90s Flashback: The Net (1995)

Directed by Irvin Winkler, written by John Brancato and Michael Ferris, and starring Sandra Bullock and Jeremy Northam, The Net is a film that is only dated by the technology displayed. The overall plot of the film has aged tremendously and it’s, dare I say it, a good movie.  For those unfamiliar with the 1995 film, Sandra Bullock plays a computer programmer named Angela Bennett. … Continue reading 90s Flashback: The Net (1995)

90s Flashback: The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

Talk about a well written film. The Talented Mr. Ripley, released in 1999, was written and directed by Anthony Minghella, based on the novel by Patricia Highsmith. The film starred Matt Damon as the titular Mr. Tom Ripley, Jude Law as Dickie Greenleaf, Gwyneth Paltrow as Marge Sherwood, Cate Blanchet as Meredith Logue, and the late great Philip Seymour Hoffman as Freddie Miles. The film follows Tom … Continue reading 90s Flashback: The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

90s Flashback: Total Recall (1990)

Honestly, I forgot how fun this stupid movie is. For those that don’t know, Total Recall is a 1990 science fiction film, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as Quaid, a construction worker who soon finds out that his life is not what it seems. The film also stars Sharon Stone as Quaid’s’ supposed wife, Lori,  Rachel Ticotin as Quaid’s real love Melina, and Ronny Cox as the evil … Continue reading 90s Flashback: Total Recall (1990)

90s Flashback: Waiting for Guffman (1996)

If you are not familiar with the films of Christopher Guest, please for the love of god familiarize yourself with them. He is a genius when it comes to making “mockumentaries”. Waiting for Guffman is his 1996 mockumentary about small town musical theater. And, as a person who is familiar with small town musical theater, he hits the nail on the head in every aspect of the … Continue reading 90s Flashback: Waiting for Guffman (1996)

90s Flashback: Mousehunt (1997)

Buried deep in my subconscious was a film about two men waging war with a mouse who was living in the house they wanted to sell. I vaguely remember watching Mousehunt as a child and I remember loving it. But, I never rewatched it. It wasn’t one that really stuck with me. After rewatching the film as an adult, I’m not sure why this film didn’t stick … Continue reading 90s Flashback: Mousehunt (1997)

90s Flashback: Heat (1995)

Even though the film Heat was released in 1995 and uses some dated technology, the film itself is weirdly timeless. For those unfamiliar with the film, Heat is about a group of bank robbers who unknowingly leave a clue at their last heist and are beginning to feel the heat from the police. Hence, the title. Written and directed by Michael Mann, Heat could easily be a masterclass on … Continue reading 90s Flashback: Heat (1995)

90s Flashback: Clueless (1995)

The 1995 film Clueless is one that remains popular today. You would be hard pressed to find people who haven’t seen the film even just once. The odd thing, though, about the film, is that it is incredibly dated in terms of slang, clothing, and technology, but it’s had a long lasting societal impact.  Now, I’m not a fan of Jane Austen’s book Emma. However, … Continue reading 90s Flashback: Clueless (1995)

90s Flashback: The Matrix (1999)

The Wachowski’s had a very specific vision for their science fiction action film The Matrix. It’s a look that has inspired the look of sci-fi action films that followed. It’s also a look that has been parodied countless times. Which does, at times, make it hard to take the film completely seriously when watching it now. But, once you get past that, you are left … Continue reading 90s Flashback: The Matrix (1999)

90s Flashback: Deep Impact

I’ve been on an “end of the world” movie kick lately (gee, wonder why?). And, if you haven’t noticed, the 1990s are filled with end of the world movies. And 1998’s Deep Impact is currently streaming on Netflix. For those unfamiliar with the film, it’s about a comet that is going to hit the Earth and cause an Extinction Level Event. The United States knows … Continue reading 90s Flashback: Deep Impact