Sunday, December 13, 2015

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Monday, October 26, 2015

15 Heartwarming Movies Everyone Should See

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Movie watching is a true American pastime, and it's certainly one I enjoy. Seeing a movie is a chance to experience the “what ifs” of life while 'escaping'from some of the bitter realities. In the case of biographical films, it is an opportunity to vicariously relive events as they might have happened — a front-row seat in history. A good movie stirs our emotions, transports us to another time and place, and widens our perspective.
Of course, movies require an investment of our precious moments, so I always appreciate when one comes recommended by someone whose opinion I respect. My favorite movies are those that fill me with hope and enrich my life in some way.
This is what each of the movies I recommend below have done for me. Truthfully, there are so many inspirational movies that it was hard to pick just this handful! From persevering through hardships to fighting for the underdogs to finding strength even in the most dire situations, these inspirational movies carry powerful messages.

1. To Kill a Mockingbird
In this 1962 movie based on the book of the same title, we find ourselves in the small town of Maycomb, Alabama (set in 1932), where a young black man is on trial for rape. Although falsely accused, a guilty verdict is practically assured from the all-white jury. Through the eyes of a small girl named Scout and her principled father, who defends the accused, the weighty issues of prejudice and injustice are laid out before us in thought-provoking detail. “You never know someone until you step inside their skin and walk around a little,” Scout’s dad tells her. These are words to live by.
2. It’s a Wonderful Life
This 1946 classic makes my heart smile every single time I watch it! On the verge of losing his business to the richest man in town, family man George Bailey thinks about ending it all, figuring everyone he loves would be better off without him. As we discover in this fantastical heartwarming look at what-ifs, George couldn’t have been more wrong! In the movie, Bailey says, “All you can take with you is that which you've given away.” These words have great meaning to me in my life’s work and service to others.
3. The Razor’s Edge
From Paris to Germany and from Spain to India, post-World War I American Larry Darrel goes on an engaging search for answers to his questions about humanity, God, and the meaning of life, leaving behind all of the social norms of the time. This is a search many of us can relate to. In the movie, Larry says, “If I ever acquire wisdom, I suppose I'll be wise enough to know what to do with it.” There’s wisdom in these words! There was a remake of this film, but my preference is the 1946 version.
4. Gandhi
When I talk about inspirational reading, I always make it a point to recommend books by or about the masters, saints, and mystics themselves. This 1982 movie fits right in with such recommendations, because here we can really visualize and feel what it must have been like for Gandhi during the 50 years of his life leading up to his assassination. We watch him transform from a straight-laced attorney whose eyes are suddenly opened to prejudice and injustice who will eventually become known to the world as a motivator of peaceful action.
5. Groundhog Day
This 1993 comedy is such a feel-good, whimsical look at what would happen if we were forced to relive one day over and over again. What would we do differently? What would we learn from the experience? Phil Connors — a weatherman who is self-centered and arrogant — finds himself in this very situation in the midst of a snowstorm. Watching his growth throughout the movie is a beautiful lesson in our own process of self-reflection and creating the experiences we want in life.
6. Schindler’s List
“Whoever saves one life saves the world entire.” This Talmud quote, which makes an appearance in this 1993 biographical film, beautifully illustrates the profound meaning behind the actions of German businessman Oskar Schindler, who saved the lives of more than 1,000 of his Jewish employees during the Holocaust. This drama speaks to how deep compassion can be stirred in any man’s soul when he allows himself to see and act against the cruelty and injustice in the world.
7. Forrest Gump
