Sooo… …What To Say About The JAMES BOND Adventure “SKYFALL” (2012)???

Well

Honestly

I LOVED IT.

Period.

I Enjoyed The Ever-Living-Hell Out Of It, To Be Fo SHO.

It Was New.

It Was Fresh.

It Was Unlike Any JAMES BOND Adventure I’d Ever Had The Privilege Of Seeing Before.

I Kept Trying To Make Comparisons To Other BOND Flicks As I Watched Along…

…And I Sincerely Found That Next To Bloody Impossible.

But I Did…

…I Tried To Muster All My Powers, Madams And Misters.

And I Simply Couldn’t Do It.

That’s Just How Fresh And Engrossing This Adventure…

SKYFALL

…Actually Was.

It Had Some Elements Of…

DR. NO

…And…

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

…But Also Some…

LICENCE TO KILL

…And Even A Little…

GOLDENEYE

…Yet…

…In The End…

…It Was EXACTLY What I Wanted…

…It Was JAMES BOND As I’d NEVER Seen Him Before!!!

KUDOS, Movie Makers…

…KUDOS, INDEED!!!

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They Totally Just Went For It.

They Totally Just Went Off The Map.

They Totally Just Sold Me That JAMES BOND Does Indeed Continue To Live Onward Into The 21ST-Century…

…And He Has Plenty Of Room To Grow Grow GROW!!!

Now How The Hell Could One Ask For More Than That?!?!?

EXACTLY, My Peeps!!!

You Couldn’t.

They Gave Us What We Wanted…

…And Even A Little Bit More.

It Was Tough.

It Was Gritty.

It Was Edgy.

It Was Drama Filled AND Action Packed.

It Was Cold AND Dark…

…Yet…

…Retained Its Sense-Of-Humor.

It Was NOT…

CASINO ROYALE

…Nor…

QUANTUM OF SOLACE

…It Was Its Own.

It Was Imaginative.

It Had Its Twists And Turns.

In Short…

…It Was THE BEST BOND FLICK In The Past 30 YEARS.

PERIOD.

For ME…

SKYFALL

…Ranks Right Up There With…

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

(My Fave Fave)

…And…

THUNDERBALL

(The Best BOND Adventure)

!!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!!

It Was THAT Good, My Peeps.

JAVIER BARDEM

…Was Twisted…

…Was Evil…

…Was Believable…

…Was A SPOT-ON-PERFECT BOND-BADDIE.

I Don’t Think They Could Have Cast His Part Any Better.

And I Do Believe That…

DANIEL CRAIG

…Totally Cemented Himself As OUR BOND

…As MY BOND

…As THE BEST BOND.

He Impressed The Shit Out Of Me, My Peeps.

So…

…All-In-All…

…It Was Worth It, My Peeps.

I Don’t Hit The Theater Too Often Anymore.

The Price And The Hassle Have Simply Tarnished The Experience For Me.

It’s Sad…

…But It’s True…

…And I Feel It’s The Same Way For A Lot Of Y’all.

SKYFALL

…To ME…

…Was TOTALLY WORTH ALL OF IT!

If You’re Going To Hit-Up The Big Screen For ANYTHING This Fall…

…Well Then…

SKYFALL

…Should Be That Flick.

PERIOD PERIOD.

Do I Think It’s “THE BEST BOND ADVENTURE” Of Them All?

No.

Was This “MY FAVORITE BOND ADVENTURE” Of Them All?

No.

Could Either Of Those Statements Be Easily Argued, And Potentially Overturned?!

YES YES YES, INDEED!!!

I’ll Close By Simply Saying This…

…If You LOVE LOVE LOVE JAMES BOND

…You’ll Simply LOVE LOVE LOVE…

SKYFALL

!!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!! !!!

!!! !!! !!!

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The Song Stuck In My Head That (also) Makes Me Smile: “UH-OH, LOVE COMES TO TOWN” by TALKING HEADS (1977)

“…Where

Where Is My Common Sense?

How

Did I Get In A Jam Like This?

Believe

I Believe In Mystery

Love

Love

Love Love Is Simple As 1-2-3…”

TALKING HEADS !!!

“…Here Come A Riddle

Here Come A Clue

If You Were Really Smart

You’d Know What To Do When I Say

Why Am I Going Out Of My Head

Whenever You’d Around???

