Boyz n the Hood, Point Break, Legally Blonde, Sexy Beast, and We Say Goodbye to Winnie the Pooh and Harry Potter

July 9-15: Harrison Ford loses his memory, Final Fantasy tries to get more cinematic, soccer goes kung fu, Brando’s final score, Reese Witherspoon and Laurence Fishburne become stars, The Office debuts for the first time, Dance Moms yell at kids, phone hacking takes down an institution, Gandhi gets scary, Keanu takes down the Ex-Presidents, and Garfield gets an album. All that and more this week on Thirty Twenty Ten, your weekly look back on the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

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3 thoughts on “Boyz n the Hood, Point Break, Legally Blonde, Sexy Beast, and We Say Goodbye to Winnie the Pooh and Harry Potter

  1. I’m probably the only person in my age group that chose to watch Winnie the Pooh over Harry Potter that weekend (right choice IMO)

    I don’t there’s any Winnie the Pooh film I didn’t enjoy, even Christopher Robin. I appreciate it as a story about regaining innocence and softening ones heart, but it’s fine if you guys don’t see it that way

  2. So Sexy Beast opened exclusively at our art house theater. It’s the mid west in July, so it’s a goddamn heatwave – And our AC broke that weekend. We had already sold out every show, and there was no hope of getting the AC fixed. So the only thing we could do was put up signs and tell people ahead of time: Either watch the movie in a hot theater, or get refunds beforehand. Most people braved the heat…

    And the movie opens with a shot of Ray Winstone in the scorching heat, and he narrates: “Oh, yeah. Bloody hell. I’m sweating in here. Roasting. Boiling. Baking. Sweltering. It’s like a sauna. Furnace. You can fry an egg on my stomach.”

    It got a pretty good laugh.

  3. Hey y’all commenting late but when listening to the birthday quiz I instantly thought of the Christmas movie Jingle Jangle. It’s on Netflix and is a musical stating Forest Whitaker where he shows off those opera chops. And like y’all I was so surprised to see him sing and kill it! It has a great eclectoc cast including Keegan Michael Key and Ricky Martin. It’s nice to see a nearly all African American cast in a Christmas musical for a change. My kids love it and it’s now part of our family Xmas movie month. Check it out!

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