It’s hard to believe that 1980 was almost 40 years ago! But you know what they say, everything was better in the 80’s.
The Goonies, first hit theaters in the year 1985. Hopefully you have already blessed your eyes, mind and heart by watching this film. But, if you have yet to experience the magic that is The Goonies, it’s about a group of misfit kids who find out the are about to lose their homes to foreclose. In attempt to save it, the group finds a treasure map in their attic. With nothing to loose, they set out to find the treasure of an ancient pirate and hope to bring it back and be able to save their neighborhood.
But along the way, the Goonie gang comes in contact with a mother, Momma Featelli and her two sons, Jake and Francis, a family of crime lords. The gang goes on an adventure through an underground maze that is riddled with booby traps, all while trying to stay one step ahead of Momma Fratelli, as both want to get to the treasure first.
This film keeps you on the edge of your seat, while keeping you content with the amount of charm the Gonnie gang has to offer. They are a dynamic group of kids who are all fighting for the same cause, and when great minds come together, great things happen.
The Goonies, on their adventure, come across another son of Momma Fratelli, who she has locked in the basement because he has a deformed face. A member of the goonie gang, Chuck, befriends this man who they call “Sloth”, and Sloth helps the goonies conspire against and get to the treasure before Fratelli by distracting them. The main take away, is that we should not judge people just based on their looks. It is what is inside their heart and minds that is important.
This one is easily one of my favorite movies, to this day, and it is important to my family too! We love watching it, and my dad showed it to us when we were still young because “it’s important to see iconic films”, and he is NOT wrong!!
The TrumanShow, hit theaters in 1998, starring Jim Carrey. This movie freaks me out, but interested me equally as much.
Truman, the main character, is the first baby to ever be adopted by a television station and has every day of his life, live on television. Hi every move recorded though his whole life has been planned out for him. All of his family and friends are actors, but he doesn’t know it. His fear of water was instilled in him early on to discourage Truman from ever wanting to leave his home later on in life. The woman he really falls in love with, isn’t a good fit and isn’t someone people want to watch, and a wife that is hired comes into his life. All of his decisions are made for him. His life is broadcastes live 24/7, 365 days a year, a social experiment. It sounds terrible. But it’s the only life he knows. Although, Truman doesn’t know this…
This clip shows Truman putting all the pieces together in his mind that he lives in a simulation, and he is about to step out into the real world …. But I won’t give away anymore!!! You can watch it Netflix, it just got added!
But it makes you wonder and really think… is our world real? Are we all being watched? Is our life decided for us? WEIRD STUFF!
Last but NOT least, 10 things I hate about you, is my favorite movie in the whole entire life. So I won’t be bias at all, not even one bit ….
Starring the dreamy, Heath Ledger (Rest in Peace) and the talented Julia Stiles, the two fall in love, uncoincidentally.
According to IMDb, the summary of the movie is as follows. I promise you will fall in love with it!
In the story, new student Cameron (Gordon-Levitt) is smitten with Bianca (Oleynik) and, in order to get around her father’s strict rules on dating, attempts to get bad boy Patrick (Ledger) to date Bianca’s ill-tempered sister, Kat (Stiles). The film is titled after a poem written by Kat about her bittersweet romance with Patrick.
The main takeaways are that you never know how much you needed someone until you don’t have them, people do things out of good, even when they don’t realize it. And it’s never to late to discover who you really are, and what you need. Do not be afraid of soul mates and don’t be afraid to let others get close to you! You love who you love, and don’t let that scare your own self.
Also the fashion in this movie is EVERYTHING! If this movie doesn’t make you cry, I don’t know honestly I’m worried for you! 🙂
The 1980’s and the 1990’s had the right idea! Fashion was better, film was better, everything seemed better. To celebrate, I’ll just have my own films fest rewatching these movies over and over pretending I got to live in the golden age that was the 1980’s.
Peace and happy bingeing!!! 👏🏼 🎬 🤩