The different types of Skull Island in the “King Kong” movies

This is the original Skull Island in the 1933 classic movie, of “King Kong”. The very original when Morgan Freeman saw this, when he was 6 years of age.

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In the 70’s version, there wasn’t any map of that place. But right here, is the 3rd version of Skull Island, in the 2005 movie of “King Kong”, directed by Peter Jackson.

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And finally, the 2017 version of Skull Island in “Kong: Skull Island”.

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Out of those three that I found, it makes a good difference. The first two are just long lost islands, deep in the fog, as the 2017 version here, looks like a skull to me. However, it can be deep behind some raging storms. That no sailor can ever get to. As for the 1933 version, the way it is called ‘Skull Island’ is because of the mountain, that looks like a skull. That is how they named it. The 2005 version was called ‘Skull Island’ was because of many skulls all around, that many people and creatures died on that island. And you should’ve seen the skulls that were in the 2017 version of that place, which is why they called it ‘Skull Island’.

Finally, in all versions including the 70’s versions, they can have it’s killer creatures. Dinosaurs, raptors, gigantic anaconda’s, the V-Rex’s, killer crocodiles, gigantic bugs, dino birds, a T-Rex, daddy long-legs, skull crawlers, a squid, water buffaloes, and Kong himself.

And not only that place is dangerous, but there can be one issue. On those maps, for it’s all true, there is a wall. The massive wall that the natives built, to keep away from the dangers of that place. And how they worship Kong as a god to them. Especially when they make sacrifices to give Kong for what he wants. A human bride.

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But for the way they are, horrifying and don’t care. Not even one bit. Which is why if they were all caught, one punishment that they would face like how we did in the 17th century.

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African slavery. Like how they ended up long ago. That is how we should do to those horrifying natives.

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For the way that these natives are in those Kong movies, they would be captured, and taken away. As they are to be tortured, whipped, and they would no longer belong to the island. But belong to very powerful men like how our ancestors were. For the way they showed us, on what was wrong and what was right. In hard labor, working their asses off, and if some were caught in trouble, death by firing squad. Native children too. Mostly on both Africans and Asian natives like these guys are.

That would happen in a new Kong movie, after Kong would destroy a native village, and kill many islanders. But if there were any survivors, slavery it would be to them. Captured, and brutally tortured.

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And as for Kong, the 8th wonder of the world? It would take a whole army like how they are, to take on a gigantic ape beast. And for skull island? Nuclear capabilities by wiping out all life on that skull island. And make that island no longer be a part of the map, on this world. No matter how different that place is. In any version or so forth.

The Karate Kid (1984)

I prefer this original movie, than the 2010 remake with Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan. For this is legendary.

Ralph Macchio, Pat Mortia, and Elizabeth Shue, were together in this 1980’s masterpiece as doing karate the old fashioned way, is a very good thing. Not the way you would do in a serious martial arts class.

When a boy and his mom moved from New Jersey to California, L.A, they began to grow fond of their new life. For that boy met new friends, and was starting to like his school a bit. However, he ran into some serious teenagers including a girl’s ex-boyfriend, he got beaten up badly. But when he almost got into some trouble even more, he was luckily saved from a Japanese old fashioned martial arts master. He was from the island of Okinawa, Japan as he loved his country much more often.

And as his teacher, he was able to teach him martial arts the old fashion way. By doing ‘wax on, wax off’, ‘sand the floor’, ‘paint the house side to side’, and ‘up/down’, and etc, he was ready. And by entering a tournament, he was able to kick back that ex-boyfriend and his friends. He was the winner, and he was victorious.

On such a 1984 masterpiece, 8/10 stars.

Cats and Dogs & Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore

In the beginning, God created beast and man. And made both of them equal. So both can live in friendship, in harmony and at peace. Even when they have creatures as pets. But as cats and dogs were born, they were new to the world too. As some can mostly like cats, some can mostly like dogs, and as some can like both cats and dogs.

But between these two animal pets, they are aware of each other, and have been rivals since the days of Ancient Egypt and so forth in time. That was when these two movies from Warner Bros. did them, from the early days of their Home Entertainment movies, to the year 2010 when everything change differently. cats and dogs in these movies, were super spies. And protect the humans from any danger there is, that may come to them.