The life of fictional character Forrest Gump takes us on a topsy-turvy trip through the ups and downs of the 60s, 70s, and early 80s. While Forrest comes across as a very simple character, he proves to be a multidimensional man with life lessons galore to share with us throughout this masterful 1994 film. In the movie, he says, “My momma always said, ‘Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're gonna get.’” To me, that’s about letting go of expectations and embracing whatever comes our way. That’s certainly what Forrest does — and brilliantly so!
8. The Blind Side
Admittedly, I am a football fan, so a feel-good movie with this all-American sport as its backdrop satisfies me on many levels! Partially based on a true story, a semi-homeless teenager, Michael Oher, finds a loving, supportive home with an upper-class family. Living in this new environment, the teen faces a completely different set of challenges. And as the family helps Michael fulfill his potential, both on and off the football field, his presence in their lives leads them to some insightful self-discoveries. This 2009 movie crosses racial barriers and brings you straight to the heart. It beautifully captures the essence of unity, togetherness, and family.
9. The Pursuit of Happyness
Inspired by a true story, this 2006 film speaks to us of overcoming hardships, the rewards of determination, the unbreakable bond between father and son, and doing whatever is necessary to provide for one’s self and children. The story of Chris Gardner and his small son teaches us through dramatic illustration that material things are not what are important in life. We can share great happiness when we are really there for each other, despite the fact that we may have little in the way of worldly goods.
10. A Beautiful Mind
Winner of numerous awards in 2002, this excellent portrayal of the true life of John Nash, a genius mathematician, gives us an up-close look at the inner and outer struggle one faces when confronted by a mind-alerting disease such as schizophrenia. The clinical aspects are secondary to the courage, love, and determination displayed by each of the characters, and especially Nash, who eventually becomes an honored member of the Princeton community. Nash’s perseverance teaches us that there are beautiful rewards in life when we don’t give up.
11. The Land Before Time
Yes, this 1988 animated film has made my list! Animation brings “life” to the otherwise impossible. How else would we be able to follow Littlefoot, an orphaned dinosaur, and his four young companions as they figure out life in their struggle for survival? This is truly a life-changing, heart-beating, feel-good movie. It examines issues of grief, prejudice, guidance from above, overcoming hardships, and the importance of sticking together — especially when times (and the terrain!) are rough.
12. To Sir With Love
I first saw this 1967 movie as a young girl, and it had such a profound effect on me. Since I was always by the book in school, the teenage students’ defiance of authority portrayed in this movie really shocked me! But what made me feel good about it was how they and their reluctant teacher eventually developed a beautiful and meaningful relationship — one of mutual respect and admiration.
13. The Green Mile
This thought-provoking 1999 film is set in the 1930s and follows the story of a death row corrections officer and an encounter with a seemingly innocent man sentenced to death for the murder of two children. Through a series of miraculous events that are sure to touch your soul — they did mine — this movie reveals that there is often much more than meets the eye. We just need to be able to recognize the miracles beneath the surface.
14. Dead Poets Society
“No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world,” says John Keating in this 1989 film about an English teacher who has a profound impact on a group of students through the study of poetry. And I agree! This movie drives home the importance of self-reliance, thinking for oneself, standing up for one’s beliefs, and of course seizing the day — lessons for life no matter who you are.
Years past, going to a movie theater was the only way we could experience these cinematic masterpieces. These days, we can watch movies from our very own couch. How grateful I am for our modern conveniences! So get comfortable, relax, and hit play to be transported to a thought-provoking world that will leave you with a good feeling and warm your heart.
Please share with me some of your favorite inspirational movies for my “to-watch” list. What films touch you deeply?

