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The 10 hottest male celebs from abroad

Alex Pettyfer from the UK is number one on our hot list right now. There’s something about foreigners and the way they look. Perhaps its their exotic nature, or their accents. Sometimes, they just look beautiful. Here are our choices for the sexiest men who don’t call America their birth nation.

1. Alex Pettyfer

Poised to become the new “It” boy of Hollywood, this UK transplant is starring in a slew of upcoming films. In a week or two, he’ll make his debut in “I am Number Four,” which promises lots of action…shirtless, we hope.

Recent photos of him jogging showed a V-cut that was so sexy we don’t think there’s been anything like it since Brad Pitt in “Fight Club.” Seriously, his hotness is so overwhelming, we can’t take it.

2. David Beckham

Nothing will likely top the Beckham and Posh campaign for Emporio Armani in 2009. 2011 has to be much better for Becks, though, after a woman accused him of cheating. As if anyone could do that to Victoria!

Still the idea of Golden Balls actually being human and slipping up stuck with a lot of fans. With a baby on the way, however, were sure ’11 is going to be a big year for the star.

Maybe some Americans will actually go to a soccer match!

Were more interested to find out if Becks shows up in Victoria’s seven-months pregnant photo shoot! She’s already been booked for the June cover and those summers can get steamy…

3. Ryan Reynolds

People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” in 2011 and Sandra Bullock’s potential hook-up buddy is cute, sexy and dapper all wrapped up into one. Look for the Canadian to bulk up even more in the Green Lantern, with our favorite female celeb, Blake Lively.

4. Cory Monteith

Certainly going for the cute factor here, but there’s something about Monteith’s stance that makes us swoon. Perhaps it’s his height or his kid grin and the way he croons on “Glee.”

2011 is only going to get better for this rising star as he continues to appear as Finn on the hit musical TV show. That photo of him with Matthew Morrison and Mark Salling in Vegas for People’s 2010 sexiest men was foxy, so we’re praying for more of that this year.

5. Rafa Nadal

Despite several injuries at the Australian Open, the Spanish-bred Nadal is still the number one tennis player in the world. His biceps are big (but not massive), his chest is fantastic and his focus face is so sexy it’s ridiculous. With the French Open, Wimbledon and the U.S. Open months away, this hottie has plenty of time to clean up his hair and get rid of those stubborn injuries.

6. The True Blood Trio

We could spread these three hot guys over the #8 and #9 positions, but we think it’s a little cheap to take up valuable space. “True Blood” steamed up televisions last summer for the third year in a row and it was hotter than ever.

Whether it was Jason (played by the adorable Aussie Ryan Kwanten) with his washboard abs and tan; Eric (played by the Swedish beauty Alexander Skaarsgard) and his commandeering ways and sexual fluidity; or Bill (British heartthrob Steven Moyer), the underdog of the group but sexy no less…there was plenty of skin and heat going on.

The best moment in the series so far? Definitely Eric and Sookie’s imaginary hook-up that occured during Season 2. Eric and Talbot’s hook up was really hot too, but then he like ripped off his head while they were doing it so…. yeah.

7. Prince Harry

Prince William might be off the market now, but the red-headed royal is still up for grabs. Sure, he may have an on-again, off-again relationship with the blond bombshell Chelsea Davies, but honestly…does anyone believe he can keep it in his pants?

We heard a pretty hot story recently, however, involving Harry, Chelsea and an escape via the trunk of a car. Has anyone reading this seen “Out of Sight”? J.Lo. Clooney. Sex. That’s all we’re saying.

8. Novak Djokovic

It used to be all about Roger vs. Rafa, but 2011 is shaping up quite differently. Coming off his recent victory at the Australian Open, Djokovic is poised to shake up the top three tennis rankings (he’s currently sitting pretty at #3).

But enough about his skills. This tall and roguish Serbian isn’t your typical kind of sexy. With a buzz cut, jet black hair and a square face we can’t quite put our finger out it… but there’s something that makes us just scream “NOVAK” with delight every time we see him.

9. Javier Bardem

He’s married to Penelope Cruz. If she loves him, we love him. Plus his accent is wicked sexy.

