WayBackWednesday

#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…

#WayBackWednesday – Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)

Planes, Trains & Automobiles is the quintessential Thanksgiving movie. To be totally fair, there just aren’t that many Thanksgiving movies, but aside from A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, there’s probably no other Thanksgiving film more beloved than Planes, Trains & Automobiles.…

#WayBackWednesday – You’ve Got Mail (1998)

The words “You’ve got mail!” and common home usage of the internet became ubiquitous in the mid-late 90s. I know that was about the time my family bought our first home computer and got an internet connection. While we never…

#WayBackWednesday – Universal Soldier (1992)

Universal Soldier is a title I remember hearing in the past, but I never really looked into the film before today. I wanted to do a war film in honor of Veterans Day, but I’ll be honest with you, I’m…

#WayBackWednesday – A Goofy Movie (1995)

Need a comfort movie? A Goofy Movie is good for what ails ya. Check out our #WayBackWednesday review of A Goofy Movie.

#WayBackWednesday – Alien (1979)

Halloween seems like the perfect time to tell you all about my favorite film ever–Ridley Scott’s Alien. Have you seen this science fiction horror classic? There are plenty of reasons to add this one to your Halloween watch list this…

#WayBackWednesday – The Evil Dead (1981)

The Evil Dead is a horror classic that I’ve come to appreciate on several different levels. I have a personal connection to The Evil Dead; it was filmed about 45 minutes from my hometown. The infamous cabin that served as…

#WayBackWednesday – Fright Night (1985)

Fright Night is a somewhat recent watch for me, despite the film being 35 years old. I was introduced to Fright Night through one of my favorite podcasts–Saturday Frights. I started listening to Saturday Frights long before I actually liked…

#WayBackWednesday – Anaconda (1997)

When I was a middle school kid, I begged my mom to take me to see Anaconda. My mother, having quite the aversion to snakes, flat out refused. I had a fascination with snakes and movies with giant snakes, despite…

#WayBackWednesday – Labyrinth (1986)

We’re all stuck in the house, right? There’s never been a better time to dig into those retro movies that you’ve always wanted to watch, but never had the time for. Personally, I’m a bit of a retrophile and tend…