Idol Chatter

Idol Chatter


Memory Lane at the Movies Tonight!

posted by Douglas Howe

What’s your favorite “Gangster” movie of all time? What’s the best romantic comedy ever made? What movie best brought sports to life on the Silver Screen? What was the best Courtroom Drama?
These and other questions will be addressed–and answered in the eyes of the American Film Institute, during tonight’s three hour prime time special on CBS. I’ll be watching my Lakers, but will TiVO this show and comment on the genres and the outcomes in the coming days. I hope you’ll tune in. (We previewed two of the categories last week, best fantasy and best film by genre.
I think one of the most interesting components of the evening will be to see how older classics do against more current offerings, ones which have probably been more inspiring to our current generation. For example, was “Pride of the Yankees” (1942) a better sports movie than “Hoosiers” (1987)? Was “The War of the Worlds” (1942) better than “The Matrix” as a sci-fi flick? Which was the stronger epic: “Ben Hur” (1959) or “Braveheart” (1995)? Is “The Departed” (2006) too new to win as the Best Gangster movie compared to “The Godfather” (1972), “The Untouchables” (1987) or “On The Waterfront” (1954)?
The only thing that disappoints me about the whole thing is that there’s not an “Inspirational” film category. Movies have such an ability to move past the screen and provoke us to live better lives after leaving the theater. That said, it should still be a good show and leave plenty of room for dialogue and debate afterwards. And, perhaps, the show will introduce us all to some possible classics that were made before we were born but that still endure today.



Previous Posts

The Life of Yogananda Hits the Big Screen
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdnrP1fMn7I&list=UUkTfq0mIERmAh5jfbq1-krQ[/youtube] Have you ever wondered how yoga came to the West? The new feature documentary AWAKE: The Life of Yogananda examines the life and teachings of Paramahansa Yogananda. The Indian Swami brought meditati

posted 4:28:07pm Sep. 29, 2014 | read full post »

Derrick Rose Donates $1 Million to Chicago Charity
Bulls point guard Derrick Rose donated $1 million to After School Matters - a Chicago charity that assists in organizing out-of-school apprenticeships for teens. The charity has a program at Simeon Career Academy, Rose's alma mater. After School Matters stated that Rose's donation is the larg

posted 1:46:39pm Sep. 29, 2014 | read full post »

Go Behind the Scenes of the “Good Lie,” The True Story of the Lost Boys of Sudan Will Inspire You
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhGPaX3MXfE[/youtube] "The Good Lie” from the producers who brought you “The Blind Side” and starring Academy Award Winning actress Reese Witherspoon, chronicles the journeys of the Lost Boys of Sudan. Orphaned by the brutal Civil war in Sudan that bega

posted 9:41:42am Sep. 29, 2014 | read full post »

Catching Up with Edwina Findley Dickerson
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZRp77ggsMU[/youtube] What do you get with OWN, Tyler Perry, Edwina Findley Dickerson, and a hot script? Viewers get “If Loving You is Wrong.” “As you could imagine, it’s a dream working with these two inspiring titans Oprah Winfrey and Tyler

posted 1:46:46pm Sep. 26, 2014 | read full post »

Dr. James Dobson and Son Update Popular Parenting Series
[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDrYpZ7mt6g[/youtube] Family Talk Founder, Dr. James Dobson's powerful parenting series from 1978, Focus on the Family challenged millions of parents to look at their marriages and parenting in a whole new way. This year, Dr. Dobson and his son, Ryan are sh

posted 10:20:03am Sep. 23, 2014 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.