Who doesn't love playing old school video games? Sure I love all the new titles and new systems but I still like the old school stuff. From the quarter eaters of the arcade to Nintendo, Turbografix, Sega and more. These old games always were and will always be my favorites. So let's flashback to a glorious time of classic video games and check out, in my opinion the Top 10 Classic Video Games of yesteryear because 5 is not enough
10) Crime Fighters: This game ate up do many of my quarters it was insane. And to my knowledge it never got a proper home port. Crime Fighters is a 1989 side-scrolling beat-em-up released by Konami for the arcades. The players takes control of a duo of undercover police officers who are assigned to rescue a group of kidnapped damsels from a crime boss and his army of punks. Think of Final Fight with bosses that look like Freddy and Jason. Fighting the Mike Tyson patterned boss must have sucked up $10.00 of my dollars alone.
9) Robocop vs Terminator: I used to play this on my Sega all the time. Luckily I still have it and played it again the other day. Set a few years after RoboCop's invention, the story involves SAC-NORAD contracting Cyberdyne Systems on building Skynet. Cyberdyne used RoboCop's technology in creating Skynet. When activated, Skynet becomes self-aware and launches a war against mankind. In the future, Skynet sends several Terminators back to the past to cripple the Resistance. After destroying one of the Terminators, RoboCop proceeds to Delta City, where he confronts RoboCain. After RoboCain was destroyed, RoboCop battles his way to the OCP building, where he defeats all the Terminators. After defeating an ED-209 unit reprogrammed by the Terminators, RoboCop plugs himself into a console. Unbeknownst to him, RoboCop gave Skynet information it can use. This ends up with RoboCop falling into a trap. In the future, RoboCop assembles himself, where he battled in the Terminator-infested future and destroyed Skynet
8) Dragons Lair: I remember the first time I played this. I had to pop in fifty cents as opposed to the regular quarter. I died within 1min as I had no idea what to do. I immediately put in more money, and more, in fact I think I spent about $5.00 before I figured out it was a simple pattern game. Once I did that I began memorizing everything and after about a hundred dollars I was able to beat it. It’s a beautiful game that every generation should play. Dragon’s Lair is a fully animated classic arcade game from legendary animator Don Bluth. You’ll make your way through the castle and caverns below and wield your sword in your quest to save Princess Daphnie from the clutches of an evil dragon.
7) Ikari Warriors. A, B, B, A that the combination you would punch in when you dies so you could continue this game on the old Nintendo. And let me tell you it didn’t matter how good you were, you used this code all the time. This was a massive game. In fact the average life span of a payer (using all three of his men) is about 5min. So this code was the only way to win. It takes close to two hours to play through it. You play as one of two commando-type warriors, garbed in red (Ralf) or blue (Clark) (depending on whether they are player one or two). They must proceed from the bottom of the screen upwards, towards the village of Ikari. Trying to prevent them from reaching the village are enemy soldiers and other units with a frightening arsenal of firepower. Along the way, players may commandeer enemy tanks to help fight their way through the enemy personnel. The tanks are immune to enemy bullets, but have a limited supply of fuel and will sustain damage when it runs out or the tank is caught in an explosion, taking the player with it unless he can exit the tank and get clear before it blows up. was the first 'Commando' style game to give the player a limited amount of ammunition (99 bullets and 99 grenades, not actually a great handicap) as well as power-up and bonus icons to improve your firepower, dropped by red soldiers
6) The Simpsons: Not the any of the horrible ports from the 90’s or even the fantastic Hit and Run game from 2003. No I am talking about the 4 player arcade beat em up. I loved this game. I usually used Homer while my friend was Bart. You could be Lisa or Marge as well. Its an amazing Final Fight Style game that looks and feels like a long episode of the Simpsons. Sadly this is another classic that was never given a proper port. While walking through downtown Springfield, the Simpsons collide with Smithers, who has just stolen a large diamond from a jewelry shop for Mr. Burns. The diamond goes flying and lands in Maggie's mouth, and she begins sucking on it like a pacifier as Smithers kidnaps her. The rest of the Simpsons give chase across the city, fighting off hordes of enemies hired by Mr. Burns in order to reach the Springfield Nuclear Power Plant. The pursuit covers eight stages, each of which ends with a fight against a strong boss character. In the final stage, the Simpsons must defeat first Smithers and then Mr. Burns, who uses a mobile battle suit equipped with a variety of weapons
