Friday, April 8, 2011

A-to-tha-Zizzle: G

Gee golly aren't you glad it's Friday?  I am!  It's been a GREAT day.  Plus, tomorrow is GAGA! Whoop whoop!  Here we go:

Good Morning Vietnam

 This is not a test, this is rock and roll!  Robin Williams is awesome as radio personality Adrian Cronauer during the midst of the Vietnam War.  Forrest Whitaker is a great sidekick, too. 

It gets a little serious here and there - it is Vietnam, after all - but for the most part, it's just freaking hilarious. 


Bill Murray, Dan Akroyd, Ernie Hudson, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Sigourney Weaver - pretty much an awesome cast.  Some paranormal psychologists get together and decide to fight the goblins and ghouls running amok in New York City, just in time to defeat the ultimate evil (in the form of a really ugly demon dog thing). 

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Poor army brat Janey has moved - yet again - to a new town, and this time it just so happens to be where the dance show "Dance TV" is filmed, right when they're holding a competition for new dancers.

 Janey befriends rebel Lynne who encourages her to have fun and break the rules every once in a while.  Sarah Jessica Parker before she went all sex and the city.  Helen Hunt pre-Twister.  Basically a good time all around. 


Do I really need to explain this one?  If you haven't seen it, move out from under that rock.  LOVE this film. 

My mom passed the love on to me, and I've now passed it on to my girls.  It's a never-ending circle of awesomeness, black leather and big hair. 

Ghosts of Mississippi

Whoopi Goldberg plays Myrlie Evers, wife of civil rights activist Medger Evers, who was murdered in the 60s and who's murderer still remained unpunished.  Alec Baldwin is district attorney Bobby DeLaughter, who is determined to put known assassin Byron De La Beckwith (James Woods) behind bars - for good. 

For thirty years everyone has known Beckwith committed the murder, but the original trial ended in a hung jury.  This film based on the true story is intense, heartbreaking and infuriating all at the same time.  Excellent portrayal of the events. 
Gone in Sixty Seconds

Retired car thief Memphis Raines (Nicholas Cage) is suddenly pulled back into the world of stealing after his baby brother Kip (Giovanni Ribisi) gets tied up with bad mamma jamma Kalitri.

Memphis turns to his old crew, made up of a handful of misfits including Robert Duvall as Otto and Angelina Jolie as Sway, to help him get Kip out of trouble.  A fun, fast movie. 

The Goonies

This is a favorite of pretty much everyone I've ever met - including a few professors.  A handful of outcasts go on a treasure hunt to save their homes from being sold and demolished. 

Starring Sean Astin (Mikey), Josh Brolin (Brand - how many of you had no idea that was him?), Korey Feldman (Mouth), Jeff Cohen (Chunk), Jonathan Ke Quan (Data), Kerri Green (Andy), Martha Plimpton (Stef) and John Matuszak (Sloth).  

Today's episode has been brought to you buy the letter G.


  1. My fave "G" movies are Good Will HUnting and Ghost!!!

  2. I love all of those movies... Grew up with The Goonies of course!

  3. Fun choices, although I'm sick of Grease (the woes of being a theatre teacher). ;)

  4. You added "Girls Just Want to Have Fun!" YAY!

    I still know all the dance moves during the big finale :)