Ice-T Top Five

Ice-T Top Five

Ice-T Top Five

Ice-T Top FiveTracy Lauren Marrow (born February 16, 1958), better known by his stage name Ice-T, is an American rapper, actor, songwriter, and producer. He began his career as an underground rapper in the 1980s and was signed to Sire Records in 1987, when he released his debut album Rhyme Pays—the second hip-hop album to carry an explicit content sticker (following Slick Rick’s La Di Da Di). The following year, he founded the record label Rhyme $yndicate Records (named after his collective of fellow hip-hop artists called the “Rhyme $yndicate”) and released another album, Power, which would go Platinum. He also released several other albums that went Gold.

He co-founded the heavy metal band Body Count, which he introduced on his 1991 rap album O.G. Original Gangster, on the track titled “Body Count”. The band released their self-titled debut album in 1992. Ice-T encountered controversy over his track “Cop Killer”, the lyrics of which discussed killing police officers. Ice-T asked to be released from his contract with Warner Bros. Records, and his next solo album, Home Invasion, was released later in February 1993 through Priority Records. Body Count’s next album, Born Dead, was released in 1994, and Ice-T released two more albums in the late 1990s.

As an actor, he played small parts in the films Breakin’ and its sequels, Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo and Rappin’, during the 1980s, before his major role debut, starring as police detective Scotty Appleton in New Jack City (1991). He received top billing for his role in Surviving the Game (1994) and continued to appear in small roles in TV series and other films throughout the 1990s. Since 2000, he has portrayed NYPD Detective/Sergeant Odafin Tutuola on the NBC police drama Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. A reality television show titled Ice Loves Coco ran for three seasons (2011-2013) on E!, featuring the home life of Ice-T and his wife Coco Austin. In 2018, he began hosting the true crime documentary, In Ice Cold Blood, on the Oxygen cable channel, which as of 2020, is in its third season.

#5 Johnny Mnemonic (1995) – In a dystopian 2021, Johnny is a data trafficker who has an implant that allows him to securely store data too sensitive for regular computer networks. On one delivery run, he accepts a package that not only exceeds the implant’s safety limits—and will kill him if the data is not removed in time—but also contains information far more important and valuable than he had ever imagined. On a race against time, he must avoid the assassins sent to kill him and remove the data before it, too, ends his life.

#4 The Other Guys (2010) – Unlike their heroic counterparts on the force, desk-bound NYPD detectives Gamble and Hoitz garner no headlines as they work day to day. When a seemingly minor case turns out to be a big deal, the two cops get the opportunity to finally prove to their comrades that they have the right stuff.

#3 Surviving the Game (1994) – A homeless man is hired as a survival guide for a group of wealthy businessmen on a hunting trip in the mountains, unaware that they are killers who hunt humans for sport, and that he is their new prey.

#2 Ricochet (1991) – An attorney is terrorized by the criminal he put away years ago when he was a cop.

#1 New Jack City (1991) – A gangster, Nino, is in the Cash Money Brothers, making a million dollars every week selling crack. A cop, Scotty, discovers that the only way to infiltrate the gang is to become a dealer himself.

Christopher Guest Top Five

Christopher Guest Top Five

Christopher Guest Top Five

Christopher GuestChristopher Haden-Guest, 5th Baron Haden-Guest (born February 5, 1948), is an American–British screenwriter, composer, musician, director, actor, and comedian. Guest is most widely known in Hollywood for having written, directed, and starred in his series of comedy films shot in mock-documentary (mockumentary) style. Many scenes and character backgrounds in Guest’s films are written and directed, although actors have no rehearsal time and the ensemble improvise scenes while filming them. The series of films began with This Is Spinal Tap (which he did not direct) and continued with Waiting for GuffmanBest in ShowA Mighty WindFor Your Consideration, and Mascots.

Guest holds a hereditary British peerage as the 5th Baron Haden-Guest, and has publicly expressed a desire to see the House of Lords reformed as a democratically elected chamber. Though he was initially active in the Lords, his career there was cut short by the House of Lords Act 1999, which removed the right of most hereditary peers to a seat in the parliament. When using his title, he is normally styled as Lord Haden-Guest. Guest is married to actress and author Jamie Lee Curtis.

Even though I am a huge fan of Christopher Guest, I had no idea he was a Baron and I had no idea he was married to Jamie Lee Curtis. Married to Jamie Lee and funny as hell… that is just not right.

#5 This is Spinal Tap (1984) – “This Is Spinal Tap” shines a light on the self-contained universe of a metal band struggling to get back on the charts, including everything from its complicated history of ups and downs, gold albums, name changes and undersold concert dates, along with the full host of requisite groupies, promoters, hangers-on and historians, sessions, release events and those special behind-the-scenes moments that keep it all real.

