Ultimate 90’s Blogathon: Goodfellas (1990) by MovieRob

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Next up is MovieRob. MovieRob is the blogosphere’s movie watching beast! If you head over to his blog, you’ll see so many reviews already done.  He runs a monthly segment called Genre Grandeur and on this milestones, he’ll do various franchises or invite fellow bloggers to join in on a Movies From the Hat segment. If you haven’t followed him, you should to make sure you don’t miss out on the fun! He’s giving us a look at a 90’s favorite, Goodfellas.

Its all yours, Rob!

Huge thanks to Kim and Drew for hosting this awesome blogathon.

Here’s my review of Goodfellas (1990)

Goodfellas“For as long as I can remember I always wanted to be a gangster. To me that was better than being president of the United States. To be a gangster was to own the world. ” – Henry Hill

Number of Times Seen – At least 5 times (Theater in ’90. cable, video, 8 May 2008 and 2 Feb 2017)

Brief Synopsis – Biopic of a New York gangster during the 60’s and 70’s.

My Take on it – This is one of the best films of the 90’s and it gives us an excellent look at how the life of New York mobsters were run in the 60’s and 70’s

The cast is superb and a little known Ray Liotta plays the lead role so well.  He is joined by excellent performances by Robert DeNiro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco and Paul Sorvino.

This is Director Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece IMHO mainly because he is able to manipulate the audience into caring and in some cases even loving these characters no matter how terrible the things they do are.

In some ways, it is quite easy to see this as a continuation of Francis Ford Coppola’s Godfather series and it’s somewhat ironic that the final chapter of that series and this film both vied for Best Picture in 1990.

Love how this film tries to show us the ‘modern effects’ of the mob on society.

This allows us to feel the realism of the story.

This film is classified as a biopic despite the fact that we will never truly know how much is fact and how much is fiction.

This is one of Scorsese’s best film mainly because of the fact that it feels so realistic and that the characters are so strongly created and likeable to us.

Bottom Line – Excellent look at the life of mobsters in New York in the 70’s. Scorsese does an amazing job getting us to love these characters despite everything they do. In some ways, its easy to see that this is a continuation of Coppola’s Godfather series to show the ‘modern’ effects of the mob on society. Works really well as a biopic despite the fact that we’ll never really know how much is true. Amazing cast led by little known Liotta.  One of Scorsese’s best films to date because of the realism and strong characters. Highly Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – The now-legendary Steadicam trip through the nightclub kitchen was a happy accident. Scorsese had been denied permission to go through the front, and had to improvise an alternative. (From IMDB)

Rating – Oscar Worthy (10/10)

Thanks to MovieRob for a great review! 🙂
Tomorrow’s entry will be over at Drew’s Movie Reviews, remember to head over there to check it out!

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Ultimate 90s Blogathon: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) by Charlene’s (Mostly) Classic Movie Reviews

The next participant for the Ultimate 90’s Blogathon is from Charlene at Charlene’s (Mostly) Classic Movie Reviews with her review of The Adventures of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert (1994). Head over to Drew’s Movie Reviews to check it out!

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Today’s Ultimate 90s Blogathon entry comes from Charlene from Charlene’s (Mostly) Classic Movie Reviews.  As her blog’s name suggests, she mostly reviews movies from Classical Hollywood cinema but she doesn’t shy away from more modern films either.  Go give her site some love once you finish up here. Now, onto her review of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert!


Road trips have been a mainstay of travelling for as long as motorized vehicles have been invented. They involve a small group of individuals who often reveal a variety of emotions and opinions within a claustrophobic, confined space. This may create closer bonds among said parties or invoke greater distance and argumentativeness. Regardless, personal truths, epiphanies, and an increased sense of clarity can emerge from such heated discussions. All of the above occur in the vibrant 1994 Australian film “The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert”…

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Announcement: Ultimate 90s Blogathon

Hello my lovely friends!

I’m extremely excited to announce that Drew at Drew’s Movie Reviews and I are working together to host our next blogathon. It is kind of a follow-up from last year’s Ultimate 80s except we’ve moving to the next decade and its the Ultimate 90s Blogathon!

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The 90s had so many great movies. There were fantastic Disney movies, like Beauty and the Beast or The Lion King. Some fantastic chick flicks and teen comedies also made their appearances, like Clueless. It was the decade that some amazing directors had brilliant additions to their works like James Cameron and the box office hit Titanic (not to mention a young Leonardo diCaprio); Tarantino and Pulp Fiction; Spielberg and his amazing dinosaurs in Jurassic Park took over. How can we forget the chilling Seven by David Fincher? The list just doesn’t stop because we know there’s also comedies and family movies like Mrs. Doubtfire. Just listing off these titles makes me excited to talk about them. Here’s our question to you: What 90s film did you love? Which film started your love of the 90s flicks? What movie would you suggest as a starter for jumping back in time to the 90s?

Ultimate 90s Blogathon has the same guidelines as last year. For those just dropping by, let me explain. Ultimate 90s Blogathon celebrates the iconic films of the 90s to you. It can be a movie you love, or a movie you grew up with, or one of your favorites that you watch over and over again. The only rule is that it has to be in the 90s. We like to keep things simple! The blogathon will start on February 20th, kicked off by myself and Drew. We will have three weeks for everyone to sign up and send us your reviews by February 13th. However, we do know that everyone is also very busy so the deadline can be extended as long as you tell us in advance so we can plan accordingly. Please remember to submit the reviews to us so that we post it on our respective blogs. If you intend to post it on your site also, we can match up our dates and schedule and work it out.

We really hope that you can participate! You can tell us whether you’d be joining in in the comments below or drop us an email at kim.tranquildreams@gmail.com or to Drew at drewt510@gmail.com. We’d love for your choice to be a surprise if you participate so you can email us your movie selection. Also, we do say reviews but if you’d like to do something else, feel free to do that as well.

We’re excited to see all of your submissions and be surprised by your chocies! Feel free to use the banner up there to show off on your sites! If you know anyone that might be interested, pass along the message! The more the merrier! 🙂