5) Splatterhouse: The main reason to own a Turbografix 16. In fact it was the only reason. This was the first true side scrolling horror inspired video game. And it was fantastic. I would play this one for hours. I loved it then, and I do all these years later. There have been sequels but the first one is still the best one and a must play game for anyone. Its like playing an 80’s horror game complete with a great score and lots of blood. Two students at the local university, Rick Taylor and Jennifer Willis, take refuge from a storm in West Mansion, a local landmark known as "Splatterhouse", for the rumors of hideous experiments purportedly conducted there by Dr. West, a renowned and missing parapsychologist. As they enter the mansion and the door shuts behind them, Jennifer screams. Rick awakens in a dungeon under the mansion having been resurrected thanks to the influence of the "Terror Mask", a sacrificial artifact from West's house which is capable of sentient thought. The mask attaches itself to Rick, fusing with his body and transforming him into a monster with superhuman strength. With the mask's encouragement, Rick goes on a rampage through the dungeon and the mansion grounds, killing hordes of monsters
4) The Punisher: If you don’t own an Arcade1Up machine, you really should. There fun, well made, use the original artwork, and if you buy the Marvel Superheroes one you can play The Punisher. A side scrolling beat em up where you can play as The Punisher of Nick Fury. Or two players can team up. This is hands down the best superhero arcade game ever made. It’s a fun and challenging great time. It was ported onto the Sega but finding a copy of it will cost you a pretty penny. U.S. Marine Captain Frank Castle enjoys a picnic with his family in Central Park. The Castle family accidentally discovered a mob killing. Fearing any witnesses, the killers gunned down the family. To avenge them and all others like them Frank becomes The Punisher. The game begins in an illegal casino and the streets of the New York City, with the merciless vigilante Frank "the Punisher" Castle (optionally partnered with S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Nick Fury) in pursuit of the Mafia enforcer Bruno Costa who ordered the killing of Castle's family; the chase ends with a fight against Chester Scully (a minor villain from the comics). Frank "interrogates" Scully, gets the information he needs, and then promptly shoots him. Still on track of Bruno, the Punisher infiltrates the mob's resort in Florida via a water duct. He breaks into a hotel and corners Bruno, who is suddenly killed by a robot called Guardroid, who tells Frank the Kingpin is behind all of this. Leading you on a quest to stop him.
3) Final Fight. The greatest bet em up in the history of beat em up’s. My friend and I played this so much we went from dropping about ten dollars each to win to usually being able to finish with only 75 cents. We would play this for hours in the arcade. I had the Super Nintendo as well as the superior Sega CD port, and now I have the Arcade1Up cabinet. This is hands down a timeless game that everyone will love. Did you know it was originally going to be a Street Fighter sequel but changed to a beat em up game. Set in a fictional city on the Atlantic coast in the United States named Metro City, the city's crime rate has reached alarming levels. But since the election of pro wrestler turned politician Mike Haggar as the new Mayor, Metro City was changed and cleaned up drastically. Under his run, Haggar managed to suppress the crime rate of the city to its lowest points. While the citizens of Metro City were thankful for Haggar's hard work in curbing crime, one gang, the Mad Gears, would not go down so easily. Under the leadership of the crooked businessman, Belger, the group attempted to bribe Haggar with a large payoff to keep him from going after them, which Haggar refused. The Mad Gear responded by abducting his daughter, Jessica, and creating further unrest among the citizens of the city. When Haggar found out about his daughter's abduction, he becomes furious, and decides to take his fight against Mad Gear to a personal level. Seeking additional manpower, Haggar recruits Cody Travers, an expert fighter and Jessica's boyfriend, as well as Guy, a ninja in training and Cody's good friend. Together, the three dedicate themselves to the complete eradication of the Mad Gear gang, as well as the safe rescue of Jessica from their clutches
2) WWF Wrestlefest: Wrestling games in the arcade were very hit or miss. Sadly mostly miss. But not Wrestlefest. It had amazing graphics, the superstars of the WWF and even commentary when you played. You could do battle as a tag team in the Saturday Nights Main Event Mode, or take your chances in the Royal Rumble. Its s button mash compared to todays games but it is still the most fun wrestling game out there. It had announcing and cut scenes even a boss fight in tag team mode if you made it to the end. It was very ahead of its time and I spent many hours playing this one. The game features ten selectable wrestlers. Hulk Hogan, The Ultimate Warrior, "Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase and Big Boss Man return from WWF Superstars. Jake "The Snake" Roberts, Earthquake, Mr. Perfect, Sgt. Slaughter, Demolition Smash, and Demolition Crush, are available as new characters, with The Legion of Doom (Hawk and Animal) making an appearance as a non-selectable boss tag team. Each wrestler has their own signature maneuvers. My favorite version is Royal Rumble and I can say if you played it today you would play it for hours.
