She’s Having a Baby

She’s Having a Baby
Released: February 5, 2015
Directed by:  John Hughes
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Elizabeth McGovern, Alec Baldwin
Availability: DVD, HBO Go/Now, Streaming for purchase or rental via iTunes and Amazon, Streaming for free via Hoopla if your local library has an account

John Hughes continues to explore more mature subject matter, Kevin Bacon finally stops playing a teenager, and we continue to explore a particularly fertile era in American cinema history, in She’s Having a Baby.

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They Live

They Live
Released: November 4, 1988
Directed by:  John Carpenter
Starring: Roddy Piper, Keith David
Availability: DVD, Blu Ray, Streaming for purchase or rental via iTunes and Amazon, Streaming for free via Hoopla if your local library has an account

Editor’s Note: On July 31, 2015 “Rowdy” Roddy Piper passed away at the age of 61.  He was the author’s favorite wrestler growing up.  This special edition of 1988 in Film is being published out of order in honor of his legacy.

John Carpenter deviates just slightly from his horror movie roots just enough to give wrestling icon Roddy Piper a chance to kick ass, because he’s all out of bubblegum.

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