- 19/02/2017A great opening scene and movie! Anyone else agree?Desperado - Antonio Banderas - Cancion del Mariachi Watch part2...
- Producer30/10/2016Vegas moviesI like watching movies about Vegas or that take place in Vegas. I’ve seen about ten of them and some I remember well and some of them I remember just fragments. This is not in any particular order. I think when Casino came out I was still living in...
Comments31/10/2016 #19 jesse kaellis#17
Yes, Donald, what the character Ben was doing to himself was brutal. It makes me wonder if I'm even really an alcoholic. I haven't had a drink for over thirteen years now nor any street drugs. Sometimes I drank very heavily, and I drank steadily in Vegas and after but I was never like that guy (Ben). He was hopeless. He wanted permanent oblivion, and you just knew he was going to get there.
Once I saw a TV interview with Jan Michael Vincent a competent actor noted for his good looks. He was in the TV show Airwolf with Ernest Borgnine. But when I saw the interview his looks were shot. He was newly sober maybe six months and looking to get back into Hollywood.
He'd been kicked off of every set he worked on by then. He was a liability on movie sets. He was in a hurry to get his old life back because addicts are ALWAYS in a hurry.
The interviewer asks him. "Why Michael, why did you drink like that?!" He pauses and then he snorts in derision, "I liked it." No, momma didn't love me, no I have a disease, no, none of that. "I liked it." It was refreshing, that kind of honesty.31/10/2016 #18 jesse kaellisThanking these people:
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I encountered Strauss at the Golden Gloves Gym on Oakey in Vegas in 1988. I was training there and my friend had come up from Vancouver, my friend who died three years later. But, Strauss had a group of boxers that traveled around the country doing what he did and he was looking me over. He asked my friend about me. My friend, Jamie, steered him away. I was about 32 or 33 years old at this point.
I only had nine amateur fights but I was strong and a puncher. It could have been an adventure. As Bruce said, "See the world, get beat up, make a few bucks."
I've encountered "bodies" before, opponents. They're there to lose. To build a guys record.31/10/2016 #11 jesse kaellisSome people loved Rocky, Maria, But I wouldn't be caught dead wearing sweats like he wore in that movie. Rocky had some redeeming qualities. Watch, "Cop Land" Stallone proves he can act. Everybody likes what they like. Of course, "Raging Bull" was a powerful movie. I saw that before I had any fights of my own.31/10/2016 #8 jesse kaellis#6
Check out, "Fat City" sometime Irene. This is the underside of boxing. The sport is built on losers. When you have a build up two guys with undefeated records, say each has about 20 fights each no losses -- well, they can't have been fighting each other. Also, check out Bruce "The Mouse" Strauss on YouTube being interviewed by David Letterman. Funny and illuminating. Strauss was a professional opponent.31/10/2016 #7 jesse kaellis"Leaving..." isn't easy to watch. It's brutal and evocative for me. I could feel the seductive pull once again. Hiding in my little crib somewhere, drinking and doing meth and watching pornography. My own little comfort zone. My own little cocoon. I was like a pharmacist with my drugs. I had valium when I I wanted to come down off the meth. I did percoidean with the valium in sets, nice little high. If I had pot that was useful, took the edge off. Sometimes I was chasing a crack high. That was hard-edged and brutal. The comedown was brutal.
But watching that movie, that guy, Ben, the character Cage played, that was beyond the pale. The real star of that movie, of "Leaving..." is Las Vegas itself.31/10/2016 #5 jesse kaellis#2
The line between the street and the legitimate world is blurred in Las Vegas. Glamorous and sleazy. On a big fight, night women will come up from LA to work as part-time hookers so that they can afford that Gucci pocketbook. The casinos are rife with drugs some more than others. Like, State Line. A lot of meth out there including upper management.31/10/2016 #4 jesse kaellis#1
Yeah, it's about Vinny Pazienza. There are very few good boxing movies, Irene. I don't expect this one to be an exception. A lot of boxing movies are cartoonish and have bad choreography. One boxing movie I liked a lot was, "The Boxer" with Daniel Day Lewis. The movie is a love story, but Lewis trained for a year with Barry McGuigan, and he's a great actor. The training scenes, the fights looked real. The movie takes place in Ireland during the troubles.
