Review – Get on the Bus (1996)

by Armando Vanegas

Get on the Bus is a Spike Lee drama that was released on the one-year anniversary of the Million Man March event, which was an event on October 21, 1995 in which a large portion of the black community came together in Washington, D.C. to come together to hear Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan speak of all the injustice going on in the black community and put a focus on the social and economic issues in that community into the forefront. The movie focuses on a group of black men sharing the same bus from South Central, Los Angeles to go to the Million Man March and the way they interact with each other along the way.

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Thinner (1996) – Movie Review **31 Days of Horror**

“Be careful what you wish for.” Logan Myerz reviews the 1996 body-horror film Thinner that’s adapted from the Stephen King novel that’s directed by Tom Holland and starring Robert John Burke.

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“An obese attorney is cursed by a gypsy to rapidly and uncontrollably lose weight.”

 

Review – Twister (1996)

You’re about to enter “The Suck Zone.” Logan Myerz reviews one of his favorite movies from the 90s, Twister starring Bill Paxton and Helen Hunt.

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“Bill and Jo Harding, advanced storm chasers on the brink of divorce, must join together to create an advanced weather alert system by putting themselves in the cross-hairs of extremely violent tornadoes.”

Richard Jewell – Digital Code #PhellasGiveAway Winner!

We wanted to congratulate the winner of the Richard Jewell #PhellasGiveAway Digital Code ! Stay tuned for more giveaways this month!

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“American security guard Richard Jewell saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is vilified by journalists and the press who falsely reported that he was a terrorist.”

Richard Jewell – Digital Code #PhellasGiveAway 3/19

We’re giving away a Digital Code copy of Richard Jewell on Thursday, March 19th. To enter in the contest, subscribe to our channel, follow us on our social media pages, and let us know in the comments below “What movie you’re looking forward to seeing at the movies this Spring?” We’ll announce one random winner next Thursday! Good luck to everyone.

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“American security guard Richard Jewell saves thousands of lives from an exploding bomb at the 1996 Olympics, but is vilified by journalists and the press who falsely reported that he was a terrorist.”

Review – Richard Jewell (2019)

By Kevin Muller

We are in a point in history where people are at odds with the news media. While some people swear by CNN/MSNBC, others think that FOX News are the ones who tell the truth. Even our own President has weighed in by creating a catchphrase to describe his feelings about the news organizations. Back in 1996, an event happened that threw a good man through the ringer, and even though he came out clean, it changed his life until his death in 2007. It was a story of a misunderstood hero who was wrongly accused by the press and FBI. Hollywood legend, Clint Eastwood, has decided to bring this story to the big screen.  Is it more like wonderful American Sniper or the mundane The 15:17 to Paris?

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Review – Bottle Rocket (1996)

by Armando Vanegas

Sometimes, I get bored reviewing new movies so for some reason, I wanted to go through all the Wes Anderson movies in chronological order in the meantime. It’s just something that gives me a challenge to do and maybe there will be unexpected feelings and unique thoughts I never saw coming. So, without further delay, let’s begin with his 1996 debut, Bottle Rocket. I remember this being a movie that got a lot of play on Comedy Central back in the day and it was always the kind of movie that I never felt compelled to watch when it’s on. Honestly, I was never impressed with the bits I’d seen, but there were always interesting sequences that made the rest of the movie worth it. So, in subsequent years, I would watch bits and pieces because there was sometimes nothing to watch on cable. When I last watched this movie, I rated this movie rather highly back when I was more of a snob when it came to movies. But as anyone who has read my Phantom Thread review, I’ve decided to just to watch movies as their own individual self, judge them as their own thing no matter who’s involved in terms of the directors, the writers, or the actors. Watching this again was interesting. As a movie directed by someone who would be later become one of the most idiosyncratic and quirky filmmakers of our time, younger middle school me who watched this on cable was right. Outside of a few well directed sequences, it’s fine.

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Review – Everything Sucks! (2018)

By Armando Vanegas

I don’t usually review TV shows, but I wanted to try something different and Netflix’s Everything Sucks! was something that really stuck with me, so much that I was inspired to write about it and hopefully those of you who read this might want to give it a shot. Everything Sucks!, in a lot of ways, is the show that the trailer sells you with its very 90’s aesthetic, due to the fact that it’s set in 1996. It’s evident in the first two episodes, which are also its weakest. However, they do a good job setting up for the tone, the characters, and the story. But once it figures itself out, it becomes quite an engaging and charming show. The show is about a group of high school kids in Boring, Oregon and how they’re dealing with growing up.

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