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“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” film celebrates it’s 40th Anniversary today…

“One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is one of my favorite films ever made. It’s pretty much in my top ten list. It’s one of those movies I’ll never get tired of watching even if I watched it like a 100 times, I could watch it a 100 more times. This movie never gets old even if it was released 40 years ago today. It’s just an entertaining as hell movie all the way through and it’s definitely one of Nicholson’s best films for sure.

A film about a guy with a criminal past is sent to a mental ward as ordered by the court. McMurphy tries to make life in the institution enjoyable and fun by making friends with the other inmates staying there. McMurphy is the only “sane” guy there but he can’t leave the institution on his own will while all the others have the freedom to walk out anytime they want to. The Nurse Ratched is abusive to the inmates so they decided to take matters in their own hands by fighting back at her.

I still have this movie in my DVD collection. It’s a classic film for sure and a masterpiece.


Jack Nicholson doesn’t like being approached by fans at public places???

Jack Nicholson, the legendary actor attended a Clippers game and while walking through the crowd, two young fans approached the actor. One of the young fans stuck his hand out for a handshake but Jack looked down at a piece of paper he was holding (which looks to be his ticket, trying to find his seat). A huge internet debate sparked over this. There are mixed opinions. Some think Jack is an asshole for this and some supporters defended him. Jack supporters on the internet made claims that Jack didn’t even see the kid but that’s not what I saw.

Look closely… as you see Jack walking… Jack had his eyes set on the kid but as soon as he stuck his hand out, that’s when he looked down. So yeah, Jack DID totally ignored him.

Some people are mad about Jack of this but in Jack’s defense, I think he just didn’t want to be bothered. Looks like he was too busy trying to find his seat and he didn’t want to be distracted, chatting with fans. I’m sure he gets approached by obsessive fans every day, every where he goes. I’m sure he’s a nice, a very friendly guy and down to earth dude. I’m sure he likes meeting fans in public places but only when the timing is right.

Some movie stars and celebrities are great at meeting fans and some are horrible at it. They’re all different. Not all famous people are the same. Some celebs can be nice, some can be douchebags.

Don’t hate on Jack for this. He just wanted to enjoy himself and watch a game. I’m sure he does talk to fans at basketball games but not when he’s busy, ya know?

Give the man a break. I’m sure he’s dealt with this stuff for years.



Happy birthday, Jack Nicholson!!!

Today is Jack Nicholson’s 77th birthday.

While “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” is one of the best roles he has ever played (in my opinion), he has starred in other great roles. “Cuckoo’s Nest” is one of my favorite films of all time. That film is in my top 10 really. I can watch that film over and over — never get tired of it.

Some of my other favorite roles Jack has been in are “Chinatown”, “Easy Rider”, “The Two Jakes”, “The Witches of Eastwick”, “Wolf”, “Hoffa”, “The Pledge”, “The Departed” and of course, the first “Batman” movie where he played the Joker. I liked his role in “Anger Management” too.

Jack obviously slowed down in acting. He doesn’t star in movies much anymore. Why did he slowed down? It’s not that he’s retired. I’m sure he’ll be acting in films ’til he’s dead… he doesn’t play in movies much anymore ’cause he doesn’t have to. The man is loaded so he doesn’t need to work if he doesn’t want to.

He is one of my favorite actors, though. He has been a part of everyone’s lives, including mine so thanks Jack. Everyone have seen his movies in the theater, on DVD and on the TV. One thing he is good at is picking films that we can watch over and over again. I don’t think any other actor in Hollywood have done that??? He sure knows how to pick the good stuff, that’s for sure. I love how he is careful at choosing his films.

Happy birthday, Jack. I’m sure he’s celebrating it good with his family in Hollywood.


