actor Of All TIme]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/insane-klaus-kinski-facts/katia-kleyman

Klaus Kinski (1926-1991) was one of the most demented German artists of all time. He was born in Poland but moved to Germany with his parents when he was young, and began his acting career shortly after serving in WWII. As an actor, he was considered a genius. Nobody had the manic passion Kinski exuded. Because of that mania, he was a complete horror to work with. There's crazy actors, then there's Klaus Kinski. As these insane Klaus Kinski stories will show, this raving lunatic behind a one man Jesus show was among the nuttiest thespians in the history of cinema. 

Only one director could bear to collaborate with Kinski more than once: Werner Herzog. Herzog and Kinski did a total of five films together: Aguirre, The Wrath of God (1972), Nosferatu (1979), Woyzeck (1979), Fitzcarraldo (1982) and Cobra Verde (1987). Their frenemy relationship produced some of the most insane stories about Kinski’s life, many of which were highlighted in Herzog’s posthumous documentary tribute to Kinski, My Best Fiend (1999).

Kinski by no means was a good man, as insane celebrities rarely are. He was hated by many, including his own family. As these crazy Klaus Kinski facts attest, he was one of most batsh*t insane actors ever, yet no other thespian brought intensity to a character like he did. Below are some facts and stories about this wild man definitely worth checking out. Some spoilers are ahead if you’re not caught up on your Herzog films.


Facts About Klaus Kinski, The Weirdest GD Actor Of All TIme,

He Shot The Tip Off An Extra's Finger On The Set Of Aguirre

The making of Aguirre, Wrath of God was infamously insane. Director Werner Herzog stole camera equipment for the movie from the Munich Film School, and paid local trappers to capture 400 monkeys, which they tried to sell to someone in the United States; Herzog went to the airport pretending to be a veterinarian and got the monkeys back just before they were flown out of the country. 

But that's not as insane as Kinski shooting the top joint off an extra's finger. While in the middle of a tantrum, the actor was irritated by noises coming from a hut where extras and crew members were playing cards. Kinski fired three bullets at the hut, blowing off the top of an extra's finger. Whoops. 


His Daughters Accused Him Of Sexual Abuse And Rape

The most egregious accusations against Kinski comes from his own daughters. Nearly 12 years after his death, his eldest daughter, Pola Kinski, accused him of repeatedly sexually abusing her as a child in her book, Child’s Mouth. She claimed the abuse started when she was five, and that he raped her for the first time when she was nine.

“I’ve written a book about it because I can no longer bear the fact that a person whose halo gets bigger from year to year is being glorified in this way,” Pola said in an interview with Stern magazine.

Pola’s half-sister, actress Nastassja Kinski, supported her sister’s claims, saying her father also inappropriately touched her.

"He always touched me far too much, held me so tightly against him that I thought I could not escape. At the time I was four or five years old and we were living in Munich," she said in an interview. "Instinctively I recognized that this could not be the loving embrace of a father but that it was more than that.”

Kinski's son Nikolai refused to comment on the issue. Both sisters said they weren't sorry when their father died.


He Permanently Scarred An Extra By Hitting Him On The Head With A Sword

Kinski was pretty abusive to the cast and crew of the films he starred in. In My Best Fiend, Herzog meets with an extra from Aguirre who describes Kinski as “aggressive” and “not quite normal," and shows a 27-year old scar from when Kinski swung a sword at his head.  


Indigenous Actors On The Set Of Fitzcarraldo Offered To Kill Kinski As a Favor To Herzog

For both Aguirre (1972) and Fitzcarraldo (1982), Herzog employed Peruvian Indians as extras. The natives were deeply disturbed by Kinski. His tantrums and bizarre outbursts were like something they’ve never seen before.

“These ravings were frightening and a real problem for the Indians, who solve their conflicts in a totally different manner,” Herzog said in My Best Fiend. The Peruvians were so fed up with Kinski by the end of the production for Fitzcarraldo, they offered to kill him as a favor to Herzog.

“They said: ‘Shall we kill him for you?’ And I said: ‘No, for God’s sake! I still need him for shooting. Leave him to me!’” Herzog recalled.


He Performed A One-Man Theatrical Interpretation Of The New Testament

In 1971, Kinski did what any sane actor would: staged a live one-man theatrical interpretation of the New Testament. The show was entitled Jesus Christus Erlöser, or Jesus Christ Savoir, ran about 80 minutes, and opened with a solemn intonation: "Wanted: Jesus Christ. Charged with seduction, anarchistic tendencies, conspiracy against the authority of the state." 

Standing alone on a stage adorned with nothing but a microphone, before a sold-out auditorium of 5000, Kinski had a meltdown of biblical proportions. He fought with the audience, then eventually stormed off stage until hecklers left. He finally returned to finish his bizarre monologue about “a man who would rather be massacred than continue to live and fester.” 


Herzog Almost Set Fire To Kinski’s Cabin On The Set Of Fitzcarraldo

Kinski was a megalomaniac know to throw hours-long tantrums on set. At one point during filming Fitzcarraldo (1982), Herzog reached his boiling point with Kinski’s antics. He planned to set fire to Kinski’s cabin while he was asleep inside. He would have done it if it weren’t for Kinski’s vigilant dog, who attacked the director as he approached the house.

"We had a great love, a great bond, but both of us planned to murder each other,” Herzog said of the late actor at the premier of My Best Fiend at Cannes. “Klaus was one of the greatest actors of the century, but he was also a monster and a great pestilence. Every single day I had to think of new ways of domesticating the beast."


He Threw Potatoes And Cutlery At A Critic Who Called His Performance "Outstanding And Extraordinary"

As Werner Herzog relates in My Best Fiend, Kinski once threw two potatoes and whatever cutlery he could find at a theater critic during a formal dinner. According to Herzog, Kinski took offense to the critic praising a small role of the actor's in a play as "outstanding and extraordinary."

After chucking root vegetables and flatware at the man, Kinski shouted "I was not excellent! I was not extraordinary! I was monumental! I was epochal!"


He Started His Acting Career As A Prisoner Of War

When Kinski was 16-years-old, he was drafted into the army and served in WWII for all of two days. He was wounded and captured in the Netherlands, and sent to a British POW camp. At least, that's one version of the story. In his autobiography, All I Need Is Love, he claims he deserted and was sentenced to death by the Germans, but escaped and surrendered to the British.

Either way, Kinski was a prisoner of war for nearly a year-and-a-half, and launched his acting career during this time. He and fellow POWs starred in plays meant to help keep up morale among prisoners. 


Other Actors Hated Kinski So Much They Pummeled Him For Real In What Were Supposed To Be Staged Fight Scenes

Herzog wasn’t the only one who had problems with Kinski. Practically everybody who worked on Herzog-Kinski collaborations hated the blonde sociopath. Fellow actors so despised Kinski, there were several occasions on which the actor got seriously injured filming what were supposed to be staged fight scenes.

Herzog remembers:

“My crew would almost mutiny when they heard that Klaus was on board. They would say, 'How could you do this do us? We can't take this man a minute longer.’ I don't like the term wild man, but Dennis Hopper was in the kindergarten compared with Klaus. I remember scenes where Klaus was attacked, and how the other actors used to take such pleasure in punching and kicking him. He was often quite badly hurt.


He Thought The Raiders Of The Lost Ark Script Was A "Boring Pile Of Sh*t"

Kinski prided himself on movies he turned down almost as much movies he was in. He claimed to have turned down more than 1,000 films in his career, and didn’t feel at all bad about it. Among the directors he turned down are Arthur Penn, Federico Fellini, Ken Russel, and Steven Spielberg.

Kinski could have appeared in one of the most iconic Hollywood films of the ‘80s if he hadn’t refused Spielberg, who was apparently ready to give the actor a lead role in the Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981).  The actor wasn't a fan of the script.

“This script is a yawn-making, boring, pile of sh*t,” he said.



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<![CDATA[Subtle Pirates Of The Caribbean Merchandise You Can Use To Rep Jack Sparrow]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/subtle-pirates-of-the-caribbean-merchandise/shanell-mouland

Captain Jack Sparrow is back in what promises to be the final installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise. The latest Disney sequel, Dead Men Tell No Tales, might be the greatest of the saga with Depp returning as one of the best pirate characters, Jack Sparrow. It also features the brilliant Javier Bardem as the bone-chilling Captain Salazar. This movie looks so crazy cool that you better get your tickers early. 

If you're a fan or a friend of a fan, you might want to check out these discreet Pirates of the Caribbean gifts. Fear not, this isn't child-friendly merch. This list of subtle gear features cool, chic, and understated items. Vote up the fan merchandise you'd gladly don or use to show your support for the films. 


Subtle Pirates Of The Caribbean Merchandise You Can Use To Rep Jack Sparrow,

Octapus Tentacle Ring

Super Chic Tahitian Pearl And Leather Bracelet

Ghost Skull Ceramic Bowls

Pirate Tote Bag

Skull Decanter

Handmade Jack Sparrow Wallet

"The Beatings Will Continue Until Morale Improves" T-Shirt

"Why Is The Rum Gone?" Glass

Skull Ring Just Like Johnny

Sterling Silver Skull Cufflinks


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<![CDATA[Body Horror Movies Ranked By How Disgusting They Are]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-disgusting-body-horror-movies/aaron-edwards

Not everyone can handle disgusting body horror movies, but those who can appreciate them like a fine wine, which is perhaps appropriate, given that wine is substituted for the blood of Christ and The Passion of the Christ is kind of a body horror movie. The best body horror movies are incredibly difficult to pull off; the extreme nature of the genre makes it easy for the most disgusting body horror movies to come across as cheesy if the writing, effects, and acting aren't exactly on point.

The disgusting body horror films below are the nastiest of the nasty, and paragons of their genre. Keep in mind that these films aren't slasher flicks, so don't expect to see Leatherface or Jason Vorhees. These are horrors that come from within, which may be scarier than any serial killer looking to gouge some eyeballs. While not every film here is rife with deluges of blood, they're all very disturbing horror movies. 

You'll find everything from '70s shoestring-budget horror to '80s remakes and modern body mutilation porn. Chances are you've seen a lot of these gross movies (this list isn't really stuff for neophytes), but in case you haven't, you'll find their levels of nasty ranked on the following scale (starting with the easiest on your stomach):

  • Hard To Watch
  • Pretty Darn Gross
  • Vomit Inducing
  • Absolutely Disgusting
  • Positively Depraved

So, if you're curious to see just how bad these movies get, check out the list below!


Body Horror Movies Ranked By How Disgusting They Are,

Leviathan

Level of Disgusting: Pretty Darn Gross

Movie Rating: 17% on Rotten Tomatoes

The Body Horror: Leviathan may be a shameless rip-off of Alien (only it's underwater!), but it at least stars the great Peter Weller (Robocop!) and Ernie Hudson. The titular creature merges the bodies of people to make a mega-creature-corpse. That all the victims (not all of whom are dead) are trapped in this conglomerate of flesh is pretty awful, but the special effects are so laughable at times it's hard to be scared.


Alien

Level of Disgusting: Vomit Inducing

Movie Rating: 97% on Rotten Tomatoes

The Body Horror: Alien may seem run-of-the-mill by today's standards, but back in 1979, people were literally vomiting in the theater. From the iconic chestburster scene to the use of sexual violence in the form of the creature, Alien is a masterpiece of cinema and implies far more than it shows - which is the mark of true genius.


Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Level of Disgusting: Hard To Watch

Movie Rating: 98% on Rotten Tomatoes

The Body Horror: The original Invasion of the Body Snatchers scared the hell out of audiences in the 1950s due to the overwhelming fear of communist infiltrators. Everyday citizens replaced by pod people mimicked the fear that your neighbor might be a Soviet sleeper agent. So, while the pod people weren't all that disgusting, what they represented was incredibly frightening for the time.


The Thing

Level of Disgusting: Vomit Inducing

Movie Rating: 81% on Rotten Tomatoes

The Body Horror: A parable for the AIDS epidemic in the 1980s, The Thing features an amorphous creature capable of assimilating and perfectly mimicking other life forms. What follows is a story full of paranoia and nasty mutating body parts from all sorts of creatures. Luckily, Kurt Russell and his beard are on the case to save the day.


Re-Animator

Level of Disgusting: Positively Depraved

Movie Rating: 94% on Rotten Tomatoes

The Body Horror: One of the most twisted zombie movies of all time, Re-Animator features a scientist who discovers how to bring people back from the dead. The problem is, when they come back, they're absolutely insane. But all the gore from the dead bodies has nothing on a scene featuring a decapitated head going down on a woman.


Rosemary's Baby

Level Of Disgusting: Hard To Watch

Movie Rating: 99% on Rotten Tomatoes

The Body Horror: While not explicitly gory, Rosemary's Baby prays on common pregnancy fears such as "Is my child the spawn of Satan?". That Rosemary's child was the result of a rape from the devil is bad enough, but then she discovers she’s carrying the anti-Christ. Not many men can empathize, because they don't grown organisms inside of them (other than parasites). 

When Rosemary finally has the kid and realizes the depth of the conspiracy against her, she’s horrified, then overcome with motherly affection. That might be the most horrifying part of all. All mothers love their children, even those 666 devil spawn ones.


Shivers

Level Of Disgusting: Vomit Inducing

Movie Rating: 86% on Rotten Tomatoes

The Body Horror: David Cronenberg knows how to disgust an audience, and isn't afraid of using sex to do it. In Shivers, a mad doctor creates a parasite that drives people crazy with lust. What follows isn't kinky softcore porn, but a full-on ground zero zombie infection story with an apartment building overrun by violent, infected humans. Luckily, the movie's shoestring budget holds it back from being as overtly disgusting as something like Cronenberg's later work, such as The Fly. It would be best to avoid this one if you have problems with films that have explicit sex and violence, especially at the same time.


Teeth

Level Of Disgusting: Hard To Watch

Movie Rating: 79% on Rotten Tomatoes

The Body Horror: Men might find Teeth movie tougher to watch than women, but that's kind of the point. It's about a woman who discovers she has teeth between her legs and uses it to extract revenge on all the men who have wronged her. It's an exploration of sexual violence that helps victim become predator, which will make some women cheer for the protagonist (and they wouldn't be wrong to). Men might find themselves twitching in their seats, watching between the fingers over their faces.


The Fly

Level of Disgusting: Positively Depraved

Movie Rating: 91% on Rotten Tomatoes

The Body Horror: If you were to watch the first half of The Fly, it'd be easy to mistake it for a quirky romance about a reporter who falls in love with an anti-social scientist. But then protagonist Seth Brundle gets his DNA spliced with a housefly and starts to mutate into a man/fly hybrid. It's full of absolutely horrible stuff, including acidic vomit, impregnation horror, and Seth's ultimate fate: turning into the horrific Brundlefly. It's hard to get more disturbing than the body horror in this flick.


Tusk

Level Of Disgusting: Absolutely Disgusting

Movie Rating: 41% on Rotten Tomatoes

The Body Horror: Who would have thought the guy who made Clerks would go on to make Tusk, a body horror film about Wallace Bryton (Justin Long) becoming a human walrus? Based on a story from director Kevin Smith's "SModcast" podcast, the movie starts with a podcast host (surprise!) who falls into the clutches of a disgruntled ex-seaman obsessed with turning people into walruses. The old guy deforms Bryton's body and puts him into a suit made of human skin, conditioning him to act like a walrus. It's essentially The Human Centipede with tusks, so watch at your own risk.



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<![CDATA[Best Bar Fight Scenes in Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bar-fight-scenes-in-movies/ranker-film

We compiled the best bar fight scenes in movies. From Hollywood action movies to foreign films, the greatest fight scenes in bars feature martial arts, badass characters, and bloody violence. What’s your favorite bar fight scene in a movie? 

Including movies like Kingsman: The Secret Service and Out for Justice, this list of movie fight scenes in bars comes with videos, so you can watch your favorite action movie stars fight in a bar. 

Here are the best bar fight scenes in movies. Vote for your favorite fight scenes in cinematic history and let us know in the comments if any good bar fights are missing from the list.


Best Bar Fight Scenes in Movies,

Daredevil

Kickboxer

Out for Justice

Road House

Rush Hour

Serenity

Shanghai Noon

The World's End

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Legend


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<![CDATA[Best Train Fight Scenes in Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-train-fight-scenes-in-movies/ranker-film

We compiled the best train fight scenes in movies. From Hollywood action movies to foreign films, the greatest fight scenes in trains feature martial arts, badass characters, and bloody violence. What’s your favorite train fight scene in a movie? 

Including movies like Spider-Man 2 and The Legend of Drunken Master, this list of movie fight scenes on trains comes with videos, so you can watch your favorite action movie stars fight inside a train, on top of a train, and even under a train.

Here are the best train fight scenes in movies. Vote for your favorite fight scenes in cinematic history and let us know in the comments if any good train fights are missing from the list.


Best Train Fight Scenes in Movies,

The Hunted

Ant-Man

The Legend of Drunken Master

Spider-Man 2

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory

Endhiran

The Wolverine

Abduction

Spectre

Three Guys Fight Through Zombies


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<![CDATA[Martin Scorsese Crime Films That Are Filled With Blatant Homoeroticism]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/scorsese-gangster-movie-homoeroticism/lisa-a-flowers

Homoerotic gangster movies provide one of the great, epic, forbidden romantic motifs in cinema. This marriage of homosexuality and machismo, which goes hand-in-hand as nicely as homosexuality and Catholicism, usually remains unacknowledged by genre fans, perhaps because said subtleties are customarily cloaked in a maelstrom (pun intended) of supercharged patriarchal excess. Who knows, maybe these characters are just bi-curious gangsters. Who hasn't had the occasional tingle of wondering what life is like on the other side? 

It's safe to say that nobody does crime and gangster pictures like Martin Scorsese. Films like Raging Bull and Taxi Driver are synonymous with tortured heterosexual masculinity, but there's something else there, too: a homoerotic subtext that's veritably ablaze with energy. Sometimes this element is overt, as in The Departed, but if you really care to look, such moments abound. 

So, whether your poison is Catholic guilt manifesting through male sexuality or the kind of poetically subtle (and strangulated) chemistry that never gets off the ground, read on for your naughty little primer on homoeroticism in Scorsese movies. 


Martin Scorsese Crime Films That Are Filled With Blatant Homoeroticism,

Casino

While it's true that some see the intensity of Nicky Santoro's (Joe Pesci) relationship with Sam Rothstein (Robert DiNiro) as homoerotic, it's equally true many do not. Certainly, there's an element of hero-worship, at least until Nicky gets too big for his britches and ends up (still breathing) in a hole in the desert. In the scene above, Santoro meets Rothstein in the desert like a partner in a clandestine romance, and they bicker like a couple whose relationship is coming apart at the seems. 

Casino is still filled with subtexts and profundities of all stripes, and along with Taxi DriverGoodfellas, and Mean Streets, it ranks among Martin Scorsese's all-time bests.


After Hours

After Hours isn't a gangster or crime movie, but it does have the mob in it, so it still perhaps deserves a place on this list. According to this piece in Splitsider, it's also refreshingly un-homophobic, especially in a mostly improvised homoerotic scene, which takes place in a tavern:

"When Paul [Griffin Dunne] returns to the bar, the only other customers are two leather-clad men sitting a few feet from him who look like extras from Cruising. After drinking shots of whiskey, they start kissing. Neither Paul nor the bartender, who we also know as straight, has any reaction to this happening right in front of them. A kiss between two men is rarely treated so nonchalantly in a movie ... and we’re not talking a peck: this was hot and heavy, tongues-down-throats making out. One guy even pinches the other’s bared nipple."

Which just goes to show that forward doesn't mean straight.


Gangs of New York

Gangs of New York piles Catholic imagery and metaphors on top of homoeroticism so heavily and densely it's hard to tell when one ends and the other begins, which is perhaps the point. Bill the Butcher (Daniel Day-Lewis) plays a fatherly role to young Amsterdam Vallon (Leonardo DiCaprio). Guiding him through adulthood in the absence of his actual father, he plays a part like that of a priest, or god. Yet Bill has killed Amsterdam's father ... which, sticking with the Biblical metaphors (seems appropriate, since Amsterdam's father was a priest), makes Bill the Romans, if Jesus stands in for the patriarch on Earth. 

On top of being a father figure and betrayer, Bill is something of a "daddy" to Amsterdam. In one famous scene, Amsterdam wakes up next to Jenny (Cameron Diaz), with whom he has just finished a round of hanky-panky, to find Bill watching over him. Bill once had a long-standing affair with Jenny, so, if you're keeping score, they are father-son, daddy-twink, and Eskimo brothers. Draped in an American flag and sitting beside a sweaty, bewildered Amsterdam, Bill delivers a monologue about what it means to be a man.

Later, Amsterdam plans to kill Bill. Aware of the impending betrayal, Bill throws a knife (e.g. a penis that "penetrates") into Amsterdam and accuses him of not acting like a real man; he also slaps Amsterdam across the face.

Bill then lays Amsterdam on a table and mounts him, and Bill head butts him repeatedly in an act that looks a bit like a body bucking in ecstasy as it rides its partner to climax. At the end of the film, during a final confrontation between Amsterdam and Bill, the two end up lying side-by-side on the street like lovers recovering from a vigorous round of fornication. 


Goodfellas

Is there homoeroticism in Goodfellas? It depends on who you ask. Certainly, there is brotherhood and masculinity and raging erotic energy, but, according to some, there's also a nice, sexually-subverted family dynamic going on, especially behind bars. Chris Holmlund, author of American Cinema of the 1990s: Themes and Variationsdescribes the film's unforgettable (and cozy) prison-cooking scene as an exercise in 

"Privileged domestic bliss, [with the gangsters cooking] elaborate pasta dinners and shaving garlic bulbs with razor blades. Prison as a site of male rape has been replaced with another kind of homosocial scene, the all-male family, with gang member Billy Batts (Frank Vincent) in an apron, stirring the meat sauce. Far from being feminized by this activity, gang members can claim the kitchen work as ethnic masculinity."

This all seems a little too Freudian, academic, and grasping-at-strawsy, frankly, but whatever: that prison cell is more fabulous than most apartments.


Mean Streets

With its joyous, ebullient energy and fantastic evocation of a great, lost era in New York City history, Mean Streets is a vibrantly gorgeous valentine to the Big Apple. It's also an intense and deeply cerebral exploration of human relationships, and its most important relationship, and love affair, is very evidently the one between Johnny Boy (Robert DiNiro) and Charlie (Harvey Keitel). Senses of Cinema calls it:

"[A] '70s buddy film crossed with a film noir and a musical. The couple of the film are clearly Charlie... and Johnny Boy... rather than Charlie and his girlfriend Teresa (Amy Robinson). This can be seen in one particular sequence in which Charlie and Johnny Boy stay out all night and sleep in the same bed together. Charlie gets out of bed and goes to the window, where he sees Teresa dressing. The next scene cuts to Charlie and Teresa making love in a hotel room. The displaced homoeroticism is clear."

As is the timeless theme of Catholicism and deliverance.“You don’t make up for your sins in church. You do it in the streets. You do it at home," says Charlie, who has essentially sought to redeem himself through martyring himself for Johnny Boy. A romantic interchange for the ages.


Raging Bull

Raging Bull is chock full of brilliantly executed homoerotic subtexts. In many ways, said sexuality powers the entire film more or less continually; some scenes veritably simmer with it, and with violent libidinal energy. One such scene is the famous Copacabana sequence, which the Guardian describes (beautifully) thus:

"Raging Bull furnishes for itself this extraordinary mix of denial and frustration. And so the picture reaches out into real terror - and the most frightening scene in the film. Vicki, Jake and Joey have gone to the Copacabana for a night out before hard training begins. At another table sit the mob… they beckon Jake to come to their table after he has seen them kissing Vicki in stealthy slowed motion. Bullish, nearly pawing the ground, he goes over and he tries to be their friend. His next fight is with Tony Janiro, a good-looking fighter, and Jake starts joking about not knowing whether to 'fight him or fuck him.' The slippage from real macho talk to a terrible homosexual paranoia is one of the best things Scorsese has ever done."

Raging Bull received eight Academy Award nominations and two wins ... no small victory, in an era when Oscars weren't just empty status symbols.


Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver, one of the greatest masterpieces ever put to celluloid, pretty much encompasses everything about the human condition, and homoeroticism is no exception. The dialogue at the beginning of the film, when Travis (Robert DiNiro) is hired to drive a cab by a boss who also turns out to be an ex-Marine, has a haunted, world-weary erotic undertone to it, as does ... on a much lewder and angrier level ...Travis's conversation with Sport the pimp (Harvey Keitel) not long before Travis shoots him.

As Lesley Stern puts it in The Scorsese Connection:

"When Travis takes his money out Sport throws his hands up and stops him:...'You wanna fu*k me? You're not gonna fu*k  me, you're gonna fu*k her [Iris]. Give her the money'... Travis translates 'come' into 'blood.' When he says 'suck on this' (sticking his gun in Sport's stomach and firing) he implies: suck me and I will come (blood)."

Whether these undertones are real or imaginary (perhaps the characters are just talking and everything is precisely as soulless and hellish as it seems; maybe there's nothing lurking under the surface except death, maybe everything is a final, if beautiful, reel seen by a dying Travis) Taxi Driver is still an epically poetic look at both existentialism and masculinity.


The Departed

When The Departed came out, it was immediately branded (or hailed) as Scorsese's most flagrantly homoerotic film in years. Most of said theorizing revolved around the relationship between Frank Costello (Jack Nicholson) and Colin Sullivan (Matt Damon). An article on rogerebert.com breaks it all down, using the following dialogue between Nicholson and his his wife, Gwen (Kristen Dalton) as evidence:

COSTELLO: Sweetheart, you’re giving me a hard- on.

He starts to dial the phone.

GWEN: Are you sure it's me or all that talk about whiffin’ and crawlin’ up asses?

COSTELLO: Hey, watch your f*cking mouth.

GWEN: You watch it.

She rises and as she crosses:

GWEN (CONT’D): Let me straighten you out

The piece hypothesizes that "Costello and Sullivan... are closeted homosexuals," pointing out that The Departed is partly based on the life of Irish crime lord James "Whitey" Bulger, and that it's "documented that 'Whitey' was [allegedly] bisexual, and even had a relationship with FBI agent H. Paul Rico."

If you still have doubts, check out the above montage, which meticulously points out pretty much all the instances of Matt Damon's character's gayness.


The Wolf of Wall Street

The Wolf of Wall Street is a very different type of crime film than the others on this list, as it concerns itself with legitimate businessmen who rip off millions of people around the world from their lavish offices. Is the gay orgy scene in The Wolf of Wall Street homoerotic? Not really, since it has neither the artsiness nor the nuances that usually define eroticism; it's flashy, cheesy, and lewd. 

Still, some people (as they will) took flash and cheese a step further, and accused Scorsese of actually being homophobic. According to Salon:

"In one scene, Belfort’s butler, a gay man, throws an orgy in Belfort’s home, and is then hit in the face and dangled over the edge of a skyscraper when one of his guests steals money. In another, two associates of Belfort (played by Jonah Hill and Jon Bernthal) taunt one another as 'fags'  as they fight in a parking lot."

"A film directed by, written by and starring different sets of heterosexual men treads uncomfortably when it ventures into territory about people other than heterosexual men," the writer suggests. But this doesn't jive with the beautiful, and artful, homoeroticism in either Raging Bull or Mean Streets. In other words, if Martin Scorsese is homophobic, his filmography, and aesthetic sensibilities, don't appear to reflect it.



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Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:26:02 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/scorsese-gangster-movie-homoeroticism/lisa-a-flowers
<![CDATA[Incredible Ways Gene Kelly Changed Movie Musicals Forever]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/how-gene-kelly-changed-movie-musicals-forever/erin-mccann

Gene Kelly has a very important place in the history of movie musicals. In addition to being an actor and dancer, he was a singer, choreographer, and director who left behind a legacy of incredible moments on film. The ways Gene Kelly changed movies were so significant, they can be seen even in modern films like La La Land. Gene Kelly musicals are as important to that genre as Hitchcock's work is to modern thrillers. 

In a quick bit of old Hollywood history, movie musicals were at the height of their popularity in the 1940s, as Hollywood adapted Broadway shows, Busby Berkeley created crazy extravaganzas of choreography, and Fred Astaire wowed audiences with his classy clothes and elegant dance moves. But just as the musical genre seemed to be dying, Gene Kelly tap-danced in and completely changed how movie musicals were made.

Many people have seen him in Singin' in the Rain, but his impact on film and dance goes a lot deeper. How Gene Kelly changed musicals is an amazing story and, considering some of his innovations are still in use today, he is definitely a man to remember.


Incredible Ways Gene Kelly Changed Movie Musicals Forever,

He Changed The Role Of Men In Musicals By Being Both Masculine And Expressive

Musicals have historically been seen as being mainly for women. In most traditional musicals, such as Oklahoma, the male characters are manly, tough, and stoic. Gene Kelly was able to remain masculine and be expressive at the same time. He dressed like an average guy and retained his male independence by never teaming up with a partner, which set him apart from the likes of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Kelly once commented, "I think dancing is a man's game and if he does it well he does it better than a woman."


He Incorporated Elements Of Ballet In His Films

An American In Paris gave audiences something they'd never seen before in a movie musical; a 17-minute dance sequence that was pure ballet. The number is an ethereal dream sequence, and the idea was repeated on a smaller scale in Singin' In The Rain. Kelly proved audiences could enjoy a film that included a little bit of traditional choreography along with modern dance routines. An American In Paris earned Kelly a special Oscar for "his brilliant achievement in the art of choreography."

Seriously, just think about that for a second. When's the last time you saw a movie with a 17-minute ballet sequence in it? That's longer than it took to blow up the Death Star. 


His Dance Routines Were Athletic And Explosive

Before Gene Kelly found his place in the world of movie musicals, Fred Astaire was the most successful film dancer. Astaire was elegant and sophisticated, usually dressed in a tuxedo and top hat. Kelly wanted to get away from that image, and his previous experience as an athlete and gymnast gave his dancing a more explosive style than audiences were used to. His jumps, high energy movement, and a wide stance became Kelly's signature style, and brought dynamic energy to his movies. "It wasn't elegant," he once said, "but it was me."


He Danced With An Animated Mouse To Make History

Mixing live action and animation had been tried several times since the silent film era, but until Anchors Aweigh, no one had attempted to film an intricate dance number that combined the techniques. Gene Kelly changed that by dancing with Jerry the Mouse from Tom and Jerry in a short color sequence that took two months to shoot. The piece is a composite; Kelly danced against a blue backdrop and the animation was added later. With CGI, this could be easily done, but in 1945, it was a major accomplishment. 


He Used The Camera As Part Of The Choreography

Since film creates a 2D image, despite being shot in a 3D environment, Gene Kelly reasoned dancing in the movies had to be treated differently than on stage or in other live environments. "I tried to do things uniquely cinematic, that you couldn't do on a stage. Call it 'cine-dancing,' or whatever, but I tried to invent the dance to fit the camera and its movements," he said. Integrating camera movement into choreography was something no one had tried before Kelly.

One of the best examples of this can be seen in Singin' In The Rain, when the camera pulls back, the music swells, and Kelly dances using wide movements. Then, as the camera closes in on him, the music softens and his movements become less dramatic. This technique focuses your attention and creates a sense of intimacy; it's a vastly different approach than previously standard massive wide shots attempting to replicate the spectacle of Broadway. It also allows for the increased use of depth in cinematic space. 


He Broke New Ground By Filming On Location

On the Town celebrates New York City through the eyes of three sailors on 24-hour shore leave and features the classic song "New York, New York." At the time On the Town was made, movie musicals were always filmed on sets. Kelly realized the movie would not have an authentic look and visual impact if shot anywhere other than the streets of New York. Collaborating with co-director Stanley Donen, he insisted the studio let the production film on location, marking another first for studio musical filmmaking.


He Used Dance As Part Of The Narrative, Not Just As Spectacle

Early musicals treated song and dance separately from the story, like a bonus for the audience. Kelly realized during the making of Cover Girl that a dance routine could actually be used to tell part of the story. He dances with his alter-ego in the film, visualizing internal conflict. Allowing the audience to see how a dance impacts the characters and story was a big step forward for movie musicals, and is still widely used by modern musicals. 


He Helped Extend The Life Of The Musical Genre

The Golden Age of movie musicals lasted from about 1930 to 1960. Gene Kelly entered this world in the mid-1940s and gave it a jolt of life that kept musicals going for more than a decade. Although the age of the musical was eventually put to rest by an era of gritty films like Easy Rider and Midnight Cowboy, which probably could've used more dance routines, song-and-dances films continued to occasionally appear. Modern musicals like La La Land use a lot of Kelly's techniques, such as camera movement and story advancement through dance routines, and might not have even been made had Kelly not reinvigorated the genre.


He Often Used Props And The Set As A Dance Partner

Just as he used the camera as part of his dance routines, Kelly used props and set pieces as well. A squeaky floorboard and a piece of newspaper were used in Summer Stock to give a dance routine a little extra kick. His propensity to dance with props and the set added new visual dynamics to musical numbers, was always unexpected, and created some of the most well-known moments in musical history, such as his dancing with umbrellas and a light post in Singin' in the Rain. In Kelly's musical world, nothing was off limits as a dance partner.


He Incorporated Physical Comedy Such As Slapstick Into Dance Routines

"Make 'Em Laugh" was added to Singin' In The Rain so Donald O'Connor could have a solo number, and is probably the best example of slapstick incorporated into a musical. Kelly worked with O'Conner to convert a routine he'd previously performed on the vaudeville circuit into a song and dance. O'Connor commented, ""Every time I got a new idea or remembered something that had worked well for me in the past, Gene wrote it down and, bit by bit, the entire number was constructed."



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Tue, 02 May 2017 11:07:22 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/how-gene-kelly-changed-movie-musicals-forever/erin-mccann
<![CDATA[13 Completely Believable Fan Theories About Star Wars: Episode VIII]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/fan-theories-about-star-wars-the-last-jedi/nathan-gibson

The Star Wars franchise has always been about more than just space battles and intense action. With the introduction of the Expanded Universe (now Legends) in the form of novels, comics, and other types of media, fans received a bounty of information to speculate and theorize about. As such, Star Wars fan theories have come to dominate the conversations of countless nerds. This has not changed when it comes to the latest movie in the series, as many fans have tried to figure out the plot of Star Wars: The Last Jedi.

The Force Awakens not only brought the Star Wars saga back to the big screen, it also introduced many new characters and story elements. Unsurprisingly, the first installment of the new trilogy left plenty of questions unanswered. While the next film will surely provide answers, in the meantime there have been plenty of The Last Jedi fan theories, as people try to come up with their own ideas about what will happen. They range from fully-formed concepts to simple The Last Jedi rumors, and they are all fascinating (and sometimes plausible) in their own way.


13 Completely Believable Fan Theories About Star Wars: Episode VIII,

Snoke Was The Very First Dark Side Force User

The mystery surrounding the identity of Snoke has been hotly debated since The Force Awakens released in 2015. YouTube user Thor Skywalker believes the answer may lie in the First Order leader's age. To wit, he may actually be much older than most people think.

According to Thor, Snoke may be ancient, and possibly the first dark side Force-user who ever existed. He points to the fact that the character looks incredibly old, and that the novelization of the movie reveals Snoke had seen the rise and fall of the Empire. Apparently, he knew of Darth Vader’s betrayal of the Emperor. Now, we know Snoke isn’t a Sith Lord, as the filmmakers made it clear there were no Sith in the movie. Therefore, the villain could actually predate the Sith, and might have had a role in creating the dark order.


Luke Will Die During The Events Of The Movie, Leaving Rey As The Last Jedi

One particularly adamant fan theory popped up almost immediately after the title of Star Wars: Episode VIII was revealed to be The Last Jedi. The idea goes that Luke Skywalker will die at some point in the film. After all, he is currently the "last Jedi," something that was made clear in the opening crawl for The Force Awakens, and it looks like Rey is about to begin her own training to become a Jedi Knight after finding Luke in exile.

Several fans immediately leapt to the conclusion that this must mean the main protagonist from the original trilogy would have to die in order for new hero Rey to be truly considered the last Jedi. Considering Star Wars has never been afraid to kill off its main characters, and the fact that the new movies seem to focus on a new group of heroes, the Jedi Master could be on his way out.


Rey Is Actually Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Granddaughter

One interesting theory speculates that Rey could be related to Obi-Wan Kenobi. The popular school of thought is that she could be the granddaughter of the former Jedi Master. Little is known of Kenobi's life on Tatooine watching over Luke, and there was plenty of time between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope for him to become romantically involved with someone. The theory would explain why Rey is so powerful with the Force, despite her lack of training.


Supreme Leader Snoke Might Have Been Created By Darth Plagueis

Emperor Palpatine revealed in Revenge of the Sith that his master, Darth Plagueis, was able to influence the Force to create life. It's believed this manipulation caused the virgin birth of Anakin Skywalker, as part of a failed experiment by the Sith Lord to create the perfect being.

Reddit user Darby_Piper believes this same process may have contributed to the creation of Snoke, as a sort of Force-twin to Anakin. This would explain his unknown origins, his seemingly powerful Force abilities, and his connection with Ben Solo.


