We spent a few weeks in January pondering the best movies from twenty years ago. But before you find yourself waxing nostalgic about how they don’t make ’em like they used to, here’s a little reminder that Hollywood made just as much crap thirty years ago as they do today. If you’re looking for bad movies, sequels are usually a pretty good bet. 1998 had its fair share of clunkers with very few bright spots to even the scales. It’s not the worst year in sequels we have seen so far, but it’s still pretty lousy. Let’s relive the mediocrity of the sequels of 1998
For the last couple of weeks, we have talking about some of the best movies 1988 had to offer. But before you find yourself waxing nostalgic about how they don’t make ’em like they used to, here’s a little reminder that Hollywood made just as much crap thirty years ago as they do today. If you’re looking for bad movies, sequels are usually a pretty good bet. As it turns out, 1988 was one of the worst years for sequels I have ever seen.
In April on 1990, Movieline magazine published it’s first annual Women in Hollywood issue. The cover story was an interview with Jamie Lee Curtis. Curtis sat down with Lawrence Grobel to discuss her Hollywood parents, her drug addiction and how her body came to define her career.
Warm, sunny Fall days are precious and not to be wasted. We were supposed to have a rainy weekend and yesterday pretty much fit that bill. But today turned out to be the perfect Fall day. As it so happens, Mindy was car hunting so it was my job to entertain the kids. If it had rained as predicted, we would have gone to the Museum Center for the new exhibit on Lego art. But since it was sunny and Kings Island is still open, I figured I’d tuck that option away for the next rainy day. Instead we spent one last day enjoying our local amusement park before the end of the season.
Over the course of a movie career, there are naturally ebbs and flows; peaks and valleys. Looking back from a distance, it can be hard to remember when one of our favorite actors was up or down. Today, Jamie Lee Curtis is mostly seen on TV commercials shilling yogurt that regulates your digestion. She’s also the lone bright spot in the otherwise wretched Fox show, Scream Queens. Going back over the course of her long career, Curtis has had several parts which could be considered comebacks. But of them all, I think one stands out as the real thing.
It’s Fall and that can only mean one thing: apples on a stick! But how you like your apples probably depends a lot on where you’re from. The debate of caramel vs. candy apples has raged on for decades. Today, we settle it once and for all. Which is the superior dipped apple?
In focusing on the Networks, Chinatowns and Raging Bulls of the 70s, it’s easy to overlook another great aspect of 70’s filmmaking: the horror genre. The decade is frequently cited as one of the best in cinematic history. That doesn’t just apply to prestigious dramas like The Godfather. The seventies were also one of the best decades for horror. The films listed here are proof of that.
With Cinderella and Insurgent in theaters, it seemed like an excellent time to rank our female heroes. What exactly it means to be a movie heroine is open to interpretation. We’ve got some of the action heroines you would expect. But we also have some real world figures and some flawed protagonists. Who’s the best movie heroine? It’s time to find out.
With Cinderella in theaters and the Divergent sequel opening this Friday, it seemed like an excellent time to rank our female heroes. What exactly it means to be a movie heroine is open to interpretation. We’ve got some of the action heroines you would expect. But we also have some real world figures and some flawed protagonists. Who’s the best movie heroine? It’s time to find out.
In 2008, we took an Orlando vacation that included a couple of days at Walt Disney World. This was the only time we ever attended Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Mindy was pregnant with Kara (it wasn’t planned that way) so in a way, this was Kara’s first trip. When we returned from the trip, our pictures were deleted from the digital camera before they could be saved to a hard drive. As a result, the digital copies were lost forever.
However, while cleaning out a junk drawer this weekend, I came across the only printed copies. So I have scanned the pictures so I could share them here. They aren’t as pristine as the digital copies. But they are better than nothing. So for the first time, here are the pictures from our 2008 Disney World vacation.
As a rule of thumb, I don’t get personal very often on Le Blog. This site is more about obsessing over pop culture than the mundane details of my personal life. But every now and then, I like to check in. I’ve fallen a few days behind in some postings, so I wanted to make this one of those times.
I bought Josie’s first Kings Island season pass in 2009. She was 4 years old at the time and her younger sister had just been born. The idea was that during the summer, I could take Josie to the park while her mom stayed home with the baby. Since then, Kings Island has been one of our special places. Occasionally, others would come with us. But more often than not, we had daddy/daughter days at Kings Island to ourselves.