My Favorite Movies #37 – Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters 1984 Directed by Ivan Reitman Quick synopsis... After losing their academic posts at a prestigious college, a team of parapsychologists creates a business exterminating ghouls, hobgoblins and supernatural pests -- and are soon hired by a cellist to purge her digs of a demon. As a kid, I remember thinking this movie was terrifying. … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #37 – Ghostbusters

My Favorite Movies #38 – Father of the Bride

Father of the Bride 1991 Directed by Chris Shyer Quick synopsis... In this charming update of the much-loved Hollywood classic, Steve Martin turns in a winning performance as George Banks, the befuddled father who has a hard time letting go of his daughter when she unexpectedly announces her plans to wed. Steve Martin is George … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #38 – Father of the Bride

My Favorite Movies #39 – To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird 1962 Directed by Robert Mulligan Quick synopsis... Southern comforts abound in this big-screen adaptation of Harper Lee's novel as lawyer Atticus Finch (Gregory Peck, in an Oscar-winning role) defends an innocent black man (Brock Peters) against rape charges but ends up in a maelstrom of hate and prejudice. Meanwhile, with help from … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #39 – To Kill a Mockingbird

My Favorite Movies #40 – Return of the Jedi

Return of the Jedi 1983 Directed by Richard Marquand Quick synopsis... George Lucas delivers the finale to his original epic space trilogy with the rebel forces' last stand against the Empire and Luke Skywalker's (Mark Hamill) fateful confrontation with his nemesis, Darth Vader (voiced by James Earl Jones). Skywalker tries to rescue Han Solo (Harrison … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #40 – Return of the Jedi

My Favorite Movies #41 – Batman Begins

Batman Begins 2005 Directed by Christopher Nolan Quick synopsis... Following the brutal murder of his parents, Bruce Wayne trains with a shadowy organization and returns to a corrupt Gotham City to deliver justice. Armed with his new skills and endless resources, he assumes a new identity and a war on crime. You know, a lot … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #41 – Batman Begins

My Favorite Movies #42 – The Karate Kid Part II

The Karate Kid Part II 1986 Directed by John G. Avildsen Quick synopsis... In this high-kicking sequel, karate champ Daniel LaRusso and his mentor, Mr. Miyagi, travel to Okinawa, where Miyagi visits his dying father and rekindles his feelings for a former flame -- which leads to a confrontation with a longtime rival. So... I always … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #42 – The Karate Kid Part II

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