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Today marks the tenth anniversary of the release of a film that surely ranks among the most surprising sleeper hits in Hollywood history.

When Napoleon Dynamite hit theaters in 2004, moviegoers were unlikely to recognize a single actor in the cast; its directors - an unknown married Utah couple - were only in their early 20s; and the film even lacked the rave reviews usually required for an indie film to find mainstream success.

Yet somehow the tale of a ginger-froed teen and his mustachioed sidekick became a love-it-or hate-it cult phenomenon and went on to gross over $46 million domestically.

Jon Heder
Heder played the title character in Napoleon Dynamite. He's continued to work consistently in the decade since, but has never recreated the succcess of his breakthrough film.

With a full decade passed since Jon Heder became the most unlikely movie star since Steve Buscemi, we thought it would be a good time to check in on what the cast has been up to in the years since Napoleon Dynamite briefly made them household names.

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Jimmy Fallon has spent the past several days making us laugh via hilarious guest segments.

Such as dancing in tight pants with Jennifer Lopez and performing a nip-sync duet with Terry Crews.

But the host left the humor up to his guests last night, which is a good idea when those guests are Jeff Daniels and Jim Carrey and they're promoting their wildly anticipated sequel, Dumb and Dumber To.

What will Harry and Lloyd be up to this time around? Simply heading out in search of one of their long lost children in the hope of gaining a new kidney. Obvi.

Watch the preview now:

Dumb and Dumber To opens on November 14 and you can visit our friends at Movie Fanatic to relive some amazing Dumb and Dumber quotes.

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It's really hard to believe that 1989 was 25 years ago, but the calendar does not lie.

Has it really been so long since Harry met Sally? Or since the Coreys ruled the world? 

Approximately 50% - HALF - of the world's current population is under 30. That means nearly half of the people currently alive were born AFTER 1989.

THAT means that this list of 25 movies that came out 25 years ago is full of totally foreign titles to them. Unless they're super-cultured and had great parents, they might not have a clue why hover boards should be a thing. 

Speaking of, where ARE our hover boards, guys?

Ponder. Debate. Wonder what scientists have been up to all this time and go back to the future past now: 

Back to the Future Part II
The only possible question from Back to the Future Part II being 25 years old: Where are our hoverboards??

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Yaya DaCosta has landed what some might consider the greatest role of all.

The former America’s Next Top Model contestant will anchor Lifetime’s upcoming Whitney Houston biopic as the late/great singer, portraying Houston through her roller coaster relationship with Bobby Brown and detailing her meteoric rise to superstardom.

  • Yaya DaCosta Picture
  • Whitney Houston on a Red Carpet

Since appearing on Cycle 3 of the aforementioned CW competition, DaCosta has recurred on such programs as All My Children, Ugly Betty and House.

She’s also enjoyed some big screen success, most recently playing a role in Lee Daniels’ The Butler.

Former Oscar nominee Angela Bassett will direct the yet-untitled film, which is scheduled for a 2015 release.

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It may have seemed like an impossible mission, but Tom Cruise is the top gun once again.

With most attention focused this weekend on The Fault in Our Stars, Cruise is anchoring Edge of Tomorrow, a futuristic action movie that is earning the actor his best reviews in year.

What, exactly, are critics saying about Cruise and Emily Blunt's blockbuster? Find out below...

Edge of Tomorrow Movie Poster

The concept is sublime. The execution is brilliant… this thriller could very well be the biggest surprise of the summer. - Joel Amos

All in all, a perfectly superior example of industrially fortified Hollywood fun, and as good a guarantee as Doug Liman can offer that we haven't seen the last of him yet. - Geoff Pevere

The whole thing begins to feel like a giant-screen videogame - with the gamer getting a little further, a little deeper, with each new push of the Start button. - Steven Rea

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Mark Hamill played the part of Luke Skywalker in the original 1977 Star Wars film, and the movie undeniably defined his career and changed his life.

Having officially joined the cast of Star Wars Episode VII, Hamill will reprise his most famous role for the first time in over 30 years, and it seems he's concerned that modern fans just won't be as enamored with the Jedi from Tatooine.

Mark Hamill Pic

"I have this feeling that no matter what we do, there's going to be this faction that's really disappointed," Hamill told The Orlando Sentinel. "You just can't live up to that."

Though he didn't appear in the films, Hamill is probably acutely aware of the mixed reactions spurred by the most recent Star Wars trilogy and he's apparently concerned that the amount of hype surrounding the new slate of movies (which will include "stand-alone" Star Wars films directed by Josh Trank) will be crushed by the weight of Internet expectations:

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Maleficent may have marked the biggest opening of Angelina Jolie's career.

But we're already over it.

Sure, the actress is tremendous as this Sleeping Beauty-based villain, but she's nothing compared to 50 Cent taking on the same role.

During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night, the rapper teased a new project that “ain’t going to no Redbox.”

He and the host then introduced a trailer for MaleFiftyCent, which features Fiddy taunting Elle Fanning’s Aurora with lines such as "I’ve been shot 9 times, I’m not afraid of no white girl."

Hey, whatever distracts from that 50 Cent first pitch fail, right?

Looking for more Jimmy Kimmel Live hilarity? Have no fear.

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It will be bigger. It will be bolder. It will be even more ridiculous than the original.

Yes, folks, Sharknado 2 is coming.

The HUGELY anticipated sequel to last summer's Syfy smash will bring back Ian Ziering and Tara Reid, while also feature such names as Andy Dick, Judah Friedlander, Kelly Osbourne and Mark McGrath.

What sort of total insanity can you expect on July 30? And then on endless replays afterward?

Watch the first network teaser now:

The first Sharknado nearly broke Twitter... and Sharknado 3 has already been ordered.

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Eva Green's semi-nude photo for a poster promoting Sin City: A Dame to Kill For ignited a mini-scandal when the MPAA refused to allow the poster to be displayed in movie theater lobbies.

Fortunately, rather than throwing up their hands and resigning the posters to some exec's "private collection," the studio slightly altered the shot to gain the powerful association's approval.

Check out the ever-so-subtly-changed before and after posters below and see if you can even distinguish between the two.

  • Eva Green: Sin City Poster
  • Eva Green Photoshopped Sin City Poster

Yes, the gun in Eva's hand isn't the part that concerned the MPAA, rather it was the "curve of under breast and dark nipple/areola circle visible through sheer gown" that had censors concerned the poster would warp impressionable young minds.

So the studio simply sent the poster back to the lab to have Eva's robe made slightly more opaque and voila - acceptable boobage.

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Disney's Maleficent enjoyed remarkable box office numbers on its opening weekend, and gave star Angelina Jolie the biggest opening of her career.

With that lucrative confirmation that kids and adults alike will turn out in droves to see a live action fairy tale, the House of Mouse is now gambling on a remake of the 1991 animated smash Beauty and the Beast.

The studio - which will also release Star Wars Episode VII in 2015 - announced detailed plans for the live-action B & B yesterday, and they've already got a director and screenwriter in place.

Bill Condon - best known for his work on Dreamgirls and both parts one and two of the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - will helm the film, and it's set to be written by Disney veteran Evan Spiliotopoulos.

Of course, the big question on the lips of every Belle-Prince Adam 'shipper is who will play the title roles?

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