Movies

Top Five Since I've Been Alive: The Movies of 1984

Ah, 1984 -- the year of my birth.  In 1984, Transformers (sans the Michael Bay-ness) were introduced to the public.  Michael Jackson destroyed his competition at the Grammys.  William Zabka swept the leg and proved that he''s the best (movie asshole) around and nothin's gonna ever keep him down.  And Rick Allen of Def Leppard donated his left arm to science after he decided that only pussies need two arms to pound the skins.  1984 was full of glorious moments, but let us now look at the movies that kept our minds off of the threat of

Movie Review: Hell Comes to Frogtown

If there is one thing that last week's review of the spiritless time-waster Wrong Side Of Town taught us, it's that professional wrestlers are generally better off sticking to what brought them to the dance and shying away from the glitz and glamor of Hollywood.  Exceptions to this rule occasionally present themselves, though, as the gallant disposition and natural charisma that a handful of these dexterous grapplers possess demands the kind of exposure that the world of wrestling usually repels.  It's hard to know what to expect going into a movie like Wrong Side Of Town, especially with all of the trickery that went into its advertising campaign ("Featuring WWE Champion Dave Batista"... for ten minutes), but with a film like Hell Comes to Frogtown, you know what you're getting yourself into simply by reading the description on the back of the box -- WWE Hall of Famer "Rowdy" Roddy Piper battles giant mutant frog creatures in a post-apocalyptic wasteland... how could this possibly disappoint?

Movie Review: Wrong Side Of Town

The flamboyant world of professional wrestling often acts as a springboard to launch its performers into the slightly-more reputable universe of Hollywood's movie industry.  For better or for worse, an incalculable amount of these warriors of the "squared circle" have seeped their way into feature-length films, from Hulk Hogan's portrayal of Thunderlips in Rocky III to Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's latest performance as a hockey-playing pixie in last January's critically-ostracized Tooth Fairy...

10 Favorite Arnold Schwarzenegger Movie Roles

Two decades before becoming the "Governator" of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Austria's own man of steel, stomped into Hollywood and immediately caught the attention of moviegoers the world over.  Whether he was traveling through time to assassinate (or save) the world's savior against the inevitable machine-driven apocalypse or substitute teaching a bunch of snot-nosed brats, audiences everywhere went crazy for Schwarzenegger's on-screen antics, quickly evolving him into the prototypical action hero that defined a generation.  This list counts down my personal favorite "Ah-nold" characters from his twenty-plus years in the film industry... and please, keep in mind that this article is being judged on the performances and not necessarily the quality of the movie itself...

20 Most Anticipated Movies Of 2010

The unemployment rate steadily increases!  Powerful earthquakes ravage the planet on a semi-weekly basis!  Carlos Mencia continues to find work!  Our world seems to be on the brink of crumbling into oblivion... but at least we have our movies!  Hollywood looks to provide us all with some much-needed distraction from our perpetual hardships this year, so strap yourself in and get a preview of upcoming releases with this film enthusiast's personal 20 Most Anticipated Movies of 2010!

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