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

DΓ‰JÀ 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…

DΓ‰JÀ 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.

--->(Plot Summary Here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0453467/plotsummary)<---

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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 Best Of “The Last…”: EPISODE III

Today…

…I’m Doin’-Up The Flick Most Of Y’all Were Already Expecting:

THE LAST BOY SCOUT

(1991)

…Starring…

BRUCE WILLIS

…And…

DAMON WAYANS

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The Tagline???

("THE GOAL IS TO SURVIVE.")

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That Alone Makes Me Wanna Watch It!

How’z ’bout Y’all?!?

Yeah…

…I Figured You’d Wanna Watch It, Also.

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Directed By…

TONY SCOTT

(Who Also Directed TWO (2) Of My Other FAVE-FAVES: "CRIMSON TIDE" and "MAN ON FIRE"!!!)

…With A Screenplay…

…Written By…

SHANE BLACK

(The Writer Of "LETHAL WEAPON" and Co-Writer Of "MONSTER SQUAD"!!!)

…And…

…Co-Produced By ULTRA-Producer…

JOEL SILVER

(Do I Even Have To Make Mention Of What He's Done? It Could Take DAYS!!! Alright... The "LETHAL WEAPON" Series, The "DIE HARD" Series, The "THE MATRIX" Series, Etc Etc Etc!!!)

…It’s Hard To Deny That…

THE LAST BOY SCOUT

…Had The MEGA-Chops To Flex…

…And Was One Of The Most FUN Action Flicks Of The 1990s.

.Period.

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THE LAST BOY SCOUT

…Is…

…A Classic “Buddy-Flick”…

…And…

…An “Action-Dramedy”…

…Centering Around…

BRUCE WILLIS

…As A Burned-Out Private-Detective…

…Who Has Just Taken Over The Duties Of Protecting A Young Stripper…

…Played By…

HALLE BERRY

…After Her Former Protector Was Blown-Up In His Car!!!

Her Boyfriend…

…Played By…

DAMON WAYANS

…Is An EX-PRO-Quarterback…

…Who Isn’t Taking To Kindly To Her New Protector.

But When She Gets Killed-Off…

WILLIS & WAYANS

…Become An Unlikely-Duo…

…Trying To Figure-Out W.T.F. Is Going On…

…And…

…WHY?!?

The Results Are The Meat And Potatoes Of…

THE LAST BOY SCOUT

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If You’ve Seen It Before…

…I Hope You Liked It.

If You’ve NOT Seen It Before…

GET WITH IT, SLACKER!!!

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THE LAST BOY SCOUT

…Has Been A Personal FAVE-FAVE Since My First Viewing…

…And I’ve Had A Copy In The Ole Collection For The Bulk Of The Past 20-YEARS!

It’s One Of Those ’90s Flicks That Has Yet To Get Old To Me.

And…

…Honestly…

…That’s A GREAT Thing!!!

In Fact…

…I Think NOW Would Be A FINE Time To Give-It-A-Go!!!

Wouldn’t You Agree, My Peeps?!?

SURE YOU WOULD!!!

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Random Movie Mention: MAN ON FIRE (2004)

I’m Having To Re-Do This One, Since Everything I Had Typed Here Seems To Have Disappeared.

I Didn’t Say A Whole Lot…

…But The Gist Of What I Said Is This…

MAN ON FIRE

(2004)

…Is…

…By FAR FAR FAR…

…My ALL-TIME FAVORITE…

DENZEL WASHINGTON

…Flick, Fo SHO!

I Know He Won His Oscars For…

GLORY

…And…

TRAINING DAY

…Both Of Which Are Excellent Flicks…

…And…

DENZEL

…Did Give Amazing Performances In Both Films.

HOWEVER…

…In My Humble Opinion…

…His Performance In…

MAN ON FIRE

…Blew BOTH Of The Others Out-Of-The-Water.

.PERIOD.

DENZEL

…Gives The Performance Of His Career Here In…

MAN ON FIRE

…And He Deserved An Oscar Nomination At The Very Least…

…Though He Didn’t Get One.

I. LOVE. THIS. FLICK. FO. SHO.

If I Could Suggest ANY Film That Stars…

DENZEL WASHINGTON

…It Would Totally, Without Hesitation Be…

MAN ON FIRE

…My Peeps.

If You’ve Seen It, You’re Already Well Aware Of How Amazing He Is In The Film.

If You HAVEN’T Seen It…

…You Honestly And Truly SHOULD DO SO!!!

I Promise You Here, My Peeps…

…You Will NOT Be Disappointed.

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