I don't usually post others' best-of/essential film compilations, since there are too many of them to keep track of, but…
He's a man of peace in a savage land... Suburbia.
When secretive new neighbors move in next door, suburbanite Ray Peterson and his friends let their paranoia get the best of them as they start to suspect the newcomers of evildoings and commence an investigation. But it's hardly how Ray, who much prefers drinking beer, reading his newspaper and watching a ball game on the tube expected to spend his vacation.
Somewhere around the early 90s, Tom Hanks became really boring.
He stopped making comedies and started making 'serious' films. As such, we missed out on him making more films like this and more films where we have to watch him talk to a sodding volleyball for the best part of 2 hours or doing a bad Alec Guinness impression.
Okay, that is been gravely unfair to Hanks and of course he HAS made or been a part of some great films in the 23 years since the release of The 'Burbs. But I can't be the only one who STILL misses the days when you saw his name on a film poster or box and you knew you were in…
I needed this.
On a normal Tuesday. Except I don't work til late. After yet another night put down by the poisonous thoughtloops of my barely contained obsessive-compulsive childish illogical but damn it still consuming fear -- there's nothing like the sunlight on a quiet Tuesday. Work is still far away. Everything just slows down. I can feel the chasm of my fear vibrating away on the edges of the day. But it's easier to keep it there. On the edge.
Because there's something to the sunlight streaming in the window. Something to a marginally clean house and fresh, clean, cold cans of soda. So, to keep the fear out and the hopeful sunlight vibe in, I flip this on.…
Joe Dante's "The 'Burbs" takes a little too much time to get heated up. The film, a comedic look at neighbors' suspicions about a home on their block, ends with a bang but runs the risk of losing its audience as meanders toward its climax. Still, Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, and Carrie Fisher ground the film's early, wandering goofiness, keeping things watchable in its dubious beginning stages.
Starring Hanks as a homeowner who just wants to enjoy some vacation-based laziness, the film revolves around a group of neighbors who become wary of a home in their neighborhood. The rundown property could be home to all manner of depraved activity, and the neighbors decide an investigation is in order. The story…
#21 in my 80's Week marathon. (Week is on vacation in the backyard with a shovel.)
Time to alienate the entire internet again.
This is just for the children of the 80's/90's, the ones who remember VHS: you know how Tom Hanks used to get through all his old movies by yelling? Constantly? Well, this is perhaps the worst offender of the bunch. And, for all its ensemble casting and character-driven farce (this was much less genre-reliant than I was hoping for), there's no one here to pick up his slack. Rick Ducommun falls back on the Chubby Guy's Always Hungry stereotype half the time he's onscreen. Carrie Fisher is flat as a board, for which the writing can clearly…
Here's the thing with The 'Burbs, it's a dark comedy movie that is fun to watch throughout and even has some suspenseful and thrilling scenes in it. I'm thinking that everyone has a certain story like this, you live on a street and there's that one neighbour that is either strange or just bad. That is what this is based around, Tom Hanks plays a husband who lives in a cul-de-sac and gets along with all his neighbours. But for the past month the new people who have moved in next door to him have been making strange noises, there's been lights flashing from their basement and they don't talk to anyone. What happens next is hilarious as Tom Hanks…
"I hate cul-de-sacs. There's only one way out, and the people are kind of weird."
The Burbs was all kinds of amazingness! I have this sense of bittersweet regret that it's been around for so many years and I've not been able to enjoy it all this time, but then also having this hidden gem that surprised me after such a long week!
Highlights: Definitely Bruce Dern and Rick Ducommun. Seriously these two. I feel like I really need to see more of Bruce Dern's films, having only watched Nebraska recently too, I feel like he might be a source of enjoyment I never knew! Also that shot when R.D and T.H were screaming and the camera was going in…
Classic movie, still holds up. Tom Hanks is a national treasure and Cory Feldman deserves a goddamn award.
The perfect Saturday film to watch. I honestly haven't watched this film in like 20 years or more.
Joe Dante directs this strange comedy starring Tom Hanks as an stressed suburbanite. It works !
Every time I go to a place that has a doorbell and I'm with the enigmatic Sara Jean, I always whisper, "Do it." She'll promptly whisper back, "Do what? We agreed to do it together." Then we both ring the doorbell, finger over finger. That's how much I love The Burbs. "God I love this street."
The 'Burbs is a cult 80s movie by (mostly) Horror director Joe Dante. It's a mish mash of Horror, Comedy and Mystery, and has a silly, fun vibe throughout. It boasts a great cast including Tom Hanks and Bruce Dern. Corey Feldman is in this film as an annoying teenager. I think he was box office gold at the time, but I've never been much a fan of his acting. Also it's great to see Carrie Fisher again. She sadly didn't get enough screen time after the Star Wars films.
The plot of this film takes a few nods from Rear Window. New neighbours arrive into a creepy, run down house where mysterious noises and occurrences happen every night. The…
He zoomed up on the eyes. He zoomed up on the fucking dog's eyes. WHERE THE FUCK IS MY BLU-RAY RELEASE.
Having Corey Feldman play someone who is old enough own their own house and drink beer with the neighborhood dads is either the greatest visual gag of all time or I'm missing something here.
The film is almost a cautionary tale about judging people who are different, but don't worry, in the end, you are right to judge.
Joe Dante mette in scena un innocuo ma delizioso gioco cinefilo e citazionista, in un "horror" slapstick che non si può che ammirare.
Poi ci sono Bruce Dern e Carrie Fisher, perciò...
More than 1100 movies of pure 80's horror!
When I created this list, I didn't remember to add the…
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