10. Christiano Ronaldo

There’s so many horrible things to say about this ManU soccer star, but thanks to his Emporio Armani ad campaign and his updated haircut, we’re giving him the benefit of the doubt.

This Portugal native might not be packing like Beckham, but his washboard abs, metro style and silly kid grin warm out hearts… And loins.

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The best TV of 2010

Can you guess our favorite show of 2010?By now, you’re probably aware of our obsession with all things entertainment/pop culture related. We’re feeling the New Year’s spirit again today, so we decided to reflect upon our favorite television shows this past year.

TV is like a red wine, it caters to some people’s tastes and others simply don’t enjoy it. Either way, they make an excellent combination. So pour yourself a glass, read this list then hop on over to Hulu or where ever you go to find a show.

10. Sons of Anarchy (FX)

This show is about a bunch of bikers, which we find really boring. You know what’s not boring, though? The drama that goes down when a bunch of motorcyclists get PISSED. And that’s pretty much every episode. Come for: the rough-rider attitude. Stay for: Katey Segal as The Queen.

9. Modern Family (ABC)

Now that the surprise factor has worn off, we’re getting a little tired of the hoopla, to be honest. It’s saccharine and we liked it better when everyone hated each other’s faults instead of embracing them. It went from being a real Modern Family to a TV Modern Family. It’s still wicked funny though. Come for: Phil! WTF? (Why the face?) Stay For: The female characters, including the youngins!

8. Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)

“What?!” you exclaim. Grey’s was over like three years ago. We’d agree with you until May. That shooter in the hospital episode was easily the entire series’ best outing ever. And possibly the greatest thriller episode to grace ABC… seriously, it was more frightening than “Lost” at some points. This season, the event helped leave a clean slate for show writers to explore the characters more. Come for: Christina’s pain and suffering in the aftermath of the shooting. Stay for: Bailey’s need to right every. single. wrong.

7. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)

This show always makes us laugh. It’s so kooky and nerdy that we just really find it adorable. I guess you could say we’re on cloud 9 until it’s over. Then we come back down. “Oh Gravity, thou art a heartless bitch.” Indeed, Sheldon, indeed. Come for: The nerdy jokes that can only be funny if you paid attention in class. Stay for: Penny, the hot girl next store who loves the nerds as if they were her own… in that bitchy, get out of my face sort of way.

6. Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

Sometimes we wish we lived in a different era. Social networking, emails and texting can feel invasive sometimes. You know when electronics didn’t rule the world? The Prohibition Era. That’s when gangsters ruled America and people drank in shoddy bars! We love it. It’s violent, it’s funny and it’s historical. What’s not to love? Oh… yea, that whole morality issue. Oh, pft. Whatevs… team Gangstaaa! Come for: The always good-looking Michael Pitt as Steve Buscemi’s left-hand man. Stay for: the sets and cinematography… it really makes you feel as if this place could exist in 2011.

5. Glee (FOX)

Even more disappointing in its second season than “Modern Family,” “Glee” fell through the trap door that Fox led it to. We were hoping they would stay away from turning the show into a money-making machine and maintain strong plot points and even stronger ballads, but noooooo. Instead we get preachy TV shows about how it’s OK to be different and Sue Sylvester singing (w/ Carol Burnett). WTF? (What the fuck.) Come for: Chris Colfer’s character, Kurt, who delivers every line with an emotional punch that’s not overdone. Stay for: The Cheerios. Santana and Brittany are easily our favorite female characters. Naya Rivera’s singing voice doesn’t get NEARLY enough screen time, while Heather Morris’ comedic timing is worthy of… well, Carol Burnett.

4. 30 Rock (NBC)

A lot of critics didn’t like season four, but we did. A lot of critics say “30 Rock” is back on form with season five, but we disagree. Anyway, the show still packs a punch and its meta-themed episodes never get old. Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey and Jane Krakowski don’t disappoint and we appreciate how much work must really go into this show. Come for: the Mother’s Day episode in season four. Stay for: the live episodes happening in season five!

