Tyler Sage lives in Los Angeles and works in the film industry. You can find his other work at tylersage.substack.com. His novel "The Committers" is available on Amazon.
45 Years Ago: Burt Reynolds Parodies Football and Self-Help in ‘Semi-Tough’
Michael Ritchie's almost-forgotten film is one of the best sports comedies of the '70s.
45 Years Ago: ‘Close Encounters’ Helps Cement Spielberg’s Legacy
Director's fourth film proved his ability to make blockbuster entertainment.
50 Years Ago: HBO Launches in Just 365 Homes
Cable channel eventually exerted an incredible influence on American entertainment.
45 Years Ago: ‘The Love Boat’ Perfects Escapist TV
Aaron Spelling's hit show proved the theory that most people watch TV to get away from real life.
45 Years Ago: ‘CHiPs’ Bridges the Gap Between ’70s and ’80s TV
Show's action-comedy formula proved to be deeply influential.
How ‘The Fugitive’ Proved TV Shows Could End Successfully
The last episode proved it was possible to complete in a way that was both satisfying and profitable.
Why the Big Mac’s Origins Remain a Sesame-Seeded Mystery
There's some question about its birthday. Actually, there are questions about a lot of things with this sandwich.
50 Years Ago: ‘The Midnight Special’ Changes Music Entertainment
Show brought live music to a national audience on late-night TV for the first time.
40 Years Ago: Queen Releases a Minor Gem in ‘Back Chat’
Once written off as an attempt to get funky, the song now evokes much of what made the new wave era so fun.
35 Years Ago: The ‘Nerds’ Franchise Starts To Spiral With ‘II’
What was once a sly statement of anti-mainstream sentiment had already been co-opted.