The Answer Is Obvious

Love Has Come To Town!!!

UH-OH, LOVE COMES TO TOWNIs The Lead Jam On The 1977 Debut AlbumTALKING HEADS: 77By The Amazingly Wonderful Band TALKING HEADS !!!

… … … … … … …

… … … … …

… … …

Good Morning, My Peeps.

So…

…I’ve Had This Song…

UH-OH, LOVE COMES TO TOWN

…Runnin’ ’round My Head For A Couple Days…

…And I Felt It Was High Time I Sprung It On Y’all.

WHY???

Honestly…

…I Really Just Wanna Stop Thinking About It.

It Doesn’t Always Work As I’d Like It To…

…But Blogging About It Does Tend To Help In Such Matters.

Plain AND Simple, My Peeps.

Plain AND Simple, Indeed.

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Do I Love AND Enjoy This Song?

YES.

YES I DO.

It’s Perky.

It’s Quirky.

It’s Totally FUN.

It’s Really Just An All-Around Smile-Generating Little Number.

But That’s Something One Has Come To Expect From The Band…

TALKING HEADS

Period.

Is It A Fantastic Jam?

YES.

YES IT IS.

At The Very Least…

…It’ll Make You Smile, Fo SHO…

…Which Is Really All One Could Ask For In Regard To A Song Of This Type.

It’s ALSO The Lead Jam On The Album…

TALKING HEADS: 77

…Which Is ALSO The Lead Album From The Band…

TALKING HEADS

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So…

…For A Lot Of Folks…

UH-OH, LOVE COMES TO TOWN

…Was The Very First Song They Ever Heard By These Cats.

If There’s Any Way To Kick-Off An Album…

…This Was It.

Is It “The Best” Song EVER By This Band?

NO.

NOT IT’S NOT.

Does That At All Matter?

NO.

NO IT DOESN’T.

Why Is That?

Because, One Never Should Hold A Band Responsible For Any Debut.

They’re Still Trying To Figure Themselves Out.

Their Sound.

Their Lyrics.

Their Pace And Rhythm.

All Of It.

It’s All Still New To Them…

…So They’re Just Going With What Seems To Be Working At That Time.

Do I Consider This A STRONG Debut?

YES.

TOTALLY.

TALKING HEADS: 77

…Is One Of My All-Time Favorite Albums.

As I Said…

…Perky…

…Quirky…

…And Totally FUN.

Do I Own This Album?

YES.

YES I DO.

Am I A PROUD Owner?

YES.

YES I AM.

Do I Recommend This Album To Y’all?

YES.

YOU BETCHA!

UH-OH, LOVE COMES TO TOWN

…Is A Totally Infectious Jam.

Listen To It Once And, Like Myself, You’re (likely) Hooked.

The Rest Of The Album Takes To The Lead Presented To It…

…And It All Flows From There.

The Most Popular Song On The Album, Is…

PSYCHO KILLER

…Which Has Become A Staple Song For The Now Disbanded Band.

And I Sincerely DO Love That Song.

Can’t Deny It…

…So I Won’t Even Attempt To Do So.

While Many (including myself) May Consider…

PSYCHO KILLER

…To Be “The Best” Jam On The Album…

…”My Favorite” Jam (easily) Is…

UH-OH, LOVE COMES TO TOWN

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So Take My Advice, My Peeps.

If You Ever Get The Chance To Check-Out The Album…

TALKING HEADS: 77

…GO FOR IT!

And If You’re Just Looking For A Quickie-Jam To Simply Make You Grin From Ear-To-Ear…

…You Could Do A Lot Worse Than…

UH-OH, LOVE COMES TO TOWN

…Fo SHO Fo SHO, Kiddies!!

This Post Includes Links To The Song, So Why Not Give It A Go?!?

WHY NOT, INDEED!!!

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Hope Y’all Have A Damned Decent Day, My Peeps.

If Any Of Y’all Need Me For Anything…

…I’ll Be Right Here…

…Or…

…At The Least…

…I’ll Be Close By.

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L8r L8r, Tater-Tots!!!

So... Are YOU Jivin Me -questionmark-

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(Not A Totally) Random Movie Mention: ORSON WELLES’ “TOUCH OF EVIL” (1958)

Oh Hellz Yeah!

I Was In The Mood For Something Really Cool…

…I Just Couldn’t Decide On What That Would/Should Be.

