In 1960, Dylan met bluesman Jesse Fuller in Denver, Colorado. The dream you want it to come true when you was a child, the dream you want to realize for someone you love. It was the most successful tour in rock ‘n roll history.
Those ruby red slippers, the munchkins and the wicked witches – who can forget the wonderful tale of Dorothy Gale? The film is a perennial favorite. First released in 1939 by MGM at the height of the studio’s golden years, Oz wasn’t a great financial hit, but critics hailed it as outstanding and the movie has since become a classic within the film canon. Since its initial release over fifty years ago, the Wiz has been aired regularly on satellite TV and cable. It is a rite of passage and most likely has been seen by more people than any other movie over the decades.
This film is a fictionalized version of the life of boxer Jack Johnson. James Earl Jones plays the part of boxer Jack Jefferson who becomes the first African American Heavy Weight Champion of the World in the early 1900’s. The movie deals with the racism and hatred that is directed at Jefferson for his refusal to accept his place in society.
One movie that certainly has to be included on this list is Training Day. If you like cop movies, then this is a must-see. Hawke got nominated for best supporting actor in this movie, while Denzel Washington 12 years a slave awards years a slave awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance.
So what makes a good treadmill movie? Something so mindless that you really don’t have to pay attention? One that has things bouncing up and down more than a porn movie? Actually, a treadmill movie is kind of like an airplane move; it keeps you engaged, passes the time, and you can follow the plot without having to pay close attention to, or even listen to, the dialog. The question of what movies were best for treadmills intrigued me, so I got on my treadmill and started watching movies.
So many movies have unexpected credits that IMDB even reserves a special movie trivia category dedicated to what it calls Crazy Credits. Surely, one of the weirdest choices for addition to the end credits occurs at the end of An American Werewolf in London when the producers actually took the time to extend a congratulations to Prince Charles and Princess Diana. Weird thing about that is that director John Landis’ career lasted about as long as that loveless marriage. Another bit of weird movie trivia related to credits belongs to a forgettable 1980s movie titled Night Patrol. For no discernible reason since everybody in the cast speaks English, the credits are all in French. What’s up with that?
Oprah is preparing for her big trip to Australia. The talk show queen is taking 300 people, from the studio audience of the season premiere show, along on a trip to Australia. Oprah reported that she has never been to Australia and loves to do things in a big way.
The song “Under The Sea” faced off against another The Little Mermaid song in 1989 in the form of “Kiss The Girl.” Disney makes powerful hit movies and generally never cheap out on big musical numbers for them. Alan Menken wrote the music for “Under The Sea” while Howard Ashman took credit for the lyrics. A song with a Caribbean vibe, it was song by Samuel E. Wright for the movie. Or you may know the performer better as Sebastian the sea crab. The crab was of course trying to show the mermaid Ariel how much better life is under the sea in hopes that she would give up on her going to land daydreams.