In 2001, “Cats and Dogs” began when both were super spies. And how they have their secret battles against each other, away from the humans. Along the way, a beagle came to join as he was a renegade to the dogs. But to the cats, lead by a white Persian cat, from a far off mansion, his mission was to achieve a goal. Make humans be allergic to dogs than cats. So he almost did it. But the renegade beagle stopped him and survived. For he almost died by a big blast. And has become a secret agent when he was a full grown beagle years later.

For what happened was only the beginning. While Jeff Goldblum, Elizabeth Perkins, Alexander Pollock and Miriam Margolyes were humans in that movie, the voice talents of the cats and dogs were a surprise. Tobey Maguire as the renegade beagle before he was Spider Man, Alec Baldwin as a dog partner before he was the third narrator for “Thomas the Tank Engine”, Sean Hayes as the white Persian cat villain, Jon Lovitz too as his sidekick, Charlton Heston for Dog HQ before he was in the Tim Burton movie of “Planet of the Apes”, Billy West and Joe Pantoliano also, and Michael Clarke Duncan as a sheepdog, since you’ve known him as John Coffey in “The Green Mile”.

Almost 10 years passed, as they forgot all about them. However, a sequel to that movie was out. James Bond style.

In 2010, was “Cats and Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore”. While the Persian villain cat was in Alcatraz prison, as a reference to “Silence of the Lambs”, a new cat villain came to town. She was once a cat agent, when she lost all of her fur at cosmetics factory, by falling into a tub of violet hair removal gel. That was a reference to the first Batman movie from director Tim Burton. But as she vowed revenge on the humans and dogs, she was like Mr. Bigglesworth from “Austin Powers”. Dr. Evil’s cat, as she was no longer a white cat. But a Sphinx cat. And her revenge, was a satellite and a satellite ray, to make dogs go insane by the signal. Cause when they go wild, they were to be locked in the kennels. Where no dog, can be loved ever again. And as years since the renegade beagle became an agent, and became the boss of dog HQ, they found a new dog renegade. A German Shepard as they hired him. By unlocking secrets, and what else that they might find, two dogs, and a pigeon ran into a cat agent. Who was after the secrets of Kitty Galore too. But it lead to no choice, but to these words that I knew since the 1990’s version of “Lord of the Flies” in the beginning…

“It doesn’t matter who’s in charge. We just gotta work together”.

So cats and dogs were to work together, as they had to stop this. Until finally, Kitty Galore was defeated, and was under the care of a magician now. Portrayed by Jack McBrayer. So from that day forward, their rivalry ended, as they would be sure to protect the humans as always. In this sequel, replacing some of the old cast from the first, was a surprise. James Marsden as the German Shepard, Christina Applegate as a grey cat, Roger Moore as a tabby cat since you’ve known him as James Bond, Neil Patrick Harris as the boss beagle, replacing Tobey Maguire, Michael Clarke Duncan as the sheepdog again from the first movie, Sean Hayes too as the white Persian cat at Alcatraz island, Wallace Shawn as his 2nd in command cat friend replacing Jon Lovitz, Bette Midler as Kitty Galore, Nick Nolte as that friend to the beagle who replaced Alec Baldwin, Katt Williams as a pigeon, Joe Pantoliano as that tech specialist again, J.K. Simmons as a K-9 agent, two more voice celebrities that happened to be in some Studio Ghibli movies, and finally….Phil LaMarr as a butt ugly robot, since he was Marvin in “Pulp Fiction” and Samurai Jack himself in that TV series of the same name. That and the new season in 2017.

For the humans in that sequel, Jack O’Donnell as a San Francisco cop since he was Robin in “Batman Forever” and “Batman and Robin”, Jack McBrayer as that magician, Paul Rodriguez as a mad bomber, Fred Armisen as a German worker at a satalite base, and a young actress who was in Studio Ghibli’s Oscar nominated movie, “When Marnie Was There”.

