Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: June 1990

Cowboy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting.  "Turtle Power" by Partners In Kryme hits #13.  Greyhound Bus files bankruptcy.  Dr Jack Kevorkian assisted an Oregon woman to commit suicide, beginning a national debate over the right to die.  "It's Garry Shandling's Show" last airs on Fox-TV.  Supreme Court says law prohibiting desecration of US flag … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: June 1990

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: April 1990

The "Ha!" comedy Channel on cable TV begins transmitting.  Wrestlemania VI, Ultimate Warrior fights Hulk Hogan.  World's largest bunny hop at Radio City Music Hall (NYC).  Madonna starts her controversial Blond Ambition Tour in Tokyo, Japan.  Hubble space telescope is placed into orbit by shuttle Discovery. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idERQ77CTXM   Music Honorable mention to the soundtracks that … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: April 1990

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: March 1990

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL5BNgcwYhQ March 1990, the sequel to February 1990.  An interesting month to be sure for that year.  Steve Jackson Games gets raided by the U.S. Secret Service; a case that would evolve years later into something establishing the legalities of online speech still equating to speech; as in free speech.  Carole Gist becomes the 1st … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: March 1990

It’s Not Just A Movie: The Importance of Films

It’s true that there are many, many movies that are “just movies,” entertaining enough but with little weight behind them. And there are many movies that are nothing more than complete wastes of time and space. But the ones that really grip people’s imaginations, the ones that inspire passionate discussions and debates, the ones that … Continue reading It’s Not Just A Movie: The Importance of Films

Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: February 1990

Ok, finally finished up February 1990.  Going lighter on the "Cultural Etc." stuff because, well, I was too lazy to methodically track down ads and clothing styles and stuff from that month.  So here it is, the noteworthy music, movies, and shows from February 1990.   Music Last month was just a warm-up compared to … Continue reading Entertainment Industry Nostalgia: February 1990

On the topic of films “based on true stories/events”

"[...] any time you hear the words 'based on a true story,' that's usually a translation for 'We bought the rights to this story, took out the boring parts, then made up just about everything else.'" -- Bill Simmons "I don't think the movie should be more important than the truth." -- Greg Paspatis "History … Continue reading On the topic of films “based on true stories/events”