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Cheesetastic Classics: Rednex “Cotton Eye Joe”


This is how Europeans see Americans.

Jeffthewildman is bringing back Cheesetastic Classics with a look at a Swedish group that mixed a little country into their techno pop.  Are they two great tastes that taste great together?  The folksy Swedes had a novelty hit with their dance-mix version of the line-dance standard, Cotton Eyed Joe.  Where does their take on the song fit into the pantheon of cheese?  That’s for you readers to decide.

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Movies of 1995 Bracket Game Winner!


usual-suspects-line-up

For the past few weeks we have been looking back to 1985 and 1995.  Today, we’re wrapping up our nostalgia trip with the winner of the Movies of 1995 Bracket Game.  And the surprise winner is…

The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects defeated Best Picture winner Braveheart with 2/3rds of the votes.

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Pop Culture Quiz: What the Hell Happened Quiz: 1995 Edition *Results*


1995 Posters

As we wrap up our look back at 1995, it’s time to review the results of our Pop Culture Quiz.

I felt like the 1985 quiz was a little trickier than usual so I wanted to go easy on you guys this time.  But not too easy!  Sure enough, there was a slight uptick in average scores.  We’ve been hovering around 40%.  This quiz, the average was up to 48%.  Not bad at all.

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Movies of 1995 Bracket Game: The Usual Suspects Vs. Braveheart


Usual Suspects Vs. Braveheart

We’re looking back at the movies from 1995.  What was hot twenty years ago?  Which movies dominated the awards?  And which movies have stood the test of time?  In the Movies of 1995 bracket game, we’re pitting 16 of the biggest and best-remembered movies of the year against each other.  Readers will vote until only one movie reigns supreme.

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Movies of 1995 Bracket Game: Toy Story Vs. The Usual Suspects


The Usual Suspects Vs. Toy Story

We’re looking back at the movies from 1995.  What was hot twenty years ago?  Which movies dominated the awards?  And which movies have stood the test of time?  In the Movies of 1995 bracket game, we’re pitting 16 of the biggest and best-remembered movies of the year against each other.  Readers will vote until only one movie reigns supreme.

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Movieline Magazine: Excerpts From 1995


 

Bullock Movieline cover

For the last couple of weeks, we’ve been flashing back to 1995.  So I dug out some of the old Movieline magazines from that year and started looking for some hidden gems.  There was some great stuff which is fun to read 20 years later.  I selected some excerpts which help paint a picture of what was going on in Hollywood at the time.  In fact, I found so much good stuff, I’m going to break it up into installments.  This first part covers the Jan-March issues.

Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Jada Pinkett (pre-Smith) talking about her then-promising movie career
  • Post-Speed Sandra Bullock discusses her sudden fame, her peanut-buttery namesake and why you should never use duct tape to cover your nipples.
  • Halle Berry describes throwing a temper tantrum while filming Losing Isiah and rumors about her marriage to David Justice
  • Top actresses of 1995 name their favorite movie villainess.
  • Denzel Washington reluctantly discusses his personal life and whether or not he was fired by Michelle Pfeiffer
  • Movieline names the 100 stupidest things Hollywood has done lately circa 1995
  • A pre-Boy Wonder Chris O’Donnell dishes on filming love scenes with Drew Barrymore and stuffing the crotch of his Robin suit

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Movies of 1995 Bracket Game: GoldenEye Vs. Braveheart


Braveheart Vs. GoldenEye

We’re looking back at the movies from 1995.  What was hot twenty years ago?  Which movies dominated the awards?  And which movies have stood the test of time?  In the Movies of 1995 bracket game, we’re pitting 16 of the biggest and best-remembered movies of the year against each other.  Readers will vote until only one movie reigns supreme.

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Movieline Magazine: Excerpts From 1995


Movieline Feb 1995 - Leonardo DiCaprio

For the last couple of weeks, we’ve been flashing back to 1995.  So I dug out some of the old Movieline magazines from that year and started looking for some hidden gems.  There was some great stuff which is fun to read 20 years later.  I selected some excerpts which help paint a picture of what was going on in Hollywood at the time.  In fact, I found so much good stuff, I’m going to break it up into installments.  This first part covers the Jan-March issues.

Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Lauren Holly on being sexy and dating Jim Carrey
  • Susan Sarandon on being nude and working with Kevin Costner
  • Kelly Lynch on John Travolta’s eating habits and being nude with Patrick Swayze
  • David Arquette on losing a role to Leonardo DiCaprio and dating Ellen Barkin
  • Alicia Silverstone on beating John Malcovich, being asked for autographs and turning down Beverly Hills 90210
  • An extremely bitchy article on the low quality of actresses in the mid-nineties
  • Kevin Smith on the future of his career.

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Movies of 1995 Bracket Game: Clueless Vs. Toy Story


Toy Story Vs. Clueless

We’re looking back at the movies from 1995.  What was hot twenty years ago?  Which movies dominated the awards?  And which movies have stood the test of time?  In the Movies of 1995 bracket game, we’re pitting 16 of the biggest and best-remembered movies of the year against each other.  Readers will vote until only one movie reigns supreme.

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Movies of 1995 Bracket Game: The Usual Suspects Vs. Seven


The Usual Suspects Vs. Seven

We’re looking back at the movies from 1995.  What was hot twenty years ago?  Which movies dominated the awards?  And which movies have stood the test of time?  In the Movies of 1995 bracket game, we’re pitting 16 of the biggest and best-remembered movies of the year against each other.  Readers will vote until only one movie reigns supreme.

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Pop Culture Quiz: What the Hell Happened Quiz: 1995 Edition


1995 Posters

We’re about half-way through our look at the movies of 1995.  And you know what that means.  Pop quiz!  1995 was a really solid year for movies.  And unfortunately, there was only room for 16 movies in the bracket game.  So we’re going to focus on some of the year’s other offerings in today’s Pop Culture Quiz.

Last chance to look at your notes.  The quiz starts after the jump.

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Movies of 1995 Bracket Game: Braveheart Vs. Get Shorty


Braveheart Vs. Get Shorty

We’re looking back at the movies from 1995.  What was hot twenty years ago?  Which movies dominated the awards?  And which movies have stood the test of time?  In the Movies of 1995 bracket game, we’re pitting 16 of the biggest and best-remembered movies of the year against each other.  Readers will vote until only one movie reigns supreme.

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Movies of 1995 Bracket Game: Friday Vs. GoldenEye


GoldenEye Vs. Friday

We’re looking back at the movies from 1995.  What was hot twenty years ago?  Which movies dominated the awards?  And which movies have stood the test of time?  In the Movies of 1995 bracket game, we’re pitting 16 of the biggest and best-remembered movies of the year against each other.  Readers will vote until only one movie reigns supreme.

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