Top 10 Natural Wonders of the World to See

The Earth is an incredible planet that holds many spectacular places to see. From snowy mountains to the heated air of the desert, this world pulsates with life and never ceases to amaze us.

8 Autombiles That are Forbidden Fruit in America

Whether safety restrictions, marketing plans, or distribution issues stand in the way, American auto consumers can’t get some of the hottest cars drivers around the world enjoy. It doesn’t mean they aren’t worth a look (or a little lusting after). Here are eight automobiles U.S. consumers would love to have but don’t even have the chance.

The Most Anticipated Geek-Friendly Movies of 2015

Looking at this year's calendar of premieres, here's what I'm most excited about over the next 12 months:

10 Best Xbox Games of 2014 That Nobody Can Forget

2014 was a bizarre year. It was a year of HD premasters and “Conclusive Editions” on Xbox One, or more heaps of cross-gen games discharged on both Xbox 360 and Xbox 1. Few games genuinely emerged – especially on 360 – so making our yearly Game of the Year list in the not so distant future was troublesome. So here is the list of 10 best Xbox games of 2014 that no buddy can forget.

Problems Only 90s Gamers Could Understand

With the PS1 turned 20 last December it’s got us thinking about gaming in the 90s. We complain a lot these days, but there were a lot of problems with gaming back then that we all seemed to ignore. If you were a gamer in the 90s you’d know all about these particular problems…

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

The Cast of Star Wars Then and Now

“Star Wars” is a series of films that have defined entire generations, and pushed the limits of what special effects and storytelling could achieve on the big screen; when George Lucas set out to make the films initially, nobody had any clue the movies would become as big as they did, but the success of the Star Wars name propelled more acting careers than almost any other movie ever made: Lucas intentionally cast people with limited experience, and as a result he created an authentic and fresh experience for cheap, and made ridiculous amount of money in the process.

The first Star Wars movie premiered in 1977, which is bound to make a few of us feel particularly old; it’s odd to think that a decent portion of the original cast, who at one point made us feel like mystified kids in the theatre, has already passed away from old age. But whatever happened to the Star Wars actors who once blew us away in the theatres forty years ago, and what are they up to now? Here are the top 10 actors who made it big, and got their start a long time ago in a galaxy far far away.

10. Billy Dee Williams

Billy Dee Williams played the infamous Lando Calrissian, a complex character who served Darth Vader momentarily and then redeemed himself by rescuing the main cast on more than one occasion. Billy has over one hundred acting credits to his name, and was an already established actor at the time of his casting, but when he landed his role in Star Wars he had no idea just how significant of a career boost it would be: after the original trilogy completed he was being booked left and right.

Billy Dee Williams is 78 years old now and still acting his heart out; just this year he starred in two roles, and has even been reprising his old role as Calrissian on the animated Star Wars T.V. show, “Star Wars Rebels,” as well as a comedic star wars animation series (“Star Wars Detours”) that pits classic characters into sitcom-esque scenarios. It’s unknown how much longer Billy Dee Williams intends to make appearances in the Star Wars universe, but I guess it only makes sense to give back to the franchise that transformed your career.

9. Anthony Daniels

Not many people know who Anthony Daniels actually is, but most people certainly recognize his outspoken and posh character C3PO. When Anthony first landed his gig in Star Wars he was taking it for a quick buck; prior to 1977 he had only one official acting credit and it wasn’t exactly prestigious.

Anthony had hoped that the popularity of Star Wars would open up his acting career to start appearing in more roles, but he didn’t exactly mean for it to get him the roles that it did. For 38 years Anthony has been the definitive voice of C3PO in just about every Star Wars movie, Video Game, and T.V. production: the character has become insanely more popular than he ever has as an actor.

To Anthony’s dismay even when he was offered a role unrelated to the Star Wars world he was still asked to make a cameo appearance as the stern robot. As much as Anthony regrets that he couldn’t fulfill his desire to be a big name actor he still can’t argue with consistent work, and will even be reprising his role (again) in the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII; maybe this installment will be Daniels’s last C3PO appearance, but as the robot once said himself: the approximate chance of that happening is roughly 751 to 1.

8. Peter Mayhew

It’s tough out there for an actor is over seven feet tall, so when George Lucas offered Peter Mayhew the opportunity to suit up and play an alien named “Chewbacca” he knew he had to take a shot in the dark.

