The Best Celebrity Halloween Costumes of 2018

And the Hallowinners Are…

Beginning last weekend and leading up to the big day today, we’ve seen a number of famous singers, actors and celebrities using their connections and assets to go all out for Halloween this year. Whether these stars showed up as one of Hollywood’s own notorious idols, an iconic fictional TV or film character or a hilarious or creepy creature, they all turned heads and definitely merit a howl of praise and a full-size candy bar. Here are a few of our favourite celebrity costumes:

Noah Centineo from “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” as “Beauty and The Beasts” Gaston

 

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Everyone’s invited to the wedding

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“Big Little Lies” Zoe Kravitz woke up late to show us her vampire morning routine

 

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Mornings suck 🧛🏼‍♀️ (night time is morning time for vamps guys ) #vampireawareness

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Singer Rita Ora came through feeling Better Now as Post Malone

Since it wouldn’t be Halloween without an over-the-top Kardashian costume, here’s Kendall Jenner and Fai Khadra as fembot and Austin Powers

 

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should we shag now or shag later baby?

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Even Elton John took to Instagram to admire Harry Styles‘ bright and flashy Rocket Man ensemble

 

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Now that’s what I call a Halloween costume @harrystyles Photo by @kevinmazur @gucci

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John Legend made us tear up a bit with this charming father-daughter costume

 

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OK we were just kidding about skipping Halloween. #ALegendaryChristmas will return after a brief interruption

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Holy smokes Batman! Halsey fully committed to her Poison Ivy look

 

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Halsey Presents: Gotham City 🌿🦇 party time… 📷: @nathangroff

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Beyoncé killed it with this accurate recreation of Toni Braxton’s 1993 album “Another Sad Love Song”

Riverdale” stars Camila Mendes and Lili Reinhart brought us back to 2004 with this hilarious “Napoleon Dynamite” costume

 

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vote for me, and all your wildest dreams will come true.

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And finally, “The Predator“‘s Olivia Munn was clearly a fan of Awkwafina’s character in “Crazy Rich Asians” with this Goh Peik Lin costume

 

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Happy Halloween to everyone, but especially to all you crazy rich Asians!! #peiklin #crazyrichasians 💁🏻‍♀️🎃

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What was your favorite Halloween costume this year and who wore it??? Leave a comment down below!

And for more incredible celebrity Halloween costumes from previous years, check out the MsMojo video below on the Top 10 Times Celebrities Rocked Halloween!

 

 

5 Scariest Horror Movie Scenes Of All Time

Grab Some Candy and Get Ready!

Today is Halloween, i.e. the day all you fans of ghosts, ghouls and gore have been waiting patiently for…the premiere of our Top 50 Scariest Horror Movie Scenes Of All Time video over on WatchMojo‘s YouTube channel! We’re ranking 50 of the most terrifying moments in the history of horror films that continue to get under our skin and make our flesh crawl. Like a stranger in an alleyway, these scenes creep up from behind and stay with us forever and we’re getting started with 5 of those scary scenes right here. If you want to find out which horror movie scene is #1 on our list or if you weren’t able to catch the video’s live premiere today at 2 p.m., the video is still up and ready for fresh eyes to scare HERE, along with the rest of our Halloween-themed Horror Week videos that end today! Alright, let’s jump right into 5 of these iconic and petrifying horror movie scenes (spooky spoiler alert!!!):

The Final Chase – “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” (1974)

While it was advertised as a “true story,” this slasher flick’s plot is more fiction than fact. Even Ed Gein, the murderer who inspired Leatherface, had a different MO. That being said, the idea of a maniac chopping up victims with a chainsaw isn’t at all far-fetched, which gave the film a sense of gritty realism. Nowhere is this more apparent than during the pulse-pounding finale as Sally literally runs for her life. Fortunately, a trucker runs over the hitchhiker while Sally narrowly evades Leatherface by hopping aboard another vehicle. The chaotic staging and low-grade production values actually work to the scene’s advantage, giving it the authenticity of a documentary with a blood-curdling final shot.

