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Movie Review Podcast – When you think of the ’80s, a few images come to mind: shoulder pads, big hair, and all-cheesy-everything. However, the decade had more to contribute to pop culture than being known as the New Jersey of the 20th century. It was also an era for incredible classic movies, ones that shifted the film industry as we know it. From John Hughes’ The Breakfast Club to Steven Spielberg’s E.T., the movies of the 1980’s not only shaped its generation, but inspired subsequent generations in every way imaginable.

The following decade of films were equally memorable, Is it really possible to pick a single best movie of the 1990’s? This is the decade that gave us Goodfellas in 1990, Fight Club in 1999 and countless masterpieces in between. It was a decade when Quentin Tarantino went from video store clerk to the hottest director in town. At least a few of the films we revisit are guaranteed to be close to your heart and ours. So we invite you to find a comfortable spot on the sofa, and join us for a journey through our vast VHS collections.

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Predator 2 (1990) Encore Presentation

Predator 2 Quote: “You can’t see the eyes of the demon, until him come callin” – King Willie Predator rocked the barrier between action and sci-fi when Arnold Schwarzenegger battled a new kind of enemy in 1987. This isn’t that movie. On its face, taking the thrilling Predator formula and...

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King Ralph (1991)

King Ralph Quote: “Your Majesty, may I present the Sovereign King Mulamboa of Zambei” – Sir Cedric This week we ask the question, what could go wrong if the entire British royal family was comedically killed in a freak accident that leaves the throne to a Las Vegas lounge singer?...

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Pee-wee’s Big Adventure (1985)

Pee-wee’s Big Adventure Quote: “There’s a lotta things about me you don’t know anything about, Dottie. Things you wouldn’t understand. Things you couldn’t understand. Things you shouldn’t understand.” – Pee-wee Herman Kerri Gross prayed for it, and listener CarmelitaValdezMcKoy answered. We’re reviewing the 1985 oddity “Pee-wee’s Big Adventure.” This groundbreaking...

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The Natural (1984)

The Natural Quote: “Pick me out a winner Bobby..” – Roy Hobbs “The Natural” belongs in any debate over the best sports movie ever. It has Robert Redford in his prime, a stunning Kim Basinger, huffy Wilford Brimley, sly Robert Duvall, powerful Glenn Close, and even a young Michael Madsen....

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Total Recall (1990)

Total Recall Quote: “You wouldn’t hurt me, would you sweetheart? Sweetheart, we’re married” – Lori Quaid The most expensive film of its day, “Total Recall” took Arnold Schwarzenegger’s career to new heights by adding star power like Sharon Stone, technological wonders like full body scanners, and philosophical questions about the...

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Toy Story (1995)

Toy Story Quote: “You are a sad, strange, little man. You have my pity. Farewell.” – Buzz Lightyear “Toy Story” won the Best of Disney category, and it’s easy to see why this Pixar powerhouse spawned an entire franchise. The characters are unforgettable, the attention to detail is unrivaled, and...

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Dune (1984)

Dune Quote: “Remember, walk without rhythm and we won’t attract the worm. It will go to the thumper.” – Paul Atreides No ‘80s movie podcast featuring Kerri Gross would be complete without covering David Lynch’s sci-fi epic “Dune.” But after more than 100 episodes, Shat The Movies couldn’t seem to...

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Crimson Tide (1995)

Crimson Tide Quote: “We’re here to preserve democracy, not practice it” – Dr. Capt. Ramsey When an Army veteran and a nurse who knows nothing about the military review a ’90s submarine movie, you know it’s going to be crazy. Throw in Roger Roeper’s tales of babysitting in an alligator...