Rey Is Actually A Clone Daughter Of Luke

This idea from noted YouTuber and theorist Mike Zeroh (which you can watch in video form above) posits that Rey might not be a true biological daughter of Luke, but rather his gender-swapped clone. Cloning is already a huge part of the Star Wars universe, so it wouldn’t be much of a stretch.

This would explain why Rey seems to have a connection to the Skywalkers, including Leia and Han, and why she was drawn to Luke’s lightsaber. Also, if Rey is a surprise clone of Luke instead of a known biological relation, we could skip over all the moral issues associated with our heroes abandoning her on a desert planet for over a decade. 


Kylo Ren Is Working As A Double Agent

Leticia Piroutek from Tumblr came up with a tantalizing Kylo Ren theory with her father. They suggest Kylo Ren may not be the villain he appears to be, but rather a double agent working on behalf of Luke and the light side.

This theory helps to explain the deep conflict the former Jedi suffers in The Force Awakens, especially when it comes to killing his father. All of his actions could be a way to gain the trust of Snoke, so he can learn more about him or perhaps kill him.


Luke Could Turn To The Dark Side

Everything we know so far about The Last Jedi casts Luke Skywalker in a more negative light than we are used to. The trailer portrays him as a shadowy figure, while the poster shows him alongside Kylo Ren, saturated with a red hue that suggests a predilection towards the dark side of the Force. Combined with Luke's assertion that, "It is time for the Jedi to end," some have speculated the Jedi Master could fall to evil, like his father did.

Frankly, this theory seems plausible. Mark Hamill has already said the idea is a possibility (though he has been known to troll Star Wars fans in the past) and previous fan theories have suggested he may have fallen to the dark side during Return of the Jedi.


The Jedi Order Will End, And Rey Will Begin Training As A New Type Of Force User

The title The Last Jedi and the words uttered by Luke Skywalker in the trailer (“it’s time for the Jedi to end”) seem to suggest the Jedi Order is not going to continue in the Star Wars saga. At least, not in the form we're familiar with. After seeing the damage that can be done by sticking to the dogma of the Jedi when Ben Solo fell to the dark side of the Force, Luke might have concluded the austere nature of the Jedi is no longer useful.

The Jedi have been in constant conflict with the Sith for thousands of years, and have never been able to defeat them fully. This could mean that a new type of Force-user is needed, someone who can operate in the middle of the light and dark sides of the Force. These so-called “gray” Jedi would be a new, more balanced version of their predecessors. Rey, of course, would be the first pupil and eventual master.


The Knights Of Ren Were The Jedi Luke Was Training

The identity of the Knights of Ren has puzzled Star Wars fans for some time. All we really know about them is that they are led by Kylo Ren and are dark side Force-users. However, it has been made clear by the filmmakers they are not Sith.

This does leave open the possibility they could be the former Jedi apprentices of Luke Skywalker, who were not killed when Ben Solo attacked the Academy, but rather joined him on his path to the dark side. According to Reddit user reverent_irrelevance, this kind of mutiny would be very likely to drive Luke into exile, as he would be distressed to see his former students turn to the dark side of the Force.


Luke Skywalker Is The Last Jedi

This one isn’t too much of a stretch when it comes to fan theories. The Force Awakens even called Luke the last Jedi in the opening crawl, and there has been no evidence of other surviving Jedi in any of the material released since Disney took over the franchise.

When you consider that Star Wars has always been the story of the Skywalker family, it makes sense that Star Wars: Episode VIII will focus heavily on the Jedi Master, specifically on his mission to stop the dark side from becoming too powerful while possibly setting up a new (new) Jedi Order.



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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 03:55:33 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/fan-theories-about-star-wars-the-last-jedi/nathan-gibson
<![CDATA[Best Comedy Fight Scenes in Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-funny-fight-scenes-in-movies/ranker-film

We compiled the best funny fight scenes in movies. From Hollywood action movies to foreign films, the funniest fight scenes in comedy and action feature martial arts, badass characters, and bloody violence. What’s your favorite funny fight scene in a movie? 

Including movies like Anchorman and i, this list of funny fight scenes in comedies comes with videos, so you can watch your favorite action movie stars fight in funny scenes. 

Here are the best comedy fight scenes in movies. Vote for your favorite fight scenes in cinematic history and let us know in the comments if any good funny fights are missing from the list.


Best Comedy Fight Scenes in Movies,

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Daredevil

Dumb and Dumber

Kung Pow! Enter the Fist

The Accidental Spy

Pineapple Express

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues


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Fri, 19 May 2017 09:16:01 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-funny-fight-scenes-in-movies/ranker-film
<![CDATA[11 Reasons Why Alien: Covenant Ruins The Alien Franchise]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/alien-covenant-movie-not-as-good/jacob-shelton

Out of all the franchises, the Alien movies have managed to make some of the worst films while at the same time cultivating a rabid fan base. The first two films in the series, Alien and Aliens, are two of the greatest science fiction films of all time, but beyond 1986, everything in the series has been questionable at best. Every few years fans debate about the worst Alien movie – some say Alien 3, others point at the Alien Vs. Predator series – but Ridley Scott, the director behind the original film, has come back to deliver the most disappointing film in the series yet. 

How good was Alien: Covenant? Well, it wasn't terrible. Ridley Scott’s most recent foray into the world of Xenomorphs would have been better if it was absolute garbage, but instead it was just okay; a film obsessed with explaining what never needed to be explained. It may have looked lovely, but it was anything but a return to form for the Alien franchise. Keep reading to find out why Alien: Covenant was not good.

**Warning: Spoilers Ahead**


11 Reasons Why Alien: Covenant Ruins The Alien Franchise,

The Structure Of The Film Makes The Originals Look Weak

All good films have a specific structure, especially a franchise of horror films. Aside from the traditional three act narrative, audiences come to expect certain things from their genre franchises. In Friday the 13th, kids go to the woods, have sex, Jason murder them before a virgin appears and somehow defeats Jason. You get it. Alien movies also have this format, and it's important these films fit into this structure in order to create the perfect Freudian-Jungian nightmare where the thing you fear most is what happens to you. 

Alien movies go something like this: The audience meets the crew, crew lands on planet, facehugger, chest burst, WTF, alien fight, we're safe, NOPE, another alien fight, alien dies, lone hero floats through space (possibly with injured crew mate), and that's it. 

Alien: Covenant alters this structure, and by doing so manages to make the rest of the films feel more formulaic and less important. Rather than follow the Alien narrative, Scott provides multiple versions of similar character deaths - two characters die in separate fires, two characters die of backbursters, two landers are thrown out of a ship, you get it - the aspects of what should happen in an Alien film feel like afterthoughts to Scott's true passion of making twin robots argue with one another. Scott's choice to eschew narrative protocol not only feels like an attempt to devalue the original films, but the franchise as a whole. It makes you wonder, if he wanted to make a sad robot movie, why not just make a sad robot movie?


Oh Good, More Backstory

The main rule of film is "show don't tell," but Ridley Scott seems to have forgotten all about that in his pursuit to reign in a franchise that was never meant to be. Prometheus, Covenant's predecessor, explains Xenomorphs (the titular alien) are nothing more than a hybridization of a collection of spores that bond with whatever they come in contact with to form an eating and killing machine. "Fine," audiences said. "That's already too much exposition, but whatever."

But Ridley Scott wasn't done explaining in explicit detail how the Xenomorphs came to be created by an evil robot who was set on wiping out humanity. The middle third of Covenant gives the audience an almost step by step walkthrough on how the Fassbender's David created the Xenomorph we would meet in the original film, stripping away the terror and mystery of the creature. 

Do you remember the first time you saw the Xenomorph? You probably didn't even know it had a name, it was just a squirming black creature coming out of the dark to rip some poor ancillary character to shreds. Seeing the beast rise out of a small body of water where Newt is helplessly standing can still send a shudder through your spine. Did you need to know the Xenomorph began as a series of spores invented by giant grey aliens as a way to mutate life? And they were weaponized after a sad robot realized their potential for quickly wiping out humans? And it took a decade of research and hybridizations to get the creature that we meet in the original film? Does that make the creature more frightening, or do you only think of inane questions when you see the alien queen squirting out eggs as Ripley blasts it with a flame thrower?


The Ending Of Covenant Complicates Everything That Follows

Normally complication in a sequel is a good thing. It provides tension, and gives the next film a reason to hit the ground running. But when you're making prequels for a film released in 1979 that has a very tight story, it makes the entire franchise look messy. You're not wrong if you're confused about how Covenant ties into Alien. The original film has Ripley and the crew of the Nostromo setting down on LV-426 and finding a spaceship with a huge suit that's known as the "space jockey" with a burst chest and later the space miners enter an area full of Xenomorph eggs. At the end of Covenant David vomits up some Xenomorph embryos and stows them away on a spaceship full of human settlers. So how do we get from the end of Covenant to the beginning of Alien?

Even if Scott films the third and fourth prequels he's been threatening to make, there's so much work to make it so a space jockey lands the ship from Prometheus on LV-426. Not only will two movies full of gymnastic exposition be boring for the audience to watch, but they'll be boring for Ridley to make, and none of the answers that the audience is given will make the original film any better. If anything, you'll regret knowing so much about how the Xenomorphs landed and what the space jockey had for lunch. Alien and Aliens form a cohesive vision so rarely seen in films and their sequels that it's now obvious, thanks to the subsequent features and prequels, they were two happy accidents, and audiences should have never asked for more.


This Movie Is Less About Xenomorphs And More About An Angry Robot

The Alien films are at their least interesting when they're about the actual Xenomorph. Any scene where someone pontificates on the use of the alien is kind of a snooze. The films are at their best when they focus on the human aspects of the series; Ripley grappling with being charge of the jerks on her ship, becoming a mother to Newt, or earning the respect of ne'er do well space marines are all wonderful stories to tell against the back drop of fighting an unwanted alien that wants to destroy you from inside out. By making the true villain of the second film sniveling company man Carter Burke, played by Paul Riser, audiences don't just ask will humanity win, but they ask does humanity deserve to win

Covenant isn't about any of that. It's about one robot being mean to a different robot. Some interesting questions are toyed with in the film - faith vs. reason, love vs. duty - but they're never played out. Instead the film becomes a Pinocchio story where the Xenomorph is made irrelevant, as David picks up the mantle of overarching villain. That's fine, and at times it's interesting to watch David fill parts of the frame reserved for the creature, but if he's the bad guy then shouldn't Ripley and her crew have been fighting an evil David-bot? Or shouldn't Ash have been a version of David? These are not the kinds of questions a film should make the audience ask. 


Look On My One Dimensional Characters, Ye Mighty, And Despair

You wouldn't know it from Alien: Covenant, but the first two films in the franchise are interesting character studies showing people from different backgrounds trying to grapple with the terrifying realities of the unknown. Covenant sort of does that, but without giving any of the ancillary characters any kind of personality beyond "pilot," "lady in spaceship," or "guy from Empire who is also a pilot maybe."

The original films gave the audience characters they could care about, and even Aliens - a film with 15 characters who aren't named Ripley - gives you side characters who you can root for. But when you put those films in the new context of Covenant it's hard to watch them without realizing Scott was just trying to give people more of what they wanted. It feels like he thought, "People like space marines? I'll give them space marines." And that was that.


The Films Aren't Visually Cohesive

Something that separates the original Alien films from the rest of that era's science fiction is the visual aesthetic of a "used future," an era that was obviously far away from our present, but seemed like people were actually living in. The look of the first two films weren't of worlds and ships with pristine corridors or clean apartments with robo-butlers, it was constructed into a junk heap architecture that immediately told the audience what kind of world the characters were living in. Covenant undoes much of that visual texture by presenting spaces that are stark and clean. The color white is the most present throughout the film, from the lovingly shot tubular hallways of the ship, to the hypersleep suits the crew wears and never seems to soil. 

Everything in the film, from the ship's control room to David's mountain home on Origae-6 feels put together in a way that suggests a steam punk neat freak did their best to make the sets look Alien-ish, but it's never enough to suggest that Covenant has anything to do with the other films. The wide open spaces presented in Covenant are beautiful, but the original Alien films are not about beauty, they're about the fear of your body turning against you, and the rats in the walls deciding that you are their next meal. How could you be blamed for thinking something is off about the original Alien films if you watched Covenant first and then decided to go back to Scott's original see what all the hype was about?


Does Ridley Scott Hate Female Protagonists?

That question seems silly because the main hero in Alien - Scott's opening salvo into the world of science fiction - is Ripley, a character played by Sigourney Weaver. She's smart, she cares about people, and she puts up with a lot of sh*t from the men in her life (across four films) while saving their lives on a consistent basis, but was that an accident? The script for the original film was written by Dan O'Bannon (a frequent collaborator of John Carpenter and Alejandro Jodorowsky), and the sequel was written by James Cameron, so it's entirely possible Scott viewed Weaver's character as a secondary necessity rather a character who was creating an important archetypal role. Ripley is more than just the quintessential "final girl," she's a figure that begins that way, and over the course of her four films in the series becomes a god-like leader.

Scott knows one of the tropes of the Alien series is having a short-haired female protagonist. It seems like that's as far as Scott went with the character. Katherine Waterston's Dany is just a woman with short hair, and while she's definitely the main character, and she sort of defeats the Xenomorph, it doesn't seem like any work is done on Scott's part to imbue her with the essence of a hero. She just kind of rolls with stuff until the film ends. Doing this to your main character makes it seem like Ridley was just a fluke, which is disappointing because you want to think that the people making the films you love care about inspiring people to be the best versions of themselves no matter how they identify, instead it seems like Scott was just trying to get the job done.


Remember When The Xenomorph Actually Looked Cool?

Not that it looks bad in Covenant, but the Xenomorphs were once made with practical effects which gave them a tangible essence and menace. But the computer animated version that exists now just looks kind of weird, as if it's not even in the movie. Normally this isn't the kind of thing that would make you doubt the power of the original films, but thanks to George Lucas reworking the effects in the original Star Wars trilogy you never know what a director is going to do to his original film. Will there come a time when Scott "fixes" Alien? If that day comes will we all cry acidic tears?


The Film Is Gory, But It's Not Scary

Alien managed to be both be comparitively light on gore and remain legitimately frightening. While Aliens took the body horror elements of the series to new heights, Covenant somehow jacks up the gore in some interesting ways - the backburster is pretty cool - but has zero scares. The lack of any real terror in the film is enough to make you wonder whether or not the original films even hold up, or if they're also simply gore filled fluff. 


Retelling The Original Stories Cheapens Them Equally

If Covenant felt familiar to you, that's because most of the film was spent retelling the stories of the first two in a kind of mash up that failed to deliver any of their respective highs. He made a movie essentially about a small, sassy crew that hangs out with some space marines. It also features a landing scene where people talk about how they hate space, a rescue scene where someone lands a ship to rescue our heroes, and an alien breach that ends with a chase through a spaceship. Topped off with a metal claw machine and the alien being thrown out into space.

Scott showed the audience that there's nothing left to do with the Alien franchise. It's as if he was specifically trying to erase Aliens by saying that space marines make everything worse. This mishandling of the mashup almost makes you appreciate the first two films more, but it also makes you never want to watch them again. 



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Fri, 19 May 2017 06:21:40 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/alien-covenant-movie-not-as-good/jacob-shelton
<![CDATA[Best Knife Fight Scenes in Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-knife-fight-scenes-in-movies/ranker-film

We compiled the best knife fight scenes in movies. From Hollywood action movies to foreign films, the greatest fight scenes with knives feature martial arts, badass characters, and bloody violence. What’s your favorite knife fight scene in a movie? 

Including movies like Kill Bill and The Man from Nowhere, this list of movie fight scenes featuring knives comes with videos, so you can watch your favorite action movie stars fight with knives. 

Here are the best knife fight scenes in movies. Vote for your favorite fight scenes in cinematic history and feel free to add any good knife fights missing from the list.


Best Knife Fight Scenes in Movies,

Commando

Eastern Promises

Kill Bill Volume 1

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Long Riders

Timecop

The Accountant

The Man from Nowhere

The Raid 2: Berandal

New World


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Fri, 19 May 2017 09:16:21 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-knife-fight-scenes-in-movies/ranker-film
<![CDATA[23 Gorgeous Matte Paintings From The Original Star Wars Trilogy]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/matte-paintings-from-the-original-star-wars-trilogy/tamar-altebarmakian

The matte paintings in Star Wars played a huge role in creating some of the most breathtaking backgrounds within the original trilogy. Matte paintings typically depict landscapes or large set-pieces painted onto glass using oil, acrylics, or pastels. Combined with live footage during post-production, the matte background seamlessly blends into action in the foreground, looking much more realistic than they might behind the scenes. While considered a dying art, many cinephiles argue that matte paintings stand the test of time better than CGI. Featured in film since the early 1900s, matte paintings have also appeared in many of the most recognizable shots in contemporary cinema history. For example, Oscar-winning films like Titanic and The Lord of the Rings utilized matte paintings to establish some of the films’ memorable scenes.

Fans might be surprised to learn just how many scenes in the original Star Wars films contained matte paintings. Chris Evans, Mike Pangrazio, Frank Ordaz, Harrison Ellenshaw, and Ralph McQuarrie, all masters of the oil matte painting, created dozens of backgrounds and settings without CGI. Find out below if you were fooled by any of these gorgeous Star Wars matte paintings.


23 Gorgeous Matte Paintings From The Original Star Wars Trilogy,

The Falcon

Return of the Jedi


Cloud City

The Empire Strikes Back


Boba Fett's Ship, Slave I

The Empire Strikes Back


Death Star Docking Bay

Return of the Jedi


The Millenium Falcon At Cloud City

The Empire Strikes Back


Taking The Rebels To Endor

Return of the Jedi


Bright Tree Village

Return of the Jedi


The Imperial Military

Return of the Jedi


Jabba's Palace

Return of the Jedi


Cloud City Air Shaft

The Empire Strikes Back



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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:12:16 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/matte-paintings-from-the-original-star-wars-trilogy/tamar-altebarmakian
<![CDATA[18 Terrifying Children's Toys Inspired By The Movie 'Alien']]> http://www.ranker.com/list/weird-alien-movie-toys/anncasano

It’s common for manufacturers to produce toy lines for blockbuster films. Just think of all the money George Lucas and company have raked in over the years from Star Wars action figures. But Star Wars is a family-friendly franchise. Unlike, say, Alien, which started with an R-rated paranoia horror picture about the crew of a mining vessel being brutally murdered by an organism described as the perfect killing machine. Given this context, you might not expect all the surprising toys inspired by the Alien films. Beginning with Ridley Scott’s 1979 original, all of the movies in the Alien franchise have been rated R and are extremely terrifying. However, even if kids are not allowed to see the films, they can play with movie-accurate Alien toys.

The look of the Xenomorph (the titular alien) has changed over time, though remains the stuff of nightmares. Considered one of the greatest movie monsters of all time, the Xenomorph inspired hundreds of Alien action figures ("What do you want for Christmas, Timmy?" "The perfect killing machine!"). Alien toys take on different physical forms of the Xenomorph life, from egg to adult.

Check out all the horrifying and weird Alien movie toys in our list below. Also, be sure to vote for your favorite terrifying toys from the Alien franchise.


18 Terrifying Children's Toys Inspired By The Movie 'Alien',

Ultra Deluxe Xenomorph Red Queen

Long live the queen. This frightening Xenomorph Queen stands over 15'' tall and is 30'' long. The action figure has a poseable tail, but its most intriguing feature is that the Red Queen has two inner mouths, rather than the usual one. The she-beast can be found in the 1993 novelization of the comic book series "Aliens: Genocide." 


Alien Chestburster Plush

This soft plush toy is inspired by the horrifying chestburster scene from Alien. It's a 1:1 scale replica of the original nymph-stage Xenomorph made from velour, and measures 48'' inches in length. It has a wire that runs from head to tail, so you can pose your chestburster any way you desire. The plush toy can even stand on its own. To add to its terrifying glory, it has teeth and well-defined inner jaws.


Xenomorph Glow-in-the-Dark Egg Set

What came first, the alien or the egg? This harrowing glow-in-the-dark set features six Xenomorph eggs and three facehuggers with bendable tails. It's sold with a clever warning:

“Weyland-Yutani Consumer Notice: There is a product recall in effect for all Cage-Free Xenomorph Eggs sourced from LV-426. If you are still alive, please dispose of any remaining eggs. This is a voluntary recall for packaging misprints and is in no way related to any infestation, quarantine or mass extinction you may be experiencing.”


Gorilla Alien

Alien 3 releaved that Xenomorphs share genetic traits with the life form in which they incubate after a facehugger plants an embryo. Kenner toy line took that concept and launched a series of three animal hybrids: a bull, a scorpion, and this gorilla alien. What made the Gorilla Alien super terrifying was that it could spit "acid." This was just the first series of animal-based aliens; Kenner added several more.


Aliens Scale Alien Model Kit

Why buy an Alien action figure when you can build your own? Inspired by James Cameron's sequel Aliens, this alien, when assembled, stands at 9'' tall. Even more terrifying for parents, paint and glue are required for assembly.


Prometheus Series 2 Deacon 7" Inch Action Figure Neca

Director Ridley Scott returned to the Alien franchise in 2012 after a 30+ year absence with prequel Prometheus. This Xenomorph, accidentally created by the Engineers, is named Deacon. The Deacon figure is fully poseable, movie-accurate, and includes bendable Hammerpede accessories and a dissected Engineer head with removable helmet.


Alien Facehugger Micro Bust

The facehugger is the second stage in the life cycle of a Xenomorph. The creature attaches itself to a host's mouth in order to complete the process of implanting a parasitic embryo into the host's stomach. You may recall the horrifying scene in which a facehugger latches onto Kane's (John Hurt) face right before the iconic chestburster scene in Alien. This Micro Bust measures at 7'' tall and captures the gory details of this horrifying life stage. Perfect for any mantle or bedside table. 


"Alien Next Door"

This 2015 hardcover book isn't necessarily terrifying, but it's really weird. Author Joey Spiotto somehow wrote a picture book that takes one of the most horrifying monsters in cinema history and turns him into a friendly chap.

The book's description:

"See a new, caring side to the legendary science fiction monster as he tends to Jonesy the cat, endeavors to keep his house cleaner than the Nostromo, and searches for his place on a cold, new, alien world: Earth. From facehuggers to feather dusters, discover how the perfect killing machine relaxes after a day of scaring space marines."


Kenner Toys 18'' Alien

In 1979, Kenner released an incredibly detailed, film-accurate, poseable Alien doll that featured a mechanically-operated mouth. The product was targeted to kids, despite the fact that Alien was an R-Rated film. Unfortunately, for Kenner, as soon as the product hit shelves, parents complained it was much too terrifying for young children. Sales of the toy were less than stellar, and the company pulled the product from stores. Be sure to check out a commercial for the toy, in which two children attempt to escape the alien as a third, far more sinister child, cackles and tells them "Alien can't be stopped."


Alien 3 Video Game Dog Alien Action Figure

This Dog Alien action figure is inspired by the sleek, stylized look of the Xenomorphs in the video game made for Alien 3. It has an extendable inner mouth and bendable tail, stands at 10'' tall, and has a two-toned paint coating that is brown on one side and blue on the other side.



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Thu, 11 May 2017 03:47:23 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/weird-alien-movie-toys/anncasano
<![CDATA[Behind-The-Scenes Stories That Will Make You Want To Rewatch The Goonies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/behind-the-scenes-goonies-stories/anncasano

"Hey, you guys!" There’s little doubt that The Goonies is one of the most beloved and best '80s movies. The 1985 family drama had the perfect blend of comedy and adventure, and a memorable cast of characters to boot. It's the type of crazy movie that seems like it would be as fun to film as it is to watch. And thanks to the Internet, there are no shortage of The Goonies behind-the-scenes stories that prove how over-the-top production was.

The "Truffle Shuffle" may have been one of the most hilarious moments in the film, but shooting the scene sparked years of guilt for one crew member in particular. Bringing the memorable Sloth to life took hours of careful prosthetic work. And whatever happened to that mysterious octopus scene? These awesome and crazy stories about The Goonies will help you appreciate this '80s classic even more.

While some aspects of the production were great, the making of The Goonies was not an easy task for director Richard Donner or the cast of mostly inexperienced young actors. Luckily, they pushed through to deliver an audience favorite. Ignore the weird stuff and bask in the nostalgia offered by this one-of-a-kind movie.


Behind-The-Scenes Stories That Will Make You Want To Rewatch The Goonies,

Sean Astin's One-Eyed Willy Monologue Was Unscripted

Richard Donner wanted to get an authentic performance out of Sean Astin (Mikey) during the scene when he tells his friends the saga of One-Eyed Willy. A lot of Astin's monologue in the scene was unscripted. Donner simply laid out plot points and told Astin to fill in the rest of the story while the cameras were rolling. The plan worked: the scene was an inspiring one, and it helped to show audiences the special bond that Mikey felt with the pirate.


The Film Was Shot Mostly In Chronological Order

Most movies are not shot in chronological order; instead, a production schedule dictates when scenes will be filmed. However, Donner opted to shot The Goonies almost entirely in order, just like Steven Spielberg did for E.T. Donner's decision was intended to get the most out of his young performers, but it added about five months to the production schedule.


Richard Donner Was An Unlikely Choice For Director

Steven Spielberg thought up the story for The Goonies, and served as an executive producer on the film. He had great success working with kids on E.T., and on paper it looked like he would have been the perfect director for The Goonies. However, Spielberg handed off the gig to Richard Donner, a man who by his own admission never liked children. Donner himself was initially bewildered by the choice:

"My first thoughts were, 'why me?' Because it was Steven Spielberg who made the best movies for kids and for dreaming in the world. So, why are you giving this to me? He said because he was busy doing something else and he thought I was as big a kid as he was and he gave it to me."

Working with inexperienced kids turned out to be a mixed experience for Donner:

"The annoying thing was the lack of discipline, and that was also what was great because it meant that they weren’t professionals. What came out of them was instinct and that was beautiful. But because it was instinct they didn’t have the discipline of a professional actor, a trained actor who knew that on that line or that move they were going to scratch themselves or drink a Coke or eat a slice of pizza, so every time you would make cuts to match, they were all over the place. Never on the same marks. But the reason they weren’t is because they were functioning on their instincts, and their instincts at that moment told them to go there and not there. I just had to figure my way around it, but it drove me nuts."


John Matuszak Was A Gentle Giant

Ask any die-hard football fan about John Matuszak, and they'll tell you what a controversial bad boy the Oakland Raiders defensive end was during his NFL playing days. However, Matuszak was described as a sweetheart by The Goonies kids. Jeff Cohen got to know the two-time Super Bowl champion well because the pair had extended scenes together:

"John Matuszak was huge, first of all. I think he was 6-foot-7 or maybe he was taller than that. John was really nice to me and it was fun to work with him. But it’s funny, when I was a teenager and I would start to watch the old NFL films and they would have films of John playing for the Raiders, he was one the meanest players in the history of the league. He would just terrify people on the field, which was totally shocking to me. I knew him as Sloth, the nice, lovable giant."


The Set Attracted Several Big Name Stars

The Goonies set became a Hollywood hot spot. Celebrities such as Dan Akroyd, Harrison Ford, and Pee-wee Herman all visited while the film was in production. Corey Feldman said that Michael Jackson hung out at the set so often that "he was basically part of the cast." Feldman recalled, "It was like we had the coolest set on the lot. Harrison Ford came and walked the caves with us. We felt like we were in Indiana Jones."


The Kids Saw One-Eyed Willy's Pirate Ship For The First Time While Filming

Richard Donner wanted the kids to have an honest, natural reaction on film to seeing One-Eyed Willy's pirate ship. So, the crew built an actual pirate ship on a sound stage. The vessel - named The Inferno - was 105 feet long, and took two and a half months to complete. The young cast was denied access to the set until it was completed.

The kids saw the pirate ship for the first time while Donner was filming. Unfortunately, the site was so spectacular that some of the cast mistakenly let out a few curse words. The scene needed to be re-shot without the swearing.


It Took Four Hours To Do Sloth's Makeup Every Day

No, that's not what former NFL defensive end John Matuszak looks like in real life. The football star turned Hollywood actor spent four hours in the makeup chair every single day to become Sloth. The hardest part of doing Sloth's makeup was attaching the googly eye, which was mechanically operated via remote control.

Keeping that eye totally dry was crucial, because water could cause it to malfunction. Richard Donner had to warn the kids not to get any water on Matuszak, and apparently they only pretended to listen: "Bang, first take, John is covered in water. They ran over, as the characters, in glee seeing him and they drenched him."


Filming The Truffle Shuffle Was Extremely Painful For Richard Donner

Ask any fan their favorite scene in The Goonies, and they're likely to respond with two words: "Truffle Shuffle." Chunk (Jeff Cohen) has to perform a distinctive dance for his friends in order to be let into Mikey's (Sean Astin) house.

Director Richard Donner felt so bad for asking Cohen to film the scene that he thought about it for years. The director told Uproxx:

"There was no direction. I don't take any credit for that, it was just Jeff. He had to stand on that stump and be ridiculed by his friends so he could come in the house, and he did it as best as that character could do it. So much humor comes from pain. Although, I'm sure he was too young to be analytical about it, but I'm sure that was part of his instincts. It was a painful scene."

Cohen later became the captain of both his high school wrestling team and the football team. After graduation, he became a successful entertainment lawyer. Thankfully, he doesn't look back at his Chunk days with the same guilt:

"My clients get a kick out of the fact their lawyer is Chunk. They dig it. With my job, I’m dealing with legitimately famous people, so it’s just silly and fun. I’m usually only the fifth most famous person in the room at any one time."


Jeff Cohen Was Scared To Film The Truffle Shuffle

Jeff Cohen may be able to look back at his Truffle Shuffle days with nostalgia now, but as a young kid, it wasn't all fun and games. "The Truffle Shuffle for me was really hard because as a fat kid, the last thing you want to do is show your belly to everybody. So that’s horrifying to begin with," he said.

Cohen was uncomfortable with more than just his weight: "Another reason I was afraid was because I had the chicken pox at the time... and I had them mostly on my belly. So I knew I would show my belly with chicken pox and it would be a mess." Cohen says that if you pause the scene, you can spot his scars.


The Cast Liked To Prank The Director

The young cast of The Goonies loved playing tricks. Director Richard Donner describes one especially mischievous prank the cast pulled on him:

"The things they did. They were wonderful. And you couldn’t turn your back on them. I remember doing a water scene when they first see the boat. There’s a wet suit and a dry suit. A wet suit you strip down to your skivvies and it’s this hard rubber suit, you put it on and stay dry. A dry suit is you can put it over your shoes and your clothes and just zipper it at the top, and you’re in and out and it’s easy. When I put it back on I go, 'oh no,' and I felt the water seeping into my clothes. They had undone my zippers when I was talking to someone, they came behind me and pulled the zippers down. I mean, they’re devils. But they were children having the time of their lives with all the freedom that they could."



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Tue, 09 May 2017 08:00:16 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/behind-the-scenes-goonies-stories/anncasano
<![CDATA[18 Extremely Weird Facts Most People Don't Know About Cary Grant]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/surprising-cary-grant-trivia/erin-mccann

Cary Grant's public persona was that of a charming, sophisticated, and just plain cool leading man. But in reality, "Cary Grant" was just another character he played on film. Even Cary Grant's name was a part of his well-crafted and carefully maintained image; fans who know about his personal life will tell you he was born Archibald Alexander Leach. A look at any Cary Grant biography reveals a troubled and conflicted man underneath that polished exterior.

Grant was British by birth and became an American citizen in 1942. He propelled himself to stardom by using his comedic skills, eventually transforming himself into a romantic lead who starred opposite screen beauties like Ingrid Bergman and Grace Kelly. Cary Grant movies are often remembered for his easygoing charm, and for his tendency to allow the woman to be the sexual aggressor. This unique quality made him appealing to both men and women alike. 

Who was the real Cary Grant, and what kind of facts and trivia surround a man who was known to the world by a stage name? Sometimes the star himself became lost in his public versus private persona, saying, "I've often been accused by the critics of being myself on the screen. But being oneself is more difficult than you'd suppose."


18 Extremely Weird Facts Most People Don't Know About Cary Grant,

He Was Almost James Bond

Ian Fleming, the author of the James Bond series, claimed to have modeled his character partially on the suave, sophisticated Grant. When Bond was brought to the screen in Dr. No, Grant was offered the part, and producer Albert Broccoli urged him to accept. But he turned it down, as he considered himself too old at age 58. The part eventually went to Sean Connery.


He Was A Huge Supporter Of LSD

At the height of his career, Grant was introduced to LSD by a therapist, and claimed he was saved by the drug. Perhaps the psychedelics gave the actor a little more insight into his conflicted sense of self, or maybe tripping on acid just made him feel good. Either way, he once commented, "During my LSD sessions, I would learn a great deal, and the result was a rebirth. I finally got where I wanted to go."

Grant took an estimated 100 acid trips between 1958 and 1961. He was so dedicated to the therapy that he supposedly contacted Good Housekeeping magazine in order to spread the word about the benefits of LSD.


His Father Lied About His Mother's Whereabouts

Grant's mother disappeared when he was nine years old. At first, his father told him she was taking a holiday, but later said she was dead. The two moved in with Grant's grandparents, but his father soon left the family and started a new one with another woman, completely leaving Grant out.

When he was in his early 30s, Grant received an unexpected letter from his mother. She was still alive, and had been placed in an asylum by his father. Although they managed to reconnect, their relationship was never strong.


He Got Married Five Times And Divorced Four Times

Grant's love life was at odds with the charming leading man image he maintained on screen. He was married five times (three times to actresses), and four of his marriages ended in divorce.

Several of Grant's wives accused him of being too controlling. Dyan Cannon, his fourth wife, claimed Grant forced her to take LSD with him and told her what to wear. She reasoned that his troubles with relationships and fear of intimacy came from the disappearance of his mother and his childhood struggles to feel loved.


He Was One Of Hollywood's First Free Agents

Grant was a longtime friend of billionaire Howard Hughes, who may have taught him a thing or two about business. When Grant's studio contract was up in the mid-1930s, he decided to become a freelancer, hired an agent, and became one of the first free agent actors in Hollywood. That allowed him to pick and choose the roles he wanted and take artistic control over his career.


He Was Fond Of Dirty Jokes

According to Prince Albert of Monaco - the son of Grant's co-star and friend Grace Kelly - Grant liked to tell dirty jokes, "but he was always a gentleman." Gregory Peck said, "Cary told the funniest stories, with southern accents, ethnic accents - any kind of accent. Dirty ones, too. You’d never think those things would come out of him."

Supposedly, Grant's favorite poem was: "They bought me a box of tin soldiers / I threw all the Generals away / I smashed up the Sergeants and Majors / Now I play with my Privates all day."


He Ran Away From Home To Become A Mime

Around the age of 13, Grant took on odd jobs at a local theater, frequently skipping school to be there instead. When he discovered the Bob Pender Troupe of traveling performers, he ran away to join them. His father forced him to come home, but Grant purposely got himself expelled from school, supposedly for peeking into the girls' bathroom. He rejoined the troupe, performing as a mime and stilt walker and perfecting his comic timing. The troupe traveled to America when Grant was 16, and he left them to try his luck on his own.


Studios Wouldn't Let Him Play A Villain

Movie studios were as protective of Grant's image as the actor was. They would not allow him to play a villain in any of his films, lest he damage the audience's view of him. The only time Grant came close to playing an evil character was in Alfred Hitchcock's Suspicion; he played a husband whose wife believes he is trying to murder her. According to Hitchcock, the studio forced him to change the film's ending to protect Grant's public image.


He Had Several Special Male Friends

Grant's sexuality was often questioned throughout his life. Before his film career took off, Grant lived with costume designer Orry-Kelly off and on for nine years, and later with friend Randolph Scott for 12. A manuscript written by Orry-Kelly alluded to the fact that he and Grant had been lovers. But after Grant's popularity in Hollywood began to grow, he became more guarded about his personal life.

In a book written about her father, Grant's daughter said, "Dad somewhat enjoyed being called gay. He said it made women want to prove the assertion wrong."


He Flunked His First Hollywood Screen Test

Grant wasn't always considered so handsome. In 1928, the Fox Film Corporation gave Grant a screen test to appear in one of their movies. Grant was told he was bowlegged and had too thick of a neck, and was turned down for the role.



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Tue, 02 May 2017 09:36:55 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/surprising-cary-grant-trivia/erin-mccann
<![CDATA[Wakefield Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/wakefield-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes

Wakefield movie quotes help tell the story portrayed in the film about a man who hides from his family in his home's attic for several months. The drama movie was directed by Robin Swicord using a screenplay she adapted from the book of the same name by E. L. Doctorow. Wakefield opened theatrically in the United States on May 19, 2017.

In Wakefield, Howard Wakefield (Bryan Cranston) has a great life. He's successful in his career, has a nice suburban home and a loving family, including wife Diana (Jennifer Garner). But the monotony and blandness of his life gets to him, so one day Howard vanishes.

Diana and others begin to search for Howard but they fail to look in the once place where he's been hiding the whole time, the attic above the family home's garage. Howard remains in the attic for several months, leaving only at night to shower and scavenge for food. The time away allows him not only to surveil the lives his family members are leading, but also get to know himself and who he truly is.

Wakefield was just one of several great May 2017 films along with Everything, Everything, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, Alien: Covenant, and Paris Can Wait.  


