Do you ever wish you could buy a time machine on eBay, and go back to a happy memory? Mine would be in 1987, sitting on my grandma's brown shag carpet, eating homemade nachos while cheering on the infamous man-child, Pee-wee Herman, to find his beloved red bike. Pee-wee's Big Adventure was definitely in my top five childhood movies, coming in third behind Explorers and Ghostbusters (had to do a shout-out). This movie had it all, from Pee-wee dancing to the song "Tequila" to Morgan Fairchild fighting crazy, tree-jumping ninjas. No man, or shall I say man-child again, could quite pull off a bowtie like Mr. Herman could. Now 22 years later--after that indecent exposure thing and another incident I'd rather not mention--I still have an appreciation for the movie. At times, I'm not sure whether to laugh with him or at him, but my point is, the bowtie man still has me laughing. Midnight showings of Pee-wee's Big Adventure take place at the Inwood Theatre (5458 W. Lovers Lane) this Friday and Saturday. For more information, call 214-764-9106 or visit landmarktheatres.com.
Fri., March 27; Sat., March 28, 2009