Posts tagged "80s nostalgia"

6 Essential Parenting Lessons From ’80s Movies

I was a child of the '80s (and part of the '90s), which means I had plenty of exposure to what parenthood would really be like from iconic greats like Diane Keaton, Tom Selleck, Michael Keaton, Kirstie Alley, and Goldie Hawn. When I had kids, I was fully expecting to be a Manhattan exec turned…
By: Susan Finch / July 1, 2013

Can Jem And The Holograms Make A Truly Outrageous Comeback With New Dolls From Hasbro?

Jem, the larger, cooler Barbie. At least to me she was. That’s why I’m so excited for this news. Hasbro has made a deal with Integrity Toys for a modern day line of Jem and the Hologram dolls. “Inspired by the TRULY OUTRAGEOUS characters created by Hasbro over two decades ago and cherished by fa…
By: The Mary Sue / October 28, 2012

Look! A “Full House” Reunion

Everywhere you look, there's a face of somebody who needs you. Well, they don't need you, more like we needed them back in the '80s. Those were the days.Watching "Full House" on TGIF, eating Burger King french fries, thinking there was a future for me on primetime television because D.J. Tanner was also chubby with…
By: Ami Angelowicz / September 24, 2012

A Little Aerobics To Get Your Blood Pumping

Something most people don't know about me: I grew up in an aerobics household. No, it wasn't my mom who was into it, although, I occasionally joined her as she danced along to the "Jazzercise" video tape. It was my dad who was the aerobics star. He spent most of the '80s as the only ma…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 18, 2012

When Your Favorite Obscure Television Show Comes To DVD: The “Rags To Riches” Edition

I have just heard the news that my very favorite obscure '80s television show, "Rags to Riches," is going to be released on DVD in June. This is like a major event in my world. The two seasons that it ran on NBC (from 1986-1987) were some of the happiest TV moments of my childhood.
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 1, 2012

If Annie Is All Grown Up, That Means We Are Too

I may be over 30, but that doesn't make me too old to  hold out hope for a Daddy Warbucks style adoption, right? So what if I own the "Annie" commemorative plate series or can still quote dialogue from the film? "First the windows, then the floors ... in case I drip." Even I knew…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 27, 2012

“Jem And The Holograms” Was Deeper Than We Thought

"Just because the show was for kids, I would never write down. I would write the kind of deep, rich story that I would like to watch – just trusting it would communicate to the viewers, and it did. The characters were rich, and deep, and had a lot of life to them, a lot…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 11, 2011

My Obsession With “Jem And The Holograms”

"Jem and the Holograms" was my favorite television show as a kid. The show tells the story of Jerrica, a rich girl whose dad leaves her a record company when he dies. He also leaves her a pair of earrings that allow her to communicate with Synergy, a holographic computer. Synergy allows Jerrica to create…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 27, 2011

Lisa Vanderpump Was In An ABC Video

I have a very soft spot in heart for ABC, the ultimate '80s band in my mind. As a kid, I remember absolutely loving their video for the song "Poison Arrow." It shows frontman Martin Fry lusting after a beautiful big-haired brunette, dripping in diamonds and fur, who eventually shrinks him and traps him under…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 26, 2011

“The Blues Brothers” And “Romancing The Stone” Getting Rebooted For TV Shows

For the past few years, '70s TV shows like "Charlie's Angels" and "Hawaii Five-O" have been the thing to reboot for TV shows. But now it feels like '80s movies are having their moment. Remember "Romancing the Stone," the 1984 flick starring Kathleen Turner as a romance novelist who heads to South America to…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / September 2, 2011