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  • I’m a little at a loss for words.

    Carl Weathers has played so many wonderful roles over his tenure as an actor. I always thought he had such a lovely voice and brought us so much delight on the screen. It wasn’t until recently I learned he was an Oakland Raider in the NFL briefly!

    Weathers has had some iconic roles in the past, and frankly it’s a tragedy he doesn’t have a Hollywood Star. Maybe that could change posthumously. The man had major roles in Toy Story, Rocky, and Predator. Those 3 titles alone, were some heavy-hitters.

    Take a few moments to take in Weather’s considerate thoughts about how he perceived the character Greef Karga. You can tell that he was very jazzed to be him. Weathers is a studied man of many talents — chief among them is theater and he’s a director himself too. I just love hearing him carefully choose his words here. You can really tell he’s excited to have such an amazing opportunity to essentially take part in a modern western, and carve out Karga as a benevolent complex character on-screen.

    Here’s a few other noteworthy (and hilarious) characters he’s portrayed.

    High Magistrate Greef Karga

    (a starving) Carl Weathers as himself in Arrested Development

    Who could forget Chubbs Peterson?

    Rest easy Carl ❤️

  • The Tree of Life

    I spent some time this Sunday evening hopping around on Letterboxd. It’s a lot of fun jumping from film to film. Or hell, even list to list, discovering and collecting movies and classics to my watchlist. Give it a try, and join Letterboxd. You won’t be disappointed. I promise.

    Eventually I came across Terrance Malick’s supposed magnum opus: The Tree of Life on a list. The film left a considerable impression on me. It was released in 2011. A time of youth, tumult, and personal maturity for me.

    I don’t really have much to say about it. Not that I didn’t enjoy it, it’s just there’s so much too say. You really need to watch this film. It’s just really something, so very dense. Here’s the trailer: