The Best Movies from My Third Decade

I mentioned yesterday that I would be traveling today. I think I mentioned it... If I didn't, I spent most of the day today driving home from a week of much needed vacation. Now that I'm home, I find that I really don't have time to watch this week's movie as planned. So I figured … Continue reading The Best Movies from My Third Decade

The Best Movies from My First Decade

It's been almost a year, but I got this idea back when Dom over at Fairly Professional wrote a post titled, "A Movie For Every Year I've Been Alive." It was a post I thought I'd get around to when I finished going through my personal Top 100 Movies of All Time. But then I … Continue reading The Best Movies from My First Decade

My Favorite Posts from 2020

This is another one that’s pretty much become an annual tradition here at The Confusing Middle. The other day, 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 … Continue reading My Favorite Posts from 2020

My Favorite Movies #1 – Back to the Future

Back to the Future 1985 Directed by Robert Zemeckis Quick synopsis... In this sci-fi comedy classic, an eccentric inventor turns a DeLorean into a time machine that inadvertently sends young Marty McFly back 30 years. In 1955, Marty disrupts his parents' destiny and risks throwing the time-space continuum out of whack. I love this movie.It … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #1 – Back to the Future

My Favorite Movies #2 – The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back 1980 Directed by Irvin Kershner Quick synopsis... George Lucas's epic saga continues as Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), in hopes of defeating the evil Galactic Empire, learns the ways of the Jedi from aging master Yoda. But Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones) is more determined than ever to capture Luke. … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #2 – The Empire Strikes Back

My Favorite Movies #4 – That Thing You Do!

That Thing You Do! 1996 Directed by Tom Hanks Quick synopsis... In 1964, teenage garage band The One-ders become an overnight sensation when their debut song jumps to the top of the charts. But internal tensions threaten to make the group's fall just as rapid as their rise. I actually took full advantage of a … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #4 – That Thing You Do!

My Favorite Movies #5 – The Matrix

The Matrix 1999 Directed by the Wachowskis Quick synopsis... A computer hacker searches for the truth behind the mysterious force known as the Matrix. He discovers that what most people perceive as reality is actually a simulation created by machines and joins a rebellion to break free. Paul just watched this one for the first … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #5 – The Matrix

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