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Chest Chomp – “The Thing” (1982)

When it comes to body horror, CGI just can’t produce the same results as practical effects, which are simply more revolting, cringe-inducing, and inventive. Take this jaw-dropping scene from “The Thing” for example, as Norris’ ribcage sprouts a set of teeth and bites off Copper’s arms. One second, you’re jumping out of your seat in shock, the next, you’re asking yourself how the hell the filmmakers pulled this stunt off. The sequence packs in even more technical wizardly as the chest vomits out a snake-like creature while Norris’ head detaches and grows spider legs. At least it’s nothing a flamethrower can’t fix. Bloody disgusting and bloody brilliant, horror doesn’t get much more creative than this.

The Basement  – “The Blair Witch Project” (1999)

“The Blair Witch Project” is another horror film with the essence of a home movie, but to an even greater extent. Coming out when the found-footage genre and the internet were fairly young, the filmmakers tricked numerous moviegoers into believing the three protagonists were really missing. This largely contributed to the sense of dread in the film’s climax, as Heather and Mike stumble upon an abandoned house in search of their missing colleague Josh. The amateur cinematography and convincing performances fully immerse the audience as Heather finds Mike standing in a corner before an unseen force attacks her. When the screen goes black on his ambiguous ending, it’s quiet enough in the audience to hear a pin drop.

The Bathtub – “The Shining” (1980)

Interestingly enough, Jack Torrance isn’t the scariest character in Stanley Kubrick’s adaptation of “The Shining.” That distinction goes to the woman in the bathtub. Beginning from Jack’s point of view, this scene escorts us into room 237’s bathroom where a bathing beauty awaits. The dull look on Jack’s face becomes aroused as the naked woman climbs out of the tub and puts her hands on him. Matters take a total 180 when Jack looks in the mirror and realizes he’s kissing an old, saggy corpse. The movie doesn’t spell out who this woman is or even the purpose behind this encounter. All we need to know, though, is that it’s a masterstroke of surreal suspense.

The Chestburster – “Alien” (1979)

Alien” is not only regarded as one of the best sci-fi movies of all time, but also one of the best horror movies ever made. The Nostromo is essentially a haunted house and this scene delivers the film’s first major scare. A celebratory dinner is spoiled as Kane convulses and an alien creature bursts out of his chest. Although the cast members knew that the chestburster was coming, they weren’t prepared for the amount of blood splattering everywhere. The petrified looks on the actors’ faces are completely genuine, which in turn left audiences wearing similar expressions. In space, no one can hear you scream. At the movies, however, you can hear an entire auditorium erupt in fright.

Want to find out which famous horror movie scene is #1 on our list?!!! Check out the video below or click the link HERE! And if you think we missed any notable scenes, you can still vote here to keep up the terrifying momentum of this special Halloween list.

 

5 Spooky Shows and Movies to Watch on Netflix This Halloween

You Can Binge on More Than Just Candy Today

It’s Halloween Day and growing up, that meant throwing on a costume over 5 layers of sweaters and grabbing a pillow case to collect as much candy as possible door-to-door. Since most of us have outgrown this tradition and going to a Halloween party on a Wednesday seems like a stretch, why not sit back, relax and let these scary shows and movies keep you in the spooky spirit. The following list of content can all be found on Netflix, with some being old classics that are bound to satisfy your appetite for terror and others being new and trending Netflix originals that have everyone talking…or screaming. Don’t forget to tune in to our YouTube channel HERE at 2 p.m. EST TODAY for the big premiere of our Top 50 Scariest Horror Movie Scenes of All Time!

#5: “Apostle” (2018)

Halloween can be whatever you want it to be – a colorful, happy evening or a veritable frightfest that delights in the superstitions of old. This film is sure to appeal the latter category of reveler. Dan Stevens is no stranger to the horror genre, having appeared in “Vamps” and “The Guest”. In “Apostle”, he teams up with director Gareth Evans to tell a haunting and stylish story about a man sent to retrieve his sister from a cult. Suffice it to say, this period piece isn’t for the faint of heart. There’s a creeping, atmospheric sense of dread that runs throughout the film, but there are also also tons of bloody moments and horrifying visuals.

