Cast The Castaways!

Ever since Variety magazine reported on Tuesday that Gilligan’s Island is headed to the big screen, numerous groups have been pondering who will be cast in each of the seven familiar roles. And we’re sure that you have some ideas of your own. Let’s start by taking a glance back at the original cast. And [...] Continue reading...

Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte's Web

From the mind of author, E.B. White came this touching animated feature about the tale of a pig and the spider that saved him from becoming dinner, in the timeless 1973 musical classic, Charlotte’s Web. It remains one of the most beloved children's stories of all time. Continue reading...

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

James Bond and Mary Poppins might seem strange bedfellows, but when the creative talents behind each joined forces, the results were nothing short of magical. Released in 1968, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang delighted children of all ages with a fanciful tale about a flying car. It remains a beloved film by many to this day. Continue reading...

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Years before theater audiences were introduced to a friendly little alien with a glowing finger and a penchant for Reece's Pieces, director Steven Spielberg offered another compelling tale about visitors from another planet. Having recently put his name on the map with a little summer blockbuster called Jaws, he would switch to the science fiction genre in 1977. The result was Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and audiences would never look at the skies (or a clump of mashed potatoes, for that matter) in quite the same way. Continue reading...

Corey Haim Dead At 38

It’s with great regret and sadness that the Retroland community says farewell to one of the original “brat pack” actors from the 1980s, “Lucas” and “The Lost Boys” star Corey Haim. Haim was found in the early morning of Wednesday, March 10, 2010 in the apartment he shared with his mother. The cause of death [...] Continue reading...

Crocodile Dundee

Crocodile Dundee

Inspired by a visit to New York that left him feeling like a true fish-out-of-water, Australian film star Paul Hogan sat down and helped pen a script that would go on to become one of the most successful films of 1986. The story of Crocodile Dundee enchanted moviegoers of all ages, and made Hogan a household name. Continue reading...

Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead

Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead

Most people are familiar with Christina Applegate for her long-running role as brain-dead teen harlot, Kelly Bundy on the hit television series, Married With Children. In 1991, however, she showed quite a different side, proving herself much more the responsible adult in the fondly remembered comedy, Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead. Continue reading...

Edward Scissorhands

Edward Scissorhands

Upon the success of his previous feature films, which included Pee Wee’s Big Adventure, Batman and Beetlejuice, producer Tim Burton decided to introduce audiences to a young lad named Edward Scissorhands in 1990. Played brilliantly by Johnny Depp, Edward was an oft-misunderstood loner just trying to fit in despite some ominous appendages. Continue reading...

Escape to Witch Mountain

Escape to Witch Mountain

A classic film in the Disney live-action arsenal, Escape to Witch Mountain was a 1975 feature based on Alexander Key’s 1968 sci-fi book about young orphaned siblings that display mysterious psychic powers. More eerie than scary, it charmed millions of young moviegoers, who still hold a fond place in their heart for this timeless offering. Continue reading...

Farewell To Dennis Hopper

Dennis Hopper, the character actor, writer, artist and director whose career spanned six decades, succumbed to prostate cancer on Saturday, May 29, 2010. He was seventy four. Known later in life for portraying edgy, dangerous and offbeat characters like the murderous Frank Boothe in David Lynch’s “Blue Velvet” and Feck in “River’s Edge,” Hopper started [...] Continue reading...