We are always trying new things to entertain you here at M.I.L.F. This is something I’ve been doing on my personal Facebook page that I thought I would see how well it translated to the site. Here’s the basic idea…
Every now and then, I hear the release date, or anniversary year, of certain films and realize just how old I am getting. Below you’ll find some “On this date in film history…” style facts that will most likely make you feel like the geezer that you are slowly becoming. Strap on and try not to have suicidal thoughts when you realize your youth is dead. Snootchie Bootchies!
IT’S BEEN 10 YEARS!!!
May 30th marked the 1o year anniversary of the release of Pixar’s underwater adventure: Finding Nemo. The film would gross just under 340 million dollars and, if you had a toddler at the time like me, you had to re-watch this film at least 100 times. Thank God it was such a good movie.
IT’S ALSO BEEN 10 YEARS!!!
Since Hollywood lost one of my favorite actors and all around nice guys. On September 11, 2003, John Ritter died after collapsing on the set of his show: 8 Simple Rules. He was misdiagnosed as having a heart attack when really he had suffered from a tear in the wall of his aorta. While Ritter will always be the beloved Jack Tripper from Three’s Company, he also had a pretty fun movie career turning up in films like Problem Child, Sling Blade, Bad Santa and (one of my 80s favorites) Real Men.
IT’S BEEN 20 YEARS!!!
It’s time to get that special edition Blu-Ray (that I’m sure is available) as June marked the 20th anniversary of the release of Jurassic Park. I have never met anyone who doesn’t like this movie. In fact, I know a ton of people that consider it their favorite film. Arguably one of the greatest summer blockbusters of all time, the film would go on to become the highest grossing film up to that point, knocking another Spielberg classic (E.T.) out of the top spot. The film earned just over 402 million domestically.
IT’S BEEN 22 YEARS!!! SERIOUSLY???!!!
That’s right… this one SHOCKED ME! It’s been 22 years since Paul Reubens was arrested in Sarasota, Florida where police found him in a darkened adult theater playing with his, well, Pee-Wee. Amazing that there was a time where you couldn’t watch porn at a seconds notice on the Internet like a civilized human being. Despite the controversy, Reubens managed to mount a bit of a comeback, after a short detour out of the public eye, thanks to films like Blow. Recently, Pee-Wee returned to his roots taking his Pee-Wee Herman Show to Broadway.
IT’S BEEN 25 YEARS!!!
Here’s another special edition Blu-Ray I’m sure you can pick up. July marks the 25th anniversary of everybody’s favorite action film: Die Hard. The film would only gross 83 million worldwide which was a bona fide hit in 1988 but certainly doesn’t sound like much for a film that has found a devoted following and that has survived the better part of three decades. The film would not only cement Bruce Willis as a major Hollywood star but reinvent the genre of action films. Proving you didn’t have to be roided up like Sly and Arnie to kick some major ass.
So, what do you think? Should we keep this feature? Or maybe just keep it over on the Facebook page? It’s up to you… ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED???