Jan 9, 2008


It’s a new year which means it’s time for my annual “this movie is now how old” rundown for 2008 – making big movies we once thought to be “current” and saw in theatres during their first run into almost “classics” and of course making us all feel…well…old.

This year isn’t too bad…but 2009 is going to be really bad thanks to 1984 and 1989 (do we really want to start thinking of BEVERLY HILLS COP, FOOTLOOSE and GHOSTBUSTERS as 25 year old movies? YIKES!)

30 years (1978)

Grease (Paramount)
Superman (Warner Bros.)
Days of Heaven (Paramount)
The Deer Hunter (Universal)
Coming Home (United Artists)

25 Years (1983)

Return of the Jedi (Lucasfilm/20th Century Fox)
Terms of Endearment (Paramount)
The Right Stuff (Warner Bros.)
The Big Chill (Columbia)
WarGames (MGM)
Flashdance (Paramount)
Trading Places (Paramount)

20 Years (1988)

Die Hard (2oth Century Fox)
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? (Touchstone)
Rain Man (United Artists)
Big (20th Century Fox)
A Fish Called Wanda (MGM)
Beetlejuice (Warner Bros.)
Bull Durham (Orion)

10 Years (1998)

Shakespeare in Love (Miramax)
Saving Private Ryan (Dreamworks)
The Thin Red Line (20th Century Fox)
American History X (New Line Cinema)
Life is Beautiful (Miramax)
Armageddon (Hollywood)
The Big Lebowski (Gramercy)