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20 Most Anticipated Movies Of 2013

Congratulations!  You, along with the other seven billion people worldwide, have survived the 12/21/12 Mayan apocalypse!  Civilization is safe, for now, as we step into a new era of total spiritual unity and widespread peace amongst men.  If those expectations sound a bit too ambitious, at least take comfort in knowing that 2013 will be a colossally bad-ass year for movies.  This year will see Arnold Schwarzenegger's first leading role since 2003's Terminator 3: Rise Of the Machines (The Last Stand, January 18) and Sam Raimi's vision of a classic tale's origins (Oz the Great And Powerful, March 8).  The director of Sucker Punch -- yeah, Sucker Punch -- attempts to erase any lingering memories of 2006's Superman Returns by giving Krypton's number one son another reboot (Man Of Steel, June 14), and Hugh Jackman reprises his most recognizable role by clawing up Yakuza ass in Japan (The Wolverine, July 26)...

Top 10 From Back Then: The Movies Of 1985

It's hard to believe how fast 27 years can just fly by.  In 1985, DNA evidence was first utilized in a criminal court case.  Vice President George H.W. Bush served as acting President for eight hours while Ronald Reagan went under the knife to remove cancerous polyps from his colon.  This memorable year witnessed the creations of Bill Watterson's classic Calvin & Hobbes comic strip, the North American version of The Discovery Channel, the first incarnation of Tetris, the Tommy Hilfiger brand and Windows Version 1.0.  '85 also produced four of today's hottest Hollywood babes in Amanda Seyfried, Keira Knightley, Michelle Trachtenberg and The Big Bang Theory's Kaley Cuoco. 1985 would go on to be recognized as one of the most celebrated in film history, so let's take a trip down memory lane and check out my Top 10 From Back Then: The Movies Of 1985!

Five Movie Characters Who Deserved More Screen Time, Part II

Like I've mentioned in the past, some of the most interesting characters in the world of cinema remain hidden away during the majority of their films.  Sometimes they'll appear for just a few scenes as the butt of a joke, repeatedly stomping out flaming bags of dog crap.  Other times, they show up with the sole purpose of beating Tobey Maguire half to death with a steel chair.  Whatever their purpose, this new installment of Five Movie Character Who Deserved More Screen Time focuses on a few more of these figures whose lives demand more exposure on the silver screen...

31 Greatest 1980s Horror Films

Welcome to PixelatedPop's 31 Greatest 1980s Horror Films!  Starting today, we will begin counting down our favorite horror movies of the 1980s with a new installment being revealed every Monday in October!  Can you guess what will be #1?

A PixelatedPop Project: My Resident Evil Diorama

As I've demonstrated before, my love for Resident Evil knows very few bounds.  I've owned many of the Toy Biz produced R.E. action figures for a long time.  I always had the urge to display them "properly," but I never thought such a project would be possible.  I don't remember what finally inspired me to start this project, but a few months ago, I decided to piece together a small-scale, Resident Evil-themed diorama.
 

PixelatedPop Presents: Simple Pleasures 3

Five Goosebumps Books That Deserve Movie Adaptations

Growing up in the 1990s, it was difficult to get past distractions that drew our generation away from more fruitful endeavors, such as school studies or getting outside every once in awhile.  In a decade that saw the emergence of popular entities such as the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the Super Nintendo, burying one's face in a book that wasn't assigned reading was considered a waste of time, hours that could be better spent flipping Pogs or teaching a Tamagotchi to stop spraying digital shit in the living room.  Then along came Goosebumps, a book series that dominated library shelves everywhere from 1992 to 1997, adding the "fun" or the "mental" back to "reading is fundamental," depending on your preference for simplistic yet enjoyable adolescent horror literature...

A PixelatedPop Interview: Amber Peach

When I stumbled on the chance to interview adult film star Amber Peach, I jumped at the opportunity.  I had questions aplenty for her.  (Journalistic-type questions, ya freak-nasties.)  Have you ever wondered about what goes on behind the scenes in the adult industry?  Well if you have, then I welcome you to enjoy my interview with the lovely Ms.Amber Peach.
 

Five Movie Characters Who Deserved More Screen Time

RoboCop.  Iron Man.  Joe Dirt.  What could these three titans of the big screen possibly have in common?  Well, besides their shared penchant for eye-catching headwear, these fictional men were found so intriguing by the writers of their movies that their names were selected to represent the films right on their titles.

Occasionally, a minor character lurks in the background whose involvement in the plot is abbreviated because of editing cuts, bad screenwriting or any other number of factors.  Sometimes said characters display one or more traits that demand more explanation as to where they came from, what their motivations are and why they've been included in the story in the first place, characters such as...

Movie Review: The Garbage Pail Kids Movie

These days, it isn't uncommon for Hollywood to take advantage of nostalgic moviegoers any way they know how.  Studios snag up every video game, toy line and television series from days gone by, throw in some half-brained story to fill in the holes and then pour the toxic mixture onto screens everywhere with little regard for the source material.  They line their pockets with our hard-earned dollars while simultaneously masturbating with our tears, but we keep going back for more, praying that the next abomination will make up for the latest one already floating around the $5 DVD bin at your nearest Wal-Mart...

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