Cats and dogs can be aware of each other today. But in those two movies here, from Warner Bros, they can be super agents to protect the humans, since James Bond 007. Recommended for people of all ages. No matter how old or young they are. But as I look at both felines and canines, they can be friends at some point. Just as long as they don’t cause any trouble. For some of us can like either one or both.

So thanks to Warner Bros, recommended for all ages, no matter how old or young we are, I give both here 7 1/2 out of 10 stars.

List of anime shows, anime movies, and anime specials by Toonami (A-Z)

Besides those channels YTV and Teletoon, and had or has the most anime there is, is Toonami. That is a channel of my type, that I’ve heard about, and how I researched everything.

Toonami is a cartoon channel that deals with lots of anime there is, as well as with Adult Swim, and Cartoon Network a bit. And every time they deal with those TV shows and movies, by day and late at night, they have this spacecraft. Where this robot deals with everything. From “Hamtaro” to “Cardcaptors”, to “Neon Genesis Evangelion”, they dealt with every anime masterpiece there is. Including the ones that I saw on YTV and Teletoon with my own eyes.

And here they are, from A to Z. Some I’ve heard about and are really good, as almost most of them have appeared on YTV and Teletoon.

Astro Boy (2003)
Attack on Titan
Bakugan: Battle Brawlers
Bleach
Blue Dragon
Blue Exorcist
Cardcaptors
Cowboy Bebop
Cyborg 009
Dragon Ball
Dragon Ball GT
Dragon Ball Super
Dragon Ball Z
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Dragon Ball Z Kai: The Final Chapters
Duel Masters
Eureka Seven
Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
Ghost in the Shell: S.A.C. 2nd GIG
G Gundam
Gundam 0080
Gundam SEED
Gundam Wing
.hack//SIGN
Hamtaro
Harlock Saga
Hunter x Hunter
InuYasha (both this and the Final Act)
MÄR
Mega Man Star Force
Mobile Suit Gundam
Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron-Blooded Orphans
Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn RE:0096
Naruto
Naruto Shippuden
Neon Genesis Evangelion
One Piece
Pokémon (Indigo League, Johto Journeys, Johto League Champions, Master Quest, Battle Frontier and Pokémon Chronicles)
Rave Master
Robotech
Sailor Moon (original English version)
SD Gundam Force
Sword Art Online (I & II)
Transformers (Energon, Armada and Cybertron)
Voltron
Yu-Gi-Oh!
Yu-Gi-Oh! GX
Zatch Bell
Zoids: Chaotic Century
Zoids: New Century Zero

This is WAY better than WB Kids I guess, just as long as Yakko, Wakko and Dot don’t get in the way. But as they dealt with Genndy Tartakovsky’s work on “Samurai Jack” and “Star Wars: Clone Wars” in 2003, they dealt with anime specials and anime movies. In fact, they included some Studio Ghibli masterpieces. By asking permission from Hayao Miyazaki first. As they actually showed them on TV!

And those were, from A-Z on anime specials and anime movies, including some Studio Ghibli masterpieces…

Akira
Blue Submarine No. 6
Castle in the Sky (Studio Ghibli)
Children Who Chase Lost Voices
Dragon Ball Z: Bardock- The Father of Goku
Dragon Ball Z: Broly- The Legendary Super Saiyan
Dragon Ball Z: Cooler’s Revenge
Dragon Ball Z: Dead Zone
Dragon Ball Z: Fusion Reborn
Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug
Dragon Ball Z: The Return of Cooler
Dragon Ball Z: The History of Trunks
Dragon Ball Z: The Tree of Might
Dragon Ball Z: The World’s Strongest
Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon
Evangelion 1.11 You Are (Not) Alone
Evangelion 2.22 You Can (Not) Advance
Fullmetal Alchemist the Movie: Conqueror of Shamballa
Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos
Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz
Naruto- Mission: Protect the Waterfall Village
Naruto the Movie: Ninja Clash in the Land of Snow
Naruto the Movie 2: Legend of the Stone of Gelel
Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (Studio Ghibli)
Pokémon 3: The Movie
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate
Pokémon: The Movie 2000
Pokémon: The First Movie
Princess Mononoke (Studio Ghibli)
Sailor Moon R: The Movie
Sailor Moon S: The Movie
Sailor Moon Super S: The Movie
Spirited Away (Studio Ghibli)
Summer Wars
Trigun: Badlands Rumble
Yu-Gi-Oh: The Movie

That’s how they’ve established every single anime masterpiece they did. Both anime TV movies, anime TV shows and anime specials. Technically, they didn’t add “Power Stone”, “Pretty Cure” and “Mew Mew Power”, like how they were on YTV, but I’m surprised for how they showed some Studio Ghibli movies on TV. What they had to first, was ask Hayao Miyazaki’s permission.

