Lloyd Bridges Top Five

Lloyd Bridges Top Five

Lloyd Bridges Top Five

Lloyd Bridges Top FiveLloyd Vernet Bridges Jr. (January 15, 1913  March 10, 1998) was an American film, stage, and television actor who starred in a number of television series and appeared in more than 150 feature films. He was the father of four children, including the actors Beau Bridges and Jeff Bridges.

He started his career as a contract performer for Columbia Pictures, appearing in films such as Sahara (1943), A Walk in the Sun (1945), Little Big Horn (1951) and High Noon (1952). On television, he starred in Sea Hunt from 1958 to 1961. By the end of his career, he had re-invented himself and demonstrated a comedic talent in such parody films as Airplane! (1980), Hot Shots! (1991), and Jane Austen’s Mafia! (1998).

Among other honors, Bridges was a two-time Emmy Award nominee. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on February 1, 1994.

Let’s take a look at Lloyd Bridges Top Five fro This Geeks World!

#5 The Fifth Musketeer – Lloyd Bridges, his son Beau Bridges, Ursula Andress, Olivia de Haviland, Ian McShane, Rex Harrison… holy crap! This is Hollywood gold. It is not an amazing great movie but it is a lot of fun to watch just for the Hollywood Royalty that is on the screen. 1979 didn’t do another Musketeer based movie this good. 

#4 Hot Shots – Another parody movie that took potshots at pop culture like mad. Potentially this is one of Charlie Sheen’s best movies ever. Lloyd Bridges is Admiral Benson and his straight n-sell delivery provides some of the best humor in the movie.

#3 Honey I Blew up the Kids – Let’s through in a kids movie because Bridges really has done it all. Giant baby and a Holywood legend like Lloyd Bridges trying to stop the baby as it runs rampant through the town. 

#2 High Noon – One of the best westerns of ALL time. 1052 High Noon stars: Gary Cooper, Grace Kelly, Lon Chaney Jr, Harry Morgan, Lee Van Cleef, and of course Lloyd Bridges. This film helped set the stereotype for the western genre as much as any other movie in film history.

#1 Airplane! – here is my pick for number one. Airplane is one of those movies from my childhood that ha snot lost a step. It is not very ‘woke’ but it is very funny and full of cameos from all of the pop culture icons of the day. Add to that the fact that this is a Zucker movie and you have something that is worth watching every time you get a chance. 

Jason Bateman Top Five

Jason Bateman Top Five

Jason Bateman Top Five

Jason Bateman Top FiveJason Kent Bateman (born January 14, 1969) is an American actor, director, and producer. He began acting on television in the early 1980s on Little House on the Prairie, Silver Spoons, and The Hogan Family. In the 2000s, he became known for his role of Michael Bluth on the sitcom Arrested Development, for which he won a Golden Globe and a Satellite Award. He has also starred in the films Teen Wolf Too (1987), The Break-Up (2006), Juno (2007), Hancock (2008), Up in the AirCouples RetreatExtract (all 2009), The Switch (2010), Horrible Bosses (2011) and its sequel (2014), The Gift (2015), Office Christmas PartyZootopia (both 2016), and Game Night (2018).

Bateman made his directorial debut with the black comedy Bad Words (2013), in which he also starred. He has since directed and starred in The Family Fang (2015) and the Netflix crime drama series Ozark (2017–present). Bateman was awarded the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series in 2019 for his directing of Ozark and has won a Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance. In 2020, he directed and had a recurring role in the HBO miniseries The Outsider. – Thanks, Wikipedia!

Jason Bateman here is your This Geeks World Top 5. Please keep in mind that these are his movie roles and certainly do not touch what he has done in dramatic series like Ozark.

#5 Necessary Roughness – This is an oldie but a goodie. It is also one of my favorite football movies, being right up there with Varsity Blues. Batemen plays a walk-on college student who just wants to play and make his family proud. He does get to run the ball in and get a touchdown, one of the many feel-good moments of the movie. 

#4 Smokin’ Aces – Bateman has the briefest of cameos. He is a drunken lawyer that helps Afflecks crew with information on their target. He is hysterical, it is almost as good as Tom Cruise playing the oversized agent in Tropic Thunder.

#3 Game Night – Bateman and Rachel McAdams hoist a game night with tier friends. Being very competitive they attempt to take it up a notch and the evening gets more than a little out of control. Such a fun movie. 

#2 Horrible Bosses – Another great comedy from Jason Bateman. He and Charlie Day and Jason Sudeikis have such great chemistry in this movie. And their interactions with each other is only surpassed by the three antagonists in the film played by Kevin Spacey, Colin Farrell, and of course Jennifer Aniston. This is one of those flicks that rolls through your mind every once in a while when you just want to watch an almost perfect comedy.

#1 Identity Thief – Saw this one in the theater. Made a fool of myself laughing so loud that my sides hurt. Bateman and Melissa McCarthy are epic and play so well together. Just a great movie all the way around. If you want an absurdist comedy to watch, this is it.

