Although the death of a human being is rarely cause for celebration, it is the symbolic death of the destructive ideologies that he espoused that, I believe, is filling the Cuban exile community with renewed hope and a relief that has been long in coming. And although the grip of Castro's regime will not loosen overnight, the demise of a leader that oversaw the annihilation of those with an opposing view, the indiscriminate jailing of innocents, the separation of families, the censure of his people's freedom to speak, state sanctioned terrorism and the economic destruction of a once thriving & successful country, can only lead to positive change for the Cuban people and our world. May freedom continue to ring in the United States, my beautiful adopted country, and may the hope for freedom be inspired and renewed in the heart of every Cuban in my homeland and throughout the world. 🇨🇺🇺🇸 Aunque la muerte de un ser humano es raramente causa para celebrar, es la muerte simbólica de las ideologías destructivas que el patrocinó que, en mi opinión, están llenando al exilio Cubano de esperanza renovada y un alivio que ha tardado mucho en llegar. Y aunque el agarre del régimen Castrista no se aflojara de un día para otro, el deceso de un líder que supervisó el aniquilamiento de aquellos con puntos de vistas opuestos al suyo, el encarcelamiento de inocentes, la separación de familias, la censura de la libertad de expresión, el esparcimiento de terrorismo sancionado por su gobierno y la destrucción económica de un país exitoso que prosperaba, solo puede llevar a cambios positivos para el pueblo Cubano y el mundo. Que la libertad siga viva en los Estados Unidos, mi bello país adoptivo, y que la esperanza para la libertad crezca y se renueve en los corazones de cada Cubano en mi tierra natal y a través del mundo.🇨🇺🇺🇸

Gloria Estefan on the death of Fidel Castro. Oh dear, dear...I say OMG! on this. ( ; ; )


I don't believe this. ==> "... the economic destruction of a once thriving & successful country ..."

Yes, he is the dictator and was not the democratic elected president like Donald Trump. But if Cuba used to be the thriving and successful country for many of Cubans (didn't have to be for every Cuban), there must have never been the revolution in 1959 and most importantly its 'huge' success.






エミリー・ブラント主演、レベッカ・ファーガソン+ヘイリー・ベネット+ルーク・エバンス共演の"The Girl on the Train":

日比谷スカラ座で観てきました。日比谷みゆき座の小さなスクリーンではなあ〜、と迷っていたのですが、「ジャック・リーチャー Never Go Back」をみゆき座に追いやってスカラ座で上映していたので!

女3人、男3人のアンサンブルがよかった。(ダメ女、ダメ男の勢揃いだけど…)(^_^) で、その中まともなレベッカ・ファーガソンが途中まで他の女優にかなり食われていたけど…、ラストはさすがでした。



ヘイリー・ベネットのビッチぶりが素晴らしい! Wikipediaに載っていた写真はケイト・ブランシェットにも似てるけど…、この映画のビッチぶりはジェニファー・ローレンスのビッチぶりより素晴らしい。



で、「初めて体験する衝撃のラストに激震!」というキャッチコピーだけど…、この米国映画らしい外連味だけのラストがあるから粒ぞろいの今年のベストテンには入れられないのです。( ;  ; )

このラストより、「この世界の片隅に」の直接描かないあのシーンのほうがよほどショックですよ。(一瞬、心臓が縮んだし…) 「PK」にしても、「聲の形」にしても、そして今日観たこの映画にしても何故衝撃的なシーンを盛り込もうとするんだろうか?

I like Tom Cruise and I think he is the 'Supreme' star in Hollywood right now above Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonny Depp and also my beloved star, Brad Pitt.

Now, Emily Blunt of (All You Need Is 'Kill') and Rebecca Ferguson (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation), and my favorite actor, Luke Evans are the stars of this movie.

So, I'd like to see it! But the single but great problem is that I don't like 'Horror' movies.



At first please see this trailer!

I would like everyone to see this Amazing film!

In this film you will see rich details of a day-to-day life under wars. And then you can understand the importance of how you live a day-to-day life even in peace time. After you see this film you would realize their day-to-day life is none other than our day-to-day life. They are connected in the same horizon.


In This Corner of the World:

In 1944 a young Japanese woman called Suzu was married to a navy officer and came to Kure, Hiroshima where the Japanese Navy Base Camp was located. She had a hard but happy marriage life until one summer day in 1945.












The key person in this movie is the black actor, Woody Strode who won the gladiator battle against Spartacus (Kirk Douglas) but not killed him. And then Woody tried to assassinate Lawrence Olivier (One of Roman leaders) but in vain.

Woody's courage moved Spartacus and he reveled against Roma.

The theme of this movie is the liberation of Roman slaves. This theme went with 'Civil Rights Movement' from 1950s to 1960s in the United States very well.






My evaluations of "The Bourne" series are as follows:
"The Bourne Identity": 10 points

"The Bourne Legacy" and "The Bourne Supremacy": 9 points

"The Bourne Ultimatum": 8 points

"Jason Bourne": 6 points

I love the second half of "The Bourne Legacy" very much because it's a "The Terminator" and Rachel Weisz's (Sarah Connor) is much better than Linda Hamilton's original Sarah Connor.

I was knocked out by Rachel's charm and sensitive performance.















上原美佐+三船敏郎主演、黒澤明監督の「隠し砦の三悪人」"The Hidden Fortress"(+日本語字幕):



Akira Kurosawa's "The Hidden Fortress":

I love this "The Hidden Fortress" much more than "Seven Samurai" which is, I strongly believe, one of the perfect movies ever.


It's because of the existence of the Fire Festival scene. I'd like to say it is the greatest scene in the world movie history.











リー・バン・クリーフ+クリント・イーストウッド主演の"For a Few Dollars More"「夕陽のガンマン」(英語版+英語字幕):


"The Stakeout":
This is a 1958 movie. So you can see beautiful landscapes of Kyushu, Japan almost 60 years ago.

Hideko Takamine is one of the Japanese greatest actresses in history. In this movie she performed the perpetrator's loved one and she is the object of two detectives' stakeout.

Her performance plan on this movie is incredibly excellent. In the first 75 minutes she was unglamorous and less represented. But after meeting with her old boyfriend again she was totally changed!

Her awesome interpretation is everything in this movie. So I strongly believe that monologues of the protagonist (one of the detectives) are unnecessary like Harrison Ford's monologues in "Blade Runner."

If the monologues are deleted I would like to put this movie in my 'All Time Best Movies.'















大木実のモノローグがなくても 、大女優・高峰秀子の演技がすべてを表現していた。