A Collection of Thoughts, Ideas & Photos most entirely done in French ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Un Ensemble de Pensées, Idées et Photos quasi-entièrement en français

Ma photo
Nom :
Lieu : 1122 Blogville

An insomniac in constant motion headed somewhere only my Maker knows.

mardi, mai 31, 2005

Movie tag reloaded & fired

This Movie Tag was passed on by wg-K and as expected I share mine & pass it on to the 5 victims at the bottom of this post. Grrrrrr, hahaha!!
1. Total number of films I own on dvd/video: At least 35 DVDs and 5 videos. Only 2 videos taped from Tv, the rest original copies. Just like my music, I have no bootlegs or downloads---I oppose illegal downloads (theft) for anyone living in N. America.
2. The last film I bought: Ray, 2 weeks before the Oscars.
3.The last film I watched:
At the movies: Crash (amazing, must-see movie. Best I’ve seen this year. Terrence Howard, Don Cheadle & Larenz Tate were amazing! Am sure they’ll get at least 2 awards this yr)
-On Tv, last evening: Faith of My Fathers : The Story of Senator John McCain as a POW in Vietnam. Very moving story. Like wg-k, will add a few movies I plan on watching soon:
*At the theatre: Hustle & Flow opening late June (another great one starring Terrence Howard & Ludacris)
*On Tv or at home: Sometimes in April, as is highly recommended here by my friend Wanjiru. She admits it’s a masterpiece in the same calibre as Hotel Rwanda.
Not a movie, but more of the Kojak Tv series starring & produced by the incredible Ving Rhames (Sundays 11pm on USA Network)

4.Five films that I watch a lot or that mean a lot to me: am more into music than movies but will try:)
· Malcolm X, Denzel brought the civil rights leader to life in ways I couldn’t ever imagine. Props to him, the entire cast & Spike Lee for keeping it very real (like it so much have both tape & DVD).
· Ray…what’s not to say about Jamie Foxx's masterpiece of a performance that brought the great Ray Charles Robinson to life!? The whole cast including Regina King, Larenz Tate (am a big fan!) as the young Quincy Jones, Clifton Powell, et al was just perfect. Taylor Hackford (director) did this movie the justice it deserves.
· Tupac Resurrection: There’s very little my siblings & I don’t know about the Man, the Myth & the Legend but this movie brings out the often ignored human side of Amaru Shakur. It successfully highlights his deep spiritual, emotional, and intellectual side that makes him a world-renowned figure. Forget the F-word in his music, don’t crucify him for using it on his detractors (I know I could do worse to mine). Listen to the profound, life-changing & uplifting message in his lyrics & poetry. Props to his mom Afeni & MTV’s Lauren Lazin for a job well done.
Update: Dru Ryan, a loyal fan wrote a scholarly paper on 2Pac for his class: http://classweb.gmu.edu/ajryan/pac_right.pdf
· Amistad: I am passionate about all things to do with slavery & the slave trade. This is more than a movie to me. It’s a look at human, racial relations & the prejudice that comes with them. The good & bad sides of Black & White and what should be done to harmonize relations…more than 500 yrs since the inhuman trade flourished. Plus, “Gives us free” always cracks me up:)!!
· Casino: Robert Deniro & Joe Pesci are among my most fav actors & they do a great job alongside Sharon Stone in personifying the main players in the events that led to turning Las Vegas into the “gaming capital of the world”. Many of life’s lessons in this movie too.
· Am a big fan of Mob movies, books & docudramas. Blame that on reading Mario Puzzo’s The Godfather, & The Sicilian at 14yrs old, and by 17 yrs old had twice read The Valachi Papers, The True Confessions of a Mob Leader & The Stiletto.

5. Tag five people and have them put this in their journal: The tag came as a surprise to me but I kinda enjoyed doing it. Hope the following don’t mind keeping it going.... so I will tag Maitha, Wanjiru, Afromusing, Adrian and Guessaurus. Enjoy & Chako!


Blogger nick said...

Ce commentaire a été supprimé par un administrateur du blog.

juin 01, 2005 5:35 AM  
Blogger Farmgal said...

Casino was fabulous though I tend to shy away from mafia films coz of the anarchy.
Am looking forward to watching crash coz of a review I got from a dear friend. as you say it a 'must see' now I need to look for a date/calenda(sheng)

juin 01, 2005 9:49 PM  
Anonymous mshairi said...

I like and agree with almost your entire selection. I loved Ray too. Jamie Foxx was superb but the little boy acting as the young Ray was also very good.

Still waiting for Crash on this little island:)

juin 02, 2005 5:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonyme said...

I am struggling with the kojak series , three episodes down and the "whos loves you baby line " still sounds out of place maybe the other episodes will redeem it , will be completing the movie tag soon and kojak review in good old swa.

juin 02, 2005 7:48 AM  
Blogger kipepeo said...

@akiey...there's english on ur blog!!! great...now i can practice my french knowing there's an enlgish version of what i think im understanding...this is sooooooo cool!!

juin 03, 2005 6:25 AM  
Blogger akiey5 said...

@Nick, I guess it's the Mob movie purists that found GF3 a little weak but I liked it. Andy Garcia & Sofia Coppola (Francis Ford Coppola's daughter) were very good too. Bugsy is a classic & so is the Untouchables, Goodfellas (I liked Paulie & Pesci..crazy!)& Heat.
Yeeah, I read The Last Don (Domenico Clericuzio,) & I think Mario Puzo was a genuis for creating such clever twists.
Hope u also watched Donnie Brasco feat. Johnny Depp? Very good story!

juin 03, 2005 7:11 PM  
Blogger akiey5 said...

Farmgal, I would take you to watch Crash incase you miss a date. Lemme know when it opens:)
Eti 'calenda', I just learned smth from you! As they say Mob movies are for the strong at heart, mean or people like Nick & Akiey, donnoh what category we fit into:)

juin 03, 2005 7:14 PM  
Blogger akiey5 said...

Mshairi, you're right the little kid did infact carry part of that movie. Too bad he got very little press/praise for his good job. His day is coming.
Plz,plz watch Crash when it opens. You will love it!

juin 03, 2005 9:02 PM  
Anonymous akiey-5 said...

Anonymous, I feel the 2nd season of Kojak will be even better given they have new locations & straight from the headlines plots. Enjoy!

juin 04, 2005 1:05 PM  
Anonymous akiey-5 said...

Kipepeo, yes, and there's more English mixed with French coming up so check back often.
Thanks for visiting & hey, if it helps you practise your French, am more than happy to post some more:)

juin 04, 2005 1:06 PM  
Blogger nick said...

kiyana-better believe i watched Donnie Brasco "FORGET ABOUT IT!!!"
actually i watched it coz of Al Pacino-he's my fav actor of all time. Lets not go to scarface as well.
there was a speech by Montegna in GF3 at that mob movie....pause,rewind,play,rewind,play

juin 05, 2005 3:05 AM  
Blogger WM said...

@nicholas gichu,
with you all the way, except I belive that was "fuhgetahabouritt!"

juin 06, 2005 7:32 PM  
Blogger WM said...

Ce commentaire a été supprimé par un administrateur du blog.

juin 14, 2005 8:18 PM  
Blogger akiey5 said...

Nick & Wm...you both crack me up big time:)!

juin 20, 2005 12:26 AM  

Enregistrer un commentaire

<< Home