Movies Watched: Insidious and Some 80’s Classics

Insidious screen capture

This week I’m writing about movies that I’ve watched since the last time I blogged about this topic. I haven’t blogged in a bit so I skipped a couple of weeks.

Even though it took a while, I only watched three movies since last time.

These include the horror movie Insidious and two movies that are considered classics from the 80’s.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

For some reason, I found myself wanting to watch a John Hughes movie. He was one of the big comedy producers during the 80’s and 90’s and his movies were always funny and has huge followings.

Movies like Ferris Beuller’s Day Off and the Brat Pack movies as well as some of the early National Lampoons movies were all his work.

I’ve seen a lot of his movies and I found it weird that I’ve never seen Planes, Trains and Automobiles.

So I watched it and as I could have probably predicted, I enjoyed it. You could tell it was John Hughes.

Steve Martin and John Candy were fun to watch and all the situations they got themselves into. Probably my favorite part was their disagreement in the motel room where John Candy’s character gives his “I like me” speech after being berated by Steve Martin.

The speech comes in about 5:25 but watch the entire clip.

While looking for the clip on YouTube, it’s good to see that other people think it’s the best scene from the movie as well and that it was parodied or recreated in other movies/shows.

Insidious (2010)

This movie was a bit scary but I managed to sleep with the lights out.

Insidious also got me interested in astral projection. I did some research about it for a while and considered trying it out. According to the internet, it’s supposed to be safe unlike what is portrayed in the movie.

I’m still looking for a horror movie that can scare the living daylights out of me. I thought this would have been it from the way the critics have been talking but it isn’t. It is scary but there have only been a handful of movies that have made me sleep with the lights on.  A couple of them may not be so scary now given the age at which I watched those movies.

Maximum Overdrive (1986)

I don’t know what to think about this movie. Stephen King wrote a short story called “Trucks” and decided to direct the movie adaptation as well.

I typically enjoy Stephen King movies like The Dark Half and all those other movies set in New England.

Maybe Maximum Overdrive did well in the 80’s with it’s Transformers-like concept but it just comes off as an average, cheesy eighties movie to me.  At times it was funny and at times it was just laughable.

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