Movies Came Out In (1987)
The Last Emperor – Never saw this film until recently. A very interesting story about the last emperor of China and the ordeal that he went through. It was a pretty engaging movie and compelling way to learn about the history. It was a tad on the long side, could have been about 30 minutes shorter and still communicated the story effectively.
Broadcast News – Never saw originally, but watched recently. I enjoyed this story about 2 news anchors (one handsome, one not so much) and a female producer, and I can see why it was popular in the 80’s. The story somewhat holds up over time, despite the news landscape changing.
Fatal Attraction – Great film, very suspenseful. Made the pop culture reference of someone being a “bunny boiler” very popular to this day. The basic plot is a man has an affair and has to deal with some major consequences.
Hope and Glory – Watched this recently, and was not impressed. I had never heard of this movie, ever, while growing up. It was nothing special. It was semi-autobiographical, but not very compelling. WW2 through the eyes of a nine year old, watching everything else go on in “his” world and joyful when Hitler blows up his school (so he didn’t have to go to school any more). Again, I wouldn’t recommend watching, it wasn’t that good.
Moonstruck – I just watched this recently and had never seen it before. It was a cute rom-com about a bookkeeper that falls in loves with the brother of the man she’s about to marry. Nothing special, but overall enjoyable.
Ceremony Year (1988) – Movies Came Out In (1987)