Nicolas Cage Appreciation Society: Best Of Times (1981)

So with the New Year upon us I decided that I wanted to mix things up a little bit and bring something new to the website/podcast. I thought about how the whole website started with the 365 movies in ...

Did ‘Fast’ Leave Nicolas Cage Furious?

If you want to see a movie with a lot of young stars in the making, it’s always fun to revisit Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The hit 1982 comedy features either debuts or early performances from the ...

Stranger Things Poised to Add Four New Characters in Season 4

Stranger Things Poised to Add Four New Characters in Season 4 Stranger Things taketh away, and now Stranger Things giveth. In the wake of a killer third season that featured the deaths of two major male characters (one of which may not stick), the Netflix ...

Stranger Things Season 3's 1980s Movie Influences: The Evil Dead, Fletch, The Thing, Spies Like Us and More

Stranger Things Season 3's 1980s Movie Influences: The Evil Dead, Fletch, The Thing, Spies Like Us and More Just as previous installments of Stranger Things evoked the likes of E.T. and The Goonies, the Netflix hit’s third season was chock-a-block with even more 1980s movie references, nods and influences. ...

What Does Hills Baby's Assistant Do? Is Stranger Things Hair Now Just Sad? Lies' Best Disco Threads? And More Qs!

What Does Hills Baby's Assistant Do? Is Stranger Things Hair Now Just Sad? Lies' Best Disco Threads? And More Qs! We’ve got questions, and you’ve (maybe) got answers! With another week of TV gone by, we’re lobbing queries left and right about shows including Big Little Lies, Instinct, The Loudest Voice and ...

Stranger Things Fan Theory Says It’s Connected To Chernobyl

The third season of Stranger Things is shaping up to be something special. Not only will it take place during the summer of 1985 – a stark departure from the cold, bitter Halloweens of past episodes – ...

'The Beach Bum': Film Review | SXSW 2019

'The Beach Bum': Film Review | SXSW 2019 The proud cinematic subgenre known as the "stoner comedy" gets a flashy new entry with The Beach Bum, in which Matthew McConaughey plays a washed-up Florida poet who’s like an amalgam of Hunter S. ...

Strokes’ Albert Hammond, Jr. Revisits Teenage Glory Days on ‘Fast Times’

Strokes’ Albert Hammond, Jr. Revisits Teenage Glory Days on ‘Fast Times’ The Strokes’ Albert Hammond, Jr. reminisces about gloriously aimless, adolescent nights on his new song, “Fast Times.” The track boasts the distinct vibe of the earliest Strokes records, with ...

Valley Girl

One of the oldies celebrated by lovers of ’80s fare, Martha Coolidge’s ode to pampered teens in La La Land has aged extremely well. It’s still fairly representative of reality, but the romantic fairy ...

Sean Penn Still Gives Tasty Raves To ‘Fast Times’

Though Fast Times at Ridgemont High featured so many talented young actors in its cast — many of whom have gone on to have incredible careers in Hollywood — Sean Penn managed to steal every scene he ...

The Package Review: Charming Cast Barely Saves This Sleepy Shrug-Fest

The Package Review: Charming Cast Barely Saves This Sleepy Shrug-Fest The Package is the movie some older comedians have warned us about. It's a nearly joke-free 'gross-out' comedy that goes out of its way not to offend anybody. In the process, it becomes a bland little ...

25 Sexy '80s Movies to Watch When You Want to Take a Trip Down Memory Lane

25 Sexy '80s Movies to Watch When You Want to Take a Trip Down Memory Lane When you think of '80s movies, the word "sexy" might not immediately come to mind. I mean, the '80s were all about big hair, neon-colored clothes, and shoulder pads. But this decade actually brought ...

Mid90s Trailer: Jonah Hill Makes His Directorial Debut

Mid90s Trailer: Jonah Hill Makes His Directorial Debut Mid90s is a new coming of age dramedy that marks the directorial debut of sometimes funnyman and Oscar-nominated actor Jonah Hill. It looks like a bitter sweet pill to swallow that brings as much ...

Mid90s Trailer: Jonah Hill Makes His Directorial Debut

Mid90s Trailer: Jonah Hill Makes His Directorial Debut Mid90s is a new coming of age dramedy that marks the directorial debut of sometimes funnyman and Oscar-nominated actor Jonah Hill. It looks like a bitter sweet pill to swallow that brings as much ...

Netflix Acquires Rights to ‘The Last Summer’ With ‘Riverdale’ Star K.J. Apa (Exclusive)

Netflix has acquired worldwide film rights to “The Last Summer,” an ensemble romantic comedy led by “Riverdale” star K.J. Apa. The Gulfstream Pictures Production’s film also features Maia Mitchell ...

Tribeca 2018 Women Directors: Meet Liz Garbus — “The Fourth Estate”

Garbus filming “The Fourth Estate”: Tj Kirkpatrick/Showtime Liz Garbus is an Emmy and Peabody award-winning filmmaker whose film “What Happened, Miss Simone?” opened the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, ...

The Cast of 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' Has Changed a Lot Since 1982

Attention Duuudes! It's been 36 years since Fast Times at Ridgemont High first hit theaters — and it remains one of the coolest teen movies of all time! After all this time, we decided to see what ...

Canon Of Film: ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’

In this edition of Canon Of Film, we take a look back at Amy Heckerling‘s high school coming-of-age-classic, Fast Times at Ridgemont High. For the story behind the genesis of the Canon, you can click ...

The best songs from teen movies – ranked!

Simple Minds! The Moldy Peaches! Yello! Here are 20 of the most memorable musical moments from the greatest high-school films ever The visuals of a poolside Phoebe Cates peeling off her bikini top ...

7 hugely underrated Nicolas Cage films

Simon Reynolds Mar 2, 2018 Beyond Jerry Bruckheimer's The Rock and Con Air, here are a handful of Nicolas Cage films worth seeking out. It’s very easy to get lost with Nicolas Cage. With ‘Cage Rage’ ...

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