Duran Duran’s “Rio” Has Been Identified

Rio, Duran Duran’s second studio album, was released 42 years ago. While primarily notable for the hit songs it produced, including “Rio,” “Hungry Like the Wolf” and “Save a Prayer,” the album’s cover is iconic. Instead of featuring a photo of the band, as they did on their debut LP, the cover artwork is a […]

Lucas Is No Michelangelo

The original Star Wars trilogy, which began in 1977, concluded in 1983 with “Return of the Jedi.” In 1999, fans of the franchise were delighted (and disappointed) with “The Phantom Menace,” the first new Star Wars film in 25 years. It was during the production of that film, that Lucas began experimenting with making a […]

Wang Chung Didn’t Know

Wang Chung didn’t know their song “To Live and Die in L.A.” was the theme for John Mulaney’s Netflix show. Following the success of their song “Dance Hall Days,” which was released in 1983 on their album “Points on a Curve,” Wang Chung was under some pressure from their label Geffen to produce another hit. […]

Should Tyson Worry?

Whether you call him “Iron Mike,” “Kid Dynamite” or “The Baddest Man on the Planet,” since the 1980s Mike Tyson is regarded as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. His legacy began on November 22, 1986, at 20 years old, Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history, with a second-round knockout […]

The NSFW Source of Mystery 80s Song

For years before the advent of the internet, trying to identify an unfamiliar song regarding speaking with another human. A conversation would go something like, “Hey, do know the song that goes like…” and then out of tune humming would commence. Beginning in the 2000s, technology, like WatZatSong, has helped facilitate that process on a […]

Naked Gun Creator Doesn’t Approve of Reboot

Pamela Anderson has signed on to star opposite Liam Neeson in Paramount Pictures’ untitled remake of “Naked Gun,” based on the crime spoof comedies that were released in the late 1980s and early 1990s. While reboots are often more miss than hit, the creators behind this particular relaunch give hope to fans. The new installment […]

Real Injury Changed Rocky II’s Story

In the first Rocky movie, Rocky as a southpaw. So important to the plot of the story, the word “southpaw” appears eight times in the “Rocky” script. So, “Rocky” fans may have wondered why Sylvester Stallone’s character suddenly has eyesight problems in Rocky II and is forced to learn how to box with his right […]

Live-Action ThunderCats Is Moving Forward

Jaws dropped at Legendary and Warner Bros. when Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire opened to $80 million in North America over Easter weekend despite getting shredded by critics. It wasn’t quite double what tracking services had predicted, but close enough. And by day 10, its global cumulative had hit an impressive $361.1 million as […]

Netflix Adds 1984 Films

Netflix’s cinematic gimmick for 2024 is what they’re calling “Milestone Movies” — films that are celebrating big anniversaries this year. And while they already added a collection of 50-year-old titles from 1974, this month they’re uploading more than 20 titles that were originally released in 1984. Sadly, of the highest-grossing films of 1984, they’re only […]

Road House Fans Are Saying This About Remake

And, no, it isn’t “Why did they make this?” With over 50 million views, over the first two weekends since its release, the remake of the 1987 film of the same name, is the biggest film Amazon has ever produced. The movie is not, however, without its controversy. Most recently, we reported that producers may […]