Week 12: From My Vault: 5 Movies Watched

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.

The Blues Brothers (1980)

Format: Blu-ray  Special Features: Behind the scenes and interviews
Last Time Watched: Over ten years ago
Originally Viewed: Television
Comments After Re-Watching: I grew up watching the edited TV version, so it is weird to hear the actual curse words being used. With the number of musical numbers in this movie, I am shocked they haven’t found a way to make this on Broadway.
Why You Should You Watch This: This is 100% classic ’80s movie that showcases Chicago and overflows with great musical numbers and quotable dialog.

Bob Roberts (1992)

Format: DVD  Special Features: Commentaries
Last Time Watched: More than fifteen years ago
Originally Viewed: Rental
Comments After Re-Watching: Much like the movie Network, this feels less like satire and more like reality as time goes on. The soundtrack is great. It amazes me how well I remember the words and how easy the stick in my brain.
Why You Should You Watch This: A political mockumentary about a rebel conservative who sing folk music that is filled with an all-star cast and great music.

Bowfinger (1999)

Format: DVD  Special Features: None
Last Time Watched: More than ten years ago
Originally Viewed: Rental
Comments After Re-Watching: This movie hasn’t aged a day and feels like it just came out.
Why You Should You Watch This: A comedy about making a movie that doesn’t get too inside baseball about moviemaking while still making jabs at the industry.

Braveheart (1995)

Format: DVD  Special Features: None
Last Time Watched: More than fifteen years ago
Originally Viewed: Theater
Comments After Re-Watching: This was the last movie of this scale not to use CGI. It is impressive for that fact alone.
Why You Should You Watch This: As crazy as Mel Gibson can be, he does know how to direct a movie.

The Breakfast Club (1985)

Format: Blu-ray  Special Features: Behind the scenes, Commentary, and interviews
Last Time Watched: More than ten years ago
Originally Viewed: Cable
Comments After Re-Watching: I was more of a Ferris and Weird Science fan, but I do know this movie much better than I thought. I watched it with the trivia track on which added details I did not know.
Why You Should You Watch This: It is a classic ’80s teen movie made by John Hughes.

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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One comment

  1. I’m a little disappointed that you didn’t show a family connection to the Blue Brothers movie by posting the picture you have of your father in full Chicago Police uniform shaking hands with Dan Aykroyd while they were on the movie set at the South Shore Country Club.

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