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1990

Musical Montage: Dick Tracy

As part of the absolute onslaught of promotions for 1990’s Dick Tracy, there was not one, not two, but three different music albums inspired by or related to the film, including a normal soundtrack album, the score by Danny Elfman and Madonna’s I’m Breathless album, featuring “Vogue”.
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Everything Action Theater: Gravedale High

Starring Rick Moranis, Gravedale High debuted in 1990 on NBC Saturday mornings and followed Moranis’ Max Schneider, the only human teacher at a school full of teenage monsters inspired by classic Universal Monsters and other iconic creatures.
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Musical Montage: Jon Bon Jovi “Blaze of Glory”

Originally approached by star Emilio Estevez for the rights to use “Wanted Dead or Alive” for 1990’s Young Guns II, Jon Bon Jovi instead wrote a new song with more thematically appropriate lyrics, “Blaze of Glory”.
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Everything Action Theater: Heroes on Hot Wheels

Based on the iconic toy line by Mattel, Heroes on Hot Wheels was also an American adaptation of the long-running French racing comic Michel Vaillant that started back in the 1950s where heroic racing champion Michael Valiant and his team/family traveled the globe competing in anything and everything that ties into racing.
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Action Hero of the Week: Griffin

Living in a dystopian future Los Angeles, pizza delivery driver, and avid rollerblader, Griffin is forced to go undercover with the Rollerboys, the gang that essentially rules the city through sales of their drug, Mist.
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Movie of the Month: I Come In Peace

Blackjack became a part of IMDB’s new streaming service Freedive so it’s free but there are ads, which messes up our plans to watch it for this month’s commentary so we’re pulling an audible and watching another Dolph classic instead, 1990’s I Come In Peace aka Dark Angel.
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Everything Action Theater: That’s Action!

Put out in 1990, That’s Action! is a celebration of Action International Pictures or AIP by AIP, the force behind movies like Deadly Prey, Space Mutiny, Killer Workout, Mankillers, Future Force and more.
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