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Oliver Stone’s Underrated Vietnam Movie Looks at the War in a New Light

The 1993 drama is a heartbreaking real-life account of innocence, tragedy, and forgiveness.

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‘It’s a Wonderful Life’s Unscripted Scene Has a Deeper Meaning

Jimmy Stewart’s past experiences led to this unscripted tearjerker in the Frank Capra classic.

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The Horror Movie That Puts a Festive Twist on ‘The Terminator'

Come with me if you want festive horror.

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Every DCEU End-Credits Scene That Didn’t Lead to Anything

Not every plot introduced in the DCEU reached an end.

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2023's Creepiest Horror Release Is a 12-Minute Short Film

And the director is an 18-year-old who's getting his own A24 film.

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DreamWorks, It’s Time To Revive the ‘Rise of the Guardians’ Franchise

The unlikely superhero team-up based on holiday figures should make its long-awaited comeback.

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The Clint Eastwood Western That Doubles as an Anti-War Movie

The Western icon depicts the genre at its most fatalistic.

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The Christmas Western That’s Also One of John Wayne’s Best

'3 Godfathers' used Christmas themes to tell a story of redemption.

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The David Lynch Movie That Inspired Bradley Cooper To Become an Actor

He is not an animal! He is a human being. He is Bradley Cooper!

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Sebastian Maniscalco Kills Off the Old-School Gangster in Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’

The popular comic and ‘Bookie’ star carries a heavy dramatic weight to Scorsese's gangster epic.

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Stanley Kubrick's Christmas Movie Faced Some Serious Censorship

This major Kubrick film was met with some serious censorship when it was first released in theaters.

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Cary Grant Gave Us a Forbidden Romance in This Christmas Classic

"There are few people who know the secret of making a heaven here on earth. You are one of those rare people."

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Why Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Christmas Classic Was So Controversial

This holiday classic was not so merry behind the scenes.

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'National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation': The Griswold Family Tree Explained

No, we don't mean the tree Clark dragged in.

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All The New Movies Coming to Streaming This Week: 'Rebel Moon,' 'Saltburn,' and More

This week's new streaming releases include new films from celebrated filmmakers and the latest epic from Zack Snyder.

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George Clooney Dodged a Career Blow By Turning Down a Holiday Flop

Had he stayed on to star in this holiday flop, the role could have seriously chilled Clooney's career.

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Is 'Angels With Filthy Souls' From 'Home Alone' a Real Movie?

Is "Merry Christmas Ya Filthy Animal!" from a real movie?

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The John Hurt and Richard Attenborough Serial Killer Film That Does True Crime Right

The 1971 movie chronicles one of the biggest miscarriages of justice in British history.

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Alan Rickman Almost Turned Down His Role in ‘Die Hard’

A world where Alan Rickman didn't play Hans Gruber is a world I don't want to live in.

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