Angelo Baute
  • Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /media/www/hollywood/Web/releases/20150325105258/vendor/doctrine/common/lib/Doctrine/Common/Annotations/FileCacheReader.php on line 202 Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /media/www/hollywood/Web/releases/20150325105258/vendor/doctrine/common/lib/Doctrine/Common/Annotations/FileCacheReader.php on line 202 Warning: Invalid argument supplied for foreach() in /media/www/hollywood/Web/releases/20150325105258/vendor/doctrine/common/lib/Doctrine/Common/Annotations/FileCacheReader.php on line 202 Hayao Miyazaki — 5 Fantastical Films
    By: Angelo Baute Sep 06, 2013
    Walt Disney Pictures The recent announcement that Hayao Miyazaki, one of the greatest directors of animated films of all time, has drawn a lot of attention to the Japanese filmmaker’s body of work. The imaginative artist directed 20 feature-length and short animated movies, all of them magnificent examples of animated art. While it’s difficult to say which one is the absolute best, there are a few that certainly distinguish themselves from the rest. Here are Miyazaki’s best animated films that he directed. Spirited Away It’s difficult to argue about a film’s greatness when it’s won an Oscar. Spirited Away won the Best Animated Feature in 2002 and tells the coming-of-age story of a ten year-old girl who becomes trapped in a magical bath house after her parents are magically turned into pigs. Princess Mononoke Filled with visual symbolism about the dangers of over-industrialization and stunning imagery, Princess Mononoke is a fantastical story that explores Miyazaki’s environmental concerns. My Neighbor Totoro Miyazaki’s Studio Ghibli’s adorable mascot came from this lovely story about two young girls and their endearing friendship with two wood spirits. By the end of the movie, you’ll be singing the movie’s catchy theme song, as well as wishing for your own personal Totoro to lie atop. Howl’s Moving Castle Including Howl’s Moving Castle may raise a few eyebrows from Miyazaki “purists” since it was based on an English novel. It is nonetheless a heartwarming story of a girl who must undo a curse that has transformed her into a 90 year-old woman. Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind Before Studio Ghibli was officially founded, Miyazaki adapted his serialized manga and turned it into his second feature-length film. Environmentalism, pacifism, and complex antagonists are several of the recurring themes explored in this film, as well as all of his subsequent ones. Follow @Hollywood_com // More:Geekiest Movies of All TimeFemale Superheroes Who Need Their Own FilmNew 'Gravity' Trailer From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • Hayao Miyazaki, the King of Anime, Retires
    By: Angelo Baute Sep 06, 2013
    Disney The anime genre just became a little less imaginative. Hayao Miyazaki, the Academy Award-winning director and co-founder of the Japanese animation Studio Ghibli, will retire after his latest film, The Wind Rises, premieres at the Venice International Film Festival. Koji Hoshino, the president of Studio Ghibli, made the announcement over the weekend in Venice and at the studio's official website. Miyazaki's magnificent film career has spanned over five decades, and directed 20 feature-length and short films, which culminated with a Best Animated Feature Oscar for Spirited Away. Japanese anime has often been plagued by content that often caters to the minds of adolescent teenaged boys. Miyazaki offered a respite from all of that with his films that possessed depth and complexity typically not found in family films. They dealt with themes about adolescence, feminism, environmentalism, and pacifism. His films often centered around a strong, intelligent female character, and villains were often complicated souls who were never wholly evil or malicious. Thoughtful and playfully nonsensical at times, Miyazaki's films were all magical rides of imaginations with memorable and inventive stories. Miyazaki's latest effort, The Wind Rises, is a fictionalized account of Jiro Horikoshi, an engineer who designed fighter planes for the Japanese during World War II and shows the director's typical anti-war stance. Although Miyazaki may continue to work on shorter and smaller projects, let's hope the animation directior hasn't colored in his last cel for good. Follow @Hollywood_com // More:First Look at 'The Wind Rises'New 'Gravity' TrailerToronto Film Festival 2013 From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • Back to School — 6 Movies to Start the New School Year
    By: Angelo Baute Sep 06, 2013
