Top Ten Basketball Movies

Date: 15 Jan 2014 Comments:0
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March Madness, University of Kentucky, Buzzer Beaters, Michael Jordan, Lebron James and so much more make Basketball the most intense game we play. And one of the better ways to tell an underdog story. Who doesn’t love that? Here are the Ten Best Basketball Movies.

10. Hoop Dreams (1994)
A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

9. Blue Chips (1994)
A college basketball coach is forced to break the rules in order to get the players he needs to stay competitive.

8. Coach Carter (2005)
Controversy surrounds high school basketball coach Ken Carter after he benches his entire team for breaking their academic contract with him.

7. Teen Wolf (1985)
A highschooler discovers that he is a werewolf. And plays basketball. I know this is a stretch but it was so good.

6. Air Up There (1994)
Jimmy Dolan is a college basketball coach who wants a big promotion. To get it, he needs to make a dramatic find. He ends up deep in Africa, hoping to recruit Saleh, a huge basketball prodigy Jimmy glimpsed in a home movie. But Saleh is the chief’s son and has responsibilities at home, since the tribe’s land is threatened by a mining company with its own hotshot basketball team.

5. Glory Road (2006)
In 1966, Texas Western coach Don Haskins led the first all-black starting line-up for a college basketball team to the NCAA national championship.

4. Semi-Pro (2008)
Jackie Moon, the owner-coach-player of the American Basketball Association’s Flint Michigan Tropics, rallies his teammates to make their NBA dreams come true

3. Hoosiers (1986)
A coach with a checkered past and a local drunk train a small town high school basketball team to become a top contender for the championship.

2. White Men Can’t Jump (1992)
Black and white basketball hustlers join forces to double their chances. Oh yeah, and the white guy can’t jump.

1. University of Kentucky: The Sixth Man (2013)
Think you have the greatest fan base in college basketball? Unless you bleed TRUE BLUE, you’ll have a nation that disagrees and doesn’t care to let you know who’s #1!

The Sixth Man is a first of it’s kind film that turns the camera away from the historic program that is UK basketball, and directs it to one of the key components to it’s success….the FANS! A story of dedication and passion, it’s a celebration of what makes The University of Kentucky Basketball program so remarkable and distinctive.

This film captures the essence of what compels people from every walk of life to embrace a tradition that binds Wildcat fans from around the globe. It’s about heritage and legacy, it requires dedication and loyalty, and when you see it, it’s unmistakable.

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Top 10 Rock Star Cameos in Film

Date: 11 Jan 2014 Comments:0
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So many musicians have dabbled in film yet so few have had any luck. Justin Timberlake comes to mind and Jennifer Lopez had some mild success. Ice Cube is probably the most accomplished musician to make the transfer to the silver screen.

But truth is, Rock Stars are generally best on the big screen in small roles. Let them say a few lines we didn’t see coming in a role that is a bit redicoulous then go away back to wherever you go. That’s what we really want out of musicians in a film role.

Here are the 10 best Film Cameos by a Rock Star… OK, 13. And one more thing, before you try to call me out on the exact musical genre of the artist, I’m just referring to all musicians as Rock Stars.

13. Dave Grohl – The Muppets
12. Bruce Springsteen – High Fidelity
11. Eminem – Funny People
10. Billy Idol – The Wedding Singer
9. Snoop Dogg – Starsky and Hutch I know it technically was a little more than a cameo
8. Dave Matthews – Just Go With It
7. David Bowie – Labyrinth
6. Pearl Jam – Singles
5. Alice Cooper – Wayne’s World
4. Gwar – Empire Records
3. Coldplay’s Chris Martin – Shaun of the Dead
2. Anthony Kiedis – Point Break
1. David Bowie – Zoolander

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The 10 Best Military Themed Movies

Date: 11 Jan 2014 Comments:0
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Empire of the Sun

There are so many great military movies to choose from, there is no way I can put them all in one list. Or to be honest, to even say this is the definitive list of the Top Ten Military movies. Lets just say these are then movies that I think are great. Notice I did not day patriotic movies. If you want that you can go to Top Ten Patriotic Movies – For The America in Your Heart. As I look over the list, I notice that these the majority are not really even action movies so well have to throw one of them up soon. Anyway here are the 10 Best Military movies.

I’ll start by saying Lone Survivor is a runner-up. It may make the top ten at some point but it’s really just too new to put on the list. It needs to sink in a little more before I put it on there.

10. Good Morning, Vietnam
9. Gallipoli
8. Top Gun
7. Empire of the Sun
6. A Few Good Men
5. The Dirty Dozen
4. The Bridge on the River Kwai
3. Gladiator
2. Patton
1. The Great Escape

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Top 10 One Direction Songs

Date: 11 Jan 2014 Comments:0
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One Direction

With One Direction’s new film the band has proven the are a major Box Office draw. They have once again successfully taken their music and story to the next level for their fans to enjoy.

One Direction: This Is Us was directed by Morgan Spurlock and takes a look at Niall, Zayn, Liam, Louis, and Harry’s meteoric rise to fame, from their humble hometown beginnings and competing on the X-Factor, to conquering the world and performing at London’s famed O2 Arena.