And in conclusion, as I thank these guys for the anime that they showed, I also wish them a happy 20th anniversary, to that channel after 20 years of everything that they did. Like what I agreed on, anime is the best as always.

Froggy Mix- Razzmatazz

From Froggy Mix, that did the song ‘No Nagging Anymore’ for the anime TV series of “Cardcaptors”, that was once popular on Teletoon, this is another one of their music videos to “Cardcaptors” that I’ve never seen before in my life. 

In fact, they never even showed this on Teletoon. Which is very interesting. Cause mostly they were more into ‘No Nagging Anymore’ by that girl singer and her friends. 

For what showed me here, are the later days in ‘Cardcaptors’ that went from Season 1 or Season 2, to Season 3. On how Sakura and her friends were still dealing with the cards, as well as facing new threats that they might face. 

‘Cardcaptors’ was still glory on Teletoon long ago. And how I appreciate this English version much better than a new English version that some people are making today. Cause for what they showed me here, everything in anime is beautiful. And that will never let you go in your entire life and memories. As long as you still hold onto it. 

Teletoon and YTV still suck today mostly, but for the anime TV shows and anime movies including this that showed us, glory and beautiful. That I appreciate a lot really. 

Kong: Skull Island

Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, and John C. Reilly were worse on their acting, in many movies that I dislike. But this is one, in which they have learned a lesson. From the producers who did the 2014 version of “Godzilla”, you do not want to be in a place, where monsters belong.

In 1973, when the Vietnam War was over, everyone in the U.S. were glad that troops were coming home. But when a crazy senior official found something, they were to investigate it. An uncharted island. So by having airborne troops, they started bombing the island and began researching everything. From seismology to everything, HE showed up.

King Kong. The 8th wonder of the world.

He killed the airborne helicopters in a single fight, as he was furious. He didn’t care. He just killed those U.S. Army Vietnam War soldiers by using trees and his fists. This made a Lt. Col. so furious, he was compared to Captain Ahab from “Moby Dick”. He wanted revenge on Kong for what he did to his men.

So by watching out for water buffaloes, eight long legged freaks, tree bugs, killer prehistoric birds, a giant squid, and killer skull crawlers, they also had to watch out for those natives that worship King Kong as a god, as well as the 100 ft ape himself. Along the way, they ran into a WWII American pilot who crash landed there, before they arrived.

As 100 men went on the island in their helicopters, only 10 made it out alive. Including the WWII American pilot who crash landed there. The rest who didn’t make it, were crushed, squashed, and killed by Kong. The skull crawlers usually, ate them alive, including that crazy senior official. What about that U.S. Army Lt. Col.? Like Ahab from “Moby Dick”, he tried to kill Kong but didn’t. Kong killed him, that I don’t think you don’t want to know.

‘B-‘ on this movie here. Pretty good. But you don’t want to go too close to the screen. Cause that can burn your eyes pretty bad.

Not only Kong is the only monster to roam the world. In a post-credits scene, some archive footage was shown. They have began to know, that Godzilla, Mothra, Rodan and King Ghidorah, are still alive.

And in order to fight monsters, it’s time you unleash the monsters of your own. Fighting robots since “Neon Genesis Evangelion” and “Pacific Rim”. 

Hacksaw Ridge

From actor and director Mel Gibson, who did “Braveheart” and “The Passion of Christ”, came his next masterpiece, as a director. This masterpiece he did, was nominated for many Academy Awards including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Director, and Best Cinematography. However, this won only two Oscar awards. For Best Film Editing and Best Sound Mixing.