14 Motivational Movies Everyone Should Watch

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

MADMEN Perfect Recipe for Modern TV Drama Viewers



 "I love the fact, that in one point  in time all women didn't look like cheap whores, this show captures that, and many things of that nature."

 " ...people have a lot of nostalgia for an era when you could be a complete cipher in 1956 and leading a rich ad agency in 1963, just by getting someone drunk and lying about having received a job offer (as Draper did)... or dropping acid at Woodstock in 1969 and protege of a F-500 CEO in 1974... or completely average and able to buy a house at age 24. The era when no one had heard of the Satanic Trinity (healthcare, housing, and education costs) that would begin eating the middle class a few decades later. That doesn't exist anymore."

Matthew Weiner, the series creator, sets lead Don Draper up with a full stack of attractive qualities, then mixes in just enough self-destructiveness and amorality to repulse us. Ideal TV fare ala Breaking Bad if you're into this sort of thing. The postives of the early '60s era get pretty much trashed, as expected, in typical lmodern TV screenplay.

             With the seventh and final season of AMC's  blockbuster  'Mad Men'  cable TV series now concluded, it's of interest  - at least to those who follow  society's trends and sociology - to explore the amazing following the program has had, especially with younger folks who weren't even alive during  the time   the story line took place.  Add to the fact that that era of  the 1950s and 1960s has been pretty much disregarded (except perhaps for the late '60s) by the same younger population (and mainstream media)   as   racist and  repressive   without the all-encompassing technology which is pervasive and key to   their world today.  

       With over 3 million viewers  for the final episode over the weekend, it's viewership may not be record-breaking but it's up there. The show is considered  one of the better written and more subtle series with an underlying message, tailored to reach the ardent watcher of modern TV drama.  Madmen creator Andrew Weiner, who  wasn't even alive in the early 60s  , says he's proud the the series gave women a voice, showing the mistreatment of women and how they courageously dealt with it.  Like most of today's programs, writers have taken license to color the earlier eras with a paintbrush, usually depicting  a time much more 'backward' than  today's more tolerant and accepting society; if we think we still have problems today, boy, look at the those 'mad men' of the 50s and 60s, Weiner might say.  Long gone are true portrayals of earlier eras, and for that reason we didn't watch but an episode or two of the program - enough to see a somewhat contrived depiction of a much misunderstood - and, yes, underappreciated - era.  And, despite all of Weiner's efforts to ignore or gloss over those better elements of  of the  post-war era, it's exactly  those qualities - romance, honesty, realism and 'happy days' - that have attracted so many viewers, despite the poetic license to alter the true flavor of the era, which wasn't quite as bad as it was made to appear.

Yes, the rich, white men could be bullies who took advantage of 'the softer sex,' and who played into racism of the times to some extent. But, it wasn't quite as  black and white from what you would get watching the series.  It was an era before health care, education and housing costs have all but wiped out the middle class, and perhaps a nostalgic quality to that , alone, though the writers do their best to depict the era in a depressing light. Or, perhaps, it's more the human failing.  Again, the writing is done to appeal to the modern times, perhaps trying to make us feel better than the sad sacks getting drunk and going crazy before our eyes. You may have a show set in the '60s but the writers will even admit they would color things with a modern view point; for example they weren't hesitant to make a 'dowdy' (as they were called in the day) woman look even dowdier just for effect.

Says Weiner, "I was raised by a strong woman. I have two powerful, professional older sisters. My wife is a powerful, professional woman. And I have four sons, so I haven't been able to pass that much on – except the fact that [as a man] you'd better listen, and you'd better not act like you're in the majority, and you'd better perceive the world as a human being and not in terms of gender," he said. But, that may be exactly what attracted women to men of the era - a strength where men were men and women women, even if the men would go overboard.  How many times did the woman keep running back to them - or the man to the woman.    Perhaps women wanted to put up with a sometimes over-the-top man who really showed love and care, rather than equivocation. Even if he did sometimes drink too much or become belligerent at times.  After all, marriage rates have only gotten worse since then.  

Despite all the 'colorization' today's audience could see through to the REAL substance of an era when there were real families, when people dressed up and  real romance ensued.  Yes, there were dress codes then and rules that many would later rebel against, but that's exactly what many today seem to miss and yearn for.   There was even an honesty then in the deception that existed.

Something about the debonair Don Draper ending up in a hippie commune doing yoga just seems a bit contrived.  Maybe true, and perhaps the problem with society quickly jilted from the 'happy days'  early 60s Kennedy era to the post-Kennedy  'flower children'  times when men gave up their macho honesty for squishy, phony 'feel good.'   Without having seen the episode, what if Don Draper would have NOT gone to the hippie camp and maintained more of his honest macho-ism.  I just have to assume that Don started getting squishy to appeal more  'today.'    Just to see the photo of the still white-shirted, Madison-Avenue-looking Draper there in yoga pose with hippies seems to say it all.    Would be interesting  to hear if women preferred the early 60s Draper or the 'yoga' era Draper.  I would guess many would say the former, despite the politically-incorrectness.
Believable?    Or, more poetic license?   How easy could people really CHANGE from their early '60s persona to a totally different late-60s mindset?  Matthew Weiner, the series creator, sets lead Don Draper up with a full stack of attractive qualities, then mixes in just enough self-destructiveness and amorality to repulse us. Ideal TV fare ala Breaking Bad if you're into this sort of thing. The postives of the early '60s era get pretty much trashed, as expected, in typical lmodern TV screenplay.

