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

Friday, July 4, 2014

Fashion Friday #7

Wearing your clothes the wrong way was popular throughout the entire 90s decade.

First, there was the Kris Kross thing of wearing an entire backwards outfit.

That was truly stupid. Nuff said. The backwards baseball hat is still a viable option in my opinion, but there's good reason to wear your jeans, buttoned shirts and overalls in the prescribed manner.

Next up we saw overalls with one strap down. If I say one strap up, would that make this post more optimistic? This was also the time to wear your backpack over one shoulder only. If you wore it over both shoulders, you were a lame-wad.

Finally, towards the end of the decade, there was this phenomenon called "looking like a huge moron by wearing a visor upside down and/or backwards". I dislike it so much I won't even include a photo. So terrible!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

1993 Spring/Summer Sears Catalog - Children's Section

Back in March, I featured the women's section of this particular Sears catalog. I seriously love looking through these to see how all the common people lived back in the day (myself included). So here's a  peek into what was available for children in 1993:

Little boys could be Batman badasses, chillin on a fence

 I'm really digging the hat

 I'm thinking this cake ended up an unwilling participant in a prank

 This was definitely my brother's style back then

 And finally, this guy. There's a kid in my neighborhood that looks exactly like this.. we refer to him as 'Skip', or 'The Skipper'. And now I know he shops out of old Sears catalogs.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Summer Blockbusters: 90s Style

First of all, Happy Canada Day to all my northern friends! Or southern, in the case that you're in Windsor :)

How's your summer going? Hopefully it's pretty fly. If you're looking for something to spice it up, try watching some of these throw-back summer blockbusters when you need to take a break from running through a sprinkler or after you've mixed up a fresh batch of Sharkleberry Fin:

Jurassic Park
The Lion King
Forrest Gump
Men in Black
Independence Day
Batman Returns
Apollo 13
Mission: Impossible
The Fifth Element

Honestly I wanted to include a lot more, but this list is totally long already. And unbelievably, there are some I haven't seen yet! What kind of a 90s fan am I?