All posts by Dick Ebert

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Quote: “Tell ya what, dipshit. If you don’t like my policies you can come on down here and smooch my big ole’ white butt. Pucker up, buttercup” – Ed Rooney

If you’ve seen “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” you remember every scene. If you’ve never seen it, you probably still know the quotes, the sets, the characters. This movie distilled everything ’80s into a tight, fun, stylish package with a little bit of heart, to boot. But Ferris might not be the clever charmer you thought he was. Memories are funny like that. Continue reading Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

The Thing (1982)

The Thing Quote: “I know you gentlemen have been through a lot, but when you find the time, I’d rather not spend the rest of this winter TIED TO THIS FUCKING COUCH!” – Garry

Do you like totally gross monsters, psychological thrillers, cute dogs and sexy Kurt Russells? If so, you’ll love “The Thing.” This John Carpenter classic stands the test of time, despite some glaring plot holes. Never before have Americans so smart done so many stupid things in so little time. Continue reading The Thing (1982)

Starship Troopers (1997)

Starship Troopers Quote: “I expect the best and I give the best. Here’s the beer. Here’s the entertainment. Now have fun. That’s an order!” – Jean Rasczak

All hands on deck Set in the future, the story follows a young soldier named Johnny Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry. Paul Verhoeven’s “Starship Troopers” mixes fun, smarts, action, sex and satire into a star-studded sci-fi package.

However a lot of people mistook it for cheeseball macho fluff. Let’s relive the terrifying Arachnids, quotable one-liners, Nazi-influenced propaganda pieces and — of course — the infamous co-ed shower scene.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Raiders of the Lost Ark Quote: “Do you realize what the Ark is? It’s a transmitter, It’s a radio for speaking to God.” – René Belloq

Our mission is to answer “Were the movies we loved when growing up really that good?” Indiana Jones and The Raiders of The Lost Ark isn’t as good as we remembered: It’s better. If you’re sick of hearing us complain how other ’80s movies fell short of the mark, this is the episode for you. We’ll discuss how Harrison Ford was perfect for the Indiana Jones role, Karen Allen stole our hearts as Marion, the action scenes thrilled us, and Steven Spielberg’s direction tickled our brains. This movie is downright perfect. Continue reading Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)