The band’s rabid fans have shown they will support in whatever manor offered. Recently the band even created a virtual holiday called One Direction Day 1. 1D Day was a seven hour stream, filmed live from a television studio and comprised a whole host of special features, celebrity guests and content created by fans.

But the real question is will the band have the staying power to be around for another 15 years. Many a teen star has fallen yet. Even Justin Bieber recently retired after his latest film bombed at the theater (technically the night before).  So anyway, lets take a look at the Top 10 One Direction Songs. Are they good enough to stand the test of time? Will they be putting our theatrical releases in 5 years? You tell me.

10. What Makes You Beautiful
9. One Thing
8. Up All NightLive While We’re Young
7. Little Things
6. Best Song Ever
5. I Want
4. Tell Me A Lie
3. Gotta Be You
2. Kiss You
1. More Than This

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People’s Choice Awards: Complete list of winners

Date: 9 Jan 2014 Comments:0
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People’s Choice Awards 2014

The People’s Choice Awards would be the most important awards of the season if the fans weren’t prone to picking crappy movies. Here’s the Complete list of winners of the 2014 People’s Choice Awards.

Favorite Movie
Despicable Me 2
Fast & Furious 6
Iron Man 3*
Monsters University
Star Trek Into Darkness

Favorite Movie Actor
Channing Tatum
Hugh Jackman
Johnny Depp*
Leonardo DiCaprio
Robert Downey Jr.

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The 10 Best Movies About The Office

Date: 9 Jan 2014 Comments:0
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Works sucks! Especially for those who work in a dreary, drab, boring office environment. Pointless meetings that go on for ever. Employees who know everything. Bosses who don’t. Employees who don’t listen… Bosses who don’t listen. And all your efforts go unappreciated day after day. It’s no wonder Hollywood has found a way create movie gold at the office.

10. Boiler Room
9. Nine to Five
8. Wall Street
7. Glengarry Glen Ross
6. Horrible Bosses
5. The Wolf of Wall Street
4. The Secret of My Success
3. Big
2. Fight Club
1. Office Space

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The Ten Best Road Trip Movies

Date: 8 Jan 2014 Comments:0
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Dumb and Dumber

Nothing in life brings more memories than a great ”road trip”. Whether it’s with your family to Disney World, the guys on their first ski vacation or young college coeds heading to the beach for their first Spring Break, the road trip has enough highs and lows to last a life time.

Here are the Top Ten Road trip movies to help you start planning your summer vacation now.

10. The Blues Brothers
9. Little Miss Sunshine
8. Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
7. Sideways
6. Road Trip
5. Lord of the Rings Trilogy
4. Planes, Trains & Automobiles
3. Tommy Boy
2. National Lampoon’s Vacation
1. Dumb and Dumber

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Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie

Date: 7 Jan 2014 Comments:0
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Wake Up Ron Burgundy The Lost MovieDid you know about this??? Because I just found out about it. Did you love Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues? Are you thirsty for some more? Here’s a little more Burgandy.

This “alternate film” companion to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) was compiled from dropped sub-plots and alternate takes. While Ron Burgundy’s rivalry with Veronica Corningstone continues, a group of unprofessional thieves better known as ‘The Alarm Clock’ try to make the truth known, whatever that may be. (Description from IMDB)


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Top Ten Patriotic Movies – For The America in Your Heart

Date: 7 Jan 2014 Comments:0
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Rocky 4 and America Rocks

You got to admit it, America has done quite a few good things since its inception. And occasionally Hollywood showcases this splendor at the multiplex. I did not want every film on this list to simply be about the strength of the American military. I also wanted to showcase some films that showed us a nice slice of classic Americana. So here’s a few good films to watch on the 4th of July or any day you feel like celebrating the red, white and blue. I now give you Top Ten American Patriotic Movies. Oh and I threw in Captain America: The First Avenger just because of the name.

11. Captain America: The First Avenger
10. Renaissance Man
9. The Sandlot
8. Glory
7. Miracle
6. Captain America: The First Avenger
5. Top Gun
4.Independence Day
3. Air Force One
2. The Great Escape
1. Rocky 4

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Top Ten John Wayne Western Movies

Date: 6 Jan 2014 Comments:0
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John Wayne Westerns

No actor is more synonymous with the classic Hollywood Western than John Wayne, the Duke himself. So it’s only just that he gets an official Top Ten Western list for his efforts. Down the road will do a Top Ten John Wayne Non-Western list to show the famous wranglers versatility.

10. Red River
9. The Sons of Katie Elder
8. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
7. El Dorado
6. Stagecoach
5. The Searchers
4. Rio Bravo
3. True Grit
2. Big Jake
1. The Shootist

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New Production Video from Peter Jackson — THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG, Production Diary 11

Date: 1 Jul 2013 Comments:0
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Last day of filming The Hobbit for Sir Ian McKellen with Peter Jackson

Peter Jackson takes you behind the scenes of the making of THE HOBBIT. In this video blog, he covers additional photography for movies two and three.

