Even as an adult the melancholy and sadness of another trip through summer can set in. The post-July 4 inundation of supplies, ads and emails can bring back a case of the Augusts - patent pending on that one. So, what else to do but go to the platform of choice or the vast array of DVD and Blu Rays and find some gems to ease into this tough time of transition.
The pick is in! Yes, you are about to embark on a journey listening to one man's rant on THE most underrated movie of the 80s. Totally 80s. Quotable. Loony. Sun and sand. Yes, Back to School does not get the overall love many other 80s goofiness does but a charismatic Mark Harmon finds his way through begrudgingly teaching summer school and yep, most definitely, hijinks ensue. As we look at getting back into the academic groove, no better way than some extra study time with this 80s gem.
The fun and the pain. The awkward and the scars. Yes, middle school is blazed into our memories for better or worse. Heading back to school can't occur without a trip back to those years of our lives which shaped us and haunted us.
Before Bo Burnham was inside or the biggest piece of . . . you know . . . in Promising Young Woman, he was delivering a middle school masterpiece, Eighth Grade. On the lighter side, middle school gets the adaptation treatment from James Patterson's Middle School series with a breezy, fun return to "The Worst Years of My Life."
Deep down in the vault of school flicks sits these two over-the-top masterpieces. Heading back to school isn't just about the text books but also the extracurricular activities, too. As summer heads to fall the rite of passage watching your school go from powerhouse to punching bag and back around to top of the conference can be a ride itself. If you can't handle the stress of the roller coaster be sure to get yourself ready with these two quintessential 90s football flicks. Loud. Dramatic. Big. Yep, these movies are everything the 90s was rolled up into 96-minute packages.