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Police Mistake Celebrity Impersonator Photoshoot For Armed Criminal Enterprise

Even though the Port of London Authority only requires artists to register if they plan to be filming, not merely taking photos, the organizers of a celebrity look-a-like photoshoot are saying that, in hindsight, they probably should have. Turns out people jump to conclusions when they see a bunch of black-clad people waving guns around on a speedboat.

The four impersonators were on hand to kick off the opening of Thamesjet, “London’s most extreme river experience,” with “appearances” by Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Daniel Craig. Alarmed by the appearance of a speedboat apparently containing four armed mercenaries, an anonymous member tipped off the police. Read more at The Mary Sue…

Legendary Pictures Turned Down A Movie Because Its Main Character Is A Female Action Hero

You probably haven’t heard of “Legend of the Red Reaper.” The passion product of Tara Cardinal, who also stars, it’s about a Reaper, or guardian of humanity, who goes on a quest for vengeance against those who betrayed her kind. It’s the sort of high-fantasy action story that’s gotten more popular since “Game of Thrones” hit it big. But you probably won’t be seeing it in a theater, since Legendary Pictures passed on it. Why? They don’t think people want to see action movies with female leads. Because “Sucker Punch” failed. Yeah. Read more at The Mary Sue…

6 Movie Special Effects That Have Gotten Worse Over Time

Remakes are a tricky business. If you make a bad one, everyone will hate you, and if you make a good one, the fans of the original film will still hate you. I’m not personally against the good ones, because I was under the impression that movies are not real life and thus aren’t going to damage me emotionally with all of their remake sacrilege.

I am against bad filmmaking in general, though. I feel that technological development has given us a lot of chances to improve movies, and when someone squanders it all, we have every right to tell them that they have ruined something. In the case of these six remakes, the filmmakers definitely had the tools to assemble visually inspiring creations. But with great power comes no real responsibility, and these films are examples of what happens when you take years of progress and decide that you’d be better off without them. Read more at Cracked…

Jump In! Join Us On Twitter For A “Dirty Dancing” Soundtrack Listening Party

Exactly 26 years ago today— August 21, 1987— greatness was bestowed upon us in the form of the classic love story, “Dirty Dancing.”

To celebrate the anniversary of my all-time favorite flick and one of the greatest movie soundtracks of all-time, The Frisky is teaming up with Idolator.com to re-listen to the entire original soundtrack starting at 4 p.m. EST.

Make sure you’re following both @TheFrisky AND @Idolator on Twitter and be sure to use the hashtag #DDSoundtrack to chime in on your favorite “Dirty Dancing” moments as we guide you through the musical perfection song-by-song.

We’ll see you at exactly 4 p.m. ET today (Wednesday, August 21), as we press “play” together. To join in on the party, click here (and scroll down for the playlist).

Marion Cotillard And Michael Fassbender To Star In An Extremely Attractive Version Of “Macbeth”

Marion Cotillard as Lady Macbeth? I never knew I wanted it until it happened.

The actress is replacing Natalie Portman, who was originally going to play the scheming Queen. There’s no word on why Portman’s no longer involved, but I don’t even care, because Marion Cotillard! She’s brilliant at scheming and crazy! It’s perfect. She’ll be acting alongside Michael Fassbender, who’s been attached to play Macbeth from the beginning. No other actors have been cast yet, but we do know the film is being directed by relative newcomer Justin Kurzel and produced by the team behind “The King’s Speech” and “Shame.” Read more at The Mary Sue…

5 Classic Pop Culture Moments Actors Made Up On The Fly

We have nothing against writers (much of this very website is written by them), but we can’t pretend that every iconic TV and movie character or moment is carefully crafted by expert scribes hunched over a desk. Often the writer comes up with only a vague idea (or a specific yet terrible one) and the actor has to think up something better on the spot. In fact, some of the most iconic scenes of all time come about this way. Read more at Cracked…

6 Famous Documentaries That Were Shockingly Full Of Crap

On some level, we all know that almost everything we see at the movies is bullshit, from the amount of bullets a person can take without dying to what the job of pizza delivery boy actually entails. Except documentaries. Documentaries are where we turn off the snark and open our minds to learn about distant lands, alarming realities, and how much McDonald’s a dude can eat.

However, it turns out that some of the most acclaimed documentaries ever are about as real as “Borat.” Read more at Cracked…

The Best Duos For Overcoming Life’s Most Difficult Situations

Imagine a world with peanut butter but no jelly. Fred with no Barney. A world without duos would be a lonely one, because nobody likes to go through life’s most challenging, harrowing and intimidating obstacles all by themselves. That’s why pop culture is brimming with dynamic duos — both real and imagined. Whether it be in the thunderous confines of an arena, the skies of a make-believe world, or in the break room of an office in Scranton, Pennsylvania, we’ve long been captivated by two people who find common ground and work together to achieve wonders.

In the new movie “2 Guns,” Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington play battling spies who must set aside their differences, become a team and kick some major ass if they have any hopes of staying alive. Her are 10 more duos who have teamed up to overcome life’s most difficult situations. Read more at Ask Men…

19 Things We Thought Were, Like, So Deep When We Were In College

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One of the best parts of the college experience is that you get to take your hobbies and interests really, really seriously. From your urban drum circle to art house movies to Zen Buddhism to heavy metal, college gives you the chance to dive into your passions without a hint of self-consciousness. In many cases, you also have a large group of friends who live 10 feet away and are willing to discuss the existential details of any topic til the early morning hours. This all adds up to thinking and saying, “Whoa, that’s deep” a lot. Looking back, some of the things we found super meaningful in our college days might be a bit cringeworthy now, but some of them still hold up, and either way, we’re grateful for the time we got to spend laying on the floor of our dorm rooms reciting Tool lyrics and thinking it was the most profound thing in the world. Here are some other books, movies, poetry, art, music, and scientific concepts we thought were mega deep in college… Keep reading »

Geena Davis Gets Back In Her Rockford Peaches Uniform At Age 57

It’s been over 20 years(!) since “A League Of Their Own” came out, and to this day it’s one of my favorite movies. I was so delighted to see Geena Davis back in her old Rockford Peaches uniform (word is she’s wearing it to shoot a commercial), still looking fabulous at age 57. In related news, I just canceled all my evening plans and am now going to spend tonight watching “A League Of Their Own”, painting my nails peachy pink, and yelling “There’s no crying in baseball!” at my confused boyfriend. Care to join me? [Us Weekly]

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