Throwback Thursday: Mallrats

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

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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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Office Space (1999)

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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