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This Friday we celebrate our Veterans

And…I THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE

In my household, we love, respect, celebrate and honor our Veterans. Both my partner (Carla) and I had father’s that served in the military. Carla serves Veterans every day as a devoted and caring health care worker at the V.A. hospital.

When I have had the honor to meet some of the many Veterans that Carla has cared for, they have told me beautiful stories about their service, love of their country and their military brotherhood. We always stop to talk to Veterans when we see them and offer assistance when we can.

When a new military film is released we see it as soon as we can. Neither one of us enjoy violent movies but we do like understanding what these brave men and women have gone through while fighting for and protecting our freedom and our country.

Today while browsing the titles that are featured on DeepDiscount.com for their site-wide sale I was drawn to the Military films. I prefer films that depict real stories and are often emotional. War and Military films are set in various times throughout history. The atmosphere may be different depending on the era, but the brotherhood of the soldiers remains the same through every branch of the military and through every war or conflict.

Once again, I THANK all veterans and those currently serving our country for your bravery and protection of our country. I also thank the families that that stand behind their loved ones and wait patiently for them to return from their duties and missions.

HERE ARE A FEW OF THE POWERFUL MILITARY FILMS THAT HAVE MOVED ME IN PROFOUND WAYS.

These films and a full selection of military films can be found on www.deepdiscount.com. I have included links to my personal favorites that include full descriptions of the films as well as the trailers.

Saving Private Ryan / Winner of 5 Academy Awards

Buy it here

Thank You for Your Service / This a moving film starring Miles Teller.

Buy it here

Megan Leavey / Based on a true story of a female Marine corporal (Purple Heart recipient) and her bond with a military combat dog.

Buy it here

American Sniper / Award winning film starring Bradley Cooper

Buy it here

Zero Dark Thirty / Academy Award Winner

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Lone Survivor / Award winning film starring Mark Wahlberg

Buy it here

The Hurt Locker / Winner of 6 Academy Awards to include: Best Picture and Best Director

Buy it here

Black Hawk Down / Winner of 2 Academy Awards

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Platoon / Academy Award Winner with an All-Star Cast

Buy it here

Dunkirk / Winner of 3 Academy Awards

Buy it here

Red Tails / Powerful story of the Tuskegee Airmen

Buy it here

Good Morning Vietnam / A lighter look including the comedic genius of Robin Williams.

Buy it here

Here is a historical fact about Veterans Day and why it is tied to a specific time on November 11, each year.

The day of recognition was first called Armistice Day. On November 11, 1918, at 11:00 am a cease-fire or armistice took place in Europe during World War 1. President Woodrow Wilson said that the armistice anniversary deserved recognition and on June 4, 1928, congress passed a resolution to make it a legal holiday and it was in 27 states. In 1938 November 11 was made a legal holiday. After World War II the act was amended to honor veterans of that war as well as Korea. In 1954 the name was changed to Veterans Day.

Wishing all of our Veterans as well as those that are currently serving our country a beautiful…..11/11/2022

JUST A THOUGHT…..about Halloween

I don’t know about you but in these times of inflation and especially with the high price of gas, I am looking at all ways I can save some money. Let’s face it, I may cut some corners on certain things, but I still need to feed my obsession for good entertainment and fun.

For me Halloween has always been the fun holiday. You are not coming together with family for big feasts, gift giving and the dreaded pretending you love everyone in the room. Halloween can certainly be celebrated with family, but it’s usually the ones you have FUN with. It’s the family members who can enjoy the same sick and twisted horror films that you love.

If you have small children (or small grandchildren as I do), you will probably be out in the streets while they fill up their bags of candy. That is always fun until you get home and discover they have eaten one too many skittles and are bouncing off the walls.

This year Halloween falls on a school night, so I suggest you ration the candy. After inspecting their bags for all the dangerous things, we are warned about, you can also remove ALL YOUR favorite candy. This way the kiddos will have less candy to keep them buzzing till the next holiday of Thanksgiving.

Violet Brown Told Me – Halloween Tip:

While inspecting your princess or superheroes’ candy, “remove” the ones you like!

I am a grandparent that loves seeing my “most beautiful-in the world” granddaughter but I have noticed some miserable Grandma’s trekking down the street trying to keep an eye on their little Princess or Superhero that are literally in a sea of little Princesses and Superheroes. These are the Grandma’s or sometimes Pa’s that have adult children who’ve dressed up like what they feel is funny or sexy and have headed off to get “extra-happy” (drunk) at a friend’s party. They know that their little one is in good hands since they have pawned them off on Grandma.

If you have teens they will probably want to do what you like to do (minus the alcohol). They may want to have a few friends over to eat all the candy you have bought to hand out to the kids and to watch horror films.

If there are no kids in your household and you find yourself hosting “the Halloween party” you will want to have some great horror films on hand.

So, getting back to feeding my need for entertainment…fun…and SAVING MONEY.

I clicked on DeepDiscount.com’s Halloween Buy More Save More Sale and was pleasantly surprised to find loads of great Halloween films. And not just the ones you see in big bins at the front of stores. You know the ones…the movies that 4 other people are throwing around while digging to the bottom of the bin to find just one they have heard of.

The link will take you to a heading that says “HALLOWEEN: BUY MORE, SAVE MORE….There you can read the description of the film and even view the original trailer to see if it is “GORY” enough for your little demon get together. And guess what, you will find the classics that we all know so well, and the films that grab the attention of your twisted, sick mind (oh sorry, maybe that’s just me).

