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‘I Have the Power’ to Transport Us Back to 1987

‘Masters of the Universe’ is a superhero movie released in 1987 that told the story of He-Man (Dolph Lundgren) and his skull-faced enemy Skeletor (Frank Langella).

Yes, that’s really acclaimed actor Frank Langella underneath that costume!

Mixing actors and practical effects with (then) state of the art graphics, this movie became a cult classic. Not exactly admired by critics yet some of our favorite movies have received similar (unfair) treatment.

What may surprise people is that this ’80s superhero classic featured young up-and-coming actress named Courtney Cox.

Again, that’s really true. And she delivered a great performance.

Oh, and the actor who played the principal in those ‘Back to the Future’ movies, James Tolkan, was in this movie too.

For this Throwback Thursday, let’s relax and enjoy the trailer for 1987s ‘Masters of the Universe.’

While a new live-action He-Man movie is set to be released in March 2021, it’ll be very difficult to match the ’80s superhero nostalgia and soundtrack of ‘Masters of the Universe.’ While it’s a movie that was made before its time, we should still be thankful that it was made when it was in 1987. It has a unique feel and cast that modern superhero movies just can’t match.

You can call it the differentiating (cosmic) key for ‘Masters of the Universe.’

2018: A Space Return

Some movies are made for IMAX.

‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ is one of these films.

And this cinematic epic–and this landmark film in equal measure–will be re-released in IMAX in movie theaters across the country. Digitally remastered for the size, scope, scale, feel and the sound of everything that is awesome with IMAX, ‘2001’ will give audiences the chance to see this movie again. Or possibly for the first time in stunning fashion.

Here’s a preview.

Check your local listings to see if the IMAX version of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ will be playing in a movie theater near you.

This isn’t just a movie. It’s an experience.

America’s Journey Is Limitless

On the eve of celebrating America’s birthday with backyard BBQ’s, parades and fireworks, it seems fitting to replay the first trailer of the forthcoming major motion picture ‘First Man’ starring Ryan Gosling and Claire Foy with director Damien Chazelle.

There is no limit to the American imagination.

Going Inside the Theatrical Snow Globe

Do you think movie trailers are long today at around 2 1/2 minutes?

Travel back to 1941 (a few years ago) and then add another minute to the audience’s first glance at a film.

Well, a glance behind the curtain of the film that hasn’t been released to the public.

Perhaps back in the old days, this burgeoning new medium known as cinema required such transparency to succeed with the masses? Seventy-seven-years later, what do you think of the first trailer for this little-known indie flick.

Believe it or not Ripley, but the set-up to the trailer in the trailer as the trailer spotlights a certain kind of movie magic and charm.

They sure don’t make movies movie trailers like this anymore.

Happy Throwback Thursday!