In this comes a grand cast. Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, and Hugo Weaving. And this had become, “The Best War Film Since Saving Private Ryan” by the New York Observer.

Andrew Garfield, nominated for Best Actor, portrays as Desmond Doss. An American WWII combat medic who was a Seventh-day Adventist Christian, refusing to carry a single firearm or weapon at any kind. He was the very first conscientious objector, as he went into the bloodiest battle in WWII. In the Pacific against Japan. The Battle of Okinawa, Japan, as it was the very big one. Many men were killed, as it went on for two days. Desmond never fired a rifle or any weapon at all. Ever when he was there. And after a full retreat, Desmond stayed behind. And heard the voices of many men, wounded in battle.

So by day, and throughout the entire night, he was able to save 75 of his comrades in Hacksaw Ridge. By taking ever member to the rope ladder, he was able to pull them down and get more. Until by morning, every soldier was shocked to see this. They were pleased of him, as they were able to take on Hacksaw Ridge one more time. Until finally, the Battle of Okinawa was won, as Desmond Doss was glad to be a believer in a God.

After the war in Japan ended, when U.S. President Harry S. Truman heard about this, he was very pleased on Desmond. U.S. President Harry S. Truman believes in God too, as well as him. Which was why Desmond Doss, was awarded the Medal of Honor by U.S. President Harry S. Truman after that. Every war veteran thanked him very much, including the ones that were with him in that battle.

Desmond was married to a nurse named Dorothy, as they remained together until Dorothy’s death in 1991. Desmond also, was seen in a interview once in 2003. Until 3 years later, he died on March 23rd, 2006 at age 87.

We all believe in God, and we know one of his commandments, that he follows. “Thou shall not kill”. That is a good thing. Which is why I’m very pleased in this, for what Mel Gibson did. This has become the best war movie to me, since “Saving Private Ryan“. But it sure was too bad, this nearly won that Oscar award for Best Picture, as well as the rest in the Academy Awards. But as I am proud for what they did, to make this Academy Award nominated movie to be the greatest, and won those two Oscar awards, I’m giving this 9/10 stars. A straight ‘A’ on this masterpiece.

In fact, for what Andrew Garfield did in that movie, by saving those comrades was amazing. He was even better than Tom Hanks in “Forrest Gump” when he only saved 4-5 comrades in the jungles of Vietnam. But at Hacksaw Ridge, in Okinawa, Japan, before Hattori Hanzo portrayed by Sonny Chiba in “Kill Bill” was born, spectacular.

9/10 stars on this masterpiece. A straight ‘A’ that I am very pleased.

20th anniversary of Yu-Gi-Oh

“Yu-Gi-Oh”. The card game, the monsters, traps, spells and everything as this franchise has inspired everyone on Earth. Even the TV series also. From WB Kids to very popular on YTV, this was a smash hit. It was dramatic as it can had part episodes, but this is good. 

Today comes the 20th anniversary for how this franchise is, and how it started in late 90’s. From all this, to new adventures and that “Yu-Gi-Oh” movie, this was before “The Walking Dead” on channel AMC. And how this was very popular long ago. 

In fact, two animated TV shows made up their own Yu-Gi-Oh games in some of their episodes. “HiHi Puffy Ami and Yumi” and “All Grown Up”. Pretty good, but you don’t want your friend hurt very badly. 

And why was this so much into monsters and everything? It was because of for what happened long ago in ancient times, for how this anime TV show began. In Ancient Egypt, the gods were so powerful, they had mythical items. Necklaces, the puzzle, staffs, orbs, and everything made out of gold. They were dealing with monsters, and villains who plan to wipe out Egypt. And not only that, mystical powers such as them that they control, can make them head towards the past, present and future. Until, all this was over when they won. But their treasures remained strong, as they were lost for many centuries. But some people today, were aware of those powers and items, as they were into the card game. From dragons, demons, ghosts, spirits, spells and everything, this was how it all was, when Yugi wore the puzzle necklace and played the card games. And not only that, he can control a split personality of his adult self from Egypt. Against his rivals that couldn’t resist themselves on the card game, and many more, he was unstoppable. Even for his friends when they played the card game. They were unstoppable. 