- 16/12/2016Arnold Schwarzenegger tells people to stop 'whining' about Donald Trump - NMEwww.nme.com Arnold Schwarzenegger has urged people in the US to stop “whining” about President-elect Donald Trump. The former Republican governor of California told the public to start backing him after the star made an appearance on the Today show yesterday...
- Producer11/12/2016Independent Film: The Hero of the Independents Lloyd Kaufman and TromaIf you’ve never seen a Troma movie, you’re missing out on a legacy that spans the entirety of my 42 years. Troma was founded in 1974 the year I was born. I think somehow Lloyd and I have shared a strange connection since I was born and he has been...
- Producer03/12/2016The Movie Whore Top 5: Val KilmerThe Movie Whore is a name I used for 3 years writing about film and led to one creative consultant credit and one associate producer credit to date. It also led to a series of interviews with independent filmmakers. It is also what led to that story...
Comments03/12/2016 #1 David B. GrinbergThanks for the good buzz, Max. I think Val Kilmer was one of the best actors of his time (1980s-1990s), albeit without the appropriate credit afforded to other actors by the mainstream Hollywood feature film establishment. I blissfully recall reviewing the film, The Doors, for my college newspaper when the movie premiered on campus in March 1991. Kilmer's portrayal of Jim Morrison was masterful. Coincidentally, I recently dug up my old college newspaper scrapbook.
Here's what I wrote back then for the student newspaper at the University of Maryland: "Val Kilmer is sensational in his portrayal of Morrison. Kilmer is not only a Morrison look-a-like but a sound-a-like too. He uses his vocal talent to sing some of The Doors' songs solo. If Morrison ever had an identical twin, it is Kilmer...In making the film, Kilmer learned 50 Doors songs. In the movie, 15 are performed."
I also had some strong criticism of Oliver Stone's depiction of Morrison, but that's another story.
- Producer19/11/2016Bruce Lee. And hands that moved faster than the eye could see!This November 27th, Bruce Lee would have been all of 76, had he lived on. In 1973, he passed on at the young age of 33. Much like the many young prophetic geniuses who walked the Earth before and after him. But yes, he does live on, through...
Comments19/11/2016 #17 Ali Anani#15 Thank you dear @Praveen Raj Gullepalli for tagging me to your wonderful buzz. I say wonderful because you got me very interested in exploring in more detail about Bruce Lee. With all honesty, I have not seen any of his movies, but you got me interested. His wisdom is tremendous. I certainly want to know more about hi because of this "The instant transformation of a mild, unassuming, shy smiling young chap into a powerhouse of explosive action is something that still confounds"!19/11/2016 #15 Praveen Raj GullepalliThanks all...Dean, Lisa, Pam, Gert, Irene, Ken, Randy for chipping in...i really do want you folks to visit the link at the end of the line and have a peek at what Bruce scribbled...makes you feel that much closer to a beautiful supermind! Tagging you dear @Ali Anani...especially to observe the notes made by Bruce on some key concepts that drive thought and inspire action.19/11/2016 #12 Randy KehoAh, conjuring up memories of my youth, as well. Matching the physical with the spiritual should be our greatest ambition.
However, I find myself severely lacking in that regard. Bricks are indeed hard and shaka-sticks are a form of self-torture @Gert Scholtz View moreAh, conjuring up memories of my youth, as well. Matching the physical with the spiritual should be our greatest ambition.
However, I find myself severely lacking in that regard. Bricks are indeed hard and shaka-sticks are a form of self-torture @Gert Scholtz#5 Close19/11/2016 #2 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsOne of my heroes as well Praveen! So @Gert Scholtz, it wasn't just the "boy's" hero! I was usually not into suspense movies but I was transfixed during Return of the Dragon and Fists of Fury. You could actually see him pick upon the energy of his opponents. In my opinion he used that more so than his other senses. Years later when the Star Wars series came out I saw so much of Bruce Lee in the 'training' of the Jedi Knights.19/11/2016 #1 Gert Scholtz@Praveen Raj Gullepalli Bruce Lee - every young boy's hero back in time! "Enter the Dragon" had an age restriction so a few of us slipped in via a backdoor to the cinema - only to be marched out by the manager a few minutes later. I too tried my hand at the bricks - painful discovery of why they are called bricks in the first place. Chaka-sticks - more an instrument of self-mutilation than an attack weapon. The horizontal kick went surprisingly well until the thumpy landing with the realization of missing the mark by miles. Thanks for a happy post down memory lane Praveen!
