1980s

Was the Horny, Hard-Partying Mayhem of ’80s Comedy Worth the Price?

This may come as a shock to modern moviegoers but there once was a time when our big-screen heroes never wore capes. In fact, they…

The Dream of Shitty 1980s Kids’ Movies Is Alive With ‘Rim of the World’

One of the most crucial stages in a person’s maturation is realizing that some of the stuff you dug as a kid was terrible. We’re…

‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrels’ Is Still the Best Comedy About How Men Con Themselves

Early on in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, a two-bit American con artist named Freddy Benson (Steve Martin) is having a conversation with Lawrence Jamieson (Michael Caine),…

Don’t Forget the Bands That Blew Your Mind in College

Combing through used vinyl at Amoeba Music the other week, I came across an inexpensive copy of Talk Talk’s debut album, The Party’s Over. I…