#4: “The Conjuring” (2013)

There are few filmmakers operating in the horror genre that have been more influential or successful in the 21st century than James Wan. He gave us both the “Saw” and “Insidious” franchises, but arguably his greatest, most well-rounded film is “The Conjuring”. Inspired by the real life paranormal investigations of Ed and Lorraine Warren, “The Conjuring” feels like a blast from the plast – an old-school haunted house film with classic scares and a great story. A rarity in modern horror, it also features a cast of characters who are genuinely likable and who you’re sure to feel invested in. It’s just a perfect movie for the Halloween season.

#3: “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” (2018-)

From the executive producers who introduced us to the 21st century Archie with “Riverdale”, comes another fresh twist on a fan-favorite character from television and comics. This is Sabrina Spellman like you’ve never seen her before, and her adventures come to Netflix just in time for Halloween, with a release date of October 26th, 2018. It’s reportedly inspired by horror films of yesteryears like “Rosemary’s Baby” and “The Exorcist”, but also boasts the modern tone and slick style that makes “Riverdale” so distinct. There’s a very notable “American Horror Story” vibe to it as well. Only time will tell how it plays out, but we suspect that this series holds tricks and treats a’plenty.

#2: “The Shining” (1980)

It might not have been well-received at the time of its release, and author Stephen King remains vocal in his dislike for it, but Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” is today considered a horror masterpiece. Ambiguous, deeply unnerving and boasting staggering performances from all the actors involved, “The Shining” is pure nightmare fuel. Even people who have never seen the film are aware of its many iconic images, like the twins in the hallway, the wave of blood and Jack Nicholson’s face in the door. This Halloween season, let’s put them all back in context by visiting the Overlook Hotel for ourselves. This is a crash course in terror.

#1: “The Haunting of Hill House” (2018-)

In 2017, filmmaker Mike Flanagan teamed up with Netflix for the psychological horror, “Gerald’s Game”, an adaptation of the Stephen King novel by the same name. He’s returned to the streaming service to adapt another horror classic, Shirley Jackson’s “The Haunting of Hill House”; and this time we’re getting a full blown series. Starring Carla Gugino and Michiel Huisman, “The Haunting of Hill House” explores the horrors faced by a family in their old home, and the trauma and damage that has followed them since. The house is spooky, the scares plentiful and the atmosphere most certainly haunting. Translation? This is the perfect Halloween binge!

To find out the complete list of horror and supernatural movies and TV series, both classic and new, all featured on the streaming service, check out the video below for our pick of the Top 10 Spooky Films and Shows to Watch on Netflix this Halloween

 

Top 3 Anime That Hollywood Is Probably Going To Adapt

You Know It’s Only A Matter Of Time

In spite of some horrific cinematic missteps in the past, including the likes of Death Note, Dragon Ball Evolution and Fist of the North Star, it seems that studios have once again fallen in love with the idea of adapting manga and anime properties. With the likes of the extremely popular My Hero Academia and Attack on Titan joining the ranks of the upcoming Mobile Suit Gundam and Battle Angel Alita films, we can only assume that it won’t be long before western studios start tackling these other titles as well!

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#3: “Sword Art Online”

The release and subsequent acclaim of Sword Art Online: Alicization has brought back the hype for this action-fantasy franchise, one that mixes together gaming tropes, romance and blinding sword fights to create some staggering scenes. Despite it’s polarisation, there’s no doubt that with so many popular elements to its name (including virtual reality) that any studio could see the potential for a cinematic franchise. Depending on the result, this could prove to be a bigger mistake than even Alfheim Online!

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#2: “Re;Zero”

The gritty side of fantasy has been a hot topic as of late, and no anime tackles that better than this Isekai gem. The time-travel element and suffer-porn that Subaru went through allowed the show to stand above other shows of that year, not to mention it contained a love-triangle that nearly broke the internet. It’s certainly possible for this particular story to be translated to the big screen more easily than others, though it all depends on if they can capture the charm and endearing nature of Rem.

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#1: “The Seven Deadly Sins”

These days, anything and everything wants to taste the success of acclaimed titles such as Game of Thrones and The Lord of the Rings. While it’s far more light-hearted, the adventures of Meliodas and the rest of the Sins certainly tick a lot of boxes in terms of world-building and larger-than-life-characters. We wouldn’t be shocked if studios snatched up this merry band of exiled knights and decided to throw them onto the silver screen in the hope of landing a franchise. If they do, we just hope that they get Ban right…

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Be sure to check out the video below to see our picks for the Top 10 Isekai Anime.

