This Month In History - June
This was quite a month for pop culture anniversaries! Here’s just a few:
June 5, 2001: Amensiac released
In June 2001, Radiohead’s 5th album was released. Here is my piece I wrote in 2016. Happy 20th Amnesiac!
June 10, 2011: Super 8 opens
In June 2011, J.J. Abrams nostalgic monster movie was released. No one ever talks about this movie and I can’t understand why. It’s one of Abrams’ best films. Set in 1979, a group of suburban teens make a movie on super 8 and capture a train derailing...and more. I saw this in the movie theater opening weekend and loved the nostalgic feel of the movie. Not only was it about kids in the 70s trying to make a film on super 8, but it felt like a throwback to the early films of producer Steven Spielberg. I named it my #27 Movie of the 2010s. Happy 10 Super 8!
June 11, 1986: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off opens
In June 1986, one of my all time favorite teen comedies was released. Here is my piece I wrote in 2016. Happy 35th FBDO!
June 12, 1981: Raiders of the Lost Ark opens
In June 1981, the very first Indiana Jones movie was released. Here is my piece I wrote in 2016. When I interviewed co-star Karen Allen in 2017 she said the following “I’m aware that people still love the movie, and that it is still passed down from father-to-son and mother-to-daughter, etc. I know its a film that has this wonderful legacy. Do I spend a lot of time thinking about that in my life? No, I don’t. I appreciate it. When I meet people who love the film it’s a lovely connection for me to make with the world because Marion Ravenwood is a character I loved playing and it’s a character people really enjoyed. But when I just live my normal day-to-day life, I can’t say any film I’ve ever done is a part of my day-to-day life. I live in a small town part time, and New York City part time. And in NYC, they might say “Yo, I liked your film!” and that’s about as excited as they get. And where I live in the small town, I’ve lived there for years, so I’m just the person people see every day at the post office or wherever.“
me and Karen Allen in 2017
As I write this Indy Jones 5 is in production! Happy 40th ROTLA!
June 18, 1996: Odelay released
In June 1996, Beck’s magnum opus was released! Here is my piece I wrote in 2016. Happy 25th Odelay!
June 19, 1981: Superman II opens
In June 1981, the highly underrated Superman sequel was released. Here is my piece I wrote in 2016. Happy 40th Superman II!
June 21, 1966: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? opens
In June 1966, Mike Nichols cinematic debut was released. Here is my piece I wrote in 2016. Happy 55th WAOVW!
June 24, 2011: A Better Life opens
In June 2011, Chris Weitz’ powerful drama about undocumented immigrant workers was released. Actor Demian Bichir was deservedly nominated for an Oscar. It was a film that resonated for days after I watched it. I named it my #34 Movie of the 2010s! Happy 10 Better Life!
June 25, 1976: The Omen opens
In June 1976, one of my favorite 70s horror films was released. Here is my piece I wrote in 2016. Happy 45th The Omen!
June 30, 1971: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory opens
In June 1971, the greatest Roald Dahl adaptation was released. Here is my piece I wrote in 2016. Happy 50th WWATCF!