3. Gossip Girl (CW)

OK. Before you go on and judge us, when was the last time you watched “Gossip Girl”? Like… reallllllly watched it. If you have then you know why we love it once more. All has been forgiven by the Upper East Side’s audience this season. After a rocky start in Paris, Serena & Co. dove into New York City and created so many scandals it was hard to keep track. Vanessa got evil, Jenny got sent away, Blair and Dan teamed up secret-agent style and Serena was poisoned! SERIOUSLY. Top that. Come for: The hot guys: Chuck, Dan and Nate continue to melt our hearts in their own way. Chuck has his bad-boy image, Dan is a sensitive literary type and Nate just has really great hair. Stay for: Blake Lively has turned into a fantastic actress, she walks the fine line of ridiculousness and reality so perfectly that Serena is no longer a character… she’s all of us.

2. True Blood (HBO)

Shit got hectic this summer when Bill was kidnapped by werewolves and vampire kings. After many glasses of red champagne, some tears and lots of “OMG”s, things finally settled down. Sort of… what the fuck was that season finale all about?! Come for: Russell Edgington, the vampire king of Mississippi. Stay For: Alcide, Sookie’s new bff (and by bff we mean beef.)

1. Mad Men (AMC)

Where to even begin? If we get too much into this show, we’ll never stop so let’s just say this: Mad Men has won the Emmy for Best Drama Series three years in a row for its first three seasons. If Mad Men doesn’t win for the recently concluded season 4, we are going to start a riot. The newest season of AMC’s look into the ad agencies of the 60′s was so creative and so relevant that it was honestly some of the best TV the world has ever seen.

So now that we’ve given you an idea of what to watch, pour that second glass and plop down in front of the TV for some great entertainment.

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A Year in Review: College 2010

Graduates had it rough this year, see what else was big on 2010 on college campuses.In 2010, a new decade began and college students across the country continued about their business as if it was 2009. College loans requests spiked, students acted ridiculous and some even turned into the year’s biggest villains.

Below is a list of the top ten news stories that shook college campuses to their core. Some of them are funny, many are scandalous and more than a few made people realize that America needs to change.

We’re sure 2011 will an interesting year…

10. Declan Sullivan

Social networking could have saved Sullivan’s life if the University of Notre Dame had read his tweets. As the junior student stood 30 feet above the ground on a high platform, from where he filmed the Fighting Irish practice, he tweeted “Guests of wind up to 60 mph… I guess I’ve lived long enough.” Less than an hour later, his last tweet was filled with panic, “Holly Shit, Holy Shit. This is terrifying.” The tower he stood on collapsed soon after, and while investigators have yet to officially release its report, many speculate the high winds caused the crash. Sullivan died at a nearby hospital from the injuries sustained by the fall.

9. “The Fuck List”

In one of the college’s greatest social experiments ever created, a Duke student wrote about her sexual escapades, turned it into a power point presentation and sent it around to her friends. It included photos of the men who slept with, transcripts of their conversations, and vibrant observations about the guy’s physique and their prowess. You should glance at the report here, it’s easily the best read of 2010.

8. Fatal Attraction

In a horrifying turn of events, a University of Virginia lacrosse player was allegedly murdered by her boyfriend. Yeardley Love was found on an early May morning by police who originally believed she had died of alcohol poisoning. Later that day, however, allegations spread that George Huguely, Love’s ex-boyfriend, had killed her. Huguely has been in jail for seven months and awaits a trial in January. UVA, however, was left to reel over the loss of a friend and athletic star.

7. “Blackout in a Can”

We never tried Four Loko… it’s not that we never got the chance. Apparently containing as much alcohol as five beers and the same amount of caffeine as six cups of coffee, Four Loko was nicknamed “blackout in a can.” It wasn’t until October, when nine students from Washington State University were hospitalized for alcohol poisoning that people began to realize the stuff wasn’t so good for you.

“Everything was going fine, the music was playing, people were having fun – and then all of a sudden all the girls were puking everywhere,” said one student. “Girls were outside on their backs.” Apparently some of the people found unconscious had a BAC of .35, states the New York Daily News! That’s crazy! Needless to say, Four Loko has since been banned from most college campuses and states across the USA have taken the beverage off the shelf.

