Like many other movie viewers, I was first introduced to Ralph Macchio when he starred in The Karate Kid in 1984. I had a friend who completely obsessed over this so-called “kid” (he was actually like 25 when that film came out). After his success defeating the Cobra Kai, his next big lead role came... Continue Reading →


Mel Brooks is most famous for his series of movie genre parodies. Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Spaceballs, and many more. Throughout the 80’s, though, he also produced several films under the banner of Brooksfilms. This included a diverse batch of movies including The Elephant Man, The Fly, and My Favorite Year. And then there was... Continue Reading →

Sibling Rivalry

I admit that I’ve got a bit of a soft spot for many of the film’s directed by Carl Reiner. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen Oh God!, but I remember it being one I watched a few times as a kid. I’ve always loved his collaborations with Steven Martin...The Jerk, The Man... Continue Reading →


Here we go, another entry in the 80’s buddy cop genre.  Except in this one, one of the cops isn’t a cop.  Still, 1989’s “Renegades” pretty much follows the basic buddy cop formula.  Two guys from different worlds joining forces to solve a big crime.  Could be a white guy and a black guy...maybe a... Continue Reading →

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