Child’s Play Retrospective (Universal Pictures)

In this era of movie making, certain franchises have a longer shelf life than others. We’ve seen many franchises come and go over the years. Through the wreckage of many forgettable horror series, one stands alone as the lone survivor of the 80s slasher genre – Child’s Play. While Jason and Freddy have had long … More Child’s Play Retrospective (Universal Pictures)

Gak (Mattel, 1992)

Nickelodeon debuted a children’s game show in the fall of 1986 called “Double Dare” which quickly became the most popular program on the network.  Most of the challenges contestants faced would get them messy in some shape or form with a green slime substance taking center stage.  Internally referred to as “gak”, the slime itself … More Gak (Mattel, 1992)

What About Bob? (Touchstone Pictures, 1990)

There are generally two character types that Bill Murray plays in his movies. There is the sarcastic asshole, and, occasionally, the well meaning goofball. The former was Bill Murray’s bread and butter throughout his career, the best example being Peter Venkman in Ghostbusters. He can be such a dick to people and yet we still … More What About Bob? (Touchstone Pictures, 1990)

McDonald’s Changeables

McDonald’s are marketing geniuses.  Rather than focusing on adults and the sparse few dollars they may spend on fast food they have endeavored to attract families.  Since children are typically difficult eaters McDonald’s managed to draw them in droves with an idea brilliant in it’s simplicity; include a toy with the meal.  Over the years billions of … More McDonald’s Changeables