My Favorite Movies #43 – The Rocketeer

The Rocketeer 1991 Directed by Joe Johnston Quick synopsis... In this stylish action-adventure, a stunt pilot stumbles across an experimental Nazi jet pack that transforms him into a one-man air force -- and soon becomes a target for mobsters, spies, FBI agents and millionaire Howard Hughes. How quietly majestic is this movie's score? Welcome to The … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #43 – The Rocketeer

My Favorite Movies #44 – Willow

Willow 1988 Directed by Ron Howard Quick synopsis... After finding a baby adrift in a river, a dwarfish "Nelwyn" named Willow (Warwick Davis) must protect it from an evil queen (Jean Marsh), battling dragons and vanquishing evildoers with help from the warrior Madmartigan (Val Kilmer) in a bid to shield the infant from harm. Ron … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #44 – Willow

My Favorite Movies #46 – The Goonies

The Goonies 1985 Directed by Richard Donner Quick synopsis... A group of misfit children discovers a pirate-treasure map and embarks on a journey to find the riches in this beloved 1980s classic. Along the way, they battle curmudgeonly crooks and squabble with one another in their quest for fortune. I know that there are people out … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #46 – The Goonies

My Favorite Movies #55 – Blast from the Past

Blast from the Past 1999 Directed by Hugh Wilson Quick synopsis... Following a bomb scare in the early 1960s, eccentric inventor Calvin seals himself and his pregnant wife in a state-of-the-art underground shelter. Thirty-five years later, their son Adam emerges. This movie is another one of those that I'm a little surprised that it's in my … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #55 – Blast from the Past

After Seeing the “Live Action” Remake of The Lion King

Kids, even before seeing this movie, I was an emotional roller coaster in regards to its very existence. I remember seeing Jon Favreau's The Jungle Book remake and thinking, "They could remake The Lion King." I had that thought based on how well done I thought The Jungle Book had been. Now, by the time The Jungle Book came … Continue reading After Seeing the “Live Action” Remake of The Lion King

My Favorite Movies #60 – Love Actually

Love Actually 2003 Directed by Richard Curtis Netflix says... Writer-director Richard Curtis's charming treatise on romance and relationships is an all-star ensemble comedy that tells 10 separate (but intertwining) London love stories, leading up to a spirited climax on Christmas Eve. I was tempted to not do this one today. Because it's not available to stream … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #60 – Love Actually

My Favorite Movies #63 – Rocky IV

Rocky IV 1985 Directed by Sylvester Stallone Netflix says... Rocky must come out of retirement to battle a gargantuan Soviet fighter named Drago, who brutally punished Rocky's friend and ex-rival, Apollo Creed. Seeking revenge in the name of his fallen comrade and his country, Rocky fights Drago in Moscow. Okay, for those of you not familiar … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #63 – Rocky IV