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--I love Sci Fi Wire's crazy, crazy list features. The cereal one from the other day is going to be tough to top, but today's "movie and TV clowns that scared the hell out of us" is pretty fantastic. Or it would be, if clowns didn't already scare the crap out of me. Kudos for including Pennywise from Stephen King's "It" and -- more importantly -- the Killer Klowns from "Killer Klowns from Outer Space." Another door?!?! (Sci Fi Wire)

--All this month, Cinematical is highlighting the top bad guys in movies -- "Villains We Love," as they call it. Today's pick is a special one for me, since it comes from Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas." MTV Gore Girl Jenni Miller writes of villain Oogie Boogie, "He's a singing, dancing sack full of worms with a striped tongue." That sounds about right. Head over to Cinematical for a great meditation on the glory of Oogie Boogie. (Cinematical) Read More...

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--First up Around the Blogosphere today is a list from Rotten Tomatoes. This is pretty common knowledge, but in case you didn't know: Rotten Tomatoes is a review aggregator. They collect reviews from around the biz and assign ratings to identify how "Fresh" or "Rotten" a movie is. Well now they've compiled a list running through the worst reviewed movies of the last 10 years. Yes, "Battlefield Earth" is among them. (Rotten Tomatoes)

--Next up is a great post that I missed last week from Cinematical's Monika Bartyzel. It's a list, part of the site's Cinematical Seven series, that runs through the "Best Big-Screen Geek Girls." To be fair, one of the players actually comes from the small screen: Felicia Day, of "The Guild" fame. Monika states right out front that Day inspired the list, so her presence is properly justified. (Cinematical) Read More...

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--But first, more peer-created "Where the Wild Things Are" art! The movie's official We Love You So blog has been supporting a Crailtap contest asking for imaginative Photoshop work-ups of "Wild Things" art in pop culture imagery. The results have been impressive, to say the least. (We Love You So)

--This next one comes compliments of MTV Movies Blog reader Rebekah Burgess. I love myself some "Ghostbusters." It's a bonafide classic, and it's set in a New York City that doesn't really exist anymore. Not that you'd be able to tell by simply comparing the locations. A pair of new posts on Scouting New York show a series of "then & now" photos -- movie stills compared with current-day locations -- from "Ghostbusters," with appropriate commentary. It's fantastic; I urge you all to click through and see for yourselves. (Scouting New York (Part 1) and Scouting New York (Part 2)) Read More...

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-- The release of "Pandorum" this week, a movie which has drawn comparisons to everything from James Cameron's "Aliens" to Paul WS Andersons's "Event Horizon," has spurred a flurry of sci-fi/horror lists. Just today, our very own John Constantine put together his funny rundown of the scariest aliens in space. Cinematical's list is more laudatory, calling out the 10 greatest sci-fi/horror movies. (Sci-Fi Squad)

-- I love this list. New York Magazine's Vulture blog assembled a list/photo gallery of "The Future's Twelve Worst Haircuts." What is it pegged to, you ask? The ridiculous haircut that Bruce Willis sports in this week's comic book adaptation, "Surrogates." Do you need any more prodding than that? This feature is a win for one, simple reason: it mocks the despicable adaptation of L. Ron Hubbard's sci-fi novel, "Battlefield Earth." (Vulture) Read More...

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-- Oh Kanye West. You reap what you sow, that's all I can say. You stepped all over 19 year old Taylor Swift's MTV Video Music Awards win -- her first one -- and now you're being dragged through the mud for it. The latest serving of Kanye-related hilarity comes from Sci Fi Wire, with some doctored images of the shamed rapper popping in to interrupt a variety of serial sci-fi/fantasy series'. I've got to say though, I'm surprised "Fringe" is absent. (Sci Fi Wire)

-- Readers on the Internets love themselves some lists. Love 'em. We like to indulge here on MTV Movies Blog as much as any other outlet, but I have to give it up to TotalFilm for their latest effort: 20 Greatest Horror Films You've Never Seen. They're on target too-- I've never seen a single one. (TotalFilm) Read More...

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-- In the Around the Blogosphere post earlier this week, I sent you readers off to the wonderful We Love You So, which is the official blog of "Where the Wild Things Are." Now I'm sending you back there, for a follow-up to the previous post. This time it's only one image, of a very famous movie poster. Click it here and see for yourself. (We Love You So)

-- Natalie Portman was in Toronto earlier this week, plugging her new movie "Love and Other Impossible Pursuits." The good folks from Movieline cornered her for a chat, and they asked the actress to play their little "My Favorite Scene" game. Portman was into it; her pick was "Dirty Dancing." Which moment, you ask? Follow the link to find out! (Movieline) Read More...

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-- At last night's 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, hip-hop superstar Kanye West... well... he kinda made an ass out of himself. For those who missed it, Kanye grabbed the mic out of Best Female Video winner Taylor Swift's hands during her acceptance speech and proceeded to laud Beyonce and her video, which he thought should have won. The funny thing is, it's far from the first time Kanye's been a public jerk. Many of his outbursts have been attached to MTV appearance, but not all of them. Check out the video gallery that Movieline put together. (Movieline)

-- I'm a big fan of We Love You So, the official blog portal for Spike Jonze's adaptation of Maurice Sendak's book, "Where The Wild Things Are." This might be my favorite post yet though. A series of Photoshops featuring Wild Things in... unusual locations. Enjoy. (We Love You So) Read More...

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-- Here's a nice, little, admittedly objective runthrough of the 25 best book-to-film adaptations on record. The picks are culled from across cinema's history, so you've got the 1939 adaptation of "Wuthering Heights" (at number 2) alongside the post-2000 adaptation of the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy (number 25). I have to say though, I'm terribly disappointed that the "Harry Potter" series (number 22) ranks higher than "Rings," and that Terry Gilliam's adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" is conspicuously absent. (Telegraph)

-- Speaking of adaptations, the blog portal for Spike Jonze's upcoming adaptation of "Where the Wild Things Are" continues to dish out the goods. Today there are some vintage clips featuring poet/musician Shel Silverstein; an animated short set to his reading of "The Giving Tree" and a clip of him live and in person on "The Johnny Cash Show." (We Love You So) Read More...

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-- Empire Online isn't technically a blog, but they do put together some reaully fun features. Features like "The 50 Greatest Movie Sequels," which pretty much speaks for itself. "Shrek 2" closes out the list, but the number one pick? Beating out "Godfather Part II" at number two, "Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back" at number six (BLASPHEMY!!!!) is James Cameron's "Aliens." Cameron gets two in the top 5, with "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" coming in at number three. (Empire Online)

-- Cinematical launched a new regular feature, Shelf Life, which takes a look back at movies that are more than five years old to judge whether the good ones hold up and whether the bad ones got an unfair condemnation. Their first pick? Sensibly (what with "Avatar" on the way), James Cameron's "Titanic." The verdict? You'll have to read the writeup to find out. (Cinematical) Read More...

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-- In the pantheon of classic action movies, there is "Aliens" and there is "Die Hard." They're not the only ones of course, and I'm not entirely sure why those two live together -- maybe because both deal with trapped protagonists? -- but which one is better? It's the sort of question that movie nerds like me can debate into the wee hours of the morning. And that's exactly what George "El Guapo" Roush does in this feature for Latino Review. (Latino Review)

-- Did you know that four of this summer's many movie offerings featured a miscarriage or stillbirth? And that 12 featured vomiting, or a direct reference to the same? How about that two ended with Flo Rida's "Right Round" and two others ended with the Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow"? Find out which ones and more fun summer movie facts in William Goss's feature on Cinematical. (Cinematical) Read More...

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