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5 Surprising Things About the Original “Dirty Harry” Movie

Article: 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

Article: 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.

Gone AWOL: Movie’s Top Ten Agents Gone Rogue

Article: Gone AWOL: Movie’s Top Ten Agents Gone Rogue

Sometimes they’re framed, other times they’re straight up diabolical, and often, you spend 90% of the movie trying to figure out which. Regardless of their M.O., agents gone rogue are an onscreen sensation that few can resist–they’re wildly dangerous, pitted up against fellow CIA/FBI/MI6/criminal masterminds, and usually racing against the clock to uncover a conspiracy. You can’t say their training went to waste. Check out our list below of ten thrilling instances of agents gone AWOL.

Thanksgiving Therapy: 10 Dysfunctional Families from Sundance Movies

Article: Thanksgiving Therapy: 10 Dysfunctional Families from Sundance Movies

Ah, Thanksgiving, when American families come together to eat and laugh and pass out at the dinner table in tryptophan-induced comas…. Too bad not every family’s a Norman Rockwell painting. The high-pressure holiday can often serve as a catalyst for drama, teasing decades’ worth of grudges and resentment out of hiding. Need examples?

5 Ways to Prep for Feastwood (Your Thanksgiving Marathon With Clint)

Article: 5 Ways to Prep for Feastwood (Your Thanksgiving Marathon With Clint)

This Thursday, Clint Eastwood is crashing your Thanksgiving with Feastwood: A Dirty Harry Marathon. With back-to-back broadcasts of the entire series. Consult our check list below for five ways to get ready for your holiday with the cinematic legend.

“Dirty Harry” Faceoff: Which Movie Is the Dirtiest?

Article: “Dirty Harry” Faceoff: Which Movie Is the Dirtiest?

As Harry Callahan, Clint Eastwood totes his trademark .44 Magnum on screen in five unforgettable “Dirty Harry” movies–a series that started with the original in 1971 and went on for nearly two badass decades. But which “Dirty Harry” movie is the most badass? Only you can decide.

Hello, Mr. Sandman: Top 10 Dream Movies

Article: Hello, Mr. Sandman: Top 10 Dream Movies

Hollywood is, as the cliche goes, a dream factory, and Freudian analysts and movie theorists alike have compared movie-watching to dreaming. The list of memorable dream movies could go on practically ad infinitum, but here is an eclectic list of 10 of the greatest, ranging from movies with classic dream sequences to those that come seductively or unnervingly close to capturing the mood and logic of our dreams and nightmares.

Christopher Guest Characters to Make You Feel Better About Your Family

Article: Christopher Guest Characters to Make You Feel Better About Your Family

We’re several days away from Thanksgiving, which is barely enough time to mentally and emotionally prepare for spending time with your most dysfunctional family members. Take solace in the fact that more bizarre people exist out there–specifically, from the brilliant mind of Christopher Guest. We won’t tell anyone if you decide to drown yourself in mashed potatoes and gravy, um, we mean, watch a marathon of these movies to pick up tips on how to deal.

10 Times Cheating Was a Truly Stupid Idea

Article: 10 Times Cheating Was a Truly Stupid Idea

Messing around behind a partner’s back is never smart, but sometimes the stakes end up even higher than a marriage. These ten brutal tales of lust, betrayal and violence put the “adult” in adultery.

Life on Screen: Movies and the Biopic

Article: Life on Screen: Movies and the Biopic

In John Ford’s “The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance,” Carleton Young’s newspaperman tells James Stewart’s senator, “When the legend becomes fact, print the legend.” It’s a statement that could be used to define the biopic–cinema’s attempt to capture the essence of the famous, infamous or individuals who got caught up in a moment that defines an age. Here’s list of movies that take different paths in representing pasts recent and distant.

Flunking Out: 10 Movies That Failed the Bechdel Test

Article: Flunking Out: 10 Movies That Failed the Bechdel Test

Now that we’ve been surprised by which movies passed the Bechdel Test, let’s take a look at a few movies that shockingly fail. From family-friendly classics to indie hits, we’re sad to say that these 10 flicks just don’t make the grade.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex: The Documentary Version

Article: Everything You Wanted to Know About Sex: The Documentary Version

The average male thinks about sex about 10 times a day. The average woman about 7. But we’re here to up the ante with this list of thought-provoking stories about everything from fantasies to fetishes–and beyond.

Making the Grade: Which Movies (Surprisingly) Pass the Bechdel Test

Article: Making the Grade: Which Movies (Surprisingly) Pass the Bechdel Test

In order to pass the Bechdel Test, a movie must have a scene in which two female characters have an actual conversation about something other than a man. The bar is really that low and yet most movies still get a failing grade.