Wakefield Movie Quotes,

I Left Myself

Howard: I never left my family. I left myself. Unshackled, I will become the Howard Wakefield I was meant to be. 

Reflecting on his choice to hide from his family, Howard feels that he didn't leave his family, rather left himself. As he explains in this Wakefield movie quote, this move was to find himself again.


How Far Am I Willing to Let This Go?

Howard: How far am I willing to let this go?

As Howard watches his family and friends gather in his home while he's a missing person in this Wakefield movie quote, he wonders just how far he should let his ruse go. He imagines surprising them all during the party, but ultimately decides against it.


The Plot Thickens

Howard: My wife's first call would be to my office. 'No, he hasn't come in. He didn't say anything.' Car's still there. The plot thickens. 

From the window of their above-garage attic, Howard watches as wife, Diana, calls around looking for him. He voices what he thinks his secretary would say when asked if she's seen him.


I Never Used to Sing

Howard: Oh my god, Ben Jacobs. Oh, yes, yes, yes, here we go. Coffee and cookies, come on in. He's going to need some whitener for his coffee, Diane. 'Uh, you don't have any soy milk do you?' Of course she's got soy milk. She's got everything. Please, Ben, please tell her about your tragic lactose intolerance, all the bloating and flatulence. Ah, aha, a little pro bono work on behalf of the firm. How nice of you. 'I'm impressed with my attorney, Bernie. I'm impressed with his influential friends. He's got very big connections and I follow his directions.' You know, I never used to sing. I think that's worth noting. 

In this Wakefield movie quote, Howard imagines what wife Diana is saying to her old boyfriend, Ben Jacobs, as he comes over to visit. While he puts Ben down, this monologue also points out that Howard has changed. 


Just Vanish Completely

Howard: Suburban life, so much is the same, week after week. Who hasn't had the impulse to put their life on hold for a moment, just vanish completely? 

Howard reflects on his typical suburban life in this Wakefield movie quote. Sure he has a great job, family and home, but he still years to just leave it all.



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Sun, 21 May 2017 03:58:39 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/wakefield-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
<![CDATA[Everything, Everything Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/everything-everything-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes

Everything, Everything movie quotes provide the dialogue to the film about one teen who yearns to go outside but can't due to an illness. The romantic drama was directed by Stella Meghie using a screenplay J. Mills Goodloe adapted from the book of the same name by Nicola Yoon. Everything, Everything opened theatrically in the United states on May 19, 2017.

In Everything, Everything, Maddy (Amandla Stenberg) is an 18-year-old girl who spends 100% of her time inside her home due to an illness. Her whole life is limited to time within that home where she's taken care of by physician mother Pauline (Anika Noni Rose) and nurse Carla (Ana de la Reguera). But when Olly (Nick Robinson) and his family move in next door, Maddy's life changes. 

Maddy and Olly form a friendship through email and text messages. Carla allows Olly to visit one day, which leads to her firing and Pauline's anger. This move only pushes Maddy to fight harder to see Olly, including going outside to find out for herself what exactly would happen if she leaves home. What Maddy finds in the process surprises her, and not just about her health.

Everything, Everything opened in theaters in May 2017 along with other great films such as Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, Alien: Covenant, Paris Can Wait, and The Wall.  


Everything, Everything Movie Quotes,

Willing to Sacrifice Everything

Maddy: I'm willing to sacrifice everything just to live one perfect day.

Understanding that she may suffer health issues if she goes outside, Maddy decides that living one day perfectly is better than being locked in her home. She plans to do just that.


You're All I Have Left

Pauline: Madeline, you're all I have left. I can't lose you.

Pauline pleads with Maddy to remain home, locked in her home, rather than living a normal life. To Pauline, Maddy is her whole life.


I Want to Experience Everything, Everything

Maddy: Dear mom, I know staying in this house keeps me alive but this isn't living. I want to experience everything, everything.
...
Olly: Maddy, what are you doing? Go back inside!
Maddy: No, Olly, I have to see if I'm really sick and the only way that I'll know is if I'm outside.

Maddy leaves a note for mother Pauline and heads outside to explore with Olly in these Everything, Everything movie quotes. Everyone feels Maddy cannot be outside, but she needs to learn that for herself.


She Was Supposed to Keep You Safe

Carla: It's not up to you to decide what she needs!
Pauline: You have to go. 
...
Maddy: She was my friend.
Pauline: She was supposed to keep you safe. You can't see him again.

Pauline clashes with Carla and Maddy when she fires Carla as Maddy's nurse. As Carla allowed Olly into their home, Pauline feels this is a fireable offense. 


Is Your Daughter Around?

Olly: Hi, my mom sent a bundt. 
Pauline: Welcome to the neighborhood. 
Olly: Is your daughter around?
Pauline: No, she isn't.

After Olly's family moves in next door, he shows up to introduce himself and offer some baked goods to the new neighbors. But when Olly asks about Maddy, Pauline is not willing to let the two teens meet.


Where Would You Go If You Could?

Olly: Are you on house arrest? I haven't seen you outside once since we've got here.
Maddy: No, I'm sick. My body can't fight bacteria or infections. If I left the house, I would die.
Olly: Where would you go if you could?
Maddy: The ocean, it's three miles from here and I've never seen it.

While Olly and Maddy have been neighbors for a bit of time now, Olly has never seen her outside and asks about just that in these Everything, Everything movie quotes. Maddy explains that while she'd love to visit the ocean, she simply can't due to her illness.


When I Talk to Him, I Feel Like I'm Outside

Carla: I see you checking your email and looking for him out the window.
Maddy: He is kind. When I talk to him, I feel like I'm outside.
...
Carla: He's here.
Maddy: Who's here?
...
Maddy: You're really different than I thought you'd be.
Olly: Is that sexier, right? What would happen if you went outside?
Maddy: Probably spontaneous combustion. Here I have HEPA filters. Outside is viruses and bacteria.

Nurse Carla notices in these Everything, Everything movie quotes that Maddy and Olly seem to have formed a connection. Indeed, they have and Olly has taken the bold move to come over for a visit.


This is My Whole World

Maddy: This is my whole world, my nurse, my mom, my sickness. I'm 18 and I've never been outside. If I did, I would probably die. 

Narrating, Maddy explains a bit about her life and the plot of the film in this Everything, Everything movie quote. Staying inside is all she knows as her sickness has kept her indoors her whole life.



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<![CDATA[Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/diary-of-a-wimpy-kid-the-long-haul-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul movie quotes bring the laughs to the movie about a family on an adventurous road trip. The family comedy is the fourth in the Diary of a Wimpy Kid franchise based on the books by Jeff Kinney. Kinney co-wrote the screenplay along with David Bowers and Adam Sztykiel. Directed by David Bowers, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul opened theatrically in the United States on May 19, 2017.

In Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul, Greg Heffley (Jason Drucker) is your typical kid who complains about typical kid things, such as having little control over his life. Along with brother Rodrick (Charlie Wright), Greg convinces parents Susan and Frank (Alicia Silverstone and Tom Everett Scott respectively) to go on a family road trip to Indiana.

While the guise of the road trip is to attend the boys' grandmother's 90th birthday party, really they want to attend a video game expo happening nearby. As easy as this may sound, surviving the road trip adventures and actually getting to the gamer expo is much harder than the brothers anticipated.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul opened alongside other May 2017 movies such as Alien: Covenant, Paris Can Wait, The Wall, and Lowriders.  


Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul Movie Quotes,

Zero Control Over Your Own Life

Greg: If there's one thing I've learned from my years as a being kid, it's that you have zero control over your own life. 

Greg speaks to the camera in this Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul movie quote to discuss life as a kid. He talks about having zero control of his life, something he's like to be different.


An Unplugged Road Trip

Susan: This is an unplugged road trip. No Instagrammy! No SnappyChat! 

Susan gives the boys the worst news ever as they embark on their road trip. She might not know the names of the social networks they use, but she's declaring this trip device free. 


Oh, Look How Cute

Susan: Oh, look how cute! The pig's better potty trained than you, Greg.

After the youngest Heffley brother wins a pig at a fair, Susan is pleased to learn it's potty trained. The feeling, however, changes fast when the smell of the piglet's dump spreads through the car.


Player's Expo is in Indianapolis

Greg: This is perfect! Player's Expo is in Indianapolis this weekend. It's only two inches away! 
Rowley: I'm not sure that's how maps work. 

Knowing that his grandmother's birthday party is in Indiana over the weekend, Greg gets a brilliant idea when he learns about Player's Expo in the area at the same time. How hard can it be to get there, it's only two inches away on the map?


The Driver is the DJ

Frank: The first rule of a road trip is that the driver is the DJ. 

The boys are unimpressed when father Frank announces that the driver, mother Susan, is the DJ for their trip. The expressions the brothers make in this Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul movie quote only get worse when Susan picks the Spice Girls.


That's a Mini Safe

Roderick: I got a microwave pizza. 
Frank: Roderick, that's a mini safe.
Roderick: They disguised it as a microwave. 

The family is stunned when Roderick mistakes the hotel safe for a microwave. Even after they correct him, he doesn't seem to understand.


There's Only One

Greg: You want one? 
Susan: Oh, Greg, I wouldn't encourage them.
Greg: There's only one.

Greg does a nice thing by offering a seagull a cheese snack in these Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul movie quote. But that nice thing turns bad quickly when a whole flock of birds enter the car looking for snacks of their own.


Who's Excited?

Susan: Who's excited about the great Heffley road trip?

Susan asks her family how excited they are to go on a road trip to Indiana to attend the kids' grandmother's 90th birthday. Considering she receives little response, it's safe to say they're not that excited.



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<![CDATA[Alien: Covenant Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/alien-covenant-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes

Alien: Covenant movie quotes help tell the story in the film about a group of colonists who find themselves on a strange planet with eerie dangers. The science fiction horror movie was directed by Ridley Scott using a screenplay by John Logan and Dante Harper and story by Jack Paglen and Michael Green. Alien: Covenant opened theatrically in the United States on May 19, 2017.

In Alien: Covenant, the crew of the colonization ship Covenant are awakened by robot Walter (Michael Fassbender) after an incident. New captain Christopher Oram (Billy Crudup) and terraforming expert Daniels (Katherine Waterston) hear a radio transmission from humans on a nearby planet. They travel to the planet to investigate the transmission and research the planet's ecology. 

But it doesn't take long for Daniels, Oram and others (including Demián Bichir, Nathaniel Dean, Carmen Ejogo, Amy Seimetz, Jussie Smollett and Callie Hernandez) to realize something just doesn't seem right on the eerily quiet planet. Things only get worse when they find an abandoned space ship home to alien spores. 

Alien: Covenant was one of several highly anticipated spring/summer 2017 movies along with  Paris Can Wait, The Wall, Lowriders, and King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.


Alien: Covenant Movie Quotes,

We Don't Know

Daniels: Are you sure about this, Captain?
Christopher Oram: How do you mean?
Daniels: We don't know what the f***'s out there.

Daniels asks Captain Christopher Oram if he's sure they should investigate the area in these Alien: Covenant movie quotes. Oram doesn't understand what Daniels may be fearing, but really, she's only fearing the unknown. 


Nothing

Daniels: You hear that? 
Christopher Oram: What?
Daniels: Nothing, no birds, no animals, nothing

Daniels observes the desolate silence of the planet and finds it odd. A human radio transmission led them to the planet yet they're not finding any signs of life there, at least not yet.


Who Planted It?

Christopher Oram: This is wheat. What are the odds of finding human vegetation this far from earth?
Daniels: Who planted it?

As the team begins to explore the unknown planet, they notice that wheat appears to have been planted. The odds that it just appeared are slim to none leading them to wonder who planted it there.


Mother?

Daniels: Mother, how long have we been traveling?
Mother: Approximately 24 days
Daniels: Is there anything for breakfast other than oatmeal?
Mother: Rations have been selected for optimal nutritional content. 
Daniels: Mother, is there a planet in the known universe where a full house beats a straight flush? 
Tennessee: Mother, stay out of this.
Daniels: Mother? ... Seal all inner doors! Mother, any additional ammo on board? Where is this god damn thing?!
Mother: Four meters above you

Daniels spends a great deal of time talking to the on-board personal assistant, Mother, in these Alien: Covenant movie quotes. So when Mother doesn't respond, Daniels feels their ship has been compromised. She's not wrong.


Please Open Up!

Upworth: Let me out! Karine, please open up!
Karine Oram: I can't do that for you. We've got to keep the infection...

Upworth pleads with Karine to release her from a quarantined area where an alien creature has implanted itself in Ledward's back. Both know that Upworth will be the next to die at the hand/tentacles of the alien, but keeping it contained is of greater importance.


All of This to Start Our New Life

Daniels: All of this to start our new life

The mission to colonize another planet seemed like a fairly tame adventure, or it did until the ship landed on another planet under strange circumstances. This appears to be a bit too much for Daniels.


What Happened Here?

Daniels: What happened here?

Aboard the crashed engineer ship, Daniels wonders what happened to kill off all of the crew members. She doesn't know it yet in this Alien: Covenant movie quote, but it will be the same thing that will soon try to kill her too.


First Large-Scale Colonization

Daniels: You've all sacrificed so much to be here and to be a part of this thing we're doing. This crew is made up of couples. It's the first large-scale colonization and everyone back on earth is really grateful for your hard work and your courage. We're making history here. 

Daniels gives the team a pep talk in these Alien: Covenant movie quotes. She emphasizes the importance of what they are doing for the human race and indeed, they are about to make history, just maybe not the history they intended.



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<![CDATA[Paris Can Wait Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/paris-can-wait-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes

Paris Can Wait movie quotes provide the dialogue for the film about a woman on a road trip to Paris with one of her husband's business associates. The comedy was written and directed by Eleanor Coppola. Paris Can Wait first premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival before opening theatrically in the United States on May 12, 2017.

In Paris Can Wait, married couple Michael (Alec Baldwin) and Anne (Diane Lane) are in Europe while Michael conducts business there. Just as they are set to fly to Budapest, Anne feels she should skip Budapest and travel directly to Paris instead. Jacques (Arnaud Viard), a business partner of Michael, just happens to be driving to Paris and invites Anne to join him on the journey. 

While Anne accepts the ride, she didn't expect that the trip would not be direct. Jacques, a believer in seeing a country by driving through it, makes several stops and detours along the way. Initially, this frustrates Anne, who is eager to get to Paris but after a while, she embraces the adventure which includes seeing the sights, delicious food and fine wine. 

Paris Can Wait opened in theaters along other spring/summer 2017 films including The Wall, Lowriders, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, and Snatched.  


Paris Can Wait Movie Quotes,

The Only Way to See a Country

Jacques: Driving is the only way to see a country.

Jacques explains to Anne in these Paris Can Wait movie quotes that he feels one can only truly see a country by driving through it. He plans to show Anne the area by doing just that.


I Take Care of Her

Anne: I think I should skip Budapest and just go straight to Paris. 
Jacques: I'm driving back now. May I make a suggestion? I take care of her.
Michael: That's very generous but you sure it's okay with you?
...
Jacques: So let's pretend we don't know where we're going or even who we are.
Anne: Oh, brother

Rather than traveling with Michael to Budapest, Anne decides to head right to Paris. Michael's business associate Jacques is there and just happens to be going to Paris so he offers Ann a ride.


You Okay?

Michael: You okay?
Anne: Oh, I'll be fine. It's just my ears...

While Michael does seem slightly concerned about wife Anne in these Paris Can Wait movie quotes, he's ultimately more focused on his work than her. As expected, Anne isn't impressed with this approach.


Let's Make a Little Detour

Anne: Look, Vezelay! Let's make a little detour.
Jacques: Who are you and what have you done with my American friend, always in a hurry to get to Paris?

The road trip with Jacques has changed Anne, as evidenced in these Paris Can Wait movie quotes. Just previously she was in a rush to get to Paris but now she's the one suggesting they make a detour along the way.


Paris Can Wait

Anne: But I thought we'd be in Paris by now.
Jacques: Paris can wait!

Anne complains in these Paris Can Wait movie quotes that she expected to be in Paris already and didn't expect Jacques to make so many stops and detours on the way. In response, Jacques recites the title of the film, Paris can wait.


Are You Happy?

Jacques: Are you happy?
Anne: We have a good marriage. 
Jacques: That's not what I asked you. Are you happy?

Jacques opens a can of worms when he asks Anne if she is happy. She responds that her marriage is good, but Jacques reminds her that he asked a different question.


He's a Frenchman

Michael: So how's Paris?
Anne: I'm actually not there yet. Jacques wanted to stop for the night. 
Michael: He what?! Don't forget, he's a Frenchman. 

Michael is shocked in these Paris Can Wait movie quotes when Anne mentions that she and Jacques stopped for the night. Anne sees little wrong with it, but Michael reminds her that Jacques is a Frenchman.


I'm Driving to Paris

Anne Marie: Where are you?
Anne: I'm driving to Paris with one of your dad's business partners. 

In a call home to daughter, Anne Marie, Anne mentions that she's on a road trip with one of Michael's business partners. Anne doesn't mention that she's taking the scenic route on the way to Paris and having a bunch of fun in the process.



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Fri, 19 May 2017 23:20:56 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/paris-can-wait-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
<![CDATA[Best Fictional Friendships]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-fictional-friendships/sakuragimichi

You may ship some of these romantically, but this list is just for relationships that are non-romantic in canon. Friendships from anime, books, film, tv shows etc. 

FEEL FREE TO ADD ANY YOU WANT 


Best Fictional Friendships,

Leslie Knope and Ann Perkins

Pidge, Lance and Hunk

Captain Flint and John Silver

Harry, Ron and Hermione

Yona, Hak, Yoon, Kija, Shin-ah, Jae-ha and Zeno

Chewbacca and Han

Pippin and Merry

Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli

Korra, Mako, Bolin and Asami

Killua and Gon


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Fri, 19 May 2017 20:36:16 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-fictional-friendships/sakuragimichi
<![CDATA[The Best Film & TV Credits Of Demián Bichir]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-film-and-tv-credits-of-demi-and-aacute_n-bichir/martinaustin

What Are The Best Film & TV Credits Of  Mexican Actor Demián Bichir?  Please add to the list and Re-rank. Thanks for looking.


The Best Film & TV Credits Of Demián Bichir,

The Bridge

A Better Life

Words with Gods

Machete Kills

The Heat

Dom Hemingway

El Santos vs. La Tetona Mendoza

The Hateful Eight

Lowriders

Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper


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<![CDATA[Best Girl Fight Scenes in Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-girl-fight-scenes-in-movies/ranker-film

We compiled the best girl on girl fight scenes in movies. From Hollywood action movies to foreign films, the greatest fight scenes with girls feature martial arts, badass characters, and bloody violence. What’s your favorite girl fight scene in a movie? 

Including movies like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and Kill Bill, this list of movie fight scenes with women comes with videos, so you can watch your favorite female action movie stars fight.

Here are the best girl fight scenes in movies. Vote for your favorite fight scenes in cinematic history and feel free to add any good girl fights missing from the list.


Best Girl Fight Scenes in Movies,

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Kill Bill Volume 1

My Lucky Stars

Total Recall

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol

Kill Bill Volume 2

Fast & Furious 6

Kick-Ass 2

Furious 7


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<![CDATA[Best Thomas Lennon Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-thomas-lennon-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Thomas Lennon movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Thomas Lennon started his acting career appearing in TV series like Reno 911! and The Odd Couple, but he quickly became a good bet at the box office. Thomas Lennon's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Thomas Lennon movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Thomas Lennon movies will be at the top of the list. Thomas Lennon has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Thomas Lennon movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Thomas Lennon films to end the squabble once and for all.

This is a list that features films like 17 Again and How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Thomas Lennon movies?" and "What are the greatest Thomas Lennon roles of all time?"

If you think the best Thomas Lennon role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Thomas Lennon performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Thomas Lennon Movies,

I Love You, Man

Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian

Tinker Bell: Secret of the Wings

Rapture-Palooza

Knight of Cups

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Hell Baby

Hot Tub Time Machine 2

Monster Trucks

Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast


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<![CDATA[Best Doug Jones Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-doug-jones-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Doug Jones movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Doug Jones's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Doug Jones movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Doug Jones movies will be at the top of the list. Doug Jones has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Doug Jones movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Doug Jones films to end the squabble once and for all.

Doug Jones is best known for being a frequent collaborator with Guillermo del Toro, starring as Abe Sapien in the Hellboy movies.  

This is a list that features films like Pan's Labyrinth and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Doug Jones movies?" and "What are the greatest Doug Jones roles of all time?"

If you think the best Doug Jones role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Doug Jones performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Doug Jones Movies,

The Wager

Hellboy

Hellboy II: The Golden Army

Hellboy: Blood and Iron

The Watch

John Dies at the End

Raze

Crimson Peak

The Bye Bye Man

Ouija: Origin of Evil


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<![CDATA[10 Mind-Blowing Films Influenced By Dream Theory]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/films-influenced-by-dream-theory/kara-maddox

You don't have to be a psych major to catch the gist of dream theory - especially if you're down to explore the deep abstractions of the human mind.

Dreams, according to Freud, remove our cognitive filters; "they are disguised fulfillments of repressed wishes." They tell us what we really want, without all the whips and chains of society. Freud blames our repressed sexual desires, but it's simpler than that. In dreams, we have complete control, and the best filmmakers know how to use this control to sway audiences. 

To movie buffs, this is known as the Oneiric Metaphor, which expresses the intricacies of the human subconscious through picture. A closer look at these metaphors shows us a bit more about the creators of film and the people who watch them.


10 Mind-Blowing Films Influenced By Dream Theory,

A Nightmare on Elm Street

This 1984 classic gives new meaning to the word nightmare. Set in a cozy, Midwestern town, teenager Nancy Thompson (Heather Langenkamp) is stalked by serial killer Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) in her sleep. 

Feeding on fear, Krueger attacks his victims in their dreams, making this monster even spookier for the audience. Director Wes Craven plays with the most primal fears known to man - the fear of never waking from sleep, the fear of losing complete control. 

Craven explains,

"...the whole thing of A Nightmare on Elm Street really was based on eastern philosophy that I was studying at the time...you have to take total responsibility for consciousness... and sleep, by that, is the paradigm of not being conscious, so in order to be conscious, the most primal thing you had to do was stay awake..."

In this film, dreams are not just repressed wishes, but the manifestations of death itself.

Craven credits his idea to strange mishaps that happened during the early '80s. The New York Times reported 18 Laotian refugees died in their sleep due to the terror induced by nightmares. Death by nightmare proved possible and pushes even audiences today to question the true power of our dreams. If dreams are created by our own minds, is death by nightmare considered suicide? 


Blue Velvet

Award-winning filmmaker David Lynch has a knack for strumming the tune buried deep within our human psyche. Known for manipulating color and motifs of beauty and decay, this 1986 film tickles then slaps the audience, allowing us to fall deeper into a pit of visceral desire.

The vibrant colors of blue, red, and white set a strangely patriotic, yet certainly sadistic tone during key interactions between Jeffrey Beaumont (Kyle MacLachlan) and blues singer Dorothy Vallens (Isabella Rossellini). "Color," Lynch explains, "is not an intellectual overlay; it's living inside the ideas, and being true to them."

As the scene grows dim, we watch as Beaumont's innocent curiosity slowly transforms into something a bit more violent. Pushed and prodded by Vallens, he falls deeper into the violent aquarium of brutal sex. In true Lynch fashion, this is nicely countered by Jeffrey's blossoming relationship with the sweet Sandy Williams (Laura Dern). 

To crawl to the depths of our souls, Lynch attributes his ability to his daily practice of transcendental meditation. Lynch describes, "there's waking, sleeping, and dreaming, and then the fourth state of consciousness, is that transcendental consciousness, pure consciousness." By the end of the film, the audience can't help but wonder why they kept watching. 


Donnie Darko

Writer/director Richard Kelly reaches deep into the confines of the human mind in this 2001 classic. Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal) experiences daylight hallucinations plagued by his imaginary rabbit friend, Frank. After a rogue jet engine crashes through his bedroom, Darko counts down the 28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds until Doomsday.

If you've ever had a dream that predicted some sort of person, event or action, you're not alone. Kelly explains, "there's these archetypes [literary patterns] that the hero runs into...there's the shape shifter, the herald, the gatekeeper...this bizarre screenplay I'd written I realized fit into this formula, this sort of timeless formula."

Our dreams are led by story; otherwise, we're bound to wakeup out of sheer boredom. Stories—even dream stories—are filled with patterns, patterns that show up over and over throughout time and culture. These archetypes shed light onto our human nature and function as both warnings and rewards.

Dream theory in film explains the basest of these patterns—those that are primal and necessary. In this film, Darko reveals under hypnosis that Frank may murder someone. So is Darko a murderer, or is Frank someone or something else?  


Fight Club

This 1999 film caused cuts, bruises and broken bones across school yards everywhere. A dynamic duo—Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) and an unnamed protagonist (Edward Norton)—create a fight-club-turned-gang to break the confines of their mundane lives.

The audience quickly latches onto Norton as the depressed narrator of the film. We watch as he meets Durden, his exact opposite, and cringe when they both start banging the same girl. It's not until the end that we realize these two dudes are one and the same.

"Fight Club," Fincher says, "is about moving through a modern disconnected society. It’s a satire." It's also packed with bombs, blood and soap—yes, soap, and enacts what many people inwardly feel about an unfair world. Who wouldn't want to see credit card companies blow up? 


Memento

In a brilliant manipulation of time, Christopher Nolan intersects two plots: one shot in color, the other in black and white in this 2000 film. A man name Leonard (Guy Pearce) with short-term memory loss struggles to find the man who raped and murdered his wife.

Throughout the film, the audience watches the short snippets of black-and-white scenes move the plot forward while those shot in color move the story backward. At the end of the film, the subjective colorful scenes and the objective black and white scenes meet in the middle to project an aura of ambiguity for the audience. Is Leonard an unreliable narrator?

"What we were trying to do," Nolan explains, "is essentially present an idea of the tension between our subjective view of the world and the subjective way in which we have to experience life and then our faith in an objective reality beyond that."

In this case, dreams are our subjective view of the world; they expose the very desires we don't allow ourselves to even entertain in our waking lives. Memento presents this tension and shows audiences memories change when placed in different contexts. 


The Matrix

Written and directed by Lana and Lilly Wachowski, this 1999 film sends audiences spinning. Centered around Thomas Anderson (Keanu Reeves), this film questions the nature of our reality and those who inhabit it. Are we living in a simulation?

Anderson leads a double life; by day, he is an average computer programmer and, by night, he is Neo, a great computer hacker. When Morpheus (Laurence Fishburne), a famous hacker, contacts him, Neo must make a decision - should he take the blue pill and go back to his day-to-day doings, or take the red and experience his enlightenment?

Lucky for us, Neo chooses red and "unplugs" from the matrix to live in the film's "real" reality. "What we were trying to achieve with the story overall," Lana Wachowski explains, "was a shift, the same kind of shift that happens for Neo, that Neo goes from being in this sort of cocooned and programmed world, to having to participate in the construction of meaning to his life."

In other words, Neo "wakes up," and the audience is supposed to "wake up" with him. In dream theory, this transition of sleep to awake is paramount to gaining understanding. The reality of two separate worlds, one awake and one not, provides a framework for comparison. Because we realize we're awake, we have a set of rules. When we're asleep, we see which of these rules we break. By comparing one to the other, we get a better idea of what we really want in life.


The Science of Sleep

Written and directed by Michel Gondry, this 2006 film approaches the "art" of dreams through the mind of Stéphane Miroux (Gael García Bernal), who attempts to hack into his own brain via a dream-like TV station.

In an opening scene, Stéphane talks to cameras made from cardboard and shows audiences the recipe for dreams by combining different ingredients into a large dream pot "on set." A TV screen behind him displays his "real" life. "It's kind of scary," says Michel Gondry, "because you have to let go; [dreaming] is like going under water in some ways." 

For Stéphane, he cannot not control what happens in his life, as his father had just passed away. Instead, he turns to controlling his dreams. When his dream "realities" begin to mix with "real" reality, the audience watches as his dreams take over.

Dream theory in this film showcases the limitless bounds of the mind of a creative. While we're not quite sure if the girl next door truly likes Stéphane, we do know their relationship grows in his dreams, thereby revealing his true intentions. 


Waking Life

So what happens when dreamers can't wake up? In this 2001 animated film, writer/director Richard Linklater follows an unnamed protagonist (Wiley Wiggins) through a series of seemingly unconnected conversations with professors, philosophers and artists. 

As the film progresses, Wiggins begins to realize he's dreaming, and so his dreams slowly become lucid dreams which then turn into a series of unsuccessful awakenings where he thinks he's awake until he realizes he isn't. The audience goes on this journey with Wiggins and thus begins questioning this alternate reality with him. 

Linklater explains, "the film's arguably in another realm of reality; it's kind of a realistic depiction of an unreality." And these unrealities are presented with unique animations where each conversation has a slightly different texture. Linklater achieved these layers by hiring thirty different artists local to Austin, TX. 

This stylistic choice was no accident as it pushes the audience to work harder while processing the film. "Film is a very realistic medium," Linklater says, "and the film in my head didn't really work that way, but with the animation, your brain sort of works overtime processessing." We become more invested in the film, which allows Linklater to hack into our subconscious. Are we living in a different reality from which we thought? 


Inception

Have you ever woken up from a dream only to realize you were still dreaming? Christopher Nolan hacks into the minds of his audience through Dominic Cobb (Leonardo DiCaprio), whose sole motive is to extract secrets from the minds of his targets. 

Inception shows audiences the true expansion of the human mind; the deeper levels of dreams within dreams within dreams lands us in limbo, or Cobb's subconscious, where we also find Mal (Marion Cotillard), his unrequited lover. 

Dream theory helps us see why Inception is so dang good. Yes, it's action-packed and visually stunning, but the truth is we get to watch the characters control their dreams, which in a way, allows us to watch Nolan controlling us. Nolan explains, "I've always found dreams to be a very inspiring part of my life...everything within that dream is created by your own mind as you experience it."

So, as the audience watches the characters control the dreams of other characters, we also catch a glimpse of Nolan controlling his audience. As director, he chooses what we see and when. He manipulates time. He tells us what to feel and we're okay with that because we trust him.

In this way, films are the director's projection of a certain time in space, a certain reality where different rules apply. Does Nolan have an unfulfilled wish to control his dreams? Maybe. But what's certain is Inception places ideas in our heads, much like Cobb does within the film. 


Get Out

Speaking of hacking into people's brains, this 2017 film written and directed by Jordan Peele gives new meaning to the phenomenon of hypnosis and sheds new light on 21st-century racism. 

In the beginning of the film, we watch as Chris Washington (Daniel Kaluuya) visits the family of his girlfriend, Rose Armitage (Allison Williams), for the first time. When a friendly late night "chat" with Rose's mother causes him to fall into the "sunken place," we realize Washington's repressed memories will be used against him. 

The hypnosis causes Washington to lose complete control, and this loss represents the crippling bonds of racism today. "People need to know," Peele says, "this [film] is from a black writer and director...what this movie sort of shows is being in the position of somebody who might feel like they're being seen for their color first before being connected as an individual." 

In this way, this film is an expression of Peele's wish to portray a new side to racism. He chooses to use Washington's repressed memories in a dream-like state to silence him, which builds a new layer for the audience; perhaps we are crippled by our past. Can someone cripple you with something outside your control? 



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Fri, 05 May 2017 05:51:01 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/films-influenced-by-dream-theory/kara-maddox
<![CDATA[Best Sofia Boutella Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-sofia-boutella-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Sofia Boutella movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Sofia Boutella's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Sofia Boutella movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Sofia Boutella movies will be at the top of the list. Sofia Boutella has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Sofia Boutella movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Sofia Boutella films to end the squabble once and for all.

This is a list that features films like Kingsman: The Secret Service and Star Trek Beyond.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Sofia Boutella movies?" and "What are the greatest Sofia Boutella roles of all time?"

If you think the best Sofia Boutella role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Sofia Boutella performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Sofia Boutella Movies,

Azur & Asmar: The Princes' Quest

StreetDance 2

Kingsman: The Secret Service

Monsters: Dark Continent

Tiger Raid

Star Trek Beyond


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<![CDATA[Best Sofia Vergara Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-sofia-vergara-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Sofia Vergara movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Sofia Vergara started her acting career appearing in TV series like Modern Family and Hot Properties, but she quickly became a good bet at the box office. Sofia Vergara's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Sofia Vergara movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Sofia Vergara movies will be at the top of the list. Sofia Vergara has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Sofia Vergara movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Sofia Vergara films to end the squabble once and for all.

This is a list that features films like Chef and Hot Pursuit.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Sofia Vergara movies?" and "What are the greatest Sofia Vergara roles of all time?"

If you think the best Sofia Vergara role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Sofia Vergara performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Sofia Vergara Movies,

Meet the Browns

Grilled

New Year's Eve

Happy Feet Two

The Three Stooges

Machete Kills

Fading Gigolo

Chef

Wild Card

Hot Pursuit


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Wed, 10 May 2017 11:26:04 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-sofia-vergara-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film
<![CDATA[15 Filmmaking Tricks Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movies Use To Instill A Sense Of Wonder]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/sci-fi-fantasy-movies-sense-of-wonder-tricks/erin-mccann

Special effects are one of the most obvious techniques that filmmakers use to induce an awe-factor in their audience. Horror films have perfected techniques of instilling fear in us just as drama filmmakers can masterfully move us to tears - and fantasy and science fiction movie-makers have managed to find ways to leave their audiences in wonder time and time again. Their little tricks may seem like magic, but they're actually just the tools of the trade.

Science fiction and fantasy films regularly employ many of the same movie tricks as other genres, they just make them seem a little less connected to the world we know. Filmmakers in these genres use sounds, visuals, editing, and camera tricks to create a world we've never seen, yet are willing to believe in. There are even a few Spielberg-ian filmmaking techniques that lend themselves to these genres nicely.

Sci-fi movie tricks and fantasy movie techniques aren't so secret once you know what you're looking for, and films like Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings might even take on new meaning for you. Read on for a little insight into the behind-the-scenes movie magic of your favorite fantasy films and science fiction movies.


15 Filmmaking Tricks Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movies Use To Instill A Sense Of Wonder,

Using (Or Bending) Genre Conventions

No, we're not talking about Comic Con. Rather, genre conventions refer to the familiar themes or elements that are seen in science fiction or fantasy films. For instance, a science fiction film may have a futuristic setting or technology while a fantasy movie will most likely include magic or supernatural elements. Since audiences are already familiar with these concepts, filmmakers assume that we understand how these genres typically function. They don't need to explain what magic is or that things in the future do not necessarily work the same way as they do in our current world.

Some filmmakers will take this a step further, though, by using our preconceived notions against us. For instance, Alien can be viewed as a science fiction film as it involves a crew exploring space. However, at its core, Alien is also a horror movie that examines the physical and mental deterioration of the crew while they're trapped and being hunted by a terrifying creature.


Color As A Statement

Color is often used to help set the tone of a film. The Lord of the Rings pairs rich earth tones with cool blues to appear classical, like a storybook brought to life to the screen (which it actually is). The Matrix trilogy, however, uses dark colors with elements of green to resemble the look of early computer screens.

Colors subtly impact our emotions and memories, and sci-fi and fantasy filmmakers definitely use this to their advantage. Many science fiction movies are bathed in dark colors or grays - such as in Blade Runner or Minority Report - to take on a dystopian element. Fantasy movies, on the other hand, use color far more generously. In fact, more color generally means a more fantastical film. Many Tim Burton movies, like Alice in Wonderland and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, use a contrasting combination of bright versus murky colors, making his scenes appear even more surreal.


Creative Props

While fantasy and science fiction movies can take us to places we've never dreamed of, at their core, they are still based on reality. Just like for sounds and costumes, prop designers base their creations around something already familiar to us. But the props in these movies also have to fit into the world of the film. If Han Solo suddenly pulled out a cell phone to call Leia, it would seem out of place and kill the illusion created by the film. The Harry Potter kids need their broomsticks just like Gandalf needs his staff, and each prop was meticulously designed to fit into their worlds by the film's art department.

 


Bigatures

Filmmakers often use miniatures, like the star ships in the original Star Wars movies. But in The Lord of the Rings films, Peter Jackson created something he called bigatures - basically miniatures made big enough to fill an entire studio. Bigatures were created for places like Edoras, Isengard, and Lothlorien, which filled an entire soundstage, and included trees up to 26 feet tall. Perhaps this was overly ambitious, but it proved filmmaking does not have to rely on CGI to create something magical.


Camera Movement And Wide Angles

The 17-minute-long shot at the beginning of Gravity is memorable not only for its length, but for the way that the camera moves through the scene as if floating through space itself. Director Alfonso Cuaron wanted the opening shot to not just remind audiences of an IMAX film, but to also provide another point of view to turn the audience into another character in the film.

A wide-angled shot can also show just how epic the world in a film really is, such as the vastness of space, the technological wonder of a futuristic city, or the highly populated battlefields of The Lord of the Rings. This also includes crane shots, which give a bird's-eye view, looking down over as much of the fantasy world as we are allowed to see.


