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  1. I still maintain that objectively, Summer 1989 was remarkable due to its very impressivre number of theatrical releases from iconic franchises (regardless whether the particular entries of that summer were good or not) along with such a high number of stand alone films that have either become iconic films or cult hits in their own right. Subjectively, I feel that makes it unique, interesting, and worth talking about. YMMV there. Even though it is also not my favorite movie Summer, Iike the RT list, it's in my top 10. Also, subjectively, I would have to say my favorite movie Summer was 1984. ETA: Just had to edit my initial post too because I realized I forgot a few movies...
  2. Very great years and great article! Thanks! I'm just going for sheer volume though with my ranking. I gave 20 movies, all theatrically released within that 4 momth time span, I saw 16 of them in the theater and regardless how I felt after I saw them, I was at least looking forward to seeing them to one degree or another before going in. For me, as someone who loves going to the movies, when I was at an age when the experience meant the absolute most to me, nothing matched that particular kind of excitement from that summer of having movie after movie after movie to go see. You have no argument from me that there were probably summers that when you add up the quality I feel the films are worth after seeing them, and the way I feel about them now after however many years...I'm almost positive there are summers that beat 1989 on those grounds. I'm just picking out what I think was unique about 1989, the particular metric that when used puts that year on top, and expanding a bit on it, why I feel that makes it special. Although I believe more often than not that quality > quantity...quantity can on occasion lead to some fun times and great memories!
  3. I actually agree with you about Batman. I liked it but I was disappointed also as I thought it would be better. The reason I saw that movie twice is someone I was with hadn't seen it and wanted to and I suppose part of me wanted to see it to make sure there wasn't more to it I was missing. But the hype for Batman was a real thing. People had been waiting months, some people years, for this movie and the promotion of it was crazy too. I feel it's a 3/5 star movie but at the same time I can't deny the style of the film, the performances, and the mark it's made on movie history still makes it an iconic film. Turner & Hooch, agreed. But many people have fond memories or at least strong feelings for it, so it is remembered by many. Honey, I Shrunk the Kids! Disagree, but that's OK. I just am a fan of many of Joe Johnston movies! Honey I Shrunk the Kids, The Rocketeer, Jumanji, Captain America: First Avenger. I think all those are fantastic movies but I also know there are people who are luke warm about them or flat out don't like them. Hidalgo was good, not great, and even like Jurassic Park III more than Jurassic Park: The Lost World, but I still don't think it's anything more than OK, while The Lost World I think I'm on the borderline between OK and not liking it. I mentioned 1999, but like I said, it was spread out throughout the year, even if it had a good cluster there in the summer, it wasn't as prolific as Summer '89. Whether they ended up being good movies or disappointing ones, the Summer of '89 was just one movie I had been wanting to see right after another, all Summer long. I had never seen it like that to that degree before or since. Then the amount of movies I didn't know too much about going in and then coming out either really liking them or loving them...When Harry Met Sally, Uncle Buck, Parenthood, UHF, Dead Poets Society, Millenium. I still think I'm right. Summer of '89 was unquestionably the biggest summer ever for the amount of notable movie releases. Even if the opinion on the quality of all those films varies between us all.
