80s movies

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an underrated gem

Sometime in the mid 1980s, my partner Mike and I wrote a well-crafted comedy for Columbia about a juror who falls in love with a defendant. But Hollywood doesn’t want well-crafted comedies from arrogant twenty-four year-olds. And Mike got into a relationship with the development executive, then broke up with her just before we turned […]

Countdown to Lipstick Jungle

One of our Bloggers™ has a show coming out on Thursday: Lipstick Jungle. Brooke Shields is one of the stars. I can’t help but think of my childhood, when Brooke was one of the beauties, and her name was bandied about constantly. Bo Derek, Brooke Shields and Farrah. I remember the ubiquitous poster was omnipresent […]

another gender bender

It’s hard to make out in the poor lighting, but this is Gary Busey in a wig, hideous clown make-up, and fake tits. “Under Siege” is very comfortable with its sexuality. The movie was clearly influenced by “Die Hard” (1988), but one of the big advantages of “Under Siege” is that, in “Die Hard,” they […]

C. Thomas Howell

I’d be shocked if someone hasn’t already paired up pictures of him and Les Moonves. There’s a great match out there.