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Review: BILL & TED FACE THE MUSIC is a Most Triumphant Ending to a Beloved Franchise

By Tara McNamara / August 28, 2020 /

Bill & Ted don’t share the same DNA as franchises like Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, or the DC Universe. As beloved as those films and characters are, the studios keeps making new films because they know they’re money trucks — sometimes, the story is a bit lacking as a consequence or trying to…

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Lucy Hale takes us back to the ’80s on FANTASY ISLAND

By Tara McNamara / February 14, 2020 /

Lucy Hale discusses the ’80s origins of her Blumhouse Horror film FANTASY ISLAND.

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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: 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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CHILD’S PLAY 2019 First Clip: Mark Hamill Knows How to Be Creepy

By Tara McNamara / June 4, 2019 /

From the look of the first clip to come from the remake of Child’s Play, the film is more creepy and less campy. Mark Hamill leaves everything Luke behind to voices serial killer doll Chucky at his most disconcerting. Take a look: do you think it’ll improve upon or destroy the legacy of Chucky?

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THE KARATE KID is Back & We’re Giving Away Tickets!

By Tara McNamara / March 7, 2019 /

UPDATE: Winners have been selected. Congrats to Debbie D., Travis C., Crystal C., John C., and Elizabeth B.! Watch for our next give away! been 35 years since Daniel-san crane-kicked his way into the hearts of Mr. Miyagi and moviegoers everywhere. So, as The Karate Kid enters its midlife crisis, it Waxes On with a…

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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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MR. MOM Gets the Reboot as a Digital Series

By Tara McNamara / October 12, 2018 /

The 1983 Michael Keaton-Teri Garr comedy classic Mr. Mom is getting a 2019 makeover as a digital series on Vudu. It looks like the first of many as MGM inked a deal with the Walmart-powered streaming service to create content from their vast library with “Movies On Us,” which aims to compete with Netflix, Hulu and…

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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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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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