So…

…I Went-A-Browsin’ In Me Ole Collection.

There Were So Many Titles To Choose From That I Was Simply At A Loss.

And Then, I Spied This One…

ORSON WELLES

TOUCH OF EVIL

(1958)

…Starring…

CHARLTON HESTON

&

JANET LEIGH

&

ORSON WELLES

…And Directed By…

…Yup…

ORSON WELLES

!!! !!!! !!!

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It Had Honestly Been A Couple Years Since I’d Kicked-It-Back To Watch This One.

So I Was Rather Excited To Hunker-Down With It, Last Night.

This Is One Of Those Cases Of…

THE BEST

-Vs-

MY FAVORITE

…My Peeps.

In Regard To Flicks Where…

ORSON WELLES

…Has Pulled The Ole Double-Duty…

…Being BOTH Director AND Actor…

CITIZEN KANE

…Is (likely)

THE BEST

…But But BUT…

TOUCH OF EVIL

…Is Totally…

MY FAVORITE

Period.

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There’s Not Even An Argument Needed Here.

I Loved…

CITIZEN KANE

…Sure Sure Sure…

…As It’s A Very Important Flick In The Annals Of Cinematic History…

…But It’s Simply Not As Entertaining, To ME, As…

TOUCH OF EVIL

…Hands-Down AND Fo SHO!

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It’s Even Hard For Me To Decide Which Lead Character I Prefer.

CHARLES FOSTER KANE

…Is A Veritable TITAN In Regard To Motion Picture History.

But But BUT (again)

…Is He A Better Character Than…

HANK QUINLAN

…Our Totally Corrupt Police Captain, And All Around Film History Nasty-Boy In…

TOUCH OF EVIL

???

I Dunno, Kids.

It’s Like The Old “Apples -Vs- Oranges” Argument.

You Love Them Both, But They’re Honestly, Truly So Vastly Different.

So It’s Very Hard To Draw A Line On This One.

I Will Say This…

HANK QUINLAN

…IS…

…One Of The Very VERY Best BEST Film Baddies Of ALL-TIME!

That’s Another Big Ole FO SHO!

I’m Very Serious, My Peeps.

For Those Of Y’all Who Have Seen…

TOUCH OF EVIL

…Can You Not Honestly Say He Was So Disgustingly Believable That, By The End Of The Flick, You Were Ready To Shoot Him, Yourself?!?

EXACTLY, My Peeps, EXACTLY!!!

I Wanted Him Dead, Also!!!

ORSON WELLES

…Plays…

HANK QUINLAN

…To Sheer Evil-Baddie-PERFECTION.

Period Period.

The Only Imagination Stretching One Has To Do With…

TOUCH OF EVIL

…Is Attempting To Accept…

CHARLTON HESTON

…As A Mexican Narcotics Officer.

Not To Say He Misplayed The Part.

No.

He Did His Best To Make Us Look Beyond The Oddity Of It.

In Fact, He Brings The Emotional Portion Of The Flick.

So I Feel He Did A Commendable Job With His Part.

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ANYWAY, My Peeps…

…If You’re A Fan Of Those Classic Noir Dramas…

…You Really Really REALLY Need To Check-Out…

TOUCH OF EVIL

…As It’s One Of The Very VERY Best BEST Of The Genera.

I’ve Recommended It To Many People And Have Yet To Get A Word Of Flack Back On It.

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Most Movie Buffs Pride Themselves On Having Seen…

CITIZEN KANE

…And Rightly So.

It’s A Classic Among The Great Classics.

BUT…

…If You Really Want To Impress ME…

…I’d Much Rather Hear You Say You’ve Taken The Time To Kick-It-Back With…

TOUCH OF EVIL

Period Period Period.

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“The Best” -Vs- “My Favorite”: Episode III: Super Heroes And Super Sequels

Alright, Kiddies…

…Let Us Play This Little Game Again.

Y’all Seemed To Enjoy These…

…So Why Not Go For Another, Eh!?

Why Not, Indeed.

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So…

…Today I Wanna Talk…

“SUPER HEROES”

…With Y’all.

I’m Going To Do The BIG TWO (2) For Our Third Episode.

Namely…

BATMAN

&

SUPERMAN

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Shall We Officially Begin?!

WE SHALL!!

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I’m Going To Begin With “BATMAN” Simply Because This Is The One I Expect To Cause The Most Commotion.

