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  1. Today in Movie Culture: Ken Loach's 'Star Wars,' New 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Toys and MoreRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 21 |

    Speaking of Star Wars , here's a gallery of all the new toys hitting stores on September 4, aka Force Friday : Speaking of Star Wars again, these coins are apparently legal tender in the island country of Niue. So are coins with Disney Princess and Doctor Who characters on them .


  2. Van Halen Gets Animated in Scenes from 'The Minions' and 'Better Off Dead' | VIDEORead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 13, 2015 | Guitar Player

    ... brings to mind another instance of Van Halen's music meeting animation: the 1985 John Cusack movie Better Off Dead . In that film, a claymation hamburger is brought to life in Frankenstein fashion and begins to perform the band's 1980 hit "Everybody ...


  3. Nonprofit Crowd Funding Success Formula: Robust Planning, Networks, and BlessingsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 26, 2015 | Beth's Blog

    Woohoo! The crowd-funding campaign I ran for the Dalai Lama Foundation got a shout-out on @kanter 's blog today! I'm always on a higher path of learning. So, I reached out to Brian to learn more about the inside story of their success and lessons learned.


  4. The Sure ThingRead the original story

    Mar 17, 2015 | DVD Verdict

    After appearing on movie screens doing supporting roles in teen comedies like Class and Sixteen Candles , John Cusack finally got his first starring role in 1985's Better Off Dead , which presents the high school experience as a comically absurd David Lynch nightmare. Between that film and 1989's Say Anything , which closed out the decade on a note of honesty and sincerity, Cusack starred in my three favorite teen films of the decade.


  5. Hot Tub Time Machine aRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 26, 2015 |

    The primary charm of Hot Tub Time Machine was seeing John Cusack running around in the '80s again. That was the main reason for the film existing, and the main reason it was funny.


  6. Netflix recommendations for an offbeat Valentine weekendRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 11, 2015 | Athens Banner-Herald

    ... and government agencies trying to kill you everywhere you go. Starring 1980s underdog hero John Cusack ("Better Off Dead") and indie darling Minnie Driver ("Good Will Hunting"). If any of today's actors could make you get emotional about a life-size ...


  7. "Better Off Dead" Live Reading Set For SF SketchfestRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 | NBC Bay Area

    Holland is the writer-director of the 1985 classic "Better Off Dead," which will have a live read at SF Sketchfest and will feature Jon Heder playing lead role, Lane Meyer The event takes place at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 8, in the Marines Memorial Theatre, 609 Sutter St. The live read also will feature cast members from the movie Amanda Wyss , Diane Franklin , Kim Darby and Curtis Armstrong as well as guest readers Kevin Pollack, Eddie Pepitone, Annie Savage, Paul F. Tompkins, Cole Stratton and Janet Varney, the last two who are Sketchfest co-creators. "Jon Heder was on my bucket list because 'Napoleon Dynamite' was a teen movie that wasn't mean-spirited.


  8. Remembering Anita Ekberg, Samuel Goldwyn, Taylor Negron and Other...Read the original story w/Photo

    Feb 3, 2015 |

    ... His movies include The Wild Bunch , The Alamo , Escape from New York , The Beastmaster , Cloak & Dagger , Better Off Dead , Glory , Tequila Sunrise , Young Guns , Army of Darkness , The Sandlot , Scrooged and many more. He died of cancer on January ...


  9. Do This: The Weekend Top 10Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 23, 2015 | Creative Loafing Tampa

    ... CUSACK FAVE: Writer-director Savage Steve Holland's 1985 exercise in absurdity Better Off Dead is one of "young-era" John Cusack's less widely acclaimed movies. Cusack plays Lane Myer, who decides to off himself after his ...


  10. Photo Flashback: Remembering Taylor NegronRead the original story

    Jan 15, 2015 |

    As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, actor, writer, comedian and painter Taylor Negron died at age 57 after a battle with cancer. BroadwayWorld remembers the star below.


  11. My friend, the actor: Remembering Taylor NegronRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 14, 2015 | Philadelphia Weekly

    ... as the psychotic but bizarrely respectful killer Milo in The Last Boy Scout ; as the offbeat mailman in Better Off Dead ; and as the pizza guy in Fast Times at Ridgemont High , a movie that produced more stars (Sean Penn, Phoebe Cates, Jennifer ...


  12. 'Fast Times' actor Taylor Negron diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 | The Campbell Reporter

    Actor and comedian Taylor Negron, who had more than 100 film and TV roles, died Saturday at 57 in Los Angeles Cousin Chuck Negron, the former lead singer for 1970s band Three Dog Night, announced the death. He said in a YouTube video posted Saturday, "I want to inform you that my cousin Taylor Negron just passed away.


  13. Taylor Negron of - Fast Times at Ridgemont High' diesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 13, 2015 |

    Taylor Negron, a comedian and actor who described his style as "California Gothic" and who brought a funereal, straight-faced sensibility to a career's worth of character roles in cult comedies like "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" and "One Crazy Summer," died Saturday. He was 57. His death was announced in an online video posted by a cousin, Chuck Negron of the rock group Three Dog Night.


  14. Rest In Peace Taylor NegronRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 12, 2015 | Ain't It Cool News

    Hey, guys. Quint here with a few words on Taylor Negron. Negron was a comedian and a constant presence for us '80s kids.


  15. Taylor NegronRead the original story

    Jan 11, 2015 | Watersblogged

    Source: --- Sunday, January 11, 2015Just read that Taylor, who was on the Miami to Long Beach Panama Canal cruise back in January 2014 has passed away. he was a great lecturer during that voyage and our tablemates and the two of us sure enjoyed our shared dinner with him.


  16. 'Fast Times At Ridgemont High' Actor Taylor Negron Dies At 57Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2015 | MTV

    ... him in other films, playing a delivery man in 1984's "Johnny Dangerously" and a mailman in 1985's "Better Off Dead." His comedic stylings in demand, Negron appeared in zany comedies like "One Crazy Summer," "Easy Money," "The Fresh Prince of ...


  17. Comedian Taylor Negron dead at 57Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2015 | WKBT

    ... ont High," Taylor Negron appeared in "Stuart Little," "The Last Boy Scout," "Angels in the Outfield" and "Better Off Dead." His TV credits included "Friends, "Seinfeld," "ER" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm," the Reporter said.


  18. Late comedian Taylor Negron praised by Billy Crystal, Sherri ShepherdRead the original story

    Jan 11, 2015 | Big News

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  19. Fast Times Actor, Comedian Taylor Negron DiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2015 | Time

    ... there with him. May he rest in peace." Negron, a revered club comedian who also appeared in Easy Money , Better Off Dead , and sitcoms like Friends , Seinfeld , and Curb Your Enthusiasm , reportedly had been battling cancer. The 57-year-old native ...


  20. Actor Comedian Taylor Negron Dead At 57Read the original story w/Photo

    Jan 11, 2015 |

    ... credits in films such as "Punchline," "One Crazy Summer," "Stuart Little," "Angels In The Outfield," "Better Off Dead,""Nothing But Trouble," "Young Doctors in Love" and "The Last Boy Scout." He was also featured on television in "The Fresh Prince ...