After a wish turns 12-year-old Josh Baskin (David Moscow) into a 30-year-old man (Tom Hanks), he heads to New York City and gets a low-level job at MacMillen Toy Company. A chance encounter with the owner (Robert Loggia) of the company leads to a promotion testing new toys. Soon a fellow employee, Susan Lawrence (Elizabeth Perkins), takes a romantic interest in Josh. However, the pressure of living as an adult begins to overwhelm him, and he longs to return to his simple, former life as a boy.
This was one of my favorite movies when I was a kid… and it still is to this day!
Tom Hanks really gave this role his all and it ultimately helped launch his career.
I still don’t know if Zoltar actually grants wishes or not but I guess that’s part of what makes this movie so magical.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give Big 9 tamales! 😎
Billie Joe Armstrong leads an all-star cast in the candid and heartwarming comedy, Ordinary World. Perry (Armstrong), a former punk rocker, is ten years into his band’s “indefinite hiatus” and is struggling with his adjustment to the real world, which includes working in his family’s hardware store. When Perry’s hotshot attorney wife (Selma Blair) and precocious young daughter forget his 40th birthday, his brother (Chris Messina) takes pity and gives him the money to throw a huge rockstar blowout in a fancy New York hotel. At the party, Perry’s punk past clashes hilariously with his grown-up reality as he encounters crazy former bandmates, including best pal Gary (Fred Armisen), and an old-flame-turned-manager (Judy Greer), who offers him a chance to revive his stalled career, all in one outrageous day!
I used to be a pretty big fan of Green Day back in the day. So, when I heard that Billie Joe Armstrong actually starred in a movie I quickly rented the first copy I could find.
I must admit… I actually enjoyed this movie. I found the main character to be very relatable. But that’s probably because I’ve been a musician for the past 16 years.
The story is very well written and the jokes are clever. Armstrong delivers a strong performance. The entire cast is awesome!
If you like movies about musicians or happen to be a big fan of Billie Joe Armstrong then I highly recommend watching Ordinary World.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 8 delicious tamales! 😎
When I was a kid, during the good old 1990s, I was completely hooked on the Goosebumps series by R.L. Stine! I went through the books like Pez. (Pez candy was another thing I was hooked on in the 90s.)
If this movie had been made back then I definitely would’ve watched it over a hundred times in a row. That’s not to say I don’t like it at all.
Zach (Dylan Minnette) reluctantly moves to a small town with his mom but then quickly cheers up after meeting his next door neighbor’s beautiful daughter, Hannah (Odeya Rush). He starts hanging out with her regularly until her father puts a stop to it. Of course, this just motivates Dylan to sneak into their house and attempt to “rescue” Hannah from her strict father.
He then comes upon an entire bookcase filled with original Goosebumps manuscripts and realizes that Hannah’s father is in fact the infamous R.L. Stine (Jack Black). Unfortunately, by then it’s too late because the first of many creatures/monsters has been released and begins terrorizing the town.
Zach, Zach’s friend Champ, Hannah, and R.L. Stine then spend the rest of the movie trying to figure out how to get all of Stine’s creations back into their respective books. Which turns out to be easier said than done.
I really enjoyed watching all of the monsters and creatures run amuck. It definitely brought back some cool childhood memories of reading about them. Some of my favorites include: The Abominable Snowman, Slappy, The Werewolf of Fever Swamp, and the enormous praying mantis from Shocker on Shock Street.
Jack Black gives a decent performance as R.L. Stine but I don’t know why in some scenes he spoke with a terrible snooty British accent. Unless, that’s just his way of trying to inject some classic Black humor into the movie.
Overall, the Goosebumps movie makes for a very enjoyable and nostalgic experience. I only wish I had seen it in 3D when it was still in theaters. Hopefully, I’ll be able to do so whenever the sequel comes out.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give the Goosebumps movie 8 tasty tamales! 😎
I Saw The Light is an illuminating bio pic on the life of singer, songwriter Hank Williams.
Williams rose to fame during the 1940s. Unfortunately, alcohol abuse and infidelity eventually took a toll on his career and marriage to fellow musician Audrey Mae Williams.
I must admit I’ve never been a fan of country music but I do like watching biographical movies about musicians. But that’s probably because I’ve been a musician for the past 17 years.
I had no idea that Hank Williams wrote so many popular and catchy songs. Nor did I know that he also recorded spoken word poetry under the name Luke The Drifter. Though, that does make sense because the more I paid attention to his lyrics the more I realized he was a poet at heart.
Tom Hiddleston definitely gives an amazing performance as Hank Williams. Elizabeth Olsen is also quite good as Audrey Mae Williams. The entire cast is great!
If you’re a Hank Williams fan and/or fan of country music then I recommend watching I Saw The Light. If you’re not a fan of either but like watching well made biographical movies then I definitely recommend watching I Saw The Light.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 9 spicy tamales! 😎
A divorced father and his eight-year-old son, spend a rather predictable weekend together, but when a valuable toolbox gets stolen, the search for the thieves will turn into a true family bonding.
I took a chance on this movie and I’m glad I did.
The Confirmation is a realistic depiction of how difficult it can be to repair a strained father/son relationship. But it also shows just how important such a relationship can be.
Clive Owen and Jaeden Lieberher give excellent performances and are very believable as father and son.
If you like movies with well developed characters then I highly recommend watching The Confirmation.
On a scale of 1 tamale to 10 tamales I give it 8 tamales! 😎