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In Honor of Tax Day: Our Favorite Moneymaking Schemes in the Movies

Oceans-ElevenReady for the ultimate oxymoron? Happy Tax Day! Today’s the day, so the pressure is on to get those income tax returns in before the IRS comes a-knockin’. In an effort to put you in better spirits on this day of spreadsheets, paperwork and dizzying displays of numbers, we consider some get-rich-quick schemes via the movies. We don’t recommend starting your own pump and dump or robbing the nearest casino, but there’s no harm in dreaming about the easy way out during tax time, right?

Rob a Casino à la Ocean’s Eleven

Not an easy thing to pull off, but if you’ve got the man power, robbing a casino conglomerate’s vault could put $150 million in your pocket. Actually, it’s probably significantly less than that because, like Danny Ocean, you’ll need a top-notch crew to pull off this fast money scheme, not to mention a financier like Reuben Tishkoff to ensure you’ve got all the computer tech, costumes and the resources needed to create an exact replica of the vault for practice. However, should you find an Amazing Yen of your own to curl up and sneak into that vault, you’ve got a nice night in front of the Bellagio fountain set to the tune of “Clair de Lune” to look forward to.

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The Most Appropriately Hilarious and Ridiculously Bad Haircuts on Film

It’s September and you know what that means: Halloween is right around the corner! No, we don’t want to rush the year away, but once Labor Day comes and goes, stores start to load up on Halloween gear and those seasonal costume stores begin to pop up everywhere.

This past weekend we had a potential costume craze bomb on the big screen in Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star. In the film, Nick Swardson leads as Bucky, a small-town guy who wants to follow his parents into the porn biz.

Bucky’s a bit awkward from head to toe, but the most striking element of this guy’s look is certainly that hair. Should you opt to pick up a Bucky-like wig and toss that on for Halloween, we doubt many people will know who you are, but if you’re in the market for a hairpiece-based getup – appropriately hilarious or ridiculously bad – some of these might serve as inspiration.

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Scares Without Borders: Celebrate Halloween Horror Free

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Whether you’re still young enough to trick-or-treat or have graduated to the party scene, there’s always time for a little Halloween scary movie marathon. When preparing a horror lineup, movies that most likely come to mind are the slasher classics like Halloween and Friday the 13th, a satanic creeper like The Amityville Horrors or maybe even their modern remakes. Yes, these are great go-to movies to celebrate the scariest night of the year, but why not spice up the list this time around with a few unusual options?

When you watch a horror movie, you’re on your guard but pop in a cartoon, thriller or even a comedy and your defenses are down leaving you susceptible to a quick scare or haunting concept that’s sure to prevent you from sleeping easy. There are countless flicks that can achieve the horrifying non-horror honor, but I’ve narrowed it down to ten that make me especially uneasy and will permanently lurk in the shadows of my mind.

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