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‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Cameos: The 11 Marvel Characters Who Should Make a Guest Appearance

Agents of SHIELD cameos
Marvel

Problematic though Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ has proven, the recent announcement that Jaimie Alexander will put in an appearance as ‘Thor’’s Lady Sif has us excited for Marvel’s TV adventure all over again. So we had to wonder, what other Marvel Cinematic Universe characters could ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ attract, from a purely practical standpoint? And how might they figure into the story?

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The Second Coming of Matthew McConaughey: The Story Behind His Reinvention

Matthew McConaughey Reinvention Dallas Buyers Club
Getty Images

"Alright, alright, alright," said Matthew McConaughey as he took the stage Sunday night, January 12, at the 2014 Golden Globes. In an unexpected turn, the A-lister won the award for Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for his acclaimed role in 'Dallas Buyers Club.' This is not to say it wasn't well deserved, but who would have thought that the man formerly haunted by 'Ghosts of Girlfriends Past' could best the likes of such Hollywood Foreign Press favorites as Chiwetel Ejiofor, Idris Elba, Tom Hanks and Robert Redford?

This marked McConaughey's first Golden Globe nomination and win, and, as the actor said in his acceptance speech, a 20-year endeavor to get 'Dallas Buyers Club' off the ground and into theaters. But, as he stood to face the camera in a slimmer physique than the classic McConaughey our '90s selves have come to know, it also marked the completion of a long journey (of nearly five years) resurrecting his career from a fading rom-com star to a serious awards contender.

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Reel Women: Why Are We Still Talking About Lena Dunham’s Nudity on ‘Girls’?

Girls Lena Dunham
HBO

It's a new year and there's a new season of 'Girls,' which means people are going to stir the pot by asking redundant questions like, "Why is Lena Dunham naked so much on 'Girls'?" It's a question Dunham has been asked -- and answered, gracefully -- several times, but when recently confronted with the question for the umpteenth time alongside producers Jenni Konner and Judd Apatow at the TCAs, the response was an appropriately frustrated one. Why are we still asking Dunham about her nudity on 'Girls,' especially as the show enters its third season?

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Suiting Up for ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’: A Chat With One of Cinema’s Most Sought-After Tailors

The Wolf of Wall Street Interview Leonard Losdail
Paramount Pictures

“These are left over from the strippers,” says an extra adding a pile of crinkled white button-downs to the wardrobe station, its tables already drizzled with majorette hats, plastic tubs full of men’s brown, leather wingtips, and standalone racks of fully styled outfits. With some actors having participated in a bathroom brawl scene the night before and an airplane orgy earlier still, dozens of women with classic ‘Working Girl’-style hair poofs and men fitted in their stockbroker best begin lining up for a final approval before heading to the bullpen set, where they'd soon be bombarding Leonardo DiCaprio’s Jordan Belfort with job requests.

And despite all these distractions on the set of 'The Wolf of Wall Street,' these background actors made time to approach one man dressed in a classic, pinstriped suit to ask, "Is this the Leonard Logsdail?"

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Stairway to Hell: Revisiting the Legendary ‘Exorcist’ Steps on the Film’s 40th Anniversary

The Exorcist 40th anniversary
Warner Bros.

‘The Exorcist’ has plenty of memorably terrifying moments - Reagan’s curse-laden tirades, the split-pea vomit all over Max von Sydow, the bloody crucifix scene - but the ones that always stuck with me involved the infamous ‘Exorcist’ steps. Growing up in the D.C. suburbs probably had something to do with it, as my childhood home was only a half-hour away from the famed staircase (funny enough, I knew about the steps years before I even saw the film).

This Christmas marks the 40th anniversary of the release of 'The Exorcist,' originally released on December 26, 1973 In honor of its place in movie history - specifically, the four decades it has spent scaring the living crap out of audiences all over the globe - it’s worth taking a brief look back at the history of the staircase and how director William Friedken managed to turn it into a horror landmark.

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New York Stories: A Complete Ranking of Martin Scorsese’s Films

Martin Scorsese
Oliver Morris, Huston Archives

His films are transcendent. His influence is immeasurable. He is one of the greatest film directors, living or dead. So, how do you begin to definitively rank the 23 movies directed by Martin Scorsese?

This ranking was not just compiled by one writer, or even by a group of editors debating over lunch in a conference room

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Why Is It So Hard To Make a Great Comedy Sequel?

Paramount
Paramount

Film history is littered with the corpses of sequels to your favorite comedies.

That's something that 'Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues' director Adam McKay and star Will Ferrell know and it's probably one of the key reasons why the sequel took nearly a decade to get made. Any sequel runs the risk of tarnishing a legacy of a

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He’s Kind of a Big Deal: Meet the Anchorman Who Was the Real Life Ron Burgundy

Mort Crim Anchorman Ron Burgundy
YouTube/Paramount Pictures

Back in 2000, Will Ferrell was winding down as the star of 'Saturday Night Live' (he would leave after that season ended). He had a series of smaller, supporting roles in movies like 'Austin Powers' and 'Zoolander' but had yet to break through in a leading role. His search for the right project was jumpstarted one night when he was at home, watching an A&E 'Biography' special when he came upon a man who would spark inspiration and change both Ferrell's career and the modern state of comedy forever.

That man, that anchorman, was Mort Crim.

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Why We’re Surprisingly OK With a ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Spinoff

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER spinoff
CBS

Kids, remember when spinoffs seemed to all of a sudden become the go-to extension plan for aging TV series, and in the same year TV managed to churn out 'Breaking Bad’ spinoff ‘Better Call Saul,’ ‘The Walking Dead’ companion series, and ‘The Vampire Diaries’ spinoff ‘The

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Is It Time For Hugh Jackman to Retire as Wolverine?

Wolverine Hugh Jackman
20th Century Fox

When 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' opens in theaters next summer, Hugh Jackman will have starred as Wolverine in seven different movies. It's a feat few actors have done before (see: Leonard Nimoy, Daniel Radcliffe and Desmond Llewelyn) and impressive that an actor of Jackman's caliber would stick with one character for so long. But, as Jackman enters talks with 20th Century Fox for yet another movie (a follow-up to this summer's successful 'The Wolverine'), we have to ask, is it time for Jackman and Logan to part ways?

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