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Last night, I watched The Odd Life of Timothy Green on the beach under a bright moon that shone through a misty spread of clouds. Have you seen this Disney movie? We went because summer is cooling off and it sounded promising – the best parts of being at a drive-in with none of the cars that choose to leave early and zip by while you’re half asleep on a blanket, leaving you dazed and partially wondering if someone strapped you to a railroad track in your sleep. Why would they do that and who laid railroad during the movie?

The Odd Life of Timothy Green has a lot of heart. It was sort of like a fairy tale for adults who want, but can’t have kids. I recommend it with some homemade pizza, grapes and summer moonlight.

While we’re on the subject of heart warming movies, does anyone know why Point Break has a “Very long wait” on Netlix? Did someone declare it the summer movie of 2013? After we watched, and were surprised we liked, Zero Dark Thirty, also directed by Kathryn Bigelow, boyfriend mentioned he never saw it.

Never saw Point Break? Shut your dirty mouth.” I whispered this sweet nothing then threw it on our cue. We’ve been waiting for two months and now I neeeed to see this magnificent gang of bank robbersons, surfers and sky diving thrill seekers.

Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves in Point Break

Patrick Swayze and Keanu Reeves in Point Break

To hold us over, I shared Space Camp with him (Roger Ebert didn’t love it as I did at the age of 4), another stellar movie from my childhood. For some reason, boyfriend missed out on all of the most important movies from the 80s and early 90s. I’m trying to educate him, but we have a lot of ground to make up. So far I’ve introduced him to the following films that I believe everyone should see and love:

The Goonies

Back to the Future

Teen Witch

Gremlins

Space Camp

Once Bitten

A League of Their Own

All essential horror series: Freddy Krueger, Halloween and Friday the 13ths.

The list goes on and on! He blames this gross pop culture ignorance on his sweet Bengali parents who mostly watch Hindi films. At some point, you have to take control of your own education, kids. While I’m not a fan of 98% of the big movies and pop music made today, it’s good to give these things a shot sometimes. At the very least you’ll get to genuinely snicker at your peer’s common reference points, but you may also be happily surprised sometimes.

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