1) Contra: No shock here, the greatest Nintendo game ever made. Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start you entered that before the select screen appeared and you got 30 men for three continues so 90 guys in total. In the beginning I needed them, but after hours and hours of playing I would end up finishing the game with more lives than I started. A side scrolling shooter this is a classic game that spawned several sequels. This is still the OG however. It was a good arcade game but the Nintendo port was definitely the greatest Nintendo game ever made. The game has spawned merchandise over the years and is considered one of the greatest games of all time. It never gets old. Contra is set in the distant future of the year 2633 A.D., when the evil Red Falcon Organization have set a base on the fictional Galuga archipelago near New Zealand in a plot to wipe out humanity. Two commandos, Bill Rizer and Lance Bean of the Earth Marine Corp's Contra unit (an elite group of soldiers specializing in guerrilla warfare), are sent to the island to destroy the enemy forces and uncover the true nature of the alien entity controlling them
With 11 films under it's belt, and yes that's counting the Rob Zombie Films the Halloween franchise has a lot going on. Unfortunately for a good while it was a mess of if franchise. Although 5 and 6 tried to take it into another story it fell flat and that cult idea was scrapped. Thanks to 2018's amazing Halloween film the franchise is roaring back to life. So here in my opinion are the rankings of all the Halloween films so far.
11) Rob Zombies Halloween 2: I had no idea what the hell this was half the time. I get renting a horse is cheap but come on. A year after narrowly escaping death at the hands of Michael Myers (Tyler Mane), Laurie Strode is at the breaking point, pushed to the edge by Dr. Loomis' (Malcolm McDowell) revelation that she's Michael's sister. Little does she know, the unstoppable killer is back in Haddonfield and, driven by visions of their dead mother (Sheri Moon Zombie), he is determined to bring about a bloody family reunion.
10) Halloween H2O: Slow is about the best way to describe this. Two decades after surviving a massacre on October 31, 1978, former baby sitter Laurie Strode (Jamie Lee Curtis) finds herself hunted by persistent knife-wielder Michael Myers. Laurie now lives in Northern California under an assumed name, where she works as the headmistress of a private school. But it's not far enough to escape Myers, who soon discovers her whereabouts. As Halloween descends upon Laurie's peaceful community, a feeling of dread weighs upon her -- with good reason.
9) Halloween Resurrection: When Michael Myers is taken out by a karate kick from Busta Rhymes you know this is bad. The original house of horrors, the dilapidated home of infamous serial killer Michael Myers, has now become the set of a webcam reality show. But when the veteran slasher discovers that a group of university students has taken over his old killing grounds, he decides it's time to bring the blades out of retirement.
8) Halloween 6: Curse of Michael Myers: Regular cut of fabled Producers Cut. Both are a mess. This installment marks the return of the seemingly indestructible masked murderer Michael Myers (George P. Wilbur), who is targeting Tommy Doyle (Paul Stephen Rudd), a young man tied into the legacy of the killer and his connections with the Strode family. As the supernatural elements of Michael's macabre abilities are explored, his longtime adversary, Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence), is also back in yet another attempt to stop the psychopath's brutal rampages.
7) Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers: It had an interesting ending and was going to be the start of something new. After lying in a coma for a year, Michael Myers (Donald L. Shanks) awakens and stalks his way back to his small hometown in Illinois, intent on killing his niece, Jamie (Danielle Harris), who has been confined to a mental institution since Michael's last attempt to slay her. Suspecting a psychic link between Michael and Jamie, psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence) joins forces with Sheriff Ben Meeker (Beau Starr) and attempts to stop Michael's latest rampage.
6) Rob Zombies Halloween: Sue me I loved the backstory and thought Malcom McDowell and Sherry Moon Zombie gave amazing performances. Nearly two decades after being committed to a mental institution for killing his stepfather and older sister, Michael Myers (Tyler Mane) breaks out, intent on returning to the town of Haddonfield, Ill. He arrives in his hometown on Halloween with the indomitable purpose of hunting down his younger sister, Laurie (Scout Taylor-Compton). The only thing standing between Michael and a Halloween night of bloody carnage is psychologist Dr. Samuel Loomis (Malcolm McDowell).
