Tag Archives: 1980s

Intense PG Movies

PG doesn’t necessarily mean “for all ages.” It’s possible to tell a gripping story full of adventure, death, and even sexual innuendo and still earn a “soft” rating. Continue reading

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Shall We Play a Game? Let’s See How Symmetrical WarGames Is

How about a nice game of guess how symmetrical WarGames is? The answer is quite simple: It’s completely symmetrical. I grew up loving this movie, so I feel like it’s a privilege to share just how awesome this movie is. … Continue reading

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10 Beautifully Sad Movie Music Themes for a Good Cry

I have something really special to share with you next week. It’s been a while since I did a Cinematic Chiasmus, and I’ve got a great one in store for you. In the meantime, I have prepared a list of … Continue reading

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10 Movies About Aliens That Don’t Have Any Language Barriers

Science fiction is a funny business. You want to have just enough scientific realism to be believable, but you don’t want to spend the whole film talking about hardware or the linguistics problems involved in human-alien communication. Some movies manage … Continue reading

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1996 Was the Year the Macho ’80s Action Hero Died

If you wanted to pinpoint the exact moment that the ‘80s action hero died, this is it! Continue reading

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Most Comedic Actors Have a 10-Year Window of Greatness

Nothing lasts forever. Case in point, comedic actors. Even the ones who reach superstar status and enjoy years of success eventually slip into mediocrity. The interesting thing is the pattern they follow. I’ve noticed that usually these kinds of actors … Continue reading

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Is Superman II as Good as It Gets for Superman Films?

I saw the trailer for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice this weekend, and I couldn’t help asking: Is this what they think we want in a Superman film? It looks dark, depressing, and charmless – the exact opposite of … Continue reading

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