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: 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.
50 Years Ago: HBO Launches in Just 365 Homes
Cable channel eventually exerted an incredible influence on American entertainment.
45 Years Ago: Brian May Becomes Queen’s Frontman for ‘Long Away’
Freddie Mercury stepped aside for 1977 Queen single.
35 Years Ago: ‘Hill Street Blues’ Ends Acclaimed, Influential Run
Police procedural's influence still looms large in modern television.
35 Years Ago: The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman Return
The made-for-TV movie rebooted two '70s characters and paved the way for a continuing franchise.
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.
45 Years Ago: ‘Sanford and Son’ Ends, Leaving TV Changed Forever
Show broke barriers for the depiction of Black life on American television.
35 Years Ago: Dokken Defeat Freddy Krueger in ‘Dream Warriors’ Video
This clip set the standard for music/movie horror mashups in the '80s.
Meat Loaf Dead at 74
'Bat Out of Hell' star sold more than 100 million records worldwide.
25 Years Ago: ‘Beverly Hills Ninja’ Ends Chris Farley’s Hilarious Run
Martial-arts romp was the last project released during his lifetime.
Why the Doors’ ‘Break on Through’ Didn’t Break Through at First
First single off band's debut album fizzled before it became a classic.