As it turned out Chewbacca became somewhat of an audience favorite, and his simple yet irresistible one liner role became a gateway for him to pursue the acting career he had always wanted (but this time outside of a burning hot fur suit).

Unfortunately for Mayhew it was impossible not to be typecast as some kind of giant or creature, but as long as he got to spend time on the big screen he was happy.

Of course Mayhew got to reprise his role via several Star Wars themed cameos, but nothing excited him more than his most recent offer: to return to his roots and suit up for the next Star Wars installment; Mayhew is currently 71 years old so he probably doesn’t have the lungs recreate the classic wookie yell like he used to, but it’s still wonderful to see an actor with a heart of gold landing “big” roles.

7. Kenny Baker

If you’ve never seen Kenny Baker on the big screen then you probably just didn’t know it was him: either that or you just didn’t notice him there… after all he’s less than four feet tall!

Kenny Baker is responsible for breathing life into R2D2, the compact droid with a personality larger than he was. Baker saw his original robot role as a way to make a fast paycheck, but when the mechanical extra was loved more than some of the main cast, he was soon bombarded with job offers.

Kenny Baker never got his opportunity to be the Peter Dinklage of dwarfism, but he still managed to play just about every type casted miniature role you can think of: goblins, a pickpocket, and even a literal mythological dwarf in the “Flash Gordan” films. After Star Wars Baker was never really hard up for money, but he couldn’t refuse the offer to return as RTD2 for the upcoming Episode VII, and said that the least he could do was offer a “little help” to the franchise that gave him his start.

6. Frank Oz

You might not recognize Frank Oz if you’re a younger reader, but remember his character you will…Oz was the Muppet master who controlled and voiced the iconic Yoda in the original trilogy. Frank was a huge name before Star Wars was even a twinkly in Lucas’s eye, since he was responsible for controlling and voicing a large chunk of the characters from the Muppets, including: Miss Piggy, Bert, Cookie Monster, Grover, Animal, Sam the Eagle, Theodor Roosevelt, Fozzie Bear, and a handful of small extras.

It’s safe to say that without Frank Oz the Muppets would only be a shell of what they are today.

After his initial run of Yoda, Lucas decided he wasn’t the best bet for the continuation of the character, and Oz returned to his beloved Muppet set pieces, which is where he continued to work until the creation of the new Star Wars trilogy; Lucas apologized to Oz for cutting of his run so soon and said he would love to have to reprise the role for the next three films. Currently Frank is 71 years old, so his puppet controlling hands aren’t what they used to be, but both Lucas and Sesame Street have continued to enlist his talent for various voices: a good decision, it was.

5. David Prowse

David Prowse was a fairly recognizable actor when he was first cast into Star Wars, as he had already made particularly noteworthy appearances on shows like “The Beverly Hillbillies,” “Boy Meets World,” and “Doctor Who.” It was incredibly confusing to Prowse when he was told that they wanted him to hide his face and not speak his own lines: after all, without his face or his voice how would Lucas capitalize on his star power to draw in audiences?

Lucas maintained that his character would be noticeable enough and so David was cast into the role of Darth Vader.

Prowse finally did get his chance to show his face on screen in Star Wars, but the role wasn’t really the career boost he was hoping for: since no one recognized him for his roles in the movie it was continuously difficult for him to get parts. David Prowse is 80 years old now and has been away from Star Wars altogether for 18 years; in his words he is just too old for the role nowadays: he’s old enough to be everybody’s father.

4. James Earl Jones

David Prowse didn’t get to voice Darth Vader because Lucas already had a plan: enlist one of the most iconic voices of all time to embody the face of evil. James Earl Jones didn’t believe that Star Wars would be a success so he didn’t make as much bank as some of the other actors, and he didn’t want his acting future to be defined by some kind of Science-Fiction film: despite this he has continued to reprise his voice role in future installments, although I’m sure his follow-up paychecks were much more substantial.

James Earl Jones has one of the most impressive film histories of all the Star Wars cast members, with 189 current credits to his name (and accounting): not bad for an 84 year old guy. Jones has been involved with everything from “The Lion King” to “Conan the Barbarian” and is one of the golden voices which still holds up after all these years. You don’t hear James Earl Jones as much as you used to, but that’s all right, we still have Morgan Freeman to sooth all our souls.

