4uISVYRThis month was the I <3 the 90s edition. We lined up three films that captured the spirit of that great-often imitated but never duplicated-decade. Creativity was flowing and film makers were branching out in different directions. You would be surprised how many of our favorite genres, plot devices and directors got their start in the 1990s.

The choices:

The original, bizarre and very surreal…

Being John Malkovich (1999)
Comedy, Drama, Fantasy | 3 December 1999 (USA)
Director: Spike Jonze

The gripping plot twist…

The Usual Suspects (1995)
Crime, Drama, Mystery | 15 September 1995 (USA)
Director: Bryan Singer

The uncommon war movie…

Three Kings (1999)
Action, Adventure, Comedy | 1 October 1999 (USA)
Director: David O. Russell



And the winner was…

The Usual Suspects


106 min

Director: Bryan Singer

Stars: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Bryne, Chazz Palminteri

“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist,” says con man Kint, drawing a comparison to the most enigmatic criminal of all time, Keyser Soze. Kint attempts to convince the feds that the mythic crime lord not only exists, but is also responsible for drawing Kint and his four partners into a multi-million dollar heist that ended with an explosion in San Pedro Harbor.



FINAL RATING: 6 out of 8 slices

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We asked four teens to give you their reviews on this mind bending crime drama. Check out how Destinee & Juliana (The Newbies) and Yaadi & Rajesh (The PaaM Regulars) reviewed the movie

How would you sum up the movie in one sentence?

Destinee: What an interesting plot twist

Juliana: The definition of a plot twist

Rajesh: A great movie with an ending that changes EVERYTHING you know about the story.

Yaadi: Dramatic yet colorful and a very unpredictable twist.


Who would you recommend this movie to?

Destinee: People who are interested in suspense and investigations.

Juliana: Older men.

Rajesh: My friends.

Yaadi: My parents.


Join us for the next FREE Pizza and a Movie!

April 1st

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   How to RSVP for Pizza and a Movie Night:

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 PLEASE NOTE: This is a TEENS ONLY event, open to anyone currently in HIGH SCHOOL.