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.
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!