Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Just Because it's New, Doesn't Make It Better

Sometime in the past few months, the movie theater in Hamburg (for those of you unfamiliar - driving through the clusterf*%^$ of Hamburg is a lot like dropping a rat drunk on bourbon in the middle of a maze within a maze and asking them to find their way out without the use of cheese)...started showing Flashback films. We hit Ferris Bueller's Day Off for Jessica's birthday last November and bought tickets 2 days early for E.T. last month. Tonight was the scruffy-Harrison Ford adventure, Raiders of the Lost Ark. While hanging out in the lobby before the movie, we were making a note of the upcoming Flackback films for the rest of spring. I noticed that in January, they showed Old in Will Ferrell, Luke Wilson, and Jeremy Piven's Old School.

One online critic has this to say about Old School: "Nerds! No. Playboy bunnies! Well, definitely not. Old School is another college frat comedy that follows the plan laid by Animal House. This one does have the difference that our heroes, Ferrell, Vaughn, and Wilson are definitely not college age anymore and rapidly approaching middle age." I wholeheartedly agree. If you are going to show that at Flackback films, then why not show Animal House instead? Don't show the re-make, show the prototype! And this got me thinking what else I would like to see at Flashback flicks on Wednesday nights. So if anyone from Regal Theater in Hamburg is paying attention, this is what we would like to see:
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Flashdance
  • Sixteen Candles
  • Gremlins
  • Roxanne
  • Howard the Duck
  • 18 Again
  • A Fish Called Wanda
  • The Secrets of My Success
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Fletch
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High
  • Officer and a Gentleman
  • Raising Arizona
  • The Man with Two Brains
  • Mannequin
  • Spaceballs
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Just to name a few...please weigh in with your favorite 80's flashbacks...

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