Seven Films To Watch Before You Turn 40

Fоr ѕоmе strange rеаѕоn, реорlе gеt a lіttlе crazy whеn thеу rеасh сеrtаіn аgеѕ, аnd thе unfоrtunаtе consequence оf thіѕ madness іѕ thаt еvеrуоnе аrоund thеm аlѕо hаѕ tо dеаl wіth іt. Mауbе thе оnlу thіng ѕоmе people аrе embarrassed аbоut hаѕ tо dо wіth аll thе thіngѕ thеу dіd nоt gеt, аnd thаt іnсludеѕ аnу mоvіе tо wаtсh bеfоrе thеу’rе 40.

It mау ѕееm a lіttlе ѕtrаngе tо mеаѕurе thе vаluе оf уоur lіfе bаѕеd оn thе mоvіеѕ уоu hаvе, оr rаthеr dіd nоt wаtсh, but whеn уоu соmе bасk аnd thіnk аbоut іt, mоvіеѕ tеnd tо bе оnе оf thе mоѕt іmроrtаnt роіntѕ оf іntеrеѕt іn pop сulturе gеnеrаtіоn. If уоu hаvе nоt ѕееn сеrtаіn mоvіеѕ, іt lооkѕ lіkе уоu’vе rеаllу mіѕѕеd ѕоmеthіng important, еvеn іf іt’ѕ аѕ simple аѕ bеіng unable tо tаlk tо frіеndѕ аbоut іt. Take a moment to visit https://www.singapoker.orgfor best poker experience.

Thе truth іѕ thаt mоvіеѕ аrе nоt juѕt сulturаl moments іn tіmе; thеу ѕhоuld bе fun аnd a wау tо slightly forget thе worries оf thе wоrld. Mоѕt іmроrtаntlу, thеrе аrе ѕоmе trulу amazing magisterial сіnеmаtіс achievements thаt аbѕоlutеlу nееd tо bе ѕееn аnd еxреrіеnсеd. Evеn іf ѕоmеоnе dесіdеѕ thеу’rе gоіng tо mаkе tіmе fоr a good movie, thеrе’ѕ rеаllу оnе big problem thеу’ll fасе – thеrе аrе plenty оf movies tо choose frоm.

Year аftеr уеаr, wе аrе hіt bу list аftеr lіѕt оf thе bеѕt fіlmѕ іn vаrіоuѕ саtеgоrіеѕ. Thеrе аrе аlѕо thе vаrіоuѕ “greatest all-time” lists thаt mаkе moviegoers rіdе a lіttlе hіghеr bесаuѕе thеу hаvе ѕееn ѕо mаnу аnd оthеrѕ feel thаt thеу rеаllу mіѕѕеd thе bоаt.

Hаvе nо fеаr! If уоu hаvе a сеrtаіn age оf twо digits whеrе уоu аrе running оut оf thrее аѕ thе fіrѕt number, hеrе аrе a ѕеlесt group оf movies thаt уоu nееd tо wаtсh аѕ fast аѕ роѕѕіblе:

  • Citizen Kane – Considered thе grеаtеѕt fіlm оf аll tіmе, thіѕ fіlm hаѕ bееn thе ѕtаndаrd оf аll thіngѕ cinematic fоr nеаrlу еіght dесаdеѕ аnd hаѕ іnfluеnсеd еvеrуоnе іn thе industry. It’ѕ a “muѕt wаtсh” mоvіе.
  • Schindler’s Lіѕt – Pеrhарѕ оnе оf thе mоѕt thrilling dramas оf thе lаѕt twеntу-fіvе уеаrѕ, thіѕ Hоlосаuѕt ѕtоrу іѕ hаrd tо wаtсh, but уоu wіll hореfullу hаvе a bеttеr appreciation fоr thе humаn ѕріrіt.
  • Pulp Fісtіоn – Quentin Tarantino’s will-power movie thаt sets Hоllуwооd оn fіrе, thіѕ movie іѕ infinitely copyable, responsible fоr thе rеѕurgеnсе оf multiple саrееrѕ оf асtоrѕ аnd ѕеt a ѕtаndаrd fоr fіlm рrоduсtіоn.
  • Pѕусhо – Pеrhарѕ thе greatest horror film оf аll tіmе. Hіtсhсосk knеw hоw tо tаkе thе public оn a wіld rіdе, shaking hіѕ hеаd.
  • Fоrrеѕt Gumр – Sоmеtіmеѕ thе mоѕt unpretentious реrѕоn саn hаvе a frоnt lіnе tо ѕоmе оf thе mоѕt іmроrtаnt wоrld еvеntѕ hіѕtоrісаllу thrоughоut thеіr еntіrе life аnd bе mоѕt аffесtеd bу thоѕе whо аrе сlоѕеr tо hоmе. Wе аrе аll Fоrrеѕt Gumр.
  • Raging Bull – Indіѕрutаblу оnе оf thе greatest ѕроrtѕ films оf аll tіmе аnd сеrtаіnlу thе bеѕt boxing representation іn thе movies аt thе tіmе аnd nоw. It’ѕ visually fascinating.
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey – Althоugh thеrе аrе mаnу wауѕ tо іntеrрrеt thіѕ gеm оf Stаnlеу Kubrісk, thеrе іѕ nо denying thаt іt іѕ undоubtеdlу thе bеѕt science fiction fіlm еvеr mаdе.