Unique And Original Sound Effects

Sound effects are essential when making the world in a film believable, and fantasy and science fiction movies need audiences to believe in their worlds even more. Although they are based on real-world vehicles, the light cycles from Tron and Back To The Future's DeLorean would not have created a sense of futuristic amazement if they sounded like the everyday motorcycle or car we hear on the street. Star Wars sound designer Ben Burtt notes that "the basic thing in all films is to create something that sounds believable to everyone, because it's composed of familiar things that you can not quite recognize immediately."

Sound designers will often combine real-world sounds in order to create something completely new for a film. Who would have guessed that the sound of a TIE fighter is actually an altered elephant call or that the noise of a sneezing brachiosaurus was made from a fire hydrant and a whale blowhole? It's also interesting to note that many sound designers would rather use organic sounds than something completely mechanical, as the end result sounds more natural.


Imaginative Editing

Steven Spielberg creates a sense of wonder in his films by editing together shots of actors's reactions before he actually reveals what they're looking at, such as in Jurassic Park when visitors encountering a living dinosaur for the first time. This creates suspense for the audience, as they wonder what amazing thing they're about to be shown.

Film-editing techniques can also remind the viewer of a previous film from the genre, such as George Lucas's use of wipe transitions in Star Wars as a homage to Flash Gordon. Return Of The Jedi also uses editing to create an emotional tie to Luke's training with Yoda - as Yoda encourages Luke to lift his X-wing from the swamp, the shots are short, cutting back and forth. However, after Luke fails, the shots become longer, allowing a heaviness to sink in. 

And don't forget about 2001: A Space Odyssey, which features what is probably the most effective match cut in film history as a bone thrown by an ape turns into a spaceship.


Stylized Costumes

Unlike other genres, the design of costumes in science fiction and fantasy movies can be completely made up - an imaginative creation by the costume department and art director. But they also often give us clues about the worlds and characters present in the film.

Costumes help make us aware of a character's alliance, like the Hogwarts student uniforms in the Harry Potter films. Or, a character's appearance can make them stick out from their world like Edward Scissorhands in the pastel suburbs. Costumes can also be a reflection of the characters' world, such as the basic suit residents are required to wear in Gattaca, meant to mimic the repressed, sterile city in which they live.

Sci-fi costumes are also often designed for both form and function, complete with cool gadgets and materials. Jean-Paul Gaultier's design efforts for The Fifth Element even gained him acclaim in the fashion world, so maybe we should look past the weirdness of Milla Jovovich's bandage ensemble.


Cinematic Lighting

As with most films, lighting can be used to set the mood of a scene, determine exactly what the audience sees in the frame, and give us visual clues about the characters. Usually, a strong contrast in lighting emphasizes a conflict between good and evil, such as in a battle or stand-off between a hero and a villain.

Soft lighting, as seen in the daytime outdoor scenes of the The Lord of the Rings series, gives events a pleasant feeling and a warm, magical glow. Harsh lighting creates greater contrast between light and dark as well as more shadow. It can communicate discomfort or unease to the audience and often suggests an ominous presence, such as in Blade Runner. Mixing the two types of lighting together in the same shot can symbolize a conflict or transformation of worlds.


Forced Perspective

Forced perspective makes use of the fact that objects in the distance appear smaller than those in the foreground. The Lord of the Rings filmmakers embraced this theory in order to make certain characters appear larger or smaller than the other actors on screen. For example, in this photo, Elijah Wood is actually sitting much farther away from Ian McKellen and appears quite a bit smaller than he actually is. Because the camera renders images in 2D, the perspective is compressed. To add to the effect, the actors were also given different sized props than the other characters in the scene.



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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:58:53 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/sci-fi-fantasy-movies-sense-of-wonder-tricks/erin-mccann
<![CDATA[Films That Could Use A Pre-Credit Scroll]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/movies-that-need-pre-credits-scroll/jacob-shelton

If you’re a movie fan, then you know that modern American cinema is all about the franchise. The more movies and stars you can fit, the better. But every sequel means more story and more characters for audiences to remember. That’s why movies should have pre-credits scrolls. The device might be most closely associated with the Star Wars universe, but maybe the makers of The Fast and the Furious or the Marvel movies should start thinking about incorporating that nifty trick themselves. These are all films that require a recap, and what better way to do that then with a pre-credit scroll?

By the time you get to the third film in a franchise, no one knows what’s going on in the series anymore. And if you do, you don’t want to answer everyone else's questions. It’s better for fans' collective sanity if every movie that’s part of a franchise opens with some kind of pre-credit scroll that reminds viewers of any pertinent information. When it comes to movies that need a pre-credit scroll, exposition is welcome.


Films That Could Use A Pre-Credit Scroll,

Pirates of the Caribbean Franchise

One theme park ride inspired five Pirates of the Caribbean movies. The films follow Johnny Depp's bewigged Captain Jack Sparrow, but from there the connections are as loose as they are insane: mermaids, zombie pirates, and krakens all appear at one point or another. Usually, everyone is after some random trinket, but mostly the films serve as an excuse for Depp to chew scenery and earn Disney money.

The Pirates franchise seems naturally suited to a pre-credits crawl. It could be written across an old-fashioned scroll, or perhaps a treasure map.


Harry Potter Franchise

Even if you've read all of the Harry Potter novels, it can be difficult to keep the entries in this series straight. The books were adapted into eight movies, and a five-part spin-off series, Fantastic Beasts, attempts to fill in the gaps about what happened in the Wizarding World pre-Harry.

These films pack in 18 hours of content and counting, so even if you watch them all in a gruelingly whimsical marathon, you'll likely still be confused. Why not have the Sorting Hat pop up at the start of each movie to refresh audiences on what happened in the previous films?


James Bond Franchise

As of 2017 there are 24 official James Bond movies, and trying to remember what happens in each of them will drive you insane. But that's okay - these movies used to be almost entirely stand-alone entities. There was always an action-packed opening, cool credits, and gadgets from Q. Once Casino Royale arrived in 2006, though, filmmakers got ambitious. Filmmakers attempted to connect everything from that movie through 2015's Spectre together, with mixed results.

If future Bond flicks want to continue that continuity, they could easily fit an opening crawl in during the lengthy credit sequence. Or, a character like Q (or E, for Exposition) could catch the audience up.


Transformers Franchise

As of 2017, there are five Transformers movies with more on the way. Somehow, Michael Bay managed to turn some classic toys into a globe-spanning, city-destroying franchise with a convoluted mythology. Just try to read this broad summary without getting confused: the Autobots and Decepticons fight over the AllSpark. It doesn't help that Bay abruptly shifted casts four movies in.

It seems like the audience for these movies would enjoy an opening text crawl where each word exploded, or maybe transformed into something else. That's up to Bay to figure out.


Fast and the Furious Franchise

It's hard to believe at this point, but when The Fast and The Furious series started in 2001, it was about L.A. drag racers stealing TVs. Eight movies in and counting, the franchise is more about Vin Diesel outrunning submarines and Dwayne Johnson punching his way out of prison.

Sequels are about escalation: everything has to be bigger, longer, and in the case of this franchise, things have to be driven on exponentially more insane surfaces. If you think that you can skip a few of the Furious films and know what's going on, then you're going to be more lost than Dominic Toretto without his GPS. Characters are introduced, shuffled around, and switched from good to bad with blurring speed, and callbacks to movies that are more than a decade old can leave you in the dark. A pre-credits scroll that appears in the dust kicked up by screeching tires could help clue the audience in.


Mission: Impossible Franchise

Did you know that, by 2018, there will be six Mission: Impossible movies? Did you know that Ving Rhames has been in all of them, and that Simon Pegg will have been in four when the sixth film comes out? Then you probably know more about this franchise than even the production crew.

True, these films are based on a TV show, so they can afford to be a little episodic. But trying to tie these movies together in a sentence is, well, impossible. From their ever-changing casts to their confounding habit of having characters tear off hyper-realistic masks, these films defy quick summaries. Why not just let the movie take care of that? It could even start with the classic theme song and a crawl on an old-school computer.


Alien Franchise

The Alien series has a certain cachet, thanks to the work of award-winning directors like Ridley Scott, James Cameron, David Fincher, and Jean-Pierre Jeunet. But the films also go in seemingly bizarre directions - just look at how the spare horror of the original film somehow morphed into two Alien Vs. Predator movies.

The mythology connecting the Alien movies was thin at best: big slimy alien with acid blood gets on ship, bloody mayhem ensues. But then Ridley Scott returned to direct Prometheus and its follow-up, Alien: Covenant. Suddenly, audiences had to remember what exactly the Space Jockey was, and who made all those replicants in the previously unrelated film Blade Runner.

A pre-credits crawl sounds pretty good when you're tasked with explaining the Alien universe to a significant other who doesn't care about science fiction.


Saw Franchise

The Saw series consists of eight movies, one short film, and innumerable torture devices. And as fun as that sounds, there's also a metric ton of exposition that goes into each movie. It's not enough to have Jigsaw kidnapping people and putting them in hellish puzzle rooms, but he has to have an entire manifesto built around it.

Saw may be less of a horror franchise and more of a series of brutal memorization flash cards - which is how the opening crawl should be presented. Each film could open with Jigsaw (or his puppet) presenting all of the information from the previous films.


Resident Evil Franchise

There are six Resident Evil movies. That's way too many movies about Mila Jovovich karate-kicking monsters - or maybe not enough? Maybe the screenwriters felt they had to overcompensate for the films' video game roots, because these films dish out far too much information and exposition. As a writer for The New Yorker puts it, "Among the many pleasures of the franchise is the fact that its major characters are often as perplexed by the story as we are."

Rather than force the audience to remember why exactly Alice is fighting her way through Raccoon City, just have a quick presentation at the beginning of the film that breaks down the plot of each previous movie, and explains how they all tie into each other.


Marvel Cinematic Universe

By the end of 2017, there will be 17 movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The MCU is more than just a franchise - it encompasses multiple series focusing on individual superheroes, including Iron Man, Thor, Captain America, and more.

Keeping Marvel's events, heroes, and mystical objects straight from film to film is nearly impossible. What's more, movies in the MCU are meant to reward trivia nerds with easter eggs and obscure references. Rather than a pre-credits crawl, these movies might benefit from just showing bullet points covering character information, how they tie into the rest of the universe, and everything that happened previously in whatever iteration of a Marvel movie you're watching.



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Wed, 10 May 2017 09:13:44 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/movies-that-need-pre-credits-scroll/jacob-shelton
<![CDATA[Best Prison Fight Scenes in Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-prison-fight-scenes-in-movies/ranker-film

We compiled the best prison fight scenes in movies. From Hollywood action movies to foreign films, the greatest fight scenes in prisons feature martial arts, badass characters, and bloody violence. What’s your favorite prison fight scene in a movie? 

Including movies like The Watchmen and The Fate of the Furious, this list of movie fight scenes in prisons comes with videos, so you can watch your favorite action movie stars, like Jason Statham, Sylvester Stallone, Kurt Russell, Dwayne Johnson, and more, fight in a prison cell. 

Here are the best prison fight scenes in movies. Vote for your favorite fight scenes in cinematic history and feel free to add any good jail fights missing from the list.


Best Prison Fight Scenes in Movies,

Big Stan

Tango & Cash

Watchmen

Blood and Bone

Kung Fu Killer

Pain & Gain

Fast & Furious 6

The Raid 2: Berandal

Guardians of the Galaxy

The Fate of the Furious


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Wed, 03 May 2017 10:31:46 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-prison-fight-scenes-in-movies/ranker-film
<![CDATA[Best Maisie Williams Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-maisie-williams-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Maisie Williams movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Maisie Williams's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Maisie Williams movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Maisie Williams movies will be at the top of the list. Maisie Williams has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Maisie Williams movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Maisie Williams films to end the squabble once and for all.

Maisie Williams is best known for starring as Arya Stark on HBO's Game of Thrones

This is a list that features films like iBoy and The Book of Love.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Maisie Williams movies?" and "What are the greatest Maisie Williams roles of all time?"

If you think the best Maisie Williams role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Maisie Williams performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Maisie Williams Movies,

The Falling

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

iBoy


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Wed, 10 May 2017 11:25:02 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-maisie-williams-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film
<![CDATA[Best Mike Colter Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-mike-colter-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Mike Colter movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Mike Colter started his acting career appearing in TV series like Ringer and Luke Cage, but he quickly became a good bet at the box office. Mike Colter's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Mike Colter movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Mike Colter movies will be at the top of the list. Mike Colter has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Mike Colter movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Mike Colter films to end the squabble once and for all.

This is a list that features films like Zero Dark Thirty and Salt.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Mike Colter movies?" and "What are the greatest Mike Colter roles of all time?"

If you think the best Mike Colter role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Mike Colter performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Mike Colter Movies,

And Then Came Love

Brooklyn Lobster

Million Dollar Baby

Salt

Men in Black 3

Zero Dark Thirty


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Wed, 10 May 2017 11:24:39 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-mike-colter-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film
<![CDATA[Best Nicola Peltz Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-nicola-peltz-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Nicola Peltz movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Nicola Peltz started her acting career appearing in TV series like Bates Motel, but she quickly became a good bet at the box office. Nicola Peltz's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Nicola Peltz movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Nicola Peltz movies will be at the top of the list. Nicola Peltz has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Nicola Peltz movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Nicola Peltz films to end the squabble once and for all.

This is a list that features films like Transformers: Age of Extinction and The Last Airbender.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Nicola Peltz movies?" and "What are the greatest Nicola Peltz roles of all time?"

If you think the best Nicola Peltz role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Nicola Peltz performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Nicola Peltz Movies,

Deck the Halls

Harold

The Last Airbender

Transformers: Age of Extinction

Affluenza

Youth in Oregon


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Wed, 10 May 2017 11:24:21 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-nicola-peltz-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film
<![CDATA[The Wall Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-wall-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes

The Wall movie quotes help tell the story in the film about two soldiers in a standoff with a sniper, separated only by a crumbling brick wall in Iraq. The war thriller was directed by Doug Liman using a screenplay written by Dwain Worrell. The Wall opened theatrically in the United States on May 12, 2017.

In The Wall, American soldiers Sergeant Allen Isaac (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and Staff Sergeant Shane Matthews (John Cena) are tasked with investigating the site of a pipeline construction in Iraq. The soldiers surveil the site for 22 hours in a safe spot and, after witnessing no movement whatsoever, deem the area safe. But when Matthews approaches the area, he soon learns that something is just not right.

Matthews is shot which leads Isaac to rush to his side and into the additional incoming gunfire. Isaac is wounded and his radio is damaged which leads Isaac to take cover behind a crumbling brick wall. As he radios for help, Isaac learns that the voice on the other end of the radio is not an American, rather the sniper (Laith Nakli) that has been shooting at them. This leads to an epic standoff between both sides with the only sure way out being death.

The Wall opened alongside other great spring/summer 2017 films including Lowriders, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Snatched, and 3 Generations.  


The Wall Movie Quotes,

You've Got an Accent

Sergeant Allen Isaac: How bad it is?
Sergeant Shane Matthews: Isaac, the bullet went through. 
Sergeant Allen Isaac: I've got a man down!
Juba: What's your position? Over
Sergeant Allen Isaac: We've got a sniper, high-caliber weapon, requesting instruction.
Juba: Roger, I need your exact location.
Sergeant Allen Isaac: Say that again... You've got an accent, not American. Are you a sniper? What are you, man?

After Matthews is shot, Isaac attempts to call for help over his radio. He reaches someone on the other end, but soon realizes that it's not a friendly voice.


Something's Not Right

Sergeant Shane Matthews: You got eyes on that wall?
Sergeant Allen Isaac: I got eyes on your ass, fancy pants. Homeland, talk to me, talk to me. What do you see?
Sergeant Shane Matthews: Something's not right... I'm hit!
Sergeant Allen Isaac: Coming, man

As Matthews gets closer to the scene, Isaac stays back to cover his fancy pants ass. But when Matthews approaches in these The Wall movie quotes, he realizes something about the scene is just not right.


I Know Where You Are Now

Sergeant Allen Isaac: I know where you are now!

In a defining moment in the film, Isaac exclaims that he's finally located the sniper in these The Wall movie quotes. But if he can successfully take out that sniper, well, that's another story.


I Strike You Down

Sergeant Shane Matthews: The scope is an extension of my eye. The trigger is an extension of my fist. The rifle is an extension of me and I strike you down!

Bleeding out and slightly delirious, Matthews recites what he learned about his rifle. He may be down and out, but he remains set on taking down his enemy.


You're Fading

Juba: You're dehydrated.
Sergeant Allen Isaac: How does this end, man?
Juba: Death, you will bleed out... You're fading. You're fading.
Sergeant Allen Isaac: I'm fantastic.

Juba believes that he has the advantage in this standoff and doesn't hide that fact in these The Wall movie quotes. He knows Isaac is dehydrated and fading away, despite Isaac's denials.


I Want to Get to Know You

Juba: If I were you, I would start talking, Isaac. 
Sergeant Allen Isaac: What do you want?
Juba: I want to get to know you.

Sniper Juba urges Isaac to keep talking over the radio in these The Wall movie quotes. Juba isn't clear about what he really wants, rather only says he wants to know Isaac more.


Where'd He Come From?

Sergeant Shane Matthews: You got eyes on him? Where'd he come from?
Sergeant Allen Isaac: I don't know!

Thinking that the area was clear, Matthews and Isaac try to figure out what's going on after they face sniper fire. The shooter is far away and his exact location is not yet known.


I'm Going Down There

Sergeant Shane Matthews: See that? Hit and run. Whoever he is, he's gone.
Sergeant Allen Isaac: Unless he's a pro
Sergeant Shane Matthews: We've got no movement, no sign of a shadow. I'm going down there and that's it.
Sergeant Allen Isaac: Roger that

Matthews and Isaac have been surveilling a pipeline construction site in Iraq for 22 hours in these The Wall movie quotes before they feel it's safe. With no activity whatsoever, they deem it abandoned and leave their post to explore further.


I've Got One Shot

Sergeant Shane Matthews: I've got one shot!
Sergeant Allen Isaac: No, no, no, no, the second you touch that rifle, you're dead.
Juba: This is true. When this is over, his family won't recognize him.

Thinking he can get one shot off before the sniper fires back, Matthews reaches for his rifle. But as both Isaac and Juba state in these The Wall movie quotes, taking that one shot is not a good idea.



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<![CDATA[16 Nightmare Stories From Behind-The-Scenes of Filming 'The Wizard of Oz']]> http://www.ranker.com/list/wizard-of-oz-behind-the-scenes-stories/erin-mccann

Some stories from the set of The Wizard Of Oz are insanely dark. For such a beloved, ostensibly whimsical film, The Wizard of Oz was a never-ending torrent of misery behind the scenes. Made in 1939, it's still widely appreciated by both children and adults in modern times. Still, there's a lot people don't know about The Wizard Of Oz. While some of the production details are relatively harmless, and at times even charming, you have to remember the movie was produced during the dark days of the old Hollywood studio system.  

So, what makes the The Wizard Of Oz behind-the-scenes stories so deplorable? Mix liquor abuse and sexual depravity with a few unfortunate injuries and accidents, add some early movie-making naivety, and divide among five different film directors. Of all behind-the-scenes movie storiesThe Wizard Of Oz has some of the most bizarre and shocking. There's a lot more to worry about than lions and tigers and bears. The Pink Floyd sync up may be coincidence, but these stories truly show the dark side of the rainbow.


16 Nightmare Stories From Behind-The-Scenes of Filming 'The Wizard of Oz',

Judy Garland Was Slapped For Laughing

While filming a scene in which Dorothy slaps the Cowardly Lion, Judy Garland supposedly had a giggling fit and was unable to finish the scene without breaking into laughter. Apparently, she couldn't bring herself to stay serious while slapping a man wearing a lion suit. Ever the professional, director Victor Flemming allegedly slapped her to snap her out of it, and she delivered some flawless lion abuse on the next take.


Judy Garland Was Tortured To Look Younger

Originally, the producers wanted Shirley Temple to play Dorothy, but contract issues and doubts about her singing ability led them to offer the role to girl-next-door Judy Garland. She was asked to lose about 12 pounds so she would more closely resemble a 12-year-old.

Then 17, Garland was forced to follow a strict diet (which included cigarettes) and wear a painful corset to flatten her breasts. Dorothy's look at the start of filming included blonde hair and feminine makeup, but George Cukor decided she should look younger and less fantastic than the Technicolor world she was about to enter. 


There Were Five Directors And More Than Ten Screenwriters

Five different directors are credited with taking the helm on Oz. There were also more than 10 screenwriters working on the script, and it was constantly changing. Original director Norman Taurog was replaced by Richard Thorpe, who was replaced by George Cukor. Only working on the film for several days, he helped the musical numbers improve but was ultimately replaced by Victor Fleming.

Cukor signed on for Gone With The Wind after leaving Oz, but was fired and was replaced once again by Fleming. Since Fleming was now absent from Oz, King Vidor finished the last few weeks of filming, adding the Kansas scenes including "Over The Rainbow," which was almost cut from the final film. Victor Fleming ended up with the sole director credit (as well as the one for Gone With The Wind), since he had the biggest influence on the movie.


The Actors Were Sprinkled With Toxic Fake Snow

In the film, Dorothy, Toto, and the Cowardly Lion fall asleep in a poppy field but are magically awakened by gently falling snow. Because history is a never-ending carnival of terrors, that snow was actually asbestos.

Asbestos fibers were often used as fake snow from the mid-1930s to the 1950s, both in people's homes as holiday decor and in films such as The Wizard of Oz. It wasn't until years later that people discovered the dangers of asbestos, far too late to help the actors exposed to the carcinogenic snow.


The Cowardly Lion's Outfit Smelled Awful, And It Was Made Of Real Lions

Cowardly Lion actor Bert Lahr's costume was very realistic. So realistic, in fact, it consisted of real lion pelts. It allegedly weighed 90 pounds and produced an offensively unpleasant odor from having a sweaty human trapped in it all day. Lahr remembers spending about three hours each day in the makeup chair, as did the Scarecrow and Tin Man.

In fact, the makeup took so much time, all three actors were not allowed to take off their costumes or makeup. Their odd appearance while in costume also frightened people dining in the commissary, so they had to eat their lunch on set. Basically, the actors spent the duration of production as smelly, uncomfortable lepers. 


The Tin Man Was Poisoned. Also Twice.

After Ray Bolger insisted he would make a better Scarecrow, the part of the Tin Man was given to Buddy Ebsen. However, an allergic reaction to the aluminum powder in the silver-colored makeup forced him to be hospitalized in an oxygen tent. Apparently, no one told the cast why Ebsen left. Due to the way studio contracts functioned at the time, Jack Haley was forced into the role. The production team switched makeup to an aluminum paste, but it caused an eye infection for Haley anyway. Interestingly, Buddy Ebsen's voice can still be heard in a few places in the soundtrack.


The Wicked Witch Got Burned On Set. Twice.

During a take of the scene in which the Wicked Witch escapes Munchkinland in a plume of smoke, the pyrotechnics were accidentally set off too early and a trapdoor malfunctioned, causing actress Margaret Hamilton's broom, hat, and makeup to catch fire. Her face and hands were badly burned. Medics had to use alcohol to remove her toxic makeup, which was also extremely painful.

After returning to work, she was asked to film the "Surrender, Dorothy," scene, which also required smoke effects. She refused (which makes a lot of sense) and her stunt double, Betty Danko, took over. Danko suffered a similar injury during the scene, and was ultimately hospitalized.


Margaret Hamilton's Skin Stayed Green For Weeks

In addition to being highly flammable, the Wicked Witch's green makeup was also toxic. Margaret Hamilton accidentally swallowed some and was unable to eat for days. Her skin was also dyed green for several weeks, due to the copper in the makeup.

Hamilton and the Tin Man weren't the only characters with makeup woes, however. The prosthetic Scarecrow mask Ray Bolger wore left imprints on his face that supposedly lasted for a year.


The Munchkins Were Pimps, Hookers, And Gamblers

The Munchkin actors' antics on The Wizard of Oz were, frankly, bizarre. It's said they engaged in agressively drunken behavior, gambling, and orgies at the Culver Hotel where they were staying. The police were called several times, and one crew member referred to the group as "pimps, hookers, and gamblers." 

Supposedly, one Munchkin actor even got stuck in a toilet bowl during a drunken lunch break and had to be rescued. Judy Garland also allegedly accompanied one Munchkin on a date, supervised by her mother. Poor Garland. Bad taste in men was only the least of her troubles. 


Judy Garland Was Drugged And Molested

The Wizard Of Oz was both the beginning and end of Judy Garland's career. Actors in the 1930s were under contract to whatever studio they signed with, and they were systemically abused and overworked. Teenage actors were often given adrenaline shots to keep them awake, and barbiturates to help them sleep. Garland was no exception. 

Garland was already taking pills before she was hired for Oz, but she began using them more frequently once on set. There are reports she was also molested and sexually harassed by both Munchkin actors and studio executives. Although she went on to star in a handful of other features, it was the alcohol and barbiturate addiction that began on the set of Oz that finally killed her at the age of 47. 



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<![CDATA[Lowriders Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/lowriders-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes

Lowriders movie quotes help tell the story in the film about a lowrider-loving father and two sons who don't see eye to eye. The drama movie was directed by Ricardo de Montreuil using a screenplay by Elgin James and Cheo Hodari Coker. Lowriders opened theatrically in the United States on May 12, 2017.

In Lowriders, Miguel (Demián Bichir) is father to two boys, Danny (Gabriel Chavarria) and Francisco (Theo Rossi). While Danny lives at home with Miguel, Francisco is estranged from his father due to his trouble with the law. Danny is on his way to being estranged as well due to his differences with Miguel. Miguel tries to raise Danny to love lowriders, as he does, however Danny feels that expressing himself through graffiti art is more important.

So when Francisco returns home to Miguel and Danny, tensions about what is important in life, what the family's heritage should be, rise. While Danny wants to only do his artwork, while not getting arrested in the process, Francisco tries another way to better his father, building a better lowrider than what Miguel can. 

Lowriders movie quotes provide the dialogue for the film just like other quotes do for their respective films including for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Snatched, 3 Generations, and The Dinner.  


Lowriders Movie Quotes,

Talk to Your Sons!

Gloria: Talk to your sons!
Miguel: I can't talk to my sons! They just don't want anything to do with me.
Gloria: When it's your kids, you don't stop trying.

Gloria urges Miguel to talk to sons Danny and Francisco in these Lowriders movie quotes. Miguel feels there's no point, but Gloria reminds him that when it's family, trying is always the right thing to do.


You're a Joke and Nothing Changes

Francisco: Do you know what people call me now? Ghost, cause for the last eight years, you haven't so much as mentioned my name to remind people that I exist. You're a joke and nothing changes!

Francisco goes off on father Miguel for how Miguel treated him. Clearly the two don't get along well, which sets the stage for father and son to battle one another for supremacy.


Lowriders Are About Family

Danny: I grew up in Boyle Heights. I remember when I was a kid, my pops always said, "one day we'd build a car together. Lowriders are about family." Me and my homies, we've never been to Mexico, and no, our Spanish ain't perfect. But you can find us partying with the hipsters in Echo Park, chillin at the skate park in Venice, or doing karaoke in K-Town. For kids like me, sometimes we do end the night at Taco Zone. Yeah, we eat tacos. Why not, right? If it was up to my pops, I'd be fixing cars at his shop all day. This whole city is  my canvas. I put up my art for free and he wastes his money on car parts. That makes no sense to me.

Danny gives a little background on himself and his life in this Lowriders movie quote and in turn describes a bit about the film. He was raised amongst those who love lowriders, though he has strayed a bit from that course.


That is Your Heritage

Miguel: That is your heritage, something you know nothing about. 

When Danny disses the lowrider lifestyle, Miguel doesn't take kindly to the remark. Miguel mentions in this Lowriders movie quote that the lowrider lifestyle is Danny's heritage and suggests he start to respect it.


Don't Have to Be Poor to Be Real

Lorelai: Famous graffiti artists don't have to be poor to be real.

Danny gets some tough truth from friend Lorelai. She explains that while it's great to want to be an artist, one doesn't have to be poor to be legit.


Let's Show Old School What He's Up Against

Francisco: Let's show old school what he's up against. 

Francisco tells brother Danny his plan to settle things with their father, Miguel, once and for all. He's taking the battle to the streets and building a lowrider better than Miguel's, or at least that's the plan in this Lowriders movie quote.


We're Not Going to Get Caught

Danny: Wait, stop the car! 
Claudia: What, what, what's wrong? What are you doing? If we get caught, that's my scholarship, Danny.
Danny: We're not going to get caught.
Chuy: You better hurry up, man. Go! Go! Go!
...
Miguel: Do you have any idea what this could cause your family? Writing your name on other people's property, don't you have an ounce of shame? You're a criminal like your brother.

When Danny sees a perfect place to tag, he orders Claudia to stop the car. But when he is arrested for the crime, his father does not react well whatsoever.


I'm Going to Make it with My Art

Danny: I guarantee you, I'm going to make it with my art. 

While Danny clearly thinks that he can make a living with his art, his father, Miguel, does not agree. In Miguel's defense, graffiti artists typically don't end up in Forbes magazine for their accomplishments. 



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<![CDATA[Awful Things About The Real Rudy That Rudy The Movie Purposely Misrepresents]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/sad-rudy-ruettiger-facts/jim-jacobi

Rudy has enjoyed a perennial seat in the upper echelons of the most inspirational sports movies. The 1993 classic was at the forefront of a wave of sports films based on true stories. Classics like Mystery, Alaska, Remember the Titans, Glory Road, and Friday Night Lights all continued to blaze the trail of a genre Rudy reinvigorated.

However, there are times when Hollywood bends the very meaning of the phrase, "based on a true story," by sanitizing movies. For instance, there are lots of historical facts that movies got wrongThere is certainly a healthy share of Rudy Ruettiger facts in the film, but it is also guilty of ignoring facts and flat-out rewriting history. This list compares some of the real Rudy Ruettiger stories to how they were depicted in the timeless inspirational movie.


Awful Things About The Real Rudy That Rudy The Movie Purposely Misrepresents,

Frank Ruettiger Did Not Exist

Rudy’s older brother, Frank, was a pseudo-antagonist throughout the film. He mocked Rudy’s dreams of playing football for Notre Dame for their entire upbringing. Frank’s negative presence is eventually replaced by other menacing characters, like Vince Vaughn’s Jamie O’Hara.

Thankfully, Frank embraces maturity by the end of the movie and is supportive as an older brother. There’s one small problem with the accuracy behind Frank’s portrayal – he didn’t exist. Of the fourteen Ruettiger children, Rudy was the oldest boy. The invented older brother, Frank, was intended to act as an amalgamation of all the discouraging voices Rudy dealt with on the way to securing his place in Notre Dame’s legacy. 


Knute Rockne's Epic Halftime Speech Was An Old Performance Piece

The speech was so nice that they did it twice. Notre Dame juggernaut coach, Knute Rockne, led the Fighting Irish to win five National Championships between 1918 to 1930. He’s also responsible for authoring the famous halftime speech that Rudy Ruettiger recites twice in the movie. The second occurrence is the one most are familiar with, when Rudy enters the Fighting Irish locker room for the first time.

But according to the university’s own archives, Rockne “performed a pep talk for the newsreels,” and it “was not for any particular game of situation.” Nevertheless, in the film Rudy performs Rockne’s showy speech verbatim to an empty locker room, save for the made-up character Fortune. 


Fortune Didn't Exist, Either

Fortune's timing in the film aligns almost perfectly with Rudy's need of an unassuming mentor. He needed a mentor with experience who knew how to tap into Rudy's ambition and understood his burning determination to achieve his goal. If Fortune sounds too good to be true, it's because he isn't real

Fortune's purpose in the film was almost the exact opposite of Frank's, but the reasoning behind their fabrications was identical. Fortune's character, played by Charles S. Dutton, was a composite of everyone Rudy encountered along the way who was encouraging, even if the encouragement came in the form of tough love. 


Teammates Did Not Ceremoniously Forfeit Their Jerseys

Arguably one of the most inspiring moments of the film is when the entire team rallies together and threatens to quit the team right before the last game of the season. It's Rudy’s final chance to play in a real game, but he isn’t listed on the active roster. The number of players allowed on the sidelines is just too small, so when Rudy learns he isn’t listed, he finally quits.

Little did he know that one after the other, his teammates march into Devine’s office and offer to let Rudy play in their stead. Only that did not happen in real life. Devine did not forbid or prohibit Rudy from suiting up for the Georgia Tech game in 1975. That said, it does make for one damn, fine moment in the coffers of sports movies. 


The GI Bill Would Have Covered Rudy's College Tuition

Perhaps the reason the filmmakers left Rudy’s time in the Navy out of the film is because it would have eradicated an ongoing struggle he faced while attending college. The scheduling demands of student-athletes are plentiful, and even more so for one like Rudy who had to balance school, football, and work. He continually grapples with the ability to make tuition payments to Holy Cross College, even with his job as a groundskeeper under Fortune.

In the real world, Ruettiger’s tuition was covered at both Holy Cross and Notre Dame under the GI Bill since he served in the military. The lack of making tuition payments would have freed up much of Rudy’s time as a student-athlete, and the ongoing drama of his inability to maintain balance would have all but evaporated. By omitting Rudy’s Navy career from the movie, there is no GI Bill, and with no GI Bill, his workload increases tenfold while in school. 


The Real Coach Devine Was Not The Ultimate Antagonist

Every movie needs a bad guy who's hell-bent on keeping the protagonist from achieving glory, and Rudy is no exception. There are plenty of naysayers throughout the film, but Rudy continually circumnavigates their negativity with persistence. Enter Chelcie Ross’ portrayal of Coach Dan Devine, a seemingly immovable object in the path of Rudy’s unstoppable force. Devine means business and his coaching style doesn’t welcome input from any outsiders.

By Devine's calculation in the movie, Rudy is far from the best player on the roster, so he’s got a snowball’s chance in hell to play in any game. Devine only relents to let Rudy suit up after the team's incredible gesture of humanity - one of the emotional climaxes of the entire film. However, in reality, Coach Devine was just as supportive of Rudy as anyone on the team. During the actual Georgia Tech game, Devine was adamant that everyone got to play.


Notre Dame Vs. Georgia Tech Was Not The Last Game Of The Season

A lot of effort is put into communicating that the climactic Georgia Tech game at the end of the film was the last game of Rudy’s senior season, but this was not the case in real life. It was the last home game for Notre Dame in 1975, but the team played two away games in the two consecutive weeks after beating Georgia Tech.

The case can be made that it was definitely Rudy’s last game since he never traveled with the team, but the filmmakers painted themselves into a corner by having Coach Devine remind the seniors right before the game, “it’s your last one, so make it count.” Apparently, seniority and experience do not translate to a spot on the travel roster. 


Rudy Was An Avid Boxer While At Notre Dame

In real life, Rudy was a very active member of Notre Dame’s Bengal Bouts Boxing Club, and his involvement in the club helped bolster his popularity and reputation on campus as the guy who never gives up. If the Bengal Bouts don’t ring a bell, it’s because that entire aspect of Rudy’s life was left out of the film. Maybe it was left out due to time constraints or lack of financial resources. 


Notre Dame Did Not Play Penn State When Rudy Attended

There's a winter game in the film that takes place during the 1974 season, with Rudy supporting the Fighting Irish as a civilian from the stands. However, the Notre Dame and Penn State football teams did not play each other in the 1974 or 1975 seasons. Another dead giveaway is the zero minutes of screen time the Penn State team has in the movie. So why do they match up in the movie?

All the game scenes in the movie were filmed throughout the 1992 football season, including the game against Penn State on November 14, 1992. It's reasonable to surmise the production didn't have a line item in the budget to costume all the fans in the stands, which led to the decision to pretend Penn State was on the 1974 schedule.


Daniel Ruettiger Did Not Laugh In The Face Of Young Rudy's Dream

This misrepresentation may not be as egregious as some of the other filmmakers' missteps, but for anyone who had a hardliner as a father, it might stand out. In the scenes depicting Rudy’s early years, the audience first learn of his ambition to play football at Notre Dame as the family gathers around the television for dinner.

Rudy declares, “After high school I’m gonna play football at Notre Dame,” and his father impulsively laughs out loud. Rudy is visibly crushed, and although Daniel quickly recovers, his instinctive disbelief sets the tone for the adversity yet to come. The real Daniel Ruettiger was always encouraging and supportive of his children’s dreams. Inventing a jerk of an older brother that eventually arcs is one thing, but painting a supportive father into another emotional obstacle is inexcusable.



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<![CDATA[Behind The Scenes Photos Of Huge Movie Sets Under Construction]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/movie-set-construction-behind-the-scenes-photos/jim-jacobi

Making a film requires quite an undertaking, especially when creating blockbusters and their huge movie sets. While some movies only leave their marks on the screen, massive productions leave their marks on the physical landscape, viewable in photos of movie sets under construction. The biggest movie sets ever comprised of more than just fake trees and moveable walls; full-on railroads, ships, and even cities include some of the props created for many a blockbuster.

Though many films turn to constructing miniature set pieces to visualize their world, sometimes a larger-than-life set is the only way to get the job done, even if it’s only used once. Some of the most epic films ever made possess a rich catalogue of behind-the-scenes movie photos showcasing their sets under construction. While a production budget that leans heavily on construction costs doesn't necessarily guarantee a blockbuster, pictures of giant movie sets ensure the film will leave a lasting visual impression.


