'80s Movie News

Podcast: MODERN PROBLEMS is the most off the rails look at the early ’80s crisis of masculinity.

Modern Problems (1981) is the weirdest, off the rails, PG-rated Christmas hit. It's biggest problem was turning a raunchy mature R-film into a PG one so that it could be released on ...
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9 to 5 Parton Fonda Tomlin

Podcast: 9 TO 5 is a snapshot of 1980

Pour yourself a cup of ambition, it's the 40th Anniversary of 9 to 5! Wonderfully executed as a broad office buddy comedy, 9 to 5 made a definitive impact in ...
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Stir Crazy Tara McNamara Riley Roberts

Podcast: Why STIR CRAZY’s black-white buddy comedy holds up 40 years later.

In 1980, Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor's follow-up to their 1976 hit Silver Streak was highly anticipated. Despite critic's panning the film, Stir Crazy did double the business, was the 3rd highest grossing ...
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Riley Roberts The Outsiders Two Bit

Podcast: Did THE OUTSIDERS perpetuate or explore toxic masculinity?

The Outsiders is one of the most popular teen books in the 1980s, and teens couldn't wait to see the movie directed by one of the biggest names in cinema. ...
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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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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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