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Top 10 Film Spin-offs That Bear Little Resemblance to the Original

Once Hollywood gets the gentle whiff of box-office success, it can’t help but try and capitalise by quickly farting out a plethora of sequels, remakes and spin-offs. For a variety of reasons — the original cast not returning, an opportunistic studio or simply a terrible, terrible writing team — these films sometimes bear little or … Continue reading Top 10 Film Spin-offs Th... »

Top 10 Historically Bad Countries In The Olympics

In everything, there are winners and there are losers. In real life, as opposed to movies, sometimes the winners are always winners and the losers are always losers. In over a hundred years of the modern Olympiad, there has been a lot of discussion over who is the best in which sports. However, there is … Continue reading Top 10 Historically Bad Countries In The Olympics → »

Top 10 Sea Stories

Top 10 Sea Stories

Here are the top 10 famous sea stories with plenty of atmosphere, adventure and excitement. Runners-up include the Bounty Trilogy, Forrester’s Hornblower saga, Ed Beach’s Run Silent, Run Deep and Tom Heggen’s Mr. Roberts. 10. The Caine Mutiny by Herman Wouk Updating the Bounty mutiny, ex-navy man Wouk refashioned Bligh as neurotic petty tyrant … Continue reading Top 10 Sea... »

Top 10 Awesome Ways Fictional Worlds Have Helped Our Own

Top 10 Awesome Ways Fictional Worlds Have Helped Our Own

Fictional people and institutions can inspire real people to do great things. Superman taught an entire generation of people about the virtues of truth, justice and punching bad guys square in the dome. But did you know that these fictional people and entities have actually helped people here, in the real world? Confused? Well, here … Continue reading Top 10 Awesome Ways Fictional Worlds Hav... »

Top 10 Living Authors To Carry On Tom Clancy’s Writing Legacy

Top 10 Living Authors To Carry On Tom Clancy’s Writing Legacy

Tom Clancy’s passing came as a blow to the writing community. The author of such novels as The Hunt For Red October, Clear and Present Danger, The Sum of all Fears, and Patriot Games redefined the way that technological thrillers were written. The novels not only had to have a compelling narrative, they also had … Continue reading Top 10 Living Authors To Carry On Tom Clancy’s Writing ... »

Top 10 Lifetime Original Holiday Movies of the 2000’s

Top 10 Lifetime Original Holiday Movies of the 2000’s

It’s hard to tell, with Lifetime Movie Network showing so many OTHER movies, which ones are the actual films that Lifetime produces or distributes in the U.S. That’s what research and the internet are for. Thankfully, the best ones (or worst ones, depending on how you look at it) that I wanted to put on … Continue reading Top 10 Lifetime Original Holiday Movies of the 2000’s U... »

Top 10 Weird (Niche) Magazines That Shouldn’t Exist

Top 10 Weird (Niche) Magazines That Shouldn’t Exist

Cable TV, the Internet, and print all enjoy the same advantage: being able to target insanely specific groups of people so they can sell ads to them. Due to this model, we undoubtedly end up with just the stupidest stuff imaginable exclusively tailored to crazy people, because unfortunately their money is just as good. Magazines … Continue reading Top 10 Weird (Niche) Magazines That Shouldn’... »

10 Things About Post-Apocalyptic Futures That Pop Culture Gets Wrong

10 Things About Post-Apocalyptic Futures That Pop Culture Gets Wrong

The end of the world has always fascinated people. There’s something compelling about a lone survivor or a small group being forced to fend for themselves in empty cities. But while these shows and movies always put our heroes in danger, there are a few risks they neglect to mention. 10. Fist Fights Are … Continue reading 10 Things About Post-Apocalyptic Futures That Pop Culture Gets ... »

10 Fictional “Nice Guys” Who Are Actually Jerks

10 Fictional “Nice Guys” Who Are Actually Jerks

Fiction is littered with male characters who are inexplicably portrayed as being, or claiming to be, “nice guys.” In this context, we’re using the more modern interpretation of the phrase, which basically means a guy who believes he is nice to women. In reality, he’s often a total jerk who thinks treating a woman with … Continue reading 10 Fictional “Nice Guys” Who Ar... »

Top 10 Weird Oscars Nominations

Ever been surprised or devastated by an Oscar win? Are you one of those still angry that Shakepeare in Love took Saving Private Ryan’s Best Picture, that it took forever for Martin Scorsese and others to get an award, or that Crash won anything? Well, as these Oscars wins and nominations will make clear, it … Continue reading Top 10 Weird Oscars Nominations → »

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