First Thing I Need To Say, Is…

…NO.

NO, I Have NOT Seen…

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES

(2012)

…Yet.

I Don’t Tend To Hit The Cinema Anymore…

…So It’s The One “BATMAN” Flick That Has Slipped Through My Proverbial Cracks.

SO…

…This Edition Of…

“THE BEST” -Vs- “MY FAVORITE”

…Must Be Put Into Proper Context.

Based On Those I’ve Seen, I’m Going To Say “THE BEST” Would (Likely) Be Either…

BATMAN

(1989)

…Or…

THE DARK KNIGHT

(2008)

…Right?!

RIGHT!!

They’re Both Exceptional Flicks, Fo SHO, And I Do Enjoy Them Both…

…BUT…

…Are Either Of Those Flicks…

“MY FAVORITE”

??? ??? ???

??? ???

???

Nope.

So What Is…

“MY FAVORITE”

???????

BATMAN RETURNS

(1992)

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For My Money…

BATMAN RETURNS

…Was…

…By FAR FAR FAR…

“MY FAVORITE”

Period.

To ME…

…It Was Honestly The Darkest Chapter In The Annals Of “BATMAN” History.

MICHELLE PFEIFFER

…As…

“CATWOMAN”

…Was Exceptional!

Especially The Patton-Leather Outfit.

She Was Just So Damned Sexy AND So Damned Viscous!

I LOVED IT.

As For…

DANNY DeVITO

…As…

“THE PENGUIN”

…He Was Literally So Revolting It Was Brilliant.

I Don’t Think Anyone Could Have Played That Part Like He Did.

Period.

AND…

…To Top It All Off…

…You’ve Got MY Favorite “BATMAN” Of The Bunch…

MICHAEL KEATON

!!! !!! !!!

Yes, My Peeps…

I AM A CHILD OF THE ’80s AND ’90s…

…So It’s Only Proper My Loyalties Lay There.

I Saw The 1989 Version Of “BATMAN” On Opening Weekend In 1989…

…And It Was The Same For “BATMAN RETURNS” In 1992.

I Never Thought They’d Be Able To Top The 1989 Installment…

…And Then Came 1992.

I Was Simply Blown Away.

It’s A Feeling I Haven’t Felt Since, In Regard To “SUPERHERO” Flicks.

With “BATMAN RETURNS” I Got Everything I Wanted From The Series.

Period Period.

I Know A Lot Of People STRONGLY Disliked It…

…But There Are A Few Of Us Whom Never Could Get Enough Of It!!!

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Alright, Kids…

…Moving On Moving On…

…To…

SUPERMAN

!!! !!! !!!

With The Selection Of Flicks In The “SUPERMAN” Saga…

…This One Is An EASY No-Brainer.

Which One Would (Likely) Be Considered The Best?!

Well…

…For Most Folks…

…I’d Venture To Say…

SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE

(1978)

…Would Be Considered “THE BEST” Of “THE BEST” Of “THE BUNCH”…

…Fo SHO.

BUT BUT BUT…

…My Peeps…

…Does…

SUPERMAN: THE MOVIE

…Rank As…

“MY FAVORITE”

??? ???

Nope.

Sorry.

I’m A Firm Believer That…

SUPERMAN II

(1980)

…Is Superior.

At Least, It Is For Me.

SUPERMAN II

…Gave Me EVERYTHING I Sincerely Wanted From The Whole Franchise.

To Me…

SUPERMAN II

…Is…

“MY FAVORITE”

…”SUPERHERO” Flick Of ALL-TIME!!!

I Even Went So Far As To Get The Theatrical Cut Of The Flick On The DVD…

…Then Picked-Up The “RICHARD DONNER CUT” On The Blu-Ray.

SUPERMAN II

…Spawned A Couple Halloween’s Worth Of…

“BRADLEY Is SUPERMAN This Year… …Again.”

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SOOOOOO…

…MY PEEPS…

WHICH “SUPERHERO” FLICKS Are YOUR FAVORITES?!?!?

I’d LOVE To Know.

I’m Very VERY Curious.

Not Everyone Has The Same Opinion…

…And I’d Love To Know Yours!

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β€œTHE BEST” -Vs- β€œMY FAVORITE”: Episode II: “It’s All In The Reflexes.”

Howdy, Kids.

What’s Shakin’?

