Episode 25: Forrest Gump
Loren and Scott see the world through the eyes of Forrest Gump.
This Week’s Film: Forrest Gump
From Netflix: Winner of six Academy Awards, including Best Picture, director Robert Zemeckis’s charming blend of comedy and drama stars Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump, a simpleminded man who finds himself in the middle of nearly every major event of the 1960s and ’70s. Along the way, he makes friends, changes lives and searches for a soul mate. Hanks nabbed a Best Actor Oscar for his remarkable portrayal of the unsophisticated yet surprisingly wise Forrest.
Maybe you’ve seen Forrest Gump more times than you can count or maybe you’re looking for something a little bit different but also kind of similar. Check these out. You might like these too and/or instead.
What We’ve Been Up To
Our first love may be movies, but we find all sorts of things to fill our lives with. Here’s what we’ve been up to lately.
- Treasure Island
Young Jim Hawkins is the only one who can successfully get a schooner to a legendary Island known for buried treasure. But aboard the ship is a mysterious cook named John Silver (Emmy winner Eddie Izzard, The Riches ), whose true motivation on the journey challenges Jim s trust in the entire crew. This is an exciting and atmospheric new take on the definitive pirate action adventure of reckless buccaneers, buried fortunes and a friendship forged in peril on the high seas. | Watch on Amazon | Wikipedia |
- Filming War In Heaven, War On Earth
“War In Heaven, War On Earth” is a full length documentary feature film that explores the converging experiences of a nation at war and the formation of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, a religious group who found themselves wrestling with the questions of conscientious objection, the spectre of slavery, and the myriad social and political issues of the time. As the Civil War engulfed America, the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists was established, and the issues of faith and duty to country clashed as conflict threatened to divide both nation and church. | Website |
A scary, unsettling movie that holds up astonishingly well. With Ridley Scott having returned to the franchise (and genre) he created, now’s the perfect time to revisit the doomed crew of the Nostromo. | Watch on Amazon | Wikipedia |
- Bride & Prejudice
Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice gets the Bollywood treatment. Wackiness ensues. This is my first “Bollywood” film, as it felt like a good place to start. You have a lot of the Bollywood dance and music, but it’s an English-speaking cast telling a familiar story. It’s not my favorite adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and I feel like it’s not going to be my favorite Bollywood musical. | On Amazon | On IMDB |
- Green Lantern: The Animated Series
The best Green Lantern adaptation to date — which is no surprise, considering it’s coming from the people who brought us Batman: The Animated Series. This is what the movie should have been. It’s a big sci-fi adventure that gets everything right. | Official Site | Wikipedia |