The Brock’s Horror Film Pick #28: The Shining (Kubrick/Nicholson version)

A top horror film list is not complete when you don’t put the “The Shining”, in there. I’ve always loved the original “Shining”, movie. Such a classic. It is Nicholson’s best role other than “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”. A great movie to watch on Halloween with the whole family. A lot of people are going to get bored at the start of the movie with that 3 minute long opening credits sequence with the boring music, but they put that in there for a reason. The opening credits sequence is just an introduction, leading you up to the Overlook Hotel as the family travels there on the road. This is the movie that Stephen King even hated himself, but the movie still gets a lot of praise and respect by a lot of fans to this day. It is one of most watched movies around Halloween season. This has always been a great flick.


Thought: Is “The Shining” prequel a good idea? I would say so, yes!

Reports are saying that Warner Bros. are quietly moving forward with an idea of doing a prequel to Stanley Kubrick’s movie, “The Shining”, that starred Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall. It would focus on the events before the original story where Jack, Wendy and Danny Torrance stayed at the Overlook Hotel so Jack can write his novel, later Jack was turned into a madman.

Stephen King announced earlier this year, that he is writing a sequel to “The Shining”, where it would focus on the story of Danny Torrance, the son, as a full grown man. Could there be “The Shining” movie trilogy, on the way? Looks it. If Warner Bros. is serious on a prequel, first they need to get written permission from King obviously. They need to buy the rights off him. I’m sure King would want it to happen ’cause it seems that he wants all of his novels to get turned into movies these days.

Maybe King will write the script for the prequel? Who knows. Anything is possible. There is so much more you can tell with “The Shining” story. As long as they get King involved in the prequel film, somehow, I’ll be all for it.

It’ll be interesting to see how the Overlook Hotel turned out to be. How it became haunted and all that stuff. As long as they make it different and original story, and won’t be a rehash of the original, where a different family goes to the Overlook, I’m all for it. There shouldn’t be a Jack Nicholson cameo for the prequel ’cause he’ll be too old for the role, by now, I’m sure the Jack Torrance name could be brought up in the prequel a few times though.

WB’s could make it good if they make it scary, and keep it in the horror genre. I’m looking forward to hearing King’s thoughts on the prequel to, “The Shining”. He’ll probably respond sooner or later. It seems that King responds through Entertainment Weekly, every time a remake is in the works of his films. A Shining trilogy could be interesting.


Finished reading, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” by Ken Kesey… (***Spoilers****)

I may have read “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest”, once a long time ago in high school, but I had to give it a re-read, to see how different it is than the movie. Yes, both the movie and the book are very different. I find the book way better than the movie, of course. The movie version only took a few scenes from the book, but the rest of the film, they made it their own movie, pretty clearly. The movie left so much out and changed so much around.

A few examples below with a spoiler warning:



– The only scenes that the movie took from the book, were McMurphy’s request to vote to watch the World Series. Billy Bibbit’s death was pretty much the same. Chief killing McMurphy by smothering him with the pillow to escape the ward was the same.

– The patients do go on that deep sea fishing trip in the boat, but it’s a little different than the movie version.

– In the book, the character Cheswick kills himself by drowning himself in the pool, but in the movie version, the character lives.

– McMurphy’s character is a little different than the movie version. In the book, McMurphy was described as a muscular red head. Jack Nicholson’s version is a little different, although the dialogue is pretty similar.



“Cuckoo’s Nest” is one of my favorite movies ever made, but I have a feeling that a remake of the film is on the way so it can be more adapted from the book. Wouldn’t surprise me if Hollywood is planning a remake of this film. It is a great book though, I couldn’t put it down.


Report: Charlie Sheen gets a new comedy show titled, “Anger Management”, inspired from the Adam Sandler/Jack Nicholson movie…

Charlie Sheen is set to re-team with Joe Roth once again with a new TV sitcom titled, “Anger Management” which was inspired by the film that starred Adam Sandler and Jack Nicholson. Joe Roth and Sheen, already worked together for three films, “Major League”, “Young Guns” and “Three Musketeers”.

Deadline, reports.

I’m looking forward to seeing how long this job will last. Hope he won’t start any shit.