Yeah…

…Not Much Here, Either.

T’Is Another Of Those Mornings Where I’m Awake Way Too Damned Early.

It’s My Fault, Though.

Went To Bed Too Damned Early.

What’Ya’Gonna’Do, Ya Know?!

Exactly My Point!!

Anyway…

…I Digress.

Let’s Get To The Meat Of This Thing, Shall We?!

LETS!!

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In This Episode…

…I Wish To Cover A Couple Modern-Day Directors.

I’ll Begin With A Personal Favorite Of Mine…

…And Someone I Know Some Of You Really Enjoy…

JOHN CARPENTER

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So…

…What’s JOHN CARPENTER‘s BEST Work?!

Well…

…There Are Two Schools Of Thought On This One.

Some Believe His BEST Work To Be…

HALLOWEEN

(1978)

…And It Is Hard To Scoff At That One.

I LOVE The Original…

HALLOWEEN

…Very VERY Much So.

The Other School…

…However…

…Would Say…

THE THING

(1982)

…Is…

THE BEST

…Of His Work.

That One Is Even Harder To Scoff At…

…At Least For ME…

…Because I’m Of That School.

I Think…

THE THING

…Is His BEST Work.

.Period.

BUT…

…Are Either Of Those Films…

MY FAVORITE

??? ???

No.

I Love Them Both Dearly…

…And Have Owned Copies Of Both (in one format or another) For The Past Two-Decades.

So What Is…

MY FAVORITE

???????

That Would Be…

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

(1986)

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Yes…

…I’m VERY Well Aware…

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

…Is An Inferior Film To Both…

HALLOWEEN

…And…

THE THING

…So You Don’t Have To Remind Me Of That Fact.

I’m With You, My Peeps.

I Am.

BUT…

BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

…Is The Flick Attached To The Most Memories.

It’s The Film I Never Could Get Enough Of.

It’s The Film I Sit-Down To Watch With My Nephew When We Both Need A Bit Of Escapist Adventure.

It’s The Film I Had To Place A Special Order For While In The Navy Because It Sold-Out At The Video Store The First Day It Was Released.

No Foolies, My Peeps.

HALLOWEEN

???

LOVE IT!

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THE THING

???

LOVE IT LOVE IT!

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA

???

LOVE IT SO SO SO MUCH IT’S CRAZY!!!

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The Second Director I Wish To Cover Is Another Modern Fan Favorite…

WES CRAVEN

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So What’s WES CRAVEN‘s BEST Work?

???

Well…

…Again…

…There Are Two Schools Of Thought At Play, Here.

Some Say It’s His Original Directorial Work…

THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT

(1972)

…And I Can Understand And AGREE With That Line Of Thought.

It IS A Truly Powerful Work, To Say The Least.

It’s Gritty.

It’s Nasty.

It’s So Damned Realistic You Feel Like You’re Watching A Snuff-Film.

It Would Get My Vote As His BEST.

The Other School Would Easily Say…

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

(1984)

…Is…

THE BEST

…Which Is Also Hard Not To Agree With.

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

…Is An Iconic Piece Of Work…

…Just Like JOHN CARPENTER‘s…

HALLOWEEN

…Both Of Which Have Spawned What Seems Like An Endless Stream Of Sequels.

.Period.

BUT BUT BUT…

…Are Either…

THE LAST HOUSE ON THE LEFT

…Or…

A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET

MY FAVORITE

…Of His Works?

??? ??? ???

Nope.

That Honor Goes To…

SWAMP THING

(1982)

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Now Don’t Get To Laughing At Me So Soon!

I Do Admit…

…It’s An Odd Choice.

It’s Drastically Inferior To Both Of The Preceding Flicks…

…Sure Sure Sure…

…But Does That Change My Feeling???

NOT. IN. THE. SLIGHTEST.

.PERIOD.

SWAMP THING

…Has Been My Personal Favorite Since The Beginning.

It’s Another I’ve Owned (in one format or another) Since It’s Initial Release On VHS.

I Would Venture To Guess I’ve Seen…

SWAMP THING

…Perhaps…

…Oh…

…412 Times?!

Perhaps Even…

…Oh…

….4,012 Times?!

I Don’t Really Know.

I Just Know It’s A LOT A LOT A LOT!!!

SWAMP THING

…Was A Childhood Hero Of Mine…

…And He Remains So To This Very Day.

