Film

Being A Father:
6 Months In
&
THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS, 2001
THE FIRST RACE

I just watched all the Fast & Furious films.


It was sad to see Paul Walker in his youth, in his prime…part of a monster that started as a single bad ass movie


The tribute to him at the end of Furious 7 was beautiful


I felt that, in my opinion, my favorites of the 8 films were as follows:


8: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift


7: Fast & Furious


6: 2 Fast 2 Furious


5: The Fate of the Furious


4: Fast Five


3: Furious 7


2: Fast & Furious 6


1: The original…

THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS


Rest In Peace Paul Walker…

TV

Trust
The Getty Family Saga

Danny Boyle’s & Simon Beaufoy’s new FX Series TRUST is beautifully crafted visual storytelling.
Every episode is a banquet of masterful craftsmanship by some of the finest talent in the industry.

The Terror
“Remarkable”

AMC Presents The Terror
A remarkable undertaking by the network AMC and Ridley Scott’s Scotts Free production company.

Westworld
Season 2
Comic Con Trailer

This series defines the word Masterpiece.

Here is a small look at what lay ahead in Westworld Season 2.
Of course, that’s in 2018…
But hey man, Masterpieces take time.

Sense8
Season 2

Sense8 Season 2.
It’s a day us fans weren’t sure we would ever see…
So it’s with great relief I can write that Sense8 Season 2 is here, on Netflix.
Now.

Music

Chris Cornell
1964-2017
In Memoriam
I can’t believe I’m writing this post

“I never wanted,


To write these words down… for you.


With the pages…


Of phrases…


Of all the things…we’ll never do.


So I’ll blow out…


The candle,


And I’ll put you…to bed.


Since you can’t say to me now,


How the dogs broke your bone,


There’s just one thing left to be said…


Say Hello To Heaven”


– Chris Cornell, 1991

Michael Jackson
Thriller
Beat It
&
Billie Jean

Michael Jackson. 1983. If you were alive and aware, his impact and talent is undeniable. This is The music Video for Thriller, directed by John Landis, and the making of that historic video which still rocks today, 35 years later.

Michael Jackson, The Kng of Pop.

RUN-DMC
Aerosmith
Walk This Way

Run DMC & Aerosmith’s Walk This Way music video.
In my opinion, this announced the arrival of rap to the mainstream music scene in the 80’s.

David Fincher
The Music Videos

David Fincher made many over 50 music videos. Included are 17 I selected that I feel serve as visual proof of his innate genius.

Rage
Against
The
Machine

Rage Against The Machine
Sleep Now In The Fire
Directed By Michael Moore
&
More…

“YES I KNOW MY ENEMIES, THEY’RE THE TEACHERS WHO TAUGHT ME TO FIGHT ME
COMPROMISE
CONFORMITY
ASSIMILATION
SUBMISSION
IGNORANCE
HYPOCRISY
BRUTALITY
THE ELITE

ALL OF WHICH ARE AMERICAN DREAMS
ALL OF WHICH ARE AMERICAN DREAMS
ALL OF WHICH ARE AMERICAN DREAMS
ALL OF WHICH ARE AMERICAN DREAMS
ALL OF WHICH ARE AMERICAN DREAMS
ALL OF WHICH ARE AMERICAN DREAMS
ALL OF WHICH ARE AMERICAN DREAMS
ALL OF WHICH…
ARE AMERICAN DREAMS.

Comedy

Terrible Terry Tate
Office Linebacker

“Feltcher & Sons” C.E.O. Ron Felcher hires an “office linebacker” to address the dwindling employee performance at his company.
The linebacker:
#56, “Terrible” Terry Tate

Happy Thanksgiving
Planes, Trains And Automobiles

Happy Thanksgiving to you all. Thinking of this holiday inevitably brings this 1987 John Q’s classic comedy/drama to mind for me. Especially the final scene which I find so incredibly heartwarming here’s a little trivia for you Martin’s wife is currently in the fourth season of Homeland

Dumb And Dumber To
Why Jim, Why?

I guess Jim needed a new house…2015 will bring the world the sequel to the hugely successful “Dumb & Dumber”. Why you may ask…
I was wondering the same thing, but as Hal Holbrook said to Charlie Sheen in Oliver Stones “Wall Street”
“Bud, the main thing about money…it makes you do things you don’t want to do.”

Harold Ramis 1944-2014
In Memoriam

Harold Ramis man…
You can’t dream up a career with that many milestones.
He gave a lot of laughter to the world, which in my book, is priceless.

