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,…

1984-a-thon Day 5

Here we go with today’s list of reviews for the 1984-a-thon. Don’t forget, we still have two more days of posts to go, so keep following us over the weekend. Now check out these awesome entries. – To begin, yours truly guested on the Awesome 80’s podcast to discuss one of 1984’s great guilty pleasures…Supergirl.…

Best Defense

In 1984, Eddie Murphy ended up being the king of the box office. The December release of Beverly Hills Cop eventually managed to nudge out Ghostbusters as the biggest moneymaker of the year. But Murphy had appeared in another film in 1984. Released in the summer, it was actually a starring vehicle for Dudley Moore,…

Grandview U.S.A.

Pontiac, IL was a place I stopped in often during my college years. It was about halfway between my hometown and where I was attending school in Peoria, IL. It was a convenient place to stop and take a break from driving when making a trip back home. I didn’t realize at the time that…

The Evil That Men Do

By 1984, Charles Bronson was no longer the big action star he once was. He was getting older and the era of action heroes like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson, and Bruce Willis was fast approaching. But Bronson still had his following, and each year, like a grizzled gun-totting Woody Allen, he would deliver one, if…

1984-a-thon Day 4

I just can’t tell you how thrilled I am with the amazing reviews coming out of the 1984-a-thon. What can I say, movie bloggers rock! Here is today’s awesome batch of reviews: – To start today, the latest episode of The LAMBcast features yours truly joining four other movie bloggers for a 1984 Movie Draft.…

No Small Affair

1984 is the year that saw the beginning of the John Hughes era of teen oriented films, and with it the birth of the so-called “Brat Pack.” Hughes made big stars out of the likes of Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Andrew McCarthy, Ally Sheedy, and others. A somewhat fringe member…