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25 Years Ago: ‘Beverly Hills Ninja’ Ends Chris Farley’s Hilarious Run
Martial-arts romp was the last project released during his lifetime.
50 Years Ago: ‘Sanford and Son’ Makes Its Groundbreaking Debut
Show was one of the first U.S. programs to feature a predominantly Black cast.
Why the Doors’ ‘Break on Through’ Didn’t Break Through at First
First single off band's debut album fizzled before it became a classic.
50 Years Ago: A Year of ‘Shock Cinema’ Comes to a Bloody End
A quartet of movies encapsulated the troubled air of the early 1970s.
35 Years Ago: Why ‘King Kong Lives’ Died a Quick Box Office Death
The followup to 1976's 'King Kong' was an epic, if lovable, failure.
45 Years Ago: A New ‘King Kong’ Tries to Outdo ‘Jaws’
Famed Italian super-producer Dino De Laurentiis swung for the fences with this remake of the 1933 classic.
45 Years Ago: ‘Queen Kong’ Gets Caged in Lawsuits
'King Kong' parody was sued out of existence after cutting too close to home.
Why Two Hours Was Cut From ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’
Original cut of the Steve Martin / John Candy film was nearly four hours long.
‘Rocky’-Inspired Films: 10 Underdog Stories From Outside the Ring
The formula pioneered by Sylvester Stallone's breakthrough hit helped define popular filmmaking in the 1980s.
10 Science Fiction Sequels Nobody Needed
Some great things should never be messed with.