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Movie Previews about Blokes for Blokes…
Generally from DVD Format with a focus on stories that highlight men in general.
Please note, the Ratings do vary according to different Movies so your own caution is still required.
No X rated, Supernatural or Gore themes ( Sad? – consider your own viewings!).
[ RATINGS: Not set by M.E.N. these are the standard commercial settings. ]
M.E.N. – GLORY: 1989 – Drama – 2 hrs,
A Colonel sets up a Black Regiment that makes its mark during the American civil war…
Following the Battle of Antietam, Col. Robert Gould Shaw (Matthew Broderick) is offered command of the United States’ first all-African-American regiment, the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. With junior officer Cabot Forbes (Cary Elwes), Shaw puts together a strong and proud unit, including the escaped slave Trip (Denzel Washington) and the wise gravedigger John Rawlins (Morgan Freeman). At first limited to menial manual tasks, the regiment fights to be placed in the heat of battle…
M.E.N. – Nate and the Colonel – Rating Pg13
2003 ‧ Western ‧ 1h 35m
The Best Feature Film winner at the 2004 American Indian L.A. Film and Television Awards. Winters is Civil War veteran Ben Loftin, a colonel whose wife is killed by a Union fighter. On a voyage of vengeance, Loftin enlists the help of Nate (Rico Ross), a former slave and childhood cohort. Along the way, they save the life of the leader (Al Harrington) of a Chippewa tribe, who pledges his help…
M.E.N. – Saints & Soldiers-Battle of the Tanks – Rating = PG13
2000 ‧ Drama film/Action ‧ 1h 47m
After Nazis ambush a brigade of Allied soldiers in Belgium, the few remaining survivors, including the sniper, Deacon (Corbin Allred), and Pvt. Kendrick (Lawrence Bagby), take cover in a nearby forest. There, they meet stranded British intelligence officer Oberon (Kirby Heyborne), who has time-sensitive information of vital importance to the Allied effort. Despite the various inner conflicts each of the soldiers carry, they band together to get Oberon safely back into Allied territory.
M.E.N. – Million Dollar arm – Rating = PG:
2014 – Drama/sport film – 2h
In a last-ditch effort to save his career, sports agent J.B. Bernstein (Jon Hamm) plans to find baseball’s next star pitcher. He heads to India to find a cricket player whom he can nurture into a major league star. With the help of a scout (Alan Arkin), J.B. finds teens Dinesh (Madhur Mittal) and Rinku (Suraj Sharma), who haven’t a clue about baseball but throw powerful pitches. As the boys adjust to American life, J.B. learns valuable lessons about teamwork and family.
M.E.N. – The Grand Seduction:
First Movie Preview – (2013) 2 hours. Rating = M
Residents of a small fishing community in Newfoundland charm a doctor into becoming the town’s full-time physician in order to secure a vital factory contract. A light humourous movie for the whole family.
10 Great Male Movie Characters:
Heath Ledger – The Dark Knight (Batman )
Tom Hanks – Forrest Gump
Johnny Depp – Pirates of the Caribbean series
James Jones – Darth Vader in the Star wars series
Sean Connery – James Bond
Harrison Ford (x2) – Indiana Jones series
AND – Han Solo, Star Wars
Marlon Brando – The well acclaimed The Godfather
Sylvester Stallone – Rocky Balboa – Rocky series
Daniel Radcliffe – The Harry Potter series
Men in Movies – a case study of masculinity in some of the more popular films…
Recently, I watched a TED talk by Colin Stokes called How Movies Teach Manhood. I was excited about this lecture, hoping this man’s research on the portrayal of men in movie media would shed some light into the messages various forms of entertainment are teaching men. To my disappointment, this lecture had been mistitled and should have been called: What we’re teaching Our Boys about Womanhood. Sadly, this talk echoed many of the same old feminist theories that have been popular in academia since the early 1970’s. The information was correct, but there seemed to be nothing new discussed in his analysis. This got me thinking…
Top Ten movies that portray Men in a positive light…
1) – The Return of the King (2003)
2) – Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013)
3) – Jurassic Park (1993)
4) – The Ghost and the Darkness (1996)
5) – The Patriot (2000)
6) – The Ten Commandments (1956)
7) – Hunt for the Red October (1990)
8) – Capt America: first Avenger (2011)
9) – The Great Escape (1963)
10) – Sully (2016)