Posts tagged with ‘1980s

Meschach Taylor, from Designing Women and Mannequin passes away at 67

Actor Meschach Taylor, who was perhaps best known as his role in the late 1980s TV series Designing Women, and also was awesome as hell in the 1987 comedy Mannequin, died today at the age of 67 from cancer.

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Tim Burton’s Batman opened 25 years ago today and changed superhero movies forever. Watch the 1988 Batman preview video sent out to assure distributors the movie didn’t suck

It’s hard to imagine now, but in the late 80s, superhero movies weren’t something to be taken seriously, especially Batman. The 1970s had a run of really goofy, really cheap Marvel TV movies and the public’s main perception of Batman was from the campy 1966 series. So in 1988, Warner Bros made this preview video to show that their Batman film was a brand new thing and not a film adaptation of Adam West’s Batman. 

IHC After Dark movies: The Adventures of Hercules (1985)

Yes, the entire movie masterpiece. Yes, the one with Lou Ferigno. Enjoy.

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This day in 1989, one man stopped an entire line of Chinese tanks live on television as Tiananmen Square in Beijing erupted in protest against Communist Party corruption

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Richard Donner confirms a Goonies sequel is in the works

Speaking to TMZ, director Richard Donner says that he has every intention on doing a sequel to the 1986 film The Goonies, and that he’s going to try to bring back as much of the original cast as possible. Can Jeff Cohen still do the truffle shuffle? Probably not too well anymore, but still super excited about this.

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IHC After Dark: 1970s-1980s CBS Special Presentation intro will either give you all the feels or it won’t

Unless you were born in the fucking 90s, then fuck you then.

Kevin Bacon explains the 1980s to millennials

Gen X is getting old and we’re facing a crisis in that the kids now in their 20s have no knowledge of, and often don’t care about the 80s. Kevin Bacon is here to change that.

Delta’s new 1980s themed in-flight safety video is more 80s per square inch than should be allowed by law

But damn I just love it anyway. Watch it all the way to the end. Unless you weren’t born until the 1990s, then you can go somewhere else for a few minutes.

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Watch Steve Jobs demo the Macintosh to the public for the first time in 1984

At the annual Apple shareholder’s meeting in January 1984, Steve Jobs gives the world the first look at the Macintosh. 

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