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My All-Time Absolute Classic Movies List October 2018.

I finally decided to write a list of my all time favourite films / Series, and here it is. The list is in alphabetical order. Hope you like these too.

01 - As Good As It Gets (Film)
02 - Beaches (Film)
03 - Eragon (Film)
04 - Hildago (Film)
05 - It’s a Wonderful Life (Film)
06 - Kane and Abel (Series)
07 - Men of Honour (Film)
08 - Silent Running (Film) - Trailer.
09 - Sleepy Hollow (Film)
10 - Spacee 1999 (Series)
11 - Stardust (Film)
12 - The Bucket List (Film)
13 - The Count of Monte Cristo (Remake) (Film)
14 - The Full Monty (Film)
15 - The Heist (Film)
16 - The Hunt For Red October (Film)
17 - The Shawshank Redemption (Film)
18 - The Wizard Of Oz (Film)
19 - Valkyrie (Film)
20 - Watership Down (Film)

 

My All-Time Actor / Actress List. Updated October 2018

I finally decided to write a list of my all time favourite actors, and here it is. The list is in alphabetical order by first name, rather than who's on top of my list. There are some great stage actors here.

01 - Al Pacino - The Devils Advocate (Film), The Recruit (Film)
02 - Anthony Hopkins - Fracture (Film), The Silence of the Lambs (Film), The Mask of Zorro (Film), Thor (Film
03 - Ben Kingsley - Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (Film), Schindlers List (Film), Thunderbirds (Film).
04 - Bill Nighy - Dads Army (Film), Valkyrie (Film) with Tom Cruise, Terence Stamp, Tom Wilkinson and others. Great Movie
05 - Bruce Greenwood - Deja Vu (Film), I, Robot (Film), Star Trek (Film)
06 - Christopher Lee - Star Wars Prequel trilogy (Film), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Film), Dracula (Film).
07 - Christopher Plummer - A Beautiful Mind (Film), The Sound of Music (Film), Inside Man (Film), and many more.
08 - Christopher Walken - Sleepy Hollow (Film), Catch Me If You Can (Film), The Stepford Wives (Film), Click (Film).
09 - Christoph Waltz - Spectre (Film), The Green Hornet (Film), Horrible Bosses 2 (Film), and many more.
10 - Ciarán Hinds - Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (Film), The Sum Of All Fears (Film), Lara Croft Cradle Of Life (Film)
11 - David Strathairn - The Bourne Legacy (Film), Fracture (Film), Memphis Belle (Film), The Spiderwick Chronicles (Film).
12 - Denzel Washington - The Book of Eli (Film), Crimson Tide (Film), The Bone Collector (Film), Deja Vu (Film).
13 - Donald Pleasence - The Great Escape (Film), The Count of Monte Cristo (Film), and many more.
14 - Dwayne Johnson - Doom (Film), Gridiron Gang (Film), Get Smart (Film), Race To Witch Mountain (Film), and many more.
15 - Ed Harris - A Beautiful Mind (Film), The Truman Show (Film), The Rock (Film), Phantom (Film), and many more.
16 - Gary Oldman - The Book of Eli (Film), Bram Stokers Dracula (Film), AIr Force One (Film), Lost In Space (Film)
17 - Hank Azaria - The Simpsons (Series), The Mystery Men (Film).
18 - Ian McKellen - X-Men (Films), The Da Vinci Code (Film), and many more.
19 - Jack Nicholson - As Good As It Gets (Film), A Few Good Men (Film), The Bucket List (Film), Anger Management (Film).
20 - James Cromwell - The Generals Daughter (Film), Star Trek First Contact (Film), The Green Mile (Film), and many more.
21 - James Purefoy - Solomon Kane (Film).
22 - Jeff Bridges - Tron (Film), Tron Legacy (Film), How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (Film), and many more.
23 - Jeremy Irons - The Man In The Iron Mask (Film), Kingdom of Heaven (Film), Dungeons and Dragons (Film).
24 - John Hurt - Tinker Sailor Soldier Spy (Film), Watership Down (Film), and many more.
