'80s Movie News

Riley Roberts Toga Animal House

Podcast: ANIMAL HOUSE Was So Good, It Ruined a Generation

National Lampoon's Animal House is hilarious - it's not even an opinion, it's a fact. Following a house full of screw-ups, we see Otter, Boon, Bluto and Hoover guiding their ...
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Terminator Riley Roberts Linda Hamilton

Podcast: THE TERMINATOR teaches that Masculinity is Guns and Muscles

The Terminator reinvigorated the action genre and gave audiences a fresh story that addressed (and destroyed) the worries of the day. However, the T-800 truly did deliver a message from ...
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THE LOST BOYS Riley Roberts

Podcast: THE LOST BOYS – So Much Subtext in the Shadows

When Joel Schumacher took over The Lost Boys (1987) from Richard Donner, he changed nearly everything in the script, creating a metaphorical fairy tale encapsulating several issues facing teens and families ...
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Riley Roberts ghostbusters podcast

Podcast: GHOSTBUSTERS – Con Your Way to Success!

Ghostbusters is one of the most beloved films of the '80s. It's a horror-comedy classic that had all audiences running to see it in theaters -- especially kids. In fact, ...
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podcast abuse the shining

THE SHINING Shined a Light on the Horrors of Domestic Abuse; Here’s How Life for Teens is More Chilling Today

What is The Shining about? Is it about a clairvoyant child? A haunted hotel? Cabin Fever? Reincarnation? Mental illness? Or, the evil that lies within us, that can be coaxed ...
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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

'80s Movies: A Guide to What's Wrong with Your Parents podcast looks how '80s films affected a generation. It's the 35th Anniversary of A Nightmare Before Elm Street, a movie ...
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ghostbusters cast 1984

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

Something strange is returning to your neighborhood, something weird and it does look good! The 1984 horror comedy classic Ghostbusters returns to theaters Sun., Oct. 6, and Thurs., Oct. 10 ...
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Beetlejuice Riley Roberts podcast

Podcast: BEETLEJUICE – Suicide is Funny?

Color us black and white - it's almost Halloween! It's this time of year when parents think of sharing with their kids the one '80s horror comedy that seems appropriate ...
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Heathers 1989 Riley Roberts

Podcast: Did HEATHERS Lead to a Darker High School Experience Today?

Thirty years ago, Daniel Waters wrote Heathers as a response to the John Hughes perspective of teen life, reflecting that getting through high school wasn't just a struggle, it was ...
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Podcast: What SAY ANYTHING says about ’80s teens

https://secureservercdn.net/ It's the 30th Anniversary of Say Anything, the film that truly launched Cameron Crowe as a filmmaker (yes, he'd written Fast Times at Ridgemont High and made The Wild ...
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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)

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 ...
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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

Just One of the Guys has aspiring journalist Terry Griffith going undercover as a guy to fight the sexism she perceives is keeping her from landing a coveted internship at ...
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