Back to the Future Movie – a Truly Perfect Movie and MUST WATCH! (1985)

Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Back to the Future is a perfect movie and it’s still as fun today as it was when we first watched it back in 1985. The McFly family saga is one you CANNOT miss.

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Life Lessons Learned from Back to the Future

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Sky & Dusty: Stand up to bullies. 

  • Marty and George both stand up to Biff and fight back with awesome results. Help others fight back if they can’t do it for themselves. Be compassionate and help others.

Biff (played by Tom Wilson) is the quintessential bully and it’s exciting seeing both George and Marty stand up to him.

Dusty: Use the right tools.

  • It helps to have a scientist like Doc Brown on your side to know the right tool. In this movie, Doc Brown used the flux capacitor, a Delorean, the special wrench, the model to explain the system and a well-timed lightening bolt. Bad tool: McFly’s weak binoculars 🙂
Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox were perfectly cast in the roles of Doc Brown and Marty McFly.

Sky: Don’t let insecurities stand in the way of your dreams. 

  • Marty and George both said, “What if they don’t like it” about Marty’s music and George’s book idea. They also both say, “I don’t think I can take that kind of rejection.” Like father like son but they both overcome this insecurity.

Marty helps George “get the girl”.

 

Rotten Tomatoes scores:

  • The Audience: 94%
  • The Critics: 96%

Grades:

  • A+ from Dusty and Sky

Check out the IMDB page for more info.

Check out last week’s episode on Brigsby Bear.

Brigsby Bear Movie Review and Lessons Learned

Brigsby Bear

Brigsby Bear divided the brothers! Sky loved it, Dusty hated it. Dusty found disturbing possibilities behind the movie, Sky just saw the heart felt story.

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Life Lessons Learned from Brigsby Bear

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Dusty: Don’t leave it up to television to teach your children.

  • It’s a parent’s responsibility to teach the kids right and wrong and to guide them into being great people. The sense from the movie is that Tim (played by Mark Hamill) relied on his show to teach James life’s big lessons.

Sky: Creativity is the spice of life.

  • Without James’ pursuit to create the Brigsby Bear movie, he could’ve easily just been a victim and a couch potato watching Netflix and surfing the web all day and everybody would’ve allowed that. His goal of making the movie led to friendships and accomplishing a great feat.

Mark Hamill plays the kidnapping “father” of James, played by Kyle Mooney.

Dusty: Focus on your passions and do it.

  • This leads to happiness in life and potentially, huge success.

Sky: It doesn’t matter what they think. 

  • “What if they don’t like it?” Spencer was right when he said it doesn’t matter what they think. And, if they don’t like it, good. Learn from this experience as you make another movie. Figure out what they didn’t like, what didn’t work, and make necessary changes.

Sky would definitely watch a Brigsby Bear movie. Loving this nostalgic ’80’s look.

 

Rotten Tomatoes scores:

  • The Audience: 86%
  • The Critics: 82%

Grades:

  • F from Dusty
  • A from Sky

Check out the IMDB page for more info.

Check out last week’s episode on Bloodsport.

Bloodsport 1988 – Jean-Claude Van Damme at his greatest

Bloodsport

Bloodsport is still an incredible movie. IMDB calls it a cult classic… BS! This is a straight up classic, perfect 80’s action movie. Highly recommended!

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Life Lessons Learned from Bloodsport

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Dusty: I need to learn the splits.

  • What a party trick!  Dusty will have all the ladies now! …and the monies and the respect.

Sky: Cheaters are losers.

  • Chong Li and his trainer are real douchers! Cheating might get you the win, but St. Peter at the Pearly Gates will call you on it.

Jean-Claude’s martial arts skills are on full display in Bloodsport.

Dusty: Keep going until the job’s done.

  • Keep on pounding on the guy until he says “matte” or the ref raises your arm.

Sky: Never turn your back on the enemy. 

  • Ray Jackson made a huge mistake thinking that he already won when Chong Li went down.

Ray Jackson was a fun, gruff badass (played by Donald Gibb).

 

Rotten Tomatoes scores:

  • The Audience: 74%
  • The Critics: 40%

Grades:

  • A+ from Dusty and Sky

Check out the IMDB page for more info.

Check out last week’s episode on Killing Gunther.

Killing Gunther Movie Review Spoiler and Lessons Learned (2017)

killing gunther

Killing Gunther didn’t really work for us. Their were some fun elements like poison goofs and Mission Impossible masks, but not enough to have us recommending this one.

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Life Lessons Learned from Killing Gunther

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Dusty: Play chess.

  • Chess forces you to learn how to think 4-5 moves ahead… exactly the kind of skill an assassin (or poker player) needs.

Sky: You can’t cheat your way to being the best. 

  • If you take out the world’s #1 assassin, you’re aren’t the best by extension. You’re not even the “best of what’s left”. To be the best, you’ve got to work hard to earn it.

Gunther (Arnold Schwarzenegger) facing off against Blake (writer/director Taran Killam).

Dusty: Patience is key.

  • Not that Dusty IS an assassin (wink wink), patience leads to success. Plan it out for a fool proof mission with an escape route.

Sky: Never attack the world’s greatest assassin on his own turf.

  • Don’t give him the home field advantage.

Sky’s a huge fan of Bobby Moynihan, playing the explosives expert Donnie.

 

Rotten Tomatoes scores:

  • The Audience: 28%
  • The Critics: 48%

Grades:

  • D from Dusty and Sky

Check out the IMDB page for more info.

Check out last week’s episode on Tango & Cash.

Tango & Cash (1989) | Spoiler Review and Lessons Learned

Tango & Cash is a straight-up FUN 80’s action buddy cop flick. Interesting and moving story, great action, lots of humor and the lusciously flowing hair of Kurt Russel. We love it!

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Life Lessons Learned from Tango & Cash

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Dusty: Get an amazing haircut like Cash (Kurt Russell).

  • If you got it, show it off! We would if we could.

Sky: Cut your hair when you’re on the run from the law.

  • Showing up with hair like that and everyone will notice you, Cash.

Look at those flowing locks!

Dusty: Get away from danger fast.

  • Tango wanting to stay in prison to avoid Matt’s potential trap makes no sense. Get to gettin’ while the gettin’s good!

Sky: Wear your seat belts. 

  • Face and his buddy had plenty of time to buckle up (even criminals need safety) before Tango “forced” them to stop the truck and fly through the windshield.

“Out on the streets, this pig and his cop friends, broke my ribs, my leg and my jaw.” – Face (Robert Zdar)

 

Rotten Tomatoes scores:

  • The Audience: 52%
  • The Critics: 30%

Grades:

  • A- from Dusty
  • B from Sky

Check out the IMDB page for more info.

Check out last week’s episode on The Wrong Missy.