About ‘About Last Night’

1980s, Jim Belushi, Journalism, Movies, pop culture, rob lowe


The best 1980s soundtrack moment is not what you think.

It’s quieter. It’s simpler. It’s Belushi-ier.

Here’s something I wrote about About Last Night, on the occasion of its 30th (!) birthday, for Yahoo!


Latest Podcast: “The Man in the High Castle,” “11.22.63,” “American Idol,” Oscar Noms, “Pete’s Dragon,” “Rizzoli & Isles”

american idol, holiday, Me, My Mother, Podcast, pop culture, Star Trek, TV

high castle

My holiday present to you: a listicle! Specifically, 12 random and arbitrary pop-culture things I’m looking forward to in 2016. Somehow, Rizzoli & Isles is discussed, as is my totally exclusive finding that Robert Redford will be way older in the new Pete’s Dragon than Mickey Rooney was in the old Pete’s Dragon.

And, yes, I know we don’t yet know when The Man in the High Castle will be back with new, season-two episodes, but I can hope it’ll be in 2016.

Oh, and happy new year and all that.

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Latest Podcast: The Case for Remaking the Remake of “It’s a Wonderful Life”

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I’ve got two words for you, folks: Marlo Thomas. She was onto something.

Plus, Charlie Brown Christmas, Cats and the best (and only) Sally Field holiday slasher flick ever made.

Listen on Podbean: http://goo.gl/UhXiY8

Listen and subscribe on iTunes: http://tinyurl.com/qj36p2d

Catch it on Stitcher:http://tinyurl.com/qjptvq5

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