This week: in 87, Double Dribble and Ring King make the NES sporty while REM feels fine. 97 brings a landmark RPG with Final Fantasy 7 while the South Park guys make a movie about pornos, 07 has a Stranglehold on gaming as Chow Yun Fat does a Max Payne impression while Brothers Solomon wastes the talent of Wills Arnett and Forte.
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This week: in 87, Michael Jackson shows us Who's Bad while Family Ties gets a spinoff. 97 shocks the world with news of Princess Diana's death but also contains Goldeneye on N64! 07 plays games as Balls of Fury hits theaters and stuff like Metroid Prime 3, Lair, and Warhawk hit consoles.
This week: in 87, Dirty Dancing debuts while the Garbage Pail Kids movie stinks and Zelda hits the US. In 97, Chris Tucker makes Money Talk while Demi Moore enlists as GI Jane. 07 treats us kindly with BioShock, the debut of Yo Gabba Gabba, and a bizarre answer at the Miss Teen USA pageant.
This week: in 87, Monster Squad pits kids against Dracula while The Fat Boys get a feature film. In 97, Stallone packs on pounds for Cop Land, Shaq's Steel is scuffed, Fully Monty shows off and South Park debuts. In 07, we get debuts of many memorable movies, including Superbad, The King of Kong, and Two Girls One Cup!
This week in pop-culture history, in 87 Dolph Lundgren does NOT have the power for Masters of the Universe and Madonna asks the eternal question, Who's That Girl? In 97 Mel Gibson is a Conspiracy Theory-ist while Bill Bellamy is a player. In 07 Barry Bonds breaks the career home run record while Paris Hilton no longer has a Simple Life and pick up artists premiere their game.