LBJ (Woody Harrelson as U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson)

Woody Harrelson was really grand as Vice President/U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson. All thanks to Rob Reiner who did “Stand By Me” and “The Princess Bride”.

Based on a true story, Lyndon B. Johnson as Vice President, really wanted to be the next President of the United States of America. He was against the Kennedys after JFK was elected, until they together solved problems. Such as the trouble with African Americans, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the start of the Vietnam War soon. He was then later, to becoming the closet friend to John F. Kennedy that Johnson had ever had.

Until on November 22nd, 1963, during a tour in Dallas Texas, passing a plaza with USA citizens, 250ft from the book depository, former U.S. Marine Lee Harvey Oswald killed JFK with an old Italian bolt action rifle and scored in only six seconds. Got himself two hits including that bloody headshot on JFK. Very tragic day to remember.

Right after he was assassinated, Lyndon Johnson became the 36th President of the USA in a few hours.

Along with Woody Harrelson, are C. Thomas Howell as Walter Jenkins, Bill Pullman as Sen. Ralph Yarbrough, Michael-Stahl David as Robert F. Kennedy, Richard Jenkins as Sen. Richard Russell, Jennifer Jason Leigh as Lady Bird Johnson, and Jeffery Donovan as JFK.

In fact, here are some interesting facts on what I like in this movie.

1) Jeffery Donovan who played JFK, formally portrayed Robert F. Kennedy in “J. Edgar” while Leonardo DiCaprio was J. Edgar Hoover, head of the FBI. Thanks to actor/director Clint Eastwood. Jeffery Donovan portrayed as the two Kennedy brothers in two different movies.

2) Jennifer Jason Leigh was way much better as Lady Bird Lyndon, rather than being that criminal woman in Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight”. Besides, you should’ve seen on how hideous she looked. It was no wonder she was left out Oscar nominated which is good. Besides, that movie is too gruesome for western fans to watch.

3) In one scene, when Lyndon Johnson was in front of those new U.S. bomber planes, it was no wonder filmmaker Stanley Kubrick was inspired by them. That was when he did the hotline suspense comedy movie, “Dr. Strangelove” with Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Slim Pickins, James Earl Jones, Peter Bull and Sterling Hayden.

And last but not least…

4) Lyndon Johnson that did his famous speech, was way much better than any speech in the history of the world. It beats Gary Oldman’s character as Prime Minister Winston Churchill in “The Darkest Hour”. By looking at Gary Oldman’s character, way too old and chubby. At Benjamin Walker’s character as Abraham Lincoln in “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter”, remarkable and unique. His character as Lyndon Johnson, splendid.

From JFK’s assassination to Lyndon B. Johnson as the 36th President of the USA, he lead a new path for America. For both he and Robert F. Kennedy as Attorney General together, have dealt with the crisis of the Vietnam War. Right at the moment that the movie ended.

Which is why I give this 10/10 stars and a straight ‘A’.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

A new instalment to the Jurassic Park franchise, and a sequel to Jurassic World, you do not want to get yourself too much involved on those dinosaurs since “One Million Years B.C.”.

Since the naked dawn of man, to how they fought against the dinosaurs and prehistoric mammals in the ice age, there have been historic destructions. For example, the island of Atlantis. From its early weaponry, slavery, and culture to their doomsday, everything that they did were driven to the bottom of the sea. And was never found again.

Another example was Pompeii, close to Mt. Vesuvius in Italy. As you might’ve known that in your history books, the Italians during the time of the Roman Empire, have had a blast as Vesuvius likes it hot.

What about Jurassic Park and Jurassic World? They did found dinosaur DNA from those prehistoric mosquitoes. However from a shutdown incident, and an abomination to letting the cloned dinosaurs to run loose, Isla Nublar and Isla Sorna, two islands, 300 miles off the cost of Costa Rica, have been a sanctuary to those dinosaurs until today. No one in that movie had spoken of what happened to Isla Sorna. For how “The Lost World: Jurassic World” and “Jurassic Park III” took place.