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A Nice Little ‘Man Of Steel’ Behind The Scenes Featurette

Date: 4 Jun 2013 Comments:0
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Man of Steel PosterWarner Bros has released a pretty nice little Man Of Steel featurette ahead of its June 14 release. It’s quite nice video and is getting me excited for the Superman reboot which I’ve mostly had a ho-hum attitude about until recently. The film was directed by Zack Snyder and stars Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner.

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Filmpopper Review: Stark Trek Into Darkness

Date: 15 May 2013 Comments:0
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Star Trek Into Darkness One of the most highly anticipated movies of the summer has finally hit the theaters. The much anticipated sequel to J.J. Abrams’ reboot of Star Trek has been discussed highly among nerds and movie goers alike.

Chris Pine returns in his role of Captain James Kirk along with the rest of The Enterprise. The story adds few new characters along with reprising the original cast as well, giving it the feeling of another ongoing Star Trek series. The actors play their roles flawlessly and are part of what makes the movie so great. Because of the brilliant story and acting you feel for the plight of The Enterprise right from the start of the movie and it only improves.

Any of the flaws that people may have had with the first movie are dealt with excellently by Abrams. The lens flares still crop up from time to time but are limited to give it a better effect. This movie also has more of a true story arc and villain which helps to push it along amazingly.

Along with the score being outstanding as well the movie delivers a lot of pros with next to nothing in the cons section. It offers enough of the Star Trek humor to keep you laughing but possibly does not have the same lighthearted feeling the first film has.

I can sit and make comparisons all day but what I would really like to get across is how much I enjoyed this movie. It delivered everything I wanted and far surpassed many, already high, expectations I had. With no visible flaws and enough explosions, witty dialogue, and even love stories to keep every audience member captivated I award Star Trek Into Darkness an A.

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Harrison Ford Introduces First Footage from ‘Ender’s Game’

Date: 4 May 2013 Comments:0
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Enders Game Move PosterAnd the Ender’s Game trailer hits the interwebs on May 7th. The adaptation of Orson Scott Card’s classic novel has literally taken decades to make it to the big screen. Let’s hope it was worth the wait!

Both Harrison Ford and Asa Butterfield (Ender) sit in on the trailer announcement but Ford does most of the talking. The surprise in this clip is that we also get the first footage from the film. I know you can’t say anything about the quality of the film based on a couple of seconds, but the one second clip of battle school training looks better than I had imagined. Ender’s Game is my second favorite book and probably the movie I’ve most hoped would be great since Sam Raimi’s first Spider-man. Let’s hope Ender lives up to my expectations just as the webslinger did all those years ago.

Ender’s Game stars Harrison Ford, Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Ben Kingsley, Viola Davis, Abigail Breslin, Nonso Anozie, Moises Arias, and Aramis Knight. The film was directed by Gavin Hood. Ender’s Game hits theaters November 1, 2013.

Ender’s Game Synopsis:
In the near future, a hostile alien race (called the Formics) have attacked Earth. If not for the legendary heroics of International Fleet Commander, Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley), all would have been lost. In preparation for the next attack, the highly esteemed Colonel Graff (Harrison Ford) and the International Military are training only the best young children to find the future Mazer. Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a shy, but strategically brilliant boy is pulled out of his school to join the elite.

Arriving at Battle School, Ender quickly and easily masters increasingly difficult wargames, distinguishing himself and winning respect amongst his peers. Ender is soon ordained by Graff as the military’s next great hope, resulting in his promotion to Command School. Once there, he’s trained by Mazer Rackham, himself, to lead his fellow soldiers into an epic battle that will determine the future of Earth and save the human race.

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AVP Back On Television

Date: 2 May 2013 Comments:0
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AVP Dancers Hot Volleyball GirlsNewport Beach, CA (May 1, 2013) – The AVP has reached a multi-media agreement with CBS Sports Network and CBS Interactive to showcase the 2013 AVP Pro Beach Volleyball Tour. CBS Sports Network will air live men’s and women’s Championship round action from each of the five Tour stops, while CBS Interactive will provide a live stream of the preliminary rounds from each event on AVP.com.

The tour kicks off on Friday, August 16 in Salt Lake City, Utah and culminates Sunday, October 20 in Huntington Beach, Calif., just down the street from the new home of the AVP. The Tour features the world’s best players including Olympic Gold Medalist Kerri Walsh Jennings, Phil Dalhausser, Todd Rogers, Silver Medalists Jen Kessy and April Ross; and Olympians Sean Rosenthal Jake Gibb and Nicole Branagh – all of whom have been signed exclusively by the AVP.

“There are a couple of new stops on this year’s AVP schedule that will add to its long history as the pre-eminent domestic tour. I’m already back in training and both proud and excited to be competing in the upcoming AVP season,” says 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist and AVP athlete Kerri Walsh Jennings.

To add to this sentiment, Olympic Gold Medalist and AVP Tour player Todd Rogers said, “I’m really looking forward to playing on the tour this year. Even though the AVP is recognized around the world as the pinnacle of pro beach volleyball, the new ownership has ignited new interest in the league and the sport for 2013.” Read the rest of this story »

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