6. Fraternities prove their worth

A party allegedly organized by Pi Kappa Alpha at University of California San Diego called the “Compton Cookout” drew ire when the event turned into a blatantly racist affectation of the ghetto. A Facebook invitation used slang and uncouth remarks that led to an uproar in the African-American student community. Soon after, a student television show called the Black Student Union a bunch of “n******,” creating more tensions.

The last straw, however, came when one UCSD student found a piece of cardboard in the TV station with the words “Compton lynching” on it. Students marched in protest and demanded more funding for minority recruitment and safe spaces for African-American members of the school community. A forum was held so students could talk about the problems they faced as black members of the UCSD community.

So what happened after that? Not much. A noose was found hanging in the performing arts center of UCSD in July, further sparking racial tensions and police investigations into acts against African Americans. The school’s black population makes up 2 percent of its entirety, according to the San Diego News Network. So much for affirmative action. No reports have suggested anything has changed… except for the fact that people are just now apparently realizing this is 2010 and not 1964.

5. We ‘Like’ “The Social Network”

Arguably one of the best films of the year, The Social Network was a fine look into the politics of how social media is changing our generation. Great acting, witty dialogue and legal action made this film enthralling and entertaining. Our favorite part? Just Timberlake’s portrayal of our ex-enabler Sean Parker. Yup! One of our writers actually knew the hard-time partyer… and according to him, the real Parker was much worse. JT, however, played the role perfectly.

4. I’m sorry… you said how much?

College costs rose to an all-time high this year. Students everywhere needed loans and many academics were forced to drop out of school and attend community college. According to Business Insider, the Project on Student Debt claims that 206,000 Americans or more graduated college in 2008 with $40,000 in student loans. Another shocking fact? “Total student loan debt in the United States is now increasing at a rate of approximately $2,853.88 per second,” says the Insider. Well, gee, ain’t that swell?

Things got worse when students graduated too – more students than ever moved back home, many got jobs they were overqualified for, and others simply couldn’t find a job at all. With the economy on the rebound, it looks like job spots may begin to open, but debts will surely continue to rise.

3. Columbia University apparently supplies Manhattan’s drug habits

Not even four weeks ago, frat bros from three different organizations were arrested for selling cocaine, marijuana, MDMA, Adderall and LSD, according to the Columbia Spectator. Wha? After a five-month sting called “Operation Ivy League,” authorities arrested five Columbia students and three drug suppliers. One of the suppliers was allegedly planning to kidnap a rival trafficker! These guys were obviously intense. While everyone knows a college dealer or two, these guys seem to have been either really stupid or too good for their own safety. Either way, aren’t you glad you don’t go there?

2. The Boy Who Beat Harvard 2.0

While Mark Zuckerberg gave Harvard the middle finger multiple times, Adam Wheeler certainly flipped the bird, too. In May, Wheeler pled guilty to perjury, identity fraud and other allegations after professors at Harvard discovered he wasn’t the man he claimed to be. For years, Wheeler pretended to be a straight-A student from Phillips Exeter Academy with perfect SAT scores. After he applied for a Rhodes scholarship, his lies became clear and he was thrown out of the university. The phony got 10 years probation and Harvard felt duped for the first time ever, reported The Associated Press.

1. Death of Tyler Clemente

One of the most tragic stories of the year was the death of Tyler Clemente. As a gay student at Rutgers University in New Jersey, Clemente felt isolated, scared and depressed. When his body was found in the Hudson River, authorities knew almost immediately what had happened. Clemente’s roommate (winner for villain of the year) had videotaped the student’s hook-up with someone he could finally relate with.

As if that’s not disgusting enough, the roommate and another accomplice posted the video online. Ashamed and feeling more alone than ever, Clemente committed suicide. The story ignited a passion in the LGBT community unseen since the Stonewall Riots and led to projects such as the “It Gets Better” campaign which encouraged gay youth to seek help if they felt bullied, alone or just wanted someone to talk to.

Despite the somber overtones of the number one story in college campuses across America, 2010 was a year, mostly, of identity amidst crisis. Tensions flared, money evaporated and students left this world in a flash. Trying to understand these events, however, is what makes a college community such a close-knit group.

So in conclusion, ask yourself: what did you do this year to make your campus a better place? Who knows, maybe next year you could be the one to make this list be more positive and uplifting!

