May 29th, 2007 | Comedy, Date Movies
The Birdcage (1996 – COMEDY – Robin Williams & Nathan Lane): Robin Williams and Nathan Lane are absolutely hilarious as a gay South Miami Beach couple.
Armand Goldman (Williams) is the proud owner of The Birdcage, a drag club on the Miami Beach strip, while his eccentric partner Albert (Lane) is the star of the show. When their son Val (Williams’ son from a previous heterosexual relationship 20 years earlier) brings news of an engagement to the daughter of an ultra-conservative Senator, they're absolutely thrilled. But there’s a catch…the Senator (Gene Hackman) and his family are coming over for dinner and they’re under the impression that Armand is the Cultural Ambassador to Greece. What lengths will Armand and Albert go to convince the Senator that they have the quintessential American family? It’ll take the performance of a lifetime.
May 13th, 2007 | Comedy, Date Movies
Coming To America (COMEDY – 1988 – Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall): On his 21st birthday, Prince Akeem (Murphy) of Zamunda was set to marry a woman that he had never met…a bride that was groomed from birth to fulfill his every need. Breaking from a tradition of arranged marriages, Akeem set out to find a woman that would love him for who he was, and not for what he was born into.
So where does one go to find his Queen? Queens, New York of course.
Coming To America is a great romantic comedy and easily one of Eddie Murphy’s best films.
Apr 21st, 2007 | Comedy, Date Movies
Back to the Future (COMEDY – 1985 – Michael J. Fox): Marty McFly (Fox), a quintessential teenager of the Eighties, accidentally travels back in time to the 1950’s in a plutonium-powered DeLorean conceived by Dr Emmet Brown, the eccentric town scientist played by Christopher Lloyd. But things are never that simple.
When Marty inadvertently interferes with events that could erase his existence (think Mom and Pop), it’s up to him to set things straight and get back to the future.
Although people can have varying tastes when it comes to the movies they enjoy, this one really is for everyone. In fact, I don’t think I have ever met a person in my life that did not enjoy “Back to the Future” after watching it. Did you notice how I said “after watching it”?
It’s actually a really funny story. I once dated a girl (she’ll remain nameless) who refused to watch any movies that were made before the year 2000. I came over her house one evening with the film and tried to convince her to give it shot. Do you remember those crazy people (sorry for the non-PC term) that mom always told you to stay away from…? Well this was one of them. She took the entire “Back to the Future” Trilogy (unfortunately for me, I brought the entire box set) and in a crazy rage, threw it at my head. Needless to say, I went home after that with a bump on my forehead. I would have thrown it back at her head but I didn’t want to damage the set. I don’t really remember the point I was trying to make, it just seemed like an interesting story to share.
Enjoy the movie and let me know what you think.
Apr 7th, 2007 | Comedy, Date Movies
Big (COMEDY – 1988 – Starring Tom Hanks & Elizabeth Perkins): Remember when you were a kid and you wished that you could be grown up? After not being allowed to ride the rollercoaster at the fairground, 12 year old Josh Baskin makes a wish to an old fortune machine that he could be “big”. The next morning Josh wakes up as a 30 year old man (played by Tom Hanks) but inside he is still that same 12 year old boy. After freaking his mother out, Josh heads over to New York with his best friend and begins to experience life the life he wished for. Will Josh want to remain “big” or will he want to go back to normal?
Jun 4th, 2006 | Comedy, Date Movies
My Cousin Vinny (COMEDY – 1992 – Starring Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei): When two young men are convicted of a crime they didn't commit, it's up to Joe Pesci (playing a hysterical role as the argumentative attorney from New York) to save them from being sent to the electric chair. My Cousin Vinny is a well written and clever comedy that is sure to be a hit. Marisa Tomei does an incredible job as Joe Pesci fiance; she won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.