Behind The Scenes Photos Of Huge Movie Sets Under Construction,

Gangs of New York

Gone with the Wind

Interstellar

Saving Private Ryan

The Matrix Reloaded

The Shining

Titanic

Inception

The Dark Knight Rises

Godzilla


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<![CDATA[9 Things Movies Got Wrong About Basic Training]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/things-movies-get-wrong-about-basic-training/daveesons

War films like Saving Private Ryan, The Longest Day, and Sands of Iwo Jima are classics for a reason. Their unflinching portrayals of combat and comradeship inspire audiences and garner well-deserved acclaim. But how accurate are they? Unfortunately, there are plenty of things movies get wrong about basic training.

Whether these mistakes come from a lack of research on the part of the filmmakers, or simply a desire to make scenes more dramatic, they're obvious to anyone who has served in the armed forces. Inaccuracies about basic training in film range from the seemingly small (the haircuts) to the glaringly overt (recruits being killed with no repercussions). Some of the worst depictions of basic training in movies even ignore the typical ages of soldiers.

Fictional movies will always contain elements of, well, fiction. But these things movies got wrong about basic training seem especially over-the-top.


9 Things Movies Got Wrong About Basic Training,

Heartbreak Ridge Shows A Sergeant Shooting At Recruits

In the 1986 movie Heartbreak Ridge, Marine Sergeant Tom Highway (Clint Eastwood) fires an AK-47 assault rifle at his own soldiers to teach them how to identify the sound the weapon makes. He also cuffs a recruit with the butt of his gun, a move Marines know is a court martial offense.


Instructors Can't Touch Trainees Like They Do In G.I. Jane

G.I. Jane took some big liberties with its depictions of basic training. In the film, Jordan O'Neil and her fellow trainees are put through a prisoner of war camp simulation as part of their program. Even to the casual observer, the scene crosses the line from grueling to abusive. It's over-the-top, uncomfortable - and inaccurate. 

Navy SEAL veteran Tom Hawkins spoke to The Baltimore Sun about the errors in the movie, saying that "instructors can't touch a trainee." What's more, POW simulation doesn't even take place during basic training.


G.I. Jane Renames A SEAL Training Program with Another Acronym

In Ridley Scott's G.I. Jane, Senator Jordan O'Neil (Demi Moore) is accepted into the fictional Navy Combined Reconnaissance Team training program. It's based on BUD/S (Basic Underwater Demolition SEALs). 

BUD/S, according to the Navy SEALs official site, is a SEALs training program held only at Coronado in California. It lasts for six months, and is considered one of the toughest training programs in the United States military.


The Recruits In Jarhead Are Too Old

In Jarhead, actor Peter Saarsgaard and other stars look more mature than the typical recruit. To join the U.S. Marines, for example, you have to be between the ages of 17 and 28. As Business Insider reports, plenty of movies are guilty of skewing the ages of their fictional members of the armed forces. One Redditor explained:

"Ages always seem well off, movies and TV shows seem to have private soldiers averaging in their 30s whereas reality is more 19/20 years old. A realistic depiction of your typical infantry platoon would have the audiences wondering why all these kids are running about playing soldiers."


Jarhead Shows Marines Pointing Rifles At Each Other

Jarhead, a 2005 film from Sam Mendes, has won plenty of acclaim for its portrayal of the Gulf War through the eyes of U.S. Marines. It shows the anxieties and pressures of training, deployment, and combat. In one scene, Anthony Swofford (Jake Gyllenhaal) points a rifle at a fellow Marine, a move actual Marines found both inaccurate and disturbing. 

Writing for Slate, retired Marine captain Nathaniel Fick says that Swofford getting off consequence-free for his actions is beyond belief: "conduct like his... would have landed my Marines in jail."


G.I. Jane Gets The Haircuts Wrong

In G.I. Jane, Demi Moore's character is seen entering a barber shop with hair past her shoulders. When she sees that there is no one else in the shop, she finds a buzzer and shaves off her long hair.

While the fact that Moore shaved her head was accurate, the timing of said shave was not. Speaking to The Baltimore Sun, retired U.S. Navy captain Georgia Sadler said, "No woman in her right mind would have started the training with long hair."


There Are No Consequences For A Dead Recruit In Jarhead

In one memorable training scene in Jarhead, Gyllenhaal's character and his fellow recruits are crawling beneath barbed wire and through mud. Their drill sergeant observes and a machine gunner fires over their heads for realism. Then, a recruit begins panicking and stands up - only to be accidentally shot through the head. Almost nothing is said of the incident afterward.

Former Marine Nathaniel Fick finds the lack of follow-up unbelievable: "Could a Marine really be shot and killed during training without any fallout whatsoever?"


The Main Drill Sergeant Runs Everything In Full Metal Jacket

Stanley Kubrik's Full Metal Jacket received glowing reviews for its grim look at the Vietnam War. In its celebrated opening sequence, the recruits begin basic training under an imposing drill sergeant played by R. Lee Ermey. But there's one problem: he's running all the drills. According to military experts, most training programs are run by three-person teams of sergeants. The leader usually delegates.


The Top Gun Trophy Is A Hollywood Fantasy

Top Gun, the 1986 action flick starring Tom Cruise, is a fan favorite despite its many inaccuracies. There is a TOPGUN school; it was established by the Navy in 1969 to perfect in-air fighting techniques. But the trophy that fuels the rivalry in the film is fictional. Instead, the elite school operates on a pass-fail system.



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<![CDATA[Best Ruby Rose Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-ruby-rose-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Ruby Rose movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Ruby Rose started her acting career appearing in TV series like Orange Is the New Black and The Project, but she quickly became a good bet at the box office. Ruby Rose's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Ruby Rose movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Ruby Rose movies will be at the top of the list. Ruby Rose has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Ruby Rose movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Ruby Rose films to end the squabble once and for all.

This is a list that features films like John Wick: Chapter 2 and xXx: Return of Xander Cage.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Ruby Rose movies?" and "What are the greatest Ruby Rose roles of all time?"

If you think the best Ruby Rose role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Ruby Rose performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Ruby Rose Movies,

XXX: The Return of Xander Cage

Around the Block

John Wick: Chapter 2

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter


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<![CDATA[Best Pedro Pascal Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-pedro-pascal-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Pedro Pascal movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Pedro Pascal started his acting career appearing in TV series like Game of Thrones and Narcos, but he quickly became a good bet at the box office. Pedro Pascal's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Pedro Pascal movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Pedro Pascal movies will be at the top of the list. Pedro Pascal has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Pedro Pascal movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Pedro Pascal films to end the squabble once and for all.

This is a list that features films like The Great Wall and The Adjustment Bureau.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Pedro Pascal movies?" and "What are the greatest Pedro Pascal roles of all time?"

If you think the best Pedro Pascal role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Pedro Pascal performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Pedro Pascal Movies,

Hermanas

The Adjustment Bureau

The Great Wall

Bloodsucking Bastards


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<![CDATA[Best Jason Isaacs Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-jason-isaacs-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Jason Isaacs movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Jason Isaacs started his acting career appearing in TV series like Brotherhood and Awake, but he quickly became a good bet at the box office. Jason Isaacs's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Jason Isaacs movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Jason Isaacs movies will be at the top of the list. Jason Isaacs has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Jason Isaacs movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Jason Isaacs films to end the squabble once and for all.

Jason Isaacs is best known for starring as Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies. 

This is a list that features films like The Tuxedo and Fury.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Jason Isaacs movies?" and "What are the greatest Jason Isaacs roles of all time?"

If you think the best Jason Isaacs role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Jason Isaacs performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Jason Isaacs Movies,

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The Patriot

A Single Shot

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

Sweetwater

Justice League: Gods and Monsters

Rio, I Love You


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<![CDATA[Best David Oyelowo Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-david-oyelowo-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best David Oyelowo movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. David Oyelowo started his acting career appearing in TV series like Spooks and Star Wars Rebels, but he quickly became a good bet at the box office. David Oyelowo's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top David Oyelowo movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated David Oyelowo movies will be at the top of the list. David Oyelowo has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest David Oyelowo movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining David Oyelowo films to end the squabble once and for all.

This is a list that features films like Interstellar and Selma.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best David Oyelowo movies?" and "What are the greatest David Oyelowo roles of all time?"

If you think the best David Oyelowo role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest David Oyelowo performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best David Oyelowo Movies,

Interstellar

Selma

The Best Man

Nina

Nightingale

The Butler

A Most Violent Year

Five Nights in Maine

Queen of Katwe

Captive


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<![CDATA[Best Rooftop Fight Scenes in Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-rooftop-fight-scenes-in-movies/ranker-film

We compiled the best rooftop fight scenes in movies. From Hollywood action movies to foreign films, the greatest fight scenes in rooftops feature martial arts, badass characters, and bloody violence. What’s your favorite rooftop fight scene in a movie? 

Including movies like Who Am I? and Captain America: Civil War, this list of movie fight scenes in rooftops comes with videos, so you can watch your favorite action movie stars fight in a rooftop. 

Here are the best rooftop fight scenes in movies. Vote for your favorite fight scenes in cinematic history and feel free to add any good rooftop fights missing from the list.


Best Rooftop Fight Scenes in Movies,

Batman Returns

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle

Once Upon a Time in High School

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

The Crow

Who Am I?

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The Dark Knight Rises

Furious 7

Captain America: Civil War


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Wed, 03 May 2017 10:29:07 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-rooftop-fight-scenes-in-movies/ranker-film
<![CDATA[20 Disturbing Ways Directors Have Made Actors Cry On Set]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/ways-directors-make-actors-cry/lisa-waugh

Next time you’re watching your favorite film and an actor starts to cry, just ask yourself: is that the talented actor crying on cue, or is it the result of a director using some secret methodology to get the actor to cry? There are several cruel tactics directors have used to make actors cry, from yelling and screaming to telling them that their dog died - and child actors seem to bear the brunt of such dirty tricks. Oscar nominated nine-year-old Jackie Cooper had his own uncle and director Norman Taurog threaten to shoot his dog if he didn’t deliver the level of tears needed for a scene in Skippy. Cooper never forgot it, naming his future memoir Please Don’t Shoot My Dog

And it seems like Mel Gibson’s been making actors cry for a few decades now - he yelled at 11-year-old Gaby Hoffmann on the set of The Man Without a Face until she cried. And Rob Reiner got Wil Wheaton and Jerry O’Connell to the right level of hysteria by screaming at them before that classic train-dodge scene in Stand by Me

Sometimes, the director isn’t the only one making actors cry on set. On the second day of Kramer vs. Kramer, Dustin Hoffman thought it would be a terrific idea to slap and then berate Meryl Streep about her recently deceased boyfriend, much to director Robert Benton’s horror. What you see on Streep’s face is tearful rage. His reason? Getting the 29-year-old Streep into the space he thought she need to be in for the scene. Jokes on you buddy - she’s got more statues than you by now, and she never had to slap anyone to do so. 

Probably one of the most tortured actors on any set, Shelley Duvall, spent 13 months being yelled at and wrung out by Stanley Kubrick on the set of The Shining. Those tears in the axe scene? Total terror and hysteria from a broken Duvall. But no one seems more broken than Martin Sheen in the opening scene of Apocalypse Now. Sheen had a full-on drunken crying meltdown while Coppola encouraged him. 

Let’s look at some other cruel tactics directors have used to make actors cry and then try not to feel guilty the next time we watch them break down for real.


20 Disturbing Ways Directors Have Made Actors Cry On Set,

Francis Ford Coppola

The famous hotel scene in Apocalypse Now is real. Sheen - drunk out of his mind - screams, cuts himself, and jabbers incoherently into the camera. Why? Because Coppola let the actor drink, didn’t tell him what to do, and then began egging him on. Sheen ends up in a heap, cursing and wailing at Coppola and the crew. After cutting himself from punching a mirror, Coppola called for a doctor, but Sheen insisted that the camera keep rolling. He talks about the scene in the documentary Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse. But… he was wasted so not exactly in the best frame of mind to know what was best.  


Director Norman Taurog Threatened To Shoot A Child Actor’s Dog

During the filming of Skippy in 1931, Taurog threatened to shoot Jackie Cooper’s dog on the set of Skippy if he didn’t cry on command. Cooper, only 9 at the time, complied but never quite got over it and named his autobiography, Please Don’t Shoot My Dog. Ironically, Taurog was also Cooper’s uncle. 

"Hollywood was pretty horrid from the outset," Cooper recalled. "My uncle threatened to kill my dog, for Christ's sake! Hollywood was - and, I'm pretty sure, still is - no place for the faint-hearted,” Cooper wrote. 


Dustin Hoffman Pulled A D*ck Move And Director Robert Benton Couldn’t Stop It

On the second day of filming Kramer Vs. Kramer, Hoffman decided he would motivate Meryl Streep’s performance at the elevators by slapping her just before the camera rolled. The move stunned not just Streep, but astounded Benton and the producers. Streep was 29 and unknown, but she certainly didn’t need to be struck to give a good performance. 

Equally vile was the fact that Streep had recently lost her fiancé, actor John Cazale, to lung cancer and Hoffman taunted Streep about his death. Producer Richard Fischoff recalled to Vanity Fair: “He was goading her and provoking her. Using stuff that he knew about her personal life and about John to get the response that he thought she should be giving in the performance.” Fischoff said Streep went “absolutely white” after shooting the scene and left the set in a rage.


Director Ken Loach Scarred David Bradley For Life

David Bradley was 14 when he played Billy Casper in the 1969 film Kes. The film portrays a young neglected boy who trains a kestrel, whom the boy names Kes. Bradley recalled filming with the unpredictable Loach. “He would play tricks to see if he could get a reaction,” Bradley remembered to The Guardian. The actor was certain that the director had sent a dog after him during one scene. In another, Loach had Bradley and other actors who were playing schoolboys caned - ACTUALLY CANED! “You can’t imitate that expression, the point at which the cane strikes the hand,” Loach later explained. “So we just caned them, really.”

At the end of the film, the actor playing the brother kills Kes. Loach told the two young actors that they were going to kill the actual animal. But Bradley wasn’t buying it, sort of. “I just couldn’t believe these nice people could be so cruel.” And when he discovered that the animal hadn't actually been killed, “I said to them, ‘I knew you wouldn’t kill him! I knew you wouldn’t!’” Still, the actor couldn’t watch the the last 20 minutes of the film for the rest of his life. “I have to apologize to audiences. I say to them, ‘Please excuse me if you see this shadow walking out at the end. It’s just too much to stay behind.”

Bradley won a BAFTA for most promising newcomer for the film. He certainly deserved it. 


Scared To Death In The Woods Crying Into A Camera Way Before It Was Cool

Before everyone had become jaded about found footage, 1994's The Blair Witch Project scared the crap out us and its own cast. The eerie amateur footage was shot by the actors over eight days and was the ultimate creep-out. Turned loose in the woods with only cryptic messages left around for direction, the three actors shot the entire film themselves. They weren’t given a script, only a 35-page outline and a vague notion of the plot. 

The actors got lost, freaked out, their food rationed, and then were screwed with at night by the filmmakers. Exhausted, cold, hungry, and pushed to the edge, the actors filmed their own breakdowns. When Heather Donahue snottily cries into the camera she’s holding while strange things bombard her tent, saying, “I am so, so sorry,” we believe her.


Veronica Cartwright Lost It And Passed Out During That Alien Scene

No one told the cast what was going to happen when the alien burst out of John Hurt’s chest. Only Hurt, the crew, and director Ridley Scott knew. At first, when the alien’s head popped out of Hurt’s stomach there was just a little blood and then, BLAMMO! Blood and alien guts went flying. Cartwright got the brunt of it and her hysterical tears are the real deal - she passed out toward the end of the take. Actor Yaphet Kotto didn’t cry, but he had to leave the set to calm down.


Ruggero Deodato Was Deemed A Sadist By Cast And Crew

Deodato is responsible for one of the most grotesque and horrible set atmospheres in the history of cinema. On the set of Cannibal Holocaust, seven animals were killed at his direction in a hackneyed and cruel way. He also put the cast and crew in dangerous situations. The overall effect was that both cast and crew were crying constantly. Deodato enjoyed the atmosphere and results so much that he was deemed a sadist by those on the set. The scenes in the film were so extreme, Deodato was charged with making a snuff film. He was arrested for obscenity. 

An Italian court found Deodato, the producers, screenwriter, and United Artists representative guilty of obscenity and animal cruelty, sentencing them each to a four-month suspension.


Al Hitchcock Psychologically And Physically Abused Tippi Hedren

The director was obsessed with Hedren and pushed the actress to her limit in The Birds in 1963. To pull hysteria and tears out of Hedren, Hitchock had handlers throw live ravens, doves, and pigeons at her. “It was brutal and ugly and relentless,” wrote Hedren in her memoir, Tippi. Cary Grant was once visiting the set and told her, "You’re the bravest woman I’ve ever seen.” Hedren was pecked, scratched, and crapped on and the crew was horrified. Yet, no one could tell Hitchcock no. And Hitchcock pushed it even further by physically tying the birds to her - Hedren’s terror and tears onscreen are real. 

She also accused the director of sexually assaulting her


Rob Reiner Yelled At Wil Wheaton And Jerry O’Connell In Stand By Me Until They Cried

This film was a new experience for both young actors, so Reiner had to pull out all of the tricks to illicit the right emotions from them. Sometimes he would ask them to go off and think about a scene, other times, he played into their insecurities. For the train-dodge scene, Reiner wasn’t getting the right reactions out of Wheaton and O’Connell, so he screamed at them about what a terrible job they were doing until they cried. He then set up to shoot the scene immediately after. They were both clearly terrified, but mostly of their director.


Stanley Kubrick Broke Shelley Duvall For Real

It’s a well-known fact that Kubrick was hard on Duvall during their 13 months of filming The Shining. Kubrick made Duvall perform 127 takes hitting co-star Jack Nicholson on the head with a baseball bat, setting a record for the most retakes of a single movie scene with spoken dialogue - and that’s not all he did. 

To illicit fear and hysteria in Duvall, Kubrick treated her with open hostility in front of the cast and crew. He never let up, pushing the actress to the brink of insanity. Even Nicholson was appalled. "Jack Nicholson's character had to be crazy and angry all the time. And in my character, I had to cry 12 hours a day, all day long, the last nine months straight, five or six days a week... After all that work, hardly anyone even criticized my performance in it, even to mention it, it seemed like. The reviews were all about Kubrick, like I wasn't there," Duvall told Rolling Stone

When Duvall appeared on Dr. Phil in 2016, she said that she believed Robin Williams was still alive and was a shape-shifter, that there’s a “whirling disc” implanted in her leg, and that the Sheriff of Nottingham was after her. 



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<![CDATA[10 Costars And Film Professionals Talk About Why Tom Hanks Is Awesome]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/stories-about-tom-hanks/shanell-mouland

It won’t surprise you to hear that Tom Hanks is considered one of the nicest guys in Hollywood. There are countless times Tom Hanks was a total pro, and his resume reads like a laundry list of awards and accolades. From Golden Globes to Oscars and even the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Hanks is an awards show mainstay, thanks to his impressive body of work. But that doesn't mean he's stuffy. Far from it - stories about Tom Hanks reveal just how great he is.

Fans love Hanks for his willingness to crack jokes on Saturday Night Live or crash a bride and groom's photo shoot. But what do his co-stars think of him? Surely he can't be that fabulous? True, some celebrities dare to hate him, but most costars tell tales about Tom Hanks arriving on set with a warm grin and a tireless work ethic. It's enough to make even the most hardened cynic daydream about making it big in the movies.


10 Costars And Film Professionals Talk About Why Tom Hanks Is Awesome,

Aaron Eckhart

Aaron Eckhart starred alongside Hanks in Sully, and he knew he was among royalty. Eckhart told Newsweek, "I can die now. I checked off two of my bucket list in one... I’m a huge fan of Clint’s [director Clint Eastwood] and Tom’s." He went on to praise the Hanks's poise:

"I just heard Tom give a speech two nights ago at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. It was one of the best speeches [I’ve ever heard]... the most affecting, emotional, rational speeches done with absolute mastery and clarity. Everybody after that speech was stunned. I would vote for Tom [for president] in a second. If our politicians could speak as well as Tom could... he should be a shoe-in.

"I think people would actually want Tom to run for president of the United States. They have confidence that he could do the job - and they have confidence that he could get elected."


Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron admitted to W Magazine that she had a crush on Hanks while growing up in South Africa: "I loved him without knowing his name. He was that guy with the dog shaking its drool all over the place in Turner & Hooch. I loved Tom Hanks as 'the guy.'"

Theron has yet to work with her crush, but who knows what the future holds.


Emily Blunt

Emily Blunt starred opposite Hanks in Charlie Wilson's War. She worried that Hanks might be a little weirded-out filming a sexy scene with a 24-year-old costar, because not only could she be his daughter, but she is also friends with his son, Colin.

However, things didn't go the awkward way Blunt anticipated. She told GQ: "But Tom is really sexy. I promise you! He just made it effortless, to do those scenes. And he was so protective of me. He's a real gent."


Emma Watson

Emma Watson spoke to E! News about filming the 2017 movie The Circle with Hanks. She was concerned that he wouldn't live up to his glowing reputation:

"There's no way he's going to be as nice as everyone says he is and whatever else. And then he was! He's so generous and funny and easy-going and he's all the things you would want him to be. So I'm very happy to be able to report that to you sincerely because it would have broken my heart, I think, if Tom wasn't Tom."


Meg Ryan

"I really admire [Hanks]," Meg Ryan told Vanity Fair. "He’s just easy to be around, and that’s a big compliment because he’s so smart. He’s kind and he gets people."

Hanks and Ryan have worked together multiple times since their first film, Joe Versus the Volcano (1990).


Pam Grier

Pam Grier talks about being cast in Larry Crowne with Dallas South News:

"I just love Tom Hanks! He wrote [the film] and directed it, and his neighbors across the street are Cedric the Entertainer and his wife is Taraji P. Henson, so he’s really inclusive. He loves stories, from Forrest Gump to Philadelphia, and he puts his own money on the line. He’s so authentic and accurate and loves people, we need to just clone him!"


Paul Bettany

Paul Bettany worked with Hanks on Ron Howard's thriller The Da Vinci Code. Bettany played a seriously twisted and sinister character, so he probably appreciated Hanks's gallows humor. Bettany told the Globe & Mail: "As for Tom, he's incredibly funny and very relaxed on set. He's funny in a very surprisingly dark way."


Ron Howard

As a director, Ron Howard has worked with Hanks on multiple occasions. Howard told the The Sun, "I’d be lying if I said I’m not always looking for something we could do together cos [sic] I always feel it’s time well spent on every level... He’s always been grounded, centered, funny, smart and talented, but also someone who has a reasonable sense of the world and his place in it."

Howard praised Hanks's work ethic as well, saying, "He’s still entirely dedicated, fully prepared, and in fact he may work harder [than when he was younger]."


Steven Spielberg

When Steven Spielberg chooses someone to star in his movies, you know they've got talent. But when he praises someone, you know they're pretty freaking cool.

Spielberg and Hanks worked together on 2015's Bridge of Spies. Of Hanks, Spielberg told Time"I was able to snag one of the greatest living actors to represent the virtues and the principles that this character showed all of us in real life."

The pair has worked together many times over the years. Hanks appeared in Spielberg-directed projects including Saving Private Ryan and Catch Me If You Can, and the two have been friends for a long time.


Taraji P. Henson

Taraji P. Henson costarred alongside Hanks in Larry Crowne. She made it clear she's a big Hanks fan when she spoke to the Huffington Post:

"He’s one of those actors who can just take on any role. What I think is so great about him is, because he’s still a very down to earth, big, big superstar, it makes it easier for him to play these common characters, like regular people, and believe it, and not be Tom Hanks. Some people get too big and you can’t separate the star from the character."



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<![CDATA[Best Bathroom Fight Scenes in Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-bathroom-fight-scenes-in-movies/ranker-film

We compiled the best bathroom fight scenes in movies. From Hollywood action movies to foreign films, the greatest fight scenes in bathrooms feature martial arts, badass characters, and bloody violence. What’s your favorite bathroom fight scene in a movie? 

Including movies like The World's End and The Matrix, this list of movie fight scenes in bathrooms comes with videos, so you can watch your favorite action movie stars fight in a bathroom. 

Here are the best restroom fight scenes in movies. Vote for your favorite fight scenes in cinematic history and feel free to add any good bathroom fights missing from the list.


Best Bathroom Fight Scenes in Movies,

Unleashed

Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines

The Matrix

The Warriors

True Lies

Ninja Assassin

The World's End

The Man from Nowhere

Colombiana

The Raid 2: Berandal


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<![CDATA[The Live Action 101 Dalmatians Is The Most Insane Fever Dream Of A Movie]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/reasons-101-dalmatians-is-insane/jacob-shelton

Have you ever seen the live-action 101 Dalmatians? It’s okay if you haven’t, it’s just that you’re missing out on legitimately one of the craziest moves ever made. You may know the story of 101 Dalmatians thanks to the animated film from the '60s, but the 1996 live-action version of 101 Dalmatians is basically a fever dream. Not only does it feature Glenn Close chewing scenery for at least 30 of the most entertaining minutes in film history, but there are dogs doing things no living being should be allowed to do, and humans who must have had lobotomies trying to function in modern London. 101 Dalmatians is the most insane film ever made.

When was the last time you watched a movie so truly weird you kept saying to yourself, “Wait, what’s happening?” The only movie 101 Dalmatians can be reasonably compared to is Blue Velvet. It’s basically the same movie, except Kyle MacLachlan’s character is played by 99 Dalmatian puppies. It’s easy to point out everything wrong with 101 Dalmatians (and there’s a lot of questionable subtext in this children’s movie) but the movie isn’t exactly “bad,” it’s just truly weird in a way so few movies are anymore.

101 Dalmatians is objectively more confusing than Donnie Darko, mostly because it’s not trying to be confusing. This is a movie that was trying to sell as many tickets as possible, and appeal to a wide audience, which is absolutely bonkers. Keep reading to discover all the reasons 101 Dalmatians is crazy.


The Live Action 101 Dalmatians Is The Most Insane Fever Dream Of A Movie,

Jeff Daniels Has No Idea What Pongo Looks Like

After Pongo, Jeff Daniels's trusty slave of a dog, drags him through traffic and almost kills him, he manages to get off his leash and track down Perdy. When Daniels gets to the park where Perdy and Pongo are playing, he tries to put Perdy on Pongo's leash. How do you not know what your dog looks like? Jeff Daniels even has a F*CKING PHOTO OF PONGO taped to his computer where he does all of his terrible video game work, and that's just sad. For a guy who's allegedly super into his dog, he clearly put a bare minimum of effort in the "knowing what my dog looks like" department. 


How Did This Movie Make So Much Money?

It's now established that 101 Dalmatians is an insane movie that's somehow both for children and people who wanted to watch the further adventures of Frank Booth after Blue Velvet, so surely it wasn't that successful.

What's that? The movie made $320 million on a budget of $75 million? How did that happen? According to IMDB, the movie made most of its budget back on the opening weekend and never stopped earning. Which makes total sense, because it's amazing. 


Whoever Trained Pongo Obviously Wasn't That Great

While Pongo is a very good boy when it comes to taking care of the dumb idiot Jeff Daniels, it looks like he's never seen a female dog before in his life. Pongo, the presumably extremely well-trained dog, goes crazy for Perdy and the very idea that he might have sex. So much so that he almost murders his beloved owner in the process of pulling him through London traffic. Act like you've been there before, Pongo! 


That Production Team Doe

If you were to guess who worked on bringing the live action 101 Dalmatians to the big screen, would you guess that it was just a couple of no names Disney hired on the cheap, or would you guess that it was one guy who changed movies in the '80s, and one guy who is friends with both Mark Wahlberg and Keanu Reeves? The former, right? Well you'd be wrong.

The movie was directed by Stephen Herek, the guy who made Rockstar, that Marky Mark movie where he becomes the lead singer of a hair metal band. He also directed Critters(!), Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, The Mighty Ducks, The Three Musketeers, and Mr. Holland's Opus. When you think about it, 101 Dalmatians is basically just all of those movies mixed together, with the help of JOHN F*CKING HUGHES who wrote the screenplay. The only way this could get weirder is if the cinematographer who filmed Aliens and Event Horizon also shot it. Oh wait, he did

 


What's Up With That Video Game?

A very minor subplot of this film involves Jeff Daniels's many attempts to design a terrible, unplayable video game based around his dog Pongo. It's great that he loves his dog, but there are other things to design games around. Aside from the fact that the main character of the game is his dog, there's no health bar, clear objective, or really any discernible game mechanics. Also, it looks like the 1961 101 Dalmatians cartoon? The gameplay seems to take place in a 3D-world where you can do whatever you want, but that's not how games work. It's not really a surprise no one wants to buy his dumb game. 

Also, about the company he's trying to sell games to; how are they getting away with letting a six-year-old decide what they will and won't purchase? Even if he doesn't like the game, they could presumably purchase it and put a team of people on it  to clean it up. Any maybe those people would have a functional understanding of how video games work.


Does Perdy Speak English?

At the beginning of the film, Joely Richardson's dog Perdy is watching the news and seems to be taking it all in perfectly. Richardson acts like this is a totally normal thing. Does Perdy speak English? Initially it seems like she's just mimicking human behavior, but then she begins to legit communicate with Richardson about the news story, like they're an old married couple. Two important questions: 1) who paid for this dog to take English lessons? and 2) who in the world was able to teach her?


What Does 101 Dalmatians Say About Sexuality And Gender Politics?

Cruella De Vil is great, and not just because she's basically Anna Wintour + Kanye West. She's the first openly lesbian CEO of any kind of company ever, which must have been hard in the '90s. Oh, what's that you say? She's not a lesbian in this film? While sexuality is a spectrum and we shouldn't adhere to labels, she's clearly and objectively in love with Joely Richardson.

Seriously, watch her interactions with Jeff Daniels. De Vil spends every moment she's in a scene with Daniels negging him while fawning over Richardson. Also, when she finds out Richardson and Daniels got married, she actually says, "How could you do this to me?!" and crumples up the announcement. It's fun to watch, but what's John Hughes trying to say about powerful women? They're all lesbians who just want to make paper and act like Batman villains? Because that's rad. 

On the other hand, Joely Richardson's character is a diminutive waif who only wants to draw fancy clothing, get married, and watch dogs have babies. Is this what John Hughes thinks about women? Or does he think lesbians are insane monsters who only want to skin pets and scream at men? It's good work if you can find it, but it's not what every lesbian is doing.

Every chance a character has to denigrate women in this movie, they take it. Even the kid in charge of R&D at a video game company (for some inexplicable reason) takes a moment to burn Jeff Daniels's terrible video game with this bon mot: "Even girls won't like this game."

F*ck that kid, and f*ck his patriarchal sense of "what young women will or won't like." Also, f*ck John Hughes for putting something like that in a children's movie, especially one that's targeted toward young women. 


Who Trained Pongo?

When the audience meets male lead Jeff Daniels, he's a lazy doofus who relies on his dog to do everything for him. The guy can't even set an alarm clock or make coffee for himself. It's very embarrassing, especially considering how many of us have to wake up relatively early in the morning.

Pongo is basically Daniels's slave at the beginning of the movie. He has to wake a snoozing Daniels, make him breakfast, set the shower temperature just right, and presumably lay out the baguette that's waiting with his coffee. Seriously, who trained this dog?  Because it wasn't the lazy idiot played by Jeff Daniels. He's shown time and time again to be incompetent. Is Pongo just preternaturally smart? Do you think there was a Freaky Friday thing done with Pongo and a normal human person? Why is this moving so confusing already?! 


Someone Please Explain This Wedding

First of all, Jeff Daniels and Joely Richardson get married after zero dates. None. They both almost drown on the same day, then decide to get hitched. It seems like the only reason they tie the knot is because their dogs are in love. That's not a reason to do anything other than schedule playdates for your dogs. But whatever, it seems like they make it work.

At the wedding, things get even weirder when Pongo and Perdy bow their heads when the priest says "Amen." Does that mean these dogs believe in God? Is it a dog god? Because that would be adorable. Who's a good boy? God's a good boy. 

Also, why were all those f*cking dogs at the wedding? Was everyone they invited a dog owner? Or, somehow, did the dogs invite their dog friends? Why not just have the wedding at a dog church? 


How Does Jeff Daniels Afford Anything?

There's a scene about four minutes into the movie (four minutes and twenty seconds to be exact) where Jeff Daniels says something about how he "has to make a sale soon" or he'll be eating Pongo's table scraps. If you're that destitute, one video game sale isn't going to fix everything. Also, maybe you shouldn't be sitting in the park with your dog. Get to work! 

Here are three things that prove Jeff Daniels is monetarily fine:

1. He has an amazing flat (that's British for apartment).

2. He can afford to have the most well-trained dog in the world.

3. He has a random assortment of buzzers and buttons placed around his house for Pongo to use. You know who has that? Crazy rich people. 



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Thu, 11 May 2017 07:57:28 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/reasons-101-dalmatians-is-insane/jacob-shelton
<![CDATA[Best Hallway Fight Scenes in Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-hallway-fight-scenes-in-movies/ranker-film

We compiled the best hallway fight scenes in movies. From Hollywood action movies to foreign films, the greatest fight scenes in hallways feature martial arts, badass characters, and bloody violence. What’s your favorite hallway fight scene in a movie? 

Including movies like Oldboy and The Raid, this list of movie fight scenes in hallways comes with videos, so you can watch your favorite action movie stars fight in a hallway. 

Here are the best hallway fight scenes in movies. Vote for your favorite fight scenes in cinematic history and feel free to add any good hallway fights missing from the list.


Best Hallway Fight Scenes in Movies,

Equilibrium

Oldboy

The Matrix

V for Vendetta

Iron Man 2

Inception

Resident Evil: Retribution

The Raid: Redemption

The Raid 2: Berandal

Lucy


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Wed, 03 May 2017 10:29:27 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-hallway-fight-scenes-in-movies/ranker-film
<![CDATA[King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/king-arthur-legend-of-the-sword-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword movie quotes help tell the story portrayed in the film about the title character as he battles his uncle for power. The fantasy movie was directed by Guy Ritchie using a screenplay he co-wrote with Lionel Wigram and Joby Harold based on the story by David Dobkin and Joby Harold. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword opened theatrically in the United States on May 12, 2017.

In King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, a young Arthur's (various actors, including Charlie Hunnam as adult Arthur) father, Uther Pendragon (Eric Bana), is killed by the hands of Arthur's uncle, Vortigern (Jude Law). Arthur goes on to grow up on the streets and in a brothel with no clue of his father's legacy, his own birthright or the murder by his uncle.

So as an adult, when the lake dries up to reveal the magical sword, one that Arthur easily pulls from the stone, Arthur begins to learn who he truly is. Though King Arthur really has no desire to take power from Vortigern, once he learns about the past, Arthur is forced to deal with his legacy and the battle for power between King Arthur and Vortigern.

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword was one of several highly anticipated spring-summer 2017 movies along with Snatched, 3 Generations, The Dinner, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2.  


King Arthur: Legend of the Sword Movie Quotes,

I Know Your Story

Vortigern: I know your story. What kind of a man would you have become if you inherited your father's kingdom instead of being raised in a brothel? What gave you such drive? 

In some sick way, Vortigern feels that he did King Arthur a favor by killing Arthur's father and making him grow up in a brothel. Vortigern feels this made Arthur the man he is today, but King Arthur clearly sees the story differently.


You Created Me

King Arthur: I am here now because of you. You killed my family. You sharpened the blade. You created me. 

King Arthur is mentally prepared for an epic battle against Vortigern and makes that quite clear to him. Arthur sees Vortigern as the source of this conflict and vows to make things right.


You Should Be Scared

The Mage: Are you scared?
King Arthur: I think I can manage. 
The Mage: You should be scared.

King Arthur doesn't appear to be intimidated by what is ahead, despite The Mage's urging that he should be scared. Either King Arthur is insanely confident or he doesn't completely know what he is facing. 


It Is Inevitable

Vortigern: Why has the water dropped? Why does the sword reveal itself now?
The Mage: As your power increases, so do to the forces that will oppose you. The born king will come. It is inevitable. 

Vortigern wonders why things are changing around him now, rather than another time or never at all. Whether it happens now or later, it is inevitable. 


This is Your Prophecy

King Arthur: You wanted the prophecy, this is your prophecy. The man who pulled sword from stone, behold, your born king!

Talking smack to Vortigern, King Arthur offers some fighting words. Vortigern wants to have the power but as King Arthur mentions in these King Arthur: Legend of the Sword movie quotes, Arthur is the chosen one.


What All the Fuss is About

King Arthur: So that's what all the fuss is about.
Sir Bedivere: Don't worry. You will soon understand what all the fuss is about. 

As is evidenced in these King Arthur: Legend of the Sword movie quotes, King Arthur knows a little bit about what is happening in the kingdom, but doesn't know the whole story. To his benefit, it won't be long before he knows all.


I Saw a Lot

Uther Pendragon: Listen to me. I need you to do as I tell you. I need to get you and the boy away from here. 
...
The Mage: Did you see everything you needed to see?
King Arthur: I saw a lot.

King Arthur remembers a moment from his childhood in a dream in these King Arthur: Legend of the Sword movie quotes. He remembers his father trying to protect him from something dangerous, which is enough to give him insight into his life.