5 Facts About Bohemian Rhapsody

Ready Freddie?

It’s about time! After almost 10 years of discussion and countless complications, the long awaited Queen biopic “Bohemian Rhapsody” will make it to the big screen this Friday November 2nd. Whether or not you grew up listening to Queen‘s numerous hits or deem yourself a true fan, the band’s infamous songs have left a mark on everyone, in fact I think it would be near impossible to find someone who doesn’t know the lyrics to “Bohemian Rhapsody”. So, to hold us over until the big debut, we’re looking at 5 interesting and surprising facts about the film that you probably didn’t know! To find out the full list of things you need to know before Friday check out the Top 10 Facts About Bohemian Rhapsody video linked HERE.

#5: Live Aid

You can’t make a biopic about Queen without the band’s show-stopping performance at the 1985 benefit concert of Live Aid. Dominating the stage for just over 20 minutes, Queen kicked things off with “Bohemian Rhapsody” and closed out with “We Are the Champions.” According to BBC, in 2005, 60 artists, journalists, and music industry executives voted Queen’s Live Aid appearance as the single greatest live performance in all of rock. To do this iconic performance justice, an exact replica of the Live Aid stage was built and transported to Bovingdon Airfield for the film. This set piece is expected to serve as the movie’s climax, which is fitting since it’s remembered as being the height of Queen’s superstardom.

#4: The Singing

Rami Malek certainly shares a physical resemblance to Freddie Mercury and there’s little doubt that he has the charisma to pull the role off. In order for Malek to fully become Mercury, though, the filmmakers took several measures in capturing the late artist’s singing voice. The movie not only features Malek’s own voice, but also recordings of Mercury and a sound alike. Speaking with Entertainment Weekly, Malek stated, “We’re going to use Freddie as much as possible and use myself as much as possible.” At the time, Malek was reportedly at Abbey Road Studios in London, where a number of famous artists have recorded over the years – including Queen.

Rami Malek, center, in ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’
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#3: Bryan Singer Left During Production

As mentioned before, the film’s production was plagued with problems, many of which were linked to director Bryan Singer. The Hollywood Reporter shared that about three months after principal photography began, it was reported that Singer had “unexpected unavailability.” Singer allegedly didn’t return to the set following the Thanksgiving break. While some sources attributed Singer’s absence to a personal health matter, others claim that the director had developed a difficult dynamic with Rami Malek and various crew members. Whatever the reason, Singer was fired from the project on December 4, 2017 with roughly two weeks of principal photography left. Since the show must go on, Dexter Fletcher was brought on as Singer’s replacement within the next couple days.

#2: Dexter Fletcher Went Uncredited

Dexter Fletcher was actually hired to direct “Bohemian Rhapsody” long before Singer came aboard, although he left the project in 2014 due to disagreements with Graham King. When Singer dropped out, however, Fletcher returned to save the struggling picture. According to Fletcher, about two-thirds of principal photography had been finished when he signed up to complete the film. Although Brian May praised Fletcher on Instagram for getting the movie back on track, it was announced in June 2018 that Singer would retain the sole directing credit due to the rules set by the Directors Guild of America. When asked about who would receive the credit a month earlier, Fletcher reportedly said, “it doesn’t matter.”

#1: It’s More of a Queen Biopic than a Freddie Mercury Biopic

Since Rami Malek takes center stage on the film’s posters, one would assume that “Bohemian Rhapsody” is all about Queen’s lead vocalist. While Malek is being promoted as a lead actor, the film reportedly won’t be a “traditional biopic” about Freddie Mercury. Rather, it’s a Queen biopic that explores the band’s early struggles, ascension to fame, and the tragedy that befell them, celebrating their music every step of the way. In other words, we can expect a film about the highs and lows. Before leaving production, Bryan Singer stated, “It won’t just be the dark Freddie story, but that being said, that also will be honored.” He additionally said, “It’s about collaboration. It’s a celebration.”