Isla Nublar however, for where “Jurassic Park” and “Jurassic World” took place, was brought to destruction since Atlantis and Pompeii. Seismologists, had found this out near Costa Rica. A volcano was finally born on the Isla Nublar. With that volcano eruption, it’ll bring some of the dinosaurs to the bottom of the sea, and wipe out the ones on land mostly off the face of the Earth. Some people mostly want the dinosaurs to die, while dinosaur lovers like protestors were nuts about saving them. They weren’t suppose to be doing this. Otherwise, those dinosaurs will cause mayhem and destruction since Peter Jackson’s awkward version of “King Kong”.

So they kidnapped the very last Velociraptor, Tyrannosaurus Rex, Parasaurolophus, Mosasaurus, and eight more dinosaur species on Isla Nublar’s doomsday. They were being like those guys in “Casualties of War”, until that island had became a volcanic wasteland with the park gone forever. Never again, we would see Isla Nublar and those two parks that they did. By the time the dinosaurs were brought to an estate in California, USA by cargo ship and its kidnappers, their worse idea that the humans did, was by auctioning the dinosaurs to investors from the countries of Earth.

Using them for their bio-weapons divisions. Until they showed their horrifying organism. Another abomination that was clever, hideous, and gruesome that no one would ever buy in an auction. They in fact, got themselves eaten alive when their hideous organism escaped and teared the flesh from their bones. Some of the bad guys portrayed by celebrities in fact, that I do not like, like James Cromwell did get themselves eaten alive and were as dead as those two guys portrayed by Arliss Howard and Vincent D’Onofrio. You probably know for what those two did in that Vietnam War movie with R. Lee Ermy, Matthew Modine, Dorian Harewood, and Adam Baldwin. Thanks to Stanley Kubrick and Gustav Havord. Luckily for Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Daniella Pineda and Justice Smith, they stopped the whole operation.

But became shocked when an orphaned granddaughter had let them loose since “King Kong” from that 2008 movie. So for a success, I give this 7/10 stars. Really good. However, with the dinosaurs that are running loose, since that anime TV show “Dinosaur King”, they’ll tear up people to pieces. However, there is some amazing news.

COMING SOON: Jurassic World: Dominion!! The final chapter. June 21st, 2021. Joining Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Justice Smith are Sam Neil, Jeff Goldblum, and Laura Dern from the first movie. And no matter what the cost may be, all the escaped dinosaurs must die.

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

Rather than for what James Cagney did in those gangster movies, he was really good as that ‘Yankee Doodle Dandy’. Thanks to Warner Brothers, that made cinema history on this Oscar winning movie, as their earliest work.

This was nominated for 8 Academy Awards including Best Picture. However, this won only three Oscar awards. For Best Actor on James Cagney, Best Sound, and Best Music.

George M. Cohan, born on the third of July in 1878, than the fourth of July, told his whole life story in front of U.S. President Theodore D. Roosevelt during the early days of the Second World War. And how he became a true American entertainer, playwright, stage actor, singer, dancer, and composer.

He also received a Congressional Gold Medal from U.S. President Roosevelt after he told his whole story in front of him. (Especially if he nearly looks like Robin Williams as the real President Roosevelt from those ‘Night At The Museum’ movies).

But that’s not all folks. During his time in 1915 until 1917, by the time the Lusitania was shot by a German U-boat during the First World War, and how U.S. finally declared war on Germany, he was there to perform and entertain the troops. Along with the YMCA, as they did it all together, in just one evening.

After the First World War ended, to the early days of the Second World War, he was a real American performer and a ‘yankee doodle dandy’. In fact, just when the movie ended, some American soldiers who were going off in the Second World War, were singing his famous song that he sang in the First World War. ‘Over There’ by George M. Cohan.

So by thanking the real George M. Cohan and James Cagney, for this movie from Warner Bros, I give this 10/10 stars. A straight ‘A’. Really great movie to watch and celebrate Independence Day.