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Johnny Depp’s Dumb Hats, Ranked

Fox
Fox

Johnny Depp has worn many hats . Not in the artistic sense -- though he's also written and directed a film, and produced a handful of others, and has even been known to sing on command. No, we mean in the literal sense. The man has literally worn many dumb hats. His fondness for hats (on-screen, at least) can be traced as far back as '21 Jump Street,' and ever since then he's been insistent on making headwear some sort of affectation or statement or "his thing." It's not an exaggeration, either. Just when you think you've found a film in which Johnny Depp does not wear a hat ... boom, he sneaks one in on you. Here, we've collected and ranked Johnny Depp's dumb hats from his on-screen appearances, ranked in order from least dumb to the absolute dumbest. (To include the many dumb hats he wears off-screen would be too exhaustive.)

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Here’s 10 Vampire Movies That Truly Suck

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'Dracula Untold' is hitting theaters this weekend*, and truth be, uh, told, it doesn't look that great. But it could be worse -- a whole lot worse. Cinema has a rich history with blood-suckers, and thanks to the over-saturation in the genre, it's quite rare to see a great vampire film. For every good one, there's at least 10 not-so-good vampire flicks. Honestly, it was hard to choose just 10 because there are some real stinkers out there. As a disclaimer, we kept 'Twilight' out of this because it was just a little too obvious. We all know it's awful, we don't need to beat a dead sparkle-horse.
*Does Dracula's story really need to be told again? Yeah, dude, we get it.

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Filed Under: Category: Horror, Lists, Movie News

The 10 Greatest Movie Villains of the 80s

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Cannon Group/20th Century Fox

Fans of action movies often gauge a flick by the hero. People all have their favorites — Stallone, Schwarzenneger, Willis, the list goes on. But an action film star is only as good as his or her antagonist. Without an awesome villain to fight, the hero never gets the chance to escape from dangerous traps or foil nefarious plots.

So we thought it was time to recognize a few of the best villains who appeared on the silver screen. And since the art of the action movie was perfected in the 1980s, we’re digging through our old VHS tapes to find the best of the best movie villains.

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Category: Lists, Movie News

10 Director’s Cuts That Are Better Than the Original Releases

Directors Cuts
Warner Bros/DreamWorks/TriStar Pictures

Although many director’s cuts are a mixed bag (there’s a reason editors and directors are rarely the same person on a film), some versions prove the director really knew what he was doing and the studio would have done better to ignore the test screenings, market data and time constraints. Here are 10 director’s cuts that top the original releases.

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Category: Lists, Movie News

In Honor of ‘Inherent Vice,’ the Best Thomas Pynchon Character Names, Ranked

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Warner Bros.

In an effort to speed along the effort, we've taken it upon ourselves to list our eighteen favorite character names from Pynchon works. Why eighteen? Well, that's a hidden reference to a conspiracy that you need to argue about on message boards for years. Note: with the acres of episodic text that has poured from Pynchon's fingers, this is really just a drop in the bucket. We fully expect angry letters handwritten on graph paper to arrive via Thurn-und-Taxis post.

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Top Ten Classic G.I. Joe Comic Book Stories

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If there's one thing we've learned from our years on the Internet, it's that there's no aspect of comics that can't be broken down and quantified in a single definitive list, preferably in amounts of ten. And since there's no more definitive authority than ComicsAlliance, we're taking it upon ourselves to compile Top Ten Lists of everything you could ever want to know about comics.

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Filed Under: Category: Lists, Movie News, Videos

Remembering the Best Teen Comedies of the 90s and 00s

20th Century Fox/Miramax/Buena Vista
20th Century Fox/Miramax/Buena Vista

The late 90s and early 00s gave us some of the best teen comedies ever, and it's a shame because they just don't make 'em like they used to. Actually, they're hardly making them at all anymore. So put on those old flared jeans and join us as we take a look back at the best teen comedies of not-so-long-ago.

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‘The Expendables 3′: Embarrassment Rankings

Lionsgate
Lionsgate

While Stallone may be perfectly comfortable selling himself out, his accomplices on this latest jokey saga seem to have tackled their ludicrous material with varying degrees of seriousness – and as this ranked rundown details, also with varying degrees of embarrassment. Ahead, of the established stars, we rank from least to most who we feel the most embarrassed for that he (all hes!) is in 'The Expendables 3.'

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‘Ghostbusters 3′: Here’s Who We Think Should Star in a Female Version

Female Ghostbusters
Getty Images/Comedy Central

Over the weekend it was announced that Paul Feig is in negotiations to direct an all-female version of ‘Ghostbusters 3,’ which is the first bit of news to get us seriously interested since Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s names were briefly attached earlier this year. Feig, who also brought us ‘Bridesmaids’ and ‘The Heat,’ has given us some hilarious and truly great female-driven films. By making the new ‘Ghostbusters’ women, this project has so much more potential because there are so many insanely funny and talented women out there. We couldn’t help but put together a list of who we think should star in an all-female ‘Ghostbusters 3.’

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ IMAX Sneak Peek: What We Learned From Watching 17 Mins of Marvel’s Space Opera

Guardians of the Galaxy Sneak Peek
Marvel Studios

On Monday night, July 7, Marvel teamed with the folks at IMAX to screen 17 minutes of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' for fans ahead of the film's August 1 release. Tickets and seating were first come, first served, so you can imagine the turnout, but we were there to take in all the never-before-seen footage. And boy, was there a lot to take in.

Directed by James Gunn, 'Guardians of the Galaxy' stars Chris Pratt as the thief-turned-hero Star-Lord, Zoe Saldana as assassin Gamora, Dave Bautista as the crazed Drax The Destroyer, Bradley Cooper as the trigger-happy Rocket and Vin Diesel as the tree of a few words Groot, as they band together to stop the villains plans of Thanos and Ronan The Accuser. It's one of Marvel's most ambitious films to date, taking the universe established with The Avengers into outer space, and here's everything we learned from the 17-minute 'Guardians of the Galaxy: An IMAX 3D First Look.'

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