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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.

The Blues Brothers (1980)

The Blues Brothers Quote: “It’s 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark… and we’re wearing sunglasses.” – Elwood Blues

Was 1980’s “Blue Brothers” a perfect movie? Special guest and soul music expert King Bee says yes! Blue Brothers transcended the labels of “comedy,” “musical,” and ’80s movie with incredible awareness of city life and urban joy. It also wrecked over 100 cars and had a massive budget for free cocaine.


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Top Gun (1986)

Top Gun Quote: “Uh, sorry, Goose. *We* happened to see a MiG 28 do a 4g negative dive.” – Maverick

“Top Gun” is the perfect time capsule for 1986, the only year where you could make a successful “American romantic military action drama.” We remember amazing performances by Tom Cruise, Tom Skerritt, Tim Robbins, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, Kelly McGillis, and Michael Ironside. We remember Kenny Loggins and Berlin propelling the soundtrack to 9 million copies sold. But many people forget this movie had flaws the size of a Tomcat. Find out if it stands the test of time, and learn way too much about our sex lives in the process.


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Caddyshack (1980)

Caddyshack Quote: “In order to conquer an animal, I have to think like an animal, and whenever possible, look like one.” – Carl Spackler


We asked your favorite Chevy Chase movie. And you answered “Caddyshack.” We groaned. But then, something incredible happened: We kinda liked it. Allow us to wipe the fog of age from your memory and revisit all the moments that made Caddyshack Hollywood’s worst great comedy. Continue reading Caddyshack (1980)

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

10 Things I Hate About You Quote: “Alright, wait a minute. No drinking, no drugs, no kissing, no tattoos, no piercings, *no* ritual animal slaughters of any kind. Oh, God, I’m giving them ideas.” – Walter Stratford

“10 Things I Hate About You” introduced us to Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon Levitt, and the unsettling reality that ’90s Shakespeare adaptations were a really bad idea. If you remember this movie fondly, you’re not alone. If you still think it’s good after hearing the podcast, you’re a fool. Continue reading 10 Things I Hate About You (1999)