Recently I was showing the 1982 film, Poltergeist, to some friends who marveled over the neat vintage stuff in the kid’s room. Of course, in 1982, this stuff was not vintage. A lot of these were toys I grew up with. At the time the movie was made, the set dressing called for toys, so they probably grabbed whatever was available and popular at that time. There is quite a lot of Star Wars toys in that room but with Speilberg and Lucas being friends, it would not have been hard to put [...]
Empire Records has been around for two decades and, yeah, it’s not very good. From a contemporary perspective so long after the fact it’s so incredibly dated that even its meager entertainment value becomes laughable and ridiculous. But…. We love it – we being that segment of a generation. Us children, now adults, born in the early half of the 1980s – wedged between Generation X and The Millenials, unable to really identify with either. We love Empire [...]
Twenty Years Ago. I was 15 and just starting on a lifelong obsession with cinema. The summer of 2015 hasn’t been too bad, but I’m older, pickier and that same “every movie is magic” feeling I had back then isn’t totally gone but it’s weakened quite a bit. In retrospect there’s not a lot from the 90s I truly love today (Experiencing Jurassic Park is one of my greatest 90s memories), but as a teenager in 1995 I felt “THIS is the best time to be [...]
Geek Juice Radio – Episode 181 Go ahead and keep crying into your empty bottles of Fruitopia you nostalgia-tards. Featuring: Alex Jowski, mister X and Kevin Daley
The Sandlot Year: 1993 Genre: Family, Comedy Director: David M. Evans Stars: Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Patrick Renna
A new kid in town is taken under the wing of a young baseball prodigy and his team. Together, they get themselves into many adventures involving rival teams, lifeguards, and a vicious dog.