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'Already married' syndrome: The video montage

In honor of the release of the new movie adaptation of "Jane Eyre" -- which, as all good English majors know, involves a major reveal about Mr. Rochester's wife -- Vulture has put together this montage of classic "Wait, you're married?" moments from TV and film. Watching them all in a one-minute-and-40-second-long clip makes one realize how even the best uses of this narrative device -- "Up in the Air," "Casablanca" -- can seem cliche when rolled into a viral video. Also, for the record, I'd just like to point out that the clip of Scarlett Johansson and Bradley Cooper in "He's Just Not That Into You" shouldn't count because Johansson's character already knew Cooper's character was married. In that particular scene, she was merely angry because he just had sex with his wife (Jennifer Connelly) while Johansson was hiding in a bathroom. Yes, it is pathetic and sad that...

By Jen Chaney  | March 11, 2011; 1:30 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
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'Super 8': The new trailer has been tweeted. And it's Spielberg-licious.

The new, full-length trailer for J.J. Abrams's "Super 8" has been disseminated via Twitter. As an homage to Steven Spielberg sci-fi, it's so Spielberg-esque, I think it just turned on my heartlight. Well, either its Spielbergness turned on my heartlight or Kyle Chandler did. Either way, check out the clip....

By Jen Chaney  | March 11, 2011; 9:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (5)
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Trailer: Cameron Diaz in 'Bad Teacher'

Based on the new trailer for the summer comedy "Bad Teacher," Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake could be pretty funny together onscreen. That said, I still think the most entertaining part of this clip involves Jason Segel going off on a Michael Jordan vs. LeBron James rant. Just me? Or is Diaz doing a twist on the Jack-Black-in-"School-of-Rock" routine equally hilarious?...

By Jen Chaney  | March 10, 2011; 12:43 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Video: Sam Rockwell, busting moves

It's lunchtime. You need something to do while sitting in your cubicle, quietly peeling away at that string cheese. Why not watch a montage of Sam Rockwell's infectiously awesome dance moves? Yes, you're definitely welcome. Via Vulture...

By Jen Chaney  | March 9, 2011; 12:24 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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'Cars 2': Lightning McQueen meets James Bond

The trailer for "Cars 2" raises an important question: is this a Pixar movie, or a globe-trotting James Bond spy adventure? Or, perhaps, both? I can't decide. But maybe you can. Have a look since the odds are good that many of us (especially the ones with kids) will be spending at least one matinee-afternoon with Mater this summer....

By Jen Chaney  | March 8, 2011; 11:55 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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Weekend box office: 'Rango' wrangles top spot

"Rango": charming moviegoers with his good looks. (ILM -- Associated Press) When Johnny Depp becomes a talking chameleon, people listen. Or at least buy movie tickets. That's one of the takeaways from the weekend box office results, which found the animated "Rango" sitting in the No. 1 spot. Aside from Johnny Depp and co., who else deserves congratulations, as well as condolences? Let's find out as we parse the box office figures and run down the list of the top five movies of the weekend....