- 18/11/2016The jabbing notes in Psycho's shower scene trigger the same response as the sound of screaming animals.How film music manipulates emotionswww.bbc.co.uk Composer Neil Brand explores how the soundtrack affects our emotions in films like Psycho, The Godfather and Paranormal...
- Producer15/11/2016Why IMAX Is Investing $50 Million in Premium VR ContentIn 2016, the film industry is forecasted to have sold the fewest U.S. tickets per person of any year since perhaps before the 1920s. Lazy sequels, remakes and the rise in popularity of online streaming from sites like Kodi are partly to blame....
- Producer07/11/2016Online Production Music LibraryTrackTour Music provides provides royalty free production music for audio-visual and multimedia purposes. You are free to use the tracks whereever you want as many times as you need. No further payment of synchronization fees as soon as you have...
- 01/11/2016There's a reason that so many people wanted Amy Winehouse to record a Bond theme.Spectre: What makes the perfect Bond song?www.bbc.com Some have been left shaken not stirred by Sam Smith’s tune for Spectre. Is there a formula for what separates the best from the forgettable? Clemency Burton-Hill...
- 30/10/2016I have the true honor to be part of the judging team of the Festigious online film festival once again.
Today, I received the list of nominees, and I can't wait to grab my cup of Jo and start watching the movies. Last year's lineup was incredibly strong, and through those movies, I've learned about life and myself more than I thought I would.
There was a movie showcasing a former ballerina's life, who, having lived in fame, once she left the stage for good, now sleeps on the streets. Her pillow is a thick bag filled with her old costumes and newspapers featuring her beauty & fame. And yes, it is a true story. A heartbreaking one.
But now, let's get started with #Festigious16 - and until we name the winners, here is the festival's trailer. Enjoy!Festigious 2016 - Official Promo
- 20/09/2016The Film Gods and their Prophets | The Movie Whorethemoviewhoreresurrected.wordpress.com Posts about The Film Gods and their Prophets written by The Movie...
- 20/09/2016The Movie Whore top 5: 1975 when I was 1 years old.themoviewhoreresurrected.wordpress.com Believe it or not 41 years ago they made films that are still good today. In fact there are few films from that year that have gone on to become recognized classics and 2 that have become ongoing...
- 19/09/2016I have been working passionately since 2009 to share an idea with the world. I have met and worked with many online but also am honored and grateful that some collaborators have come to San Diego and we have met in person. Spain, New Zealand and soon Australia. Always open to more!Collaborators - International Mobile Film Festivalwww.internationalmobilefilmfestival.com All films shot with mobile smartphones. Global pioneer international Film Festival based in San Diego. The red carpet is in your...
- Producer09/09/2016Bearded Lady.Around the corner she came, hips swaying, ass jumping, tits bouncing. She had an ass, a perfect ass that makes a young man's dreams all the more moist! Gave hope to an old fool that he can rise again! Breasts were round and stood firm without a bra!...
- 09/09/2016A warm welcome to @Susan Botello. She writes that she expresses her passion for storytelling through film and video. Regardless of the media, as the title of my Hive suggests, Only Humans Tell Stories. https://www.bebee.com/group/only-humans.
I came across this quote just about an hour ago: "The universe is made of stories, not of atoms." - Muriel Rukeyser
Looking forward to sharing stories with you Susan!Susan Botellowww.bebee.com My passion for storytelling is very much connected with film and video. My love for technology and the creative inside me connected all that...
Comments12/09/2016 #43 Gerald Hecht#42 @Susan Botello sage huh; isn't it cool how you can taste the flowers that they "specialize in"... It's easy to take stuff like that for granted; but the enormity of the enterprise that results in wildflower honey looking and tasting a bit different from orange blossom, etc. is fascinating; like tasting their work!
- 07/09/2016This movie is even scarier than the Conjuring! And I am someone who's not usually that scared! The Blind Man was a great act.