Against the Odds: 8 Great Sports Movies of the ’80s

Article: Against the Odds: 8 Great Sports Movies of the ’80s

Who doesn’t love a good stand-up-and-cheer sports movie? Sure, sports movies in the ’80s had their share of underdog triumphs, seemingly-invincible villains and rousing montages, but the best ones gave us a lot more than that. Here’s your ticket to some of the decade’s heaviest hitters.

Political Wins: Top Top Ten Cameos by Politicians in the Movies

Article: Political Wins: Top Top Ten Cameos by Politicians in the Movies

They may spend their waking hours pushing papers and quibbling in Congress, but politicians also do somewhat normal-people stuff, like make cameos in movies, adding political weight or a touch of oftentimes awkwardly-delivered humor. Here, our favorite and most surprising cameos politicians in the movies…

Once Upon a Time: Fantasy Movies You Must See Before You Die

Article: Once Upon a Time: Fantasy Movies You Must See Before You Die

Magic, myth, wonder, escapism and the extraordinary–movies often draw inspiration from fairy tales. The thirteen movies below, all from “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die,” will enchant you.

The Master of Horror Gets Real: Top 8 Non-Supernatural Stephen King Movies

Article: The Master of Horror Gets Real: Top 8 Non-Supernatural Stephen King Movies

Stephen King is oft hailed as the “master of horror”–but not all King adaptations feature the occult. Some of his best book to big-screen reworkings are dramas, psychological thrillers and coming of age sagas. Check out the top eight times Stephen King enthralled us without using sorcery.

Perk Up! 5 Must-See Elizabeth Perkins Movies

Article: Perk Up! 5 Must-See Elizabeth Perkins Movies

From an alcoholic PTA mother (“Weeds”) to a shady CEO (“How to Get Away with Murder”), ONE CHILD’s Elizabeth Perkins has been stealing scenes all over the TV world as of late, which should come as no surprise to movie lovers. These five memorable film appearances run the gamut from edgy black comedy to family friendly farce.

Tune In To the ’80s: Ten Chart-Topping Hollywood Theme Songs

Article: Tune In To the ’80s: Ten Chart-Topping Hollywood Theme Songs

So many ’80s movies just wouldn’t be the same without their iconic soundtracks. Hey, you can’t have dance sequences and montages—two stylistic cornerstones of the era—without a catchy hit song. Here are 10 tunes that topped the charts thanks to the big Hollywood movies that featured them.

Behind the Camera: 9 Great Movies Directed by Robert Redford

Article: Behind the Camera: 9 Great Movies Directed by Robert Redford

There is such a thing as a cinematic Renaissance Man, and Robert Redford is it. The ginger-haired septuagenarian is an acting legend, the founder of Sundance Film Festival and SundanceTV, as well as a master behind the camera. Over the last three decades, Redford has directed a host of beloved dramas and got award-winning performances from stars. Not only that, he frequently pulls double duty as an actor in movies he’s directed.

Beyond The Man with No Name: 10 Roles Clint Eastwood Rocked

Article: Beyond The Man with No Name: 10 Roles Clint Eastwood Rocked

Clint Eastwood not only re-defined the western, he also remade the cop movie. The Man with No Name offered up a more cynical West to the one John Wayne rode roughshod through, and ‘Dirty’ Harry Callaghan unleashed on the world a more brutal law enforcement officer. Over the years, Eastwood expanded his repertoire of characters far beyond the genre that made him a star, as this selection of classics and oddities reveals.

What to Watch Before You Die: Tootsie

Article: What to Watch Before You Die: Tootsie

If the stellar cast (featuring Bill Murray!) and ten Oscar nominations aren’t enough reason to check out Tootsie this Sun., Nov. 9 at 10/9c on SundanceTV, CineFix is ready to persuade you. Find out why you simply must see Dustin Hoffman’s gender-bending performance before you die.

Calling Mad Scientists: Top 10 Movie Inventions We Wish Were Real

Article: Calling Mad Scientists: Top 10 Movie Inventions We Wish Were Real

If self-lacing shoes and and breakfast machines actually existed, our world would be a much better place! Here’s to high hopes that some scientist gets on the following creations stat.

Straight from the Sundance Film Festival: Fall 2014 Indie Movie Guide

Article: Straight from the Sundance Film Festival: Fall 2014 Indie Movie Guide

It’s that time of year again. The leaves turn golden, the lattes turn pumpkin spice and a full slate of summer blockbusters makes room for the good stuff! This year’s Sundance Film Festival found filmmakers turning in an array of intriguing projects, from musical drama to groundbreaking satire. Here are 10 movies you can’t miss this season.

Make a Wish! 10 Unforgettable Birthdays from the Movies

Article: Make a Wish! 10 Unforgettable Birthdays from the Movies

Like it or not, every year we spend on this planet brings each of us the same thing: another birthday. And with each birthday comes the universal hope that our own day be unforgettable: hilarious, crazy, beautiful … or at least give us some motivation for the coming year. Here are the top 10 birthday scenes we’d like to blow out the candles with.