1984: A Blockbuster Year

“My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” Ronald Reagan brought that oops moment to the world as he tested a microphone before a radio address; later that November Regan won a landslide re-election. That was the peak of […]

Movie-Still Monday: The Killing Fields (1984)

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Movie-Still Monday: Beverly Hills Cop (1984) Axel and Serge

Beverly Hills Cop (1984) Eddie Murphy, Bronson Pinchot Still as funny as ever: https://youtube.googleapis.com/v/GHZWWFmaFcI&source=uds     Like us, follow us, or just say hello: Facebook    Twitter    Instagram YouTube    Tumblr      Pinterest

1984: A Blockbuster Year

“My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” Ronald Reagan brought that oops moment to the world as he tested a microphone before a radio address; later that November Regan won a landslide re-election. That was the peak of […]

Movie-Still Monday: Red Dawn (1984)

With the cry “wolverines,” a group of teenage guerrilla fighters gun down their Soviet occupier. Red Dawn was part jingoistic American propaganda, part cathartic release from Cold War fears, and when it was released thirty years ago on August 10, 1984, it was the first movie to receive a PG-13 rating.     Like us, […]

Movie-Still Monday: Purple Rain turns Thirty

Prince in Purple Rain (1984) It’s been thirty years since the release of Purple Rain, directed by Albert Magnoli, and starring Prince as “The Kid.”  The Purple Rain soundtrack is still perhaps one of cinema’s greatest soundtracks. Is that hyperbole? I think not. Listen to Prince’s album today. The masterpiece easily holds up and stands […]