My Favorite Movies #34 – The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid 1984 Directed by John G. Avildsen Quick synopsis... Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his apartment building houses a resident martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi, who agrees to train Daniel -- and ends up teaching him much more than self-defense. I know... I already … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #34 – The Karate Kid

My Favorite Movies #35 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986 Directed by John Hughes Quick synopsis... Teenage Ferris convinces his entire school he's at death's door, then hits the streets of Chicago with his girlfriend and best friend for a day of fun. But the school's fed-up principal is determined to catch him and put an end to his field … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #35 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

My Favorite Movies #42 – The Karate Kid Part II

The Karate Kid Part II 1986 Directed by John G. Avildsen Quick synopsis... In this high-kicking sequel, karate champ Daniel LaRusso and his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, travel to Okinawa, where Miyagi visits his dying father and rekindles his feelings for a former flame -- which leads to a confrontation with a longtime rival. So... I always … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #42 – The Karate Kid Part II

My Favorite Movies #46 – The Goonies

The Goonies 1985 Directed by Richard Donner Quick synopsis... A group of misfit children discovers a pirate-treasure map and embarks on a journey to find the riches in this beloved 1980s classic. Along the way, they battle curmudgeonly crooks and squabble with one another in their quest for fortune. I know that there are people out … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #46 – The Goonies

Avoid the Noid

I'm not sure if I've mentioned here that I'm a pretty big fan of The Goldbergs. It's not gonna go down in history as my favorite sitcom in history, but at this moment in time, it gets me right in the feels. Did I use that phrase right? Is that what the kids are still saying? … Continue reading Avoid the Noid

Some Thoughts on Cobra Kai

Can we talk about how awesome this show is? Cobra Kai is the show on YouTube Premium that continues the story of The Karate Kid, 30 years later. And this isn’t just some fan film, the likes of which you’d typically find on YouTube. This is well-written; it’s got an amazing cast… And it features … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Cobra Kai

A to Z Challenge – Short Circuit

Short Circuit 1986 Directed by John Badham Quick Synopsis... After a lightning bolt zaps a robot named Number 5, the lovable machine starts to think he's human and escapes the lab. Hot on his trail is his designer, Newton (Steve Guttenberg), who hopes to get to Number 5 before the military does. In the meantime, a … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Short Circuit