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Nominees for the Academy Awards were announced this morning. As each category was announced we couldn't help, but slow clap our way through the entire thing. "Les Misérables"? "Amour"? No thank you. We're aware that a group of 60-year-olds with bad tans and bleached teeth sit in an office in Hollywood and choose these nominees. However, the Academy Awards don't speak for the entire movie-watching community. More specifically, the Guy Code movie-watching community. We'll pass on the artsy-fartsy, hoity-toity films that make us feel like we just got a D in high school English. Instead, we want action, laughs, explosions, blood,"Will Ferrell" and everything in between. We present to you a list of nominees that were overlooked by the Academy, but not by Guy Code. Read More...
For a couple decades, Spike Lee has criticized Quentin Tarantino for the racial epithets in his movies. And even though Tarantino's new film, "Django Unchained," is as anti-racist as it gets, Spike won't call off the beef. So "Guy Code" cast member Donnell Rawlings delivered a message via TMZ: "Relax, man... it's only a damn movie!"
Donnell, who thought "Django" was "very entertaining," doesn't mean any disrespect to Spike, but nevertheless tells him: "You don't like nobody's movies. You don't like Tyler Perry's movies, you don't like Quentin's movies--I don't even think you like your movies!" Watch the rest below:
For every awesome flick, however, there was a dud. Hollywood's batting average is getting better, but it sure ain't perfect. Our friends at Film.com suffered through the year's cinematic crap to make a mash-up of dialogue that could serve as movie reviews. As they put it, "The brutal truth of 2012's worst movies comes straight from the horses' mouths."
What do big-bootied girls, life in the hood and J.R.R. Tolkien have in common? They've all inspired rappers, of course. With "The Hobbit" hitting theaters on Friday, we turn our eye (of Sauron!) to the question that no one has ever asked: Which Tolkien character is most referenced by rappers?
Using the robust lyric database at Rap Genius, we tallied all the Bilbos, Gollums and Legaloses in hip-hop (excluding all those in French, which was kind of a lot). Here's what we learned, along with an example for each character.
Last year was brutal for beards: Matisyahu and Conan O'Brien shaved theirs, and Osama bin Laden's became a sea life habitat, thanks to SEAL Team 6. But 2012 has been fantastic for facial hair, from movies to TV to video games to "The Hunger Games."
Without further ado, the greatest whiskers of the past 12 months...
Best Superhero Facial Hair: Bruce Wayne, 'The Dark Knight Rises'
Not so long ago, comic book heroes were clean-shaven while villains twirled their mustaches. But in "The Avengers," bare-faced Loki is no match for bearded Thor, Iron Man and Nick Fury. That said, the only crime-fighter more badass than Batman is unkempt, clinically depressed Batman. Until caveman-style Wolverine hits screens next year.
New York-based comedian/director Dan Goodman recently finished his Kickstarter-funded movie "Skinja," which is (of course) a story about a stripper turned ninja. Two things that, for some unknown reason, have not previously been put together on film.
We asked Dan a few quick questions about combining martial arts and lap dances for the innovative action-comedy.
Give us the quick elevator synopsis for "Skinja."
"Skinja" is about a stripper by night, ninja by later that night. She's a single mom whose baby daddy wouldn't pay child support, and the city took her kids because of her sex/karate lifestyle. Now there's only two things that matter to her: getting paid and getting her kids back. "Skinja" is where Ass meets Assassin.
Was this based on a true story?
Yes, it's based on the true story of me wishing this was a true story. Read More...
James Bond has been the alpha dog of debonair heroes for nearly 60 years. He saves the world dozens of times, each time nearly dying himself, while sipping a well-shaken martini and never breaking a sweat. However, no character, not even Bond, can star in two dozen feature-length films without having a few awkward and ridiculous ("Un-Bondlike") moments.
It's hard to think of a character who's killed more bad guys and slept with more gorgeous women than Bond. But there are scenes in the film series that don't hold up so well. In honor of the upcoming release of "Skyfall," here are six of those moments.
In "Live and Let Die," James Bond faced off against Dr. Kananga. Of course, Dr. Kananga has an underground lair with a shark pool. When Bond and Kananga fall into water, it's not the shark that Kananga should be worried about. It's a pellet that makes you float into the air and then explode. Read More...
It's Halloween and that means every channel is showing just enough horror movies to kill off 10 percent of the elderly. Horror movies are great, and ever since the 70s, they've been getting scarier and scarier. And if it weren't for them, most dudes in the '70s would never have even gotten to first base with girls. Hollywood producers figured this out quickly and started banging out slasher flicks faster than your girlfriend can say, "I'm gonna cover my eyes for this part...stop it, Bradley, you're sooo sleazy...aaaah it's scary, hold me!"
Our favorite scene in any type of horror movie is the Freakout. That's the scene in which the scary character jumps out, is seen through a window or appears in a reflection when they weren't there a second ago. This is the true test of a director's talent and an actor's vocal chords. It has to happen suddenly, have high-pitched sound effects and has to freak the audience out as much as it freaks the character out. Here are 10 GIFs of our favorite freak outs that you can watch to your heart's content. If you get numb to them, you'll look tough the next time you watch one of them with your lady. Read More...
October 26, 1985 is the day that Marty McFly goes back... to the future. In celebration of this fictional anniversary, here are five people who (we're guessing) based their life decisions on the legendary film.
1. Barack Obama
The president was 24 when "Back to the Future" hit theaters, and the story of Goldie Wilson could've had an effect on him. Wilson, a busboy whose boss laughs at the idea of an African-American getting elected in 1955 ("A colored mayor! That'll be the day!") later wins that very office. Needless to say, Obama similarly proved skeptics wrong in 2008.
2. Sammy Sosa
Fame? Fortune? A lot of people have theories as to why Sosa turned to performance-enhancing drugs in an attempt to slug the Cubs into relevancy. Here's a theory: it was to uphold the "BTTF" sequel's bold prediction that the Cubs would eventually win the World Series. Perhaps Sosa was attempting to fulfill his team's destiny… or its "density," as George McFly would say.