Starchaser: The Legend of Orin

You can’t really blame any film producers of the 80’s for trying to copy Star Wars. Lucas’ galaxy far far away was a success of never-before-seen proportions. To get just a fraction of that kind of return would be well worth a few verbal jabs claiming you to be a ripoff artist. Eight years after…

The Perils of Gwendoline in the Land of the Yik-Yak

Though she appeared in a number of films throughout the 80’s, Tawny Kitaen will always be known, first and foremost, for one thing: dancing on the hood of a car in that Whitesnake video.  Like Phoebe Cates emerging from the swimming pool, it’s one of the most iconic pop culture images of the decade.  The…

The Boy who could Fly

It’s not easy to be a teen actor. I mean, eventually, you grow up! Some are able to continue acting as adults, and others struggle. Then there are some who just decide that acting isn’t for them. Such was the case with a young actress named Lucy Deakins. I remember that she played the love…

Making the Grade

I always consider 1984 to be the year that really got the teen movie trend of the 80’s going in a big way. It saw the release of films like The Karate Kid, Revenge of the Nerds, and, most importantly, Sixteen Candles; the directorial debut of 80’s teen movie sage John Hughes. There are, however,…