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Golden Raspberry Awards: 1981


The first Golden Raspberry Awards ceremony started as a joke.  Founder and publicist, John J.B. Wilson was able to parlay his potluck dinner party into a few local headlines.  The following year, he held another potluck dinner following the Oscars and attendance doubled.  The list of nominees was also trimmed down to five each to mimic the format of the Academy Awards.

Let’s review the nominees and “winners” of 1981.

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Readers Rank the Die Hard Movies

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Jeff the Wild Man recently ranked the Die Hard movies from worst to first.  Naturally, we gave you the chance to do your own rankings.  Here’s what readers came up with.

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Happy 52nd Birthday Elisabeth Shue!

Elisabeth Shue - Link - 1986

Elisabeth Shue – Link – 1986

It’s Elisabeth Shue’s 52nd birthday!  For most WTHH subjects, that would mean posting a gallery here, but Shue already has one.  So we’re going to celebrate another way.

If you’ve read the WTHH article on Shue, you know that one of her early gigs was selling hamburgers for Burger King.  She appeared in a number of Burger King commercials in the early 80’s including a famous Christmas commercial that paired her with her future Back to the Future Part II co-star Lea Thompson and future vampire slayer Sarah Michelle Gellar.  But that one was included in the original article.  So today, we’re looking at another classic BK commercial that I’ve never shown here before.

This one features a flirty Shue making a special announcement with a young Andrew McCarthy.  She’s wearing her very fetching BK visor and he’s got his Pepsi ball cap on.  Are they getting engaged?  Oh no!  Is she pregnant?  No, nothing like that.  The adorable couple is here to announce that BK is switching to Pepsi soft drinks.


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Totally Awesome Facts You Need to Know About Fright Night

Fright Night

This year marks the thirtieth anniversary of the vampire classic, Fright Night.  To celebrate this anniversary, let’s go over some totally awesome facts you need to know.  Maybe by doing so, we’ll find out what makes Brewster so cool.

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Totally Awesome Facts You Need to Know About Commando

Schwarzenegger - Commando

Arnold Schwarzenegger – Commando – 1985

In 1985, the reigning king of action movies was Sylvester Stallone.  Stallone starred in the second and third highest-grossing movies of the year; Rambo: First Blood Part II and Rocky IV.  But there was a challenger who was making a name for himself.  Former body builder Arnold Schwarzenegger had made the leap to the big screen with Conan the Barbarian and The Terminator.  With Commando, which was released 30 years ago today, Arnold proved he was a legitimate threat to the Italian Stallion’s reign.

To celebrate Commando‘s 30th anniversary, let’s take a look at some totally awesome facts you need to know.

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Franchise Killers: Scream 4

Neve Campbell - Scream 4 - 2011

Neve Campbell – Scream 4 – 2011

For the month of October, Franchise Killers will be covering movies that ended film series in the horror genre.  So we’ll be looking at movies that killed franchises about killers.  Since today is Neve Campbell‘s birthday, I thought we would kick things off with a look at Scream 4.

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Readers Rank the Batman Movie Villains

Batman Movie Villains

I recently ranked the Batman movie villains from worst to first.  At the end of the article, I gave you the chance to do your own rankings.  Here’s what readers came up with.

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Worst to First: Ranking the Stephen King Movies of the 80’s

Stephen King Posters

The 1970’s introduced horror fans to a prolific writer named Stephen King.  You may have heard of him.  In 1976, Brian DePalma adapted King’s first novel, Carrie, into a hit movie.    The success of Carrie opened the floodgates.  Ever since, audiences have been inundated with Stephen King movies.  In the following decade, there were 14 feature films adapted from King’s works!  Some were better than others and some weren’t very good at all.  So as we get into the Halloween spirit, let’s rank the Stephen King movies of the 80’s from worst to first.

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Golden Raspberry Awards: 1980

Razzies 1980

The Golden Raspberry Awards, or the Razzies, have been around for 35 years.  Like the Oscars which inspired them, the Razzies can be extremely political and have made some controversial decisions.  In this series, I’m going back to look at the history of the Razzies one year at a time.  We’ll look at what they got right, what they got wrong and when they were just being petty.

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