’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents podcast

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Podcast: GHOSTBUSTERS – Con Your Way to Success!

By Tara McNamara / October 17, 2019 /

In this episode of the ’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents podcast, GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) is put through the modern day lens to show why the movie is so great — and so damaging.

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THE SHINING Shined a Light on the Horrors of Domestic Abuse; Here’s How Life for Teens is More Chilling Today

By Tara McNamara / October 3, 2019 /

Stanley Kubrick’s THE SHINING provides insights into family relations in 1980.

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Podcast: A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET Innovated Horror, But Sluts Still Get Cuts

By Tara McNamara / September 24, 2019 /

’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents podcast takes a Gen X and Gen Z look at Wes Craven’s A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984).

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Podcast: BEETLEJUICE – Suicide is Funny?

By Tara McNamara / September 5, 2019 /

Color us black and white – it’s almost Halloween! It’s this time of year when parents think of sharing with their kids the one ’80s horror comedy that seems appropriate – Beetlejuice! And, in the ’80s, the Tim Burton classic was considered a children’s film with special effects makeup and monster creations all wrapped up…

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Podcast: Did HEATHERS Lead to a Darker High School Experience Today?

By Tara McNamara / August 16, 2019 /

Riley Roberts gives the Gen Z take on HEATHERS (Paramount, 1989) on her podcast ’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents.

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Podcast: What SAY ANYTHING says about ’80s teens

By Tara McNamara / August 8, 2019 /

Podcaster Riley Roberts gives the Gen Z take on SAY ANYTHING (1989).

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PODCAST: How Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure was Most Triumphant (and One Heinous Inclusion)

By Tara McNamara / August 2, 2019 /

We share a mission with Ted Logan and Bill Preston, Esq. Cinema’s favorite air-guitaring airheads know that to move forward most righteously, you’ve got to travel back in time to understand history. And, that’s exactly what we do in the ’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Our Parents podcast. In this episode, we…

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PODCAST: JUST ONE OF THE GUYS is a Dude’s Story Disguised as a Chick Flick

By Tara McNamara / July 26, 2019 /

Podcaster Riley Roberts gives the Gen Z take on JUST ONE OF THE GUYS (1985).

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PODCAST: Men’s dreams come true in XANADU

By Tara McNamara / July 18, 2019 /

Podcaster Riley Roberts gives the Gen Z take on XANADU.

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PODCAST: CASUAL SEX? Writer Wendy Goldman explains how a female buddy musical comedy turned into an Andrew “Dice” Clay rom-com.

By Tara McNamara / July 11, 2019 /

As the “making of” CASUAL SEX? story is unwound by screenwriter Wendy Goldman, it’s an education in how male-dominated Hollywood stuck their thumb into and mangle what is likely the most female-centric film production of the 1980’s.

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