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'Fartzenegger' video compilation is exactly what it sounds like

Behold: According to EW.com editor Kyle Ryan, this video is “why the internet was invented.”

The concept is not unlike that of the Wet Hot American Summer commentary track that comes complete with “extra farts.” Here, though, the clips originated in various Arnold Schwarzenegger movies, which gives the montage some added… gravity? That’s not the right word. Anyway, at least now we know what Conan the Barbarian really meant when he asked Subotai, “Have you ever felt such a wind?” (The clip’s creators did, however, miss an opportunity to have Mr. Freeze answer “What killed the dinosaurs?” with a big, juicy fart noise.) READ FULL STORY

Elon Musk has some 'Terminator'-esque fears about humanity's fate

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When children see a scary movie, it’s a parent’s job to reassure them: “Everything’s okay, it was just a movie. There is no freaky clown who’s going to choke you and drag you under your bed.” When you’re older, you’re not supposed to be so easily frightened by the things you see in the movies—but even when there are unsettling, apocalyptic onscreen developments, it never hurts to have some genius scientist point out the flaws in the nightmarish logic.

For example, The Terminator envisions a horrifying scenario where artificial intelligence turns on mankind and nukes the planet. It’s always haunted me, especially the scene in Terminator 2: Judgment Day where Linda Hamilton envisions being obliterated by the atomic blast at the school playground.

Fortunately, we have Elon Musk—the dashing inventor and entrepreneur behind Tesla electric cars and SpaceX efforts to send man to Mars—to poke holes in James Cameron’s science fiction. Last night on CNBC’s Closing Bell, he told Kelly Evans and Julia Boorstin that he had invested heavily in Vicarious, an A.I. company that was working to map and recreate the human brain. He’s not even in it for the money, he said.

What a humanist! I thought. Do go on, sir.

“I like to just keep an eye on what’s going on with artificial intelligence. I think there is potentially a dangerous outcome there and we need to—”

Wait. What?

What do you mean by dangerous outcome? Like, The Terminator?

“Potentially, yes. I mean, there have been movies about this, you know, like Terminator,” he said. READ FULL STORY

The 20 Best Summer Blockbusters of All Time: 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day'

The Terminator came out in 1984. Terminator 2: Judgment Day arrived seven years later. In the interim, Arnold Schwarzenegger became a new kind of action megastar, headlining a string of era-defining beefcake blockbusters. Commando, Predator, The Running Man, and Total Recall: The very titles echo down through history, dripping with gunsmoke and bicep sweat. But that era was coming to an end. The ’80s were over. Always a savvy operator, Schwarzenegger was already planning his pivot: Twins and Kindergarten Cop offered a kinder, gentler Arnold. (He loves kids! He loves De Vito!) READ FULL STORY

Arnold Schwarzenegger tells Jimmy Fallon to 'Get to da choppa!' -- VIDEO

During his appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Arnold Schwarzenegger proved why he’s a good sport.

In a QVC cooking show skit, Schwarzenegger took us all back to his Predator days with one line: “Get to da choppa!!!” Of course, this time, he was referring to a vegetable chopper instead of a helicopter — not to mention that he was wearing an apron — but who cares about the details, right? Once a Schwarzenegger, always a Schwarzenegger.

Watch the clip below:

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Arnold Schwarzenegger recorded himself saying all your favorite Schwarzenegger quotes

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Escape Plan disappointed at the box office, but Arnold Schwarzenegger won’t let that stop him. In a bold move to capture the nostalgia vote — and a shameless bid to reset the current standings in the Stallone/Schwarznegger eternal rivalry — Schwarzenegger took to Reddit and took requests from internet citizens, promising to recite some of his most memorable lines. READ FULL STORY

A purely scientific attempt to solve the Sylvester Stallone vs. Arnold Schwarzenegger debate

Escape Plan is the first time Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone have headlined a movie together. Asterisk 1: Schwarzenegger was one of Stallone’s weekend-cameo all-stars in the first two Expendables films. Asterisk 2: The two men already headlined a movie together. That movie was America, and the running time was the 1980s. The longtime rivals-turned-business partners-turned-surgery buddies rode astride the action genre’s glory days. They were the defining Hollywood duo, more popular — and more easily reduced to cliché — than contemporaries like Bruce Willis or Kurt Russell or Mel Gibson.