So, save gas, avoid sifting through discount bins filled with the D-list Halloween films and save BIG BUCKS on all YOUR FAVORITE HALLOWEEN, HORROR, SCI-FI and THRILLER FILMS…

“Save BIG BUCKS with NO WHAMMIES”

Great Documentaries – Part 2

Music Documentaries – The biggest sub-genre of documentary film making for good reason.

Everyone loves music and many of us have favorite genres of music and favorite artists. I suppose this is why “music documentaries” are the biggest sub-genre of documentary films. We all like to take a closer look into the lives of our favorite artists and the music they create. We want to know everything about “our artists” or our favorite type (genre) of music. Great documentary filmmakers have a responsibility to paint a full and truthful picture of their topic and in this case, artist, band, or genre of music.

Many people make documentaries and often upload them to YouTube but there are some filmmakers that work on their film for years and they also have big budgets to create the “perfect” documentary that will please the fans and often get them to the theatre.

Documentaries “document” reality, history, and periods of time. They educate while also entertaining us. I personally can’t get enough of documentaries. They have grown to be my favorite genre of films. They are usually made by experts and authorities on certain topics but what I admire most is the heart and love that most of the filmmakers pour into their documentary films.

I love MUSIC……..

Music has been my life and my savior at times. It has been with me through happy and sad times. I made music my career since it is something I knew best and loved the most. I am living proof of the old saying……..

 “If you do what you love, you will never work a day in your life”

I also love sharing music with others. I am “beyond” pleased to share some of my favorite “music docs” with you. I hope you will take the time to watch the film trailers that I have included. Even if you are not a fan of the artist or the genre you can learn something about each one of them….And who knows, you may find something new that you will soon LOVE!

HERE ARE 22 OF MY FAVORITE MUSIC DOCS!

Summer of Soul

(…Or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)

This film won 2 Academy Awards in 2022 for “Best Documentary” feature and for “Best Music Film”

Director Questlove’s music documentary explores and reclaims the legacy of the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival: a watershed six-week event of the civil rights movement.

Here is a taste of this stunning , soulful piece of history: Summer of Soul – Official Trailer (2021) Gladys Knight, Stevie Wonder – YouTube

I especially loved this feature that aired on CBS Sunday Morning: “Summer of Soul”: Rescuing a historic Harlem music festival – YouTube

Click here to add it to your collection: Summer of Soul (…Or, When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised) Dolby, AC-3, Subtitled on DeepDiscount.com

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The Beatles: Get Back

An incredible look into the twilight days of the Beatles

Gaining access to 60 hours of footage shot for the 1970 album and making-of documentary “Let It Be,” and utilizing innovative restoration techniques, Peter Jackson delivered an astonishingly comprehensive window into the twilight days of The Beatles. John, Paul, George, and Ringo are revealed as never before. This is 7 3/4 hrs. on three discs and I still wanted more.

I loved the sneak peek from the director Peter Jackson so I thought you might enjoy it too: The Beatles: Get Back – A Sneak Peek from Peter Jackson – YouTube

And here is the finished trailer: The Beatles: Get Back | Official Trailer | Watch in Dolby – YouTube

If you are a Beatles fan or know one, this documentary will be an amazing addition to any music collection….If you want to give a meaningful gift, it just does not get better than this! “GET BACK” IS A MUST HAVE!

Get it here: The Beatles: Get Back 3 Pack, Dolby, AC-3 on DeepDiscount.com

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The Secret to Happiness = Documentaries

Could your taste in documentaries lead to finding your perfect mate?

I recently read a friends post that said “I found my perfect match; we like the same documentaries”…could there be some truth in this statement?

I have been in my relationship over four decades and it’s true for us. We might argue about some TV shows to watch or what to have for dinner but when it comes to Docs, we are always on the same page.

Are we birds of a feather, flocking together?

We often learn a lot about each other based on the music, books, and movies we like. I have noticed that the best way to spark up a conversation and to get to know new friends is by asking them about the music, books, or their favorite movies, and podcasts. When they reveal their favorite documentaries, it’s probably the most telling. This gives a clear picture of the interests that are important in their life. When you hear the subjects and topics of their documentaries you will usually know if you are sticking around for more conversation or running off to your “imaginary meeting”.

Everyone seems to have favorite documentaries.

And just like the old saying, “there is someone for everyone” there are documentaries for everyone. No matter what you are interested in, you will find a podcast, or documentary for your viewing or listening pleasure (and even your guilty pleasures).

I love documentaries about Music, Art, Crime, History, Politics, Animals, the Environment, and something I like to call “twisted topics.” Twisted topics could be dark, shocking, edgy or anything my twisted mind finds appealing at the time. I am always open to watching documentaries to learn more about other things.

In August I will be featuring some of my favorite documentaries and films of special interest. Since I have so many based on a lot of topics I am going to break them up by my interests.

Since I view documentaries as an “ART” form, I have chosen “ART DOCUMENTARIES” as my first post in this series of “GREAT DOCUMENTARIES”

ART DOCUMENTARIES

I want to give shout out to the amazing and talented members of the Long Beach Arts Council. I am proud to live in a city that is so supportive of the Arts and the Artists that flourish within Long Beach, California. Our art council participates in many things throughout the city. And as they should since Art surrounds us throughout all that we do.

I hope you will take the time to enjoy the trailers I have provided and to add some of these great documentaries to your own collections.

Exit Through the Gift Shop

This is the inside story of street art.

What happens when fame, money and vandalism collide? This is one of the most provocative art films ever made…a Banksy film!

How to get your copy:

Exit Through the Gift Shop is available at DeepDiscount.com. Get it on Blu-ray with this link and save 43% right now!

