Tuesday, April 19, 2016

"Act, Sing, Laugh" one has to ENJOY LIFE!


|  Column: "Act, Sing, Laugh"  |  Special Guest Columnist: Antonio Rullez  |

Our own actor, singer/songwriter, dancer Antonio Rullez is sharing some of his great personal passion for the art of poetry. Antonio is taking us into a three part series of his column with a fantastic journey of poetry that he penned and truly adores. The first two entitled; "Times" & "Why The Heart" and now we are featuring the third and final  being; "Life!" These showcase Antonio's gift that expands vastly in the performing arts field. Let's continue the enjoyment of Antonio's poetry in his own words, enjoy!

We are happy to say there are MANY MORE articles that Antonio will be writing for his column. Keep an eye out for the next where he will give us incite into his acting career, behind the scenes, red carpet events, and much more, so stay tuned!





Context

Partly following on from some of the sentiments of my poems, “Why The Heart?” and “Times”, this poem seeks to investigate life overall, as well as some of the more mysterious and subtle aspects of our lives and development as individuals and collectively.
 


Life!

Life is amazing yet can be full of cares
Life bleeds and gives tears of joy
Life leads yet some paths remain unknown
As if time stood still and you’re fully grown

Unrequited, love and other elements
Stagnation, hurt, procrastination but guts…
It will come to pass in the right way
When the courage invested finally illuminates the day!


© 2012 by Antonio Rullez






Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Happy Birthday Doris Day!


 Doris Day - here at LTCM we adore this leading lady. Doris Day turns 94 years young on April 3rd of this year (2016). A lady that is very beloved for her love of animals and her true talent the shined through as a hit recording artist and major leading lady in the motion pictures. 

Doris enjoys giving back to her beloved animals and not being so much in the limelight as she did years ago. We still and will forever have her records and movies from the silver screen to always smile and see her talent as a masterful entertainer. I like to remind readers that she is not just a blonde that smiled and starred in comedies (though those are great) though proved her acting jobs in suspenseful films that got her to show that this lady has true range. Some very noteworthy films of Doris Day's are; "Pillow Talk" "Calamity Jane" "The Man Who Knew Too Much" "Pillow Talk" "Romance on the High Seas" (one of my all time favs), "Young Man With A Horn" "Tea For Two" "Storm Warning" "Do Not Disturb" "Billy Rose's Jumbo" "That Touch of Mink" "Midnight Lace" "The Pajama Game" "Julie" & "Love Me Or Leave Me" (my other all time favorite). These are all such great film classics and are worthy of seeing. 

One great thing is here in "Love Those Classic Movies!" we have featured many of the Doris Day movie collection and will be doing more! Now, let's all get together and sing "HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the one and only DORIS DAY!!!!
















































Friday, April 1, 2016

Happy Birthday to Debbie Reynolds!



HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE ONE & ONLY DEBBIE REYNOLDS!!!!


The legendary entertainer Debbie Reynolds turns 84 years young today (April 1st). One of our last true leading ladies of the silver screen her list of classics such as; "Singing In The Rain" "I Love Melvin" "The Affairs of Dobie Gillis" "Hit The Deck" "The Tender Trap" "The Catered Affair" "Tammy and the Bachelor" "The Mating Game" "It Started With A Kiss" "The Gazebo" "The Pleasure of His Company" "How The West Was Won" "The Unsinkable Molly Brown" "The Singing Nun" "Divorce American Style" "What's The Matter With Helen?" "Mother" "In And Out" with countless other noteworthy motion pictures, tv movies, stage appearances and much more to remind us that there will never be another Debbie Reynolds!

Here at "Love Those Classic Movies!" Debbie is truly one of our favorite leading ladies to discuss and to feature since we started over five years ago. Debbie still goes strong with her entertainment from doing her one woman show all over the world to writing her now released biography. I think it is time for me to get a glass of wine and throw on one of the all time fav Debbie Reynolds movies, enjoy!!!!





































Tuesday, March 22, 2016

"Act, Sing, Laugh" Poem of the HEART!




Our own actor, singer/songwriter, dancer Antonio Rullez is sharing some of his great personal passion for the art of poetry. Antonio is taking us into a three part series of his column with a fantastic journey of poetry that he penned and truly adores. The first entitled; "Times" and now we are featuring the second being; "Why The Heart?" The last and final in the poetic series from Antonio is entitled "Life!" These showcase Antonio's gift that expands vastly in the performing arts field. Let's continue the enjoyment of Antonio's poetry in his own words, enjoy!





Context

This poem was written in 2011, at a time when I was studying my Bachelor of Arts (Theatre/Drama major) at University (2010-2015).  The poem represents thoughts and feelings that I had during this time with respect to a special girl at university that I was becoming very fond of.  Nonetheless, as especially reflected by the final 6 lines of the poem, I tried to remain fairly calm and hopeful about it all and look at the overall picture too.




Why the Heart?

You make my heart rise,
It beats twice as fast!
A love without condition
To be left in the dark?

Daunting as it lingers
Yet with someone else you lie
My heart can’t consider it now,
Quietly between myself and I

The first look, the first time
It’s never enough
The months pass swiftly
Friendship builds on emotion and touch

A sleight of hand perhaps
Took away something I might have seen
Though all in good time,
It still can resolve if meant to be

Why does the heart even ponder?
Is it a sin to worry so much?
Ease the mind but keep open the possibility
Of unveiling that diamond in the rough.