Again, sending love out to his family and loved ones…Harold Ramis was one of Hollywood’s greatest figures.

Podcasts

The Podcast • Chapter 24:
“And The Winner Is…
Gary Oldman”
With Brother Sean

Recorded on the night of the oscars in 2018, my friend Brother Sean and I celebrate Gary Oldman’s Oscar Win for his performance playing Sir Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour (2017)”…
And gush over his career.
Simply one of the finest actors to ever grace the silver screen.

The Podcast • Chapter 23:
Oliver Stone’s
Natural Born Killers…A Love Story

The transformative alternative movement of the 1990’s wasn’t only auditory…it was visual.
Part of that landscape was Oliver Stone’s groundbreaking controversial visionary odyssey and assault on the senses …1994’s
Natural Born Killers.

“…The only thing that can kill the demon…Love.”

The Podcast • Chapter 22:
Zack Snyder’s Justice League
Part 2 of 2

Here we delve into The Walking Dead ( we recorded this episode before the finale was aired) , Stranger Things Season Two & Halt And Catch Fire the final season.

The Podcast • Chapter 21:
Zack Snyder’s Justice League
Part 1 of 2

Podcast 21 and 22 deal with Zack Snyder’s the Justice League… and tell the cut released theatrically of the film is not Snyder’s vision.

The Podcast • Chapter 16:
Robert Redford In Barry Levinson’s 1984 Baseball Masterpiece
The Natural

The Podcast • Chapter 16:

Myself, Wes Candela and my brother Derek Candela tackle the 1984 Robert Redford baseball classic…Barry Levinson’s, The Natural.

The Podcast • Chapter 15:
Bates Motel
Final Season Review
Spoilers…

Voices Film Podcast Chapter 15. I Fly Solo Here And Review The Final Season Of A&E’s Brilliant Series, Bates Motel Infused With Spoilers.

The Podcast • Chapter 14:
TV V Film
&
Where Were You When The Game Of Thrones Red Wedding Episode Aired?

The Podcast • Chapter 14 | War: TV V Film, The Great Films Of The 1980’s And Where Were You When Game Of Thrones “The Red Wedding” Aired?

Commentary

Being A Father:
6 Months In
&
THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS, 2001
THE FIRST RACE

I just watched all the Fast & Furious films.


It was sad to see Paul Walker in his youth, in his prime…part of a monster that started as a single bad ass movie


The tribute to him at the end of Furious 7 was beautiful


I felt that, in my opinion, my favorites of the 8 films were as follows:


8: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift


7: Fast & Furious


6: 2 Fast 2 Furious


5: The Fate of the Furious


4: Fast Five


3: Furious 7


2: Fast & Furious 6


1: The original…

THE FAST AND THE FURIOUS


Rest In Peace Paul Walker…

Trust
The Getty Family Saga

Danny Boyle’s & Simon Beaufoy’s new FX Series TRUST is beautifully crafted visual storytelling.
Every episode is a banquet of masterful craftsmanship by some of the finest talent in the industry.

The Terror
“Remarkable”

AMC Presents The Terror
A remarkable undertaking by the network AMC and Ridley Scott’s Scotts Free production company.

Interviews

Interview:
Claudio Von Planta
By Bree Donavan

“If you want to get rich, don’t go into this line of work. Practice every day, like an instrument. Choose topics that will interest others. Gain experience working for charities. You’ll build your name and reputation.”

– Claudio Von Planta

Interview With Actor
Laurent C. Lucas
By Bree Donovan

Another wonderful interview from our very own Bree Donavan, our touchstone here at Voices.


Here Bree interviews UK based actor Laurent C. Lucas (Poldark, The Time of Their Lives), an intense actor with a passion for the art form.
Enjoy!

The Kate Tojeiro Interview
By Bree Donovan

Kate Tojeiro is a highly respected executive life coach, and she rides…

Instructed by our friend Billy “BikeTruck” Ward, she has met with and learned from some real movers and shakers. Kate Tojeiro acquired the alchemy of turning adversity into Art and graciously shares it with all in her current book: The Art of Possible

Interviewed by Bree Donavan, this was the right article at the exact right time for me personally, Kate is truly an inspiration.

​Billy (BikeTruck) Ward Interview
By Bree Donovan

Bree Donavan (she’s a machine people) generously presents us with another grand-slam interview…this time with motorcycle enthusiast…
High octane adventure junkie…
And producer & presenter for “Charley Boorman Live”…
This Is Billy “BikeTruck” Ward.

