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Reel Hooligans’ Twenty Greatest Movie Rivalries

What fuels the plot of a movie better than the classic hero vs. villain scenario? Rivalries. Why? Because we can all identify with a peer or a competitor wanting what we want and that struggle for supremacy and respect.

For an episode of REEL HOOLIGANS, Tim came up with a quick list of twenty of the greatest rivalries in movies.

#20. Toros and Clovers — Bring it On

#19. Socs and Greasers — The Outsiders

#18. Jack Sparrow and Hector Barbossa — Pirates of the Caribbean

#17. Average Joe’s and Globo Gym — Dodgeball

#16. Derek Zoolander and Hansel — Zoolander

#15. Cady Heron and Regina George — Mean Girls

#14. Dominic Toretta and Brian O’Connor — Fast and Furious

#13. Obi Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker — Star Wars saga

#12. Crash Davis and Nuke Laloosh — Bull Durham

#11. Woody and Buzz Lightyear — Toy Story

#10. Sherlock Holmes and Moriarty — Sherlock Holmes

#9. Thor and Loki — Marvel Cinematic Universe

#8. Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy — Harry Potter

#7. Professor X and Magneto — X-Men saga

#6. Godzilla and King Kong — Toho Studios

#5. Captain America and Iron Man — Marvel Cinematic Universe

#4. Billy Hoyle and Sidney Deane — White Men Can’t Jump

#3. Carl Spackler and the Gopher — Caddyshack

#2. Maverick and Ice Man — Top Gun

…and finally —


Marvel scores knock-out with ‘Civil War’ battle

Chadwick Boseman as the Black Panther. (Marvel)

Marvel has built their comic book movie universe kingdom on the broad shoulders of Chris Evans’s Captain America and the sly charm of Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man — but now they’re counting on audiences to not only buy tickets to watch these two avenging heroes beat the crap out of each other, but takes sides as well.

It’s Team Cap vs. Team Iron Man in a super hero battle of political ideals and bromance in “Captain America: Civil War”, the 13th installment in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe.

In the aftermath of the events of “Winter Soldier” and “Age of Ultron”, the Avengers find themselves looking like uncontrollable bullies in the eyes of the world. When the United Nations decides to enforce sanctions on the Avengers that will keep them under the control of an official governing body, the super friends are divided.

Tom Holland as Spider-Man. (Marvel, Sony)

The catalyst for events is once again Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier. Framed for a recent tragedy, Cap vows to find and protect his friend while Tony says going against the accords will only tear the Avengers apart.

Enter some new heroes: Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa aka Black Panther, who wants to see the Avengers reigned in while also pursuing his own agenda; and Tom Holland brings Spider-Man into the Marvel fold for the first time. They’re awesome folks.

Let the rumble begin.

Spoiler-free Civil War movie review

Rating: 7/10

Directed by: Anthony Russo and Joe Russo

Written by: Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely

Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Chadwick Boseman, Daniel Brühl, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Rudd, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Jeremy Renner, and Paul Bettany

MPAA rating: PG-13 for extended sequences of violence, action and mayhem.

Running time: 2 hours 26 minutes

Marvel’s Phase Two off to a blazing start with ‘Iron Man 3’

IMlounging“Iron Man 3” is closer to being a sequel to last summers blockbuster smash, “Marvel’s the Avengers”, than it’s own predecessor, the bloated and disappointing, “Iron Man 2”. There are no cameos, no S.H.I.E.L.D., but Tony Stark’s near death experience saving the world resonates throughout this thrilling sequel.

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