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From The Archives: 100 Years of Paramount Pictures

In honor of celebrating 100 years of films (65 good ones, am I right?) Paramount has commissioned this pretty awesome poster to commemorate the milestone and you know what? I think it’s pretty neat. Click here for a larger view. And for those of you interested in knowing how wrong you are at guessing, here is the complete list of movies. Row 1: 1980 – Airplane 1986 – Top Gun 1960 – Psycho 1991 – The Addams Family 2007 – There Will Be Blood 1997 – Titanic 2007 – Transformers 2009 – Up in the Air Row 2: 1972 – The Godfather 1981 – Friday the 13th 2002 – Jackass: The Movie 1992 – Wayne’s World 2009 – Paranormal Activity 1986 – Crocodile Dundee 1990 – The Hunt for Red October 1999 – Election Row 3: 1970 – Catch-22 1975 – Nashville 1979 – Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1968 – Rosemary’s Baby 1981 – Raiders of the Lost Ark 1984 – Beverly Hills Cop 1934 – Cleopatra 1977 – Saturday Night Fever Row 4: …

Does Spelling Count?: Comedy and War Film Alphabets

For any of you out there having children…well children you intend to raise I should say. I encourage you to teach them the alphabet through these posters by Stephen Wildish. That way you get entertained while you teach! And when you get down to it, it’s all about you right? I mean, what have these theoretical unborn children ever done for you? Enjoy the posters.   For those of you who want to lie and claim you got them all right, here are the answers you filthy, filthy, lying cheaters. Enjoy! Comedy: Anchorman, Best In Show, Carry On Doctor, Doctor Strangelove, Elf, Four Lions, Groundhog Day, Happy Gilmore, In The Loop, The Jerk, Kingpin, The Life of Brian, Meet The Parents, Napoleon Dynamite, Old School, The Pink Panther, Quick Change, Roxanne, Spaceballs, This Is Spinal Tap, Uncle Buck, Vice Versa, Withnail and I, Project X, Young Frankenstein, Zoolander War: Apocalypse Now, Bridge on the River Kwai, Casablanca, Downfall, Escape to Victory, Full Metal Jacket, Great Escape, Heroes of Telemark, Inglourious Basterds, Jarhead, Kelly’s Heroes, Letters …

Throwback Thursdays! “La Bamba” by Los Lobos

Oh buddy, this is a big childhood favorite for this guy (this guy being me. I’m sorry was that not clear?). The original song of course was by Ritchie Valens, however, in the late 80s I only knew of this version as it was getting tons of play on the radio thanks to the release of the movie La Bamba starring Lou Diamond Phillips as Valens. Fun fact: As a child I told my parents I saw the sequel to La Bamba one day at school. I claimed that Ritchie Valens actually escaped the plane in a parachute. My parents just smiled and let me go on and on. Years later I would find out what “based on a true story” meant and realize what a cool move that was by my parents not calling me on my insane lie. Enjoy the video!

Fictional Geography: City Map Made up of Over 900 Movies

This is a street map of a fictional city made up of neighborhoods and parks based on over 900 movies. Also, you can buy copies of this thing for money! YAY! It is really cool and a lot of thought was clearly put into it by the people over at Dorothy (who created this piece of awesome). I mean how cool would it be to take Arlington Road  to Jurassic Park  then dash over to Reservoir Dogs for an afternoon dip! To get a better look at this bad boy check out the site here. Or simply check out more below.

Procrastination: “I Should Have Killed You When I Had The Chance” Supercut

You know that feeling when you are like “man, I don’t have much going on this weekend. I should probably start working on that project that is due in 2 weeks”. Then two weeks later your project isn’t done and your professor is all “I’m very disappointed in you. You had so much time to get this done”. Then you realize you should have just sucked it up and murdered your professor 2 weeks earlier? Well, this supercut is a little like that. Enjoy!