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The Troublemakers

They learned that she can push open a bathroom door and crawl away laughing since I'm pooping and can't chase her.<p>Then my wife will just come by and …

The best apps for New York City

We’re all agreed that NY is the greatest city in the world, right? We’ll admit that sometimes the sheer size of the city can be intimidating, but …

Apps

Here Is the Simple Mind-Trick That Makes Every Movie and TV Show Seem Better

Have you watched a film or television series lately that left you unsatisfied, confused, or vaguely disgruntled? Was there a moment in, say,</i> …

9 Long Movie Tracking Shots

Through long takes and immersive tracking shots, films and TV shows like <i>Goodfellas</i>, <i>Boogie Nights</i>, and <i>True Detective</i> have given viewers the impression …

The 25 Best Action Movies Since Die Hard

A quarter of a century ago this week, John McTiernan’s action masterpiece <i>Die Hard</i> was released into theaters, and it's not an understatement to say …

The 25 Best Horror Movies Since The Shining

<i>This list initially ran on October 29, 2013. Also, read Bilge Ebiri’s</i> <i>essay on why</i> Mulholland Drive <i>is a great horror film</i>.<p>One third of a century ago, …

Here’s a massive chart of the massive ships of famous science fiction series

Scale has always been an defining characteristic in science fiction. After all, against the belittling, infinite vastness of the universe, creators …

5 Tips for Tina Fey on Becoming a Movie Star

The movies need Tina Fey more than she needs the movies, but when it comes to big-screen projects, Hollywood hasn't given the Emmy-winning <i>30 Rock</i> …

You Can Now Buy ‘Back to the Future’ Sneakers with USB Ports

A while back, Nike came out with a limited edition <i>Back to the Future</i> sneaker, priced at over $3,000, with proceeds to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. It’s unclear to me what kind of loser would actually wear such a sneaker (Justin Bieber?), but demand for the product ran high. According to …

Bond Movie Villains, Ranked Worst to Best

Why does "Goldfinger" remain so thoroughly entertaining, 50 years after its release (on September 18, 1964)? The third James Bond film, and the breakthrough in the franchise's worldwide popularity, "Goldfinger" has plenty going for it -- that slinky Shirley Bassey theme song, the great gadgetry …

Matt Damon Bourne 5: Actor Returns to Franchise With Paul Greengrass

Shocking news in the world of Bourne: reports say <b>Matt Damon</b> and <b>Paul Greengrass</b> are making deals to return for their third <b>Jason Bourne</b> film together. …

Digging Up 'The Skeleton Twins': 10 Great On-screen Sibling Stories

If you were raised with siblings, you're likely familiar with a very particular dynamic: one whose core is made up of teasing and challenging and …

'That silly little dress': the story behind Marilyn Monroe's iconic scene

Sixty years ago, on 15 September, 1954, Marilyn Monroe stood on a subway grate in New York City wearing a little white dress and fought an upward breeze. The scene from the Seven Year Itch, went on to become one of the most iconic moments in movie history. But a lot more went into to the scene than …

‘Dogs And Cats Living Together’: The Best Of Bill Murray’s ‘Ghostbusters’ Ad-Libs

Bill Murray’s ability to convey hilarity through facial expressions is unprecedented, his knack for timing is uncanny, the ease in which he rifles off skewering darts poisoned with abnormal amounts of sarcasm is unparalleled. And then… there are his improvisational skills.<p>Improvisation, or …

10 Great Film Directors and Their Very Specific Obsessions

There are some directors whose work you can identify on the spot because of their films’ style, look, music, or the actors involved. (Think Wes …

The Wine Was Fake In ‘Sideways’ And Other Things You Might Not Know About The Film Ten Years Later

Movies devoted to alcohol seemingly fall into one of two categories: you have depressing dramas like <i>Leaving Las Vegas</i>, and then you have your goofy comedies such as <i>Beerfest</i> or <i>The World’s End</i>. <i>Sideways</i>, a movie about two 40-something men drinking and fornicating their way through wine country managed …

Why do we love prison movies?

“Shawshank Redemption.” “Chopper.” “Starred Up.” Something about films set in jails keeps reeling us in<p>You can say this for prison: It seems to give actors roles they can really sink their teeth into. For many actors, a prison film can be an opportunity for (pardon the pun) a real breakout …

In Order of Disappearance review – Nordic black comedy thriller

After Scandi-noir comes Scandi-blanc, with this snowblinded black comedy about a plough-driver wreaking revenge upon the drug dealers who killed his son. Stellan Skarsgård is Nils Dickman, the stoical Swedish path-clearer who wins a citizen of the year award in Norway (“You’re the most Norwegian …

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33 Things Every New Yorker Should Do This Fall

There are crisp days perfect for walks in the park, hot apple cider from local farmers markets, and football.<p>Plenty of events and festivals, from the New York City Marathon to the Wine & Food Festival, also take place.<p>Autumn officially starts Sept. 22, so get ready for the new season with our …

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Travel Photography

'99 Red Balloons' Played With Red Balloons Is Breathtaking

And you thought the guy who could twist balloons into poodles was cool.<p>Check out this video of musician Andrew Huang playing the 1980s Nena hit "99 Red Balloons" with nothing but red balloons.<p>"Thought about using 99 balloons but it worked with 4 so meh," Huang wrote in the YouTube description.<p>Huang …

Teen May Get 2 Years For Pic Of Fake Oral Sex With Jesus (PHOTO)

Will this boy get punished for coming to Jesus?<p>A Pennsylvania teen may face up to two years behind bars for allegedly taking a photo of himself simulating oral sex with a statue of Jesus, Kron 4 reports.<p>The photo was taken in front of Love in the Name of Christ, a Christian organization in Everett, …

Bear Wanders Onto Golf Course, Does A Pole Dance, Kind Of

When a baby bear found its way onto a golf course resort in Canada's Rocky Mountains, it put on quite a show.<p>As you can see in the video above, the cub is <i>unbearably</i> shameless on a pole:<p>"It's like the circus!" exclaims a spectator.<p>The clip reminds us curious animals can be just as playful as …

Lego’s Tower of Power

Is any art form quite as fraught as the toy-inspired film? Its existence is fundamentally cynical: I can sell toys, therefore I am. And yet, to achieve its true goal, the toy movie must evoke the sincerity, humor, and psychological engagement that children experience when they’re cross-legged on …

Kids

My Boss Joan Rivers Was Like Nothing You'd Ever Expect and Like Everything You Probably Imagined

The first time I met Joan Rivers, I almost peed my pants.<p>I had been invited to submit a writing sample for a cable pilot she was hosting and she’d asked to meet with me. The producers of the show were friends of mine and told me she’d said, “I want this guy,” indicating my submission. They laughed …

Comedy