'80s Movie News

Riley Roberts podcast Beverly Hills Cop

Podcast: BEVERLY HILLS COP blazed a new path of positive portrayals while encouraging corruption

Beverly Hills Cop was the No. 1 movie in 1984, a year that many consider one of cinema's best. As Detroit police detective Axel Foley (a role originally written for ...
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Top Gun Riley Roberts

Podcast: TOP GUN taught ’80s kids that rules were for losers.

Listen and subscribe on iTunes and Stitcher. Top Gun is an iconic '80s action classic, a blockbuster that's beloved, and a Tony Scott treasure that has been selected for preservation ...
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AIRPLANE! Otto Pilot Riley Roberts

Podcast: A 19-Year-Old Argues that AIRPLANE! Isn’t Funny Anymore — Here’s Why She’s Right.

American Film Institute lists Airplane! (1980) as one of the Top 10 Funniest Movies of All Time, and any Gen X'r would agree with that. Gen Z, not so much. ...
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the goonies, Beetlejuice, 4K Ultra HD Blu Ray

FREEBIES! We’re giving away THE GOONIES & BEETLEJUICE in 4K Ultra HD Blu-Ray!

UPDATE! We have winners! Mark Perry who entered through Facebook and @KylotheCardigan from Insta. Thanks everyone who entered! If you didn't win, these 4KUHD Blu-Ray Combo Packs are now available ...
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Keanu Reeves Alex Winter Samara Weaving Brigette Lundy-Paine

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

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 ...
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Riley Roberts Police Academy

Podcast: POLICE ACADEMY is Surprisingly Progressive

Police Academy (1984) was both a product and ahead of its time. In our podcast '80s Movies: A Guide to What's Wrong with Your Parents, film authorities Tara McNamara, Gen ...
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Podcast: CLUE’s Sexual Stereotypes Were Helpful to No Boddy

Based on the popular Parker Brothers game for kid 8 and up, Clue is a shocker of a family film: nearly all of its characters are defined by their sexual ...
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Kelly LeBrock Weird Science

Podcast: WEIRD SCIENCE delivers a “Respect Women” message in the most disrespectful way.

Weird Science (1985) marks the halfway point in John Hughes' domination of the teen film in the '80s. The film seems to be trying to put a stop to films where ...
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Flashdance Riley Roberts

Podcast: How FLASHDANCE Told Women to “Take Your Passion & Make It Happen”… by Sleeping with the Boss

"What a Feeling" audiences had watching Flashdance (1983), the love story of 18-year-old welder Alex and her boss Nick, who was at least twice her age. Beautifully shot, the doe-eyed ...
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Vacation Car Karaoke

Our Spotify Game Will Make Your Summer Road Trip Less Boring

OUR SPOTIFY ROADTRIP GAME: https://spoti.fi/3jciCut With airplanes seemingly like a Coranavirus Petri dish, many Americans are taking the long road trip this summer. But, with many tourist attractions closed, how ...
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Blue Lagoon Riley Roberts Brooke Shields

Podcast: 40 years later, THE BLUE LAGOON is even more unsettling.

The summer of 1980, movie critics and audiences were aghast that teen icon Brooke Shields was once again being depicted as the ultimate object of sexual desire in The Blue ...
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Podcast: BACK TO THE FUTURE is everyone’s favorite ’80s movie – except for the part where Lorraine is sexually victimized by her future husband, her bully, and her son.

Robert Zemeckis' Back to the Future (1985) is perhaps the ultimate '80s movie: it's so '80s yet so timeless -- and its so disturbing, in retrospect. In the "'80s Movies: ...
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