Mighty Ducks

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Sports in movies have never been a pillar of authenticity, often upping the dramatic elements of a game at the cost of realism. But sometimes, even the silliest of sports movies can act as inspiration for real-life athletes.

The folks over at Next Movie have compiled a list of nine great moments when sports reached out to movies and said "Hey, you're not that unrealistic after all."

The moments include such wonders as Tony Gonzalez pulling a Ron Burgundy during the line-up introductions, Thomas DeCoud playing the "Meow Game" live on SportsCenter, and the Oilers performing a textbook Gordon Bombay "Flying V."

Check out the full list over at Next Movie.

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Maltese

Here's a great way to spend 100 minutes.

Come home after a hard day on the job. Loosen that tie or take off those heels. Pour yourself a stiff drink (if you are of age). Turn off all of the lights, plunk yourself down on the nearest couch, and travel back in time.

John Huston's adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's "The Maltese Falcon," one of the 50 films featured on "The Best of Warner Bros" collection, is more or less a perfect movie. The term "film noir" gets thrown around a lot without a lot of people knowing what it means or where it all started, and this movie has your answer.

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Yoda

Either we just slipped into a wormhole, taking us back to 1998 or Harry Knowles over at Ain't It Cool News just published a "Star Wars"-related rumor.

According to the blogger, Kathleen Kennedy and Lucasfilm are assembling their slate of upcoming movies set in the "Star Wars" universe, and a big part of the plan is standalone movies that center on pre-established characters, the first of which will be Yoda.

That's right. That CGI abomination from the prequels could be getting his own movie, but you should label this strictly as "rumor" for now. Knowles has not been known for his accuracy when it comes to this kind of scoop, especially in the last few years. But the man is well-known for a reason, so keep it in the back of your mind.

But why Yoda when there are so many other characters in the "Star Wars" universe worth exploring further? There are even some we could list right now, possibly after the jump.

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Wizard of Oz

"The Wizard of Oz" has really entered a one-of-a-kind stratosphere of pop culture recognition. There's the ruby slippers, the songs. Even the Wicked Witch of West's musical cue is burned in the brains of the children who grew up on the MGM classic. Most people know it beat for beat, so why is its inclusion on a Blu-ray set worth pointing out?

When that set is the recently released "Best of Warner Bros 50 Film Collection," it's absolutely worth taking note. As the name of the package implies, the collection brings together some of the most beloved films from the studio's 90-year history. Everything from "The Grand Hotel" to "The Hangover" can be found in one box.

So what is an MGM classic doing in the box?

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Is it really accurate to say that any of Sylvester Stallone's one-liners are worse than others? Or even to imply that some are bad at all?

We'd argue "no," but while the subject is up for debate, why not head over to Next Movie to see their round-up of the cheesiest Stallone-isms ever?

There you'll find all of your favorites, plus some forgotten gems that truly deserve to see the light of day, because Stallone AM THE LAW!!!

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Iron Man 3

Super Bowl XLVII, we're told, is an upcoming sports game that lots of people are looking forward to, and while we're just as excited about this Sunday, our anticipation lies between the whistles, during the commercial breaks.

The major studios have shelled out $4 million per 30-second spot, so they'll be doing their best to make their line-up of movies look as thrilling as possible.

We've broken down what will premiere during the game below and put down our predictions for what we'll see and what we hope to see.

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Dragon Tattoo

"The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" could very well get a sequel after all — it just might happen without Daniel Craig.

A new report published by The Hollywood Reporter examines exactly where the "Dragon Tattoo" sequel, "The Girl Who Played with Fire," stands. According to the article, it appears that Craig is the hold-up due to "Skyfall"-fueled salary demands. But since the character he plays, crusading journalist Mikael Blomkvist, has a reduced role in the second Stieg Larsson novel the movie is based on, it's reported that Sony might move forward with a sequel without Craig or Blomkvist in tow.

Yeah, I know. I completely agree: it makes no frickin' sense.

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The boys of summer will be back! After an eight-season run and years of speculation, Warner Bros. has finally green-lit a movie version of HBO's "Entourage," written and directed by Doug Ellin, who executive produced the series alongside Mark Wahlberg.

Running from 2004-2011, "Entourage" chronicled the exploits of rising star Vincent Chase (Adrien Grenier) and the childhood friends who rode his coattails to moderate success. The finale saw Vince flying off to Paris to marry Vanity Fair writer Sophia (Alice Eve), Ari (Jeremy Piven) quitting the agency to save his marriage, and Eric (Kevin Connolly) reconciling with lady love (and baby mama) Sloan (Emmanuelle Chriqui).

While Deadline reports that deals are currently being made to bring back Grenier, Connolly, Piven, Kevin Dillon and Jerry Ferrara, we're hoping producers put in calls to a few other familiar faces, namely, the celebrities whose cameos lent an air of authenticity to the lavish lifestyles portrayed week after week. From Andrew Dice Clay to Zac Efron, the series lured in a diverse group of bold-faced names willing to mock the industry (and themselves), to often hilarious effect.

So, without further ado, here are the guest stars we hope reprise their roles:

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Heath Ledger

It seems hard to believe, but five years ago today, Heath Ledger died at the age of 28. The actor's passing left a mark on his fans around the world, especially those eagerly awaiting the role that would eventually win him a posthumous Academy Award, as the Joker in Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight."

In honor of the anniversary of his passing, we've assembled clips from the five best performances in Ledger's short career.

Click past the jump to see the video tribute to Heath Ledger.

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Star wars

Yesterday sure was a crazy day, wasn't it, folks? First, we get to (maybe) news that Zack Snyder, the often maligned director of "Watchmen" and "Man of Steel," would direct a stand-alone "Star Wars" movie, based loosely on Akira Kurosawa's "Seven Samurai." Awesome, right? You're moving too quickly.

Not so fast, you nerf herder. Snyder's reps were quick to reply to Vulture's original report, claiming that the director is "not involved in any way with the new 'Star Wars.'" This reaction is more or less just a reflex for Hollywood publicists, who have no qualms about lying in order to protect an in-the-works deal.

So what's really going on? Vulture initially broke the news on Michael Arndt writing a treatment for the new "Star Wars" trilogy, so they have set a precedent for having some inside line on the franchise. Plus, we won't hear anything from Snyder's camp until the ink is dry. (If the development is even real.)

So what to do until we know for sure? We have some suggestions.

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