Tyler Sage lives in Los Angeles and works in the film industry. You can find his other work at tylersage.substack.com, and on Twitter at @tk_sage.
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The formula pioneered by Sylvester Stallone's breakthrough hit helped define popular filmmaking in the 1980s.
10 Science Fiction Sequels Nobody Needed
Some great things should never be messed with.
40 Years Ago: ‘Halloween’ Adds a Major Plot Twist for Network TV
John Carpenter's tweaked version of horror film helped cement — against his better judgment — the franchise's greatest controversy.
55 Years Ago: ‘Star Trek’ Boldly Changes the Face of Television
The show continues to have a monumental effect on television.
How Not to Make a Sequel to a Steven Spielberg Movie
Want to appreciate the great director even more? Check out a follow-up film he didn't direct.
40 Years Ago: ‘Escape From New York’ Punks the ’80s
The '80s have a reputation for cheesy, romantic, capitalism-celebrating art – and rightfully so. John Carpenter broke the mold.
40 Years Ago: Three Movies Signal the Birth of the ’80s
'History of the World, Part I,' 'Clash of the Titans' and 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' all signaled the beginning of a new era of filmmaking.
45 Years Ago: ‘The Gong Show’ Makes TV Crazy
Chuck Barris' legendary variety show helped usher in a kind of screen zaniness that's still with us today.
Spinal Tap Lineup Changes: A Complete Guide
Perhaps no band in the history of rock 'n roll has experienced more highs and lows.
The Disaster Movie From the ’60s to the ’80s: A Story in 20 Films
Exploring the evolution of a cinema staple — from 'Dr. Strangelove' to 'Die Hard.'