5) Halloween 2: A good follow up but it also has a good bit of downtime as Myers eats a sandwhich and goes to the world's emptiest hospital. After failing to kill stubborn survivor Laurie (Jamie Lee Curtis) and taking a bullet or six from former psychiatrist Dr. Sam Loomis (Donald Pleasence), Michael Myers (Dick Warlock) has followed Laurie to the Haddonfield Memorial Hospital, where she's been admitted for Myers' attempt on her life. The institution proves to be particularly suited to serial killers, however, as Myers cuts, stabs and slashes his way through hospital staff to reach his favorite victim.
4) Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers: amazing come back for Myers and the franchise. Half horror half action film. The apparently comatose Michael Myers (George P. Wilbur) is being transferred from one hospital to another, but he wakes up when the ambulance crew talk about his surviving niece, Jamie (Danielle Harris). After slaughtering his attendants, Myers sets out to find his one living relative who is, fortunately, being cared for by a kind and resourceful foster sister named Rachel (Ellie Cornell). Meanwhile, the ever-cautious Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) remains on the killer's path.
3) Halloween 2018: Talk about a film that brought a franchise back to life and helped usher in a new generation of fans. It's been 40 years since Laurie Strode survived a vicious attack from crazed killer Michael Myers on Halloween night. Locked up in an institution, Myers manages to escape when his bus transfer goes horribly wrong. Laurie now faces a terrifying showdown when the masked madman returns to Haddonfield, Ill. -- but this time, she's ready for him.
2) Halloween 3: Season of the Witch: In my opinion one of the greatest horror films ever made. So what if Myers isn't in it. It's amazing from top to bottom and was almost my first choice. Hospital emergency room Dr. Daniel "Dan" Challis (Tom Atkins) and Ellie Grimbridge (Stacey Nelkin), the daughter of a murder victim, uncover a terrible plot by small-town mask maker Conal Cochran (Dan O'Herlihy), a madman who's planning a Halloween mass murder utilizing an ancient Celtic ritual. The ritual involves a boulder stolen from Stonehenge, the use of Silver Shamrock masks and a triggering device contained in a television commercial -- all designed to kill millions of children.
1) Halloween: A real no brainier here. The film that set the standard for slasher films.On a cold Halloween night in 1963, six year old Michael Myers brutally murdered his 17-year-old sister, Judith. He was sentenced and locked away for 15 years. But on October 30, 1978, while being transferred for a court date, a 21-year-old Michael Myers steals a car and escapes Smith's Grove. He returns to his quiet hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois, where he looks for his next victims
Rob zombie is an enigma to say the least. From artist, to musician, to writer, and director there is no denying his talent. With several films under his belt and I'm hoping many more to come I've decided today to do the Top 5 Rob Zombie Films. Then I realized he's only made 8, so I figured I would just rank them all. So here are the Rob Zombies movies ranked, by me. Just FYI I did not include Haunted World id El Superbeasto.
7) Lords of Salem: A radio DJ (Sheri Moon Zombie) in Salem, Mass., is plagued by nightmarish visions of vengeful witches after she plays a record by a mysterious group known only as "The Lords
6) Halloween 2: A year after narrowly escaping death at the hands of Michael Myers (Tyler Mane), Laurie Strode is at the breaking point, pushed to the edge by Dr. Loomis' (Malcolm McDowell) revelation that she's Michael's sister. Little does she know, the unstoppable killer is back in Haddonfield and, driven by visions of their dead mother (Sheri Moon Zombie), he is determined to bring about a bloody family reunion.
5) 31: Five carnival workers are kidnapped the night before Halloween and held hostage in a large compound. At the mercy of their captors, they are forced to play a twisted game of life or death called 31. For the next 12 hours, they must fight for their lives against an endless parade of homicidal maniacs.
4) Halloween: Nearly two decades after being committed to a mental institution for killing his stepfather and older sister, Michael Myers (Tyler Mane) breaks out, intent on returning to the town of Haddonfield, Ill. He arrives in his hometown on Halloween with the indomitable purpose of hunting down his younger sister, Laurie (Scout Taylor-Compton). The only thing standing between Michael and a Halloween night of bloody carnage is psychologist Dr. Samuel Loomis (Malcolm McDowell).
3) House of 1000s Corpses: The one that started it all. An empty fuel tank and a flat tire lead two couples down a terror-riddled road to the House of 1000 Corpses. "House of 1000 Corpses" is at its core a story of family - a cast of twisted individuals who, with each slash of a throat or stab thru the chest, add bodies to their sick human menagerie.
