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TOM TURKEY IS HERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From Tony Nash

America's Thanksgiving began almost 400 years ago | Las Cruces Bulletin
(From Las Cruces Bulletin)

To all My Followers, those I’m Following, and all Curious Visitors, have the Happiest of Thanksgivings!

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The Month of Pasta and Cowboys

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Hello to all my Followers, those I’m Following, and all Curious Visitors,

As you can tell by the above image, this little post is for the annual Spagvember Fest promoted the Spaghetti Western Database (the SWDb), where members of the website Forum (of which I’m a proud one) partake in viewing one SW a day from November 1st to November 30th. There’s no strict guideline to approach the event, and folks are encouraged to view as many films as they like, for however many days they like. Hope some people will take interest. Enjoy.

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Tis the Season 2 B Scary!!!!!!!

From Tony Nash, the MOVIE FAN MAN

To all my Followers, those I’m Following, and all Curious Visitors

Happy Halloween Puppet Show | Events | Pima County Public Library

Have a happy day, and for those who take their kids trick-or-treating, stay safe.

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Summer of Spaghetti: Arrow Video’s 1st Italo Western Box!!!!!!!!!!!!!

From Tony Nash

Arrow Video’s Cover (from DiabolikDVD)
Arrow Video’s Overview Image (from DiabolikDVD)

To coin the phrase of fellow WordPress blogger MMC! (Make Mine Criterion!) “Arrow Made Mine”, and that’s exactly what Arrow Video has done with a foursome of awesome Italian Westerns. Vengeance and Revenge in its various forms play a huge role in the Italian Westerns, and Arrow has appropriately titled there set Vengeance Trails, and all four films feature the protagonists going on journeys to avenge past injustices. Featured in the set are: Le Colt Cantarono la Morte e Fu…Tempo di Massacro (Massacre Time), Due Once di Piombo (Il Mio Nome Pecos/2 Ounces of Lead/My Name is Pecos), Bandidos, and E Dio Disse a Caino (And God Said to Cain), all very good, dark, and gritty Westerns that exemplify the genre well. Arrow will include its usually high quality book/booklet, a small poster, and a slew of extras including interviews with genre icons Franco Nero and George Hilton.

I do have Massacre Time on Blu Ray in a cool Mediabook/Digibook from Germany and My Name is Pecos in a DVD boxset, again from Germany, but as a collector and lover of the Italo West genre, this is a must buy as I don’t have Bandidos and And God Said to Cain in my collection yet. The only negatives I can find with the set is that Robert Woods’ interview about Pecos from the Wild East DVD and the German set and one of Hilton’s interviews from the Massacre Time German Blu Ray will likely not be included, but this isn’t a deal breaker as I don’t plan on selling the earlier purchases. The price is also a little on the high side, but given the current times, this is to be expected, and of course sales and price drops always happen.

Arrow Video has really outdone themselves with this release and I hope they do a lot more like it in the coming months and into 2022.

All images courtesy of Jesse Nelson’s DiabolikDVD

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An Unscheduled In Memoriam

from Tony Nash,

Hello to my Followers, those I’m Following, and any Curious Visitors,

Today is a little bit of somber post for me, as I had really hoped I wouldn’t have to write it, at least for a while longer. Just now I learned that one of my favorite Classic Rap artists of my teen years, Earl “DMX” Simmons, has passed away at the age of 50 from a drug related heart attack that left him in a vegetative coma. While I did lose a lot of interest in Rap music as I matured into college, DMX and Snoop Dogg were two of the guys I still took time to listen to on YouTube, something about their songs and styles that just struck me as great listening. Like any teen, you kinda wanna try your hand as what people you like do, and for a while I had Rap aspirations to work with the artists I listened to, especially Snoop, X, and Eve (Philly born like myself). I never wanted to exactly emulate any of the Rap guys I listened to as I never found getting into trouble Romantic in any way, but I tried not to pass judgements on them either.

As we all know, most Rap artists have their problems and controversies, but I think DMX was a little different in that he did try not to repeatedly fall into the same holes his contemporaries did, but the demons of his childhood and teen years proved to be very powerful foes that just wouldn’t leave him alone. This certainly doesn’t justify many of his own wrongdoings, but that he never denied anything he did I think made others less harsh on him.