- 23/08/2016A night of entertainment, music, dancing, comedy and costumes recently -Musical Enjoyment Singing Dancing Rain - LRB & Associateslrbandassociates.com My Husband and I recently saw the Musical, "Singin in the Rain" at North Shore Music Theatre. Glitz, glamour and Hollywood made a...
- 14/08/2016So thrilled to share my directorial debut of the heartfelt Romantic Comedy, @TheRemakeFilm with audiences everywhere! Theatrical release beginning October 2016 with the wonderful veteran cast of @LarryKing @SallyKellerman @PatrikaDarbo @JuneLockhart @Ruben Roberto Gomez @RobertRomanus @TimothyCarhart and a host of other talented actors. Watch the #trailer on #YouTube https://youtu.be/ZdM0iQqqNgA
- Producer06/07/2016Why you should consider filming in South AfricaLately, South Africa has been in the limelight thanks to "Mad Max: Fury Road’s" 6 Oscar awards, 4 BAFTA awards and a triumph of other awards too numerous to mention in this post. Filmed partly at Cape Town Studios and supported by a large South...
- Producer16/06/2016Sink or Swim? FINDING DORY Movie ReviewSome movies are polished, shiny diamonds wrapped up in the perfect package with a neat little bow on top. PIXAR’S 2003 FINDING NEMO is one of these perfect little shining gems. FINDING DORY, therefore, had a lot to live up to in my mind. While it...
Comments17/06/2016 #3 Christopher TaylorIt's important to remember that Finding Dory is in itself - her story within the universe that Disney created, the nature of which will of been personalised to her so must be viewed away from the previous film they same way that each individual avengers film must be allowed to breathe without the group films. I'm really excited for Finding Dory, Disney have a ridiculous team of dedicated thinkers behind them.17/06/2016 #2 Mary WhiteI love Ellen Degeneres her show is my favorite and it will be the best to see Dory with her voice! I also read somewhere that Finding Dory will truly be all about her and not that much related with Nemo and his father, even though they're going to appear on the movie. I think that Disney is evolving so much with its stories. Great share @Dave Parfitt
- Producer13/06/2016Strange but true horrorStrange but true horror.... Ever wonder where the ideas for some of our scariest movies come from? My Just Killing Time books have some basis in fact; some of the situations are based on real life events, and being a fan of the macabre I wove them...
Comments15/06/2016 #1 Lisa 🐝 GallagherCreepy stories. The worst, about the cave dwellers. I almost vomited when I read how they died. But, then again, they ate people! The man who died during a nightmare in Cambodia- it makes me wonder if he didn't die from sleep deprivation and caffeine overdose? At any rate, I can see how these bring to the imagination a good horror story or more!
- Producer10/06/2016How Series Sometimes Fail to Represent Real LifeSource www.madmoizelle.comIt's TV I know, but so many people refer to it as an example of what they are living in their lives. Also, there are some series that are known to represent real life events and even state that in their communication and...
- Producer08/06/2016Tale of TalesTale of Tales '15Jun 7, 2016This recent Italian film of Matteo Garrone's certainly gonna stay in the public attention for a long time. There's nothing like it in theaters nowadays. It's strictly in the artistic tradition of his country dating back...
Comments08/06/2016 #5 Christopher TaylorA nice review @Nick Mlatchkov, I think allot of people are too hesitant to share their views on cultural topics like art, cinema and music in fear of being put down by their peers so I always find it inspiring to see people openly sharing reviews they have penned!. I watched this film some time earlier this year and alas, for me, it came up a little short. Visually it's stunning and I agree the score is rather breathtaking. Toby Jones is one of my favourite actors because even if you don't know Toby Jones, you know Toby Jones. Sadly, for me there was just something lacking in the way of narrative immersion and speed, maybe it is the way the film has been edited? Maybe the budget ran dry? Who knows. .But it didn't grip me the same way other contemporary fantasy has, for example - the works of Del Toro (The Devils Backbone, Pan's Labyrinth etc) or as you very rightfully pointed out the 70's/80's fantasy treasures such as Gilliam's Time Bandits or Jim Henson's Labirynth (Bowie as a goblin king? You can;t beat that!). Maybe I need to give it a second chance though. Thanks for sharing your review, I look forward to the next!
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