3. Carrie Fisher

Carrie Fisher was the crush of just about every teenage boy in the 70s and 80s, and even after forty years I still can’t help but appreciate a girl in a slave-Leia outfit; I mean say what you will about Jabba the Hut but the guy really knew how to accessorize.

When Lucas was originally casting for the the film’s primary trio he was intentionally looking for people with limited screen time, and Carrie fit the bill perfectly: at the time she had only made two very small appearances prior.

After Star Wars she was one of the hottest leading ladies on the market and she quickly racked up several acting credits in rather large films. Most recently Carrie has starred in the TV series “Mia” as the titular character, and will be reprising her famous space role in the upcoming Episode VII, although at 58 years old I’m hoping they’ll be a little bit more conservative with the outfits: the blasters just aren’t what they used to be.

2. Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford is a real man’s man: he’s been Indiana Jones, Rick Deckard, and of course the infamous smuggler, Han Solo. Prior to Star Wars Ford had actually quit acting all together, and decided to focus on more consistent work as a carpenter, until a good friend of his thought he would be perfect for Han Solo and got him commissioned to work on the film’s set.

When Lucas met Ford he immediately had him try out for the part of Han, and the rest was movie history.

Star Wars revitalized Ford’s interest in cinema, and after his stand out performance as renegade Han Solo he was swarmed with potential roles; Ford has been acting ever since, and even though he is currently 73 years old, he is still considered to be an older male sex icon. Like many others of the original Star Wars cast, Ford will be reprising one of the most important roles of his life in Episode VII, but he made sure to finish all of his scenes before the rest of the cast showed up on set: Han always shoots first!

1. Mark Hamill

Mark Hamill is a living legend; it is every day you get to portray two legendary characters and give performances that people will remember well after you pass away, but that’s precisely what Mark Hamill did.

Hamill had mainly appeared on T.V. shows prior to Star Wars, but his career defining performance as Luke Skywalker ensured he would have his pick of the roles in everything thereafter. Hamill has built up 275 acting credits in his career thus far, and at only 64 years old he still has a long way to go before retirement.

After Mark finished his work with Star Wars he went on to give a performance as The Joker in the Batman series, which would become the most well received performance until Heath Ledger gave him a run for his money in “The Dark Knight.” Hamill is loved by fans of both Star Wars and Batman since he has continued to appear at conventions and panels all over the world, and has continued to meet casually with fans. Hamill will reprise his role as Luke in Episode VII, and honestly I don’t think we’re even close to ready enough to see his brilliance again on the big screen: may the Force be with you.

Friday, December 25, 2015

14 Celebrities Doing Star Wars Cosplays Like Pros

1. Neil Patrick Harris and his family as Han Solo, Obi Wan Kenobi, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker
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2. Daniel Radcliffe as Boba Fett
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3. Snooki and her family as Princess Leia, Darth Vader, R2D2 and Anakin Skywalker
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4. Aaron Rodgers as Obi Wan Kenobi
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5. Danny Trejo as Princess Leia
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6. Adrianne Curry as Princess Leia
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7. Joseph Gordon-Levitt as Yoda (at The Force Awakens premiere!)
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8. Rainn Wilson and his son as Boba Fett and Jedi

9. Sara Underwood as Yoda
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10. Hank Azaria as Han Solo
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11. Sarah Michelle Gellar as Princess Leia

12. Freddie Prinze Jr as Hip Hop Storm Trooper

13. Big Boi as Darth Vader
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14. Melissa Joan Hart and her family as R2D2, Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Yoda, Luke Skywalker and Storm Trooper
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Thursday, December 24, 2015

The FDA Has Approved A Wearable Defibrillator LifeVest That Could Save A Child's Life

A new product has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), called LifeVest. It’s a wearable defibrillator that helps people who have a risk of sudden cardiac arrest, including children ages 8 and up.

LifeVest can especially be useful for children who are affected by this condition, but cannot have a pacemaker implanted due to complications caused by their other medical conditions.

"The pediatric medical community is often forced to use adult devices off-label without appropriate labeling or instructions for use in pediatric patients," said Dr. Vasum Peiris, Chief Medical Officer of pediatrics at the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health, in a statement. "Doctors now have important information that may help them safely prescribe this life-saving device to young patients who may benefit from the device."

