Day 92: Jonah Hex (2010): or, Jonah “Fricking” Hex, Because I’m Not British


I swear I am not a film snob. I swear it. I don’t only watch hip, independent films. I won’t pretend a movie is better if it comes with subtitles. I don’t subscribe to the notion that a film’s quality is inversely proportional to its budget. And I promise I won’t feign adoration towards a flick just because everyone else raves about it. While I do enjoy some of these films, I am equally prone to loving a blockbuster. Heck, sometimes I seek out “bad” movies because they are entertaining (either on purpose or inadvertently). This is why I put Jonah Hex on my queue. It looked like a good bad movie—complete with explosions, gun fights, and a Western/super hero theme. I mean, it sounds watchable, right? Wrong.

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Film Flashback: The Goonies (1985)


I love the 80s. No, I am not talking about the VH1 show—but mostly about 80s pop culture (which is, funny enough, what that show is about). The movies are so over the top, the music is catchy, and the hair is big. Some of the films I watched as a kid created this bizarre love of movies within me. I realize now that it was total escapism. Willow was not real–though I probably spent more time trying to find out more about Nockmaar than was considered healthy. The Ghostbusters were just a bunch of comedians, and didn’t really have knowledge about the supernatural. At this point, I question whether Corey did, in fact, have a License to Drive. But the films were fun, youthful, and (maybe I am projecting my inner child here) innocent.

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Film of the Month Club: Get Ready for Goonies!


Pull out those leg warmers you had stashed for a rainy day. Tease your bangs to astronomical heights. Listen to some Cyndi Lauper (hey, it’s empowering). Buy a case of Baby Ruth bars. Dust off your treasure hunting shoes. I plan to take a trip down memory lane and watch The Goonies. Do you feel up for the adventure?

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