Number 1 will ALWAYSand FOREVER be because “I Believe I Can Fly”- R. Kelly is the opening song. How in the world can your heart not flutter when that song comes on? The first 30 seconds of Space Jam makes you feel like you can do anything, be anyone. It was the beginning of my beautiful relationship with 90’s R&B.
#2 IT’S ALL A JOKE
The joke about celebrity endorsement. When Stan goes to get Michael for a baseball game he says: “C’mon, Michael, it’s game time. Slip on your Hanes, lace up your Nikes, take your Wheaties and your Gatorade, and we’ll grab a Big Mac on the way to the ballpark [hot dogs]”. If only we were able to catch that when we were 12 years old. Not to mention the running joke about Michael’s baseball career, or lack of one.
Daffy Duck literally embodies north American fashion. His fashion show was so out of nowhere but it was the majority of 90’s baby’s favorite scene. Can we all just pay attention to the band aids on his fingers please, like LOL what is that even?
#4 DANNY DAVITO
Swackhammer, the evil boss of Moron Mountain is voiced by Danny Davito. Any and every movie featuring Danny Davito is my jam. Not many people can disagree with that, they even look alike.
#5 WHY NOT?
Michael Jordan, his children and every human that entered or saw the Looney Tunes were not fazed by them. This really made the viewer feel like this could be the real thing. The Looney Tunes could really exist. Michael didn’t even question it! If Michael f*cking Jordan isn’t questioning it then neither should we. He was like okay why not, I’ll play basketball with you.
The “secret stuff”. Bugs casually fills up a water bottle with tap water and writes “Michael’s Secret Stuff” on it to give the Tune Squad to motivate them. Guess what? It works! After this scene every 12-year-old was CONVINCED that they could be an NBA player with a little motivation. Between R. Kelly and the secret stuff we could be an NBA player too.
#7 LOLA BUNNY!
For the first time in history Bugs has a girlfriend and she is stunning. Bugs starts out by calling her doll and she totally stands up for herself #girlpower. Then Bugs becomes really romantic and they fall in love. We could all learn a thing or two from both of them.
#8 THE FIRST SCENE
Michael’s father was so cute, can he please be my father? JK dad I love you, but really he’s the inspiring father that every pre-teen wants. He encouraged him to fly… Which all led to the final, epic game against the Monstars.
#9 THE SOUNDTRACK
The music. Period. R. Kelly, Seal, Salt-N-Pepa, Barry White, and the list goes on. The soundtrack went double platinum, for a cartoon movie that’s pretty impressive.
#10 THE SLAM DUNK
Last but not least Michael Jordan’s final slam dunk. He makes a deal with Swackhammer and puts his own life on the line for the Looney Tunes and the other NBA players. 10 seconds left on the clock and the ball goes back and forth between players, finally Michael gets the ball and jumps. His arm stretches a looney length and slam dunks the winning basket! It’s the scene that we all wait for watching the movie. Michael Jordan’s arm being able to stretch shows his inner connection that was created with Bugs and the gang. Truly inspiring.
Before anything I would just like to mention that there are major spoiler alerts in this post…
20 years ago today we were introduced to Cynthia, Annie, Elise & Brenda. The movie begins with Annie, Brenda & Elise receiving beautiful pearl necklaces from Cynthia in honour of their college graduation. They toast to each other saying they are bounded together for life “by friendship, love.. and jewelry – and will always.. always be there for each other for the rest of their lives”. Sadly they’re not…
Cynthia’s husband ends up leaving her for a younger woman and gets remarried within weeks of their divorce. Depressed and alone she ends up giving her pearls to her cleaning lady and mails out letters to her college friends before plunging to her death from her penthouse.
20 years later Brenda, Annie & Elise come together when they receive Cynthia’s letters and realize not only do they have a lot in common but they can all benefit from one another. Planning the ultimate revenge on their ex-husbands and realizing a true friendship never goes out of style.
Separated from her husband finds out he is having an affair with THEIR therapist.
Oscar award winner & plastic-surgery addict who’s husband left her for the younger and hotter version.
Husband goes through a mid-life crisis and leaves her because he feels she’s “making him feel old”.
In honour of their 20 year anniversary I would like to share my top 5 moments of the movie and valuable life lessons along with them.
#1 Because dessert doesn’t ask questions… dessert understands.
#2 #AllOfTheFeelings is always better than #NoFeelings
#3 Sometimes you need a good wake up call… especially from your girls.
#4 If the music is good, you dance!
#5 And last but not least, no one owns you.
To all the youg-ins reading this blog – this is the Original ladies anthem #YouAreWelcome
It’s been a long journey for Leo, but after six nominations he finally got his Oscar for Best Actor. In an acting career that spans movies like Titanic, Inception, Catch Me If You Can, The Aviator, and The Departed, who would’ve thought that he would win an Oscar for surviving a bear attack on camera?
2. Chris Rock’s Opening Monologue
In the weeks leading up to the Oscars the elephant in Hollywood was all the talk about the awards show and the movie industry being ‘whitewashed.’ We knew Chris Rock was going to address the #OscarsSoWhite controversy in his opening monologue, but the way he did it blew us away. The comedian started off light with a few hysterical lines, like calling Hollywood “Sorority Racist”, and saying this:
“There’s no need to have a man and a women category in acting, it’s not track and field. Robert De Niro’s never said, I better slow this acting down so Meryl Streep can catch up.”
And then dropped the mic with this line: “It’s not about boycotting. We want the black actors to get the same opportunities as white actors.” Now we know why nobody in the history of the Oscars has ever tried to write an entire opening monologue about one serious issue. It’s because only Chris Rock is genius enough to pull it off.
3. The Thank You ticker tape
This year the Academy decided that cutting the Oscar-winners’ speeches off with cheery violin music wasn’t cutting it anymore, so they streamlined the speech process with an elegant ticker tape along the bottom of the screen that reeled off a pre-written list of names that the winners wanted to thank so that nobody got left out. It might have been our imagination, but the speeches did seem to be shorter, and anything that makes the Oscars less boring is a big win.
4. The Weeknd’s performance of “Earned It”
The Weeknd could sing random sentences from the book Fifty Shades of Grey and it would still be amazing. The Canadian crooner’s performance of the song “Earned It” from the Fifty Shades of Grey soundtrack was on point, and we hope Hollywood takes note and hires him to work on more soundtracks next year so we can see him at the Oscars in 2017.
5. Louis CK’s presentation of Best Documentary Short Film award
“This Oscar is going home in a Honda Civic.”
6. Tracy Morgan in the #OscarsSoWhite skit
The #OscarsSoWhite skit poked fun at the Academy’s diversity problem by inserting black actors into the Best Picture nominees, and Tracy Morgan reminded us all why he’s one of the funniest actors around with his role in the video.
Conventional fashion wisdom says you should never wear orange on a red carpet, but Olivia Munn is not conventional. The actress rocked a bright one-shouldered gown by Stella McCartney to the Academy Awards with matching tangerine lipstick and dangled Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers on her arm. Pretty peachy.