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40 Years Ago: ‘Continental Divide’ Shows What John Belushi Could Have Done
Despite not living up to its assembled talent, the film highlighted the ex-'SNL' star's on-screen charisma and acting ability.
55 Years Ago: ‘Star Trek’ Boldly Changes the Face of Television
The show continues to have a monumental effect on television.
The Doom of a Franchise: ‘Police Academy: Mission to Moscow’
The seventh and final movie in the franchise bombed but not necessarily because it was bad.
‘Escape From L.A.’ Shows Why John Carpenter Shouldn’t Do Sequels
Movie was first in a string of late-career misfires by the director.
40 Years Ago: Bo Derek’s Soft Porn ‘Tarzan’ Swings and Misses
The Bo Derek vehicle has a richly deserved reputation as a travesty of the cinematic arts.
45 Years Ago: Bootsy’s Rubber Band Transcend on ‘Stretchin’ Out’
Bootsy Collins' first album as a band leader weaves together decades of music history.
How Not to Make a Sequel to a Steven Spielberg Movie
Want to appreciate the great director even more? Check out a follow-up film he didn't direct.
40 Years Ago: ‘Escape From New York’ Punks the ’80s
The '80s have a reputation for cheesy, romantic, capitalism-celebrating art – and rightfully so. John Carpenter broke the mold.
40 Years Ago: ‘Stripes’ Updates ’70s-Style Comedy for a New Era
Several bits from the film should be included in the canon of Bill Murray's career highlights.
40 Years Ago: ‘Cannonball Run’ Takes Good Times Out for a Spin
Much of its talent is squandered, but the film still serves as a great reminder of a long-lost era.