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Top five… Movie Judges

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , , , , , , , , on September 20, 2012 by Ross McD

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Judge Dredd is back. He’s a good judge and all, but cannot fully devote himself to the role since he’s also employed as police officer, jury and executioner as well. Oh, and according to the man himself, ‘I am…. The Law!’ too. Will Karl Urban be able to deliver that line with the same gusto as Sly Stallone? More importantly, will he be able to deliver judgement as judgementally as these guys? Continue reading

Top Five… Actors to play Batman

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , , , , , , on July 18, 2012 by Ross McG

Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the best Batman of them all? Well, we don’t have a mirror here at RvR Towers (have you ever seen what we look like?) but we do have a Ross McG. Here’s his list. Continue reading

Top Five… Suckiest Superhero Team Members

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2012 by Ross McD

So the Avengers have well and truly assembled, and hopefully the six-superpowered heroes will collectively manage to deafeat that rather unimposing bad guy in the silly costume (who Thor alone beat singlehandedly last time round). But who will Loki be most worried about? Is it his demi-god half brother who controls lightning… or that guy with great eyesight who can shoot a bow and arrow real good? To be fair, Jeremy Renner’s Hawkeye more than holds his own against his better-endowed brethren… which is more than we can say for these duds… Continue reading

Top Five… Eternal Movie Franchises That Should Have a Reunion

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , , , , , , on April 24, 2012 by Ross McD

The American Pie crew are getting back together 13 years and eight films after the original (yes, eight! Have you seen The Naked Mile? No? Well, don’t). American Pie Reunion is actually pretty good, but we reckon these reunions would be a lot more fun to gatecrash. Continue reading

Top Five… Prisons

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , , , , , , on April 18, 2012 by Ross McD

The presidents daughter needs rescuing from a space prison? Sounds like a job for a wrongly convicted former government agent. Yes, that is the plot of Lockout, released this weekend. Even though Guy Pearce is pretty much guaranteed to score, there are even nicer prisons to stay at.

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Best in the World: South Africa

Posted in BEST IN THE WORLD with tags , , , , , , , , on November 23, 2011 by Lord Ian O'Itall

If your knowledge of South African cinema extends only as far as that guy in Lethal Weapon 2 who says ‘diplomatic immunity’ then read on, because Lord Ian O’Itall has returned to reveal his Top 5 South African Films… Continue reading

Ross v Ross on Guardian Film Clip Joint

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , , on October 27, 2011 by Ross McG

Believe it or not, the good folks over at The Guardian have very kindly let us contribute to their excellent Clip Joint series, in which a different writer picks a topic to base a collection of movie scenes around. Ross McG has gone for car parks and you can read his favourites – and get into the conversation by offering up your own – by clicking the picture above or HERE Continue reading

Top Five… Movie Brothers

Posted in TOP FIVES with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on September 23, 2011 by Ross McD

With the release of sibling mixed martial arts fightfest Warrior this week, Ross McD and Ross McG from http://www.rossvross.com, who aren’t related, decide to take a look at the best sets of brothers in cinema. Continue reading