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I Am Jack’s 20 Facts About ‘Fight Club’

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 23, 2015 @ 5:12 AM
If you're a big Fight Club fan (and, if so, who can blame you), you might have seen a lot of the subliminal messages cut throughout the film like the many split-second Tyler Durden appearances or the occasional flashes of, ahem, the male anatomy. But, here's something you may have missed: director David Fincher says there is a Starbucks coffee cup hidden in every scene of the movie.

15 Frightening Facts About Ridley Scott’s ‘Alien’

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 19, 2015 @ 8:59 AM
Alien is now widely considered to be one of the best sci-fi/horror films ever made, but originally Fox didn't want to make it. In fact, it was only the success of another one of the biggest sci-fi films of all-time — Star Wars — that convinced the studio to give director Ridley Scott the greenlight. So, without Chewbacca, there would be no xenomorphs. This is just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which focuses on Alien!

The Top-Rated Television Shows of the Last 60 Years

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 18, 2015 @ 11:40 AM
NBC
Over the past 60 years, just 26 shows have held the coveted title of a season’s top-rated series. They run the gamut from sitcoms to Westerns to medical dramas to soap operas and back. Viewers’ taste remains fascinatingly cyclical; 60 years ago, the most popular show in America was a game show; 45 years later, a similar game show reigned supreme. Some of the shows in this gallery remained firmly ingrained in the fabric of popular culture; others have faded away. (Paging Dr. Marcus Welby...) But at one point in time (or, in a few cases, at several points) these 26 series were the most popular in the entire country.

‘Insidious 3’ Trailer: This Is How You Die

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 18, 2015 @ 10:36 AM
Insidious director James Wan has moved on to the Fast and Furious franchise, but that doesn't mean the Insidious films are dead. Instead, Wan's creative partner and Saw co-creator Leigh Whannell has stepped up to continue the series with Insidious Chapter 3, which serves as a prequel to the original two films. But is it still scary?

‘Mockingjay — Part 2’ Trailer and Poster: The Fire Will Burn Forever

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 18, 2015 @ 9:39 AM
Lionsgate
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 just hit DVD last week, but we've already got a new trailer and poster for Mockingjay — Part 2, which opens in theaters this November. But, if you're expecting to see a lot of Jennifer Lawrence, you're going to be disappointed.

Go Into the Light With These 10 ‘Poltergeist’ Facts

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 16, 2015 @ 12:42 PM
If you thought the movie version of Poltergeist was creepy, that's nothing compared to how it was on set. During the film's finale, the production used actual human skeletons instead of props because it was cheaper to buy the real ones. And they wonder why this movie is cursed? This is just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which focuses on Poltergeist! All are welcome to watch!

10 ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’ Facts About Your Favorite Gifted Youngsters

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 12, 2015 @ 3:51 PM
In the original comics version of Days of Future Past, the X-Men travel into the distant future of...2013. Which, of course, is actually before the present day of X-Men: Days of Future Past in 2014 (the movie instead travels to 2023). This is just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which goes back to the future with X-Men: Days of Future Past!

SXSW 2015 Preview: 10 Must-See Movies From This Year’s Festival

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 12, 2015 @ 8:11 AM
Universal
In a couple hours, the ScreenCrush staff will head down to Austin, Texas for the annual celebration of movies, music, and smoked meats known as South by Southwest. The 2015 lineup is one of the strongest in years, and we’ll only be in town for a couple days, so we’ve spent way too many hours studying the lineup and trying to figure out the best way to maximize our time, see as many great films (and eat as much barbecue) as humanly possible. Our extensive research yielded the following list of ten movies we’re dying to see at SXSW 2015; click the link in each title to go to each’s page at SXSW.com, where you’ll find all the details on screening times and locations. In alphabetical order, here’s Screencrush’s 10 most anticipated movies at South by Southwest:

‘Unfriended’ Is Premiering at SXSW and You Can Join Us at the Afterparty!

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by ScreenCrush Staff March 9, 2015 @ 2:29 PM
We’ll be down at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin later this week and one of the film's we're looking forward to is Unfriended, the new horror film from producer Jason Blum (The Purge, Insidious). The film is unique because it takes place entirely within one teen's computer screen as she and her friends are stalked by an unseen figure seeking vengeance for a video that led a girl to kill herself a year earlier. Unfriended is having its world premiere at SXSW, and we want you to join us at the exclusive afterparty!