An early script for the film Gladiator included the gladiators endorsing products in the arena. While historically accurate, it was removed for being unbelievable to audiences.
Almost feels like lifetimes ago now, but it’s been just a few years since the wild and hilarious addition to the MCU came to us courtesy of director Taika Waititi. It was a smash hit, making back about five times its budget and earning over 90% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Disney has always been smart with the Marvel franchise, and that includes course corrections when needed. The Thor installments up to that point had been just a little too heavy and somber – the colorama Goldblum-blessed feast of Ragnarok turned that around quick, and the internet noticed.
Of course, you can’t talk fandom without talking Tumblr. Here are just a few of the best Tumblr fan takes on the film.
15. Absolutely Shakespearean
Turns out most people who spend all their time yelling about how they should be in charge don’t actually have that much to offer. Who knew.
14. No spoilers
He’ll just be a little thor in the morning.
13. Origin stories
Don’t you judge me.
12. My cosmical romance
He’s downright chipper by comparison.
11. Green with envy
Something’s not right here.
10. Heavy times
I’m on my way there too, bud.
9. Yeet and repeat
Help comes in many forms.
8. Dereliction of duty
Trust fund kids. They’re all the same.
7. One more thing
Yup, that’s it that’s the vibe.
6. Righteous retcon
On that subject of course corrections…
5. Friendly fire
I’d probably be Hulk.
4. Heavenly education
Wait ’till he gets to the part about comic books.
3. Meet the master
That’s my secret cap, I’m always confused.
2. What could have been
You gotta at least shoot this for the Bluray, I mean come on.
1. From the page
Finally, some screenplay excerpts for your enjoyment.
For me, Endgame may hold the crown of best overall MCU movie forever, but this one’s in the top 5 for sure. An absolute blast.
What’s your favorite MCU flick? What’s your least favorite?
Tell us in the comments.
You’ve heard people brag (or humblebrag) about being into certain things before they hit the mainstream.
Movies, music, artists, etc. People always like to make sure that everyone out there knows that they were into it WAYYYYYY before it got popular.
But some people really were into stuff before everyone else knew about it.
What were you into before it was cool?
Here’s what folks on AskReddit had to say about this.
“Snapchat. I downloaded it when it was in its early stages..and then deleted the app shortly after because none of my friends were on it.
I still have people asking me how I got my username.
“I went to a bar a long time ago (illegally- I was below drinking age) to see this punk band play. I liked it enough that I shelled out for one of their cassettes (pre-CD).
The band was Green Day.”
3. Rock star.
“I got stoned with John Mayer in a college town before he put out a CD. He was playing the blues at a club in front of 100 people and i only caught the last song.
We got high and he gave me a cd and wrote on it…. few weeks later I put the cd in and quickly tossed it out.
So I was early adopter of John Mayer playing the blues, AND throwing out his trash studio albums.”
“I was into vinyl before it made a comeback.
And since nobody in the ’90s or early 2000s wanted their records anymore, I basically got 500+ records for free or nearly free.”
“I was reading Harry Potter from like, day one. I remember how this happened so clearly. My dads birthday landed on the same day day that the book was released in the US, September 1, 1998, and we got him a gift certificate to Barnes and Noble, among a few other things.
The very next day, my dad and I went to Barnes and Noble. He picked two books, one was a New York Mets coffee table book and the other was the newly released Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone, which he handed to me.
There were stacks and stacks of them on a display table right at the front of the store. He mentioned that he had read an article about how good the book was a few weeks prior, and that it would be releasing in the US soon. We were in the store for all of five minutes.
I read the first two chapters on the way home, and was immediately hooked. I swear I read that book a dozen times before going to the midnight release of Chamber of Secrets the following year.”
“Saw Metallica for my first concert in 1985 on the Ride The Lightning tour in Austin Texas.”
He was part of a comedy group called Derrick Comedy that was absolutely hilarious.”
“I once did a Google search for Eminem and it came back with zero results.
I was an editor at All music at the time and emailed my higher ups to tell them he needed a listing ASAP.”
