Network: Satire Celebrates 42 Years

With a powerful performance from Peter Finch, the satirical Network is relevant more so today than upon the theatrical release back in 1976. When Union Broadcasting System news president Max Schumacher (William Holden) informs Howard Beale (Peter Finch) that ratings will force Howard off the air, they talk about how things have changed within the industry.  UBS Evening News‘ ratings are on the decline and just like today, if you can’t get the ratings, you’re outta…

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Superman: The Movie marks 40 years with 4K UHD

Turning actor Christopher Reeve into a star overnight, Superman: The Movie manages to hold up some 40 years following the initial release. Everyone knows the story of Superman.  His biological parents, Jor-El (Marlon Brando) and Lara (Susannah York), send Kal-El to Earth to avoid the destruction of their native planet.  Kal-El lands in Smallville, Kansas, where he’s adopted by Jonathan (Glenn Ford) and Martha Kent (Phyllis Thaxter).  Adopting the name Clark Kent, he grows up…

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1941: Steven Spielberg’s War Spoof Full of Hysterics

Led by some of the biggest names in comedy at the time, 1941 is Steven Spielberg’s most underrated film of all time. Following the success of National Lampoon’s Animal House in 1978, filmmakers were looking to capitalize on the success.  Why wouldn’t they?  The film brought in a lot of money!  Some of the comedies that would follow in 1980 included Caddyshack, The Blues Brothers, and the joke-a-minute Airplane.  One film that didn’t quite hit…

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