What the Hell Happened to Elizabeth Berkley?


Elizabeth Berkley

In the early 90’s, Elizabeth Berkley was a rising star.  After several years on television, she was ready to make the leap to the big screen.  Showgirls was a huge opportunity.  The script was written by one of the most successful screenwriters in Hollywood and the director was A-list.  The last time Paul Verhoven and Joe Eszterhas collaborated, they made a star.  But this time, things worked out differently.  Instead of becoming an A-list actress, Berkley’s movie career went down in flames.

What the hell happened?

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Movies of 1995 Bracket Game: Heat Vs. The Usual Suspects


The Usual Suspects Vs. Heat

We’re looking back at the movies from 1995.  What was hot twenty years ago?  Which movies dominated the awards?  And which movies have stood the test of time?  In the Movies of 1995 bracket game, we’re pitting 16 of the biggest and best-remembered movies of the year against each other.  Readers will vote until only one movie reigns supreme.

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Movies of 1995 Bracket Game: Get Shorty Vs. Casino


Get Shorty Vs. Casino

We’re looking back at the movies from 1995.  What was hot twenty years ago?  Which movies dominated the awards?  And which movies have stood the test of time?  In the Movies of 1995 bracket game, we’re pitting 16 of the biggest and best-remembered movies of the year against each other.  Readers will vote until only one movie reigns supreme.

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Heather Graham Gallery

The 10 Best Albums Of 1995


Best Of 1995

1995 was a standout year for film. But musically it wasn’t quite on the same level. In some ways, it was the beginning of the end of the 90s from a musical standpoint. The grunge era was on its way out and the post-grunge era would eventually devolve into a parody of what it once was. This would later snowball into the rise of boy band pop, modern adult and “mook” rock.  Fortunately, none of that had happened yet in 1995.

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Movies of 1995 Bracket Game: Braveheart Vs. Apollo 13


Braveheart Vs Apollo 13

We’re looking back at the movies from 1995.  What was hot twenty years ago?  Which movies dominated the awards?  And which movies have stood the test of time?  In the Movies of 1995 bracket game, we’re pitting 16 of the biggest and best-remembered movies of the year against each other.  Readers will vote until only one movie reigns supreme.

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Movies of 1995 Bracket Game: Friday Vs. Empire Records


Friday Vs. Empire Records

We’re looking back at the movies from 1995.  What was hot twenty years ago?  Which movies dominated the awards?  And which movies have stood the test of time?  In the Movies of 1995 bracket game, we’re pitting 16 of the biggest and best-remembered movies of the year against each other.  Readers will vote until only one movie reigns supreme.

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Bridget Fonda Gallery

Movies of 1995 Bracket Game: Batman Forever Vs. GoldenEye


Batman Forever vs GoldenEye

We’re looking back at the movies from 1995.  What was hot twenty years ago?  Which movies dominated the awards?  And which movies have stood the test of time?  In the Movies of 1995 bracket game, we’re pitting 16 of the biggest and best-remembered movies of the year against each other.  Readers will vote until only one movie reigns supreme.

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The Terminator: Do We Really Need Another?


arnie terminator

The trailer for Terminator Genisys has already been parodied on here and subject to comments and speculation all over.

Personally, I say take a “wait and see” attitude. You can’t really judge a movie by its trailer. I’ve seen trailers that made the movie look excruciating and it turned out to be pretty fun (Dodgeball). I’ve also seen trailers for movies that looked great and turned out to be duds (too many to mention).

Yet in some ways, part of me worries that this movie will be overstuffed. Both the trailer and the plot description I’ve read of it suggest an attempt to put all 4 of the previous Terminator movies together. Or take them, chop em up, throw em in the air and re-assemble the pieces and see what you get.

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What the Hell Happened to Judd Nelson?


Judd Nelson

Judd Nelson

In 1985, Judd Nelson starred in two of the top-25 highest-grossing movies of the year.  He was 26 years old.  Nelson was one of the founding members of the Brat Pack, a group of young actors who helped define the decade.  But when the 80’s ended, the Brat Pack actors found themselves scrambling.  Just five years later when the Pack was entering their 30s, they were collectively dealing with irrelevance.  In 2014, Nelson had to deny rumors that he had died.

What the hell happened?

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Pop Culture Quiz: What the Hell Happened Quiz: 1985 Edition *Results*


Movies of 1985 sepia

For the last couple of weeks, we’ve been flashing back 30 years in 1985.  With the winner of the bracket game announced, all that’s left to do is to review the results of our 1985 Pop Culture Quiz.

I thought this quiz was tougher than usual.  But the scores were pretty consistent with previous quizzes.   Once again, no one scored 100%.  The average score was 45.6% which was actually higher than the average for the Christmas edition.  So good job everyone!

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Movies of 1985 Bracket Game Winner!


back to the future

 

Our look back at 1985 comes to a predictable end as we go Back to the Future.  Thirty years ago, the story of a boy who travels back in time thirty years to see what his parents were like when they were his age was a critical and commercial smash.  Thirty years later in our present (Marty’s future), the movie still holds up as a pop culture touchstone.  It’s the rare piece of entertainment that plays across generations.

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