I had a giant crush on Steve Guttenberg when I was younger.
Don’t judge me. He was the Man in the 80s.
Police Academy. Three Men and a Baby. Cocoon. That crazy Village People movie (watch paired with Xanadu as it was meant to be seen, and then ask yourself “why?” while curled up in the fetal position).
Steve Guttenberg was hilarious but nice and always getting one up on the buttholes of the world. He might not have been as handsome as Tom Selleck or famous as Ted Danson. But he was still adorable and I still kind of adored him.
At least until [...]
What can I say about 1980’s Flash Gordon?
It is beautifully campy.
It is full of critically acclaimed actors taking on less than critically acclaimed roles (seriously Max Von Sydow, how do you go from The Seventh Seal and The Exorcist to Flash Gordon?).
It is covered in matte paintings and spandex and glitter and laser guns that make that fabulous ‘pew pew pew’ sound.
Queen did the soundtrack. QUEEN! And dang if the main theme song isn’t catchy as all get out.
It’s got fantasy. It’s got science fiction. It’s got a super hero with absolutely no super powers except fabulous hair and the [...]
Murders, feuding brothers, a rogue ex-cop, it all sounds like the plot to half a billion movies at least, but this particular post is all about The January Man, a comedy/thriller (what?) starring Kevin Kline and Susan Sarandon.
Nick Starkey (Kevin Kline) is an ex-cop who got booted from the NYC police force after getting mixed up in a scandal and wrongfully accused. Nick is understandably frustrated with the state of law enforcement and so takes himself and his rockin’ moustache and becomes a firefighter instead. One night while leaping through a ground floor window and saving a little girl, Nick [...]