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    • Remember the viral "Distracted Boyfriend" meme?
    • Apparently, it resembles a scene from a 1922 Charlie Chaplin short film, as copywriter Peter Goldberg pointed out on Twitter.
    • The scene, which is from "Pay Day," is essentially an inverted version of the meme.
    • In "Pay Day," Chaplin plays a construction worker who just got paid. His wife wants to spend his earnings, but he wants to use the cash to go out and get drunk.
    • People are losing it.


    About a year ago, the "Distracted Boyfriend" meme captivated the internet in a nearly universal way that few jokes are capable of doing.

    But the relatable situation shown in the picture is pretty common. So common, in fact, that one person noticed an early iteration of the meme appeared in a movie nearly 100 years ago.

    On Sunday, Peter Goldberg, a 24-year-old copywriter based out of New York,  took to Twitter where he pointed out that the meme mirrors a moment in Charlie Chaplin's 1922 short film "Pay Day."

    In "Pay Day," Chaplin plays a construction worker who just got paid. His wife wants to spend his earnings, but he wants to use the cash to go out and get drunk. About nine minutes into the 21-minute short film, Chaplin and his fellow actors strike the now-iconic "Distracted Boyfriend" pose.

    Goldberg told INSIDER that he discovered the similarity by chance while watching the short, but the moment stuck out. "I saw it right away," he said. "I chuckled, finished watching, then went back and screenshotted it."

    His one-off post has gone pretty viral and the comparison is blowing people's minds.

    Naturally, people have introduced the movie still into the meme format.

    People are also making crossover edits of the "Distracted Boyfriend" meme and "Pay Day" still.

    And others are using other similar pictures to describe this situation.

    "I never thought it would happen because I fire off dumb jokes all the time without any response," said Goldberg of his sudden internet fame. "But it kind of sucks, all these people are in my mentions trying to be clever, sharing the photo without credit, or tearing other people apart for reposting my photo without credit. I don't know what makes people want to comment so vociferously because I noticed that a scene from a 100-year-old film looks like an old meme."

    But Goldberg wants to be clear: this is not the origin story of the "Distracted Boyfriend" meme. "I don't think Chaplin invented the meme, it's just a funny similarity," he said.

    As the saying goes, memes imitate art, which imitates life.

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    High school is a place where teens spend four years gaining invaluable education, forming long-lasting friendships, and shaping their futures. It's a place for love, drama, and sometimes a little bit of debauchery. Above all else, high school is a place where students learn about themselves, discovering the good, the bad, and even the ugly.

    And though this may not have been the best years of your life, sometimes, you may find yourself pining for the days of gym class, homework, and prom.

    Here are the best movies to watch if you're feeling a little nostalgic for the good ‘ol days:

    "21 Jump Street"

    Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum team up in this 2012 reboot of the classic Johnny Depp show of the same name. Set in high school, Hill and Tatum play undercover cops who have to blend in with the teens to bring down a drug ring. What more could you ask for?

    "17 Again"

    Don't we all wish we could go back in time and change a few things? Maybe even relive our glory days as the star of the basketball team? Well, thank goodness you feel that way to, because that's the premise of this 2009 Zac Efron movie. Although touted as a cheesy family comedy, "17 Again" is actually a wholesome family film with a deep life lesson underneath it all.

    "American Pie"

    The premise of this late ‘90s movie is that a group of teenage boys make a ridiculous pact to lose their virginity by prom night — but of course, several things go awry. I'm pretty sure that description says enough.

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    The summer movie season is heating up.

    It got an early start this year with "Avengers: Infinity War" when its release date changed from May 4 to a week earlier on April 27. Since then, movies like "Deadpool 2,""Solo: A Star Wars Story," and "Ocean's 8" have hit theaters.

    And that's just the beginning.

    This week sees the long-awaited Pixar sequel "Incredibles 2" finally come to theaters, followed next week by "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom." Later this summer, Marvel's "Ant-Man and the Wasp," Dwayne Johnson's "Skyscraper," the latest in the "Mission: Impossible" franchise, and more will arrive. 

    With a lot to look forward to, we've looked back on the great summer movies of past years. Superhero blockbusters like "The Avengers," animated adventures like "Shrek," and R-rated comedies like "Superbad" stood out among the best of the best.

    We've picked the best summer movie of every year since 2000. In this case, we counted any movie that was released in May, June, July, and August. 

    Below is the best summer movie of every year since 2000:

    SEE ALSO: All of the DC Comics movies currently in the works, including one starring The Rock

    2000: "X-Men"

    Release date: July 14, 2000

    The original "X-Men" helped kickstart the modern superhero movie craze. The franchise has since become cluttered and its timeline confusing, but its future may rest in the Disney-Fox deal. 

    2001: "Shrek"

    Release date: May 18, 2001

    A movie that still inspires countless memes, mostly related to that Smash Mouth song, "Shrek" was the first movie to ever win the Oscar for Best Animated Feature. 

    2002: "Spider-Man"

    Release date: May 3, 2002

    If "X-Men" helped start the modern superhero craze, then the original "Spider-Man" set the blueprint for the majority of its colorful movies. "Spider-Man" was fun and campy, similar to what the Marvel Cinematic Universe has aspired to be. 

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    Movie kisses can either be passionate and romantic or just plain awkward — there's not much in between.

    We focused on the former, so if you love a good on-screen romance, this list is for you.

    From the sensual and sultry to the innocent and endearing, here are the 24 of the best movie kisses of all time.

    When Rick and Ilsa steal a kiss after finding each other again in "Casablanca."

    War tore Ilsa and Rick apart, and Rick didn't think he'd ever see the woman he loved again. When they stumble upon each other as refugees in Casablanca at Rick's bar, he utters the famous line, "Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, she walks into mine." Despite his bitterness and the fact that Ilsa is married, the two still manage to steal a dangerous kiss in a memorable scene later in the movie.

    When Oliver and Elio kiss for the first time in "Call Me by Your Name."

