Tuesday, June 05, 2012
The Soto List: 1980 Edition
Today is my motherfucking birthday!! So to celebrate, I thought I'd go to wikipedia and look up all the movies that came out the year of my birth and compile a list of my favorites! That should be easy, right?
Airplane! and The Blues Brothers-1980 was a good year for comedy it seems.
Cannibal Holocaust-I feel weird putting this on a list of "favorites" but it's an interesting watch and I think it needs to be seen at least once just purely for the history of the film.
The Changeling-Great atmospheric film with George C. Scott. You will need patience with it though.
The Fog-I've only seen this once, after not sleeping for 18 hours and through a hangover, and I liked it. I will have to watch it again with a clear head.
Friday the 13th-Duh.
The Pumaman-Yes! This movie is so awful that it's hilarious. Best MST3K episode in my opinion.
The Shining-This movie seems older than 1980, but that's probably cause they spent 20 years filming the damn thing. OH! Speaking of...
Empire Strikes Back-How awesome for the world that not only was I born but this movie came out the same year? Crazy, huh?
Stir Crazy-Often under looked comedic gem from Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. If you haven't seen it yet, you should. NOW!
Superman 2-Easily the best Superman movie ever! KNEEL BEFORE ZOD!
Used Cars-Another underrated comedy starring Kurt Russell as a used car salesman. There's a crazy plot which is hard to describe, just do yourself a favor and check it out.
Finally, just for shits and gigs, here's a group of people the same age as me:
And finally...Ryan Gosling.