Twisted Metal (2012)

Twisted Metal was usually one of the first games that people played on the original Playstation. It had a fairly simple concept…drive around in a vehicle, collect weapons and power ups, try to destroy all the other cars. The story of the game involved trying to win a contest, which would enable the driver to have any wish that they desired granted by the organizer of the contest, who was named Calypso. It was kind of cool, but I think that all anyone really cared about was blowing up vehicles. The game spawned a lot of memorable characters, and a series of sequels for both the PS1 and the PS2. The newest sequel was released in 2012 for the PS3, and was simply titled Twisted Metal. Continue reading

Mortal Kombat (2011)

The Mortal Kombat games were some of the most popular and controversial video games in the 90’s. With their extreme violence and excessive blood, they made every parent cringe and every kid ecstatic. The series continued throughout the 2000’s with some great games, yet they never seemed to receive quite as much fanfare as the originals.

In 2011, the newest title came out, aimed at taking the series more back to its roots. Having seemingly exhausted every possible new storyline, this game uses time travel to take us back to where it all began. Continue reading

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2014 Trailer Thoughts

The trailer for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie, set to come out on August 8, 2014, was finally released yesterday.  This movie has been the subject of much controversy and criticism since details regarding the plot line began surfacing a couple years ago.  Fans of the Turtles franchise were up in arms when stories began to leak that the full Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles title would be shortened to simply Ninja Turtles, as the Turtles would apparently be some sort of aliens from another planet rather than creatures who were mutated from ooze that we’ve come to know and love in all of their other incarnations.  Even Robbie Rist, who voiced Michelangelo in the first 3 movies, expressed his displeasure in a letter to Michael Bay.  This eventually lead to the movie being pushed back, and rumors swirling about script revisions and overhauls. Fortunately, as we could see from the trailer, it looks like these main issues have been fixed.  The full title is there rather than the shortened version, and it clearly looks like the Turtles have been created using ooze.  Despite this, there are still a few issues … Continue reading

Girl Meets World Excitement

By now, I’m sure that everyone has heard about Girl Meets World.  The social media networks were ablaze when it was first announced in late 2012 that one of the most popular 90’s TV shows, Boy Meets World, would be spun off into a new show revolving around Corey and Topanga raising their young daughter. When images surfaced from the filming of the pilot episode showing William Daniels, who played the loveable teacher Mr. Feeny, the anticipation continued to grow.  Comments on Twitter from Boy Meets World cast members, and interviews with the show’s creator indicated that other former Boy Meets World fan favorites might be involved with the show as well.  Disney eventually picked up the pilot, and most recently added 8 more episodes to season 1, bringing the grand total of episodes up to 21. With a generation of kids who grew up on Boy Meets World that are now in their 20’s and early 30’s, and perhaps starting families of their own, this was really a genius move.  Let’s hope that Girl Meets World could capitalize on that combined with the growing nostalgia for 90’s TV … Continue reading

Top 10 Underrated 90’s Movies

Whether it was a box office monster like Titanic, a horror classic like Scream, or a comedy favorite like Wayne’s World, the 90’s had its fair share of memorable movies. In spite of this, the decade also had a good amount of flops. From critical nightmares to financial disasters, there are some movies that just didn’t appeal to a mass audience the way that others did. Despite their lack of mainstream success though, many of these movies are actually worth a watch.  

Baseketball

10. Baseketball

Starring the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, this movie was a box office flop, and was thought of nothing more than a bad comedy with dumb humor. Fortunately, it has become kind of a cult classic throughout the years, as a lot of the South Park wit could clearly be seen.  

Halloween: The Curse Of Michael Myers

9. Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers

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Full House Season 2 Review

Full House Season 2 has to be one of the biggest improvements over a previous season that I’ve ever seen. The acting is much better, the characters seem a lot more comfortable with each other, and almost all of the negatives that I pointed out in my review of season 1 have been taken care of. The Good Questioning Authority – At this time, there are 3 parental units in the house, and only 1 of them is the actual parent of the girls. Up to this point, they generally listened to Uncle Jesse and Joey as if they were their own parents with no real questioning. Finally, on an episode called Joey Gets Tough, DJ questions Joey’s authority when he has to punish her for being late. She even tells him that she doesn’t have to listen to him, because he’s not her dad. It’s never really explored again after this episode, but listening to an authority figure who isn’t your actual parent would definitely be a tough thing for young children. Michelle Talking – In season 1, Michelle couldn’t really do anything other than sit there, and make occasional weird faces, but … Continue reading

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (The Movie) Review

Released in 1990, the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie was a staple for kids who grew up in the 90’s. By this time, most of us kids had fallen in love with the Ninja Turtles cartoon. We had action figures, t-shirts, sneakers, pajamas, and whatever else our parents could get us to fill our Turtle love. But, now our 4 green heroes were coming to the big screen! It couldn’t be any more exciting for a kid back then.

The movie was quite a bit different from the cartoon, almost blending aspects from both the cartoon and the comic book. Being that the target audience for the cartoon was young kids, most of us had never seen the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comic books, which actually started before the cartoon. They were dark, violent, and graphic…much different from the happy go lucky, pizza eating jokesters we knew from the cartoon series. Continue reading

Full House Season 1 Review

The story of a widowed father who enlists the help of his best friend, and his brother-in-law to raise his 3 daughters, Full House was one of most popular family sitcoms of the late 80’s and early 90’s.  With memorable characters and trademark catchphrases, the show is still remembered with great fondness today. Unfortunately, like many early seasons of sitcoms, the 1st season of Full House is tough to get through at times. The dialogue is weak, the acting is shaky, and the characters hadn’t established their classic quotable lines yet. While there are some good episodes, the season overall is mostly mediocre. The Good Character Establishment – The 1st season of Full House does what any initial season of a tv show should do, and establishes the general concept of what each character will be fairly early on. Danny is a neat freak. Uncle Jesse is the cool rocker. Joey is the comedian. DJ is the slightly rebellious (for Full House), but caring older sister. Stephanie is the cute younger child. Kimmy is the annoying neighbor. There’s obviously more to it than that, but the basis for these characters, and what these characters would be throughout the majority of … Continue reading

Welcome To 90’s Memories!

Hey everyone, welcome to 90’s Memories! I came up with the idea for this website a couple years ago, and I was finally able to make it happen last year. My goal was to create a place where I could share all of my wonderful memories of growing up in the 90’s. Whether it’s music, TV shows, or video games…I love discussing things from the 90’s, and reliving fun memories from my youth. I hoped that this could be a place where people would enjoy coming when they were feeling nostalgic about the 90’s, and it could hopefully be a place where people feel good about their fun memories as well. Unfortunately, I just haven’t had much time to put into it until now. I’ll be making daily posts, and updates to the website regarding whatever 90’s memory is on my mind. It might be a review of a TV show, a random music video, or just some unnecessary rant. Regardless, it will be something that I enjoy posting, and hopefully everyone will enjoy reading it. I’ve created a Twitter and Tumblr as well, so make sure to keep up with me there! Take … Continue reading