Screen Junkies » shawshank redemption http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 04 Dec 2014 23:57:52 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ Isn’t Actually On Cable All The Time. Just 151 hours Per Year. http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-shawshank-redemption-isnt-actually-on-cable-all-the-time-just-151-hours-per-year/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/the-shawshank-redemption-isnt-actually-on-cable-all-the-time-just-151-hours-per-year/#comments Tue, 27 May 2014 21:35:24 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=261826 Barely edging out 'The Negotiator', I'm guessing.

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You know how it seems like some movies are on cable just all the time? Like Deep Blue Sea and Big Daddy? Well, it’s long been a pop culture trope that somewhere, at some point, The Shawshank Redemption is playing on cable at any given time.

Turns out that’s not true at all, even when you’re just looking at prime time. A Wall Street Journal piece shed some light on the matter, demonstrating that it only accounted for 150 hours of basic cable airtime in 2013. That’s only like 50 airings.

THAT’S ONLY ONCE A WEEK!

Is it that they’re lying, or people aren’t good at estimating stuff like this and are prone to exaggeration. I’m putting my money on the latter.

So when your thoughts run to a bunch of 1940′s-era prisoners, down on their luck and sexually abusing each other, it’s because your mind wanted to go there, not because Shawshank made you think about it.

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We Swapped The Genders Of 15 Famous Movie Characters http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/we-swapped-the-genders-of-15-famous-movie-characters/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-lists/we-swapped-the-genders-of-15-famous-movie-characters/#comments Thu, 18 Aug 2011 19:12:18 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=224943 Forest Gump: A man sleeps with a retarded girl, then spends the rest of his life trying to avoid her.

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Films like Boys Don’t Cry, Million Dollar Baby, and even GI Jane have turned gender conventions on their head by introducing female characters in roles historically played by males. Some say they’ve gone to far. I say “balderdash.” Yup. “Balderdash.”

Some of the most iconic movies of the past century become wildly exotic and more compelling when the actual genders are swapped.

You probably want an example. Here are 15…

Forest Gump

A man sleeps with a retarded girl, then spends the rest of his life trying to avoid her.

Different film, no? Perhaps not as sweet and endearing as the original, but certainly one I would pay to see.

Well, this happens to be the case for many, many recent and not-so-recent classics. So take a gander to see what films pique your interest when the genders of the characters have been reversed. (Caution: Some plots become insanely hot and erotic.)

Shawshank Redemption

A black woman and a white woman form a very special bond in prison, only to reunite in Mexico to live the rest of their lives together.

Basic Instinct

A man kills a woman with an ice pick, then shows his genitals to the police during an interrogation before being cleared of all charges.

Iron Giant

A girl develops a very special relationship with a mechanical friend.

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants

The continuing story of four young boys who acquire a pair of magical jeans that fit all four of them perfectly, even though they are all different shapes and sizes.

When Harry Met Sally

In order to demonstrate a salient point about sexual roles, a man fakes an orgasm in a crowded deli. “I’ll have what he’s having.”

Thelma and Louise

Two men shoot their rapist, have sex with a young girl, and drive off a cliff while being chased by women.

The Accused

A man dresses like a whore and gets raped by two women on top of a pinball machine.

Almost Famous

A 15 year-old female music reporter has a sexual awakening at the hands of older male groupies.

American Beauty

An uptight man has an affair while his wife masturbates in the shower. Then she’s killed by her closeted lesbian neighbor.

Junior

A woman has a baby.

Boogie Nights

A woman with an enormous vagina enters the world of adult films.

Sex and the City 2

Four fabulous men with shoe fetishes go to Dubai to f*ck everything that moves.

A League of Their Own

While the women fight in World War II, the men stay home and play baseball.

Bend It Like Beckham

A young Indian boy defies his parents, who believe boys have no business playing soccer.

Thanks to Amanda Al-Masri, Nick Rutkaus

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