Cracked has a marvelously entertaining compilation of six very popular locations that have appeared in a wild variety of films. Look at the cafe that appears in “Seinfeld” AND “Training Day” to the grand home that is a setting for “Batman” AND “Tomb Raider” and the Vasquez Rocks formation that shows up in so many sci-fi movies that it even pops up in “Futurama,” and see how many of these you recognize.
Cracked has a funny post about what’s behind seven hotly debated movie mysteries, from what’s in “Pulp Fiction’s” briefcase to what Billy Murray whispered to Scarlett Johansson in “Lost in Translation.” They even take on the last episode of “The Sopranos.”
Cracked has a funny list of the six mistakes always made by movie criminals, from “discussing your crime in a diner” (“Pulp Fiction,” “Thief,” “Heat,” “American Gangster,” “Goodfellas”) to “working with a sociopath” and “talking too much to the people trying to catch you.”
I loved the way “The Incredibles” made fun of the movie tradition of having the bad guy take time out from doing his evil deeds to explain everything, both bringing the audience up to date and giving the good guys time to do their good guy things.