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Totally Awesome Facts You Need to Know About Toy Story


Tim Allen - Toy Story

Did you grow up on Toy Story?  If so, you’re childhood is officially over.  Or like me, did you see Toy Story as an adult?  Guess what.  You’re old.  Because Toy Story was released twenty years ago!  For the last two decades Buzz and Woody have been making us laugh and even tugging at our heartstrings.  So it’s time to review the totally awesome facts you need to know about Toy Story.

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Totally Awesome Facts You Need to Know About Dances With Wolves


Costner - Dances With Wolves

Twenty-five years ago, Kevin Costner directed and starred in Dances With Wolves.  No one expected the three-hour Western to succeed, but it ended up winning Best Picture in 1990.  Dances With Wolves turned into the rare Oscar-winner that was also a popular hit.  It became the third highest-grossing movie of the year behind Home Alone and Ghost.  To celebrate the movie’s twenty-fifth anniversary, we’re reviewing the totally awesome facts you need to know about Dances With Wolves.

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Totally Awesome Facts You Need to Know About GoldenEye


Goldeneye Opening

It’s the twentieth anniversary of Pierce Brosnan’s debut as 007.  When GoldenEye was released in 1995, there were questions about whether or not the character was still relevant post Cold War.  Many had their doubts that the series should continue.  But GoldenEye proved that the James Bond formula could be adapted to a changing political climate.  Twenty years later, the series is still going strong.  So of course we are going to go back and review the totally awesome facts you need to know about GoldenEye.

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Totally Awesome Facts You Need to Know About Home Alone


Culkin - Home Alone

Today is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the kiddie comedy, Home Alone.  Two and a half decades later, it’s easy to forget just how big Home Alone was.  The movie made nine-year-old Macaulay Culkin a household name and became the highest-grossing live action comedy of all times!  So let’s go back and uncover the totally awesome facts you need to know about Home Alone.

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Totally Awesome Facts You Need to Know About Back to the Future


Back to the Future Day

It’s been thirty years since the release of the science fiction comedy, Back to the Future.  Today is not the actual anniversary of the movie’s release date.  But it is Back to the Future Day.  According to the sequel, Back to the Future Part II, today is the day that Marty McFly and Doc Brown use the DeLorean to travel thirty years into their future in order to save Marty’s kids and set up two sequels.  So welcome to the 21st century, Marty.  Sorry to say, we still need roads.  But we do have some totally awesome facts you need to know about Back to the Future!

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Totally Awesome Facts You Need to Know About Get Shorty


John Travolta - Get Shorty - 1995

John Travolta – Get Shorty – 1995

Look at me.  Today is the twentieth anniversary of the release of Barry Sonnenfeld’s adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s novel, Get Shorty.  To celebrate, I’m going to be the guy telling you the way it is as we review the totally awesome facts that you absolutely need to know about Get Shorty.

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Totally Awesome Facts You Need to Know About Fright Night


Fright Night

This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the vampire classic, Fright Night.  To celebrate this anniversary, let’s go over some totally awesome facts you need to know.  Maybe by doing so, we’ll find out what makes Brewster so cool.

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Totally Awesome Facts You Need to Know About Commando


Schwarzenegger - Commando

Arnold Schwarzenegger – Commando – 1985

In 1985, the reigning king of action movies was Sylvester Stallone.  Stallone starred in the second and third highest-grossing movies of the year; Rambo: First Blood Part II and Rocky IV.  But there was a challenger who was making a name for himself.  Former body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger had made the leap to the big screen with Conan the Barbarian and The Terminator.  With Commando, which was released 30 years ago today, Arnold proved he was a legitimate threat to the Italian Stallion’s reign.

To celebrate Commando‘s 30th anniversary, let’s take a look at some totally awesome facts you need to know.

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Totally Awesome Facts You Need to Know About Seven


Seven

David Fincher’s feel-good movie of 1995, Seven or Se7en if you prefer, was released 20 years ago today.  And Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play.  Sorry, this movie can be a bit of a downer.  So I figured I’d start us off with a bit of goofiness.  Also, if we’re going to discuss the facts you need to know about Seven, we’re going to have to get spoilery.  Granted, these spoilers are two decades old, but they are spoilers all the same.  If you haven’t seen Seven and you intend to see it, go watch it right now and then come back for all the totally awesome fact you need to know.

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Totally Awesome Facts You Need to Know About Showgirls


Elizabeth Berkley - Showgirls - 1995

Elizabeth Berkley – Showgirls – 1995

This week, we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of the greatest cult movie about Vegas showgirls ever to ruin the movie career of a Saved By the Bell cast member.  It is admittedly a very narrow category.  Critics hated it.  Audiences stayed home.  The movie and its star were held up for ridicule.  But two decades later, we’re still talking about Paul Verhoeven’s Showgirls.  So here’s some totally awesome facts you need to know.

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Totally Awesome Facts You Need to Know About Goodfellas


goodfellas

Martin Scorsese’s classic crime drama, Goodfellas was released 25 years ago today!  To celebrate, we’re looking at some totally awesome facts you need to know about Goodfellas.

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Totally Awesome Facts You Need to Know About Pretty Woman


Pretty Woman

A Disney movie about prostitution featuring an unknown actress and an actor whose career had seen better days somehow became one of the most iconic romantic comedies of all time.  Gary Marshall’s Pretty Woman celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary this year.  To commemorate the occasion, we’re looking at some totally awesome facts you need to know about Pretty Woman.

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Totally Awesome Facts You Need to Know About Fletch


chase - fletch

Arguably the best movie to star Chevy Chase, Fletch celebrated its thirty-year anniversary this year.  To commemorate the occasion, we’re looking at some totally awesome facts you need to know about Fletch.

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