2) 3 From Hell: I don't care. I loved this film. After being imprisoned for 10 years, the "Devil's Rejects" are back at it again. Otis (Bill Moseley) escapes prison, meets Winslow (Richard Brake), and devises a plan to get his sister Baby (Sheri Moon Zombie) out too. The Rejects make their way down the road and into Mexico, killing countless people on their way. They find a place to stay, but are soon bombarded with a large group of killers- killers who are after these Three From Hell
1) Devil's Rejects: After a raid on the rural home of the psychopathic Firefly family, two members of the clan, Otis (Bill Moseley) and Baby (Sheri Moon Zombie), manage to flee the scene. Heading to a remote desert motel, the killers reunite with Baby's father, Capt. Spaulding (Sid Haig), who is equally demented and intent on maintaining their murder spree. While the trio continues to torment and kill various victims, the vengeful Sheriff Wydell (William Forsythe) slowly closes in on them.
I'll be honest, to me the greatest film franchise is The Fast and Furious. Hugh octane mindless action with amazing action sequences and a fantastic cast. There are 8 so far, with part 9 coming next year, delayed thanks to Covid, and it looks like it will end at part 10. Some people make fun of them but I care less. For me they are lots of fun. And although I love them all here in my opinion are the top 5.
5) The Fast and the Furious: The one that started it all back in 2001. Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) enjoys the adrenaline of street car racing and his fans treat him like a rock star. After a blazing encounter with the ruthless Johnny Tran, Dom decides to take Brian (Paul Walker), a newcomer to street racing, under his wing. Dom's sister Mia sees something she likes in Brian, too. Trouble is, neither of them realize he's an undercover cop, and Dominic and his rival Johnny Tran are both the prime suspects in a case involving dirty money and big-rig hijacking.
4) 2 Fast 2 Furious: A lit of people hated this one for the fact it was more goofy, and did not have Vin Diesel in it. I find the humor a great touch and really enjoyed it. Ex-police officer Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker), relocates from Los Angeles to Miami to start over. Becoming involved in the street-racing scene in his new city, Brian befriends car-savvy Tej (Chris "Ludacris" Bridges) and Suki (Devon Aoki), but his competitive streak ends when federal agents apprehend him and he must enter into a deal with the FBI. Working with new partner Roman Pearce (Tyrese), Brian begins a dangerous mission to take down a powerful drug dealer.
3) Fast and Furious 6: Action cranked up to 11. Since Dom (Vin Diesel) and Brian's (Paul Walker) heist in Rio left them and their crew very rich people, they've scattered across the globe; however, they must still live as fugitives, unable to return home to their families. Meanwhile, Agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) has been tracking a gang of lethally skilled mercenary drivers whose second-in-command is someone Dom knows. Unable to take them down himself, Hobbs asks Dom and his crew for help in exchange for full pardons for everyone.
2) Fast Five: The film that shot the franchise into the stratosphere. Considered by many the best of the series and the one that introduces us to Luke Hobbs. Ever since ex-cop Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) and Mia Torretto (Jordana Brewster) broke her brother Dom (Vin Diesel) out of custody, they've traveled border to border to evade authorities. In Rio de Janeiro, they must do one final job before they can gain their freedom for good. Assembling their elite team of car racers, Brian and Dom know they must confront the corrupt businessman who wants them dead, before the federal agent (Dwayne Johnson) on their trail finds them.
1) Furious 7: The best in the series so far in terms of action and story. It's Paul Walkers last apperance in the series after his tragic death, and the send off left the theater in tears. I got choked up myself. After defeating international terrorist Owen Shaw, Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel), Brian O'Conner (Paul Walker) and the rest of the crew have separated to return to more normal lives. However, Deckard Shaw (Jason Statham), Owen's older brother, is thirsty for revenge. A slick government agent offers to help Dom and company take care of Shaw in exchange for their help in rescuing a kidnapped computer hacker who has developed a powerful surveillance program.
The DC Extended Universe is, well, not that great to be honest. Which is sad. DC has the better characters, they make the best animated films, and there Television Universe is fantastic. They just seen to be lacking in the film world. However they have made great improvements over the last few years, but not enough to make a list out of. So I'm expanding this to be the Top 5 Live action DC films made so far in my opinion.
5) Swamp Thing: On the verge of a breakthrough in his quest to wipe out world hunger, altruistic botanist Dr. Alec Holland (Ray Wise) is placed under the protection of special government agent Alice Cable (Adrienne Barbeau). Mad outlaw scientist Anton Arcane (Louis Jourdan) wants to steal Holland's research for his own nefarious ends, but an unforeseen accident during the heist turns Holland into the Swamp Thing, an enormous plant-like creature that fights back against Arcane's henchmen to save Cable.
