Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe

Born April 7, 1964

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Noteworthy

  • The Quick and the Dead – I LOVE this movie. Crowe plays a former gunslinger forced to be one again. He is in a quick draw competition set up by Gene Hackman. Maybe not his best role but a flick that I love.
  • Gladiator – Crowe is Maximus! Great period piece set in the Roman Empire. Ridley Scot at his best… maybe? This role got him an Oscar.
  • A Beautiful Mind – A biopic about John Nash. Crowe plays Nash. Tear jerking and it got him an Oscar nod.
  • 3:10 to Yuma – Crowe is Ben Wade, the baddie in this western. I have watched the old one and the new one, they are both great but Crowe is the highlight of the movie. Though he and Christian Bale do play well together.
  • Les Miserables – Crowe brings Javert to life. I know a lot of people did not dig him in this role but I loved it.
  • The Nice Guys – Crowe plays Jackson Healy. I really loved this movie and Crowe needs to play funny a lot more often. He and Ryan Gosling need to play in Shane Black’s world a lot more often.

There’s an ease that I have living in Australia. The best things about Sydney are free: the sunshine’s free, and the harbour’s free, and the beach is free.

-Russell Crowe

Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis Born March 19, 1955   Bruce Willis is a part of pop-culture. From the Seagram's ads back in the 80s and Moonlighting to the Die Hard movies, he has shaped how we look at leading men and what those leading men can look like and what they can do on screen....

Jason Segel Friend to Muppets

Jason Segel "I'm not a gay pirate, I have sex with my parrot all the time!... OK, that came out wrong." - Marshall - How I Met Your Mother Noteworthy How I Met Your Mother -  I love this show. I don't love the storyline but the characters more than make up for that....

Sarah Michelle Gellar

Sarah Michelle Gellar Born April 14, 1977   Sarah Michelle Gellar is was and will always be Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Now that that is out of the way. SHe is super talented and has been involved in a lot of other projects. Very seldom do I go with the 4 "known for"...

Cedric the Entertainer

Cedric the Entertainer Born April 24, 1964   Cedric the Entertainer is one of the funniest people on the planet. Since his stand-up days, I have been following his career and catching him everywhere that I can. Noteworthy The Original Kings of Comedy - Cedric the...

Paul Newman

Paul Newman - Born January 26, 1925 I am digging further back in our pop-culture consciousness for today's entry. Paul Newman is timeless and if you are not familiar then you need to do yourself a favor. Go find some of his flicks online and start streaming. Here are...
Elton John

Elton John

Elton John

Born March 25, 1947

Since the 1960s, Elton John has been creating the soundtrack, the musical feeling of our pop-culture. From pop hits such as Crocodile Rock to taking his hits about Marilyn Monroe and re-writing them for Princess Diana, he is one of the most prolific artists of the modern age.

Noteworthy

I’ve always wanted to smash a guitar over someone’s head. You just can’t do that with a piano.

-Elton John

7 Days A Geek

My podcast playlist keeps me in anticipation each and every week. I pull down to refresh and it feels like I am playing the slots with a 100% chance to win. One of my favorite jackpots is when the 7 Days a Geek podcast rolls out a new pod. It is a highlight and I find...

Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis Born March 19, 1955   Bruce Willis is a part of pop-culture. From the Seagram's ads back in the 80s and Moonlighting to the Die Hard movies, he has shaped how we look at leading men and what those leading men can look like and what they can do on screen....

Jessica Alba

Jessica Alba Born April 28, 1981   Jessica Alba started out acting as a teenager and has been turning out great entertainment for all of us ever since then. She is one of those actresses that makes interesting choices and elevates the role. Noteworthy Idle Hands - I...

James McAvoy

James McAvoy Born April 21, 1979   James McAvoy is a product of Scotland that we are glad got exported to our shores. He is such a good actor. Whether he is a superhero or a villain you realize that McAvoy is putting everything out there with each and every scene....

I Hate John Cena

In my many years of watching wrestling, and it has been roughly 30 years as a fan going all the way back to the Rock’n Wrestling cartoon and writing a letter to Hogan after Earthquake broke his ribs and put Hogan out for a few months.  I did receive a postcard from...
will.i.am

will.i.am

will.i.am

Born March 15, 1975

will.i.am musician, songwriter, music producer, actor, a founding member of The Black Eyed Peas – damn is he busy!

If what I am is what’s in me
Then I’ll stay strong – that’s who I’ll be
And I will always be the best
“me” that I can be.

There’s only one me, I am it
Have a dream I’ll follow it
It’s up to me to try.

lyrics – What I Am

You can rule ignorance; you can manipulate the illiterate; you can do whatever you want when a people are uneducated, so that goes in line with corrupt business and corrupt politics.

-will.i.am

Rick Astley

Rick Astley - Born February 6, 1966 My sister was a Rick Astley fan. As a little brother, I also had to be a Rick Astley fan. He had some great songs back in the 80s and quite a few that I still listen to. Noteworthy Never Gonna Give You Up on his freshmen album...

