Welcome to a new weekly post RE: 7 things I’m pondering, I’ve read, or that I just want to write about. It’s basically a place for me to write more gibberish that you can read.To kick off the Top 7 I’m gonna start with Charlie Sheen. Not because of what is currently going on in his private life (that’s none of our bidness), but for what he’s brought to the big screen (which is basically limited to the 80s and 90s).
- Red Dawn (1984). Matt, a disgruntled high school jock, teams up with other angry high schoolers to battle the Cuban and Russian armies as they attempt to take over Northwestern US. “WOLVERINES!”
- Platoon (1986) Chris is dumped into the Vietnam War and must confront the horrors created by Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe. If you haven’t seen this Oscar-winning flick, you need to add it to your queue now!
- Major League (1989). Ricky Vaughn, a disgruntled egotistical pitcher with a rocket arm and bad vision, must overcome his ego to help the Cleveland Indians race for the pennant. He gets a new do, some anteojos, and a theme song along the way. Hands down one of the best baseball movies of all time.
- Young Guns (1988). Classic 80s cowboy shut-em-up flick starring a host of people including Sheen and his bro Emilio Estevez. Charlie plays Richard “Dick” Brewer the (unofficial) leader of Billy the Kid’s gang. His cool-handed approach to the real life gunslinger is what makes Young Guns awesome (well, it contributes to its level of awesome).
- Hot Shots! (1991). If you watch this Top Gun parody and don’t laugh then you have no sense of humor. Lt. Topper Harley is fantastically amusing (as are the characters portrayed by Cary Elwes, Lloyd Bridges, and Valeria Golino). Yeah, this shiz is hilarious.
- Navy Seals (1990). American soldiers are captured by terrorists and it’s up to a team of Navy SEALs (including Lt. Dale Hawkins) to rescue them and wreak havoc. The ensuing display of fantasticness is the reason for rising gas prices and unrest in the Middle East today.
- Men At Work (1990). Emilio and bro Charlie team up in another movie about two garbage collectors. Carl (Charlie) and James (Emilio) discover a body, stalk some chick, unravel a mystery, and keep the city’s trash from piling up all in the name of comedy. Not ridiculously funny, but an enjoyable film nonetheless.
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