What’s On NOW?! “THE REVOLUTION” by THE HISTORY CHANNEL (2006)

Yes, Kiddies…

THAT REVOLUTION!!!

It’s One Of My All-Time Favorite Documentary Mini-Series…

…And I’ve Been Hip-Deep In It The Past Couple Of Days!

Since I Can’t Seem To Get Any Meaningful Sleep (once again) I Decided To Go Ahead And Blog About It.

THE REVOLUTION

…Is So Well Put Together…

…Making It Hard Not To Enjoy It, Honestly.

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Below Is The Synopsis Of…

THE REVOLUTION

…From…

THE HISTORY CHANNEL

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—“They Came Of Age In A New World Of Intoxicating And Innovative Ideas About Human And Civil Rights, Diverse Economic Systems, And Self-Government. ย In A Few Short Years, These Men And Women Would Transform Themselves Into Architects Of The Future Through The Building Of A New Nation Unlike Any That Had Ever Come Before.

From The Roots Of The Rebellion And The Signing Of The Declaration Of Independence To Victory On The Battlefield At Yorktown And The Adoption Of The United States Constitution, THE REVOLUTION Tells The Remarkable Story Of This Important Era In History. ย Venturing Beyond The Conventional List Of Generals And Politicians, THE HISTORY CHANNEL Introduces The Full Range Of Individuals Who Helped Shape This Great Conflict, Including Some Of The War’s Most Influential Unsung Heroes.

Through Cinematic Recreations, Intimate Biographical Investigations, And Provocative Political, Military, And Economic Analysis, THE REVOLUTION Breathes New Life Into One Of The Most Pivotal Periods In American History.“-

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Everybody Got That?!?

GOOD!!!

Oh, And The Tagline For This Set Reads…

"A 13-PART SERIES SHOWCASING THE PERSONAL STORIES BEHIND AMERICA'S FIGHT FOR INDEPENDENCE"

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HELLZ YEAH, My Peeps!

We’re Talkin’ GOOD STUFF, Here!

I’ve Had My Copy Of…

THE REVOLUTION

…For About 5-YEARS Now…

…And I Can’t Tell You How Many Times I’ve Sat Myself Down And Watched All 13-Episodes.

Perhaps 13’ish Times?!

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It’s One Of The Very Best Mini-Series To Ever Be Released By Our Friends At Ye Ole HISTORY CHANNEL

…And I Couldn’t Be Happier About Owning This One.

It’s A 4-DISC-SET…

…Covering Every Event You Can (likely) Think Of.

The Boston Massacre.

The Boston Tea Party.

The Continental Congress.

The Selection Of GEORGE WASHINGTON To Become Commander And Chief.

The Declaration Of Independence.

American Defeats.

American Successes.

BUNKER HILL.

VALLEY FORGE.

YORKTOWN.

The Constitutional Convention.

The Selection Of GEORGE WASHINGTON To Become Our 1ST President.

From 1775…

…Through GEORGE WASHINGTON’s Swearing-In As President In 1789…

…And All Points In-Between…

THE REVOLUTION

…Is Simply Way Way WAY Too Much Fun!!!

If You’re A Fan Of Quality Documentaries…

…And You Enjoy History…

…Especially American History…

…Then This One Is Totally For You!!!

If You’ve Got The Time To Burn On It…

…I Can Easily Recommend This One To Y’all.

It’s Well Worth The Time Investment.

You Really Should Just Trust Me On This One.

Hell…

…I Trust Me.

Do You Trust Me?

Maybe?!

Well…

…You Really REALLY SHOULD!!!

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The Five Flicks: My DENZEL WASHINGTON & TONY SCOTT Marathon

So, Yeah, My Peeps…

…This Weekend I’ve Been Having Myself A Little Movie-Marathon-Action.

I Decided To Make It All About Flicks That Both…

…Star…

DENZEL WASHINGTON

…And Are Directed By…

TONY SCOTT

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Needless To Say…

…It’s Been An AWESOME Little Marathon, Fo Flippin’ SHO, Kiddies!

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The FIVE FLICKS For This Little Marathon-Of-Awesomeness Are…

1995s

CRIMSON TIDE

2009s

THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3

2010s

UNSTOPPABLE

2006s

Dร‰Jร€ย VU

…And Of COURSE…

2004s

MAN ON FIRE

!!! !!!! !!!

Originally…

…This Wasn’t Going To Be A Movie Marathon At All.

I Was Simply Gonna Kick-It-Back And Watch…

CRIMSON TIDE

…As It’s One Of My Favorite Flicks Of ALL-TIME!

Being An Ex-Navy Man, It Really Gets My Blood Pumpin’ Pumpin’ PUMPIN’!!!