A few comments from the peanut gallery (as they used to say): 

"I love the fact, that in one points in time all women didn't look like cheap whores, this show captures that, and many things of that nature."

"  add the lens of the '60s and the wild contrast between today's world and that period culturally, and you have the perfect backdrop to examine aspects of our history that seem mundane now that they've passed, but were critical and electrifying socially at the time. It's easy to forget how different things were in this country even 40 years ago, and that lends a certain voyeuristic aspect to the show, as well as a visual distinction that makes it unique from almost everything else on TV these days. Avant garde decor and fashion of the day are jarring in comparison to what we consider chic or stylish today.'

"I think it can be a good show but it just gets boring after a while. I liked season one and the Whole 'who's Don Draper' arc alright but I didn't find much interesting in season 2 and finally gave up in season three a couple of eps in. It is a lot like the Sopranos in that some episodes are really good but you have to wade through mountains of boring garbage to get there and have it make sense."

“Mad Men” is the flagship of the new Intellectual Vegetable Television complex, the kind of meticulously crafted TV that the formerly bookish spend their intellectual leisure taking in. It’s reached the point where lacking cable is worse than announcing you’re illiterate. “But I stayed in and read Dante,” you whisper, feebly. Why are you being like that? everyone asks. Dante was agesago. Why aren’t you taking advantage of the Golden Age of Television and being part of The Conversation?A'

 " I've seen a few episodes. The sets, the interiors, and the clothing are fascinating....but for me, it felt like "there was no *there* there." None of the characters seemed particularly interesting or memorable to me, and everyone just seemed kind of "empty."

I can't enjoy a show about "empty" people.

Also - my parents were young-marrieds in the 1960s. But they were university people and listening to them talk about what they did (had dinners with the international grad students where different couples cooked food from their countries, went to plays and concerts, refinished furniture) seems so much more interesting than the slick surface world Mad Men presents..."

So, perhaps Mad Men appeals to a certain type of person willing to while away hours on a program that really goes nowhere, tries to preach a little. Perhaps, as one commented, the contrasting atmosphere of a bygone era had some appeal and the soap-opera-like characters appeal to those who like soap operas, maybe. Or, if you like the phony world of advertising maybe that's another appeal of the show.  But, certainly, the essence of the 1960s is missing. It's really a show about characters. Though time moves on, apparently the characters go nowhere, really.

Why has the this program, set in the so-called repressive era of the 1950s and '60s  rung so true with so many today?

Even though Hollywood has gone out of its way to portray the early part of the '60s in a negative light where men were men and womenwere downtrodden with racism pervailing and all - and with the end of the '60s a little more romanticised. But, apparently it's the EARLY 60s, repression and all, that seems to appeal to alot of people, today.  

Women have commented that they would like to go back and live in that period.  This is younger women who weren't even born then and older women who would like to return to those days.  

Many say that there was REAL love then as compared to today in the somewhat manufactured society we now live in under technology's mighty reign, where a date is a text away rather than a more personal phone call.  Love letters, by the way, are a thing of  the past.  Of course, nobody would want to try to decipher my handwriting, which has gotten only worse with lack  of opportunity. 

Somehow, even though men may have been more sexist then, it was a GENUINE sexism without fake airs. Men admitted to being sexist , yet there was still real love. Whereas today, if there is real love, it's often hidden somewhere within the layers of technology. Phony sentiment where men are told to 'play the game' and treat women a certain way even if it's not really 'them'. 