By Jen Chaney  | March 6, 2011; 9:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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'Blade Runner' revisited, Jen Chaney , March 3, 2011
The Oscars and the foregone conclusions syndrome, Jen Chaney , February 28, 2011
Oscars 2011: Live tweets from the red carpet, Jen Chaney , February 27, 2011
The Spirit Awards: Live tweeting the event, Jen Chaney , February 26, 2011
Oscars 2011: Predicting this year's best picture, Jen Chaney , February 25, 2011
Oscars 2011: Predicting the best director winner, Jen Chaney , February 23, 2011
Tyler Perry to play Alex Cross, Jen Chaney , February 1, 2011
The SAG Awards 2011: Live tweeting, Jen Chaney , January 30, 2011
On SNL, Mark Zuckerberg meets Jesse Eisenberg, Jen Chaney , January 30, 2011
Oscar nominations: The snubs and surprises, Jen Chaney , January 25, 2011
Kevin Smith, tweeting a 'Red State' defense, Jen Chaney , January 24, 2011
Golden Globe Awards 2011: Best dressed and worst dressed, Jen Chaney and Liz Kelly , January 17, 2011
Critics Choice Awards 2011: A recap, Jen Chaney , January 15, 2011
First look: Andrew Garfield as Spider-Man, Jen Chaney , January 13, 2011
Daniel Craig will return as James Bond, Jen Chaney , January 11, 2011
Want more pre-Oscar coverage? You got it., Jen Chaney , January 11, 2011
Country Strong or country song: A pop quiz, Jen Chaney , January 7, 2011
Film's best fictional bands: A video montage, Jen Chaney , January 7, 2011
11 movies to look forward to in 2011, Jen Chaney , January 6, 2011
The People's Choice Awards 2011: A recap, Jen Chaney , January 6, 2011
The People's Choice Awards: An FAQ, Jen Chaney , January 5, 2011
The best movie moments of 2010, Jen Chaney , December 31, 2010
Michelle Williams discusses Heath Ledger's death, Jen Chaney , December 23, 2010
'Little Fockers': The parade of terrible reviews, Jen Chaney , December 22, 2010
'Hanna': Saoirse Ronan means business, Jen Chaney , December 21, 2010
Friday List: Five unconventional holiday movies, Jen Chaney , December 17, 2010
A Q&A with Jeff Bridges: Talking 'Tron' and more, Jen Chaney , December 16, 2010
See Conan O'Brien's sister in 'The Fighter', Liz Kelly , December 16, 2010
'Home Alone,' reenacted on Twitter, Jen Chaney , December 15, 2010
The films of 2010, in video montage form, Jen Chaney , December 15, 2010
Awards season scorecard: Who's won what so far, Jen Chaney , December 8, 2010
Watch the Spirit Award nominations live, Jen Chaney , November 30, 2010
Leslie Nielsen dies at age 84, Jen Chaney , November 28, 2010
Harry Potter: A tribute to some outstanding fans, Jen Chaney , November 19, 2010
Behold the 'Green Lantern' trailer, Jen Chaney , November 16, 2010
Harry Potter knows his periodic table, Jen Chaney , November 15, 2010
'Megamind': A pop culture reference check list, Jen Chaney , November 4, 2010
A 'Conviction' Q&A with Hilary Swank, Jen Chaney , October 29, 2010
'Tron: Legacy': The Daft Punk clip, Jen Chaney , October 26, 2010
10 things we learned from 'Back to the Future', Jen Chaney , October 25, 2010
Friday List: Hilarious horror movies, Jen Chaney and Liz Kelly , October 22, 2010
Gwyneth Paltrow to perform at the CMA Awards, Jen Chaney , October 20, 2010
Rooney Mara becomes Lisbeth Salander, Liz Kelly , October 19, 2010
'Jackass 3D': Turns out women like it, too, Liz Kelly , October 18, 2010
The Scream Awards: A sample is all you get, Jen Chaney , October 18, 2010
'Jackass 3-D': America, you made it No. 1 , Jen Chaney , October 18, 2010
'Transformers 3' in D.C.: Quizzing the fans, Jen Chaney and Liz Kelly , October 14, 2010
Tom Hardy to be in the next Batman movie, Jen Chaney , October 13, 2010
Talking with Edward Norton, star of 'Stone', Jen Chaney , October 12, 2010
Shia gets conservative. Maybe, Jen Chaney , October 9, 2010
Is Zack Snyder the best choice for Superman?, Jen Chaney , October 4, 2010
Emma Stone may become Spider-Man's new MJ, Jen Chaney , October 4, 2010
The eight horror movies most likely to wreck a childhood, Jen Chaney and Liz Kelly , October 1, 2010
'Titanic' to get 3-D re-release, Jen Chaney , October 1, 2010
A Q&A with Kodi Smit-McPhee, star of 'Let Me In', Jen Chaney , September 30, 2010
Maggie Grace joins 'Breaking Dawn' cast, Jen Chaney , September 28, 2010
Weekend box office: 'Wall Street' is on top, Jen Chaney , September 27, 2010
The 'Catfish' filmmakers: A Q&A and some advice, Jen Chaney , September 24, 2010
'Devil' reviews indicate movie not as bad as feared, Sarah Anne Hughes , September 17, 2010
Joaquin Phoenix: Yes, it was a hoax, Jen Chaney , September 17, 2010
'The Tourist': Johnny Depp, meet Angelina Jolie, Jen Chaney , September 16, 2010
Ben Affleck: A case study in making a comeback, Jen Chaney , September 15, 2010
Joaquin Phoenix to resurface on 'Letterman', Jen Chaney , September 13, 2010
In Reagan biopic, who should play Nancy?, Sarah Anne Hughes , September 8, 2010
'Scott Pilgrim' vs. YouTube, Sarah Anne Hughes , August 26, 2010
Talking with Idris Elba, star of 'Takers', Jen Chaney , August 26, 2010
'Piranha 3D' makes a bid for Best Picture, Jen Chaney , August 17, 2010
Is it time for a Michael Keaton comeback?, Jen Chaney , August 5, 2010
Weekend box office: 'Inception' is No. 1, Jen Chaney , July 19, 2010
The critics who dared not to like 'Inception', Sarah Anne Hughes , July 16, 2010
Casting Aaron Sorkin's John Edwards movie , Jen Chaney , July 16, 2010
The problem with Pixar, Paul Williams , July 9, 2010
Andrew Garfield is the new Spider-Man, Jen Chaney , July 1, 2010
Recasting 'Clue', Paul Williams , July 1, 2010
'Twilight: Eclipse' sets midnight record, Jen Chaney , June 30, 2010
Should the Academy Awards move to January?, Jen Chaney , June 23, 2010
Assessing the 'Green Hornet' trailer, Jen Chaney , June 22, 2010
Amanda Bynes: Is her retirement real?, Jen Chaney , June 21, 2010
A peek at Grease, the video game, Jen Chaney , June 15, 2010
'Karate Kid' puts box office back on track, Jen Chaney , June 14, 2010
Predicting the MTV Movie Award winners, Jen Chaney , June 3, 2010
Your take on Russell Brand, Jen Chaney , June 2, 2010
'Sex and the City' ... and the shopping, Jen Chaney , May 26, 2010
Lynn Redgrave dies at 67, Jen Chaney , May 3, 2010
Weekend box office: Freddy kills, Jen Chaney , May 3, 2010
Friday List: The best prom scenes ever, Jen Chaney and Liz Kelly , April 30, 2010
Bill Condon to direct last 'Twilight' movie, Jen Chaney , April 28, 2010
Weekend box office: 'Dragon' wins. Really., Jen Chaney , April 26, 2010
Is 'Avatar' really eco-friendly?, Jen Chaney , April 22, 2010
Wait 'til they get a load of Hit-Girl, Jen Chaney , April 14, 2010
Weekend box office: 'Night' by a nose, Jen Chaney , April 12, 2010
Summer Movies 2010: A peek at 'Schmucks', Jen Chaney , April 7, 2010
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