For my twenty-fourth Film Friday, I am going to write about one of my favorite songs. I am going to write about an early 1990's classic. I am going to write about Glengarry Glen Ross.
The plot of this movie is very simple. It follows four real estate salesman that have to see leads to people. They are in a competition from their company to be the highest seller of the month. The older salesman has a sick daughter, and if he can't sell anything anymore, then he is going to be fired. It also follows a guy who is uptight, and a guy who goes with the flow, and together they plot to steal the leads and sell them for quick cash to a rival company. It also follows the top seller, Richard Roma, and his relationship with his boss.
This movie has such a great cast of characters. The boss of the film, John Williamson, is played by the incomparable Kevin Spacey. The big character in the film Richard Roma, is played by the GOAT Al Pacino. Then there are the supporting cast of Jack Lemmon, Ed Harris, Alan Arkin, and Alec Baldwin.
They really do such a great job in this film, and I strongly suggest to watch this movie. Since it is based on a play made eight years earlier, you can tell, because of two things. First, there is only one main set, the office, and second, the camera angles that they use to follow the characters give it away. I will link a few of the best clips down below for you guys to watch. I hope you all enjoy them!
Have you ever seen this movie before? Would you want to see this movie? If you have seen this movie, what was / were your favorite part(s)?
Peace and Love,
Quotes of the Day: "When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself." - Wayne Dyer
"Sooner or later, those who win, are those who think they can." - Paul Tournier
"At the center of non-violence, stands the principle of love." - Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
"Never take a solemn oath. People think you meant it then." - Norman Douglas
For my twenty-second Film Friday, and in keeping with the theme of my birthday week, I am going to choose one of my favorite films. I am going to choose a film, that I always quote all the time. I am going to choose another Martin Scorsese film, his 1995 hit, Casino.
The plot of the film is that Robert DeNiro's character, Sam Rothstein, is connected to the mafia, and they have him be the manager of a Las Vegas Casino. He is helped out by Joe Pesci's character Nicky Santoro. The film documents their running the casino, and their rises and their falls.
The entire film is non-stop action, and mafia action. I love to watch this film, and I absolutely love to quote this movie with my friends, curses and all!
Anyways, like I always do, I will link a few of the best clips from this movie down below, so that you all can watch them, and get a feel for the movie. I hope that you enjoy them!
Have you ever seen this movie before? Would you want to see this movie? If you have seen the movie, what was / were your favorite part(s)?
Peace and Love,
Quotes of the Day: "Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire." - William Butler Yeats
"Perfection itself is imperfection." - Vladimir Horowitz
"A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness." - Robert Frost
Happy Earth Day Everyone!
For my twenty-first Film Friday, I am going to write about one of the funniest movies of the past few years. I am going to write about one of my favorite comedic movies. I am going to write about 2013's "We're the Millers".
The plot of this movie is very funny. A small level pot dealer in Colorado gets his stash stolen by some kids in a gang. He then gets called in by his pot boss and is told to get a large supply of pot from Mexico to releve his debt to him. He then creates a fake family, with a stripper as his wife, a runway girl as his daughter, and a lonely nerd as his son. They take an RV across the border, steal the pot, and bring it back into the States.
But they run into some issues. They stole the pot, so now the Mexican cartel is coming after them, and now they have befriended an actual family, who's father figure is part of the DEA, which stands for the Drug Enforcement Agency. They have an RV full of weed with a DEA detective! I won't say how it ends, but it ends in a nice way.
The movie is non-stop funny, and I strongly suggest everyone going and watching it. I always cry laughing when I watch this movie, and I hope that you all have the same reactions that I do!
I will, as I always do, link a few of the best clips down below for you all to watch. I hope you enjoy them all!
Have you ever seen this movie before? Would you want to see this movie? If you have seen this movie before, what is / are your favorite part(s) of it?
Peace and Love,
Quotes of the Day: "Forget not that the Earth delights to feel your bare feet, and the winds long to play with your hair." - Khalil Gibran
"This is the most joyful day that ever I saw in my pilgrimage on Earth." - Donald Cargill
"Take away love and our Earth is a tomb." - Robert Bowling
(Want to write a little piece here for the lives lost today three years ago in the Boston Marathon Bombing. I hope that they all are resting in the highest eternal peace and in the highest amount of love.)
