My Favorite Movies #24 – Parenthood

Parenthood 1989 Directed by Ron Howard Quick synopsis... Director Ron Howard teams with Steve Martin for a heartwarming comedy about life's most rewarding occupation: parenthood. Gil (Martin) and Karen Buckman (Mary Steenburgen) are facing the age-old dilemma of trying to raise their children the "right" way. But as Gil and the rest of his clan (including … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #24 – Parenthood

A to Z Challenge – The Parent Trap

The Parent Trap 1961 Directed by David Swift Quick synopsis... Susan and Sharon are identical twins separated at birth. Neither knows the other exists until a simple twist of fate finds them at the same summer camp, where they switch places in hopes of getting their divorced parents back together. Yes, I do believe this … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – The Parent Trap

My Favorite Movies #37 – Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters 1984 Directed by Ivan Reitman Quick synopsis... After losing their academic posts at a prestigious college, a team of parapsychologists creates a business exterminating ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests -- and are soon hired by a cellist to purge her digs of a demon. As a kid, I remember thinking this movie was terrifying. … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #37 – Ghostbusters

My Favorite Movies #38 – Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride 1991 Directed by Chris Shyer Quick synopsis... In this charming update of the much-loved Hollywood classic, Steve Martin turns in a winning performance as George Banks, the befuddled father who has a hard time letting go of his daughter when she unexpectedly announces her plans to wed. Steve Martin is George … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #38 – Father of the Bride

A to Z Challenge – Zombieland

Zombieland 2009 Directed by Ruben Fleischer Quick Synopsis... Looking to survive in a world taken over by zombies, a dorky college student teams with an urban roughneck and two grifter sisters. But after making their way to an allegedly safe Los Angeles amusement park, the quartet learns that no place is safe. This movie is pretty … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Zombieland

A to Z Challenge – Young Frankenstein

Young Frankenstein 1974 Directed by Mel Brooks Quick Synopsis... A laugh riot from beginning to end, this classic parody from director Mel Brooks stars Gene Wilder as Frederick Frankenstein, who detests his family history but ultimately can't resist the temptation to follow in his infamous grandfather's footsteps. Adding to the fun is a brilliant supporting cast … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Young Frankenstein

A to Z Challenge – Tag

Tag 2018 Directed by Jeff Tomsic Quick Synopsis... One month every year, five highly competitive friends hit the ground running in a no-holds-barred game of tag they've been playing since the first grade—risking their necks, their jobs and their relationships to take each other down with the battle cry "You're It!" This year, the game coincides … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Tag

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

A to Z Challenge – The Other Guys

The Other Guys 2010 Directed by Adam McKay Quick Synopsis... While an elite pair of New York City cops nabs headlines for their amazing heroics, fellow boys in blue Allen and Terry toil in obscurity as lowly desk jockeys, until a big break finally gives them a chance to tackle real police work. Can someone explain … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – The Other Guys

A to Z Challenge – Napoleon Dynamite

Napoleon Dynamite 2004 Directed by Jared Hess Quick Synopsis... The life of quirky, ninja-loving, Idaho-dwelling teenager Napoleon Dynamite gets complicated when his shady Uncle Rico shows up. Meanwhile, a shy girl starts showing Napoleon some attention, and his best friend decides to run for school president. I mentioned in my clue for this movie that I … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Napoleon Dynamite