Friday, June 15, 2018

Godfather by Michael Avila

Godfather
Spanning the years 1945 to 1955, a chronicle of the fictional Italian-American Corleone crime family. When organized crime family patriarch, Vito Corleone barely survives an attempt on his life, his youngest son, Michael steps in to take care of the would-be killers, launching a campaign of bloody revenge.
“The Godfather” is about an organized family of crime in upstate New York, called the Corleones.   Marlon Brando performs as Don ( boss) Vito Corleone, who is the head of the business and family.  He is all about respect, family, and loyalty.  That is how he runs his business, and that is why he is the godfather.  The movie opens on the day of Don Corleone’s daughter’s wedding, this brings the family together, including the younger brother Michael Corleone (Al Pacino), who is not interested in working in his father’s business.  The movie follows the progression of the life of Michael Corleone and his eventual rise to Don Corleone.  The film does two things perfectly right.Since its release in theaters in 1972, it has garnered a cult following among fans which led to ‘The Godfather’ becoming a trilogy with Parts Two and Three both released in following years. Because of its significance culturally and historically, the Library of Congress preserved it in the United States National Film Registry in 1990. Because of its success at the box office and with film critics alike, ‘The Godfather’ garnered many Academy Award nominations and won four Academy Awards including ‘Best Actor’ for Marlon Brando and ‘Best Picture’.

Bonnie and Clyde by Michael Avila

Bonnie and Clyde
This movie Bonnie and Clyde takes place in the 60’s was made in 1967 but portrays real-life events from the 1930s where we see the most infamous duo of all. In the beginning of this movie Bonnie who a waitress at the time hates her job when Clyde randomly comes he attempts to steal her mother's car. But he sees how boring Bonnie life is and invites her to a life of crime. They soon become the most dangerous bank robbers of the 60’s. Bonnie was very impressed with his criminal history, while Clyde saw something in Bonnie that was simpatico to his goals in life. They joined forces to embark on a life of crimes, holding up banks, and money establishments, to make money and have a ton. C.W. was the mechanic who fixed any car that Bonnie and Clyde needed in order to get away.

Breakfast Club - Michael Avila

The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club, directed produced and written by John Hughes released in 1985, is about these five teenagers that were in Saturday detention. In the beginning of the film all the students were feeling out of place around each other being all from different cliques. But by the end of the film they come find that each of them were different in their own right. “A basket case, a brain, an athlete a princess and a criminal.” In the process of getting to know each other they realized they was more than just their "title". Everyone assumed that John was a criminal just because he wanted to be but didn't realize he came from an abusive household. They all assumed that Claire wasn't a virgin and that Brian actually enjoyed being studious. They all believed that Allison was genuinely crazy and were surprised to find out that she just needed friends. This movie helped to shine light on high school cliques and the difficulties that come with being in one. Even if you're an accepting and genuine person, making friends with people outside of your clique can be troublesome. Despite the day of bonding, Claire, John, and Andrew all agreed that they're never going to talk to each other again

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Ghost Dog by Latrese


 The mystery hero of "Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai.'' He lives in a shack on a rooftop with his pigeons. He dresses like a homeless man. "He has no friends and never talks to anybody," according to the mother of the little girl in the movie. Actually, he does talk: to the little girl and to a Haitian ice cream man. The Haitian speaks no English and Ghost Dog speaks no French, so they simply speak in their own languages and are satisfied with that. 
It's weird that a black man would devote his life to doing hired killing for a group of Italian-American gangsters after having met only one of them. The whole story is so strange and especially because he lives like a samurai. Then on top of that he sends and receives  instructions by pigeon. Ghost dog is kind of crazy but in a nice, sweet way. He excludes himself from society by being lonely. 

He stayed loyal to Louie and did everything he asked. When Louie helped me as a kid, Ghost Dog's mind changed completely. He helped Louie in every way he can but he stayed behind the scene. Ghost Dog was also a reader, he read different books that kept him quiet. Being so hidden with himself made him go crazy and he started killing more and more. Louie decided that he needed to stay true to his gang so he had to get rid of Ghost Dog. It was a hard and long decision but Louie had to do it. Ghost Dog died willingly, he knew that it was his time. It was nothing he could do because at one point Louie helped him. 