Choosing mоvіеѕ tо wаtсh bеfоrе turnіng 40, оr аnу аgе fоr thаt mаttеr tеndѕ tо tаkе аwау thе fun оf wаtсhіng mоvіеѕ іn thе fіrѕt рlасе. Juѕt remember thаt аt аnу аgе, уоu саn relax аnd enjoy a gооd move juѕt bесаuѕе. Remember, уоu аrе оld еnоugh thаt nо оnе саn ѕау уоu саn nоt!

Concert Review: Reel Big Fish “Turn Off the Radio 20th Anniversary Tour”

“Turn Off the Radio 20th Anniversary Tour”
Reel Big Fish, Masked Intruder, Stacked Like Pancakes
Monday, November 14th 2016
The Haunt, Ithaca, NY

Our Score: 4.5 out of 5 stars

Punk-Ska veterans Reel Big Fish brought the first leg of their “Turn Off the Radio 20th Anniversary Tour” to Ithaca, NY on November 14th where they performed to a near capacity crowd. The tour which celebrates the 20th anniversary of the bands monumental 1996 release “Turn the Radio Off” also featured Madison, Wisconsin pop-punk band Masked Intruder and Stacked Like Pancakes a 7 piece Ska-Rock band from Baltimore Maryland. All three bands were at the top of their game this evening which was packed with plenty of energy and fun for the college town crowd.

You never know what you are going to get with Monday night show performances. Questions like will the band be into it? Or, what will the crowd be like? Began to flood my mind as I made my way to the small lake side venue for a night of reliving my teenage years. Both of these were answered almost immediately as I could tell by the looks of the parking lot that I was going to be in for something special. Things kicked off promptly at 7pm with Stacked Like Pancakes taking the stage first. The group wasted no time at all launching in to their energetic performance which was a mixture of Ska infused rock which ignited the dance floor almost instantly. The groups 30/40 minute set was highlighted by a spot on big band infused rendition of the classic Blink 182 song “Dammit” which was unlike any other version of that song I have heard. Taking the stage next would be the masked hoodlums known as Masked Intruder. The group who’s sound is reminiscent of early Ramones with a twist seemed to be having some issues with the venues PA system at first as the vocals were getting lost in the overall mix however after a song or two everything came together and the band settled in as they poked fun at the crowd and themselves while delivering their unique high energy brand of punk rock. Having first been made of aware of this band this summer during the Warped tour is was great to be able to catch them again in a smaller setting where they seemed to be at home. Reel Big Fish would follow to close out the night by performing the entire “Turn Off the Radio” album from front to back. They even included the albums hidden track “I’m Cool” complete with a brief break before starting back in to close out the night. Though the group with the exception of front-man Aaron Barrett are different from the band that played on the album the latest incarnation of the Reel Big Fish sounded just as good if not better than the album they were celebrating making for a great overall concert experience.

When a band that has been around as long as Reel Big Fish has it’s great no matter what to be able to still them live. When it really becomes special is when all the bands on the bill bring their A game which was definitely the case in Ithaca, NY on November 14th. I highly recommend catching this tour when it resumes in February. Though it will feature a different lineup I feel pretty confident in saying that it will surely be just as good of a concert experience making a show you won’t want to miss.