I Actually Remember Being Taken To See It In The Theater In 1995.

I Was Spending A Week With My Aunts…

…And They Gave Me The Choice Of Seeing Any Movie I Wanted.

Even Though This One Is Rated-R, They Still Agreed To It.

They Knew I Wanted To Be In The Navy…

…And They Seriously Saw No Harm In Taking Me To It.

The Three Of Us All Came Out Of The Theater Afterward With Our Eyes All Alight…

…Hearts Beating So Hard, So Fast, Sheesh.

It Was INCREDIBLE!!!

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Next…

…I Decided To Watch…

THE TAKING OF PELHAM 1 2 3

…Which Is Another Totally Fun Fun Flick, Fo SHO!

I’d Seen The Original 1970s Version…

…So I Sort Of Had An Idea Of Where This One Might Lead.

To My Surprise…

…I Actually LOVED This Version.

I Have A Sort Of Soft-Spot For…

JOHN TRAVOLTA

…When He Plays A BADDIE!

Sure Enough…

…He’s A Mighty Fine Baddie In This One, Totally TOTALLY!!!

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I Followed Those Awesome Flicks With…

UNSTOPPABLE

…Which, Honestly, Is The Weakest Flick Of The Bunch.

It’s Pretty Cool In Places…

…Though I Admit To Being A Touch Bored In A Few Other Places.

Nevertheless…

…It Fit In Perfectly With The Whole Spirit Of My Little Marathon…

…And It’s At Least Worthy Of A Mention Here.

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The Fourth Flick In My Mini-Marathon Was…

Dร‰Jร€ย VU

…Which Is A Flick That COULD BE Too Smart For Its Own Good.

It’s Much Better Than The Previous Flick…

…But A Little Confusing In Places.

Somehow, Though, I Think This Was Done On Purpose.

Anytime You Start Talking About An Action Flick That Delves Into The Realm Of Time-Alterations, Or Altering The Past…

…It Forces One To Stretch Their Imagination.

Being A Highly Imaginative Person…

…I Was Able To Make The Leap Without Too Much Of A Problem.

Some People…

…However…

…Won’t Make The Leap As Easily, And I Feel This Flick Would Seriously Become VERY Confusing To Them.

It’s Still A Helluva Fun Flick…

…And I Was More Than Happy To Give It Another Go’round, Fo SHO, My Peeps.

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The Final Flick Of My Marathon Is A Total No-Brainer.

It’s My FAVORITE Flick Of The DENZEL & TONY Collabs…

MAN ON FIRE

…FO SHO, My Peeps!!!

CRIMSON TIDE

…Had Always Been My Favorite Until This One Came Out.

After Seeing It Just Once, I Was Totally And Forever HOOKED.

Period.

DENZEL

…Commands The Screen Here.

He IS The Flick.

I Can’t Imagine Anyone Else Playing His Part…

…Nor Would I Really Even Want To.

He’s Spot-On-PERFECTION.

If I Were The Man In-Charge Of Handing-Out The Oscars…

…I Would Have Told The Other Candidates To Simply Stay Home.

DENZEL Deserved Every Award In The World For This One.

Hands Down…

…And…

…FO SHO!!!

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Needless To Say, My Peeps…

…This Weekend Had All The Makings Of Yet Another Boring Ass Weekend, Spent Mainly Alone, Without Anything To Hold My Interest Other Than My Blog, Or A Good Book.

That Is, Until I Decided To Have My Little Marathon.

DENZEL WASHINGTON And TONY SCOTT

…Joined Forces To Help Turn A Rather Disappointing Weekend Into Something FUN And EXCITING.

Plus…

…They Gave Me The Quickie Idea For This Little Blog Posting.

That Alone Makes It All Worth It.

Trust Me, My Peeps…

…It Really Was Worth It.

I Tend To Think Of Myself As A Rather Boring Person…

…Though I Suppose Some Folks May Disagree.

But…

…In All Honesty…

…It’s Hard To Be Boring When You’ve Got Such Amazingly Awesomely Wonderfully Wonderful Flicks To Kick-It-Back With.

So I’ll Give This Weekend A Passing Grade.

Wouldn’t You?!

SURE YOU WOULD!!!

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Please Enjoy The Rest Of Your Weekend, Kiddies.

I’m Doin’ My Best With What I’ve Got.

That’s A BIG Ole FO SHO!

