My Favorite Movies #58 – The Big Short

The Big Short 2015 Directed by Adam McKay Netflix says... Before the housing and credit bubble of 2007 triggers an international economic meltdown, a handful of financial outsiders sees the crash coming and bets against the big banks in a daring play that could reap them huge profits. So... I like this movie... But I'm … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #58 – The Big Short

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My Favorite Movies #62 – The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects 1995 Directed by Bryan Singer Netflix says... When five unacquainted crooks are hauled into a police station to appear in a criminal lineup, they decide to pull off a heist together. The plan gets complicated, however, when they intermix with an underworld kingpin named Keyser Söze. I'm not sure what the rules are … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #62 – The Usual Suspects

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

My Favorite Movies #64 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001 Directed by Chris Columbus Netflix says... On his 11th birthday, orphaned Harry Potter learns he's a powerful wizard -- with a place waiting for him at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. As he learns to harness his newfound powers, he uncovers the truth about his parents' deaths. … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #64 – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

My Favorite Movies #66 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit 1988 Directed by Robert Zemeckis Netflix says... Director Robert Zemeckis seamlessly mixes live action with animation wizardry in this cinematic groundbreaker featuring Bob Hoskins as gruff gumshoe Eddie Valiant, who agrees to take the case of Roger Rabbit, a zany cartoon star framed for murder. This movie holds up remarkably well considering … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #66 – Who Framed Roger Rabbit

My Favorite Movies #67 – The Silence of the Lambs

The Silence of the Lambs 1991 Directed by Jonathan Demme Netflix says... In this adaptation of Thomas Harris's novel, FBI trainee Clarice Starling ventures into a maximum-security asylum to pick the diseased brain of Hannibal Lecter, hoping the psychiatrist turned homicidal cannibal can help her catch a serial killer. If you have a weak stomach, it's … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #67 – The Silence of the Lambs

My Favorite Movies #69 – The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club 1985 Directed by John Hughes Netflix says... In writer-director John Hughes's seminal 1980s Brat Pack film, the athlete (Emilio Estevez), the brain (Anthony Michael Hall), the criminal (Judd Nelson), the princess (Molly Ringwald) and the basket case (Ally Sheedy) break through the social barriers of high school during Saturday detention. The disparate group … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #69 – The Breakfast Club