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Boost Your Indie Cred: 10 Under-the-Radar Record Store Movie Scenes

Boost Your Indie Cred: 10 Under-the-Radar Record Store Movie Scenes

Nowadays, it’s not uncommon for a movie to set a scene in a music shop, usually to emphasize the “indie” nature of the characters. But once upon a time, everybody went to the record store to get their music—and the scenes featuring stores were woven into movies so seamlessly, you might not have noticed them. Remember “Hannah and Her Sisters,” “Scanners,” and “Taxi Driver”? This Record Store Day skip the usual chatter about “High Fidelity” and “Pretty in Pink” and impress your friends with your deep knowledge of hot wax … in the movies.

A Hole Lot of Trouble: Top 10 Movies with People Buried Alive

A Hole Lot of Trouble: Top 10 Movies with People Buried Alive

“Antichrist,” “Buried,” “Dirty Harry” … the characters in these movies all have a terrifying story to delve into – they’ve all been buried alive.

The Top 10 Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

The Top 10 Most Expensive Movies Ever Made

Making a blockbuster hit (or in a couple of cases, a total flop), can prove costly. From over-the-top superhero flicks (“Spider-Man 3″) to CGI-heavy animated movies (“Tangled”), these are the movies that busted even the biggest Hollywood budgets.

The Hollywood Guide to Cheating (as Seen in Closer, Sideways, Unfaithful…)

The Hollywood Guide to Cheating (as Seen in Closer, Sideways, Unfaithful…)

Infidelity runs rampant throughout the movies—after all, few things in life are as emotional, tragic and darkly comic as the ins and outs of unfaithfulness. But before you follow suit, you might want to study

The “Orphan Black” CloneCast Movie Marathon

The “Orphan Black” CloneCast Movie Marathon

Send in the clones! Before ORPHAN BLACK’s new season premieres this Saturday at 9/8c, SundanceTV is airing an all-day movie marathon in honor of four of your favorite Tatiana Maslany characters.

10 Must-See Movies from Influential Black Directors

10 Must-See Movies from Influential Black Directors

These eight black filmmakers have had a significant impact on cinematic history—from the silent era to the present day. In movies as diverse as “Shaft” to “She’s Gotta Have It,” directors like Oscar Micheaux, Melvin Van Peebles, Gordon Parks (and son Gordon Parks, Jr.), Spike Lee, John Singleton, Lee Daniels and Steve McQueen have told stories of everything from slavery and racial tension to kick-ass cops. The one thing they have in common? They all wound up as selections in “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die.”

10 Hottest Femme Fatales of the New Millennium

10 Hottest Femme Fatales of the New Millennium

Femme fatales were a staple in film noir movies of the 1940s and 1950s, but today you can still find many modern examples of wanton women who seduce their way into getting what they want. Just think of Amy Adams in “American Hustle” and Rosamund Pike in “Gone Girl.”

Top 10 Sexy Beasts

Top 10 Sexy Beasts

These delicious villains (think Christian Bale in “American Psycho,” Malcom McDowell in “A Clockwork Orange,” Al Pacino in “Scarface” and Michael Douglas in “Wall Street” ) bring a whole new meaning to the term sexy beast.

Watch the Book: Great Movies About Poets and Poetry

Watch the Book: Great Movies About Poets and Poetry

Is it cheating to celebrate National Poetry Month by watching a movie about poetry? It depends on the movie. Here are ten classics about poets and poetry—from “Dead Poet’s Society” to “Il Postino.”

Steaming Up the Screen: The Sexiest Scenes of the Last 6 Months

Steaming Up the Screen: The Sexiest Scenes of the Last 6 Months

“Furious 7,” “It Follows” .. and yes, “Fifty Shades of Grey”—these are the sex scenes that have been leaving us all hot and bothered.

Never Too Much of a Good Thing: Top 8 Movies About Clones

Never Too Much of a Good Thing: Top 8 Movies About Clones

Of the many tropes in science fiction, cloning is easily the most plausible. (Remember Dolly the sheep?) That’s one thing that makes the hit BBC America series Orphan Black, debuting its third season on Apr. 18, such a riveting experience. (Tatiana Maslany’s chameleon-like performance as the various clones also helps.)

10 Movies That Will Have You Planning a Staycation

10 Movies That Will Have You Planning a Staycation

If “Fearless,” “127 Hours,” and “Open Water” tell us anything, it’s that staying home isn’t always a bad idea.