9. Old school.
“I was chugging Pabst Blue Ribbon years before it became the go-to hipster brew.”
10. Back in the day.
This account is rather recent but I discovered the platform in its infancy. It had less stuff back then but the discussions were better.
And then, mainstream caught up.”
“When I started college in 1993, the first real big party I went to was a sorority party with a band. I was there before they went on, and when I saw they had a saxophone set up on stage, I (having played alto sax in hs) set my beer down on the stage in front of where the sax player would be.
They wound up being really good live, and a few weeks later the Dave Matthews Band first album came out, and I bought it first day.
I’ll never forget taking that cd home at Christmas break and playing it for high school friends who said “WHAT THE F*CK IS THIS SH*T?” The next year they all apologized because they were all into them once they got popular.
I saw them a few times, but after they got super big I really didn’t like any of their new material and quit listening to them. The last time I saw them I remember seeing Daisy Fuentes outside the theater interviewing people after the show and had a feeling they were about to be a big MTV band.
However, from time to time I’ll hear an old tune of theirs and will remember when I thought they were very cool.”
12. Get with it!
I never liked drawing but loved coloring, so as I grew up I would seek out all kinds of coloring books. I loved how calming it was, and I would often color with my grandparents so I created a lot of fond memories there.
I got made fun of a lot for my hobby until it suddenly became cool in the last few years.”
13. Good stuff.
I was living in Austin before it went nationwide and after moving back to the Midwest, it took a couple years for the mass release before it really took off.”
14. Cool Mom!
“My white suburban mom did yoga back in the 1970’s when it was considered “a hippy thing”.”
“I was out for the night back when I was 17/18/19. A friend and I went to a good pub in Oxfordshire where we thought we’d have a chance to pick up some girls.
Ended up getting drunk, taking an E and listening to the band who were pretty good. After their set we popped out of the pub for a quick joint.
The band walked over and asked for a toke. Ended up spending the rest of the evening In the back of their van smoking weed and drinking.
Turned out that the band was an unknown indie/rock group called Radiohead. A couple of weeks later Creep went international.
Been a fan ever since.”
Now we want to hear from you.
What were you into to before it became really popular?
Talk to us in the comments!
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After filming Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola wanted the film to be a special event, playing in exactly one theater in Kansas – the geographical center of the USA. The theater would be built especially for the film with a unique surround sound system, and would run continuously for 10 years.
If you think cartoons are all rainbows and sunshine, think again, friend.
There is some pretty dark and disturbing material embedded in those seemingly innocent and fun TV shows and movies that might surprise you…or even shock you.
Let’s get weird with folks from AskReddit.
1. That’s a little weird.
“There was a Smurfs PSA that was made for UNICEF.
I believe where their entire village is carpet bombed.
It. Was. Nuts.”
2. Don’t tell me that!
“Ren and Stimpy was an absolute nightmare for the people who worked on it. John K ordered them not to make the same face twice. Pretty, but it was hell for the workers because they were constantly drawing things.
John K was a nightmare boss. One of the producers had a sign on his wall labeled “John’s knees” and invited people to kick it. By the time he left it was reduced to a hole.
They made several episodes that were just the animators ranting about how much of an *sshole that John K was.”
3. Great idea!
“The pilot of The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy called “Trepanation of the Skull and You” tells kids that because of a mistake in evolution our skulls are too small for our brains, and that you should drill a hole in your skull as to grant the brain more space.
Which is then followed by Billy doing exactly that.
The whole thing looks like some cursed forgotten video tape.”
“Some of the earliest versions of Little Red Riding Hood end with the wolf raping Red and then eating her.
The literal moral of the story was for girls to not trust strangers.”
“The creator of Skeletor was inspired by a corpse in a haunted house that he was 100% sure was real.
Turned out he was right.”
“The studio had to get someone else to sing “Soon You’ll Come Home” in All Dogs go to Heaven because the voice actor, Judith Barsi, had such a traumatic home life because of an abusive, alcoholic father that she couldn’t sing the song without having a breakdown.
