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 #30 – National Treasure

National Treasure 2004 Directed by Jon Turteltaub Quick synopsis... Modern treasure hunters, led by archaeologist Ben Gates, search for a chest of riches rumored to have been stashed away by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin during the Revolutionary War. Honestly, I think this was the Indiana Jones movie we deserved. And then we got Kingdom of … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #30 – National Treasure

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

My Favorite Movies #32 – Jurassic Park

Jurassic Park 1993 Directed by Steven Spielberg Quick synopsis... A multimillionaire (Richard Attenborough) unveils a new theme park where visitors can observe dinosaurs cloned using advanced DNA technology. But when an employee tampers with the security system, the dinosaurs escape, forcing the visitors to fight for their survival. Sam Neill, Jeff Goldblum and Laura Dern … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #32 – Jurassic Park

My Favorite Movies #33 – The Lion King

The Lion King 1994 Directed by Roger Allers & Rob Minkoff Quick synopsis... The highest-grossing animated film of the 20th century follows a young lion cub named Simba (voiced by Jonathan Taylor Thomas and Matthew Broderick) who can't wait to be king. But his uncle (Jeremy Irons) craves the title for himself and will stop at … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #33 – The Lion King

My Favorite Movies #34 – The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid 1984 Directed by John G. Avildsen Quick synopsis... Hassled by the school bullies, Daniel LaRusso has his share of adolescent woes. Luckily, his apartment building houses a resident martial arts master: Kesuke Miyagi, who agrees to train Daniel -- and ends up teaching him much more than self-defense. I know... I already … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #34 – The Karate Kid