Those of you who know me know that I make a big deal every year over my birthday.
In the past, I’ve had scavenger hunts, recreated The World’s End, camped at the National Aquarium, gone on road trips, and other exciting things.
My mom started this tradition unwittingly. You see, there was something on my birthday that I was allowed to do that I wasn’t on any other day.
I was allowed to rent Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure.
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1985 was an amazing year for cinema. So many fantastic movies, both cult and mainstream came out. Rocky IV, Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure, The Goonies, The Breakfast Club, and The Color Purple were all among the top 20 grossing films of the year. However, there was a juggernaut that beat all other movies at the box office that year. The movie was nonsensical, racist, and just not great. But, audiences LOVED it. This movie was Back to the Future.
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It’s that time again, time to look at the blockbuster’s of summer and allow me to give you an indie alternative to watch during these warm weather months. Last month we looked at sequels that abandoned anything fresh or new. This month I’m going to delve less into a theme and more into genres we’re going to look at a super hero actioner, a video game adventure, and comedy road movie. I said it last month and I’m going to say it again, there is nothing wrong with the films I recommending alternatives to, but I want to give the underdogs, the indie wizkids, and the classics a little love during the season of special effects and spectacle.
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