My goal this year is to try and blog a little more. I’m going to use the Thursday Movie Picks by Wandering Through The Shelves to help reach that goal! I’m sure I’ll miss a few weeks but something is better than nothing. If you’re into movies you should check it out! It’s a fun and easy blogging prompt. The rules are simple: based on the theme of the week pick three to five movies and tell us why you picked them. My list is in no real order!
1. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
This is one of those movies that every time is on I find myself watching it. I don’t normally seek it out, but it’s a fun watch. Harrison Ford sure can play cocky characters extremely well. It’s a little weird to think about how this movie came out in 1984. That feels forever ago these days!
I think this popped up on a few of my lists from last year but I like what I like. JAWS is such a classic film and I love learning about the filming of the movie and all the issues that surrounded it. If I had to pick a favorite scene, it would have to be The Indianapolis Speech by Quint. I would 100% believe you if you told me Robert Shaw lived through that. The way he delivered the speech was just astounding. You can read more about it here.
3. Jurassic Park
Yup, another movie that has made a few of my lists. It just holds such a special place in my heart. The way people feel about Star Wars is the way I feel about Jurassic Park. This movie was my childhood and helped expand my love of dinosaurs. When Dr. Grant and Dr. Sattler see a dinosaur for the first time, I felt that in my soul. And the use of practical effects was just *chef kiss* and make the movie beyond believable.
Just three this week! To be honest, I haven’t see too many of his films and some of his classics like “E.T.” actually scared me as a kid. I found that little alien to be terrifying and I stopped eating a certain candy for months because of it. Then there’s movies I thought he directed for some reason, like “The Green Mile” which I was 100% wrong on. Brains are weird!