It's time to put away Dirty Dancing and your other favorite summer films and start thinking about fall movies! Whether you love horror or not, there are plenty of fall films to enjoy this September, October and November. Some great fall 80s movies include Willow, When Harry Met Sally and The Goonies.
Last week, we talked about our crushes from the 1980s. Remember when Drew Barrymore told Jimmy Fallon that if she followed her crush, she'd be married to Scott Baio by now in the film Fever Pitch? Some of us cringe over the crushes we harbored years ago (I am sheepish about my Tom Cruise crush) while others still relish in them. I have a friend who follows the New Kids on the Block when they're playing nearby!
Entertainers from the 1980s were known for their big hair, bright colors and sometimes scantily-clad bodies. The 80s brought a huge turning point in terms of clothing, or whether people wore much of it or not. Madonna and Cher come to mind as exaples of singers who brought more freedom to express sexuality into the 80s and 90s.
As a Xennial, I grew up in the 80s and had plenty of crushes to prove it. One of my biggest crushes, pictured here, was the late great River Phoenix, an actor who not only far surpassed many of the actors of today in skill during his brief life but passed away way too young due to drugs. His story remains a cautionary tale of tragedy even today as young actors still continue to die from overdosing.
When it comes to seeing our favorite 80s pop culture redone, sometimes the results can be pretty painful. How many times are they going to redo "I Melt With You" for commercials? Other times, the results can be fun, creating a new version of something that is both enjoyable and interesting to witness.