10 Movies…About The Witness Relocation Program (Like ‘The Family’)

This week marks the release of The Family, another example of Hollywood’s favorite cliché situation: stereotypical Italian-American crime family goes into Witness Protection and they chafe at it. (In reality, Witness Protection is rare; as it turns out the government doesn’t give ...

10 Movies…With Endearing Strippers (Like ‘Afternoon Delight’)

I’ve never been to a strip club, not just because they’re degrading to women, but because they’re degrading to everybody. A red-lit room with “college students” sadly gyrating to a Warrant song doesn’t sound great. And Hollywood has spoiled me on strippers—I ...

10 Movies…About Awesome Businesspeople

This week marks the release of Jobs, which stars Ashton Kutcher, the inventor of prankism, as Steve Jobs, the inventor of the computer and the MP3 who ultimately became the wealthiest man in the history of the world. Here are 10 other ...

10 Movies…That Are Narrative Remakes of Documentaries

Kon-Tiki hits American theaters this week, months after it was nominated for the Best Foreign Film Oscar. It’s a narrative retelling of Kon-Tiki, the 1951 Academy-Award winning documentary directed by Thor Heyerdahl about his voyage across the South Seas in a raft ...

10 Movies…That Are Remakes of Classic Horror Films

Horror movies derive most of their power and enjoyment (you sicko) from a combination of novelty and surprise.The novelty: how the filmmakers will have this particular bad guy stalk and kill the good guys. The surprise: OHMYGODLOOKOUTBEHINDYOUDREWBARRYMORE!

Nevertheless, because horror movies are ...

10 Movies About…Cavemen (To Prepare You for ‘The Croods’)

Dreamworks’ CGI caveman spectacular The Croods comes out on Friday. It’s the first big animated movie of the year, but it’s hardly the first time a bunch of modern(ized) stone-age characters have hit the big screen. Here are 10 more of the ...