For the events in Boston and tomorrow’s date (I don’t know how many people get the “4:20″ reference).
It’s hard to believe in retrospect (and especially me, someone born three fourths of a decade after Bon Scott’s death) that there was a point where Rush was such a little known band (“…Rush, have you heard of them?;” “nah”).
I think I got into Deep Purple before high school. My dad bought me one of their best of compilations at what used be called Price Club (today’s Costco). But, I didn’t know about this song until one day, in Spain, I was at my friend Dacio’s house. He owned another best of compilation of Deep Purple, which El Pais was distributing for free to subscribers. He played this song, and something about it made me fall in love with it immediately.
N.B.: Some people might find the humor distasteful.
I can’t find quality clips of particular scenes, but Carlito’s Way is good enough a movie to just put up the trailer,
I didn’t know about this movie until I was living in Spain. TVE, a national television network, would play a quality movie once a week, or something like that, and Carlito’s Way happened to be one I watched. Since then, it’s one of the films I recommend most often.
Warning: Strong language, some of which may be offensive.
I’m a big Quentin Tarantino fan and I think all of his movies are great, so this may be disqualify me from recommending something of his. Jackie Brown is a movie I’m less willing to recommend than, say, Pulp Fiction or even Tarantino’s newer flicks. It’s one of my favorite, but it’s also one that’s more difficult to appreciate. Like all Tarantino movies, it’s dialogue-heavy and, unlike most Tarantino movies, it’s not completely focused on violence. But this last aspect makes it unique, and it actually makes me like Jackie Brown much more.
The scene above is one of the most memorable. The other one I can think of is when Louis Gara (Robert De Niro) kills Melanie (Bridget Fonda).
Now that were on the topic of Tarantino movies, I used to rank my two favorite movies of his Pulp Fiction and then Jackie Brown. I recently re-watched both Kill Bill movies and I think they take Jackie Brown‘s place.
I hadn’t seen Terminator 2 for probably close to half a decade, but in the past few months I’ve seen it three times. It’s definitely one of my favorite movies, and, honestly, I think it’s incredibly underrated. It’s also,in my opinion, James Cameron’s best film. The first time I saw the movie recently was after the Jets–Patriots game where the Pats scored 35 points in the second quarter. I was at a buddy’s house and they played the movie twice in a row, so we watched it twice in a row. I remember thinking that Terminator 2 is definitely one of the most action packed movies I’ve ever seen (well, action packed, but with substance in the narrative). I don’t know if it’s in my “top 10,” but it’s definitely close.