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5 Movies That Started Inside the Mind of Bret Easton Ellis

5 Movies That Started Inside the Mind of Bret Easton Ellis

Bret Easton Ellis stands out as one of those writers whose unique voice makes every new book release an exciting new step in a career-long literary experiment. Unsurprisingly, each of the four attempts to adapt Ellis’ stuff for the big screen has ended in a final product unlike any other. Read on to find out about “American Psycho,” “Less Than Zero,” “The Rules of Attraction,” “The Canyons,” and “The Informers.”

10 Times Hollywood Lied About What College Would Be Like

10 Times Hollywood Lied About What College Would Be Like

If you thought you would be high-rolling in Sin City or hanging with prostitutes at home after you graduated high school, you can blame Hollywood. Here are 10 lies about college we totally wanted to believe thanks to movies like “Risky Business,” “Old School” and “21.”

Movies That Play Fast and Loose with History … And Are Better for It

Movies That Play Fast and Loose with History … And Are Better for It

The gulf between the history books and what happens on the screen can be markedly different. In attempting to capture the spirit of a person, their life or a predicament they found themselves in, filmmakers can often overlook such trifling matters as… facts. From “Braveheart” to “JFK,” Here are some of the best examples from “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die” of movies that, while excellent viewing for their performances and storytelling, got the past very, very wrong.

Which Terminator Is the Toughest?

Which Terminator Is the Toughest?

Some of the Terminators are smarter. Some are funnier. But which one is the toughest? Take your pick from the cyborgs of “The Terminator,” “Terminator 2: Judgment Day,” “Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines” and “Terminator Salvation.”

Watch the 2015 Oscar Movies at Home

Watch the 2015 Oscar Movies at Home

If you still haven’t seen all of this year’s crop of Academy Award-nominated flicks, especially the big winners like Birdman, Boyhood, and The Grand Budapest Hotel, fear not — we’ve searched high and low to find where you can watch all the movies, online or on DVD.

10 Sexiest Movie Scenes …. That Aren’t Sex Scenes

10 Sexiest Movie Scenes …. That Aren’t Sex Scenes

Is there still room for old-fashioned sexy in a “50 Shades of Anything Goes” world? You bet there is—just take a look at these movies, new and timeless alike. A kiss, a glance, a gesture that means nothing to the world at large and everything to the one you love are all still as potent as they ever were because times change… people don’t.

Oscar-Worthy: Julianne Moore’s Best Movies

Oscar-Worthy: Julianne Moore’s Best Movies

Julianne Moore remains one of the most versatile and talented actresses in the last twenty years. Whether she works in an ensemble or as the principal star, she pushes boundaries in her performances. With yet another Oscar nomination this year for “Still Alice,” we look back at some of her strongest work, including “Boogie Nights,” “Magnolia”,” and “Far From Heaven.

Movies That Will Scare the Politics Out of You

Movies That Will Scare the Politics Out of You

Witch hunts, corporate greed, hot button issues … and murder. As if the nightly news didn’t scare you enough, these 10 movies, such as “Thank You for Smoking,” “The Fly,” and “Rosemary’s Baby,” just might have you casting a wary eye at your voter’s registration card.

Going Out In Style: Top Movie Mob Deaths

Going Out In Style: Top Movie Mob Deaths

These are cold blooded, gunslinging businessmen we’re dealing with–and when it comes to murder, they’re nothing short of ruthless. Vote for your favorite brutal mob death.

10 Movie Hookups You Probably Didn’t See Coming

10 Movie Hookups You Probably Didn’t See Coming

Sometimes the attraction is there, the characters are crazy about each other and a sex scene just writes itself… and sometimes, we’re left scratching our heads about how two people even end up in the same room together. Here are 10 on-screen hookups that may have caught you off guard.

10 Worst Lines in Rom-Com History

10 Worst Lines in Rom-Com History

Do you remember hearing the line “I’ll have what she’s having” for the very first time in When Harry Met Sally?

5 Movies That Push Sex Boundaries (and Might Be Better than “50 Shades”)

5 Movies That Push Sex Boundaries (and Might Be Better than “50 Shades”)

“Grey”-mania may have swept the nation with the big-screen adaptation of E.L. James’ “Twilight”-fanfic-turned-bestseller on the way, but don’t forget about these five boundary-pushing classics:

’80s Movie Theme Songs You Didn’t Know You Knew

’80s Movie Theme Songs You Didn’t Know You Knew

Maybe you never knew that chart-topping hit was written to score a movie, or maybe your ears perk up at that haunting instrumental that you never knew you knew, but here’s one thing we do know. Prepare yourself: The following 10 movie theme songs have high earworm probabilities.