    Universal Pictures Labor Day has come and gone and most students have just started the new school year. If you don't feel like hitting those books yet, check out these movies perfect for a little back-to-school procrastination. Mean GirlsRemember when Lindsay Lohan was known more for her acting than her off-screen antics? Lohan starred in this high school comedy starring and written by Tina Fey that analyzes the queen-bee hierarchy of the teenage social system like a anthropological project. Also featuring young versions of Rachel McAdams and Amanda Seyfried, Mean Girls is an incredibly smart, quick-witted, and hilarious take on the genre. Pitch PerfectAca-cuse me? Last year's surprise hit Pitch Perfect took a look at the competitive acapella scene and belted out a perfectly tuned comedic movie. Anna Kendrick plays the rebellious freshman who joins her new college's traditional all-female acapella group, The Bellas, and brings to it a much needed edge. You'll find yourself singing along all the catchy mash-ups of pop songs, as well as Kendrick's unexpected hit single "Cups." Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's StoneAlmost every Harry Potter movie begins with a trip back to the Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Witchcraft, but there was nothing quite like seeing the J.K. Rowling's vision of the wizarding world come to life for the first time in Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone (watching the Great Hall fill up with snowflakes is still mesmerizing). But we've all gone through that shaky first time of going into a new school and meeting new friends and teachers, something Harry knows all too well when he boards the train on Track 9-3/4. Dead Poets Society"O Captain, My Captain" isn't just a Walt Whitman poem; it's what you'll be saying after watching Dead Poets Society. More serious than the other movies on this list, the film is an inspirational story about how one teacher can make a difference in the lives of his students. You wish Robin William's John Keating was your poetry teacher to teach you such cool Latin phrases like "Carpe Diem." Fast Times at Ridgemont HighIf there's one movie that tells how wild a school year can get, it's Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The movie follows the lives of several students throughout the entire academic year, which involves car crashes, teenage pregnancy, job loss and getting high. Sean Penn's Spicoli has since become a pop culture icon and decades later, Phoebe Cates is still every teenage boy's fantasy. HeathersSchool isn't always fun and games. For those who dread the socializing that marks the beginning of every school year, Heathers is the movie just for you. Winona Ryder and Christian Slater play the school outcasts who wreak havoc on the social order by killing off the most popular kids and making it look like suicide. It's actually funnier than it sounds, but the satire and escapist fantasy of the bullied are spot on. Follow @Hollywood_com // More:20 Sexiest Swimsuits in MoviesEmma Watson is Woman of the YearNew 'Gravity' Trailer From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • Big City Problems: Worst New York City TV Cliches
    By: Angelo Baute Sep 02, 2013
    NBC New York City, America’s biggest metropolis, has been the setting of  numerous TV shows. It’s “The City that Never Sleeps,” making it an endless source for all sorts of storylines for shows like Sex and the City, Friends, and Law & Order. As compelling or hilarious as some of our favorite shows set in New York are, few of them ever get the details right. Here are a just a few of the repeat violations viewers will find in shows set in the Big Apple. Big ApartmentsAnyone south of being a millionaire knows those sprawling apartments seen in shows like Seinfeld and How I Met Your Mother know not only that these apartments are beyond what anyone earning a living wage can afford, they basically don’t exist. Even the bohemian apartments found in HBO’s Girls is still larger than your average Brooklyn apartment. Lack of DiversityIn general, television poorly represents the diversity found in America, but it pales to the egregious misrepresentation of New York. Less than half of the New York population is white, but numerous TV shows display groups of five or six white people hanging out in a cafe or bar. On the flipside, shows that represent the City’s racial diversity on focus on that specific demographic, like The Cosby Show. People Don’t WorkNot only do the characters on TV have impossibly huge apartments, they can somehow afford it without actually working (Rachel can afford to split a Greenwich Village apartment on a coffee shop waitress’s salary? HA!) In a city where the proverbial “rat race” is more than real, people spend more than a third of their day working. That also doesn’t even factor into the daily grind of fighting other people in the streets and in the subway. Which also lead right into... People Take Taxis EverywhereOn average, nearly 5 million people take the New York City Subway. On TV, a cab ride is how everyone gets from point A to point B, even to places like Bushwick. It is a bit ironic, since some of the most interesting people and things in New York are found underground. And remarkably, taxis never come across Midtown traffic or the countless jaywalking pedestrians. That is, of course, unless the plot warrants it. People Tawk Wit a New Yawk AccentWalking around the streets of New York, you’ll hardly find a person who speaks with the classic New York accent you hear on television. Perhaps, you’ll come across a hot dog vendor with that accent, who is probably exaggerating it for the tourists. Only the New York City wannabes from New Jersey regularly “tawk” with that accent. Follow @Hollywood_com // More:Lisa Kudrow Join 'Scandal'Four Reasons There Is No 'Seinfeld' Curse'Glee' Tribute to Cory Monteith From Our PartnersStars Pose Naked for 'Allure' (Celebuzz)20 Grisliest TV Deaths of 2012-2013 (Vulture)
  • Dream Casting — Who Could Play Lex Luthor?