For my twentieth Film Friday, I am going to write about a movie that I really enjoy watching. I am going to write about a movie that deals a lot with what today is in history. I am going to write about the epic 2012 movie, Lincoln.
The movie follows the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln in March of 1865, as the Civil War is a month away from ending. It follows his trials in Congress and the House of Representatives, trying to get the thirteenth and fourteenth amendments passed to free the slaves.
The movie also follows in a smaller part, the Secretary of State William Seward, in his attempts to court the Democratic members of the House and Congress. In the later parts of the film, it shows Lincoln talking with representatives of the Confederate States of America, Lincoln talking with General, and future 18th President of the United States, Ulysses S. Grant, on April 3rd, 1865, about impending surrender, and then the eventual surrender by General Robert E. Lee to Grant, at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9th, 1865.
The movie ends with Lincoln having a cabinet meeting on April 14th, 1865, when First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln comes in and tells him that they need to be getting to the play, Our American Cousin at Ford's Theatre that night. It then cuts to Tad Lincoln seeing another play in Washington D.C., hearing the news that his father had been shot. It then cuts back to Lincoln dead inside of the Petersen House, where Secretary of War Edwin Stanton declared, "Now he belongs to the ages." It then flashes back to his second inaugural address given just weeks earlier, with all of the hopes and dreams in that speech shattered, and then the film ends.
If you are a history buff like me, then you will love this film. This film is one of my favorite historical movies. Whenever it is on, I am always watching it. Lincoln is one of my favorite presidents, so I love to watch things on him. I will put a few clips down below, for you all to enjoy!
I hope that you are all able one day to watch the film, and enjoy it as much as I do!
Have you ever seen this movie before? Would you want to see this film? If you have seen this film, did it change your opinion on Abraham Lincoln?
Peace and Love,
Quotes of the Day: "In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." - Benjamin Franklin
"What the world really needs is more love and less paper work." - Pearl Bailey
"I put my heart and my soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process." - Vincent Van Gogh
(I know I could have, and should have picked some Abraham Lincoln quotes, but the quote website that I use had all quotes pertaining to tax day today. Good job Quotes.com!)
For my nineteenth Film Friday, I am going to choose a movie, that goes well with this week being Opening Week for the MLB. I am going to choose a movie that is extremely funny. I am going to choose 1989's Major League.
Major League follows the down and out Cleveland Indians of the MLB, as they have had a lot of losing seasons in a row. A show girl, named Rachel Phelps, purchases the team, with the intent on moving the team to Miami. She gets rid of all the somewhat decent young talent, and gets inexperienced rookies, and washed up old veterans to play for the team, hopefully to make attendance go down, and make the move to Miami as painless as possible.
But the team she hires, with all of their differing personalities, start winning, and drawing attendance, and then they beat the Yankees in a one-game playoff for the American League East. They don't move the team in the end, and there is a sequel that is also pretty funny.
This movie is just non-stop hilarity from beginning to end! I will link a few of the best moments from the movie, to show you how funny it is. I hope you all get to someday see this excellent movie!
Have you ever seen this movie before? Would you want to see this movie? If you have seen this movie, what is / are your favorite part(s)?
Peace and Love,
Quotes of the Day: "One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star." - Friedrich Nietzsche
"It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously." - Logan Pearsall Smith
"Falling in love consists merely in uncorking the imagination and bottling the common sense." - Helen Rowland
For my eighteenth Film Friday, I am going to choose a movie, that I have watched so many times. I am going to choose a movie that really has an excellent cast of characters. I am going to write about 1992's Goodfellas.
The premise of this film is so good. The premise is that Henry wants to be in the mob. He gets taken in under the wing of a leading mobster named Paulie, and he works with his associates Jimmy and Tommy. They then go around and rob places like Air France and Lufthansa. They get arrested a few times, and they get out a few times. In the end Tommy gets whacked, Henry goes free, and Paulie and Jimmy go to jail, after Henry rats them out.
The movie is non-stop mob scenes. It has cursing, drugs, murder, Italian heritage, and of course the best part, great, great actors. You have Ray Liotta as Henry, Robert De Niro as Jimmy, and Joe Pesci as Tommy.