Next Time My Nephew Is Here With Me, I Plan To Bust-Out The…

SWAMP THING

…And Have Him Check-It-Out.

I Think It’s A Flick He’d Truly Get A Major Kick Out Of.

FO SHO, My Peeps!!!

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Was That FUN For Y’all?!

I SURE HOPE SO!!!

It Was Fun For Me, Anyway!!!

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Please Try To Enjoy The Day, Kiddies.

Y’all Hang-In-There.

Take Care.

Be Good.

See Me Soon.

And Talk To Me Sooner.

L8r, Taters!!!

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“THE BEST” -Vs- “MY FAVORITE”: Pilot Episode

Alright, My Peeps…

…This Is A Subject I’ve Touched On Many Times In My Daily Rambles.

Some People Sincerely Do Not Understand The Concept Of…

THE BEST

Vs

MY FAVORITE

…Since They Don’t Understand How Someone’s Favorite Something Isn’t Also The Best Of Whatever It May Be.

In This Series…

…I’ll Be Discussing Different Films…

…Songs…

…Albums…

…Books…

…Whatever I Can Think Of…

…To Showcase The Point That…

THE BEST

…Doesn’t Have To Be…

MY FAVORITE

.Period.

In Today’s Episode…

…I’ll Be Taking On TWO (2) Exceptionally Popular Film Franchises…

INDIANA JONES

&

STAR WARS

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Shall We Begin?!

LETS!!!

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First-Up…

INDIANA JONES

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I’m Beginning Here As This One Is The Hardest To Sell Others On.

Now…

…Which “INDIANA JONES” Film Is Most Widely Accepted AND Agreed Upon As Being…

THE BEST

???

Well…

…That’s A Simple One.

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

…Is By FAR Considered To Be…

THE BEST

…Of The Entire “INDIANA JONES” Spectrum.

.Period.

Do I Have A Problem With That?

Nope.

WHY?

Because I Accept The Fact That…

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

…Is…

THE BEST

…For That Series Of Films.

HOWEVER…

…Is It…

MY FAVORITE

???

???

Honestly…

…NOPE.

So What Is?!

Well…

INDIANA JONES And THE TEMPLE Of DOOM

…Has Always Been…

…And Will Always Be…

MY FAVORITE

.Period.

To ME…

…It’s The Darkest Chapter In The “INDIANA JONES” Saga…

…And It’s Honestly The Most FUN Flick Of The Bunch.

I Remember Seeing It As A Child And Becoming An Instant Convert.

I Loved…

RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

…But I Loved Loved LOVED…

INDIANA JONES And THE TEMPLE Of DOOM

…Even More So.

Sue Me.

I Like What I Like…

…And I Love What I Love.

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Next Up…

STAR WARS

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This Is Another That’s Been A Hard Sell On Other Folks.

When It Comes To The “STAR WARS” Universe…

…People Always Seem Torn.

There’s The School That Says…

STAR WARS: Episode IV: A NEW HOPE

…Is The Best.

And Then There Are Those Whom Say…

STAR WARS: Episode V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

…Is The Best.

I Tend To Agree With The Latter.

I’m Of A Mind That Says…

STAR WARS: Episode V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

…Is Honestly…

THE BEST

…From THAT Saga Of Motion Pictures.

Nothing Wrong With That.

BUT…

…Is…

STAR WARS: Episode V: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

MY FAVORITE

???

???

Again…

…NOPE.

What Is?!

STAR WARS: Episode VI: RETURN Of THE JEDI

…That’s What!!!

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Again…

…To ME…

STAR WARS: Episode VI: RETURN Of THE JEDI

…Falls Into That Realm Of…

…Always Has Been…

…Always Will Be…

MY FAVORITE

.Period.

It’s The First Film I Honestly Remember Seeing In The Theater…

(Though "E.T." Was Actually The First Film I Saw In The Theater, I Just Don't Remember That Viewing Since I Was Only 2-Years-Old hehehe)

…And I Was Totally Blown Away!

At 3-Years-Old…

…I’d Never Seen Anything Like It.

And THAT MEMORY Has Stuck With Me MY ENTIRE LIFE.

It Became My Favorite In 1983…

…And It’s Remained My Favorite To This Day.