Movie Clips – Banksy “Exit Through the Gift Shop” Clips – YouTube

Trailer – Exit Through the Gift Shop Trailer – YouTube

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Could you be in a cult and not know it?

Can watching movies with friends or groups of people that seem similar to you lead to being in a cult?

WHAT IS A CULT MOVIE?

There are many CLASSIC FILMS that are considered to be a masterpiece like Harry Potter, Star Wars or The Titanic. But there is also a plethora of movies called “CULT FILMS.” These films have a low budget, low box office numbers and a low following compared to the most “popular” movies with extremely devoted followers.

“When they go low, a specific cult film audience sometimes goes high.” I consider cult films to be high art, especially the classic Cheech & Chong films.

This comedic duo were OG’s in the cult movie game! Use this link to Browse all Cheech and Chong titles

And if you love Cheech and Chong I know you will love this profoundly serious 1936 film that has become known as one of the most hilarious films that helped to start the cult movie craze….

This golden age classic “REEFER MADNESS” is always a “HIT” at every cult film get together. Use this link to get it.

If you have never seen Reefer Madness I highly suggest seeing it with a group of friends and “unique snacks”

Cult films can be hilarious, horrific, bloody, gory, sexy, strange, evil, weird, naughty, scary and something the popular kids and their parents just don’t understand.

While the mass majority of movie goers shy away from films with questionable content, there are legions of “cool misfits” that just can’t get enough of cult films. In fact, they often see these films over and over again. They are passionate and dedicated to their favorite “off-beat” films. They shout-out dialogue and quote lines from their favorite films. You are highly likely to see people dressing up as characters or actively participating at a local midnight showing of some of the films that made it to “CULT CLASSIC” status .

The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is a cult-classic and the “KING of CULT FILMS.”

“The Rocky Horror Show” started in 1973 as a play in London. The play became a movie and “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” premiered on September 25, 1975. For 47 years there have been audiences all over the world dressing up like Frank N. Furter, Riff Raff, Rocky, Columbia, Magenta, Brad, Janet and the other 49 characters. They bring their own props to the midnight shows, they sing, shout out replies to lines in the movie and they famously do the “Time Warp.”

Let’s see if YOU remember how to do the “Time Warp”…no worries, no one is looking

“Time Warp” from the 1975 “Rocky Horror Picture Show”

Although I have seen the movie many times I am proud to say that I was one of the original members of the audience at The Roxy Theater on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood that attended the live production over a nine-month run in 1974. For the movie premiere myself and my Road Dawg Sheila, went on a bus with cast members from The Roxy theater in Hollywood to the United Artists Theatre in Westwood, California.

The Roxy live audience was much like the midnight movie audience, we dressed up, sang loudly and everyone did the time warp. This was definitely one of the “BEST” times of my life. Shout out to “Sheila” who joined me for many “Rocky” nights at The Roxy. I know she is reading this “cult movie” feature because she is still a cool, unique, weirdo, misfit.

Cult films are NOT to be watched alone.

You must share the “dark beauty” of your favorite cult films with your wackiest, most unique, weird, nerdy, and strange, mis-fit friends. These are typically the friends who are most likely to have ALL their badges from ALL their years attending Comic-Con. And they are always ready to tell you how each year was better than the rest…(these same friends may also be the ones most likely to have body parts in their freezer)….just kidding about the freezer but they WILL have those Comic-Con badges and wristbands.

Do you have what it takes to be a Cult Leader or are you more of a follower?

If you are considering having a CULT MOVIE party or a CULT MOVIE marathon, at your house or a venue, you should take on the role as the “CULT LEADER” for the day.

  • The CULT LEADER chooses the CULT FILM or films to bring to the party.
  • The followers usually bring the party favors, the junk food and the “brewskis”

It is not easy to recommend Cult Films because they are usually tailored to the specific taste of the viewers. For instance, there are cult groups that are enthusiastic about women’s prison films, naughty nurses, or nuns, while others love zombies, cannibals, and gory horror films.

I will offer some suggestions for a party with a mixture for those who like the popular, big budget cult films and for those that like to dig-deep into the freaky cult film vault.

HERE ARE THE MOST POPULAR CULT FILMS THAT MOST PEOPLE CAN ENJOY.

The Rocky Horror Picture ShowGet your Rocky fix with this link

The Big Lebowski…DUDE, you need to OWN this one! Get the 20th Anniversary edition here

Harold & Maude (a personal favorite) I recommend the Blu-ray, get it here

Friday…Warning: you may need extra snacks for these films. Get all 3 films…1-3 here

Monty Python and the Holy Grail (If you love British humor, this is for you) Get it here

Fight Club…(Another personal favorite) DeepDiscount.com has the Anniversary Edition here

Labyrinth…Get this dark film, directed by Jim Henson, but this one is NO MUPPET MOVIE. It stars David Bowie and you can get it here

American Psycho…not sure what this says about me, but I LOVE this movie. Get it here

Clerks…This classic Kevin Smith film is available here

Showgirls…This erotic, campy, cult drama centers around strippers and showgirls. Need I say more? Here’s the link

Donnie Darko…Jake Gyllenhaal and Drew Barrymore are incredible in this dark, sci-fi cult film. Get it here

Dazed and Confused…Star studded cast and A MUST SEE for all cult film enthusiasts. Get it here

The Room…loved this weirdly amazing movie! DeepDiscount.com has it here

There are far too many popular Cult Films to name them all, but now you have a few choices to get your party started.

