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themilkshark - 2013-04-04

Heh. Totally a forgettable, shitty year.

PegLegPete - 2013-04-04

I remember way too much of it, and apparently it was one of the years I watched the most TV/movies. Talk about a bipolar year for media.

chumbucket - 2013-04-04

Clearly showing the worst of the year.

Mother_Puncher - 2013-04-04

King of the Hill started in 1997 and was the year Surge was introduced and aired its first commercial at the super bowl. Everything else is worthless

BaconAficionado - 2013-04-04

I fucking love movies from the mid ninety's. Movies like those could never be made today.

BaconAficionado - 2013-04-04

All great movies released in 1997: As good as it gets, Boogie Nights, Con Fucking Air, Contact, Cube, Devil's Advocate, Donnie Brasco, Face/Off, The Fifth Element, The Game, Gattaca, Good Will Hunting, Grosse Pointe Blank, The Ice Storm, Jackie Brown, Kundun, L.A. Confidential, Life is Beautiful, A life less ordinary, Lost Highway, Midnight In the Garden of Good and Evil, Orgazmo, Princess Mononoke, The Saint (hey, I like Val!), Starship Troopers, U-Turn, and Waiting for Guffman

BaconAficionado - 2013-04-04

Just try and name ten good movies from 2012? I'm having a hard time.

Old_Zircon - 2013-04-04

Most of those movies from '97 are pretty forgettable in my opinion.

chumbucket - 2013-04-04

I actually liked Jackie Brown.

Hooker - 2013-04-04

Maybe it's a product of how old I was then (8-18), but the 90s were my favourite decade for films (or, at least, action films). CGI hadn't rolled out in force and post-modern insincerity hadn't made half of everything that comes out so irritating.

There's a simple joy in watching a car ramp off another car and having the actors pretend it's really happening. 21st century movies have a bizarre looking computer rendering and the actors winking to the camera about it.

I cannot fucking wait for this horseshit comic book meta-writing to end so we can get back to stupid movies being like Cliffhanger instead of The A-Team.

Old_Zircon - 2013-04-04

I'm a few years older than you so I was already old enough to be cynical by 1997. I also got an early start on that.

Hooker - 2013-04-04

Nah, I'm pretty sure I'm fine and it's the culture that got worse.

baleen - 2013-04-04

1997 was a good year because unemployment was low. It didn't matter if we made forgettable movies.

Cube is a good movie and so is the Ice Storm and Waiting for Guffman, but I hardly feel like they define an era. I feel the past 20 years of mainstream culture has been decadent in an aesthetic sense. You have to really mine into the walls of online media to create your own take on things these days. It's not going to come from "our generation" or any kind of mainstream media outlet. Big producers are not taking many risks. Who am I supposed to turn to, Quintin Tarantino and Wes Anderson, themselves decadent transceivers of 70's independent movies? It's fragmented and kind of sad.

boner - 2013-04-04

I still do not really understand how they got the CGI effects so perfect in Terminator 2, in 1991.

Hooker - 2013-04-04

James Cameron had a specific vision for its use. There were things in that movie that couldn't be filmed any other way.

Making Mark Ruffalo's face green and bigger could have been done differently.

The Mothership - 2013-04-04

A Great and Terrible Year.

Screwtape - 2013-04-04

Some of those people are dead, but ALL of them are dead inside. When you get to a certain age, you realize that EVERY year is like this. Then *you* die. At least they saved the best for last.

Senator_Unger - 2013-04-04

Thanks for reminding me that Ally McBeal existed.

Caminante Nocturno - 2013-04-04

If you ever have to send someone back in time to 1997, this is the video you will show them beforehand.

Of course, they will be strapped to a chair, their eyes will be clamped open, and they will be screaming the whole time.

thirteen3seven - 2013-04-04

I physically cringed when the Macarena started up.

On the plus side: I was reminded about Gattaca.

1394 - 2013-04-04

This video reminded me French house tried to save the world and speed garage tried to ruin it.

Rosebeekee - 2013-04-04

The year Teletoon became a channel in Canada!

Aelric - 2013-04-05

This video reminded me of sitting my my friends porch after school, talking a bunch of bullshit and getting high.

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