    A tale that's just as much a coming-of-age story as it is a story about first love, "Call Me by Your Name" follows a 17-year-old and a 24-year-old during a summer in Italy in the '80s. The sensual but playful first kiss that Oliver and Elio share in the grass is just the beginning of the romance that forever alters both of their lives.

    When Harry and Sally kiss at a New Year's Eve party in "When Harry Met Sally."

    Always friends but never lovers, Harry and Sally finally acknowledge their feelings for each other at a crowded New Year's Eve party.

    Their passionate kiss comes after Harry says this swoon-worthy line to Sally: "I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." 

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    Predictability can be a sore spot when it comes to romantic comedies, but a story that follows a formula isn't always a problem. To some degree, audiences expect and even demand that romantic leads will fall for each other by the time the credits roll. As viewers, we rarely question if two people will end up together, but wonder if we'll be convinced of how they found their happily ever after.

    The best movies in the genre take the time to develop their characters and offer insight into why these two people — who are often polar opposites — would believably wind up together. They also usually have at least one really great musical number, but it's not a requirement.

    Here are 11 must-see romantic comedies.

    "Splash" (1984)

    "Splash" is basically "The Little Mermaid" combined with elements of "ET: The Extraterrestrial." This classic '80s rom-com stars Daryl Hannah as a mermaid who saves a man (Tom Hanks) from drowning and sets off to find him in New York City.

    The two meet and fall in love, but their happy ending hits choppy waters when Hannah's character is kidnapped by government officials and Hanks has to save her. The movie isn't without its problems and certain jokes simply don't land as intended for a viewer in 2018. Still, you'll definitely want to see the original fish-out-of-water movie before Channing Tatum tries on a tail of his own in the gender-swapped remake that's already in the works.

    "Moonstruck" (1987)

    Cher stars as a widowed bookkeeper who falls in love with her fiancé's younger brother, Ronny, played by Nicolas Cage. "Moonstruck" is screwball comedy that is loud, over-the-top, and full of amazing performances (Cher and co-star Olympia Dukakis both won Oscars for their roles). It can be frustrating to watch the film romanticize Ronny's instability, but his monologue about love is pretty on the nose ("Love don't make things nice, it ruins everything, it breaks your heart, it makes things a mess ... We are here to ruin ourselves and break our hearts and love the wrong people and die.").

    "Coming to America" (1988)

    Easily the funniest movie on this list,"Coming to America" will celebrate its 30th anniversary later this month. The film stars Eddie Murphy as the crown prince of the fictional country of Zamunda. Murphy's character shuns an arranged marriage and sets off for New York City to find a wife. After trading his crown for a broom when he gets a job at a fast-food restaurant, he falls for the owner's daughter Lisa (Shari Headley).

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    Warning: There are spoilers ahead for "Ocean's 8."

    Studios are increasingly creating trailers with footage that's not even in the actual film, and that's the case for "Ocean's 8" as well.

    The movie starring Sandra Bullock had the best opening of any movie in the franchise, but not everything made it into the final all-female heist movie.

    At least two cameos from Matt Damon and "Ocean's 11" star Carl Reiner didn't make the final cut. If you're wondering where they may have appeared, the "Ocean's 8" trailers may hold the answer.

    INSIDER rounded up the scenes we noticed from the trailers that aren't in "Ocean's 8."

    A few trailers showed Debbie Ocean dangerously walking toward a New Jersey toll booth in heels.

    I was very excited to see this scene in the movie, because it's right near where I grew up in Jersey. There's no mistaking that toll in Woodbridge, New Jersey, where several major highways converge, including the Garden State Parkway and NJ Turnpike. 

    It would have been a cool scene to see since Danny Ocean exits from East Jersey State Prison, located in Rahway, New Jersey in "Ocean's 11." That's just a little down the road from where Debbie Ocean is in the "Ocean's 8" trailer. It's not clear whether or not she stayed in the same jail as her brother. But if she did, maybe this was a scene shortly after she exited and was making her way to New York City or to visit her brother's grave.

    We definitely didn't see Debbie in any casinos.

    We see Sandra Bullock go blonde once in the movie, but there was another, shorter blonde 'do Debbie Ocean teased around a casino table. It's never said how Debbie landed in jail, so maybe this was part of a flashback if it wasn't part of the heist.

    We can't help but wonder if this was where Matt Damon's Linus was supposed to make an appearance. The actor told multiple outlets he filmed a cameo for the movie.

    It looks like there was at least one scene with Debbie and her gal pal Lou cut.

    Judging from Debbie's bangs, this looks like a possible flashback showing how Lou and Debbie used to run their own cons similar to her brother and his right-hand man, Rusty (Brad Pitt). It would have been nice to get a little more backstory on the duo.

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    • Ray Liotta explains why he moved to TV. The final season of his show, "Shades of Blue," premieres on Sunday.
    • Liotta reveals the one thing about working opposite Jennifer Lopez on the show he wasn't fond of.
    • The actor also admits being disappointed he wasn't asked to be in Martin Scorsese's next movie, "The Irishman."
    • Since being in "Goodfellas," there's only been one other Scorsese movie he was asked to be in — he reveals what it was and why he had to turn it down.
    • Liotta also says he does not believe the sexual misconduct allegations against Woody Allen.

    For close to 40 years, Ray Liotta has been a fixture in Hollywood. From his breakout role as psycho Ray Sinclair opposite Melanie Griffith and Jeff Daniels in the 1986 cult classic “Something Wild” (which earned him a Golden Globe nomination), to his legendary performance as mobster-turned-snitch Henry Hill in Martin Scorsese’s “Goodfellas,” the actor has adapted to every sea change the industry has thrown at him.

    In the current superhero trend movie studios are obsessed with, Liotta has shifted to television where he’s found success opposite Jennifer Lopez in the NBC cop drama, “Shades of Blue,” where the two play dirty cops (the show’s third and final season premieres Sunday).