What You Can Do with This Sword

Sir Bedivere: It was Vortigern who murdered your father but what you didn't account for is what you can do with this sword. 

Sir Bedivere explains in this King Arthur: Legend of the Sword movie quote that King Arthur needs to step back, stop being angry at Vortigern and look at the power Arthur has. This is wise advice that King Arthur should take.


You Felt It

Vortigern: You felt it, didn't you, my power? 
King Arthur: I've never had any power or any desire to achieve it.

As described in these King Arthur: Legend of the Sword movie quotes, King Arthur is the one with power, but no desire to keep it. Vortigern doesn't have power, but desperately wants it. Why are they fighting one another again?



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Tue, 16 May 2017 04:51:37 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/king-arthur-legend-of-the-sword-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
<![CDATA[Best Jillian Bell Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-jillian-bell-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Jillian Bell movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Jillian Bell started her acting career appearing in TV series like Workaholics and Idiotsitter, but she quickly became a good bet at the box office. Jillian Bell's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Jillian Bell movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Jillian Bell movies will be at the top of the list. Jillian Bell has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Jillian Bell movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Jillian Bell films to end the squabble once and for all.

This is a list that features films like 22 Jump Street and The Night Before.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Jillian Bell movies?" and "What are the greatest Jillian Bell roles of all time?"

If you think the best Jillian Bell role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Jillian Bell performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Jillian Bell Movies,

Goosebumps

The Night Before

Bridesmaids

The Master

22 Jump Street

Inherent Vice

Office Christmas Party

The Angry Birds Movie

Fist Fight


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Wed, 10 May 2017 11:22:03 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-jillian-bell-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film
<![CDATA[Best Toby Kebbell Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-toby-kebbell-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Toby Kebbell movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Toby Kebbell's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Toby Kebbell movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Toby Kebbell movies will be at the top of the list. Toby Kebbell has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Toby Kebbell movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Toby Kebbell films to end the squabble once and for all.

This is a list that features films like Fantastic Four and Ben-Hur.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Toby Kebbell movies?" and "What are the greatest Toby Kebbell roles of all time?"

If you think the best Toby Kebbell role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Toby Kebbell performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Toby Kebbell Movies,

Match Point

RocknRolla

Wrath of the Titans

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes

The East

Warcraft

A Monster Calls

Kong: Skull Island

Gold

Ben-Hur


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Wed, 10 May 2017 11:21:42 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-toby-kebbell-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film
<![CDATA[Best Stephen Merchant Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-stephen-merchant-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Stephen Merchant movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Stephen Merchant started his acting career appearing in TV series like The Office and Extras, but he quickly became a good bet at the box office. Stephen Merchant's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Stephen Merchant movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Stephen Merchant movies will be at the top of the list. Stephen Merchant has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Stephen Merchant movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Stephen Merchant films to end the squabble once and for all.

This is a list that features films like Logan and Movie 43.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Stephen Merchant movies?" and "What are the greatest Stephen Merchant roles of all time?"

If you think the best Stephen Merchant role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Stephen Merchant performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Stephen Merchant Movies,

Gnomeo & Juliet

Jackboots on Whitehall

Tooth Fairy

The Invention of Lying

Burke & Hare

Hall Pass

Cemetery Junction

Movie 43

I Give It a Year

Logan


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Wed, 10 May 2017 11:21:14 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-stephen-merchant-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film
<![CDATA[Best Corey Hawkins Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-corey-hawkins-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Corey Hawkins movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Corey Hawkins started his acting career appearing in TV series like The Walking Dead and 24: Legacy, but he quickly became a good bet at the box office. Corey Hawkins's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Corey Hawkins movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Corey Hawkins movies will be at the top of the list. Corey Hawkins has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Corey Hawkins movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Corey Hawkins films to end the squabble once and for all.

In 2015, Corey Hawkins portrayed Dr. Dre in Straight Outta Compton

This is a list that features films like Kong: Skull Island and Non-Stop.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Corey Hawkins movies?" and "What are the greatest Corey Hawkins roles of all time?"

If you think the best Corey Hawkins role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Corey Hawkins performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Corey Hawkins Movies,

Iron Man 3

Allegiance

Non-Stop

Straight Outta Compton

Kong: Skull Island


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Wed, 10 May 2017 11:20:43 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-corey-hawkins-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film
<![CDATA[Best Blake Anderson Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-blake-anderson-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Blake Anderson movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Blake Anderson started his acting career appearing in TV series like Workaholics, but he quickly became a good bet at the box office. Blake Anderson's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Blake Anderson movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Blake Anderson movies will be at the top of the list. Blake Anderson has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Blake Anderson movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Blake Anderson films to end the squabble once and for all.

This is a list that features films like Dope and Neighbors.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Blake Anderson movies?" and "What are the greatest Blake Anderson roles of all time?"

If you think the best Blake Anderson role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Blake Anderson performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Blake Anderson Movies,

Ratko: The Dictator's Son

The Legend of Awesomest Maximus

Epic

Neighbors

Dope

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse


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Wed, 10 May 2017 11:20:21 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-blake-anderson-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film
<![CDATA[9 Reasons 'The House That Jack Built' Might Be The Best Serial Killer Film Ever]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-house-that-jack-built-serial-killer-movie/lisa-a-flowers

What is The House That Jack Built? It's the latest effort slated to join the ranks of films directed by Lars von Trier, provocateur, enfant terrible, and cinematic visionary extraordinaire. Why is The House That Jack Built going to be a great serial killer movie? Because it's an epic odyssey that (artfully) spans a serial killer's life from childhood to adulthood.

The film is due for release in 2018, and although detractors undoubtedly suspect that it's destined to be just another entry in a slew of von Trierianly depressing cinema, the details that have been disclosed are tantalizing in ways that diehard VT aficionados are bound to relish. Read on to discover why the movie might be von Trier's last (and most controversial) film, who's who in the casting lineup, and how the hideously surreal reality of a Trump presidency figures into the whole equation.


9 Reasons 'The House That Jack Built' Might Be The Best Serial Killer Film Ever,

The Script Is Apparently Brutal Enough To Rattle Even Diehard Von Trier Fans

Many people tend to think of Antichrist as von Trier's most intense film, what with its penis-crushing, self-administered clitoris-severing, and feral homicidal rampages, and all. However, von Trier himself has claimed that The House That Jack Built will, in fact, be his most brutal movie to date. "There were so many people we sent the script to, who said they would do anything to work with me [...] except this script,” he recently told Indiewire

At the same time, von Trier claims that he doesn't find the film's subject matter particularly compelling: “I don’t find anything especially interesting about serial killers. It’s more the women. For some strange reason, all the women I have been with have been crazy about serial killers. That might have something to do with me.” Many of von Trier's former leading ladies, like Bjork, would surely agree.


It's Inspired By Karl Theodor Dreyer's "Vampyr," One Of The Greatest Horror Films Ever Made

With its flickering black-and-white elegance and poetic atmosphere of foreboding, Karl Theodor Dreyer's Vampyr (1932) is widely credited with being one of the most influential horror films ever made. And it's apparently going to be a huge influence on von Trier's new cinematic vision, as well. The director recently posed with scythe in hand, a la Dreyer, to promote The House That Jack Built. (Whether the movie's killings are going to be based on some of Vampyr's most haunting moments, like the vivid sequence in which a character has a vision of being buried alive, is anybody's guess).

 


It Might (Or Might Not) Be Von Trier's Swan Song

Von Trier is famous for making dramatic statements about the toll his films have taken on him. ("I was not mentally capable of holding the camera and shooting. I was helpless like an old man in a wheelchair. It was a humiliating way to work," he said of 2009's Antichrist). But if some of his recent comments are any indication, Jack may be his swan song.

The director recently told Deadline that he felt "like sh*t," and suggested that the film could be his last contribution to cinema. “I have so much anxiety. I think I’m getting too old for this. Just to work on the set and rush around with some actors, even though they are very sweet, it is a challenge of dimensions. I don’t think I can make any more films after this one.” 

Though von Trier will probably be directing until he's a hundred years old, such despairing statements still sound pretty promising - after all, if the film is that intense, it's hard to see how it could go wrong.


It Also Follows The Same "As Told To" Template As The "Nymphomaniac" Films

In Nymphomaniac, Stellan Skarsgård was the repository-like figure who listened as Charlotte Gainsbourg recounted her harrowing tales of debauchery. Reports have it that The House That Jack Built will utilize the same template, with Bruno Ganz (Wings of Desire) in the role of the listener and Matt Dillon (Drugstore Cowboy) in the role of the murderer. 


It Treats Each Murder As A Work Of Art That's Gradually Being Woven Into A Master Artwork

One can't deny the painterly beauty of films like Melancholia and Europa, with their scenes of dead birds falling through Bruegel canvases and bloody red slaughters seeping vividly through gloomy blueish monochrome. Indeed, von Trier's films have always doubled as visual art, and The House That Jack Built promises to be no exception. 

According to Screen Daily, von Trier's Jack has a motive that goes beyond garden-variety psychosis: he's out to make "the perfect work of art," one where each murder uniquely adds to the final canvas. As the director puts it, "We will have beautiful, beautiful pictures, but also a very terrifying story."


It's An Epic In The Style Of "Nymphomaniac," Except That It's About A Serial Killer

Von Trierians and many critics praised Nymphomaniac, the two-part tour-de-force that chronicled the life of a sex addict "from birth to age 50." Perhaps because said narrative format was so compelling, von Trier has decided to adopt it for Jack. According to the film's official synopsis, the movie will follow "the highly intelligent Jack through 5 incidents, and [be] introduced to the murders that define his development as a serial killer." These incidents start in childhood and extend into adulthood, which means that you just might get the full family album effect. 


There Are Connections With "The Element Of Crime," Von Trier's First Feature Film

The Element of Crime (1984), von Trier's first feature film, is a moody, sepia-saturated, dystopian noir about a very obsessive and unorthodox hunt for a serial killer. According to IMDb, the title The House That Jack Built comes directly from a scene in Element, in which the film's female lead is heard reciting the Mother Goose nursery rhyme, "This is the House that Jack Built."

Do any of Element's characters reappear in this new film? Does the nursery rhyme also contain clues as to what ghastly surprises might be in store for viewers? 'Tis too soon to tell. 


It's The First Horror Film To Be Inspired By The Presidency Of Donald Trump

There's no doubt that Donald Trump is a polarizing figure. While some may view him as a hero, most see his behavior as quite ghoulish, like the equivalent of a Halloween wind-up toy discarded by a murderous child-clown (think Michael Meyers). As such, America's most ridiculous POTUS is probably destined to inspire many horror movies, but it seems like von Trier might have beaten the world to the inevitable punch.

In February of 2017, the director told reporters that his film was in no small part based on the ascension of the world's most unappetizing Cheeto: "The House That Jack Built celebrates the idea that life is evil and soulless, which is sadly proven by the recent rise of the Homo trumpus – the rat king," he claimed. There's no denying it: a Twitter war between a raving, semi-illiterate Trump and a brilliantly cryptic, and hilariously blunt, von Trier would be the stuff of marketing genius, for sure.


It Stars Recurring Von Trier Cast Members In Their Most Challenging Roles Yet

Recent announcements make it clear that Jack will feature several von Trier muses and repeat "offenders" (so to speak). Siobhan Fallon Hogan, who was unforgettable as the sympathetic death row jail guard in Dancer in the Dark, will star as one of Jack's victims, as will Uma Thurman, whose cameo as Mrs. H in Nymphomaniac won't soon be forgotten. And, of course, Stellan Skarsgård, who appeared in Breaking the Waves, Nymphomaniac, Dancer in the Dark, Dogville, and Melancholia, will also make an appearance.

As the old slogan goes, the family who slays together, stays together (or gets slayed together).



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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:40:58 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-house-that-jack-built-serial-killer-movie/lisa-a-flowers
<![CDATA[Snatched Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/snatched-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes

Snatched movie quotes bring the laughs to the film about a mother and daughter on an adventure-filled vacation in South America. The comedy movie was written by Katie Dippold and directed by Jonathan Levine. Snatched opened theatrically on May 12, 2017.

In Snatched, Emily (Amy Schumer) is excited to embark on a South American vacation with boyfriend Michael (Randall Park) when Michael suddenly breaks up with her. Sad and alone, Emily turns to her mother, Linda (Goldie Hawn), for comfort. Knowing Linda could use a break, Emily invites Linda on the vacation in Michael's place.

Everything is going well at their vacation resort, including Emily meeting a super hot guy, at least until Emily and Linda are kidnapped. Stuck in the jungle where they're held by criminals, mother and daughter must work together and break out of their comfort zones if they are to survive and return home in one piece.

Snatched movie quotes provide the dialogue for the film just as other movie quotes lists do for their respective movies including for 3 Generations, The Dinner, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Buster's Mal Heart.  


Snatched Movie Quotes,

I Should Have Just Listened to You

Linda: Why did I ever let you talk me into this?
Emily: I should have just listened to you. I love you!
Linda: This is great but we really gotta get out of here, you know?
Emily: Yeah, we should get out of here. Okay. 
 
It's nice that Emily and Linda are bonding on their South American vacation, but that is cut short by their pesky kidnapping. There's no time for the mushy stuff now as they need to escape.


I Need Your Help

Emily: Listen, I need your help. Mom and I got kidnapped. 
...
State Department Official: State Department
Jeffrey: My mom and my sister, they've been taken. I imagine you have a commando squad for underground criminals who were tried for a crime they didn't commit.
State Department Official: Sounds like the A-Team.
Jeffrey: It is the A-Team. Do you have an A-Team?

With access to a phone, Emily calls her brother, Jeffrey, back home to plea for help. Jeffrey tries to get help from the State Department, but fails miserably.


We Need an Amazing Adventure

Emily: We need an amazing adventure.
...
Linda: Where the hell are we?
James: It's the scenic route.

When Emily talks about taking Linda on an amazing adventure, she didn't necessarily mean getting kidnapped in a foreign country. Unfortunately, that's exactly what's happening in these Snatched movie quotes.


Everything Shouldn't Be So Scary

Emily: Why are you dressed like Powder? 
Linda: The sun is very dangerous. 
Emily: Mom, it feels like you're putting on a lot.
Linda: No, just, you need it here.
Emily: Let's go out tonight. Hair, makeup, boobs, we're going out. 
Linda: Emily, I am not going out at night. 
Emily: Everything shouldn't be so scary. 
Ruth: Oh, it damn well should! One in four tourists are kidnapped! 
Emily: Not true!
Ruth: One, two, three, somebody's missing.  

Hoping to get mother Linda out of her shell, Emily suggests they go out for a night on the town. To Emily's demise, Ruth shows up preaching the dangers of tourism in the area.


Mind If I Join You?

James: Hey, do you mind if I join you?
Emily: Hey, that dude is talking...
James: No, sorry, you
Emily: Uh, not you, it was me. Can you kind of beat it cause you're a distraction.
James: What brings you down here? Are you on vacation here with your boyfriend?
Emily: No, I'm just here with, um, my mom. 

When James asks to join the conversation in these Snatched movie quotes, at first Emily thinks he's talking to the beautiful woman beside her. So when Emily learns that James wants to talk to her, she quickly disperses with the competition.


I'm Breaking Up with You

Emily: Here's to nothing getting in the way of our adventure. 
Michael: Emily, I can't go to South America.
Emily: Wait, wait, what?
Michael: Also, I'm breaking up with you. 
Emily: When?
Michael: Like right now. This is it. You're in the middle of it. 
Emily: You don't want to lose this!
Michael: No, just stop!

Emily cannot believe that boyfriend Michael is not just ditching their planned trip to South America but also breaking up with her. She's trying to deny his breakup, not that she really has a choice.


Think That Guy is Okay?

Emily: I'm going to get us out of here.
...
Emily: Do you think that guy is okay?
Linda: I saw his brains.
Emily: Why can't you just make me feel better?

Emily fights to protect herself and her mother by hitting a man in the head with a shovel. Emily instantly feels regret for possibly killing the man and Linda doesn't make her feel any better about that act.


I Met a Man

Emily: I met a man.
Linda: Well, drinking with a man in a foreign country is the smart, responsible thing to do.

Though Emily is a grown woman, it doesn't stop Linda for offering motherly advice, such as in these Snatched movie quotes. Of course drinking with a stranger in a foreign country isn't the smartest thing to do, but it sure can be fun.


How Sex Slavery Starts

Emily: Hi
Linda: Hi, when does the next bus leave?
Bartender: The bus doesn't leave for about 36 hours but I know a man who can take care of you.
Linda: Oh yeah, no, I'm sure he could. This is how sex slavery starts. 
Bartender: Listen, no, you don't have to worry about that. Those kinds of people want young, beautiful females. You're safe. 
Linda: Oh, well, yeah, that's good. 
Emily: Okay, how dare you? Like, that is so rude. That's crazy.
Linda: Well...
Emily: No, like how dare you? That's my mother. But if you think it would be safer for me to like go hide and then she meets your friend who knows how to get us to...
Linda: No, I don't want you to do that. 
Bartender: No, you're both safe. 
Emily: How do you mean?
Bartender: Your poofy face will protect you. 

Seeking help to escape from the area, Emily and Linda approach a young male bartender to ask about the bus in these Snatched movie quotes. He gives them bus info, but also some hard truths about their desirability for sex slavery.


Welcome!

Waiter: Welcome!
Emily: Oh, thank you, um, that's check in, right?
Waiter: Welcome!
Linda: No, thank you so much, no... Oh, thank you very much. What's this?
Waiter: Welcome!
Linda: Whale what?
Emily: Welcome
Linda: Welcome
Emily: They're not serving whale semen.

One part misunderstanding and one part accent leads to quite the embarrassing situation when Emily and Linda check into their resort in these Snatched movie quotes. As crazy as it sounds, Linda, at least for a second, believes that they serve whale semen at this beautiful place.



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Tue, 16 May 2017 00:48:19 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/snatched-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
<![CDATA[Reasons Tickled Is The Most Intense Movie On HBO Right Now]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/tickling-hbo-crazy-documentary/jonathan-sherman

Some of the most memorable documentaries in film history deal with the unearthing of dark and disturbing true stories that would have remained secret if not for the bravery and determination of the filmmakers themselves.

Such is the case in the 2016 smash-hit documentary Tickled, where directors David Farrier and Dylan Reeve uncovered the dark world "competitive endurance tickling," and the man responsible for paying, blackmailing, and harassing the young men who were unfortunate enough to become wrapped up in his game. The truth behind the global scheme and the lengths Farrier and Reeve were willing to go to to find the truth make Tickled the most intense movie on HBO right now.

*Spoiler Alert: You are about to find out way more about the world of tickling than you you ever thought you would, so if you haven't watched the documentary yet, get ready.*

Read on to learn more about what makes this controversial documentary a must watch.


Reasons Tickled Is The Most Intense Movie On HBO Right Now,

The Emails From Jane O'Brien Media

The video, understandably, piques Farrier's interest, so he decides to reach out to Jane O'Brien Media, the company that is seemingly responsible for the videos. 

However, instead of receiving a simple yes or no, he receives homophobic attacks as a response. "To be brutally frank," the initial response says, "association with a homosexual journalist is not something that [we] will embrace. We desperately do not want a homosexual participant base applying for this project." The messages didn't stop there, as Farrier continued to receive homophobic and threatening emails for the following weeks.

While many would have stopped there, realizing that they are likely dealing with someone who is at best a homophobe, and at worst mentally ill, Farrier pushes ahead.  


Late Night Chats With Terri Tickle

Journalist Deborah Scoblionkov appears in the film to explain that through a correspondence with Terri Tickle through her AOL email address, she was able to get a glimpse into the world of the person behind the videos, the threats, and the pain. 

"We would have these chats late at night," Scoblionkov says, "I could just hear this voice, as it went on, it was like she was completely intoxicated with this power that she had to be so destructive against people."


The Terrifying "Phone Blaster"

Thanks to David Starr, a former videographer for "Terri DiSisto" (alias Terri Tickle) - a woman who seemed to have operated in the same way as Jane O'Brien ten years previous - we get closer to the truth behind the videos, and those who have been victimized by them.

Starr explains that once he discovered the videos he was recording were being released on the Internet against the actors's will, he quit. That's when he became a target of threats with what he called the "phone blaster."

Thanks to his record-keeping, we get to hear one of the phone blasters, which is read by a robotic female voice with a British accent, making the words all the more chilling: "You have been identified as a known associate of homosexual pornographer David W. Starr," the phone blaster says. "Your phone number, personal information and your precise to David Starr are entirely known and subject to publication on the Internet."

As Starr remembers the experience, he says, "This persons on drugs. This persons gotta be on crystal or something. Or taking cocaine up the a**, or something like that! It was weird."


Faceless Testimonial

Anytime a documentary includes a faceless testimonial, you know things are getting dark.

A former participant who goes by the name "Alden" recounts his experience of being caught up in the tickling ring. "It was an assault not just on me, but on my family," he says. "It was ruining my life at the time, that's how I felt. It was certainly affecting my ability to function." Adding, "It's like you lose control of your life."


The Tickling Video

The film opens with Farrier explaining how he came across a video of "competitive endurance tickling" in his routine search for new stories to cover for his job as a New Zealand television reporter. 

During his explanation, we get our first glimpse at the tickling, as multiple young men tickle one individual who is strapped down by his wrists and ankles. While it may seem funny at first, as the video continues it becomes uncomfortable, even downright disturbing - a perfect roadmap for where the rest of this messed up documentary will go.


The Tickle Montage

To better understand the tickling fetish, Farrier and Reeve travel to Florida to meet with Richard Ivey, another tickling fetishist who owns and runs several fetish sites. 

While Ivey seems to be an honest man, with his actors and models being much more aware of what they are doing, a montage of Ivey tickling one of his models, while he is strapped down in a specially designed chair, is nonetheless, quite intense. 

The actor squirms and flexes as he strains to get away from Ivey's tickling fingers, and we are forced to do nothing but watch in pure astonishment at this previously unknown subculture of bondage and fetish. 


The Stakeout

Eventually, Farrier and Reeve decide to stake out a filming of competitive endurance tickling. "We could hear laughter coming out of the vent," Farrier explains - the audio recording of which is truly eerie, with Ferrier reflecting on the experience in real-time, saying, "This is f*cking creepy as f*ck."

Moments later, not only do they see the three men they had previously met with and been threatened by in New Zealand, but Farrier decides to confront them. 

As soon as they see Farrier, however, the threats begin once again, with the most verbally aggressive Jane O'Brien employee, Kevin, saying, "Shut the door and I'm calling the police. Bye."

Farrier did all of this knowing that pending lawsuits were already against him in both New Zealand and the U.S., making his decision to confront the video shoot that much more brave, and the scenario that much more anxiety inducing for us watching at home.


TJ's Interview

As the threats continue, Farrier and Reeve meet with one of the few young men who were willing to speak about their experiences, TJ Gretzner.

It becomes clear rather quickly that TJ had been lied to and taken advantage of in order to get him involved in this tickling-venture. And once he decided to take action to get the videos offline his entire life began to fall apart.

"All hell broke loose," he explains. "Every kind of video search you could find, it was up there." TJ continues, "'Your family better watch out because we're going to put your family to shame," he recounted one email saying, "Direct threats."


The Threats During A Closed-Door Meeting

Eventually, Jane O'Brien Media sends three men to New Zealand on first-class flights from Los Angeles to confront Farrier. After they become visibly upset about the fact that Farrier and Reeve are filming, they request a closed-door meeting. 

Luckily, Farrier wore a mic, and recorded this chilling and cryptic threat: "If you want to stick your head in a blast furnace, do it." This face-to-face meeting only makes the story more intense, as it becomes clear just how far the shadowy figure behind the videos is willing to go to remain anonymous and unbothered.


The Reveal Of David D'Amato

Finally, Farrier reveals that the filmmaking team had gotten their hands on a zip drive that held much of the information Terri Tickle had used against her victims. 

But the zip file also revealed the true identity of Terri Tickle - a man named David D'Amato, an assistant principle to high school students.

The darkness behind his past, the fact that he had worked at 8 schools in 10 years, and the revelation that D'Amato had gained the identity of Terri Tickle by using the social security number of a woman who had died in 1995, sends a chill down your spine. 

D'Amato was arrested that same week, but despite his crimes, he was sentenced minimally  thanks to the fact that his father was a high-powered lawyer in Manhattan. 



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Thu, 04 May 2017 10:39:27 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/tickling-hbo-crazy-documentary/jonathan-sherman
<![CDATA[Best Anders Holm Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-anders-holm-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Anders Holm movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Anders Holm started his acting career appearing in TV series like Workaholics and The Mindy Project, but he quickly became a good bet at the box office. Anders Holm's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Anders Holm movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Anders Holm movies will be at the top of the list. Anders Holm has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Anders Holm movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Anders Holm films to end the squabble once and for all.

This is a list that features films like Sausage Party and How to Be Single.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Anders Holm movies?" and "What are the greatest Anders Holm roles of all time?"

If you think the best Anders Holm role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Anders Holm performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Anders Holm Movies,

Neighbors

Top Five

Inherent Vice

The Interview

The Intern

How to Be Single

Sausage Party

Unexpected


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Wed, 10 May 2017 11:20:00 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-anders-holm-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film
<![CDATA[Best Austin Stowell Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-austin-stowell-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Austin Stowell movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Austin Stowell started his acting career appearing in TV series like Secret Life of The American Teenager, but he quickly became a good bet at the box office. Austin Stowell's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Austin Stowell movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Austin Stowell movies will be at the top of the list. Austin Stowell has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Austin Stowell movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Austin Stowell films to end the squabble once and for all.

This is a list that features films like Colossal and Bridge of Spies.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Austin Stowell movies?" and "What are the greatest Austin Stowell roles of all time?"

If you think the best Austin Stowell role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Austin Stowell performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Austin Stowell Movies,

Puncture

Love and Honor

Dolphin Tale

Behaving Badly

Dolphin Tale 2

Whiplash

Bridge of Spies

Colossal


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Wed, 10 May 2017 11:19:35 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-austin-stowell-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film
<![CDATA[Best Adam DeVine Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-adam-devine-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Adam DeVine movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Adam DeVine started his acting career appearing in TV series like Workaholics and Adam DeVine's House Party, but he quickly became a good bet at the box office. Adam DeVine's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Adam DeVine movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Adam DeVine movies will be at the top of the list. Adam DeVine has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Adam DeVine movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Adam DeVine films to end the squabble once and for all.

This is a list that features films like Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates and Pitch Perfect.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Adam DeVine movies?" and "What are the greatest Adam DeVine roles of all time?"

If you think the best Adam DeVine role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Adam DeVine performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Adam DeVine Movies,

Ratko: The Dictator's Son

The Legend of Awesomest Maximus

Pitch Perfect

Neighbors

Pitch Perfect 2

The Intern

The Final Girls

Ice Age: Collision Course

The Lego Batman Movie

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates


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Wed, 10 May 2017 11:19:14 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-adam-devine-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film
<![CDATA[17 Ways Batman Returns Is Actually An Insanely Twisted Movie]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/reasons-batman-returns-is-messed-up/stephanroget

When it first debuted in 1992, Batman Returns was one of the most anticipated film sequels of all-time. That’s a good indication of why the film was successful, and why the filmmakers were given a lot of freedom with it, which is coincidentally why Batman Returns is so terrifying. The movie was a direct follow-up to 1989’s Batman, and saw the return of both star Michael Keaton and director Tim Burton. For reasons why Batman Returns is messed up, look no further than Burton. The original film strayed quite far from Batman’s comic book persona, and the sequel was no different, taking the Dark Knight in a bizarre, Burton-esque direction. In fact, it could be argued that Burton received more leeway to “be himself” when it came to directing Batman Returns than in any other film, and the results are obvious.

Looking back on it all, it’s easy to write-off Batman Returns as the beginning of the campiness that would come to dominate the franchise when Joel Schumacher stepped into the director’s role. However, that’s not an entirely fair assessment. There’s plenty of camp to be had in Batman Returns, but it’s balanced out by the sheer darkness Burton manages to imbue in the franchise. Despite its funny page origins and Christmas setting, the movie actually includes a number of outright horrifying elements, and plot points that can only be described as truly twisted. The film simply does not get enough credit as the darkest installment in the long history of Dark Knight tales.


17 Ways Batman Returns Is Actually An Insanely Twisted Movie,

The Gotham Architecture

Tim Burton’s Gotham City is a creepy place, and not just because of all the freaks running around in leather costumes. The city itself is terrifying, and its architecture seems to have been designed by a committee of serial killers and Ayn Rand enthusiasts.

There are massive marble statues of muscle-bound men preforming manual labor all over the place, as well as giant stone faces popping out of random walls. Most troubling of all is that nightmare-inducing cat clock, which is still somehow the least trustworthy character in the entire film.


Penguin’s Relationship With His Penguins

The implication appears to be that, after being abandoned by his parents, young Oswald Cobblepot is taken in by a group of penguins living in the sewers, which is the sort of thing that happens in Tim Burton’s Gotham City. The fact that he just so happened to have several penguin-like features himself is just a happy coincidence, and over time the Penguin developed a familial bond with his waddlin' buddies.

By the time of Batman Returns, he’s expanded his happy footed raft (or waddle, when they're on land) to include hundreds of penguins, but he still refers to them as his “babies.” This makes his decision to weaponize them all the more dark, and the penguin funeral from the end all the more tragic.


A Truly Chilling Opening Sequence

Batman Returns opens with an extended, dialogue-free scene straight out of a horror film, which you can watch above. The first thing you hear in the movie is foreboding music and a woman screaming, having given birth to a horrific child. The father, bizarrely played by Peewee Herman, rushes in, and also begins screaming.

The montage continues as the parents cage the child and eventually decide to throw  it off a bridge into a river, in what appears to be an attempted infanticide. The baby survives and begins a slow, gloomy float down into the sewers of Gotham as the opening credits roll. Thus, the Penguin is born. To clarify, this is how the movie starts. Get ready for a hell of a ride. 


Selina Kyle’s PTSD And Insane Transformation

Selina Kyle gets murdered in the first arc of the story, so she can be forgiven for her erratic behavior in the later parts. Selina obviously suffers from PTSD following her death at the hands of Max Schreck, as her breakdown and transformation into Catwoman is triggered by hearing his name on an advertisement.

The transformation scene itself is bizarre, and it features her spray painting all of the nice things in her apartment and tearing down some light-up lettering to conveniently spell out “Hell Here.” She then sews up some leather she had kicking around and hits the streets to do Catwoman stuff. Her first act, stopping an attempted sexual assault, is greatly diminished by her insistence on victim-blaming, chiding the woman she saved for making it "too easy." Catwoman then backflips out of the scene in a sequence that seems like it was supposed to look cool, but is actually just extremely off-putting.


The Objectively Horrifying Murder Scene

Within the movie’s first arc, plucky assistant Selina Kyle is cruelly murdered by her boss, Max Schreck, because she was working too hard and accidentally saw some files she shouldn’t have. Christopher Walken’s creepiness is played to masterful effect as he coolly intimidates Selina, using his trademark halting dialogue to draw out the tension.

“It’s not like you can just kill me,” she states, to which Schreck calmly replies, “Actually, it’s a lot like that.” He moves menacingly closer to Ms. Kyle before turning on the Walken charm with a “Huh? Huh?” and breaking the tension completely, even eliciting a laugh from his victim. Schreck then turns to walk away, before turning suddenly and pushing Selina through the window and to her death. Why he felt the need to fake her out before murdering her is unknown, but the scene gets even darker from there, when it appears Selina Kyle’s corpse is about to be eaten by alley cats. Fortunately, other, more Catwoman-y things happen instead. Still, you have to remember this movie was rated PG-13. 


Michael Keaton Only Expresses Himself In Brooding Silence

Tim Burton’s Batman movies are so dark that even Bruce Wayne, who is supposed to be Batman’s swinging playboy cover story, is a somber, brooding individual. Michael Keaton’s portrayal of the man behind the bat is almost always smoldering with pathos and bad intentions, and he spends much of the movie in contemplative silence.

The separation between Batman and Bruce Wayne is next to nothing, with Wayne getting in Max Schreck’s face in decidedly Batman-like fashion on a few occasions. Even Keaton’s “warm” interactions with Selina Kyle leave the viewer suspecting he could murder her at any time.


The First Action Scene Is Utterly Insane

Some of the things in Batman Returns are darker than they originally were, thanks to the addition of historical context. For example, the first action scene is played slightly for laughs, with the Penguin’s Red Triangle Gang showing up in a giant giftbox to a public gathering and attacking the crowd in terrifying circus-themed outfits.

That’s scary enough, but it gets taken up a notch when the Gang opens fire on the civilians with a Minigun, almost certainly killing at least a few. Essentially, the conflict in the film begins with a mass shooting in a heavily crowded area, and its perpetrated by a bunch of clowns and skeletons. That’s a little too close to home for modern Americans.


Danny DeVito’s Penguin Is Easily The Most Terrifying Batman Villain

Just on appearance alone, Danny DeVito’s Penguin makes for a more disturbing villain than any other comic book antagonist seen on film. His horrifying face and rotten teeth are bad enough, but his weird, lumpy body and awkward gait really solidify his monstrous nature. The Penguin is an awful, awful bad guy for myriad reasons, his political aspirations chief among them.

While it might have been considered humorous at one point, the notion of a physically grotesque, obnoxious, and openly misogynistic populist politician billionaire playing on people’s fears and rising to power isn’t so funny anymore.


Catwoman And Casual Sexism

Batman Returns does some interesting things with its female anti-hero, Michelle Pfeiffer’s Catwoman. The first time we see Selina Kyle on screen, she’s bringing coffee to her corporate masters and bearing the brunt of their comments about her lack of “house-training.”

Before her transformation into Catwoman, we mainly hear Selina complaining about the lack of good men in her life, including the twice-repeated gag of her coming home and shouting “Honey, I’m home! Oh wait, I forget I’m not married.” Not exactly an optimal portrayal of a traditional feminist icon.


Christopher Walken’s Max Schreck May Be A Low-Key Nazi

Christopher Walken is a beloved actor, but most would agree that he’s also a super creepy dude. That vibe is played to perfection in his portrayal of Max Schreck, the film’s secondary antagonist.

Schreck is a murderous corporate maniac, and Walken’s halting cadence only serves to make him more menacing and disturbing. Schreck’s status as a defiler of the environment seems much darker today than it did back then, but his reference to Nazi methods when suggesting he stage a “Reichstag fire” is unpleasant in any era.



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Tue, 09 May 2017 07:57:14 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/reasons-batman-returns-is-messed-up/stephanroget
<![CDATA[Best Joel McHale Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-joel-mchale-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Joel McHale movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Joel McHale started his acting career appearing in TV series like The Soup and Community, but he quickly became a good bet at the box office. Joel McHale's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Joel McHale movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Joel McHale movies will be at the top of the list. Joel McHale has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Joel McHale movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Joel McHale films to end the squabble once and for all.

This is a list that features films like Spider-Man 2 and Ted.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Joel McHale movies?" and "What are the greatest Joel McHale roles of all time?"

If you think the best Joel McHale role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Joel McHale performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Joel McHale Movies,

The Onion Movie

Spider-Man 2

Open Season 2

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

Ted

What's Your Number?

The Big Year

Blended

Adult Beginners

A Merry Friggin' Christmas


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Wed, 10 May 2017 11:18:51 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-joel-mchale-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film
<![CDATA[Best Danny Pudi Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-danny-pudi-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Danny Pudi movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Danny Pudi started his acting career appearing in TV series like Community, but he quickly became a good bet at the box office. Danny Pudi's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Danny Pudi movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Danny Pudi movies will be at the top of the list. Danny Pudi has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Danny Pudi movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Danny Pudi films to end the squabble once and for all.

This is a list that features films like Star Trek Beyond and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Danny Pudi movies?" and "What are the greatest Danny Pudi roles of all time?"

If you think the best Danny Pudi role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Danny Pudi performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Danny Pudi Movies,

Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil

Road Trip: Beer Pong

The Guilt Trip

Knights of Badassdom

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

The Pretty One

Larry Gaye: Renegade Male Flight Attendant

The Tiger Hunter

Star Trek Beyond


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Wed, 10 May 2017 11:18:25 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-danny-pudi-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film
<![CDATA[Best Jack Reynor Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-jack-reynor-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Jack Reynor movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Jack Reynor's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Jack Reynor movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Jack Reynor movies will be at the top of the list. Jack Reynor has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Jack Reynor movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Jack Reynor films to end the squabble once and for all.

This is a list that features films like Transformers: Age of Extinction and Sing Street.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Jack Reynor movies?" and "What are the greatest Jack Reynor roles of all time?"

If you think the best Jack Reynor role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Jack Reynor performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Jack Reynor Movies,

Transformers: Age of Extinction

What Richard Did

Delivery Man

A Royal Night Out

Glassland

Sing Street

Free Fire

Macbeth


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Wed, 10 May 2017 11:18:03 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-jack-reynor-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film
<![CDATA[3 Generations Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/3-generations-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes

3 Generations movie quotes help tell the story portrayed in the film about a transgender teen growing up in a family of women. The drama movie was directed by Gaby Dellal using a screenplay he co-wrote with Nikole Beckwith. 3 Generations opened theatrically on May 5, 2017.

