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6 Segments From Anthology Films That Are Funnier Than ‘Movie 43′

The star-studded film 'Movie 43' opened this past weekend to extremely lackluster box office returns and some of the worst reviews ("'Movie 43' is the 'Citizen Kane' of awful") of the year. Several years in the making, 'Movie 43' falls into the category of films that rarely come out these days but used to be fairly popular in the '70s and '80s: the anthology film.

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Category: Lists, Movies, Video

8 Fake TV Shows From Movies We’d Actually Watch

Usually when a fake TV show pops up in a movie, it’s meant as a broad dig directed towards television’s vast wasteland of 24/7 junk food entertainment. Movies like to pretend that they’re somehow superior to TV, as evidenced by the many parodies of low-rent cop dramas, sitcoms and reality shows that have popped up over the years.

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Category: Humor, Lists, Movies, TV
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20 Things From Your Childhood Disney Could Still Buy

As you've probably heard, Disney plunked down $4 billion in Disney dollars to purchase Lucasfilm. So now in addition to Marvel, the Mouse House also owns 'Star Wars' and 'Indiana Jones.' Now rumor has it they might also snap up the Hasbro toy company, making them the owners of Lego, GI Joe, Monopoly and more. Clearly Disney is on a quest to own everything from your childhood. 

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A Public Service Announcement Regarding ‘Frankenstorm’

As you probably know, over 60 million Americans are currently awaiting the arrival of Hurricane Sandy, aka "Frankenstorm." The mix of a powerful hurricane and a wintry storm has caused Sandy to be dubbed "Frankenstorm" by the media. But as you're Tweeting and Facebook-ing and meme-ing about "Frankenstorm," we ask that you heed our public service announcement.

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Liz Ramanand

The Best Costumes From New York Comic Con

The New York Comic Con took place at the Big Apple's Javits Center this past weekend, and we went to check out the fun. Here are some pictures of our favorite attendees. Because what would Comic Con be without the cosplayers? Just a convention of really talented and interesting people talking about comics and nerd stuff. Not nearly as fun.

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Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of ‘Bad’ With Michael Jackson’s Weirdest Video

This week marks the release of the 25th anniversary edition of Michael Jackson's 'Bad,' aka the album that everyone thinks isn't as good as 'Thriller.' Despite not being as beloved as 'Thriller,' 'Bad' produced five number one singles, a feat that went unbroken until Katy Perry strapped whipped cream shooters to her chest and caused 'Teenage Dream' to have the most chart-topping singles in history. 

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Find Out How Much It Costs to Be Batman

'The Dark Knight Rises,' the final installment in the Christopher Nolan/Christian Bale Batman trilogy, took in a whopping $160 million over the weekend. (This despite news that the tragic movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado would affect the box office tally.)

Watching the movie, you were probably wondering how much millionaire Bruce Wayne pays for his wonderful toys like his flying Bat plane and his flashy light-gun thing. Well, thanks to this handy infographic, you can now find out how much it would really cost to become Batman.

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The Best Theme Songs From Nighttime Soaps

Fans of big hair and even bigger drama rejoice -- 'Dallas' is back! TNT's continuation of the classic '80s primetime soap that had the nation asking "Who Shot J.R.?" premieres tonight, catching us up on the doings of Bobby, Sue Ellen and the seemingly unkill-able bad guy J.R. Ewing. In addition to its memorable characters, the show's iconic theme song is one of the best remembered TV themes of the 1980s.

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Category: Lists, TV, Video
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Meet Extrano, the Gay Superhero DC Comics Would Rather You Forget

Hot on the heels of Marvel Comics superhero Northstar tieing the knot with his longtime boyfriend, comes news that DC Comics is outing one of their major superheroes. Gay superheroes are nothing new: Northstar has been out since the '90s, while DC has had a lesbian Batwoman for years.

However, the folks at DC Comics weren't always so enlightened with their portrayals of homosexual characters. There is one gay superhero from the '80s that DC Comics would probably rather you forget. Meet Extraño, the gay Hispanic magician. 

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Twitter Users Think ‘Double Dare’ Host Marc Summers Died, Not Donna Summer

If you read the news yesterday, you'll know that disco diva Donna Summer sadly passed away at the age of 63 after a battle of cancer. And, like many folks these days, you probably tweeted your condolences. However, as is often the case these days, many Twitter users were a bit confused over which celebrity is actually in the news. 

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