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Pulp Appeal: The Goonies

Pirates, gangsters, deadly boobytraps, diatribes about the uselessness of wishing wells, Cyndi Lauper[1], jocks vs. nerds, stolen kisses, braces, Baby Ruths, and the Truffle Shuffle. I mean, holy crap. I’m sure some of my love of The Goonies is simply … Continue reading

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Pulp Appeal: Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure

“Fourscore and…seven minutes ago… we, your forefathers, were brought forth upon a most excellent adventure conceived by our new friends, Bill… and Ted.” Two high school losers, Bill Preston (Alex Winter) and Ted Logan (Keanu Reeves), are on the verge … Continue reading

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Pulp Appeal: Indiana Jones

The Indiana Jones series is what happens when two powerhouses of the β€˜70s and β€˜80s decide to craft a love letter to the adventure serials of the 1930s and β€˜40s. Indiana Jones is an adventurer first and an academic second, … Continue reading

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Pulp Appeal: Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon has had a long and storied life. Starting as a comic strip, it’s been a movie serial, a live-action adaptation (twice), a cartoon series (three times), and most famously, the 1980 film starring Sam Jones, Melody Anderson, Ornella … Continue reading

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