Category: Humor

For the Love of Silly ’80s Romance: Dirty Dancing

Dirty Dancing is one of the silliest romantic movies ever made, but it’s also one of the greats. I’ve seen it at least a dozen times, not to mention the anniversary specials and documentaries about the making of. I’ve seen it enough times that I didn’t even have to watch it again in order to write this blog, other than to double-check a couple of my quotes. I actually wrote most of this blog in my head while I was on a jog, and then I had to hustle back to my computer before I forgot it all. So...

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For the Love of Silly ’90s Thrillers: Fear

Back by popular demand, I have written another blog making fun of (I mean, celebrating!) silly ’90s thrillers. (And by “popular demand,” I mean that two of my high school girlfriends gushingly told me they liked my Hand that Rocks the Cradle blog entry and that’s apparently all the positive reinforcement I need). When I was a freshman in high school, my wild and free years launched in all their glory. Okay, not exactly. But that was the year that carloads of us started going to the theatre to catch the latest movies. It was exciting to go out...

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For The Love of Silly 90s Thrillers: The Hand that Rocks the Cradle

Let me start off by saying that I don’t really subscribe to the term “guilty pleasure.” Regardless of whether something is cheesy, silly, vulgar, or controversial, if you like, just own it! That’s what I’m doing here. I am going to profess my utmost love for two 90s thrillers – The Hand that Rocks the Cradle (1992) starring Rebecca De Mornay and Annabella Sciorra and Fear (1996) starring Reese Witherspoon and Mark Walhberg. I love them not in spite of their ridiculousness but because of their ridiculousness. We’ll start with The Hand that Rocks the Cradle, and next week,...

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