4) Batman 1966: Still the best Batman film out there. Kaaapowie! Holy feature film, Batman ... one based on the tongue-in-cheek, campy 1960's television series. Watch Batman (Adam West) and Robin (Burt Ward) battle sharks, Catwoman, The Joker and The Riddler on the big screen. Can they try to prevent the bad guys from taking over the world? With a wham! and a pow! and a zip! ... our heroes just might win.
3) Birds of Prey: I don't care what anyone says. I loved this film. It's open season on Harley Quinn when her explosive breakup with the Joker puts a big fat target on her back. Unprotected and on the run, Quinn faces the wrath of narcissistic crime boss Black Mask, his right-hand man, Victor Zsasz, and every other thug in the city. But things soon even out for Harley when she becomes unexpected allies with three deadly women -- Huntress, Black Canary and Renee Montoya.
2) Joker: Simply amazing. Forever alone in a crowd, failed comedian Arthur Fleck (Joaquin Phoenix in an Oscar winning role)seeks connection as he walks the streets of Gotham City. Arthur wears two masks -- the one he paints for his day job as a clown, and the guise he projects in a futile attempt to feel like he's part of the world around him. Isolated, bullied and disregarded by society, Fleck begins a slow descent into madness as he transforms into the criminal mastermind known as the Joker.
1) Watchmen: The best superhero film made to this day from any studio. In an alternate 1985 America, costumed superheroes are part of everyday life. When one of his former comrades is murdered, masked vigilante Rorschach (Jackie Earle Haley) uncovers a plot to kill and discredit all past and present superheroes. As he reconnects with his retired associates, only one of which has true powers, Rorschach glimpses a far-reaching conspiracy involving their shared past and catastrophic consequences for the world's future.
The MCU. It's a beautiful thing. As a lifelong comic collector seeing these characters come to life on the big screen is a blessing. When I was young you were laughed at for living these hero's, but now they have become the biggest thing in film and television. This list focuses on the Marvel Universe films. From the breakout Iron Man to the highest grossing film of all time in Avengers: Endgame the MCU has created a cinematic universe that will never be duplicated. Here in my opinion are the top 5 MCU film of all time (so far).
5.) Spiderman Homecoming: finally Marvel takes back Spidey and the results are better than anyone could dream. Thrilled by his experience with the Avengers, young Peter Parker returns home to live with his Aunt May. Under the watchful eye of mentor Tony Stark, Parker starts to embrace his newfound identity as Spider-Man. He also tries to return to his normal daily routine -- distracted by thoughts of proving himself to be more than just a friendly neighborhood superhero. Peter must soon put his powers to the test when the evil Vulture emerges to threaten everything that he holds dear.
4) Avengers: The fist time is always the best time. When Thor's evil brother, Loki, gains access to the unlimited power of the energy cube called the Tesseract, Nick Fury, director of S.H.I.E.L.D., initiates a superhero recruitment effort to defeat the unprecedented threat to Earth. Joining Fury's "dream team" are Iron Man, Captain America, the Hulk, Thor, the Black Widow, and Hawkeye.
3) Thor Ragnarok: Humor is just what Thor . Imprisoned on the other side of the universe, the mighty Thor finds himself in a deadly gladiatorial contest that pits him against the Hulk, his former ally and fellow Avenger. Thor's quest for survival leads him in a race against time to prevent the all-powerful Hela from destroying his home world and the Asgardian civilization.
2) Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2: The most out loud and downright fun Marvel film made. Peter Quill and his fellow Guardians are hired by a powerful alien race, the Sovereign, to protect their precious batteries from invaders. When it is discovered that Rocket has stolen the items they were sent to guard, the Sovereign dispatch their armada to search for vengeance. As the Guardians try to escape, the mystery of Peter's parentage is revealed.
1) Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Action packed espionage took not only this film but the entire MCU to a whole new level. After the cataclysmic events in New York with his fellow Avengers, Steve Rogers, aka Captain America, lives in the nation's capital as he tries to adjust to modern times. An attack on a S.H.I.E.L.D. colleague throws Rogers into a web of intrigue that places the whole world at risk. Joining forces with the Black Widow, and a new ally, the Falcon, Rogers struggles to expose an ever-widening conspiracy, but he and his team soon come up against an unexpected enemy in the form of The Winter Soldier.
Batman the greatest superhero ever. I'm a Batman fan. Comics, cartoons, you name it. I've been reading Batman comics for close to 40 years and even though I'm excited when a movie comes out I'm sadly disappointed in most cases. For everything a movie gets right, they get 10 things wrong. Some are good films but Batman only gets 20min of screen time. And some have little to no action. So here in my opinion are the top 5 Batman films. And no I'm not counting any of the animated films. That's a different list.