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The awards season is upon us! Hurrah!

Find out who wins the Golden Globe on Sunday, January 16, 2011.Today, the Golden Globe nominees were announced and we’re freaking out! We love movies and TV, so this post today is dedicated to all you Film majors.

While I’m sure finals have made you sick of analysis, we’re going to discuss some of the surprises and snubs we noticed in the list. Sadly, we missed the actual live stream from Josh Duhamel (From “Las Vegas”!) and Katie Holmes but the press release said plenty.

Oh, and yes. We’re discussing every category, even though we haven’t seen every film. Tomorrow will be Television.

Best Movie – Comedy or Musical

Oh boy, this one’s a doozy. Besides “The Kids Are All Right,” we’re not exactly sure what the hell these movies are doing here. “Alice in Wonderland” we can fathom, but seriously, “The Tourist?” “Burlesque?!” Shouldn’t “Toy Story 3,” ‘Date Night,” and “Kick-Ass” come before these? It’s all fine, however. “The Kids Are All Right” is a lock for the win.

Best Actress – Comedy or Musical

YES! Let’s have a round of applause for Emma Stone (“Easy A”)! Ever since “Superbad” we’ve been hoping this red-head would be gracing the awards podium soon. Sadly, up against Julianne Moore and Annette Benning (both for “The Kids Are All Right”), she doesn’t stand a chance. Benning, however, rightly deserves the trophy she’ll pick up on the big night.

Best Actor – Comedy or Musical

Dear Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), just because Johnny Depp is married to a foreigner does not mean you have nominate him for every fucking movie he’s in! Sure, give him a nod for “Alice in Wonderland,” but again, “The Tourist?!” Ugh, you disgust me. We’re happy for Jake Gyllenhaal (“Love and Other Drugs”), Kevin Spacey (“Casino Jack”) and Paul Giamatti (Barney’s Version), but we worry Depp might win for one of the two he’s nominated for.

Best Movie – Drama

Phew, let’s get down to the good stuff. Despite the HFPA’s spotty comedic coverage this year, they were fairly spot on with their dramatic choices. “The King’s Speech” seems to be the leader, especially with seven total nominations, but “Black Swan” and “The Social Network” pose a real threat. This is going to be one of the more exciting races of the night. “The Fighter” and “Inception” are happy additions to the list, but there’s no way they’ll win.

Best Actress – Drama

Again, we applaud the actresses being nominated this year. Welcome back, Halle Berry (“Frankie & Alice”) and Nicole Kidman (“Rabbit Hole”)! You don’t stand a fucking chance against Natalie Portman (“Black Swan”) or Michelle Williams (“Blue Valentine”), but we’re glad you’re here! Jennifer Lawrence is nominated for “Winter’s Bone,” but we’re not sure she can tackle the two front-runners either.

Best Actor

Oof. Talk about a tight race. James Franco (“127 Hours”), sliced off his arm and made a real person into an engaging character which is much more difficult than it sounds. Ryan Gosling (“Blue Valentine”) went so deep into character that his performance is being hailed as one of the most stirring this decade. From “The Social Network,” Jesse Eisenberg became the new generation’s top geek and turned him into a self-righteous asshole… who most of the time is actually right. Mark Whalberg (“The Fighter”) plays a boxer getting too old to fight, but keeps going to please everyone except himself. Finally, Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”), is the real front-runner, as King George VI who took the throne unwillingly after his brother abdicated. With a speech impediment and low self-confidence, King George, father of Queen Elizabeth II, managed to lead a country through war. As history buffs, we can not wait to see this film!

Best Supporting Actor

We’re getting exhausted already. Two words: Christian Bale (“The Fighter”). Geoffrey Rush (“The King’s Speech) could ride the wave if the movie sweeps its categories, but Jeremy Renner (“The Town”) and Andrew Garfield (“The Social Network”) are more worthy. Somehow, Michael Douglas (“Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps”) also got nominated. Can you say “sympathy vote?” He’s not dead yet, guys.

