While I can’t speak for everyone, grabbing the latest edition of Marquee at the local movie theater was pretty damn important to a movie buff before the internet and the IMDB made it so easy to see what was coming out in the near future. Collector that I am when it comes to movie memorabilia, I’ve got a number of these tucked away including a few true treasures like the edition with Harrison Ford on the cover for a movie called Raiders of the Lost Ark.

This edition from February 1993 covers a number of topics including letting us all know about some big summer releases headed our way and a look at the young actors on the scene who are expected to be around for a number of years. It’s a fun look back to see who made the cut and who has kind of faded from the limelight.

Considering I’ve always been a movie poster collector as far back as when dad would give me a five dollar allowance and I would spend it on one sheets that a local comic book shop had in stock, Marquee always gave me a look at the posters that were headed my way if they caught my eye. Posters like Michael Douglas’ Falling Down.

In the now playing section you can read up on the latest lampoon of a popular hit film. Subbing for Glover and Gibson are Jackson and Estevez.

For the Summer of ’93 we can expect some heavy hitters you may recall …

This bulletin reminded me that Harrison Ford wasn’t the first choice to take on the role made famous by David Janssen.

Having discovered John Woo’s The Killer on VHS I was excited to see this one coming out with Van Damme and yes indeed I did see it at the theater. Still the actor’s best film for my money thanks to the stylish director and Lance Henriksen as a memorable villain.

Other titles advertised for summer release in this point form highlight include The Last Action Hero, The Firm, Sliver, Striking Distance, Hot Shots Part Deux!, Dennis The Menace, Super Mario Bros., Cliffhanger, In the Line of Fire and a film which resurfaced last October thanks to a long awaited sequel, Hocus Pocus. Of the 13 titles featured in this article I’ve seen all but Sliver and Super Mario Bros. After all these years I not likely ever will.

Here’s another one of those full page ads and it’s coming soon to a theater near you..

The main focus of this months issue are the rising stars including cover girl Bridget Fonda so let’s have a look at the namedrops that occurred.

Along with Bridget who backed out of the Hollywood scene in 2002 the article clearly highlighted a pair of faces we still see on a regular basis. Cage and Snipes.

Next up are three featured actors to keep an eye on. Ethan Hawke, D.B. Sweeney and Miss Nancy Travis who I noticed recently turned up in the fun Netflix series, The Kominsky Method.

And then we come to the new names on the scene like Brad.

Along with Brad Pitt the article goes on to drop names including Rosie O’Donnell, Juliette Lewis, Kristy Swanson, Jason Priestly, Gabrielle Anwar, Uma Thurman, Winona Ryder, Marisa Tomei, Rosie Perez, Christian Slater, Lolita Davidovich, and some young guy by the name of Keanu Reeves.

Canadian movie theaters …. Canadian content and Mike Myers was on the rise.

Another full page ad with Cage and Jackson starring in a comedy I recall seeing on VHS. Maybe time for a revisit and yeah these boys are still going strong 30 years later in 2023.

So here we are a full 30 years removed from this edition of Marquee magazine and their suggestions of who we should keep our eyes on. How do you think they did? Got a favorite in here?

Till next month’s throwback edition, keep watching those classic films and dropping in to say hi.