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Although not as numerous as Christmas themed programs, there quite a few Thanksgiving specials and movies worth a look. Aside from some NFL football, Thanksgiving always makes me pull out some old favorites to watch.  There are two things I make time to watch every Thanksgiving.  The first is a very special episode of WKRP and the second is Home for the Holidays.  Here’s a little about them and some other Thanksgiving themed fun you might enjoy.

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zemeckis gump oscar winWho knows, maybe Sandra Bullock will be added to this list as time goes by, but for now, it may be too early for history to tell. No, wait, it’s not. If I made this list, she’d be on it. But I didn’t–it was one of our most controversial contributors.

Our cranky Gonzo-style Man of Top 10s, Warren Cantrell, is back for another round of contentious commenting with today’s Top 10 list of really awful, unforgivable Oscar mistakes.

Read Warren’s Top 10 Most Insulting Oscar Victories and find out what films are in this culture critic’s crosshairs now.

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top 10 horror remakesRemakes are everywhere. This past weekend, Scene-Stealers panned Rob Zombie’s brand new “Halloween II” (a nice discussion about the movie is brewing right here, by the way). A while ago, I included two horror movies on a list of Top 10 Pointless Remakes.

Hold the presses! Now we have received a passionate plea for respect of the modern horror remake pandemic. High Noon brewmeister Bill Heinen has jumped into the fray, defending these films on his own terms, and has produced this list of the Top 10 Best Modern Horror Remakes. If you have a list you’d like to contribute, email me at eric@scene-stealers.com.

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bergin sleeping with the enemyWhile taking the subway to work into Manhattan, Sean O’Connell sees a familiar scene. He has to endure the same guy being a jerk-off to his wife every morning. So he channeled his rage into one helluva Top 10 list for us here at Scene-Stealers.

Sean has compiled some of the worst husbands in movie history and boy, there are some real doozies. Can you say “over the top”? Coinciding with that notion, two of the performances were actually Oscar nominated. Click here to see the Top 10 Worst Movie Husbands.

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top 10 movie rain scenesUsually around this time of year we’d be doing something like J.D.’s Top 10 “Crazy From the Heat” Movies. However, in New York City, where Scene-Stealers sitegoer Sean O’Connell is from, there has been a ton of rain this summer. Lucky for us, that spurred an entire Top 10 list of famous rain scenes from him.

Rain is usually used to symbolize a rebirth or baptism of some sort by the character involved, but sometimes it’s just used as a gloomy or scary mood-setter. Whatever the device, Sean has compiled his list of Top 10 Movie Rain Scenes for you to enjoy and add to. I already know I need to add John Goodman and William Forsythe in “Raising Arizona” to the list!

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billy idol wedding singerThey say all actors want to be rock stars and vice versa. There are a select few who are able to do both, but for the most part, we don’t want musicians in our movies and we don’t want our movie stars on our stages. That’s why the rock star cameo is a fun and harmless little way for our favorite rockers to appear for a short time (sometimes as themselves) and disappear before they can do any real harm to the movie. Many times, the rock star cameo sounds way cooler on paper (Keith Richards as Jack Sparrow’s daddy “Pirate,” for example) or just plain fizzles out (Neil Diamond in “Saving Silverman”).

This list is proof that there is a way, however, to have rock star cameos that actually … well … rock. I know I missed some, so please leave comments below! If you have an idea for a Top 10, email me at eric@scene-stealers.com. Click here to see the Top 10 Rock Star Movie Cameos.

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tropic thinder tivoThe movie industry is always looking for help when it comes to financing motion pictures, especially the really big, expensive kind. Companies who lay down lots of cold, hard cash are molding products, logos, and slogans into the very building blocks of our entertainment, often without audiences even realizing it. The new trend, of course, is to mock product placement even as you feature the product: “30 Rock,” I’m looking at you!

Today’s Top 10 look at product placement comes from Elliot Kort and Abby Olcese, the Two Awesome Movie Nerds from Lawrence, KS. Check out their own personal list of favorite Top 10 Product Placements in Movies here. Also, be sure and leave them some comments because there are a metric crap-ton of other prominently featured products in movies these days. Let’s hear what you have to say, too! If you have a Top 10 list of your own, email me at eric@scene-stealers.com.

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This may be the worst Top 10 I’ve written. Not in the way it was written or the lack of research, of course–on the contrary, I did a lot of research to try and track down the most fourth films in a series I could find. It was a little experiment to see what the percentage of good/bad is among fourth movies in a franchise to kind of gauge what we’re in for this weekend as fourth franchise film “Terminator Salvation” opens in theaters.

Guess what? They’re not so good. I could have made a Top 10 list of the worst in a franchise, but that would have been too easy to list, and it numbered around 50. It was much more challenging to come up with ones that didn’t suck too bad. Anyway, enjoy it if you dare: The Top 10 Best Fourth Movies in a Franchise.

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predator 2 1990 titleToday’s Top 10 Tuesday submission comes from Seattle WA. Warren J. Cantrell is a writer who enjoys two things: being hardcore and “Predator 2.” Warren’s impassioned, uncensored Top 10 list makes him the first Scene-Stealers sitegoer to write a Top 10 list about ONE MOVIE, and an 1990 Arnold Schwarzenegger-less sequel at that. This Top 10 is also notable for its creation of the past-tense word “wad-shot.” Here’s Warren with the Top 10 Reasons “Predator 2” Is the Best of the “Predator” Franchise.

If you have a Top 10 list you’d like to submit fro Top 10 Tuesday, send it to eric@scene-stealers.com.

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stifler's momOur good friend Andrew Reed, a frequent contributor who runs the excellent Fighting the Youth blog and currently resides in Argentina, has a thing for MILFS. Or at least he was excited enough about them to compile the definitive list (minus last year’s “The Reader”) of Top 10 Movie Cougars.
Urbandictionary defines cougar as “a 35+ year old female who is on the hunt for a much younger male.” Some would say that any definition requires use of the word “pounce.” But whatever your take on the definition, let’s take a moment to celebrate the women who teach more than they tease–the Top 10 Movie Cougars.

If you have a Top 10 list you’d like to contribute to Scene-Stealers, drop me a note at eric@scene-stealers.com and let me know!

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