On Deadly Ground

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Seeing as the modern world is a thoroughly ridiculous place and modern culture is almost completely bankrupt of any sense or reason, there’s been a precedent set in modern politics that if an action movie star runs for governor of a state, probably he’s going to win the election. We saw it when Jesse ‘The Body’ Ventura went from spouting catch phrases in Predator and playing frozen criminals in Demolition Man to governing the great state of Minnesota, we saw it when Arnold Schwarzenegger took some time off from portraying the ultimate killing machine in various shoot ‘em ups in order to steer the political future of California, and now there’s some indication that the same sort of political love connection could be made between the state of Arizona and Hollywood actor/Aikido expert Steven Seagal. In an interview with Phoenix’s ABC affiliate, ABC 15 [via The Wrap], Seagal told reporters that he would “remotely consider” running for governor. Granted, he also stated that he has, “a lot more other responsibilities that may be more important to address,” so it would seem that this idea is still at the germination stage—and any sort of campaign he runs would have to figure out how to address past controversies involving his raiding people’s homes with tanks and keeping women as sex slaves, so it’s not a shoe-in that he would be elected—but if there’s any chance at all that the citizens of Arizona could get a man with as impressive a ponytail and […]

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If you asked around “What 1980s action star deserves a comprehensive guide to his films?” you’d probably hear Sylvester Stallone, Jean Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and possibly even Dolph Lundgren before someone got around to Steven Seagal. We’ll ignore the smart ass who said Michael Dudikoff too. The world, being as unpredictable as it is, had a different view of things and blessed (cursed?) one writer with an unnatural fascination of Steven Seagal. That man is Vern and his study of the ass-kicking films of Steven Seagal, “Seagalogy” has been updated, expanded, and is now fit for your consumption. In addition to telling you about this book, I’m also going to use it to help break down the career path of Steven Seagal in just twelve short films.

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Earth Day: the red-headed stepchild of world holidays. Founded in 1970, the celebration of our planet has been mounted (and basically ignored) every April 22nd. When was the last time you paid respects by going outside and planting a seedling? Or left a plate of cookies out for Mother Earth? Yeah, I didn’t think so. Earth Day may not have the allure of its cheerful , laid back holiday counterparts, but it’s certainly no less important. Recognizing environmental concerns is more relevant than ever, and Hollywood has been trying its darndest to prod you in to taking action. Think of it as a  “scared straight” course of action: if you’re afraid of impending environmental doom, maybe you’ll do something. Here are seven movies that a sure to reinvigorate your ecological awareness and get you back on the green track this Earth Day:

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