The women's movement in recent decades has loved to make fun of the Leave It To Beaver era and June with her pearls and high heels in the kitchen washing dishes. But, in fact, that is exactly what a large segment of women, and perhaps men, want today.  A real family life, even if over-glamorized, where women (and men) dress up.. Maybe that is one of the things that's missing today.  A lack of dress code - and rules, in general.  Maybe  having a set of guidelines wasn't so bad, afterall. Could that not be beneficial and help towards a more organized, interesting life. And what's wrong if men are men and women are women?  Today , the sexes have so much closed in on each other  one can instantly pull a Trans-Jenner.  Was it not a more refreshing time not to have to see people altering their appearances - and sexes - or, maybe we just like seeing others go through it to make ourselves feel better. Or, then, maybe it's just prurient interest for titillation value more than anything.  
So, for all the fun that's been made of Ozzie and Harriet and Father Knows Best, maybe it's all coming back to roost.  I loved those shows as a kid- and today would rather watch them than most anything that's on TV today, including Mad Men.   One could say those early shows were contrived, too, but there was a certain honesty in those defined roles. 

For what sexism and racism there was back then - and there may have been a lot, the fac t of the matter is that people still got along - and better, perhaps , than they do today. If you're a white person how many black friends do you have, or vice versa? Probably none. Poverty was one-third among blacks -and society in general- of what it is today. And, outside the South, races probably got on better then than they do now.  I cannot recall all the bickering and racist accusations then as we hear today.  Ask someone who lived then and now which era saw races getting along better, and, e ven with 60 years of so-called healing and trillions of dollars of government busing, wellfare, food stamps, etc. they'll probably tell you  there's not a lot of difference between then and now, if anything then was better.

So, in summation, why all the fuss over Mad Men?  Something to do with your time. And, if you are one who can sit in front of TV for hours watching something that's relaxing and enjoyable to you, more power to you. Your friends may watch it and so you watch it and then you share some thoughts. OK, fine. But, if you're looking for a true depiction or period piece from a bygone era with real drama, intrigue and TOP CHARACTER ACTORS why not  watch  a singular movie classic like 'Sunset Boulevard.'  In two hours you can watch a true epic from a screen writer who lived the times and part - and save yourself a lot of wasted hours. 

Thursday, May 14, 2015

'Bucket List' - Timeless Movie Inspires With Two of the Best Actors

'Bucket List' -  Timeless Movie  Inspires With  Two of the Best Actors

***** 5 stars

The Bucket List starring Morgan Freemand and Jack Nicholson
directed by Rob Reiner

Two senior men with terminal cancer are roomates in a hospital
(Nicholson happens to own). After Nicholson is given six months
to a year to live,  the two decide that once out of the hospital
(Nicholson for chemo treatments and Freeman for a heart operation)
they will go off together to fulfill a 'bucket list,' concocted
with the help of each other. (Freeman fills out some of those
for Nicholson, such as reuniting with his estranged daughter
and for Freeman to meet a new woman-he's not getting on well
with his long-time wife).

Freeman or 'Carter' as he is known, goes off with Nicholson
against his wife's wishes; she was a long-time nurse who knows
the dangers of traveling with a bad heart condition, in fact,
Cater's catater would leak on one of the far off trips.

The two start off with the same initial challenge,a successful
sky dive. Then, The trip that takes them to exotic places like the Pyramids of
Egypt and Great Wall of China goes well with the two living
life to the fullest  and becoming fast friends. That is, until
they come home to finish their bucket list. While Freeman
had been upset with Nicholson for setting him up with a high
class hooker while on vacation -which Freeman politely turned down-
Freeman, perhaps getting back at him, surprised Nicholson drivingi up
to Nicholson's daughters house where he hoped Nicholson would
meet her. But,Nicholson would have nothing of it  and quickly left, furious with
Freeman and letting him go home on his own.

Freeman would have a serious setback and nearly die but, Nicholson
was able to gather his wits and best judgement to reunite with
Freeman in the hospital, getting back on good terms for the short
time Freeman survived. Nicholson would make a rare funeral
appearance to eulogize his new friend who 'saved my life,' but
would pass, himself, not much later.

The film had layers of stories and messages.
First, to make the best out of a bad situation. Second, to live life
to the fullest as if you weren't going to be around much longer -
as was the case here. Third, Freeman 'brought out' the reclusive
Nicholson for a happy reunion with his daughter and grandchild
while Nicholson helped Freeman rekindle a happy marriage.

