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Top Five Times People Heroically Band Together to Rescue Matt Damon

By On September 9, 2015

The movie The Martian is coming out October 2, 2015. The movie is based on the novel The Martian by Andy Weir. During one of the first manned missions to Mars—technology is… Read More

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Favorite Books of Top Presidential Candidates

By On August 19, 2015

Last election, we brought you the favorite novels of the top presidential candidates. This election cycle is in its early days, and there are a lot of candidates. What do they like… Read More

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Top Five Recent Movies about Artificial Intelligence (AI)

By On August 7, 2015

We seem to be experiencing a moment with artificial intelligence (AI). Recently, a whole raft of films have come out exploring this concept, ​examining the line between what is human and what… Read More

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Top Five 50 Shades of Grey Parodies

By On July 27, 2015

Parodies guaranteed to be better than the original. Beware, NSFW for any of these!… Read More

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Top Five Reasons Why Ants are Evil

By On July 6, 2015

The movie Ant-Man is coming out on July 17th. I was lucky enough to see a sneak preview of it, and it was quite good. There was only one problem: ants. Ants,… Read More

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Top Five Similarities Between Game of Thrones and Arrested Development

By On June 10, 2015

Arrested Development is of course the greatest sitcom ever made. And hey, it's coming back for a 5th season on Netflix in 2016! Can't wait that long? Console yourself by watching Game… Read More

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Top Five Movies to Watch if You Miss Mad Men

By On June 3, 2015

The great TV series Mad Men just ended. For those hiding in a bomb shelter or trapped in an underground cult run by a crazy cult leader such as this one, Mad… Read More

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Top Five Movie Posters in this Style

By On April 30, 2015

In the past Bethany has shown us certain styles that one finds again and again in movie posters. Here's another, the thing they do with faces. … Read More

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Top Five Words I Recently Made Up

By On April 25, 2015

Bethany brings us some new words she feels we could all use. … Read More

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Top Five Bygone Sex Symbols Who Wouldn’t Be Thought Particularly Attractive Today

By On April 20, 2015

Standards of beauty change dramatically from one era to the next. You could be thought the very pinnacle of beauty in the 1930s but be subject to endless cruel gossip and ridicule… Read More

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Top Five Nazis in Space

By On March 20, 2015

Did you know that Nazis in space is a thing? I just learned this, and then quickly realized I've already experienced a lot of Nazis in space stories. Maybe you have too.… Read More

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Top Five Newspaper Movies

By On March 15, 2015

As newspapers continue their precipitous decline in readership, it's time to remember all the great newspaper movies of yesteryear. … Read More

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Top Five links between President Obama and Star Trek

By On March 12, 2015

There are more connections than you might expect . . . … Read More

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Top Five Best Nimoy Moments in Star Trek

By On March 3, 2015

Like so many others, we're pretty upset about the death of Leonard Nimoy. He was such a huge part of pop culture in my formative years, and he seemed like a really… Read More

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Top Five Frankenstein’s Monsters in Film

By On February 26, 2015

Mary Shelly's novel Frankenstein has been adapted an untold numbers of times since it was first published in 1818. Many of these screen adaptations are crappy, but there are a few that… Read More

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Top Five Literary/Cultural Reference Points Still Recognizable to Kids Today

By On February 19, 2015

Nowadays, there are vastly more entertainment options available than there were in decades past. That has resulted in a greater diversity of knowledge and appreciation of movies, TV shows, and books, a… Read More

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Top Five Movies You Should Watch this Weekend Instead of Fifty Shades of Grey

By On February 13, 2015

So, Fifty Shades of Grey is coming out tomorrow. It's awful, of course. But is it fun awful? Low expectations seem to be contributing to it getting tepidly OK reviews. And it's… Read More

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Top Five Examples from JUST THIS YEAR of “If You Give a Creature Life, It Will Try to Kill You”

By On January 20, 2015

Mary Shelley may have started it with her maniacally vengeful creation, but it's now become the go-to mode for horror and sci-fi.… Read More

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Top Five ’60s Songs about Lonely Middle Class White People

By On January 13, 2015

It's a whole genre!… Read More

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Top Five Movies to Avoid if You Want to Keep from Angering Kim Jong-Un

By On December 22, 2014

Be careful what you watch, folks. … Read More

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Top Five Fun Facts About North Korea

By On December 19, 2014

  5. Everyone is subject to daily “self-criticism” sessions in which they must describe all of the ways that they have failed in their duty to Kim Jong-Il   4. Kim Il-Sung… Read More

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Bethany’s Top Five World War Two Leaders Back When They Were Young and Cute

By On December 8, 2014

Can you guess who’s who?… Read More

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Top Five Wealthy Scions Who Were Kidnapped

By On December 4, 2014

You know how the super-rich have bodyguards? Well, do they really need them? Here are five kids of the rich and famous who say yes, body guards are needed pretty much all… Read More

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Top Five Props Used by Sociopaths to Gain Trust

By On November 28, 2014

Sociopaths, also called psychopaths, have a diminished ability to feel empathy or guilt. They also lack fear. A key trait of the sociopath is a superficial charm used to manipulate and get… Read More

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Top Five Least PC Things in Disneyland

By On November 24, 2014

Bethany explains: "Recently, I went to Disneyland, having not been there in years. In some ways the place is a time capsule—there are rides that are unchanged from 50 years ago, though… Read More

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Top Five Interesting Facts Learned from the Graphic Novel My Friend Dahmer

By On November 15, 2014

Graphic novelist Derf Backderf was a friend of Jeffrey Dahmer’s in high school. He wrote a graphic novel called My Friend Dahmer about the boy he knew in junior high and high… Read More

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Top Five Falling Whales

By On November 5, 2014

You know what I hate about whales? It’s that they’re always falling from the sky. Am I right? Don't believe me? Here are the top five. … Read More

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Top Five Recent Movies Featuring the “1%” Vs “the Masses”

By On October 27, 2014

Hollywood has always loved playing the populist card, the cool rock 'n' rollers fighting the tuxedo-clad opera goers. Just watch the Three Stooges or movies like John Goodman's King Ralph. These days,… Read More

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For Halloween: Top Five Ways to Come Back from the Dead!

By On October 13, 2014

4. Zombie. Benefits: contagious, so you can bring lots of friends with you! Downside: The smell ain't pretty, you can't walk so fast, and your body parts have a tendency to fall… Read More

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Top Five Robin Williams Performances

By On August 12, 2014

Well, it's really hard to pick out top five Robin Williams performances. He has had such a great career and played such a broad variety of parts. So I've picked five unusual appearances that… Read More