July 27, 1994
July 25, 1994
July 20, 1994
July 17, 1994
I sat way up near the front of the Cheri cinema's main theater, with Craig. As much as I enjoy watching Jamie Lee Curtis in her underwear, the pretext for making her strip was incredibly demeaning and sexist. Plus the terrorists were a crude racist stereotype.
July 14, 1994
- Save It For Later: The English Beat
- (Keep Feeling) Fascination: The Human League
- Misty Mountain Hop: Led Zeppelin
- Alone: Pearl Jam
- Cleopatra's Cat: Spin Doctors
- Watch That Girl Destroy Me: Possum Dixon
- Spirit In The Night: Bruce Springsteen
- Night in My Veins: Pretenders
- Few and Far Between: 10,000 Maniacs
- Rock Steady: Sting
- When You Come Back to Me: World Party
- Walk on the Ocean: Toad the Wet Sprocket
- Oh Yoko! John Lennon
- Hannah & Gabi: The Lemonheads
- Save Me: k.d. lang
- Cold Shoulder: Squeeze
- Cecelia: Simon & Garfunkel
- Bluebird: Paul McCartney & Wings
- Another Day: Paul McCartney
- Creeque Alley: Mamas & Papas
- The Lion Sleeps Tonight [live] R.E.M.
- Seven Deadly Sins: Traveling Wilburys
- Saturday in the Park: Chicago
- Bit Part: Lemonheads
July 6, 1994
After catching Penelope Ann Miller in Adventures in Babysitting, and then writing about The Shadow (see below), I checked out Penelope Ann Miller's Filmography, and I wondered whatever happened to her. Her breakout role was in The Freshman in 1990. She was badly miscast as an Italian Mafia daughter, but I seem to be the only person who noticed. After that, she landed one plum role after another: Awakenings and Kindergarten Cop (both 1990), Chaplin (1992), and Carlito's Way (1993). After The Shadow and a TV movie in 1994, she didn't work again until 1997, and that was the B-list horror movie The Relic (1997). After that, the last decade has been mostly TV work. Perhaps the lesson to be learned here is this: When you're the IT Girl, you can't take a step back out of the spotlight, because they'll move on to someone else while you're gone...
This weak attempt at a Batman-esque franchise is a real guilty pleasure of mine. I love expensive, over-produced movies like this! Alec Baldwin stars, in one of his last movies where he takes his shirt off. In an early scene where he plays a drug kingpin in Tibet, he sleeps shirtless with black silk puffy pants. Yikes! Co-starring Penelope Ann Miller (Adventures in Babysitting) as the crazy-sexy daughter of the atomic scientist (Ian McKellen, The Last Action Hero). Also starring John Lone, Tim Curry, Jonathan Winters, and Peter Boyle. A matinee showing on a very hot day. I was required to see it as a fellow member of the Big Head club was starring. We gotta stick together, ya know.
July 3, 1994
July 2, 1994
To celebrate the release of this Boston-based movie, my group of friends all went together to see Blown Away at the Cheri theater, and then headed back to Davis Square for a barbeque. We all laughed all the way through the movie. So many mistakes were made in their representation of Boston, it made us wonder why they bothered to set it in Boston at all.