We spend a lot of time consuming "entertainment" in all of its forms. But whether it's movies, television, video games, music, sports, or even literature, these things do more than just offer an escape from our world for the sake of pleasure. When done right, they offer a window into a deeper experience of our own world and a connection to a transcendent world in our midst.
The Sandlot: Classic Gold
For those born in the late 80s or early 90s, it doesn't get much better than The Sandlot. It's got it all!
Kung Fu Hustle: The spoof you didn't know you needed
Kung Fu movies are often deeply serious, detailing an epic journey of a hero to protect a people or avenge lost honor. Kung Fu Hustle is not that. Seemingly influenced by Loonie Tunes, there is very little serious about it... and we appreciate that.
Molly's Game: A Modern Witch Hunt
In 1953, Arthur Miller released The Crucible, a play dramatizing the events of the Salem witch trials. In 2018, Aaron Sorkin used it as a framework to tell the story of Molly Bloom, a woman known for running poker games, falsely accused of laws she didn't break but unwilling to tarnish her name to avoid punishment.
A Few Good Men
Aaron Sorkin's first movie set the tone for an incredible career. A Few Good Men has everything you love from his other words including quick banter, long monologues, baseball, honor, and respect for the military. Not only that, it offers a catalyst for an interesting discussion about obedience and conscience. Definitely worth a rewatch!
Independence Day: A two day mission of hope
Independence Day isn't just one of the most iconic action movie of the 90s. It's also a story with well-developed characters and excellent pacing. While many actions movies these days are dark and cold, this one is hopeful, inspiring, and keeps you invested in the characters until the very end.
SPACE JAM: How did that work?
Space Jam is an incredibly iconic 90s movie dripping with nostalgia. Unfortunately, it's a bit lacking in story structure, acting, and just common sense... but man! That soundtrack! Frs. Tito and Casey discuss what makes this movie so likable despite its many flaws.