    By: Angelo Baute Aug 31, 2013
    Frank Ockenfels/AMC Casting rumors have swirled ever since Ben Affleck was cast as the Dark Knight in the announced Batman vs. Superman movie. While it’s obvious which superheroes will make an appearance in the movie, there’s still no word about who the titanic heroes will battle in this hopefully epic blockbuster. But who would be better than Superman’s arch-nemesis, Lex Luthor, to challenge both the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel in his glorious return to the silver screen?Before Warner Bros. kills the fun and announces whom they picked as Luthor (assuming he will appear in Batman vs. Superman), let’s indulge our inner fanboy and pick our own dream castings. Bryan CranstonThe internet’s been ablaze about Bryan Cranston being cast as Lex Luthor (an impressive fan trailer for Man of Steel 2 makes a strong case for both Cranston and Affleck). Who can blame the comic fanboys, especially when Cranston shows the evil behind his eyes in Breaking Bad. He even looks good bald too. Cranston could be a bit too old for the part though, and it’s in question whether he’ll want to play a similar role by taking on Lex Luthor so soon after the finale of Breaking Bad. Jason IsaacsZack Snyder cast a British actor when he chose Henry Cavill to play Superman. So why not look across the pond again to play his arch-nemesis?  One British candidate would be Jason Isaacs, whom you may know as Lucius Malfoy from the Harry Potter movies, so moviegoers have already seen him capably play a movie villain. But for fanboys who insist that the movie characters stick as close to their comic book counterparts, don’t worry: Isaacs looks even more villainous with a shaved head. WENN Bradley CooperThis casting would probably be as divisive as Ben Affleck. Some would say Bradley Cooper is too young or doesn’t have the talent to play Lex Luthor. First, as Matt Damon would say, Lex Luthor is not King Lear and should be a fairly easy role for the Academy Award-nominated actor. And remember the uproar that erupted when Christopher Nolan chose Heath Ledger to play the Joker. Cooper could infuse a much needed new spin on Lex Luthor. But for a villain who has evaded both the authorities and Superman for years, Cooper is an excellent choice to play a man with sinister intentions underlying all that infinite charm and innocence. Mark StrongWhen it comes to physical resemblance to Lex Luthor, it’s tough beat out English actor Mark Strong. But beyond his facial physicality, Strong has shown he can be the perfect villainous foil to an iconic character. He played  Lord Blackwood in 2009’s Sherlock Holmes, a man who was capable of fabricating an elaborate scheme to rule England by pulling all the right strings. Just substitute England for the world, and that could’ve been Lex Luthor right there! Idris ElbaZack Snyder cast Laurence Fishburne as the Daily Planet’s Editor-in-Chief Perry White and turned Jimmy Olsen to Jenny Olsen. So would he be open to casting outside the racial box for Lex Luthor? If he were, Idris Elba would be a prime candidate for the iconic villain. Anyone who watched him as Stringer Bell in HBO’s The Wire could certainly see him as a CEO businessman by day, kingpin of an underground criminal organization by night. Follow @Hollywood_com // More:Byran Cranston Teases Final 'Breaking Bad' Episode45 Ben Affleck as Batman JokesMatt Damon Joins Chris Nolan's 'Interstellar' From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • A Geek's Wish List — What 'Batman vs. Superman' Can Do to Succeed
    By: Angelo Baute Aug 31, 2013
    Warner Bros A lot of negativity has been spread around the Internet ever since it was announced that Ben Affleck would play Batman in the upcoming Batman Vs. Superman crossover. While casting is important to the success of a film, it’s what happens behind the scenes that really determine the quality of a movie. Man of Steel showed us just how brutal and god-like a fight between Kryptonians looks like, but it really failed to deliver a compelling narrative that stuck in the minds of the audience after they left the theater.Spectacular set-pieces may have been enough for Man of Steel, but it won’t be enough for the first cinematic meeting between Batman and Superman. A duo with such diametrically opposed views on justice has to offer something substantial enough that even the most devout comic book fans will gladly sink their teeth in it. Here’s a few ways Batman vs. Superman can beef up its content