July 21, 2014

The 5: Boyhood Movies for Adults

With the recent release of the excellent Boyhood by Richard Linklater, it’s time to look at some of the very best movies about boyhood (note boys…girls have been criminally underserved) Here are five of the best which still hold-up for kids and adults today.
July 8, 2014

The 5 Most Ill-Conceived Female Comic Book Movies

Comic books are traditionally geared towards adolescent boys. Adolescent boys are generally attracted to big-busted ladies wearing skin tight outfits. That being said, in this era of big-budget comic book blockbuster films, why have precious few starred a hero with a giant pair of X chromosomes?
June 9, 2014

The 5: Sitcom Children Who Got Misplaced

Sometimes even TV families lose interest. But it would be so easy to come up with a storyline driven reason to get rid of a kid that the writers lose interest in. It's just common sense. For these five sitcom kids, they had a fate worse than getting written off a hit show. They just disappeared. Where do the sitcom children go?
May 9, 2014

The Five: Cinema’s Worst Mothers

Usually, this is a section where highlighting good stuff is the goal. But it seemed time to give something for all the passive aggressive angry people dreading Mother’s Day.
April 30, 2014

The 5: Five Underrated Coming of Age Movies

Coming of Age movies are themselves a right of passage in life. No matter what generation you hail from, you had your pick of a few great movies that you could identify with. We picked five teen right of passage movies that you might have missed. They're not as famous as the others--- aaand maybe they're not as brilliant as the others. But they have cool kids, social misfits, great soundtracks and yes, someone is going to lose their virginity. All worthy films to help you reminisce about those sexually awkward, identity forming days.
April 10, 2014

The 5: American Youth Subcultures

You hate the hipsters and you think you're the first person over 30 to bitch about "kids"? Sorry grandma, this is nothing new. Sorry hipsters, we know you wanted to be unique but this is an old story. Since the early days of American popular culture, youth movements have been given unflattering labels.
April 2, 2014

The 5: Great Fun Baseball Books

Spring is here and the Grand Old Game is back. Baseball is filled with great stories and great story tellers. There is no sense in letting the truth get in the way. Here's five baseball books to keep next to the easy chair this spring.
March 27, 2014

The 5: Rap Songs About TV Shows

Hip hop has been around for over 30 years and nearly every subject has been exhausted. So once you've written everything you can about your cars, your houses, and your jewelry, what's left? All the TV you watch in between gigs and recording sessions.
March 18, 2014

The 5: Five Rock and Roll Managers Who Changed Music

There are great names in Rock history, and then there are the people behind those great names. They handle the business matters that can disrupt artistic vision, while at the same time, offer the artist a fresh perspective that aids in bringing that vision to light. It takes a special kind of person to manage a rock n roll band/artist.
March 12, 2014

The 5: The New Music Comedy

Music has always been a part of comedy. Since the days of the old traveling vaudeville shows, to era of the novelty song, the parody song, through to todays more modern take on musical comedy, there will always be musical comedy. These five musical comedy acts are the latest wave of a tradition that has included the Smothers Brothers, Weird Al Yankovic, Stephen Lynch Lonely Island and so many others.
March 5, 2014

The 5: The Great American Surf Movies

It has been a brutal winter and parts of the country are still dealing with mounds of snow, below zero temperatures, and freezing wind. So, as we enter spring, and wish we could go on spring break like college students, its time to enjoy the definitive surf movies and pretend you're getting sunburned with the rest of these beach bum blondes...not all these movies can be called "good" but they are all entertaining.
February 22, 2014

The 5: The Great Muses of Rock and Roll

Sex has always been a riding undercurrent in rock n roll. But a muse is about something else. Great women inspired musicians (and all artists) since the dawn of creativity. Here are five musical muses that had a tremendous impact on artists and culture in rock and roll.
February 11, 2014

The 5: Breaking Out After SNL

While many have found success on SNL and used it to propel themselves to even bigger stardom, many flounder on the show and find themselves fighting for small bit parts and touring comedy clubs across the country.
February 6, 2014

The 5: The Kings of Anti-Comedy

In recent years, anti-comedy has gained something of a foothold. But what people may not realize is that the concept has been around for much longer. Below are the Kings of Anti-Comedy, men who have driven people insane with anger or in some cases have commanded unending devotion.
January 31, 2014

The 5: Movies Based on Documentaries

There are plenty of movies which claim to be "based on a true story" each with their own degree of comittment to that claim. But to base a movie on a story already documented on film, featuring the real people being portrayed is a whole different challenge only a few directors will take on. Here are five of the best films based on documentaries.
January 22, 2014

The 5: Dummy Comics

Whether you think they're funny, not funny, or creepy; the ventriloquist comic has been around for over a hundred years and will probably be around for another hundred.
January 16, 2014

The 5: The Web Series Pioneers

Today, the web series is the norm. Cameras and bandwidth are cheap enough that nearly anyone can be as creative as they want and share their work with the world.
January 8, 2014

The 5: Failed Attempts At Comedy

Acting isn't easy, as even the most gifted performers don't even get nominated for an Academy Award let alone win one.
December 13, 2013

The 5: Great Holiday Gives For Cigar Smokers

There is no greater gift that a cigar smoker can receive than more cigars. If you're afraid to buy them cigars because you don't know how to pick them, we can help.
December 7, 2013

The 5: Great Holiday Gives: Excellence

If you're looking for the perfect gift for someone who has everything, give the gift of great taste. If you're looking for a way to really say thank you to someone without spending a lot of money, give the gift of great taste. It's a recommendation, inspiration and a gift in one. What could be more in the holiday spirit?
November 30, 2013

The 5: Great Holiday Gives for Dog Owners

Thanksgiving is gone and there are 25 shopping days till Christmas. If you have no idea what to get your friends and loved ones, we’ve got ideas. Everyone knows about the Kongs and Chuckits and ropes and laser pointers. They’re great gifts and your friends will like them, but they already have those things.
November 21, 2013

The 5: Video Game Console Disasters

Today their are three companies that dominate the home video game console market – Nintendo, SONY and Microsoft. Back in the early to mid 90′s this was not the case. In those early days of the home console wars, their were far more duds created than successes.
November 14, 2013

The 5: Giant Shows With Forgettable Finales

. . . This Week on the 5: Big Series With Small Finales Everyone knows of the great TV finales. But there are plenty of shows […]
November 7, 2013

The 5: Hollywood Presents: The Afterlife

Death is a frequent theme in film and the arts, and many filmmakers have taken on the concept of the afterlife in their films.
November 1, 2013

The 5: Films that Predicted the Future

This Week on the 5:  Prophetic Films Some films are smart and talk about what’s coming down the road.  Other films are downright prophetic.  These five […]
October 23, 2013

The Five: Fringe Internet Entrepreneurs

Everyone knows Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. They changed everything. They put computers in every single home...
October 16, 2013

The 5: Off Screen Film Deaths

The off screen death is an odd thing. You follow a character throughout a film, you become connected to them and then they're gone and you don't get the satisfaction of seeing their last moments.