Across The View Askewniverse: Clerks (1994) Review

Across The View Askewniverse: Clerks (1994) Review

“Clerks” wasn’t my own entry point into the View Askewniverse, way back when. I’ll get to that later in the series, but I came to it later – and it was even later that I came to understand how incredible the film’s creation was. The story of “Clerks” is a story of passion, determination, risk ..

The Flintstones (1994) Review

The Flintstones (1994) Review

Although it was thankfully made before the ironic post-modern obsession with jamming rebooted properties with plenty of mayfly pop culture references, it means there’s no real attempt to update the original cartoon’s cultural touchpoints and so we have The Flintstones’ reskinning of “The Honeymooners” preserved in amber and then mined and revived for the big screen, an adventure $46million in the making

Greedy (1994) Review

Greedy (1994) Review

Something of a lost movie, “Greedy” features a cracking cast of 1990s comic talent in an old-fashioned farce as a family vie for their elderly uncle’s affections and, more importantly, vast fortune. Uncle Joe (Kirk Douglas) isn’t getting any younger or any less curmudgeonly. He’s also a millionaire, which is why his family is trying ..

Craggus’ Christmas Countdown Day 1: The Santa Clause (1994)

Craggus’ Christmas Countdown Day 1: The Santa Clause (1994)

First up for our Christmas cavalcade is 1994’s “The Santa Clause”, starring Tim Allen. It begins with some well-worn clichés: the divorced, career-minded Dad who is hosting his reluctant son for Christmas Eve while his ex-wife and her new husband go to their parents. Tim Allen, at the height of his “Home Improvement” popularity here, ..

Craggus’ Trek Trek – Star Trek: Generations (1994) Review
Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994) Review

Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult (1994) Review

Nielsen Ratings: Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult “Naked Gun 33⅓” isn’t quite the insult to the previous movies it claims to be but it’s hard to ignore that it feels flatter than either of its two predecessors. Nielsen still makes it work, of course, and it’s more conspicuously star-studded than either of the previous ..

Craggus’ Christmas Countdown Day 11: Miracle On 34th Street (1994)

Craggus’ Christmas Countdown Day 11: Miracle On 34th Street (1994)

I know it’s not fashionable to praise or approve of remakes, but sometimes – every once in a while – they’re actually pretty good. Now I’m not saying that this is better than the original 1947 version but I put it to you that it’s every bit as good. John Hughes (“National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”, ..