My Favorite Movies #26 – Hook

Hook 1991 Directed by Steven Spielberg Quick synopsis...¬†Peter Pan grows up to become a soulless corporate lawyer whose workaholism could cost him his wife and kids. But when his kids are kidnapped by a vengeful Capt. Hook, Peter is forced to return to Neverland, where he gets a chance at redemption. Let's just go ahead … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #26 – Hook

My Favorite Movies #86 – Rain Man

Rain Man 1988 Directed by Barry Levinson Netflix says...¬†Fast-talking yuppie Charlie Babbitt is forced to slow down when he embarks on a life-changing cross-country odyssey with the brother he never knew he had, an autistic savant named Raymond who's spent most of his life in an institution. From the start, Tom Cruise's Charlie Babbitt is … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #86 – Rain Man

AFI #17 – The Graduate

The Graduate 1967 Directed by Mike Nichols Netflix says... In this Oscar-winning classic with an iconic Simon and Garfunkel soundtrack, Dustin Hoffman turns in a landmark performance as a naive college grad who is seduced by middle-aged neighbor Mrs. Robinson but ends up falling in love with her daughter. I couldn't help but notice, during … Continue reading AFI #17 – The Graduate

AFI #43 – Midnight Cowboy

Midnight Cowboy 1969 Directed by John Schlesinger Netflix says... To earn cash as a freelance sex stud and work toward his dream of becoming a kept man, hayseed hustler Joe Buck heads to New York City, where an improbable friendship blossoms when he meets seedy con man Ratso Rizzo. I'm gonna go ahead and say … Continue reading AFI #43 – Midnight Cowboy

AFI #69 – Tootsie

Tootsie 1982 Directed by Sidney Pollack Netflix says... Few actors go as far to bag a part as Michael Dorsey (Dustin Hoffman), who transforms himself into a woman to prove he can get hired on a soap opera. But Michael has an enviable problem when his alter ego, Dorothy, becomes daytime television's hottest ticket. His … Continue reading AFI #69 – Tootsie

AFI #77 – All the President’s Men

All the President's Men 1976 Directed by Alan J. Pakula Netflix says: The film that launched a thousand journalism school students, All the President's Men chronicles how the work of reporters Bob Woodward (Robert Redford) and Carl Bernstein (Dustin Hoffman) contributed to the public downfall of President Richard M. Nixon. The duo connected a Washington, … Continue reading AFI #77 – All the President’s Men