Noir City: Boston Returns for a Second Year

I'm a massive fan of the film noir genre and was incredibly excited when the Film Noir Foundation added Boston to its locations for the annual Noir City mini-festivals last year. It was such a success that it only made sense for the event to return for round two at the Brattle Theatre in Harvard... Continue Reading →

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Hulk Hogan’s ‘No Holds Barred’ Turns 30

No Holds Barred was released 30 years ago today, and over on the movies and culture desk at Ultimate Classic Rock, I looked at the history of the film and how it did at the box office. It was quite the inauspicious leading role for Hulk Hogan, bursting the bubble that Hulkamania was an unstoppable... Continue Reading →

‘Lords of Chaos’ Comes to Blu-ray

Earlier this year, the long-awaited film adaptation of the 1998 book Lords of Chaos: The Bloody Rise of the Satanic Underground, finally landed in theaters. The title shortened, Lords of Chaos had a brief run on screens before moving to on demand, and today it comes to home video. Back in February, when it first... Continue Reading →

The Music Feuds of Howard Stern

Howard Stern Comes Again, the first book by the legendary shock jock in nearly 25 years, lands on shelves today. Music has always played a major part of his radio show, whether it's by having many of his favorite musicians perform or be interviewed on the show. He's also got into a number of feuds... Continue Reading →

35 Years Ago ‘Happy Days’ Said Goodbye

Following an 11 season run, Happy Days said goodbye to television audiences back in the spring of 1984. The sitcom that introduced The Fonz and the inspired the phrase "jump the shark" into the pop culture lexicon had begun to drop substantially in the ratings as many major characters left as the actors portraying them... Continue Reading →

‘The Lords of Flatbush’ Turns 45

The Lords of Flatbush. It's the movie that gave Sylvester Stallone and Henry Winkler their first starring roles on the big screen. The little indie film was set in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, and had the two portraying greaser toughs, akin to the characters they would become best known, Rocky and Fonzie respectively. Over... Continue Reading →

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