WayBackWednesday

Sometimes you just need to watch a movie that first premiered over 20 years ago. For reasons. Here we take a trip down memory lane and bring you some of the best ones!

#WayBackWednesday – The Black Stallion (1979)

This is my first rodeo with today’s #WayBackWednesday movie, The Black Stallion. I’m not a true horse girl, but that doesn’t mean I am completely unfamiliar with horses. My mom showed horses in her youth and the last horse she…

#WayBackWednesday – Dirty Dancing (1987)

As iconic and ubiquitous as Dirty Dancing is, particularly its soundtrack, I never watched Dirty Dancing until a couple of summers ago. I was petsitting for a friend and took advantage of her big TV and very nice soundbar while…

#WayBackWednesday – The Fast and the Furious (2001)

I’ll admit it; I have always been a bit reluctant to watch The Fast and the Furious and its seemingly infinite number of sequels. Fast cars, drag racing, shootouts? Not really how I want to spend my summer vacation. I…

#WayBackWednesday – The Shadow (1994)

“Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows!” Those are words that thrilled me and filled me with delight as a kid. I’ve always been fascinated by old-time radio, especially mystery thrillers and superhero stories.…

#WayBackWednesday – My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997)

The first time I watched My Best Friend’s Wedding, I was having a sleepover at my high school best friend’s house. I remember enjoying the movie, but I mostly remember laughing and having a blast with my best friend. Because…

#WayBackWednesday – Clueless (1995)

Clueless was one of the most ubiquitous movies of my middle school days. “As if!” and “Whatever!” echoed through the hallways at school and were shouted on the school bus. A Clueless spin-off series followed in 1996 and ran in…

#WayBackWednesday – The Craft (1996)

The Craft is a movie that totally freaked me out as a kid. I watched The Craft for the first time at a friend’s house during a sleepover. It scared me so badly that we didn’t finish it. What can…

#WayBackWednesday – The Sandlot (1993)

The Sandlot is Fangirlish staff writer, Julie’s pick for her favorite summer movie. I’m so glad she picked The Sandlot because it’s one of my all-time favorite summer movies as well. Did you grow up watching The Sandlot every summer?…

#WayBackWednesday – Now and Then (1995)

For the inaugural edition of our Summer Vacation series, I’ll be reviewing staff writer Gillian’s favorite summer flick–Now and Then. Did you catch Now and Then when it premiered back in 1995? Check out the trailer and then read why…

#WayBackWednesday – Star Trek: Insurrection (1998)

I’ve had Star Trek: Insurrection, and frankly, just Star Trek on the brain lately, largely because I’m auditing a Star Trek class this summer at Signum University. I’ve also been thinking much about some of the conversations I’ve seen on…

#WayBackWednesday – Galaxy Quest (1999)

“Never give up! Never surrender!” to a boring life. Check out this week’s #WayBackWednesday–science fiction comedy Galaxy Quest (1999).

#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…