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From Jennifer Lawrence to General Zod: What We're Thankful For This Year

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by Britt Hayes November 27, 2013 @ 9:40 AM
AMC/Lionsgate/Paramount/20th Century Fox
It's Thanksgiving, which means it's time to sit around and stuff your face and talk about what you're thankful for -- that might be your friends, your job, or your health. For us, it's all of that, sure, but it's also movies and TV, obviously. And there were a lot of amazing things happening in 2013 that we're pretty happy about. Join us as we give thanks to the best people and moments in movies and television that made us thankful for screens both big and small.

The Best Netflix Instant Movies to Watch With Your Entire Family

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by Jacob Hall November 26, 2013 @ 7:28 AM
Netflix
The holiday season is upon us. The next two months will see millions of people all over the world traveling home to see their families and, since this is the 21st century, avoiding conversation with them by putting on Netflix. But this is a time of mixed company. If you are going to stream something, you better be sure it's a good choice for both the adults and the kids in the room.
That's easier said than done. Netflix's "Just For Kids" section is a nightmare of awful direct-to-DVD junk that would make anyone over the age of eight contemplate leaping out the nearest window. Every other section is riddled with movies that will either bore a kid to tears or traumatize him. Picking a movie that the whole family will enjoy is tough work, but someone has to do it!
So let us do it for you. Forget about labels. Forget about what Netflix says or recommends. When it comes to entertaining your entire family, here are the 15 movies that will work every time.

10 Movies to Watch Before (or After) 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

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by Jacob Hall November 21, 2013 @ 2:43 PM
Lionsgate
Chances are strong that you're going to see 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' this weekend because practically the entire Jennifer Lawrence-loving world is going to see 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' this weekend. And you'll probably love it...

The 2013 ScreenCrush Holiday Gift Guide!

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by Jacob Hall November 18, 2013 @ 10:30 AM
DC
We've already done the hard work for you! Welcome to the 2013 ScreenCrush Holiday Gift Guide, where we're letting you know what you have to pick up this holiday season. If you're shopping for a geek or a movie fan, fret not -- you can't go wrong with anything on this list!

The 10 Best Bill Murray Performances of All-Time

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by Jacob Hall November 13, 2013 @ 9:38 AM
Warner Bros./Focus Features/Columbia Pictures
Bill Murray is amazing.
We probably don't need us to tell you that because you, being the fine surveyor of popular culture that you are, already knows that Mr. Murray is an international treasure. One of the funniest men who has ever lived and one of the greatest actors to appear in the movies, he's had his fair share of ups and downs...but when your highs are as high as his, you're allowed the occasional 'Operation Dumbo Drop.'
There's never a good reason to not talk about Bill Murray and his frequently astonishing (and occasionally bewildering) career, so let's take a few steps back, take a look at everything he's done and pick out the best of the best. These are the 10 best performances of Bill Murray's career.

Watch: Celebrities Who Were Contestants on Game Shows Before They Were Famous

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by Britt Hayes October 29, 2013 @ 9:28 AM
Trimark Pictures/NBC/Sony
Sometimes it can be hard to crack Hollywood when you're an up and coming actor. You've got to play the game -- or in this case, the game show. Many of your favorite actors and actresses were guests on classic game shows before they hit the big time and became household names. From Arnold Schwarzenegger to Pee-wee Herman, these stars knew that it was all about leaving a lasting impression ... and it worked! Read on to watch your favorite celebrities on game shows before they became famous.

Almost Heroes: The Most Hilarious International Bootleg Superheroes

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by Jacob Hall October 22, 2013 @ 9:49 AM
YouTube
As the international box office for films like 'The Avengers,' 'The Dark Knight' and 'Iron Man 3' will show you, superheroes are not just an American business. Batman, Superman, Spider-Man and other costumed vigilantes are massively popular all over the world, earning billions of dollars a year with their cinematic adventures.
Of course, there was a time before superhero movies were so common in America. Naturally, that meant superhero cinema was less common in other nations. Which means that the world is rich with lousy superhero bootlegs produced by other countries to capitalize on characters they didn't own. The results are countless productions that simply boggle the mind, films and shorts that take iconic superheroes and transform them into something completely bonkers to appeal to a different culture.
This list is just the tip of the iceberg.

The 10 Scariest Television Episodes Ever Produced

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by Jacob Hall October 17, 2013 @ 7:34 AM
Warner Bros. Television
With Halloween just around the corner, it's time to celebrate the scariest episodes of TV that ever aired. Here are the episodes that left a lasting mark in your nightmares. Some come from genre shows that always offered a scare or two and others come from shows that had no business treading into the horror genre but did so anyway.
And a special note: this list is deliberately not including episodes of anthology shows, so no 'Twilight Zone,' 'Tales From the Crypt,' 'Night Gallery' and so on. After all, we could fill this entire list with 'Twilight Zone' episodes. But we digress. Onto the list!