This ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ Candle Might Be the Year’s Craziest Holiday Gift

We’re stunned no one came up with the idea to make a bust candle of Raiders of the Lost Ark character Arnold Ernst Toht before now. How perfect an idea is that? No need to worry, though – if you have a Raiders fan on your holiday shopping list, this is probably the coolest present you can get them this year.

Website Firebox is selling the nifty candle, which re-creates what is arguably the most famous scene in the classic Harrison Ford film (sure, everyone remembers the boulder in the opening, and Indy shooting the guy with the sword, but who can forget Toht’s terrifying demise). After the Nazis open the Ark, all hell breaks loose – and the wicked Toht has his face melt right off his skull… in a completely awesome way!

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Watch: The Schmoes Review ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1′

The Schmoes, Kristian Harloff and Mark Ellis, not only have their Schmoes Know Movie Show on Movies.com—they’re reviewing movies for us too. You can watch more of their reviews here.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1

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Watch ‘Market Hours’ and ‘Operation Barn Owl,’ Two Adorable Short Films

The Weinstein Company is known primarily for its big dramas, especially this time of the year when it fills art house theaters with award hopefuls like St. Vincent, Big Eyes and The Imitation Game. But the studioe does occasionally branch out to the smaller screen, and recently it has formed a partnership with Lexus to create some short films that give aspiring feature filmmakers a shot.

Though they’re dubbed the Lexus Short Films, these movies aren’t car commercials in the slightest. They’re cute, heartfelt efforts with self-contained stories and the latest entries are Market Hours (from director Jon Goldman) and Operation Barn Owl (from Satsuki Okawa), which you can see below.

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Movie News: Mel Gibson and Andrew Garfield May Go to War Together; Sizzling New ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ TV Spot

Hacksaw Ridge: Academy Award-winning director Mel Gibson is in talks to direct his first film since Apocalypto (2006). The new project, titled Hacksaw Ridge, tells the story of a U.S. Army medic during World War II who saved many lives; he became the first conscientious objector to win the Congressional Medal of Honor. Andrew Garfield is in talks to play the medic. [Deadline]

Green Room: Patrick Stewart is front and center in the first official photo from Green Room, a thriller about a punk rock band that must fight for their lives against a gang of “white power” skinheads. Stewart stars as the leader of the skinheads. Anton Yelchin and Imogen Poots also star; Jeremy Saulner (Blue Ruin) directs. [Collider]

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Tom Wheeler Expects FCC to Be Sued ‘Regardless’ Of What Net Neutrality Rules Look Like

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler told reporters on Friday that he expects that the agency will be sued regardless of what kind of net neutrality rules it decides upon in the coming weeks or months. “Let’s make sure that we understand what is going on here,” Wheeler said. “The big dogs are going to sue regardless… »

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FX Sets ‘Justified’ Final Season, ‘The Americans’ Premiere Dates

It’s almost time for Raylan Givens’ last shootout, with the final season of “Justified” set to premiere Tuesday, Jan. 20 at 10 p.m. on FX. The cabler and sister network FXX also announced premiere dates for “The Americans” — Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 10 p.m. — and a number of other series Friday. Animated comedy… »

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‘The Legend of Korra’: Nickelodeon Sabotages Korra (Again)

Characters recall events from past seasons on ‘The Legend of Korra’ season 4, episode 8, ‘Remembrances’ – a clip show, forced by Nickelodeon.

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‘Mad Men’ Creator Matthew Weiner Nabs Intl. Emmys Founder Award

In the nascent days of “Mad Men,” when creator Matthew Weiner was struggling to persuade buyers that his pilot script about ad execs on Madison Avenue in the 1960s held universal appeal — “there were no discernible TV stars in it, and it seemed like it was going to be a tough sell” — he… »

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Spanglish Series Dominate Bilingual Category at Intl. Emmy Awards

For the first time ever, this year’s Intl. Emmys Awards will feature a category for non-English language U.S. primetime program. It’s an addition to the ballot that Intl. TV Academy president and CEO Bruce Paisner is “thrilled” to see come to fruition. “We’ve never been able to do this before,” he says of the award,… »

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Documentarians Find Hope in Subjects’ Final Moments

It’s hard to think of many more delicate propositions for a documentarian than filming a subject in the final stages of terminal illness. As a filmmaker, one needs to be unsparing in documenting the reality in front of the camera, yet one also has a responsibility not to exploit subjects, or intrude on a family… »

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