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Barry top 5 movie moments

In all there has been 789 Barry movies, not all of them have been classic films but each film has a classic moment. I have lot’s of choice but i have some how managed to create a list of just 5.

5) The pool cue up hitlers bum (Barry vs Hitler)

Hitler enjoyed the match

Barry has a talent to make even the most evil and scary men laughable. A journey back through time to 1940’s Germany in which is possibly the most controversial Barry film to date, the film starts with Barry landing in the middle of D day and it takes him to a concentration camp. Barry ends up in Berlin as he tracks down his time machine. The film ends with Hitler holding Barry time machine, Barry soon turns the (pool) tables when Barry end’s up challenging Hitler to a match of Pool. Hitler is too proud to resist Barry offer and Barry bet’s against his wife Brenda life that he would beat him. Of course Barry defeats Hitler, but he does not leave without humiliating Hitler when he put’s the pool cue between his cheeks. It is perhaps one of the funnest moment in Barry history, and it meant all the Jew jokes Barry tells earlier in the movie were forgiven (or so i’m told).

4) Barry says his final goodbye to Brenda (Barry the death of Brenda pt8)
In 2009 MGM announced an 8 part film series that showed Brenda Death. In the last of the 8 films Brenda dies and a there is a touching moment between Barry and Brenda. You can really see the love between the old couple as she passes from cancer.  Barry had tried everything to stop Brenda from dying (See Barry Vs Death (The death of Brenda pt 7))  but Barry had  in the end had to accept he was powerless to stop the death of Brenda.


3) Barry and the Bee Gees (Barry “so dreams do come true”)

Barry Dreams really do come true in the light heated installment of the Barry Franchise. This filmed used groundbreaking Computer Graphics to bring back to life Maurice Gibb so that all of the BeeGees and Barry could do a live show. The moment when Barry goes up and starts the rendition Too much heaven you can really see the joy in his face. The boy’s perform all the greatest hit’s and the film has added behind the scenes videos of the two legends coming together. Along with this the film official soundtrack marked Barry’s first number 1 album (the first of many)


2) Barry says hello to Brenda (Barry and the return of Brenda Balls)
Two Month after the death of Brenda MGM announced they was bringing her back. Barry travels to hell to find Brenda, shenanigans ensue as Barry finds Hell is not all that it’s crack up to be. The moment however comes when Barry finds Brenda being tortured Barry manages to get her out there, it is also the first sex scene in a Barry film, as Barry is so happy to have her back many criticized this scene for it’s Graphic Content it was banned in many country’s.


1) Barry get’s diagnosed with cancer (1st time) (Barry 1)
Where Barry began, the newly crowned pool king is living the high life in Corfu, when he finds a lump on his back. His trip to the doctors confirm the worse, Barry has Cancer and it’s terminal. Barry has to cope with his day to life as pool king while living under this shadow. Barry handles the news with courage and pride as he tries to make the most out of the short amount of time he has left. It is truly touching tale, and the last (only) film before the series took a more comedic turn.

Top 5 post of 2010 from yours truly

Yeah January is all focused on me, what I liked, what I want to happen and now what I felt was the best post that I posted (How else) throughout the few months i blogged.
There have been 38 blogs in the 4 and a half months that i have bloged in 2010.
It’s been a funny year for my old blog the views have massively out weight the comments (comment more you plonkers).
Over the course of 2010 I  have gained around 1500 view, not great, but it’s not like i’m famous, why would any one read my blog?

5. https://joelhopkins.wordpress.com/2010/08/15/how-to-cope-with-blogging/ – I’m still starting in this bloging world. And this was my inner monologue of how I planed to create a plan of semi regular content for my little corner of the web. While not an enthralling read it is my most commented on blog with a MASSIVE 6 comments! (1 by myself).

4. https://joelhopkins.wordpress.com/2010/10/21/fat-tim-a-short-story/ – A crap little story I wrote with hardly any views. It was a strange surreal tale of a obese man who has an encounter with a, floating, glowing object. Not amazing but I liked it. I wrote the whole story on my I-pod touch, which I still find a very cool fact.

3. https://joelhopkins.wordpress.com/2010/09/10/just-the-prologue/ – A first draft and a little taster of the prologue of my novel which i’m writing at the moment. While my novel has changed lots since I originally posted that little segment. But I still think it’s an OK peace of writing which introduces the reader to my universe. The great thing about creating a sci-fi novel; is a feeling that you have create a whole universe, all in my little mind.

2. https://joelhopkins.wordpress.com/2010/08/17/my-top-5-science-fiction-books/ – My first of many top 5’s. It’s also my most viewed post. I love book, all types of books, of course as a sci-fi nerdling (i’m still young). I do love my science fiction and here is a list of my favourite one. Sure in a year or two I will hopefully have to change it but it’s a pretty god dam good list of books. ALL must read books.

1 . https://joelhopkins.wordpress.com/2010/12/26/a-short-story-3-ls/ – The second short story that I put up on my blog. And in my opinion a much better one. Still has room for improvement, but I have had  a few complements about it. Well a couple. It is a totally made story, contrary to the beliefs of some people i know. I think it’s a sad little story. When you read remember i’m a new writer still learning my trade, and of course there is lot of things I need to improve. Hopefully theses will come with more and more practise.

It is was my first half a year of bloging, i felt it was OK. I can’t wait to blog some more. DO some more proper articles, some book reviews and who know some more short story’s.

Other news of note

Today i had a nice day out in York with one of my friends.

The big news this week in my household is that my sister is back, you may remember from a past blog that she was going travelling around Asia. She is safe and sound and more importantly is she had a great time. The only bone she broke was her toe.