Some of My Favorite Movies

It’s been a minute since I shared some of my favorite movies with all of you–and it’s a Saturday.  That’s a great day to watch a bunch of movies.  And I generally share movies that you can find on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime, so you don’t have to leave your house to be able to watch them.  If they’re on Netflix or Hulu, they’re also included in the price of your membership, so you don’t have to pay any extra money, either.  I’m a pretty great guy.  You don’t have to send me messages pouring adulation upon me.  I get it.  Anyway, let’s get to it.

The Goonies (1985) is a great movie for the entire family.  And I don’t really feel like I have to tell anyone much about this one.  Everyone’s seen it, right?  Starring Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, Martha Plimpton, Joe Pantoliano, and Anne Ramsey, to name a few, it’s a great cast.  A bunch of kids set out to find One-Eyed Willy’s pirate treasure to save their homes from being razed to the ground for development.  How can you not get behind this one?  Available on Amazon Prime! Just click the pic above to be taken to Amazon!

 Labyrinth (1986) starring Jennifer Connelly and David Bowie is another one that everyone has seen.  And if they haven’t, cut them out of your life.  No one needs that bullshit in their life.  A young girl wishes for her bratty step-brother to be taken away by the Goblin King–and her wish is granted.  The Goblin King (Jareth), played by David Bowie is a rocker, ballad singer, and ball twirler (it’s not what you think), and forces Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) to make her way through a labyrinth to bring her brother back home.  Sarah runs across all kinds of characters that assist her in her quest, and the movie is full of fun and fantasy.  In case you haven’t seen it, I won’t ruin the movie….but really, you haven’t seen it??  Available on Amazon Prime.  Just click the pic above to be taken to Amazon!

 Set It Off (1996) stars Jada Pinkett Smith, Queen Latifah, Vivca A. Fox, and Kimberly Elise–and is so freaking awesome.  Lots of great music, an important social message, and just freaking badass to watch.  Stony (Jada Pinkett Smith) has a college-bound brother gunned down by the police, and essentially gives up on living a straight-laced life since her only motivation to do so is now dead.  With the help of three friends that have also faced injustice, they decide to start robbing banks.  It has one of the most heart-breaking endings ever–but it’s such a great movie.  Available on Amazon Prime–just click the pic above to be taken to Amazon.

 The Mist (2007), speaking of messed up endings, is a movie based on a Stephen King short story.  And it is a total mind-fuck from beginning to end.  A mysterious fog (possibly created by a secret government experiment) descends on and blankets a town in Maine.  It slowly becomes obvious that there’s…something…in the mist that is killing everyone that ventures out into it.  A group of survivors barricade themselves in a grocery store to protect themselves…and everything descends into madness.  A movie about the humanity in all of us, what we’ll do to protect it, and what will break it, and how far we’ll go to save our loved ones.  But, I’m not kidding you…be ready to have your heart ripped out at the end.  You won’t be right for days.  Click on the pic above to be taken to Amazon, or you can watch the new series on Netflix based on the story/movie.

 

 What’s Love Got To Do With It (1993) is a movie starring Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne playing the iconic roles of Ike & Tina Turner.  The movie follows Tina’s early life, until her meeting with Ike Turner, becoming part of his band, the horrific abuse she suffers at his hands, and their eventual divorce and separation.  It’s filled with so much great music and performances, and if you haven’t seen this movie….why not?  It’s another great one that anyone can enjoy–but it’s definitely not for the kids.  Click on the pic above to be taken to Amazon to watch it!

 

Happy movie-watching Saturday!

Until next time!

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