Daily Archives: September 15, 2017

Thoughts On The 25th Anniversary Of Sister Act

Sister Act was the one of the biggest movies in 1992.

Deloris (Whoopi Goldberg) is a lounge singer in Reno. When she witnesses the mobster boyfriend commit murder, she is sent to a convent under the witness protection program. When she starts to turn some of the nuns to the dark side, Mother Superior (Maggie Smith) steps in and sends Deloris to join the church choir. While Deloris finds her niche in the church choir, her boyfriend is looking for her.

This week, Whoopi Goldberg hosted a reunion of the movie on The View. It was the perfect reunion for a movie that still holds up 25 years after it hit theaters.

What makes this movie stand out is the humor and the strange in the strange land who finds themselves narrative.

If you have not seen it, I recommend that you do. It will time well spent.

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Throwback Thursday-Free Willy (1992)

A child and their pet animal has been a story that never gets old. The question, is how does a writer spin the story so it stands out among other stories in the genre?

In he 1993 movie, Free Willy, Willy is a orca whale who was caught by fisherman when he was young. Since then, he has lived in a marina. Jesse (Jason James Richter) is a young man with a troubled past. When he is caught vandalizing the marina, he is let off easy. His punishment is to clean up the mess he made. While cleaning his mess, Jesse makes friends with Willy and is able to train him. But when Willy cannot perform, the owners of the marina seek to kill him. It is up to Jesse and his friends to free Willy.

What can I say about this movie? It’s very early 90’s, especially with Michael Jackson singing the movie’s theme song.

However, it is quite sappy and borders and predictable.

Do I recommend it? Maybe.

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