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Nick Nadel is the managing editor of TheFW.com. He has written for HBO, The Onion, Martha Stewart, AMCTV.com and pretty much every other TV channel with a website. He also likes cheese and '70s soft rock. Follow him on Twitter and write to him at "Escape."
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5 More ‘Cars’ Spin-Offs Disney Will Probably Make

With their new movie 'Planes,' Disney has made the first Pixar spin-off, but without all the thoughtful storytelling and breathtaking animation that usually bogs down Pixar films. Boasting to be "from above the world of 'Cars'" (so, the sky basically?), 'Planes' proves that you can make anything cute by sticking giant eyes and a mouth on it. 

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10 Costumes to Avoid at Comic-Con 2013

Choosing a costume for Comic-Con is tough. You don't want to go with something too obvious (we're so going to bring down Mjolnir on the next Loki we see), and you also don't want to go as something too obscure. (We're still smarting over no one recognizing our "Judd Hirsch in 'Dear John'" costume at Comic-Con 2011.)

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‘Deep Thoughts’ Were Hilarious Tweets Before Twitter Existed

The NY Times has an excellent profile of Jack Handey, the former 'SNL' writer who created the absurdly hilarious 'Deep Thoughts' series. Anyone who watched 'SNL' during the '90s will remember these brief non-sequiturs that aired between sketches. Unlike most of what's on 'SNL,' 'Deep Thoughts' didn't rely on topical references and therefore doesn't feel dated decades later. 

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The 10 Must-Have Toys at Comic-Con 2013

While some fans hit Comic-Con to stand in line for hours to catch a glimpse of their favorite stars or comic book creators, we prefer getting something tangible to make up for our achey legs. That's why we have no qualms about lining up to score some of the awesome exclusive toys at the con.

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9 References to ’90s Sitcoms in Kanye West Lyrics

Say what you will about Kanye West, the man knows his pop culture. Whether it's nods to movies ("Got super bad chicks givin' me McLovin") or music ("You know how long I been on ya?/Since Prince was on Apollonia..."), Kanye's lyrics contain some pretty clever pop culture riffs amongst all the braggadocio and Louis Vuitton plugs.

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Where Movie Prices Could Go After the $50 Mega Ticket

In an attempt to capitalize on the moment before the fervor of fandom surrounding 'World War Z' began to fizzle out, Regal Cinemas offered a $50 "megaticket" that included a digital copy of the movie, a poster, a small popcorn and a pair of 'World War Z' 3D glasses, in addition to admission to the movie. Yup -- $50 to see a Brad Pitt movie.

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Mad Lib Lead
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Make Your Own Superhero Movie, Mad Libs-Style

Don't get us wrong -- we love superhero movies. We're all about going to the theater in the summer and sitting in the cold dark, watching costumed characters punch each other out as we shovel popcorn into our gullets until we almost puke.

That doesn't mean we can't admit that some superhero flicks can get pretty formulaic. Don't believe us? Try this Mad Lib we made and see if you don't wind up with something that sounds like a fairly plausible superhero movie plot.

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Oscars 2013 – Infrequently Asked Questions

It's that time of year again, when the weather is chilly and we all read Wikipedia entries on American foreign policy in Afghanistan so we don't sound like idiots while discussing 'Zero Dark Thirty.' Oscar season is here!

This year's race is a doozy, and it's safe to say you've got some questions. Well, we've got answers! While we can't guarantee the accuracy of these answers, we can guarantee they'll at least be as helpful as those "Frequently Asked Questions" articles you see on various websites around Oscar season. Read on, answer seekers!

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