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Derek S.

Major League

Wild Thing! You make my heart sing! Charlie Sheen plays bad boy Cleveland…

More Wild Thing! You make my heart sing! Charlie Sheen plays bad boy Cleveland Indians ace, Ricky Vaughn, in the classic sports movie, Major League. His baseball team is made up of a bunch of has-beens and nobodies -- all put together to be bad enough for the evil team owner to move them to Miami. From players praying to Voodoo Gods, to players hammering their batting gloves to their bedroom walls, this team will do whatever it takes to defeat their owner. Will they win the pennant? Only one way to find out!
- Derek S.

Julie H.

Harriet the Spy

I was 7 years old when “Harriet the Spy” premiered in theaters and I begged…

More I was 7 years old when “Harriet the Spy” premiered in theaters and I begged my parents to take me to see it. In my mind, she was THE coolest middle school kid: growing up in NYC, aspiring to be a journalist, going on adventures with her friends. I wanted to be just like her when I finally got to sixth grade. It was also one of the first movies that I watched as a child that had a darker edge. It taught me that life isn’t so black and white and actions have real consequences. It’s a great film to watch when I want to take a nostalgic trip back to the 90’s.
- Julie H.

Justine T.

The Big Wedding

When I first saw movie posters for “The Big Wedding” a year ago, I imagined…

More When I first saw movie posters for “The Big Wedding” a year ago, I imagined that this flick would be filled with sap and melodrama, something a bit too heavy for the beginnings of summer. However, I was wrong! This movie is not your typical high drama affair (although there are a TON of affairs to go around in this movie) and it is the perfect fit for one of those days you really don’t feel like taking yourself too seriously. This movie never gets too bogged down in the idea of family-related dysfunction, and each character is delightfully pleasant despite whatever problems they’re dealing with. “The Big Wedding” is like having a piece of angel food cake—a light dessert to end your day, sweet and rather uncomplicated when all is said and done. tour with "On the Road"!
- Justine T.

Matt S.

The Usual Suspects

The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he…

More The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.” After five felons are brought in for a police line-up, they reluctantly end up working together for Keyser Soze, a legendary figure in the criminal underworld. But who exactly is Keyser Soze? The Usual Suspects is a breakthrough film for director Bryan Singer (X-Men: Days of Future Past) and writer Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher), and it launched Kevin Spacey into superstar status with a flawless, engaging performance as ‘Verbal’ Kint. This movie should be part of every film fan’s essential collection.
- Matt S.

Shannon E.

Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath is Mario Bava's classic from 1963 blending italian-French horror in…

More Black Sabbath is Mario Bava's classic from 1963 blending italian-French horror in a 3-part story. Part one titled "The Drop of Water" explores how greed doesn't mix with black magic and In my opinion, this is among the strongest of the three. Theres something indescribably frightening that sticks with me whenever the dead woman is in the shot that will continue to completely creep me out every time. Part two's "The Telephone" is the story of a love triangle, complete with revenge and paranoia. It's suspenseful and gives a stylized noir feel bound to leave you biting your nails until the final reveal. Part three's "The Wurdalak" is a vampire-esq tale that intermixes family tragedy and a love story. The whole film's cinematography is spectacular and might be the highlight overall. For fans of early slasher/ horror this is a must see.
- Shannon E.

Mike G.

The Silence of the Lambs

Are the lambs still screaming, Clarice? Winning 1992’s Best Picture, Actor, Actress…

More Are the lambs still screaming, Clarice? Winning 1992’s Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Director and Adapted Screenplay, this gripping crime thriller is saturated with talent. An FBI-trainee (Jodie Foster) must gain access to the mind of a brilliant psychopath (Anthony Hopkins) in order to stop a serial killer. Perhaps you could enjoy it with some fava beans and a nice Chianti?
- Mike G.

Mike R.

Breakdown

If you’re planning on taking any long drives this summer DON’T watch this movie. This…

More If you’re planning on taking any long drives this summer DON’T watch this movie. This is one high-octane thriller that will have you on the edge of your seat, biting your fingernails and canceling all vacation plans. The always awesome Kurt Russell stars as a man whose wife goes missing after their SUV breaks down on the highway and she accepts a ride from a seemingly nice trucker who offers to take her to the nearest rest stop. When Russell finally catches up to the trucker he claims never to have met him or his wife sending the movie careening down the rails of a nightmarish thrill-ride that’s loaded with plenty of action, suspense and mystery.
- Mike R.

John F.

Maximum Overdrive

We use cars and trucks every day to get around. Are we taking these vehicles…

More We use cars and trucks every day to get around. Are we taking these vehicles for granted? Well they think so, and they've become sentient with homicidal intent! Stephen King's Maximum Overdrive is sure to have you questioning the loyalty of your car on the drive home. Oh, but there's more! The ATM might throw some curse words your way next trip to the bank, or that electric knife may have a hunger for some human flesh! No machine can be trusted! Might be time to give your car those new tires in hopes of a peace offering.
- John F.