    Business Insider sat down with Liotta at a quiet restaurant in Lower Manhattan to talk about his shift to television; the one critique about working with Lopez; being disappointed he wasn’t asked to be in Scorsese’s next movie, “The Irishman;” and why he doesn’t believe the sexual misconduct allegations against Woody Allen.

    Jason Guerrasio: You have said the reason you've gotten into TV is to hopefully score better movie role offers. "Shades of Blue" is going into its last season, did it work? Getting better offers?

    Ray Liotta: Yeah. But also there's definitely been a change, a shift, in what studios do. If you look at last year's Oscars they put up ten movies for best picture. Some of those just didn't belong. They are stretching it. 

    Guerrasio: They are stretching it because they want to get some of those blockbusters consideration in a field that for decades has been arthouse focused. 

    Liotta: Yeah. That's all it's become. It's about getting that $100 million or $150 million box office. It keeps going up and up and that's all they shoot for. I think there's fatigue setting it. Look at the last one, "Solo," even though it opened big they thought it was going to be bigger. I think people are just like, chill out for a minute. 

    Guerrasio: That being said, it seems for an actor there's a lot more opportunities on the TV and streaming side. 

    Liotta: Now, yes. No question about it. And it's not a sin to do it. Back when I started, like '77 or so, if you were doing a television show your career was over. Or you were like Karl Malden, a great actor in some of the best movies from "Street Car Named Desire" to —

    Guerrasio: "On the Waterfront."

    Liotta: He was great in that. But then there was a shift in the business where this TV thing showed up and the movie roles dried up — especially as you get older (Malden starred on the TV show “The Streets of San Francisco” and was nominated for an Emmy from 1974-1977). It was smart for him because going to TV put a ton of money in his pocket. 

    Guerrasio: So you dig doing TV?

    Liotta: Yeah, I'll miss doing "Shades" because it was just so full and rich. I don't mind doing TV at all. 

    Guerrasio: But how do you feel about the Marvel movies and "Star Wars" movies? Are those projects where if you were offered a role you'd be into it?

    Liotta: I would explore it. I remember after my first movie, "Something Wild," I got a call, they wanted me to audition for "Batman." And I just said, "No, that's crazy." And that was the beginning of the comic book craze.

    Jennifer Lopez Ray Liotta APGuerrasio: So you've been on a TV series with Jennifer Lopez for three seasons. What was it like? What really surprised you in how she works?

    Liotta: She had so many things on her plate so I was always impressed that she always knew her lines, and mine. I need a few days to let the lines sink in, I'm used to movies where you get a month or so. I love doing the homework because things get deeper and fuller. For this, you just have to commit. With Jennifer, at first it was a big question mark for me, they want to do this edgy thing, but she was really good. She had some really good scenes. As it wore on, I think she knew she was leaving, and I don't want to bash her but her discipline got a little looser. 

    Guerrasio: You mean during this season? Because she knew the show was ending?

    Liotta: Maybe, I don't know. I don't know what her motives were. But all in all I had a really good time working with her. It was fun doing scenes with her. My favorite scenes from the show are with her because they were real juicy. Because in the show she's like a daughter to me. 

    Guerrasio: When you see someone across from you maybe not fully into the work, distracted, are you the kind of actor that is going to pull them aside and say something?

    Liotta: No. No. No. She definitely was there with her lines and dedicated in terms of the work. Just every now and then she would come late and if you come late it's a domino effect. NBC was really strict about a 14-hour work day. They cut if off at 14. So if you're at the end of the day you may only get one or two takes of a scene, so that wasn't exactly the teamwork that was needed. 

    Guerrasio: You've said in interviews that you didn't really figure out the Hollywood game until well after "Goodfellas." That's when you finally got yourself a publicist and started getting yourself out there more. What is different now for an actor compared to working back in the '70s and '80s?

    Liotta: I don't know how to get started now. The actors who are doing the superhero movies are the ones getting the leads in independent movies. Maybe if you get into a horror movie, it helps. But right now it's the superhero guys. But I'm just curious of the shelf life on that. They just beat those movies to death. And you can't blame the studios because from their point of view they don't give a f--- if the movie is good or bad, they need to answer to their shareholders. So I understand what it is.

    I didn't have a publicist up until "Goodfellas," I didn't know that was what you're supposed to do. Nobody was helping me. I had the agents, but back then I think I was with the wrong people at that time to get me to the next thing. Now people brand themselves. I just did a movie with Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, a Noah Baumbach movie. So here's the movie where they can use their acting chops. Adam is really a talented guy. He's doing it right but he's f---ing lucky to go and play Darth Vader.

    Guerrasio: Because now he can start calling his own shots. 

    Liotta: Right. You become the top guy on the list. 

    Guerrasio: You in a Baumbach movie, I like that.

    Liotta: Yeah. I'm a lawyer in it. Adam and Scarlett's characters are going through a divorce, he comes to me and I'm a lawyer who explains all these ways we can get stuff out of her in the divorce and he's like "no, that's too aggressive." So he ends up going to court and there he realizes that Scarlett has a lawyer that's really aggressive. So then he's like, "Oh, s--t," and he comes back to me to represent him.

    Guerrasio: So a dark comedy?

    Liotta: I don't know if dark but it's a slice of life. 

    GoodfellasGuerrasio: Are you a little bummed you're not in the Scorsese movie coming to Netflix, "The Irishman?"

    Liotta: At first I was, definitely. I don't know, I guess I wasn't their cup tea because I have never really done a movie for him since — no, there was something in "The Departed" that could have happened. But I had a movie I was already committed to so I couldn't get out of it. 

    Guerrasio: Who would you have played?

    Liotta: Ah, it doesn't matter.

    Guerrasio: Out of all the memorable actors who have worked with Scorsese you are one of the few who only worked with him once.

    Liotta: The parts were just never right. I have seen every movie that he's done and I can't say, "Oh, f---, I should have been doing that." Like, "Wolf of Wall Street," who am I going to play?

    Guerrasio: "Hugo," who are you going to play in that?

