Is it really possible to pick a single best movie of the 1990’s? This is the decade that gave us Goodfellas in 1990, Fight Club in 1999 and countless masterpieces in between. It was a decade when Quentin Tarantino went from video store clerk to the hottest director in town. At least a few of the films we revisit are guaranteed to be close to your heart and ours. So we invite you to find a comfortable spot on the sofa, and join us for a journey through our vast VHS collections.
Terminator 2 Quote: “I have detailed files on human anatomy” – The T-800
“Terminator 2: Judgment Day” is the rare sequel that launched a franchise from good to unbelievably great. Does “Terminator 2” hold up after two decades? Absolutely.
This prime specimen of sci-fi action perfection has it all: Edward Furlong escaping in the aqueduct chase. Arnold Schwarzenegger shredding cop cars in the mini-gun shooting gallery. Robert Patrick jamming his finger through countless heads. Linda Hamilton cracking skulls and field-stripping rifles like a pro. Continue reading Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)→
Tombstone Quote: “”You skin that smoke wagon and we’ll see what happens! (…) I’m gettin’ tired of all your gas, now jerk that pistol and go to work! (…) I said throw down, boy!”” – Wyatt Earp
“Tombstone” packed in the stars: Kurt Russel, Val Kilmer, Sam Elliot, Bill Paxton, Dana Delaney, Powers Boothe, Charlton Heston, Jason Priestley, Steven Lang, Billy Bob Thornton and more. And it packed in the action with a relentless shoot-em-up pace. But did it pack as big a punch as we remember?
From historical accuracy to production quality, let’s cock the hammer on this 90’s western and explore some hot topics, including: how many shells and double-barreled shotgun holds, when it’s permissible to seek a new wife, how long after an assassination attempt you must wait to play billiards, and the difference between Doc Holliday and Doc Hollywood. Continue reading Tombstone (1993)→
Home Alone Quote: “Is this toothbrush approved by the American Dental Association? ” — Kevin McCallister
Home Alone is the perfect modern Christmas movie: full of gags, pranks and warm messages about the holiday season… Or is it? Take a trip back to 1990 as we explore the parenting skills of the McAllisters, policing in the Chicago suburbs, airport security pre-9/11 and why Uncle Frank is such a dick.
Do you think the polka van was creepy? Do you think Old Man Marley was Jesus? Are you still afraid of the furnace in the basement? Let Shat The Movies refresh your memory, and relive all Home Alone’s classic moments with your three best movie buds. Continue reading Home Alone (1990)→