‘Die Hard’ (1988)

December 30, 2020Die Hard catapulted a young Bruce Willis into action stardom, and created pop-culture iconography that is still loved today. Nevertheless, Die Hard does not get the accolades it deserves when compared to other action films of the ‘80s. The thing is, Die Hard is a much more interesting film than many people know. When you start peeling back the layers of this late-80s masterpiece, you begin to understand just how magical this film about German terrorists truly is.

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Coming to America (1988)

December 2, 2020 — Did you know Eddie Murphy helped write the story for Coming to America? When the movie released, Eddie Murphy was already a household name. Quickly transitioning to movies after a successful run on Saturday Night Live. By 1988 he had already starred in classics like 48 hours, Beverly Hills Cop, The Golden Child, and Trading Places. His career was already on an upward trajectory by the time Coming to America came around. However, one could argue it was this film that would shape Murphy’s career moving forward.

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