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9 Actors Who Hated Working On Harry Potter Movies - WhatCulture
Great movies, but an unsatisfying experience for many of its cast.
Harry Potter is of course one of the biggest and most successful media empires the world has ever seen, and the film franchise has launched the careers of literally dozens of talented actors. But it shouldn't be terribly surprising that not everyone had a great time making the movies, whether young performers just starting out in the industry or veterans of the old-guard who found the experience a little too much like an assembly line. These 9 actors all had varying degrees of strife while working on the series, whether bit-part players or mainline cast members who were effectively tied into franchise commitments for a decade. Things got bad enough that some of them even considered quitting the gig mid-series, while others merely thought of the money as they toughed it out, only revealing their creative and personal frustrations years after-the-fact. If nothing else, these stories confirm just how difficult it is to keep everyone happy on such a gargantuan movie project, and how the art of acting itself can get lost in the machinery of the blockbuster conveyor-belt...
10 Deleted Scenes Cut From Quentin Tarantino Movies - WhatCulture
The most fascinating Tarantino material left on the cutting room floor.
Quentin Tarantino is unquestionably one of the greatest and most popular filmmakers working today, bringing a level of meticulous polish to his movies that most other directors can only ever dream of. But like any director, Tarantino toys with his vision on the page and in the editing room long before delivering it to audiences, ensuring that some of his ideas ultimately don't make it onto the big screen. These 10 scenes across his filmography, whether scrapped before shooting started or painfully deleted during post-production, represent some of the most fascinating work that sadly never made it into the final cut. While in a few cases we were lucky enough to see the excised scenes turn up on home video, for the most part these scenes are either locked in a studio vault somewhere or, worse still, never went in front of cameras at all. Though there's not much point faulting Tarantino's decision-making skills as a director, it's still a tremendous agony to fans that these promising scenes were left out of the final cut.
10 Best Horror Anthology TV Shows - WhatCulture
There is nothing scarier than a lack of narrative continuity!
Horror presides over a wealth of possibility. The chances for storytelling and scares are so varied that anything aiming to frighten its audience can be classified within it, no matter the sub-genre. Sci-Fi, Comedy even Fantasy, this style of storytelling can live in many places as the scope to scare is unending. This is likely why the concept of anthology horror works so well. Many projects exist that create short terror experiences and compile them together. This has been seen in the film industry many times with great titles such as VHS, The ABCs of Death, Creepshow and more. But TV seems like the perfect medium for this to exist in. Thanks to the hour long episodic format the small scree can allow for maximum variety in its stories. The ever changing nature of the episodes ensures that risks can be taken, as viewers won't be stuck with poor decisions. A bad episode doesn't ruin a narrative or a show in general as the next one will have no relation to it anyway. This is the beauty of episodic horror. With Halloween beginning to loom in the distance now could be the best time to take a look at what could be your next spooky fix.
10 Worst Band Breakups Of All Time - WhatCulture
Ever think Axl Rose just takes a minute?
A band is very much set up like a marriage. No matter how much time you dedicate to your musical ventures, every member has to evolve together if they wanted to make music that will stand the test of time. Then again, it only takes a few harsh words for things to come crashing back down to Earth. It's never fun dealing with a breakup, but even some of the biggest bands of all time got really ugly when deciding to pack it in. Whether it was over money, time constraints, or just someone wanting to be a diva, these bands would not go quietly when it came time to call it a day. While you can't expect these bands to be pleasant with each other all the time, looking at some of these breakups turn fans into disgruntled children as they watch their musical parental figures argue. Instead of kiss and makeup, these bands decided to take the easy way out, with middle fingers in the air and knives in more than a few of their backs. They may have been able to make beautiful music while together on the stage, but these musical marriages were bound for divorce court at some point.
10 Actors You Didn't Know Played The Same Character In Different Movies - WhatCulture
The Django Cinematic Universe? Kinda.
It's of course expected that the overwhelming majority of movies which fare well with critics will inevitably end up with a sequel, in which the surviving main characters will return to reprise their roles. But every so often, actors end up revisiting major roles in the most unexpected of movies - so unexpected, in fact, that you might not even know it, or may have since forgotten that it ever happened. These 10 actors were all given the opportunity to reprise one of the biggest roles of their career - up to that point, anyway - in a movie that nobody saw coming. Whether minor cameos or more expansive roles, these movies were mostly totally blasé about the fact that we were dealing with an existing character, and even in the most comedic of examples, they generally stopped short of flat-out winking at the audience. In a few other cases, the character only became famous in the first place because of the reprisal, resulting in many blown minds when audiences realised it wasn't the first time this character had actually appeared on screen. Speaking of which...
10 Rare Times Wrestlers Were Self-Aware - WhatCulture
INCREDIBLY, Hulk Hogan is featured on this list TWICE.
