'80s Movie News

Riley Roberts Caddyshack

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

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 ...
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Riley Roberts FAME

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

Fame (1980) celebrates its 40th Anniversary on Sat., May 16. Ironically, the film wasn't about pursuing fame, it was about the hard work, commitment, and sweat that goes into pursuing ...
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Riley Roberts porky's

Podcast: The misogynistic influence of PORKY’S goes all the way to the Supreme Court.

Porky's was a fat hit, holding at No. 1 7 weeks, which was all of Spring 1982. The teenage hijinks of Fort Lauderdale teens in the '50s was so raunchy ...
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Valley Girl cast

VALLEY GIRL Remake Review: While It’s a Miss and a Mess, it’s Still an Ideal 2020 Mother’s Day Movie

The VALLEY GIRL musical remake – or is it a sequel? – is now on digital! We were invited to see it ahead of time: so, what’s to know?  https://youtu.be/pLhYFWwACo4 ...
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Riley Roberts Delirious

Podcast: Eddie Murphy’s DELIRIOUS is a shocking reminder of how socially screwed up we were in 1983.

Eddie Murphy's wildly popular HBO comedy special was one of the most influential pieces of entertainment in the early '80s. Young Gen X'rs could quote every line, start to finish, ...
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ferris bueller's day off podcast tara rile

Podcast: FERRIS BUELLER Inspired Teens to Also Take a DAY OFF

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) is not just John Hughes' best movie, but I'd be willing to say one of the most enjoyable movies of all time. For teens, it ...
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riley roberts prince

Podcast: PURPLE RAIN taught love is colorful — purple…black…and blue.

Prince and The Revolution created a musical and music business revolution with the semi-autobiographical Purple Rain that may very well be the best music video of all time. In the ...
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Back to the Future Doc Brown Marty McFly

’80s Movies You Can Watch with Your Kids

Forced locked down does have its advantages: your kids have no choice but to hang out with you! Every night is movie night and it’s tempting for parents to want ...
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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.

This year marks the 40th Anniversary of the Jodie Foster cult classic Foxes, about the wild lives of four teen girls growing up in LA's San Fernando Valley in 1979. ...
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Lucy Hale Fantasy Island Riley Roberts

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

Fantasy Island is a zombie property, the edgy yet broadly appealing TV series that ran from 1977-84 has been brought back to life and is now in theaters. The film's ...
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Daniel Waters Riley Roberts Tara McNamara 80s Movies interview

Cherry Slushies with HEATHERS writer Daniel Waters: how he hoped his 1989 classic would put an end to teen suicide, but is still waiting for his “school shooting residuals.”

What's the perfect film to take a closer look at between Oscars & Valentine's Day? Heathers! Tara McNamara and Riley Roberts interview the hilariously acerbic Daniel Waters, screenwriter of the ...
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new york vs california pizza marriage story

Gastronomic Glam: Oscar Party Menu Ideas That’ll Amuse Your Guests

This year, don't make watching the Academy Awards about what you're wearing but what you're eating. There's a few ways to go: fancy food that's on par with Wolfgang Puck, ...
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