Favorite moviesby@brandonwilson

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Brief reviews of my all-time favorites

Mar 16, 2020

Richard Turner Master of Cards

In case you are looking for some content, I have a suggestion for you. On Episode 411 of The Tim Ferriss Show, Tim interviewed Richard Turner. Richard Turner is what is referred to as a card shark (or as the Brits say a card sharp). He doesn't call himself a card magician but rather a card mechanic....

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Feb 17, 2020

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As a rule, I don't go to movie theaters very often. I reserve these occasions for movies that deserve to be seen on the big screen and with surround sound. The last movie I saw in the theater was Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which I'm sure all Tarantino fans have already seen. I wanted to see what...

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Dec 21, 2019

Favorite Movies #6

This next movie is a comedy from 1986 that stars one of the all-time great comedians: Rodney Dangerfield. The movie is Back to School. Rodney plays a character named Thornton Melon, a wealthy but uneducated father who decides to go to college to show solidarity with his son. Hilarity ensues as Thorn...

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Nov 30, 2019

The Irishman

This weekend Martina Scorsese's latest film The Irishman finally released on Netflix. I'm a big fan of Scorsese's movies. Goodfellas is one of my favorite mob movies followed closely by Casino. Scorsese also proved he could work with non-mob material with The Wolf of Wall Street. The Irishman is a r...

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Jul 30, 2019

Favorite Movies #5

I was primed to write about this next movie after watching Quentin Tarantino's latest offering Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Some people might quibble with this statement, but I maintain that Tarantino's best film is Pulp Fiction. Pulp Fiction is not a single story but several stories interwoven wi...

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Jun 30, 2019

Favorite Movies #4

The next movie on my list was released in 1995. I suppose the genre would be gangster comedy. The cast is stellar. John Travolta, Danny DeVito, Gene Hackman, and Rene Russo as the main characters. I'm talking about the movie Get Shorty. John Travolta has had plenty of hits and misses, but for me one...

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Jun 16, 2019

Favorite Movies #3

@Rawhead inspired me to write about this movie next because of his reference to the great Robin Williams. When I used to flip through channels, if this movie was on I had to start watching it no matter what part it was on. At its core, there is just something funny about a man dressing up as a woman...

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Jun 9, 2019

Favorite Movies #2

As of this writing, the next movie dropped to #3 on the list of all-time gross sales at the box office knocked off the number #2 spot by Avengers: Endgame. I am referring to the movie Titanic, which came out in 1997. This movie holds my personal record of most times seeing a movie in the theater. I ...

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May 29, 2019

Favorite Movies #1

There are certain movies that any time I flipped channels, (when I had cable/satellite tv) I would stop and watch them if they were on. I can watch them over and over again and never get tired of them. I decided to finally put together a collection of my favorite movies in no particular order. The ...

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