Saturday, February 28, 2015

Top 10 War/Military Movies

Having just seen "American Sniper", and enjoying it tremendously, I thought that it was appropriate that I rank my all time favorite War/Military movies.  So with no further adieu, here are my Top 10 War/Military Movies:
  1. Saving Private Ryan - 1998
  2. The Hurt Locker - 2008
  3. Zero Dark Thirty - 2012
  4. Black Hawk Down - 2001
  5. Apocalypse Now - 1979
  6. Platoon - 1986
  7. Full Metal Jacket - 1987
  8. American Sniper - 2014
  9. Flags of Our Fathers - 2016
  10. Jarhead - 2005

Friday, February 27, 2015

Better Call Foul

I'm really going to miss Jon Stewart!  The right wing sure won't.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

POTpourri

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

TPSG Top 10 Movies of 1981

Continuing with my look at the best movies of years gone by.

Top 10 Movies of 1981:
  1. Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark - Harrison Ford, Karen Allen
  2. Stripes - Bill Murray, Harold Ramis
  3. Body Heat - William Hurt, Kathleen Turner
  4. Escape From New York - Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef
  5. Arthur - Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli
  6. Victory - Sylvester Stallone, Michael Caine
  7. Das Boot - Jurgen Prochnow, Herbert Gronemeyer
  8. Chariots of Fire - Ben Cross, Ian Charleson
  9. Reds - Warren Beatty, Diane Keaton
  10. On Golden Pond - Henry Fonda, Katharine Hepburn
It doesn't get any more fun or edge of your seat than "Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Arc".  "Stripes" is one of Bill Murray's best films.  "Body Heat" is a true erotic thriller, and that's a very good thing.  In my opinion, "Escape From New York" was one of Kurt Russell's best roles.  The original "Arthur" was hilarious and Dudley Moore was perfect in that role.  "Victory" may be Sylvester Stallone's most under appreciated film.  "Das Boot" is another great submarine movie!  "Chariots of Fire" won the Oscar for Best Picture for a reason.  "Reds" is Beatty & Keaton at their finest.  Seeing Henry & Jane Fond together is reason enough to see "On Golden Pond".   

Monday, February 23, 2015

White Pants

There is nothing like a hot girl in white pants!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

2015 Academy Award Predictions

The 2015 Academy Awards are tonight.  I love the movies, I can't wait!


Here are my predictions for the major categories:

Best Picture:
Will win:  Birdman ***
Should win:  Boyhood

Best Actor:
Will win:  Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything ***
Should win:  Eddie Redmayne - The Theory of Everything

Best Actress:
Will win:  Julianne Moore - Still Alice  ***
Should win:  Julianne Moore - Still Alice

Best Supporting Actor:
Will win:  J.K. Simmons - Whiplash  ***
Should win:  J.K. Simmons - Whiplash

Best Supporting Actress:
Will win:  Patricia Arquette - Boyhood  ***
Should win:  Patricia Arquette - Boyhood

Best Director:
Will win:  Alejandro G. Inarritu - Birdman  ***
Should win:  Richard Linklater - Boyhood

***Edited to add Actual Winners***
5 of 5 on my preditions!  Do I know my movies or what? 


Saturday, February 21, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

POTpourri

Thursday, February 19, 2015

AZ Tidbits

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Possible Jon Stewart Replacements?

Like most people, I hated to hear that Jon Stewart is stepping down as host of "The Daily Show", but I guess that all good things must come to an end.  The question now becomes, who replaces Jon Stewart?  Don't get me wrong here, this is a great gig, it is a big time commitment though, I'm guessing some of the bigger names on this list may not want to make that sort of commitment, I'm going to list them anyways.  I'm confident they will find a strong replacement.

Here are my Top 20 possible candidates to replace Jon Stewart:
  1. Amy Poehler - probably the perfect choice if she wants it. 
  2. Chris Rock - smart, edgy, politically savvy, he'd be perfect
  3. John Oliver - how long is that HBO contract?  
  4. Tina Fey - like Amy Poehler, she'd be a great pick.  
  5. Brian Williams - not as outlandish as it seems, he's very funny
  6. Sarah Silverman - wickedly funny, politically astute, edgy, I'd love it!  
  7. Patton Oswalt - there's a reason I suggest him for every opening.   
  8. Jason Jones - he's great as a correspondent.  
  9. Lewis Black - his Daily Show rants are legendary.  
  10. Joel McHale - he's great on "The Soup" and very funny.  
  11. Craig Ferguson - he needs a job, funny as hell. 
  12. W. Kamau Bell - he was great on "Totally Biased"
  13. Jessica Williams - she makes me laugh every time she's on. 
  14. Aisha Tyler - sharp, politically active and very funny
  15. Samantha Bee - alone or teamed with Jason Jones she has to be considered.
  16. Chris Hardwick - what can't this guy do
  17. Aasif Mandvi - he's been terrific as a correspondent
  18. Aziz Ansari - this would be a perfect fit for his comedic talents. 
  19. Amy Shumur - razor sharp, witty, funny, piping hot at the moment. 
  20. Dennis Miller - I don't agree with his politics, but he is funny
On a side note, don't get too caught up in the new host either, as long as they keep their writers together this show will be just fine.

Monday, February 16, 2015

Zach LaVine Knows Dunking

He absolutely dominated this past weekends NBA Dunk Contest!



Slow-Mo here!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

AZ Tidbits

Saturday, February 14, 2015