Best Supporting Actress

Besides Jackie Weaver (“Animal Kingdom”), this could be anyone’s game. Helena Bonham Carter (“The King’s Speech) plays the Queen Mum back in the days before WWII while Melissa Leo (“The Fighter”) plays a crazy mother who almost kills her son with love. Also in “The Fighter,” Amy Adams has a “wicked good” accent and a marvelous way of saying “fahck uuuu.” Lastly, there’s Mila Kunis (“Black Swan”). She’s certainly not the strongest contender in the bunch, but if the movie swipes Best Picture and Best Actress, her odds increase significantly.

Best Animated Feature

Of course, “Toy Story 3″ will win this one, but we think it shouldn’t get the Golden Globe so fast. While you likely haven’t heard of it, “The Illusionist” is a new animated film from the director of “The Triplets of Belleville,” one of our favorite hand-drawn films of all time. We haven’t seen it yet, but we’ve heard it’s even better than Belleville, so we’re hoping the HFPA actually gives the award for hard-working animators instead of computer nerds who know how to pull heart-strings. “Tangled,” “How to Train Your Dragon” and “Despicable Me” are your respective Disney, DreamWorks and Universal animated film nominees.

Best Foreign Language Film

No idea who’s going to take this one, and we ALWAYS get it wrong. It’s so frustrating. “Biutiful” (Mexico), “The Concert” (France), “The Edge” (Russia), I Am Love (Italy) and “In a Better World” (Denmark). Interestingly enough, IMDB claims “Biutiful” is from France, but stars Javier Bardem. France’s entry sounds like a snooze but Russia’s is a post-WWII violence/war flick. Italy’s “I am Love” is a romance set at the turn of the millennium (Italy, romance? How original). “In a Better World” from Denmark sounds like the most original beside Mexico’s entry, but does having Javier Bardem make the film too accessible to be beaten? Only time will tell…

Best Director

This star-studded group is a tough one to pick from. You have the crazy inventive director, Darren Aronofsky (“Black Swan”); the one who helmed the story of a generation, David Fincher (“The Social Network”); dream weaver Christopher Nolan (“Inception”); the obligatory British film director, Tom Hooper (“The King’s Speech”); and lastly, the man who turned a true story into an exciting drama about boxing, David O. Russell (“The Fighter”). We really don’t know who’s going to win, but we’ll assume it’s a tie between Aronofsky and Nolan for now.

Best Screenplay

The biggest surprise here was Danny Boyle’s “127 Hours” nomination, adapted from a book. Lisa Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg’s script for “The Kids Are All Right” is smart, funny and easily one of the best but it’s a comedy. Christopher Nolan wrote “Inception,” but we’re saying he has a better shot at director than winning this category. That leaves David Seidler (“The King’s Speech) and Aaron Sorkin (“The Social Network”) neck and neck for the trophy. Too bad, we’re calling Cholodenko and Blumberg to sneak in and take home the win.

Do you care about Best Score or Best Original Song? Yah, we don’t either. Look for Alexandre Desplat to win Best Score for “The Kings Speech” and “Burlesque”s ‘You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me’ to take home Best Original Song.

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How are you keeping warm this winter?

Brad and Angelina turn up the heat in 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith.'With winter fast approaching, it’s important to stay warm during those cold nights inside the dorm when there is studying to do.

However, as most students need breaks, we’ve come up with a fascinating way to get hot without leaving your room. No, we’re not talking about exercise (although that may be a result of our suggestions), just sexy movies!

There’s nothing better than watching a steamy flick with a new beau or even some friends (for laughs) to warm up the soul and body.

In our usual fashion we’ve come up with some of the best titles and why they heat us up without spoiling too much.

Caution: these films are extremely sexy. Watching them can lead to procrastination, overheating, delusions and injury resulting from bedroom games. On the opposite side of the spectrum, the movies can have you in heat for days just by remembering some of the scenes shown on-screen.

Because we love you so much, we’ve also added a system that will gauge just how hot the movie is.

Romantic

These are usually the best real movies as life and plot development replace T&A. Warms your heart, but not so much your loins.

Sultry

No sex, but slit dresses, bare chests and eye-fucking are their own characters.

Sizzling

Sex involved here, but no nudity. Maybe a bare back or two and lots of kissing shown but the goods are left to your imagination.

