Week 8: From My Vault: 5 Movies Watched (Big Week)

Continuing my weekly series where I go through my impressively large collection (1,054 titles) of DVDs and Blu-Rays. I have been neglecting older movies for new ones, so I’m going through and re-watching everything from my vault. I have the films divided into categories: General, Series, Classics, Kids, Shakespeare, and Documentary. I’m starting with General.

Big (1988)

Format: Blu-ray  Special Features: Behind the scenes, deleted scenes, and commentary
Last Time Watched: More than fifteen years ago
Originally Viewed: Cable
Comments After Re-Watching: I miss Robert Loggia. He was a great actor.
Why You Should You Watch This: Classic Tom Hanks movie and still stands up.

Big Business (1988)

Format: DVD  Special Features: None
Last Time Watched: More than fifteen years ago
Originally Viewed: Cable
Comments After Re-Watching: The overacting in some of the scenes are unbelievably awesome in how bad it is. It ends in a way only an ’80s movie could.
Why You Should You Watch This: Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin play twins. What more do you need?

Big Fish (2003)

Format: DVD  Special Features: Behind the scenes, deleted scenes, and commentary
Last Time Watched: Ten years ago
Originally Viewed: Rental
Comments After Re-Watching: I had forgotten most of the movie, so it was like watching it again for the first time. Even though it is a very well-made and enjoyable movie, I’m going to remove it from my collection. It falls into the category of films that should be watched, but not something you will ever be in the mood to watch again.
Why You Should You Watch This: It is a heart-warming tall-tale of an absent father and a son trying to make a connection before it is too late, but directed by Tim Burton so a bit weird.

The Big Picture (1989)

Format: DVD  Special Features: Behind the scenes and commentary
Last Time Watched: More than fifteen years ago
Originally Viewed: Rental
Comments After Re-Watching: While the film industry has changed a bit since this was made, some things never change.
Why You Should You Watch This: the first movie directed by Christopher Guest (Waiting For Guffman, Best in Show) with music by Spinal Tap (under another name) and a very young Kevin Bacon and Teri Hatcher.

Big Trouble in Little China (1986)

Format: Blu-ray  Special Features: Behind the scenes and commentary
Last Time Watched: Two years ago
Originally Viewed: Rental
Comments After Re-Watching: So amazingly ’80s in every good possible way.
Why You Should You Watch This: Just remember what ol’ Jack Burton says about this movie, Kurt Russell is an icon and this movie remains a classic.

Another week’s selection with more randomness of the types of movies I own. Come back next week to see what I watched next.

Have you seen any of these movies? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section!

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