There have been rumors circulating for a while now that actor Idris Elba could be up for the role of James Bond when Daniel Craig leaves the franchise. Now I know that there will be those who consider a black Bond to be the greatest affront to life, liberty and the Queen since the rise of the Spice Girls. This is especially borne out by the alarming racist reactions to the casting of black actors in the HUNGER GAMES movie. I personally say balderdash to the naysayers because there are 3 black Brit actors that I think have all the necessary joie de vivre to pull off the role of Bond successfully.
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 57% (Critics) / 89% (Audience)
Directed By: Michael Bay
Written By: Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Megan Fox, John Turturro and Josh Duhamel
Synopsis: The interstellar battle between the Autobots and Decepticons rains destruction down on planet Earth as director Michael Bay adapts Hasbro and Takara’s popular Transformers franchise into a big-budget, live-action summer tentpole extravaganza in this ambitious sci-fi action feature. (Source)
The common opinion on professional wrestling is that it is just a soap opera for the male population. And the performers in this “sport” all are called upon to act out some truly ludicrous story lines in front of live crowds week in and week out. So it is kinda shocking that so many wrestlers end up being so bad when they are put in an actual film role. John Cena and HHH may be able to captivate a crowd with their performance in the squared circle but neither guy can act their way out of a soggy paper bag. But there are a few rasslers who have proven to have “The Stuff” when it comes to acting outside of the ring and I have decide to list my top 6 sports entertainers who made the transition to the big screen successfully.
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 85% (Critics) / 88% (Audience)
Directed By: Gary Ross
Written By: Gary Ross, Suzanne Collins, and Billy Ray
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Woody Harrelson, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, and Donald Sutherland
Synopsis: Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister’s place for the latest match. (Source)
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 86% (Critics) / 92% (Audience)
Directed By: Phil Lord and Chris Miller
Written By: Michael Bacall and Jonah Hill
Starring: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube and Dave Franco
Studio: Magnolia Pictures
Synopsis: A pair of underachieving cops are sent back to a local high school to blend in and bring down a synthetic drug ring. (Source)
More action shots! More character building shots! More of that cool ass mofo Samuel L. Jackson! More Hawkeye! OMG! Its Pepper Potts! More of those mystery aliens (director Joss Whedon says its not the Skrulls or Kree but another Marvel U alien race; I think it may be the Badoon)! And the motherfreakin’ S.H.I.E.L.D Heli-Carrier!!!!!!
Plus that Japanese voice-over guy is all sorts of awesome