5) Superman v Batman. First off this movie is horrible. Just awful. But Ben Affleck was an amazing Batman and the warehouse scene where he saves Martha Kent is the most accurate portrayal of Batman in a film to date. For that reason it makes this list. It's been nearly two years since Superman's (Henry Cavill) colossal battle with Zod (Michael Shannon) devastated the city of Metropolis. The loss of life and collateral damage left many feeling angry and helpless, including crime-fighting billionaire Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck). Convinced that Superman is now a threat to humanity, Batman embarks on a personal vendetta to end his reign on Earth, while the conniving Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg) launches his own crusade against the Man of Steel.
4) Batman 1989: It may lack action, and suffer from ruining the origin but Keaton was good and the Batmobile was awsome. Having witnessed his parents' brutal murder as a child, millionaire philanthropist Bruce Wayne (Michael Keaton) fights crime in Gotham City disguised as Batman, a costumed hero who strikes fear into the hearts of villains. But when a deformed madman who calls himself "The Joker" (Jack Nicholson) seizes control of Gotham's criminal underworld, Batman must face his most ruthless nemesis ever while protecting both his identity and his love interest, reporter Vicki Vale (Kim Basinger).
3) Batman & Robin: Campy and dumb, but unlike a lot of Batman films it's action packed. A bit too much going on, but overall it's fun. Batman (George Clooney) and Robin (Chris O'Donnell) try to prevent the evil pair of Mr Freeze (Arnold Schwarzenegger) and Poison Ivy (Uma Thurman) from freezing the town. While doing so, they also try hard to continue their partnership.
2) Batman Forever: I dont care what anyone says. This is fun, action packed, and has a great cast. Batman (Val Kilmer) faces off against two foes: the schizophrenic, horribly scarred former District Attorney Harvey Dent, aka Two-Face (Tommy Lee Jones), and the Riddler (Jim Carrey), a disgruntled ex-Wayne Enterprises inventor seeking revenge against his former employer by unleashing his brain-sucking weapon on Gotham City's residents. As the caped crusader also deals with tortured memories of his parents' murder, he has a new romance, with psychologist Chase Meridian (Nicole Kidman).
1) Batman 1966: Adam West is still the real Batman, and this is number one on my list. Kaaapowie! Holy feature film, Batman ... one based on the tongue-in-cheek, campy 1960's television series. Watch Batman (Adam West) and Robin (Burt Ward) battle sharks, Catwoman, The Joker and The Riddler on the big screen. Can they try to prevent the bad guys from taking over the world? With a wham! and a pow! and a zip! ... our heroes just might win.
The other day I had the chance to sit down and conduct an amazing interview with Kathleen Kinmont. She's an amazing actress and has appeared in over 70 films and television shows. With so many to choose from, and in honor of her interview I've complied a Top 5 list of Kathleen Kinmonts best films.
5.) Night of the Warrior: A Rock video come to life. Miles Keane (Lorenzo Lamas) pays the debts for his dancing bar back by illegal fighting. When his debt is paid, he refuses further collaboration. But the fight mafia forces him to continue by threating his mother,the murder of his former lover Joy and kidnapping his girlfriend Katherine Pierce (Kathleen Kinmont). After the last fight the mafia plans also to kill Miles and Katherine.
4) CIA II: Target Alexa: An agent (Lorenzo Lamas) teams with a terrorist (John Savage) to rescue ex-terrorist Alexa (Kathleen Kinmont) and stop a nuclear-arms sale.
3) Halloween IV: The apparently comatose Michael Myers (George P. Wilbur) is being transferred from one hospital to another, but he wakes up when the ambulance crew talk about his surviving niece, Jamie (Danielle Harris). After slaughtering his attendants, Myers sets out to find his one living relative who is, fortunately, being cared for by a kind and resourceful foster sister named Rachel (Ellie Cornell). Meanwhile, the ever-cautious Dr. Loomis (Donald Pleasence) remains on the killer's path.
2) CIA: Code Name Alexa: Terrorist Alexa (Kathleen Kinmont) could be useful to a CIA man (Lorenzo Lamas), but she's in the custody of a Los Angeles detective (O.J. Simpson).
1) Final Round: Final Round: After a recruiter sees him winning a bar fight, Tyler Verdiccio (Lorenzo Lamas) is kidnapped and thrown into an abandoned industrial complex which has been converted into the arena. Along with his lover, Jordan (Kathleen Kinmont) Verdiccio is hunted by mercenaries in a televised death duel which is the main event for a multi-million dollar gambling racket.
