My Favorite Movies #19 – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989 Directed by Steven Spielberg Quick synopsis... Fedora and whip at the ready, Indiana Jones sets off on his third cinematic outing accompanied by none other than his father, Henry, to explore the cradle of civilization on a perilous hunt for the Holy Grail -- which the Nazis are … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #19 – Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

My Favorite Movies #21 – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial 1982 Directed by Steven Spielberg Quick synopsis... With new scenes and special effects, the 20th anniversary re-release of Steven Spielberg's 1982 smash hit tells the heartwarming story of the special bond 10-year-old Elliot forges with an alien he names E.T. This is the earliest movie that I can remember seeing in the … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #21 – E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

My Favorite Movies #23 – The American President

The American President 1995 Directed by Rob Reiner Quick synopsis... Widowed U.S. president Andrew Shepherd (Michael Douglas), one of the world's most powerful men, can have anything he wants -- and what he covets most is Sydney Ellen Wade (Annette Bening), a Washington lobbyist. But Shepherd's attempts at courting her spark wild rumors and decimate his … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #23 – The American President

My Favorite Movies #28 – Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump 1994 Directed by Robert Zemeckis Quick synopsis... Forrest Gump, a simpleminded man, finds himself in the middle of nearly every major event of the 1960s and '70s. Along the way, he makes friends, changes lives and yearns for his childhood sweetheart, Jenny. You know, I'm not certain what it is about this film … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #28 – Forrest Gump

My Favorite Movies #29 – Annie

Annie 1982 Directed by John Huston Quick synopsis... Based on the Depression-era comic strip "Little Orphan Annie," this adaptation of the smash Broadway musical follows America's favorite urchin as she captures Daddy Warbucks's heart with her optimism -- and dodges the treacherous orphanage matron. Who's singing along? Anyone else? Come on, it can't just be me. … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #29 – Annie

My Favorite Movies #31 – Gladiator

Gladiator 2000 Directed by Ridley Scott Quick synopsis... Tapped for the throne after the death of the emperor, Roman general Maximus instead finds himself condemned to death by the late ruler's power-hungry son. Escaping execution, Maximus becomes a powerful gladiator, bent on exacting revenge in the ring. How epic is this picture? Right away we … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #31 – Gladiator

My Favorite Movies #32 – Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park 1993 Directed by Steven Spielberg Quick synopsis... A multimillionaire (Richard Attenborough) unveils a new theme park where visitors can observe dinosaurs cloned using advanced DNA technology. But when an employee tampers with the security system, the dinosaurs escape, forcing the visitors to fight for their survival. Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #32 – Jurassic Park

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

My Top 10 Movies of 2019

I’ve mentioned Flickchart on here before, right? Yeah, I know I did on last year’s post like this. And the year before that. Well, the quick sales pitch is that it’s a way to rank your favorite movies. The site gives you two movies and you pick the one you like better. From that, you can … Continue reading My Top 10 Movies of 2019

My Favorite Posts from 2019

This is another one that’s pretty much become an annual tradition here at The Confusing Middle. Yesterday I looked back at which posts from the year were the most viewed according to the WordPress analytics. Today, I’m pulling out the posts that I personally enjoyed writing the most. I will say that there are some on yesterday’s list … Continue reading My Favorite Posts from 2019