And yet, the question of who was the better beefcake has only gotten more complicated in the ensuing decades, as the vagaries of post-golden-age fame have constantly redefined our understanding of the Schwarzenegger/Stallone divide. In an attempt to map the current state of the great ’80s-action-guy debate, we have separated their twin careers into their component parts and scientifically declared a winner. The results may surprise you!
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The movie action hero after Sandy Hook: Is it time for a 'Bullet To The Head'?

Remember the good old days when people could enjoy watching an action hero who shoots a lot of people without feeling like they were contributing to the ruin of society? Sylvester Stallone sure hopes so. The well-preserved Rocky and Rambo star, now 66, is back in theaters this week with Bullet To The Head, his first solo vehicle since The Expendables franchise (made in collaboration with his grumpy frat pack bash brothers) Viagra’d his brand of brawn. Stallone’s latest feature, directed by the venerable action maestro Walter Hill (The Warriors; 48 Hours), seems poured from the mold that he helped forge back in the day with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis. In fact, the one-time Planet Hollywood power trio is trying to muster a resurgence this year that resembles their shoot ‘em up heyday, albeit with more gray hairs (or no hair) and additional wrinkles (or conspicuously fewer). Bullet To The Head follows Schwarzenegger’s post-Governator comeback bid, The Last Stand, and ahead of A Good Day To Die Hard, Willis’ fifth stint as insurance nightmare John “I can’t believe this is happening to me AGAIN!” McLane. (The Joseph Gordon-Levitt lookalike also has the sequel to RED – about a secret society of retired CIA agents – later this year.)

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Ashley Judd considering a Senate run? Here are 10 other actors who turned to politics

Kentucky native and avid Wildcats fan Ashley Judd is considering a Senate bid in her home state, Politico reports.

The De-Lovely actress, who actually resides on a farm in Tennessee, has been devoting more and more time to political activism in the last few years, even completing a master’s degree at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government in 2010. More recently, she’s discussed her political ambitions with Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and started conducting campaign research. READ FULL STORY

Jon Stewart to Arnold Schwarzenegger: 'Couldn't you just go to the future, then come back and kill that Arnold?' -- EXTENDED VIDEO

Who could have guessed that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Daily Show interview would focus much more on his politics — and much less on his personal life — than his recent 60 Minutes interview?

Sure, Jon Stewart didn’t entirely ignore Schwarzenegger’s cheating scandal. After joking that he and the Governator would have to address the elephant in the room — 1996’s “dreadful” Jingle All the Way, naturally — the Daily Show host asked Arnold to explain why he decided to release the scandal-soaked memoir Total Recall now, rather than waiting until his family’s wounds weren’t quite so raw. Stewart also evoked one of the action hero’s most iconic characters, asking his guest if he could “go to the future and then come back and kill that Arnold” — the one who fathered a child out of wedlock.

After that, though, Schwarzenegger and Stewart’s conversation moved away from the scandal. In the portion of the interview that actually aired on The Daily Show, the two discussed Schwarzenegger’s new state and global policy institute at USC and his bipartisan initiatives as governor. And things only got more interesting — provided you’re into politics — in the extended interview posted online. Here’s the interview’s televised first part:

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Arnold Schwarzenegger on '60 Minutes': Several affairs to remember -- VIDEO

Arnold Schwarzenegger didn’t dodge tough questions during his big 60 Minutes interview last night — not even when Lesley Stahl asked him about his father’s stint as a Nazi stormtrooper. (The Governator said that growing up, talk of World War II was basically verboten — he didn’t learn about his father’s past until “much later.”)

After showing the newswoman around his childhood home in Austria, chatting briefly about using steroids during his bodybuilding days, and claiming that movie studios originally thought he couldn’t be a sex symbol like, say, that hottie Woody Allen (wait, whaa?) Arnold finally got to the topic most people are most curious about — his relationship with Maria Shriver.

After eight years with Shriver, Schwarzenegger strayed from his longtime girlfriend by having an affair with co-star Brigitte Nielsen while filming Red Sonja in the mid-’80s. (Younger folks will know Nielsen as the one who showmanced her “Foofy” Flavor Flav.) Schwarzenegger was fairly unapologetic while discussing the affair, both on 60 Minutes and, apparently, in his new memoir Total Recall. “You cheated on Maria,” Stahl pointed out, “and you don’t even write that you felt bad about it. You just write it.”

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