We Are the World

This is actually a post I meant to write a long time ago. Back before I transitioned into one of the work from home masses, I was still driving around with my clients and listening to the radio. At that time, around mid-March, we were still on the cusp of understanding just how serious the … Continue reading We Are the World

A to Z Challenge – Return to Oz

Return to Oz 1985 Directed by Walter Murch Quick synopsis... Dorothy finds that her old friends have been turned to stone and that urban blight has struck the Emerald City. Assisted by new friends, Dorothy battles the wicked Princess Mombi and the evil Nome King to save her friends and restore the beloved Emerald City. Kids, this … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Return to Oz

A to Z Challenge – The Great Mouse Detective

The Great Mouse Detective 1986 Directed by Ron Clements, Burny Mattinson, Dave Michener, & John Musker Quick synopsis... On the cobblestone streets of 1897 London, some suspicious "mousechief" sets the scene for a thrilling musical adventure. A young mouse named Olivia is on a mission to find why her father disappeared. Seeking help from famed … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – The Great Mouse Detective

A to Z Challenge – Flight of the Navigator

Flight of the Navigator 1986 Directed by Randal Kleiser Quick synopsis... An ordinary boy finds he is destined for a most extraordinary adventure aboard a futuristic spacecraft. After a mystifying disappearance, David Freeman returns possessing vast, undiscovered knowledge about the universe. 12-year-old David Freeman is just a kid who wants to teach his dog how … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Flight of the Navigator

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