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10 Ways to Prep for “The Princess Bride” Marathon on Christmas Day

10 Ways to Prep for “The Princess Bride” Marathon on Christmas Day

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A Holiday Season For the Rest of Us: Top 5 Unexpected Christmas Movies

A Holiday Season For the Rest of Us: Top 5 Unexpected Christmas Movies

Frank Capra’s It’s a Wonderful Life is probably the best Christmas movie ever made, although it was neglected for decades following its initial release. But what of celebrations around the world, or Christmas movies that buck the trend, offering a different interpretation of the festive season? Here are 5 movies that present Christmastime in a very different light.

Keeping It Weird: 10 Sundance Movies That Came Out of Austin, Texas

Keeping It Weird: 10 Sundance Movies That Came Out of Austin, Texas

The Sundance Film Festival may call Park City, Utah, its home, but there’s another city that’s always been well-represented at the annual movie-geek get-together: Austin, Texas. Not only is Austin known as a hotbed for up-and-coming filmmakers, but the city’s creative vibe jibes well with Sundance’s commitment to discovering talented artists and giving exposure to offbeat voices. Austin means a DIY aesthetic and a laid-back attitude, plus a love of music, the outdoors, beer, and against-the-grain philosophies. Not coincidentally, you can also find all of those qualities in abundance at the Sundance Film Festival.

As You Wish Excerpt: How Cary Elwes Was Cast as Westley

As You Wish Excerpt: How Cary Elwes Was Cast as Westley

Cary Elwes gives his account of making “The Princess Bride,” including behind-the-scenes and exclusive photographs in his new book “As You Wish.”

Enter Our “The Princess Bride” Sweepstakes for a Chance to Score “Tweasure”

Enter Our “The Princess Bride” Sweepstakes for a Chance to Score “Tweasure”

C’mon, admit, there’s a picture of you somewhere in a “The Princess Bride” costume, right? Well, now you can use that photo to score some tweasure!

Is Everyone Out To Get You? Ten Paranoia Packed Movies

Is Everyone Out To Get You? Ten Paranoia Packed Movies

Once it’s got hold of you, paranoia is nearly impossible to shake. When you stop trusting others in a situation (or even worse, stop trusting yourself), the result is often mayhem–just ask the characters from our list below, who looked that ugly beast anxiety in the face and (sometimes) lived to tell the tale.

The Funniest Cary Elwes Comedies? Let the Showdown Begin

The Funniest Cary Elwes Comedies? Let the Showdown Begin

Determining the best Cary Ewles’ best comedy … inconceivable! That’s why we’re leaving it up to you, dear readers. Let’s settle this right here, right now.

Top Ten Sundance Award-Winning Movies Directed by Women

Top Ten Sundance Award-Winning Movies Directed by Women

The Sundance Film Festival has been letting women show their stuff since 1984. This year, 36 percent of the movies in competition are directed by women—compare that to the number of women directors for the top 250 North American films last year: a mere 6 percent. That’s a shame when you consider how many great movies by women directors have come out of the fest over the years. Without further ado, here are ten great movies that came out of Sundance that just happened to be directed by women. Add them to your cue.

Sage Advice: Life Lessons From “The Princess Bride”

Sage Advice: Life Lessons From “The Princess Bride”

What do a pirate, magician and Billy Crystal have in common? Well, in The Princess Bride, they all manage to dispense advice to faltering characters across the entire kingdom. Some might have more wisdom than others (we’re looking at you, Vizzini), but you can’t blame a girl (or Vizzini) for trying. Here are our top ten pieces advice from the cult classic. Take them to heart.

Planet Earth Alert: 10 Dystopian Movies That Warn Us About Our Future

Planet Earth Alert: 10 Dystopian Movies That Warn Us About Our Future

One of the most iconic and influential movies of the last 40 years, “Blade Runner” is responsible for changing the way scifi flicks represented our world. Here are 10 dystopian classics from the last decade that continued those themes.

The Princess Bride Match Up Game

The Princess Bride Match Up Game

Princess Bride Match Up Game. See who is beneath each card. Find the match. Once you’ve matched them all, move to the next level.

10 Ways to Know This is Not The Right Person For You

10 Ways to Know This is Not The Right Person For You

Love. It can unleash butterflies in your stomach, make you feel weak at the knees…and leave you completely blind to some serious red flags about the object of your affection. Hey, it happens, but if you’re going to fall for your assassin boss, maybe just don’t trust him not to kill you when it’s over. Check out our list of the top 10 ways to know that you’re into the wrong person, as learned from the movies.