    Liotta: [Laughs] "Hugo." That's a good movie, shame nobody went to see that. That was a really good movie. Ben Kingsley was great. But I'll be interested to see "The Irishman." 

    Guerrasio: The whole de-aging thing.

    Liotta: Yeah. It's really going into a new thing of aging these people back. Everybody in the movie is pretty much in their 70s, so once I saw that I was like, "Oh, of course I wouldn't be asked." He's going to work with Joe [Pesci], and Bob [De Niro], and Harvey [Keitel], and Al Pacino. 

    Guerrasio: "Goodfellas" showed up on Netflix not too long ago and it's crazy to think that a whole new generation is now being introduced to that movie. But also I have to think because of streaming more people are seeing your other movies like "Narc" and "Cop Land" more than ever before.

    Liotta: Younger people like 14, 15-year-old kids come up to me and they will say that they saw a movie of mine. I'm very, very lucky that I had two movies that I think will live for a long time. 

    Guerrasio: Personally, I think more than two.

    Liotta: Yeah, I wish more people saw "Narc.” And "Cop Land." 

    Guerrasio: Do you actively go out and try to get roles that are more fun and lighthearted or does it come down to what is offered you?

    Liotta: Playing Frank Sinatra [in “The Rat Pack”] was a lot of fun. You're singing and dancing, that was a lot of fun. I did that in "Muppets Most Wanted," too. I mean, I've done it. They are there — "Heartbreakers" was like that, "Dominick and Eugene" was beautiful. But just for some reason, the bad guys just stand out in people's mind. And that's with any actor.

    Guerrasio: Who is the director you would drop everything right now and go work with, that you have never worked with yet?

    Liotta: Woody Allen, I would.

    Guerrasio: Even despite the allegations against him?

    Liotta: I believe what he says. I don't think he did what they accuse him of. He's too — for his particular case I don't buy it.

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    • "Incredibles 2" is a sequel to 2004's "The Incredibles."
    • The Disney/Pixar movie is nearly as wonderful as the first movie.
    • Elastigirl shines as the hero.

    After 14 years of waiting, "Incredibles 2" is about to hit theaters and the reviews are in.

    The sequel to the 2004 film "The Incredibles" starts exactly where the first movie ended with the Parr family going after the Underminer. In a world where superheroes are banned, Helen Parr, Elastigirl, is tasked with getting the public back on the superheroes side, while Bob Parr, Mr. Incredible, stays at home and takes care of the kids.

    Director and writer Brad Bird returns for the follow-up film, as does most of the original voice cast. Craig T. Nelson is Mr. Incredible, Holly Hunter is Elastigirl, Sarah Vowell is Violet, and Samuel L Jackson is back as Frozone. New to the cast is Huck Milner as the new voice of Dash. Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, and Sophia Bush also voice new characters.

    With a 96% on Rotten Tomatoes, the movie is just shy of the original's 97%

    Here's what critics are saying. 

    Elastigirl leads the charge, and it's refreshing.

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    "Young girls will be inspired by seeing so much focus on a female superhero with Mrs. Incredible in the spotlight. I think this is one of the few superhero movies where you see female heroes have more screen time than their male counterparts and boy is it refreshing."

    Kirsten Acuna, INSIDER

    "It's satisfying to watch Hunter's character get to stretch her legs — so to speak — as she heads out alone on her Elasticycle, thrilling a carful of teenage girls she passes on the highway."

    Sara Stewart, New York Post

    The heart of the movie is its humanity.

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    "Deavor and his techie sister Evelyn believe their operation will be most successful with Elastigirl as its poster child, which leaves dad to stay at home with the brood while mom gets to have all the fun. Via this conventional role reversal, 'Incredibles 2' embraces a modern feminist streak, championing women's ability to thrive in the workplace no matter the insecure chauvinism of the men they leave behind to tackle day-to-day household chores. At the same time, it celebrates men's fatherly instincts, which may start off a bit rough-around-the-edges, but are up to any domestic challenge, as Mr. Incredible proves in helping Dash with his homework, Violet with her love life, and Jack-Jack with his volatile condition: flip-flopping between various superpowers, which come to the fore in a hilarious showdown with a neighborhood raccoon."

    Nick Schager, The Daily Beast

    "As with all of Bird's films, 'Incredibles 2' is at its best when reconciling the mundane with the magical. The Parrs want to be Supers and ordinary parents, but they live in a world that’s constantly forcing them to choose between their identities."

    David Ehrlich, IndieWire

    It isn't as incredible as the first movie.

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    "'Incredibles 2' lacks some of the tight plotting, well-choreographed action, and emotional moments of its predecessor, but it's still a boatload of fun."

    — Alissa Wilkinson, Vox

    "Though it would be unrealistic to expect 'Incredibles 2' to have quite the genre-busting surprise of the original, it is as good as it can be without that shock of the new — delivering comedy, adventure and all too human moments with a generous hand."

    Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

    There's a lot going on, and it's a little long.

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    "While writer-director Brad Bird's 'Incredibles 2' is undeniably a good time at the movies for the whole family, it's the rare superhero movie that may have too many ideas knocking around in its noggin, none of which seem terribly coherent. And that, in the end, makes the film less than it clearly wants to be."

    Alissa Wilkinson, Vox

    "At an hour and 58 minutes, 'Incredibles 2' feels a bit long and maybe that's because it's Pixar's longest movie to date. Granted, it's only two minutes longer than the original "Incredibles," but that's still a long movie to get through if you're bringing kids to the theaters."

    Kirsten Acuna, INSIDER

    The movie hits theaters Friday. Watch the trailer below.

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    It's not easy to make a great romantic comedy. But when a rom-com gets it wrong, it's usually pretty ugly. Most of these movies feature increasingly contrived plotlines that force characters to jump through farcical hoops with the singular goal of the happy ending in mind.

    While love might conquer all, it can't save these movies.

    Here are 11 romantic comedies you can skip.

