[ICF:1985] The Goonies

One of 1985’s most beloved films, The Goonies was a fine choice for the next installment of the “It Came From 1985” series that will be ongoing throughout 2015. A cult classic whose stature has only grown over the years (it opened as the #2 movie and never reached #1 box office over its theatrical…

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[ICF:1990] Pretty Woman

It’s 2015. That means films from 1990 are 25 years old now. And it seems like not so long ago that Julia Roberts announced her presence to the world as a leading lady in Pretty Woman (1990). She first appeared as a fresh faced ingenue in Mystic Pizza (1988), in which Roger Ebert tapped her…

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[ICF:1985] The Breakfast Club

The Breakfast Club (1985) seemed as good a choice as any to kick off a year-long flashback series at movies that were released 30 years ago (or, in 1985). These films came from 1985 (It Came From… is the name of this series). And really, John Hughes’ masterpiece of teenage high school angst probably is…

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[DVD] The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)

Based on the smash hit YA novel by Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower is one of the best teen-centric movies produced in the past decade. There really hasn’t been much else released that isn’t dystopian (ie: The Hunger Games) that I can recall being anywhere near this good of a teen/high school…

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[Criterion] Slacker (1991)

Criterion DVD Spine: #247 Title: Slacker (1991) Director: Richard Linklater Discs: 2 Color: Yes Runtime: 100 minutes Original Language: English Slacker (1991) is the first entry in my Criterion-specific review series. Criterion numbers all their releases and most of them are important cultural movies or masterpieces of cinema, usually given a wonderful restoration with tons…

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[DVD] Trick ‘r Treat (2007)

Fall’s creeping up on us with its signature holiday – Halloween. Now, there are many many options that you can consider when planning your viewing schedule for October (and even way before, such as in the case of horror fans like DinoDrac). You could go campy (Ernest Scared Stupid), you could go horror-comedy (Evil Dead…

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[DVD] Before Midnight (2013)

Before Midnight (2013) is the latest installment of the Before series that releases a new movie every 9 years (Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2004) are the two preceding films). We’re able to catch up once again with Jesse and Celine after another 9 year gap (which allows us to see the aging of…

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[Flashback] Toys (1992)

In view of Robin Williams’ (1951-2014) suicide, I thought it prudent to flashback review my favorite Robin Williams film. It’s not Mrs. Doubtfire, Good Will Hunting, Aladdin, Jumanji, Dead Poets Society, or any of the innumerable other films that might come to mind when you think about Robin Williams. No, my favorite Williams film was…

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[DVD] Before Sunset (2004)

The Before series that began with Before Sunrise has continued on with Before Sunset (2004). We find out if Jesse and Celine met up in Vienna again, or if their paths diverged. The premise of this film is that it actually depicts the events of their lives nine years later, allowing for the films to…

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[DVD] Before Sunrise (1995)

Before Sunrise is the quintessential 1980s film… except it was made in the early 1990s. It’s the very definition of a cult film, and an enduring one at that. Released on 27 January 1995, with a budget of $2.5 million, the film only grossed roughly $5.5 million at the box office with a $1.5 million…

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