#4 Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of National Lampoon (2015) – A look at the history of the American comedy publication and production company, National Lampoon, from its beginning in the 1970s to 2010, featuring rare and never before seen footage, this is the mind boggling story of The National Lampoon from its subversive and electrifying beginnings, to rebirth as an unlikely Hollywood heavyweight, and beyond. A humour empire like no other, the impact of the magazines irreverent, often shocking, sensibility was nothing short of seismic: this is an institution whose (drunk stoned brilliant) alumni left their fingerprints all over popular culture. Both insanely great and breathtakingly innovative, The National Lampoon created the foundation of modern comic sensibility by setting the bar in comedy impossibly high.

#3 A Mighty Wind (2003) – In “A Mighty Wind”, director Christopher Guest reunites the team from “Best In Show” and “Waiting for Guffman” to tell tell the story of 60’s-era folk musicians, who inspired by the death of their former manager, get back on the stage for one concert in New York City’s Town Hall.

#2 The Princess Bride (1987) – In this enchantingly cracked fairy tale, the beautiful Princess Buttercup and the dashing Westley must overcome staggering odds to find happiness amid six-fingered swordsmen, murderous princes, Sicilians and rodents of unusual size. But even death can’t stop these true lovebirds from triumphing.

#1 Best in Show (2000) – The tension is palpable, the excitement is mounting and the heady scent of competition is in the air as hundreds of eager contestants from across America prepare to take part in what is undoubtedly one of the greatest events of their lives – the Mayflower Dog Show. The canine contestants and their owners are as wondrously diverse as the great country that has bred them.

Pauly Shore Top Five

Pauly Shore Top Five

Pauly Shore Top Five

Pauly Shore Top FivePaul Montgomery Shore (born February 1, 1968) is an American actor, comedian and filmmaker is best known for his roles in several comedy films in the 1990s. Shore began as a stand-up comedian at the age of 17, before becoming an MTV VJ in 1989. This led to a starring role in the comedy film Encino Man in 1992, which was a modest hit. Roles in other films followed, including Son in Law (1993) and Bio-Dome (1996).

Pauly Shore was part of my childhood. I wore out his first comedy album. I watched his movies over and over and over. He was The Weasel, he was funny, and he is still around.

#5 Jury Duty (1995) – When jobless Tommy Collins discovers that sequestered jurors earn free room and board as well as $5-a-day, he gets himself assigned to a jury in a murder trial. Once there, he does everything he can to prolong the trial and deliberations and make the sequestration more comfortable for himself.

#4 Pauly Shore is Dead (2003) – Hollywood comedian/actor Pauly Shore loses everything: his house, nobody in Hollywood wants to represent him, he moves back home with his mom and is now parking cars at the Comedy Store. Then one night when he’s up in his mom’s loft, a dead famous comedian appears who tells Pauly to kill himself cause he’ll go down as a comedic genius who died before his time. Pauly then fakes his own death, and the media goes crazy.

#3 Bio-Dome (1996) – Bud and Doyle are two losers who are doing nothing with their lives. Both of their girlfriends are actively involved in saving the environment, but the two friends couldn’t care less about saving the Earth. One day, when a group of scientists begin a mission to live inside a “Bio-Dome” for a year without outside contact, Bud and Doyle mistakenly become part of the project themselves.

#2 Encino Man (1992) – High school misfits Stoney and Dave discover a long-frozen primeval man buried in their back yard. But the thawed-out Link—as the boys have named him—quickly becomes a wild card in the teens’ already zany southern California lives. After a shave and some new clothes, Link’s presence at school makes the daily drudgery a lot more interesting.

#1 Son in Law (1993) – Country girl Rebecca has spent most of her life on a farm in South Dakota, and, when she goes away to college in Los Angeles, Rebecca immediately feels out of place in the daunting urban setting. She is befriended by a savvy party animal named Crawl, who convinces the ambivalent Rebecca to stay in the city. When Thanksgiving break rolls around, Rebecca, no longer an innocent farm girl, invites Crawl back to South Dakota, where he pretends to be her fiancé.

Daveed Diggs Top Five

Daveed Diggs Top Five

Daveed Diggs Top Five

Daveed Diggs Top FiveDaveed Daniele Diggs (born January 24, 1982) is an American actor, rapper, singer, songwriter, screenwriter, and film producer. He is the vocalist of the experimental hip hop group Clipping, and in 2015, he originated the roles of Marquis de Lafayette and Thomas Jefferson in the musical Hamilton, for which he won both a Grammy Award and Tony Award. Since leaving Hamilton, he played a recurring role in the television series Black-ish (2016–2018) and co-starred in the films Wonder (2017) and Velvet Buzzsaw (2019). Diggs also wrote, produced, and starred in the 2018 film Blindspotting, which earned him a nomination for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead. As of 2020, he stars in the television adaptation of Snowpiercer.