    "Sixteen Candles" (1984)

    "Sixteen Candles" is a teen rom-com that really hasn't aged well. The film's star, Molly Ringwald, admitted this herself in a thoughtful essay for The New Yorker that acknowledged the movie's problematic moments. Ringwald wrote that she understood why "16 Candles" (and "The Breakfast Club") could "be considered racist, misogynistic, and, at times, homophobic."

    There's also the film's disturbing attitude toward sexual assault, which turned viewers off well before the #MeToo era. Ringwald wrote she was embarrassed by how long it took her to "fully comprehend" the scene where the movie's leading man, Jake, "essentially trades his drunk girlfriend, Caroline, to the Geek, to satisfy the latter's sexual urges in return for Samantha's underwear."

    "Say Anything" (1989)

    The idea that you can convince someone to love you through sheer will and persistence is one that has been perpetuated by most rom-coms and teen films — but especially those made in the '80s. Much has been written about the rom-com's celebration of stalker-like behavior and "Say Anything" with it's famous boombox scene is a prime example of a grand gesture that's actually really creepy.

    "Mr. Wrong" (1996)

    In her first leading-role, Ellen DeGeneres starred as a TV producer named Martha, who is desperate to get married, but just can't find the right guy. When the man of her dreams (Bill Pullman) shows up, she soon discovers he's actually a nightmare.

    Any humor elicited from the movie's initial premise is short-lived.

    "'Mr. Wrong' survives for about five minutes past the point that Martha tells Whitman she doesn't want to see him any more. Then the movie falls off a cliff," the San Francisco Chronicle wrote when the movie was released. "The problem is so simple it's a wonder no one figured it out before the film was given the green light: 'Mr. Wrong' is an attempt to make a comedy out of something inherently unfunny — a deluded man stalking his ex-girlfriend. It doesn't find a way to make it funny, either."

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    • Ray Liotta said if he could work with any filmmaker right now that he hasn't yet in his career, it would be Woody Allen.
    • The actor best known for starring in "Goodfellas" said he doesn't believe the sexual-assault accusations against the legendary director.

    If Ray Liotta could drop everything and work with a director he hasn't had the chance to yet in his almost 40-year career, it would be Woody Allen. 

    That's what the legendary "Goodfellas" actor told Business Insider on Monday while promoting the last season of his NBC series, "Shades of Blue" (the season 3 premiere is on Sunday). 

    "I don't think he did what they accuse him of," Liotta said, referencing the recent spotlight on past sexual-assault allegations against Allen. "For his particular case, I don't buy it."

    Liotta's comments are a rare show of support for the director. Since the #MeToo Movement began, Allen has lost many allies in the industry as numerous actors have publicly apologized for being in movies made by the director. Some have even donated the salaries they earned working on his movies to charity.

    woody allenAll of this stems from Allen's adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, publicly accusing Allen of molesting her when she was 7-years-old, an accusation she has stood by. One of her brothers, Ronan Farrow, has written that he believes her. Allen has denied all allegations.

    The perception of Allen could also be impacting him at the box office. His latest movie, "Wonder Wheel," only earned $15.3 million in theaters, and a  majority of that came from overseas (it made only $1.4 million domestically). Amazon Studios, which released the movie, is reportedly in "serious conversations" to cut its multi-film contract with Allen. It's supposed to release his next movie, "A Rainy Day in New York."

    Liotta did not elaborate on why he doesn't buy Farrow's allegation, however he's not alone. In May, Moses Farrow, Dylan's other brother, wrote a blog post defending their father, stating he was present when everything allegedly happened. In his lengthy post, Moses claims Dylan's accusations on what happened are inaccurate.

    In response to Moses' blog post, Ronan responded with a note that concluded with "I believe my sister."

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    • President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to wade into a feud with the actor Robert De Niro.
    • An outspoken critic of Trump since the 2016 presidential election, De Niro has chastised Trump in multiple public appearances in the past few days.
    • De Niro said "f--- Trump" on stage to a standing ovation at the Tony Awards on Sunday night, and then apologized for "the idiotic behavior of my president" in a speech in Toronto on Tuesday. 
    • "Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received to [sic] many shots to the head by real boxers in movies. I watched him last night and truly believe he may be “punch-drunk,'" Trump tweeted.

    President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday to reciprocate a war of words with the actor Robert De Niro, after De Niro chastised Trump in multiple public appearances in the past few days. 

    De Niro, who has been an outspoken critic of Trump since the 2016 presidential election, said "f--- Trump" on stage at the Tony Awards Sunday night, and received a standing ovation. On Tuesday, De Niro apologized for "the idiotic behavior of my president" in a speech at the groundbreaking of a restaurant in Toronto, CNN reported.

    Hours later, Trump addressed the actor in a tweet.

    "Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received to [sic] many shots to the head by real boxers in movies. I watched him last night and truly believe he may be “punch-drunk.” I guess he doesn’t...," Trump tweeted, "...realize the economy is the best it’s ever been with employment being at an all time high, and many companies pouring back into our country. Wake up Punchy!"

    De Niro's first prominent act of speaking out against Trump arrived in a PSA video preceding the presidential election in October 2016, when the actor called Trump a "dog," a "mutt," a "con," and an "idiot," and said of then-candidate Trump, "I'd like to punch him in the face."

    While most of De Niro's words about Trump were bleeped during Sunday night's Tony Awards, you can watch an uncensored video of his comments below:


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    • You can find the letter and numbers A113 in Pixar movies.
    • There's a reason it's a part of the movies. 
    • A113 is a reference to the California Institute of the Arts, where many animators attended college.
    • You can see it at the end of "Incredibles 2."

    Pixar has been known for its Easter eggs— hidden messages in films — but one of its best has to do with A113.

    The letter and numbers can be found in almost all of Pixar's films, from "Toy Story" to "Cars."

    It's also in Disney and Pixar's newest release, "Incredibles 2," out this weekend toward the sequel's very end.

    What does it mean?

    Pixar co-founder John Lasseter has explained A113 is the number of the animation classroom at the California Institute of the Arts.

