As we approach a major holiday weekend in the US, today’s Sunday Matinee is about family. What movies make you think about your family?

Dadlock

I have a blending of my parents’ sense of humor. I definitely get my love of “silly” from my father. “Undercover Blues” is a very silly movie, and I love it so much.

Silly and sportsball? Juuust a bit quotable. This Dadlock gem is still viewed every year in early April in my home.

The sense of wonder and awe is essential to science fiction. My dad is a huge sci-fi fan, and he passed that fandom down to me.

Momlock

I get my love of dark humor from my mother. Granted, this movie is silly, but there are several pretty dark humor moments. I also remember dancing with my mom to “Jump In The Line (Shake Senora)“ when I was seven or eight.

Momlock likes romcoms, and I enjoy them with zombies. I showed this one to her shortly after it came out on DVD. She caught onto the concept of the movie very quickly, and she rather enjoyed herself.

Yup, Momlock loves Tank Girl. I love it, too. I don’t know what else to say about it.

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Brolock

My brother and I both love terrible, terrible 80s movies. I honestly don’t know how many times we watched this movie.

We also love AWESOME 80s movies. This one is far superior to One Crazy Summer. I recently reacquired a copy of this one, texted a picture of it to my brother, and then we sent quotes from the movie back and forth for the next hour or so.

And back to the terrible 80s movies. This one is fun, and it has some interesting ideas about the monsters under the bed.

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Bralock

This movie came out the same summer Bralock and I met and started dating. To say I was excited for this movie would be an understatement. Bralock humored her new boyfriend, and she ended up loving the movie. I actually like the movie more than the source manga. I do miss the robots from the twins fight.

This is a favorite in our home. We watched it early in our relationship, and we watch it at least a few times a year.

Bralock demands we watch Galaxy Quest a couple of times a year. I never complain, because this movie is excellent. Sure, Tim Allen is a dipshit, but at least that is his character in the movie. Bralock heard me writing this piece, and she hasn’t stopped quoting the movie. RIP Alan Rickman.