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Riley Roberts Just One of the Guys podcast

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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THE BREAKFAST CLUB: How the Most Iconic ’80s Movie Affected a Generation

By Tara McNamara / March 22, 2019 /

The Breakfast Club is the face of the ’80s Movies – the classic gave teens a voice, showed their box office power, and cemented John Hughes as the decade’s most influential director. This weekend marks the 35th Anniversary of Claire, Allison, John Bender, Andrew, and Brian’s Saturday detention (“March 24, 1984, Shermer High School, Shermer,…

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SPLASH Podcast: A Lovable Family Film if You Overlook the Bestiality, Child Nudity & Voyeurism

By Tara McNamara / December 2, 2018 /

Photo Above: Podcaster Riley Roberts gives her take on Splash. Photographer: Victoria Igloi. Splash is a family film that began our modern-day fascination with mermaids, a film that made Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah  bonafide movie stars, and began Hanks journey as American treasure. But, does the film live up to its legacy? In many ways,…

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“Animal House, Caddyshack and Fast Times at Ridgemont High….”

By Tara McNamara / September 30, 2018 /

In Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony countering his 1982 high school rape allegation, he said that the high school yearbook editor tried to project the image that the school was “Animal House, Caddyshack, and Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” Any teen who lived in the ’80s can back up that those films were wildly important to Gen X.…

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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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Molly Ringwald Says John Hughes Films Were Empowering But Damaging to Teens

By Tara McNamara / April 6, 2018 /

80s Movie Guide is a site that celebrates what is wonderful about ’80s movies, while also pointing out how very, very messed up the messaging was to its target teen audience. Today, ’80s teen movie icon Molly Ringwald wrote a thoughtful, well-researched article for The New Yorker examining the films she made with John Hughes from both…

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