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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Movies of 1985 Bracket Game: Brazil Vs. Back to the Future


Brazil Vs Back to the Future

With the start of a new year, there’s a whole new slate of movies to look forward to.  Hollywood is hoping 2015 will be a better year at the movies than 2014 was.  But how will the movies of the new year stack up against the movies from 30 years ago?  1985 gave us some classic movies and its share of forgettable ones as well.  In this month’s bracket game we’re going back in time to 1985 to pick our favorites from 30 years ago!

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Movies of 1985 Bracket Game: Brazil Vs. The Breakfast Club


Brazil Vs The Breakfast Club

With the start of a new year, there’s a whole new slate of movies to look forward to.  Hollywood is hoping 2015 will be a better year at the movies than 2014 was.  But how will the movies of the new year stack up against the movies from 30 years ago?  1985 gave us some classic movies and its share of forgettable ones as well.  In this month’s bracket game we’re going back in time to 1985 to pick our favorites from 30 years ago!

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Geena Davis Gallery

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


Movies of 1985 sepia

As we wrap up our look back at the movies of 1985, it’s time to put your memory to the test with a 1985 pop culture quiz.  This one is hard!  I have adjusted the scoring system to reflect that we’re dealing with some obscure movies from 30 years ago.  Heck, there’s even a question about a commercial for mashed potatoes.  Good luck with that one!

The quiz starts after the jump.

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Movies of 1985 Bracket Game: Back to the Future Vs. Weird Science


Back to the Future Vs Weird Science

With the start of a new year, there’s a whole new slate of movies to look forward to.  Hollywood is hoping 2015 will be a better year at the movies than 2014 was.  But how will the movies of the new year stack up against the movies from 30 years ago?  1985 gave us some classic movies and its share of forgettable ones as well.  In this month’s bracket game we’re going back in time to 1985 to pick our favorites from 30 years ago!

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Movies of 1985 Bracket Game: Witness Vs. The Breakfast Club


Witness vs. Breakfast Club

With the start of a new year, there’s a whole new slate of movies to look forward to.  Hollywood is hoping 2015 will be a better year at the movies than 2014 was.  But how will the movies of the new year stack up against the movies from 30 years ago?  1985 gave us some classic movies and its share of forgettable ones as well.  In this month’s bracket game we’re going back in time to 1985 to pick our favorites from 30 years ago!

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Movies of 1985 Bracket Game: Rocky IV Vs. Brazil


Rocky Vs Brazil

With the start of a new year, there’s a whole new slate of movies to look forward to.  Hollywood is hoping 2015 will be a better year at the movies than 2014 was.  But how will the movies of the new year stack up against the movies from 30 years ago?  1985 gave us some classic movies and its share of forgettable ones as well.  In this month’s bracket game we’re going back in time to 1985 to pick our favorites from 30 years ago!

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Kevin Costner Gallery

Movies of 1985 Bracket Game: The Goonies Vs. Weird Science


Goonies Vs Weird Science

With the start of a new year, there’s a whole new slate of movies to look forward to.  Hollywood is hoping 2015 will be a better year at the movies than 2014 was.  But how will the movies of the new year stack up against the movies from 30 years ago?  1985 gave us some classic movies and its share of forgettable ones as well.  In this month’s bracket game we’re going back in time to 1985 to pick our favorites from 30 years ago!

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