However, after the original series ended, came new Yu-Gi-Oh adventures in the card game, until then came a crossover movie. “Yu-Gi-Oh: Bonds Beyond Time” as all three characters came together, to face a threat unlike any other. 

That was very big for Yu-Gi-Oh fans to see this. It seems weird at first, but then I find a way. Until after the movie, not another anime series or season came out. This remained silent for a while until now came the 20th anniversary to this all here. 

A boy named Yugi like the three, maybe the key to all this “Yu-Gi-Oh” business, by the powers of Ancient Egypt, in this anime TV series, but I can see everyone loved this long ago. Pretty dramatic for kids before “Vampire Knight”, but who knows more about Egyptian gods, that fight against creatures that became a trading card series?


And it would be pretty bad if this puzzle that Yugi wore…


…was shattered to bits. Finding pieces of this puzzle would take a very long time to look. Ever since “InuYasha” was like that. Looking for the Shikon Jewel. 

So, happy 20 years to Yu-Gi-Oh. On this anniversary. 

Top 10 Prison Movies

Ever since “Get Hard” with Kevin Hart and Will Ferrell, showed on how to get ready to prison, you definitely want to make sure on getting ready for it. And I give here, the countdown to these top 10 prison movies.

Other prison movies such as “Alien 3” and “Big Stan”, not included. Even for those quick prison scenes on “Clockwork Orange”, “The Man in the Iron Mask” with Leonardo DiCaprio, and “The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult”. Not included also.

10. “Escape Plan”. Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger together, were both inmates to escape in this prison movie. On a massive ship, in the middle of sea, all of those doors and walls were made out of bulletproof and unbreakable glass. So, when a Harry Houdini escape artist and an inmate were to escape, they had to find a way out together. By going through the guards, and somewhere in the ventilation shafts, they didn’t stop until they made it out. But they found out later, that this was a set up. So they found out on who done it, as they got into a new path together. In fact, this was the third movie Sylvester and Arnold were together, since the first two “Expendable” movies.

9. “Papillon”. Steve McQueen and Dustin Hoffman together were in this movie, based on the best selling autobiography of Henri Charrière. Two inmates in a penal colony in French Guiana, as they together tried to escape prison many times. But have ended up in solitary confinement. Steve McQueen was tough, but he had splendid ideas. Even for Dustin Hoffman also. Until finally, after a long time, he outsmarted the entire prison by drifting himself out to sea. He made it to freedom, as Louis Dega, portrayed by Dustin Hoffman saw him again when he did his autobiography. Both were in freedom until their deaths in 1975. This movie was just so long, and so good, this was nominated for an Oscar. For Best Music, Original Dramatic Score by Jerry Goldsmith. Even in the Golden Globe Awards also, when this was nominated for Best Actor in a Motion Picture Drama on Steve McQueen.

8. “Sleepers”. Brad Pitt, Billy Crudup, Kevin Bacon, Robert De Niro, and Dustin Hoffman (again), were in this also, when bad boys should be very careful of themselves. In this prison movie, based on the book by Lorenzo Carcaterra, four boys in Hell’s Kitchen, New York, USA were the best pals. They go to church, play dirty and become so bad, they love it. But when they did a prank, their lives began to turn. When they accidentally killed a man by pushing a hot dog vendor, they were sentenced to 18 months in a prison upstate. Robert De Niro as a kind priest watched them leave, as they left. Kevin Bacon as a prison guard, was so bad and so cruel, he began to beat the shit out of those four boys. Prison such as that place, can change your life forever. Cause after that, two of those boys became hit men, as the other two became a district attorney, and a newspaper writer. They began to take revenge like “The Count of Monte Cristo” as they were after that prison guard. The one who was portrayed by Kevin Bacon. And like “Papillon”, this was nominated for an Oscar also. Best Music, Original Dramatic Score for John Williams.

