10 Christmas Movies That Haven't Aged Well
Posted By Drew Taylor on Nov 25th 2014 3:28PM
In Charles Dickens's immortal "A Christmas Carol," Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts: the ghost of Christmas present, the ghost of Christmas past, and the ghost of Christmas future. When it comes to Christmas movies, there are plenty of titles that you've watched in the past, a few that you watch now, and even less that you'd watch in the future. Somehow, this analogy made more sense bef... read more
The Best (and Worst) Movie Draculas Ever, Ranked
Posted By Drew Taylor on October 10, 2014
This weekend Universal's "Dracula Untold," the first part in a massive, "Avengers"-like play for monster movie interconnectivity, blasts into theaters nationwide (on IMAX, to boot!) In the film, Luke Evans, who you might remember as the bad guy from the last "Fast and Furious" movie, plays Dracula as a tormented prince who makes a deal with the devil to save his land from invading Turks. And Evans...
10 Essential 'Walking Dead' Episodes to Watch Before the Season 5 Premiere
Posted By Moviefone Staff on October 10, 2014
By Jen Sansevere, The Walking Dead Fansite
It's hard to imagine, but it's true: There are people out there who have yet to sit down and watch an episode of "The Walking Dead." Sadly, even I was a little late to the game getting into this version of the global apocalypse caused by an undead infestation. But now that I have jumped in, there is no getting out.
For those few souls that are in th...
The Absolute Best (and Worst) Bond Villains Ever
Posted By Gary Susman on September 09, 2014
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 (including the most iconic Bondmobile, the Aston-Martin DB5), the Bond girls (three of them this time, n...
The 30 Best 'Simpsons' Episodes Ever (VIDEO)
Posted By Sharon Knolle on August 08, 2014
We're pretty darned excited for the "The Simpsons" "every episode ever" marathon on FXX, beginning on August 21. That's right, they'll be showing every single episode. That's a dizzying prospect, as is the task of narrowing down 552 episodes (or 228 hours) to only the very best.
In compiling this list, we realized that the fourth season was possibly when the show peaked with some if its great...
A History of the Most Embarrassing Sex Moments in Movies (PHOTOS & VIDEO)
Posted By Gary Susman on July 07, 2014
Maybe the reason filmmakers get so much comic mileage out of sexual embarrassment is that that's not how Hollywood usually depicts sex. Usually, movie sex is between two people with perfect bodies, glossily lit, who share a discreet and private moment and find equal and simultaneous rapture together. So when we get a movie like this week's "Sex Tape," one that presents the act in a harsher, more h...
10 Best Found-Footage Movies Ever (and the 5 Worst)
Posted By Gary Susman on July 07, 2014
Fifteen years ago this week, on July 16, 1999, moviegoers were stunned by a little Sundance-approved movie called "The Blair Witch Project," which purported to be the newly-discovered footage of three documentarians who disappeared in the Maryland woods while investigating an old ghost story. Those who hadn't been paying attention were fooled by the film's clever marketing to believe its frighteni...
Gary Oldman's 10 Most Transformative Roles (PHOTOS)
Posted By Jonny Black on July 07, 2014
Recently, Gary Oldman has been making headlines for the wrong reasons, but his talent and passion are undeniable.
Oldman is one of very few actors that can truly transform himself into a role, camouflaging himself so completely that you won't even recognize the British actor. With his voice and appearance changing dramatically from one part to the next, you might need a friend to remind you t...
Movie Aliens So Impossibly Cute You Just Want to Hug Them (PHOTOS)
Posted By Sharon Knolle on June 06, 2014
Ever since "E.T. the Extraterrestrial," not only did we learn that some aliens come in peace, but that many are actually quite adorable. Enter the star of "Earth to Echo," the tiny, owl-like alien who's a lot cuter than E.T., but in similar need of human assistance. He's also, of course, hoping to win your hard-earned cash when the film opens July 2.
Can Echo rank among the impressive list of M...
The Three Stages of Bill Murray's Brilliantly Bittersweet Career
Posted By Gary Susman on June 06, 2014
Bill Murray became a movie star 35 years ago this week, upon the release of "Meatballs" on June 29, 1979. His lead role as the head counselor at a sub-par summer camp marked a number of firsts: his first of four movies with director Ivan Reitman (the others were "Stripes" and the two "Ghostbusters"), his first of six movies with writer Harold Ramis (the four Reitman films, plus "Caddyshack" and "G...
Disney Villains: Ranking the Top 30 of All Time (PHOTOS)
Posted By Gary Susman on June 06, 2014
Admit it: Disney princesses and other heroes of Disney animated features can be... kinda bland. But the villains are always fascinating and alluring. Many are seductive and deceptive by nature, and most have much more flair and style than the protagonists who defeat them. Really, it's a wonder that it took so long for Disney to allow filmmakers to twist one of its stories to focus more on the vill...
