Hey! It’s time to stop surfing the internet for a moment so that you can catch a wave of nostalgia with this week’s edition of Retro Movie Nerd. That’s really all the surfing terms I can make fit into this intro, thank goodness. Let’s go back to the summer of 1991, a time when Paula Abdul’s “Rush Rush” dominated the radio waves. Ducking into the movie theater was the only escape from that song, so with Terminator 2: Judgment Day sold out, Point Break was a good second option.
From a blog on the other side of the universe, I have returned to The Casual Geekery to report my findings on a film from the past that has it’s roots steeped in nerd dirt. Today, we take a look at the first big screen adaptation of the crew of the Starship Enterprise. It’s STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE and yes they ran with that title, which generates about as much excitement as the film itself.
The reboot movie of the 1990s cult classic TV show BAYWATCH received critical derision and produced an anemic box office – maybe Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s biggest failure since losing in the main event of WrestleMania 2000 – but having just watched the film, I still enjoyed it for what it was.
Your local mom and pop video store should be the cornerstone of all your nostalgia. Most of us are old enough to remember going to the video store on a Friday or Saturday night, searching for that hidden treasure or a lost/forgotten/neglected gem. Most of the time, it was the cover art that appealed to the senses, even if the movie was forgotten for a very good reason. Retro Movie Nerd attempts to recall those moments in time.
(Head Geek’s note: This review is courtesy of friend of the Geekery, ProjectBlue.)
Stephen King’s IT has never been far from the pop culture conscious since its 1986 novel release. The book itself became controversial for a scene skipped over in both film versions. The 1990 ABC miniseries, while lacking, endures because of Tim Curry’s portrayal of Pennywise the Clown, the murderous demon stalking fictional Derry, Maine.
This is a thing that’s happening. For those readers who are unfamiliar with me, I do have my own site, you know. RETRO MOVIE NERD reviews mainly action/horror/sci-fi films from the 1970s, 80s and 90s.
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As the movie enters its second weekend, projections say that WONDER WOMAN is going to conquer all other films for a second week. And it absolutely should.
It’s Morphin’ Time! I never thought I’d write those words… But the hit 1990s phenomenon is back and headed to the big screen, and a new trailer for the blockbuster was released earlier today.
It’s almost non-stop trailer action today! The latest installment of Fox’s X-Men movies takes a look at an older Wolverine in the character’s third stand-alone film. The new trailer for Logan came out today and it’s looking great.