Unless it's a very specific meta gimmick on the irony scene, the professional wrestler cannot be fully self-aware. They are portraying outsize characters with intensely masculine characteristics that function to sell the audience on performed fights. It would ruthlessly undercut all that, were one of them to say "Actually, I'm a bit sh*t now. The clue is in the silence that greets every other main event match." They also literally can't be self-aware because the vast majority of professional wrestlers are headcases who live in a demented bubble in which they embody their fictional characters. The Undertaker was resistant to doing business with Diamond Dallas Page in 2001 because he conflated the person with the character who appeared on WCW programming, which briefly threatened the WWF's monopoly, compelling 'Taker to smash him against a steel cage at SummerSlam really, really hard in a one-sided annihilation. You see, the stars of WCW didn't know how to work. Smash cut to the very next pay-per-view, at which 'Taker worked the worst match of the year alongside WWF-honed Kane, Brian Adams and Bryan Clark. Self-awareness is a trait some modern performers have developed - Drew McIntyre and Cody do humblebrag bits to warm up the room - as wrestling evolves beyond a cartoon. But it's something else entirely when the old carnies shut down the game.
8 Wrestlers Who Predicted Their Own Deaths - WhatCulture
"Every man’s heart one day beats its final beat."
WWE Sooner or later, everyone gets their ticket punched, even wrestlers. Though some of them may become immortal through the legacy they leave behind in their craft, at times their untimely demise can prompt the public to look back on their well-documented lives in the hopes of finding something that might have foreshadowed their end. Many wrestlers already have a mythic air about them, so when they make proclamations, innuendos or even jokes about their deaths, and then death follows for them, it becomes deeply eerie. The mortality rate for wrestlers overall isnt great. A study found rates for those aged between 45 and 54 were 2.9 times greater than the rate for men in the wider US population. Past performers were part of a generation of wrestlers who made unhealthy and poor personal lifestyle choices, which in some cases continued beyond their years in the ring. And while today's athletes take great pride and personal responsibility for their overall health and wellbeing, and the hope amongst wrestling fans is that today's crop of superstars will live longer than their predecessors, it's sadly not always true. The following wrestlers provided what appear to be uncanny specifics about their eventual demise. Many of these deaths shocked the wrestling world into a state of disbelief, while others were met with more of an unsurprised sadness. Some of these predictions are scarily intricate and precise, while others are immensely foreboding. Sometimes it had to do with the unique knowledge they had, or it was simply the situations they frequently found themselves in. Each story is different in the details but identical in the results.
10 Video Games With THE BEST Boss Battles - WhatCulture
A boss rush of emotions.
One of the most celebrated areas of video games are when a title provides an exceptional boss battle, for while on paper it might sound like the easiest thing to do: Big chap with tanky health and mad attack patterns, creating a decent atmosphere, providing the right amount of tension and making sure the fight is fairly balanced is incredibly hard to do. We've covered across multiple lists the times where video games managed to pull out an absolute corker of a boss battle, and while it's amazing to celebrate these "lightning in a bottle" moments, today we're going for a full thunderstorm, as these are titles that had amazing boss encounters from start to finish, and act as shining examples of how to do the industry trope right. So saddle up, drink all your potions and buff your stuff as we're about to get a boss rush on of unparalleled measure as these are 10 Video Games With THE BEST Boss Battles! -- Article adapted from WhatCulture Gaming's Youtube channel
10 Movies You Can't Remember Who The Villain Really Was - WhatCulture
What is any movie without conflict, and by extension, what is any movie without a villain? Though it's understandable that most films invest far more effort in developing their heroes, it can often be at the expense of delivering a compelling or well-rounded Big Bad. Now, this isn't always a mistake, nor is it always bad storytelling. Sure, it can be the fault of a writer who just didn't care enough to give the hero an interesting villain to fight, but sometimes it's actually a narrative function that the antagonist takes a backseat to the protagonist. And so whether for better or worse, these 10 movies all served up villains which almost immediately evaporated into the ether, remembered by practically nobody. If someone showed you a single picture of these antagonists, you'd almost certainly struggle to name them, either due to how poorly they were written or how utterly insignificant they were in the scope of the movie itself. While we all wish we could forget the terrible likes of Justice League's Steppenwolf (Ciaran Hinds) and Fantastic Four's Doctor Doom (Toby Kebbell), you'll probably develop a migraine trying to remember who these 10 villains were...
10 Wrestlers Who Do The Same Spot EVERY TIME They Wrestle Each Other - WhatCulture
Playing the hits...
In the mid-2000s, Ric Flair and Bret Hart engaged in something resembling a spat due to lingering comments in interviews and books about one another, relating mostly to their work between the ropes. Their matches were never bad, nor were they the best they'd have in incredible careers, but the criticism specifically were somewhat puzzling. Each man accused the other of not being able to do much beyond the same few spots, citing the repetitious nature of said moves as evidence. It was befuddling to a fanbase of outsiders that couldn't work out what either of them were getting at. Flair had his go-to's and 'The Hitman' was given the "five moves of doom" tag years before John Cena, but "having a moveset" isn't a crime against the industry. Flair and Hart were two of the - if not the - best to ever do it, knowing just how to incorporate their greatest hits in some of the richest and most dense contests in wrestling history. There's an art to make a spot work once, let alone if you've seen it every match or a hundred other times before. This isn't a hit piece burying the incredible athletes listed, but a celebration of just how well they utilise what works best.