Friday, January 30, 2009

defiance, the 2008 movie

all races and cultures have their stories of defiance. none is more horrific than any other, or less important. human suffering is human suffering. as these stories are told over and over in books and films, we come to understand what shakespeare said many years ago. 'we all bleed, we all cry, we all hurt, we all die', etc.
defiance the movie, with 007, is a good story and adaptation from the book. it is universally appealing, because we all have such stories in our own culture and race. i give this film a solid B. the best movie i have seen this season is, the curious case of benjamin button. any way you look at it, "an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind". on YouTube under, "franklandfields". enjoy. peace.

Friday, January 23, 2009


this is a film worth seeing. i give it a full bag of popcorn, with extra butter, and a medium drink. the movie is a good history lesson. the performances are great. the cat and mouse game between frost and nixon is entertaining. i would hope ron howard will do a similar movie about gerald ford, who of course pardoned nixon. i have seen two films this year about presidents, and they have both been magnificent. they are, W, and Frost/Nixon. i recommend both movies. frost/nixon definitely gets a thumbs up from me.
please let me know your opinion.
on YouTube under, "franklandfields"

President Barack Obama

it's been 3 and 1/2 days. how are you feeling? i'm still euphoric. our new president is off and running. i'm thinking these are the first days of the next eight years. what do you think? enjoy. peace.
on YouTube under, "franklandfields".

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

i am now uploading a new film on YouTube. you will soon be able to watch it. please let me know what you think. i deeply appreciate your opinions and feedback. history is being made at this very moment. enjoy. please make a difference each and every day. peace. find the film on YouTube under, "franklandfields".

Yes We Did!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Last Chance Harvey

i gladly give this film a full bag of popcorn, with extra butter, and a medium drink. this is not my highest rating for a movie, but it is close. i enjoyed the story, acting, scenery, etc...
the movie is very sweet, charming, believable, sincere, and it has a happy ending. i might even think a sequel could happen. it is certainly, in my opinion, worth the price of admission. you may even cry. i nearly did.
i could not live in london. too gray, cold, and rainy for this desert rat. i hope you'll find my opinion of this movie helpful. i'm not a critic, nor do i write reviews. enjoy. peace.
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Thursday, January 15, 2009

new film rating system

i'm giving this a try.
tell me what you think.
"a full bag of popcorn, extra butter, and a large drink" = my highest rating for a movie you must see. let's say it's the same as five stars, or an A+.
"a full bag of popcorn" = four stars, or a B.
"a medium bag of popcorn" = three stars, or a C.
"a small bag of burnt popcorn" = two stars, or a D.
"a box of sour gummy worms" = one star, or an F.
"couldn't afford munchies" = don't bother seeing this film at all, because it a sucka sucka sucka!
rating system subject to change at any time, without prior notice, like life.
"you never know what's comin'."



i hope everybody will witness history this tuesday, january 20th, 2009, beginning about 8am our time. (california time)

some compare this event to the moon landing, and if that works for them, so be it.

i say, nothing compares to the coming historical events.

if you can, stay home and watch history being made right before your eyes.

take a sick day, if you are one of the lucky ones who still has a job.

don't let this opportunity pass you by.

i plan on watching all day.

i would compare this historical event to the signing of the declaration of independence.

and that, for what it's worth, is my opinion.

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Monday, January 12, 2009

gran torino

good film.
please don't miss this movie.
thumbs up.
on YouTube under, "franklandfields"

Sunday, January 11, 2009

polls, polls, polls

polls, polls, polls
Posted 1/11/2009 11:19 AM PST on, and here. enjoy.

"And that's not a minority opinion. In a 2006 Siena College survey of 744 history professors, 82% rated President Bush below average, or a failure.

Last April, in an informal poll by George Mason University of 109 historians, Mr. Bush fared even worse - 98% considered him a failed president. Sixty-one percent judged him, as Ellis does, one of the worst in American history."

interesting stuff, huh?
full article here:

Thursday, January 08, 2009

some legacy.

485k for china?!

laura bush recently spent $485,000 for white house china. her money? or taxpayer money? any way you look at it, that's a lot of money, so maybe we can help out? how about everybody who can afford to, send a recycled new paper plate to the white house.
if you want, include a personal note, i'm sure laura and george would appreciate it.

Monday, January 05, 2009

an eye for an eye

you may have heard this one:
"an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind."
in terms of violence and conflict, this is certainly true.
it's probably true in most other ways too.
today i write about violence and conflict.
any violence and conflict.
not just war.
"war is never the answer."
no doubt, you've heard that one too.
in order to eliminate conflict and violence, somebody simply has to stop.
conflict and violence require two, like the tango.
what if somebody is shooting rockets at you every hour?
what is your answer? not violence.
you may die, but you won't answer violence with violence.
the world will see you in the most positive light, as the victim.
the world will demand that the violence against you be stopped.
if you have the right to defend yourself, and you defend yourself, then so does everybody else, and the cycle/circle of violence continues perpetually.
if only we could harness the energy from violence for good.
if somebody is violent to me, i will not respond with violence.
in order for there to be peace, we must eliminate violence.
we must figure out how to live together in peace and harmony.
whether this will happen before humankind is extinct, is anybody's guess.
i remain optimistic, and will continue to eliminate violence whenever and wherever i can.
i hope you'll join me.
in the meantime, peace.
on YouTube under, "franklandfields"

Friday, January 02, 2009

Benjamin Button

Great movie.
Amazing film.
Thumbs up.
Don't miss this one.

marley and me

thumbs up for this film.
bring tissue.
you'll cry.
good movie.
what do you think?