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Celebrity Showdown: Kate Winslet vs Cate Blanchett

22 Mar

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This weekend, two of the most celebrated leading ladies in Hollywood, Kate Winslet and Cate Blanchett, went head-to-head as villains in their respective big budget blockbusters.

But how do the two Oscar winners stack up against one another? That’s what ET’s Celebrity Showdown is here to discover. Looking at seven unique criteria that weigh box-office earnings, critic’s reviews, and award season gold, Celebrity Showdown examines the anatomy of both stars’ careers to determine who’s really the best.

So who will win between the Cate “The Pretty Tolkien Elf” Blanchett and Kate “Seriously, I was in Titanic” Winslet? For fun, take a guess, then check out our totally scientific results.*

*Results not actually scientific.

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Celebrity Showdown: Hugh Jackman vs Liam Neeson

15 Mar

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While two of Hollywood’s most popular action stars are duking it out in the box office, we thought it might be a good time for them to face off in the only thunderdome that really matters: The Celebrity Showdown.

Looking at seven unique criteria that weigh box-office earnings, critic’s reviews and award season gold, Celebrity Showdown examines the anatomy of both stars’ careers to show who’s really the best.

So, will Chappie star Hugh Jackman (beloved for his many, many turns playing Wolverine in the X-Men franchise) be able to take down action veteran Liam Neeson (best known for the many films in which he’s had to retrieve people who have been taken)? For fun, take a guess, then check out our totally scientific results.*

*Results not actually scientific.

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Celebrity Showdown: Will Smith vs. Kevin Costner

1 Mar

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After disappearing from the screen for a few years, Will Smith and Kevin Costner have both been enjoying career resurgences recently. This year alone, Costner has already starred in two releases – Black or White and McFarland, USA – and Focus hit the big screen this weekend, marking Smith’s return to movies for the first time since the disastrous release of his 2013 sci-fi bomb After Earth.

So, with both stars in the middle of making powerful comebacks, and with films in theaters at the same time, what better way to see who the real star is than by pitting their careers against each other’s in a brand-new installment of Celebrity Showdown?!

Who do you think will win between Smith and Costner? For fun, take a guess, then check out our totally scientific results.*

*Results not actually scientific.

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Celebrity Showdown: Bradley Cooper vs. Colin Firth

16 Feb

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With Bradley Cooper’s American Sniper sitting comfortably at fourth place at the box office after four weeks in wide release and eight weeks in theaters, it’s clear that his role as “the deadliest sniper in history” resonates with many people — but can he beat a British Oscar winner?

This weekend, audiences everywhere got to see Colin Firth kick major a** as a James Bond-esque super spy in the amazingly entertaining Kingsmen: The Secret Service. So which acclaimed actor would win in a fight between their acting careers? We’re here to get a definitive answer in another installment of Celebrity Showdown!

Who do you think will win between Cooper and Firth? For fun, take a guess, then check out our totally scientific results.*

*Results are not actually scientific.

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The Totally Crazy Ways Hollywood Uses Fire To Sell Movies

13 Nov

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[NOTE: I originally wrote this story for ETonline.com, where it was first published]

In the newly released poster for Insurgent, we see a brave, stoic Shailene Woodley standing on top of a cube-shaped building which is on fire. It’s also floating in mid-air through the middle of a post-apocalyptic cityscape, but that’s beside the point.

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While admittedly the poster is a bit surreal, what really seems to set the tone is the blazing inferno raging beneath Woodley’s feet, pouring out of the windows.

It’s almost as if the poster designers were worried that the strange image of a warrior woman on a floating building wouldn’t be eye-catching enough. However, like sex and the color red, fire is used all the time by poster designers for a whole multitude of reasons – and with an equally large variety of insane results.

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13 Hilariously Horrible Horror Movies To Watch On Halloween

27 Oct

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[NOTE: I originally wrote this story for ETonline.com, where it was first published]

Halloween is arguably the greatest of all holidays. First off, as an adult, Halloween is the perfect excuse to marathon-watch the scariest, goriest, most pants-soiling horror movies available. Secondly, adults can buy their own candy, and none of it will be an eraser, gum or three dirty pennies.

But what if you don’t like being scared, and would rather watch a violent, gory scream-fest that makes you laugh? Well, you might be a crazy serial killer, in which case, we can’t help you. But if that’s not the case, check out our list of 13 awful horror movies that are so wonderfully terrible you can’t help but love them.

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Mind-Blowing Hidden Relationships You Never Noticed In Disney’s ‘Mary Poppins’!

20 Aug

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On August 27, the Disney classic Mary Poppins turns 50! It’s the story of a magical nanny, two precocious children, a stern father with the capacity for love just beneath the surface, a socially progressive mother, and the most charming chimney sweep/kite salesman/one-man-band in history.

You know you love him.

You know you love him.

The film won 5 Oscars out of an astounding 13 nominations, and was the only Best Picture nomination Walt Disney ever received. Mary Poppins is also one of the rare films to have a 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Unlike these movies, which all have less than 100%

Unlike these movies, which all have less than 100%

Basically, it’s a great film and everyone loves it. However, despite all the times you’ve likely watched it, I have a theory that there were a number of hidden connections that you probably didn’t even realize!

Connections like:

1. Mary Poppins was Bert’s nanny!

2. Mr. Dawes Sr. – the Bank Owner – is Bert’s father

3. Uncle Albert is Bert’s Uncle

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