for lasting success. Play Up the Differences Between Batman and SupermanThe dynamic between Batman and Superman will be central to success and longevity of the movie. But one key detail is that two superheroes do not trust each other, even though they have tremendous respect for each other. Superman realizes that the incredible wits, body and will of Batman is needed to keep the world safe, but that also makes him the most dangerous man in the world. Likewise, Batman respects the ideals Superman represents, but knows he must keep an ever vigilant eye on the Kryptonian should he ever go rogue. It’s an incredibly deep and complex relationship that needs to be properly conveyed in the big screen. Develop a Simple, Yet Character-Driven PlotConvoluted and special-effects driven storylines have plagued summer blockbusters lately. Even The Dark Knight was overly complicated. Geeks love dissecting and analyzing every single minutiae, and they will pick apart every possible plot hole to look for inconsistencies and illogical missteps. Keep it simple, and let fully-fleshed out characters make the plot substantial and memorable. Also, please don't retread the belabored twist that the villain wanted to be captured. It never made any sense and everyone can see it coming a mile away by now. Give the Women Something to DoAmy Adams was a great addition to the Man of Steel cast as Lois Lane. While it was a great touch that such an intrepid investigative reporter would obviously discover Clark Kent’s secret identity, she was essentially reduced to a piece of falling debris for Superman to save for the rest of the movie. Show her to be the intelligent, resourceful, and strong woman of the 21st century that she is. If Lois Lane has a counterpart over at the Batman camp, make sure she's also not just an armpiece for Bruce Wayne as well. Minimize the Collateral DamageNot every movie deserves the Michael Bay treatment. All I could think of during the epic fight between Superman and General Zod in Man of Steel was, “This is so stupid. No one would even consider calling Superman a hero after all that death and destruction.” Superheroes will always fight with one hand tied behind their back, but that’s what makes them great. Besides, Superman and Batman having to worry about who and what is around them will only add to the tension and infuse some purpose and weight to what would otherwise amount to as another mindless action sequence. Staff/Syndicated by: Paramount Pictures Let the Villain Get Away (or Live)One of the best things about The Dark Knight was the amount of restraint it showed by letting the Joker live at the end. If Batman vs. Superman similarly resisted the urge to offer closure, it would make for a more memorable and thought-provoking movie. By not tying everything up neatly at the end, the movie ties more closely to a complex world where two opposing views of justice exist. Besides, the important thing is that both Superman and Batman live up to their ideals. If anything, letting the bad guys get away is a great way to set up a sequel! Follow @Hollywood_com // More:'Man of Steel 2' Fan-made Teaser Trailer45 Ben Affleck as Batman JokesThe 10 Geekiest Movies of All Time From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • Best of the Worst Worlds — 10 Greatest Sci-Fi Dystopias
    By: Angelo Baute Aug 30, 2013
    Columbia Pictures Science fiction has often presented unique worlds that capture our imagination. The genre offered many authors opportunities to write tales of caution, crafting cities and societies that reflect the darker side of civilization. With movies, directors now have a medium to bring these dystopias to a near living, breathing state. The following movies have presented an impressive vision of a future humanity may not want, but nonetheless left a very palpable impression behind. Whether it is populated by "damn, dirty apes" or controlled by an all-powerful government, these dystopias have become cinematic standards of a world gone wrong. These are not the "best" worlds in the normal sense; these are the ones that sent shivers down moviegoers' backs if humanity ever lost control. GALLERY: Greatest Sci-Fi Dystopias Follow @Hollywood_com // More:15 Hot Bald GuysAre 'Elysium' and 'Avatar' Connected?Neill Blomkamp Is Making a Comedy From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • A Geek's Wish List — How To Make The Next 'Star Wars' Better
    By: Angelo Baute Aug 30, 2013
