My Favorite Movies #4 – That Thing You Do!

That Thing You Do! 1996 Directed by Tom Hanks Quick synopsis... In 1964, teenage garage band The One-ders become an overnight sensation when their debut song jumps to the top of the charts. But internal tensions threaten to make the group's fall just as rapid as their rise. I actually took full advantage of a … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #4 – That Thing You Do!

My Favorite Movies #5 – The Matrix

The Matrix 1999 Directed by the Wachowskis Quick synopsis... A computer hacker searches for the truth behind the mysterious force known as the Matrix. He discovers that what most people perceive as reality is actually a simulation created by machines and joins a rebellion to break free. Paul just watched this one for the first … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #5 – The Matrix

My Favorite Movies #6 – Star Wars

Star Wars 1977 Directed by George Lucas Quick synopsis... Obi-Wan Kenobi (Alec Guinness) guides intrepid Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill) on a valiant bid to save the captured Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher) from Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones). With his trusty droids and smuggler Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Skywalker must also destroy the Galactic … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #6 – Star Wars

My Favorite Movies #7 – Stand By Me

Stand By Me 1986 Directed by Rob Reiner Quick synopsis... Four boys seek adventure and heroism in the Oregon woods with their search for a missing teen's dead body in the 1950s. What they uncover about themselves along the way, however, means even more. This is my favorite Stephen King adaptation of all time, based … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #7 – Stand By Me

My Favorite Movies #8 – Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman 2017 Directed by Patty Jenkins Quick synopsis... Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, when an American pilot crashes on their shores and tells of a massive conflict raging in the outside world, Diana leaves her … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #8 – Wonder Woman

My Favorite Movies #9 – Raiders of the Lost Ark

Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981 Directed by Steven Spielberg Quick synopsis... When Dr. Indiana Jones -- the tweed-suited professor who just happens to be a celebrated archaeologist and adventurer -- is hired by the government to locate the legendary Ark of the Covenant, he finds himself up against the entire Nazi regime. It's a … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #9 – Raiders of the Lost Ark

My Favorite Movies #10 – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005 Directed by Mike Newell Quick synopsis... In his fourth year at Hogwarts, Harry Potter competes alongside young wizards from faraway schools in the treacherous Tri-Wizard Tournament. Meanwhile, Lord Voldemort waits in the wings for his chance to destroy the boy and everything he stands for. Welcome to … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #10 – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

My Favorite Movies #11 – The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight 2008 Directed by Christopher Nolan Quick synopsis... In this sequel to Batman Begins, the caped crusader teams with Lt. James Gordon and District Attorney Harvey Dent to continue dismantling Gotham City's criminal organizations. But a new villain known as the Joker threatens to undo their good work. And here... we... go...A gang … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #11 – The Dark Knight

My Favorite Movies #12 – Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast 1991 Directed by Gary Trousdale and Kirk Wise Quick synopsis... In this modern-day Disney animated classic set in 18th-century France, young Belle yearns to escape her ordinary existence -- and her village's boorish suitors -- until she becomes imprisoned in the mansion of a hideous, coldhearted beast. Can Belle help the … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #12 – Beauty and the Beast

My Favorite Movies #13 – It’s a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life 1946 Directed by Frank Capra Quick synopsis... It's a wonderful film. Frank Capra's inverted take on A Christmas Carol stars Jimmy Stewart as George Bailey, a good man who's spent a lifetime giving up on his dreams in order to keep life in his small town humming. When a guardian angel … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #13 – It’s a Wonderful Life