There's no fighting it, the holidays are here. Carols are being sung, the chestnuts are roasting on the open fires, Jack Frost is stalking your nose, and you're searching Netflix for just the right movie to watch while you're wrapping gifts and baking cookies. We took advantage of the whole 'goodwill to all men' thing to hassle our writers about their favorite festive films, and got some surprising answers. This is the latest in a series of big questions we'll be interrogating our writers with, so share your answers and suggestions for topics with us on Twitter.Looking for the best Christmas movies ever? Check out our ultimate countdown of the festive films you should watch during the holidays. The Muppet Christmas Carol I have a bit of a problem in my house for Christmas, as my dad is a 'no TV' kind of person for the holidays. We’re more the 'easy listening carols and awkward conversation' kind of family, which is probably why the Bucks Fizz comes out while … [Read more...] about What’s the must-watch Christmas movie in your home?
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Quick, which movie released in the summer of 1998 about an asteroid on a collision course with Earth featured crews landing on the space rock to blow it up? Which CG-animated movie released in fall 1998 about a colony of ants has a scene set in a paradise for insects, where the protagonists interact with various other bugs? Which 2010 family film about a villain turned good guy features our anti-hero getting a helping hand from his minion?When you think back on the movies you've watched, do you ever get them mixed up with other, all-too-similar films? You do if you named just one movie in response to any of the above questions, because believe it or not, those plot points happen in not just one, but two movies released just months (sometimes weeks) apart. In order, the correct answers are Deep Impact and Armageddon, Antz and A Bug's Life, and Despicable Me and Megamind.These are what's known as "twin films," a phenomenon that might make you think you're living in an alternate timeline … [Read more...] about Two movies, one plot
A fake trailer for a movie based on Friends has taken over Facebook feeds and YouTube’s trending section in the last week, causing a stir among hopeful fans and skeptics. The trailer, so obviously fake, continues to circulate at a pretty staggering rate, leading some people to ask why there’s such a hubbub about a fan-made trailer for a movie that’s never going to happen. The bigger question, however, is why does this keep happening on an almost annual basis? A well-done fake trailer for a feature-length Friends movie that could almost be believed as real first appeared on YouTube in 2013. It was created by a YouTube user named cheliara and published on Sept. 23, 2013. The video amassed just under 300,000 views in the last four years; not a small number by any means, but not overly successful either. Cheliara mentioned in the video’s description that it was a project she made for class. This may not seem important, but it’s actually pretty crucial. … [Read more...] about Why do people keep falling for the same fake Friends movie trailer on YouTube?