The Burning

The name Miramax usually conjures up images of what we often call prestige pics. In the 90’s and early 2000’s the studio started by the Weinstein brothers was known for often dominating the Oscars. As they say, though, everybody has to start somewhere. So, would you believe that one of the first films released by…

My Science Project

1985 was the year of the teen-oriented science movies. Back to the Future was released that summer, but there were several more. In the month of August alone, three different science-themed comedies were released. The most famous is John Hughes’ Weird Science. The cult-classic of the group is Real Genius, which I highly recommend. Then…

The Flamingo Kid

Of all the young stars who rose to prominence in the 80’s, I often felt that Matt Dillon was maybe born in the wrong time. Perhaps its because of the roles he often played. I never think of him as an 80’s Brat Pack type star like a Rob Lowe or Judd Nelson, probably because…