The product is made by the Zollcompany, and it features an electrode belt that a patient can wear around their chest, and under clothing. The patient will then feel a shock if the device detects an irregular heartbeat or an arrhythmia, thus restoring the rhythm back to normal and saving their lives.

LifeVest has actually been on the market since 2001, however this is the first time the FDA has approved it for children.

In order to be able to wear the vest, a child has to weigh more than 41 pounds. In addition to that, they have to have chest circumference greater than 26 inches. That means that an average 8-year-old child can wear the device. The LifeVest is not the first automatic defibrillator for children; however it is the first one that has continuous heart monitoring.

Monday, December 21, 2015

20 Celebrities Rumored to Be Members of the Illuminati

According to conspiracy theorists the Illuminati is an elite society that essentially controls the world’s actions in complete secrecy. Some believe the organization extends to the celebrity world, with the following 20 stars rumored to be involved in their operations. The truth is out there. Well, maybe.

20. Jay Z

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From curious hand gestures to strange symbols in music videos, some have speculated whether hip-hop star Jay Z could be an Illuminati member. Some even believe that his daughter’s name, Blue Ivy, may also be a sign.

19. Rihanna

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The Barbadian singer’s alleged Illuminati membership has been speculated ever since her 2007 breakthrough hit “Umbrella.” The song’s video features Rihanna dancing inside a giant triangle, a symbol often associated with the secretive group.

18. Katy Perry

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Unlike her contemporaries, Katy Perry hasn’t been coy about supporting the secret society. “If the Illuminati exist, I would like to be invited,” the “Dark Horse” singer told Rolling Stone. “I’m like, ‘Come on, let me in!’”

17. Donald Trump

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If conspiracy theorists are to be believed, Donald Trump’s big political aspirations may be the result of Illuminati influence. Is the Republican presidential nomination frontrunner acting on behalf of a higher, hidden organization?

16. Madonna

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Madonna perhaps gave a nod to her secret society credentials by including a track called “Illuminati” on 2015 album Rebel Heart. In an interview with Rolling Stone, meanwhile, the singer revealed, “I know who the real Illuminati are and I know where that word comes from.”

15. Paul McCartney

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Hits like “I Want to Hold Your Hand” may sound innocuous, but could there be a darker, hidden meaning behind Paul McCartney’s songs? Some believe his former group The Beatles were created to brainwash impressionable youths by introducing them to Illuminati values.

14. Britney Spears

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Britney Spears may have alluded to her Illuminati membership during her much-documented stint in rehab in 2007. Apparently the singer wrote “666” on her head and screamed “I’m the antichrist!” Could these be references to the group’s interest in the occult?

13. Adele

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Her latest album 25 sold 4.5 million copies in its first fortnight of being on sale, so could it be that Adele’s success is down to Illuminati intervention? By covering one eye in recent photoshoots the British singer has certainly been fueling the rumors.

12. Jim Carrey

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When Jim Carrey appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in November 2014 he wasn’t exactly shy about flashing an Illuminati-style hand gesture. “I’m here to blow the whistle off of this whole thing,” he told the talk show host, who, incidentally, he suggested was “part of” the secret organization.

11. Daft Punk

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French electro music pair Daft Punk are pretty secretive about concealing their faces – a nod to their Illuminati membership, perhaps? On a tour in the mid-to-late noughties, meanwhile, the artists performed inside a giant pyramid – an allusion, maybe, to New World Order symbolism.

10. Lindsay Lohan

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She’s been known to flash the Illuminati triangle, but does this mean Lindsay Lohan is a fully paid-up member? Well, possibly not, but some have speculated that she’s pretty keen on the secret organization – or maybe just keen on copying other celebs.

9. Nicolas Cage

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Actor Nicolas Cage took his alleged Illuminati connections to strange new depths after he bought a pyramid-shaped tomb in New Orleans in 2010. The star’s silence on his somewhat morbid acquisition has only served to intensify rumors of his links with the organization.

8. Nicki Minaj

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Not one to shy away from using sacrilegious imagery – take her exorcism-themed Grammy Awards performance in 2012, for example – Nicki Minaj is no stranger to Illuminati membership rumors. They intensified with her 2014 song “Anaconda,” which contained more than one alleged Illuminati reference.