This movie didn't really grab my attention and it wasn't one of the best ones we watched. Also I wasn't there for the beginning of the movie so I didn't get a chance to fully understand it. I'm not really into the Samurai or Italian Gangsters, sometimes I don't get what they do. But I would recommend this movie to people who are into those type of things. But what I did enjoy from that movie was how the pigeon delivered messages and it surprised everyone. That was cool for me, but overall I didn't enjoy the movie that much.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Bonnie and Clyde by Latrese

Dir. Arthur Penn
Feat. Warren Beatty (Clyde Barrow), Faye Dunaway (Bonnie Parker), Gene Hackman (Buck Barrow), Estelle Parsons (Blanche Barrow), Michael Pollard (CW Moss)
Warner Bros, 1967.

Ride or Die! Partner in crime! Forever and always! That's Bonnie and Clyde - the famous criminals that were always on the run. It never stopped with these two, their love for each other was expressed through crime. They met while Clyde was trying to steal Bonnie's mother car. Bonnie really doesn't like what is going on in her life - working as a waitress at a truckstop diner - so she teams up with Clyde. Clyde has always been a crook. They started small and was robbing little stores and that quickly went to robbing banks. After Bonnie's first robbery, she felt alive. She felt like she could do anything. Being a waitress in a small town wasn't good enough for her.


Clyde also steals cars, and it wasn't like the law didn't know him but when he shot someone it was clear his name was out there even more. He offers Bonnie a way out so she doesn't go down with him, but she refuses. Bonnie and Clyde choose to make this little adventure a group one. They added a mechanic to the group who would help them when they needed to fix cars they stole. Later on, Clyde's brother Buck and his wife join to criminal life. Well, Buck's wife was kind of forced, she would be the reason why they got caught. She was a woman with a squeaky voice and a scary mind. Now the gang is together and they will be on the move. With the law following them, it never stopped them.



Bonnie and Clyde's love for each other showed a lot through out the movie. They always were there for each other. Many people today use them as a reference about the love - not the criminality. Yes, it shows that they were clearly criminals but you have to see how they were down to ride for one another. When you hear ''Bonnie and Clyde'' you think about how tight their relationship was. Watching this movie you would think the money brought them together but I truly don't think so. They lived together and died together.

Bonnie and Clyde Benjamin Rutherford


Directed by Arthur Penn

0.Produced by Warren Beatty

Written by David Newman
Robert Benton

Starring:
Warren Beatty
Faye Dunaway
Michael J. Pollard
Gene Hackman
Estelle Parsons


This movie Bonnie and Clyde takes place in the 60’s was made in 1967 but portrays real-life events from the 1930s where we see the most infamous duo of all. In the beginning of this movie Bonnie who a waitress at the time hates her job when Clyde randomly comes he attempts to steal her mother's car. But he sees how boring Bonnie life is and invites her to a life of crime. They soon become the most dangerous bank robbers of the 60’s. Bonnie was very impressed with his criminal history, while Clyde saw something in Bonnie that was simpatico to his goals in life. They joined forces to embark on a life of crimes, holding up banks, and money establishments, to make money and have a ton. C.W. was the mechanic who fixed any car that Bonnie and Clyde needed in order to get away.
In the movie, Bonnie and Clyde held a sort of a “Robin Hood-esque” social stance. They were celebrities. Their reign of criminal acts had begun when they had encountered a family and their farm hand who had been kicked from there property by the bank. They robbed that very bank to get the money for the man. They were vigilantes in a way.
I enjoyed this film because it always held that sense of “what’s going to happen next?” Throughout the entire film I was locked. I found it to be very intriguing.

Breakfast Club Benjamin Rutherford




The Breakfast Club, directed produced and written by John Hughes released in 1985, is about these five teenagers that were in Saturday detention. In the beginning of the film all the students were feeling out of place around each other being all from different cliques. But by the end of the film they come find that each of them were different in their own right. “A basket case, a brain, an athlete a princess and a criminal.” In the process of getting to know each other they realized they was more than just their "title". Everyone assumed that John was a criminal just because he wanted to be but didn't realize he came from an abusive household. They all assumed that Claire wasn't a virgin and that Brian actually enjoyed being studious. They all believed that Allison was genuinely crazy and were surprised to find out that she just needed friends. This movie helped to shine light on high school cliques and the difficulties that come with being in one. Even if you're an accepting and genuine person, making friends with people outside of your clique can be troublesome. Despite the day of bonding, Claire, John, and Andrew all agreed that they're never going to talk to each other again.