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.
45 Years Ago: ‘Close Encounters’ Helps Cement Spielberg’s Legacy
Director's fourth film proved his ability to make blockbuster entertainment.
How Eurythmics Almost Broke Through With ‘Love Is a Stranger’
One of the duo's greatest songs went virtually ignored upon release.
50 Years Ago: HBO Launches in Just 365 Homes
Cable channel eventually exerted an incredible influence on American entertainment.
50 Years Ago: ‘Kung Fu’ Helps Start a Cultural Movement
David Carradine helped bring martial arts to a mass American audience for the first time.
45 Years Ago: ‘The Love Boat’ Perfects Escapist TV
Aaron Spelling's hit show proved the theory that most people watch TV to get away from real life.
45 Years Ago: ‘CHiPs’ Bridges the Gap Between ’70s and ’80s TV
Show's action-comedy formula proved to be deeply influential.
Why the Big Mac’s Origins Remain a Sesame-Seeded Mystery
There's some question about its birthday. Actually, there are questions about a lot of things with this sandwich.
10 Most Interesting Live-Action Cartoon Films Ever Made
Directors take bold chances when adapting cartoons to live-action movies.
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.
45 Years Ago: ‘The Deep’ Almost Bellyflops
Film turned a profit thanks to a major marketing campaign, but its near-fatal mediocrity is clear in retrospect.
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.
50 Years Ago: Mott the Hoople’s ‘All the Young Dudes’ Helps Define Glam-Rock
Random act of kindness from David Bowie jump-started classic 1972 album.