Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot

Gal Gadot

Born April 30, 1985

Gal Gadot is Wonder Woman. Take that in for a minute. She is a trained Israeli soldier which means that the moves you see her do are for real and she can kick your ass. And you will like it.

Noteworthy

  • Keeping Up with the Jones – Gadot and Jon Hamm are the spies neighbors to Isla Fisher and Zach Galifianakis. This is such a well put together movie. The acting is good, the plot is good, and the comedic bits are funny. What more can you ask for? Plus Gadot and Hamm look great together.
  • Furious 7 – Gadot in a fast car saving the team. It is amazing. I really dug the introduction of Gadot to the family.
  • Batman vs Superman – She was one of the few highlights for me in a movie that I really didn’t care for. The shot of her sliding across the ground after getting hit by Doomsday, skidding to a stop, and then smiling – worth the price of admission.
  • Wonder Woman – Loved the whole movie until the ending with Ares – listen to the podcast and you will hear more on this. Gadot rocks the role of Wonder Woman and I hope they keep it rolling.

Wonder Woman, she’s amazing. I love everything that she represents and everything that she stands for. She’s all about love and compassion and truth and justice and equality, and she’s a whole lot of woman.

-Gal Gadot

Sean Astin

Sean Astin Born February 25, 1971   Sean Astin is, was, and will always be the leader of the Goonies for me. As a kid, hell right now, I would follow Mikey into the pits of hell to find One-Eyed Willy's treasure. I still pine for a Goonies 2 and I still want Brand to...

Tiffani Thiessen

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Manimal

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James May aka Captain Slow

James May James May aka Captain SLow is one of my three favorite presenters on a car TV show. Now that being said, I only really watch one auto TV show at this point and that is The Grand Tour. James May is potentially the smartest person on a show with two other very...

DL Hughley

DL Hughley Born March 6, 1963   DL Hughley first dropped onto my radar when he was part of the Original Kings of Comedy. I had probably seen him before that but this was my first exposure to his style of comedy, his perspective, and his brilliant mind. Noteworthy...
Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman

Uma Thurman

Born April 29, 1970

Uma Thurman first slid into my view as Mia Wallace in Pulp Fiction and though I have not been as obsessed as Tarantino, I do tend to seek out movies that she is in. There is something raw about the way that she delivers dialogue and action. It makes her interesting to watch.

Noteworthy

  • Pulp Fiction – Again, first thing that I saw her in. I love her as Mia. The reaction when she is stabbed in the heart by the needle the huge intake of breath – perfect. Also, I love how nervous she tends to make Travolta.
  • Batman & Robin – Thurman is the best villain in the bunch in this movie. She makes a great Poison Ivy. The movie as a whole was completely over the top but she was excellent as a villain.
  • Kill Bill 1 & Kill Bill 2 – The Bride. I don’t know that I need to dig much further into it. Thurman is The Bride and she does, in fact, kill Bill.
  • The Producers – No one else could have played Ulla opposite Balistock and Blom in the musical version of The Producers. You really want to see Thurman take on more musical roles after you watch this.
  • My Super Ex-Girlfriend – Not the best thing she has ever been in but I dig it. Thurman has superpowers, her boyfriend breaks up with her – that was a mistake.

Desperation is the perfume of the young actor. It’s so satisfying to have gotten rid of it. If you keep smelling it, it can drive you crazy. In this business a lot of people go nuts, go eccentric, even end up dead from it. Not my plan.

-Uma Thurman

Matthew Gray Gubler

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Diamond Dallas Page

Diamond Dallas Page Born April 5, 1956   Diamond Dallas Page is known as a wrestler that got into the business later in his life and became one of the fastest rising stars ever. For me, even when WCW was in its decline, he was part of the show that kept me entertained...

Top 5 Ben Stiller Movies

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This Ain’t Your Daddy’s Freebird

It never fails, I’m walking through a farmers’ market and I hear someone in a hushed tone say ‘oh my god, did you see how much that (fill in the blank) was?’  Usually, it is because of an $18 hen, $8 dozen eggs, or a $38 New York strip.  These prices seem...

Patton Oswalt

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Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba

Born April 28, 1981

Jessica Alba started out acting as a teenager and has been turning out great entertainment for all of us ever since then. She is one of those actresses that makes interesting choices and elevates the role.

Noteworthy

  • Idle Hands – I college students right hand has a mind of its own. Alba is one of the characters with hands that don’t have murderous intent. This was the first movie that I saw Alba in.
  • Sin City – Alba is little Nancy. I love the feel and the film work of this movie. Alba is one of the pivotal characters and a lot of the plot hinges on her.
  • Fantastic Four – Alba is Sue Storm. No, really Alba is Sue Storm. I thought she was perfect as her quarter of Marvel’s first family.
  • Machete – You got to love a movie that jumped from a fake trailer in another movie to the big screen. Alba is fantastic.

