TopTenz Author: Jim Ciscell
The Latest 10 Top 10 Lists by Jim Ciscell:
- Top 10 1980’s Cartoons That Still Need To Be Made Into Live Action Films
- Top 10 Foods the Pilgrims Probably Ate at the First Thanksgiving
- Top 10 Awesome Opening Scene Possibilities for Star Wars VII
- Top 10 Characters Needed For A Batman Versus Superman Movie
- Top 10 Ways Barack Obama Is Just Like Herbert Hoover
- Top 10 Living Authors To Carry On Tom Clancy’s Writing Legacy
- Top 10 Twilight Zone Journeys Into The Afterlife
- Top 10 Sports Headlines You Will Not Read In 2014
- Top 10 Movie Characters You Didn’t Know Were Caught In The Matrix
- Top 10 Indiana Jones Artifacts (Not Found In The Movies)
- Top 10 Reasons ET Was Secretly A Jedi Knight
- Top 10 Fictional Plays (That Should Actually Tour In Theaters )
- Top 10 Famous Racists (Who Had No Idea When To Shut Up)
- The First Five Twilight Zone Episodes
- Top 10 Similarities Between Star Wars And Real Life
We are headed into a world in which there is actively a fourth Transformers film being made as well as a third G.I. Joe film. Films are now being made based on amusement park rides as well as video games. Given all the attendant nostalgia which now grown up geeks have for their youth, there […]
Happy Thanksgiving! If you’ve already sat down for the traditional feast of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, pumpkin pie, and a loss by the Detroit Lions, then by all means bon appetit. But if you haven’t eaten yet, and would prefer this year’s menu be a tad more traditional, here are ten types of food that the Pilgrims likely ate at their first Thanksgiving.
The opening scene in Star Wars: Episode VII will be one of the most important scenes in cinema history. Done right, it could reinvigorate the series and finally cement it as the greatest sci-fi story ever told. Done wrong, it would be the final nail in the coffin built by Jar-Jar Binks’ bare hands. Here are ten ways to do it right.
The tantalizing announcement that the Man of Steel sequel would also introduce Batman to a Superman movie allowed comic book fans to rejoice these last few weeks. However, there have been surprisingly few stories in which the team-up actually worked. This is astounding considering the comic World’s Finest was practically dedicated to the notion. The […]
Usually, President Obama gets compared to luminaries such as JFK and Lincoln. But given the current instability of the US government, perhaps the best comparison one can make is to Herbert Hoover, who was President when the Great Depression began. Hopefully, Obama’s time in office ends more positively.
Tom Clancy’s passing came as a blow to the writing community. The author of such novels as The Hunt For Red October, Clear and Present Danger, The Sum of all Fears, and Patriot Games redefined the way that technological thrillers were written. The novels not only had to have a compelling narrative, they also had […]
The classic television show The Twilight Zone had many different takes on what happens to you after you die. The series also had nearly a half dozen different incarnations of Satan as played by various actors. Interestingly enough, there were angels but no specific personification of God. To get the many different takes of Twilight […]
Sports fans love to guess what will happen in the world of competitive ball handling, but most of these guesses turn out to be dead wrong. It’s actually much easier to predict stuff that WON’T happen, as we’ve so helpfully done just now. Here are ten sporty things that a simply not happening in the coming year.
According to The Matrix, we are hooked up to computers that upload a fantasy world into our heads. If that were true, wouldn’t it too apply to movie universes? In short, the fictional world we created for them is actually a fictional world created by the Matrix, a world which the unconscious fictional characters believe is real.
The adventures of Indiana Jones does not begin and end with the movies. On the contrary, there are a ton of books and games out there that place Indy in harm’s way, all in the name of collecting, well, just about every ancient artifact known to man. Here are ten of his most epic adventures you didn’t know about.
As strange as it may sound, there is ample evidence to support the idea that ET, the beloved alien who phoned home and made us all disappointed that our bikes couldn’t fly, was a closet Jedi Knight. He might not wield a lightsaber, but The Force is definitely strong with this one.
Some movies tease us with awesome songs from kick-ass musicals that, for some ungodly reason, don’t exist in our world. This needs to change. Someone with Broadway connections should make these fictional plays real, so we can spend gobs of money on tickets for the best seats.
Sadly, racism is still a thing in our world. For the most part however, people tend to keep their racist thoughts to themselves (or anonymously spew them all over the Internet; that works too.) Some people however, prefer to expose their bigotry very publicly, and very loudly. Spoiler alert: it never turns out well.
In this day and age, people are likely to study classic television and cinema in the same way that bygone generations would study classic literature as well as the respected letters of famous people. In you give it another generation, the same thing may very well be said about classic video games. In some circles, […]
Though it might seem like pure sci-fi escapism, there are actually many parallels between the Star Wars saga and our real life Earth saga. They say to write what you know; well, George Lucas may not know decent dialogue, but he sure knows history