Personally, I feel blessed that I can live my life now - and will -
IN GOOD HEALTH with or without a bucket list. Why wait until
I get a bad diagnosis. This should go for everyone.

The movie, from 2007, takes place in the late 1960s
during a somewhat turbulent time, but less so compared with today.
But the story line and messages are timeless. I'll put this one up
on the movie shelf along   side 'Its A Wonderful Life' as one
of the great inspirational movies.

'Bucket List' -  Timeless Movie  Inspires With  Two of the Best Actors

Monday, March 9, 2015


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The following two movies were highlights of a recent Vincent Price Tribute by the Rheem Theater in Rheem, CA (Bay Area), 50 years after the 1964 release of 'Last Man on Earth.' Price;s daughter,
Victoria, was slated to join the audience but cancelled at last minute,  She has a new book out about her famous movie  star-director-writer

House on Haunted Hill (1959) Poster 

HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL  starring VINCENT PRICE  (1959)Eccentric millionaire Fredrick Loren and his 4th wife, Annabelle, have invited 5 people to the house on Haunted Hill for a "haunted House" party. Whoever will stay in the house for one night will earn ten thousand dollars each. As the night progresses, all the guests are trapped inside the house with ghosts, murderers, and other terrors.Written by Tony Mayer <> IMBD review

In Road To Success's opinion, this is an interesting movie with an interesting concept. Would YOU take 
$100,000 (adjusted for inflation 55 years later). to be locked in a truly HAUNTED HOUSE overnight?
However, the movie somehow becomes slow at times (hard to believe) ,  But then there are some 
who feel Haunted Hill is a very strong movie and one of Prices best, like this review:

****4 stars
In addition to Price and Ohmart, the film is also surprisingly atmospheric. Shot in and around one of Frank Lloyd Wright's more famous structures, the grainy "late show" look of the film (due more to accident and age than deliberate intent) is very entertaining, the cinematic devices (everything from disembodied heads, irises, and jump-cuts) are very appealing, and the sound track (which sounds like a mix of piano bass keyes, synthesizer, and soprano vocals) is exactly what you'd want for this obvious but extremely entertaining flick. Of all the Castle films, THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL is my personal favorite, and it should rate very high with fans of cult, camp, and Vincent Price. And I'll go further than that: of all his memorable appearances, I do believe this was among Price's best.

 The Last Man on Earth (1964) Poster

Review: **** 4 of 5 stars
When a plague devastates life on Earth, the population dies or becomes a sort of zombie living in the dark. Dr. Robert Morgan (Vincent Price) is the unique healthy survivor on the planet, having a routine life for his own survival: he kills the night creatures along the day and maintains the safety of his house, to be protected along the night. He misses his beloved wife and daughter, consumed by the outbreak, and he fights against his loneliness to maintain mentally sane. When Dr. Morgan finds the contaminated Ruth Collins (Franca Bettoia), he learns that there are other survivors. He uses his blood to heal Ruth and he becomes the last hope on Earth to help the other contaminated survivors. But the order of this new society is scary.

"The Last Man on Earth" is a frightening and dark view of the fate of mankind. In those years, the preoccupation with radiation and biological weapons due to the cold war leaded people to this type of fear and preoccupation; later with AIDS; and presently with the disease in chickens. Fortunately science has developed means to cure or at least avoid epidemic situation, but we do not know how far we might be from such sad end of mankind. Vincent Price has a great performance in this movie, particularly in the beginning of the insanity of his character showed when he sees a photo of his family. The screenplay is very well developed, but the violent conclusion is weird. I always thought that George A. Romero was the creator of the "zombies", because of his excellent 1968 "Night of Living Dead". But now I can see that the origin of these creatures was in "The Last Man on Earth".

When I was a teenager, the remake "The Omega Man" was a very successful film in the movie theaters. I had not had the chance to see the original movie, since "The Last Man on Earth" (and "The Omega Man") had not been released on VHS or DVD in Brazil. Fortunately a minor Brazilian distributor has just released "The Last Man on Earth" on DVD, giving me the chance to see this great unknown movie. My vote is eight.