Sunday, October 21, 2007

National Lampoon's European Vacation

National Lampoon’s European

National Lampoon’s European Vacation is directed by Amy Heckerling who also directed Clueless and Fast Times at Ridgemont High. Chevy Chase (Clark), Beverly D’ Angelo (Ellen), Jason Lively (Rusty), and Dana Hill (Audrey) are the lead actors.

I have never seen this movie before but I heard a lot of great things about it so of course I had to watch it!

This movie was rated PG-13 when it came out but there is no way is would be rated PG-13 if they re rated the movie today. It has a nude scene!! The movie was produced in 1985.

This movie really represents the 80’s well by showing the way they dress and the size of Clark’s portable camera…. It’s Huge!

This movie is about a dysfunctional family winning a game show where the grand prize is a two week trip to Europe. On the plane you can tell it is going to be a very interesting trip because everyone is expecting different things out of the trip.

As they travel around Europe it seems that they are just oblivious to everything. A hilarious scene in the movie is when they go to see their grandparents in Europe and they end up going to the wrong house and not even realizing it.

This movie is really funny and I STRONGLY recommend it!!



“ I want you to stick to him like chewing gum, by the end of the game I want to know what flavor he is”

Picture of Gene Hackman  as Coach Norman Dale  from Hoosiers,  High Quality Photos  C54478

Hoosiers was produced in 1986.The director of Hoosiers is David Anspaugh. The lead actor is Gene Hackman who plays Norman Dale, a high school basketball coach who is trying to lead his team to the state championship. This is one of the most famous sports movies of all time.

The beginning of the movie makes it really obvious that this is a small town that doesn’t like new comers or any change. When Norman Dale comes in as the new high school basketball coach in Hickory many of the towns people give him a hard time and try to tell him how he should run the basketball practices.

When the basketball team first starts playing they are not nearly as good as the other teams but they begin to bond together and start to believe in the way Coach Dale coaches.

Coach Dale ends up bringing the community together and the town’s people end up realizing that the coach is actually a good guy.

Hoosiers is a great movie that has a lot of good basketball scenes. The Movie really gets you cheering for Hickory. No doubt one of the greatest sports movies of all time. This is a must see movie.

Welcome to the Danger Zone

“You live your life between your legs" - Maverick

The director of Top Gun is Tony Scott and was produced in 1986. The lead actors are Tom Cruise who plays Maverick, Kelly McGillis who plays Charlie, Val Kilmer who plays Iceman, and Anthony Edwards who plays Goose.

Right from the beginning you can tell this is going to be a great movie with a great soundtrack. The opening scene makes you want to stop everything you are doing and go fly a fighter jet. This movie has some great action scenes. The flying scenes in this movie are simply breath taking.

This movie is about Tom Cruise who plays Maverick. He is a fighter pilot who is trying to make it up the ranks to being a Top Gun and along the way he meets Charlie who is a good looking civilian instructor. He ends up being in a strong romantic relationship with

Charlie and she helps him throughout the movie on giving him little pointers as he continues his climb to being a Top Gun.

As Maverick makes his way to the top he goes through some very high and low moments in his life. I don’t want to give to much away so lets just say Maverick ends up losing someone very close to him and it makes him realize how dangerous being a fighter pilot can be.

This is an amazing movie and is a lot of fun to watch!!