Thursday, March 15, 2018
Thursday Movie Picks: Childhood Favorites
For the 11th week of 2018 as part of Wandering Through the Shelves' Thursday Movie Picks series hosted by Wanderer. The subject is on films that anyone liked when they were children. It’s often movies that one can look back with a certain fondness as well as have some memory of when they saw it and their sense of joy for it. Here are my three picks:
1. Follow that Bird
I was five-six years old when this film was playing constantly on HBO. It’s a film that still holds a place in my heart as it had everything I liked at the time. Muppets, Big Bird, Bert, Ernie, Grover, Oscar the Grouch, and cameo appearances from Chevy Chase and John Candy. It’s a film that revolves around Big Bird having to move from Sesame Street to live with a bird family by some adoption agency. Yet, Big Bird wants to stay in Sesame Street as it’s a mixture of road adventure film with the rest of the gang from Sesame Street go and get him back while a couple of smarmy circus organizers try to retrieve him for their own money-making act.
2. The Great Muppet Caper
Another favorite of mine when I was a few years old as it’s a film I still love to watch as it revolves around the Muppets involved in a case of theft in London. It has Kermit the Frog and Fozzie Bear as twin brothers who are journalists working on an assignment with the Great Gonzo as they have to deal with the lecherous Charles Grodin trying to steal jewels and later pin it on Miss Piggy. It’s a fun film with great cameos from John Cleese, Peter Ustinov, Jack Warden, and Peter Falk.
3. The Goonies
If anyone who reads this blog and doesn’t think this is one of the finest films ever made….. FUCK YOU!!!!! This is a childhood staple about a group of kids trying to find a secret treasure somewhere in the Pacific Northwest to save their town from being bought out by some rich asshole and douchebag little shit of a son. Along the way, they have to deal with a family of thieves and all sorts of shit while being aided by a deformed man who is related to the thieves as it’s just a whole lot of fun. I’m still waiting for the sequel.
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