To find out more secrets and anecdotes about the film that is bound to ROCK YOU, check out the video below for our pick of the Top 10 Facts About Bohemian Rhapsody

OR if you’re more interested in the leading man himself, here are our Top 10 Things You Never Knew About Freddie Mercury

Top 3 80s Horror Movies That Need a Remake

Time for a Costume Change

With the new “Halloween“‘s box-office record breaking opening weekend, it’s looking like we’re in for a number of classic horror film reboots in the near future. Apparently, the next one to look out for might be “Friday the 13th“, which was remade from its 1980 original in 2009 and hasn’t been touched since.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, “LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment and Vertigo Entertainment, the latter of which produced It, are in talks to team up to produce a new iteration telling of the gory happenings at Camp Crystal Lake”. The only potential threat to this new reboot is an ongoing legal dispute between the first film’s screenwriter, Victor Miller and the producer and director of the film, Sean Cunningham. Although Miller has regained the rights to the original screenplay, no one knows yet who owns the rights to the horrifying face of the film, Jason Voorhees. We’re hopeful that this classic slasher will make it to the screen once again, but until we know for sure, let’s look at 3 horror films also from the 80s that deserve a makeover.

Before we get into it, don’t forget Horror Week ends this Wednesday with the big Top 50 Scariest Scenes in Horror Movies premiere on Halloween over on our YouTube channel! Vote HERE to see if your pick makes our list.

#3: “Pumpkinhead” (1988)

Directed by Stan Winston – who is best known for his incredible special effects work – “Pumpkinhead” adds a supernatural twist to the classic revenge tale formula. After his son is killed by a group of teenagers, Ed Harley seeks the aid of a witch who helps him summon a grotesque demon. The monster then sets out to kill the teens, but the catch is Ed must witness each murder through its eyes. Despite its impressive effects and a remarkable performance from Lance Henriksen, “Pumpkinhead” only managed to attain cult-classic status. However, a contemporary remake with the right cast and the right script could make “Pumpkinhead” a household name.

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#2: “The Lost Boys” (1987)

A dark twist on Peter Pan, “The Lost Boys” tells the story of a pair of brothers who discover their new hometown is inhabited by vampires. Directed by Joel Schumacher, “The Lost Boys” was one of the first films that relinquished the gothic tropes of classic vampire films for a more youthful and contemporary appeal. Featuring iconic performances from Corey Haim, Corey Feldman and Kiefer Sutherland, “The Lost Boys” also maintained a grisly edge that later “sexy” vampire movies lacked. In a post-“Twilight” era, a remake of “The Lost Boys” could be the bridge between fans of both horrifying and seductive creatures of the night.

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#1: “Creepshow” (1982)

A collaboration between two masters of terror, “Creepshow” was George Romero and Stephen King‘s homage to the horror comics of the 1950’s. A five-part anthology film, “Creepshow” featured a star-studded cast and the legendary makeup effects of Tom Savini to bring these tales of creepy fun to life. With each story serving as a metaphor for a common fear or phobia, Romero and King crafted a film that delivered the scares while also not taking itself too seriously. With anthology films being a rarity these days, a remake of “Creepshow” could tap into some present-day fears while also providing some tongue-in-cheek thrills.

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Don’t forget to vote HERE on our list of the Top 50 Scariest Scenes in Horror Movies and get ready for the video’s premiere this Wednesday on Halloween at WatchMojo!

To find out the full list of 80s horror movies we think could make a comeback, check out the video below on the Top 10 80’s Horror Movies That Deserve A Remake.

Another Top 5 Fast and Furious Moments

Forever Fast, Forever Furious

Whether you find this film series to be mindlessly entertaining or you still can’t believe it has gone on for as long as it has, its success can’t be denied. Given how a spin-off featuring two of its most popular characters is gearing up for its own release, what better time to look back at the cars, crashes and craziness of this frantic franchise!

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#5: I Owe You a 10-Second Car
“The Fast and the Furious” (2001)

We go back to where it all began, when the chase between Brian and Dom concludes with a quarter-mile drag race across a railway crossing. It’s a long ten seconds, and a lot of emotional weight is carried in this scene, especially considering Brian has already revealed he’s an LAPD officer and we’ve witnessed how he’s transformed and become attached to Dom and his family. So, as Toretto crashes his father’s Charger, our hearts stop. While it’s a spectacle, the stakes are too high to enjoy it completely, but thankfully he makes it out okay, and Brian gives him the keys to his car so he can escape.

