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Assessing the Dream Team: John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd

Article: Assessing the Dream Team: John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd

Burns and Allen, Laurel and Hardy, Martin and Lewis… every now and then throughout comedy history, a pair that are so hilarious together that they put solo acts to shame. When Dan Aykroyd met John Belushi in a Chicago speakeasy, a legendary team was born. Though the collaboration was cut short by Belushi’s tragic death in 1982, these four projects live on as permanent evidence of one of the funniest duos of all time.

8 Great Dames: Actresses Who Have Achieved British Damehood

Article: 8 Great Dames: Actresses Who Have Achieved British Damehood

While Dames may conjure images of castles and queenly coronations, technically they are the female equivalent of knights (but not that kind). Dames are high-achieving women who’ve made significant contributions to society in the UK—and, in this instance, actresses have made some seriously good movies (not to mention TV shows and plays). And at least one of these actresses was awarded a Damehood for humanitarian work. Dames may not get crowns or carriages, but they do get to enjoy the status of being in a very exclusive British honor society and the acknowledgement that they have shaped the world with their creative talents. Here, a list of our favorite actresses with British Damehoods.

Hitting the Right Note: Best Movie Soundtracks, Part 1

Article: Hitting the Right Note: Best Movie Soundtracks, Part 1

For many people songs are like footnotes marking a specific moment in their lives. This is particularly true of songs in movies–take “Saturday Night Fever,” many people will have heard the music, but not seen the movie. The soundtrack album came to define a generation. Here’s a list of movies from “1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die” whose songs are arguably as famous as the movies they appear in.

Top 10 Movie Teachers So Cool We Wish We Could Take Their Classes

Article: Top 10 Movie Teachers So Cool We Wish We Could Take Their Classes

Some teachers from movies and TV are too cool for school–in fact, they’re so cool, we wish these amazing mentors and role models would hop right off the screen and teach us a thing or two.

We’re Mad As Hell: 7 Fury-Fueled Movies from the 1970s

Article: We’re Mad As Hell: 7 Fury-Fueled Movies from the 1970s

The ’70s was an angry decade: the idealism and progress of the ’60s was giving way to confusion, disillusionment, frustration and fury. Here are 7 movies that harnessed the rage of the age.

Top 10 Laugh Out Loud Sex Scenes

Article: Top 10 Laugh Out Loud Sex Scenes

Funny sex scenes are often our favorite kind. Ironically, they tend to portray much more realistic sex than their serious, sultry counterparts–in funny sex scenes, you get weirdness, kink, awkwardness, jealousy, fantasy — oh yeah, and condoms. Below are ten times we laugh out loud while watching people roll around on the sheets.

Relive the Horror: 8 Scary Movies from 1984

Article: Relive the Horror: 8 Scary Movies from 1984

1984 was a banner year for scary movies–they were creepy, funny and lacking in CGI special effects. But while these movies thrilled and chilled us 30 years ago, do they stand the test of time? We screened them all again to see which ones still held up.

The Master at Work: Top Ten Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies

Article: The Master at Work: Top Ten Philip Seymour Hoffman Movies

A truly masterful actor with impeccable taste, Philip Seymour Hoffman was and is almost synonymous with ultra-creative and boundary-pushing projects, bringing life and empathy to characters that other actors would run screaming from–from that of a masturbating prank caller (“Happiness”) to an accused pedophile (“Doubt”). Hoffman’s presence elevates indie flick–like “Synecdoche, New York”–and adds the necessary ham and heft to every Hollywood blockbuster he was cast in. Here, a list of his finest movies.

And You Thought the Rats Were Bad…Top 8 Reasons to Avoid the NYC Subway System

Article: And You Thought the Rats Were Bad…Top 8 Reasons to Avoid the NYC Subway System

There are plenty of valid reasons to avoid the NYC metro. Down in that labyrinth of tunnels, it’s alternately sweltering or frigid, the service delays are constant, and the rats are startlingly large. They’re bold, too. Now—as if passengers needed more to dread—movies have gone and thrown aliens, ghosts, supervillains and more into the mix of MTA horrors. Check out the top 8 reasons to skip the subway and pony up for a taxi below.

Sashay! Shantay! Our Top 10 Fashion Movies

Article: Sashay! Shantay! Our Top 10 Fashion Movies

Looking for a movie about fashion? We’ve got the Top 10 films you need to see.

You’re Fired! The Top 10 Most Epic Pink Slip Scenes in the Movies

Article: You’re Fired! The Top 10 Most Epic Pink Slip Scenes in the Movies

Roll over Donald Trump! Everyone hates being let go, but some of our favorite movies take the painful process to awkward, heated and hilarious extremes. If you’ve ever been asked to clear out the proverbial desk, get ready to commiserate. These ten scenes put the “fire” in getting fired!

Spies Like This: The Top Ten Undercover Agents in the Movies

Article: Spies Like This: The Top Ten Undercover Agents in the Movies

Spooks, secret agents, operatives–by any name, the secret lives and cunning skills of spies makes for great movie-watching. Those that made our list are at the top of their game and star in some of the spy movie genre’s most defining movies, from the campy, swagger-laden ’60s flicks to the more understated action-packed thrillers of today–we even threw in a few parody that’s just as worthy as the genre it’s sending up.

