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Riley Roberts Caddyshack

Podcast: Under-All the golfer and gopher jokes, CADDYSHACK says sexy means slutty.

By Tara McNamara / May 22, 2020 /

Caddyshack is a film for guys with humor about golf, farts, and one-upping snobby judges. Teen and tween boys of the ’80s boys grew up watching and quoting this comedy classic over and over again, but it’s got some weird messaging when it comes to women. Film authorities Tara McNamara, Gen X, and Riley Roberts,…

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Riley Roberts FAME

Podcast: How FAME inspired GenX to follow their dreams…with mixed results

By Tara McNamara / May 15, 2020 /

A look at the impact of FAME (1980).

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Kandice Stroh Dierdre Foxes 1980

FOR THE RECORD: FOXES’ Kandice Stroh on why Dierdre is so misunderstood and the deleted scenes that explain everything.

By Tara McNamara / March 18, 2020 /

An exclusive interview with Kandice Stroh who reflects on the making of the film considered to be one of the best teen films of all time, FOXES (1980).

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Freddy Krueger Riley Roberts Nightmare on Elm Street

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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ghostbusters cast 1984

35 Years Later, Get Slimed Again: GHOSTBUSTERS returns to theaters & we’re hosting a massive ticket giveaway!

By Tara McNamara / September 18, 2019 /

GHOSTBUSTERS return to theaters for its 35th Anniversary just in time for Halloween.

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Heathers 1989 Riley Roberts

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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Riley Roberts Say Anything boombox

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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Riley Roberts Tara McNamara Bill and Teds Excellent Adventure

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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Lea Thompson Tara McNamara Iconic 80s week HDNET Movies

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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Dwier Brown Kevin Costner Phil Alden Robinson FIeld of Dreams

Kevin Costner and Dwier Brown tried to change FIELD OF DREAMS’ most memorable line: 17 Crazy, Magical Facts About the Baseball Classic

By Tara McNamara / June 12, 2019 /

Thirty years ago, Dwier Brown had a small but significant role in Field of Dreams, playing the late, estranged father of Ray Kinsella (Kevin Costner). The movie is a fantasy for sons and baseball fans, a special piece of cinema that transcends the screen, and contains one of filmdom’s most touching, rewarding scenes. On June…

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