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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.…

5 Times Jackie Chan Almost Killed Himself With Stunts
5 Times Jackie Chan Almost Killed Himself With Stunts

Jackie Chan does his own stunts. Jackie Chan has been in 150+ films. If we assume that each film has around 15 stunts and that Chan does each one 1-4 times, and also acknowledge that he is an insane superhuman hell-bent on performing the most death-defying tasks human eyes have ever beheld, it’s safe to…

Thelma & Louise: 10 Little Known Facts
Thelma & Louise: 10 Little Known Facts

Written in 1988 by first-time screenwriter Callie Khouri [who later went on to write The Divine Sisters of the Ya Ya Sisterhood and Nashville], Thelma & Louise hit theaters on May 24, 1991 to critical acclaim and widespread criticism– forever etching its place in cinematic history.   Produced in an era when female-driven films were…

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