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

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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: “PICKIN’ UP THE PIECES” by FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS (2010)

Felt Like The Stars Fell Down Before Us…

…In A Dream Of You And Me…

…Then Like A Store Came Outta Nowhere…

…Turned My Peace To Misery. …

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FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS

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…’Cause I’ve Been Runnin’ Now For Days…

…Pickin’ Up The Pieces Of Love…

…I’m Not So Sure It’ll Go My Way…

…That’s Just The Price Of Love. …

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PICKIN’ UP THE PIECES Is The Title Song Of The 2010 Album By FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS

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…I Am Oh So Tired Of Loneliness…

…But The World Don’t Change…

…And I Can’t Have You…

…You’ve Gone Away…

…You Are The Reason…

…You Are The Reason I Stay. …

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Howdy, My Peeps.

So…

…Yeah…

…I’ve Been Jammin’ To…

FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS

…For A Couple Months Now…

…And I Sincerely Struggle To Get Their Songs Out Of My Head Following Even A Brief Listening.

Their Music Is Honestly…

…And Sincerely…

…EXCELLENT.

And While Their More Popular Songs Are…

DON’T GOTTA WORK IT OUT

…And…

MONEYGRABBER

…MY Favorite Tune On The Album…

PICKIN’ UP THE PIECES

(2010)

…Is…

…Oh Yeah…

PICKIN’ UP THE PIECES

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It’s Simply INFECTIOUS.

.Period.

The First Time I Heard It…

…I Enjoyed It.

The Second Time I Heard It…

…I Enjoyed It More-So.

The Third Time…

…I Was Hooked.

Since Then…

…Well…

…As I Said…

…It Has Become MY FAVORITE Tune On The Whole Album.

I’m Very Unsure How To Express How This Song Makes Me Feel.

I’m Also Very Unsure As To WHY So Many People Have Still Never Ever Never Ever Ever Even Heard About The Band…

FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS

??? ???
???

I Derive So Much Pleasure Listening To Their Music.

It Makes Me Happy.

It Makes Me Smile.

It Makes Me Wanna Listen To MORE Of Their Music.

That’s The Whole Point, Isn’t It???

To Find A Sound You Like AND Enjoy So Much That It Earns A Special Place In Your Heart…

…And Your MP3PLAYER???

I Would Think So.

I Mean…

…Yeah…

…Their Goal Is To Become Famous And Make Money Off Of Their Tunes…

…But They Also Wanna Make Music That You WANT To Listen To.

In Regard To ME…

…MYSELF…

…They’ve Achieved Whatever It Was They Set-Out To Accomplish.

I Strongly Urge You…

…MY PEEPS…

…To Give This One…

PICKIN’ UP THE PIECES

…by…

FITZ AND THE TANTRUMS

…A Good Listening To.

I Don’t Think You’ll Be Disappointed.

The Music Is A Mix Of Yesteryear AND Today…

…With A Quirky Sound All Its Own.

I DIG IT…

…And THAT AIN’T NO JIVE!!!

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Try To Enjoy The Rest Of Your Day, Kiddies.

If You Have The Ability To Listen To This Album While You Work…

…The Day Should At Least Have More Of A Shine To It.

As I Said…

…Their Music Is Infectious.

Infectious In A VERY Good Good Way.

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MY Top 3 Walkin’ Tunes: To REALLY Get’Ya Movin’!!!

When It Comes To Goin’ For The Ole Walk-About…

…The Music You’re Listening To Becomes Of The Utmost Importance.

Sometimes…

…You Start To Feel Yourself Slowing Down Just A Tad.

SO…

…You Decide To Kick The Music Into A High Gear.

Something That Will Get You Cranking Along Again At A Minor Break-Neck Pace.

Remember, We’re Walkin’, My Peeps.

Not Jogging.

Not Running.

We’re Just Walkin’…

…But We’re Looking To Take It Up A Notch.

So We Slap On A Tune Or Two Or Three That Get Those Juices Flowin’ Again!!!

You Want Something With A FAST BEAT…

…Something That You Can FEEL Each And Every Time Your Foot Hits The Ground.

YOU And THE BEAT Become As ONE.

Since I Walk A LOT…

…These Are Just The Tunes I Turn-To First When I Need A Pick-Me-Up.

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HONORABLE MENTION:

“PORN STAR DANCING”

By

MY DARKEST DAYS

(2010)

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#3

“I WAS MADE FOR LOVIN’ YOU”

By

KISS

(1979)

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#2

“BILLIE JEAN”

By

MICHAEL JACKSON

(1983)

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#1

“ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST”

By

QUEEN

(1980)

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TRUST ME, My Peeps…

…Any Of These Numbers Can Get Ya Movin’!!!

When The Beat Of The Song Corresponds To Your Foot-Falls…

…You Know You’re In The Zone!!!

It Can Seriously Turn A Lack-Luster Walk-About Into A Jam-Tastic-Trek!!!

WOOT!!!

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Wanna Know What’s On Right Now??? “BLACK DEATH” (2010)

Yes Yes Yes, My Peeps…

BLACK DEATH

…Seemed Like The Perfect Flick For A Sunday Morning.

