Thursday, 18 August 2011

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Being born in 1981 meant that I was lucky enough to see a lot of great films care of the video shop, films that are now called 'classics' by those a generation or so after me. In my opinion some weren't classics then and still don't meet the criteria now but as time heals all wounds it also manages to turn 2 star turkeys into 5 star Sunday roasts.

I can't wait another 10 years for great films of the 90's to finally get around to being cool and getting the love they deserve. So with today's access to Movie sites online and youtube, look up the following and see some films that drop kick 'Pretty In Pink' out of the park...

OK so although the decade started off with 'Goodfellas' (which should be given away in the post to everyone as I can't really picture anyone's DVD collection without it)it also was the decade that the ball achingly bad 'Cool as Ice' came out. This is one for youtube, you won't be able to watch it through open fingers while at the same time you won't be able to turn away. With dialog such as "I'm gonna go across the street and, uh ,schling a schlong" uttered by our hero played by non other than future dancing on ice mug Vanilla Ice, (known to his criminally ashamed mum as Robert Matthew Van Winkle)

Some other amazing choice films from the decade of curtain hair cuts and shell suits (to which I'll always be joined at the hip to) included the following:

My Own Private Idaho - 1991

White Men Can't Jump - 1992

Dazed and Confused - 1993

The Crow - 1994

The Basketball Diaries - 1995

Swingers - 1996

Jackie Brown - 1997

American History X - 1998

Magnolia - 1999


from Swingers:

[on the way to Las Vegas]
Trent: They're gonna give daddy the Rainman suite, you dig that?
Mike: Do you think we'll get there by midnight?
Trent: Baby, we're going to be up five hundy by midnight!
Mike: Yeeeeaaaaahhhhhh!
Trent: Vegas baby! Vegas!
Mike: Vegas!

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