She and her mother were murdered by him before the movie was released in a double-murder/suicide. She was only 10.
She was also the voice of Ducky from Land Before Time. Her tombstone reads, “Yep! Yep! Yep!””
7. Poor Donald.
“Donald Duck fought in WWII and has PTSD.
In an episode he wakes up and thinks he is in a Japanese mine field and he is in a lot of WWII cartoons.”
“Sleeping Beauty is only 14 years old in the original story and Prince Charming is around 30.”
“Adventure Time is full of occult references
My favorite one is in the episode “All The Little People” in which Magic Man says “Do what thoust will be the whole piece of law” which is taken from Aleister Crowley’s “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law.””
“The premise of Adventure Time is actually really dark.
Its the aftermath of a literal nuclear war that killed most of humanity and caused evil mutants like The Litch to wreak havoc on the planet.”
11. Oh, no!
“There was a Tom & Jerry episode where Tom dies and goes to heaven.
While waiting in the line of counter they show a wet sack with baby kittens inside it coming out and running towards train. Ticket counter guy notices it and says ” what some people won’t do”.
He’s talking about old times when people use to tie up small kittens in the sack and let them drown in river.”
12. Let’s eat!
“In the Peppa Pig universe, characters eating each other is slightly acknowledged when a couple of the characters are stranded on an island.”
13. Not good.
“The Carmen Sandiego reboot is animated by Top Draw Animation.
They’re a sweatshop and they fired an animator for asking for minimum wage compensation.”
14. Nuclear fallout.
“Bikini Bottom is called so because of the Bikini Atoll.
In the 1940s and ’50s, the US held nuclear tests there.
All the characters on SpongeBob SquarePants are like this because they’re radioactive creatures.”
15. Makes sense.
“The reason Mickey and other characters where white gloves is because it allows their hands to be seen better.
This is a reference to actors when they did black face they wore white gloves so the audience could see their hands and fingers moving.”
Do you know any weird or dark facts about cartoons?
If so, please share them with us in the comments.
We’d love to hear from you!
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In times like these, the imaginary worlds we love are more important than ever. They’re still intact, unchanged and unbroken, there for us to escape into whenever we’d like.
That said, it can also be fun to imagine how our favorite characters would be if they were living in our bizarro timeline – which is exactly what these 17 people are doing when they dream up what online alternatives would be for classes at Hogwarts.
17. A horror version, for sure.
So, here’s where the horror of Covid comes into play.
Picture Harry Potter in his abusive home, and in lockdown.
16. They’re definitely not going to use a computer. How boring.
Everyone gets a moving painting of their teacher so they can learn from home.
15. A mystery to keep everyone occupied.
There are now furious discussions on the UK birdwatching messaging boards about the uptick in the sightings of owls carrying scrolls
14. I knew those owls would come in handy.
The school has owls that are free to use. I’d assume they go round once a week or so to pick up assignments. Considering how mail owls act, kids who don’t have assignments ready would have to finish them quickly while being harassed.
Muggle houses can be connected to the floo network in special circumstances. The family would have to purchase floo powder locally or owl order it though.
13. They have so many options!
Just try not to eat soot as you stick your head in the fire.
12. No mask required.
You know that bubble charm used during the Tri-Wizard Tournament?
11. Maybe they’ll share the cure with the rest of us.
Witches and wizards can easily heal non magical diseases. This is covered in the books. Injuries or normal sicknesses can be wand waved away, it’s only the magically-caused afflictions that require a really advanced magical treatment.
Remember when Madam Pomfrey said it would have only taken seconds to fix Harry’s broken arm, but since Lockhart had zapped his bones away it would take all night? It’s likely that COVID would just be a nuisance, a quick charm to zap it off each kid on arrival.
The really scary alternative is that COVID is a magical illness which has escaped out of the Wizarding world into the Muggle world, the wizards are scrambling to figure out how to fix it, and also how to cure the whole Muggle world without blowing cover. A very tense meeting ensues between the Minister of Magic and the Prime Minister.
