Saturday, August 2, 2014

I've Moved! Follow Me on Tumblr

Head over to Tumblr to follow my new blog:

I'm keepin' it simple and keepin' it real by posting mostly photo-only entries, but I will continue to do things like hot or not and movie reviews. My goal is to upload only my own content, so look forward to seeing pics of my ever-growing collection of junk :)

While I've been filling the new blog up with old stuff from this one, I just started adding some new scans of catalog ads. Like those Calvin Klein ones from 1995 that caused a huge uproar. You know you want to see them!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Random 90s Movie Review #15: Wayne's World

Some movies based on SNL characters don't always stand the test of time (see: It's Pat, Coneheads, etc.) But Wayne's World still holds up for me. I looove buddy films, probably because the dialogue can just be so perfect sometimes. So my favorite part of this movie would be the quotability. All of these words/phrases have found their way into my permanent vocabulary:


Live in the now!!

Are you mental?

Psycho hosebeast

Shyeah right

It's sucking my will to live!

Why you should watch this movie: Are you mental?

Why you shouldn't watch this movie: All I have to say about that is.. asphinctersayswhat

I Heart the Nineties rating: Two snaps up.. excellent!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Random 90s Movie Review #14: Reality Bites

Watching Clerks for last week's post was pretty awesome, and this one just keeps the momentum going. Reality Bites is seriously the bomb. Or, The Bomb. It's everything I love about Gen Xers in an hour and 38 minutes:
  1. So, so many pop culture references from the 70s and 80s. They were a generation that really wanted to remember their formative years as they entered adulthood.
  2. A band called Hey That's My Bike, fronted by scuzzy hottie Ethan Hawke.
  3. Lisa Loeb's "Stay" on the soundtrack, along with other songs I approve of.
  4. Cameos by David Spade and Andy Dick.
I watched some commentary on the 10th anniversary dvd where they described the movie as The Big Chill in the 90s for 20-somethings. That sums up the general plot pretty well. Besides that retrospective, the dvd also has deleted scenes which are decent.

Why you should watch this movie: If you haven't seen it yet, what is your glitch? (side note: if I ever come across Ethan Hawke or Ben Stiller, you better believe that's what I'd ask them)

Why you shouldn't watch this movie: Really there's no reason not to, unless you're just a straight up hater. And in that case, what's your glitch?

I Heart the Nineties Rating: Two snaps waaay up

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Random 90s Movie Review #13: Clerks

July's movie theme: teen/young adult hits of the 90s. This is my bread and butter right here, so why not start it off right with one of my all time favorites:

"I'm not even supposed to be here today!" - Pretty much the official quote of Clerks. 

Watching this movie is like a way to center myself again, get back to the core of Jille.. Whenever I'm feeling lost and as if I've strayed too far off the path of my true self, I can always turn to Dante and Randal to bring it all back. I might be a little too young to truly fall under the Generation X label, but that was the group of people I looked up to and one day hoped to be. Now here I am, 30 years old and still watching their movies. Still wanting to tell people, "No time for love, Dr. Jones."

But I digress. The one-sentence synopsis of Clerks: Even though he's not supposed to be here today, Dante's working at the Quick Stop and many captivating events occur. (I know what you're thinking, I should totally write synopses for a living!)

I made my movie-watching experience extra special by eating 90s snacks:

Yes, Snackwell's still exist. Let me tell you this, though: they may be fat free, but sugar is the #1 ingredient and they certainly taste that way. And Bagel Bites.. what can I say. I hadn't eaten these in many years so I don't know if the taste truly improved as the box claims. Still lovin' the Snapple though.

Why you should watch this movie: It rules.

Why you shouldn't watch this movie: If you're an old stick in the mud that's easily offended, you probably don't want to watch this. Or Clerks 2, for that matter.

I Heart the Nineties rating: Two snaps waaaay up