This Month in . . .1985 (December)

The first week of December would see a limited theatrical release for Golan-Globus thriller Runaway Train. Based on a screenplay by innovative Japanese director Akira Kurosawa, the movie is also notable for the debuts of Heat’s Danny Trejo and Tommy “Tiny” Lister, who would become a professional wrestler for a brief time in the late 1980’s after starring alongside Hulk Hogan in infamous WWF stinker No Holds Barred (1989). So badly received was the World Wrestling Federation’s first foray into the movie business that CEO Vince McMahon . . .

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5 Love Hacks Learned from Watching Movies

Navigating the world of modern romance can be quite confusing and frightening.

There is a plethora of advice out there from dating gurus, Oprah, Tinder, and your mother. What if I told you that everything you needed to know about love was just a streaming service away? Hard to believe, right? If you have several hours to kill and a bottle of your favorite beverage (I highly recommend Moscato or Scotch on the rocks) then watch Psycho, Disclosure, The Evil Dead […]

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VHS Revival’s Bizarre Movie Posters

Promotional posters are an essential part of any successful movie. Not only do they offer the public its first visual insight into an upcoming picture, they help to promote its genre and theme, as well as the marquee attractions whose job it is to convince eager fans to part with their hard-earned cash.

Posters can make or break a movie. From the crudely drawn, minimalist posters of the late 19th century, the art form would grow in both scope and impact, employing illustrators and artists […]

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Star Spangled Rage: Under the Skin of Falling Down

By the time Bill Clinton began his presidential tenure, The United States of America had become a land of great financial disparity. 

Under the Reagan and Bush administrations, military expenditure had grown exponentially, and while the public sector felt the burn of widespread austerity, many workers were made obsolete by the growing threat of technology, which had begun to impact upon working society in a way not seen since the great depression. It is no coincidence that Falling Down’s Bill Foster has become outmoded in his role as a manufacturer of weapons […]

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