Movie Review: Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

The 90s was an interesting decade both fascinated and fearful of rapidly advancing technological change. It was the perfect setting to bring back the Terminator franchise, which metaphorically addressed the rise of the machines in Terminator 2: Judgement Day (1991). T2 was the highest grossing film of the year and up to that date, the…

Movie Review: Jurassic Park (1993)

  The biggest box office smash of 1993 was Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic Park, which became the highest-grossing film to that date. This sci-fi adventure was inescapable onscreen and in plentiful advertising and merchandising. Dinosaurs are often synonymous with children, and Jurassic Park backpacks and toys with the logo flooded the market. Only these weren’t your…

“Again”

’90s No. 1s Revisited: “Again” The seventy-fourth No. 1 song of the 1990s was “Again” by Janet Jackson, the fifth of Jackson’s six chart-toppers in the ’90s, and the slowest and most gentle of the lot. Featured on the soundtrack to Jackson’s film Poetic Justice, as well as on the janet. album, “Again” is a tender,…

Music Video Review: “Black or White” (1991)

The year was 1991. Michael Jackson was hard at work on Dangerous, the highly-anticipated follow up album to BAD (Then, the #2 biggest selling album of all time, second only to record-shattering Thriller). At the time, Michael wielded so much power that he could literally rent out the most popular time slot on television, which…

Movie Review: Silence of the Lambs (1991)

Jason. Freddie Kreuger. Chucky. Movie monsters are the stuff of childhood nightmares. Some of these monsters linger long inside our memories, long after the celluloid flicker. Especially those that we might actually encounter. Enter Hannibal.   The best movie of 1991 was Jonathan Demme’s masterful frightfest, Silence of the Lambs. The film is a master…

Movie Review: Home Alone (1990)

My personal favorite film of 1990 was Home Alone. It is one of the quintessential holiday must-watch rituals, right up there with The Grinch and It’s A Wonderful Life (both featured in homage in this film) and the claymation reindeer movie that’s on TV every year. I revisited this festive classic to determine if Home Alone…