Here is Daveed Diggs Top Five from This Geeks World:

#5 Soul – Joe Gardner is a middle school teacher with a love for jazz music. After a successful gig at the Half Note Club, he suddenly gets into an accident that separates his soul from his body and is transported to the You Seminar, a center in which souls develop and gain passions before being transported to a newborn child. Joe must enlist help from the other souls-in-training, like 22, a soul who has spent eons in the You Seminar, in order to get back to Earth.

#4 Wonder – The story of August Pullman – a boy with facial differences – who enters fifth grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time.

#3 Velvet Buzzsaw – Big money artists and mega-collectors pay a high price when art collides with commerce. After a series of paintings by an unknown artist are discovered, a supernatural force enacts revenge on those who have allowed their greed to get in the way of art.

#2 Blindspotting – Collin must make it through his final three days of probation for a chance at a new beginning. He and his troublemaking childhood best friend, Miles, work as movers, and when Collin witnesses a police shooting, the two men’s friendship is tested as they grapple with identity and their changed realities in the rapidly-gentrifying neighborhood they grew up in.

#1 Hamilton – An unforgettable cinematic stage performance, the filmed version of the original Broadway production of “Hamilton” combines the best elements of live theater, film and streaming to bring the cultural phenomenon to homes around the world for a thrilling, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Dolly Parton Top Five

Dolly Parton Top Five

Dolly Parton Top Five

Dolly Parton Top FiveDolly Rebecca Parton (born January 19, 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, actress, author, businesswoman, and humanitarian, known primarily for her work in country music. After achieving success as a songwriter for others, Parton made her album debut in 1967 with Hello, I’m Dolly, which led to success during the remainder of the 1960s (both as a solo artist and with a series of duet albums with Porter Wagoner), before her sales and chart peak came during the 1970s and continued into the 1980s. Parton’s albums in the 1990s did not sell as well, but she achieved commercial success again in the new millennium and has released albums on various independent labels since 2000, including her own label, Dolly Records. She has sold more than 100 million records worldwide.

Parton’s music includes the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)-certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards. She has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard country music charts, a record for a female artist (tied with Reba McEntire). She has 44 career Top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career-charted singles over the past 40 years. She has garnered ten Grammy Awards and 50 nominations, including the Lifetime Achievement Award and a 2020 Grammy Award with for KING & COUNTRY for their collaboration on “God Only Knows”; 10 Country Music Association Awards, including Entertainer of the Year and is one of only seven female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award; five Academy of Country Music Awards, also including a nod for Entertainer of the Year; four People’s Choice Awards; and three American Music Awards.

In 1999, Parton was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has composed over 3,000 songs, including “I Will Always Love You” (a two-time U.S. country chart-topper, as well as an international pop hit for Whitney Houston), “Jolene”, “Coat of Many Colors”, and “9 to 5”. She is also in a select group to have received at least one nomination from the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, and Emmy Awards. As an actress, she has starred in films such as 9 to 5 (1980) and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982), for which she earned Golden Globe nominations for Best Actress, as well as Rhinestone (1984), Steel Magnolias (1989), Straight Talk (1992) and Joyful Noise (2012). – Thanks, WIkipedia!

Here is Dolly Parton’s Top 5 movies from This Geeks World:

#5 Straight Talk – Small town girl moves to the big city and gets a gig on the radio hosting a call-in advice show. Parton plays the lead in this 1992 movie and it is just a fun movie that while not her best work, is still very fun to watch. 

#4 Rhinestone – Dolly Parton and Sylvester Stallone star in a very strange version of Pygmallion. Parton bets everything she has to prove she can turn a New York cabbie into a Country Western Singer. Yes, Stallone sings.

#3 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas – This is actually my favorite. This is the movie where I will Always Love You and Hardcandy Christmas both got their theatrical debuts. Dolly Parton, Burt Reynolds, Dom DeLuise, Charles Durning, and Jim Nabors star in this very funny musical. And yes, Burt Reynolds sings.

#2 Steel Magnolias – Dolly Parton’s version of Truvy Jones is spectacular. Such heart in such a tear-jerking movie. Truvy helps push the action and the plot along in both the play and the movie and Dolly Parton knocks the role out of the park.

#1 Nine to Five – This 1980 classic comedy gives us Dolly Parton’s first starring role in a movie. She, Jane Fonda, and Lilly Tomlin are amazing together. They are three co-workers that end up kidnapping their boss and running the company without him. And let’s no forget Dabney Coleman as Frank Hart – their boss. This is one of my favorite all time comedies.