Martin Scorsese has made many memorable movies including, “Raging Bull,” “Goodfellas,” “Taxi Driver” and “The Wolf of Wall Street.” One of my favorite Scorsese films is one that doesn’t get talked about as much as those I just listed and it’s a movie that he made in 1985 called, “After Hours.” It’s the story of a man trying to get back to his upper east side apartment after heading to downtown Manhattan and he can’t get back. It’s interesting to watch because it was shot in an era before ATM’s, cell phones and Uber. The movie is really dark and uncomfortable at times to watch, but once you start watching it, it’s impossible to turn away, at least for me! If you’ve never seen this movie you should seek it out. I’ve got six links to reviews and feature articles about “After Hours” below and then there’s the MBIP Coming Attractions for next week!
Roger Ebert’s Four Star Review - Ebert states that by the end of the movie he was, “wrung out.” I was too!
Griffin Dunne has a nightmarish night to remember in After Hours - A “Watch This” recommendation from the AV Club.
5 awesome facts about Scorsese’s After Hours - I wonder what Tim Burton’s version would’ve been like?
After Hours: Martin Scorsese’s Best Movie? - I think Goodfellas is his best, but this is definitely in the top five for me!
Marin Scorsese’s Films Ranked - This is a list ranking every Scorsese movie from worst to best. They ranked “After Hours” at number 18, which I think is not high enough, but hey, it’s their list!
Last night I went to the Peoria Irish Fest and had a lot of fun, food, music and lots of Irish shenanigans. Pictures from my Saturday night at the Irish Fest will be up on Monday and if you haven’t made it there yet, it’s still going on today until about 6PM today. Tuesday we’re continuing the ten week ice cream tour and this is week number six and we’re hitting an iconic Peoria ice cream spot. Wednesday I’m doing another “Can I Eat My Lunch in Here” segment and I’m already feeling nervous about that! Thursday will have some videos but I’m not sure what the theme of them will be yet. And I’ll be taking Friday and Saturday off to work on the book I’m writing with my friend, Lisa. We have the introduction and Chapter one done and I’m hoping to finish chapter two this week for those of you keeping score! Have a wonderful and funderful Sunday and we’ll see you all tomorrow!