My Favorite Movies #53 – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001 Directed by Peter Jackson Quick synopsis... From the idyllic shire of the Hobbits to the smoking chasms of Mordor, director Peter Jackson brings the world of J.R.R. Tolkien's novels to life as Frodo Baggins embarks on his epic quest to destroy the ring of Sauron. … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #53 – The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

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My Favorite Movies #54 – Saving Private Ryan

Saving Private Ryan 1998 Directed by Steven Spielberg Quick Synopsis... As U.S. troops storm the beaches of Normandy, three brothers lie dead on the battlefield, with a fourth trapped behind enemy lines. Ranger Capt. John Miller and seven of his men are ordered to penetrate German-held territory and bring the man home. I'm pretty sure Saving Private … Continue reading My Favorite Movies #54 – Saving Private Ryan

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

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

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