25 - Johnny Depp - Sleepy Hollow (Film), Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Film), Pirates of the Caribbean (Film)
26 - John Turturro - Exodus Gods and Kings (Film), Collateral Damage (Film), Mr Deeds (Film), Anger Management (Film).
27 - Jon Voight - Zoolander (Film), National Treasure (Film), Mission Impossible (Film), and many more
28 - Karl Urban - Doom (Film), The Bourne Supremacy (Film), Star Trek (Film), Star Trek Beyond (Film), Dredd (Film).
29 - Kurt Russell - Elvis The Movie (Film), Escape From New York (Film), Big Trouble In Little China (Film), Furious 7 (Film)
30 - Laurence Olivier - The Jazz Singer (Film), Khartoum (Film), Wild Geese 2 (Film), and many more.
31 - Malcolm McDowell - Star Trek Generations (Film)
32 - Martin Landau - Spacee 1999 (Series), The Majestic (Film), Sleepy Hollow (Film), and many more.
33 - Max von Sydow - Judge Dredd (Film), Solomon Kane (Film), Minority Report (Film), Robin Hood (Film), and many more.
34 - Michael Gambon - Amazing Grace (Film), Sleepy Hollow (Film), Dads Army (Film), and many more.
35 - Morgan Freeman - The Bucket List (Film), Invictus (Film), Robin Hood Prince of Thieves (Film), The Shawshank Redemption (Film), and many more.
36 - Omar Sharif - Lawrence of Arabia (Film), Doctor Zhivago (film), The Parole Officer (Film), Hildago (Film), and many more.
37 - Patrick Stewart - Star Trek The Next Generation (Series), X-Men (Films)
38 - Peter O'toole - The Last Emperor (Film), Lawrence of Arabia (Film), Goodbye Mr Chips (Film), Troy (Film), Stardust (Film).
39 - Richard Burton - Where Eagles Dare (Film), The Desert Rats (Film), Cleopatra (Film), The Wild Geese (Film).
40 - Richard Harris - The Wild Geese (Film), The Guns of Navarone (Film), Cromwell (Film), Gladiator (Film)
41 - Robert Carlyle - The 51st State (Film), The Full Monty (Film), Eragon (Film), The World Is Not Enough (Film).
42 - Robert De Niro - The Untouchables (Film), Backdraft (Film), Men of Honour (Film), Stardust (Film)
43 - Robin Williams - Mork and Mindy (Series), Good Morning Vietnam (Film), Good Will Hunting (Film), Night at the Museum (Film), Mrs Doubtfire (Film).
44 - Sam Neil - Kane and Abel (Series), The Hunt For Red October (Film)
45 - Samuel L. Jackson - The 51st State (Film)
46 - Terence Stamp - The Adjustment Bureau (Film), Valkyrie (Film), Alien Nation (Film), Get Smart (Film), and Superman.
47 - Tom Wilkinson - The Full Monty (Film), Valkyrie (Film), The Patriot (Film), Watership Down (Film), and many more.

 

Christopher Robin Movie. 21 September 2018

 

What can I say about this fantastic movie other than I absolutely loved it. The movie was 1 hour and 43 minutes of sheer fun. It reminded me of my own youth and that the child remains in all of us, regardless of how old we get.

There have been a lot of bad reviews about this movie being childish, well I disagree. I personally think it tries to speak to not only children but also to the child that remains inside adults. Yes some of the animal talk was daft, but when you had your own childhood, own imaginary friends and an imaginary world, then thats how you spoke. Just because you're older doesnt mean the childish part of you leaves.

Pooh Bear "Peaple say nothing is impossible, but I do nothing everyday."

I appreciate that a film is about two hours long and that the story has to be moved forward, and that some parts are missing that you need to fill in yourself, but the only downside to this movie was that it wasnt long enough. I truely believe that it should have been the full two hours. The connection between the adult and the child that remains inside of you should have been better explained.