Wouldn’t You Agree?!?

I KNEW YOU WOULD!!!

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Being A Huge Fan Of…

SEAN BEAN

…The Star Of…

BLACK DEATH

…I Was Oh So Ready To See This Flick As Soon As Was Possible.

I Rented It The First Week It Was Out On The DVD…

…And Ended-Up Renting It THREE (3) More Times Before Finally Saying To Myself…

“Sheesh, Dude. Just BUY IT And Be Done With It!”

And So I Did.

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ย As The Title Suggests…

…This Flick Takes Place During The 14TH-Century…

…When The Plague Was Running Rampant Throughout The Whole Of Europe.

SEAN BEAN

…Is…

ULRIC

…And He Is Dispatched, Along With A Company Of Warriors And A Monk, To Seek-Out A Village Far Far Away.

This Village Is Said To Be Immune From The Plague Because It’s Headed By A Necromancer With Devilish Powers Over Life And Death.

The Ensuing Journey To The Village Bringsย HARSH Andย HORRIDย HORRORSย To…

ULRIC

…And His Men.

They Do Find The Village…

…And They Are Shocked To Find The Rumors About It Are VERY TRUE!

What Happens Next???

Well…

…You’ll Just Have To WATCH IT And FIND OUT!!!

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This Flick Is A Regular Pant-Load Of Fun, Fo SHO!

I Know A Few Folks Who Said They Simply LOVED IT…

…And A Few Folks Who Said They Simply HATED IT…

…Though NO ONE Has Yet Uttered A Single Negative Word About…

SEAN BEAN

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SO, Kiddies…

…If You’re Kicking About At The House…

…And You’re Oh So Bored…

…Then I Can TOTALLY Recommend This Flick…

BLACK DEATH

…As A Perfect Way To Break-Up Those Bored Feelings.

Is This Flick An Amazingly Great Flick???

No.

Is It Cool Enough To Make You Say…

“That Was Pretty Cool. I’m Glad I Watched That.”

??? ???

YES YES YES, My Peeps!!!

FO SHO FO SHO!!!

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What’s On Right Now??? “BLITZ” (2010): “COP KILLER -Vs- KILLER COP”

Yeah, My Peeps.

That’s Right.

Today…

…We’re Talkin’ ’bout…

JASON STATHAM

…And His Truly Fun Fun FUN Action Flick…

BLITZ

(2010)

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JASON STATHAM

…Is…

DETECTIVE SERGEANT TOM BRANT

…And He’s Hot On The Trail Of A Serial Killer…

(Played By AIDAN GILLEN)

…Known As…

THE BLITZ

…Who Is Out On The Streets Of London Killing Police Officers.

The Problem Is…

…The Police Can’t Do Anything About It, As There’s No Direct Evidence To Link The Killer To The Killings.

So…

JASON STATHAM

…Sets Out To Find The Evidence Needed…

…Or To Take The Law Into His Own Hands And Handle…

THE BLITZ

…In Whatever Way He Has To.

We’re Talkin’ ’bout…

…HARDCORE…

…GRITTY…

…BRUTAL…

…FAST FAST FAST PACED…

…CRAZY FUN FUN FUN…

…ACTION.

.PERIOD.

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Yeah, My Peeps…

…This Flick Is TOTALLY Worth A Watch!

I Had A TON-O-FUN Watching It…

…And I’m Fairly Sure Y’all Would Too!

JASON STATHAM

…Totally Does Justice To His Character…

…And Is At His Action-Best…

…In…

BLITZ

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It’s A Damn Fine Way To Enjoy The Weekend, Fo SHO!!!

So Give It A Go, My Peeps.

It’s All About FUN And ENTERTAINMENT…

…And This Flick Gives You PLENTY Of BOTH!!!

Happy Viewing, Kiddies!!!

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The Best Of “The Last…”: EPISODE VI

So…

…What’s On Tap For Today?

THE LAST EXORCISM

THAT’S WHAT!

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I’m Sure There Are A Few Of Y’all Out There Who Are Saying…

“WHY THIS FLICK?!”

…And I’m Sympathetic To Your Questioning.

This Flick…

…Odd As It May Sound…

…Truly Resonated With Me.

Honestly…

…It IS A Fun FUN Flick.

.Period.

I Have NEVER Been A Fan Of The Ole “Shaky-Cam”ย Flicks.

I Have A VERY Weak Stomach And Get Nauseated VERY Easily.

I’m Perfectly Fine With All The Blood & Gore In Flicks…

…But I CANNOT STAND For The Camera To Be Shaking All Over The Place.

Nevertheless…

THE LAST EXORCISM

…Is A Rare Exception.

It’s A Flick, But It’s Shot As A Documentary.

And I Sincerely Feel This Flick Is Made BETTER By The Use Of The “Shaky-Cam” Fo SHO!

PATRICK FABIAN

…Is…

COTTON MARCUS

…A Reverend Who Is Allowing A Documentary Film Crew To Film The Last Exorcism He Plans To Do In His Career.

He’s A “Professional” In The Field Ofย Exorcising Devilish Demons From Innocent Souls.

