Welcome to the ’90s

Hey, look! Back to normal!

And this week on Someone Else’s Movie, I’m joined by longtime casting director and now first-time writer-director Jennifer Cram, whose weird, spiky comedy Sick Girl — starring Nina Dobrev and Brandon Mychal Smith, who are both very good in it — arrives in US theaters and on demand across North America this Friday.

And Jennifer wanted to talk about a touchstone of her own, Ben Stiller’s Reality Bites, the Gen-X comedy which marks its 30th anniversary next year and features some truly great actors shrugging their way through what’s basically a prototype version of Friends. But … are Winona Ryder and Ethan Hawke giving two of their best performances in the middle of it all? Yes they are!

Join us, why not? Subscribe in all the usual locations — Apple PodcastsGoogle PlaySpotify — or download the episode directly from the web, burn it to a CD and listen to it on your Discman. No school like the old school, after all.

And then, get caught up on your Shiny Things! Last week I reviewed the intermittently entertaining Transformers: Rise of the Beasts and dug into the new 4K releases of Rosemary’s BabyThe Exorcist and Ring; there’s a lot more coming this week, including a certain hot pink blockbuster that I was very likely the last person on earth to see.

… I’ve been busy, all right? Anyway it looks spectacular in 4K. Trust me.

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