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PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES: Is Neal Page’s Experience Now the American Thanksgiving Experience?

By Tara McNamara / November 21, 2018 /

’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents PODCAST: When you think of Thanksgiving movies, your brain might rush by Addams Family Values, Free Birds or Jack and Jill. Frankly, Thanksgiving movies of substance are few and far between. But hopefully, you’ll think of the greatest, most relatable Thanksgiving movie ever: Planes, Trains…

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Is YOUNG GUNS Responsible for Gen X’s Gun Obsession?

By Tara McNamara / October 8, 2018 /

It’s the 30th Anniversary of Young Guns (currently steaming on Hulu and Netflix) and we’re celebrating. Young Guns is considered the most historically accurate version of Billy the Kid on film, but let’s be honest – the real Billy and the Regulators weren’t quite as attractive. By putting hot, cool actors like Emilio Estevez and Kiefer Sutherland…

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Why THE KARATE KID is The Most Gen X Movie Ever Made: ’80s MOVIES Podcast

By Tara McNamara / June 22, 2018 /

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST: Today is the 34th Anniversary of The Karate Kid, a movie that continues to resonate with the kids of the ’80s…and Millennials and Generation Z. The film about a bullied teen (Ralph Macchio) who is trained in self-defense by a wise, elderly karate master (Pat Morita) spawned sequels, a spinoff, an…

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How BULL DURHAM Messed with the Minds of Men and Women – ’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents Podcast

By Tara McNamara / June 13, 2018 /

Bull Durham is the ultimate rom-com for men. The tagline says it all: “It’s about sex and sport. What else is there?” But the film provides plenty of fantasy for women (and not just Kevin Costner, who was at max dreaminess in 1988). Additionally, as much as it’s sexually progressive, it’s also detrimental. On the ’80s MOVIES:…

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FOOTLOOSE Explains Everything Going on in America Right Now: ’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents Podcast

By Tara McNamara / May 26, 2018 /

Footloose isn’t just a story about a group of kids fighting to have a prom. It’s about: a suicidal girl suffering from depression and no one is noticing all the red flags she’s waving, a community grieving over the loss of their loved ones and grappling to prevent another tragedy, youth fighting “The Man,” religious…

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Do Two OVERBOARD Make a Right? ’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents podcast

By Tara McNamara / May 25, 2018 /

With the reboot of Overboard, mother-daughter movie critics Tara McNamara and 17-year-old Riley Roberts explore the original 1987 Goldie Hawn-Kurt Russell rom-com treasure, evaluate if it holds up today, and wonder why no one called out all the white slavery and stuff. The duo also review the new Anna Faris-Eugenio Derbez gender reversal remake and evaluate…

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