Last Friday saw the theatrical release of action-packed blockbuster “The Expendables 2,” the star-studded follow-up to the equally star-studded 2010 box office smash. Directed by Simon West of “Con Air” fame and starring such no-nonsense macho men as Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the newly released old-school action throwback proudly pays tribute to the beloved template of the ‘80s action movie – blood, pecs, testosterone and all that jazz. But here’s a question: what are the ten greatest action flicks of the 1980s? Why, let’s find out!
In true Thursday procrastination (not yet T.G.I.F) fashion, we have a list of five things you can do at work without actually working. Most of these require open internet access, so if you happen to be on a restricted work site, you are outta luck.
Seriously, it’s a massive time suck. But can be really entertaining. Especially if you like to instigate others and watch the drama unfold. In that case, be sure to post relationship advice, random old photos of friends, political commentary, or something offensive to atleast one group of people, once every 24 hours. To make it look like you are actually doing work, use this plug in: http://hardlywork.in/
Great content that changes quickly on every topic. As clean/dirty/smart/dumb/general/specific as you want, and on every topic imaginable. This feature allows your reddit feed to look like MS Outlook. http://msworddit.com/
Flash games to play on your computer. Playtruckgames.net doesn’t look anything like work, but it’s hours of fun on pretty much any vehicular topic. Mute your computer, as it definitely doesn’t sound like work! Parking games, batman games, monster truck games and more.
4. Read all of the past archives of Thisblogrules.com
5. Read and try to beat, the “Best of Craigslist” quotes as voted by users.
Why? The same reason you watch Jersey Shore or Bachelor Pad. It makes you feel so much better about yourself.
If we were to recast the characters of Star Wars into new movies today, in what movies would they appear?
Darth Vader in “The Expendables III”
1. Darth Vader would reappear with the Joker, Hannibal Lecter, Lord Voldemort, Norman Bates and Michael Corleone as a part of the villainous recast of “The Expendables”.
Han Solo in “Armageddon Remade”
2. Han Solo would appear in “Armageddon Remade” in which Harrison Ford and Bruce Willis die in a fiery death together, saving the world from unknown asteroids and leaving young women swooning at their aging manliness.
Princess Leia in “Cathouse the Movie”
3. Princess Leia would star in a movie version of HBO’s series “Cathouse” wherein geeky young men would be able to not just “pretend” they were sleeping with Princess Leia, but would shockingly actually sleep with Princess Leia. Preferably the young version, right out of the movie.
Obi Wan in “Celebrity Rehab the Movie”
4. Obi Wan would reappear on a movie version of Dr. Drew, Celebrity Rehab, offering life counciling for those poor adrift celebs that can’t seem to get or stay straight. His sage wisdom may not have helped Anakin, but certainly the celebs should benefit from some “let the force be with you”.
Yoda in “ET II”
5. Yoda would join the cast of E.T. II saying things like “phone home, you must”. They would both ride off into the sunset together, moving to Massachusetts where they could have their relationship legally recognized. And, by the way, if that seems like “not that far of a stretch”, that’s because ET did actually appear in Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace.
“Family Guy” fans are sure to be flocking to movie theatres all over the country this weekend thanks to the release of “Ted,” the directorial debut of Seth MacFarlane, the show’s creator and primary voice actor. To celebrate its release, ThisBlogRules is taking a look back at the greatest cutaway gags from “Family Guy”’s illustrious 13-year history, and there’s certainly no shortage of clips to pick from: each 22-minute episode contains on average seven or eight cutaway gags, the vast majority of which have absolutely nothing to do with any given episode’s plot.
Note: I think you’ll be relieved to know that Mr. Conway Twitty is not featured below. God, he’s even more annoying than that time…
This coming Friday sees the American release of Pixar Animation Studios’ 13th full-length feature, Scotland-set fantasy adventure film “Brave.” Initial reviews point to it being yet another win for the celebrated film studio – a relief after the rusty 2011 sequel to their very own “Cars.” To mark its highly anticipated release, I’ve taken a look back at Pixar’s previous works and selected their five greatest, which, as I’m sure you can imagine, is no mean feat.
After all, Pixar have awarded us such an awesome collection of computer-animated classics in their 17-year history, and have left us with so little to fault. As such, I’m fully expecting to be verbally spat upon in the comments section below for leaving out some truly remarkable pieces of cinema. For this, I can only apologise. One thing we can all agree on, though: “Cars 2” is not listed below, just as it shouldn’t be.