Monday, April 14, 2014

Random 90s Movie Review #6: Empire Records

Could there be a more perfect 90s movie than Empire Records? I mean just look at that photo.. it says it all. 1995 to the max.

Rex Manning Day was last week, so it seemed pertinent to review this particular movie. I give it an A+ in the following areas:

  • Music. The soundtrack is totally on point, as well as every single song played throughout the film. It goes way beyond that sweet Gin Blossoms song.
  • Wardrobe. Totally nailed it. I still want Corey's cropped sweater, plaid mini and boots.
  • Dialogue. "What's with today, today?"

My one and only complaint is that sometimes the characters break the fourth wall. Just not a huge fan of that. I would also say "not enough scenes with Berko" is another complaint, but he remains best as more of an enigma. At least there's plenty of Lucas, my fave.

Why you should watch this movie: It rules

Why you shouldn't watch this movie: Might cause intense feelings of nostalgia

I Heart the Nineties Rating: Two snaps way up

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fashion Friday #1


This is by no means a sponsored post, but today I stepped into an American Eagle store and laid eyes on this scrumptious dress. Yes, scrumptious. It inspired me to new levels of outfit planning. Can't you totally see all of these items on a page of Seventeen magazine from 1994?

So obviously I'm really loving all the 90s revival stuff coming out and hope to feature some each Friday. Please share if you come across anything spectacular!

Monday, March 31, 2014

Random 90s Movie Review #5: Austin Powers

Throw me a frickin bone here.. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery is most definitely a classic. It was released in 1997 and barely caught the tail end of the 60s mod revival that happened in the mid 90s, but regardless it was awesome of its own accord. Yeah, baby!! So quotable; so good.

Why you should watch this movie: The scene where Dr Evil and his son Scott attend a therapy session is a must see ("Sometimes he would accuse chestnuts of being lazy.."). Plus, you might watch this and remember how you kinda had a thing for Seth Green back then. Anyone??

Why you shouldn't watch this movie: Perhaps you don't like toilet humor or Burt Bacharach.

I Heart the Nineties rating: Two snaps up!

I will also leave you with this. It's an official music video made to promote the movie. I remember seeing it on MTV or VH1 just once and it got stuck in my head for a very long time that spring.