Give My Regards to Broad Street

When the Beatles starred in A Hard Day’s Night in 1964 they moved beyond being music stars to being legitimate movie stars, as well. There was no denying their unique on-screen charisma. The film is rightly considered one of the great music-centered films of all time. Fast forward 20 years. The Beatles were no more,…

Can’t Stop the Music

Growing up in the 70’s and 80’s, we had all sorts of strange characters that showed up on commercials. So many products had their own mascot back then. Characters like Mr. Clean, the Tidy Bowl Man, and the Where’s the Beef lady filled the airwaves. One who appeared in commercials for twenty years was Rosie,…

Krush Groove

I suppose you can find out a lot about a person by looking at what they have on their iPod. If you were to look at mine, you’d probably notice a severe lack of rap music. There’s a few tracks here and there, but I really can’t say that I’ve spend a lot of time…

The Pirate Movie

In 1980, theater producer Joseph Papp famously brought the Gilbert & Sullivan musical The Pirates of Penzance back to the stage with huge success. A film version featuring many of the original Broadway cast members would follow in 1983, but a year earlier, another film that mixed the original songs with new pop songs and…

Mister Rock and Roll

Music videos are usually thought of as being a product of the 80’s. However, they have existed in one format or another pretty much since sound came to the movies. Today we’re going to look at a film which is essentially a feature-length collection of music videos…but this isn’t MTV we’re talking here. The year…

Twist Around the Clock

Old TV shows get turned into movies, video games get turned into movies, heck, even board games get turned into movies. So why not a dance craze, right? Back in 1990 there were two movies that were inspired by the Lambada dance craze…and that wasn’t even a real craze! But a legitimate dance craze was,…

Something for the Boys

Today we’re going to take a look at a film starring “The Brazilian Bombshell,” Carmen Miranda. Or, as many people remember her, “the lady with the fruit on her head.” She was a unique talent with an almost unequaled amount of spunk and energy. In today’s movie, she stars in the film version of a…