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#4: Skyscraper Jump
“Furious 7” (2015)

Okay, jumping from one building to another is definitely an insane thought to entertain. But unless they want to be shot to pieces by a persistent Deckard Shaw, Brian and Dom are out of options. A profile shot of the car soaring to the next building with the glaring sun in the background is a stunning sight that allows viewers to get a breath in before it crashes into the next building. The bad news is that the brakes are gone. The good news? Another building is there to catch them.

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#3: Runway
“Fast & Furious 6” (2013)

We’ll get it out of the way up front: yes, it’s a freakishly long landing strip, but it does allow for this amazing action sequence. At this point, we’ve come to realize that cars aren’t our main characters’ only specialty, as the crew brings down a plane just before it takes off. Before that, though, an intense fist and gunfight ensues inside the aircraft. The stakes are high as Mia is held captive and Owen is about to make his escape. We see the ‘Furious’ part kick in when Brian, Dom and Letty attempt their rescue. This sequence is not only exciting but also heartbreaking as well, as Gisele sacrifices herself to save Han.

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#2: C-130 Drop
“Furious 7” (2015)

As the movies progress, the stunts get more and more wildly outlandish, constantly trying to one-up the one that came before it. But, as is the case with any great sequence, the suspense and set-up are as important as the payoff. Roman’s apprehension about driving out of an airborne plane mimics the jitters viewers get while watching, and adds to the anticipation. But cars free-falling from an immense height and parachuting to the ground is all in a day’s work for this family. Oh and Roman: we don’t think hitting the brake pedal is going to stop your descent…

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#1: See You Again
“Furious 7” (2015)

Kudos to James Wan and the studio for changing the ending of this film to pay tribute to Paul Walker. His death shook fans worldwide, and the ending to the 7th movie sent his character off in a sad, but heartwarming, way, celebrating his life and what he contributed to the films. The scene where Brian and Dom part ways is accompanied by the beautiful original song, “See You Again,” which tugs at our heartstrings. While the franchise continues to power on with adrenaline-fueled stunts and action sequences, it certainly won’t be the same without Paul Walker.

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Be sure to check out the video below to see our picks for the Top 10 Best Fast and Furious Characters.

Top 5 Deadpool Jabs At Other Superheroes

No Hero Is Safe

The Merc With The Mouth is infamous for breaking fourth walls and eviscerating pop culture in all of its facets. As it happens, that also includes his fellow caped crusaders. Of course, a random throwaway line isn’t going to be enough for the likes of Deadpool. As these five examples demonstrate, when Wade Wilson makes fun of another hero, he gives maximum effort. What else do you expect from the guy who made a hilarious PG-13 version of his own sequel just for the hell of it?

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#5: The X-Men

Deadpool has a real love-hate relationship with the X-Men. One minute he’s seemingly desperate to join the team, the next, he’s taking shots at them and their do-gooder ways. Since his debut in the pages of New Mutants #98 in 1991, he has mocked, parodied and generally irritated the X-Men in too many ways to count. Thankfully, when he made the jump to the big screen, he didn’t let up, instead, using this live-action opportunity to get meta about the X-Men film franchise. From his query about the multiple versions of Professor X to his hilarious shot at the fact that the X-Mansion keeps blowing up, he does not let up.

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#4: Spider-Man

Poor Spidey. For whatever reason, Deadpool seems drawn to the Web-head. Perhaps it’s the visual similarities between their costumes. Or maybe Deadpool misguidedly views Parker as a kindred spirit because of similarly wise-cracking ways. Whatever the reason, it’s resulted in a long history of Deadpool copying Pete’s style, parodying him, or just generally annoying the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. As far back as the ‘97, he was copying classic Spidey covers and mocking Parker’s do-gooder attitude. In later encounters, he’s even gotten meta about Spidey’s movies, calling Parker “Dreamy Doe Eyed Tobey Maguire.” Of course, their team-up series is just one big glorious Deadpool troll-fest.

