Eddie the Eagle
Remember the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary? Okay, maybe you don’t. But a feel-good movie came out a few years ago loosely based on the efforts of Eddie Edwards, aka – “Eddie the Eagle.” For anyone wanting to see a retro Calgary – forget it. Budgets kept the filming in Europe. Can Eddie win? Tune in to find out. Taron Egerton does a great rendition of the real Eddie the Eagle.
Hot Tub Time Machine
Is there any skiing in Hot Tub Time Machine? Who cares. It’s a fun screwball movie with a silly plot and a likable cast running around Fernie, B.C. Every March you can visit the town of Fernie and Fernie Alpine Resort wearing your retro gear in celebration of the movie. If you want to really live it up – rent the cabin made famous by the movie. (Or, look for it as you ride the chair.)
Best of the worst has to be Avalanche Sharks. “What started out as a mammoth vacation is going downhill fast!” This gory ski flick is painfully bad. A thin plot has a ski resort blocked from the outside world due to an avalanche. Can the people ski – no. Can they act – no. Somehow snow sharks from a long-ago curse are re-awakened to slither through the snow to leap out to eat scantily clad females in hot tubs and jerks on skis. Interestingly it’s a Canadian movie but filmed at Mammoth Lakes, California.
Maybe just watch the trailer…that might be enough.