Our bosses are the people from whom we take orders. We follow their demands, do exactly as they say, scamper around town for them, make sure not to displease them as we carry out our duties, and try not to screw up their specific coffee requirements (spitting in the cup is always a temptation). We bow at their every word to save our skin, because if we don’t kiss their ass then it’s back to the job centre for us poor saps. And some bosses, mad with the power at their immediate disposal, abuse this position of commanding superiority, us inferior employees suffering miserably from their supreme, unquestioned ruling. With all this megalomania pouring through their veins, these control-freak bastards can make for marvellous antagonists in the world of cinema, mistreating their poor workers out of boredom or sheer insanity, whether they be typical office tyrants or space-dwelling dictators. So, here is my list of the top ten most horrible bosses ever to misuse their authority on the big screen. Side note: this may or may not be influenced by Seth Gordon’s comedy “Horrible Bosses,” released July 8 in the US. Okay, it is. [Read more…]
The words “Liam Neeson” and “badass” go hand in hand like peanut butter and jelly. Neeson is to Ireland what Sean Connery is to Scotland: easily the most badass mofos to come out of their respective states. It would make sense then, that most of Liam’s film roles involve him playing some sort of action hero, whether it be as a Greek God, Lion Christ, or Jedi Knight. Would it surprise you to learn then, that most of Neeson’s “heroic” film roles actually paint him as an evil bastard in disguise?