Remembering the "Other" Rock Movie From 1984: Rick Springfield's 'Hard To Hold'

by Mike Ryan April 2, 2014 @ 12:30 PM
As we head further along the 30-year nostalgia train that is 1984, the “rock star who stars in a movie that has the same title as his current album” tributes will be saved for Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ – which, if you’ve watched ‘Purple Rain’ lately, you’re kidding yourself if you think it at all holds up (though, the rock club scenes are pretty great); but it’s certainly an interesting film. Deservedly overlooked (well, except here, I suppose) will be the other film that falls into that esoteric category … Rick Springfield’s ‘Hard to Hold.’

Shepard Fairey Bringing '1984' Back to the Big Screen

by Damon Houx March 21, 2012 @ 10:28 PM
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Shepard Fairey came to prominence when he merged his meme "Andre the Giant has a Posse" with one of the most memorable elements of John Carpenter's 'They Live': the subliminal advertising that told humans to "Obey." So it seems fitting that Fairey has brought a new adaptation of George Orwell's '1984' to Imagine Entertainment, according to The Hollywood Reporter.