Have you ever started sweating from just watching a movie? Wait - not like that folks, get your mind out of the gutter. We're talking about those flicks from the past decades that take you right back to the heat of the moment, the feel of the sand on your feet and the cool air hitting you in the face as you stepped foot in the theatre or in your home ready to take a couple of hours to wind down. Like music, movies will take you right back and this time of year is the best time to revisit.
When late July hits, one Tuesday can blend into a random August Thursday before we take those steps out the door for back to school or get back on schedule and have to set those damn alarms. We'll look at some of our favorites to help you deal with the clock ticking toward another summer in the books.
Decade-by-decade we get a little sentimental and find out the movies that we think put us right back at the pool, by the lake or driving around with the windows down. Sure, we’re a little sappy and sentimental today but isn’t that what the impending end of summer is supposed to bring out of us? School isn’t quite yet back, even if the shelves and commercials want you to think it’s tomorrow. Take another night to feel THAT vibe again because at the end of the day there are only so many summers we get.
There are still moments of singularity that can shift our attention from scrolling and cinematic universes to remind us that something from one’s mind and vision can still be just as satisfying, engrossing and simply one to not miss.
In saturated markets where content flows from a never-ending stream, there are still a few arrows which pierce the public consciousness, if not demand our attention, with a big, bold event of a movie. Sometimes, the swings aren’t everything we might have hoped for and lead us from the normal spoon-feeding we’ve become accustomed to, but more times than not these four directors build anticipation and intrigue leading up to even the announcement of a new project, let alone a release. These four can still put butts in seats, leading with theatrical first and for better or worse a vision and direction unlike many others throughout the history of Hollywood.
If you’ve followed along with us for some time you know that we’ve suffered from some comic book fatigue, but we know when something is big too and there’s no fighting it. Thor: Love and Thunder storms into theaters and it will be huge, so let’s keep rolling with it as Christian Bale joins the MCU later this week. When we saw that Christian Bale was set to be the villain, that piqued our interest and also shot us thinking about what we will hash out this week: Who should we bring to the MCU? We aren’t so concerned with multiverses, fan demands or deep character cuts but with interesting casting choices to breathe some newfound interest in the MCU for us old heads who just don’t get it all. This week is for us! Old heads ASSEMBLE!!!!!!!
Exhibit A: T2
Exhibit A: Sonic the Hedgehog
Exhibit A: Inglorious Basterds