Who among us didn't spend their childhood wishing they were a Goonie? The premise of exploring your town on the world's most awesome scavenger hunt and finding buried treasure is basically every kid's fantasy (hell, it's still something I dream of happening to me from time to time).
It was 15 years ago next month that Star Wars: The Phantom Menace was released. The MovieFilm guys have decided to look back at the worldwide phenomenon that led up to and followed the first Star Wars film to be released after the instantly iconic original trilogy.
Children are smart. They understand sarcasm. They are imaginative and don't need everything force fed to them with a pat on the back and baby talk, explaining every fine detail. It is VERY difficult to find a film made for children these days like the ones listed below.
This year, I volunteered at Washington D.C., International Film Festival and got to meet some of the people involved, as well as see some of the films. My two favorites were Kings of Summer and The Deep.
There are a lot of things that are popular and commercial, but aren't very good. Or are just good enough. Consider Justin Bieber: It's not that the kid isn't talented; it's that he's only just talented enough.
While this abbreviated workweek should have left us feeling rested and rejuvenated, we somehow feel just as exhausted as ever. Let's all hope that our seventh-inning energy kicks in, as this weekend's agenda is not one to be missed.