  4. Hi All, As we approach yet again that time of year for the Academy Awards, and it seems, sadly, that the magic of that time and of cinema in general just keeps diminishing, I've been thinking back to when that magic was strong. One of the most magical times ever was the incredible movie Summer of 1989. For no specific reason, other than my love for movies and of remembering fond times, I've been compiling a list in the back of my mind of the movies that came out that summer. I knew it was long but as I keep getting reminded of more movies, over and over I keep finding myself saying That movie also came out then?!! It's just become so amazing, I've got to share it with you all... Now, there have been big movie summers before... 1975, with the release of mega hit Jaws, is regarded by many as the first modern blockbuster summer. Then there was the Summer of 1977 with the release of Star Wars, it's a clear contender for one of the biggest movie summers. Recently the Summer of 2019 with Avengers: Endgame, also huge. There have also been years that were remarkable for just how many iconic movies came out the whole year round. 1999, for example, may be the greatest of these year round moved years... The Matrix, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Office Space, The Sixth Sense, The Green Mile, Galaxyquest, American Pie, American Beauty, and quite a few others came out that year. But when we narrow it down to just the Summer movie season, I don't think any year can compete with 1989 for sheer volume of notable movie releases! Not all the movies were winners, but more were than weren't. With the tent pole films, whether the movie ultimately was a hit with audiences or not is irrelevant what matters is there was a marketing build up and decent to overwhelming anticipation for these films. With the sequel films, maybe some of the entries of this summer became indicators their series was on the decline, but still contribute to the overall feel of that summer being jammed packed with films because of how iconic their franchises were. On the other hand, there were also those movies where I think audience reception does count. Movies that got released with moderate or little to no advertising and promotion, but even the studios were blown away by how well received they were and how much money they took in. Then there is the final category, movies that under performed or were just plain bombs but have since become cult hits to one degree or another... So...when I say "summer movie season" what I'm specifically referring to all movies released between May 1st - August 31st. Now just check out this list... Summer Of 1989 Movies: Tim Burton's Batman Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade Ghostbusters II The Karate Kid, Part III Lethal Weapon 2 Star Trek V: The Final Frontier License To Kill (James Bond) Friday the 13th, Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan A Nightmare On Elm Street 5: The Dream Child The Abyss Roadhouse Honey, I Shrunk the Kids! Hear No Evil, See No Evil When Harry Met Sally Uncle Buck Parenthood Turner & Hooch UHF Weekend At Bernies Dead Poets Society Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing Casualties Of War Millenium Am I making too big a deal out of this or is that not just an impressive list, but an insane list for all those movies to have come out within just a 4 month span of time? Every weekend that summer, every single weekend, there was at least 1 movie opening we had been looking forward to and/or had just heard about and wanted to see. For the record, minus 5 movies: The Abyss, Roadhouse, Do the Right Thing, Friday the 13th VIII, and Nightmare On Elm Street 5 ... I saw every one of those movies in the theater. Batman and Ghostbusters II I saw twice. That was the Summer of Batman as well, of course. The classic "Bat" symbol, the black bat on yellow, was EVERYWHERE!!! Baseball caps, tee-shirts, billboards, graffiti even. It may not have matched the heights of when Star Wars came out, but it was big. People were losing their minds waiting to see this movie Also, I always feel the need to defend my love for Ghostbusters II ! The original Ghostbusters is superior in every way, it's a masterpiece, but I maintain that the sequel was not bad! It was a quite good movie, just not a great movie and certainly not a masterpiece. I saw it that summer and I loved it. I liked it so much I made time to see it again even with all those other movies as available. The movie, Millenium, may be the most obscure movie on this list, but knowing the people in this board, this is probably one of the places where a much higher percentage of people know this movie. It was DOA at the box office, the studio didnt have any faith in it and releasd it at the very end of August that summer. It still to this day has terrible critics and audience scores. The movie may be one of the smallest cult films out there, but it still does have a tiny cult following and I'm in it. I like it. It's an interesting, slow burn, thinking person's time travel film. So with this out here now, lastly, I wish everyone the best of regards!
  5. Only way that song works now is with a B instead of an M...inflation is a bitch...
  6. I won't lie, I'd indulge myself, big time! Though part of that indulging for my own self would be rescuing as many dogs as I can and having a home and people around that could help to keep them all living spoiled and pampered lives too. Also, when spending money on myself, I'd have to do it on a "one for me, one for you" basis, meaning for every dollar I spent on myself, I'd have to give the same amount to a charity or individual in need. It's the only way I could actually live with myself spending money the way I did.
  7. Donna Summer, I think... In the late 80's and early 90's I went to Atlantic City with my parents and we always saw a show there almost every time... Donna Summer, The Pointer Sisters, Temptations & The Four Tops together, Chicago, Kenny Rogers, Marilyn McCoo and the Fifth Dimension, Julio Iglesias. If we count comedians too then Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Bob Newhart, Drew Carey, Buddy Hackett, George Burns, Joan Rivers, George Wallace, Kathy Lahdman, and Dennis Woflberg. Also, this was so long ago, the opening act for Julio Iglesias was Jeff Dunham. Also David Copperfield 2 other shows that my parents went to that I could have gone but begged off and I kick myself whenever I think about it...Frank Sinatra and Whitney Houston. Other than shows at Atlantic City, when Billy Joel and Elton John came to D.C. I bought tickets to their concert and saw them at RFK stadium. When I was in Hawaii I saw Israel Kamakawiwo'ole, and this was about maybe 6 months before he passed away. That was one of my favorite concerts, it was really great!
  8. He's followed in the footsteps of his other classmates from Juilliard, Christopher Reeve and Robin Williams. Burn very bright, enough to light the whole world, but extinguished far too early. R.I.P. Kevin Conroy For someone who played a character known for being dark, you sure brought much light into my life.