In 1992 I had the pleasure of taking my girlfriend at the time to a Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch concert. To say it was bad would be an understatement. Now close to 20 years later Mark Wahlberg aka Marky Mark has become one of my favorite actors. From drama, action, comedy, he's a well rounded actor who delivers time after time. With over 50 titles under his belt it was a hard list, but here IMO are the Top 5 Films of Mark Wahlberg.
2 Guns: For the past year, DEA agent Bobby Trench (Denzel Washington) and U.S. Navy intelligence officer Marcus Stigman (Mark Wahlberg) have been working under cover as members of a narcotics syndicate. The twist: Neither man knows that the other is an undercover agent. When their attempt to infiltrate a Mexican drug cartel and recover millions goes haywire, the men are disavowed by their superiors. Trench and Stigman must go on the run lest they wind up in jail or in a grave.
Fear: When 16-year-old Nicole Walker (Reese Witherspoon) meets 23-year-old David McCall (Mark Wahlberg) at a Seattle nightclub, she falls in love. David is exciting and charming, and despite the wide age gap, he wins over Nicole's family -- except for her workaholic father, Steven (William Petersen), who's suspicious of David from the start. His concerns are realized when David turns out to be a violent sociopath who sees Nicole as his possession, and her family home a fortress to be invaded.
The Big Hit: Affable hit man Melvin Smiley (Mark Wahlberg) is constantly being scammed by his cutthroat colleagues in the life-ending business. So, when he and his fellow assassins kidnap the daughter of an electronics mogul, it's naturally Melvin who takes the fall when their prime score turns sour. That's because the girl is the goddaughter of the gang's ruthless crime boss. But, even while dodging bullets, Melvin has to keep his real job secret from his unsuspecting fiancée, Pam (Christina Applegate).
Pain & Gain: Danny Lupo (Mark Wahlberg), manager of the Sun Gym in 1990s Miami, decides that there is only one way to achieve his version of the American dream: extortion. To achieve his goal, he recruits musclemen Paul (Dwayne Johnson) and Adrian (Anthony Mackie) as accomplices. After several failed attempts, they abduct rich businessman Victor Kershaw (Tony Shalhoub) and convince him to sign over all his assets to them. But when Kershaw makes it out alive, authorities are reluctant to believe his story.
Boogie Nights: The one that made him a star. In the San Fernando Valley in 1977, teenage busboy Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg) gets discovered by porn director Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds), who transforms him into adult-film sensation Dirk Diggler. Brought into a supportive circle of friends, including fellow actors Amber Waves (Julianne Moore), Rollergirl (Heather Graham) and Reed Rothchild (John C. Reilly), Dirk fulfills all his ambitions, but a toxic combination of drugs and egotism threatens to take him back down.
High school can be a very scary and violent place. Because if that fact it's no wonder that there have been countless film with the high school setting. Some feature the new teacher or principal cleaning up the school but others are much darker, or just more violent, basically an exploitation film with a high school setting. So here in my opinion are the top 5 High School Exploitation Movies
5) Tuf Turff: Morgan Hiller (Spader) is an intelligent and tough teenager from Connecticut who relocates to Los Angeles with his strict mother and his father after his father's business goes under. Trouble ensues when Morgan pursues bad girl Frankie Croyden (Richards), whose sociopathic and psychopathic boyfriend Nick Hauser (Mones) is the leader of a local gang who had a run in with Morgan during an attempted mugging of a businessman. Morgan soon finds pursuing Frankie comes with harsh consequences
4) Crow's Zero: A transfer student attempts to take over the most violent high school in the country, whose students form factions and battle each other for power. Mentored by a yakuza, he strives for what has never been achieved: unification of the school
3) 3:15: A tough teen, Jeff (Adam Baldwin) used to be involved with a local gang, the Cobras. Tired of the violence and drugs, Jeff is through with gang life, but when members of his old crew take over the high school, he must decide whether to take on his former buddies or let them run wild. When the Cobras harm Jeff's girlfriend, Sherry (Deborah Foreman), however, his choice is clear, and he sets out to confront the gang's leader after the school bell rings.
2) Class of 1984: There's something strange going on at the graffiti-covered Lincoln High, as teachers are carrying loaded guns, and the students have to walk through a metal detector before they enter the classroom. Before long, the school's new music teacher, Andrew Norris, will learn firsthand that it's even worse than it looks, as the drug-plagued institution is the territory of the charismatic Peter Stegman and his brutal gang of crazed followers. Now, under those dire circumstances, it's only a matter of time before the professor and the pupil lock horns, with unforeseen consequences.