Ah yes… Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The 1982 coming of age story of teens going through a year of high school packed into a 90 minute movie. This cult comedy has a great cast lineup and was based on the book written by Cameron Crowe. The gags are great! “What are you people… on DOPE?!?!?“. If so, check out this HD presentation of “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”. Just remember, No shoes, No shirt, No dice. Enjoy!
The first time I watched “Scrooged” was actually pretty cool. My parents had rented the movie the day it was released on VHS back in 1989 and I snuck down stairs before school and watched it. I laughed so hard. The movie is a Christmas classic, at least it is around here. We watch it every Christmas.
Yes, I did see Santa Claus The Movie in theaters and yes, it changed my outlook on Santa Claus. He wasn’t some jolly fat guy in a red coat. He was a toy maker that already had it in his heart to give the toys as gifts at Christmas time to children. He was chosen by elves and elders for his talent as a toy maker and his capacity to love all the children of the world. The movie really came to life for me when it hit home video for the first time. My parents actually invested in something that Christmas. It was a Sharp VHS Tape Player and Recorder and a copy of… you guessed it, Santa Claus: The Movie.
What can I say – “A Christmas Story” brings back awesome memories and bad ones too. I was a youngling when the movie was first released in 1983. I didn’t become aware of the Christmassy goodness this movie offered until a couple of years later when my parents put it on the T.V. really loud to drown out the fighting between them. I concentrated on the movie so hard so that I didn’t have to hear them and I became enthralled in the story of Ralphie.
I can remember watching “Weird Science” with my brother. My Dad had taped it off of TV on our VCR and my brother and I memorized the whole movie. We could recite it word for word. It’s a really funny movie.
I can remember renting “The Monster Squad” over and over from the Pathmark grocery store around the corner. I think I rented this ’80s classic just as much (if not more) as I rented Michael Jackson’s “Moonwalker”. My parents didn’t believe in buying VHS tapes… but they would rent them like crazy until my Dad figured out how to dub movies using two VCRs and a sound system. Anyway, “The Monster Squad” was a great movie and was a wonderful segway into the adult 1980’s Horror genre.
I can remember watching “Little Monsters” for the first time. Sitting on the floor of my living room and laughing my butt off. The movie stars Fred Savage as a troubled youth due to his parents separating and Howie Mandel as the crazy comic relief monster that breaks all the rules. The monsters in this fantasy reside under your bed… so cut the legs off your bed posts ASAP! Here is the trailer and full movie in HD for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
Do the “Truffle Shuffle”… DO IT! Just kidding! I love “The Goonies”. I really do. My friends and I would gather around the T.V. about mid-October and watch the televised network broadcast – that INCLUDED the missing giant octopus scene. If you’ve never seen this movie – let me just say how great it is. A bunch of teens find and follow a map leading to One-Eyed Willie’s treasure. The rest is cinematic history! Now you can watch “The Goonies” here, for FREE and in HD. Enjoy!
This comedy gem from 1985 is a hysterical look at just what could happen to a kind, gentle and slightly naive family man (played by the late, great John Candy) when getting a “Summer Rental” house for a much needed family vacation. Lay back and take a ride on The Barnacle! I present Summer Rental in HD for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
I remember seeing “Dirty Dancing” for the first time. I was young but smart enough to know that Patrick Swayze got the girls with his dirty, dirty little dance moves. Basically, the movie is about a coming of age story of a lonely teenage girl (nicknamed: Baby) and her family that vacation over one summer at a resort. She meets the head dancer (Johnny) and romance ensues. This movie has a wonderful soundtrack – take note of the music that was used for the film. I present Dirty Dancing in HD. Enjoy!