7. Celine Dion

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She may not seem a natural fit for the Illuminati, but Celine Dion may have made reference to the society’s triangular symbol on her “Eyes on Me” single sleeve – at least according to the conspiracy theorists. And what’s with the one eye on her “Loved Me Back to Life” cover?

6. Angelina Jolie

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Her lead role in Maleficent – a movie that allegedly contains occult and Illuminati symbolism – sparked rumors of a link between Angelina Jolie and the secret organization. Some think the “Angel” part of her name may also be a telltale sign.

5. Miley Cyrus

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When Miley Cyrus was interviewed by Paper magazine in June 2015, the piece was accompanied by a revealing photo with some obvious triangular symbolism. It’s what she said, though, that was perhaps more revealing. “I feel like I’m in the middle of the Bermuda Triangle,” she explained. Hmm.

4. Pharrell Williams

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There has, apparently, been some Illuminati imagery in a couple of Pharrell Williams’ music videos. Take the portrayal of Marilyn Monroe as some kind of moon goddess in “Marilyn Monroe,” for example, or the 666 hand symbol in “WTF (Where They From),” his recent collaboration with Missy Elliott.

3. Kanye West

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After the launch of Jay Z’s Tidal, Kanye West tried to silence those accusing the streaming service of somehow being Illuminati linked. “If there was actually an Illuminati, it would be more like the energy companies,” he explained to Paper magazine. “We don’t run anything; we’re celebrities.”

2. Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga has explained that her outlandish onstage appearances are down to an Illuminati-inspired dream. “I have this recurring dream sometimes where there’s a phantom in my home,” she told Rolling Stone. “And my mother goes, ‘Isn’t that an illuminati ritual?’ And I was like, ‘Oh, my God!’”

1. Emma Watson

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There are apparently a few photos where Emma Watson is doing the 666 and all-seeing eye gestures, or so Illuminati conspiracy theorists believe. Then of course is the Harry Potter movie series, which is essentially a silver-screen tribute to witchcraft.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

The Hottest Game Releases For The PlayStation 4 And Xbox One To Be Psyched About In 2016

With the year 2015 coming to an end, most of the biggest titles in the gaming scene have rolled out. The Xbox One got the Halo 5: Guardians and the PlayStation 4 got Bloodborne. What's more, the two platforms got Fallout 4.

For both platforms, the 2016 lineup is a different beast altogether, where even more original games and installments are coming to sweep up the industry.

PlayStation 4

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End

The latest upcoming installment to the Uncharted franchise is coming in March, and it's definitely one of the front-runners of the PlayStation 4.

No Man's Sky

This title is on virtually everyone's must-have list for the PlayStation 4. The possibilities and explorative aspects - countless planets in an infinite universe and all that - arguably make it the most anticipated game for the console.

The Last Guardian

Shadow of Colossus is considered one of the best games ever to launch on the PlayStation 2, and it's finally getting a follow-up after 10 years. Based on the trailer, it seems that it'll meet fans' expectations.

Street Fighter V

Technically, it's not a PlayStation 4 exclusive, as it'll also have a PC version, but it certainly deserves a spot in the list. One of the most notable changes is that the Focus Attack on Street Fighter IV is getting swapped out for new V-Gauge abilities, not to mention that the game will support cross-platform play between PC and PlayStation 4 players.

Horizon: Zero Dawn

Described by the game's developers as post-post-apocalyptic, the setting seems to be somewhat like the Stone Age riddled with debris and scraps of what used to be the modern world. On top of the interesting environment, the robot dinosaurs just make the cake all the sweeter.

Xbox One

Gears of War 4

The game remains one of the best titles that can represent the Xbox console, even though it may have dwindled down the list of must-haves.

Quantum Break

Developed by the people behind Max Payne and Alan Wake, it seems to be a promising title.

Crackdown 3

The game will deliver, and it will deliver well. The trailer says it all.


Not much is known about the title, but based on the trailer, action and rifles along with a loyal cyborg pet whose "soul" can be transferred to another robot equates to one heck of a game.


The makers of Gone Home bring Tacoma to the table, which means that it'll be a rich game without a doubt.