For those of you who like to dig deep for the hard-core cult films there are a ton more to choose from. Just read the titles because they often give you clues to the content of the films

Look for key words like Zombies, Sex, Evil, Girls, Women’s Prison, Naughty Nurses, Terror, Horror, Blood, Gore, Hell and all your favorite guilty pleasures. You will find the perfect films for those misfit friends I spoke about earlier in this feature.

Find all your off-beat, hard-core cult treasures HERE

ENJOY THESE CULT FILMS. When you find one you love, write back, and tell me how it warped your mind…or made you laugh your ass off.

NORMAN LEAR, HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY

Norman Lear is one of the most important figures in the history of television. He is one of the most important men behind the scenes of some of our most revered and beloved TV shows. Let me begin by telling you who Norman Lear is…..then I will tell you briefly about his history and the man who bravely served his country in World War II.

This is Norman Lear…..and at 100 years old… he is still working!

Norman Milton Lear was born on July 27, 1922. He is a beloved American TV Writer, and a Film and TV Producer.

In his 100 years he has produced, written, created, or developed over 100 shows.

Lear is best known for many popular 1970s sitcoms, including All in the Family, Maude, Sanford and Son, One Day at a Time, The Jeffersons, and Good Times. Collectively these shows were viewed by more than 120 million people per week. His shows were influential, ground-breaking shows.

“All in the Family” was one of the most important series of all-time.

In this ground-breaking show, Norman Lear was not afraid to take on social and controversial subjects. He trusted the intelligence of his viewers to understand why he brought some of the controversial episodes to television. Over 50 years ago, it was the first American show to be taped in front of a live audience. Every laugh and response were from real people.

To me this seems risky since the show often had topics that could easily be hard for some to grasp. The lead character Archie Bunker was a middle-aged Bigot. The man who portrayed “Archie” (Carroll O’Conner) was a liberal. I suppose this is why Carroll O’Conner won four Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe for his portrayal of “Archie Bunker”. Jean Stapleton who portrayed his wife “Edith Bunker” won three Emmy Awards. Sally Struthers (daughter Gloria Stivic) won two Emmy Awards. Rob Reiner (Gloria’s husband / the son-in-law, Mike Stivic) also won two Emmy Awards.

ALL in the FAMILY had 42 Emmy Award WINS and 73 nominations. There were also 8 Golden Globe WINS connected to the show.

Just think about this…….

From 1971-1979, “All in the Family” addressed racism, antisemitism, homosexuality, women’s liberation, religion, rape, abortion, breast cancer, infidelity, miscarriages, impotence, menopause, and the Vietnam War…and 50 years later most of these subjects are still HOT TOPICS!

NORMAN LEAR HAS ALWAYS BEEN AHEAD OF HIS TIME!

Other random things about All in the Family:

• It was the first show to have a toilet rush on a prime-time show. WOW, we have come a long way to what we see and hear now.

• The lead female “Edith” was played as a women with a horrible singing voice. In reality, she was an accomplished singer and a successful Broadway actress.

• Archie and Edith’s favorite living room chairs are now in the Smithsonian Institute Museum in Washington, DC.

• Mickey Rooney was almost cast as Archie Bunker

• The show’s first episode had a warning after the title that read “Suggested for the mature audience”

• The third episode which was a little hard for some people to watch contained a different warning, written by Norman Lear, that read “The program you are about to see is ALL in the Family. It seeks to throw a humorous spotlight on our frailties, prejudices, and concerns. By making them a source of laughter, we hope to show – in a mature fashion – just how absurd they are.”

• Jean Stapleton who portrayed Archie’s wife chose to remain as “Edith Bunker” in 1971 when she was asked to take a leading role in :Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory”

• Carroll O’Connor wrote the lyrics of the closing theme song

See for yourself why this television series is LEGENDARY & HISTORIC
Get the complete series here:

There were seven other spin-off shows from “All in the Family”. The Top three spin-offs were also ground-breaking, award-winning shows and are available for your collections.

• “Maude” 1972-1978 (141 episodes)
“Maude” Seasons 1-6 available at DeepDiscount.com

• “Good Times” 1974-1979 (123 episodes)
Good Times: The Complete Series on DeepDiscount.com

• “The Jeffersons” 1975-1984 (252 episodes)
The Jeffersons: The Complete Series (The Dee-luxe Edition) on DeepDiscount.com

• “Archie Bunker’s Place” 1979-1983 (97 episodes)

• “Checking In” 1981 (4 episodes)

• “Gloria” 1982-1983 (21 episodes)

• “704 Hauser” 1994 (6 episodes

Norman Lear has continued to actively produce television, including the remake of One Day at a Time in 2017 and the Netflix revival of Good Times in 2022. His re-imagined Cuban American version of “One Day at a Time” is in the Top Ten New Shows of 2017, and the second season is now streaming on Netflix.

At 100, this is what Norman Lear is currently “still” working on…

He is currently an executive producer on the award-winning Epix docuseries “America Divided”, now in season two. He is also in production on the pilot of “Guess Who Died”, an NBC comedy featuring a cast of senior citizens. Will Mr. Lear make this demographic, “golden” again? I THINK SO!

You can also check out his weekly podcast “All of the Above with Norman Lear”

In his personal, down time, Norman Lear is “still”…………

The father of six, the grandfather of four, and a husband to Lyn Lear.

He is a liberal, a philanthropist and a political & social activist. He supports and funds First Amendment rights and progressive politicians and causes. In 1980, Lear founded the advocacy organization “People for the American Way” to counter the influence of the Christian right in politics. In the early 2000s, he organized and led a tour of the Declaration of Independence.

