John Hughes Classic & Ethan Hawke Cult Movie: This Week’s Best & Biggest On Netflix
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I don’t think there is an actor that I really felt connected to more than Robin Williams.
The late great Thespian had the fortune and talent to be able to skillfully switch between comedy and drama, mastering both before his passing.
It’s bittersweet now to watch his movies and remember a man who left too soon, but he was a real big one. Patch Adams is one of his funniest works.
He plays the real doctor Patch Adams, convinced that he can heal people with humor and good humor.
It might not be part of his Oscar job, but it’s a great display of the true on-screen presence he’s always worn.
It’s one of the few blockbuster action movies that does a bit more subtlety than the explosive type of Michael Bay.
It focuses on two storm chasers – amid tumultuous relationship issues – who are constantly facing huge weather changes.
When an insane whirlwind threatens to tear apart, Bill and Jo must create an unexpected weather warning system.
It’s a visually stunning movie that’s a joy to watch. Helen Hunt and Bill Paxton are fantastic here, and it’s a nostalgic trip for ’80s and’ 90s kids for sure.
I watched this movie on a whim this week – despite its IMDB rating of 5.9 – and I’m so glad I did.
From director JD Dillard – who co-wrote – comes this sleek and clever drama that surprises at every turn.
It follows a young man struggling with the loss of his mother who provides for him and his younger sister by doing magic in the streets. But at night, he sells drugs to make ends meet.
But Bo is over his head and must do everything possible to protect his girlfriend and family.
The cast, filled with character cast, features a strong role-playing tour of The Chi’s Jacob Latimore, Seychelle Gabriel, and a young Storm Reid.
It’s an interesting endeavor that really rocked me in ways I couldn’t imagine.
This sci-fi movie is a major cut above so many others in the genre, and it absolutely blew me away.
When a character – named The Barkeep – receives his final mission to pursue a criminal through time, he faces challenges he never expected.
It’s an adventure that jumps in time that never lets go, with a totally original storyline.
Written and directed by The Spierig Brothers, Michael and Peter, they bring their vision to life.
Leading actor Ethan Hawke is making headlines and putting on an incredible performance, with wonderful supporting tricks from Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor, and Christopher Kirby.
It’s a completely unique movie that you probably won’t forget.
My dad has been pestering me to see this classic ’80s comedy for years, and now I finally understand why.
In Weird Science, two hapless high school nerds create a woman using a computer, and their lives are forever changed by her arrival.
Writer-director John Hughes created a cult classic here, and with the exception of a few scenes, it still stands 35 years later.
The film struck me in large part because of its cast. Anthony Michael Hall and Ilan Mitchell-Smith are hilarious and a good match for our nerds.
Kelly LeBrock is beautiful and full of surprises, and a young Robert Downey Jr. is our typical high school jock terrorizing the two boys.
But it’s the late Bill Paxton – who has appeared on these lists often lately – who gives a memorable performance as older brother Chet, a rude and rude display compared to Mitchell-Smith’s Wyatt.
Weird Science is absolutely hilarious and has a lot of heart, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Jordan Parker’s weekly film reviews are available on his blog, Parker & The Picture Shows.