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Jerry's Gold, and Others

Five Comedy Series that Prove the Web’s Staying Power

Some of the most original and exciting programming today is first written and produced for the web. If this trend has passed you by, here are five comedy web series to get you up to speed.

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Think First Shoot Later

The 50 Best Thrillers

Here they are. Not this one. That would be thriller, singular. We're talking about thrillers, the action genre's brainer little brother, and the subject of the tenth and final installment in our Definitive Men's Movie Collection. Like actions, thrillers get your blood pumping, though they use more subtle tactics -- suspense over pyrotechnics. We've heard it said that with thrillers, you don't need to pay for your whole seat -- just the edge. That's silly, because most theaters make you pay for your whole seat regardless, but we understand the sentiment. Have we saved the best for last? You decide.

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Around the World in 50 Movies

The 50 Best Foreign Language Movies

When most of us hear the word "movie", we think of Hollywood -- fair, given the global domination of Hollywood-produced Spielberg and Harry Potter films, but perhaps a tad ignorant, considering India's Bollywood produces twice Hollywood's output every year and reaches a larger audience. As demonstrated by the quality of the films in the Streaming Cinephile piece that we posted a while back, foreign films deserve a place in the spotlight. But while that list only featured foreign language films available for streaming on Netflix, this list features the top foreign language films, period.

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All's Fair in Love and Films

The 50 Best Romance Movies

Romance movies aim to capture the highs of love found, the lows of love lost, and everything in between. We've added 10 more films to our list of the best romance movies. Time to get cozy.

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Capturing the Drama of Real Life

The 50 Best Documentaries

As any second grade teacher knows, children learn what they want to learn. Bobby doesn't feel like learning division today? Not gonna happen. Unless...well, unless he learns without realizing it. The old pill in the ice cream

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Out of This World

The 50 Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Movies

Part five of our series covers sci-fi and fantasy movies. Of all our sections, this was the most difficult to create: not because we argued over the selections (though we did), but because we argued over where to draw the line on what constitutes sci-fi and fantasy. For instance, does

Striving for a Better Movie Night

The 50 Best Family Movies

Because "family film" and "kids movie" are far from the same thing.

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Are You Not Entertained?

The 50 Best Action Movies

While many of our lives resemble dramas, or comedies, our society has thankfully evolved to a point where many of us avoid daily physical danger. Yet, strangely enough, the human animal craves danger. We get a thrill from adrenaline. To fill the void in our safe, vanilla lives, we turn

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The 50 Best Comedies

Throughout the selection process to find the funniest comedies, we kept echoing the same mantra: “Is this movie really that good?” The answer was consistent: shouts of “it’s hilarious!” were parried just as assuredly by “it sucks!” Comedy, we quickly discovered, is just as diverse and polarizing as drama. Really

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Life with the dull bits cut out

The 50 Best Dramas

Good movies bring art to life, combining audio and visuals (and occasionally smells, as in the case of 1959’s disastrous AromaRama and 1960’s Smell-O-Vision, may they forever rest in peace) in ways that push the limits of human imagination. They require little effort to watch, yet have the power to

Which way to the theater?

Los Angeles Film Map

While it’s undeniably cool to adorn your home theater with minimalist or unique movie posters (like these, and these), we know your sound-proofed walls need art as nuanced as your taste in film itself. The Los Angeles Film