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Throwback Thursday Part II-Wayne’s World

Wayne’s World, Wayne’s World, Party Time, Excellent……

In 1988, via Saturday Night Live, we were introduced to Wayne Campbell  (Mike Myers) and Garth Algar (Dana Carvey), two guys who produced a  local late night cable access show from Wayne’s basement.

Four years later, Wayne’s World, the movie premiered. Reprising and stretching their characters, Wayne and Garth are still producing their show in Wayne’s basement via the local access cable network.  Wayne has been dating Cassandra (Tia Carrere) the front woman of an emerging rock band.  When Cassandra’s band is offered a record contract, by Benjamin Oliver (Rob Lowe), Wayne begins to suspect that he has ulterior motives.

This movie is incredibly funny and quotable. There is a reason why Wayne’s World is one of the best SNL skits in the show’s 30+ years on the air. I recommend this movie

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Throwback Thursday- Hook

Peter Pan is the immortal child, full of optimism and life. His arch enemy is the adult and cynical Captain Hook.

What is Peter Pan grew up, got married, had kids, took a corporate job and forgot who he was?

This is the premise of the 1991 movie Hook.

Peter Pan is now Peter Banning (Robin Williams), married to Wendy’s (Dame Maggie Smith) granddaughter, Moira (Caroline Goodall). When Captain Hook (Dustin Hoffman) kidnaps Peter’s kids, Tinkerbell (Julia Roberts) has to find Peter and bring back the boy she knew. But the Peter she finds is not the Peter she remembers. He has more in common with his arch enemy than the boy she knew.

I love this movie, it’s such an integral part of my childhood. What I still love about this  movie more than twenty years later is that it’s about being an adult, but still remembering the child you were.

I recommend this movie.

 

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