Hello there, fellow nostalgiaists, I will apologize in advance on 2 separate issues:

1: this is my first article
2: that I haven't wrote anything sooner.

So, here I am, at the ripe old age of 32. I often have many great memories of the 90's (Ninja turtles pies, ecto cooler, orbitz drinks, or the heyday of GT BMX bikes), but for today's focus, I want to recant upon 3 movies I nearly forgotten about, but had a huge impact on my developing mind.

First, I will start with the 1990 classic, "Men at work", starring the talented (and drug addled) brotherly duo, Charlie Sheen and Emilio Estevez. Now, I watched this the other day, and it is so funny to see Mr. Sheen, sans 22 years of drug and alcohol abuse. You can detect the subtle hints of permissible drug and alcohol use, (for instance, before work Charlie enjoys an Ice cream/jagermiester/pill concoction; the breakfast of champions?) and for better or for worse, you could tell that both brothers were very comfortable in these 2 characters: underachieving garbage men with a dream of opening a surf shop. Also Keith David's portrayal of a Vietnam war vet with a propensity for handcuffing cops in compromising positions is classic. I could go on and on about how much I love this movie, but I do not want to go carpal tunnel on my first little rant.


He was banging 7 gram garbage cans

I will now go on to another classic time capsule of my childhood, the ever aging, but always classic, suburban commando. I know, I know, but as a kid, how couldn't you love the premise of hulk hogan basically blasting his way through everything and bodyslamming intergalactic baddies? This movie is obviously over the top cheesy with all its cliche moments, and follows a very basic "overcoming adversity and learning the value of friendship" story arc. Now, this is going to flow into my next movie, as basically I am a huge fan of obscure Christopher Lloyd movies from the 90s, as there are some movies where he just fills space, but does it oh so well. In this movie, he plays a timid architect, who of course, learns how to stand up for himself and yadda yadda so on and so forth, like most Tim Allen movies. As I learn the ins and outs of article writing here, I'm sure I will of course get better, so just bear with me on this whole stream of consciousness type writing.


I think I've seen this opening scene somewhere else.....

Now, I will summate my article with a classic piece of my childhood, right along with f zero and street fighter 2. Camp nowhere, which is a VERY underrated movie, was a timeless tale of growing up in the 90s, rebelling against parents who just don't understand, and how being an outcast didn't mean you were alone. This also encompasses the whole "Obscure Christopher Lloyd" movie plethora that I love so much. I would go into "My favorite Martian", but I digress, another time, another time. This movie also has a lot of child actors that grew up to be famous (Jessica Alba, Allison Mack, as well as those 2 twin girls that are in a LOT of 90s movies). This movie was almost always on, and no matter what part it was on, I would watch it through to the end. Christopher Lloyd played a down and out drama teacher who was working some crappy mall job, who is later recruited by a tween who wants to avoid going to a computer camp for the summer. Word spreads, and many children who don't want to go to camp pool their money together to rent an old hippy commune; with aforementioned adult masquerading as different teachers for each individuals parents. Of course, problems arise, and characters are strengthened by the adversity, and yes, it is also kind of cliche,( a revision of Ernest goes to camp) but boy, at my age, it really made me not feel alone, tackling the awkwardness of puberty as well as that stage when your hair isn't long enough to put in a pony tail. So yeah, I guess for now, that's about all I got. There is just too many memories and I'm trying to at least put everything in related sections.


Like I said, this basically was what being a kid in the 90s was about.


With all that being said, I thank you for reading this article and please know I have been coming here since the birth of this site, and I do apologize for not contributing sooner.