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Woody Allen’s Many On-Screen May-December Romances

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By Christopher Rosa

If you watched Woody Allen‘s latest film, Magic in the Moonlight over the weekend, you may have noticed something interesting about its romantic leads: Emma Stone and Colin Firth have a 28-year age difference between them. This example of a May-December romance is drastic but — surprise, surprise — not uncommon in Allen’s films.

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Morris Chestnut: The Best Man Wedding A “Complete Departure” From Previous Films

Morris Chestnut was busy fending off fans at Comic-Con yesterday, where he promoted his new TNT miniseries Legends. When not talking up his show with Sean Bean (aka: the star one of the most iconic Game of Thrones scene ever), he gave us a little scoop on what fans can expect from the just-announced Best Man threequel, out April 2016. Chestnut says writer/director Malcolm Lee told him The Best Man Wedding is “a complete departure” from the first two films.

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The Evolution of Hercules in Pop Culture

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This weekend marks Hercules’ return to the big screen. A staple in the hero canon, the half man, and half god has slayed lions, bedded mortal women, and even hung out with the Three Stooges. Over the past seven decades, the hero has transformed from an Italian Stallion of the 1950s to the Blockbuster Beefcake we see today thanks to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Kellan Lutz taking on the title role. With the former’s film (Hercules directed by Brett Ratner) opening this weekend, we thought it was a good time to look at the evolution of Hercules on the big screen.

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The Fifty Shades of Grey Trailer Serves Up Shirtless Jamie Dornan and Beyonce Covers

It’s here! Making its debut on the Today show Thursday morning, the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer titillated fans after Beyonce teased the upcoming release last weekend. Starring Jamie Dornan as Christian Grey and Dakota Johnson as Anastasia Steele, the film adaptation promises to deliver on all the sex, love and seduction that made E L James’ books an international best-seller.

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15 Pop Culture Faces Scarier Than The Masks In The Purge: Anarchy

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By Christopher Rosa

The Purge: Anarchy hits theaters this weekend, and we’re prepared to break into a cold sweat as we watch humans commit a mess of sinful acts during 12 hours of legalized crime. But the violence isn’t even the scariest part of this flick: It’s the masks people wear to do their dirty deeds that gives us chills.

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Frozen! 10 Chilly Movies To Help Beat The Summer Heat

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By Christopher Rosa 

FAIR WARNING: A FEW SPOILERS UP IN HERE. 

It’s hot outside. Crazy hot. Whether you’re getting burnt in the 100+ degree weather down South or sweltering in an urban jungle like New York City, one thing is certain: You’re sweating. And you’re not happy about it.

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Oh Baby! The 10 Creepiest Pregnancies In Pop Culture History

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Pregnancy is supposed to be a beautiful time. Lots of cuddling with your baby-daddy (or same-sex partner, whatever your sitch is), all the ice cream you want, attention from strangers. Not to mention the anticipation of delivering your very own, ultra-special baby human into the world. All true, but it’s also sort of scary. Who will this kid be? Will the delivery be a bloody, medieval mess? Will the child turn out to be a homicidal killer? Will you be expected to love it anyway? No wonder an entire sub genre of film and TV horror has been devoted to creepy-evil pregnancies (like Rosemary’s Baby and Village of the Damned). When Halle Berry’s new TV series, Extant, debuts on July 9th — where she plays an astronaut who returns from space, inexplicably pregnant, after a year away — we’ll get a taste of the latest version of maternity terror thrills.

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Summer Reading List: 15 Books To Read Before Going To The Movies

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Summer is here and for many, that means heading to the beach (or nearby park) for some fun in the sun. And while there is plenty to do — who doesn’t love a good game of frisbee? — it’s a great time to crack open a book. While the days summer reading assignments are long gone, the next three months has always been a perfect time to catch up on some great books. Because so many upcoming movies and TV shows, including The Fault in Our Stars and Edge of Tomorrow, are based on books, we thought it would be great to catch up on these reads before heading to the theaters.

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The Biggest Summer Blockbusters Of The Past Ten Years

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Summer is finally here and that means the blockbuster season is underway. With the heat rising outside, movie studios are hoping fans will go inside to watch one of hundreds of films opening between now and August. While it’s too early to determine a winner of the summer blockbuster season, X-Men: Days of Future Past is making a strong showing with a $90 million opening weekend and a total gross of over $124 million so far in North America. But coming up are the new Transformers flick, How to Train Your Dragon 2 and Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

All of these films have potential to score big, especially when you look back on the past summer blockbuster season. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen raked in $402 million in 2009. Superheros in the form of Spidey (Spider-Man 3) and Bruce Wayne (The Dark Knight) topped the box office in 2007 and 2008, respectively. And fans love animated films, as Shrek 2 and Toy Story 3 proven in the past. Click through the gallery of past summer season’s biggest hits. You may be surprised what films topped the box office or realize that things are all too familiar. (We’ll call it the sequel syndrome.)

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