Release: Friday, October 18, 1996 →YouTube Written by: Jon Favreau Directed by: Doug Liman It is all too easy to assume certain things about a movie titled Swingers. Oh, how does that expression go? The project that launched the careers of both its leads as well as the director is, yes, very much a "dude-flick" preoccupied with the pursuit … Continue reading July Blindspot: Swingers (1996)
Release: Friday, August 9, 1996 [YouTube] Written by: John Hodge Directed by: Danny Boyle One of the things I had presumed about Danny Boyle's iconic drug drama Trainspotting was that it was really bleak, and it was that way from start to finish. Don't get me wrong -- this film is not happy, but I wasn't expecting so much compassion. … Continue reading March Blindspot: Trainspotting (1996)
Peer pressure strikes again, people. I'm doing a Blindspot list this year. That's right. Twelve films, one reviewed per month. I've seen so many fascinating lists over the past several years and finally I think I'm ready to tackle one of my own. It's an inspired idea, and someone should get a sticker or something … Continue reading Blindspot 2017
We have another first-time contributor to Decades ’16, and it’s Maddison from The Final Scene. Head on over to Three Rows Back for her review of The Craft! Thanks!
It’s the penultimate day of the Decades Blogathon – 6 edition – hosted by myself and Tom from Digital Shortbread! I’ll say it again, make sure to check out Tom’s blog; it’s the best you’ll find around these parts. The blogathon focuses on movies that were released in the sixth year of the decade. Tom and I are running a different entry each day (we’ll also reblog the other’s post) and it’s time to welcome Maddison from The Final Scene. Maddison casts her spell on the 1996 teen horror The Craft.
I can’t express how badly I wanted to be a witch in my early teen years. I surrounded myself with purple crystals, burning candles and glittery spell books from the marked down book bins.
The 1990s seemed to be the idyllic age of witchcraft in pop culture, welcoming such films and shows like Hocus Pocus, Practical…
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Welcome back around to the second week in Decades, a blogathon in which me and my good friend and inspiration Mark from Three Rows Back are asking bloggers to weigh in on their favorite films from decades past, films that were released in a year ending in '6.' We've been posting a review per day, … Continue reading Decades Blogathon – Scream (1996)
Get the heck out of here, August. Take all your bad vibes with you. Not that this month has been a particularly bad one for watching movies, new and old alike. But, sheesh, would you just please get out of the way so the fall season can begin? And I'm looking forward to more than … Continue reading TBT: Fargo (1996)
I would like to first give a shout-out to my friend Jordan of the one and only Epileptic Moondancer for providing me the perfect platform from which I can profess my infatuation with the late Philip Seymour Hoffman and his role in Jan de Bont's exhilarating, special effects-driven Twister. I have been looking for another … Continue reading PSH Blogathon: This is the fun part, sweetheart
Throwback Thursday is here once again, offering up only the most nostalgic trips back in time as possible. This week is certainly no different. We go back to a time and place where children were best seen and not heard from; where it was alright for their parents to be downright nasty to them (even … Continue reading TBT: Matilda (1996)
This originally was going to be a randomly selected movie from the 90's as my TBT of this week; as it turns out this also marks my second review of a Roald Dahl-adapted movie. Hooray for coincidences! Ah, this was such a childhood favorite . . . (apologies for the forthcoming gushing, which will be … Continue reading TBT: James and the Giant Peach (1996)