© 2011 by Antonio Rullez



Tuesday, March 8, 2016

"Act, Sing, Laugh" Poem of the TIMES




Our own actor, singer/songwriter, dancer Antonio Rullez is sharing some of his great personal passion for the art of poetry. Antonio is taking us into a three part series of his column with a fantastic journey of poetry that he penned and truly adores. The first entitled; "Times" with two other additional "Why The Heart?" and "Life!" These showcase Antonio's gift that expands vastly in the performing arts field. Let's get into Antonio's first poem and his own words the context behind it, enjoy!





Context

This poem essentially encapsulates the ebs and flows of human existence and exposes the conflict between whether one should or should not dream and make a consistent effort in life, despite the possibilities of failure, as well as success, that we all face.



TIMES

Times of triumph, tears of love
Streaming ambiguously via heaven above
Insane to dream? Yet silly if not
To take the chance, plan and plot

Start again daily, plant the seed
For self and others, what does it all mean?
Hope for all yet hopeless feelings for one
Cannot be easily traced back or undone

Remedies, success, look at the clock
Examine, believe, is there something we forgot?
Better to try, sometimes to fall
For time runs anyway, with or without the ball


© 2011 by Antonio Rullez






Sunday, February 28, 2016

LTCM Awards: Best Leading Ladies of 2015!




Best Leading Ladies of 2015 - Here at "Love Those Classic Movies!" we will celebrate the current classics being leading men, women, directors, films and more. This is the 2nd Annual LTCM Awards for current classics.

The first category as one can deduce is the; "Best Leading Men" where the Top Eight will be celebrated. Here is my awards that I truly thought were outstanding roles played by outstanding leading men. My top 10 are in random order (from top left to right in photo): Blythe Danner, Cate Blanchett, Carey Mulligan, Deepika Padukone, Inma Cuesta, Charlotte Rampling, Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Brie Larson, Saoirse Ronan, & Laia Costa.

 The Outstanding Role/Motion Picture:


  1. Blythe Danner -  Motion Picture: "I'll See You In My Dreams" 
  2. Cate Blanchett -  Motion Pictures: "Carol" & "Truth"
  3. Carey Mulligan  - Motion Pictures: "Far From The Madding Crowd"  & "Suffragette"
  4. Deepika Padukone - Motion Pictures: "Piku"  "Tamasha" & "Bajirao Mastani"
  5. Inma Cuesta - Motion Pictures: "The Bride"  "Wednesday's Don't Exist"
  6. Charlotte Rampling - Motion Picture: "45 Years" 
  7. Kitana Kiki Rodriguez - Motion Picture: "Tangerine" 
  8. Brie Larson -  Motion Picture: "Room"
  9. Saoirse Ronan - Motion Picture: "Brooklyn"
  10. Laia Costa  -  Motion Picture: "Victoria"
I truly loved all of these actors in these roles and specifically in these respective films. There are as in all year's runner's-up that are worthy of mention such as: Helen Mirren, Jennifer Lawrence, Amy Schumer, Emily Blunt, Bel Powley, Sarah Silverman and others.

Now it is your turn my fellow classic movie buffs - Share with us your thoughts.
Such as:
What would your Top 10 Leading Ladies for 2015 be?
Do you agree or disagree with my list, why?

I can not wait to hear from you....so place your comments!!!

Monday, February 22, 2016

New Column: "Act, Sing, Laugh" with Actor/Singer Antonio Rullez!


|  New Columnist: Antonio Rullez (actor/singer)  |   Column: Act, Sing, Laugh  | 

Antonio Rullez - The Australian native is a very accomplished actor/singer. We here at; "Love Those Classic Movies!" are thrilled to announce that our brand new contributing columnist is Antonio for"Act, Sing, Laugh" where he will give us the incite of everything from his current projects with behind the scenes access and much more! We know that you will LOVE Antonio as much as we and are looking forward to his up and coming articles.

Career Highlights:

- "Man of Assisi" musical (2013): lead role of St Francis and co-director with world-renowned playwright, artist and director, John Lee Joo For.
- "Single Woman Seeks Good Robot" (2011) - short film screened at ACMI Cinema, Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia; leading role of Agent Ferrara: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPBRhNaBBak.
- Sam Shepard's "A Lie of The Mind" - 2011 theatre production (La Trobe University, Melbourne): leading role of Frankie.
- "The Songs of James Bond" (2010): musical theatre production (La Trobe University, Melbourne): acting (role of No.9) and singing.
- "Nobody Notices Me" (2009) - short film directed by John Lee Joo For: major role of Alfonse.


A Greeting From Antonio!


    "Hello, I am Antonio Rullez of Melbourne, Australia.  I am thrilled that I will now be writing my own column as part of the “Love Those Classic Movies!” site.  As a composer and entertainer, in particular, singer, actor, recording artist and dancer, my experiences vary from writing and recording music for countless days and hours in the studio, to singing at festivals, clubs and corporate functions, directing and performing in theatre productions, as well as acting in short films.  I very much look forward to sharing with you some of my experiences in the entertainment industry, as well as a selection of my original poetry."