Fast Times at Ridgemont High (Amazon – Trailer)
Haven’t seen or even thought about this movie in years but was reminded of this gem when someone quoted, “All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I’m fine.” Growing up in California, I feel like I know most of the characters in this movie in real life. Not only is it immensely quote-able and insanely funny, the film has a killer soundtrack and a young Sean Penn.
Nightingale (HBO Max – Trailer)
This is definitely not a recommendation for everyone – certainly not for the faint-hearted and even gruesome for the tough-hearted. Aisling Franciosi, a young Irish convict, chases a British officer, Sam Claflin, through the rugged Tasmanian wilderness with revenge for a terrible act of violence. It is indisputably well-made but often hard to watch. Although I could not possibly watch this movie again, I hope that other brave souls check out this historical revenge tale this weekend so I have someone to discuss with.
Girls Trip (Amazon – Trailer)
I miss road tripping. I miss hanging with my best friends. So, why not take a road trip with the Flossy Posse – Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish and Jada Pinkett Smith. Four best friends take a trip to New Orleans where they rekindle their wild side by dancing, drinking, brawling, and romancing to excess. I guarantee you will be laughing out loud and incredibly jealous of their fabulous jackets.