7. The Longest Yard (Both versions). Between the 1974 version and the 2005 version, it tells a good one. About a football star who got drunk one night, as he crashed his girlfriends car. By going to prison, that football star got f***ed up for life there. But as a proposal, the inmates would challenge the warden’s guards to a football game. It was the best idea they ever did in prison history. Many stars as inmates were in the football game in both versions. Bury Reynolds, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, James Hampton, Tracey Morgan, Terry Crews, Rob Schneider, Richard Kiel, and many more including Edward Bunker. He was in that movie also, two months before his death in 2005, ever since he was Mr. Blue in Quentin Tarantino’s first debut movie, “Reservoir Dogs”. Both versions were so good, they were nominated. The 1974 version was nominated for an Oscar award for Best Film Editing, but never won it. Also, in the Golden Globe Awards, this was nominated for four more Golden Globe Awards, including for Best Motion Picture-Comedy or Musical. The 2005 version was only nominated for two awards in the MTV Movie Awards. But never won any of them.

6. “Escape from Alcatraz”. Clint Eastwood, from those Western movies he did, was really famous also in this prison movie. Based on the actual true story, he was Frank Lee Morris who planned to escape Alcatraz. With Patrick McGoohan as the warden, he was aware of what might happen in Alcatraz. But for Frank, he ran into the Anglin Brothers. Fred Ward before he was in “Tremors” with Kevin Bacon, he was John Anglin as Clarence Anglin was portrayed by Jack Thibeau. And together with Frank, they had to escape Alcatraz by digging their way through the air shafts. Before that, they made dummy heads. So that the guards will know that they are sleeping in their cells. So they escaped Alcatraz, as a massive search was on the next morning. But when they disappeared, Alcatraz was shut down in less than a year later. That showed for what really happened in prison history.

5. “Runaway Train”. Nominated for 3 Academy Awards, including Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor, this can show you on how your freedom can go awry. Deep in the snowy mountains of Alaska, two friends escaped from rotten old prison to get away from a mean warden. They escaped together, by going through the sewage pipes. And by battling the elements, they didn’t stop until they got onto four diesel locomotives. They were free, but their train to freedom was out of control. They had to avoid the police from going back to prison, as their train to freedom became a fight for their lives. Edward Bunker was in this also, when he was into film acting. He made a cameo or so, when he befriended Jon Voight. And you should’ve seen how bald he was. But this can really show you, how trains should be mended first on their brakes, before one becomes a runaway.

4. “The Green Mile”. Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Picture, Michael Clarke Duncan was a true John Coffey before his heart attack on September 2012. Based on the novel by Stephen King, he as John Coffey was convicted for murder on a farmer’s family. On two young daughters. He was sent to prison, on death row. Death by electric chair. And when he got there, he befriended two of the inmates, as well as the prison guards. Portrayed by Tom Hanks, David Morse, Barry Pepper, and two more who were very nice to him. They even found out he had healing powers. Also, he can sense a person being scorched on execution. So, in his days as John Coffey, he was able to take away those diseases. Such as a urinating problem on Paul Edgecomb, as well as the warden’s wife when she was dying. That worked very well. However later, he had to pay the price for what he had done wrong really. Which came to the sad part of the movie, to his execution. With no black hood covering his head, wired up to the chair, he gave his farewell and ‘thank you’ to the guards, as he was electrocuted.

3. “The Count of Monte Cristo”. Based on the book by Alexander Dumas, in this 2002 movie adaption, a kind sailor was betrayed by someone who was jealous of him. And by going to a massive prison, somewhere outside of France, he spent 8 years there. Around the time when Napoleon Bonaparte was still alive and in power. For an inmate he befriended, he was there for 11 years before he arrived. But when that sailor escaped, he ran into some buried treasure that he was given. That changed his life forever, if he was gonna get revenge on the person who betrayed him. So with the help of a pirate friend, (before he was seen in Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) they were rich as he became a count. And with their ideas, they would go after the person who betrayed him years earlier. That was how this movie, based on that novel showed on how some hope, can set you free. As long as you are not those boys who changed differently in “Sleepers”. But there was one, that changed movie history for sure.

