Big 1988 Directed by Penny Marshall Quick Synopsis... A 12-year-old yearns to be a grown-up, and when he makes that wish at a fortunetelling machine, he awakes the next morning as a 30-year-old man. He lands a job at a toy company, but despite his success, he finds himself pining for all he left behind. What … Continue reading A to Z Challenge – Big
A League of Their Own 1992 Directed by Penny Marshall Netflix says... Two small-town sisters join an all-female baseball league formed when World War II brings professional baseball to a standstill. As their team hits the road with its drunken coach, the siblings find troubles and triumphs on and off the field. Remember how I'm doing … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #61 – A League of Their Own
I love movies. And I’ve taken time to look ahead at the year to come. There are a lot of movies coming out that I’m going to want to see when they hit theaters. However, I’m not made of money. And I discontinued my subscription to MoviePass toward the end of last year. So there’s … Continue reading 10 Movies I’m Anticipating in 2019
Sleepless in Seattle 1993 Directed by Nora Ephron Netflix says... Fate and a tenacious 8-year-old boy conspire to unite lovelorn widower Sam Baldwin and unhappily engaged journalist Annie Reed in this Oscar-nominated romantic comedy inspired by the 1957 classic An Affair to Remember. Last week, I snarkily stated that You've Got Mail and Sleepless in Seattle are back … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #70 – Sleepless in Seattle
You've Got Mail 1998 Directed by Nora Ephron Netflix says... In this valentine to modern romance, book superstore magnate Joe Fox (Tom Hanks) and independent book shop owner Kathleen Kelly (Meg Ryan) fall in love in the anonymity of the Internet -- both blissfully unaware that he's trying to put her out of business. Director Nora … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #71 – You’ve Got Mail
Toy Story 1995 Directed by John Lasseter Netflix says: Cowboy-toy Woody (voiced by Tom Hanks) feels threatened when overblown space ranger Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) arrives with a suitcase full of bells and whistles. But both dolls are lost when the family moves–and finding their way home is only half the adventure. Director John Lasseter … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #88 – Toy Story
Kids, I have a theory that would connect two seemingly very different stories. Are you ready? Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the Tom Hanks classic Big both take place in the same fictional world. Yeah. Let that settle in. Some of you may be scoffing. Others may not even remember what Big is all about. … Continue reading A Strange Connection?