10. Smartest answer I’ve seen.
Hogwarts wouldn’t close for COVID.
Hogwarts didn’t even close when Magical Hitler returned from the dead and was conducting an active pogrom in the area and had some of his people as infiltrators running the place.
9. I would pay to see that.
Every single lesson taught via howler.
RON WEASLEY I KNOW YOU AREN’T PAYING ATTENTION EVEN WITH THIS HOWLER. REMEMBER, IT’S LEVIOSA, NOT LEVIOSA, YOU F%CKWIT.
8. No one admitted Voldemort was a real threat until like the last book.
But yeah like it did stay open when an ancient racist monster was clearly on a rampage, so your point stands that probably wouldn’t close for a mere pandemic
But there was nothing clear about the monster or even any proof that there was a monster. They had no idea til the end of the book how or why the victims had been paralyzed. The staff took the precaution of mandating that everyone travel in groups accompanied by professors, which was about the best they could reasonably do with the attacks being a mystery. Plus, the basilisk ultimately paralyzed several people and a cat with no fatalities, while a disease is a clear threat killing huge amounts of people.
Also, wasn’t there a point where Harry overheard Dumbledore stating that they would likely have to shutdown soon if the mystery wasn’t solved? Sure it took them the better part of a year to get to that point, but it was there as a last resort option.
7. You’re obviously not paying attention.
You think Poppy fu*king Pomfrey, the bossiest witch ever, wouldn’t have a potion against something mere as Covid?
6. But they would just conjure their masks.
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Maskaban.
5. Best typo ever.
They could use the flu network like the talking head thing, talking patronous’s, 2 way mirror’s as shown in books 5&7, chalk boards that have a protiant charm on them like the DA’s coins.
So many possibilities. And I’m not a Harry Potter nerd at all!
4. A pretty accurate description.
Poor Harry. An entire year of Dudley throwing tantrums because he is not allowed outside to meet his buddies and also no one to bully except Harry.
Uncle Vernon going on about how this is all fake, yet wishes it on Harry so that they can just dump him at a hospital where hopefully he’d just die because that is what Dursleys do for Potters. That wish is sabotaged by aunt Petunia from the get go, who just at the mention of anything covid-related starts disinfecting the entire house and everyone in it.
As a result everyone has lost all skin on their body from her not just making them wash their hands constantly, but also bathing in chemicals to eradicate all traces of the outside world. No one can smell anything anymore due to noses being overwhelmed, which leads to Petunia being convinced everyone is sick and the cycle starts again.
Harry is not allowed to use magic, since he is a) not in Hogwarts, b) around muggles and c) has no school supplies as they all had to be disinfected by Petunia, which she did by burning them. Hedwig is not allowed inside, because who knows what diseases birds carry, and gets to stay with the Weasleys.
I think I just turned it into Petunia and the Barrel of Purell..
3. They might have to rethink the “magic outside of Hogwarts rule.
Just spitballing here since I’m not like super well versed on Harry Potter lore, read the first book and watched all the movies. Anyway I think a big issue would be that if I remember correctly, it’s essentially a rule that you can’t use magic as a student when you aren’t on campus?
Like I get that you could say “well classes are still in session so they would just have a waiver to practice at home”, but the issue is that when they practice spells on campus they have like a master level professor right there with them and their school’s magical nurses office available so when things go haywire you have someone who can jump right in and counter the spell or whatever and people trained in healing any sort of magical mishap all there.
If you are practicing at home and turn yourself into a frog or something then I would imagine even if a professor can see it via crystal ball or something then there is to be some range limit on their ability to step in and people like Ron seem to live out in the middle of nowhere, or worse still you might have a student like Harry who doesn’t have like permanent residence in the magical world and lives in the muggle world and good luck getting that home study approved or getting them help of something goes wrong without a big scandal.
2. Those muggle problems.
It’s not closed.
They probably don’t even know what covid is. some
Muggle thing only muggles get, probably.
If anyone gets sick then they’ll just have em chug potions until they are fine again.