After ALL of Norman Lear’s life-long achievements I must leave you with just one more that happened long before he became one of the “GREATEST TELEVSION PIONEERS of ALL-TIME”

Before beginning his long and highly successful career in television, Norman Lear joined the military. It was 1942 and he was 20 years old. He served as an Army Air Force pilot in World War II. From 1942-1945 he flew 52 successful combat missions and was awarded the prestigious, Air Medal

The television Icon, Norman Lear has also received numerous prestigious awards, to include five Emmys, the National Medal of Arts, and the Kennedy Center Honors. In 1975 he received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He was one of the first seven television pioneers to be inducted into the Television Academy Hall of Fame.

I will end with my favorite quote about Norman Lear

“Norman Lear, transformed the American cultural landscape, bringing the social and political issues of the day into American living rooms for the first time”…….YES HE DID!

THANK YOU, NORMAN LEAR for all your years of service to our country in the military and THANK YOU, for the classic, thought provoking, game-changing, historic television shows……the years of laughter…all the important and beloved characters that you brought to life.

AND….HAPPY 100th BIRTHDAY MR. LEAR ….take some time off for a BIG piece of cake!

In Celebration of Comic-Con 2022

Plus the lifestyle brand that is killing it in the pop-culture world.

If you can’t be at Comic-Con this year, you can still get together with some of your friends and share your favorite comic books, movies, and TV shows. My new obsession that began during the pandemic is collecting “Funko” figurines. I am crazy about collecting all my favorite hip hop stars, rock Gods, athletes, movie and television figurines.

I found RUN DMC figurines which I display near one of my most treasured photos with all 3 members of the group (R.I.P. Jam Master Jay).

I also just picked up the “Jordan Peele” Funko figurine since I am seeing his newest film “Nope” this coming weekend. I am sure his new film will be the talk of Comic-Con this coming weekend in San Diego, CA.

Since I know what my friends like I am buying Funko figurines that I know they would love as birthday and holiday gifts. I am getting their gifts early to avoid the dreaded holiday “out-of-stock” conditions. Right now, they are priced low and with the extra 10% off discount coupon at “Deep Discount” these are very affordable and perfect gifts.

I love when my friends take the time to choose gifts that are meaningful and special to me. Showing that you know what your friend collects or likes shows them you know them well and care about them. If you are not sure of the unique things that they are into, it’s never too late to find out. Funko figurines are an inexpensive way to give them something they will genuinely like. Their favorite music, movie, comic, or television heroes in a figurine is unexpected and a great surprise.

While browsing the FUNKO products by genres I found so many great gifts for my friends. Some friends that I bond with because of our love of music, Stranger Things, Seinfeld, Game of Thrones, Ozark, and other shows. I can’t wait to see their faces when they open the figurines of the things they love most.

I am adding the “Ruth” of “Ozark” figurine to my own collection today.

And I can’t wait to get the “Stranger Things” Funko’s into the hands of my Godson. He also loves Video Games, Anime, Sports, Marvel, DC , Horror films and even something as random as “Froot Loops.”  Much to my surprise I found a “Froot Loop” figurine under the “Funko Ad Icons” category.

When I take the time to click tabs that I don’t usually visit, I often discover some real gems and treasures. By clicking “Toys and Gifts” at www.deepdiscount.com I found something unique and special for all my friends and loved ones. I can not believe how many categories and AWESOME products that are available from Funko.

Check out their vast selection of Funko figurines, t-shirts and more. Find something for everyone……and most importantly…..YOU! Just Click Here

You can also see a complete, kick-ass list of ALL Comic-Con Sale titles Here

DREW BARRYMORE

Sometimes I just get in the mood for more……DREW BARRYMORE

Drew was only 5 years old when she landed her first acting job. In 1982 at the age of 6 she melted my heart in Stephen Spielberg’s epic summer blockbuster film E.T.

Drew has now been in 57 films and counting…

On September 14, 2020 “The Drew Barrymore Show” debuted on CBS.

She has appeared as herself 236 times in interviews and guest appearances. I suppose her popularity on talk shows led to Drew getting her own talk show.

Drew went up against other popular talk shows and she proved that she too could have a successful career in daytime TV. Drew’s show is high on special interest “feel-good” stories. Her humor, optimism and positive messages have been rays of sunshine in some of the dark days of the pandemic. Her show debuted at the perfect time. We needed the happiness that Drew brings for an hour every weekday. I am happy to report that The Drew Barrymore show has been renewed for a third season.

For 42 years I have enjoyed and found happiness in Drew’s extraordinary talent. I personally love Drew in romantic comedies, but she is certainly not limited to that genre of film. She has starred in dramas, fantasy, thrillers, and horror films.

Find all of Drew’s films here

Here are some of my favorite and most beloved Drew Barrymore films and performances.

E.T. The Extra Terrestrial (1982)

Here is a link to my previous feature on this EPIC BLOCKBUSTER FILM. E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial – Violet Brown Told Me

Get this AMAZING film here: E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial With DVD, Ultraviolet Digital Copy, 2 Pack, Digital Copy on DeepDiscount.com

Firestarter (1984)

An Eight-year-old Drew Barrymore stars as the child who has the amazing ability and power to start fires with just a glance. Can her psychic power and the love of her father save her from the threatening government agency, “The Shop, “, which wants to control her… or destroy her?