Shot Through the Heart: Most Romantic Movies of the 21st Century

Shot Through the Heart: Most Romantic Movies of the 21st Century

Yeah, yeah, yeah–we’ve heard it all. This is the 21st century: Flowers and chocolate and happily every after are out; booty calls and friends with benefits are in.

Film Vs. Fiction: Great Movies That Change the Book’s Ending

Film Vs. Fiction: Great Movies That Change the Book’s Ending

Discussion over a potentially different ending to Gone Girl, David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestseller, had the Internet up in arms for months before the movie’s release. As it turned out, little was changed. But that’s not the case for all novels. Here’s ten movies whose endings are markedly different to their source material.

“50 Shades of Grey” or “Secretary”: Which On-Screen Kinky Couple Does It Better?

“50 Shades of Grey” or “Secretary”: Which On-Screen Kinky Couple Does It Better?

Who gets your pick for best on-screen BDSM couple: Anastasia and Christian or Edward and Lee?

10 Movies That Mess With Your Memories

10 Movies That Mess With Your Memories

Be it hypnosis or amnesia, alien experiments or voluntary in-patient procedures, the characters below all had their memories messed with–and as you can see, the results were less than ideal.

Let’s Get Down To It: What’s the Best (Worst) Stripper Movie?

Let’s Get Down To It: What’s the Best (Worst) Stripper Movie?

As we’re all anxiously awaiting Channing Tatum’s return to his role as Magic Mike in the tantalizingly-titled sequel “Magic Mike XXL,” let’s take a look back at some of the awesomely awful stripper movies of days past. From Elizabeth Berkley’s Razzie-winning performance in “Showgirls” to Jennifer Beals’ welder-stripper-modern dancer wannabe, these are the movies we just love to … well, love.

9 Docs to Watch During Black History Month

9 Docs to Watch During Black History Month

In honor of Black History Month, we turned to SundanceNow Doc Club find out the must-see documentaries about the African-American struggle for equal rights. From profiles of Harry Belafonte, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Shirley Chisholm to powerful stories about modern day segregation, these selections are essential viewing no matter what month it is.

10 Dating Mistakes Not to Make… As Learned from the Movies

10 Dating Mistakes Not to Make… As Learned from the Movies

Movies are meant to entertain, sure, but oftentimes there are crucial lessons we can learn from them, too–especially when it comes to dating dos and don’ts. In fact, here are 10 dating mistakes you definitely should not make, as taught in some of the best romances and romantic comedies of all time.

5 More Intense Sex Scenes From Sundance 2015

5 More Intense Sex Scenes From Sundance 2015

From provocative to profoundly uncomfortable, the 2015 Sundance Film Festival has made waves with it’s multitude of controversial sex scenes. Read on for a second compilation of intense sex scenes from this year’s films–the same warning stands: spoilers and disturbing content ahead.

Stoner Movie Survival Guide

Stoner Movie Survival Guide

Hilarious, trippy, sometimes downright crazy, the stoner movie is a comedy institution. Unlike some sub-genres (spoofs, rom-coms, buddy movies), stoner flicks don’t always have much in common in the way of plot or characters. What does unite these cinematic misfits? Drug of choice, of course! Navigate the haze with our round-up of the top 10 movies about smoking up.

Best of the Fests: Top 10 All-Time Film Festival Essentials

Best of the Fests: Top 10 All-Time Film Festival Essentials

During January, movie fans would be forgiven for thinking of the Sundance Film Festival as the only game in town. It comes at a perfect time: right in the midst of January’s new-release doldrums, just as everyone catches up on all of the awards movies from the previous year, and well before the annual Cannes hoopla. But as many of the year’s high-profile releases first play at Sundance, there are other film festivals that launch important, weird, and/or fascinating movies that might not otherwise get so much attention.

The Horror! 3 David Cronenberg Movies You Must See Before You Die, Die, Die

The Horror! 3 David Cronenberg Movies You Must See Before You Die, Die, Die

The Fly, Naked Lunch and Videodrome should all be on your must-see list.

Sundance Film Festival Movies on SundanceTV: February 2015

Sundance Film Festival Movies on SundanceTV: February 2015

Independent Spirit Award-winning performances from Jeff Bridges (American Heart), Quvenzhane Wallis (Beasts of the Southern Wild), Ian McKellen and Lynn Redgrave (Gods and Monsters), and Andie MacDowell and Laura San Giacomo (Sex, Lies and Videotape).