In 3 Generations, Ray (Elle Fanning) was born a female but now as a teen identifies as a male. He lives in New York City where he's been raised by his mother, Maggie (Naomi Watts), his grandmother Dolly (Susan Sarandon) and Dolly's girlfriend, Frances (Linda Emond). Ray narrates the film and describes how it feels to feel like a male but be seen as a female.

So, with Maggie's support, Ray begins the process of transitioning from female to male. This comes with a little confusion from Dolly and Frances, who are not too familiar with transgender people, and a little bit of difficulty. In order to file the papers needed, Ray needs to get approval from his long estranged father, Craig (Tate Donovan), with whom he hasn't spoken since Ray was a baby.

3 Generations was just one of several spring 2017 movies in theaters along with the likes of The Dinner, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 , Buster's Mal Heart, and Sleight.


3 Generations Movie Quotes,

Are You Like Our Brother?

Cole: So are you like our brother?
Craig: Sort of
Mia: Why sort of?
Ray: Because I was born in a girl's body
Mia: I'm a girl in a girl's body, I think.

When Ray visits with his estranged father, Craig, and Craig's family, terminology and gender get a little tricky. As Ray explains identifying as a boy, Craig's daughter Mia begins to question her own gender.


Your Father Has to Sign

Maggie: There's been a problem with the papers. Your father has to sign them but he won't.
...
Craig: She's a kid. What if she changes her mind?
...
Ray: Why does he care? He hasn't seen me since I was a baby.

In order to transition, Ray and mother Maggie are forced to get approval from Ray's father, Craig. Ray can't believe his father has any say in the matter, especially since Craig has never been a part of his life.


I Still Vote Lesbian

Dolly: Why can't she just be a lesbian?
Maggie: Because she's not a lesbian, mom. She's a boy. 
Ray: I just want to be normal.
Dolly: Why is normal the goal? What about being authentic?
Maggie: Authentic is what he wants to be.
Frances: Good answer
Dolly: That is a good answer... I still vote lesbian.

Over dinner, Dolly, Maggie, Ray and Frances discuss Ray's transition from female to male in these 3 Generations movie quotes. Dolly fails to grasp the difference between a lesbian and a transgender person and even tries to vote that Ray be a lesbian instead.


Trying Something Alternative

Doctor: There may be mood swings and you will see a drop in the menstrual cycle.
Ray: Thank god
...
Dolly: What about trying something alternative?
Maggie: What, like acupuncture? We'll see you at home, mom.
Dolly: What did I say? 

Ray and his family meet with a doctor to hear about what he can expect during his female-to-male transition. Dolly isn't impressed with what she hears and makes an odd but well-meaning suggestion.


Everybody Still Sees Me As a Girl

Ray: I was raised in New York by my mom, my mom's mom and my mom's mom's girlfriend. The hardest part of my day is knowing that everybody still sees me as a girl. 

As he narrates in this 3 Generations movie quote, Ray gives a bit of insight into his life and his struggles. Ray was born a girl, raised by three women but identifies as a male.


Only Good Decision I Have Ever Made

Maggie: Ray is the only good decision I have ever made. 

While reflecting on her mistakes over life in this 3 Generations movie quote, Maggie knows one thing for sure. Having Ray was the best decision she's ever made.


Not Like I Had Any Role Models

Maggie: I don't know anything about boys or men. It's not like I had any role models.
Dolly: You had me... It's time. Live a little. 

Lost while trying to date and deal with Ray's transition from female to male, Maggie seeks some advice from mother Dolly. Maggie feels ill equipped for these things, having no strong male role models in her life.


You're Breaking Up with Me?

Dolly: Maybe you could get your own apartment, not attached to your mother's apartment.
Maggie: You're breaking up with me? Now?

Dolly approaches Maggie in these 3 Generations movie quotes to suggest that it might be time to move out. While Maggie doesn't disagree that moving out is a good idea, she does see the question as ill timed.


Make Jokes Out of My Mistakes

Dolly: Oh, look at that. You used to have a lot of boyfriends, sometimes all at the same time. 
Maggie: You can't make jokes out of my mistakes.
Dolly: That's exactly what you're supposed to do with mistakes. 

Dolly and Maggie have different opinions on what should be done with old photos, old mistakes. Maggie sure doesn't enjoy being made fun of, but Dolly gets a kick out of it.



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<![CDATA[Mary-Kate And Ashley Shows And Movies You Completely Forgot About]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/forgotten-mary-kate-and-ashley-projects/rebecca-shortall

Can you believe there's an entire generation that only knows Mary-Kate and Ashley as the older sisters of Avengers star Elizabeth Olsen? Or as the two strikingly similar-looking mystery women who make sporadic appearances at the Met Ball? Or as the two waifs who are mysteriously absent from Netflix's Full House sequel Fuller House? Kids and tweens today just don't understand how the Olsen twins dominated television airwaves from the late '90s to the early 2000s. They're two of the most successful child stars of all time.

But sift back through your own memories of Mary-Kate and Ashley, and you may be surprised by the straight-to-VHS movies and sitcoms starring the Olsen twins you've failed to remember. Take a dive back into the expansive library of Mary-Kate and Ashley TV shows and movies, and look back with nostalgia-clouded eyes at the forgotten Olsen twins projects that fans once held so dear.


Mary-Kate And Ashley Shows And Movies You Completely Forgot About,

Billboard Dad

The Olsens step back into their familiar tomboy/girly-girl roles to play twins Tess and Emily Tyler in Billboard Dad. Mary-Kate plays the tomboyish Tess, a member of a high-diving team. Ashley plays Emily, the one that's all about the boys. Emily and Tess want to get their widower dad back on the market, so they paint a huge billboard/personal ad above Sunset Boulevard for him. The ad reads: "He's single, he's handsome. He's cool to the max! Interested? Write to Max Tyler at 10 Surf St. Venice."

This movie also features a pre-Pretty Little Liars Troian Bellisario, and Twink Caplan, AKA Miss Geist from Clueless.


Double, Double, Toil and Trouble

The Emmy-nominated TV movie Double, Double, Toil and Trouble had a surprisingly dark supernatural element. It also starred a pre-Will & Grace Eric McCormack as the twins' down-on-his-luck father, and living legend Cloris Leachman pulling double duty as evil Aunt Agatha and wrongfully-banished-to-hell Aunt Sofia.

Leachman isn't the only one playing multiple roles, though. Mary-Kate and Ashley also stretch their acting muscles by not only playing Kelly and Lynn Farmer - scrappy, imaginative twins - but also the younger versions of Leachman's double aunt role. If that's not complicated enough, there's also a plot involving moon stones, the netherworld, and curses.


How the West Was Fun

The Olsen twins have played spies, witches, and pizza enthusiasts, so naturally they played cowgirls, too. In How the West Was Fun, twins Susie and Jessica are off to visit their Grandma's dude ranch. But the ranch has fallen on hard times, and their Granny may have to sell off the ranch to an evil developer - unless the twins can save the day.

Fun fact: younger sister Elizabeth Olsen cameos as "Girl in car."


It Takes Two

It was only a matter of time before Mary-Kate and Ashley starred in a Parent Trap rip-off. That film came in the form of 1995's It Takes Two. The twins play unrelated but nevertheless identical girls from very different backgrounds. Mary-Kate plays Amanda, an orphan who wants her social worker (played by Kirstie Alley) to adopt her. Ashley plays Alyssa, a wealthy girl who is not into her father (Steve Guttenberg) marrying his mean new fiancée.

The Olsens trade places, and devise devious schemes to get Guttenberg and Alley to meet each other and fall in love.


Switching Goals

The 1999 television movie Switching Goals positioned the Olsens in the tomboy/girly-girl archetypes that became their go-to dynamic in their sitcoms. Mary-Kate plays Sam, the tomboy with mad soccer skills - but as great as she is at scoring goals, she's having trouble scoring with boys. Ashley plays her twin sister, Emma, the girl's girl of the two. She likes fashion and make-up, but wants to improve her poor athleticism.

The twins are put on rival soccer teams. Sam is bummed because she's stuck with a shoddy team that can't get it together, while Emma has been placed on the top team at her mother's request. MK and Ashley pull the old switcheroo, and hilarity ensues.


Winning London

Mary-Kate and Ashely were a couple of globe trotters in the early 2000s; many of their movies took them to European cities. In Winning London, Mary-Kate plays Chloe, who's smart, ambitious, and loves Model UN. Ashley plays her sister Riley, who comes along to London to take part in the Model UN competition - but only so she can get close to a boy on the team.


The Challenge

Before Mary-Kate and Ashley made the move to the big screen for New York Minute, they starred in the direct-to-video movie The Challenge. The 2003 movie followed twins living on opposite ends of the country with separated parents. Mary-Kate plays Shane, who lives with her mom in Los Angeles. Ashley plays the Washington D.C.-living Elizabeth. Both become contestants on a Survivor-style TV show called The Challenge, where the top prizes are college scholarships. But here's the twist: these two hate each other. The producers find out, stick the sisters on the same team, and hope their mutual dislike will lead to a sweet, sweet ratings bump.

Spoiler alert: the two overcome their differences, and win the whole challenge.


You're Invited To Mary-Kate And Ashley's...

The You're Invited series (1995-2000) was a direct-to-video collection of "musical parties." You might be familiar with this Olsen twins project - it inspired the meme-ified "Gimme Pizza" song. But Mary-Kate and Ashley invited you to more than just a pizza party. You could also RSVP to a sleepover party, a Hawaiian beach party, a birthday party, a Christmas party, a mall party, and even a ballet party. Evidently these twins knew how to party.


Mary-Kate And Ashley In Action!

Not all Olsen twins projects were live action. In the animated series Mary-Kate and Ashley in Action!, Mary Kate and Ashley lent their voices and likeness to twin special agents Misty and Amber who, along with their talking dog Quincy, went on globe-trotting adventures. The 2001 series was canceled after one season due to poor ratings, but it did inspire some action figures and a series of books as well.


The Adventures Of Mary-Kate And Ashley

In The Adventures of Mary-Kate and Ashley (1994-1997), the sisters play pint-sized detectives out to solve any mystery that crosses their path. Along with a basset hound named Clue, Mary-Kate and Ashley unravel cases involving inexplicably singing sharks, a Hawaiian hotel, and missing cattle.



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Wed, 10 May 2017 08:16:58 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/forgotten-mary-kate-and-ashley-projects/rebecca-shortall
<![CDATA[The Best Films Of Tom Tyler]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-films-of-tom-tyler/martinaustin

What Are The Best Films Of American Acting Legend Tom Tyler? Tom was a well known actor often playing tough cowboys and heroes. In total he has over 182 film and TV credits! Please add any films that I have missed and please Re-rank. Thanks for looking.


The Best Films Of Tom Tyler,

Mysterious Island

What Price Glory

The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend

Trail of Robin Hood

Best of the Badmen

Cherokee Strip

Outlaw Women

Fast on the Draw

The Golden Eye

West of the Brazos


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Sat, 13 May 2017 04:20:10 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-films-of-tom-tyler/martinaustin
<![CDATA[13 Beautifully Terrifying Horror Films]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/13-beautifully-terrifying-horror-films/kevin-yaun

Generally when one thinks of the horror genre, images flash of chain saws, screaming teeth, and spraying blood. However, thrills don't always come from shock value. It Follows (2014) takes the viewer on a ride through eerily calm rural Detroit. At first glance it may seem like another teen scare flick but through clever lo-fi camera work it turns out to be a tension building instant classic.

More recently, Nocturnal Animals takes us down the dark road of a twisted relationship played by Jake Gyllenhaal and Amy Adams. The ex-lovers reunite through a manuscript of a heartwrenching novel. Directed by fashion designer Tom Ford, you know it's going to be a visually attentive film. The scenic sets of the desert crime scene and minimalist modern architecture bring about a stunning and memorable aesthetic. Don't worry though, the designer concrete interiors don't make it any less of a jaw dropping thrill of a movie.


13 Beautifully Terrifying Horror Films,

It Follows

Upstream Color

Mulholland Drive

Goodnight Mommy

The Survivalist

Nocturnal Animals

The Wailing

High-rise

Black Swan

Ex Machina


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<![CDATA[Actors That Also Sing]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/actors-that-also-sing/dj-terrible

People that identify, first and foremost, as an actor, yet also have singing capabilities. Check out the actors and actresses that have such unique talents!


Actors That Also Sing,

Cliff Richard

Dannii Minogue

Debbie Harry

Jennifer Lopez

John Travolta

Madonna

Seth MacFarlane

Tab Hunter

Jack Black

Tiffany


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<![CDATA[The Dinner Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-dinner-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes

The Dinner movie quotes help tell the story in the film about two estranged brothers and their wives who meet for dinner and to discuss a very important matter. The drama thriller was directed by Oren Moverman using a screenplay he adapted from the Dutch book of the same name by Herman Koch. The Dinner opened theatrically in the United States on May 5, 2017.

In The Dinner, Congressman Stan Lohman (Richard Here) is currently campaigning to become governor, but has something he needs to take care of first. Along with his wife, Katelyn (Rebecca Hall), Stan invites his estranged brother, Paul (Steve Coogan), and Paul's wife, Claire (Laura Linney), to a dinner at a very fancy restaurant. Paul is not excited about accepting the invitation as he feels Stan is a self-serving elitist. Claire, on the other hand, is eager to go for the special dining experience.

So when the two couples arrive, it doesn't take long for the tension to mount, especially as Stan wants to discuss a horrific crime that their sons committed together. Stan wants the boys to take responsibility and admit to the crime while Claire is fiercely against turning their sons into the authorities. This sets the stage for a dinner that none will ever forget.

The Dinner opened in theaters alongside other spring 2017 movies such as Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 , Buster's Mal Heart, Sleight, and How to Be a Latin Lover.  


The Dinner Movie Quotes,

It's Private

Nina: Hold on, Congressman, what is going on?
Stan: It's a family matter. It's private. 
Nina: You are running for governor, nothing is private. 
Stan: It's private and it will stay private. After tonight, it will all be over. 

When Stan leaves his office in these The Dinner movie quotes, his staffer Nina asks what's going on. Stan declines to answer, citing family privacy, but Nina reminds him that as a politician, he has no privacy.


Don't Want to Be These People

Paul: I'm not going.
Claire: It takes three months to get a reservation to this place.
Paul: I just don't want to be these people. 
Claire: It sounds super exclusive and sexy, like going to France. 
Paul: During the German occupation maybe

Prior to the dinner, Paul does not hide his lack of excitement to attend. Paul and his brother, Stan, are more than estranged, they haven't spoke in decades.


We're Going to Talk Tonight

Katelyn: You look good, Paul.
Paul: Not as good as my brother, but then again I don't spend as much time in makeup. 
...
Stan: This is long overdue. We're going to talk tonight. We're going to put it all on the table. A toast?
Katelyn: To the children
Claire: To health
Paul: To getting through this dinner in one piece

Though Paul and Stan haven't spoken in years, Stan has gathered himself and Paul, along with their wives, to dinner. This isn't about catching up, more about dealing with what their sons did.


He's Going to Turn Us In

Michael: He's going to turn us in. He's going to turn us in, I know it.

Michael grows weary of his future when he thinks his uncle, Stan, will turn him in for the crime. Considering Stan is eager to make the boys face due consequences, Michael may be right.


The Boys Have Committed a Horrific Crime

Paul: So what's the subject at hand?
Stan: You know what it is.
Katelyn: It's about the boys. 
Stan: These boys have committed a horrific crime.
Claire: Maybe it was an accident. 
Stan: This case will never be solved, but is that what we want?
Claire: These are good boys! What's done is done. 
Stan: I'm suspending my campaign. I'm going to set a press conference in public as a family.
Claire: When you make a decision like this, you also decide the future my my son!
Stan: What will he become if he gets away with this? 

The four family members argue about how to handle the horrific crime their sons committed. Clearly, as shown by these The Dinner movie quotes, the best way forward is wildly disputed.


Are You on My Phone?

Paul: Hello
Michael: Dad, are you on my phone?
Paul: Yeah, I must have thought it was mine.
...
Claire: Hi love, it's mom. Your father doesn't know about tonight and I'd like to keep it that way. Nobody will ever find out if we just keep cool. 
Michael: Dad, were you just on my phone? Who were you talking to?

Mistakenly, Paul swapped cell phones with his son, Michael. So later when Paul's wife and Michael's mother Claire leaves a cryptic message for Michael, Paul listens to it.


Only Person in My Family Who Cares About Real People

Paul: I'm the only person in my family who cares about real people. Stan, running for public office, elitist, self serving, just like mother raised him to be. 

There are several reasons why brothers Paul and Stan are estranged. Paul points to one of them in this The Dinner movie quote, citing how he feels he's the only good person in the family.



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<![CDATA[Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Movie Quotes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 movie quotes bring the laughs to the film which brings another set of stories about the Marvel characters. The superhero movie was written and directed by James Gunn based on the comic characters created by Jan Abnett and Andy Lanning. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 opened theatrically in the United States on May 5, 2017.

In Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, the Guardians, including Peter Quill (Chris Pratt), Gamora (Zoe Saldana), Drax (Dave Bautista) and Rocket (voiced by Bradley Cooper) plus newcomer Baby Groot (voiced by Vin Diesel) are back to save the galaxy once more. While team guard batteries for Ayesha (Elizabeth Debicki), batteries that Gamora's sister Nebula (Karen Gillan) tries to steal, the Guardians crash land on a planet after a drone attack.

A mysterious man helped the Guardians by destroying the drones and this man, Ego (Kurt Russell), reveals himself to be Peter's father. So not only do the Guardians have to deal with saving the galaxy from enemies once more, Peter also is forced to face some personal feelings about his father, his family history and his love life. 

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 was one of several highly anticipated spring 2017 movies along with Buster's Mal Heart, Sleight, How to Be a Latin Lover, and The Circle.  


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Movie Quotes,

You Feel Love

Mantis: When I touch someone I can feel their feelings. You feel love!
Peter Quill: Yeah, I guess. Yeah, I feel a general unselfish love for just about everyone.
Mantis: No, sexual love
Peter Quill: No. No, I don't.
Mantis: For her!
Peter Quill: No!
Drax: She just told everyone you deepest, darkest secret!
Peter Quill: Dude! Come on! I think you're reacting a little bit!
Drax: You must be so embarrassed! Do me! Do me! Do me!

The Guardians meet with Mantis who senses some love between Peter Quill and Gamora. Despite denials in these Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 movie quotes, Peter Quill just might be in love with her.


Two-Time Galaxy Savers

Rocket: Are we really saving the galaxy, again?
Peter Quill: Yeah
Rocket: Great! We can jack up our prices if we're two-time galaxy savers!

Now that the Guardians have saved the universe twice, Rocket sees an improved business model available to them. Sounds like their line of work pays pretty darn well.


Anybody Have Any Tape?

Rocket: Does anybody have any tape out there? I wanna put some tape over the death button!
Peter Quill: Nobody has any tape!
Rocket: Not a single person has tape?
Peter Quill: You have an atomic bomb in your bag! If anyone is gonna have tape, it's you!
Rocket: I have to do everything!
Peter Quill: You are wasting a lot of time here!
Baby Groot: I am Groot!
Rocket: That's a really bad sign.

Worrying that Baby Groot will mistakenly press the button on the bomb and blow them all up, Rocket seeks tape. While Rocket never finds tape, he does take up Peter Quill's attention, which would be better suited elsewhere.


So Here We Are

Peter Quill: So here we are, a thief, one thug, an assassin, a maniac and an angry little tree. 

Peter Quill briefly introduces the Guardians of the Galaxy by giving each member a shout out. They sound like a motley bunch and indeed they are. 


A Garden of the Galaxy

Nebula: Look at you, a Garden of the Galaxy!
Gamora: Guardians of the Galaxy. Why would I be a Garden of the Galaxy?
Drax: Ha ha, so stupid!

Nebula's attempt to make fun of Gamora and the other Guardians of the Galaxy goes embarrassingly wrong in these Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 movie quotes. They're not gardens of the galaxy, though gardens are pretty awesome too.


Do You Need a Hug?

Drax: There are two types of beings in the universe: those who dance, and those who do not.
Peter Quill: I get it, yes. I am a dancer, Gamora is not.
Drax: You just need to find a woman who's pathetic, like you.
Peter Quill: Thanks, buddy
Drax: Do you need a hug?
Peter Quill: No, I do not... No, I thought I said no.
Drax: You're welcome. 

Drax takes it upon himself to cheer Peter Quill up after what appears to be a falling out with Gamora. Peter makes it pretty clear that he doesn't want a hug in these Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 movie quotes, but that doesn't stop Drax from giving him one.


I am Groot

Baby Groot: I am Groot.
Yondu: What's that?
Rocket: He says, welcome to the frickin Guardians of the Galaxy! Only he didn't use frickin.

When Rocket and Baby Groot meet Yondu in these Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 movie quotes, Rocket translates Baby Groot's words. Apparently that baby has quite the filthy mouth.


That Isn't True at All

Ayesha: Just who in the hell do you think you are?
Peter Quill: Well...
Ayesha: I see it within you, fear, jealousy, betrayal. It is our duty to cleanse the universe of this weakness. 
Rocket: You know, they told me you people were conceited douchebags but that isn't true at all.
Peter Quill: Dude!
Rocket: What? I'm using my wrong eye. 

To put it nicely, due to Rocket's oblivious comments, the Guardians meeting with Ayesha doesn't exactly go well. Then again, it's not like the meeting was really going to be pleasant anyway.


Don't Push This Button

Rocket: The fate of the universe lies on your shoulders. Now whatever you do, don't push this button cause that will set off the bomb immediately and we'll all be dead! Now repeat back what I just said.
Baby Groot: I am Groot.
Rocket: No! That is the button that will kill everyone! Try again!
Baby Groot: I am Groot!
Rocket: Uh-huh
Baby Groot: I am Groot!
Rocket: Uh-huh
Baby Groot: I am Groot!
Rocket: No!

Rocket tries his best to explain to Baby Groot just how important that button is in these Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 movie quotes. Considering Baby Groot can only reply with "I am Groot," it's hard to tell if the miniature tree-like kid gets the message.



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Sat, 13 May 2017 23:07:26 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/guardians-of-the-galaxy-vol-2-movie-quotes/movie-and-tv-quotes
<![CDATA[Best Jason Mitchell Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-jason-mitchell-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Jason Mitchell movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Jason Mitchell's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Jason Mitchell movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Jason Mitchell movies will be at the top of the list. Jason Mitchell has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Jason Mitchell movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Jason Mitchell films to end the squabble once and for all.

Jason Mitchell is best known for portraying Eazy-E in Straight Outta Compton.

This is a list that features films like Kong: Skull Island and Keanu.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Jason Mitchell movies?" and "What are the greatest Jason Mitchell roles of all time?"

If you think the best Jason Mitchell role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Jason Mitchell performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Jason Mitchell Movies,

Dragon Eyes

Contraband

Broken City

Straight Outta Compton

Vincent-N-Roxxy

Kong: Skull Island

Barry

Keanu


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Wed, 10 May 2017 11:17:44 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-jason-mitchell-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film
<![CDATA[Best Jake Johnson Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-jake-johnson-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Jake Johnson movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Jake Johnson started his acting career appearing in TV series like New Girl, but he quickly became a good bet at the box office. Jake Johnson's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Jake Johnson movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Jake Johnson movies will be at the top of the list. Jake Johnson has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Jake Johnson movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Jake Johnson films to end the squabble once and for all.

This is a list that features films like Let's Be Cops and Jurassic World.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Jake Johnson movies?" and "What are the greatest Jake Johnson roles of all time?"

If you think the best Jake Johnson role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Jake Johnson performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Jake Johnson Movies,

Get Him to the Greek

A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas

Ceremony

Safety Not Guaranteed

Neighbors

Let's Be Cops

Joshy

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Win It All

Smurfs: The Lost Village


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Wed, 10 May 2017 11:17:14 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-jake-johnson-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film
<![CDATA[Best Martin Starr Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-martin-starr-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Martin Starr movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Martin Starr started his acting career appearing in TV series like Freaks and Geeks and Party Down, but he quickly became a good bet at the box office. Martin Starr's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Martin Starr movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Martin Starr movies will be at the top of the list. Martin Starr has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Martin Starr movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Martin Starr films to end the squabble once and for all.

Best known for starring as Bertram Gilfoyle on HBO's Silicon Valley, Martin Starr has made many film appearances. 

This is a list that features films like Knocked Up and Veronica Mars.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Martin Starr movies?" and "What are the greatest Martin Starr roles of all time?"

If you think the best Martin Starr role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Martin Starr performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Martin Starr Movies,

I'll See You in My Dreams

The Invention of Lying

Save the Date

Deep Dark Canyon

Veronica Mars

Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead

Shut In

Amira & Sam

Operator

Playing It Cool


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<![CDATA[Best Holliday Grainger Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-holliday-grainger-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Holliday Grainger movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Holliday Grainger started her acting career appearing in TV series like Where the Heart Is and The Borgias, but she quickly became a good bet at the box office. Holliday Grainger's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Holliday Grainger movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Holliday Grainger movies will be at the top of the list. Holliday Grainger has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Holliday Grainger movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Holliday Grainger films to end the squabble once and for all.

This is a list that features films like Cinderella and The Finest Hours.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Holliday Grainger movies?" and "What are the greatest Holliday Grainger roles of all time?"

If you think the best Holliday Grainger role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Holliday Grainger performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Holliday Grainger Movies,

Awaydays

The Scouting Book for Boys

Jane Eyre

Bel Ami

Great Expectations

Anna Karenina

Cinderella

The Finest Hours

The Riot Club


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Wed, 10 May 2017 11:16:02 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-holliday-grainger-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film
<![CDATA[Best Sam Claflin Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-sam-claflin-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Sam Claflin movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Sam Claflin's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Sam Claflin movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Sam Claflin movies will be at the top of the list. Sam Claflin has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Sam Claflin movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Sam Claflin films to end the squabble once and for all.

Sam Claflin is best known for playing Finnick in the Hunger Games movies. 

This is a list that features films like The Huntsman: Winter's War and Me Before You.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Sam Claflin movies?" and "What are the greatest Sam Claflin roles of all time?"

If you think the best Sam Claflin role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Sam Claflin performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Sam Claflin Movies,

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1

Snow White and the Huntsman

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2

The Quiet Ones

Love, Rosie

Me Before You

The Huntsman: Winter's War

Their Finest


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Wed, 10 May 2017 11:15:23 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-sam-claflin-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film
<![CDATA[Best Jacob Tremblay Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-jacob-tremblay-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Jacob Tremblay movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Jacob Tremblay's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Jacob Tremblay movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Jacob Tremblay movies will be at the top of the list. Jacob Tremblay has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Jacob Tremblay movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Jacob Tremblay films to end the squabble once and for all.

This is a list that features films like Room and Shut In.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Jacob Tremblay movies?" and "What are the greatest Jacob Tremblay roles of all time?"

If you think the best Jacob Tremblay role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Jacob Tremblay performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Jacob Tremblay Movies,

The Smurfs 2

Extraterrestrial

Room

Before I Wake

Shut In

Burn Your Maps


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Wed, 10 May 2017 11:14:33 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-jacob-tremblay-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film
<![CDATA[Best Hailee Steinfeld Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-hailee-steinfeld-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Hailee Steinfeld movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Hailee Steinfeld's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Hailee Steinfeld movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Hailee Steinfeld movies will be at the top of the list. Hailee Steinfeld has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Hailee Steinfeld movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Hailee Steinfeld films to end the squabble once and for all.

In 2015, Hailee Steinfeld joined the Barden Bellas in Pitch Perfect 2. She will reprise her role as Trish Sie in Pitch Perfect 3

This is a list that features films like The Edge of Seventeen and True Grit.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Hailee Steinfeld movies?" and "What are the greatest Hailee Steinfeld roles of all time?"

If you think the best Hailee Steinfeld role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Hailee Steinfeld performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Hailee Steinfeld Movies,

Ender's Game

True Grit

Barely Lethal

The Homesman

Pitch Perfect 2

Hateship, Loveship

When Marnie Was There

The Edge of Seventeen

Term Life

Ten Thousand Saints


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Wed, 10 May 2017 11:27:28 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/best-hailee-steinfeld-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film
<![CDATA[All Of The Literal Acts Of Treason Committed By James Bond]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/james-bond-treasonous-acts/aaron-edwards

James Bond may be a shining example of British fortitude and suaveness, but he's far from a perfect action hero. He's pledged to protect crown and country from those seeking to do them harm, but James Bond breaking the law is like James Bond having sex with vulnerable women — it happens all the time. Usually stirred (not shaken) to action when he suffers a personal attack or when a lover is killed, Bond stops at nothing to achieve his objective. The problem is, that objective may be at odds with what MI6 wants or, worse yet, it may be complete treason. Really, it seems like 007 lacks a moral compass. Despite his seemingly rock-solid nature, Bond is rife with character inconsistency, and has instigated some of the worst acts of treason committed by movie spies.   

The treason in question includes the multiple times he disobeys direct orders from his superiors, up to when he puts Britain and its citizens in danger. Even the best James Bond films feature the character doing some questionable things, so if you've ever been curious as to what shady dealings Bond has been up to, prepare to be enlightened. 


All Of The Literal Acts Of Treason Committed By James Bond,

He Tried To Sleep With A Russian Spy

Movie: The Spy Who Loved Me

Bond: Roger Moore

The Treason In Question: James Bond and Soviet agent XXX are both competing for a microfilm holding the plans for an advanced submarine tracking system. When Bond acquires the microfilm over XXX, they both have to share a ride home on a boat. Instead of keeping to himself like a good spy, Bond just has to try to get into her pants. To clarify: he literally tries to sleep with the enemy. That's the first thing they teach you not to do in Spy School, if you don't want to wind up in jail or executed. 

His arrogance and lust leads to XXX knocking him out, stealing the microfilm, and potentially obtaining an item for the Soviets that would compromise NATO's entire naval defense strategy. 


He Tried To Kill A British Citizen In A Swordfight

Movie: Die Another Day

Bond: Pierce Brosnan

The Treason In Question: One of James Bond's jobs is to protect Great Britain and its citizens, but he tends to forget that when his personal vendettas are involved. Take, for example, the time he tracked down Gustov Graves, a diamond mogul Bond believed to be connected to a plot that landed him in a North Korean prison. Bond challenges Graves to a fencing match, and things get WAY out of hand for what should be a routine question-and-answer session. He gets into a hardcore sword fight with Graves, wrecking the fencing club and endangering the multiple British nationals on the premises. So much for protecting Great Britain.


That Time James Bond Killed The Head Of The KGB Without Orders

Movie: The Living Daylights

Bond: Timothy Dalton

The Treason In Question: Someone is killing MI6 agents, and Bond suspects KGB chief Pushkin is behind it all. So, Bond catches up with him and performs an interrogation, only to discover Pushkin has no clue what's going on. The two hatch a plan: Bond stages an assassination of Pushkin to draw out the conspirators. The problem is that in order for the plan to work, no one could know Pushkin was still alive. To any outside observers (say, military generals with access to nuclear launch codes) Bond committed an international act of war. It's hard to say whether it was more stupid or treasonous. A lof of both? Probably a lot of both.


He Defied Orders And Attempted To Kill Le Chiffre

Movie: Casino Royale

Bond: Daniel Craig

The Treason In Question: James Bond's mission in Casino Royale is to bring in a terrorist banker, Le Chiffre, after a high-stakes poker game. Bond enters the game, but loses due to his arrogance. When Vesper Lynd, his finance officer, refuses to sponsor him buying back into the game, he grabs a knife and makes a move to stab Le Chiffre in front of everyone at the hotel. It's a direct violation of his orders, would have deprived his superiors of useful information, and would have left MI6 with a huge mess to clean up. While he didn't succeed, he still should have faced some serious punishment. Way to be short sighted, Bond.


James Bond Went Rogue To Kill A Drug Dealer

Movie: Licence To Kill

Bond: Timothy Dalton

The Treason In Question: Timothy Dalton's Bond was tough and gritty before it was cool, which meant he got some darker stories colored with '80s culture. In Licence To Kill, Bond's longtime friend Felix Leighter is mauled by a shark after his wife is killed thanks to a Colombian drug kingpin. Having lost a wife himself, Bond is understandably furious and resolves to bring the drug dealer down.

When his quest for revenge gets in the way of his official duties, M tries to bring him in but Bond refuses. As Bond tries to escape MI6's clutches, they literally shoot at him in an attempt to stop him from going rogue. Desertion, of course, is intensely frowned upon, especially in intelligence circles.  


Bond Shot Up An Actual Embassy

Movie: Casino Royale

Bond: Daniel Craig

The Treason In Question: Bond is a newly minted 00 agent at the start of Daniel Craig's first film, and he still has a lot to learn. He spends a good chunk of the first act chasing a bomb maker through Madagascar, until he tracks him down to an embassy. Instead of breaking off the chase, Bond risks an international incident that could mean dire consequences for Great Britain. He literally shoots up an embassy - and several guards - before rupturing some propane tanks to ignite a massive explosion. Attacks on embassies are usually considered an act of war, which Bond is by no means authorized to carry out. M was furious, of course, but she should have thrown him in jail.


He Risked An International Incident For A Favor

Movie: SPECTRE

Bond: Daniel Craig

The Reason In Question: Right after M dies in Skyfall, she sends Bond a message with one last order: kill a man named Marco Sciarra. So, Bond goes off and takes the guy out without questioning who he is or what he’s up to. The resulting assassination leads to a bomb going off in an apartment building in Mexico City during a huge parade. The action was so grievous, the new M suspends Bond, but he probably should have thrown that dude in jail.  


Bond Once Murdered Every Lead He Had

Movie: Quantum of Solace

Bond: Daniel Craig

The Treason In Question: So, Bond is in the midst of investigating a global terrorist organization that has infiltrated every corner of the world, including MI6. Every piece of information could prove the difference between bringing this organization down or losing tto hem forever. So, what does he do?

Well, because he’s pissed that Vesper just died, he pretty much kills everyone he meets. This upsets M to no end, as Bond is effectively mortgaging the future of the UK, but Bond doesn’t care. He’s on the warpath, and that means disobeying direct orders and f*cking up his country's future.


He Endangered A Mission By Altering His Bill Of Health

Movie: The World Is Not Enough

Bond: Pierce Brosnan

The Treason In Question: James Bond tends to take offenses very personally, despite the fact he's in an occupation where a lack of passion is of paramount importance. When MI6 Headquarters is bombed and Bond is nearly killed by an assassin, the encounter leaves him with a dislocated shoulder. It isn't completely healed by the time people are heading out to hunt down those who perpetrated the attack. So, of course, Bond decides to sleep with the doctor in order to convince her to change his bill of health, so he can resume the case. It works. 

Wow. Let's just slow down and unpack that for a minute. First of all, that doctor is wildly unethical. Second, Bond should have known better. He endangered the outcome of the mission with his wound, when it could have gone to a completely healthy agent. Way to put the fate of the world at stake over a personal grudge, Bond. Have fun in jail for grossly falsifying government documents.  


Remember When He Stole Top Secret Technology?

Movie: SPECTRE

Bond: Daniel Craig

The Treason In Question: Daniel Craig's Bond is kind of a d*ck, especially in SPECTRE. When Bond decides to take an off-the-books trip to Rome after he's suspended from duty (which is already insane), he steals a prototype gadget-filled Aston Martin DB10. Not for any noble reason, mind you, just because he likes the car and is a jerk.

Of course, in the real world that would be the equivalent of an America pilot absconding with an F-16 to go on a personal vacation. Bond stole experimental government technology, and took into a situation where it could easily be stolen. He could have set the Q branch of MI6 back years (it's one-of-a-kind, remember), and could have furthered the agendas of England's enemies. All because he likes pretty cars.



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Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:33:20 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/james-bond-treasonous-acts/aaron-edwards
<![CDATA[Buckwild Facts About Silent Comedy Legend Buster Keaton]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/buster-keaton-facts/erin-mccann

Any Buster Keaton biography will likely include trivia tidbits like his birth name being Joseph Frank Keaton (with Harry Houdini possibly being responsible for the change) and fun facts about his silent comedy films of the 1920s. But he was also an actor, writer, director, special effects wizard, acrobat, and stunt man - in fact, Buster Keaton is considered by many to be a silent comedy legend either greater than or second to the beloved Charlie Chaplin

Why is Buster Keaton so famous? Some credit the amazing stunts he completed, all without breaking his famous "Great Stone Face," while others argue that his impact came from the originality and comedic construction of the nineteen shorts and eleven feature films he made before he entered the studio system and lost control over both his movies and his life. 

Buster Keaton passed away in 1966 from lung cancer, but thankfully we can still watch him in action running across the tops of trains, walking on the bottom of the ocean, and making us laugh. Who was Buster Keaton? Clearly a lot more than a guy who never seemed to smile.


Buckwild Facts About Silent Comedy Legend Buster Keaton,

He Completed Stunts For Other Actors As Well

His training in how to take a fall as a child served Keaton well. Throughout his films, he would take increasingly larger risks with his stunts, such as jumping between buildings or escaping boulders rolling down a hill. Keaton often put himself in danger and didn't always escape unharmed, sometimes breaking his ankle, being knocked unconscious by a cannon, and almost drowning in a river.  However, he never refused a stunt and often doubled as a stunt person for his other actors. Here you can see Keaton in Sherlock Jr doubling as the motorcycle driver falling off the back of the bike. 


