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, yes! It’s still a heartwarmer of a tale. But family friendly? Hmmm…maybe not.
On ’80s Movies: A Guide to What’s Wrong with Your Parents podcast, mother-daughter movie critics Tara McNamara (Gen X) and Riley Roberts (Gen Y) re-examine the film with a modern-day perspective and discuss how it turned the Disney princess trope on its fins, and yet, perpetuated the attitudes that successful men are pigs to women and that’s okay.
Please give a listen to Splash: A Lovable Disney Movie that Just Happens to Have Child Nudity, Bestiality, and a Sex Crime.* And, check out our other podcast episodes available on iTunes,Stitcher, and BlogTalkRadio. Also, please read our comprehensive behind the scenes guide to Splash here: https://80smovieguide.com/splash/
Childhood flashback to when a new toy rocked your world: THE TRANSFORMER! You twisted and turned Bumblebee the robot and Optimus Prime into vehicles while watching the cartoon series and in 1986, life got even better when The Transformers: The Movie hit theaters. Now, on Sept. 27 at 7 p.m., The Transformers: The Movie – remastered and restored – will play on the big screen! Plus, the one-night-only screening includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes sneak peek at the making of this December’s Bumblebee, as well as a brand-new interview with singer-songwriter Stan Bush, including recent performances of the theme songs “The Touch” and “Dare.” Audiences who attend the Fathom Events screenings will also receive a poster of The Transformers: The Movie (quantities limited, while supplies last)!
Transformers fans responded with such overwhelming enthusiasm, the cinematic event was expanded to nearly double the theaters to accommodate the demand. But, we have your back! ’80s Movie Guide will give FIVE pairs of tickets away this weekend! To win, just find us on your favorite social media platform, and follow/like us and leave a TRANSFORMERS related comment so we know you want the tickets! We have five pairs to give away between the three platforms so chances of winning are pretty good. You also get an entry for liking/sharing/retweeting our The Transformers: the Movie related posts – and you can enter as much as you like. Winners will be announced as an update to this page this Monday, Sept. 17. Here’s how to find us:
The Transformers: The Movie has captured a special place in the hearts of millions and has been a staple in the pop culture zeitgeist since 1986. Featuring memorable characters from the heroic Autobots and villainous Decepticons, this full-length animated adventure boasts the voice talent of Orson Welles in his final voice acting role (!) and an all-star voice cast that includes Peter Cullen, Eric Idle, Casey Kasem, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack and Frank Welker.
In The Transformers: The Movie, the Autobots, led by the heroic Optimus Prime, prepare to make a daring attempt to retake their planet from the evil forces of Megatron and the Decepticons. Unknown to both sides, a menacing force is heading their way – Unicron. The only hope of stopping Unicron lies within the Matrix of Leadership and the Autobot who can rise up and use its power to light their darkest hour. Will the Autobots be able to save their native planet from destruction or will the Decepticons reign supreme?
Check out how the ’80s nostalgia classic looks after the restoration in the video below. Find your nearest theater and buy tickets HERE. And remember, follow and like us on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram to be in the running to win a pair of tickets to the one-night-only ’80s flashback event!