WayBackWednesday

#WayBackWednesday – Caravan of Courage: An Ewok Adventure (1984)

Happy Revenge of the Fifth, Cinco de Mayo, and a belated Star Wars Day! For the week of May the Fourth, I felt it would be fun to visit something in the Star Wars Legends category for this week’s #WayBackWednesday.…

#WayBackWednesday – 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

10 Things I Hate About You is a film that I’ll happily watch any time. I didn’t catch it until I was in college, about 5 years after its release, but I’d always had lots of good intentions about watching…

#WayBackWednesday – Mortal Kombat: Annihilation (1997)

With the Mortal Kombat reboot coming out this Friday, April 23, and me having covered the original Mortal Kombat in the inaugural #WayBackWednesday, I felt it only appropriate to cover the 1997 sequel, Mortal Kombat: Annihilation for today’s #WayBackWednesday. I…

#WayBackWednesday – The Lost Boys (1987)

I wanted to watch a fun movie for this week’s #WayBackWednesday; enter The Lost Boys. This 1987 vampire horror-comedy is a lot of fun and a film that I want to watch whenever the weather warms up. Have you seen…

#WayBackWednesday – TRON (1982)

Is “Disney cyberpunk classic” a phrase you’ve never read? Learn more by checking out this week’s #WayBackWednesday film–TRON (1982).

#WayBackWednesday – 9 to 5 (1980)

With this being Women’s History Month, I would be remiss if I let the month slide by without highlighting one of the women I admire the most–Dolly Parton. I grew up about 45 minutes from Dolly’s stomping grounds and her…

#WayBackWednesday – Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991)

When I was a kid, I was obsessed with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I had the action figures, clothes, shoes, playsets, you name it. When the live-action TMNT movies came out, I begged my mom to take me. Fortunately…

#WayBackWednesday – Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1959)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I am of very Irish descent (and not just on St. Patrick’s Day), so I wanted to take a look at a film that felt appropriate for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. In preparation for today’s…

#WayBackWednesday – The Wizard (1989)

Happy Mar10 Day! With today being March 10 (Mario Day), I felt it would be appropriate to dig into a movie featuring Nintendo’s poster boy–1989’s The Wizard starring Fred Savage. Did you catch The Wizard back in the day? I…

#WayBackWednesday – Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 6×13, “Far Beyond the Stars” (1998)

I know you come to my #WayBackWednesday column for movie recommendations, but for today’s column, I’d like to do something a little different. For today’s #WayBackWednesday column, I want to zero in on an episode of Star Trek: Deep Space…

#WayBackWednesday – Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella (1997)

When I started this series for Black History Month, I made the observation that I hadn’t seen many black-led/black-directed films prior to 2000. This is one, however, that I watched every time it was on TV — Rodgers and Hammerstein’s…

#WayBackWednesday – Love & Basketball (2000)

For the week leading up to Valentine’s Day, I felt it appropriate to check out a romance for #WayBackWednesday. Love & Basketball is a film that I’d heard good things about, but I’d not really checked out myself before this…

#WayBackWednesday – Malcolm X (1992)

February is Black History Month, so I felt it would be a good idea for me to close some gaps in my movie viewing. I have come to realize that while I’ve seen many newer films by black filmmakers and…

#WayBackWednesday – Enemy of the State (1998)

Enemy of the State was not a film I caught in its original release, likely because it’s rated R and I didn’t really watch political thrillers at the age of 13. Let’s be honest, I don’t watch them that often…

#WayBackWednesday – The Fog (1980)

The Fog (1980) is a film I’ve only had the pleasure of seeing once before this week. I’ve waxed philosophical more than once on Fangirlish about my love for John Carpenter’s work and directorial style. When I saw that The…

#WayBackWednesday – The Princess Bride (1987)

Sometimes you just need a comfort movie for your #WayBackWednesday, which is why I’m revisiting the 1987 cult-favorite this week, The Princess Bride. The Princess Bride is nearly universally loved, but did you know this film was only moderately successful…

#WayBackWednesday – When Harry Met Sally… (1989)

Confession: I have been reluctant to watch When Harry Met Sally… for many years. It’s not because it’s not my preferred genre of science fiction. It’s not because I don’t enjoy Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, or the writing of the…

#WayBackWednesday – The Santa Clause (1994)

The Santa Clause got repeat play at my house year-round growing up. I watched a fair amount of Home Improvement because of my crush on JTT back in the day, so I was quite happy to watch a Disney Christmas…

#WayBackWednesday – White Christmas (1954)

White Christmas is a film that I missed growing up. My parents aren’t really into musicals. Truthfully, it wasn’t even on my radar until a few years ago when one of my best friends was aghast that I’d barely heard…

#WayBackWednesday – Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone is one Christmas movie that gets repeat play at my house every single year, and has since I was a kid. I was the perfect age for Home Alone when it premiered and long dreamt of setting all…

#WayBackWednesday – Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas (1977)

Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas brings back a few memories for me from my childhood. I’ve always enjoyed Jim Henson and the Muppets, but Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas came across my radar by pure happenstance. I was maybe somewhere in the…