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#3: Batman and Robin

In this scathing little piece of parody, Deadpool and the creative team behind “All-New Wolverine” take aim at DC, mocking their competition for one of the more ridiculous panels from Batman comics past. Yes… we’re talking about the infamous “Bat-slap”, which has taken on a second life in the form of a popular meme. In the wake of the death of Wolverine, Marvel decided to have some fun by recreating the infamous panel with X-23 in the role of Batman, and Deadpool standing in for Robin. Though the subject matter was macabre, it was right up Deadpool’s alley. And hey, it’s not like Logan was gone for good.

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#2: Slade Wilson / Deathstroke

Though the two unofficially shared a few pages in the 2006 Batman/Superman Annual, where an alternate reality version of Deathstroke in a costume that blends elements from both and never gets to say his name without being interrupted, one could argue that Deadpool’s very existence is one big walking, talking, sword-wielding jab at Deathstroke the Terminator. Deadpool is an unabashed rip-off of the grim and gritty DC mercenary, right down to his civilian name, Slade Wilson, which is only two letters off. From the costume and the penchant for guns and swords to his line of work, everything Deathstroke does, Deadpool mimicked – just with an added layer of ridiculousness.

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#1: Himself

Unlike so many of his fellow superhumans, Deadpool is blessed with a sense of humor. Though he throws comedic jabs at everyone who comes within arms’ reach, the most frequent victim of his delightfully insufferable jokes… is Deadpool. There’s hardly an issue of Deadpool in which he doesn’t make a mockery of himself. But of all the jokes he’s made at his own expense, Deadpool’s takedown of his own previous live-action appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, was without a doubt the most satisfying. After taking a shot at 20th Century Fox’s monstrosity in a teaser trailer, he then called out his own “lowest point” in Deadpool – much to the delight of true Deadpool fans everywhere!

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Be sure to check out the video below to see our picks for the Top 5 Funniest References in Deadpool 2.

Top 5 Epic Transformers Franchise Moments

Roll Out

The Transformers franchise has had its fair share of ups and downs over the years. On the one hand you have a slew of stellar animated shows that appeal to a variety of ages, but then you’ve also got Michael Bay’s seemingly endless wave of terrible live-action sequels. While the property appears to have found new hope in the form of the upcoming Bumblebee film, it’s going to have to arrive guns blazing to top some of these iconic moments.

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#5: Megatron Rewrites History
“Beast Wars: Transformers” (1996-99)

Megatron has performed some dastardly schemes in his career of being a supervillain, such as the time that he simultaneously destroyed an alien threat and removed Optimus Prime from the equation. But how crazy was that time he actually rewrote history? To change a long series of events and the outcome of the Autobot/Decepticon war to better suit his interests, Megatron takes the ultimate gamble by tracking down the body of the original Optimus Prime, and wastes no time in shooting him right in the head. This of course drastically alters the fabric of time and space, as the Maximals begin to fade from existence, leaving Megatron laughing victoriously from what just happened.

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#4: Unicron Eats a Planet
“The Transformers: The Movie” (1986)

In a franchise all about giant robots smashing each other to bits, a Transformer has to do something incredibly unique to stand out from the pack. That’s just what Unicron is able to do. Already hard to miss due to his intimidatingly gargantuan size, Unicron shocked viewers everywhere when he showed off his impressive power by consuming an entire planet. The citizens of Lithone can do nothing but panic and scramble to escape before their home world is completely annihilated. In a very short amount of time, Unicron successfully shows that he means business, as it’s not everyday that someone – or some thing – chows down on an entire world. Must’ve been a filling meal though: nom, nom, nom.

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#3: Optimus vs. Megatron
“Transformers” (2007)

As previously stated, Optimus and Megatron have tangled many times over the years. One of their most spectacular showdowns comes in the form of the climax in the first live-action film. The two titans square off in the middle of a city, crashing up and down streets and flying through entire buildings. We’d hate to see the repair bill based on all the collateral damage caused by these two fearsome fighters. Thankfully, in one daring move, Sam Witwicky puts an end to the conflict by shoving the AllSpark into Megatron’s chest, effectively killing him. Now that’s going to leave a mark.