2. “The Shawshank Redemption”. From the novel by Stephen King, starring Tim Robbins, Morgan Freeman, James Whitmore, William Sadler, and Mark Rolston, they were all inmates in prison, as lots of hope can set you free. Nominated for many Academy Awards including Best Picture, this can be one to remember. This tells about two men, who became really good friends in prison. By avoiding trouble from the captain of the guards, portrayed by Clancy Brown, and the warden portrayed by Bob Gunton, they spent really great moments in prison. By tarring the roof, offering beer, playing music, rebuilding a library, teaching an inmate how to read, and many more, they almost spent 20 years there. Until finally, Tim Robbins as that banker who murdered his wife in the 1940’s, he escaped Shawshank prison. By digging a hole at the end of the wall, and crawling though a sewage pipe, he was free on that rainy night as he escaped. His friend left prison, and found him in Mexico, by the Pacific Ocean. They began a new life together, when they were reunited. What about Shawshank? After that escape and murder revealed, the prison captain was arrested as the warden committed suicide, before getting arrested. By blowing his brains out with a revolver. Pretty gruesome when you see it. So, with lots of that hope in you, this can really set you free from prison. And to a new beginning that you’ll appreciate.


1. “Naruto Shippuden: Blood Prison”. This is for all anime fans who love the entire “Naruto” series. From Shonen Jump, the prison they showed in this anime movie was way better. Bigger and stronger than Guantanamo Bay, Alcatraz, Shawshank, and many more, that can be a place where it’s totally escape proof. Cause for what happened in this for all Naruto fans, Naruto Uzumaki was accused for a crime he didn’t committed. So he was sent to that prison, lost his powers by the warden, and tried to escape. With the help of a friend named Ryuzetsu, who’s a female ninja, they try to find the person who accused him. And why he had the ability to disguise himself as Naruto. Until finally when this became a setup, all of Naruto’s friends came into action as they took on a massive fight. All against that rat in the house. However that was shocking, both Naruto and that female ninja almost died there. When they got badly stabbed. But they made it okay. However, when you are in that prison, there is absolute no way out of there. Not even one bit when you do. A prison like that, can change your really life. Than the ones you see that have been nominated for Oscar awards.

In conclusion, when you’re that blood prison, nobody ever goes in. Not even a visitor. And nobody ever comes out. When you’re trying to escape, but get killed.

So these are the best prison movies I count on the most. Than anything else. A prison can change your life forever if there is lots of hope in you. And you do not want to be killed there, when there is blood and ultra violence. Some of these are Oscar nominated, but I go for number 1# that’s my type in anime.

Hal Moore (1922-2017)

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I nearly forgot about this Vietnam War veteran. But it was a good thing I remembered him. Like those Vietnam War heroes such as Si Robertson, Gustov Havord, and etc, he was famous in his time.

Thanks to the movie “We Were Soldiers”, with Mel Gibson, Sam Elliott and Barry Pepper, based on his novel “We Were Soldiers Once…And Young”, he and reporter Joseph L. Galloway faced the Battle of Ia Drang. One of the most devastating battles in the Vietnam War for four days straight.

500 men of his men went into battle as they faced 2,500 North Vietnamese troops. With massive casualties, he almost lost his entire legion when some were still alive and injured. The injured were bleeding badly, as they got sent to hospitals…stat. He even lost some helicopters there, as well as his best pilots. However he was congratulated for killing over 1,800 North Vietnamese Army and Viet Cong troops, after that massive battle.

He was Lt. Col. at that time, before he became Lt. General later on, in his life. And after he wrote his novel, he retired. No longer served in U.S. Army anymore. He then presumably saw that movie with Mel Gibson I believe. He even in fact, met Mel Gibson once or a few times I believe also.

Later in his life, as an old man, 3 days before his 95th birthday, he died at 94 years of age on Friday, February 10th, 2017. Died of old age. As dead as Mary Tyler Moore who passed away first in 2017.

We’ll never forget him, as well as other Vietnam War heroes who served their country, as they became famous also. Such as Joseph L. Galloway, Oliver Stone, Si Robertson, Gustov Havord, Dale Dye, R. Lee Ermy, and that handicapped Ron Kovic who wrote ‘Born on the Fourth of July’. They were Vietnam War heroes too, as well as he was.