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The Song Stuck In My Head: “MEDS” by PLACEBO (2006)

MEDSIs The Title Song Off The AlbumMEDSBy PLACEBO From 2006

I Was Alone…

…Falling Free…

…Trying My Best Not To Forget…

…What Happened To Us…

…What Happened To Me…

…What Happened As I Let It Slip. …

…I Was Confused…

…By The Powers That Be…

…Forgetting Names And Faces. …

…Passers By…

…Were Looking At Me…

…As If They Could Erase It. …

…Baby…

…Did You Forget To Take Your Meds? …

…Baby…

…Did You Forget To Take Your Meds? …

TheMEDSSingle By PLACEBO

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It’s Pushing 4:30 In The A.M.

And, Yet, Here I Am.

And, No, I Didn’t Forget To Take MY Meds.

And, No Again, I Don’t Believe I’ll Be Getting Anymore Sleep.

SO…

…Why Not Work A Little?!

Exactly What I Was Thinking, My Peeps.

Why Not, Indeed.

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I Was Listening To Music Before Going To Bed Last Night.

Just Kinda Jammin’ About.

Not Really Listening To Any Specific Band, Or Genera.

And Then…

…Good Ole “Mr. Shuffle” Decided I Hadn’t Heard Enough From…

PLACEBO

…And He Was Only Too Happy To Hook-Me-Up.

This Was The Song He Chose For Me.

And I Listened Happily.

And Then…

…I Listened Again.

And THEN…

…Once Again.

And THEN And THEN…

…Again AND Again.

I Turned It Off After The 5TH Time…

…And I Knew This Would Be My Song For Today.

Why?

Because…

…After Hearing A Song 5 Times In A Row…

…It’s Rather Difficult To Remove Said Song From One’s Thoughts.

Wouldn’t You Tend To Agree?!

SURE YOU WOULD!!

I’m VERY Pleased We’re On The Same Page, My Peeps!!

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I Knew OF The Band…

PLACEBO

…Beginning In 1996 With The Release Of Their First Album…

…Simply Titled…

PLACEBO

…Though I Didn’t Start To Appreciate Them Until The Release Of Their 2ND Album…

WITHOUT YOU I’M NOTHING

…In 1998.

This Particular Song…

MEDS

…Is The Title Song Off Of The Band’s 5TH Studio Album.

Honestly…

…It’s Their Worst Studio Album…

…Thus Far, Anyway.

I Didn’t Suck It In AND Savor It Like I’ve Done With All Their Other Work.

Honestly, There Simply Weren’t Enough Really Cool Songs Contained Therein.

BUT…

…The Song…

MEDS

...Was Just Quirky Enough To Take Firm-Hold In My Mind.

It Quickly Became A Personal Favorite…

…And Is Totally My Favorite Song Off Of The Album.

If You Don’t Really Know The Band…

PLACEBO

…I Normally Wouldn’t Suggest Anyone Begin With This Album.

It’s An Acquired Taste, To Be Sure.

HOWEVER…

…If You’re Simply Wanting To Hear The Song…

MEDS

…Then I Say GO-FOR-IT, Kiddies.

It’s Fun.

It’s Quirky.

It’s Odd.

It’s Totally Worth The Listen.

Who Knows…

…Perhaps Hearing It Would Wet Your Appetite For…

PLACEBO

…And Make You Wanna Hear Some More Of Their Work.

That’d Be Cool Beans, My Peeps.

They’re A Band I Can Easily Recommend If You’re Into Alternative Rock.

Not A Lot Of People Are These Days…

…But That Doesn’t Mean You Can’t Give’em A Go, Ya Know Ya Know?!?

SURE YOU DO!!!

SEE…

…We’re STILL On The SAME Page!!!

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All Is Well.

Have A Damned Decent Day, My Peeps.

I’ll Be Trying To Do The Same.

You Can Bank On That.

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“CASINO ROYALE” (2006) Starring DANIEL CRAIG As JAMES BOND -007… …Brilliance In Motion.

I’d Totally Forgotten How Wonderful This Flick Is.

In Fact…

…It Totally Trumps The Entire PIERCE BROSNAN Series Of Films.

CASINO ROYALE

…Is One Of The BEST BOND FLICKS Since…

LICENCE TO KILL

…And That’s Saying A Lot.

I Simply LOVE…

LICENCE TO KILL

…And It’s One Of My All-Time FAVES From The BOND FRANCHISE.

I Consider It THE MOST Underrated BOND Flick.

Period.

Now…

CASINO ROYALE

…Is A Reboot.

It Takes JAMES BOND (DANIEL CRAIG) From His First Kill, All The Way Through, What Turned Out To Be, An Exceptional Adventure.

Once I’m Done With This One…

…I Plan To Watch…

QUANTUM OF SOLACE

…Which I ALSO Considerย  An Exceptionally Underrated BOND Flick.

What Are YOU Watching Tonight, My Peeps?!?!

Anything Worth Mentioning?!?!

I Sure Hope So!!!

