’80s in Today’s Movies

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VALLEY GIRL Remake Review: While It’s a Miss and a Mess, it’s Still an Ideal 2020 Mother’s Day Movie

By Tara McNamara / May 8, 2020 /

A review of the 2020 musical remake of 1983’s VALLEY GIRL.

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We co-host ICONIC ’80s Week with Lea Thompson on HDNET Movies!

By Tara McNamara / July 7, 2019 /

The founder of ’80s Movie Guide, Tara McNamara, will interview actress-director Lea Thompson for “Iconic ’80s,” a week-long special airing July 22-27 exploring the ’80s through its movies on HDNET Movies. The duo provide insightful discussion on each film in the lineup, which includes St. Elmo’s Fire, Stripes, Short Circuit, Christine, and more. It’s also…

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Join Us (& Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Jeff Goldblum) at the 10th Annual TCM Film Festival!

By Tara McNamara / April 5, 2019 /

The Turner Classic Film Festival is what we call “our favorite time of the year.” It’s got a flavor more special than any other film festival: every movie is a winner. This year, I’m proud to announce I’ll be back at the festival as a special guest and I hope you’ll join me! I’m introducing…

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BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY Waxes Lyrical About Queen in the ’80s

By Tara McNamara / October 23, 2018 /

July 13, 1985: where were you? Without knowing you personally, I know that sometime during that day, maybe for one minute, or maybe for an hour, or maybe all day, you were plopped in front of a TV set. You were watching Live Aid, a massive concert performed in various countries with the most famous…

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