3 items from 2014
Director: Michael Anderson
Running Time: 88 minutes
This 1977 cash in on Jaws could have just changed the animal and ran with it. Instead it goes for something a lot deeper and poignant. Philosophical themes are interwoven throughout the film and before you know it you’re gripped. From legendary producer Dino De Laurentiis, the man who produced pretty much everything from Federico Fellini classics to the Hannibal Lecter films, he knew when a specific genre was popular, he knew how to exploit it, but he also knew to make it its own.
We follow Richard Harris as Captain Nolan, a hard drinking Irishman who loves to hunt the beasts of the ocean. Despite this, his character has a dramatic arc and one that is completely believable thanks to Harris’ nuanced performance. He’s disgusted after an »
- Luke Ryan Baldock
There's always a time and place for nostalgia, but when it comes to movies from the 1980s, it goes beyond that. Throughout the decade, we hit cinematic milestone after cinematic milestone, with franchises being born that still resonate and fuel the box office today, some three decades removed. We can look at 2014 and see some good movies on the horizon. But when we look back at a year like 1984, its breathtaking to see how many seminal pieces of pop culture were born into existence. 1982 is sometimes called the greatest year for genre movies of all time, with an eye on science fiction. But 1984 goes maybe a step beyond that. These 12 months were jam packed with truly timeless classics. You may be awestruck staring at what came exactly 30 years ago. Nothing has quite topped it for sheer year-round, non-stop entertainment. These are 30 great movies that are turning 30 in 2014!
Tagline: In the Year of Darkness, »
Booger’s belch in Revenge of the Nerds is actually the sound of a camel climaxing. There. Now you, too, are cursed — or blessed, if you’re into that sort of thing — with the same knowledge as the audience from Saturday’s Sf Sketchfest Revenge of the Nerds reunion. Curtis Armstrong, who played Booger (and who can currently be seen as Principal Foster on New Girl), revealed that little piece of foley magic at San Francisco’s Castro Theater, and nobody was more thrilled to hear it than the evening’s moderator, Chris Hardwick.The Nerdist and @Midnight host unleashed his inner 12-year-old on the crowd, displaying an unfiltered giddiness onstage as he interacted with seven stars from the film that played a formative role in his youth. In addition to Armstrong, Timothy Busfield (Arnold Poindexter), Robert Carradine (Lewis Skolnick), Andrew Cassese (Harold Wormser), Julia Montgomery (Betty Childs), Larry B. Scott »
- Brian Janosch
3 items from 2014
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