Greetings, and welcome back around to another edition of the Decades Blogathon! It is my pleasure getting to co-host this great event with Three Rows Back -- a site if you are finding out about for the first time right now (or if it's been awhile . . .) you must absolutely drop by. Mark … Continue reading Decades Blogathon — Labyrinth (1986)
Release: Friday, April 15, 2016 [Theater] Written by: Richard Linklater Directed by: Richard Linklater All right, all right, all right -- so it's been over twenty years since Matthew McConaughey brilliantly repurposed those famous Doors lyrics, and it might seem a little suspect that director Richard Linklater would take another trip like this down memory lane, in 2016. Has … Continue reading Everybody Wants Some!!
Release: Sunday, March 14, 2010 [Netflix] Directed by: Dan Klores When people talk about Reggie Miller, arguably the greatest to ever put on a Pacers uniform, they only seem to focus on two things: the New York Knicks and Knicks superfan Spike Lee. It's never about Indiana, the very state and legacy Miller's cold-blooded three-point shooting was designed … Continue reading 30-for-30: Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. the New York Knicks
Release: Sunday, October 12, 2014 [Netflix] Directed by: Ryan Fleck October 17, 1989. Game 3 of the World Series, the Battle of the Bay. It was the Oakland Athletics squaring off against the decidedly more white collar-catering San Francisco Giants. The A's were up 2-0 in a series they would go on to sweep. On this day … Continue reading 30-for-30: The Day the Series Stopped
As we enter the month of October I'd like to remind everyone that I am not the most passionate of horror film fans so if you're looking to this month of TBTs for some revisitations of classic horror, you might be disappointed. I may throw in a surprise somewhere, though, so who knows. Plus, well. … Continue reading TBT: Fatal Attraction (1987)
Release: Friday, September 18, 2015 [Theater] Written by: Mark Mallouk; Jez Butterworth Directed by: Scott Cooper In Scott Cooper's third film, Johnny Depp is one bad man. How bad? Bad enough to make the stench of his Charlie Mortdecai finally drift away, sure. But now another question is bugging me: what does he do after this? How long … Continue reading Black Mass
As we start setting our sights on the fall season, kids also have to start setting their sights on their homework and class schedules. I don't. (Ha!) But that just means I'm of a certain age. So, in my 'old age' that's not really old age but is fun to say old age because that's … Continue reading TBT: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)
Release: Sunday, March 15, 2015 [Netflix] Directed by: Rory Karpf The psychology that characterizes fandom and sports obsession isn't complicated. Just as in movies there are the good guys you cheer for and the bad guys who you want to see fail. The good guys are the home team, who have a crowd behind them and are representative … Continue reading 30-for-30: I Hate Christian Laettner
So here we are; the final day of what has been being a fantastic Decades Blogathon. Thank you to everyone who took the time to help make this such a great event, but thanks most of all to the one and only Tom from Digital Shortbread. Tom has been the perfect blogathon compatriot and I hope to be able to run another one with him again soon. The Decades Blogathon focuses on movies that were released in the fifth year of the decade and this one is written by yours truly. Thanks again and see you next time!
For a film in which time plays such a central theme, there’s something magically timeless to Robert Zemeckis’ almost perfect summer blockbuster.
Great movies have the power to transcend the movie theatres in which they were projected and instead become a cultural anchor that can help to define not only a time…
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