After the booming 80’s came the 1990’s, and more great movies, and here they are…..
1) Star Wars: Episode1: The Phantom Menace (1999)…. just when you thought Star Wars was done with the original 3 movies, back it came with this, the first of the Prequel trilogy.
2) Star Trek: First Contact (1996)… The 8th(?) of the original 10 `proper` Star Trek movies, and worth it just for the soundtrack alone.
3) Braveheart (1995)… stars Mel Gibson as Scottish hero William Wallace, though it is rather long at 2hrs 58minutes.
4) Die Hard: With a Vengeance (1995)… the 3rd and my favourite of the Die Hard movies.
5) Backdraft (1991)…. Ron Howard movie about 2 brothers in the Chicago Fire Department
6) Home Alone (1990)… the original and best of the Home Alone films, with Macaulay Culkin as Kevin.
7) Back to the Future: Part III (1990)…. the 3rd and final Back to the Future movie, this time set in the Wild West, in 1885.
8) Pretty Woman (1990)… doesn’t need too much introduction, the one with Julie Roberts as a hooker, who hits it off with Richard Gere as a rich business man.
9) Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991)… the last major outing of the original series crew in a movie, the one where the Federation negotiates peace with the Klingons.
10) Flight of the Intruder (1991)…. a maybe somewhat under-rated film, about the crew of a Grumman A-6 Intruder tactical bomber onboard a US Navy Aircraft carrier during the Vietnam war.
11) The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992).. a Muppets version of the story of Scrooge.
12) Arachnophobia (1990)… story about a small town in America that gets over run with deadly little spiders.
13) Forest Gump (1994)… Tom Hanks film about the life of Forest Gump, a not too bright guy who lucks his way to success.
14) Apollo 13 (1995)… a Ron Howard movie, starring Tom Hanks, following the tale of moon mission Apollo 13, which went a bit wrong, but they safely made it back.
15) Days of Thunder (1990)… stars Tom Cruise as a NASCAR driver.
16) The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear (1991)… Leslie Neilson, returning as Detective Frank Drebin…. the 2nd of The Naked Gun movies based on the Police Squad tv series.
17) Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992)… the 2nd of the `proper` Home Alone movies, and the last with Macauley Culkin as Kevin.
18) Men in Black (1997)… first of the Men in Black films with Will Smith.
19) Mrs Doubtfire (1993)… stars Robin Williams as a Divorced Dad who tries to spend more time with his kids by dressing up as an old lady to act as their babysitter.
20) Beverley Hills Cop 3 (1994).. the 3rd and so far final adventure for Eddie Murphy as Detective Axl Foley, a Detroit Cop who takes his investigation to Los Angeles.
It’s that time of year again, and here’s a few ideas for gifts to buy for others, or for yourself if you got Amazon Giftcards……
WindowsPhone based SmartPhone:
Cheaper than an iPhone, and some would say having a better looking interface than newer versions of iOS, these are well worth a look with the Nokia Lumia 530 weighing in at under £70 (or if you’re lucky £40 with some case colours).
Android Based Smartphone
Having had a look around, I’d maybe go for a Samsung Galaxy Y, costing just under £60.
For this, for people on a bit of a budget, you probably can’t go too far wrong with an Amazon Fire Tablet for £50.
For this, as much as I’d prefer a Microsoft Surface tablet, I’d recommend the Linx7 Tablet for £60
The best value one I’ve spotted recently is the HP Stream 11 for £220, and the HP Pavilion X2 for not much more.
Streaming TV Stick
Well this one’s easy enough…. Amazon Fire TV Stick.
Keyboard, Mouse, Wristrest & Mousemat
I prefer wired to wireless (no batteries to run out and cause things to go haywire)…. I like my Trust illuminated keyboard, Tecknet Mouse, Kensington Wristrest, and hoping to get a new mousemat soon too.
