Sad news tonight that Ray Liotta has sadly passed away in his sleep at the age of 67, in the Dominican Republic where he was currently filming. Probably most well known for his role in Goodfellas, he also appeared in Field of Dreams, Cop Land and more recently Marriage Story and The Many Saints of Newark with over 100 acting credits in his career. He will be a massive miss, rest in peace ❤️
As you will always already know if you follow my blog I absolutely love Sport in Film. I work in sport and find the film appreciation of that to be something special at times.
I have therefore decided to try and come up with reasons that make a great sports film and then come up with the ultimate film that well pretty much has it all. Which might be easier said than done considering the high calibre of films available.
Captain America aka Steve Rogers missed a lot when he was frozen between 1943 and 2011. The idea of this blogathon is to pick 10 films between those years that he should watch to catch up on what he missed out on! I was trying to come up with a format on picking my choices at first I thought Best Picture Oscar winners, but then I decided against that and would pick Best Picture nominees from over the years, so the films which did not actually win the Oscar.
So here we go with my 10 choices . . .
The double feature theatre is what I would show in a week, the theme for the whole week is going to be Sports films. Each day we will have two films on from the same sport. I work in sport and have a degree in sport, so the chance to relate my love of watching films in my spare time and how I make my living seemed like such a good way to go with my theatre. A lot of sports films have been very good and very well receieved. I have decided to pick different sport’s for the double feature with three that don’t fit into the others for the triple play on the Sunday.
When possible I have tried to have women and men’s sport in the selections, but also not just films focused on the players/athletes of a sport. I have also tried to remember about the fans and agents who are also a massive part of sport as well.
On my homepage for MSN when coming on line, I noticed that one of the sections was on “Movies Men Cry to”. So decided to not only read it but blog about it and see whether I can actually imagine any of my male friends crying to these movies.
E.T. The Extra Terrestrial is the first up in the list, I can imagine possibly a boy crying if they relate to Elliott and would had to say goodbye to there best alien friend.
The Shawshank Redemption – I have to admit that I did not cry at this one, but have seen it in a few lists of movies that make men cry. Maybe its the male bonding factor?
American History X – I have yet to see this movie.
The Champ – I have seen this and cried, can understand more why men would cry as well.
Dead Poets Society – Carpe Diem . . . I think anyone of either sex who does not shed a tear or at least fill up at this movie is made of stone or something.
Field Of Dreams – a story about a son’s search for his father “build it and he will come . . . can understand with the father/son relationship being the main topic how it could effect men of all ages.
Forrest Gump – Everyone must shed a few tears at different parts of this film, as Forrest is just not smart enough at times to realise what is going on around him.
Gladiator – I guess this one is because of his love for his family.
Glory – Another which I have not seen.
The Green Mile – This one actually broke my heart, and has to be another of the if you did not shed a tear or fill up you are made of stone movies.
Kramer vs Kramer – The breakfast scene at the end is so sad, can understand the father/son relationship again.
My Life – This is really is heartbreaking, a man making videos for his child to watch so he knows him.
Hotel Rwanda – Have yet to see this movie.
Saving Private Ryan – I found this really hard to watch, mainly for the reason that its so heartbreaking with how real it all looks and seems.
Schindler’s List – This is on my Sky+ to watch
Seabiscuit – Yet to see this movie
Stand By Me – Yet to see this movie
United 93 – I found this really awful to watch, and I am sure everyone else who has seen it has as well.
Watership Down – I cried my eyes out when watching this as a child, although cannot remember much of it now.
It’s A Wonderful Life – It must be quite impossible not to cry to this, what would happen if you were never born.
Original Source: MSN Entertainment
So my question is to the male population out there, which movies make you cry?
Do they feature in this list?
Build it and he will come
Ray Kinsella is a corn farmer and when he hears voices, he sees this as a chance to build a baseball diamond in his fields. As he does this more strange things begin to happen as the 1919 Chicago White Sox team comes, one of those men being his father.
Ok, so since I am currently living in the USA. I dont have access to my DVDs or even watching good old Sky Movies. So I have started looking at iTunes for the cheap movies of the week. To which I bought Rocky 4.
I also bought Field of Dreams, which I have not seen yet . . . so watch this space for a review coming very soon. Love a bit of Kevin Costner.