    Lucasfilm When it was announced that Episode VII of Star Wars would start development, there was both excitement and trepidation in the air. While any canonical addition to the Star Wars universe is naturally intriuging, the horrid prequels had marred a once infallible franchise. J.J. Abrams, who has done an excellent job bringing Star Trek to a new generation of moviegoers, was announced to direct the newest movie and quelled some of those fears. But even a new director could use some advice from some of the most devoted fans. Here's a small wishlist of the the things that should and shouldn't make it in the next Star Wars movie. No Jar Jar BinksThis just goes without saying. And this just doesn't apply to the annoying Gungan. This goes for any computer animated character that's clearly racist and is catered to sell as many toys to children as possible. The Star Wars franchise already has dozens of cool action figures and doesn't need another one taking up shelf space at the toy store. Please show some restraint and just leave these sort of characters in the trash bin. If a new kid-friendly character has to make it into the new movie, take a cue from the characters Pixar has created in their critically acclaimed movies. They're memorable, endearing but still manage to sell millions of toys to children everywhere. Don't Ruin Han SoloThe prequels dramatically damaged the appeal of several of its iconic characters. It reduced the imposing and ruthless Darth Vader into a snivelling teenaged brat, and turned the wise and battle-hardened Obi-wan Kenobi to an ineffective commander and mentor. Although George Lucas insists that Greedo shot first, true Star Wars fans still believe that Han Solo is still the scruffy looking nerf herder they all idolized. Before the sequels were announced, fans were joyful that the prequels didn't even mention his name and thus kept his appeal intact. Now that sequels represent an opportunity to change all of that, fans are keeping their fingers crossed that Han Solo will remain the anti-hero they love and cherish. Tone Down Lightsabers Here's a tip: let a Jedi or Jedis use ingenuity, stratagem, or even the Force to get out of a pickle for once. Not every situation needs lightsabers whizzing around. Remember when the elder Kenobi used the Force to distract a couple of Stormtroopers who were in his way? It's simple, yet effective and stealthy. The prequels would've had him slash them in half and alerted the entire Star Destroyer to their presence. And for Chrissakes, duels shouldn't last 17 minutes long! It becomes boring to watch two actors twirling their batons for that long, and it simply gets in the way of actual storytelling. So for the sequels, exercise some restraint and just tone those lightsabers down. Make Jedis and the Force Cool AgainThere was a time when a single Jedi could inspire fear among a squad of Stormtroopers. After the prequels, we've seen Jedis were reduced to cannon fodder for droids, without so much as a fight. I think the problem with the prequels is that the Order let anybody and everybody in. They should take note of what Mark Zuckerberg said in The Social Network: it's about exclusivity. Not everyone should be Jedi. Only beings at the very least capable of deflecting blasters directed at them can be considered eligible for Jedi status. The rarity of such characters will only build upon the impressive aura the Jedis had in the original Trilogy. Stop Paying Homages to the Original TrilogyThe original trilogy was a beloved set of movies that captured the imagination of a generation. However, fans of the those movies are also clamoring for something new. "I have a bad feeling about this" was repeated so often in the prequels that the phrase lost any luster it once had. Recreating scenes from the original scenes aren't poetic codas the bookend and tie together all the movies. They're simply the basest form of fan service, reaching out to nostalgia without actually contributing any form of quality to the film. These new movies should create new catchphrases, new iconic scenes, and display some form of originality. Develop a Character-Driven PlotAll the glorious and beautiful special effects in Hollywood cannot create a compelling story. One of the reasons why the original trilogy is so beloved is because they had characters we simply cared about. It's basic screenwriting 101. Interesting and compelling characters drive the plot and make better movies. And please, keep it simple. Don't include any of that nonsense about the taxation of trade routes. Follow @Hollywood_com // More:Latest 'Diana' TrailerBen Affleck Cast as BatmanREVIEW: 'The World's End' From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • Too Soon – 9 Celebrities Who Departed Too Early