Bullets, Bonding and the Blues: The Top 10 Buddy Movies of the ’80s

Article: Bullets, Bonding and the Blues: The Top 10 Buddy Movies of the ’80s

There’s no genre more sentimental than the buddy movie. These films’ cozy pleasures feel as comfortable and familiar as a favorite sweater: the mismatched pair, the harrowing journey, the begrudging admiration. It can be easy to forget how much drama, fun and pure mayhem the best buddy movies unleash. Any one of these ten classics will remind you.

Peekaboo! The Top 10 Semi-Nude Scenes in the Movies

Article: Peekaboo! The Top 10 Semi-Nude Scenes in the Movies

Semi-nude or semi-clothed–are you an optimist or a pessimist? Whatever your view, these 10 movies have mastered the art of the almost-but-not-quite tease.

How Geena Davis Made the ’80s (and Some of the ’90s, Too)

Article: How Geena Davis Made the ’80s (and Some of the ’90s, Too)

Geena Davis has been portraying kickass women in movies since Reagan was president. She’s still awesome, but the decade between 1982-1992 brought us some of her most memorable work. Go ahead and take a trip down memory lane.

Secrets and Lies: Top 10 Movies About Conspiracies

Article: Secrets and Lies: Top 10 Movies About Conspiracies

Nothing takes a thriller to the next level like a good conspiracy. We may dismiss wild theories in real life, but in movie-land every loose thread might start unraveling a web of lies. The really creepy part? Some of these stories are true. Put on your tin foil hat and check out our list of the ten best conspiracy flicks ever made!

Chris Rock’s Top 5 Big Screen Cult Comedies

Article: Chris Rock’s Top 5 Big Screen Cult Comedies

Anyone who has ever seen Chris Rock in action knows that he’s an incisive stand-up comic—and in The Chris Rock Show and Everybody Hates Chris, he has audiences rolling with sharp one-liners and spot-on cultural observations. He’s also starred in a number of movies that range from Kevin Smith’s masterpiece Dogma to cult gems like Pootie Tang. To get ready for Chris Rock’s appearance on THE APPROVAL MATRIX, Mon., Aug. 18 11/10c, check out our salute to the performer’s best work for the silver screen.

It’s Good To Be Bad: Top 8 Evil Ben Kingsley Roles

Article: It’s Good To Be Bad: Top 8 Evil Ben Kingsley Roles

Iron Man’s The Mandarin. Shutter Island’s Dr. Cawley. Sexy Beast’s Don Logan. Ben Kingsley is just so good when he’s being bad. And look how many types of bad he can do! See our list below for best of Sir Ben’s baddies.

They’ve Got Your Back: The Top 10 Must-See Buddy Movies

Article: They’ve Got Your Back: The Top 10 Must-See Buddy Movies

Sometimes it does take two to make a thing go right. Our picks for the top ten buddy films of all time are all chosen as archetypes of what to do–and in some cases what not to do–when your friend needs some back up.

4 Ways to Get Ready for “THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Premiere

Article: 4 Ways to Get Ready for “THE APPROVAL MATRIX” Premiere

Here’s everything you need to get ready — get social, get inside, get visual, get ahead — before the premiere on Mon., Aug. 11 at 11/10c.

10 Tense Middle East Movies

Article: 10 Tense Middle East Movies

The complicated history in the Middle East has provided Hollywood with a backdrop for some of the most gripping movies to hit the silver screen. Our list of the tensest movies about the region will have you hanging on the edge of your seat.

Top 10 Chick Flicks About Food, Faith, Love And Travel

Article: Top 10 Chick Flicks About Food, Faith, Love And Travel

Want an excuse to laugh, cry, swoon and eat chocolate? Then go ahead and indulge with these guilty pleasure movies. The women on our list will make you feel things–all of them good.

Top 10 Women With a Cause in the Movies

Article: Top 10 Women With a Cause in the Movies

Even today, female film characters often get the short end of the stick, stereotyped, robbed of agency or shunted to supporting roles. There are, of course, women who break the mold… and then there are the ladies who shatter that old thing pieces on their way to get stuff done. Healers or killers, historically based or entirely made-up, the women in these 10 films have one thing in common: a cause worth fighting for.

10 More Ways to Enjoy “THE HONORABLE WOMAN”

Article: 10 More Ways to Enjoy “THE HONORABLE WOMAN”

Do you love a good thriller? Deadly secrets, espionage, spies—THE HONORABLE WOMAN has it all. Watch SundanceTV’s “brilliant” (Hollywood Reporter) new series starring Maggie Gyllenhaal Thursdays 10/9c. Not enough? Investigate the following:

Increase Your Hip Factor With These Top 10 Cult Movies

Article: Increase Your Hip Factor With These Top 10 Cult Movies

It’s never too late to watch a great cult movie. In fact, many of them get midnight showings! So here are ten offbeat must-sees to keep you occupied should insomnia strike.