Weekend Watchlist July 8 2022

I spent a lot of time out at the pool the past two weeks because one of my managers was out of town. During that time, I got to talk with a lot of my staff. Of course, movies always come up (totally prompted by me) and I learned what they like. I learned that the appreciation for the 80s is alive and well and that the MCU is still earning the attention of the younger generation.

  1. The Breakfast Club
    • John Hughes is one of the most iconic directors from the 80s and created some of the best teen drama stories ever put to film. One of my lifeguards out at the pool was talking about how much they love Pretty In Pink and the rest of his catalog and it got me thinking about all that 80s goodness. Plus Stranger Things 4 is all wrapped up (read the rant here). The Breakfast Club is also one of my mom’s favorite movies of all time so it has a special place in my movie list because of that.
  2. Mission Impossible
    • Another guard of mine asked me to rank the Mission Impossible movies and obviously, #1 is the best followed by Fallout. The coolest and most iconic entry of the franchise, Mission Impossible revitalized the spy espionage genre in a way that 007 had failed to do since the 60s. And almost 30 years later Tom Cruise is still doing his own crazy-ass stunts as Ethan Hunt with another installment coming soon.
  3. Captain America: Civil War
    • The same guard that asked me about Mission Impossible also asked me what my favorite MCU movie was. After going through my usual rant about how great Spider-Man movies have been so far, I thought about where he was introduced and how it dramatically changed the MCU. That lead to me thinking about Civil War for the first time in quite some time. I realized that I should give it some more respect for the introduction of not only Spider-Man but also Black Panther while also managing to put both Iron Man and Captain America at odds with each other so convincingly.

What are you watching this weekend?

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