If you know anything about history, then you know that 11/22/63 is the date that Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, TX. It’s also the title of the book that Stephen King wrote about a man by the name of Jake Epping who goes back in time to stop said assassination.
As every single geek on the globe knows, it’s “Back to the Future” Day today! In “Back to the Future Part II” Doc, Marty, and Jennifer arrive in the future on October 21, 2015 at 4:29pm. Since they came from 1985, that’s a full thirty years ahead for them. And for the rest of us, well, it’s our present. And we had to get here the slow way. Boy, I felt every day of that!
What can I say about “Fifty Shades of Grey” that you don’t already know if you’re reading this? Well, maybe you can tell me something about it because I have no idea what it’s about. Never read the book. All I get from the trailer is Man, Woman, Sex, something, something, Sex. In other words, a very good date movie.
“Back to the Future” is a time travel comedy that was directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by both him and Bob Gale. It was produced by Steven Spielberg and starred Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, and Thomas F. Wilson. It was released theatrically July 3, 1985.
“Return of the Jedi,” the third film of the original “Star Wars” saga was release in theaters on May 25, 1983. It was probably one of the most anticipated movies in film history. It was the concluding chapter in the story of Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Princess Leia (or so we thought at the time). And it definitely had a lot of threads to tie up from its previous chapter.
Popeye, a 1980 live-action musical comedy, was directed by Robert Altman and starred Robin Williams and Shelley Duvall. It was based on the popular Popeye comic strip.
The story of the Killer Shark starred Roy Scheider, Richard Dreyfuss, Lorraine Gary, and Murray Hamilton. The famous theme was composed by John Williams. And the film was shot primarily on location on Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts.
Adapted from the 1975 Broadway musical, “The Wiz,” a retelling of L. Frank Baum’s “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” featured an all African-American cast starring the likes of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Richard Pryor, Lena Horne, Nipsey Russell, Mabel King, Ted Ross, Thelma Carpenter, and Therese Merritt. It was directed by Sidney Lumet with a screenplay by Joel Schumacher and was released theatrically in 1978.
King Kong, that big lovable ape, made his second appearance on the big screen in 1976 alongside Jeff Bridges, Charles Grodin, and the very shiny and brand new out-of-the-box Jessica Lange. It was a remake of the classic 1933 film.