December 31, 1994

1994 may be the best year for movies in my life.

The Academy Award nominees for Best Picture were Forrest Gump, Four Weddings & A Funeral, Pulp Fiction, Quiz Show, and The Shawshank Redemption (Forrest Gump won six Oscars, including Best Picture). I saw Pulp Fiction and Forrest Gump in preview screenings (before the hype got too big). Regrettably, I didn't see Four Weddings in the theater at all. At the time, I agreed with the Academy: those were the five Best Pictures of the year. These days my opinion of Forrest Gump has fallen, but if I had to replace it on the list, The Crow or Clerks is ready to take its place in my personal Top Five Of 1994.

December 16, 1994

The Santa Clause

Pretty good vehicle for Tim Allen, a comedian who I don't care about at all.