When word began to spread on Saturday night that actor Paul Walker had passed away, one phrase I continued to hear throughout the bar I was sitting in was, “The guy from Fast and Furious.”
Yes, Walker was a mainstay in the popular film franchise, and was actually in the midst of filming the 7th installment of the Fast and Furious at the time of his death. However, the actor had appeared and starred in dozens of other films throughout his acting career. Here is a list of Walker’s top 5 movies outside the Fast and Furious franchise.
This Disney movie from 2006, tells the story of a man and his dogs. While in Antarctica, a scientist is separated from his 8 beloved sled dogs.
Yes, the film is more about the dogs than Walker, but it is a family-friendly, and a times tear jerking film.
Synopsis: An adventure about loyalty and the bonds of friendship set in the extreme wilderness of Antarctica. The film tells the story of a scientific expedition who is forced to leave behind their beloved sled dogs due to an accident and perilous weather conditions. During the harsh winter the dogs must struggle for survival alone in the intense frozen wilderness for over 6 months.
Walker’s character of the star quarterback is rather forgettable when you throw in a whip cream bikini and a stripping teacher, but the movie was popular among teenagers in the early 2000s.
The film also features James Van Der Beek, Scott Caan, and Jon Voight. The soundtrack to the film was pretty damn good as well.
Synopsis: James Van Der Beek (Dawson’s Creek) leads the action in this exciting, funny coming-of-age story about a small-town high schooler confronting the pressures and temptations of gridiron glory. At first, backup quarterback Jonathan “Mox” Moxom (Van Der Beek) is nowhere close to being a football star. He’s perfectly content to stay on the bench and out of the win-at-all-cost strategies of coach Bud Kilmer (Jon Voight in a powerful performance). But when the starting quarterback is injured, Mox is in the game… and in direct conflict with his hotheaded coach and girlfriend. Soon everyone in Mox’s football-crazed community will realize there’s not just a new star quarterback in town, there’s a new kind of hero.
The latest installment of WWE Raw was another snoozer. Try as they might, the WWE cannot overcome poor writing and trying to rebrand, repackage and resell matches from 2009 that fans’ have seen umpteen times before. It’s a losing battle that the WWE is fighting. I don’t see it improving until the part-time stars return for the Royal Rumble in January.
The announcement of title vs title with Randy Orton taking on John Cena at Tables, Ladders, and Chairs on Dec. 15, seemed to be a good thing for business. The problem is, if the unification of the belts is not on the line, then what’s the point? This just seems like a worthless match without unifying the titles.
Onto The Authority, and the reaction, or lack there of, they are receiving from the crowd. It’s clear that WWE fans are sick and tired of Triple H, Stephanie McMahnon and Kane. This has been one of the worst WWE storylines of the year. Kane’s character is just plain stupid and boring. There is no point to The Authority anymore. It’s basically filler for a 3 hour, Monday night show.
The WWE’s 4th biggest pay per view of the year, Survivor Series, took place on Sunday night. And that’s about the most favorable thing I can say about it.
Anyone who forked over $55 of their hard-earned money was fortunate to see a Divas elimination match, John Cena beating Alberto Del Rio for the millionth time, and an over-the-hill and injured Big Show losing to Randy Orton. Yes, what once was one of the WWE’s biggest and best pay-per-view’s looked like a bad episode of Monday Night Raw.
It is becoming more and clearer to WWE viewer’s that the company does not care what the fans think. Speaking of the fans, anyone who watched the pay per view last night obviously could hear the displeasure of the fans’ in attendance over the main event of Orton vs Big Show. Once again, the WWE ended a pay per view with a boring, slow match that ended with a…wait for it…a screw job ending! Are you serious? Another WWE pay per view ended with a screw job? That’s right boys and girls, the WWE product is officially screwed over the customers once again.
WWE Hall of Famer and New York Times best-selling author Mick Foley (Mankind, Dude Love, Cactus Jack) will be at the Funny Bone in WestPort Plaza tonight – Thursday, November 21 (TICKETS). The hardcore wrestling legend recently took some time out of his busy schedule to chat with Review STL about his current “Tales of Wrestling Past” tour, as well to as talk about wrestling.
Jeremy: How long have you been on the road now with your current tour?
Mick: The nice thing about the tour is I do whatever sales I feel like doing. 3 nights ago I was in literally my home town. After Columbia and St. Louis, I’ll be out in LA for meetings and then out in Las Vegas. I make my own schedule so whenever i want to perform I pretty much can.
What can people expect from a Mick Foley Stand Up show?
I’m trying to veer away from the idea of stand up. I’ve tried to head that off by calling it “Tales of Wrestling Past.” I know that requires a great leap of faith. If I can reach some of those on the fence and bring them over, I’ve done a good job.
For months now, gamers have waited and waited for the new PlayStation 4 to be released, and if you were not one of the few who pre-ordered you system, you may have been left out in the cold. Luckily, I was fortunate to come across a system for the $400 price tag, so I snagged it up.
Like most, I was anxiously waiting for the Friday release date, and hurried home after work to set up my system. Surprisingly to me, the system set up was quite simple and easy. It only took me about 15-20 minutes to set up my system. I opted to go with my own HDMI chord, although one was provided in the box, along with one controller. I decided to purchase a few games using Amazon’s buy two, get one free offer. Being a huge football fan, Madden 25 was a no brainer for me. I also purchased NBA 2k14, Battlefield 4 and Killzone. None of the titles have disappointed.