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No posts next week

Sorry everyone, but I’m afraid I’m going to have to take next week off from posting. As you might be able to guess, I’ve spent the last couple days hitting Refresh every 11 seconds on the election map page, and therefore haven’t gotten any of my movie watching done. Hopefully things will return to normal … Continue reading No posts next week

Flight of the Navigator

Flight of the Navigator (1986) Dir. by Randal Kleiser Starring Joey Cramer, Howard Hesseman and Paul Reubens (credited as “Paul Mall”) Plot 12-year-old David Freeman hits his head in 1978 and wakes up in 1986, having not aged a day. Confronted by a family that thinks he’s dead and a strange world he doesn’t know, … Continue reading Flight of the Navigator

Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast (1991) Directed by Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale Synopsis As told through a prologue, there was once a vain, cruel young prince, who refused an old woman shelter from a storm due to her appearance and her offer of a rose as payment.  The woman was an enchantress, and cursed the … Continue reading Beauty and the Beast

The ‘Burbs

The ‘Burbs (1989) Dir. by Joe Dante Starring Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher and Bruce Dern Plot When an elderly resident of his neighborhood disappears overnight, mild-mannered suburbanite Ray Peterson becomes convinced that his eccentric new neighbors are actually serial killers, and will stop at nothing to prove his suspicions. Nostalgia This one is yet another … Continue reading The ‘Burbs

The Rescuers Down Under

The Rescuers Down Under (1990) Directed by Mike Gabriel and Hendel Butoy Synopsis In Australia, a young boy named Cody rescues Marahute, a giant golden eagle, from a hunter’s trap.  Later, he is abducted by the same poacher, McLeach, who wants Cody to lead him to the eagle’s nest.  A call for help goes out, … Continue reading The Rescuers Down Under

Masters of the Universe

Masters of the Universe (1987) Dir. by Gary Goddard Starring Dolph Lundgren, Frank Langella and Courteney Cox Plot Galactic warrior He-Man and his allies find themselves trapped on modern-day Earth after a battle with their sworn enemy Skeletor on the planet Eternia. They must enlist the help of two Earth teenagers to recover their portal-creating … Continue reading Masters of the Universe

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid (1989) Directed by John Musker and Ron Clements Synopsis Ariel is a young mermaid who is obsessed with the human world.  She spends all of her time collecting human artifacts from sunken ships, much to the chagrin of her father, King Triton.  Triton assigns the court composer, Sebastian the crab, to look … Continue reading The Little Mermaid

Spaceballs

Spaceballs (1990) Dir. by Mel Brooks Starring Bill Pullman, John Candy and Rick Moranis Plot Down-on-his-luck space captain Lone Starr and his co-pilot Barf, in need of quick cash to pay off a debt to the gangster Pizza the Hutt, take a job to rescue Princess Vespa of Druidia from the ridiculous forces of the … Continue reading Spaceballs

Oliver and Company

Oliver and Company (1988) Directed by George Scribner Synopsis In New York City, an orphaned kitten named Oliver finds himself on the street when he’s the only member of his litter not adopted.  He befriends a dog named Dodger by helping him to steal some hot dogs from a food cart, and eventually joins his … Continue reading Oliver and Company

The Blues Brothers

The Blues Brothers (1980) Dir. by John Landis Starring John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, Cab Calloway and Carrie Fisher Plot R&B singer and career criminal Jake Blues is released from prison after serving three years for armed robbery.  Upon learning that the orphanage where he was raised will be foreclosed unless it can raise $5000, he and his … Continue reading The Blues Brothers

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