HAMMY’S TOP 10…WWE SUMMERSLAM MATCHES!

WrestleMania 33 is upon us! Yes, the most unanticipated WrestleMania since…last year will be held tonight. I’m finding it hard to care about it, but I’ll watch it anyway! However, I’ve been thinking about doing a regular “Top 10 Things List.” And what better time than now to count down my Top 10 WrestleMania matches? Here they are:

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HAMMY’S TOP 10…FILMS OF 1987

Hey, did you realise it’s been thirty years since 1987? I was but a little boy back then, in the heady days of Thatcher’s reign over Britain and the closing years of the Cold War. While I was watching Thomas The Tank Engine (and being scared out of my wits by the Ghost Train episode!), 1987 was being graced with great films. Of course, as I grew up, I became acquainted with the films of 1987 (not all of them, however. I still haven’t seen The Princess Bride!). Here are my Top 10 Films of 1987! Continue reading

HAMMY’S TOP 10…GAMECUBE GAMES

The GameCube celebrated its fifteen anniversary last year. However, it was released on May 3rd 2002 over here in Europe, so technically it’s fifteen years old this year as well. I was an unabashed Nintendo fan back in the day. I had all of their consoles (well, apart from the Virtual Console). They could do no wrong in my eyes. When the Gamecube was announced, I wasn’t too fussed on the name, but that didn’t matter. It was a new console from Nintendo! I remember playing Luigi’s Mansion for the first time. Who needed Mario when you had his brother being a Ghostbuster? Luigi’s Mansion was the tip of the iceberg when it came to great games for the Gamecube. And here are my Top 10 Games for the Gamecube!

The Gamecube was lost in the shuffle, but had plenty of great games!

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HAMMY’S TOP 10…WAR FILMS

Christopher Nolan’s Dunkirk was released last week. We’ve seen World War II done to death, in cinema, video games and books. But I trust Nolan to deliver something new and unique in the sub-genre. But it got me to thinking about the war genre as a whole. What are my favourite war films? Of course, the list could consist solely of World War II films, as there are plenty of them. However, I always try to broaden my horizons, especially when it comes to war films. I like to find something a little…different! So here are my Top 10 War Films! Continue reading

HAMMY’S TOP 10…FILMS I WATCHED MORE THAN ONCE AT THE CINEMA!

For the general public to see the same film at the cinema twice (or more), the film has to be something spectacular. If you own an Odeon Limitless Card, then perhaps things are different for you. Seeing a film twice means only spending money on food/drink, rather than tickets. For most people, seeing the same film twice at the cinema means spending twice the amount of money on a film. That means more than twenty pounds or more in most cases (plus the cost of food/drink). I’ve been taken aback by more than a few films at the cinema. There are a number that have forced me to watch them again, as soon as possible, on the big screen. Continue reading

HAMMY’S TOP 10…FILMS I WATCHED BEFORE I GREW UP (BUT PROBABLY SHOULDN’T HAVE DONE!)

I’m a little late to the party, but a few weeks ago the charity Into Film released a list of Must See Films Before You Grow Up (click here for the full list!). Before you’re eleven, you should have watched all fifty films. Are you grown up after eleven? I thought you were grown up after eighteen…but that’s up for debate! Regardless, it’s a great list, including classics such as The Lego Movie (too early to call that a classic?), Beauty and the Beast (the original!), The Wizard of Oz and E.T. The Extra-terrestrial, among others. It got me to thinking about the films I watched before I was eleven. More specifically, the less child-friendly films. Continue reading

HAMMY’S TOP 10…SNES GAMES!!!

I missed out on the NES Mini…and it looks like I’ll miss out on the SNES Mini as well! It was only announced yesterday, but you’ll search far and wide to pre-order one today. I suppose I I can console myself that my SNES is still in working condition. Well, I hope so, haven’t played it for a while. But the SNES Mini contains more than a few games that I haven’t played, such as Secret of Mana and Final Fantasy III. For £80, I’d call it value for money. But it got me to thinking…what are my favourite SNES games? I thought long and hard. Although I played my NES to death, I never really appreciated what a video game was all about until the SNES. I reached a semblance of maturity as the SNES came into my life. It taught me so much! So here is my Top 10 SNES Games! Continue reading

HAMMY’S TOP 10…FILMS OF 2007!!!

Can you believe that 2007 was ten years ago? That was the year I graduated from university…and it feels so long ago (yet so close)! We saw Tony Blair step down as Prime Minister. JK Rowling released the last Harry Potter book. That got me to thinking…not about my life choices since graduating, Tony Blair, or Harry Potter, but the films of 2007! Of course, I remember watching a lot of films at the cinema…but what stood out? What has stood the test of time? Here are my Top 10 Films of 2007…

TONY BLIAR!!!! BLOOD FOR OIL!!!

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HAMMY’S TOP 10…COMIC BOOK FILMS!

Wonder Woman is still lighting up the global cinematic box office. Some have claimed it to be one of the greatest comic book films ever. I would disagree with that (click here for my review!), but it’s still a damned good film. However, it got me to thinking…what are my favourite comic book films of all time? That’s a tough one…But I’ve given it a whirl anyway! Of course, comic book films aren’t a genre in themselves, but cover a horde of genres.

However, we all know a comic book film when we see one. And some films surprise us when we find out they were based on a comic book/graphic novel. So here goes nothing! (By the way, a few of these films are sequels…it says a lot that the first, obligatory origin story has been played out to death nowadays. Once that’s out the way, the super-hero sequel can reach for greatness…)

I reckon Wonder Woman would take a place in many people’s Top 10 Comic Book Films…

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HAMMY’S TOP 10…FEMALE-LED FILMS

‘Wonder Woman’ hit the cinemas this past weekend. Most people seem to love it (I have yet to see it…). ‘Wonder Woman’ may be the first female-led superhero film for some time (can we even count ‘Electra’ or ‘Catwoman’?). And it got me to thinking about women in film. More specifically, female led films. What are my favourite female led films? We deserve more female led films, of course. The gender bias is still clear and present in Hollywood (especially in the area of directors). But, more often than not, when females lead the way, there are some great films to behold. And here are my Top 10 Female Led Films…

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