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Francis Ford Coppola’s
The Outsiders
Original & The Complete Novel Comparison Video

#TheOutsiders #FrancisFordCoppola #CarlindaCoppola #SEHinton #RumbleFish #MattDillon #PatrickSwayze #RobLowe #CThomasHowell #RalphMacchio #TomCruise #DianeLane In 1983 Francis Ford Coppola made two films back to back, The Outsiders and Rumble Fish. Then, in 2003, he cuts a new version… And it’s called: The Outsiders : The Complete Novel This is referring to the novel, the source material by author S.E. Hinton. He added 20 minutes of new material, new footage, and changed the entire score of the film. The score conducted by Carmine Coppola, Francis’s father by the way. The film we grew up on… The original film … Has been unavailable for […]

How To Cut A Teaser Trailer: 101
Quentin Tarantino’s
First Teaser Trailer For
Kill Bill, 2003

What Up Yo. We hadn’t seen anything like this when it came out. For a teaser trailer, the influence this had on pop culture at the time was massive. This was back in the early days of the internet. At the beginning of the internet explosion, the dawn of the digital age, when people had one computer in a household…if that. This teaser appeared when people began to watch movie trailers at home on their computers, over very slow internet connections be it via a dial-up modem or 10 mbps broadband internet connection if you lived in one of few […]

Film

How To Cut A Teaser Trailer: 101
Quentin Tarantino’s
First Teaser Trailer For
Kill Bill, 2003

What Up Yo. We hadn’t seen anything like this when it came out. For a teaser trailer, the influence this had on pop culture at the time was massive. This was back in the early days of the internet. At the beginning of the internet explosion, the dawn of the digital age, when people had one computer in a household…if that. This teaser appeared when people began to watch movie trailers at home on their computers, over very slow internet connections be it via a dial-up modem or 10 mbps broadband internet connection if you lived in one of few […]

#LeavingNeverland
Leaving Neverland, 2019

The victims speak, in this unflinching horrifying 4 hour documentary about the sexual child abuse committed by Michael Jackson at his Neverland Ranch.
The accusers finally speak. It gets fucking brutal.

TV

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.

Comedy

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.”

Podcasts

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…

Interviews

​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!

Sports

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

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
25 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.