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Top Seven… Movie Characters Called Jack

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , , , , , on December 20, 2012 by Ross McG

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Tom Cruise is back. And this time he’s Jack Reacher. Yeah, you know, that really tall guy who kicks ass? Uh… yeah. Well, size isn’t everything. We are big fans of The Cruiser at Ross v Ross (well, one of us two Rosses is), so we’ll happily watch him in anything. We’re looking forward to his upcoming sci-fi outing, Oblivion, too, in which he plays another Jack, a good three decades after playing a Jack in Ridley Scott’s Timotei advert cum epic fantasy, Legend. But what is it about characters called Jack? And who are the best Jacks in the movies? Let’s find out… Continue reading

Top 12… Movie characters called Frank

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , , , , , , on October 15, 2012 by Ross McG

This week sees the release of Frankenweenie, Tim Burton’s latest jaunt into haunting animation. What better time then to rattle through the most memorable Franks in cinema history. Continue reading

Who are the most memorable forgetful characters in the movies?

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , on August 23, 2012 by Ross McG

Total Recall is released here next week. Yes, we know that sentence sounds familiar. It was first written in 1990, when it was Arnie not Colinie (doesn’t really work, does it?) trying to the recalling. Like, totally. Chances are we won’t be recalling the remake in a few years’ time, but we definitely won’t forget about these amnesia-hit characters in a hurry. Continue reading

What is your favourite moment from a Tony Scott movie?

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , , , , , on August 20, 2012 by Ross McG

It was with a heavy heart that we woke today to hear that director Tony Scott had died. We’re gonna miss ya, Tony. Purists always tended to snub the younger Scott brother, saying there was nothing to his ‘style over substance’ cinema. But to be honest, when the style is this good, who needs substance? Here are the greatest moments from his films. Continue reading

What Are Your Movie-watching Regrets?

Posted in COMMENT with tags , , , on May 31, 2012 by Ross McG

No… no regrets…. Well, actually, there are quite a lot of them, particularly when it comes to watching movies. Or not watching movies. Or not watching movies in the cinema, as Ross McG explains below. Continue reading

The Hair-raising List Of Characters Who Changed Their Haircuts In Sequels

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , , on March 27, 2012 by Ross McG

Wrath of the Titans is out this week. You know, the sequel to Clash of the Titans from about ten minutes ago? But instead of rehashing their list of the most pointless sequels ever, Ross McG has taken Titans’ cue for another rundown: characters changing their haircuts in the next instalment of a movie franchise. Continue reading

The Big Spy Battle… Bourne v Bond v Salt v the two blokes from Spies Like Us, as well as some other ones

Posted in BATTLES with tags , , , , on February 28, 2012 by Ross McG

To mark the release of spy v spy flick This Means War (yes, it’s finally being released: all those adverts on buses and the annoying 10-minute previews before movies you actually paid to see weren’t for nothing you know), starring Reese Witherspoon, Chris Pine and Tom Hardy, Ross McG does some spy v spy action of his own. Or spy v spy v spy v spy v spy v spy v spy action. Continue reading

Top Five Movies With ‘Man’ In The Title

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , , on February 2, 2012 by Ross McG

To mark the release later this week of thriller Man On A Ledge with Sam Worthington, Ross McG from http://www.rossvross.com weaves his way through the greatest ‘Man’ films. Continue reading

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