Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Cry Macho

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Cry Macho is the new Clint Eastwood movie. It stars Clint as cowboy Mike Milo. He’s old and well past his prime in the cowboy circuit.

Due to a favor owed to rodeo promoter Howard Polk (Dwight Yoakam), Mike agrees to go to Mexico to pick up Howard’s estranged son, Rafo (Eduardo Minett). The journey is slow but touching. It shows growth between the hurting Mike and the distrusting Rafo. In the end, the story concludes on a bittersweet note.

Clint Eastwood in Cry Macho

There’s nothing unexpected in Cry Macho. It is a typical, aging Clint Eastwood movie. That’s not a bad thing by any stretch of the imagination. The movie is engaging and enduring.

Today, we’re going to look at the leadership lessons in Cry Macho. We’re going to see how Clint’s latest flick can help us become a better leader.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Dynasty Warriors

I was a huge fan of the Playstation 2 video game Dynasty Warriors 2. Hearing that Netflix had released a movie based on the series, my interest was piqued. I was excited to watch a video game from my youth transition to a live-action movie.

Dynasty Warriors began with an epic battle. Sadly, it ended with a whimper. My desire for a massive, large-scale battle didn’t materialize. My wife even walked away from the movie.


Still from Dynasty Warriors movie. Warrior in a heroic pose.

This doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to learn from the movie. There is. There is always something we can learn from a movie, even a movie we don’t enjoy.

Sadly, Dynasty Warriors was a movie I did not enjoy. Still, I painfully watched the 2-hour long movie so I could bring you the leadership lessons from Dynasty Warriors.

I hope you’re happy.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings

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What happens when you combine Chow Yun Fat’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with the Marvel Cinematic Universe? I believe you get the latest Marvel movie, Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings.

Shang-Chi was an exciting Marvel adventure. It brought so much fun, energy, and excitement back to what many consider was a starting-to-flail universe. While Marvel movies have always been top-notch quality, many people were concerned for future movies. Could Marvel keep up the quality movies?

Simu Liu in Shang-Chi movie

Shang-Chi proved the answer was a resounding yes. It is set to smash Labor Day weekend records.

I have to agree. The movie will continue to do well long after its release. Shang-Chi will be a crucial part of the next phase of Marvel movies. We will see more of Shang-Chi. My guess is in the next Avengers movie.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Protégé

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The Protégé stars Samuel L. Jackson as the assassin Moody. His protégé is Anna (Maggie Q). When Moody is apparently assassinated, Anna goes on a hunt for his killer and revenge.

The movie is full of action, entertainment, and, important to Reel Leadership, leadership lessons.

Maggie Q and Samuel L. Jackson in The Protege

You will be brought back in time. Then be brought forward again. You will see Anna tangle with bad guys such as Michael Keaton’s Rembrandt, Patrick Malahide’s Vohl, and David Rintoul’s Edward Hayes.

Now, it’s time to jump into Reel Leadership. Let’s discover the leadership lessons in The Protégé.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From The Protégé

1. Figure out why your team stopped being dependable:

Moody finds a young girl (a young Anna) hiding in a closet amidst mass causalities. She’s scared and holding a gun. She pulls the trigger and it just clicks.

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Beverly Hills Ninja

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Beverly Hills Ninja was one of Chris Farley’s last movies. There were only two other movies released after this that the funny man starred in.

Prior to writing this article, I’d never watched Beverly Hills Ninja. After watching the movie, I am sad I did not watch it.

Beverly Hills Ninja was a great piece of physical comedy film.

Chris Farley as Haru in Beverly Hills Ninja. Doing a Ninja move.

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Farley plays an inept ninja named Haru. He washed up on the shore and a ninja clan took him in. They believed he would fulfill the prophecy of the great white ninja.

Boy, were they ever wrong.

This didn’t stop Haru from trying to become a great ninja. He tried, tried, and tried some more. All of his hard work never paid off. It only got him deeper into trouble.