Bring On The BOND, My Peeps!!!

Bring On The BOND!!!!!!!

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MY Top 3 Drivin’ Tunes: For That Trip Home From A Lovers Quarrel!

We’ve All Run Into That Moment.

That Moment When We’ve Left Our Lover At Home…

…We’re A Touch Heated…

…A Touch On The Angry, OR Even On The Heartbroken, Side Of Life.

Since I’m A Tad On The Sappy-Side When It Comes To This Situation…

…These Are The Songs I’d Wanna Hear If It Were A SAD/SOMBER Drive.

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Honorable Mention:

IT MUST HAVE BEEN LOVE

By

ROXETTE

(1989)

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#3

RELEASE ME

As Performed By

ENGELBERT HUMPERDINCK

(1967)

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#2

MARTYR

By

DEPECHE MODE

(2006)

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#1

CRYING

By

ROY ORBISON

(Best Performed As A Duet With K.D. LANGย In 1987)

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What Did You Expect, My Peeps?!?!

It’s 4A.M. And You’re Just Peelin’ Out Of The Driveway ‘Cause You’ve Just Been Heartbroken…

…Or At Least Severely Disappointed.

Any Of These Classic Little Numbers Should Be Able To Fit What You’re Feeling…

…Unless You’re In A “Pissed-Off And I Need To Hit Something” Type Mood.

Then I Recommend…

SMACK MY BITCH UP

By

PRODIGY

(1997)

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Hope That Helped, Y’all!

If Not?

Eh.

Whatever.

My Bad, I Guess.

At Least I Tried, Ya Know!?!

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The Best Of “The Last…”: EPISODE IV

Today, My Peeps…

…We’re Going To Touch-Upon A Nifty Littleย BIOPIC

..Namely…

THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND

(2006)

…Starring…

(The OSCAR WINNER For BEST ACTOR For HIS PERFORMANCE In THIS FILM)

FOREST WHITAKER

…And…

JAMES McAVOY

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I Knew Going Into This Flick That If…

FOREST WHITAKER

…Was Serious About The Role Of Ugandan Dictator…

IDI AMIN

…He’d Seriously Do It Some Justice.

WAS I EVER RIGHT!!!

WOW!!!

And…

…Apparently…

…The OSCAR Voters Felt The Same Way.

I Also LOVE…

JAMES McAVOY

…Regardless Of His Role…

…Though In This Flick…

THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND

…I Felt He, Too, Was Spot-On.

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The Film Is BASED On The RISE And FALL Of Ugandan-Dictator…

IDI AMIN

…During The 1970s.

JAMES McAVOY

…Is…

DR. NICHOLAS GARRIGAN

…A Young Doctor Who Has Come To Uganda To Escape His Overly-Conservative Parents…

…While Practicing His Craft Helping The Local Community.

After Lending Assistance And Aide To…

IDI AMIN

…Following A Car-Accident…

…The Young Doctor Becomes Swallowed-Up In The Goings-On Of The Dictator…

…And Then Eventually Becomes AMIN’s Personal-Physician.

GARRIGAN Becomes Blinded By The Charisma And Charm Of The Dictator…

…Not Noticing (Until He Is Forced To Do So) The Horrors AMIN Is Bringing To The Local Populace.

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It May Be A Fictitious Re-Telling Of Factual Events…

…But…

THE LAST KING OF SCOTLAND

…Is A Wildly Mesmerizing Film.

It’s One Of THE VERY BEST FILMS Of The Past DECADE…

…Without A Doubt And Fo SHO!

FOREST WHITAKER

…Really Does Give Everything He’s Got Into Playing The Mad-Man-Dictator…

…And I Sincerely Felt He DID Deserve His ACADEMY AWARD.

.Period.

I’ve Always Been A Fan Of His…

…But THIS PERFORMANCE Was Pretty Damned BRILLIANT.

If You’ve Seen It…

…We LIKELY See Eye-To-Eye.

If We Don’t?

Eh, Such Is Life.

If You’ve NOT Seen It…

…You Really REALLY Need To Make The Time For It.

I Have Yet To Watch It With Anyone Who Wasn’t Blown-Away By The Quality Of The Performances AND The Story-Telling.

Biopics ALWAYS Hinge On The Performances Of The Leads.

Will They Make Me BELIEVE I’m Watching The REAL Person???

In THIS Instance…

…I So SO BELIEVED.

.PERIOD.

It’s Almost One Of Those Times When You Say…

“WOW, This Dude Was MEANT To Play This Dude.”

After You Watch It…

…Try To Think Of Anyone Else Who Could Have Pulled-It-Off.

It’s A Tough Chore, Fo SHO, My Peeps!

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