Ed Helms

Ed Helms - Born January 24, 1974 Ed Helms is one of my favorite performers alive today. I say, performer, because he is way more than just an actor. Whether he is improvising, singing, or acting, Ed Helms is one of those people that brings a smile to your face. As...

I Sell Comics

I Sell Comics is part of the SmodCo network of podcasts. Starring Mike and Ming, this podcasts has at its heart comic books but it covers any and every other topic that happens to cross the minds of the hosts. From interviews to ribbing the folks at Tell Em Steve...

Hollywood Babble On

Hollywood Babble-On was my first. Ralph Garman and Kevin Smith took my pod-cherry together. They stormed into my week, forced me to slog through a backlog of aural goodness and then continued to make me come back for more. And not only do I come back for more... I...

Movie Collections

Raise your hand if you still have physical movie collections. I only ask because I think it will become a thing of the past in years to come. A movie collection will become as anachronistic as a Super 8 projector - a VHS tape - a VCR - a laser disc - or a vinyl...
Tone Loc

Tone Loc

Tone Loc

Born March 3, 1966

Tone Loc was one of those iconic entertainers from my youth that I will never forget. His musical stylings fit the MTV generation that I grew up in and his beats are still rolling around in my head.

Noteworthy

  • Wild Thing & Funky Cold Medina – Classic songs from my childhood. If you have not listened to these two jams you have not lived.
  • Movie Roles: Bebe’s KidsAce Venture: Pet DetectiveThe Adventures of Ford Fairlane – These are just a few of his acting roles but they are also my favorites. His role as Emilio in Ace Venture is classic and proves that his comedy chops are on point.

I’m not about trying to be out here fighting and shooting, stabbing and, you know, all that crap, man.

-Tone Loc

DL Hughley

DL Hughley Born March 6, 1963   DL Hughley first dropped onto my radar when he was part of the Original Kings of Comedy. I had probably seen him before that but this was my first exposure to his style of comedy, his perspective, and his brilliant mind. Noteworthy...

Michael Rooker

Michael Rooker Born April 6, 1955   Michael Rooker defines the term gritty actor. He is the grittiest of the gritty and one of my favorite actors on the planet. The roles that he digs into are always passionate, sometimes misunderstood, and usually very strange....

Jordan Peele

Jordan Peele Born February 21, 1979   Jordan Peele is a truly funny guy. He is a truly talented guy. He is going to be around hopefully stretching his horror movie leanings for a long time to come. Noteworthy King of the Internet Short/Skit Show - Go look for Key and...

Magnificent Seven – 1960

The Magnificent Seven - 1960 - is one of those movies that I have watched literally dozens of times over the years. It is one of the first VHS tapes that I bought when I began my movie collection and it was one of the first that I swapped out to DVD. I learned to love...

Geena Davis

Geena Davis - Born January 21, 1956 I love and admire Genna Davis. She is an amazing actress and thoughtful human being, and one of those people that I think it would be fun to break-bread with. Just picking her brain on the topics of the day would be mind-blowing....
Fats Domino

Fats Domino

Fats Domino

Born February 26, 1928

Lyrics to Fats Domino song Blue Monday

“Blue Monday”

Blue Monday how I hate Blue Monday
Got to work like a slave all day
Here come Tuesday, oh hard Tuesday
I’m so tired got no time to play

Here come Wednesday, I’m beat to my socks
My gal calls, got to tell her that I’m out
‘Cause Thursday is a hard workin’ day
And Friday I get my pay

Saturday mornin’, oh Saturday mornin’
All my tiredness has gone away
Got my money and my honey
And I’m out on the stand to play

Sunday mornin’ my head is bad
But it’s worth it for the time that I had
But I’ve got to get my rest
‘Cause Monday is a mess

Well, I wouldn’t want to say that I started it (rock & Roll), but I don’t remember anyone else before me playing that kind of stuff.

-Fats Domino

Ronda Rousey

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Hard Target

Hard Target Director: John Woo Cast: Jean-Claude Van Dame Lance Henriksen Yancy Butler MPAA Rating: R Release Year: 1993 So it is Mardi Gras - Fat Tuesday as it were. and in an effort to hit some holidays with a pertinent movie review, I have decided to pair Mardi...

Sherilyn Fenn

Sherilyn Fenn - Born February 1, 1965 Sherilyn Fenn first popped on to my radar and a lot of other peoples when she was starring in Twin Peaks in the early 90s. This show was a huge change in TV and it still holds up to a re-watch or two or three. Noteworthy Twin...

Ark: Survival Evolved – PS4

Ark: Survival Evolved finally hit PS4! There was great rejoicing. People lost hours, days weeks of their lives and dinos were tamed. I first heard of this game through a friend who was playing it on PC. He was regaling me with tales of dino taming. Crafting everything...

Spoilers Be Damned

I am no respecter of spoilers or of spoiling movies for other people - Spoilers Be Damned. It is not because I am unkind or because I look to spoil someone else's fun but I think the amount of time we spend focused on spoilers is a little ridiculous. I tire of hearing...