You have to be the best of whatever you are, but successful, cool actresses come in all shapes and sizes.

-Jessica Alba

Embrace that Movie for What It Is or Was Supposed to Be

Embrace that Movie for What It Is or Was Supposed to Be. Do not make the assumption that every movie is made to win an Oscar. Not all movies are film or art and not all films are good movies. To me, a movie is built, designed for entertainment. A movie can be...

Christian Bale

Christian Bale - Born January 30, 1974 Christian Bale. People that know me well are probably surprised that I am celebrating him on his birthday. I am very outspoken about not liking him as Batman (certainly his most well-known role). If someone could tell me if it...

Rob Zombie Renaissance Man

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Robert Burns Bard of Ayrshire

Robert Burns - Born January 25, 1759 Tonight is Burns Night. It celebrates Robert Burns Bard of Ayrshire on the day of his birthday January 25th of each year. Burns is regarded as the National Poet of Scotland and though his poetry is difficult to read and understand;...

Ed Helms

Ed Helms - Born January 24, 1974 Ed Helms is one of my favorite performers alive today. I say, performer, because he is way more than just an actor. Whether he is improvising, singing, or acting, Ed Helms is one of those people that brings a smile to your face. As...
Kevin James

Kevin James

Kevin James

Born April 26, 1965

Kevin James is a truly funny guy. He has played a variety of roles and he seems to be able to play just about any role, some of which we will dig into below. He is very deft at physical humor but then you watch him act and emote and he is a very talented as an actor.

Noteworthy

  • Hitch – This was the first movie that I remember Kevin James in. He was fantastic in this role. In particular, the training montage with Will Smith is one of the funniest things that Will Smith has been involved in, in a long time.
  • The King of Queens – Doug Heffernan, as a character, ran across three different shows. Doug was the springboard for Kevin James onto the large screen and really gave a jolt to his career. Add Leah Remini to this and it is no wonder that James is as big a star as he is.
  • I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry – Kevin James and Adam Sandler are box office gold. Having them marry each other for health benefits – genius. Such a funny thought provoking movie.
  • Paul Blart: Mall Cop – Bag on this movie all you want. They had me when he slid across the floor and didn’t quite make it to cover. Laughed my ass off.
  • Here Comes the Boom – A much more trim Kevin James learning to MMA fight to save a program in his school. Bizarre plot great flick. Loved it.

There’s no better feeling in the world than a warm pizza box on your lap.

-Kevin James

Robert Downey Jr

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Offal aint Awful

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When I Grow Up I Want to Be Nick Offerman

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Mad Men – Post Binge Watch

Mad Men Creator: Matthew Weiner Cast: Jon Hamm, Elisabeth Moss, Vincent Kartheiser, January Jones, Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Robert Morse, Kiernan Shipka, and so many more that I don't have room to list them all. MPAA Rating: TV-MA Release Year: 2007-2015 I...

No Mods for Fallout 4 on PS4 – WTF

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Jason Lee

Jason Lee

Jason Lee

Born April 25, 1970

Jason Lee has been someone I have watched in everything they have been in since I saw him in Mallrats back in the day. Love his acting style and love the way he approaches a character.

Noteworthy

  • Mallrats – Lee is Brodie. Brodie is Lee. This is still my favorite character that he has ever performed. The delivery is amazing and so much fun to watch.
  • Dogma – Lee is a bad guy. He is Azrael a bad angel looking to help end the world.
  • The Incredibles -Lee is the voice of Syndrome. I don’t think that it would have been quite as good without Jason Lee voicing the bad guy.
  • My Name is Earl – A storyline based around Karma with a kinda white-trash set of characters. Such a timeless and amusing show. Very re-watchable unless you are my wife. She hates it.

I was a little nerdy, but I got along with everybody. I had fun at school – skateboarding, surfing, getting kicked out of class for making too much noise.

-Jason Lee

Christian Finnegan

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Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny

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Michael Rapaport

Michael Rapaport Born March 20, 1970   Michael Rapaport has been around since 1990 as part of our pop-culture. Starting with China Beach, he has appeared on TV, on the big screen, been pumped into your ear on his own podcast and is a documentarian in his own right....

Dana Delany

Dana Delany Born March 13, 1956   Dana Delany has been a Silver Screen and TV screen staple for years. She can always be counted on to turn out a great performance whether she is being called on to deliver the comedy or the drama. Noteworthy China Beach - This is the...

Logan

We have now seen our last film with Hugh Jackman playing Wolverine. Logan is the Story of Wolverine - in a time, in the future - he is dying and he is trying to help Professor X. Past the plot you have an outstanding performance by Hugh Jackman and newcomer Dafne Keen...