My Bond – Roger Moore as James Bond

Bond-Moore

Growing up a child of the 80s, Roger Moore was forever my favorite Bond.  As I got older, I came to appreciate the earlier films and Sean Connery.  But Roger was still a bad ass, as made abundantly clear above.  For no real discernible reason, he also always reminded me of Dad.  Maybe because my Dad dressed up in a pretty slick suit everyday.

Juxtaposition: On the Set of Planet of the Apes

For as long as I can remember, Planet of the Apes was a part of the Wells household.  Seeing apes talk and act so human-like was super intriguing as a young kid, as I am sure it was to anyone that saw it.  It was one part cool and one part scary as hell.   But even as a kid, I can remember understanding some of the underlying messages of the film.  They were universal and easy to grasp, even at a young age.

A few years back, I remember seeing an extensive documentary about the films that included some behind the scenes photos from the set – in particular, the crazy juxtaposition of these upright gorillas, chimps and orangutans chilling out in director’s chairs, smoking cigarettes and playing cards.  It was amazing.  I was recently reminded of that, and decided to go dig up some stills.  I love these.

Tupac Shakur – The Biopic

I was always completely fascinated with Tupac Shakur. I liked his music, and obviously some of it was undeniable, but I was never a huge fan of his music. But as a person, he was so compelling and inspirational. When he died, I remember thinking how disappointing it would be to not get to see him grow old.

I never really identified with Biggie the same way. Having moved to Brooklyn and felt his influence, and to the extent that a white kid can Texas can understand his influence, I am blown away. I finally watched Notorious and I loved it. Gravy killed it as Biggie. Seeing the portrayal of Puffy in the early years was a little freaky considering the mogul he has evolved to. The whole thing got me thinking about what the Tupac biopic would look like.

Since I cannot even begin to think who could and/or deserves to play him, I had a thought:

Every few months, I will waste a solid h…

Every few months, I will waste a solid hour watching trailers on the Apple site. Here are a few that I will watch on Pay-per-View about a year from now when they come out.

Rudo Y Cursi

I will watch these guys together in movies til the day I die. Gael Garcia Bernal has been pegged at (or near) the top of my list of favorite actors for quite awhile now. Clearly I am not alone… check this promo video the studio must have released. 1.4 million views.

The Informers

Bret Easton Ellis, typical 80s flavor. I am all about it.

Anvil – The Story of Anvil

Away We Go

Check Maya Rudolph. Damn! She is for real.

Valentino – The Last Emperor

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