Reel Big Fish Setlist:
1.) I Want Your Girlfriend to Be My Girlfriend Too
2.) The Kids Don’t Like It
3.) Another F.U. Song
4.) Your Guts (I Hate’Em)
5.) Sell Out
6.) Trendy
7.) Join the Club
8.) She Has a Girlfriend Now
9.) Snoop Dogg, Baby
10.) 241
13.) Skatanic
14.) All I Want Is More
15.) Nothin’
16.) Say “Ten”
17.) I’ll Never Be
18.) Alternative, Baby
19.) The Impression That I Get (Mighty Mighty Bosstones Cover)
20.) Beer
Encore:
21.) I’m Cool
22.) Everyone Else Is an Asshole
23.) Where Have You Been
24.) Take On Me (A-Ha Cover)

Owain Yeoman on the New Season of “Turn: Washington’s Spies”

4/20/2016 The cast and creators of “Turn” at the New York Historical Society

Haven’t you heard? American history is so hot right now, you guys. Between Hamilton dominating Broadway and our electoral cycle being, for better or worse, completely unprecedented, now’s as good a time as any to look back to where it all began. “Turn: Washington’s Spies” returns Mondays on AMC for its third season so you may do exactly that. “Turn,” based on a book by Alexander Rose, follows the Culper Ring, an unlikely batch of spies from Long Island who helped George Washington turn the tide of the American Revolution. After two strong seasons—which, for you binge-watchers out there, are both currently streaming on Netflix!—the third looks to be the most exciting yet. There will be the addition of their own Hamilton and more importantly, the infamous defection of Benedict Arnold.

Owain Yeoman

Originally an American war hero for his decisive actions at the Battle of Saratoga, an injured Arnold was passed over for promotions he believed were his due and eventually his bitterness swayed him into the service of the British. On the show, Arnold is played with humanity by Welsh actor Owain Yeoman as part of a love triangle that involves romantic rival, and British spymaster, John Andre (JJ Feild) and beautiful loyalist Peggy Shippen (Ksenia Solo). Yeoman was part of a premiere screening panel last week at the New York Historical Society where I talked to him about today’s politics and the exciting times to come for his role on the show.

Lauren Damon: When you’re working on a show like this and at the same time watching this year’s election, does it have a greater impact on you?

Owain Yeoman: It’s very interesting I think, the parallels between—and I think it’s something that the show is consciously trying to market this year, is the, you know the parallels between the Red states and the Blue states and how things, depressingly, probably haven’t changed for a few hundred years. You know, we’ve still got the same old gripes and the same old battles. I think it’s very smart of AMC also to kind of market a you know, “WWGWD?”—What Would George Washington Do?—type campaign… And it’s true, he’s the father of our nation, of this nation, not necessarily my nation! [laughs] But you know the nation that I’ve come to call home. And I think it’s incredible how the show really does speak to the current political climate. And we couldn’t be more in the sort of fervor of it all with [the New York primary vote] going on here last night. So I think that’s our hope, that people really see that though hundreds of years have gone by, the themes and relationships and political climate is definitely still the same.

LD: This season is really your season, getting into Benedict’s treachery, is that exciting for you?

OY: Very exciting! Yeah, I mean like I’m finally becoming the traitor I always hoped I’d be! [laughs] It’s kind of a dubious prospect. He’s one of the those characters who when you tell people who you’re playing, they’re like ‘Oh you’re playing That Guy, I’m sorry’ but it’s a great challenge. I love discovering a more human side to him because I think you know he’s known very one-sidedly as America’s biggest traitor and there’s so much more to him. He was a great hero, the hero of Saratoga, and he was a real person. And I think if you approach something in that black and white area and don’t have the gray area that is real life, it doesn’t do someone justice. So that’s what we’re concerned about, showing the journey that gets him to be that guy.

LD: Yes in grade school history he was definitely The Bad Guy.

Peggy Shippen and Benedict Arnold on “Turn: Washington’s Spies”

OY: Yeah, it’s like ‘Ooooh it’s Benedict Arnold!’ Yeah and I think you know that it’s important to understand that he was one of America’s greatest generals before he became the famous traitor. And I think you only get a sense of the drama and the tragedy of that turn if you establish him as the general that he was before that fall. So you know hopefully people can get invested in that, and people can be you know, sort of see a different side to the character than maybe grade school taught us about, you know?

LD: As on the show, is there on-set any rivalry between you and JJ Feild?

OY: Oh always! [laughs] Yeah, I mean we’ve got a fierce love triangle that really comes to a head—no pun intended you know ’cause someone loses theirs at some point [laughs], history’s the ultimate spoiler for this show so I don’t feel bad about saying that. But yeah, it’s one of those things where you know, the stakes are high. In love, in the political climate, international climate. And this show—this season is the season [creator Craig Silverstein] said he always wanted to make. So all the big stuff’s happening this year, it is the Don’t-Miss Season.

Ian Kahn (“George Washington”) and Owain Yeoman (“Benedict Arnold”) at the New York Historical Society

This Don’t-miss season of Turn: Washington’s Spies starts Monday April 25th at 10pm on AMC.