Australian film Muriel’s Wedding has somewhat of a cult following. It stars Toni Collette as Muriel, an overweight, awkward woman who loves ABBA, has terrible friends, and is mistreated by her politician father (Bill Hunter). She dreams of having a huge wedding one day and leaving her hometown, Porpoise Spit, behind. She reconnects with her old friend Rhonda (Rachel Griffiths) and the two set off for Sydney.
This is a hilarious comedy, probably my favorite from the 90s. It is wonderful to see Collette and Griffiths, two Australian actresses who have found a niche in American television, in one their early roles. If nothing else, you’ll gain a new appreciation for ABBA.
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Attention all you recent college grads who can’t get to sleep at a decent hour because of the stress of trying to get your life in order (thanks crappy economy!). TeenNick is coming to the rescue! Beginning this fall TeenNick is launching a new midnight-to-2 a.m. programming block –The ’90s Are All That. This is your chance to rewatch all your favorite shows like Rugrats, Kenan & Kel, Pete & Pete, The Amanda Bynes Show, All That and Clarissa Explains It All.
This the best fall programming news yet. Why should I waste my time with the new shows the networks are trying to shell out when I can just spend my late nights with Clarissa Darling or Pete & Pete?
My one request: Please let the ’90s version of Veronica Mars, Alex Mack, make an appearance!
I am a 90s child. As a kid there was nothing I loved more than a quality tween show – All That, The Secret World of Alex Mack, Saved by the Bell, Boy Meets World, and Doug. Some shows –Clarissa Explains It All and Saved by the Bell – I didn’t necessarily watch when they were broadcast, but there was always morning repeats that I watched before school. I even named my cat after Salem on Sabrina the Teenage Witch.
In the video embedded below, one YouTube vlogger goes where no other has gone before. She writes and performs a wonderfully, nostalgia-ridden song called “We’ll Always Be All That,” about the tween shows of the 1990s. It is a catchy tune that references everything from Keenan and Kel to Sister, Sister to Guts. Not only am I obsessed with this song, but I am very impressed. Enjoy!
This video from Filmdrunk has been making its way around the Internet. Compiling every Arnold Schwarzenegger scream, grunt or yell he has provided us over the years into one seven-minute length video is really a brilliant concept. Seven minutes might seem like a long time to dedicate to the man but the mash-up uncovers the beauty of the man’s performance skills.
Judy Craymer, the producer of Mamma Mia!, is planning a Spice Girls musical. Craymer and Spice Girls manager Simon Fuller are working together on the musical for London’s West End. The working title is Viva Forever.
Now this is a musical I would love to see. As a product of the 90s, the Spice Girls defined my childhood. I even went to see their reunion tour in 2008. This musical is great and fun way to celebrate the band, who will never ever have another world tour.