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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Black Panther

My reaction to seeing Black Panther was the same as my reaction to Spider-Man Homecoming. My reaction wasn’t
“That was disappointing”.
It wasn’t “Oh that was awesome”. 
It wasn’t “It was all right.”
It was “That was different.”

    Marvel does not produce cookie cutter superhero movies. They are all different and unique.  They focus on different aspects of life, culture, and people. We have Myth in Thor, The Mystical in Dr. Strange, Sci-Fi in Guardians of the Galaxy, Espionage in Captain America, Teenage Life in Spider-Man, Criminal Life in Ant-Man. Of course a lot of these heroes are rich men with super strength or super tech.

I re-watched Civil War before going to Black Panther to get a feel of the new character whose solo movie I was going into. Black Panther came into Civil War as a mysterious guy whom baffled all the other hero’s whose movies movie’s we’ve all seen before (except Spidy at the time).  It showed us a different culture and society right here on our own planet. A fictional country in a real place that has a different culture then what we are used to in America. African Culture. It was the first Marvel film where a country had a secret identity and not just a single hero.

Here are some Likes, Dislikes and observations I made while watching the film.

DISLIKE: Close up fight scenes. I hate this in any movie. I want the camera to pull back so I can see what is going on.
LIKE: Black Panthers tech savey cool younger sister Shuri. She’s the kind of person you would want to hang out with and talk about life. The gadgets in this movie are way cool. Driving a simulator car or ship  that drives the real thing in real life. Way cool.
Like: The Hobbit Fed guy Everett K. Ross who gets in on the action in Wakanda.
Reminder: There were scenes and plot points that reminded me of The Phantom Menace, The Incredibles and Wonder Woman.
People: I can’t remember anybody’s African name in the film.
RETHIcNK: Perhaps Wakanda should rethink how their nation elects their king.
ENJOYED: The history and mythology of Wakanda. It’s interesting that Black Panther’s powers come specifically from the land of his country in his specific role of king and protector of his nation.
Moral Questions: The film raises specific questions on what role a person or nation has in helping others with superior skills or technology. Is protecting a secret worth it if prevents you from helping other people who need your help? 
Faithful: Women prove to be more faithful to the true king then Men.

I liked Civil War the 2nd time around better than the first. I haven’t re-watched Homecoming yet but believe I would like it better on a 2nd try and I believe I might like Black Panther better on a 2nd try. It does make feel more excited for Infinity War. I think that Black Panther will add some good to the coming battle. The best thing about the film is that I used some AMC movie passes to take out some friends who don’t normally get a chance to go out to the movies too often. In that case Black Panther was a film worth seeing on the big screen.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Rare Out of Print and Public Domain Films on Youtube and Elsewhere

If Commercially Licensed DVDS do Exist, these Links will cease to Be.

Johnny Hines in Conductor 1492 (1924)

Edgar Bergen/Charlie McCarthy in The Eyes Have It (1931)
The Taxi Boys in Bring Em Back a Wife (1933)
Joe E. Brown in Elmer the Great (1933)
Joe E. Brown in 6 Day Bike Rider (1934)
Bobby Clark and Paul McCullough in Alibi Bye Bye  (1935)
Joe E. Brown in Earthworm Tractors (1936)
Joe E. Brown in Fit For a King (1937)
Joe E. Brown in Riding on Air (1937)
Joe E. Brown in When’s Your Birthday? (1937)
The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939)

Jack Benny in Buck Benny Rides Again (1940) 
Olsen and Johnson in Hellzapoppin (1941)
Olsen and Johnson in  Crazy House (1943))
Jack Benny in The Horn Blows At Midnight (1945) 
The Milkman (1950) with Jimmy Durante/Donald O Connor
The Detective (1954)
1984 (1954)
I'd Climb The Highest Mountain (1954) Starring Susan Hayward

The Flim-Flam Man (1967)
The Jokers (1967) 
Angel in My Pocket (1969) with Andy Griffith

The Kid From Left Field (1979) with Gary Coleman

Jerry Lewis in Hardly Working (1980)
On the Right Track (1981) with Gary Coleman
Pushpac (1987)

Sidekicks (1992) with CHUCK NORRIS

Good Humor Man

Good Humor Man Review
Biff Jones is a driver/salesman for the Good Humor ice-cream company. He hopes to marry his girl Margie, who works as a secretary for Stuart Nagel, an insurance investigator. Margie won't marry Biff, though, because she is the sole support of her kid brother, Johnny. Biff gets involved with Bonnie, a young woman he tries to rescue from gangsters. But Biff's attempts to help her only get him accused of murder. When the police refuse to believe his story, it's up to Biff and Johnny to prove Biff's innocence and solve the crime.Written by Jim Beaver

The Slap Happy Collection

Buy Slaphappy on Amazon

A comprehensive compilation of silent film's funniest moments,SlapHappy celebrates the universal language of slapstick comedy. Showcasing 75 screen clowns and over 400 clips, this acclaimed 30-episode series profiles the studios, directors and performers who shaped the art of silent comedy.

Each SlapHappy episode includes up to18 clips of superbprint quality, lively narration, rare stills, sound effects, and a hot jazz soundtrack.

As seen on PBS and around the world, SlapHappy andSlapHappy: The Movie are great fun for comedy fans of all ages.


Ancient Roman architect Lucius is too serious. His inability to keep up with the fast-moving times costs him his job. When a friend takes the dejected Lucius to the public bathhouse to cheer him up, Lucius accidentally slips through time and resurfaces in a modern-day public bath in Japan. There, he meets aspiring young manga artist Mami, along with others of the "flat-faced clan". Shocked by the many inventive aspects of Japan's bathing culture, Lucius returns to ancient Rome and garners tremendous attention when he implements these novel ideas back in Rome. As he time-slips back and forth between ancient Rome and modern-day Japan, Lucius' reputation as the ingenious, new bath architect begins to grow.Written by Production


Dr. Plonk
It is the great year of 1907. Dr Plonk, eminent scientist and inventor, calculates that the world will end in exactly 101 years unless immediate action is taken. As befalls visionaries through the ages, Plonk is ridiculed for his beliefs, by politicians, by bureaucrats, even by his faithful manservant Paulus. Being the lateral thinker that he is, Plonk invents a time machine and sets out to collect the necessary proof from the very future that's ending.

But little about the year of 2007 makes sense to the intrepid doctor. His efforts to alert the appropriate authorities cause him to fall foul of the law and become a hunted man. With the nation's entire law-enforcement system arrayed against him, a scientific question is posed...can Dr Plonk run fast enough?

Rolf de Heer (Ten Canoes) has spun back cinematic time to the days of Buster Keaton, Harold Lloyd and Charlie Chaplin with an energetic, funny, adventure-filled farce. Starring Magda Szubanski, Nigel Lunghi, Paul Blackwell and introducing Reg the dog!