Tag Child of the ’80s

The Beastie Boys Story Doesn’t End With Doc

Per Matt For me, the Beastie Boys will always harken back to the Sixth Grade, when my middle-school class was offered the possibility to visit Washington D.C. with the school’s upperclassmen. On our 700-plus-mile trip, a jam box appeared within… Continue Reading →

Horror Noire: A History of Black Horror

Per Matt The horror genre, probably more so than all the rest, has long relied on clich├ęs, tropes and stereotypes in depicting stories for the big and small screen. Often used in low-budget releases (but not exclusively), these tired portrayals… Continue Reading →

Belushi Doc Brings the Fame, Pain and Shame

For most people, celebrity is fleeting. Sometimes it can take years, decades and even a lifetime to finally make your mark in the pop-culture zeitgeist. And then there’s the kind of people whose burning desire and work ethic seemingly create… Continue Reading →

Returning Characters Make Coming 2 America Worth the Trip

Per Matt As a Child of the ’80s, I was a HUGE fan of Coming to America. Originally released in 1988, the movie helped mold my personality and my sense of humor. Back in the day, I was introduced to… Continue Reading →

Minari Deserves Oscar Consideration

Per Matt Just in case you’ve been wondering whatever happened to the actor who previously portrayed Glenn Rhee in AMC’s The Walking Dead, take note: He’s been pretty busy lately, racking up some hard-earned success along the way. And the… Continue Reading →

My Guilty Pleasure Gets Primal!

Per Matt Saturday morning cartoons will ALWAYS hold a special place in my heart. As a Child of the ’80s, some of my favorite shows aired on the day. So, when it comes to binge watching an animated show, it… Continue Reading →

Candyman Tells ‘Em the Truth in My Guilty Pleasure

Per Matt Sometimes there’s a little bit of truth hidden in plain sight, when dealing with urban legends. That’s what makes Candyman My Guilty Pleasure.

The Terminator Suffers a Dark Fate in My Guilty Pleasure

Per Matt Audiences responded after asking Will Cameron’s Return Terminate His Film Franchise? In terms of box-office results, the answer was as bleak as the filmmaker’s fate of humanity. Officially considered a flop after losing $130 million worldwide, this had… Continue Reading →

The Strangers Prey at Night in My Guilty Pleasure

Per Matt The ’80s will never die. Long live the ’80s! Director Johannes Roberts seemingly agreed with that statement, as his feature film, The Strangers: Prey at Night, much like so many other killer releases today, owe way too much… Continue Reading →

Congrats to Seth Green, Robot Chicken for 200 Episodes!

Per Matt Saturday morning cartoons. Just the simple concept of three network television channels airing four or five straight hours of animated TV shows (sometimes longer!) every weekend can be an alien concept for millennials to comprehend. Back in the… Continue Reading →

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