Sexy

Self-explanatory, right? All-around sexiness means the movie doesn’t revolve around the act itself but you can expect lots of tension, dirty talk and maybe a peek or two at the backside.

Smoking

Romps abound here and you’re lucky if there’s a real plot line that is easily followed. Expect booty, boobs and Barry White to accompany you during the viewing.

Fire Alarm

If these weren’t real actors, it’d probably be classified as porn, but it’s not, so no one can judge you.

’9 1/2 Weeks’ starring Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke (before he went mental) is a solid film about a wall street financier who woos a recently divorced art gallery worker. Even Oprah listed it on her sexiest films list and said “serious foreplay involving a jar of honey – will assure you never look at your refrigerator the same again.” (Smoking)

‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’ is definitely one for the girls. Starring Matt Damon and Jude Law with a serious gay undertone, these two men scheme, flirt and vacation in the Italian Riveria. Set in the 1960s with period appropriate bathing suits. Anyone up for a game of chess? (Sexy)

‘Basic Instinct’ is famous for Sharon Stone’s interrogation scene but its Michael Douglas and his girlfriends bizarre sex scene that really had us going. Violence and sex has never looked so good. (Fire Alarm)

‘Cruel Intentions’ isn’t really as good as everyone claims it is, but Ryan Philippe’s game of seduction with Reese Witherspoon was enough to fool her in real life. We fell for it too. Just as sexy is Sarah Michele Gellar’s tongue tag with Selma Blair which became the stuff of legend and won an MTV Movie Award for best on-screen kiss. (Sizzling)

‘The Notebook’ sure is cheesy but a tender moment between Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams in an old house is worth the tears and fluff. This is perfect for friends looking for a little magic but boyfriends will leave if you make them watch. (Romantic)

We hate ‘Mr. and Mrs. Smith’ because of what it did to Brad and Jen (Team Aniston!) but holy crap what a hot flick. From Jolie’s dominatrix assassin costume to what is arguably the sexiest reconciliation ever filmed, the Smiths are definitely worth the watch. The best part is there’s enough sexiness to go around for both genders. (Sizzling)

Tom Cruise might be a crazy mofo today, but in the early 80s, in ‘Risky Business,’ he was one of the sexiest newcomers to the screen since Marlon Brando burst onto the scene in ‘A Streetcar Named Desire.’ Cruise plays a high school senior who chooses to call a hooker when his parents go away for the weekend. We dare you to go on the subway after. (Smoking)

‘Y Tu Mamá También’ is a road trip and a sex romp rolled into one but this isn’t an American high school “let’s try to get laid” thing, this is passion at its finest. The ending is a bit abrupt but the climax is what really matters, in both senses of the word. (Fire Alarm)

Barbara Streisand isn’t really what comes to mind when people say the word “sexy,” but her chemistry with hunk of a man Robert Redford made “The Way We Were” one of the most passionate movies ever. You’ll need a fan to cool down and some tissues for after. (Sexy)

During the 60s and 70s, there was Jane Fonda and Raquel Welch, but not many actresses were chosen for their brawn and acting ability over good looks. Ah, but then there was Faye Dunaway, both a beautiful person and an outstanding actress. In ‘Chinatown,’ Dunaway plays a married woman who hires a detective (played by a sexy Jack Nicholson) to catch her husband cheating. The plot turns into a murder mystery that is amazing and profound, but it’s the two lead characters chemistry that really make this film so hot. (Sultry… never looked so good)

These are just a few of the movie industry’s sexiest films. Almost anywhere you turn today, movies are advertised through sex and passion, but are oftentimes misleading. Avoid those teenage sex comedies, anything with the word “sex” in the title, and stories based on fact because those sex scenes are always a let down (we’re looking at you Alexander and Troy!)

So pour a glass of red wine, dim the lights and have a cuddle sesh under the blanket in front of a TV as these sexy films keep you warm for the winter.

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What to watch: Fall TV 2010

The fall TV season is a great time to discover new shows Now that the premiere-heavy week of network television shows are over, we've decided to compile a list of shows that you should check out while procrastinating from that English Lit paper…and ones that will drive you straight to the study lounge.

