FRIDAY FAMILY FILM NIGHT

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It's FRIDAY FAMILY FILM NIGHT in which the Mister and Monsters join me in reviewing and discussing films - we're not experts, just film fans. Please note there will be SPOILERS. Opening intro music: GOAT by Wayne Jones, courtesy of YouTube Audio Library All artwork/pictures from IMDb Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jokagoge/support read less
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Friday Family Film Night: THE PRINCESS BRIDE review
27-01-2024
Friday Family Film Night: THE PRINCESS BRIDE review
In which the Mister and Monsters join me in reviewing THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987), which you can find for streaming on Disney+.  Directed by Rob Reiner, from a script by William Goldman from his 1973 book of the same name, the film follows a young boy (Fred Savage) who is home sick in bed getting a visit from his grandpa (Peter Falk) who comes bearing a gift - a book!  In the book is a tale of heroes, giants, villians, wizards and true love.  Heading up the cast is Cary Elwes as Westley, a farm hand in love with Buttercup (Robin Wright).  He goes off to make his fortune and news returns that his ship was captured by the Dread Pirate Roberts who leaves no one alive.  Buttercup is utterly crestfallen and eventually agrees to a marriage with Prince Humperdinck (Chris Sarandon).  However, right before the wedding she is abducted by the villainous Vizzini (Wallace Shawn) and his henchmen Iñigo Montoya (Mandy Patinkin) and Fezzik ( André René Roussimoff/Andre the Giant), who have plans of their own.  Will Buttercup get stuck in a loveless marriage with Humperdinck?  Who's the masked man in black tailing Vizzini, Iñigo, Fezzik and Buttercup?  Is Westley really dead?? You have to watch to find out.  This film clocks in at 1 h and 38 m and is rated PG.  Please note there are SPOILERS in this review. Our artwork is usually lifted from IMDB but tragically this film has awful posters but the gorgeous poster used in the video is from Ise Ananphada (https://iseananphada.com/) - check out the site! This episode is dedicated to Aunt Erica on her born day - we heart you and will see you soon XOXO Opening intro music: GOAT by Wayne Jones, courtesy of YouTube Audio Library --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jokagoge/support
Friday Family Film Night: MOONSTRUCK review
13-01-2024
Friday Family Film Night: MOONSTRUCK review
In which the Mister and I check out MOONSTRUCK (1987), which we caught on the TCM app but you can also find on PlutoTv, Roku Channel and to buy/rent on Prime Video.  From an Academy Award winning script from John Patrick Shanley, the film is directed by the legendary Norman Jewison.  The film follows Loretta Castorini (Cher, in an Oscar winning turn) a straightlaced, bookkeeper from Brooklyn who's accepted her boyfriend, Johnny's (Danny Aiello), marriage proposal.  Immediately after, Johnny is Italy bound to see his dying mother but before he boards the plane, he asks Loretta to contact his brother, Ronny (Nicolas Cage) and invite him to the wedding.  The phone call doesn't go as planned so Loretta seeks out Ronny at the bakery he works at.  They leave to talk, she makes him a steak and soon discovers there is a spark between them.  Rounding out the cast is Olympia Dukakis (in her supporting Oscar winning role) as Loretta's mother, Rose; Vincent Gardenia as her father, Cosmo; and Julie Bovasso and Louis Guss as her Aunt Rita and Uncle Ray.  The film is a true snapshot of NY in the 80s and a sweet trip down memory lane.  The strong writing and outstanding performances still hold up and make this a worthwhile investment of your time.  The film clocks in at 1 h 42 m and is rated  PG.  Please note there are SPOILERS in this review. Opening intro music: GOAT by Wayne Jones, courtesy of YouTube Audio Library --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/jokagoge/support