06/24/2005 - Updated 12:05 AM ET
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Bad Movie Hall of Fame
Giant man-eating, grasshoppers are attacking Chicago! Run to this handy B-movie guide to find out how to stop these creatures. Hint: The movie is Beginning of the End and you use a stereo to imitate their chirps, then drown them in the lake. is simply one of the best resources to get ratings and guides on everything cheesy. Monsters, aliens and giant grasshoppers, oh my. — JT


DVD Easter Egg Hunt
In DVD-speak, easter eggs refer to the hidden tidbits and extras that moviemakers often place inside a DVD and throughout a series of clicks and button-pushes, one can reveal such goodies. To some people, it's as complex as programming a VCR. DVD Easter Eggs remedies this by cataloging easter eggs and providing them in a handy alphabetized format. Simply look up the movie and deciper the extra. — JT


Movie Pooper
Ever fall asleep during a movie and didn't want to rent it again just to see the end? Or don't want to watch that B-movie of the week on TV but you somehow just can't resist finding out what happens to the small town that gets overrun with giant fire-breathing ants? Movie Pooper can tell you exactly what happens in just a few short paragraphs. Go ahead, take a peek. — JT




2005 archives

The Hot Sites team: Matt Bowen (MB), Fr. Brian Cavanaugh (FBC), Robert Rogers (RR), Angela Gunn (AG), Joanne Tang (JT), Gannett News Service editors Elizabeth Neus & Leonard Fischer (GNS) and the Hot Sites support staff (HSS).

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