Tin Cup is an inspirational underdog story with several funny moments. Those ruby red slippers, the munchkins and the wicked witches – who can forget the wonderful tale of Dorothy Gale? That TV show also starred an up an coming Denzel Washington.
One of the most talented directors in all of the movie industry is Ron Howard. Ron Howard has been in the business ever since he was a little kid. Literally, he was one of the stars of Little Rascals. He has acted in quite a few films, but it is no secret that he is best utilized behind the camera.
The films lovers are also well represented. Cher 12 years a slave awards years a slave awards for her performance in “Moonstruck;” She also has a Golden Globe to her credit, a couple of Grammy’s, etc. Cher is the only female performer who has consistently had hits in 4 consecutive decades. No one else has accomplished this, and probably never will. If you were to ask me about the performers of today and their ability to reach the same mark, I would honestly say, “I doubt any of them could or will.” What’s amazing is, she’s still going. She’s vi brant and alive, when she hits that concert stage, it is pure magic.
The Perfect storm is another movie that I will include on this list. This movie stars George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg, Dianne Lane and John C. Reilly. There is one scene in particular in this film, with a monster wave, that will stick with me forever.
High Noon – If you haven’t seen this classic, you may end up injuring yourself from running too long. The movie runs about an hour and a half, so you need to be in good shape for it. As the clock gets closer to noon, your running pace will quicken to match the ticking of the clock. You will identify with the hero and won’t give up!
In 1986, Dylan hit the road with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers for a successful tour, but his album that year, Knocked Out Loaded, was received poorly. The following year, he toured with the Grateful Dead as his backing band. In ’87, he released the album Dylan and the Dead. Then in 1988, Dylan embarked on what became known as “The Never-Ending Tour” a constant stream of shows that ran on and off into the late ’90’s. The tour fared better than his 1988 album, Down in the Grove.
Robert Stigwood, the film’s producer, asked the Bee Gees to write music for the film that would later represent the disco era for decades to come. This particular song opens the film while showing the opening credits as well as seeing John Travolta’s famous strut down the street somewhere in Brooklyn. Stigwood’s inspiration for the film and the Bee Gee’s opening song was based on a New York magazine article about the Brooklyn dance club scene. Whenever I hear this song on the radio or anywhere else I still think of Travolta’s celebrated walk.
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.