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Odd List Ryan Lambie Simon Brew 31 Oct 2013 - 07:01
We train our sights on the year 1996, and the 25 underappreciated films it has to offer...
Independence Day managed to revive both the alien invasion movie and the disaster flick in 1996, and just about every other mainstream picture released that year lived in its saucer-shaped shadow.
Yet beyond the aerial battles of Independence Day, the flying cows in Twister, and the high-wire antics of Tom Cruise in Brian De Palma's Mission: Impossible, there sat an entire library of lesser-known and underappreciated movies.
As part of our attempts to highlight the unsung greats of the 90s, here's our selection of 25 such films from 1996 - the year chess champion Garry Kasparov lost to the might of the computer Deep Blue, and the year comedy star Jim Carrey starred in an unexpectedly dark tale of obsession...
25. The Cable Guy
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Google "Jennifer Aniston Box Office Poison," and here are some of the headlines on the first page of results: "Jennifer Aniston's 10 Biggest Box Office Failures," "Celebrities With Good Looks Don't Always Translate Box Office Hits" and "Another Box Office Bomb For Jennifer Aniston!"
Which is to say that, for many industry observers, Aniston doesn't carry much box-office clout. "Over the past decade, she dropped one box-office bomb after another during her attempted run as the next America’s Sweetheart," Kevin Fallon wrote for The Daily Beast. "She’s failed as the next rom-com queen. She’s flailing in her attempt at becoming a lascivious leading lady. So what, exactly, do we want from Jennifer Aniston?"
Well, maybe we're already getting it: For instance, Aniston's new film "We're the Millers" is headed toward a debut week tally of about $30 million in North America. It's not like Aniston is fronting movies like "The Lone Ranger. »
- The Huffington Post
Next Wednesday marks the release of Rawson Marshall Thurber’s raunchy comedy, We’re The Millers, a Jason Sudeikis- and Jennifer Aniston-starring affair that aims to make international drug smuggling fun for the whole family (even if that family is a fake one, like the one in the film). It’s also another film that aims to convince America that both Sudeikis and Aniston are bonafide movie stars, a claim that we’re still not entirely sure is true (even if we do think that Sudeikis is well on his way). The problem lies with Aniston, an actress that has never been better, funnier, or more interesting than she was on the television show that made her (we’re talking about Friends here, you’ve probably heard of it). Aniston has starred in plenty of films over the course of her career – including Leprechaun, She’s the One, The Object of My Affection »
- Kate Erbland
Growing up gay as a suburban teenager in the mid 90s, my access to queer culture was severely limited (ie nonexistent). Before the proliferation of the internet, one relied on the “gay” section in bookstores and video stores, if there even was one, to seek out examples of visible representation in the media throughout the years. I remember one day as a high school junior skipping class to go see The Object of My Affection at the local mall, a Jennifer Aniston rom-com in which Paul Rudd plays a gay character. I knew nothing about the movie or Paul Rudd (odds are that in 1998 if he were famous he wouldn’t have been playing gay), but the fact that there was a movie playing at the local multiplex with a gay character in it was enough to drive identification-starved me to ditch school. It was a formative experience at the time, »
- John Oursler
It’s another year and so our lives have again been lit up the alluring presences of these enormously sexy actresses and models, who are not only obviously totally hot but have proven to be worthy role models for 1998′s new generation of young women. Blond, brunette, red-head, this list has got ‘em all, and these women manage to combine their hotness with extremely appealing personalities to boot – never a bad thing!
Here are the 10 sexiest women of 1998…
10. Jennifer Aniston
If Jennifer Aniston is by now a household name stemming from her role as Rachel Green on the hit show Friends – there’s even a haircut named after her character, for God’s sake! – last year saw the actress taking on impressive new challenges in the world of cinema, nabbing her first starring role in Picture Perfect.
For all of its flaws, the film certainly demonstrated Aniston’s acting credentials, »
- Shaun Munro
Douglas, Rudd, Aniston, and Foxx: 85th Academy Awards ceremony presenters Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, and Best Actor Academy Award winners Jamie Foxx and Michael Douglas will be presenters at the 85th Academy Awards show, producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have said. A former TV star (Friends), Aniston's film appearances includes those in The Break-Up, The Switch, Bruce Almighty, Marley and Me, with Owen Wilson, Along Came Polly, The Good Girl and Office Space. Most recently, Aniston and Paul Rudd were featured in the critical and box-office flop Wanderlust. The screen couple had better luck with the romantic comedy-drama The Object of My Affection, which came out in the late 1990s. Rudd, for his part, has been featured in both leading and supporting roles in more than 50 motion pictures, frequently in broad, low-brow comedies. Among his credits are the Judd Apatow-directed comedy This Is 40, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, I Love You, »
- Anna Robinson
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