Mike and John explore the week in 1994 which saw the release of Naked in New York, Serial Mom, Living Buddha, Thirty Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, Backbeat, Cops and Robbersons, In Custody, Surviving the Game, Two Small Bodies, and Disney's White Fang 2: Myth of the White Wolf.
Navigating these films this week was another joyous challenge, and not an easy one for making a pick.
As you can see, the releases are all over the board. Without Googling it, can you guess which one features an Academy Award-winner, a star from Blade Runner, a major cast member from Alien 3, and...a heavy metal gangsta rapper?
Mike and John revisit the sole release from this week in 1994, "Threesome." Starring Lara Flynn Boyle, Josh Charles, and Stephen Baldwin, it explores the sexual mores of the era and tries to deconstruct them to tell a human tale of three people attempting to make sense of their blossoming sexuality. Set on a college campus where a woman is accidentally boarded with two men, their relationships take on both antagonistic and sexual edges that they don't quite expect or know how to handle.
And one of the hosts of this show is curious if the other can help him discover why he didn't like it one bit.
25 years ago this week, studios were hoping to capitalize on families gathering for the Easter weekend. Movie theaters saw a veritable flood of new releases.
Don Bluth continued to challenge the Disney machine with Thumbelina, featuring music by Barry Manilow. Barry Levinson cast Joe Pesci as Jimmy Hollywood.Charlie Sheen and Tom Berenger tried to capture another box office pennant with Major League II. Martin Short and Charles Grodin tried to charm their way to some laughs with Clifford.
Rounding out the releases, with something for the adults to enjoy on their own, they could select from the dramas Zero Patience, The House of the Spirits, or A Tale of Winter.
Mike and John revisit the week in 1994 that saw the release of The Blue Kite, D2L The Mighty Ducks, and Above the Rim, a basketball-high school-family-coming-of-age-inner-city-crime-drama featuring Tupac Shakur and Leon.
Mike and John's adventure through 1994 continues! This week their choices were Woyzeck, Deadfall, 8 Seconds, Savage Nights, and Sugar Hill. Which struck a chord, and which one is now legendarily ensconced as the most over-the-top Nicolas Cage performance they've ever seen? Spoliers: You've got to hear them talk about Deadfall.
But there are some worth observances about other fare as well, from how much bull is in 8 Seconds to how Wesley Snipes traveled from New Jack City to Sugar Hill.
Mike and John continue their tour through 1994 with a week celebrating the release of William Friedkin's Blue Chips, Steven Seagal's On Deadly Ground, and Gen-X darling Reality Bites.
1994 continued distinguishing itself with its diversity of movie options, as audiences were able to decide between a movie criticizing the University athletics system that feeds the NBA, Steven Seagal becoming the savior of Alaska by battling Michael Caine (?!), and a romantic comedy tailored for the kids of "today" as they were 25 years ago.
Mike and John continue their review of 1994 with the week of film releases from the week ending February 11. Audiences in the mood for something new had to decide between Twogether, My Girl 2, Blank Check, or The Getaway...or all four!
For it is terribly difficult to decide between a starring vehicle for Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger, something directed by John Cassevetes, a sequel to a charming surprise hit about childhood, or grist for the Disney mill.