Our family is getting our 90s fix on @netflix_ca! #StreamTeam #Newstalgia
23 May 2015
When someone asks me to define the movies of the 80s, one name comes up.
Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink, Weird Science… the list goes on.
Even though Mr. Hughes made movies into the 90s, there was another movie that defined that era. Now don’t get me wrong… there were a ton of great movies in the 90s. Some of my favourites.
But there was one movie that had me singing every song. Had me wanting to be in the movie with the main actor. Pushed itself into the history books, in a hilarious yet serious fashion.
Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.
Cast, cinematography, story, acting, soundtrack. It had it all.
If this is a movie you have not yet seen, I highly suggest you see it. I’m not going to give away anything that happens.
I will say that my girls got a real kick out of this movie, and I was so pumped to see they knew a lot of the lyrics to the songs in the soundtrack. Take that, Justin Bieber!
But there was one more movie that, for me, will always be a classic.
A comedy… by a fellow big man… in a movie about the car industry… and freakin’ Bo Derek comes out of a pool in a bikini.
Hey Gilligan, did you eat the skipper?
Oh Chris Farley, how you put me in stitches laughing at everything you did. However, Tommy Boy was clearly his best piece of work.
Now the cow tipping scene is pretty funny…
But when I saw this part in the theatre, I couldn’t stop laughing… and every time I see it, it is the same reaction…
Now there is a sad component to this movie, that really tests Tommy Boy’s courage. But he is a Callahan, and he will never give up.
Getting our 90s fix with Netflix!
The folks at Netflix sent me this really cool 90s package, that my girls pretty much took as soon as they saw it.
Pop rocks, a slap bracelet, a neon slinky, a blow-pop lollipop, and a few other cool treats! This is sure to help us get our 90s fix while we watch some of these tv shows and movies!
What to watch this month on Netflix
There is such a huge selection of movies, documentaries and TV shows to watch. Here are a few highlighted selections:
For your little kids:
1. Curious George
3. Lily’s Driftwood Bay
4. Pound Puppies: “The Yipper Caper”
5. Veggie Tales: “Pa Grape’s Son / Larry’s Cardboard Thumb”
6. Baby Jake
For your big kids:
1. Alvin and the Chipmunks Meet the Wolfman
2. Mr. Peabody & Sherman
3. Despicable Me
4. Kung Fu Panda
5. Full House
6. Yours Mine and Ours
And for teens and adults:
1. Fresh Prince of Bel Air
3. The Addams Family
4. Raising Hope
5. Gilmore Girls
6. Party of Five
New on Netflix for Kids and Families:
1. Littlest Pet Shop: Season 3
2. Puss in Boots
3. H20 Mermaid Adventures
4. Richie Rich: Season 2
5. Mako Mermaids: Season 3
Disclaimer: I am part of the Netflix Canada Stream Team. All opinions are my own.