Tyler Sage lives in Los Angeles and works in the film industry. You can find his other work at tylersage.substack.com. His novel "The Committers" is available on Amazon.
40 Years Ago: Nancy Reagan Says ‘Just Say No’ on ‘Diff’rent Strokes’
First Lady's appearance on the sitcom helped launch the '80-era War on Drugs.
How ‘Police Academy 5′ Limped Along Without Steve Guttenberg
Film marked the point when the franchise began to move toward extinction.
40 Years Ago: ‘M*A*S*H’ Goes Out With a Bang
Movie-length finale set a viewership record that still stands decades later.
45 Years Ago: Village People Gets Macho
The 1978 album marked the start of the group's famous image.
40 Years Ago: ‘The Greatest American Hero’ Signs Off
TV show had a comedic sensibility and famous theme song that provides lingering memories of the '80s.
Top 10 Val Kilmer Movies
Ten feature films and one documentary trace the arc of the actor's greatness.
25 Years Ago: ‘Half-Baked’ Almost Destroys Dave Chappelle’s Career
The 1998 stoner movie bombed on release but is now a cult classic.
40 Years Ago: ‘The Joy of Painting’ Flexes Its Magical Fingers
How Bob Ross' show became one of the most enduring successes of public television.
50 Years Ago: ‘Schoolhouse Rock!’ Combines Earworms and Education
The kids' series left a legacy of memorable songs about bills, conjunctions and magic numbers.
40 Years Ago: Eurythmics Finally Make It With ‘Sweet Dreams’
Album launched the duo to superstardom after a long, hard struggle.
45 Years Ago: ABBA Moves Into Making Movies
Film exemplified the band's pioneering forays into the combination of stage, screen and music.
45 Years Ago: Burt Reynolds Parodies Football and Self-Help in ‘Semi-Tough’
Michael Ritchie's almost-forgotten film is one of the best sports comedies of the '70s.
40 Years Ago: Queen Releases a Minor Gem in ‘Back Chat’
Once written off as an attempt to get funky, the song now evokes much of what made the new wave era so fun.
40 Years Ago: Queen’s Dance-Influenced ‘Staying Power’ Disappoints Fans
This was a slap-in-the-face reminder that a new decade had arrived and was pulling everything into its gravitational field.
35 Years Ago: The ‘Nerds’ Franchise Starts To Spiral With ‘II’
What was once a sly statement of anti-mainstream sentiment had already been co-opted.
45 Years Ago: Brian May Becomes Queen’s Frontman for ‘Long Away’
Freddie Mercury stepped aside for 1977 Queen single.
40 Years Ago: ‘The Incredible Hulk’ Ends Its TV Run
The show helped introduce an adult sensibility to the superhero film and TV genre.
25 Years Ago: ‘Austin Powers’ Scores a Groovy Hit for Mike Myers
Film and the franchise it spawned turned star into a Hollywood A-lister.
15 Years Ago: The Failure of ‘Grindhouse’ Heralds a New Era
Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez double bill was a hit with critics but flopped with audiences, signaling the beginning of the huge-budget blockbuster movie cycle.
15 Years Ago: Kings of Leon’s ‘Because of the Times’ Marks a Turning Point
Southern rockers' third album set the stage for stardom.