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Top 7 Manliest Swordfights in Film History
Scenes of swordplay have been entertaining filmgoers since the days of the nickelodeon. But these bloodless dance routines could hardly be described as "fights". They were the martial equivalent of sitcom couples in separate beds. As movie audiences grew more sophisticated, however, they craved more from their fight sequences. They needed to see the brutal reality of mortal combat.
Top 10 Academy Awards Conspiracy Theories
Are the Academy Awards rigged? Film buffs, conspiracy theorists and bloggers have raised the question for years, but have been unable to back up its claims that Saving Private Ryan, Traffic and other Best Picture nominees were snubbed by some undetermined "higher-ups." Of course, the Academy maintains that the voters vote... and the winner is whoever gets the highest total. That hasn't ended the suspicions... nor has it done much to stop these 10 nominees for biggest Oscar conspiracy.
Real-Life Navy SEAL Rates the Authenticity of 10 Navy SEAL Movies
How authentic is the new Navy SEAL movie, Act of Valor? Authentic enough to pique the interest of a retired Navy SEAL Captain, who has seen the trailer and expects the film's employment of real-life active-duty SEALs as actors to come with a proper level of accuracy. As someone who understands the reasons and requirement for movies to focus on entertainment over realism, however, he wonders if the authenticity will have a negative effect on the public reception. "It may turn out to be a very good movie," he tells me. "Whether itís something that the public will think is a good movie, I donít know. I think the SEALs will like it. It is not going to be a disservice to us. Weíre not going to be treated as some sanctioned psycho bunch. We do the hard things and I think thatís how itís going to come across."
20 Gadgets That Innovate Ordinary Things
Do you love gadgets? Well, if you are going to answer ďNoĒ, you probably just donít know what I mean. Gadgets are little (and huge) devices that are meant to make our lives easier. They do not necessarily mean any technological innovations, sometimes these are ordinary things with enhanced functionality. So today I am going to show you how daily-routine things may be optimized so that you could never imagine. You have dreamed about them without even knowing this is possible!
20 Pieces of Superhero Mashup Art
Sure superhero fan art can be fun on its own, but you know whatís better? Non-superheroes suddenly transformed into amazing men and women of comic book lore. Sure they might not be as good at saving the world, but from an aesthetic perspective, theyíre way more fun.
The 15 Best Films About Addiction
As one of the most painful and heart-wrenching of human experiences, addiction inherently provides a wealth of narratives creative types can constantly visit and revisit. Whether through film, writing, song, art, or other medium, the serious medical condition always comes bundled with swirling emotions for the affected and their loved ones alike. Even though the details inevitably differ from individual to individual, the agony and the ecstasy almost always remain the same.
5 Leadership Mistakes Of The Galactic Empire
My colleague Dorothy Pomerantz notes that this weekend, the re-issued 3-D version of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, pulled down about $23 million in the Box Office over the weekend. This got my mind to pondering the mistakes that people make, ranging from making the Star Wars prequels to reissuing them in 3-D to actually going to relive the misery that was The Phantom Menace all over again. But mistakes are learning opportunities. And in thinking about Star Wars, letís leave the prequels behind and focus on the original trilogy. It occurs to me that the Star Wars films have a lot to teach us about leadership styles. In particular, the Galactic Empire strikes me as a quintessential example of how not to effectively run an organization. Letís take a look at five of the Empireís biggest mistakes and see how you can avoid them in your own organization.
10 Internal Questions Women Have That Men Never Do
Every time I hear a man say something like ďwomen are confusing,Ē I think, ďUh, what the hell are you confused about? Pick up Cosmo, watch Sex in the City, and figure it out.Ē But maybe itís time to do more to unveil some mystery about this specimen they call woman. Letís start with some daily questions women have ó that they commonly keep to themselves ó that men definitely donít.
Top 10 Movie Characters Who Suffer from Dissociative Identity Disorder
Our minds allow us to interpret what we perceive externally, yet there is still so much left unexplained about the mind itself. If it is true we only use a fraction of our total brain capacity, what exactly is left untapped? While a lot is yet to be uncovered, we already have a pretty impressive list of the mindís abilities and defects. And there are a lot of defects. One in particular, regardless of how uncommon it is in actuality, comes up time and again in film. It is dissociative identity disorder, also known as multiple (or split) personality disorder. Here are ten film characters who suffer from the very disorder, often for our amusement.