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Top Ten James Gandolfini movie roles

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags on June 20, 2013 by Ross McG


It is with great sadness that we woke up to the news today that James Gandolfini had died. At only 51, it could easily be argued that his best work was ahead of him, which is quite incredible really considering what he did in his lifetime.  Continue reading


Top 20 Reasons why Superman is Jesus

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , , on June 11, 2013 by Ross McD


Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it’s Jesus. Everyone knows Superman is just a thinly veiled treatise on the life of the Son of God, but by Kryptonite does new Supes movie Man of Steel hammer that message home. Well, Jesus WAS a carpenter. I caught up with director Zack Synder in Los Angeles to find out why Kal-El has so much religious baggage. Continue reading

Inspired by vampire flick Byzantium: Top Five claws in movies

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , on May 28, 2013 by Ross McD


The world needs another vampire movie like it needs a hole in the neck. Or two. Twilight haters could be forgiven for rolling their eyes at the trailer for Byzantium. It features another pale mopey teenager and a family of centuries-old vampires. But wait! It’s directed by Neil Jordan! And stars Saoirse Ronan! And best of all, the vampires seem to kill not by using their fangs, but with their gross pointy fingernails! Can they do that? I think they just did! Continue reading

Top Five… Facts about James T Kirk

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , on May 14, 2013 by Ross McD


Star Trek is back. And this time it’s dark. Except it isn’t really. Not at all, in fact. It has the word ‘darkness’ in its title, so that’s good. Kind of a misleading title though. Bit like X-Men Origins: Wolverine in that regard, which should have just been called Total Crapola. Anyway, here’s some things from Ross McD that you should know about James Tiberius Kirk. Continue reading

The Rock stars in Pain & Gain: Top Five performances by wrestlers

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , , , , , on May 1, 2013 by Ross McD


Can you smell what The Rock is cooking? A considerable acting wage, on top of his presumably astronomical wrestling fees. Before the days when the likes of Dwayne Johnson could just pick and choose the roles he prefers, you had to be a pretty special wrestler to make the crossover from TV into movies. As Michael Bay’s Pain & Gain, starring The Rock, steamrolls its way to the top of the US box office, Ross McD looks at some wrestlers who shone outside the ring. Continue reading

It’s the ‘tache, chicks love the ‘tache… Five reasons why I love Tony Stark/Iron Man

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , , , on May 1, 2013 by Ross McD


With Iron Man 3 currently tearing it up in cinemas, Ross McD gets all gushy and reveals the reasons behind his man crush on Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr. Continue reading

What is your favourite Danny Boyle movie?

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , , , , , on March 25, 2013 by Ross McG


Danny Boyle, the man who won Great Britain all those Olympic medals, or something, is back. In his new film Trance, James McAvoy lets Rosario Dawson hypnotise him and do whatever she wants with him. The poor fella. Boyle has been hypnotising audiences (see what we did there?) for almost two decades across a range of genres. Let’s take a look at some of the common themes running through his work. Continue reading

Oh! Oh! Oh! It’s magic… The best magic tricks from movies

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , on March 20, 2013 by Ross McD


Magic hasn’t always been popular – they used to burn people who were any good at it at the stake. It’s all the rage now, a rage that lasts a thousand years according to Freddie Mercury. With the Incredible Burt Wonderstone in cinemas, Ross McD counts down the greatest magic tricks ever pulled on screen. Continue reading