When I Need Something FUN And UPLIFTING…

…It’s Hard For Me To Go Wrong With…

STAR WARS: Episode VI: RETURN Of THE JEDI

I Get A Flood Of Old Memories Floating To The Surface Each AND Every Time I See It.

I Get Them Thar Goose-Pimples When I Watch It.

The Moment I Hear The Words…

IT’S A TRAP!

…I Nearly Keel Over With Grand Excitement!

STAR WARS: Episode VI: RETURN Of THE JEDI

…Is The Most FUN Flick Of Them All!

It Makes Me Feel Like A Kid Again…

…And Those Memories…

…To ME…

…Are ABSOLUTELY…

…POSITIVELY…

…WITHOUT A DOUBT…

…PRICELESS.

.Period.

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Some Things Stick With Us Forever…

…And Ever…

…And Ever And Ever And Ever.

Y’all Know That.

You’re Human.

You Understand The Power Of The Mind.

You Know How It Works Well Enough To Know How That Goes.

Your “FAVORITE” Anything Does NOT Always Jive With What Everyone Else Considers “THE BEST” Or “THE WORST” Or “THE MOST FUN” Or “THE LEAST FUN”…

…Etc Etc Etc.

We’re All Our Own People.

We Have The Power To BOTH Agree AND Disagree.

That’s Part Of The Human Experience.

That’s Part Of Life.

Wouldn’t Y’all Tend To Agree?!

GREAT!!

I KNEW YOU WOULD!!!

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“This Will Be The End Of Human Civilization, And The World Will Belong To A Planet Of Apes!!!” –GOVERNOR BRECK

Do You Know What That Line’s From, My Peeps?

Alright, Maybe You Know Somewhat.

It IS From An Apes Flick, Yes…

…But Which Apes Flick?!

If You Said…

CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

…You’d Be VERY CORRECT!!!

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And While…

CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

…May Not Be THE BEST Apes Flick…

…It Is TOTALLY And BY FAR…

…MY FAVORITE Apes Flick.

Period.

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CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

…Was Released In 1972

…And Stars…

RODDY McDOWALL As CAESAR

DON MURRAY As GOVERNOR BRECK

…And…

RICARDO MONTALBAN As ARMANDO

…And It Was Directed By That Guilty Pleasure Favorite Of Mine…

J. LEE THOMPSON

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Anyway…

…Since I Can’t Sleep…

…This Is What I’m Watching.

I Just Got Myself A New Blu-ray Player Not Too Long Ago…

…And This One Was One Of The Very First Blu-ray Flicks I Purchased.

This Particular Edition Has Both The THEATRICAL Version…

…AND…

…The UNRATED DIRECTOR’S CUT Version!!!

Trust Me, My Peeps…

…Even If You’ve Already Seen…

CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

…You (likely) Haven’t Seen It In All Of Its UNRATED Glory!!!

The UNRATED EDITION Is Sincerely How This Film Always Should Have Been Seen In The First Place.

It. Is. AWESOME.

Period.

Once You’ve Seen The UNRATED EDITION, You’ll Never Want To See It Any Other Way Ever Again.

Now..

…It’s Like I Said…

CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

…May Not Be THE BEST Flick In The Apes Series…

…But It’s Totally MY FAVORITE Flick In The Series.

I Would Suppose Most Folks Would Call The Original 1968…

PLANET OF THE APES

…The Best The Series Had To Offer.

And I Could Arguably Agree With Them.

The Original (probably) Is The Best.

And I Know Some Folks Sincerely Feel The Newest Entry…

RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

…Is The Best.

Again, The Point Could Be Argued.

I Grant That.

But When It Comes To Making ME Smile…

…To Wrapping MYSELF Up In The Story…

…To Totally Enjoying All That I See…

…I’m Forced To Keep Coming Back To…

CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES

…Without Reservation OR Hesitation.

I LOVE The Entire Apes Series…

…But Everyone Has To Have The ONE That Stands-Out Above The Rest.

For ME…

…This Is The One!!!

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Alright, Kiddies…

…Monday Has Arrived.

Time To Get It Crankin’, Ya Know?!?

PLEASE Have A Grand Day (if such an animal exists on Mondays)

…And Take Care Of Yourselves.

If You Need Me…

…I’ll Be Right Here…

…With My APES…

…And Some CHIPS…

…And My HOT HOT COFFEE…

…And…

…Uh…

…Nevermind.

No Worries, My Peeps.

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