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Lost in Transit

I started doing unpaid voluntary work in my early teens.

I didn’t analyse why I started doing this. Perhaps it was altruism, pathological ‘caretaking’ behaviour or simply curiosity. 648 more words

Christine (1983)

2016 #85
John Carpenter | 106 mins | streaming (HD) | 2.35:1 | USA / English | 18 / R

One of a couple of films John Carpenter directed “for hire” in an attempt to restore his Hollywood reputation after the box office failure of… 345 more words

4 Stars

80s Song of the Day: Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood

The single that launched a thousand t-shirts in the 1980s, Relax by Frankie Goes to Hollywood was released on October 24, 1983, with One September Monday as the B side. 126 more words


Sukeban Deka II (1985) – Episode 34

Saki’s mission to forge an alliance with Kudo Miki of the Reishin Girls’ School has turned into a complete disaster. Under the hypnotic commands of Namera, Saki has attacked Miki in the middle of their ritual introduction. 22 more words

Subtitled Video Release

The Last Emperor (1987)

In college, I took a class on modern Japanese history, focusing particularly on the twentieth century and the era of Emperor Hirohito.  The professor had just won a Pulitzer for his book about Hirohito, and while I enjoyed his writing, I found him to be a terrible instructor.  606 more words

Best Pictures

October 23

October 23, 1985 – The Nine Dragons Restaurant Opens in Epcot’s China Pavilion

“Savor contemporary Chinese cuisine amid ornate wood carvings, traditional lanterns, and exquisite glass artwork.” 68 more words