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35 Years Ago: ‘Iron Eagle’ Mounts an Assault on Narrative Logic
A towering monument to the glorious absurdity, inconceivable decision-making and gonzo onscreen antics that make Hollywood so adorable.
50 Years Ago: ‘All in the Family’ Changes Television Forever
Series shifted cultural landscape with its comedic accomplishments, as well as its willingness to tackle divisive social issues.
Those Were the Days: 10 Classic ‘All in the Family’ Episodes
Highlights from the groundbreaking TV sitcom include guest stars, confrontations and poignant moments.
How ‘Smokey and the Bandit II’ Tackled Its Star’s Fading Career
Sequel was a self-aware meta-commentary on Burt Reynolds' time as a leading man coming to an end.
40 Years Ago: ‘Cheech and Chong’s Next Movie’ Fires Up Another Hit
'Up in Smoke' follow-up continues drug-addled silliness - but even more drug-addled and silly.
How ‘Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure’ Made History Not So Bogus
Whoa ... let's party on with the 1989 movie that helped define a generation of underachieving stoners.
Why James Bond’s ‘From Russia With Love’ Still Packs a Punch
The movie is the most subtle and serious in the early part of the franchise.
25 Years Ago: ‘Tommy Boy’ Showcases Madcap, Endearing Chris Farley
Late star's comedic genius propels one of the most memorable 'SNL' movies of the '90s.
35 Years Ago: ‘Porky’s Revenge’ Ends a Randy Trilogy
The teenage protagonists' final go-round with their nemesis is just like their first one, except not as original.
50 Years Ago: ‘Airport’ Kicks Off Disaster Movie Genre
Storm-stranded planes, a desperate man with a bomb and cheating spouses figure into the film that launched a thousand sequels and imitators.
35 Years Ago: How ‘The Breakfast Club’ Became a Masterpiece of Teenage Life
John Hughes revolutionized a genre in the '80s by taking teens seriously.
50 Years Ago: ‘M*A*S*H’ Revolutionizes the War Movie
The film helped reveal the absurdity of war and what it does to the people it touches.