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The 10 Hottest On-Screen Priests in History, Ranked

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What is it about Catholic priests that fill us with thoughts that are anything but godly?

Is it that they're sexually unattainable? That their robes emphasize their shoulders? That they're obligated to listen to our problems? Whatever it is, the trope of the hot priest has become a cultural staple that can be found in myriad of books, movies, and TV shows. Here are 10 of the hottest priests to ever make it on-screen.

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Disney's Live-Action "Peter Pan" Will Be Great Because Animation Is for Babies

Animation is lame and live-action is awesome.

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Everybody loves Disney live-action remakes.

In a world plagued by racism, disease, and a seemingly endless bounty of spiraling misfortune, at least we can all agree that Disney knocks it out of the park every time they dredge up an old, animated movie for a live-action makeover because cartoons are for babies.

Sure, some of us thought the original Beauty and the Beast was fine, but could lame, 2D Belle ever hold a candle to 3D Emma Watson? And yeah, the original Lion King was okay, I guess, but there's nobody in the world who preferred cartoon Scar's rendition of "Be Prepared" to the incredible feat of getting a real lion to sing it in the live-action remake.

Being a Disney fan can be hard sometimes, as you have fond memories of beloved childhood movies but also don't want people to make fun of you for liking cartoons. That's why, out of all the corporations in the world, Disney is undoubtedly the most selfless, willing to spend hundreds of billions of dollars to bring their old, outdated movies into the modern age—all for the fans.

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No US Company Wants To Screen Woody Allen's Film With Timothée Chalamet, Elle Fanning, Selena Gomez

Earlier this week, Woody Allen shared the trailer for A Rainy Day in New York, his unreleased film that may never be screened in US theaters.

Woody Allen recently acquired the distribution rights to A Rainy Day In New York from Amazon Studios, who had previously put a release hold on the title during the height of the #MeToo movement given the controversy surrounding Dylan Farrow's allegations against Allen.

Now, the director is looking for an American company to screen his 48th feature film, to little or no avail.

The trailer for Rainy Day reveals a movie that seems so rife with Allen tropes––a young girl pursued by an older man, contrived quirky dialogue, a jazzy soundtrack, and the backdrop of New York City as a character in its own right––to the point where it feels more like a parody than an original screenplay.

Timothée Chalament and Elle Fanning star as a college-aged couple whose weekend getaway to New York City takes a disastrous turn as they get entangled in romantic mishaps and inclement weather conditions. The star-studded ensemble also features Selena Gomez, Jude Law, Rebecca Hall, Liev Schreiber, and Diego Luna. Many of the actors expressed regret for working with Allen and some donated their profits from Rainy Day to various charities, including Time's Up.

A Rainy Day In New York was part of a four-movie deal Allen struck with Amazon Prime, which started off with 2016's Café Society followed by 2017's Wonder Wheel. After the company's decision to put the movie on a release hold, Allen filed a $68 million lawsuit against Amazon for breaching their contract over a "25-year-old, baseless allegation."

Earlier this week, Allen took to his Facebook page to post the trailer in an apparent self-promo, and also posted a photo of the movie poster with a caption touting, "Coming soon." Variety reported that Rainy Day In New York is set to release in France, Germany, and Italy, among a few other countries, but it's still unclear whether the film will be screened in U.S. theaters.

An anonymous source told Variety that a film distribution company potentially acquiring the film would be "death, publicity-wise."While some subscribe to the belief that sexual allegations can ruin a man's career, Allen is currently working on another film in Spain financed by the international media company MediaPro.

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The Wombats Talk Decorative Mallards and Jude Law's Sex Appeal

The Liverpool-based band answers the important questions.

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Even the thickest of accents are usually neutralized in song, but melody doesn't stand a chance against Matthew Murphy's voice.

Formed in Liverpool in 2003 and known for ultra-British hits like "Let's Dance to Joy Division" and "Moving to New York," the Wombats are composed of lead vocalist and guitarist Matthew Murphy, drummer Dan Haggis, and bassist Tord Øverland Knudsen. Their albums have sold over 1 million copies worldwide and have been screamed along to in countless smoke filled cars.

Popdust's Brent Butler interviewed the band about their new album, Beautiful People Will Ruin Your Life, and whether or not Jude Law is too handsome.

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A stand out song from the album is "Turn," a teen anthem that feels reminiscent of the band's past work while managing to offer a fresh sense of musical maturity. The band performed the heavily rotated single live in the Popdust office along with "Greek Tragedy," a hit from their 2015 album, Glitterbug.

The Wombats "Turn"

The Wombats "Greek Tragedy"

The band's distinctive British indie rock vibe is ageless, and with each new album they offer fans variations on their classic sound, doling out high energy music that makes listeners feel like teenagers with a fake ID and endless possibilities. Few bands from the 2000's rock era have survived the years as gracefully as the Wombats, who've managed to not only stay relevant, but to keep getting better.

Brooke Ivey Johnson is a Brooklyn based writer, playwright, and human woman. To read more of her work visit her blog or follow her twitter @BrookeIJohnson.

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The film won't hit theaters 'till March of next year, but fans of Captain Marvel are ready for the movie now.

The official trailer was just released, full of Brie Larson's leading lady skill and strength and plenty of action-packed excitement that we've come to expect from the franchise.

Seemingly set in the '90s, thanks to the placement of a now-nearly-extinct Blockbuster Video store, the movie's entire storyline is still a mystery, but that's what trailers are for. Teasing, tempting, and trusting that the snippets and smatterings of suggestion will draw audiences by the boatloads to "a theater near you" on opening night.

Along with Larson (CapMarv/Carol Danvers), the trailer gives us a glimpse at some other big names who'll share the screen. Jude Law and Samuel L. Jackson have roles in the film, which will be full of Danvers' flashbacks, murky memories, and perhaps a curious case of amnesia. As Vulture's Abraham Riesman comments, "The main takeaway from the trailer is that the plot will revolve around Carol's amnesia. She presents as human and has flashes of memories about life on Earth — many of which we see, including a Little League game and some experience in the Air Force — but doesn't know her own backstory with any kind of detail. One can assume that her quest to understand how she got from point A to point B will be a central factor in the film."

While amnesia is sure to be interesting, look out for aliens too. As The Ringer explains, "The biggest threats in the MCU tend to come from outer space (see: the swole, genocidal purple thumb that is Thanos) and that won't be any different in Captain Marvel." And prepare for plenty of action that will keep Marvel fans mesmerized. As Vox describes, "The film promises to unpack the secret of her past and how it relates to her future as one of Earth's mightiest heroes."

To sum up what the film will focus on, ScreenRant shares, " It's confirmed that the movie is no origin story, but will instead kick off with Carol Danvers already serving as a member of the Kree Starforce. She travels back to her homeworld of Earth in order to deal with a Skrull invasion, but apparently discovers dark secrets in her own past."

As Marvel's first female-led superhero film, Captain Marvel is destined to be groundbreaking and full of "girl power." March can't come soon enough!

Check out the trailer below.

Melissa A. Kay is a New York-based writer, editor, and content strategist. Follow her work on Popdust as well as sites including TopDust, Chase Bank, P&G,, The Richest, GearBrain, The Journiest, Bella, TrueSelf, Better Homes & Gardens, AMC Daycare, and more.

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