Retro Dreams-Movies

Being born in 1977 means I spent my childhood in the 80s and my teenage years in the 90s. I have so many memories of things I did, toys I had, TV and films I enjoyed plus music and foods and sweets I liked plus much more.
I thought I’d share some memories on my blog. I’m sure many of you will also share similar memories.
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It’s movie time today
Movie favourites.
*1 Labyrinth

20130414-160704.jpg. Labyrinth is a 1986 British-American fantasy film directed by Jim Henson, produced by George Lucas and based upon conceptual designs by Brian Froud. The film stars David Bowie as Jareth and Jennifer Connelly as Sarah. The plot revolves around Sarah’s quest to reach the center of an enormous otherworldly maze to rescue her infant brother Toby, who has been kidnapped by Jareth, the Goblin King. With the exception of Bowie and Connelly, most of the significant characters in the film are played by puppets produced by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.


20130414-160935.jpg. This has to be my favourite movie of all time. An absolute classic. I have a copy on DVD and often watch it. My kids love it too. Yes I’m a big kid at heart.
*2 Willow
This comes a close second also magical.

A reluctant dwarf must play a critical role in protecting a special baby from an evil queen.
*3 Field of Dreams
If you build it; he will come! And he certainly did lol.
An Iowa corn farmer, hearing voices, interprets them as a command to build a baseball diamond in his fields; he does, and the Chicago Black Sox come.

*4 K-Pax
Starting Kevin Spacey who claims to be from another planet; but will anyone believe his claims?

*5 A Nightmare on Elm Street
Had to include this horror directed by Wes Craven in 1984, who doesn’t love old Freddy.

*6 Human Traffic
“The weekend has landed!” a little newer than my other favourites, tells story of a group of friends and a weekend of partying. Soooo funny

*7 Never Ending Story
another amazing magical fantasy from my childhood. A troubled boy dives into a wonderous fantasy world through the pages of a mysterious book.

*8 Armageddon
I must of watched this over a hundred times, kept me on edge of my seat.
After discovering that an asteroid the size of Texas is going to impact Earth in less than a month, NASA recruits a misfit team of deep core drillers to save humanity.

*9 Titanic
What an amazing film. Telling the story of Jack and Rose and including real footage of the sunken ship.

*10 It
was unsure what to put for my tenth movie as there are so many. This is another classic horror that used to give me nightmares.
Directed by Stephen king.

*children of the corn
*dark crystal
*dungeons and dragons
*terminator 2
*top gun
*lost boys
*robin hood prince of thieves
*pump up the volume
So many to remember, please leave a comment and share your favourite movies.
More retro dreams posts to come.


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