On Monday, we lost Film Director Joel Schumacher at the age of 80 after his year long fight with cancer. He leaves behind a great catalog that spans four decades and features some of the brightest stars in Hollywood during their early days in the business.
Here are just a couple of films he directed that you might enjoy:
St. Elmo’s Fire: This 80s staple feature Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, and more will always be tied to everyone that worked on it. Just the beginning of Schumacher’s work with young stars.
The Lost Boys: In what has become a saturated vampire movie market, This 87′ horror/comedy hybrid gave us Kiefer Sutherland, Both Corey Feldman and Corey Haim, and some great one liners we remember to this day. A campy classic.
Flatliners: Julia Roberts. Heard of her? She made this great suspense flick along with Kevin Bacon and William Baldwin. They tried a reboot. It didn’t work. It couldn’t recapture the spirit of this early 90s sentimental favorite with a neat concept.
Batman Forever: The haters will want to talk about Batman and Robin, but never forget his first time with The Caped Crusader that was a box office hit, and a bright spot for all of the actors involved at the time in the mid 90s.
A Time To Kill: Schumacher took this John Grisham favorite to the big screen with a film featuring Sandra Bullock, Samuel L. Jackson and some young actor named Matthew McConaughey trying out his dramatic side after “Dazed and Confused”.