    By: Angelo Baute Aug 29, 2013
    FOX Being rich and famous isn't always easy. The constant exposure can be overwhelming. But when a famous celebrity suddenly leaves that bright spotlight for good, the change can be excruciatingly jarring for the observers. These celebrities unfortunately joined the ranks of the dearly departed too early. Some of these men and women had just had a career breakthrough. Others possessed such enormous talent that audiences were left wanting to see more. While others were such bright stars, their absence left the world a little darker than before. In whichever case it may be, their passing left many thinking, "too soon." GALLERY: Celebrities Who Departed Too Early Follow @Hollywood_com // More:Katy Perry Roars at VMAsVMAs Winners ListKanye West Debuts Baby North From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • Superduds — 7 Past Superhero Miscasts
    By: Angelo Baute Aug 29, 2013
    Warner Bros The announcement that Ben Affleck would play Batman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie sent shockwaves around the Internet. Twitter, Facebook, and comic book forums lit up as millions of geeks expressed their opinion that Affleck was seriously miscast. While we haven’t yet seen Affleck don the armor of the Dark Knight, we have seen past failures when superstar and superhero don’t quite merge harmoniously. George Clooney as Batman/Bruce Wayne, Batman & Robin (1997)One could fill an entire list of miscasts from this movie alone, but the worst decision was to cast George Clooney as Batman. The debonair Clooney certainly is a talented actor, but none of that talent surfaced during this two-hour campfest. Ryan Reynolds as Green Lantern/Hal Jordan, Green Lantern (2009)There’s nothing inherently wrong with infusing lightheartedness into a film adaptation of a comic book, but there has to be some sort of plausibility to it. Casting Ryan Reynolds as a man without fear is simply laughable. The man lacks a serious bone in his body, and we’re to believe he can stand up to the embodiment of evil? Brandon Routh as Superman/Clark Kent, Superman Returns (2006)He may have looked and sounded like Christopher Reeve, but he was certainly no Superman. More of a Superboy, Brandon Routh just didn’t have the gravitas, charisma or machismo to play the Man of Steel. Warner Bros/Everett Collection Halle Berry as Catwoman, Catwoman (2004)Halle Berry’s Catwoman may not be the Selina Kyle most people associate with the famed comic cat burglar, but even the re-imagined sexy alternative didn’t suit the Academy Award winning actress. Her acting was simply so abysmal that some critics thought she should return her Oscar for Monster's Ball as a penalty for pitiful performance. Tobey Maguire as Spider-Man/Peter Parker, Spider-Man TrilogySam Raimi’s Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2 were two of the best superhero movies of all time (the less we talk about Spider-Man 3, the better), but Tobey Maguire’s Spider-Man really didn’t conform to his comic book counterpart. Lean, wiry and with a smart-ass personality, Spider-Man was not the lovesick puppy dog that Tobey Maguire portrayed, who resembled more like Clark Kent than Peter Parker. Edward Norton as Bruce Banner, The Incredible Hulk (2009)Another capable actor who just didn’t seem like a right fit for the role, Edward Norton was grossly miscast as Bruce Banner. In real life, Norton’s a very intelligent man, but he could never exude the genius-level intellect of Bruce Banner. But most importantly, Norton just doesn’t possess the inner rage that would manifest itself into an unstoppable, hulking green force. Shaquille O’Neal as Steel/John Henry Irons, Steel (1997)Where to begin? For starters, Shaquille O’Neal is a basketball player with no acting skills, despite having appeared in several films by now. Second, while Shaq may possess more inches than required to reach the imposing height of John Henry Irons, he doesn’t have the chiseled physique nor the hardened look to strike fear into criminals. Follow @Hollywood_com // More:Get Ready for 'Batman vs. Superman'Matt Damon Join's Christopher Nolan's 'Interstellar'45 Jokes About Ben Affleck as Batman From Our Partners:40 Most Revealing See-Through Red Carpet Looks (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)