1. “Caught with their bubble down.”
They wouldn’t close, they would cast a magic bubble around all students and call the practice of keeping it up and active “extra credit”. Any student caught with their bubble down loses points for their house.
Any student showing symptoms is sent to madam pomfrey to suffer in shame for their muggle level ineptitude. After all, covid is preventable without magic, add magic into the mix and suddenly there are no excuses.
It’s a good thing I’m not a teacher there, because I am so not this creative!
Do you have an idea to add to the list? Share it with me in the comments!
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Dirty Dancing hit big screens in 1987. Since then, it has become one of the most popular romance movies of all time.
Generations of film fanatics have learned the story of Johnny Castle and Frances “Baby” Houseman—famously played by the late Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey, respectively.
While Dirty Dancing got released in 1987, it still remains as popular as ever. And now, fans of the famous romantic drama will finally see their sequel dream come true.
In a recent earnings call, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer confirmed that the follow-up to Dirty Dancing is in the works.
Of course, figuring out where the storyline will pick up will be interesting to follow. The hit film saw its two main stars fall in love, but will obviously feature a new lead male actor.
Dirty Dancing was released 26 years ago! What are your favorite moments from the film?
A second Dirty Dancing film did get released in 2004. However, Havana Nights is considered a prequel since it did not feature either of the two stars from the original movie.
Grey will return for the sequel. Besides starring on-screen, she will also serve as an executive producer.
According to Deadline, Jonathan Levine and Gillian Bohrer will also work on the project, which is based on a screenplay by Mikki Daughtry and Tobias Iaconis.
Imagine being at one of the #DirtyDancing premieres… #TBT
Ultimately, we still don’t know a ton of details, but given the popularity of Dirty Dancing, it’s hard not to get excited about the upcoming sequel.
And with Grey serving as both an executive producer and a star, that will give fans of the famous romantic drama even more reason to visit theaters.
Are you a Dirty Dancing fan? What is your favorite scene from the iconic film?
Tell us more in the comments below!
There are people in the world who still hate on Jane Austen and Pride and Prejudice, but if you as me, it mostly just smacks of either envy or somehow thinking it makes you cool and superior to not like the thing everyone else enjoys.
Because the story, the characters, and the adaptations have endured for so long, there’s really no arguing they don’t have merit!
There are also ample jokes, which of course means you’ve made it, and we really love these 16.
16. I don’t think Jane did, either.
They existed only in her mind.
15. With less costuming, sadly.
I love that the GIF is Colin Firth.
14. I don’t know why this made me laugh so hard.
But here we are.
13. It helps more than you would have thought, too.
Especially when you are out of other options.
12. That first one is slaying me.
But…I agree with them all.
11. They don’t want any of that.
Not the first time around, anyway.
10. Talk about playing to your audience.
Or your customers, I guess.
9. Proof that some things about romance were better back then.
But no, not most things.
8. The magic of a good book.
It’s like an old friend and a new lover at the same time.
7. Take note authors and filmmakers everywhere.
It works every single time.
6. How did he suppose that would go over?
Ah, right. He’s Darcy.
5. I don’t know about sexier, but…
There’s definitely something about it that gets you going.
4. Why is this so scarily accurate though.
The Office is just so relatable.
3. Give me more of it, please.
I will watch it all day long.
2. I mean how dare.
This cracks me up.
1. Our expectations are high.
Great, even, one might say.
I’m a fan of the story, and now I’m a fan of these 16 jokesters. Ha!
What’s your favorite P&P funny? Share it with us in the comments!
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The best villains are people you can relate to, and maybe even be a little sympathetic toward. We’re all the heroes of our own stories, of course, so most “bad guys” believe they are doing things for the right reason.
If your audiences end up rooting for the bad guy to win, though, you might not be doing something right – and in these 16 cases, the line might have been crossed.
16. I’d react the same if someone dropped a house on my sister and stole the family shoes.
Wicked witch of the west from The Wizard of Oz.
Dorthy can get bent. Dropping that house on her sister!
