Rewatching Quantum Leap – Episode 21

Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the quantum leap accelerator and vanished. He awoke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own, and driven by an unknown force to change history for the better. His only guide on this … Continue reading Rewatching Quantum Leap – Episode 21

AFI #30 – Apocalypse Now

Apocalypse Now 1979 Directed by Francis Ford Coppola Netflix says... Francis Ford Coppola's timeless epic adapts Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness to the Vietnam War, where special operations Capt. Willard (Martin Sheen) must travel deep into the Cambodian jungle to locate and kill the mysterious -- and insane -- Col. Kurtz (Marlon Brando). I really … Continue reading AFI #30 – Apocalypse Now

AFI #53 – The Deer Hunter

The Dear Hunter 1978 Directed by Michael Cimino Netflix says... In this Oscar-winning epic from director Michael Cimino, a group of working-class friends decides to enlist in the Army during the Vietnam War and finds it to be hellish chaos--not the noble venture they imagined. Before they left, Steven (John Savage) married his pregnant girlfriend--and … Continue reading AFI #53 – The Deer Hunter

Thank You, Number Sixteen

The jeans I wore this weekend I've had for several months now. But I pulled something out of the back pocket that I did not know was there. It wasn't a big deal. It's not as though I reached in and found a $20 bill, though that would have been awesome. No, it was a … Continue reading Thank You, Number Sixteen

AFI #76 – Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump 1994 Directed by Robert Zemeckis Netflix says: Winner of six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, director Robert Zemeckis's charming blend of comedy and drama stars Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump, a simpleminded man who finds himself in the middle of nearly every major event of the 1960s and '70s. Along the way he … Continue reading AFI #76 – Forrest Gump

AFI #86 – Platoon

Platoon 1986 Directed by Oliver Stone Netflix says... Helmed by Oliver Stone, this searing autobiographical drama chronicles the Vietnam experiences of naive volunteer soldier Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen), whose view of the conflict starts to change after witnessing murder and rape at the hands of his compatriots. Platoon won Academy Awards for Best Picture and … Continue reading AFI #86 – Platoon