The album was released November 8, , by Atlantic Records and was a huge commercial success, shipping over 37 million records worldwide to date. When the white album was released, many critics gave it positive reviews and it went on to reach the top of the US and UK album charts.
Some critics value the music on this album so much, that they view it to be one of the greatest albums of all time. Hotel California is the Eagles fifth studio album, released in December and one of the best selling albums of all time.
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The album spent 37 weeks at number one on the Billboard and won a staggering eight Grammy Awards, including Album of the year, at the 26th Annual Grammy Awards. The No. This is their first compilation album, released in , which contains a group of songs from their first four albums, spanning the period of The album was the first album to receive the RIAA Platinum certification, which was introduced in to recognise albums that have shipped one million copies or more within the United States.
Matt McIntyre is a digital marketing consultant and certified marketing strategist. Next up was Au Revoir Les Enfants Louis Malle's film - based upon his own experiences - about a student in a Carmelite boarding school during the Vichy Regime of occupied France.
When three new boys are brought to the school, Julien Gaspard Manesse teases and bullies them along with his classmates. Apparently not.
Au Revoir Les Enfants is a poignant tale of childhood innocence amid senseless hate in a time of war. A movie about the Holocaust should leave you feeling either A unimaginably saddened or B pissed-off with anger.
This movie left me feeling both. We don't see the horror of the concentration camps but somehow, watching children suffering for nothing more than their religion roils the emotions like very little else can.
A very powerful film and to me, a genuine discovery of foreign cinema at its finest. Time to unleash The Long Ships Richard Widmark, Sidney Poitier, and a shockingly lithe Russ Tamblyn in a tale of pre-Christian Vikings, Muslim Moors, berseker orgies, grand theft funeral boat, alcohol, the gnarliest execution device ever depicted in a motion picture The Long Ships is hammy fun from the golden age of epic filmmaking.
Richard Widmark is the Viking adventurer Rolfe, who claims to know the location of "The Mother of Voices": a bell "as tall as three tall men" made of pure gold. Never mind that such a thing defies all known physics the weight of all that gold would make the thing collapse beneath its own weight. Anyway, Moorish sultan Aly Mansuh Sidney Poitier is obsessed with finding the bell, believing that such a thing made by infidel Christians from gold pillaged in the Crusades should by all rights be in Islamic hands.
Rolfe escapes Mansuh and makes his way back to his Nordic homeland so as to raise a crew to find the bell, only to learn that his shipwright father has been conned by the king.
Hey, no problem: let's just steal the ship dear ol' Dad made for King Harald's eventual Viking funeral! Of course, Rolfe and company wind up on the Barbary coast and back in the hands of Aly Mansuh. Two things that everyone who's seen this movie seem to always remember about it: the Mother of Voices itself, and the "Mare of Steel" aka "the playground slide from Hell".
Imagine a childrens' sliding board, except instead of the board it's a foot long curving razor blade in the shape of a horse's tail. Now imagine some shlub getting forced to slide down that thing belly-first. Oh yeah and for good measure there's a pad of foot-high steel spikes down below. Rolfe doesn't seem impressed, until Mansuh demonstrates both device and Moorish obedience by having his wife pick one of his own soldiers to "ride the Mare of Steel".
The look of terror in that poor dude's eyes when the wife says "Do you believe in Allah? Go then" makes up for the visual lack of an eviscerated corpse Just let your imagination make up for it. Yeah, it's not the quality of El Cid or The Vikings , but The Long Ships seems determined to be more of a "popcorn movie" than anything else. Widmark pulls off a dashing and at times dastardly Rolfe, but the real neat thing to watch is Poitier as the sadistic Aly Mansuh.
It's kinda unsettling to see Poitier take a stab at villainy, but he's amazingly good at it Would love to have this movie on Blu-ray someday. Then it was Kristen's turn again. And believe it or not, until this past weekend I had never before seen Three Amigos I'm probably the only person on Earth who had yet to see Three Amigos , so I'm not gonna write too much about it.
Or something. I dug it :- Awright, it was my turn to show a movie next. And I didn't do this to be cruel to my girlfriend. The Black Hole Kristen's terse reaction after watching The Black Hole spoke volumes: "I can't believe that was supposed to be a children's movie.
I didn't see The Black Hole until some years later and all that time I thought it was a science-fiction film for children. Then I watched it. Good Lord What the hell was Disney thinking? No wonder this is the studio's only motion picture known to have sent children into counseling and therapy.