Here is the original version of this film starring Drew: Firestarter Snap Case on DeepDiscount.com

Irreconcilable Differences (1983)

This is a bittersweet comedy. Two aspiring writers Albert (Ryan O’Neal) and Lucy (Shelley Long) meet and fall in love. They become happily married and soon have a beautiful little daughter. Their “happy” simple life starts crumbling as Albert’s career in Hollywood prospers and he falls in love with his leading actor (Sharon Stone). Seeing her loving parents go from love to hate, nine-year old Casey (Drew Barrymore) becomes tired of being emotionally and physically ignored by her parents. She hires a lawyer and tries to divorce them on the grounds of  Irreconcilable Differences.

Get it and own it here: Search results for Movies/TV : “• Irreconcilable Differences (1983)” (deepdiscount.com)

The Wedding Singer (1998)

I saw this film several times due to a friend who was also in this film. R.I.P. Alexis Arquette.

This is the first of three films in which Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler team up for some beloved and memorable laughs.

In this film New Jersey wedding chanter Robbie Hart (Sandler) loses hope after being abandoned at the altar by his Fiancé. Soon he meets Julia (Barrymore), an effervescent ray of light in the shape of a catering server. She enlists Robbie’s help in planning her own wedding-to a sleazy, junk bond salesman who fools around with other women and treats them like unfeeling slabs of meat.

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I highly recommend seeing all 3 films starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore. These two actors have great chemistry together.

50 First Dates (2004)

This was the second film that starred Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.

Drew suffered a head injury in an accident and suffers with short-term memory loss. Adam falls hard for Drew, and she becomes the girl of his dreams. Each date is a challenge as he must win her over again…and again due to her short-term memory.

50 First Dates Widescreen, Subtitled, Dubbed, AC-3 on DeepDiscount.com

Blended (2014)

Let’s hope that it’s not the last time we will see Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore star together.

After a bad blind date, a man and woman find themselves stuck together at a resort for families, where their attractions grow as their respective kids benefit from the burgeoning relationship.

Get Blended in this GREAT triple feature DVD set: 3 Film Collection: The Intern / Tammy / Blended 2 Pack, Eco Amaray Case on DeepDiscount.com

Donnie Darko (2001)

Long before “Stranger Things” this cult classic combined science fiction with 80’s nostalgia.

Donnie is a troubled high school student: in therapy, prone to sleepwalking and in possession of an imaginary friend, a six-foot rabbit named Frank, who tells him the world is going to end in 28 days, 06 hours, 42 minutes, and 12 seconds. During that time, he will navigate teenage life, narrowly avoid death in the form of a falling jet engine, follow Frank’s maladjusted instructions and try to maintain the space-time continuum. Donnie Darko combines an eye-catching, eclectic cast – pre-stardom Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal, heartthrob Patrick Swayze and former child star Drew Barrymore. The soundtrack is loaded with 80s classics by Echo and the Bunnymen, Tears for Fears and Duran Duran.

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Poison Ivy

Here is a great triple feature DVD that contains the first 3 “Poison Ivy” films in the series.

Poison Ivy: Triple Feature on DeepDiscount.com

  1. Poison Ivy (1992) starring Drew Barrymore and Sara Gilbert… A CULT CLASSIC!
  2. Poison Ivy II: Lily (1996) starring Alyssa Milano and Johnathon Schaech
  3. Poison Ivy: The New Seduction starring Jaime Pressly and Megan Edwards

Poison Ivy is an erotic thriller film series. The first three films in the series deal with the implications of an emotionally neglected, sexually assertive young woman’s fascination with her best friend’s father, and how her desire for him affects multiple individuals who fall under her influence.

Make sure you check out all the great Drew Barrymore films here. Search results for Movies/TV : “drew barrymore” (deepdiscount.com)

ELVIS

Elvis is the “KING of ROCK & ROLL,” and he will reign as the “KING of the BOX OFFICE” on JUNE 24, 2022

Elvis Presley is the 2nd bestselling artist of all-time  (behind The Beatles) but that may change when the new “Elvis” biopic hits theaters this month.

I predict that ELVIS-MANIA is about to happen all over again.

When Elvis really “left the building and the world” on August 16, 1977, I remember every detail as though it was yesterday.

This is a day in Rock & Roll history that I will never forget. I was the Assistant Manager at the #1 store in the Wherehouse Music chain. I suppose we were #1 because we carried an extensive selection of titles by all artists.

It was a Tuesday, and we were playing the hits of that time. Andy Gibb, The Commodores, Peter Frampton, Fleetwood Mac, and Heart were in high rotation. And I always had to play Led Zeppelin at least 3-4 times a day. Shortly after 1:30 pm, I was told that I had a personal phone call, so I went upstairs. I could see the entire store from a security window that was in our office upstairs. I picked up the phone as I gazed out the window. It was my mother calling and as I said hello, she screamed into the phone “Elvis is dead.” I could not believe it, I told her it must be gossip. But before I got off the phone I knew it must be true since I watched hordes of customers running into the store with tears streaming down their faces. They ran straight to the Elvis Presley section. Our store always had an amazing selection of Elvis since our manager was a HUGE fan. The manager was Godfrey and when he was a teenager, he and two friends from school were invited to the set of the Elvis film “Jailhouse Rock.” They met Elvis and got this photo with him.

My friend Godfrey and his two friends meeting Elvis on the set of the film “Jailhouse Rock.”

It was hard to break the news to Godfrey about the passing of Elvis. It took only 30 minutes for every piece of Elvis product to sell out.

When Baz Luhrmann’s new biopic “Elvis” is released 4 days from now, Elvis’s product will be in high demand again. Baz is an Oscar-nominated filmmaker and until “Elvis” Baz was most known for his extreme and over-the-top productions of Strictly Ballroom (1992), Romeo & Juliet (1996), Moulin Rouge (2001), Australia (2008), and The Great Gadsby in 2013.