Now that the exclusives have been covered, here's a short list of the hottest games on both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One:

Dark Souls III
Dishonored 2
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
Far Cry Primal
Final Fantasy XV
Mafia III
Mass Effect: Andromeda
Mirror's Edge Catalyst

Friday, December 18, 2015

14 Actors Who Didn’t Want To Kiss Their Co-Stars

For the sake of fame and a fat paycheck, many actors have to move heaven and earth to be able to pull off a role they’re playing as successfully as possible. Matthew McConaughey had to shed off a frightening amount of weight for his role as an AIDS victim in Dallas Buyers’ Club. Renee Zellweger had to gain a copious amount of weight for her part as the feisty, yet awkward Bridget Jones. Of course, there are action roles where the actors put their lives and safety at risk as they perform death-defying stunts if they choose not to have stunt doubles. And then there are the romantic scenes.

For actors to be able to pull off a really great love scene, they have to have tons of chemistry and at least get along off-screen. Because imagine how difficult it is to have to kiss and pretend to make love in front of the cameras with someone you despise? Yet, even the friendliest of co-stars have attested to being quite uncomfortable to kissing each other. And some, like these actors, have had some downright negative things to say about their onscreen kissing partners.

14. Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst (for Spiderman)

One of the reasons the 2002 film Spiderman was so successful was because of the very infamous upside down kiss Spiderman (Tobey Maguire) bestowed on Mary Jane (Kirsten Dunst) in the pouring rain. It was romantic as hell, but audiences couldn’t help but wonder how difficult pulling it off actually was. According to a February 2014 article in The Vancouver Sun, Maguire was reluctant to do it because he already knew it was going to be a highly uncomfortable experience. Aside from hanging upside down and having the blood rush to his head, Maguire also had to deal with rainwater running up his nose.

13. Kate Hudson and Dane Cook (for My Best Friend’s Girl)

It was risky business for Dane Cook to call Kate Hudson, his co-star in My Best Friend’s Girl, his “worst onscreen kiss ever.” But that he did, as reported by ABC News in October 2014. But before Hudson’s fans get into a tizzy, it’s been implied that Cook said it all in good humor. According to Cook, Hudson would purposely eat a mouthful of onions right before a kissing scene just to get a rise out of him. And it worked, as he would always call her out on it, albeit in a friendly manner.

12. Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller (for The Spectacular Now)

The independent film The Spectacular Now opened to rave reviews at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Shailene Woodley and Miles Teller had a good amount of chemistry working for them, but both revealed in interviews that they weren’t exactly that hot about kissing each other. In a July 2013 interview with Vulture, Teller claimed that Woodley would always take these Chinese herbal supplements before a kissing scene, making locking lips with her almost unbearable. Teller in turn, would gulp down Gatorade prior to filming, just to mock Woodley right back.

11. Kirsten Dunst and Brad Pitt (for Interview with the Vampire)

Kirsten Dunst received a lot of flak when she said that kissing Brad Pitt in the movie Interview with the Vampire was “disgusting,” as mentioned in a March 2013 article in Fox 411. Because who wouldn’t want to kiss as hot an actor as Pitt? Dunst apparently, though it’s understandable, given she was only 11 when she had to do it. Dunst said that Pitt was actually her first kiss and said she didn’t understand what all the fuss was about.

10. Tom Cruise and Thandie Newton (for Mission Impossible 2)

No one wants to be called a slobbery kisser, but unfortunately for Tom Cruise, he’s been called out for being such. According to his Mission Impossible 2 co-star Thandie Newton in a June 2008 article on Gawker, kissing Cruise was “slightly icky and sort of wet.” Newton went so far as saying that she’d always be mumbling and grumbling after filming each kissing scene because they had to do it numerous times before they got it right in the eyes of the director. And it didn’t help either that the temperature was uncomfortably scorching.

9. Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson (for Water For Elephants)

Reese Witherspoon has actually said outright that kissing Robert Pattinson was not appealing, to the chagrin of his thousands of fans. As reported by Hollywood Life in April 2011, Witherspoon told In Touch that at the time they had to film some romantic scenes, Pattinson was nursing a horrible cold, making kissing him absolutely disgusting. The actress went on to say that Pattinson was sniffling and had snot dribbling down his nose the whole time. She said she was quite disappointed because the experience was farthest from being sexy.

8. Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson (for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire)

She’s one of today’s hottest and most sought-after actresses in Hollywood, but apparently, Jennifer Lawrence is not the world’s greatest kisser, according to her Hunger Games co-star Josh Hutcherson. An October 2014 article in Elle stated that Hutcherson called Lawrence a “slobbery” kisser. He added that she had a bit of a dribble problem that she had to take care of. Whether Hutcherson said this in jest or if he was dead serious, it still doesn’t reflect well on the A-list actress.

7. Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1)

It seems like Josh Hutcherson isn’t the only one complaining about Jennifer Lawrence’s kissing. The actress’ other Hunger Games co-star Liam Hemsworth also had something not-too-favorable to say about Lawrence in the kissing department, as mentioned in a November 2014 report in US Weekly. While Hutcherson said Lawrence had a dribble problem, Hemsworth claimed that she had the worst-smelling breath, making the kissing experience “gross.” The two are good friends and Lawrence would purposely eat garlic or tuna and not brush her teeth before their kissing scene, just to rile up Hemsworth!

6. Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy (for Wanted)

She may be one of the most beautiful women in the world, but according to Angelina Jolie’s Wanted co-star James McAvoy, she’s far from perfect in the onscreen make out department. In a July 2008 report from Huffington Post, McAvoy claimed that his kissing scene with Jolie was awkward because he had just met her the day they filmed the scene. According to McAvoy, it was a case of, “Hey, how are you doing? I’m James, nice to meet you. Ok let’s do this scene.” So because there was no preamble whatsoever before jumping into the kiss, the experience was memorably awkward.

5. Leonardo DiCaprio and Virginie Ledoyen (for The Beach)

Despite the fact that the 2000 film The Beach was critically panned, it was a box office success, no doubt because of its star, Leonardo DiCaprio. And though the casting seemed great, DiCaprio’s co-star Virginie Leydoyen had less than favorable things to say about his kissing skills. According to an October 2014 report by Elle, Ledoyen said that she wouldn’t want DiCaprio as a lover, even though he was a nice person. Per Ledoyen, “There was no honest passion…I can’t even remember his kiss.”

4. Alyson Hannigan and Jason Segel (for How I Met Your Mother)

Our favorite couple in How I Met Your Mother was never really Ted and Robin, but rather forever-cheesy Marshall and Lily. They were always at their most adorable when they were being all sweet and cuddly. But according to an October 2014 article on Elle, Alyson Hannigan originally refused to make out with onscreen husband Jason Segel. The reason? He reeked and tasted of cigarette smoke. Rather than just brushing his teeth or popping a Tic Tac, Segel took the high road and decided to kick the habit completely.

3. Emma Watson and Rupert Grint (for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2)

Rumors circulated during the filming of the Harry Potter film franchise that two of its stars Emma Watson and Rupert Grint (who played Hermione and Ron, respectively) didn’t really get along off-screen. But whether they did or not, one thing was for sure: they definitely did not enjoy kissing each other onscreen. In an interview for Attitude magazine, Grint claimed that kissing Watson was kind of gross, as reported by Huffington Post in July 2011. He said it felt so unnatural, given they had been friends since he was nine, and it took around four takes to get it right.

2. Vanessa Hudgens and James Franco (for Spring Breakers)

In a March 2013 Yahoo Movies article, Vanessa Hudgens was quoted as saying, “Eeeew! I don’t want to kiss James! I’d rather kiss a girl than James Franco,” her co-star in the movie Spring Breakers. In the film, Hudgens had kissing scenes with both Franco and her female co-star Ashley Benson, saying she had no qualms about making out with Benson in their pool make-out scene. But kissing Franco? Hudgens deemed the experience her worst onscreen kiss ever.

1. Steve Carell and Dwayne Johnson (for Get Smart)

For a straight guy, perhaps it’s not so insulting when the person criticizing the way you kiss is another straight dude. Steve Carell and Dwayne Johnson starred together in the action comedy film Get Smart and shared a kissing scene. According to an October 2014 article in Elle, Johnson claimed that Carrell’s tongue felt like kitty litter, while his lips were like the bottom of a cat’s paw. Hilarious descriptions all said in good humor, no doubt! But two dudes who have to trade saliva can’t be appealing for either party.