John & Mike revisit a week that had a lot of stinkers, but they both watched the one that Rotten Tomatoes loved best: "What Happened Was..." written and directed by Tom Noonan. They both came really close to watching Rapa Nui, directed by Kevin Reynolds, but it didn't make the cut. The others...the others had single-digit positive aggregates on Rotten Tomatoes.
They also talk about urban legends having to do with legendary baseball player Cal Ripken, Jr. (not) beating up his good friend Kevin Costner, and John's determination to pay more attention to Rotten Tomatoes ratings for the rest of their visit through 1994.
John and Mike rewind to 1994 and visit the week that saw the release of Natural Born Killers, John Candy's last film Wagons East!, the heartfelt period drama Corrina, Corrina, Camp Nowhere, and The Advocate.
Did Mike and John agree on Natural Born Killers? Was Wagons East! a fitting tribute to John Candy's prodigious talent? Did anyone see Corrina, Corrina?
Answers to all this, and more, on the latest RetroPerspective.
Mike and John revisit a week in 1994 that gave us the drama Barcelona, a horse movie called Black Beauty, a time period love & race drama called Foreign Student, the charming rom-com It Could Happen to You starring Nic Cage and Bridget Fonda, and the Jim Carrey hit The Mask.
This is the first time Mike has seen The Mask. How do you think it went? Listen and find out!
Mike and John revsisit the week in 1994 that saw the John Grisham craze continue with The Client, Disney resurrect Lassie, the BBC release a Message Movie called Just Like a Woman, and Rob Reiner's North...a movie that Roger Ebert hated so much he titled a book with a quote about how much he hated it.
This week John & Mike revisit the week in 1994 that brought us True Lies, Angels in the Outfield, and a bunch of other movies that are hard as hell to track down 25 years later.
Seriously, you'd think that you'd be able to find just about anything streaming nowadays, *especially* weird independent cinema. Providers keep screaming for content! Well, it's right there.
And don't even get me started on how you have to see True Lies. Sign up for Cinemax as part of an add-on to Amazon Prime. I mean, sure, we're all gonna cancel after a movie or two have been watched, but at least make the thing rentable. It's the 21st Century for pete's sake!
This week in 1994 saw the release of Go Fish, Sex, Drugs & Democracy, and the eventual winner of the 1994 Academy Award for Best Picture, Forrest Gump.
Many people love the film Forrest Gump! Except Mike. Mike does not. There were two other movies released this week in 1994, too, but let's be honest - the argument that springs out of their disagreement about Gump may be their most spirited yet!
This week in 1994 saw the release of two films. Wyatt Earp, the second biopic in six months about the legendary lawman best known now for the shootout at the OK Corral. Starring Kevin Costner, with a supporting cast including Michael Madsen, Tom Sizemore, Bill Pullman, Tea Leoni, Catherine O'Hara, Gene Hackman, Isabella Rosellini, JoBeth Williams, Jeff Fahey, and a physically-transformed Dennis Quaid as Doc Holliday, this epic was directed and co-written by the legendary Lawrence Kasdan. Does it hold up?
The other film released went on to become a beloved classic that cemented Disney's revival as an animation powerhouse known for regularly releasing smash success stories embraced by audiences young and old. Except for Mike, who doesn't really care for The Lion King.