The Zachary Fall Interview
By Bree Donovan

Voices welcome writer Bree T Donovan to the asylum…something tells me she high-octane, gasoline drenched visual storytelling.


Bree brings us a one-on-one interview with actor Zachary Fall, of the television show Guilt


Get em Bree….and welcome aboard!

The Matthew Rauch Interview
By Dan Buffa

The Matthew Rauch interview by Dan Buffa.

The Banshee star opens up about life in New York, being a stage actor, how much he loves the show and it’s fans and how he can’t wait to beat the shit out of Hood.

Sports

​Billy (BikeTruck) Ward Interview
By Bree Donovan

Bree Donavan (she’s a machine people) generously presents us with another grand-slam interview…this time with motorcycle enthusiast…
High octane adventure junkie…
And producer & presenter for “Charley Boorman Live”…
This Is Billy “BikeTruck” Ward.

Derek Begins…#4
Fred Schepisi’s
Mr. Baseball

“An arrogant aging ballplayer is traded to a Japanese team and has difficulties adjusting to their cultures and customs.
This movie by far has to be the most underrated on my list. Made in 1992, it featured baseball from a Japanese standpoint…”

Derek Begins…#6
Kevin Costner In Phil Alden Robinson’s
Field Of Dreams

Derek Begins…The 6th Baseball Film In Derek’s” Top Ten Baseball Films” Is The Masterwork That is
Field Of Dreams
“A perfect cast that exceeded expectations. It might not be a live action baseball film, It definitely hits home with the die hard baseball fan as all the events that take place in the movie are linked to the game’s past, present and what it will do for the future.”

Memoriam

Chris Cornell
1964-2017
In Memoriam
I can’t believe I’m writing this post

“I never wanted,


To write these words down… for you.


With the pages…


Of phrases…


Of all the things…we’ll never do.


So I’ll blow out…


The candle,


And I’ll put you…to bed.


Since you can’t say to me now,


How the dogs broke your bone,


There’s just one thing left to be said…


Say Hello To Heaven”


– Chris Cornell, 1991

Bill Paxton
1955-2017
In Memoriam
A Tragic Loss, Gone Too Soon

Why do we have to lose these actors who have injected our lives with such joy and humor to fully appreciate them?

Bill Paxton passed away today, and like Heath Ledger, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Robin Williams, Carrie Fisher, David Bowie, Prince…it’s too damn soon man. Just tragic.

Love to his family friends and loved ones.

In Memoriam
Debbie Reynolds
&
Carrie Fisher
A Tragic Loss For The Family

Update: 12/28/2016: Debbie Reynolds, Carries mother, suffered a stroke and has also passed away.

Carrie Fisher personified the cinematic “Female Heroine” with her immortal portrayal of Princess Leia in the Star Wars film franchise.

I don’t know that she ever openly recognized that she was the quintessential female hero to her millions of adoring fans around the world.
She seemed to feel the role was more of a curse then a privilege.

But young girls around the world recognized it.
Women, men, children around the world recognized it.
And the world of cinema recognized it, was altered forever by it…
And she will be immortalized because of it.

Kurt Cobain
24 Years Gone
The Impact And Legacy

Kurt Cobain ascended the golden ladder, a ladder most will never glimpse.
He he climbed to the very top…and saw a curtain, behind which he always thought would be his salvation.
He reached over the ladder and peaked behind…
And for whatever reason…
After years of imaging the solace he might find….
Whatever Kurt saw back there…
He didn’t want to take another step after that…

He just wanted off the ladder by any means necessary.

Soaked In Bleach
Was Kurt Cobain Murdered

“Why was he killed? Who profited? Who had the power to cover it up?”

– Oliver Stones “JFK”, 1991

“Let justice be done, though the heavens may fall.”
– William Murray,
Somersett’s Case, 1772
Justice For Kurt

1 Year Ago Today
We Lost
James Gandolfini

1 year ago today I was working in downtown Manhattan when alerts started popping up on my iPhone.
James Gandolfini had died of a heart attack. I needed to talk to brother Darrin.
Commentary, Images and tribute videos inside.

Harold Ramis 1944-2014
In Memoriam

Harold Ramis man…
You can’t dream up a career with that many milestones.
He gave a lot of laughter to the world, which in my book, is priceless.

Again, sending love out to his family and loved ones…Harold Ramis was one of Hollywood’s greatest figures.