Unless you live under a digital rock, you already know that Obsolete soul sister Everything Is Terrible! has mad plans to collect every VHS copy of JERRY MAGUIRE in existence with the intent of turning them into a pyramid in "the desert." We have our copy that's part of the pile and are anxiously awaiting the results.Read More
Summertime brings heat, vacations, and a load of blockbuster movies. All are vying for a piece of the popcorn pie, the last chunk of change in our pockets, and Hollywood immortality. But there’s a dark side to the dream: box office flops, those movies that for any number of reasons can’t win the popularity contest.Read More
Father's Day is an Obsolete Holiday. It's one of those greeting card obligations that either gets lost in the shuffle of post-Memorial Day summer fun or dangles there like the crappy tie you just picked out for the man who (hopefully) raised you. As Father's Day approaches like the downtrodden door-to-door salesman that it is, we pay tribute to some truly Obsolete movie dads.Read More
They say you’re either Beatles or Stones, Hellman’s or Miracle Whip. When it comes to breaking the cinematic ‘4th wall’ between screen characters & the viewers in their seats, I’ll fall on the audience talking to the screen side of the fence any day.Read More
Theme songs named after movies: You hear them. You hum them. You remember a line or two, and that's all you need. When a tune like that gets stuck in your craw, who you gonna call? You already know the answer.Read More
All aboard, tickets please! Welcome to your passport to the ‘wild side’- an enticing magic carpet ride through the darkness to lucky cable subscribers (& their vulnerable offspring). It's time for NIGHT FLIGHT. When I stepped on board, it opened the doors to new music, films and pop history I had yet to imagine, creating a river-like cultural collage that would feed my Obsolete fever dreams for years to come.Read More
Over 5+ years and 60+ double features, we've been asked one question more than any other -- what makes a movie Obsolete? Turns out it's not that easy to answer. Do we mean the quality of the movie? VHS fetishism? Do we have a definition at all, or is it just an elaborate front to get you to watch movies with us?
Of course dictionaries have their own definitions of "obsolete," the most appropriate one for us being "out of date." But that's also really vague, especially when it comes to an art form that's been around over a century. After all, one man's CITIZEN KANE is another man's "Who does this Welles kid think he is?! I'll smear his name for all eternity!!"Read More