    Many animators like Lasseter attended school there. And by including the number, they are giving a subtle shout-out to their alma mater.

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    The number has been used for many different things in Pixar films, such as a license plate in 1995's "Toy Story," seen above.

    It was on a camera in 2003's "Finding Nemo."

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    You can find it on a box that Flik walks by in 1998's "A Bug's Life."

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    A113 is also the number of a courtroom in 2009's "Up."

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    Here's Sully from 2013's "Monsters University" entering a classroom whose number is A113.

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    However, Pixar films aren't the only ones to hide the number in plain sight. Here's Tiana from Disney's 2009 "The Princess and the Frog" jumping on a trolley car marked A113.

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    It even shows up on a door in 1987's "The Brave Little Toaster." Joe Ranft, who went on to work on Pixar movies including "Toy Story,""A Bug's Life," and "Monsters, Inc.," and Dan Haskett, a character designer on "Toy Story," worked on the film.

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    You can also notice the number on a chewed-up vehicle in Warner Bros.' 1999 movie "The Iron Giant." The director, Brad Bird, later made Pixar hit "The Incredibles."

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    Even live-action films like 2012's "The Avengers" had a file labeled A113.

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    In "Incredibles 2," a theater marquee has A113 written largely on it. Keep an eye out for it at the movie's end. The sequel is in theaters Friday, June 15.

    Frank Pallotta contributed to an earlier version of this story.

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    • "Avengers" star Jeremy Renner broke both his arms while filming "Tag."
    • The actor went on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and explained that he hit the ground after doing a stunt on the second day of filming.
    • "It's a stack of chairs like 20 feet high, and it's supposed to fall over, and I'm supposed to ride it down like a surfboard and then keep running," he said. 
    • The stack of chairs didn't fall, but Renner did.
    • He did the stunt again without realizing that he had broken his arms. 
    • He went back to work after going to the hospital, and they ended up CGI'ing one of his arms that had a cast on it. 
    • Renner said the worst part was that he ended up locked in the bathroom with his pants down.
    • "It's a round knob," he said. "I couldn't use my elbow, so I was kicking the door like, 'Get me out!'"
    • Watch the hilarious interview below.

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    Disney released the first trailer for its next live-action animated movie "Dumbo," and it may look a lot different from film you remember. 

    The 1941 movie follows a young elephant, Jumbo Jr., who gets made fun of for his oversized ears and nicknamed Dumbo. After he learns he can fly, with the help of a mouse, he becomes accepting of himself and a circus sensation.

    Don't expect to see Dumbo's protector, Timothy Q. Mouse, or the series of mocking, racist crows pestering the little flying elephant. Disney is taking a lot of liberties with its adaptation of the classic with brand new characters and an updated story that better fits the 21st century with Tim Burton ("Alice in Wonderland") directing.

    "Dumbo" will be in theaters March 29, 2019. Keep reading to see who will star in the live-action adaptation.

    Danny DeVito plays circus owner Max Medici.

    According to Disney, Medici will be in charge of a struggling circus. So you can bet he's looking for a winning act to attract a crowd. 

    Medici wasn't a character in the original film, but there was an original nameless ringmaster in the 1941 animated movie.

    Colin Farrell plays Holt Farrier, a former circus star.

    After returning home from World War I without an arm, Medici asks him to come to the circus to look after a baby elephant with large ears who is making the circus a laughing stock.

    Finley Hobbins and Nico Parker play his children, Joe and Milly, who discover the young elephant can fly and help the circus gain attention.

    From the looks of the trailer it seems the two will sub in for Timothy the mouse and serve as the source of courage Dumbo will need to overcome any fears of being different.

    Interesting fact: Nico Parker is the daughter of Thandie Newton who stars on "Westworld."

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    • MoviePass announced it has passed the 3 million paid subscribers mark.
    • However, growth for the movie ticket subscription service is slowing.
    • It took seven weeks for it to go from 1 million paid subscribers to 2 million. To get to the 3 million mark, it took 18 weeks.

    On Wednesday, MoviePass announced it had surpassed 3 million paid subscribers for the service. It's also projecting that by the end of the year, it will top the 5 million subscriber mark. 

    But the growth for the movie theater ticket subscription service has slowed down. It took seven weeks for MoviePass to go from 1 million paid subscribers to 2 million. To get to the 3 million mark, it took 18 weeks.

    Here's a chart that shows that:

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    However, the company boasts that MoviePass now represents more than 5% of US box office receipts.

    The owner of MoviePass, Helios and Matheson Analytics, continues to expanded the MoviePass brand. Following the recent release of its first movie release through its MoviePass Ventures arm, "American Animals," which it released with The Orchard, it announced the launch of production company MoviePass Films. MoviePass Films acquired the exclusive option to buy Oasis Films, which has produced such titles as "Lone Survivor" and "End of Watch."   

    The hope is by getting into the production and distribution of titles, and being able to guarantee a good box-office result, it will generate new revenue for the company.

    But Wall Street has wondered whether it has enough time left before its cash runs out.

    Helios and Matheson reported a $150.8 million loss in 2017, mainly due to the acquisition of MoviePass.

    Since then, the stock has crashed, plummeting more than 98% from its 52-week high of $32.90 set in October. Concerns on Wall Street continue as questions mount about the company's financial stability.

    On Wednesday, the stock was trading at under 40 cents per share.

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    • Everyone enjoys a good on-screen romance, but sometimes the chemistry is just not there.
    • "Little Women" missed the mark on a romantic wedding proposal scene when a visible spit string connects to their mouths after their kiss.
    • After their lip lock on "The Mosquito Coast, "Helen Mirren called Harrison Ford a bad kisser.

    When done properly, a kiss between two beloved characters on-screen can be just what the audience wants to see. But sometimes, it ends up being the exact opposite, often to a disturbing degree.

    Keep scrolling to see some of the most cringeworthy film kisses to date.

    Ron and Hermione's over-anticipated moment in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2."

    Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley's slowly developing romance throughout the Harry Potter series culminates in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2." After destroying one of Voldemort's horcruxes and getting completely soaked as a repercussion, the two are finally ready to make a move. But the long-awaited kiss must have been so highly anticipated that it turned out extremely awkward.

    In fact, Emma Watson felt so awkward about shooting the scene that she told MTV"I ended up pouncing on Rupert. I was so desperate to get it over. After the first take he was like, 'Whoa, there! Where did that come from?' I was like, 'Sorry!'"


    Laurie and Jo sharing a spit string in "Little Women."

    "Little Women" follows the March sisters, who are going through the struggles of growing up in 19th century Massachusetts. Jo fights to be independent and spends time with their neighbor, Laurie, who eventually proposes to her. The proposal scene quickly turns from romantic to revolting when a string of spit connects Christian Bale and Winona Ryder's mouths when they pull apart from their kiss.

    Allie and Mother Fox's chemistry-free smooch in "The Mosquito Coast."

    In "The Mosquito Coast," Allie uproots his family to move to a remote Caribbean Island in the hopes of creating a utopia there, but ends up alienating his family instead. This must be the reason why the kisses between Allie and his wife — played by Helen Mirren — are so stagnant.

    As per the Chicago Tribune, Helen Mirren said of Ford that he's "the nicest, sweetest guy you could want to meet. But he can't kiss— he finds it impossible to kiss on screen... He's probably not very good off screen either. It's not just me — other actresses agree."

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    • The nun from "The Conjuring" series is getting her own movie, and the trailer looks absolutely terrifying.
    • "The Nun" will follow Sister Irene as she investigates the suicide of a nun.
    • The movie is set to be released on September 7, 2018.

    The horror genre is in a bit of a renaissance right now, with new and exciting works being released to critical acclaim and box office success. While Blumhouse has its hands full bringing the "
    Halloween"franchise back, Warner Bros. has made an entire cinematic universe out of "The Conjuring" franchise. The monsters from the main films are being given spinoffs, with the next installment coming with "The Nun." The horrifying villain first popped up in "The Conjuring 2," and the upcoming movie will see Taissa Farmiga's Sister Irene investing the creature's origins. A first trailer just dropped, and it's as horrifying as you'd hope.

    I'm so ready to get back into James Wan's twisted world, and the terrifying creatures that inhabit it. "The Nun" looks like a great addition to "The Conjuring" Universe, with the villain herself being one of the scariest creations to come out of it.

    The trailer opens with The Nun as we first saw her in "Conjuring 2": a painting. An already ghastly image in the light, things suddenly go dark, and you see The Nun's glowing eyes. It's no wonder that she was given her own standalone movie. The character proper hasn't even been shown, and the opening moments of the trailer are enough to send chills down horror fans' spines.

    Much like "The Conjuring" franchise proper, it seems like "The Nun" is having its protagonist tell the terrifying story backward, meaning Sister Irene will likely survive the film's main narrative. "The Conjuring's" Vera Farmiga (Taissa's real life sister) used a similar framing device through the first two films, recounting some of Ed and Lorraine's scariest cases. Sister Irene apparently has some sort of sensitivity to the spirit world, and is sent to Romania after having visions of The Nun.

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    It looks like The Nun will combine both supernatural horror with mystery, as Sister Irene investigates the mysterious suicide of a nun. "The Conjuring" franchise often combines literal demons with real life struggles, so it should be fun to see how it all unravels. One thing is clear: James Wan's signature style will be there, complete with plenty of jump scares and startling imagery.

    While James Wan isn't directing "The Nun," it seems he did have a fair amount of influence over the upcoming spinoff. He's been credited as helping to craft the story, as well as being a producer. "The Nun" was directed by relative newcomer Corin Hardy, who made his debut directing "The Hallow." Fans of horror are no doubt excited to see Taissa Farmiga playing the film's lead, after her work on Ryan Murphy's "American Horror Story" and "The Final Girls."

    "The Nun" will arrive in theaters on September 7, 2018 to start the Halloween season. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.

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    Spoilers ahead for "Wonder Woman" and "Justice League."

    • The first publicity shots from Wonder Woman 1984 are out — and Chris Pine has made a surprising return which is making fans have some questions.
    • In the first Wonder Woman movie, the character Steve Trevor — played by Chris Pine — heroically sacrificed himself at the end of the movie.
    • During Justice League — which took place in modern times — Wonder Woman was still visibly grieving over Steve Trevor.
    • Fans aren’t sure if Chris Pine is playing original Steve Trevor somehow — or is perhaps playing a descendant of the original character.

    Spoilers ahead for "Wonder Woman" and "Justice League" if you haven’t seen them.

    The news is out: Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman sequel will be called "Wonder Woman 1984." The first official photos from the set look totally promising, and fans are mostly eating them up.

    But there are definite questions. Diana is an Amazonian, and she ages differently than humans — so her time jump is easy to explain away. However, one of the most heart-wrenching moments in the first Wonder Woman film occurred when Steve Trevor — played by Chris Pine — died heroically during the finale.

    What’s so weird about Chris Pine showing up in those publicity shots?

    Over the course of the first movie, Steve Trevor came to mean a lot to Diana — so much so that she was still visibly affected by his death in "Justice League." The events of "JL" took place in modern times, yet she was grieving like the pain was still fresh.

    If Steve Trevor somehow showed up in 1984, that effectively ruins the high stakes and the beauty of the character’s sacrifice for the greater good at the end of the first film.

    Wonder Woman has done this EXACT thing before, though.

    Flash back to the "Wonder Woman" TV series from the 1970s that starred Lynda Carter. It lasted three seasons — and the first one was set during World War II.

    That’s also when Steve Trevor first showed up — played by Lyle Waggoner. Seasons two and three leapt forward in time and took place in what was then current time: the 1970s.

    Lyle Waggoner made the leap forward in time as well, this time playing Steve Trevor, Jr. — son of the original Steve Trevor, so of course he looked exactly the same.

