Have you ever had one of those experiences when you’re watching a movie and it all of a sudden turns incredibly awkward? And not in that cute, intended awkwardness, but more in the cringe worthy and why-is-this-even-happening way? It’s guaranteed, so here is a list of some of the most awkward scenes to grace the big screen.

‘Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince’ – The Untied Shoelace

Ugh. Guys. This scene.

There is so much sexual innuendo in this scene that even Colin Creevey, who probably got no action in his entire life, would question what is going on here.

What on earth was David Yates thinking when he filmed this scene? Did he forget that Daniel Radcliffe is short and so didn’t realise that Bonnie’s head would be in the perfect position for something that would definitely not classify it as a PG-13 movie?

It’s a real shame, because Ginny is one of my favourite characters, but pretty much every scene between Bonnie and Daniel is so awkward that I want to fast forward the movie every time she’s on screen. Their kiss in the 6th and 7th film is so passionate less and uncomfortable you would think she had been imperio-ed.

‘Twilight’ – Spider Monkey

Oh gosh. It was so hard to narrow it down to just one, but after watching way too many scenes of Twilight on YouTube, I knew it had to be this one.

What you have to understand is that the entire film of Twilight is composed of really long uneasy and embarrassing scenes, so you think you would get used to constantly wincing at whatever sappy lines they throw at each other, but I vividly remember when Edward said, “You better hold on tight, spidermonkey” and thinking. No. Nope. Too much.

It’s not even cute! Yes, please, compare me to the most hated insect on the planet, and in addition, combine it with a monkey, who are known to fling their own feces. It’s adorable.

‘Spiderman’ – Emo Peter Parker Dance

A lot of people like to pretend that Spiderman 3 never happened, and from watching this scene, it’s understandable why. I don’t know whether to laugh hysterically, or cover my eyes until it’s safe to look again.

I’m sorry, but Toby Maguire just doesn’t pull off the whole ‘confident and sexy’ guy. He’s cute, and that’s great, you can do a lot with that, but using dance moves that your mum probably taught you just aren’t going to get the ladies like she promised. Times have changed.

How Gwen Stacey even fell for him is beyond me. Look at those emo bangs; you could cause an eco disaster from that amount of grease.

Mary Jane’s face throughout this whole disaster of a dance routine though is perfect and speaks for the audience. “WTF is going on?!”

‘Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones’ – Anakin and Padme rolling in the meadow

The prequels have always taken quite a beating from hard-core fans about how bad they are in comparison to the originals. However, I grew up with the prequels, and I loved them as a kid! My friends and I use to always play Star Wars during lunch, and I was of course Padme, mainly because she’s the only female character, but I also thought she was pretty cool in The Phantom Menace.

My belief as to why so many fans hated the prequels is because the movies sort of turned into this epic romance, which is not what attracted the original fans to the series.

And I get it; some of the scenes between Anakin and Padme are truly puke worthy. For instance, the meadow scene. It’s like a scene out of The Sound of Music; they’re frolicking around amongst daisies and butterflies, having the time of their life. The bit where they roll over each other in the grass is so staged and cheesy that I’m lucky I’m not lactose intolerant, or else I would be breaking out into crazy hives. This scene is too much. The last and only time I would have done this in real life is in P.E, when we had to do a gymnastics routine.

‘Titanic’ – “I’m Flying”

I’m sorry. I can’t. This scene, it makes me cringe every time. I know it’s the most iconic and romantic scene of the past decade, but Leonardo’s hush, the whispered talking, the “I’m flying!” line and the music. Oh god, the music. I think it’s what pushes me over the edge. It’s excessive and I can’t handle it. If I was on the ship watching, I would probably throw myself overboard.

What are some of the scenes you find too awkward to watch?

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 brings the L.M.D. storyline to a truly wild end. Here’s what to expect from “Self Control”!

You don’t know what’s coming

Yeah, there’s a synopsis for “Self Control” — “Suspicion turns to paranoia when the team doesn’t know who can be trusted as more LMDs infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D.” But that’s the equivalent of saying that Iron Man is about a goateed man who can fly.

Sure, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 answers a lot of questions about who is and who isn’t a robot. More profoundly though, the episode goes in for a final knead and punch of the ideas that have been floating around all season.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 brings the L.M.D. storyline to a truly wild end. Here’s what to expect from “Self Control”!

You don’t know what’s coming

Yeah, there’s a synopsis for “Self Control” — “Suspicion turns to paranoia when the team doesn’t know who can be trusted as more LMDs infiltrate S.H.I.E.L.D.” But that’s the equivalent of saying that Iron Man is about a goateed man who can fly.

Sure, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 answers a lot of questions about who is and who isn’t a robot. More profoundly though, the episode goes in for a final knead and punch of the ideas that have been floating around all season.

Free will and humanity. Sacrifice and love. The nature of reality — and even of life itself. Beneath the plot, surprises, and pain, that’s what’s really going on in the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. spring finale.

That, and the characters who get caught in the middle.

Jed Whedon is Not. Playing. Around.

