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March 13, 2020

Grosse Pointe Blank”: A Musical Score for Generation X

Set in 1996, the movie is the story of an assassin who returns to his 10-year high school reunion in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Cusack stars as Martin Q. Blank, who sets out to win back his high school sweetheart Debi Newberry...
March 6, 2020

REM: The Unheralded Instigator of Grunge

As we moved past the middle-80’s, we saw a shift from the artistic creativity of earlier in the decade, to a what many felt was a blander and formulistic approach to pop, rock, New Wave and dance music...
October 26, 2019

Oscar Winning Best Original Songs: The 90s

Finally, the 90s! The final era of the millennium. So much occurred in both music and pop culture that decade. After the wild abandon of the 80s, the 90s were a more tamed-down version of the same...
October 26, 2019

90210: The 90s Smash Hit Returns

90210: The iconic Beverly Hills zip code. It was the zip code that we all wanted to live in during the 90s, while we hung out with the charming and dramatic characters from the show of the same name. ..
October 26, 2019

The Best Shows of the 1990s

We’ve combed through each decade to highlight some of the best television shows of the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and now the 1990s! With this installment, we’ll focus on an era of television where producers began employing new and experimental concepts that would change what could be done with the format forever...
October 26, 2019

The Best Shows of the 1990s Pt. 2

Welcome back! In our previous article, we began highlighting our favorite shows of the 1990s. Ranging from the camaraderie of Friends, to the cynicism of Seinfeld and adventures into the unknown with The X-Files, the 1990s saw television creators take familiar concepts and push them into edgier regions not touched upon in previous decades...
October 26, 2019

Let’s Hear It For The Girls: Women In Rock (Part 3 of 3)

The 80s were rad, but let’s dive right back into our Women In Rock series. Time to see what the ladies of the 90s were up to, and how their music evolved. The ladies kept it lively with drama, insanity and a style called grunge.
October 24, 2019

“Purple Rain” – An American Classic

“Purple Rain” is an American rock movie released originally in 1984 and was directed by Albert Magnoli. The movie showcases the acting and music of American legend Prince. With a budget of $7.2 million, the movie grossed $68 million in the United States and $80 million worldwide. It won an Oscar for “Best Original Music Score.”
October 23, 2019

Titanic 40 Things You Didn’t Know about the ’90s Blockbuster

The 1997 film “Titanic” was directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited by James Cameron. A fictionalized story of what happened on April 14, 1912, the film stars Leonardi DiCaprio as Jack and Kate Winslet as Rose, members of different social classes who were passengers on the ship’s disastrous maiden voyage.
October 23, 2019

Grosse Pointe Blank ’90s film creates the musical score for Generation X

In 1997, John Cusack co-wrote and co-produced the film “Grosse Pointe Blank” with his high school friends Steve Pink and D.V. DeVincentis. The film grossed more than $31 million worldwide and has an 87 percent audience score on Rotten Tomatoes.