musings :: drew barrymore.


Child star turned bad turned incredible. Basically sums up the life of my old favourite, and muse, Drew Barrymore. I did find it quite strange in my younger years that she had a boy’s name, but she proved she could kick some serious butt in Never Been Kissed (after living every teen girl’s nightmare) and Charlie’s Angels (I’ve wanted a jumpsuit ever since). She well and truly earned that name.

I’ve taken the liberty of awarding her with the crown of 90’s / hippie / punk / denim dream queen. The flowerchild of the golden years. Just like Chloe, she pushes the edge of fashion, honesty and life. She’s had some crazy inner struggles, just like the best of us, but she made it through, and Drew literally glows now. You win some, you lose some, but you always get a bit tougher – I bet that is her life…

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Throwback Thursday: Mallrats

Nice little write up from The Bonesaw blog about Mallrats, one of Kevin Smith’s great films.

The Bonesaw

In 1995, director Kevin Smith went from black and white convenience store to a fully colored mall and decorated it with some memorable hijinx.

“Mallrats” is the story of Brodie (Jason Lee) and TS (Jeremy London) taking a day to blow off some steam after being dumped by their girlfriends (Shannen Doherty and Claire Forlani). To find solace, they go to the commonplace 90’s watering hole; the mall. Unfortunately, both of their exes are there as well. Brodie’s has already moved on to a department store manager (Ben Affleck) while TS’s is being forced to participate in her dad’s (Michael Rooker) horribly cheesy dating game. Upon this discovery the boys now have a new mission: get their girlfriends back.

Mallrats took 90’s culture and turned it into art. The struggles we see Brodie and TS go through are not unlike our own; albeit a little exaggerated. They run into all…

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Clueless turns 20?…AS IF! TOP 10 “QUOTES” that defined a generation!

I’ll add a write up on Clueless soon, in the meantime, here’s a great little post from Live Lusciously Lulu celebrating this fantastically quotable film.

Live Lusciously

Us 90’s kids pinch ourselves as 20th Anniversary Edition DVD’s start to hit shelves of this generation defining film. As a die hard fan of Cher’s luscious lifestyle only lived by true valley girls, hearing classic quotes from Cher and her posse ignites feeling of nostalgia… a simpler time where everyone knew what Monet was and when Billy Holiday was man! DAH!

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Here’s the top 10 timeless quotes that we STILL consider words of wisdom…..

10. “Ugh, AS IF!” – Cher   

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9. “I don’t trust mirrors, so I always take polaroids”- Cher

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8. “You are a snob and a half” – Cher

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7. “Getting off the freeway makes you realize how important love is” – Cher 

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6. “Anything you can do to draw attention to your mouth is good.” – Cher 

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5. “It’s like a painting, see? From far away, it’s OK, but up close, it’s a big old…

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The amazing adventures 80’s kids had in movies

Pop Sloth has an interesting post about kids adventure films of the 80s.

Pop Sloth

Since time immemorial, kids have been getting into all sorts of mischief and adventures. Three kids were whisked off to Neverland inPeter Pan,and got into a breezy confrontation with Captain Hook. Alice enjoyed a dreamlike – and occasionally sinister – odyssey through Wonderland. The kids ofSwallows And Amazonsenjoyed lots of outdoor adventures, including boating and light acts of piracy.

In all of these adventures, which have appeared as movies at least once over the years, the heroes were essentially normal kids. They may have gone on adventures in far-off places. They may have forced adults to walk the plank on occasions. But they were still essentially regular, ginger beer-drinking, sandwich-eating youngsters.

Then, in the 1980s, the kid of the decade’s movies began to display an extraordinary spike in cunning and talent. They started to fly planes. Trigger wars. Save democracy from communist invaders. It was all…

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100 films from the 80s – How many have you seen?

I’m a little disappointed with myself for only getting 44 out of 100, but there are a lot of films missing from this list.

How many have you seen?

Office Space (1999)


Synopsis: Discontented IT workers decide to rip off the company they work for to get back at their boss.

Starring: Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman, Gary Cole, Stephen Root

Office Space will appeal to anyone that has ever worked for a big corporation as an office drone, or has ever had a mundane and directionless job. Being the only sane person amongst an office full of fools is exhausting, disenchanting and just plain depressing and this film showcases this fantastically. Continue reading