  9. I was hoping at the end of just that episode instead of: "Nyeah Nyeah Nyeah Nyeah Nyeah!" "Did you get any of that?" We would've gotten: "Good night Mr. Harmon!" "Groan..."
  10. True... I think Rick C - 137 Rick may learn something that will help him and it will start with him learning how I think "Evil" Morty got to be "Evil" Morty. The way Evil Morty always acted it reminded me a whole lot of the way Morty was after he and Rick got "detoxified" at that spa. I've suspected for a while that Evil Morty has always been a detoxified Morty that never got retoxified. What if the same thing happened to Rick Prime? When Rick got detoxified he realized the part of him that cared about Morty was removed because that was a perceived weakness in him. In Rick Prime's travels he comes across that spa with that machine or a machine somewhere that does the same thing and all his perceived weaknesses are removed. Rick Prime isn't who he is because he's more than C - 137, he's who he is because he's less. He's the Anti-Rickest Rick.
  11. I was thinking the exact same thing about it not being C- 137. It just didn't vibe with all the things we've gotten to know about Rick C - 137. However...I have another thought and considering the nature of this episode I find it even more likely... It is Rick C - 137 but THE WHOLE EPISODE is a dream and still is. There are big red flags all through this episode that one way or another things aren't right in this reality... When they're driving on the highway they pass a sigh that says: Exit (some number): An Airport The "An" makes it seem like a weird sign. Then twice the episode showed those kids on the swings. What are little kids doing on the swings at night? They should be in bed. For that matter...isn't this supposed to be the middle of the night? Why is the neighborhood so active? The neighbor walking around other people up and about... It's all off... My prediction: Rick and Morty will go on for am episode or two...or maybe even to the season finale and then there will be a call back to this episode and we find out they've been asleep this whole time. I still accept Rick C - 137 as the Rickest Rick. I submit that Rick Prime and the Rickest Rick can be two different Ricks. In fact, that's my theory on why Rick Prime tried to blow up C - 137 and ended up killing C - 137 Beth and Diane... When Rick Prime encountered C - 137 he realized there was a Rick more Rick than him and he couldn't let that Rick continue to exist.
  12. There's a reason there's a Good Humor truck and not a Sara Lee truck...
  13. You got a heart because I agree with you about vanilla...
  14. Many years ago Ben & Jerry's actually did come out with a flavor I really liked... It was only out for a few months though and then was infamously added to their hall of shame. The flavor was peanut butter and jelly. I think I bought a pint of it 3 or 4 times before it was gone for ever. It was vanilla ice cream (or maybe peanut butter ice cream?) with chunks of peanut butter and a swirl of grape jelly running through it. I guess people got grossed out by the idea of grape jelly in ice cream? But if you like drinking an ice cold glass of milk with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich the taste combo is not much different, only colder and sweeter. Maybe if they used a strawberry jelly swirl it would have been more popular? Oh well... One last thing...on the subject of a taste combo that does gross me out... I absolutely hate, detest, can not stand...creamsicles!!! Orange is my favorite flavor for popcicles, hard candy, soda. It's a beautiful, wonderful, aromatic taste explosion! Vanilla is one of my favorite flavors of ice cream, if not, the main favorite. It's smooth, sweet, rich and soothing. So you'd think put 2 good things together and you have an even better thing? But nope, not with these 2 flavors. They can work with other flavors, just not eachother, they can also be perfect just by themselves. They are both strong and proud flavors and if you put them both together they want to do really different things to your taste buds and they confuse the mouth. To me it's like adding orange juice to a vanilla milk shake... I hate creamsicles!!!
  15. Since I became lactose intolerant I've been totally in the cake camp (actually cookies but I was told not to mention that...) Then a few months ago on the advice of someone telling me it really did work...I tried taking a Lactaid pill and then having some ice cream...and it really did work!!! It had been 10 years since I'd had any ice cream and it was so damn good! Team ice cream all the way! I do have my picacillios though. While I'm a fan of Ben & Jerry's business practices and politics, I am not crazy about their ice cream. I prefer solid flavors and don't like the whole toppings bar mixed in with my ice cream. Also, when I was a kid I liked raw cookie dough but not now and I really don't want any kind of dough in my ice cream. For me, I think Häagen-Dazs makes the most delicious ice cream on the planet. I can't believe how good it tastes! It doesn't get any better than their Vanilla Bean or Coffee...it's decadent!
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