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...with a key figure in the cocaine empire. A film was made aboutthe rise and fall of asmall town kid from Weymouth, Massachusetts who made 100 million dollars in the Medellín Cartel under Pablo Escobar's control of cocaine trafficking in the United States.
If you've seen the movie BLOW, you will know who I'm referring to. Before I introduce him let me tell you the journey that it took to make this happen. I'm always searching for a great write-up on fascinating people or at least have in impact on my life that I can share with you and maybe it'll be something... (more)
There are a few writers who, when they publish, I make it a point to read as quickly as possible. I love the film reviews of D.L. Ferguson. From his reviews I discovered his website, http://betterinthedark.podomatic.com/ where he gives longer, freakin’ hilarious reviews of all things movie and TV. Another obvious choice is the mayor of San Francisco Broo, Ed Attanasio. I love the POV reporting of the Girl-Next-Door (to Danny Trejo), V. She’s a lot like reading Hunter S. Thompson but without the paranoid delusions. And V’s a lot better looking. And alive. Whether... (more)
...the Notre Dame Fighting Irish football team against incredible odds. Rudy is a 1993 film directed by David Anspaugh. It is an account of the life of Daniel "Rudy" Ruettiger who harbored dreams of playing football at the University of Notre Dame despite significant obstacles. It was the first movie the Notre Dame administration allowed to be shot on campus since Knute Rockne, All American in 1940. In 2005 Rudy was named one of the best 25 sports movies of the previous 25 years in two polls by ESPN (#24 by a panel of sports experts, and #4 by espn.com users).
In the movie, the main ... (more)
...code named S.H.I.E.L.D.The series really took off when it was written and drawn by Jim Steranko who turned the book into a worthy competitor of the other super spies such as James Bond, Derek Flint and Napoleon Solo who were part of the spy craze of the 60’s that infested books, movies and television then. The Nick Fury comic book was virtually film on paper as Steranko revolutionized the comic book genre with his brilliantly innovative storytelling techniques, including what I think is probably the only four-page foldout ever done, a wild action scene depicting Fury and ... (more)
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Gourmet Taste of Santa Monica
Santa Monica-I’m a regular visitor to the City of Santa Monica throughout the year. I travel from the Southbay in order to catch a foreign/Art house movie at Laemmele Theaters and have dinner afterwards. In the spring, I attend the very popular Santa Monica Festival in Clover Park. During the summer months, you can find me on the Santa Monica Pier for the annual Twilight Dance Series. My new end of summer routine is to attend the annual Taste of Santa Monica, on the West Parking Lot of the Santa Monica Pier.
The Taste of Santa Monica in... (more)
Recently I went to see Bottle Shock, a movie about the 1976 French wine competition that introduced California wine to the world’s palate. The film was humorous, but most importantly it had a happy ending.
I’ve been contemplating happy endings for some time now. Several nights before Bottle Shock, I sat down in front of my flat screen with Love Actually in the DVD player. Once again drawn to a happy ending – every time I watch this film I can’t help sitting with this goofy grin while Colin Firth proposes marriage to the Brazil girl in the crowded restaurant.... (more)
...exactly the best way to start off a post-apocalyptic action-adventure film. But that’s just me. And once you get past that scene, WATERWORLD is an okay time-waster. It’s no Academy Award winner but neither does it deserve the reputation it’s unfairly gotten as a terrible movie. It’s actually pretty good for what it is.
Sometime in the future the Earth is almost completely covered by water due to the polar ice caps melting. We’re never told why but we can assume that global warming is the culprit. Never mind that in order to so... (more)
...washed away, bank accounts and assets frozen, families searching for loved ones seperated by tragedy and delayed rescue efforts. Hurricane Katrinataught me a new, more intimatephilosophy of Human Resources that I refer to as walking the 'Green Mile.' Yes, it is a line taken from the actual movie when Tom Hanks informs his prison guards, " When walking the prisoners down the green mile, always treat them with respect because you never know when they are going to break." Why on earth you might wonder, did that one line have such a profound effect on me. It was because I learned that our... (more)
...and other programs for people battling cancer.
It is great that so much attention is being given to cancer by the media and the Hollywood community, however, I do find these telethons to be somewhat patronizing. It's just hard for me to be asked by somebody that is making $5 million a movie to give money. I obviously don't know if all of these celebrities are donating themselves, and I seriously hope that they are. Regardless of this one irk of mine, I will still watch and donate because this is a cause that is worth fighting for. And at the end of the day, regardless of who is... (more)