Jules / June 14th, 2019

Contemporary adult drama with fantasy elements can be a tricky combination (especially when Christmas themes or supernatural menaces aren’t involved) but when done correctly the resonating results can be magical. Thirty years ago, that was the case with Field of Dreams, a poignant crowdpleaser about fathers and sons told in the rhythms of baseball and second chances. Continue here

Jules / June 14th, 2019

The road to another excellent adventure continues. Bill & Ted Face the Music has cast Brigette Lundy-Paine and Samara Weaving as the daughters of the titular dudes. Lundy-Paine, who has appeared in The Glass Castle and Netflix’s Atypical, will play Billie Logan, daughter of Ted “Theodore” Logan (Keanu Reeves). Weaving, whose credits include Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, will take the role of Bill S. Preston Esquire’s (Alex Winter) daughter Thea. Based on those names, it appears the pair named their daughters after each other, which is perfect. Continue here

Jules / June 14th, 2019

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment announced today that 1984’s Gremlins will be released on Ultra HD Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital on October 1. Directed by Joe Dante (Innerspace, The ‘Burbs) and written by Chris Columbus (The Goonies, Young Sherlock Holmes), the film stars Zach Galligan as Billy Peltzer, Phoebe Cates as Kate Beringer, and Hoyt Axton and Randall Peltzer, along with the voices of Frank Welker as Stripe and Howie Mandel as Gizmo. Continue here

Jules / June 14th, 2019

Road House is celebrating its 30th birthday. It’s one of the most ridiculous films ever made. In Road House’s world, skilled bouncers are not just well-regarded by their peers – they’re living legends, mythologized and revered in shouts and whispers. And they aren’t just skilled fighters – the best of the best is capable of executing what can only be described as a Mortal Kombat fatality. A corrupt businessman doesn’t just strongarm people – he commands a goddamn monster truck to level their businesses (and aside from its use in impromptu building demolition, Road House’s monster truck is apparently perfect for discreetly spying on people) The businessman’s gang of goons don’t just work for him for the paycheck – they revel in their evil. His second-in-command actually stops to laugh maniacally after blowing up a kindly farmer’s house. To deny that Road House is deeply goofy would be ridiculous. And to deny that Road House is really, really well-crafted and features some genuinely great action would be like saying Mad Max: Fury Road is slow-moving and lacks momentum.

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Jules / June 2nd, 2019

I’ve added a page with all of June’s screenings of 80s films. Check it out here

Jules / May 20th, 2019

Excellent news, everyone! Bill & Ted Face the Music, the long-awaited third entry in the franchise fronted by Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter, is finally set to begin filming this summer. We’ve been hearing about this project off and on for some time now, with official word coming down last year that the duo was set to reunite. Now, as the project is being sold to foreign distributors, things are looking more real than ever, with cameras expected to begin rolling in the very near future. Continue here

Jules / May 20th, 2019

Written, produced, and directed by John Hughes, The Breakfast Club is a 1985 movie that stars five members of the 1980s iconic Brat Pack: Judd Nelson as John Bender, Molly Ringwald as Claire Standish, Emilio Estevez as Andrew Clark, Anthony Michael Hall as Brian Johnson, and Ally Sheedy as Allison Reynolds. These five students, who represent the five archetypes – the criminal, the princess, the athlete, the brain, and the basket case – are forced to spend a Saturday in detention under the strict supervision of Principal Vernon. Continue here

Jules / April 30th, 2019

EW can reveal that Stephen King will appear on director Mick Garris’ Post Mortem podcast to mark the 25th anniversary of The Stand miniseries. The show was based on King’s epic 1978 novel about a strain of flu which wipes out over 99 percent of the world’s population and the ensuing battle between good and evil. The miniseries’ cast included Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Rob Lowe, Miguel Ferrer, Ed Harris, Adam Storke, Matt Frewer, Laura San Giacomo, Ruby Dee, and Jamey Sheridan. Garris directed the ABC show, for which King himself wrote the screenplay. In January of this year, it was announced that a new limited series adaptation of the book had been greenlit for the streaming service CBS All Access. Read More here

Jules / April 26th, 2019

Back in the day there were movies that one couldn’t help but laugh at, be thrilled by, and want to make a part of their life since the actors and the situations they got into were so insane and out of control that they offered a pleasant release from the lives we knew. License to Drive was not the kind of movie that you’d want a very impressionable kid watching but at the same time it was a part of a lot of our childhood fantasies since it showed that someone could actually get ahead if they decided to go for it and beg for forgiveness instead of asking for permission. Corey Haim and Corey Feldman were at the height of their fame at this point and while no one knew about the troubles they were experiencing behind the scenes, their on-screen chemistry was near perfect. Fortunately, and unfortunately at the same time, the two didn’t end up falling apart until later on when the struggles they’d had to deal with simply became too much and they ended up turning on each other for a while. Read More here


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