Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Michael Damian - “Rock On” Video
Dream a Little Dream SDTK

Listening to old 80s/90s songs today in one of my more massive playlists the following song "Rock On" by Michael Damian came on. I have the "Dream a Little Dream" soundtrack from which the song appears. To the best of my knowledge, this was the biggest song on that soundtrack. I'd be hard-pressed to name another song on the soundtrack... which I own. The song is quite good by 1989 standards and listening to it know it's not a timeless classic. It's definitely of that era, but it's a good listen nevertheless.

If you aren't familiar with the film, it stared Corey Feldman and Corey Haim during their heyday, but honestly more near the tail end of said heyday. The young female star who I only know from this film, is Meredith Salenger. A quick glance at wikipedia, as I travel the the rabbit hole of "Dream a Little Dream" tells me she married comedian Patton Oswald in 2017. Not quite what I was expecting, but there you have it.  I'd talk about the film, but honestly I don't recall a whole hell of a lot of it. I keep wanting to re-visit it and see if it's a classic gem I overlooked. BONUS: this video features cameos from the three young stars.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Alfred Hitchcock Presents (1985)
Method Actor

Recently I've been seeking old 1980s episodes from various anthology based TV series that I watched when I was a kid. There are some really enjoyable ones out there, Tales from the Darkside, Ray Bradbury Theater and Alfred Hitchcock Presents to name a few of the big guns.

Admittedly most of the episodes I don't remember or have a vague memory of. An episode that really stuck in my memory was from the Alfred Hitchcock Presents called "Method Actor".  It stars Martin Sheen and Marilu Henner. I only had a vague memory of the episode, but I do remember that Martin Sheen's performance was really intense and the way the story plays out really great right up until the end. 

I finally watched the episode after nearly 30 years and I wasn't disappointed. The whole production held up really well and was really enjoyable. The story is about an older actor (Martin Sheen) that was well respected for years, but now is aging and isn't at the top of his game anymore. He's going out for the role of his life, but things don't go as planned and that's only the beginning. I don't want to give away anything more, so I invite you to check it out. If you are in the mood of a classic episode with drama, thriller aspects and some gore then give it a shot. Martin Sheen's performance really makes the story great.