Author Archives: Charles Stockdale

25 Cities Spending the Most on Halloween

Halloween has become a billion-dollar industry in the United States. Americans are projected to spend $9 billion this year on Halloween-related items and activities, down from $9.1 billion last year, ...
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50 Most Famous Actors Over 70

The recent death of Burt Reynolds served as a painful reminder that many of our finest and most beloved actors are now in their twilight years. While younger actors who ...
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The Most Famous Band Formed Each Year Since 1957

In 1957, four boys from Liverpool got together to form The Beatles. With each member contributing a special something, the group ushered in the modern band era and changed the ...
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100 Most Popular Rock Bands of All Time

When Bill Haley and the Comets helped launch the rock and roll era with their hit “Rock Around the Clock” in the mid-1950s, few people imagined the profound effect that ...
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30 Best Supervillains of All Time

Superheroes have long been an established fixture of modern culture, serving as the subject matter for a seemingly endless wave of comic books, movies, television shows, and lines of merchandise. ...
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40 Movies Starring Musicians

Musical talent alone is often not enough these days to launch a successful music career, and those who reach the pinnacle of the industry often have many other qualities. Chief ...
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America’s Favorite TV Families

Television has long featured shows that focus on the family unit. Relationships between family members can be interesting and complex, providing ample interesting material for a show. This has not ...
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50 Worst Movie Sequels of All Time

Hollywood loves its cash cow franchises, milking them for all their worth. For this reason, major movie studios are almost certain to follow up a successful blockbuster with at least ...
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25 Best TV Shows Getting Rebooted

Television programming is never a sure thing. Every year, networks try out a new lineup of shows, eager to see which ones audiences tune in for and can be extended ...
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The Most Famous Band Formed the Year You Were Born

In 1957, four boys from Liverpool got together to form The Beatles. With each member contributing a special something, the group ushered in the modern band era and changed the ...
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Most Famous Band From Every State

What’s more American than a group of friends taking up instruments in a garage and starting a band with dreams of making it big? All across the country music bands ...
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Terrifying Movies Based on True Events

The most terrifying films are often those that are firmly rooted in reality. When audiences see characters they can identify with having their world upended by forces beyond their control, ...
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100 Saddest Movies of All Time

“Sa-a-a-d movies always make me cry,” sang Sue Thompson in her 1961 hit song of (almost) the same name. In her case, as it turned out, it wasn’t really the ...
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Movies Critics Love but Audiences Hate

Film critics view movies with a critical eye. They consider artistic composition, acting, and other elements when evaluating a movie. And their opinions matter. Film critics can influence consumer choices ...
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Movies Audiences Love but Critics Hate

Hundreds of movies are released in the United States each year. To help navigate the deluge of films, filmgoers often turn to movie critics. We trust these connoisseurs to evaluate ...
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