It seems like I keep reading and hearing that the 90s are coming back strong. A few weeks ago, a local radio station did a “Throwback Weekend,” that seemed to cover the sweet spot of my adolescence, starting with Color Me Badd’s “I Wanna Sex You Up,” spanning all the way to TLC’s “No Scrubs.” Pearl Jam’s celebrating their 20th anniversary as a band this summer. And Crystal Pepsi is returning! Okay, I made that last one up. But Scream is back in theaters with Scream 4, and for the first time on Blu-ray you can check out Scream, Scream 2, and Scream 3. To celebrate this onslaught of all things Scream, I’ve compiled a list of my favorite actresses from the latest installment, which seems to have put out a casting call to every young actress in Hollywood.
I always think of that scene from Ace Ventura, Pet Detective, when Ace meets Miami Dolphins’ publicist Melissa Robinson, played by Courteney Cox, and she’s wearing a black dress cut very provocatively down the middle. I always liked Courteney Cox after that, and I forgave her for being part of the Masters of the Universe movie.
9. Marley Shelton
Sugar and Spice is better than you’d think. Marley Shelton plays a cheerleader who gets knocked up by James Marsden, who let’s just assume is the quarterback, I don’t really remember. Anyway, these two dummies decide they’re mature enough to have a baby so they get hitched (I think), but then she realizes BABIES COST MONEY! So she recruits her cheerleader friends (Mena Suvari is one of them, I think. I know Gia from Full House is one of them, but I’m pretty sure she’s conspiring against them.) to help her rob one of those tiny bank branches located within the supermarket. That movie got made because it is a patchwork of other better movies, which is still better than most teen bank robbery movies.
8. Emma Roberts
I watched Hotel For Dogs once. Rube Goldberg machines were, for some reason, a big part of the story. The brother of Emma Roberts’ character makes them, and I think at one point he uses them against the villainous foster parents, played by Kevin Dillon (Entourage) and Lisa Kudrow (Some Bullshit). Anyway, I really enjoy movies with Rube Goldberg machines, and I also like movies about foster kids. That being said, I still hated Hotel For Dogs. I would rather watch Eli Roth’s Hostel For Dogs, starring Michael Vick.
7. Hayden Panettiere
Heroes…I just never could get into it. It seems like it was tailor-made for me. Serialized, sci-fi drama on network TV, heavily rooted in comic book lore, eye candy like Hayden Panettiere (after season one, of course). I think maybe it’s complete lack of a sense of humor about itself turned me off. Or maybe Lost had just captivated too much of my attention.
6. Anna Paquin
Anyone else think it was a bad idea for the Academy® to give Anna Paquin the Oscar® at such a young age? I’m not arguing that she did or didn’t deserve it, I just think it’s a bad idea to tell a 12 year-old they’re the best anything. Where do they go from there? Also, has anyone else noticed that Paquin is way hotter when she’s not smiling?
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