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#2: Dinobot’s Sacrifice
“Beast Wars: Transformers” (1996-99)

If actions speak louder than words, then the moment when Dinobot sacrificed himself in order to save a group of proto-humans is undoubtedly excellent proof of his heroic nature. When the Predacons decide to attack a group of humanity’s ancestors, Dinobot finds he’s the only thing standing between them. He’s very quickly outnumbered, but Dinobot fights on, trading every blow with one of his own and dishes back as much damage as he takes himself. Although he manages to subdue the other Predacons, Dinobot eventually proves to be no match for Megatron himself. In the end, his fellow Maximal comrades surrounded him, as they bid him farewell.

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#1: One Shall Stand, One Shall Fall
“The Transformers: The Movie” (1986)

Sure, the aforementioned live-action fight between Optimus and Megatron was cool, but nothing matches the sheer epicness of their standoff in the 1986 animated movie. In an absolutely ruthless encounter, both combatants charge at one another with a ferocity and precision previously unseen. As they slam into each other, there is a sense that this battle was a long time coming, with both packing years’ worth of tension into each blow. Only heightening the experience are the snappy and memorable one-liners, as well as the catchy inclusion of Stan Bush’s “The Touch.” Capping it all off is the death of Optimus Prime, which is an unforgettably emotional moment for the franchise as a whole.

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Top 5 Ways Liam Neeson Can Kill You

He Will Find You, He Will Kill You

Despite getting on in years, Liam Neeson has showed no sign of slowing down, given how it seems we can’t blink without the superstar Irishman appearing on screens in some-kind of new action flick. While he appears to be going for a more comedic touch with his latest venture Cold Pursuit, we still can’t help but be reminded of some of his most iconic on-screen kills.

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#5: Don’t Do It, Son!
“Run All Night” (2015)

Fatherhood brings its own set of challenges, though chances are none of them come close to what Liam Neeson has to put up with throughout the course of one hellish night in this crime thriller. As the ex-enforcer tries to protect his son from a mob boss and an onslaught of dirty cops. He manages to prevent him from taking a life…by doing it himself in a much grittier fashion. Grade A Parenting there, Liam.

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#4: Death by Coat Hanger
“Taken 2” (2012)

When Liam Neeson gives you a way out, you really should take it. In the sequel to “Taken,” Murad Hoxha, father of one of the kidnappers that was killed in the first film, seeks vengeance against good ol’ Bryan Mills. So he makes the fatal decision to try and “take” our hero’s wife and daughter. This of course leads our favorite leather jacket-wearing marksman to shoot down practically everyone who works for the Albanian mafia leader. When Mills offers to spare Murad’s life in exchange for peace though, he unwisely objects. Thus: death by coat-hanger.

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#3: The Groundhog
“Darkman” (1990)

When you want to get even with a hired gun, you might as well do it in the most satisfying way possible. As Darkman, Liam Neeson goes on the warpath to get back at those who destroyed his life. One recipient gets a particularly nasty ending as he’s held up above an open manhole until he comes face to face with an oncoming car. That’s one nasty speed bump.

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#2: The Light Switch
“Taken” (2008)

Out of all the people Liam Neeson has killed throughout the “Taken” trilogy, this guy’s death was by far the most satisfying. Coming face to face with the man that kidnapped his daughter, Mills tortures Marko Hoxha with a very basic yet effective style of electrocution. Able to fry his body instantly, the retired CIA field operative reduces the despicable villain to a crying mess with a few flicks of a switch. You should have believed him when he said he would find you, Marko.

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#1: The Not-So-Fast
“Rob Roy” (1995)

You put Liam Neeson in a kilt, and he’s still a badass! Playing real-life folk-hero Rob Roy MacGregor, in this adventure flick, Neeson not only delivers a fantastic performance similar to what many consider to be the Scottish Robin Hood, but also his greatest kill. At the film’s climax, Rob Roy faces against Archibald Cunningham, the British aristocrat who victimised MacGregor’s people and raped his wife. While the Chief of Clan MacGregor gets cut up for the better part of the duel, our man finally delivers the killing blow… by holding down his enemy’s sword with one hand to free his other one to practically cut Cunningham in two. Now that’s how you get revenge in the 18th century!

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