“The United States Has To Move Very Fast To Even Stand Still.” –JOHN F. KENNEDY

-JOHN F. KENNEDY-

(1917-1963)

-The 35TH PRESIDENT Of The UNITED STATES Of AMERICA-

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This Was SOOO AWESOME It Totally Merited A Reblog!!!

Originally posted on BIZZAM!!:

Sweet.  Jiminy.  Christmas.

See?  Told you . . .I cannot wait for this . . .

Sorry, Sean Connery, but Daniel Craig has seriously taken over as the best James Bond ever.  Actually, he did that in Casino Royale.  It just looks like he is continuing the trend of super Badassery (that’s a technical term).

This is directed by Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition).

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What’s On Now?! “THE MAN FROM LARAMIE” (1955)

Alright, My Peeps…

…Y’all Already Know Of My Love Of Classic Westerns…

…And Y’all Already Know Of My Love For JIMMY STEWART.

So…

…Why Not Make Mention Of…

…Yep…

…A CLASSIC JIMMY STEWART WESTERN!!!

You Got It, Kiddies!!!

So Let’s Mention…

THE MAN FROM LARAMIE

(1955)

…Starring…

JIMMY STEWART

…And…

ARTHUR KENNEDY

…And Directed By…

ANTHONY MANN

!!! !!!! !!!

Now…

…I’m Gonna Warn Ya, Kids…

…This Is NOT Your Typical JIMMY STEWART Western.

Period.

JIMMY STEWART Isn’t Your “Aw Shucks”, Lovable, Kindhearted Cowboy In This One.

No Sir.

No Ma’am.

Not At All.

THE MAN FROM LARAMIE

…Is Actually A Story Of REVENGE!!!

You See…

“WILL LOCKHART”

(JIMMY STEWART)

…Is In Search Of The Man Responsible For Selling Repeating-Rifles To The Local Apaches.

Why?

Because His Brother…

…A U.S. Army Cavalryman…

…Was Shot And Killed By Said Apaches With Said Rifles.

He’s Not After The Apaches…

…He Just Wants The Man Who Sold Them The Guns.

Period.

During His Little Quest…

…He’s Forced To Tangle With The Local Cattle-Baron And His Sadistic Son.

I’m Not Going To Give The Movie Away, My Peeps…

…BUT…

…I Will Say This…

…You’ve NEVER Seen JIMMY STEWART Like This, Before.

THE MAN FROM LARAMIE

…Was A Huge Departure For Him.

It’s A Solid Entry In Any Person’s Western Collection…

…And It’s One Of My Faves Of Faves!

Remember What I’ve Said Before About 1950s Westerns?

Well, The Same Applies Here.

They Sure Did Know How To Make A Rousing Western Flick, Fo SHO!!!

So, Kids…

…If You’re In The Mood To See A Western…

…With A Beloved Star Who’s Playing A Different Style Of Character…

THE MAN FROM LARAMIE

…Is A Quality Choice, I’ll Reckon!!!

;)

:D

Flicks You’ve Never Heard Of, But They’re Still Cool: “TRANSIT” (2012)

Honestly, My Peeps…

…I Simply LOVED This Simple Little Flick.

Period.

It Really Reminded Me Of A Classic 1970s Or 1980s Action Flick…

…Only A Little More Serious.

TRANSIT

…Stars…

JIM CAVIEZEL

(A Personal Fave Fave Actor)

…As A Simple Dad…

…Taking His Suburban Family Out For Camping Purposes.

BUT…

…Earlier Than That…

…A Group Of Four (4) Baddies Had Ripped-Off An Armored Car…

…Taking All The Money They Could Handle…

…And Killing-Off The Armored Car Personnel.

Fast Forward A Tad…

…There’s A Roadblock.

The Baddies Know They Can’t Get Through It With BOTH Their Lives AND The Money.

Sooo…

…They Take Their Cash And Stash It In The Camping Gear Of Our Father And His Family.

The Flick That Ensues After This Setup Was Simply AWESOME!

JIM CAVIEZEL

…Is Simply PERFECT For This Flick.

He Brings An Intensity AND Honesty To His Performance That Totally Justifies My Love For The Man.

PERIOD.

So…

…What’s Gonna Happen, My Peeps?!

