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How to CHARGE-Up This Year’s Thanksgiving
How to CHARGE-Up This Year’s Thanksgiving

We like to think this is how Braddock would kick back on Turkey Day….   Tired of that same ol’ tried-and-true Thanksgiving routine? Turkey, stuffing, potatoes, couch, football, nap, leftovers, sleep, rinse and repeat. Yawn. We hear you. That’s why the team here at CHARGE! would like to offer a few suggestions to spice up…

4 Older Actors Who Proved You Can Kick Ass at Any Age
4 Older Actors Who Proved You Can Kick Ass at Any Age

Old people get no respect. Especially in Hollywood action movies where most characters over the age of fifty are just there to tell the hot young lead that they are way out of line! Then the hot young lead makes them look like a fool. Then the older person has to say, “Oh, I’m so…

5 Great Westerns Not Set in the Wild West
5 Great Westerns Not Set in the Wild West

When people think of westerns, they think of the Wild West of the American Frontier, which is only logical of course. After all, that is where the vast majority of such movies were set. Indeed, at their heart, all western films are about the pioneer spirit and the forces that try to strip that spirit…

The CHARGE! Guide to Hosting the Perfect Jackie Chan Marathon Party
The CHARGE! Guide to Hosting the Perfect Jackie Chan Marathon Party

The films of Jackie Chan are fun, entertaining, and as we’ve previously detailed here on CHARGE! they may have been a little detrimental to his health. But it’s a little-known fact that his films are also perfect for watching with a group of friends. In my life, this has been evident since the late 90’s…

The Under-appreciated Films of Pauly Shore
The Under-appreciated Films of Pauly Shore

It’s a shame that Pauly Shore and his films have often been the target for ridicule. Sure, you won’t take a look at his IMDB and find anything Academy Award-worthy, or “Certified Fresh” on Rotten Tomatoes. They really are kind of silly. Several of them have questionable moments of political incorrectness. But at the same…

The Thumping First ‘Creed 2’ Trailer Sees Adonis Creed Trying To Avenge His Father
The Thumping First ‘Creed 2’ Trailer Sees Adonis Creed Trying To Avenge His Father

Creed reinvigorated the Rocky franchise in a way that no one really expected, as Michael B. Jordan’s take on Adonis Creed, son of Apollo Creed, managed to capture the imagination of a whole new generation. Now, Adonis is back in the trailer for Creed II, and the movie looks to continue building upon the legend…

The Legend of Burt: A Look at Some of Burt Reynolds’ Most Memorable Moments
The Legend of Burt: A Look at Some of Burt Reynolds’ Most Memorable Moments

Here at CHARGE!, we take our hat off for one thing, and one thing only… Okay, we may not be as smooth as the Bandit, so we actually take our hat off for Burt Reynolds marathons, just like the one airing here on the network this Father’s Day. What a better way to spend a…

Steed & Mrs. Peel: Reasons to Love the Original Avengers
Steed & Mrs. Peel: Reasons to Love the Original Avengers

Since 2012, when most people say “The Avengers” viewers immediately think of comic book heroes and loud explosions. But prior to this decade, outside of the comic book world, “The Avengers” meant something quite different to a great many people. It brought to mind bowler hats, mod hairdos, and plummy accents. The original Avengers weren’t…

Rambo, RoboCop and Other Toys I Can’t Believe We Had as Kids
Rambo, RoboCop and Other Toys I Can’t Believe We Had as Kids

I recently went back to my childhood home and rummaged through my old toy collection. Amid the eclectic pile of plastic was a bizarre one-off figure that sparked a whole slew of memories. The figure, proclaimed the “Fire-Power Rambo,” features the titular character in jeans and a white tank top sporting the “Force of Freedom”…

Just How Historically Accurate Was Tom Cruise’s Valkyrie?
Just How Historically Accurate Was Tom Cruise’s Valkyrie?

Valkyrie is, in essence, a thriller more than it is a war movie, and it’s a damn good one at that. Charting the real-life events that saw a number of high-ranking Nazi officers attempt to overthrow Hitler, the movie stars Tom Cruise as Col. Claus von Stauffenberg, one of the leaders of the daring plot.…

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