Keaton Used His Short Height To His Advantage

At 5'5" Keaton was a short guy. He used this to his advantage, though, surrounding himself with heavyset, taller actors in order to appear like more of an underdog and gain the audience's empathy. For instance, the burly Joe Roberts (at the far right in this photo) appeared in sixteen of Keaton's short films, often playing a cop out to get him. Charlie Chaplin was also known to do the same thing with his Tramp character, making him seem as disadvantaged as possible.


Making Sherlock Jr Literally Broke His Neck

During the filming of a scene for Sherlock Jr, Keaton engaged in a stunt where he hung off of a railroad water tower spigot. The crew underestimated the power of the water and Keaton was knocked to the ground, his neck landing on the rail below. He finished the scene without an issue, but years later discovered that he had actually fractured his neck during the accident. This stunt can be seen in the finished film.


His Films Never Had A Real Script

Most filmmakers write a script before they begin filming, but Keaton did not. Of course, this is much easier when there is no dialog. Working for his own production company, he would get an idea of the basic story, plan out the stunts, and start shooting - most of the time, he didn't even rehearse. "Two or three writers and I would start with an idea and then we’d work out a strong finish and let the middle take care of itself, as it always does," he once said. "Sometimes, we’d work out a gag in advance; other times, it would work itself out as we went along."


Keaton Got His Start In Show Business As The Human Mop

At the age of five, Keaton became involved in his family's vaudeville act, "The Three Keatons." The act consisted of Keaton pestering his father until he is punished by being literally thrown around the stage, into backdrops, or into the audience. Keaton had a suitcase handle sewn into his coat for this reason. He became known as "The Human Mop" and the act was popular both because of the shock value and Keaton's physical comedy ability. "It was the roughest knockout act that was ever in the history of the theater," he once said. 


Harry Houdini Supposedly Gave Keaton His Name

Born Joseph Frank Keaton, he was supposedly nicknamed "Buster" by the famed illusionist Harry Houdini, who was a former performing partner of Keaton's father and a friend of the family. According to the story, a young Keaton fell down some stairs but stood up unharmed, prompting Houdini to exclaim, "That was a real buster!" This story has never been confirmed as true, but it is also believed to be the first time a person was given the name "Buster."


Keaton Allegedly Escaped From A Sanitarium

In 1928, Keaton was forced to give up his own production studio and decided to join MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer), despite advice from Charlie Chaplin and Harold Lloyd. They turned out to be right, as the studio took away much of his creative control and no longer allowed him to do his own stunts. Dissatisfaction with his career as well as marital problems led Keaton to begin drinking heavily. MGM tried pairing him with Jimmy Durante, but eventually fired him.

Keaton's alcoholism became so bad that he was eventually institutionalized and confined in a straightjacket. According to one story, he had learned some tricks from Houdini and eventually escaped both the straightjacket and the sanitarium.


He Successfully Completed One Of The Most Dangerous Stunts Ever Filmed

In the film Steamboat Bill Jr, a cyclone causes cars to spin around, buildings to be torn from their foundations, and part of a house to fall on top of Keaton. He escapes death through a conveniently open window in a stunt he used previously in his short films and that has parodied many times since. However, this instance was a lot more dangerous.

The 4,000 pound building piece would have likely killed him if the calculations were off, so the mark for his standing spot was nailed into the ground. Most crew members refused to watch the filming out of fear, either closing their eyes or just not showing up. If you watch the film closely, he doesn't even flinch when the edge of the window grazes his arm.


Keaton Once Demolished A Locomotive

The General was Keaton's favorite film and his last feature as an independent filmmaker. It was a commercial disappointment at the time of its release, but years later it was praised by critics and is still considered to be one of the top 20 best comedy films ever made.

This historical parody is set during the Civil War, with one scene calling for a bridge to be blown up in order to stop a train from reaching its destination. Instead of using a model, Keaton insisted on destroying a real train in a stunt that is considered the most expensive in silent film history.


A Bag Of Flour Knocked Him Off His Feet In His First Film

Keaton was hired by Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle to star in The Butcher Boy in 1917, and an apprenticeship and friendship between the two quickly began. In the film, Keaton plays a customer who is literally knocked off of his feet when Fatty hurls a bag of flour at his face.

Keaton learned everything he could about comedy movie making from Fatty, and his acrobatic-like antics paired well with Fatty's clumsy comedy. They made thirteen shorts together and when watched in order, Keaton's rapid comedy growth becomes clear.



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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:25:56 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/buster-keaton-facts/erin-mccann
<![CDATA[The Rise, Fall, And Return Of Mickey Rourke's Face]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/mickey-rourke-face-evolution/eric-conner

Hollywood is always looking for the next rising star among the hottest male celebrities, someone handsome and brooding with a dark, mysterious undercurrent. For a few years, it looked like Mickey Rourke might assume this mantle. After Body Heat and Diner, his chiseled face, terrific hair, and slightly mumbling line readings all pointed to "It Boy" status. 

But then something happened. Actually, many bad things happened. "Mickey Rourke Plastic Surgery" appeared in more headlines than his actual acting work. Then there was the boxing, the drugs, more bad movies, the Chihuahua addiction, and dating Courtney Love. And the handsome Rourke gave way to - well, let's just call him a less handsome Rourke. His acting followed suit, as working with A-list directors gave way to appearing in Z-list films.

Then something even more unexpected happened. Mickey Rourke's face made a huge comeback. While not exactly in line with its former glory, Rourke's face went from being the look of a "cautionary tale" to the posterboy for a "weathered character." Hollywood loves second and third acts - just ask Jackie Earle Haley. And if you stick around in the entertainment industry long enough, you begin to get the respect of an elder statesman simply by still being alive. Just ask Bon Jovi. 


The Rise, Fall, And Return Of Mickey Rourke's Face,

9½ Weeks

If Rumble Fish was an attempt to not play the romantic leading man, 9 1/2 Weeks swung Rourke the other direction by completely focusing on his sex appeal. This movie is when Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger are at their hottest.

Director Adrian Lyne's fetish for a color palette of only black, white, and gray brings out the steaminess. 9 1/2 Weeks is like a slightly smarter version of Fifty Shades of Grey (then again, even a broken vibrator is slightly smarter than Fifty Shade of Grey). Back in the day, one would appear only slightly sleazy when renting this film and could defend the choice by saying, "I loved him in Diner."


Angel Heart

At the time, Angel Heart was mostly known for Rourke's explicit sex scene with Lisa Bonet, which raised the ire of her TV Dad Bill Cosby.  Allow the irony of that seep in for a moment.  

In Angel Heart, Rourke broods beautifully as private detective Harry Angel, who investigates a series of grisly murders against the backdrop of a creepy New Orleans. The movie initially bombed in the box office, only to be resuscitated on home video as a neo-horror-mystery that's nearly a classic.  


Barfly

Barfly may not have been the best representation of Rourke's face, but it showed his depth and range as an actor. In a role nominated for an Independent Spirit Award, Rourke plays a thinly-veiled version of author Charles Bukowksi as he drinks away his troubles. Matching him shot for shot is Faye Dunaway and one of Hollywood's true renaissance men, Frank Stallone. Unfortunately, it would be another two decades before Rourke found another role that challenged him this much. 


Body Heat

Rourke almost out-sexied Kathleen Turner in Lawrence Kasdan's modern film noir classic. Rourke plays the world's sexiest arsonist who cautions William Hurt's Ned that when you play with fire, you might get burned. He's not in the movie for a lot of scenes, but Rourke put Hollywood on notice with that handsome, rugged face. 


Diner

Barry Levinson's beautiful coming-of-age drama set the table for everything from Seinfeld to Tarantino. The film basically started the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon game, with Paul Reiser, Daniel Stern, Tim Daly, Mr. Bacon himself, and Steve Guttenberg starring as a nice group of Jewish man-boys in 1950s Baltimore.

You might wonder why the decidedly goyish, Elvis-loving Rourke would hang out with this group of nebbishes (maybe he cheated off all of them in school). But he brings the rock, the roll, and more than a little bit of danger to Levinson's film. He's so charming that you quickly forgive him for almost seducing his best friend's wife (Ellen Barkin). In his defense, if you saw that face every morning in the mirror, your morality scale might go out of order too. 


Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man

The next few years were not the greatest for Mickey Rourke. He began to populate the tabloids. Boxing began taking its toll on his face and his feature films weren't faring any better. Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man had a wee bit of potential with a clever title, the director of Lonesome Dove, and a never-hairier Don Johnson. But this was no Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, especially because Rourke had begun to resemble a non-union Rourke impersonator. 


Johnny Handsome

The plot is like a reverse manifestation of this Ranker list. Rourke's Johnny begins the film as a lowly hoodlum who is betrayed by his partners during a robbery. While in prison, Johnny gets a chance to do an experimental procedure on his deformed face. He goes from looking like the protagonist from Mask's cousin to looking like MICKEY F'ING ROURKE.   

The film itself is quite good. Director Walter Hill strikes just the right tone with the help of a top-notch cast that includes Morgan Freeman, Lance Henriksen, Ellen Barkin, and Forest Whitaker. It's pulp, and mighty tasty pulp at that.  


Rumble Fish

Going the Brad Pitt route of fighting his own good looks, Mickey Rourke plays the partially deaf and colorblind Motorcycle Boy (actual character name) in Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of Rumble Fish. It's a role that highlights Rourke's weirdness while still cementing his potential as a movie star. 


Wild Orchid

And this is where the troubles began. Wild Orchid is an erotic drama that plays like an outtake from a Swedish version of Eyes Wide Shut. Rourke and his then-squeeze, Carrie Otis, allegedly slept together during their much ballyhooed climactic romp. At least 9 1/2 Weeks had director Adrian Lynne's artistry to keep the film from sliding into softcore porn.   Wild Orchid's Zalman King is closer in spirit (and directing talent) to a perv with a camcorder who could afford good lighting. Rourke still has the face of old, but the presence seems to have taken a holiday.  


Exit in Red

Exit in Red is a movie that plays like Body Heat's slow cousin. There's a murder, a secret, a betrayal, and some passion. Mr. Rourke actually plays second fiddle to the romantic lead, Anthony Michael Hall, which is a measure of how far Rourke's star had fallen. It's one of those movies that used to populate late night cable in the pre-streaming days of yesteryear.  



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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 09:32:57 PDT http://www.ranker.com/list/mickey-rourke-face-evolution/eric-conner
<![CDATA[Celebrity Co-Stars Who Refused To Even Act In The Same Scene]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrity-co-stars-who-refused-filming-together/anncasano

Despite our desire to think that everyone in Hollywood is the best of friends, sometimes that’s just not true. In fact, there are a ton of celebrities who don't get along or simply don't have any chemistry. Some couldn't even bear to be on set at the same time because their mutual antagonism had gotten so intense.

Most of these co-stars who hated each other were able to make it through the original production, but then one was not asked back for the film’s sequel. For example, Channing Tatum may have put up with Alex Pettyfer’s “diva” antics on the set of the first Magic Mike movie. However, when it came time to shoot the sequel, Magic Mike XXL, the British actor was not offered the opportunity to reprise his role as "The Kid."

Usually, actors are professional enough to get through a production. But that doesn’t mean that there are not actors who filmed scenes separately. This may be tough to stomach for die-hard The Good Wife fans, but it just looked like Julianna Margulies and Archie Panjabi shot that long-awaited series finale reunion scene in the same location. In fact, it was Hollywood smoke and mirrors that created the illusion that the two actresses were in the same location. Sometimes, ignorance really is bliss, especially when it comes to beloved actor pairings.


Celebrity Co-Stars Who Refused To Even Act In The Same Scene,

Bill Murray, Lucy Liu, And Charlie's Angels

The feud between Bill Murray and Lucy Liu on the set of the original Charlie's Angels film is a well-told Internet tale. The story goes that Murray said something pretty darn mean to Liu while filming one of the scenes in the movie. He allegedly stopped the scene and pointed to Drew Barrymore, Cameron Diaz, and Lucy Liu, saying in order, “I get why you’re here, and you’ve got talent... but what in the hell are you doing here. You can’t act!”

At that point, Liu allegedly got extremely upset and started throwing punches to the point where the two had to be separated. Despite that wide spread rumor, Murray has a completely different take on the story, stating that he and Liu simply had a 20-minute blowup, and their argument was blown out of proportion.

He explained: "We began rehearsing this scene and I said, 'Lucy, how can you want to say these lines? These are so crazy.'" He continues "She got furious with me because she thought it was a personal assault, but the reality is she hated these lines as much as I did. But for 15 or 20 minutes there, we went to our separate corners and threw hand-grenades and sky rockets at each other."

Murray insists that there is no bad blood between the fiery actors. But, if that's the case, then why was Murray replaced with Bernie Mac for the film's sequel? According to the Groundhog Day star, he decided not to re-sign because of a different member of the cast, not Liu, was going to be in the sequel. "That same person was going to be involved in the second one, so I wasn't going to show up again."


Julia Roberts, Nick Nolte, And I Love Trouble

It was the mid-1990s, and both Julia Roberts and Nick Nolte were at the height of their Hollywood fame. The duo joined forces in the forgettable romantic comedy I Love Trouble in 1994. However, Roberts and Nolte reportedly hated each other so much that they had to film their scenes separately and then use stand-ins in order to try and create on-screen chemistry.

Roberts told The New York Times that her co-star could be "charming and nice, [but] he's also completely disgusting." Nolte, not one to let bygones be bygones, retorted, "It's not nice to call someone 'disgusting.' But she's not a nice person. Everyone knows that."

15 years, several lead roles, and one Academy Award later, Roberts still hadn't forgotten about the bad experience of working with Nolte. In 2009, she went on the Late Show With David Letterman and told a story about an actor she worked with that was not very nice. She then did her best profanity-laced Nick Nolte imitation for Dave. "What the f*** is that? Did you not f***ing hear me? You don’t know what you’re talking about!"


Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, And Iron Man

Terrence Howard played Lt. Colonel James Rhodes in the first Iron Man film. However, the Hustle & Flow actor said during a 2013 interview that Robert Downey Jr. "pushed him out" and "took his money," which prevented him from scoring a big payday for the second installment of the franchise. His part was recast with actor Don Cheadle, who also appeared in Iron Man 3.

Howard singled out Downey exclusively (not Marvel or other producers) for sabotaging his chance to return as Rhodey. "It turns out that the person that I helped become Iron Man, when it was time to […] re-up for the second one took the money that was supposed to go to me and pushed me out."

The Empire star also claimed that he originally signed a three-picture deal but his pay was drastically cut when negotiating for the franchise's sequel. "They came to me [for] the second and said, 'We will pay you one-eighth of what we contractually had for you, because we think the second one will be successful with or without you.'"

As far as an actual onset feud is concerned, there is no concrete evidence that one occurred between Howard and Downey. However, there have been claims that Howard exhibited "difficult behavior" during production. Howard has asserted that he will not work with Downey again in the future.


Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, And Magic Mike

Magic Mike was a surprise box office smash. After the sexy film wrapped, Alex Pettyfer, who played "The Kid," went on author Bret Easton Ellis's podcast and admitted that Tatum did not like him. Pettyfer took responsibility for the feud. The British actor explained that he had a previous bad reputation for being difficult to work with, and Tatum did not want to hire him for the lead role. He was talked into it by the film's director Steven Soderbergh. Pettyfer went on to explain that his team told him to be on his best behavior, so he stayed quiet onset in fear of causing any tension.

"I actually did my work and I sat in the corner and listened to music because I had been told anything I did was wrong by my reps. I was very insecure as a human being. That also gave me a bad rep because everyone was like, "Alex doesn't speak because he thinks he's better than everyone else."

Tatum felt the the In Time actor's behavior made him look like a "jerk for no reason" and a "diva." Tatum and Pettyfer were able to finish filming Magic Mike without complication. However, Pettyfer was not asked to be in the film's sequel Magic Mike XXL.


Julianna Margulies, Archie Panjabi, And The Good Wife

Both Margulies and Panjabi deny that there was ever a feud between the actresses. They were both asked several times about it, and they both denied any bad blood. But, if we look at the facts, it appears that there must have been something going on.

For several seasons, The Good Wife characters were close friends (although there was tension between Alicia and Kalinda after the former found out that the latter slept with her husband, Peter) and worked together in the same law firm. However starting in Season 4, the actresses did not appear together in a scene for the remainder of the series, which ran for seven seasons. When the characters needed to talk about business, they would call each other or go through a third party.

If that's not enough evidence of a real feud, Panjabi, who won an Emmy for her The Good Wife performance in 2010, was an extremely well-liked and integral character on the legal drama. However, she did not come back for the series final season. Additionally, it was discovered – to the extreme disappointment of The Good Wife fans – that the long-anticipated reunion between Alicia and Kalinda during the show's series finale was nothing than smoke and mirrors. The actresses filmed the scene in different locations on a green screen, and it was then edited together to make it look like they were in the same location. 

The rumor is that it was Margulies, the titular "good wife" and one of the show's producers, who requested that the pair not shoot a scene together. However, even after the series ended, Margulies still vehemently denied the feud rumors:

"Right, I've heard about [the feud]. Who says that? It's totally gossip... I heard that question had been asked to Robert King. There's no story there, sorry … I actually had heard [that rumor] and I feel that it has been talked about and answered. I feel people just like to have gossip or make something into something that isn't there."


Sylvester Stallone, Richard Gere, And Lords Of Flatbush

Here's the thing about rumors: they have to start somewhere. One of the most mythic, long-standing Hollywood urban legends is the one that claims Richard Gere had to go to the hospital and have emergency surgery because of complications due to stuffing a gerbil up his behind. It's a tall tale that has lasted for decades and still has legs even today. But where did it originate?

Another rumor to the rumor is that Sylvester Stallone hated Richard Gere so much while the pair were filming the 1974 movie Lords of Flatbush that he was the one who started the scandal (Gere was ultimately fired from the production at the behest of Stallone and replaced by Perry King.) Sly denies igniting the hoax and in 2006 discussed his falling out with Gere during an interview with Ain't It Cool News:

"Yeah, the original part of Chico, which was played by Perry King, was originally supposed to be played by Richard Gere, but we never hit it off. He would strut around in his oversized motorcycle jacket like he was the baddest knight at the round table. One day, during an improv, he grabbed me (we were simulating a fight scene) and got a little carried away. I told him in a gentle fashion to lighten up, but he was completely in character and impossible to deal with. Then we were rehearsing at Coney Island and it was lunchtime, so we decided to take a break, and the only place that was warm was in the backseat of a Toyota. I was eating a hotdog and he climbs in with a half a chicken covered in mustard with grease nearly dripping out of the aluminum wrapper. I said, 'That thing is going to drip all over the place.' He said, 'Don’t worry about it.' I said, 'If it gets on my pants you’re gonna know about it.' He proceeds to bite into the chicken and a small, greasy river of mustard lands on my thigh. I elbowed him in the side of the head and basically pushed him out of the car. The director had to make a choice: one of us had to go, one of us had to stay. Richard was given his walking papers and to this day seriously dislikes me. He even thinks I’m the individual responsible for the gerbil rumor. Not true… but that’s the rumor."


Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, And The Fate Of The Furious

This is a case of art imitating life. It's no secret that, just like their characters Dominic Toretto and Luke Hobbs, Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson do not like each other in real life. Their hatred of one another is so strong that the macho men refused to appear together in the same scene during the franchise's 2017 installment, The Fate of the Furious.

Their feud makes for clumsy storytelling; instead of actually seeing Hobbs and Toretto battle onscreen, we have to hear about it. It's a big deal when Dom betrays his Furious family, and it's unfortunate the spectator doesn't see the friends turned onscreen enemies duke it out. Even during action scenes in the film, the actors do not share a single shot together. 

The bad blood between the A-listers was made public last year when Johnson took to his Instagram account to berate a "candy ass" co-star, whom he didn't name but was later revealed by TMZ to be Diesel, for his "bad attitude and habitual lateness." Additionally, it appears that Johnson was not happy with some of the decisions that Diesel made as a producer of the film.


Charlie Sheen, Selma Blair, And Anger Management

After Selma Blair's sudden departure from the FX sitcom Anger Management, the rumor was that Charlie Sheen fired his onscreen love interest via text message in which he called the actress the dreaded c-word. It was reported that the co-stars had an onset feud because Blair questioned Sheen's work ethic.

However, the actor with tiger blood told Jay Leno a different story on The Tonight Show. Sheen said:

"One of our primary characters, Selma Blair, who played Kate, was written out because [the show] was not about our relationship, and the problem was too many people were still excited about the Two and a Half Men character and thought the Anger Management character was a little dull."

Blair responded to getting fired by threatening a lawsuit. The actress believed that she was canned from the show because she criticized Sheen for being a slacker. Sheen then reportedly got upset and had her fired. Sheen's claim that the show was planning to write the actress's character off, according to TMZ, may actually be true. However, that plan was going to take place over eight episodes but was sped up after Sheen heard Blair bashing him.


Alec Baldwin, Shia LaBeouf, And Orphans

Alec Baldwin penned a telling first-person article in New York Magazine in 2014. One of the items that he discussed was his feud with former Broadway co-star Shia LaBeouf. In the article, Baldwin made it clear that he was heavily involved with the canning of the Transformers star from the revival production of Lyle Kessler's play Orphans.

Baldwin wrote that LaBeouf appeared "scattered" when he showed up for rehearsal, adding, "LaBeouf seems to carry with him, to put it mildly, a jailhouse mentality wherever he goes.” Baldwin went on to write that the actor did have all of his lines memorized for rehearsal but was frustrated while waiting for his co-stars to catch up with him. According to Baldwin, LaBeouf attacked him in front of the rest of the cast and allegedly said, "If you don’t say your lines. I’m just going to keep saying my lines.”

Baldwin wrote that he requested a rehearsal break and informed the show's director Dan Sullivan that one of them had to leave the show, Baldwin offered to quit but instead the production chose to fire LaBeouf. “He was shocked,” says Baldwin. “He had that card, that card you get when you make films that make a lot of money that gives you a certain kind of entitlement. I think he was surprised that it didn’t work in the theater.” LaBeouf's character Treat was replaced by actor Ben Foster.



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<![CDATA[Best Tom Felton Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-tom-felton-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Tom Felton movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Tom Felton's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Tom Felton movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Tom Felton movies will be at the top of the list. Tom Felton has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Tom Felton movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Tom Felton films to end the squabble once and for all.

Tom Felton is best known for starring as Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter movies. 

This is a list that features films like Risen and Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Tom Felton movies?" and "What are the greatest Tom Felton roles of all time?"

If you think the best Tom Felton role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Tom Felton performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Tom Felton Movies,

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part I

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2

Risen

A United Kingdom


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<![CDATA[Best Kumail Nanjiani Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-kumail-nanjiani-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Kumail Nanjiani movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Kumail Nanjiani started his acting career appearing in TV series like Franklin & Bash and Silicon Valley, but he quickly became a good bet at the box office. Kumail Nanjiani's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Kumail Nanjiani movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Kumail Nanjiani movies will be at the top of the list. Kumail Nanjiani has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Kumail Nanjiani movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Kumail Nanjiani films to end the squabble once and for all.

This is a list that features films like Fist Fight and The Late Bloomer.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Kumail Nanjiani movies?" and "What are the greatest Kumail Nanjiani roles of all time?"

If you think the best Kumail Nanjiani role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Kumail Nanjiani performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Kumail Nanjiani Movies,

Goosebumps

Life as We Know It

Hell & Back

Bad Milo!

The Five-Year Engagement

Central Intelligence

Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates

Fist Fight

The Late Bloomer

Brother Nature


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<![CDATA[Best Abbey Lee Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-abbey-lee-movies-and-films-and-filmography/ranker-film

List of the best Abbey Lee movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Abbey Lee's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Abbey Lee movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Abbey Lee movies will be at the top of the list. Abbey Lee has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Abbey Lee movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Abbey Lee films to end the squabble once and for all.

In 2017, Abbey Lee will play Tirana in the upcoming Dark Tower movie.

This is a list that features films like Mad Max: Fury Road and The Neon Demon.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best Abbey Lee movies?" and "What are the greatest Abbey Lee roles of all time?"

If you think the best Abbey Lee role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Abbey Lee performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.


Best Abbey Lee Movies,

Mad Max: Fury Road

Gods of Egypt

The Neon Demon

Ruben Guthrie

Office Christmas Party


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<![CDATA[The Best F. Gary Gray Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-movies-and-films-directed-by-f-gary-gray/ranker-film

List of all movies directed by F. Gary Gray ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by F. Gary Gray are listed here and include movie posters and F. Gary Gray movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by F. Gary Gray as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest F. Gary Gray movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top F. Gary Gray film is can be factored into this list. On the lookout for some F. Gary Gray movies? This list is a great place to start!

From F. Gary Gray's studio films to F. Gary Gray's independent films, this F. Gary Gray filmography keeps tabs on all F. Gary Gray movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top. 

You can rank all of these movies, from Straight Outta Compton to The Fate of the Furious. F. Gary Gray also directed Friday and Set It Off.

If you’re wondering “what movies did F. Gary Gray direct?” or “who is F. Gary Gray?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by F. Gary Gray?” and “what's a good selection of good F. Gary Gray movies?”

If you're wanting to get into F. Gary Gray films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent F. Gary Gray works.

All F. Gary Gray director credits are included. This list of every movie that F. Gary Gray has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the F. Gary Gray movie is and which actors starred in the F. Gary Gray film.


The Best F. Gary Gray Movies,

A Man Apart

Be Cool

Friday

Set It Off

The Italian Job

The Negotiator

Law Abiding Citizen

Straight Outta Compton

The Fate of the Furious


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<![CDATA[The Best Bill Condon Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-movies-and-films-directed-by-bill-condon/ranker-film

List of all movies directed by Bill Condon ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Bill Condon are listed here and include movie posters and Bill Condon movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Bill Condon as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Bill Condon movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Bill Condon film is can be factored into this list. On the lookout for some Bill Condon movies? This list is a great place to start!

From Bill Condon's studio films to Bill Condon's independent films, this Bill Condon filmography keeps tabs on all Bill Condon movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top. 

In 2017, Bill Condon directed Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast.

You can rank all of these movies, from The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn to Dreamgirls.

If you’re wondering “what movies did Bill Condon direct?” or “who is Bill Condon?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by Bill Condon?” and “what's a good selection of good Bill Condon movies?”

If you're wanting to get into Bill Condon films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent Bill Condon works.

All Bill Condon director credits are included. This list of every movie that Bill Condon has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the Bill Condon movie is and which actors starred in the Bill Condon film.


The Best Bill Condon Movies,

Dreamgirls

Candyman: Farewell to the Flesh

Gods and Monsters

Kinsey

Sister, Sister

The Man Who Wouldn't Die

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

The Fifth Estate

Mr. Holmes

Beauty and the Beast


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<![CDATA[The Best Colin Trevorrow Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-movies-and-films-directed-by-colin-trevorrow/ranker-film

List of all movies directed by Colin Trevorrow ranked from best to worst with photos. Films directed by Colin Trevorrow are listed here and include movie posters and Colin Trevorrow movie trailers whenever possible. This is a collection of the best movies directed by Colin Trevorrow as voted on by film buffs. If you think the greatest Colin Trevorrow movie isn't as high as it should be on this list, then make sure to vote so that your opinion of what the top Colin Trevorrow film is can be factored into this list. On the lookout for some Colin Trevorrow movies? This list is a great place to start!

From Colin Trevorrow's studio films to Colin Trevorrow's independent films, this Colin Trevorrow filmography keeps tabs on all Colin Trevorrow movies, and lets the cream of the crop rise to the top. 

Colin Trevorrow is directing Star Wars: Episode IX

You can rank all of these movies, from Safety Not Guaranteed to Jurassic World.

If you’re wondering “what movies did Colin Trevorrow direct?” or “who is Colin Trevorrow?” then this list will explain how most people know this director. This list also answers questions like “what are the all-time best movies directed by Colin Trevorrow?” and “what's a good selection of good Colin Trevorrow movies?”

If you're wanting to get into Colin Trevorrow films, then this list is a great starting point for at least starting with the most decent Colin Trevorrow works.

All Colin Trevorrow director credits are included. This list of every movie that Colin Trevorrow has directed can be sorted for specific information such as what genre the Colin Trevorrow movie is and which actors starred in the Colin Trevorrow film.


The Best Colin Trevorrow Movies,

Jurassic World

Safety Not Guaranteed

Reality Show


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<![CDATA[Highlander II: What Happened There?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/why-highlander-2-is-insane/jacob-shelton

1991's Highlander II should be a really fun movie. Highlander (the original film in the "bros with swords swording each other" genre) is not a good film. It's incredibly stupid, and very fun, but it's not good. You could argue that Highlander, along with films like Predator, was creating a rubric for big-budget action films that weren't concerned with winning awards or being taken seriously. What the first Highlander film lacks in cohesive narrative, it more than makes up for with characters who know what they want, and a clear objective of how to attain it — even if what they want is a bunch of confusing pseudo-philosophical mumbo jumbo.

The second film turned its back on this straightforward storytelling, and that's exactly why Highlander II was so terrible. The endless parade of nonsense that is Highlander II: The Quickening exists because it was put together by people who didn’t understand what it meant to make a dumb, fun action movie. Just because you hire ace scene chewers like Michael Ironside, Sean Connery, and John C. McGinley – all veterans of crazy bananas action films – doesn’t mean that your movie magically works.

It’s a well-known fact that Highlander II was the worst installment of the franchise, but why? It’s arguably not any sillier than the first film (which features an evil immortalgoth listening to Judas Priest while weaving in and out of traffic), but so many parts of the movie feel tonally at odds with each other. To understand the insanity of Highlander II: The Quickening, you have to go inside the production, you must become one with every PA who had an awful time on set. Keep reading to find out what happened with Highlander II, and don’t lose your head.


Highlander II: What Happened There?,

Christopher Lambert May Have Been Hooking Up With His Co-Star

And no, not Sean Connery, although that slash-fic probably definitely exists. According to the DVD commentary for the film, producers Peter Davis and Bill Panzer agree with director Russell Mulcahy that Lambert and Virginia Madsen were working on their own "quickening" in Argentina.  Panzer said: 

"Christopher [Lambert] and Virginia [Madsen] were, uh, quite magical. Is magical the right word? Yeah, that's the right word. I mean, when actors get down on a distant location like that, people become friends, and I think we could say that they certainly... became friends." 

Madsen didn't talk about her alleged affair with Lambert, but she did tell the AV Club, "[Lambert] was a real bad boy in those days, but he wasn’t with me." 


The Script Completely Undid The Story's Mythos

Highlander II may be the only sequel in the history of film to 100% untangle the web set up by the original film, and that's not a good thing. While the story of Connor MacLeod comes to a close at the end of the first film, it's easily restarted in the third film when another immortal (who was frozen in ice or something) wakes up and starts swording people. It's not an elegant re-entry to the series, but it doesn't involve writing a new backstory for characters the audience already knows. As much as the script for the film is a monumental nightmare, everyone who was at fault mostly takes the hit when they talk about the film.  

"It was f*cked up and strange and ridiculous," is how Mulcahy puts it. "Christ almighty, what a disaster. It was nearly impossible to pull off, I thought," he said, "and then when I did read it, it was trying to undo the myth." One of the film's producers, Peter Davis, puts the blame on his co-producer, Bill Panzer, who also had a hand in the screenplay. "I don’t want to speak badly of the deceased, but I think it was Bill’s idea." Real classy. 

As much as Davis can have fun with the misstep, Mulachy is still pretty peeved about the whole thing. "I thought the Planet Zeist stuff was completely stupid — it was such a cop-out. I don’t really blame the writers," he continues. "It’s just that the whole script was never completely filmed because of the financial problems. A lot of the ideas and stories were never shot, so the film is a bit of a patchwork." 


Sean Connery Only Worked For Six Days

By the time filming began on Highlander II, Sean Connery had already suffered the indignity of Zardoz. He was 60 years old for goodness sakes — why would he want to go make a cheapo sequel to a movie where was killed off, unless he was making a ton of money for doing nothing?

Through that lense, Connery's position that he would only appear in the film if he made $3 million for a week of work makes sense. But that's not how you make a good movie. Connery wouldn't have even been in the movie in the first place if the distributors hadn't insisted he be a main character. The guy certainly knows how to make the most of a terrible situation. Financially speaking, at least. 


The Distributors Dictated The Story

It's telling that in the mini-doc, Highlander II: Seduced By Argentina producers comment that "from a commercial point of view the distributors were not interested in Sean Connery being a cameo, they wanted as a major principal in the piece," and they "spent a lot of time working on that role and reaching a financial arrangement with him."

If the producers of the film had sought distribution through a different company, or just tried saying no, then they could have produced a more cohesive script that didn't require the production to eat $3 million for Sean Connery to try on fancy suits, ride in an airplane, and show up for about 10 minutes of "actual" acting in the final piece. The mind reels that the producers didn't see this clusterf*ck coming from a mile away, but maybe they were just trying to be optimistic. 


The Film's Insurance Company Had To Finish The Edit

By the time the film's production was wrapping up, the bond company which had insured Highlander II was on a mission to get a cut out to theaters as quickly as possible, so they could make their money back. Russell Mulchahy, the film's director, spoke to Empire about getting shut out of the editing bay: 

"The bond company shut us down and brought in a butcher editor, and the film that was released just wasn’t finished. The first one I’m very proud of, but the second one I’m not, although it’s got some good moments."

The film's original editor, Anthony Redman, said this of the edit in a documentary: "It wasn't the high point of my career." And the film's visual FX supervisor summed everything up by comparing the editing process to riding "a horse with a different rider."


Things Were Terrible From The Start

For the sequel to biggest head cutting and lightning shooting movie of all time, the scummy streets of New York City were traded in for the sunny streets of Argentina, even though the film took place in the US and the finished result looked nothing like the South American country. That being said, the location choice was made in order to make the production's budget go farther, but as pre-production commenced things went wonky

After arriving in Argentina, the country’s economy went bust and hyperinflation erased any potential profits for the film. How did this happen? During the late '80s, the Argentine government borrowed massive sums of money which all but erased their currency. The production team blames Argentine producer Alejandro Sessa for "luring" them to the country, but they should have smelled a rat from the get go. 


Highlander II's Director Disowned The Film

After all the shenanigans that occurred on Highlander II: The Sequelening, it makes sense that director Russell Mulcahy would cut his ties with the film. Mulcahy directed the original Highlander and received an outlandish amount of praise for the movie, but the goofiness of the second film was too much for him to handle and he allegedly walked out of the premiere 15 minutes into the film. 

Mulcahy later claimed he was signed onto the film without his knowledge. "When the film became a hit in Europe, they wanted to do a sequel. There were a number of bad drafts. I was signed on by my agent without my even knowing." He continued, speaking to why people weren't into the follow up. "In a genre film you can create any scenario you like, but once you break your own rules, the audience feels betrayed, which is what happened with Highlander II."


Everyone Was Drunk On Set

You know what's great to do while you're making a multi-million dollar action film where people can die if you perform a stunt incorrectly, or rig something the wrong way? Getting drunk at lunch. Multiple crew members in the making-of doc Highlander II: Seduced By Argentina bring up the fact that not only did the developing country lack the modern filmmaking equipment found in America and England, but also the Argentine people live a different (read: day drinking) lifestyle, one to which the crew members from America and Europe were happy to adhere. 

Stunt coordinator Frank Orsatti said, "Everything was different and the people were very friendly, but nothing got done. You had to do it yourself. The biggest kick was when they said lunch time, there was like five bottles of wine on the table. If you didn't get your shots before lunch there was a major slow down."


Sean Connery Didn't Want Anyone To Reference 007 On Set

Aside from only working for six days, and spending most of his time tango dancing with the crew, Sean Connery was apparently a nightmare during Highlander II. According to co-star Virginia Madsen, he didn't want anyone to mention James Bond, and the heads of production made sure everyone on the crew knew. Madsen took umbrage at being treated like a child: 

"I was like, 'That’s bullsh*t! Are we not supposed to talk about Tarzan with Christopher, either?' And they’re like, 'Listen, just be respectful.' I was like, 'Of course! Don’t tell me that! Of course I’m going to be respectful! But those are some of the greatest movies in movie history! How can I not ask him about James Bond?' So I made a T-shirt that said 'Jane' on the front and 'Moneypenny' on the back. [Laughs.] And the first day that Sean came to work, I went up to the set and I said, 'Oh, my God! James Bond!' And he turned around, a big smile, and hugged me. That’s what kind of guy he was."

Given Connery's terrifying history with women, that reaction seems insanely surprising. 

 


You Can Blame Foreign Investors For The Sequel

The late producer Bill Panzer spoke in a featurette for one of the film's Special Edition DVD releases (Renegade Version + new effects) and said that he and the film's other producer, Peter Davis, were convinced to make the film by foreign investors, thirsty for some of that sword bro money. Always a good reason to make a movie. 

Davis said in the documentary, "We got such support from foreign distributors. We would go to Cannes and they would say, 'When are you doing this?' There's a real desire to see another Highlander film." Panzer continued, "We said the movie ended and everyone is dead. They said you'll figure something out." And figure something out they did. 

 



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