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

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