For the twenty-fifth day of the B&S About Movies April Movie Thon, it’s all movies that are based on short lived big deals.
April 25: Fads — Lambada. Disco. Garbage Pail Kids. What’s your favorite fad-related movie?
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Here are a few movies to watch today:
Breakin’ (1984): Cannon usually chased trends. With this movie — and the even stranger Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo — they were ahead of what was hot. When Cannon would break apart, there would be a battle for another dance craze between The Forbidden Dance and Lambada.
Roller Boogie (1979): I really should start a Letterboxd list of all the roller skate movies that I love, including Skatetown U.S.A., Kansas Bomber, Xanadu, Unholy Rollers, Rollerball, Roller Blade (and all of its sequels and Rollergator), Solarbabies, Airbourne, Whip It and Prayer of the Rollerboys.
Can’t Stop the Music (1980): There are a lot of disco movies I could mention — Can’t Stop the Music, Disco Fever, The Wiz — but only one was made this late and is also about the fad that was the Village People.
What are you watching?