EXCEPT…

…He’s Actually A Personally-Devout NON-BELIEVER…

…And He’s A Brilliant “Showman” When It Comes To Making Others BELIEVE He’s Really Exorcising Demons!

The Catch To The Whole Flick…

…Is…

…The Young Girl He’s Supposed To Be Aiding With His Talent For Exorcism…

…Is…

…ACTUALLY POSSESSED!!!

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I Found This Flick To Be SMART And INTERESTING…

…And Honestly Quite ORIGINAL.

It’s Not The Best Exorcism Flick I’ve Ever Seen…

…But It Is Entertaining Enough To Hold AND Keep My Interest.

It’s Well Acted.

It’s Well Directed.

And It’s Co-Produced By…

ELI ROTH

…The Mastermind Behind Horror Flicks Like…

CABIN FEVER
&ย 

HOSTEL

&

HOSTEL: Part II

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So…

…I Say Give This One A Shot, My Peeps.

See What You Think.

You MIGHT Actually ENJOY It.

MIGHT Being The Key Word, Of Course.

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What’s On Now NoW NOW??? “DAYBREAKERS” (2010)

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Want The Tagline???

CAN DO!!!

("THE BATTLE FOR BLOOD BEGINS.")

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Yeah…

…This Flick…

DAYBREAKERS

…Was MUCH BETTER Than I’d Originally Thought It Would Be.

I Honestly Wasn’t Sure What To Expect When Seeing It For The First Time.

The Cast Sounded GREAT With Stars Like…

ETHAN HAWKE

WILLEM DAFOE

…And…

SAM NEILL

…So That Was Originally The Selling Point For Me.

I’m A Fan Of All Three Of Those Actors…

…So I Was Rather Looking Forward To Seeing This.

And THEN I Watched It.

And It Was, As I Said, MUCH BETTER Than I Figured It Could/Would Be.

.Period.

It Takes Place In The Near Future.

2019, Actually.

The World Is Now Populated With VAMPIRES.

Only A Small Number Of Actual People-People Remain.

The Blood-Supply Of The World, That The Vamps Need, Is Dwindling.

So The Vamps Are Trying To Create A Blood-Substitute Before The World’s Blood-Supply Totally Runs Out.

TRUST ME, My Peeps…

…You’ve Not Seen A Vampire Flick Quite Like This One.

It’s Kind Of Unique, Actually.

So That Helped A Lot, Also.

I Enjoy Things That Are FRESH, And…

DAYBREAKERS

…Felt Pretty FRESH To Me.

It Was A SMART Flick About Vampires.

And I Do Like My Entertainment To Have Brains…

…Sometimes.

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SO, My Peeps…

…Why Not Give This One A Look-See, Eh?!

It’s Fun.

It’s Fresh.

It’s Pretty Damn Cool, Actually.

I Wouldn’t Be Watching It If It Weren’t Cool.

Well…

…I Mean…

…You Know…

…Cool In MY Book.

And My Book Has MANY Editions…

…And Volumes…

…And The Print Is Small…

…And The Chapters Are HUGE.

That’ll Do.

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“They Say We Bruise Too Easily… I Don’t Know If It’s That Way For Me… I’ve Seen’Em Come… I’ve Seen’Em Go… I’ve Seen Everyone I Know… Fall In And Out Of Love… It’s Just The Way It Goes…” — ELTON JOHN and LEON RUSSELL (“When Love Is Dying” (2010))

“…Word Is Out…

…Silence Seems So Loud…

…There’s No Light Above OR Below Me Now…

…I’ve Seen It Grow…

…I’ve Seen It Live…

…I’ve Seen Everything I Give…

…Fallin’ Out My Hands…

…No Matter Who I’m With…”

"THE UNION" (2010) An Album By ELTON JOHN and LEON RUSSELL

“…And Nobody Ever Tells You…

…When Love Is Dying…

…When Love Is Dying…

…It Just Gets A Little Colder…

…And We Stop Trying…

…We Stop Trying…

…Yeah We Stop Trying…

…Ooooohhhh…

…When Love Is Dying. …”

LEON RUSSELL

“…There’s A Pain You Never Can Explain…

…It Cuts So Deep…

…Time And Time Again…

…I Felt It Then…

…I Feel It Now…

…But Nobody Told Me How To Fight A World Of Hurt…

…Somebody Help Me Now…”

ELTON JOHN

“…And Nobody Ever Tells You…

…When Love Is Dying…

…When Love Is Dying…

…It Just Gets A Little Colder…

…And We Stop Trying…

…We Stop Trying…

…Yeah We Stop Trying…

…Ooooohhhh…

…When Love Is Dying. …”

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Best Bluesy Ballad (thus far) Of The 21ST CENTURY!

I’ve Been Madly In Love With This Tune Since The Album Was Released In 2010.

Two Masters Of Their Craft…

…Coming Together To Produce Some of THE MOST Beautiful Music There Is.

PERIOD.

I’m A Fan.

Perhaps, After This, You Will Be Also!!!

Couldn’t Hurt To Give It A Listen, Anyway.

Right???

RIGHT!!!

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