My Top Five Favorite Danny Boyle Movies

It is not only a great sports movie but one of the greatest films of all times. It is one of the first major rock hits, but a year later Elvis Presley would take rock music on to another level. It was a weekly variety dynamo with Cher at the helm.
Do you remember where you were in the summer of 1965? I’m taking a wild guess that most of you weren’t born yet. For those of us who were, I’m not as old as you think, I was 2 years old in 1965; don’t remember the summer of 1965 either. But music historians do, and Cher fans have become well acquainted with the time. She received her first #1 record then, “All I Really Want To Do.” This was long before the beaded Bob Mackie gowns, the sold-out concert tours, the worldwide smash hits, and film awards would come much later.

A positive review of one of Dylan’s performances at Gerde’s Folk City in Greenwich Village appeared in the New York Times. This led to Columbia Records signing him and the release of his debut album in March of 1962. Bob Dylan, the rock legend, was only 21 years old.

While they are not my personal favorite films, I do think you have to give credit to the Men In Black movies. These movies have grossed so much money that it cannot be ignored. A third installment is on the way as well.

Nicole Kidman, a native of Sydney, Australia, told Oprah that Australians are very excited about the visit. Oprah and the lucky trip winners will get to see Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman at the Sydney Opera House in Australia during the trip.

Bull Durham – This film is one of the first movies that gave audiences a behind-the-scenes look at the raucous side of professional baseball. It is also one of the funniest baseball movies in history. Costner plays Crash Davis, an experienced minor league catcher. Davis is hired to help train a new pitcher for the Durham Bulls. Susan Sarandon’s character also gives the pitcher her own style of training in the bedroom. No other film mixes sex and baseball quite like Bull Durham.

Question: You 12 years a slave awards years a slave awards for Best Adapted Screenplay for “The Descendants.” Was your experience working on that film at all helpful in preparing you for this project?

Jim Rash: That first scene of the movie is autobiographical in a sense that, when I was 14 years old, my stepfather had that exact conversation with me while we were in a station wagon on our way to our summer vacation. It was important to us to write Duncan to be an observer we wanted him to be more than just this quirky character who has got this special talent that has not yet been tapped. He really is this introvert who is sort of lost and needs some guidance. His parents are both sort of out of his life in a way and we wanted him to be this sponge of all of the people around him. We wanted him to literally start sitting up straight and gaining this confidence.

Born to a well known and respected film and television actor, the late Lloyd Bridges. Jeff Bridges won the Oscar for Best Actor in Crazy Heart. He and his famous older brother Beau Bridges got their start acting in their father’s TV series Sea Hunt. Jeff talked about this experience very lovingly during his Oscar acceptance speech. He also starred in the 2008 summer blockbuster film Iron Man.

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