Donald Deane has held a variety of jobs, including college English teacher, newspaper reporter/editor, internet project manager, dishwasher and dogcatcher. He now writes exclusively and has contributed to AOL TV and Moviefone among others.
Actors Whose Careers Were Killed With One Movie
A great movie can make an actor's career and propel them onto a whole new level of stardom. On the other hand, a horrible, steaming pile of a movie can do exactly the opposite.
10 Would-Be Movie Franchises That Failed to Take Off
Movie studios love successful franchises because they ensure a steady stream of box office bank. But for every hot property like Batman, Iron Man, or 'Star Trek,' there are many that never take off. Consider Disney's 'The Lone Ranger,' for example. Tepid reviews and weak earnings mean it will likely never spawn sequels. Instead, it seems destined to go down in history as a poorly-received $225 million one-off flick.
10 Potentially Amazing Movies That Never Happened (But Almost Did)
Movie history is littered with films that failed to get off the ground, from historical epics to sci-fi thrillers to even a version of 'Lord of the Rings' that would've starred the Fab Four. Some of these films went no further than the conceptual stage, others lost funding and some were derailed by tragedy...
10 Horribly Miscast Movie Roles
When an actor gives an authentic, believable performance, the results can be spectacular. But sometimes a star just doesn't fit into a role no matter how much Hollywood tries to shoehorn them into the part of, say, young Anakin Skywalker. That doesn't stop them from trying, however.
The 10 Most Confusing Movies of All Time
Nobody loves summer blockbusters more than we do. (We've already seen 'Star Trek Into Darkness' multiple times.) Occasionally though, we need a movie with substance rather than something filled with special effects and thunderous explosions.
10 Things You Didn’t Know About Iron Man
Join us as we look at 10 things you may not have known about Iron Man.
Jynx – The 10 Weirdest Pokemon Ever
Part of the original 151 Pokemon, Jynx is humanoid in appearance and immediately drew criticism for appearing to wear what some thought was blackface. In an article entitled 'Politically Incorrect Pokemon,' author Carole Boston Weatherford said the character looked like "an overweight drag queen incarnation of Little Black Sambo...
Cubone – The 10 Weirdest Pokemon Ever
Cubone may look lovable, but he's in need of some serious grief counseling. Distraught over the murder of his mother at the hands of Team Rocket (!), Cubone wears her skull like a helmet, never revealing his true face. If Cubone's tragic backstory doesn't depress you, then its constant sobbing will...
Lampent – The 10 Weirdest Pokemon Ever
Let's forget about Lampent's silly character design for a moment -- it's, you know, a lamp that evolves into a chandelier -- and focus instead on its creepy abilities. Lampent visits people when they're on the brink of death, then steals the souls from their body, absorbing their essence as fuel for the fire that burns within it...
Duskull – The 10 Weirdest Pokemon Ever
When you're dealing with the Pokemon equivalent of the Grim Reaper, you know you've got a real creepfest on your hands. Duskull, a Ghost-type Pokemon, kidnaps disobedient children and is said to love the sound of their crying. It also has the ability to pass through walls and turn invisible, which helps as it "doggedly pursues its intended victims until the break of dawn...