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.
35 Years Ago: ‘Beverly Hills Cop II’ Anticipates Eddie Murphy’s Fall
The film made money but presaged Murphy's creative decline in the '90s.
35 Years Ago: ‘Hill Street Blues’ Ends Acclaimed, Influential Run
Police procedural's influence still looms large in modern television.
15 Years Ago: The Failure of ‘Grindhouse’ Heralds a New Era
Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez double bill was a hit with critics but flopped with audiences, signaling the beginning of the huge-budget blockbuster movie cycle.
45 Years Ago: ‘Sanford and Son’ Ends, Leaving TV Changed Forever
Show broke barriers for the depiction of Black life on American television.
Meat Loaf Dead at 74
'Bat Out of Hell' star sold more than 100 million records worldwide.
55 Years Ago: ‘Star Trek’ Boldly Changes the Face of Television
The show continues to have a monumental effect on television.
The Doom of a Franchise: ‘Police Academy: Mission to Moscow’
The seventh and final movie in the franchise bombed but not necessarily because it was bad.
45 Years Ago: Bootsy’s Rubber Band Transcend on ‘Stretchin’ Out’
Bootsy Collins' first album as a band leader weaves together decades of music history.
45 Years Ago: ‘The Gong Show’ Makes TV Crazy
Chuck Barris' legendary variety show helped usher in a kind of screen zaniness that's still with us today.
30 Years Ago: ‘Knight Rider 2000′ Roars Onto TV Screens
Made-for-TV movie highlights numerous trends from the years surrounding its appearance.