In the course of my curiousness I committed an error. I mentioned ‘Red Tails’ the 2012 film about African American fighter pilots in World War II, but I mistakenly called it ‘Red Wings’. I must have been thinking about hockey. Whoops.
Recently, my son was talking about his day at school. There was some consumption of sugary confections and at least one of his classmates claimed to be having a major sugar rush. I took the opportunity to look into this sugar rush thing and found it’s not true.
I told the tale of having never seen the 1985 children’s classic, ‘The Goonies’, and how I had resolved to never see it. But having a nine year-old made me break the resolution.
It’s not as awful as I thought it would be. In fact, I found it amusing and my son enjoyed it a lot.
But, for a family film, it sure has plenty of s-bombs dropped throughout. I found that surprising, so bear it in mind when watching it with your kids.
The Most Commercially Successful Movie Of All Time
The easy demonstration when making this case would be to go with the inflation-adjusted box office take, which clearly shows the ‘Gone With The Wind’ (1939) is the ranking box office champ. I dug in a little deeper and figured out approximately how many tickets the movie sold in its initial run. Assuming I did my math right and the information I could find was accurate, the numbers are astounding!
You’ll just have to listen to the show from the archive.
Second ad break bumpers: ‘The Passenger‘ by Siouxsie & the Banshees ‘Since You’re Gone‘ by The Cars
Closing song: ‘Angler’s Treble Hook’ by $5 Fiddle