Popspotting #126: “Fun at the Amusement Park” (Sept. 12, 2011)
We might not be able to send you home with a Giant Ass Panda, but we hope today’s double feature helps grow your appreciation for a couple of great films set in or near classic amusement parks.
First up, “The Lost Boys,” a classic teen horror comedy film by Joel Schumacher starring starring Jason Patric, Corey Haim, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, and Alex “Ted” Winter.
Then it’s over to “Adventureland,” an often overlooked and understated gem directed by Greg Mottola, and starring film stars Jesse Eisenberg, Kristen Stewart, Margarita Levieva, Ryan Reynolds, Martin Starr, Bill Hader, and Kristen Wiig.
Though released in 2009, “Adventureland” was set in 1987, the same year “The Lost Boys” came out.
Sure, “Zombieland” was an obvious pairing with “Adventureland,” but let’s just say we’re saving that one for a future zombie double feature. If that’s not your style, then speak up and share your idea for a better theme!