It is always difficult to cast exactly the right actors for any character in a movie. This gets even more complicated when a movie centers around the lives of real people in history- as the actors physical resemblance to the actual person matters. Along with a natural physical likeness an actor must have to their subject, the movie magic of hair and makeup play a big role in creating the identical image. I have compiled a list of several of my favorite actor/subject twins: Continue reading 12 Actors Who Look Exactly like Who they Played
It is no surprise to anyone that the new, all female cast of, “Ghostbusters” has caused a great deal of talk and controversy. Before filming even began on the remake of the classic film it has been criticized by a large portion of the population, myself included. I was terrified that they were remaking one of my all time favorite films. Even though I like the four leading ladies they chose to fill the iconic roles, remakes are usually terrible. With all of this in mind, I had no intention of seeing the new film. But I was too curious, I had to know what these four funny ladies brought to the table. Continue reading Ghostbusters: Fun From Top to Bottom
Most of us working stiffs look at celebrities lives and wish we had some aspect of their status and/or money. I have day dreamed about having some of their glamorous possessions; fancy vacations, clothes and professional makeup artists they employ that make them look flawless. As nice as it would be to have some of these things, I am often reminded how shitty it would be to have their life. Celebrities trade their private life in for their career, opening themselves up to objectification and being asked any and all personal questions reporters can think of. Both male and female actors are subject to intense, and unfair, scrutiny. Though there are a crap ton of examples of this happening, I have compiled some of the best responses to these asshole reporters and their dumb ass, sexist, questions. Continue reading 16 Celebrities Slay Sexist Questions
To anyone who knows me, it will be no surprise that history is near and dear to my heart. It is far more complex, and beautifully ambiguous than most people give it credit for. However, I understand that I am in the minority in this. Most people find history dry. Though everyone is entitled to their own opinion, I have come across some beautifully edited photos that everyone should see. Seth Taras started a campaign called “Know Where you Stand.” The resulting images are very striking. Check out the 4 amazing photos below: Continue reading 4 Most Amazing Photos You Will See Today
I would call myself a Harry Potter enthusiast, others call me Harry Potter obsessed. I have never been beaten in a “Harry Potter Trivia-off,” and yes, this is a real thing my brother and I do. He still talks about the time that he ALMOST got me with a question (it took me a minute longer than usual).
With so much happening in the magical world that J.K. Rowling created, I would be remiss not to talk about what is going on. Continue reading Harry Potter Mania: Ilvermorny School of Witchcraft and Wizardry
I get easily obsessed. Though I have not posted in a long time, I have not given up on my crazy, media mania, quirks. A recent example of this is that I have watched the same film every day this week. Yes, I am that level of media crazed. While viewing films over and over again, something that often crosses my mind is “they have to sometimes get hurt doing this crazy shit.” On a whim I looked up instances of actors getting hurt during filming. I have compiled a few times the show really did have to go on.
1. The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Fire caused several serious injuries on the set of the classic film “The Wizard of Oz.” The actress who played the Wicked Witch of the West, Margaret Hamilton, and her stunt double were both seriously burned on set. In a scene where the Wicked Witch of the West was skywriting with her pyrotechnic broom, Margaret Hamilton’s stunt double badly burned her legs, landing her in the hospital for several weeks. Hamilton herself had over a months stay in the hospital after being burned on the hands and face after flames were triggered to soon. Continue reading 10 Times Actors Have Been Seriously Injured on Set
There has been a considerable amount of time since my last post. Life and work always seems to get in the way of fun hobbies such as this. Only something really substantial would make me take the risk of blogging at work while my boss is in his office. But something that important is about to happen. I think we all know what I am talking about. Yes…. I am of course referring to STAR WARS Episode 7! Continue reading Star Wars Episode 7: Nerds in Big Congregations
Most of the time on this blog I write about current movies, celebrities or sporting events. However, a lesser known thing about me is that I love history. Some historical figures in American history have been lauded so much that they have become more and more of mythical figures with every re-telling and history book reference. However, these people are far more down to earth then we tend to think. I have compiled a list of historical giants and their surprising tattoos. Continue reading Historical Giants with Shocking Tattoos
1. The Empire Strikes Back
Did you know that it was a secret on the set of The Empire Strikes Back that Darth Vader would say “I am your father.” In the script his line read “Obi-Wan killed your father.” And only the director and the producers of the film knew the real line. Mark Hamill was told seconds before he filmed his close up for the scene.
2. Return of the King
When Shelob (a giant spider) stabs Frodo in The Lord of the Rings: Return of the King, Elijah Wood had Alka-Seltzer tablets in his mouth so it would foam.
3. Star Trek
Another low budget special affect takes place in the 2009 reboot Star Trek film. Zachary Quinto, who plays Spock, cannot do the Vulcan salute (live long and prosper) so the crew glued his fingers that way.
4. The Silence of the Lambs
In today’s society people are obsessed with pictures. Now there is even an invention called a “selfie stick” yes, this is a real thing. It is exactly what it sounds like. It is a damn stick with clamps on the end. I have heard of these things but never thought that anyone in their right mind would ever buy an expensive stick with clamps. But arriving at Disneyland negated my logical thoughts as there were a huge number of groups walking around using their “Selfie sticks.” And let me tell you, that is a hilarious thing to watch. Continue reading Hilariously Epic Celebrity Photobombs