Executive producer and showrunner Jed Whedon is the man behind the pen and the camera in “Self Control,” and he’s there for a reason. Whedon’s first try at the director’s chair on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is operatic, incisive, and perpetually gut-clenching.

Yes, there are lovely and disturbing vistas, an artistry that comes from a deliberate and careful eye. But more important is the unshakable Whedon impulse that animates Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15, that builds through the episode like a cresting tide.

You know that unmistakable sense that someone is laughing behind the scenes? Yeah. That’s why Jed Whedon is here.

What’s next?

Well, that’s a very good question. “Self Control” leaves us with a few razor-like possibilities, all of which lead down spiky corridors of questions. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15 is here to leave us thirsty for the season’s final seven episodes, and that’s exactly what it does.

Oh, and to answer your next question…

Cliffhanger?

Uh, yes. Cliffhanger.

Oh boy, cliffhanger.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 4×15, “Self Control,” airs Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 10:00 p.m. on ABC.

What are your top theories for ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ 4×15?

Have President’s Day off? Here are some movies, TV shows, and soundtracks with which to celebrate President’s Day.

‘Hamilton’


Even if you were somehow lucky enough to have already seen the musical, you might as well celebrate today with another listen to the soundtrack. In case you have been living under a rock, Hamilton is a hip-hop, rap, musical about Alexander Hamilton. Yes, Hamilton never became president, but the musical does include multiple would-be presidents. Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and even birthday boy himself George Washington are heavily featured in Hamilton. Based on the biography by Ron Chernow, you can get a history lesson while you listen to great music.

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Have President’s Day off? Here are some movies, TV shows, and soundtracks with which to celebrate President’s Day.

‘Hamilton’


Even if you were somehow lucky enough to have already seen the musical, you might as well celebrate today with another listen to the soundtrack. In case you have been living under a rock, Hamilton is a hip-hop, rap, musical about Alexander Hamilton. Yes, Hamilton never became president, but the musical does include multiple would-be presidents. Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and even birthday boy himself George Washington are heavily featured in Hamilton. Based on the biography by Ron Chernow, you can get a history lesson while you listen to great music.

‘Liberty’s Kids’


Liberty’s Kids aired in the early 2000s on PBS. Liberty’s Kids follows three teenagers from varying backgrounds throughout the American Revolution, mentored by Benjamin Franklin. It is geared for children but is still pretty enjoyable for adults. In each episode, the teenagers encounter a significant person or event from the revolution, giving a concise and entertaining history lesson. The show features many important figures throughout the revolution, showing even more presidents than in Hamilton. As one can imagine, Washington is among these.

‘Lincoln’


Lincoln is a 2012, Oscar nominated movie, directed by Steven Spielberg based on Doris Kearns Goodwin’s biography of Abraham Lincoln, Team of Rivals. Instead of a biopic of Lincoln’s entire life, Lincoln is specifically about his passing of the 13th amendment. Essentially directed between each of his science fiction blockbusters, Spielberg also made many significant historical movies, Lincoln among them. Lincoln not only shows his power as a president, but also humanizes him through an Oscar winning performance by Daniel Day-Lewis.

‘1776’


Hamilton is not the first musical about American history. Thankfully, though, because this way there are other options, one of which is 1776. Even more conveniently, the musical 1776 was adapted into a movie in the early 1970s. Heavily implied by its name, 1776 is about the signing of the Declaration of Independence. 1776 definitely has a more classical musical theater vibe than Hamilton. The strange combination of American history and musical theater allows for a humorous yet educational experience. However, as reflective of the history of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, Washington is not a character in the musical; yet, it obviously includes many other significant historical figures.

‘The West Wing’ or ‘The American President’


Unlike the other items on this list, these two are about fictional presidents. But it would be nice if they were real. Of the many politically charged movies and television shows by Aaron Sorkin, these two are specifically about presidents. If you have the day off and want to attempt to binge watch seven seasons, then you may want to check out The West Wing. The West Wing follows President Bartlet and his staff and advisors during their time in the White House. If you want a movie to help you transition between Valentine’s Day and President’s Day then The American President is worth watching. It is a romantic comedy about President Shepherd, who falls in love with a lobbyist.

How else will you celebrate President’s Day?

The first two cast members for Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Lion King have been announced by director Jon Favreau.

James Earl Jones, who voiced Mufasa in the animated movie in the ’90s, is returning as the character in the live-action adaptation. Interesting!

Meanwhile, Donald Glover — who will co-star in this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming for Disney and Marvel — will play Adult Simba.

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The first two cast members for Disney’s live-action adaptation of The Lion King have been announced by director Jon Favreau.

James Earl Jones, who voiced Mufasa in the animated movie in the ’90s, is returning as the character in the live-action adaptation. Interesting!

Meanwhile, Donald Glover — who will co-star in this summer’s Spider-Man: Homecoming for Disney and Marvel — will play Adult Simba.

Favreau tweeted the news Friday evening:

According to a statement from Disney, The Lion King “will build on the groundbreaking technology used in The Jungle Book to bring the story of Simba to photorealistic life.”

A release date for the film hasn’t been set. Favreau also helmed the live-action Jungle Book for the studio.

So far casting is off to a great start!