The 1980’s eventually turned into one of the best decades ever, it was my first full decade…. Margaret Thatcher was British Prime Minister…. Ronald Reagan was American President…. Home computers started to become feasable…. VCR’s started to become common, and a deluge of some of the best movies ever made were made and released.
Here’s the ones you should make sure to have in your DVD/Blu-Ray disc collection (or via iTunes or Amazon Instant Video if you can’t wait for it)…………..
1) Crocodile Dundee (1986): The movie with Paul Hogan as Mick `Crocodile` Dundee from the Australian Outback, who then goes back to New York with a woman journalist after he showed her around the outback.
2) Ghostbusters (1984): The cult-classic comedy sci-fi about a group of university scientists who go into business catching ghosts after getting the boot from their college lab.
3) Back to the Future (1985): The cult classic movie that recently celebrated it’s 30th Anniversary, with Michael J Fox as Marty McFly, and the time travelling DeLorean.
4) Crocodile Dundee II (1988): The sequel to the original movie, where Mick goes back to the Australian outback to fight a drugs gang on his terms.
5) Stand by Me (1986): The tale of a group of boys who go on an adventure to look for a dead body.
6) Die Hard (1988): The first of the 5 Die Hard movies made so far, with Bruce Willis as Detective John McLane.
7) Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980): The 2nd of the original Star Wars movies, and now known as “Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back”.
8) Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983): The 3rd of the original Star Wars movies. and now known as “Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi”…. one of the first movies I ever had rented on video.
9) Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981): First of the Indiana Jones movies
10) Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984): 2nd of the Indiana Jones movies.
11) Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989): 3rd of the Indiana Jones movies.
12) Back to the Future Part II (1989): The sequel to Back to the Future.
13) Top Gun (1986): The cult classic movie with Tom Cruise as a US Navy Fighter Pilot.
14) Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan (1982)…….. the 2nd of the `proper` Star Trek movies
15) The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988)… the first of the 3 “Naked Gun” movies with Leslie Neilson as Detective Frank Drebin, from cult classic comedy detective show “Police Squad: In Color”.
16) Turner & Hooch (1989): Stars Tom Hanks as a Police Detective who has to take care of a Dog to find the people who murdered it’s owner.
17) National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989): A Christmas adventure featuring The Griswold Family, headed by Chevy Chase as Clark W Griswold.
18) ET: The ExtraTerrestrial (1982): Another cult-classic movie from the 1980’s, made by Steven Spielberg, and of course features an Alien left behind on Earth, waiting to go home.
19) The Great Outdoors (1988): movie starring John Candy & Tom Hanks, with a pair of families going on Holiday (one of which, the in-laws, weren’t exactly invited).
20) Gremlins (1984): The movie about cute little creatures, who when fed after midnight or exposed to water turn into mischievous little creatures who cause havoc.
AlltheInterweb now offers Web Design services, as a new part of the website, in the form of an actual business I’m setting up via the UK Government’s NEA scheme for self-employment.
You’ll find further details HERE on the website I made for the web design service.
Vine is a social media site for posting short vids from your mobile devices.
I’ve decided I absolutely hate it with a passion you cannot imagine based purely on the fact the videos immediately AutoPlay, complete with sound, which is “seriously awks” when randomly looking through it via your WindowsPhone from bed, forgetting where the volume is set to: Resulting in a mini heart attack as you’re subjected to a loud burst of shit music you cant get out of your fucking head (followed by a pissy mood because this happened.
Seriously, if you want to post vids online, stick to Youtube.
It is often said that girl’s thingies might smell of fish & taste of chicken, but what if they were regional flavoured?
If you chowed down on a Geordie Lass, would it taste of Newcastle Brown Ale?
If you chowed down on a girl from Norfolk, would it taste of Colman’s English Mustard?
Or would one from Boston (MA) in the USA taste of Clam Chowder?
Got any ideas for more possible flavours? Stick ’em in the box (the comments box, that is)……….