10 Must-See Movies Starring the “Parks and Rec” Cast

10 Must-See Movies Starring the “Parks and Rec” Cast

While “Parks and Recreation” has been a cult favorite among TV fans throughout its seven-season run, the cast has been busy making quite the impact on the big screen in recent years as well. Running the the gamut from small indie films to mega blockbusters, here are 10 movies featuring Amy Poehler, Chris Pratt and other “Parks” players.

Which Classic ’80s Flick Would You Be In?

Which Classic ’80s Flick Would You Be In?

Should you star in a sexy science-fiction noir like “Bladerunner,” or should you be sharing a few laughs with Marty and Doc in “Back to the Future”? Take this quiz to find out which movie you should have been cast in!

Sundance Films on SundanceTV: April 2015

Sundance Films on SundanceTV: April 2015

Highlights this month include “sex, lies and videotape,” “Blue Valentine” and “(500) Days of Summer.”

Rising to the Top: 8 Best TV and Film Character Transformations

Rising to the Top: 8 Best TV and Film Character Transformations

Sometimes the most inspiring characters are the ones who change the most, improving themselves through hard work, training and sheer determination. They end up heroes, but they didn’t start out that way. Here are our very favorite outcast transformations from the small and big screens — inlcuding Peggy Olson on “Mad Men” and Neville Longbottom on “Harry Potter.”

Drugs, Violence and the Street: The Top 10 Gang Movies of the ’90s

Drugs, Violence and the Street: The Top 10 Gang Movies of the ’90s

With major riots and drug epidemics still fresh enough to strike fear in the public imagination and the rise of hip-hop making urban struggle suddenly marketable, a wave of so-called “hood dramas” hit theaters in the ’90s. Gritty, cynical, and marked by the ever-present threat of violence true to the neighborhoods it chronicled, the briefly hot genre took the subject matter and ran with it, producing everything from tender coming-of-age stories to action-packed thrillers.

What Made 2008 Great: 10 Movies You Must See Before You Die

What Made 2008 Great: 10 Movies You Must See Before You Die

In 2008, we elected the first black president of the United States, watched an unforgettable opening ceremony at the summer Olympics in Beijing and saw Amy Winehouse pick up 6 Grammys. The year also marked the release of these 10 must-see movies—from “The Hurt Locker,” to “The Dark Knight.”

10 Female Directors Who Reeled in Sundance Deals

10 Female Directors Who Reeled in Sundance Deals

The Sundance Film Festival is a great place for women–just look at these female directors who went to the fest and wound up bringing home distribution deals for features like “Sleeping with Other People,” “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” and “The Wolfpack.”

Why You Can’t Miss Michael Fassbender: 10 of His Best Movies

Why You Can’t Miss Michael Fassbender: 10 of His Best Movies

Irish actor Michael Fassbender has managed a career that doesn’t depend at all on his smoldering good looks. Instead, he’s committed himself to playing hard-to-pin-down characters in movies like “12 Years as a Slave” and “Inglourious Basterds,” that go against the grain.

10 Controversial Movies that Came Out of Sundance

10 Controversial Movies that Came Out of Sundance

The Sundance Film Festival has been an annual haven for some of cinema’s most controversial entries for decades. From “Catfish” to “Kids,” here are the movies that set tongues wagging.

10 Movies That Prove It’s Still Hard Out There for Women

10 Movies That Prove It’s Still Hard Out There for Women

While the topic of women’s rights doesn’t have the box office draw of a bunch of dudes getting wasted at a bachelor party, say, or a bride-to-be getting diarrhea in the middle of the street, there are many excellent movies that cover various aspects of the war on women (either directly or metaphorically)—workplace discrimination, violence against women, restricted access to abortion, sexual harassment, and all that fun stuff.

The Doctor Is In: Thought-Provoking Advice From Movie Therapists

The Doctor Is In: Thought-Provoking Advice From Movie Therapists

Dysfunctional families, abusive relationships, suppressed anger and just plain effed up…we’ve seen it all in movies like Donnie Darko and Antwone Fisher, but which onscreen shrink has helped us get through the toughest of times? Here’s our list ranking 10 movie therapists by the advice they give.

What Movies Got Bought at SXSW 2015

What Movies Got Bought at SXSW 2015

South By Southwest’s annual film festival is an increasingly important presence in the world of indie cinema and this year was no exception. Established distributors and emerging forces alike snapped up everything from docs to comedy over the weekend in Austin.