Let's begin with CBS. While we were little babies, apparently there was a really popular show called Hawaii 5-0. It was really good, says our parents (Dads never seem to cease humming the theme song during football games) and now, it's back for a new generation. It's a fun adventure, so action fans will enjoy this one.

The Event is a prime example of how NBC is getting back on form. With ABC's mystery drama, LOST, over, The Event is poised to take over as the reigning king of sci-fi serialized drama. The pilot has great exposition, many surprises and a real mouth-dropper at the end (where did the plane go?!).

Another great new drama? Fox's Lone Star. An experienced con man (played by cute newcomer James Wolk) tries to balance his two lives as he begins to work for an oil tycoon. We're guessing he's probably going to try to steal money from it and quite frankly, we're rooting for him!

ABC's comedies continue to be spot-on, especially its Wednesday night 9:00 hour. Modern Family and the horribly-named Cougar Town are easily the two funniest shows on TV.

Please, we beg of you, watch Cougar Town…which should really be called "Winos who Lunch." All the characters do is sit around and drink red wine out of massively large glasses…during the day. It's hilarious and some of us think it's funnier than Modern Family.

On premium cable, check out HBO's new series, Boardwalk Empire. Steve Buscemi plays a gangster/city treasurer during the Prohibition Era and boy, is he awesome. It's great to see him in a lead role after all these years of being cast as the supporting funny/creepy guy. Here, he's still weird looking, but there's a depth to his character we've never seen him exhibit.

Many historical figures, like Al Capone, are featured in this show, too, making it a fun historical drama. The pilot was directed by Martin Scorsese and the show is produced by the men of The Sopranos. So you know it's good…but also not shy about showing the audience a little violence.

Speaking of violent shows, Dexter, on Showtime, returns after the most shocking season finale on TV! EW.com says so and we agree. We won't ruin it here but if you haven't seen season four, start there and work your way towards season five.

Our favorite reality show happens on Sundays as well. The Amazing Race takes audiences around the world as we watch pairs fling themselves into situations that are challenging yet hysterical. Seriously, if we could go on any reality show, it'd be this one.

Skip the CW. It's really not cool anymore. Gossip Girl had a chance, but only Serena continues to wow us and it's only because of her fashion sense.

And so there you have it, ladies and gents: you're guide to Fall TV 2010.

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Have you been out on "The Town" recently?

Ben Affleck looks dapper at the Venice Film Festival premiere of The TownBy now, you’ve hopefully heard about The Town, Ben Affleck’s successful new bank heist film set in Boston.

This movie has something for everyone, so if you want an excuse to put down the books and enjoy a great film, here our top five reasons to go.

Ben Affleck

Some of us will never forgive him for Gigli or even Daredevil, but the actor/director is back in fine form this time. We’re not sure if it’s because he went back to his hometown of Boston, but dude is lookin’ good and the direction of his film is fantastic. His character, is also both terrifying and romantic… and amazing.

Bank Robberies

When was the last time you saw a bank heist movie? Initially, we were worried about seeing a formula we had already seen a hundred times, but it’s different this time. Set in Charlestown, this one square mile area is historically famous. Why? Did you know it’s produced the highest number of bank and car robbers than anywhere in the U.S.? Thanks to Afflecks mentioning of the fact, the audience knows that these guys mean business from the very first scene until the very last.

Blake Lively

Blake Lively is a crack dealer. Who knew?! Grudged down, she still looks remarkably sexy and her acting skills are actually put to use, unlike in that TV show that we won’t mention here…

Mad Men

You know what show we will mention? Mad Men. Don Draper’s Jon Hamm portrays a hard-hitting FBI agent chasing after Affleck and his robber partner, Jeremy Renner, who continuously make off with loads of dough… wearing scary nun masks, no less. Hamm’s character is forceful like Don, but Bostonian so basically cooler.

Finally

While the writing might not be as strong as it could be, the chemistry between the actors and the ease of the plot, make the film worth the $10 spent on a ticket. Plus, theatres in college towns often offer discounts to students w/ IDs, so don’t forget it!

Experience why EW.com says “Affleck the director, it turns out, has a real feel for making movies about atmospheric grit and the collision of urban law, order, and disorder.”

So take some time to head to the cinema and see The Town, it should be worth any student’s while.

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