As some side notes to this all, this is the second film I have covered to have Robert De Niro in it, and the third to have Joe Pesci in it. I have covered this movie, and A Bronx Tale, in Film Friday XVI that had both of them in it, but for Joe Pesci's third film, I also covered my favorite movie ever, My Cousin Vinny, way back in December of 2015, with Film Friday I.
I love this film so much, and it has such great quotable lines in the few clips that I am going to link down below. I hope that you all enjoy them!
Have you ever seen this movie before? Would you want to go see this type of a movie? If you have seen it before, did you like this particular movie?
Peace and Love,
Quotes of the Day: "Experience keeps a dear school, but fools will learn in no other." - Benjamin Franklin
"Never let a fool kiss you, or kiss fool you." - Joey Adams
"The counterfeit and counterpart of Nature is reproduced in Art." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
For my seventeenth Film Friday, and in keeping in track with the Holy Week theme, I am going to write about a spectacular movie, that details the biggest moment in the Catholic Faith. I am going to highlight a movie that I watched many times in my years at Kellenberg. I am going to write about the Passion of the Christ.
Basically what the movie illustrates, is the last few days of Jesus' life, from his arrival in Jerusalem on Palm Sunday, to the planning of Judas' betrayal, to the feast meal of the passover, praying in the Garden of Gethsemane, and the handing over of Jesus on Holy Thursday, to the whole Pilate, and the fourteen steps of the Passion of Jesus on Good Friday.
The movie is masterfully made, in many ways. First off, using no English, instead, the words of the Bible, in the original languages of the area, such as Hebrew and Latin. They highlight all of the main points of Holy Week, and they do it so well. I will try to link a few clips down below, to show you how powerful of a movie this is.
The movie is powerful, especially from the middle of the movie on, from the flogging of Jesus at the pillar, to his Passion and crucifixion. The movie doesn't really touch on Holy Saturday or Easter Sunday, but that is alright. This is called the Passion of the Christ, so it should only cover up to and including Good Friday.
I hope that you all get to see the movie, and that you all enjoy it!
Have you ever seen the Passion of the Christ? Would you ever see it? If you have seen it, has it strengthened your faith, kept it the same, or weakened it?
Warning: The next video is very gory and bloody. Just letting you know
Peace and Love,
Quotes of the Day: "Education's purpose, is to replace and empty mind, with an open one." - Malcolm Forbes
"He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything." - Thomas Carlyle
"The heart that has truly loved never forgets, but as truly loves on to the close." - Sir St. Thomas Moore
"Women, do not weep for me. Weep for yourselves, and for your children." - Jesus on Good Friday in the Eighth Station of the Cross
For my sixteenth Film Friday, I am going to write about a film, that I have watched at least a hundred times. It is a film that I quote all the time with my father. I am going to write about 1992's "A Bronx Tale".
The basic premise of the film is that there is a boy named Calogero, or "C" as they call him in the film, who gets to know a crime boss in the Bronx, known as Sonny. His father Lorenzo doesn't want him to hang out with him, calling him trouble. Through the film as C gets older he learns life lessons from Sonny, such as that people don't pay attention to your body when you're laid out at your funeral, and how to pick up a woman to know that she is 'the one'.
At the end of the film, C's friends invite him to blow up a black store. When theyytried to blow up an African-American store in a black neighborhood, and their car accidentally blows up and they all die. He is grateful for not going, so he goes to thank Sonny, and he is assassinated in front of him.
This film is great, and you can learn some excellent life lessons about relationships, peoples roles in society, and many other topics. It also speaks to me because it is a tale about Italian life, and my family is very deeply Italian. I love my heritage, and the film does highlight a lot of things that go on in my Italian life.
I am going to link a few of the best clips down below, so that you can see the best parts of this film.
I hope that you enjoy the clips, and go and see the film. It is a great film and I hope you enjoy it!
Did you enjoy the clips? Have you ever seen the movie? If so, what are your favorite parts?
Peace and Love,
Quotes of the Day: "It's better to be feared, then loved." - Sonny LoSpecchio
"Sonny was right, nobody cares... nobody cares." - Calogero 'C' Anello
"And if you ask anybody from the old neighborhood, and tell them this story. They'll say it's just another Bronx Tale." - Calogero 'C' Anello
About The Author
Hi! I'm Dylan, I'm 19, and I live on Long Island. I hope I can spread some laughter, advice, and love to people through this blog!