12 Movie Moms With (Very) Bad Reputations
Posted By Sharon Knolle on May 05, 2014
This Mother's Day, as you fete your mom with flowers, brunch, and a homemade card, we pause to remember those movie matriarchs who never got the love they felt they deserved. Joan Crawford never got respect from her own daughter in "Mommie Dearest," and Carrie didn't heed her mother's warning about how they were all going to laugh at her at the prom. Tsk tsk, movie children. Your monster -- er, ...
10 Mainstream Movies That Are Basically Porn
Posted By Max Evry on September 09, 2014
Ever since the advent of cable TV, the idea of leaving the comfort of one's own home for a crowded movie theater with the intention of getting turned on has gotten less and less appealing. Why go out when Shannon Tweed, Shannon Whirry, or some other strategically nude woman named Shannon can set the mood with an improbably-hunky cable guy / pizza delivery dude?
Although not limited to Cinemax's...
The 10 Best 'Mad Men' Episodes Ever
Posted By Drew Taylor on April 04, 2014
This weekend, the first episode of the final season of "Mad Men" will air. Long championed as one of the defining series of this new golden era of television, the series, created by former "Sopranos" writer Matthew Weiner, is similarly entrenched in the halcyon days of Madison Avenue advertising: when a single magazine ad could change the course of history. The show often works best when it plac...
The 11 Most Badass American Movie Actors (PHOTOS)
Posted By Jonny Black on April 04, 2014
Here at Moviefone, we think America's greatness should be celebrated all year long -- or, at the very least, for an extra week. That's why we're declaring March 31 - April 4 "America F@$& Yeah" week, with five days of patriotic interviews and features that honor America and the movies.
Plenty of actors act tough and reckless off screen, but these American-born stars personify what it mean...
The 10 Most Ridiculous Movies Turned Into Books (PHOTOS)
Posted By Max Evry on March 03, 2014
"It's like another contemporary American phenomenon that's truly moronic. The novelizations of movies. You're much too brilliant for that."
– Woody Allen, "Manhattan"
Indeed, movie novelizations are a strange cultural artifact if there ever was one. Why would you want to read something you could spend 90-minutes watching? We could see people curious about a major blockbuster, ...
Oscars 2014: Ellen DeGeneres's 10 Best Jokes, Gags, and Zingers (PHOTOS + VIDEO)
Posted By Drew Taylor on March 03, 2014
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Last year's Oscar telecast set the bar pretty low. Seth MacFarlane's turn as an emcee was a horrible miscalculation. The energy and occasional charm that be brought to his cartoons and his unfathomably popular film "Ted" seemed to curdle while on stage, and the night dragged on in a series of unfunny songs and jokes that were tired, sexist, and bigoted. So all that Elle...
Oscars 2014 Fashion: The 17 Best & Worst Dressed Stars (PHOTOS)
Posted By Katie Roberts on March 03, 2014
This year's Oscars red carpet was a bit underwhelming -- maybe all the rain in Los Angeles this weekend scared the stars from taking chances? -- but there were a few bright spots that stood out. While not everyone's looks were entirely successful, they at least inspired plenty of conversation, which is all you can ask for from the Academy Awards.
Check out some of the best and worst loo...
Aging Action Stars: Ranking the Top 10 Heroes of Dadcore (PHOTOS)
Posted By Gary Susman on February 02, 2014
Judging by movies like this week's "3 Days to Kill" (starring Kevin Costner) and next week's "Non-Stop"(starring Liam Neeson), Hollywood's search for new action heroes is apparently over. For now, the movies are going to stick with the old ones. Stars who made their names beating up bad guys three decades ago may be in their fifties and sixties now, but they're still big box office draws, ...
2014 Family Movies: 15 Kid-Friendly Flicks We Can't Wait to See
Posted By Sandie Angulo Chen on January 01, 2014
While everyone else talks about their favorite, award-worthy movies of 2013, we're looking forward to 2014's family movies, a slate full of children's book adaptations, animated sequels, and original features that you and your kids should enjoy.
While 2014 doesn't include a full-length Pixar release (we'll have to wait until 2015 for "Inside Out"), it does boast the much-anticipated fo...
2014 Movies: The 44 Most Anticipated Blockbusters, Comedies, Dramas, & More
Posted By Drew Taylor on January 01, 2014
2013 was, by almost everyone's account, a pretty stellar year for movies, which it didn't necessary look like it was going to be from the outset, what with the high number of sequels, spin-offs, and "shared universe" titles on the calendar. (You can read our own recap of our 50 favorites here.)
We only mention that because, while 2014 looks similar in the sense that it is overstuffed w...