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,…

From the Hip

I’ve only really spent time in a courtroom once in my life. I ended up with jury duty and after a jury selection process that was essentially an hour-long game of musical chairs, I ended up with the last seat in the box. Then, after a day of listening to the trial, the jury was…

Far Out Man

When I was a kid I had a good friend who lived next door. His dad had a collection of records and among them were several of Cheech and Chong’s comedy albums. We would listen to them regularly. “Dave’s not here man,” that stuff cracked us up. Of course, we didn’t get most of the…

Blue City

So many of the iconic teen movies of the 80’s were populated with a group of young actors known as “The Brat Pack.” They became famous playing the unique high school aged characters in films like “Sixteen Candles” and “The Breakfast Club.” Sure they were becoming successful, but they did have a problem…they were playing…