Thrashin’

I know Josh Brolin is a well respected, Academy Award nominated actor these days, but to me he’ll always be a Goonie. He was never one of the big names when it came to teen stars of the 80’s, but he’s succeeded where many of his peers failed when it comes to keeping his career…

Crossroads

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…

Forgotten Filmcast Episode 87: Tony Rome

On the new episode of the Forgotten Filmcast Todd is joined by Raquel Stecher from Out of the Past to look at a detective flick staring Frank Sinatra…1967’s Tony Rome. Download the Show: iTunes Podomatic Your Listen Show Notes: Out of the Past Raquel on Twitter Movies Discussed: Tony RomeTony Rome The Young Girls of…

Rover Dangerfield

It seems like ever since the 90’s animated films have put an emphasis on getting big celebrities to voice the main characters. I think Aladdin was the film that really got this trend going back in 1992. Casting Robin Williams as the wisecracking Genie was an inspired choice. Today it doesn’t seem to matter if…

What Price Hollywood?

I often find it interesting when Hollywood turns the camera on itself and gives us stories of what goes on behind the glitz and glamor. But there will always be the question of how honest are the filmmakers really being with us. One of the most famous behind-the-scenes Hollywood stories is A Star is Born.…

Solarbabies

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…