1994 was a gigantic year for Jim Carrey as Dumb and Dumber, Ace Ventura, and The Mask all hit that year and launched him into the stratosphere of comedic superstardom. You can watch The Mask in the latest Everything Action Theater thanks to YouTube.
Towards the end of its run on HBO, Tales from the Crypt got a pun-filled Christmas parody album with John Kassir’s Cryptkeeper singing gruesome spins on holiday classics with 1994’s Have Yourself a Scary Little Christmas.
Kurt Russell and James Spader co-star in 1994’s Stargate, directed by Roland Emmerich, as they lead a team through a mysterious portal and end up on a world with similarities to Ancient Egypt being ruled over by brutal overlords with advanced technology and armor modeled on Egyptian mythology.
An eternal 90s jam, Ini Kamoze’s “Here Comes the Hotstepper” has long outlasted the movie it was included on the soundtrack for, 1994’s Robert Altman comedy Ready to Wear aka Pret-a-Porter.
1994’s live-action version of The Flintstones launched an all-out promotional assault that helped it become a massive worldwide hit and one part of that was The B-52s performing a new version of the iconic TV theme, “(Meet) the Flintstones”, for the movie’s soundtrack.
While The Smithereens’ version of The Outsiders’ classic “Time Won’t Let Me” was not as successful as the original, their version is the only one that features JCVD in the music video, as the song appeared in 1994’s Timecop.