What up with that?
15. That makes sense to everyone, really.
The probe from the Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
All it wanted to do was talk to some whales.
14. I think we can all agree that idiots are running Jurassic Park every single time.
The Indominus-Rex from Jurassic World.
You made a living kill-machine, with abilities that far exceed those of your measures to control it, and expect it to live its life in a small cage like a cat? (Heck, even cats won’t stay in cages)
13. “Antagonist” and “bad guy” aren’t necessarily interchangeable.
The Puppet Master from the original Ghost in the Shell movie. All he really asked for was asylum.
There is a scene where, before going on a rampage, it demands asylum and rights to a trial to which the humans pretty much ignore. It’s only after demanding its rights then being denied that it decides to go guerilla.
12. It’s kind of hard to blame him.
General Grievous from Star Wars.
His people were massacred by the Jedi for reasons that were false. He was then physically crippled for the rest of his life (our side of his exoskeleton) and was told that the Jedi were to blame.
He destroyed as many as he could and took their weapons as a trophy to exact his revenge for the Jedi ruining his life and pushing his people to the brink of extinction.
11. He’s just doing his job.
Hades from folklore.
Not in any specific movie but just the fact that he’s always a villain despite him just chilling in the underworld, doing his job, and not causing mass genocide, like the other gods, the worst thing he did was kidnap a teenage girl but compared to Zeus, THE HERO IN ALL THESE DAMN MOVIES he’s not that bad.
10. If that’s not a whole mood…
Poison Ivy from the Batman films.
All she wants is more plants and less destruction.
9. They’re not not saying that, either.
Doc Ock from Spider-Man.
I’m not saying that I’d sooner rob a bank than beg for grant money, but I get where he’s coming from.
8. If he would just stop kidnapping people.
I kind of understand the Ice King’s motives from Adventure Time.
He’s just really lonely and he wants to be friends with Finn and Jake and he wants a gf. However, kidnapping people isn’t cool.
He’s also just a really great character. He started out as simon and then slowly went insane after he found the crown and put it on. He forgot his entire identity and became the ice king.
7. All of the Batman villains have decent backstories.
Dr Freeze from Batman.
The guy just wanted to find a way to save his wife.
Batman even once tried to help him with it.
6. Like, all of the moments.
Not a movie, but Robbie Rotten from LazyTown.
As an adult, you get it, you want sleep, you want cake, your want quiet. You want to be lazy.
There were moments where you could be like “I feel ya bro.”
5. A nice, chill family vacation RUINED!
The dad from Dirty Dancing.
He was just trying to keep his daughter, Baby, from f%cking the local trouble maker, Johnny. And Johnny looked like he was in his mid-30s. He was actually supposed to be 25, but those were some ROUGH years.
His daughter looked like she was 15. She was actually 17. And, again… her name was Baby. I mean… BABY.
But still… that’s an 8-year age gap.
COMPLETELY justified actions by dad.
4. If that doesn’t sound blissful…
He just wants to live alone in his gaff with a dog and the who people won’t stop bothering him
3. That was a pretty raw deal.
Hector Barbossa and his crew from Pirates of the Caribbean.
They found a bunch of gold coins sitting around, traded them as currency like anyone would, and were severely punished for no good reason.
2. If you really think about it.
I agree with Ken from the Bee Movie. His gf got pissed at him for trying to kill a bee something that he was allergic to, meaning it was potentially life threatening.
Frankly, Vanessa was terrible for dumping him because he tried to kill an insect. It’s like getting mad at someone for refusing shrimp because they have a shellfish allergy. (I know he’s not the main villain, but he was the secondary one.)
Yes, Barry was a sentient bee, but Ken never knew that. I would also go a little nuts if a bee was slowly replacing me.
1. More and more as we get older.
Chief Inspector Dreyfus from the Pink Panther movies.
Maybe I wouldn’t have gone as far as he did, but I understand his frustration.
I have to say, I can see the point on most of these!
What villain do you think may have been in the right? Tell us in the comments!