summer of 1986

  • 'Stand by Me' Turns 30: The Screenwriters on That R Rating and Showing the Movie to Stephen King

    The screenwriters of "Stand by Me," Bruce A. Evans and Raynold Gideon, recall the making of Rob Reiner's coming-of-age classic on its 30th anniversary and showing the film to Stephen King.

  • Lard-Ass Speaks! Andy Lindberg Revisits the Epic Barf-o-Rama in 'Stand by Me'

    Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the coming-of-age classic "Stand by Me," Andy Lindberg tells what it was like to be the central character in an unforgettable scene: the blueberry pie Barf-o-Rama.

  • 'Labyrinth' Turns 30: Brian Henson Shares Memories of David Bowie, Jim Henson, and the Grouchy Goblin Hoggle

    Thirty years ago this week, the fantasy film Labyrinth brought together the talents of two legendary, gone-too-soon artists: Jim Henson, who conceived and directed the dark comic fairy tale, and David Bowie, who starred as goblin king Jareth and composed the film’s songs. Working alongside them was Jim’s son Brian Henson, who served as the film’s “puppeteer coordinator” and co-performed the dyspeptic goblin Hoggle. Already an accomplished puppeteer and effects artist at age 21 (he figured out how to make the Muppets ride bicycles in The Great Muppet Caper), Brian Henson went on to become a director (The Muppet Christmas Carol) and producer (Farscape, Sid the Science Kid), and now serves as Chairman of the Jim Henson Company.  To celebrate the film’s anniversary, Yahoo Movies spoke with Brian Henson about his experience working at the center of Labyrinth.

  • That Time 'Top Gun' Director Tony Scott Tried to Commandeer an Aircraft Carrier for a Scene

    Legendary producer Jerry Bruckheimer talks 'Top Gun' memories

  • Summer of ’86: Our Personal Favorites

    All last week, we’ve been covering the 10 essential classics from the Summer of ’86. But the list of great movies that opened in theaters that summer doesn’t stop at 10. Whenever big hits like Aliens, Top Gun, and Stand by Me were sold out at the movie theater — or checked out at the video store — there were plenty of other, less-heralded films to keep us entertained. The Yahoo Movies staff dug into our memory banks and revisited some our personal favorites from the Summer of ’86, films that imprinted themselves on our minds… and maybe yours as well. 

  • Summer of '86: A Look at the Weekly Box-Office Champs

    Inforgraphic shows the biggest money-makers of the season 30 years ago