Mike and John revisit Memorial Day weekend 1994, which saw the release of Desperate Remedies, Beverly Hills Cop III, Little Buddha, & The Flintstones.
But let's be honest. The truly interesting thing about this week in 1994 was the fact that Eddie Murphy was attempting to jump into action film star status while a committee of writers saw their creation, The Flintstones, ride a wave of nostalgia into multiplexes.
A wave of nostalgia that, at this point, seems maddeningly quaint.
Mike and John revisit the weeks of 5/6 and 5/13 in 1994, which saw the release of the Robin Williams multiple-histories drama Being Human, Spike Lee's Crooklyn, and the seminal superhero work, The Crow.
Of the features released, The Crow, Brandon Lee's final film due to the tragic accident that occurred on-set, seems to have had the most lasting impact and the most favorable memories.
Do you have any memories of The Crow? Do you agree with their shared assessment? Let them know!
Mike and John are back, revisiting the the last two weeks of April 1994.
April 22, 1994 gave us the all-star Western film Bad Girls, Dennis Hopper's comedy Chasers, and the African-American coming of age dramedy, The Inkwell.
April 27, 1994 gave us You So Crazy, Martin Lawrence's concert movie.
April 29, 1994 then saw the release of The Favor, Holocaust docudrama I Am My Own Woman, the Ray Liotta thriller No Escape, the college comedy PCU, The Secret Rapture, and the all-star college drama, With Honors.
...and we'll be back to our regular schedule soon. We promise.
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.