The Black Hole is the cinematic equivalent of a gingerbread house: using the sweet seductive candy of cute robots and ray guns to lure unsuspecting youngsters into a dark spiraling tale of obsession, slavery, metaphysical and theological insanity, and gruesome murder. Maximilian alone was more than enough to arouse the shivers in even adult viewers. And then to propel the viewers into a vision of Hell itself I would bet real money that during its theatrical run at least Lots and lots of problems on top of its misplaced priorities and sense of tact.
But no matter those things, The Black Hole is always going to be a classic film curiosity. This was Disney's first-ever film not to be rated "G". Also one of the last to have an overture playing before the start of the movie. Disney came up with a system to track moving matte shots for the effects work. The U. Cygnus is arguably among the best-designed space-going vessels in movie history. The sinister Maximilian - a robot with surprisingly little limb articulation - remains a memorable nightmare of mechanical rage.
And hey, there's that beautiful score that John Barry composed for the film! But I think what most left an impression upon Kristen was the sight of Anthony Perkins - Norman Bates himself - being cuisineartted by those spinning blades on Maximilian's arms. I say again: What the hell was Disney thinking?
Kristen had chosen the next movie well in advance. Curious, how this juxtaposed with the one preceding it. In retrospect, we needed it. Time to come back to Earth March of the Penguins Too short. I wanted more. March of the Penguins is 80 minutes long The cinematography of this film is stunning. Never has so much white looked so gorgeous.
This documentary about the year-long mating cycle of the Emperor Penguins touches upon a universal sense of love and nurturing that is hard to not empathize with.
A story of species survival and yet, so very human. Halfway through March of the Penguins , it occurred to me that filmmakers had to go onto that Antarctic ice shelf to shoot the footage. Thankfully, the camera and sound crew get their face time in the end credits Next up was something that I had intensely been looking forward to having Kristen watch My girlfriend, as big a fan of Doctor Who as she is, had never seen a single episode of original Doctor Who!
But that said, I'm rather proud of choosing to show her "The Deadly Assassin". Considered by many to be one of the finest Doctor Who stories ever, "The Deadly Assassin" ran across four episodes in the fall of Returning to his home planet Gallifrey to prevent the murder, the President is nonetheless killed.
The only person see firing a gun was the Doctor. With only hours left before execution for the crime, the Doctor announces that he will run for President.
And then , things go all crazy. It's the only story of the original series to not have a companion, and that actually works to "The Deadly Assassin"'s advantage. Having the Doctor on his home turf of Gallifrey without a companion tagging along shows us what the Doctor is capable of when left to his own devices.
It also provides a full-bore, unadulterated look at Time Lord culture But that's just a side-dish to the real treats of "The Deadly Assassin": the political intrigue that builds up to not one but two epic action sequences.
One of which, the now-legendary "Matrix battle", is thought by many to be the VERY first use of the concept of virtual reality in science-fiction history. Gallifrey, Time Lord politics and history, corruption, sly jabs at American government, the Master in classic deadly form, psychedelic combat, one of the most controversial episodes in BBC history, and Tom Baker as the Doctor The perfect story to introduce anyone to the mythos of the Doctor.
The girlfriend's turn again. Movie 9 was Pay It Forward This movie makes me regret that I didn't go into teaching full-time, because having seen it I really want to be the kind of teacher that Kevin Spacey plays here. Between seeing dead people and becoming an artificial boy, Haley Joel Osment portrayed Trevor: a middle-school kid who takes up his social studies teacher's challenge to "change the world for the better". In general, Pay It Forward is a pretty good movie.
I think it could have been stronger in the second third. But there's a real heartbreaker of an ending that makes up for whatever small faults this film has. Best to not say much else about it though, if any among this blog's readers haven't seen it. I did come away feeling as a better person for the time spent watching it. What turned out to be the second foreign film of the weekend A map purported to lead to a Qing Dyanasty treasure becomes the sought-after prize of an uphold-the-law bounty hunter, a vicious hitman and gun-for-hire, and a bumbling bandit.
As well as the Imperial Japanese Army, numerous gangs and assorted black market scoundrels. The Good, The Bad, The Weird boasts one of the ballsiest train robberies in the history of anything, crazy choreographed gun battles and a full-tilt wacko chase across the desert that easily rivals Indy's pursuit of the Nazi truck from Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Rife with as much humor as action, The Good, The Bad, The Weird is the kind of film that deserves wider appreciation on this side of the Pacific pond. Kristen was certainly thrilled by it! Unfortunately we wound up not going the full twelve movies, for various reasons having done a real BNAT I can attest that it would have been much easier to be in a real movie theater a few thousand miles from home, without all the "real life" obligations demanding attention here and there.
