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...

Top 10 WWE September Pay-Per-View Matches

Admitting to being a fan of professional wrestling can be a social burden for anyone who learned how to tie his shoes more than two decades ago.  The larger-than-life personalities of its competitors as well as their array of obviously-choreographed maneuvers are by nature more easily digested by the mind of a child.  With age, one finds it increasingly difficult to defend his love for anything that held his attention during the more innocent years of his life, especially when it involves barely-clad bodybuilder physiques and boatloads of spandex.  But I'm a sucker for nostalgia and have a hard time letting go of something after it has caused me years of joy and fulfillment, which should be apparent considering the concept of this entire website...

Top 10 From Back Then: The Movies Of 1984

1984 was certainly a trying year for the citizens of planet Earth.  A merciless famine ravaged the nation of Ethiopia, killing over a million of its people by year's end.  Crack cocaine was first introduced into the Los Angeles region and soon spread all over the country, ushering in the infamous "Crack Epidemic."  But perhaps the most burdensome event of the year occurred on May 8 when the longest game in Major League Baseball history took place between the Chicago White Sox and the Milwaukee Brewers, spanning two whole days and lasting twenty-five innings.  1984 witnessed the deaths of funnyman Andy Kaufman and legendary musician Marvin Gaye; fortunately, in return, it birthed the world's sexiest woman, Scarlett Johansson.  The year also provided a bevy of films that proved hotter than Michael Jackson in a Pepsi commercial.  So, without further ado, PixelatedPop presents the Top 10 From Back Then: The Movies Of 1984!

10 Most Anticipated Movies Of (the Rest Of) 2012

If the world actually comes to an end this December, big-wigs in Hollywood might be too distracted with their endless piles of cash to acknowledge the chaos unfolding outside their windows.  With a little over the first half of 2012 in the can, this year has already witnessed colossal box-office returns in The Amazing Spider-Man, The Dark Knight Rises and The Hunger Games, as well as The Avengers, which has already become the third highest-grossing film of all time.  Although it's difficult to imagine director Joss Whedon's nearly-perfect comic book ensemble losing its kung-fu grip as the number one earner by year's end, the second chunk of 2012 still has plenty left in store for moviegoers of all sorts...

Top Five Since I've Been Alive: The Movies of 1986

In 1986, I turned two years old and was greeted by my first epiphany.

Top Five Since I've Been Alive: The Movies of 1985

1985 was a year for big debuts.  Some of these debuts were impressive.  Mike Tyson made his professional boxing debut.  Wrestlemania debuted and gave every wrestling fan what they desperately wanted to see -- Mr. T.

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

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!