    It’s also worth noting that in the TV series, Steve Trevor Jr. was just very good friends with Diana and not at all a love interest — probably to keep things from getting weird with the family connection.

    Fans of Wonder Woman comics agree:

    Fans have also theorized that Pine could just be showing up in a vision or hallucination in the new film or even that Diana could have resurrected him somehow — this is a comic book movie after all.

    Some fans were wondering if movie Wonder Woman might get a girlfriend in the sequel instead.

    In your heart of hearts, you probably knew that Wonder Woman was bisexual — and DC Comics confirmed it officially in 2016. Comics fans have seen every storyline under the sun, so there’s a wealth of canonically established material that the writers could potentially be drawing from.

    No matter what happens onscreen, other fans are just thirsty for more Chris Pine.

    Some fans just want more Chris Pine — and they’re happy to take him any way they can.

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    • Bryce Dallas Howard and Chris Pratt appeared on NBC's "Today" show on Thursday to discuss "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom."
    • Howard addressed her character Claire Dearing's shoe choice in the sequel.  
    • Claire's high heels in "Jurassic World" were called impractical given the setting, so the filmmakers decided that she would wear sneakers in the upcoming movie.
    • But Howard insisted that her character keep her heels during certain scenes.
    • "A girl doesn't outrun a T. Rex in high-heeled shoes and then wear sneakers to the office," the actress said.


    Bryce Dallas Howard's high heels were the focus of much fan discussion in "Jurassic World," and now the actress is revealing that she had a major say in the footwear worn by her character in the sequel. 

    Howard and "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" co-star Chris Pratt appeared on NBC's "Today" on Thursday to talk about the upcoming movie. During the interview, Howard revealed that she actually insisted that her character, Claire Dearing, wear high heels — despite the film's script specifying that she would wear sneakers during some scenes.

    "A girl doesn't outrun a T. rex in high-heeled shoes and then wear sneakers to the office," Howard said.

    In recent interviews, Howard further explained why she was so adamant about her character still wearing fashionable shoes in the franchise. 

    "I wanted it to be clear from the beginning that Claire has changed and she's wearing heels still,"Howard told Entertainment Weekly. "A person can have an inner journey and still love heels! And, yes, she's prepared to go to the island and she's wearing boots."

    Moreover, Howard explained to Hello Giggles that Claire's heels are part of her identity, so it would be strange to completely write them out of the sequel. Howard said that there's a scene in "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" that's a callback to the first film, "but it was written that I was wearing sneakers, and I instantly circled that, and I was like, 'No! No! No way!'" 

    The actress added that there's a distinction between how Claire dresses for work and how she dresses when she's on the run.

    "The takeaway from 'Jurassic World' is not, at all times, be ready to run from a dinosaur," she said. "The takeaway is that she could outrun a T. rex in high heels, how badass is she? And so of course she's going to wear heels to the office, and that was something that kind of felt, I don't know, I was like, 'There was no other choice.' Like, I felt really self righteous about [wearing heels], that's what it was."

    In trailers for "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom," Howard is indeed seen wearing boots and a more outdoor-friendly outfit.

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    After "Jurassic World" was released in 2015, many people called out Howard's character for wearing heels throughout the entire movie.

    The choice was viewed as impractical and ridiculous given scenes that involved lots of action and running. In 2016, "Jurassic World"director Colin Trevorrow took to Twitter to assure fans that Howard would wear more appropriate footwear in the sequel

    Here's what Howard looked like in the first movie.

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    Since then, Howard has spoken out about the shoe controversy.

    "It was really hard wearing heels while running in the jungle, and I liked that that was acknowledged,"Howard said during a 2015 interview. "It was physically strenuous."

    Howard also appeared on "The Late Late Show With James Corden" in June 2015 and said that she "trained for running in heels as if I was in the Olympics."

    Howard's shoe-gate follows a pattern of more female characters being given reasonable footwear in their films, from Brie Larson's Captain Marvel to Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman.

    Howard will reprise her role as Claire when "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" is released in theaters on Friday, June 22.  

    Watch Howard discuss her "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" shoes in the video below.

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    Running out of movies to watch? We can help. 

    Every week, we look through Netflix's collection to recommend seven movies you can watch over the weekend. 

    Some of our selections recently joined Netflix, and some have been available for while — you just didn't notice. 

    From the irreverent war comedy "Tropic Thunder" to Disney's "Moana," these are awesome movies on Netflix you can watch this weekend, including Netflix's newest hit romantic comedy.

    Here are seven movies on Netflix you should check out (along with their scores from Rotten Tomatoes).

    *Note: Not all of these films are available in countries outside the United States. Sorry!

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    "Set It Up" (2018) — a Netflix original

    Netflix description: In desperate need of a break from the office, two beleaguered assistants team up to trick their workaholic bosses into falling in love.

    Critic score: 83%

    Audience score: N/A

    Predictable in an adorable way, "Set It Up" follows every beat you expect it to but in a brilliant way. Plus, Lucy Liu is great. This one could fill the hole "A Christmas Prince" has left.  

    "Inside Man" (2006)

    Netflix description: A detective matches wits with a thief who's always one step ahead of the cops, and when a loose-cannon negotiator arrives, things spin out of control.  

    Critic score: 86%

    Audience score: 85%

    There are a lot of heist movies. But Spike Lee's masterful direction in the underrated "Inside man" turns a common story in the film world into a thrilling and clever one. Its stellar cast, which includes Clive Owen, Denzel Washington, Jodie Foster, Christopher Plummer, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Willem Dafoe helps, too. 

    "Tropic Thunder" (2007)

    Netflix description: This combat film send-up from director-star Ben Stiller tracks a group of actors who are forced to become real-life soldiers.

    Critic score: 82%

    Audience score: 70%

    While Robert Downey Jr.'s Oscar-nominated role as a white Australian man playing a black man hasn't aged very well, this comedy is still a great social satire that blew people away for its accuracy as a Vietnam War movie satire, and with Tom Cruise's role as a ruthless producer. 

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