This new film Luhrmann depicts Elvis’s rise to fame and his complicated relationship with his lifelong manager Colonel Tom Parker.

Parker (Tom Hanks) met Elvis (played by Austin Butler) in 1955. Within a year Colonel Parker was able to score Elvis Presley a recording contract with RCA Victor Records.

Colonel Parker was like the great “OZ” behind the curtain calling all the shots and pulling all the strings to make Elvis the BIGGEST STAR IN THE WORLD.

Colonel Tom Parker took 50% of all the money that came from merchandise and the licensing of Elvis music. He took the standard 25% of all the money that Elvis earned. Elvis was his only client until the day Presley died on August 16, 1977.

Tom Hanks seems like the perfect actor to portray a complicated man like Parker. Throughout their relationship many called Colonel Tom Parker a psychopath. I love a relevant story about the music industry and the inclusion of a psychopath is just icing on the cake. I have already purchased my ticket to see “Elvis” at the first showing on the evening of June 24. I hear the story is mostly about “Parker” but when you have a bigger than life artist like Elvis depicted in the film it will be hard to not focus on the newest star in-the making, Austin Butler.

I am not sure if the old-time, hard-core Elvis fans will love the glitzy and lavish Baz Luhrmann film, but I suppose a lot of young movie goers will certainly “LOVE” Austin Butler as “Elvis”

Remember when Robert Pattinson debuted in 2008 as Edward in Twilight? Austin Butler just might follow suit to become Hollywood’s newest “heartthrob” movie-star.

Austin Butler has everything it takes to become the HOTTEST HOLLYWOOD “IT BOY” of 2022.

His charisma, charm, great looks, dance moves, and “real” singing in the film is sure to make Austin The King” of next year’s MTV Movie Awards.

The film premiered at “Graceland,” the home and burial place of Elvis in Memphis Tennessee. Baz Luhrmann, the stars of the film and the Presley family were all in attendance.

The media and press are buzzing with news about the movie and stories about the lives of Elvis, his wife Priscilla, his daughter Lisa Marie, and his legendary manager Colonel Tom Parker. I suppose that all stories about “THE KING” will resurface but if you really want to get to know Elvis, just pick up some of his music, movies or documentaries about his life and career. Elvis recorded over 700 songs and he did not write any of them. He made his songwriters very wealthy people even though they gave up 50% of the credit before Elvis would record their songs. I suppose this was just another smart and crafty move by Colonel Parker. If Elvis sang the song it was sure to SELL and most often the songs became HITS!

As the Elvis Presley press explodes over the balance of the year, it may become hard to find his music and films……

That’s right……ELVIS WAS A MOVIE STAR.

Between 1956 to 1972 Elvis made 33 movies and he starred in 32 of them. The movies were not always great but with his face on the big screen, his singing, and his hip shaking every theatre seat was filled with screaming women.

As I watched his classic film “Jailhouse Rock” a few years ago I could not help but compare it to the modern-day real-life story of hip-hop’s most notorious record label “Death Row Records.” Who knows, perhaps Suge Knight took some tips from Colonel Tom Parkers playbook.

The smart and talented folks behind the scenes at DeepDiscount.com have been busy over the past few months cultivating the best collection of Elvis music, movies, and collectibles.

Elvis once said “If you’re looking for trouble, you came to the right place”

Violet Brown says “If you’re looking for ELVIS, you came to the right place”

Whether you are a casual Elvis fan or an Elvis fanatic you will find “EVERYTHING ELVIS”…HERE

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ELVIS  “THE KING” PRESLEY WILL BE ON SALE THROUGHOUT JUNE….And make sure to UNLOCK another 10% savings off your order with that AWESOME coupon that pops up when you open www.deepdiscount.com

Here are my some of my favorite Elvis films:

Jailhouse Rock (1957)

Jailhouse Rock Deluxe Edition, Remastered, Restored, Widescreen on DeepDiscount.com

Blue Hawaii (1961)

Blue Hawaii Widescreen, Dolby, AC-3 on DeepDiscount.com

Elvis On Tour (1972)

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Viva Las Vegas (1964)

Viva Las Vegas Remastered, Restored, Widescreen, Subtitled on DeepDiscount.com

King Creole (1958)

King Creole Limited Edition, Remastered, Widescreen, Amaray Case on DeepDiscount.com

G.I. Blues (1960)

G.I. Blues Widescreen, AC-3, Dolby, Mono Sound on DeepDiscount.com

Follow That Dream (1962)

Follow That Dream Subtitled, Dubbed, Repackaged, Standard Screen on DeepDiscount.com

AND….for a SUPER ELVIS FILM BARGAIN check out this 7 Movie DVD set…..WOW!

Elvis 7-Film Collection Boxed Set on DeepDiscount.com

When you see “Elvis” on June 24, come back and share your thoughts on it!

“The Rock” is Cooking Up Quite a Career!

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is one of the BIGGEST movie stars of all-time.

Over the last 13 years only 3.4% of the top grossing films featured Asian American or Pacific Islander leading actors.

44 films had an Asian American or Pacific Islander lead. 14 of these films featured Dwayne Johnson in a leading role. Dwayne is not just a Pacific Islander star he is one of the BIGGEST movie stars of the past two decades.

Since 2001 Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has appeared in one movie or more each year. In 2013 he had five huge films within the same year.

