GI Joe

by Brett White

Before you see "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" in theaters this weekend, there's a little something you should know about the beloved 1980s G.I. Joe cartoon. Sure, it's about an elite force of American soldiers taking on the evil terrorism of Cobra. But for the most part, the show was next level crazy. The only show that could potentially out-crazy "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero" is "He-Man and the Masters of the Universe," and that series isn't even set on Earth.

For a show ostensibly about real American heroes, "G.I. Joe" brought the bonkers. Narrowing the series' craziest episodes down was a hard task (almost as hard as the genetic pillaging Cobra undertook to create their master, Serpentor). Here are the five craziest episodes of "G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero."

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Place

By Tara Fowler

Okay, so there probably isn't much you don't know about RGos. If you're a true fan, you've likely heard this all before. But that doesn't mean you couldn't use a little refresher in advance of this weekend's "The Place Beyond the Pines." I mean, is there ever not a good time to talk about his torrid affair with Häagen-Dazs prior to "The Lovely Bones"? I didn't think so.

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Bib Fortuna

By Ryan Rigley

With the release of "Into Darkness" only weeks away, director J. J. Abrams has finally started shifting gears from "Star Trek" to "Star Wars." "There are infinitely more questions than answers right now," Abrams dishes on the future of the "Star Wars" franchise in a recent interview with Empire Online. "But to me, they're not that dissimilar. I feel like I can identify a hunger for what I would want to see again and that is an incredibly exciting place to begin a project."

Speaking of infinitely more questions, one of the biggest questions on everyone's minds is which characters will be appearing in the new trilogy? Sure, Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher have all (maybe, probably) signed on for "Star Wars VII," but what about the countless other characters that populate the "Star Wars" Universe? Say, Bib Fortuna for example; Jabba the Hutt's right hand man (I mean Twi'lek) who manages to survive Luke Skywalker's explosive escape during "Return of the Jedi."

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Drive

By Amelia Mularz

On Wednesday, Ryan Gosling let the world know that this is a break, not a breakup. He told the Associated Press that he needs some time away from acting and said, "I need a break from myself as much as I imagine the audience does."

No, Ryan, no we do not.

But regardless of what we think (or how many times we throw ourselves at him), Ryan needs his space. So how will we function without Ryan Gosling the actor? Surely the repercussions will be felt on a global level. Here's how we imagine it will all go down:

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Admission

By Tara Fowler

I know what you're thinking: There probably isn't much you don't know about college admissions. Or at least that's what I believed. But since this weekend sees the opening of Tina Fey and Paul Rudd's "Admission" (her first movie since "30 Rock," you guys!), I decided to look into the dreaded process to see if it's changed any in the five years since I went through it.

Check out what I learned below! Fair warning: Chances are, your admissions officer won't be Tina Fey.

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Escape from New York

Yesterday, Deadline broke the news that producer Joel Silver and Studio Canal are planning to revisit the world of John Carpenter's "Escape from New York" with a new trilogy that kicks off with a Snake Plissken origin story. (Let us know when you emerge from your rage coma.)

Needless to say the news was met with the enthusiasm of about five "Escape from L.A."s, and the fans cried out. How could the money grubbing studio execs do this? Isn't anything sacred? To answer your questions in order: because they can, and no.

Even though this is just par for the course with Hollywood, an "Escape from New York" remake is a rare bird because it commit three of the worst sins in modern movie making.

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Much Ado

By Beckett Mufson

Joss Whedon, beloved writer/director of cult hits "Firefly," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and most recently "The Avengers," is joining forces this summer with the most prolific cult author of all time: William Shakespeare. Whedon directed a strict adaptation of the classic Shakespeare rom-com "Much Ado About Nothing."

Whedon used all of the Elizabethan dialogue that Shakespeare wrote back in the 1590's, à la Baz Luhrman's "Romeo + Juliet." It's a tall order, but fear not — he called in the big guns for this ambitious sixteenth-century throwback. Whedon has assembled a loyal team of actors, kind of like the Avengers, over the last couple decades, and each of their origin stories is almost as awesome as that time the Hulk punched that Leviathan in the face.

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Bill and ted

By Amelia Mularz

Grab your Beanie Babies and throw on a scrunchie, everything about this week seemed obsessively stuck in a bygone era. Steven Seagal made the news, Alex Winter and Keeanu Reeves (yes, Bill & Ted) both resurfaced, and we discovered that fans want to resurrect a past TV show (in movie form) so badly that they'll pay millions for it. Literally. Ah, the good old days...

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Burt

By Tara Fowler

The "Incredible Burt Wonderstone" conjures itself into theaters this Friday. Steve Carell and Steve Buscemi star as two Vegas magicians who must team up to take on a new breed of illusionist: a street performer played by Jim Carrey. In honor of this new feature (which will find itself dueling a wizard at the box office this weekend), we combed the Internet for five interesting facts you may not know about one of the world's most elusive arts.

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"Upside Down," the sci-fi romance opening in theaters this week, casts Kirsten Dunst and Jim Sturgess as star-crossed lovers separated by a slight difference in gravitational pull. Each lover's world pulls him or her in opposite directions from the other, so when they attempt to cross over and be together, it makes for some fun gravity effects.

In honor of the release of "Upside Down," we've compiled some of the most classic moments of zero gravity effects from the movies. Check out our list below!

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