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Sports Movies That Launched Acting Careers

[ReviewAZON name=”sports” id=”53″ display=”inlinepost” asin=”0879103310″ trackingid=”mywebsource1-20″ country=”us” width=”200px” float=”left” imagetop=”10px”]I’ve always been a fan of sports films. The sport movie has been the launching point for several big name stars over the years. You may not always recognize these pop icons because of the bit parts that they portrayed, because, after all, it IS before they were stars.

This list includes Academy Award nominees, producers, writers, models, and directors.  Who would have thought they would have started in cheesy sports movies?

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Posted by Jimm - January 29, 2012 at 7:03 pm

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Celebs Who Play Dungeons and Dragons

I am not ashamed to admit it: I love Dungeons and Dragons, the tabletop fantasy game that became popular in the late 1970s and 80s where people take on the persona of a fighter, wizard, or thief and play out adventures using paper and dice.  Players of the game were typically considered “geeks” or “nerds” for using their imaginations.  These people typically gather once a week (or more) to play an ongoing game that can last for years. It’s a great game that teaches analytical skills, tactics, and how to use your imagination.  Even now, in my mid-forties, I enjoy playing the game. Does it make me a geek? Yes. Proudly. And I am not alone.  Here are five cool celebs who play Dungeons and Dragons and who are also not afraid to admit it! Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - January 26, 2012 at 3:27 pm

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Five Best Geek Movies For The Remainder Of 2011

Final Performances by actorsI am a self-described geek.  I admit it.  I love watching comic book movies and those based on science fiction and fantasy.  I even have a web site dedicated to my love for Lord of the Rings (Shameless plug warning: www.FellowshipoftheRing.org).  As you can imagine, the past few years have been good for geeks when it comes to the fare they are throwing out at the movies.  This year is no different.  Here’s a list of what I can’t wait to see. Read more…

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Posted by Jimm - July 6, 2011 at 3:31 pm

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2009 Origins: Comic Book Movies

superheromoviesI spent the last week at the 2009 Origins Game Fair (June 24-28, 2009) in Columbus, Ohio, where I got the opportunity to interview game designers, organizers, and fans about the games and movies they love to play and watch.  One of the topics we polled at Origins was the top Comic Book Movies of All Time.  Origins goers had their favorites on this, picking over 38 comic book movies overall.  See which of your fan favorites made the list.
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Posted by Jimm Fowler - July 1, 2009 at 1:13 pm

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