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Is ‘Spy’ Any Good? Mike and Matt Debate on the Latest Episode of ‘Post Credits’

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by ScreenCrush Staff June 1, 2015 @ 2:53 PM
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Welcome back to another installment of Post Credits, ScreenCrush’s movie review show. On this week’s episode, ScreenCrush Editor-in-Chief Mike Sampson and Managing Editor and Film Critic Matt Singer each debate whether to use their license to kill on Spy, the new action comedy from Bridesmaids director Paul Feig and star Melissa McCarthy.

10 Frightening Facts You Might Not Know About ‘Insidious’

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by ScreenCrush Staff June 1, 2015 @ 11:56 AM
Insidious, the 2010 horror movie from director James Wan, made almost $100 million and has spawned a trilogy of films. But, the original was shot with a budget of just $1.5 million and produced in just three weeks! That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which takes a trip into The Further with Insidious!

Realize There Is No Spoon With These 10 Facts About ‘The Matrix’

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by ScreenCrush Staff May 28, 2015 @ 11:34 AM
Before Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne and Carrie-Anne Moss, The Wachoswkis had some very different cast members in mind for The Matrix. The directors initially offered the roles of Neo, Morpheus and Trinity to Will Smith, Sean Connery and Janet Jackson, all of whom turned down the film. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which swallows a big, red pill with The Matrix!

15 Facts You Might Not Know About ‘Blade Runner’

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by ScreenCrush Staff May 26, 2015 @ 10:57 AM
It’s hard to imagine anyone else besides Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard in Blade Runner. Even Philip K. Dick, who wrote the novel the film is based on said, “If Harrison Ford had not played that role, Deckard would never become an actual person.” But, it almost was not Harrison Ford. Director Ridley Scott was in talks with Dustin Hoffman to star in the film (alongside Blondie lead singer Debbie Harry), before both were recast, just three months before shooting began. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which tracks down replicants with Blade Runner!

Cowabunga, Here Are 10 Facts You Might Not Know About ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’!

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by ScreenCrush Staff May 21, 2015 @ 10:51 AM
If you didn’t like Michael Bay’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, just know that it could’ve been a lot worse. An early draft of the script turned the Turtles into aliens from another dimension and Shredder was turned into Colonel Schroeder, a secret alien who can grow blades. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which gets totally tubular with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!

Is ‘Tomorrowland’ Any Good? Mike and Matt Debate on the Latest Episode of Post Credits

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by ScreenCrush Staff May 18, 2015 @ 5:15 PM
Welcome back to another installment of Post Credits, ScreenCrush’s movie review show. On this week’s episode, ScreenCrush Editor-in-Chief Mike Sampson and Managing Editor and Film Critic Matt Singer get a fast pass to a world beyond, as they debate Brad Bird’s much-anticipated sci-fi thriller Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson.

Live Long and Prosper With These 15 ‘Star Trek’ Facts

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by ScreenCrush Staff May 18, 2015 @ 12:44 PM
Though J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek was the 11th film in the franchise, it was actually the first ever Star Trek movie to win an Oscar. At the 2010 movie, the film took home the trophy for Best Makeup, beating Il Divo and The Young Victoria. That’s just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which focuses on the new Star Trek!

These ‘Mission: Impossible’ Facts Will Self Destruct in Five Seconds

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by ScreenCrush Staff May 14, 2015 @ 2:02 PM
Mission: Impossible is a pretty action-packed film. But, for all its action, would you believe that Tom Cruise’s Ethan Hawke never once fires a gun? Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to check out the rest of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which focuses on the original Mission: Impossible!

Post Credits: ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’ Video Review Cruises Into the Wasteland

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by ScreenCrush Staff May 12, 2015 @ 1:04 PM
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Welcome back to another episode of Post Credits, ScreenCrush’s movie review show. On this week’s show, ScreenCrush Editor-in-Chief Mike Sampson and Managing Editor and Film Critic Matt Singer journey into the bleakest of wastelands (aka Williamsburg Brooklyn) to discuss the long-awaited fourth Mad Max film, Mad Max: Fury Road.

10 Facts You Might Not Know About ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’

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by ScreenCrush Staff May 11, 2015 @ 11:02 AM
It’s been almost 30 years since the last Mad Max movie (Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome) hit theaters in 1985, and almost ever since then director George Miller has been working on a sequel. That sequel, Mad Max: Fury Road, has been in the works for over 25 years and started filming over three years ago. In the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, we take a look at Fury Road. It’s time to remember The Road Warrior. The man we called “Max”…