The Goonies, Good Enough For Me

My fellow Gen Xers rewatch The Goonies. It will carry you back to some good times when life was a little simpler and the adventure was awesome. It also has a newly minted Academy Award winner in the cast. While you are at it show your kids.

The 95th Academy Awards #Oscars

Hollywood gathers to celebrate the year’s best in motion pictures. The Oscars is a cultural event much like the Super Bowl except everyone is dressed to thrill. Let’s see who makes history and takes home the golden guy.

And So It Begins – National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

The first cinematic movie we see each year is National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. It’s a timeless classic. It enhances our holiday spirit. This movie is highly quotable any time of year. Joy to the Griswolds.

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever – A Non-Spoilery Review #BlackPanther #WakandaForever #Marvel

I just saw Black Panther: Wakanda Forever and it was a terrific movie and a love letter to Chadwick Boseman. This serves as a transition film and sets the table for the future of the Marvel franchise. It says goodbye to T’Challa while bringing us an action-packed story. There were some unexpected surprises too. It is a definite must-see. Well done Letitia Wright and the rest of the cast.

The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Best Of Both Worlds

This movie is the best of Halloween and Christmas in one place. The visuals, dialogue, and music are classic Tim Burton and Danny Elfman. It’s a highly quirky movie that has a terrific story of wanting to change life up. Imagine Jack Skellington showing up at Christmas instead of Santa Claus. It’s quite the twist.

The Thing About Marvel Movies

In the Marvel movies, there is a requirement that in order to save the world you must blow it to kingdom come. Now I like those movies like the next nerd but there is such a scorched Earth philosophy that I find disturbing. Just think about the property damage from all the invasions and fighting between Hydra and SHIELD.

Perhaps I should just turn off my brain and just enjoy the ride. It’s also kind of hypocritical to be a critic when I have problems with critics in other stuff.

Friday Funny

Gru (voice of Steve Carell) and the Minions return in “Despicable Me 3.” MUST CREDIT: Illumination-Universal Pictures

Checking out Despicable Me 3 before watching Minions: The Rise Of Gru on Sunday. It’s good to have a laugh at the end of the week. The Minions make me laugh uncontrollably with their antics and hijinx and other stuff.