What I’ve Been Watching

Last Sunday, I settled in on the couch with my Queen, and we plowed through six movies.  It was a lazy day, and we just went from one movie to the next with no real rhyme or reason as to what we were watching.  It was so much fun, and something I hadn’t done in more than ten years.  We enjoyed it so much, we are going to do it again this weekend!  I’m going to be putting up reviews of all the movies, but to whet your appetite, here is what we were watching.

Point Break (1991)

After a string of bizarre bank robberies in Southern California, with the crooks donning masks of various former presidents, a federal agent, Johnny Utah (Keanu Reeves), infiltrates the suspected gang. But this is no ordinary group of robbers. They’re surfers — led by the charismatic Bodhi (Patrick Swayze) — who are addicted to the rush of thievery. But when Utah falls in love with a female surfer, Tyler (Lori Petty), who is close to the gang, it complicates his sense of duty.

 

Dantes Peak

Dante’s Peak (1997)

Volcanologist Harry Dalton (Pierce Brosnan) and Mayor Rachel Wando (Linda Hamilton), finally convince the unbelieving populace that the big one is about to hit and that they need to evacuate immediately, only to discover her two children have gone up the mountain to get their grandmother. With Earth‘s clock racing against them, they must rescue the kids and grandma before the volcano explodes in a fury of flame and ash a million times more powerful than an atomic bomb.

The House

The House (2017)

Scott and Kate Johansen must figure out a way to earn some money after their daughter’s scholarship falls through. When all else fails, the desperate couple join forces with their neighbor Frank to start an underground casino in his home. As the cash rolls in and the good times fly, Scott and Kate soon learn that they may have bitten off more than they can chew.

 

Office Space (1999)

Corporate drone Peter Gibbons (Ron Livingston) hates his soul-killing job at software company Initech. While undergoing hypnotherapy, Peter is left in a blissful state when his therapist dies in the middle of their session. He refuses to work overtime, plays games at his desk and unintentionally charms two consultants into putting him on the management fast-track. When Peter’s friends learn they’re about to be downsized, they hatch a revenge plot against the company inspired by “Superman III.”

 

Revenge of the Nerds 2:  Nerds in Paradise (1987)

After triumphing over the jocks in the Alpha Beta fraternity at Adams College, the nerds of Tri-Lamba are headed to Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to attend a national fraternity convention. Unfortunately, Alpha Beta is also in attendance and want to get even. Now Lewis (Robert Carradine), Booger (Curtis Armstrong), Lamar (Larry B. Scott) and Poindexter (Timothy Busfield) have to fight the jocks for their rightful place all over again, although at least this time they can take the fight to the beach.

 

WarGames

WarGames (1983)

High school student David Lightman (Matthew Broderick) unwittingly hacks into a military supercomputer while searching for new video games. After starting a game of Global Thermonuclear War, Lightman leads the supercomputer to activate the nation’s nuclear arsenal in response to his simulated threat as the Soviet Union. Once the clueless hacker comes to his senses, Lightman, with help from his girlfriend (Ally Sheedy), must find a way to alert the authorities to stop the onset of World War III.

Keep your eyes out for full reviews of each of these films, and also the next batch of lazy Sunday movies!


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Point Break | Dante’s Peak | The House | Office Space
Revenge of the Nerds 2 | WarGames

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