Today it's kind of hard to find a non-action movie starring Tom Cruise. He's pretty well known as an action star despite the fact that he's not as young as he used to be. It's especially different when you see him starring in a movie based on a true story. Usually these are reserved for actors that want to get awards like Oscars and Golden Globes.
I remember watching Blankman back in 1994 when it first came out. I loved it but then again I was a kid back then. As a child I hadn't seem too many movies so this was an absolute eyeopener for me. Superhero movies weren't as big as they are today but they were on the rise. The Michael Keaton Batman was the biggest superhero back in those days. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were all the rage and fantastic show called In Living Color was killing it on TV.
Every time I go back to watch an older 80's movie I remember how much of a different time it was back then. They sure played around with some wacky concepts. I think that's great because they came up with a lot of fun ideas. Many of these ideas got duplicated over and over through newer generation of movies. The Dream Team is another crazy concept.
Matt Groening had first captured our hearts with the Simpsons. He followed that with Futurama. The only thing was Futurama didn't have as much of a following as the Simpsons. That's because Futurama went into a totally different direction than the Simpsons. Futurama dealt with adults (some of them not human) and their relationship with one another in the future. Their sitcom scenarios came from jobs that they had to run.
The Weston family pretty much have a stranglehold on grocery stores in Canada with Loblaw. Loblaw is parent company that own tons of grocery stores across Canada. A few years back they had even purchased Shopper's Drug Mart which is a huge pharmacy chain across Canada. Needless to say they have a ton of stores across Canada. They're like the Wal-Mart of Canada.
Recently, I was able to watch Eddie Murphy's 1999 movie Life on Netflix. I wasn't sure what I was getting into when I saw the summary for this movie. It was a movie starring Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence so I naturally thought it would be a comedy but it's kind of a mix of drama and comedy.