Tag: lockdown-cinema

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western

Lockdown Cinema #10 – Silverado (1985)

The tenth in an ongoing series of film conversations where I track my daughter’s reaction after she’s been introduced to one of my favorite movies. What’s the movie about? In the town of Silverado, a small-town Sherriff confronts four outlaws who attempt to steal the land of a local cattle rancher.   Why did I pull […]

comedy

Lockdown Cinema #9 – Real Genius (1985)

The ninth in an ongoing series of film conversations where I track my daughter’s reaction after she’s been introduced to one of my favorite movies. What’s the movie about? A hard-working science professor struggling with popcornophobia is tormented by a group of highly intelligent vandals.  Why did I pull this particular movie out of the […]

Lockdown Cinema #8 – This is Spinal Tap! (1984)

The eight in an ongoing series of film conversations where I track my daughter’s reaction after she’s been introduced to one of my favorite movies. What’s the movie about? An investigate journalist begins shadowing “one of England’s loudest bands” to try and solve the mystery of an ongoing series of percussionist deaths.  Why did I […]

action, sci-fi

Lockdown Cinema #7 Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

The seventh in an ongoing series of film conversations where I track my daughter’s reaction after she’s been introduced to one of my favorite movies. What’s the movie about? A young boy and his Austrian stepfather conspire to help the boy’s mother escape from a mental institution.  With a police officer in hot pursuit, the […]

horror

Lockdown Cinema #6 – Psycho (1960)

The sixth in an ongoing series of film conversations where I track my daughter’s reaction after she’s been introduced to one of my favorite movies. What’s the movie about? A down on his luck motel owner’s life is upended when his overbearing mother constantly intervenes in his love life. Why did I pull this particular […]

comedy

Lockdown Cinema #4 – Better Off Dead (1985)

Devastated by personal loss, and drowning in debt (a full “TWO DOLLARS!”) a young man contemplates ending his own life. Close friends, foreign exchange students, dancing hamburgers, and the entire state of Northern California must pull together to help him realize his life is worth living.

horror

Lockdown Cinema #3 – Jaws (1975)

The third in an ongoing series of film conversations where I track my daughter’s reaction after she’s been introduced to one of my favorite movies. What’s the movie about? Frustrated with municipal bureaucracy, the police chief of a small island community charters a boat for a brief sport fishing adventure.  Hilarity ensues. Why did I […]

Lockdown Cinema #2 – Logan (2017)

The second in an ongoing series of film conversations where I track my daughter’s reaction after she’s been introduced to one of my favorite movies. **Spoiler alert** – I’ll tread lightly because the surprises are worth it, but If you don’t want to know what happens in the film, you should probably stop reading this […]

comedy

Lockdown Cinema #1 – Tremors (1990)

The first in an ongoing series of film conversations where I track my daughter’s reaction after she’s been introduced to one of my favorite movies. What’s the movie about? It’s a slow-burn contemplation on the risks/rewards of choosing to isolate oneself away from broader society….and then some giant worm creatures show up and start eating […]