But we did wind up going out on a strong note all the same The Trouble with Harry is, as Kristen put it in her intro, "about a dead body that just can't stop moving". This black comedy has Edmund Gwenn, John Forsythe, Jerry Mathers yup, the Beaver himself and Shirley MacLaine in her first film role as some of the oddballs who variously come across the corpse of Harry Worp in the countryside of their Vermont village.
You'd think that at least one of these people would have thought about notifying the proper authorities, huh? Their negligence to do so leads to dark humor of the kind that Hitchcock was known for but very rarely took to this wild an extreme. A really fun and crazy comedy about the foibles of human nature.
The final film was set to be Avatar , but at three-plus hours long it was gonna be the director's cut and real world necessities had us stopping after eleven movies. Still, for one weekend that was a pretty hardcore slate of film variety! And we had so much fun with it that we are already talking about making this an annual tradition! Perhaps next year inviting a few friends to come over to endure and enjoy 24 hours of films alongside.
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Somehow, though, his music was always in the back of my mind, starting with the incomparable, "You Send Me" and "Cupid. What a super purchase as I confirmed to myself how amazingly talented he was.
His voice was just lovely and his songs so succinct and to the point you simply fly through them. I have come to think of Mr. Cooke much the same way I think about Freddie Mercury, another mega-talent with an astounding voice who died far too young.
I felt strongly enough about this that I wrote about them recently in my column for a local newspaper. I could not recommend this collection of songs more highly; they will make you smile. Music sounds good and quality is perfect! I bought it for really one track but I ended up liking the whole thing.
This includes some of my favorite songs Always one of my favorite artists. This includes some of my favorite songs by him. Although I prefer the original recordings the live performances give you the impression of being there. If you aren't familiar with Sam Cooke, just listen to this CD and you will think, "oh, that's sam cooke?
There was a PBS program about Sam's life that was excellent. I don't know the name of it, but it was really, really good. This CD is one I can listen to from start to finish on a car drive and not get bored. Very soothing, with a good mix of upbeat and slow songs. Sad songs and happy songs. I wasn't alive during this time, but I love the music, nonetheless.
Smooth vocals, perfect delivery, and lyrics that defined the medium of soul music. Awe inspiring collection of songs. You won't find anyone who is a Sam Cooke Fan who can say what are the essential songs and get a consensus with any other fan So suffice it to say some of the best are here, and some of the lesser knowns as well. Rachel Sonis of Idolator described the cover art as "minimal yet smoldering" and features Lipa in a scaly jacket, staring into the camera with wet hair covering one side of her face.
I want people to see a piece of me. I want people to have an insight into everything that's happened over the last few years while I was writing the album and actually really get to know me. I want people to have that feeling and I want people to know that they're not alone in all this and that we all go through the same fucking shit.
For this album I want to be as truthful as possible. The reason it is self-titled is because this album is me. Its a pure representation of who I am as a person and as an artist. This album has a mixture of that and a heavy influence with hip hop. Where I like to sing the rap, so I start my verses that are very fast paced then you hear a pop chorus.
A piano ballad, it is about being away from family. The deluxe edition of Dua Lipa contains five additional tracks. The complete edition of Dua Lipa contains seven extra tracks. The documentary details her journey in music thus far and shows off her true, new self—who she has been working to become.
Intent on authenticity and influenced by the likes of J. Cole and Nelly Furtado , her dreams of making a pop album that defines her as an artist have come true. The first was directed by Nodland and filmed in Soho , London. On 1 December , " Homesick " was released digitally as the eighth single from the album. The song was released in promotion of Lipa's collaboration with Jaguar.
Dua Lipa received generally positive reviews from music critics. At Metacritic , which assigns a normalised rating out of to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received an average score of 72, based on eight reviews. Yeung of AllMusic praised the album as "a delightful collection of catchy pop gems where the songs only serve to highlight her vocal prowess" and "an excellent first effort from a budding pop star".
Ben Hogwood of musicOMH referred to Lipa's "powerful and distinctive" voice as "one of the most distinctive you will hear in pop music currently", while commenting that "[t]he only potential issue with her approach lies in the production behind the songs".
Hogwood concluded that "the hope is that her talents will get more room and less post-production time. Songs that in other hands would be little more than throwaway filler swell into anthems for girls who can't stop falling in love. Davies stated that "[d]espite a few generic offerings", the album is "a solid pop debut that is high on summery nonchalance". Credits adapted from the liner notes of Dua Lipa Deluxe. Credits adapted from the liner notes of Dua Lipa: Complete Edition.
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