Month: May 2011

American Graffiti

Originally posted at PopBunker.net. Director: George Lucas / Writers: George Lucas, Gloria Katz,  / Starring: Richard Dreyfuss, Ron Howard, and Paul Le Mat Getting back into the 70s again after a few movies from the early/mid-1980s, American Graffiti is another movie that, for many, is considered a classic that is representative of a bygone era of American pop culture. And, like Fast Times at Ridgemont High, this […]

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Originally posted at PopBunker.net. Director: Amy Heckerling / Writers: Cameron Crowe (screenplay), Cameron Crowe (book) /Starring: Sean Penn, Jennifer Jason Leigh, and Judge Reinhold Fast Times at Ridgemont High is one of those movies that seems to be, for many people, something of a cult classic film about the intersections of coming of age and American pop culture. Unlike other coming of age period pieces such […]

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Planets Align

This is pretty rad. (Found via LAist.) Might just be a good excuse to get up early again tomorrow.Today I got up early to go to a 7am meeting and present my friend with a (sugar-free) cake. It was my second time baking a cake, and both times I wasn’t patient enough to wait for […]

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Rammbock

Originally posted at PopBunker.net. Director: Marvin Kren /Writer: Benjamin Hessler(screenplay) / Starring: Sebastian Achilles, Ingrid Beerbaum, and Carsten Behrendt Just a week after watching the zombie-like vampires of Stake Land, I had an opportunity last Friday night to check out a real zombie movie from a German perspective. Weighing in at only 61 minutes, this movie does not at all end up feeling like […]

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Better Off Dead

Originally posted at PopBunker.net. Director: Savage Steve Holland / Writer: Savage Steve Holland / Starring: John Cusack, David Ogden Stiers, and Kim Darby For some reason or other, every time I saw Better Off Deadsitting in my netflix queue before it finally arrived in my mail box, I thought it was One Crazy Summer. I guess that’s just the default spot in my mind for “mid-1980s […]

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May Just Happen

Those of you who know me—i.e. all three of my readers—know that I’ve tried to be more health-conscious in fits and spurts over the last few years. I have gone through brief periods of using the livestrong.com diet/exercise tracking tool (as I mentioned here and here), and I have also tried using the one over […]

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