The Wright Stuff: Top Ten Robin Wright Movies

The Wright Stuff: Top Ten Robin Wright Movies

Robin Wright made movie history as the flaxen-haired maiden in The Princess Bride and then as Jenny, the unforgettable love of “Forrest Gump’s” life. In her stellar 27 year career, Wright has cherry-picked meaty roles that let her shine, from the intractable Irish lass in the indie drama “The Playboys” to her turn as the unwavering Mary Surrat, the widow charged for Lincoln’s assassination in “The Conspirator.” Wright steals the show in whatever flick she’s in, but here are our absolute favorite of her performances.

Great Movie Characters: 8 From the ’80s

Great Movie Characters: 8 From the ’80s

There are so many outstanding characters from so many classic movies of the ’80s, it’s hard to narrow it down the list. Here are 8 greats we fall in love with all over again, no matter how many times we watch them do their thing.

Sundance 2015: Short Film Program Announced

Sundance 2015: Short Film Program Announced

Sundance Institute announced the program of short films selected to screen at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The 2015 Short Film program is comprised of 60 short films selected from 8,061 submissions.

Sundance 2015: Films in Premiere and Documentary Premiere Announced

Sundance 2015: Films in Premiere and Documentary Premiere Announced

Sundance Institute announced the films selected to screen in the out-of-competition Premieres and Documentary Premieres sections, as well as the selections for a new Special Events section and participants for two panels, at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, January 22 to February 1 in Park City, Salt Lake City, Ogden and Sundance, Utah.

5 Robert Redford Movies To Add to Your Watch List Now

5 Robert Redford Movies To Add to Your Watch List Now

Founder of the Sundance Film Festival, SundanceTV, actor, director, producer and environmental activist–all these describe the versatile, talented Robert Redford. He’s also had no less than who five movies selected to be included in 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die. Here’s what to add to your watch list.

The Scary Side of Kevin Bacon

The Scary Side of Kevin Bacon

Because Kevin Bacon’s always had a penchant for the dark, the creepy, and the downright terrifying! Take a closer look with these ten scary flicks.

That Awkward Moment When… (a.k.a. Embarrassing Family Movie Scenes)

That Awkward Moment When… (a.k.a. Embarrassing Family Movie Scenes)

‘Tis the season of family gatherings. To, um, celebrate, we’ve gathered the most awkward, amusing, cringe worthy or downright creepy family moments in the movies. This selection of titles covers some of the best and most guffaw-inducing moments out there, whether it be a talk about the birds and the bees, lying to mom, or perhaps something even a bit more weird…

“Tiger Beat” Talent: 8 Heartthrobs from the ’80s

“Tiger Beat” Talent: 8 Heartthrobs from the ’80s

“Tiger Beat,” “Teen Beat,” “16,” “Bop.” In the years before the internet, print mags like these were the sole link for rabid fans to get precious inside info on their crushes: favorite colors, astrological signs and, of course, glossy pinup photos for locker adornment. Here are 8 of the hottest coverdudes from the ’80s, who will always be our teen idols.

Inconceivable! It’s “The Princess Bride” Marathon!

Inconceivable! It’s “The Princess Bride” Marathon!

SundanceTV is preparing for an inconceivably merry Christmas with “As You Wish: The Princess Bride Marathon,” hosted by the film’s star, Cary Elwes. The marathon will begin airings of “The Princess Bride” on Thursday, December 25 at 1:00pm ET/PT and will end on Friday, December 26 at 2:00am ET/PT.

Things That Make You Go “Hmmm”: Top 10 WTF Movies

Things That Make You Go “Hmmm”: Top 10 WTF Movies

Killers, hookers and obsessive Giants fans? These movies put the F in WTF.

Three Movies You Must See by That Master of Shtick Mel Brooks

Three Movies You Must See by That Master of Shtick Mel Brooks

Humor master Mel Brooks has helmed some of the best examples of filmmaking, won an Academy Award and had with three of his comedies added to “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.” Oh, also, he makes us laugh until we cry. Want to join us? Check out these three picks below.

5 Surprising Things About the Original “Dirty Harry” Movie

5 Surprising Things About the Original “Dirty Harry” Movie

Think you know everything about SFPD’s most famous homicide inspector? Well, we’ve investigated and come up with 5 fun facts that just might surprise you.

Top Ten Movies That Are Probably Already on Your Top Ten List

Top Ten Movies That Are Probably Already on Your Top Ten List

We know you already have a set list of your favorite movies, but maybe there’s room for one or two more? There are not many surprises on this list, but rewatching a classic movie is like putting on a old favorite sweater—always satisfying.