This film tried to remind everyone that even though we grow up and go into the real world, the child still remains, and its telling / reminding us that sometimes we have to step from the serious adult world, and let the child out. We need to remember that family is important too and that we cant forget about it. The final scene of this movie was Christopher's daughter finding the animals (with her mother and father in tow), her father could re-live his childhood along side his daughter, and rekindle his relationship with his wife, and he found that he was missing out on an important part of his life.......his family and the wonderfull connection, and he found it with the help of his own childhood animal friends.

I will be definately getting the DVD when its released. And just for your entertainment here is one of the official trailers. I dare you to watch it and not like it. If you hate it then you need to get someone to check if you have a pulse. So take my advice, go see this film if its still at the cinema, but go buy the DVD and watch it with a cuppa, and your own family.


Occams Razor. When I hear the drumming of hooves, I dont think unicorns, I think horses. So when I hear Elvis, I know its great music.

Elvis CD Statistics

CD Release Statistics From Our DVD Omnipedia.

  RCA FTD Bootlegs  Total Label Qty
Year :
Qty Qty Qty  Per Year    
1984 :
13  0  0 13 Atlas 30
1985 :
13  0  0 13 Camden 8
1986 :
08  0  0 08 Carol and Gospel 5
1987 :
32  0  0 32 Cracker Barell 5
1988 :
34  0 05 39 Chartprice 10
1989 :
41  0 11 52 De Legende 30
1990 :
16  0 29 45  El Rey 42
1991 :
19  0 23 42 El Rey Del Rock 20
1992 :
29  0 39 68 II Re Del Rock 20
1993 :
21  0 59 80 EPE Fan Club 24
1994 :
21  0 22 43 Theme CDs 8
1995 :
18  0 47 65 Familie 8
1996 :
12  0 33 45 Flash 8
1997 :
55  0 31 86 Franklin 36
1998 :
18  0 31 49 German Fan Club 49
1999 :
37 03 11 51 Gospel Series 5
2000 :
26 05 16 47 Graceland 50
2001 :
38 07 14 59 Greenhill 5
2002 :
09 05 23 37 Italian 20
2003 :
08 11 21 40 Japan Single Collection 10
2004 :
14 11 27 52 Let It Rock 10
2005 :
18 07 41 66 Memory 49
2006 :
28 10 38 76 Millenium Masters 14
2007 :
30 09 54 93 MRS 14
2008 :
23 10 49 82 Pair Label 5
2009 :
13 09 48 70 Polish 12
2010 :
32 10 44 86 Rainbow 8
2011 :
16 10 69 95 Readers Digest 11
2012 :
21 12 47 80 Shape CDs 11
2013 :
19 10 31 60 Swedish Expressions 7
2014 :
14 11 27 52 Take Off 10
2015 :
14 10 47 71 Original EP Boxset 50
2016 :
05 09 44 58 Through The Years 145
2017 :
08 10 49 67 Time Life 19
2018 :
06 09 56 71 Wurlitzer 3
             
Total : 729 178 1086 1,993   761
Per Cent 37 %  09 %  54 %      
 of 1,993        
 Grand Total :
 2754
Releases            

What we wanted to do here was list the total number of offical RCA/BMG/Song releases by year, FTD label releases by year, and also officially licensed releases. Then list the bootlegs released and show just how many releases there have been. This isnt a complete, or accurate list, but shows just the volume of releases. This information has been taken from our own DVD Omnipedia.
Official Sony and FTD Releases to 2018 = 907
Bootlegs to 2018 = 1086
Boxsets Cd releases = 761
Heres a conundrum for you. Consider this. Ive just listed the totals as per one cd release. BUT, lets take the CD "ELVIS PRESLEY 1984 RCA PD 81254". This one CD was released 24 times in the USA between 1984 and 1998, and also released in 18 worldwide countries between 1984 and 1999. It was then re-released as a remastered and bonus cd 21 times between 1999 and 2015. It has also been released a further 6 times as a double cd set, and also twice more (once under the legacy label and then the let it rock label).
So...... The technical question is that the cd "Elvis Presley" although only counted once for our stats above, can you count that this CD has had a total of 71 releases in various forms between 1984 and 2015 ? And we havent included that it was also in the "Young Man With The Big Beat" release.


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