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When Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles met Power Rangers

Wil Jones Feature Nov 24, 2014

Wil revisits a 90s live-action superhero crossover that's er, not exactly a classic of the genre: TMNT meet the Power Rangers...

Looking back at The Mask

Wil Jones Feature Nov 21, 2014

Jim Carrey scored one his earliest hits with comic book adaptation The Mask. Wil loved it as a kid. Turns out, he loves it now...

The 25 best female action stars in modern cinema

Wil Jones Feature Nov 13, 2014

Wil's got something to say to all those people who reckon women can't be action stars. These 25 kickass women might want a word too...

50 bizarre examples of movie tie-ins and merchandise

Wil Jones Odd List Sep 26, 2014

Movie merchandise is big business. But some people will try and slap the name of The Avengers or Batman on anything...

Top 50 appearances by wrestlers in the movies

Wil Jones Odd List Sep 19, 2014

Wrestling's just like acting, right? Wil counts down the best film appearances by wrestlers and finds there might be quite a big difference

The top 25 underappreciated straight-to-DVD films

Wil Jones Odd List Sep 8, 2014

Revenge thrillers, action sequels and flying kicks from Scott Adkins and Michael Jai White. It's 25 straight-to-DVD movies worth your time.

Vital lessons we've learned from major action movies

Wil Jones Feature Sep 4, 2014

Everything we know, we learned from the movies of Stallone, Schwarzenegger, Lundgren, and Seagal...

What The O.C.'s Seth Cohen did for geekdom

Wil Jones Feature Sep 2, 2014

Seth Cohen's character in The O.C. was much more than just a nerd punch-line, Wil argues, he paved the way for comic-book movie success...

Directors who've made sequels to other filmmakers' movies

Wil Jones Odd List Sep 1, 2014

What happens when a new director comes into direct a sequel to a popular film? The results can vary, Wil writes...

The birth, death and regeneration of the Universal Soldier movies

Wil Jones Feature Aug 22, 2014

Universal Soldier began in 1992 before suffering from some tawdry sequels. Then John Hyams revived the franchise in spectacular fashion...

Jason Statham: the early years

Wil Jones Feature Aug 8, 2014

What did Jason Statham get up to before he became an action superstar? Hint: it involved quite a lot of metallic body paint...

The kids' cartoons made from inappropriately adult movies

Wil Jones Feature Jul 29, 2014

Whoever thought RoboCop, Highlander and Rambo would make suitable kids' cartoons? These folks, that's who...

Is it time to give Howard The Duck some more love?

Wil Jones Feature Jul 24, 2014

It may have been a notorious flop in the 80s, but doesn't Howard The Duck deserve a second look? It sure does, Wil writes...

Analysing the 1988 Rambo children's annual

Wil Jones Feature Jul 21, 2014

A kids' book based around a violent post-traumatic stress disorder sufferer, played by Sylvester Stallone? We analyse the Rambo annual...

In praise of Rik Mayall and Ade Edmondson's Bottom

Wil Jones Feature Jul 2, 2014

Grimy, bleak, extremely violent and stupidly funny, Wil salutes the genius of Ade Edmondson and Rik Mayall's sitcom, Bottom...