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: Purple Rain (1984)

Along with the rest of the world, we at MoviefiedNYC mourn the loss of a creative giant gone too soon, Prince Rogers Nelson. If you are like us, you have spent the last few days listening to his amazing catalog of music and have also been blown away by how many hit songs he wrote for others. Prince scored […]

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: 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 […]