The History of Swear Words

The History of Swear Words

The History of Swear Words

The History of Swear WordsThank you, Netflix! This was needed right now on TV. The situation that we find ourselves in leads us all to want to binge TV and curse… a lot. A lot of both. A lot of bingeing and a lot of cursing. The History of Swear Words is an informative, fun docuseries that gets it right. 

Nicolas Cage hosts this romp through our language with a lot of information and a lot of humor. Let’s face it, there are not many people in Hollywood that curse as well as Nic Cage. This is a 6 episode season, with each episode focusing on a different word. In the episodes, we get to find the history behind the word and also when the word was classified as a profanity or a bad word. Each episode also has a huge supporting cast with celebrities, linguists, and others all taking the stage to talk about their favorite words or the favorite uses of some of their favorite words. 

Realize that this is not for the faint of heart if profanity can cause your fainting. You can’t tell the history of swearing without… swearing. And if you are like me and profanity makes up fully half of your vocabulary then it is nice to see where the words we use come from and why some of them became profanities and how some have evolved to not be quite as bad as the used to be. 

Manimal

Manimal

CBR.com had an article called: 15 CLASSIC SUPERHERO SHOWS THAT NEED TV REBOOTS. They covered a plethora of shows most of which I saw when they came out or at least caught them in reruns. There was something missing though. One show that came out in 1983 that was missing from their list: Manimal

manimalManimal centered around Dr Jonathan Chase and his ability to turn into any animal that he wished. This special skill was put to good use to help the police solve crimes. Obviously, this show could only happen in the 80s. The story lines were deisnged to get us to as many animal transformations as we could accomplish inside a budget. The transformations were, as far as I was concerned, amazing and the fact that this was all happening on my TV was the best thing ever.

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Dr Jonathan Chase… wealthy, young, handsome. A man with the brightest of futures. A man with the darkest of pasts. From Africa’s deepest recesses, to the rarefied peaks of Tibet, heir to his father’s legacy and the world’s darkest mysteries. Jonathan Chase, master of the secrets that divide man from animal, animal from man… Manimal!

 

manimalNow, I was 7 or 8 when this came out. My sister had a 13″ inch color TV in her room. I conned her into letting me watch Manimal in her room because no one else in the house was interested in the escapades of Dr Chase and his shape-changing ways. I was there for all 8 episodes before the horrible people at the network canceled potentially the best show that has ever been on TV.

Of course, I also loved BJ and Bear, the Dukes of Hazard and CHiPs. I will not be going and finding Manimal to watch again. I realize that it is horrible and it was a horrible show when it came out the first time. But my memories of Manimal will stay with me forever. In my head this is an amazing show and it always will be.

Just like ALF or Dinosaurs or BJ and the Bear – I loved BJ and the Bear.

Walking Dead Season 7 Finale

Walking Dead Season 7 Finale

This is something I haven’t ever tried before. I am going to attempt to chronicle my reactions to the Season Finale of The Walking Dead.
#TheWalkingDead – #TWDFinale

  • The Music this season has been really good. From the choices when they were torturing Darryl to the opening snippets every song has been superb.
  • the walking dead season 7 finaleDamn, I miss Abraham. He was taken away from us too soon. Enough though it was a flashback – glad to see him again. And the transition from Abraham to Negan was a little jarring.
  • Really want Darryl to kill Dwight. I know that he can’t but I really want him to. Dwight has to carry the plot this episode, at least for a while.
  • I think I want Darryl to play Wolverine if they reboot the X-Men franchise.
  • I think Sasha is going to meet a really bad end, by the end of the episode. Remember I am free thinking this, so we will see if I am right.
  • the walking dead season 7 finaleNegan has some of the best one-liners in the show: “If you had a dick, I would still have these feelings.”
  • Also, have a feeling we may lose Jesus in this episode. Funny turn of phrase when you type it. I would hate to see him go as well.
  • Here come the freaks from the junkyard. I still want to know why they don’t talk right. There has not been enough elapsed time for language to have degraded that far.
  • Having a hard time dealing with having to see Abraham again. He was one of my favorite characters and we are having to relive him being in the finale.
  • the walking dead season 7 finaleThose fucking garbage-pail-kid reject motherfuckers! I knew I hated them for some reason.
  • Negan does have a flair for the dramatic. Sasha packaged in a coffin. Holy crap.
  • Love the fact that Negan wanted the pool table and all the pool cue and the chalk. Keep the funny coming because I do not think it is going to last very long.
  • Did not see that coming. I thought she was going to attack Negan when he opened the casket. Go, Sasha. And I still hate those Garbage Pail Kid motherfuckers.
  • Despite her voice, Jadis made that flip really well. Grew to hate her even more.
  • Very surreal that we are still hearing fighting going on in the background while Negan is pontificating.
  • Damn Shiva jumps into the fray and all hell breaks lose.
  • The Kingdom is in! Hilltop is in!
  • Lots of dead folks but I don’t think we lost anymore of our favorites. At least not yet.
  • I kind of hope that Eugene dies. We started the season thinking he might be dead, we may finally get to see that.
  • I am not believing that we are going to get a peaceful ending to this season.
  • Wanted a little more of a cliffhanger but good finale.

Thanks for another great season Walking Dead crew and cast!