I’m certainly sad that DMX is no longer around and making music, but I do want to thank him for giving me something to like during a period where I was trying all sorts of things figuring out what I wanted to do for a career. Like a lot of people during this crazy COVID time, I’ve felt all out of sorts, and what happened with DMX did put things back into perspective and reality, and helped me a great deal to see that the Pandemic will eventually come to an end.

RIP DMX, you will be missed and always remembered

DMX dead at 50, family confirms | WWLP
Earl “DMX” Simmons (1970-2021)

(This is probably the most personal I’ve ever gotten with a post, but something was compelling me to write it the moment I knew DMX passed away. It’s always a little sad when something like someone’s passing or troubles is what puts everything back in perspective when you’re feeling low, but at the same time those same individuals help you in that they give you the strength to pull yourself out of your funk, move forward, and think more positively.)

All images courtesy of Google.com/Google Images and their respective owners

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Here Comes Peter Cottontail

Happy Easter! - FFWPU USA

HAPPY EASTER to all my WordPress Followers, those I’m Following, and all the Curious Visitors

Stay safe, enjoy all the goodies the Easter Bunny gives out, and make sure to check out Easter Parade with Fred Astaire and Judy Garland

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BLOG NEWS SPECIAL #7

from Tony Nash

Hello to all my Followers, those I’m Following, and all Curious Visitors,

The New Year has gotten off to a slow start for me here on MOVIE FAN MAN, the Lockdowns because of COVID 19 have made my usual groove of writing and watching movies go a little haywire, from the usual 360 degrees to whatever anyone would consider a loopy number. For a little while posts may be infrequent, but rest assured I’ll be back to my usual form soon. I do apologize to anyone and everyone who eagerly looks forward every week to what I’ll be writing about, but as we’re all in the same boat I’m sure everyone can relate and understand. A big thanks to everyone for the continued support of of the blog, it’ll only be bumpy on here for a time, soon a big wave of exciting new stuff will be posted here.

I do plan on finishing up my Follower Appreciation Special this month, I’ve got about two or three more selectees to give the spotlight to.

In other interesting news, today I got the first dose of the COVID vaccination. So far I’m feeling pretty good, and I will update if I feel the common side effects of headaches and sluggishness associated with it, but I have a pretty good constitution when it comes to my health, but I’ll still be keeping a careful on how I feel in the coming days. I get the second and last dose on the 22nd of this month.

Stay safe and stay healthy everybody, and thanks again for the support and interest of my blog.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR 2021/GET THE HELL OUT 2020!!!!!

Happy New Year to all my Followers, those I’m Following, all Curious Visitors,

and a very welcome “get the #@$% out 2020 and stay out” (boy that feels good)

Kick Out 2020/Kick Off 2021
from RunSignUp

As a treat, next week I plan to kick off my return to posting with a special month of selecting some of my Followers, and picking a film from my collection that fits the content their blog, do my standard write up of the film, and include why I felt the film compliments the selected person’s blog. I think this is a nice way of saying thank you to the people who take the time to check out my content and are keeping up with it. I’ll be keeping the chosen one’s a surprise until I post each write up.

Here’s to a much better 2021.

Image from Google.com/Google Images and their respective owners

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CHRISTMAS HAUL PART 1: UNDER THE TREE

MERRY CHRISTMAS to my Followers, those I’m Following, all Curious Visitors, and my Relatives and Friends,

Here’s what I’ve gotten so far this Holiday Season

Please excuse the glare in the photos, that was the best spot to showcase my gifts. The tripod will be used for photo taking all future Christmas and Birthday hauls. To all relatives and friends, I’m gonna be replacing my iPhone soon as it won’t let me take anymore pictures and certain functions aren’t working at all now, and this was the best way to show everyone what I’ve received so far.

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HOLIDAY GREETINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

To all My Followers, those I’m Following, and all Curious Visitors,

Have the Happiest and Safest Wonderful Time of the Year!!!!

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

HAPPY CHRISTMAS

GOOD YULE

BLITHE YULE

JOYEUX NOEL

FROHE WEINACHTEN

BUON NATALE

GOD JUL

VROLIJK KERSFEEST

MERI KURISUMASU

MELE KALIKIMAKA

FELIZ NAVIDAD

GLAEDLIG JUL

WESOLYCH SWIAT

CRACIUN FERICIT

MERI KRISMAS

HYVAA JOULUA

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