Joints, Caucasians, Bowling and Abiding – The Big Lebowski (1998)

My favorite comedy of all time, bar none.  So Jeffery Lebowski (Jeff Bridges) is not someone who has chosen to go by the handle that his parents have provided him.  Instead, he simply goes by the Dude.  When he gets … Continue reading Joints, Caucasians, Bowling and Abiding – The Big Lebowski (1998)

Because Brainerd Just Doesn’t Have the Same Ring to It – Fargo (1996)

The exact reason why you should leave crime to the criminals.  So this is about a desperate man by the name of Jerry Lundegaard (William H. Macy).  He needs money quickly so he can close on a deal for some land, so … Continue reading Because Brainerd Just Doesn’t Have the Same Ring to It – Fargo (1996)

Digging for Diamonds – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Feminism has come a long way.  So this is about a pair of showgirls (Marilyn Monroe, Jane Russell) on route to Paris via a luxury ship.  A private detective (Elliott Reid) starts snooping around, and his purpose on the ship is to … Continue reading Digging for Diamonds – Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

That’s the Power of Love – Back to the Future (1985)

Still holds up after 31 years.  So this is about a high school student named Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox).  When his close friend and scientist Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) puts together a DeLorean that can travel through time, Marty … Continue reading That’s the Power of Love – Back to the Future (1985)

Spectacular Spectacular – Moulin Rouge! (2001)

The cure for cynicism.  So this is about a penniless writer (Ewan McGregor) who comes to Paris in the year 1900 to learn about love.  He finds himself falling hopelessly in love with Satine (Nicole Kidman), the most beautiful courtesan … Continue reading Spectacular Spectacular – Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Only in Florida – Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)

The raising of a murderer.  Exactly what the title says, this is about the life and death of Aileen Wuornos, a prostitute who murdered her johns on at least six separate occasions.  This documentary shows testimony from her trial and interviews … Continue reading Only in Florida – Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer (2003)