Will The Baddies Get Their Money?!

Will Our Father Figure Keep His Family Alive?!

Will Our Father Figure AND The Baddies Square-Off In A Pulse-Pounding Climax?!

WOW!

I Know, Right!

It Was FUN FUN FUN!!!

And You Know Me, My Peeps…

…I Go Into EVERY FLICK With No True Preconceptions.

Some People Say…

“I Hated/Liked This Flick Because It Reminded Me Of Blah Blah Blah!”

But You Know I Don’t Operate Like That.

I View Each Flick As An Individual.

They May Look Like Something Else…

…Or Play-Out A Bit Like Something Else…

…But In The End…

…Each Flick Is Its Own Flick…

…And I Try To Judge Them On An Individual Basis.

So…

…If You’re Looking For WHITE-KNUCKLE Tension…

…INTENSE Action…

…And Spot On Acting Performances…

…Then This Flick…

TRANSIT

…May Be Something You’ll Wanna Check-Out.

Have I Steered You Wrong Yet, My Peeps?!

Alright…

…Maybe Once Or Twice…

…But I Did So Honestly AND Sincerely.

;)

TRANSIT

…Is A Little Film…

…But It Packs A Helluva Punch!

Fo SHO Fo SHO!!!

:D

“Equal Laws Protecting Equal Rights…”

“…Are The Best Guarantee Of Loyalty AND Love Of Country.

JAMES MADISON

(1751-1836)

-Our 4TH PRESIDENT Of The UNITED STATES Of AMERICA-

-A FOUNDING FATHER-

(Not So) Random Movie Mention: “GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL” (1957)

BURT LANCASTER As WYATT EARP

???

Check.

KIRK DOUGLAS As JOHNDOCHOLLIDAY

???

Check.

Classic Western Tale, Told To 1950s Perfection

???

YOU BETCHA!

What Am I Even Talking About?

GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL

…That’s What.

:)

While I Know A Lot Of Y’all Have Seen The Flick…

“TOMBSTONE”

…I Also Know A Lot Of Y’all Have NEVER Seen The Flick…

“GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL”

Period.

And While I Hate To Draw Comparisons Between Flicks…

…It’s Almost Impossible Not To Do So In This Instance.

I Love Love LOVE…

“TOMBSTONE”

…As It’s One Of My All-Time Favorite Westerns.

But This Flick…

GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL

…Is Also Very Deserving To Be Included In The Best Westerns Genera.

BURT LANCASTER Is A Fine WYATT EARP, For Sure…

…But It’s KIRK DOUGLAS As “DOCHOLLIDAY That Really Steals…

…And Sells The Flick.

You Know, My Peeps…

…I’ve Always Been A Huge Fan Of KIRK DOUGLAS

…And This Flick Is One Of The Reasons Why.

I First Saw This Classic Western Back In The Late 1980s.

I Was Still Going Through My “Cowboys And Indians” Phase…

…And Was A Western Flick Freakazoid!

Now…

…I’m Sure Y’all Know The Story.

WYATT EARP, His Brothers, And “DOCHOLLIDAY Are In A Feud With The Viscous CLANTON GANG.

The Feud Boils Over…

…And The Two Groups Meet In A Crazy-Ass Gun Battle At The Ole “O.K. CORRAL”

!!! !!!! !!! 

GOOD Vs EVIL

RIGHT Vs WRONG

The GOOD GUYS Vs The BAD GUYS

It’s Simply A Timeless CLASSIC Among CLASSICS!!!

While I Know Westerns Aren’t Everyone’s Cup-O-Joe…

GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL

…Is One Of The Very Best From The Genera…

…And One Of The Very Best From Its Era.

Directed By JOHN STURGES (“The Magnificent Seven”)…

…This Is A Towering Testament To Classic Film-Making.

If You Can Say Anything About The 1950s…

…They Sure Did Know How To Make A Damn Fine Western!!!

Give This One A Go, My Peeps.

If You Like Classic Flicks…

…And Well Made Western Epics…

GUNFIGHT AT THE O.K. CORRAL

…May Very Well Be Right Up Your Alley.

At Least, I’m HOPING It’s Up Your Alley.

I’d Hate To Be The Only One Taking It Up The Alley, Ya Know?!

:D

;)