Rest in peace Penny Marshall who passed away at the age of 75. She has been a truly outstanding role model for female directors having directed the following films Jumpin’ Jack Flash (a personal favourite of mine), Big, Awakenings, A League of Their Own, The Preacher’s Wife, Riding in Cars with Boys. All truly outstanding films! Also not forgetting her amazing cameo performance in Hocus Pocus! She was the first female director to direct a film that grossed over 100 million dollars in the US with Big!
When teenager Josh cannot get on a ride at the fair to impress the girl of his dreams he wished to be big and guess what, the following day he wakes up as an adult.
Such sad news that actor John Heard has passed away at the age of 72. I have actually just watched Big this morning and was thinking that Heard was in so many films in the late 80s and early 90s that I totally love.
He is probably most well known for being the Dad in Home Alone, my other favourites include Beaches, Big and The Guardian.
Rest in Peace John.
Before heading to NYC I had booked in two tours with On Location Tours, which are all TV and Movie themed. Showing the different filming locations in New York City from so many movies that you know and love.
The first one we did was the walking tour around Central Park which was only $12 due to a combo booking with the Bus Tour.
With the up and coming release of Bridge of Spies I thought it would be a good idea to pick my seven favourite of Tom Hanks performances from over the years. It is actually a very difficult choice to pick the best of a double Oscar Winner, with another three nominations to his name. But that really does show the massive quality he has in his filmography. I have even had to leave out his incredible performance as Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks out of the list! Another really bad thing is that by putting this post together I have realised that I do not have many of his films reviewed on Let’s Go To The Movies even though I have seen a very high percentage of his films.
I am 28 years old today.
Ahhh pushing to close to 30 for my liking!
But anyway Happy Birthday to me!!!
I am going to use this blog post to put together my favourite film from each year since I was born, just want to clarify that I have picked favourites so therefore might not actually be the greatest film in the world!
1987 – Dirty Dancing
1988 – Big
1989 – When Harry Met Sally
1990 – Pretty Woman
1991 – Father of the Bride
1992 – A Few Good Men
1993 – Jurassic Park
1994 – Pulp Fiction
1995 – Toy Story
1996 – The English Patient
1997 – As Good As It Gets
1998 – The Mask of Zorro
1999 – American Beauty
2000 – Billy Elliot
2001 – Lord of the Rings: Fellowship of the Ring
2002 – Chicago
2003 – Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl
2004 – Million Dollar Baby
2005 – Walk the Line
2006 – Casino Royale
2007 – Juno
2008 – The Dark Knight
2009 – An Education
2010 – Black Swan
2011 – Bridesmaids
2012 – Skyfall
2013 – Frozen
2014 – Birdman
2015 – None so far!
The latest blogathon event around the film-blogging world is ‘A Life in Movies’ this quite simply means I have picked a film from each since I was born. That year being 1987. The approach I have taken to this post is to document the films which have meant something to me. Mainly from that time (although the first couple of years will be that I watched them when old enough to remember).
I always enjoy doing blog posts like this one as it always lets you take a trip down memory lane when it comes to certain films. Also the thought of then posting them the same day as many other blogs and then having the chance to compare and see if they have chosen any of the same films in their list as well.
Most of the films in my list consist of my most watched films ever. Mainly because of over watching as a child and not being able to pass the film over if it is on TV now. So here goes my life in movies . . .