Tyler Sage lives in Los Angeles and works in the film industry. You can find his other work at tylersage.substack.com, and on Twitter at @tk_sage.
Why the Doors’ ‘Break on Through’ Didn’t Break Through at First
First single off band's debut album fizzled before it became a classic.
50 Years Ago: A Year of ‘Shock Cinema’ Comes to a Bloody End
A quartet of movies encapsulated the troubled air of the early 1970s.
35 Years Ago: Why ‘King Kong Lives’ Died a Quick Box Office Death
The followup to 1976's 'King Kong' was an epic, if lovable, failure.
45 Years Ago: A New ‘King Kong’ Tries to Outdo ‘Jaws’
Famed Italian super-producer Dino De Laurentiis swung for the fences with this remake of the 1933 classic.
Why Two Hours Was Cut From ‘Planes, Trains and Automobiles’
Original cut of the Steve Martin / John Candy film was nearly four hours long.
40 Years Ago: ‘Continental Divide’ Shows What John Belushi Could Have Done
Despite not living up to its assembled talent, the film highlighted the ex-'SNL' star's on-screen charisma and acting ability.
40 Years Ago: Bo Derek’s Soft Porn ‘Tarzan’ Swings and Misses
The Bo Derek vehicle has a richly deserved reputation as a travesty of the cinematic arts.
40 Years Ago: ‘Stripes’ Updates ’70s-Style Comedy for a New Era
Several bits from the film should be included in the canon of Bill Murray's career highlights.
40 Years Ago: ‘Cannonball Run’ Takes Good Times Out for a Spin
Much of its talent is squandered, but the film still serves as a great reminder of a long-lost era.
50 Years Ago: ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ Ends Six-Season, Nazi-Fooling Run
Show added a subtle political angle to its broad comedy to craft a still-relevant story.