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Quiz: Guess the Actor Based on Their Inaccurate Action Figure!

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by Matt Singer 19 hours ago
They’ve just wrapped up a massive Global Unboxing Event for #ForceFriday, the grand unveiling of the new toys for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And looking through the acton figures that were unveiled, there are some really impressive likenesses. The little Finn, for example, really looks like John Boyega. And then are a few that don’t. The action figure version of Rey could be Daisy Ridley. But if you put it in front of me with no context (and no awesome BB-8 accessory), I’d probably be a little lost. I might guess it’s a Natalie Portman figure from Revenge of the Sith.

Don’t Make Us Force You to Watch the Top Five Weirdest Star Wars Toys

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by ScreenCrush Staff 3 days ago
In the tradition of ScreenCrush series like You Think You Know Movies, You Think You Know TV, and Post Credits comes a brand new YouTube series: Top Five! Each week (or so; we’ve got a lot of other stuff going on), ScreenCrush editor and critic Matt Singer will count down a particular topic from the world of movies (and probably write these introductory posts in the third person).

Here Are the Results of Our Best of Summer 2015 Survey!

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by Matt Singer August 25, 2015 @ 12:44 PM
Warner Bros./Marvel/Pixar/Universal Pictures
Last week we put it to you, the readers of ScreenCrush: What was the best movie of summer 2015? What was the worst movie? Who gave the best performance? What were the overrated and underrated movies? What movie most deserves a sequel? And what summer 2016 movie are you most excited to see?

Ranking the Worst Parents of the 2015 Summer Movie Season

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by Matt Singer August 20, 2015 @ 1:39 PM
Warner Bros.
When it’s all said and done, the summer of 2015 will be remembered for a few things. The way Jurassic World dominated the humanoid world; the ocean of tears that flooded theaters showing Inside Out; Straight Outta Compton topping superheroes and reboots at the August box office. What’s likely to get overlooked amidst those stories is the summer’s biggest theme, one that ran through many of the season’s biggest hits and flops: Terrible parents.

Go Back to the Beginning With the Top Five Movie Reboots of All-Time

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by ScreenCrush Staff August 20, 2015 @ 10:33 AM
In the tradition of ScreenCrush series like You Think You Know Movies, You Think You Know TV, and Post Credits comes a brand new YouTube series: Top Five! Each week (or so; we’ve got a lot of other stuff going on), ScreenCrush editor and critic Matt Singer will count down a particular topic from the world of movies (and probably write these introductory posts in the third person).

The 50 Best Movie Taglines in History

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by Matt Singer August 18, 2015 @ 8:11 AM
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away (somewhere near West Orange, New Jersey) movies were simple things; made silently, projected in black and white. With time, their production grew more sophisticated. And as the movies themselves got more intricate, so too did their marketing. It wasn’t long into the history of movies that ads started carrying taglines; snappy ad copy designed to explain a movie’s premise at a glance and convince potential viewers to plunk down their hard-earned dollars for a ticket. Filmsite.org dates the practice all the way back to the silent era (“Love, Locomotives, and Laughs” read the tagline for The General), but the practice as we know it really came of age in the late 1970s, as the blockbuster era ushered in a whole new level of movie advertising.

25 Movies With Completely Baffling CinemaScores

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by Matt Singer August 13, 2015 @ 2:59 PM
Since 1978, moviegoing audiences’ opinions about current releases have been measured by CinemaScore. “Hollywood’s Benchmark” (as the company calls itself) polls patrons at theaters all around the country (and Canada) to find out what customers really think about the movies they pay to see. According to the company’s own website, CinemaScore arrives at its ratings...

Top Five Movie Fast Food Tie-Ins to Satisfy Your Cinematic Hunger

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by ScreenCrush Staff August 10, 2015 @ 1:22 PM
In the tradition of ScreenCrush series like You Think You Know Movies, You Think You Know TV, and Post Credits comes a brand new YouTube series: Top Five! Each week (or so; we’ve got a lot of other stuff going on), ScreenCrush editor and critic Matt Singer will count down a particular topic from the world of movies (and probably write these introductory posts in the third person).

Every Tom Cruise Movie Ranked (By the Magnificence of His Hair)

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by Matt Singer July 31, 2015 @ 8:11 AM
Fox
There are many ways to rank the works of Tom Cruise. One might consider the quality of his performance, the overall caliber of the production, or the skillfulness of the action sequences. Those are all valid measurements, but I prefer to judge them according to what really matters: the uncanny beauty of Tom Cruise’s hair.

13 Posters Where Adam Sandler Has the Exact Same Expression

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by Matt Singer July 24, 2015 @ 2:57 PM
I’m currently working on an essay that considers Sandler as an artist and filmmaker. I don’t like Pixels (or Grown Ups [or Jack and Jill (or Just Go For It [or The Cobbler])]) but I have liked Adam Sandler movies in the past. My college dorm room VHS collection included Billy Madison and Happy Gilmore, and I was thrilled when he collaborated with Paul Thomas Anderson on Punch-Drunk Love. I think You Don’t Mess With the Zohan is an underrated movie (seriously; it’s funny and sweet). Despite mounting evidence to the contrary, I think he’s a talented guy with creative days ahead of him.