Category: Classic

“Old School”


A new generation’s “Animal House.” Double secret probation and all.

After making the “old man killed by a nice rack” reference a few reviews ago, I had to revisit this classic and pay respects to our boy blue. 🙏🏻

This movie is lightning in a bottle. The cast, including Ellen Pompeo (Meredith Grey) out of nowhere, is perfect. The jokes are as offensive as ever, and Jeremy Piven is warming up for his role as Ari Gold most of the runtime. So fill up your kiddie pool with the KY jelly and safely store your tranquilizer darts. This one’s a wild ride.

“Don’t Bother to Knock”


Be careful who you flirt with at the hotel bar… Or from across the courtyard. Or who you hire as your babysitter.

This was far closer to “Psycho” than I expected. Marilyn Monroe had quite the acting chops to pull off this premise. At first, I thought I was watching a romance novel projected onto the silver screen but ended up engulfed in an enigma. Despite the short run time, there is an unexpected depth to this classic, and it alone justified my purchase of a 10-film Marilyn Monroe film bundle.

“This Time For Keeps”


What to woo the woman? Sing to her. Preferably in an operatic fashion.

Your run of the mill classic Hollywood musical with a love triangle mixed in. Classic rom-com of sorts.

How did I land on this, you may ask? While in the mood for contemplating “somewhere in time” weekend on Mackinaw Island, I also stumbled upon this film, whose pool scenes and part of the main story takes place on the landmark filled island.

“Summer Rental”


Exactly what you expect, and want out of these popcorn flicks. Fun, laughs, and shenanigans. Not a lot of stakes in the story. Similar to “The Great Outdoors,” but without as many comedic big guns on the bill. Slap on some sunscreen, and get your front row sandy seat to the annual regatta, it’s sure to be a good time!

“Back to the Future”


… on the big screen! This one will now forever have a special place in my heart.

The beginning chapter of one of the all time greatest film trilogies. So much great action. So many groundbreaking special effects. At the heart, a heartwarming story with relationships that jump off the screen thanks to the cast’s phenomenal chemistry and talent.

Lorraine… *swoon*

Every scene impactful. One of the best opening exposition dumps I’ve ever seen. I never before fully realized how covertly Zemeckis catches the audience up to speed before we even meet a character during the opening titles. One of Alan Silvestri’s, if not Hollywood’s most iconic scores.

Time circuits – On

Flux capacitor – Fluxing

Movie – Fantastic