There is no secret to his success. We have watched him in plain sight as he rose to wrestling stardom in 1996. Just three years later in 1999 he emerged as an actor. It did not take long until “The Rock” started making a name for himself as “Dwayne Johnson” in films. In 2001 he had a small role in “The Mummy Returns” but that led to a leading role in the 2002, “Scorpion King”.

Dwayne Johnson has been in or associated with 59 films. The hit TV show “Young Rock” is based on his life story. He is ranked at #6 of the highest grossing actors of all-time. His movies have earned $11.4 BILLION and counting….WORLD-WIDE

WHY ARE STUDIOS & DIRECTORS DRAWN TO WORKING WITH DWAYNE JOHNSON FOR SO MANY MOVIES?

Dwayne strives to be successful at everything he does. Perhaps these are a few of the reasons why he also WINS at everything he does!

HE IS COMPETITIVE….and he WINS!

HE WORKS HARD….Nothing stops him!

HE DREAMS BIG & FOLLOWS HIS DREAMS!

HE IS UNSTOPPABLE!

If you are looking for movies that the whole family can see, you can never go wrong with movies starring Dwayne Johnson.

Here is a list of some of his most popular films that I highly recommend:

Moana

This is a fantastic Disney animated film that the whole family can enjoy.

MOANA, an epic adventure about a spirited teen who sets sail on a daring mission to save her people. Along the way, Moana (Auli’i Cravalho) meets the once mighty demigod Maui (Dwayne Johnson), and together they cross the ocean on a fun-filled, action-packed voyage. Bring home the movie full of heart, humor, and oceans of bonus extras!

Moana is one of my Grand Daughters favorite films, so I found other Moana related goodies for her. She especially loves the soundtrack, the karaoke CD, and the Moana collectibles.

You can find the Moana movie, music and more here: All Things MOANA from DeepDiscount.com

Jumanji

Jumanji is a fantasy, adventure film franchise that started in 1995.

The film also gave birth to a popular animated television series that aired from 1996-1999. In 2017 Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart & Jack Black brought Jumanji back to theatres. It was one of the highest grossing non-Disney and non- comic book films since Transformers. Due to the success of this sequel (Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle), there was another film in the series released in 2019. Dwayne, Kevin, and Jack were back in Jumanji: The Next Level with another box office success story.

Jumanji centers around four teens that discover a 16-bit video game called Jumanji in their school’s basement. Upon opening the game, the teens find themselves transported inside the game’s jungle world. Each teen is assigned an avatar. There is an explorer (Dwayne Johnson) with huge muscles,  cartographer (Jack Black), a zoologist (Kevin Hart), and a beautiful martial artist (Karen Gillan). The four of them must survive a series of dangerous adventures to get back to the real world.

Jumanji will take the whole family on an adventure of a lifetime. Watch the first Jumanji and you will be wanting more so get all the Jumanji related films and products here: All Things JUMANJI from DeepDiscount.com

In 2011 Dwayne Johnson joined the 4th most successful movie franchise of all-time!

When Dwayne Johnson joined the popular “Fast & Furious” franchise it kicked hit star-power into high-gear!

Fast Five (2011)…Fast & Furious 6 (2013)…Furious 7 (2015)… The Fate of the Furious (2017)…The Fast & the Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019)

Fast Five

Dwayne brought the character of Luke Hobbs to the franchise in “Fast Five.”

Hobbs is a highly trained and skilled bounty hunter for the D.S.S. (Diplomatic Security Service). The character of Luke Hobbs gave birth to a spin-off of the “Fast” franchise in “The Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs and Shaw.

I realize that this feature is dedicated to Dwayne Johnson, but I am going to recommend seeing ALL the “Fast & Furious” films. If you LOVE Dwayne in these films there are double DVD sets that contain the films that he starred in.

Here is Dwayne’s “Fast Five” and “Fast & Furious 6” collection if you just want to start with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s entry into this EPIC franchise.

Fast & Furious Collection: 5 & 6 Snap Case, 2 Pack on DeepDiscount.com

If you are one of the few people that have not seen any of the “Fast & Furious” films or “Hobbs & Shaw” you can finally see what you have missed by clicking here: All Things FAST & FURIOUS from DeepDiscount.com

Fighting With My Family

This is one of my personal favorite Dwayne Johnson films.

This biopic is about a young teen named Saraya-Jade Bevis (Florence Pugh) from a small town in England who was pushed into joining her family’s business. That business was pro-wrestling. She spent a year learning the ropes of wrestling from her family and then she was ready to enter the ring as “Paige.” She soon became a rising star for the WWE. Dwayne Johnson was a co-star and the Executive Producer of “Fighting With My Family.”

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Pain & Gain

A group of personal trainers decide to steal the American dream.

I have two reasons for liking this Michael Bay hilarious crime comedy….DWAYNE JOHNSON & MARK WALBURG. I love them both and they are magical together in this action, adventure, comedy. When a group of personal trainers (Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, and Anthony Mackie) decide to steal the American Dream, they get caught up in a criminal enterprise that goes horribly wrong. Now, living large will take everything they’ve got in the unbelievable true story that critics are calling “Goodfella’s on steroids”……and “outrageously entertaining.”

If you need some laughs and action, just click here: Pain & Gain Subtitled, Dubbed, Widescreen, Dolby on DeepDiscount.com

If it’s BLU-RAY you need, click here: Pain & Gain With DVD, Subtitled, Dubbed, Widescreen on DeepDiscount.com

These are just a few of my favorite and most popular Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson films. Browse and own all of films by clicking here: All Things DWAYNE THE ROCK JOHNSON from DeepDiscount.com

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