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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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The Burbs (1989)

The Burbs Quote: “Smells like they’re cooking a goddamn cat over there.” – Mark Rumsfield Big D thought we should do a Best of Rick Ducommun, and you’re probably wondering who that is. You’re not alone. Ducommun was in “Spaceballs,” “The Last Boy Scout,” “Die Hard,” “Groundhog Day,” and dozens...

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The Crow (1994)

The Crow Quote: “It can’t rain all the time.” – Eric Draven “The Crow” isn’t the greatest movie of the ’90s. It’s not even the best movie of 1994. But for a lot of thirty-somethings, this movie was a huge part of adolescence. But Shat The Movies has passed it...

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WarGames (1983)

WarGames Quote: “Goddammit, I’d piss on a spark plug if I thought it’d do any good!” – General Beringer “WarGames” changed the way ’80s kids looked at video games, computers, and the threat of nuclear annihilation. But in the age of smartphones and wireless Internet, does this 1983 geek-gasm still...

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Jingle All The Way (1996)

Jingle All The Way Quote: “I’m not a pervert! I was just looking for a Turbo Man doll!” – Howard Langston “Jingle All The Way” marked the end of two distinct cinematic eras: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s string of comedies and Sinbad’s film career. But was it really hot garbage, or does...

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Edward Scissorhands (1990)

Edward Scissorhands Quote: “It’s not heaven he’s from! It’s straight from the stinking flames of hell! The power of Satan is in him, I can feel it. Can’t you? Have you poor sheep strayed so far from the path?” – Esmeralda Many people forget “Edward Scissorhands” is a Christmas movie....

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Good Will Hunting (1997)

Good Will Hunting Quote: “You wasted $150,000 on an education you coulda got for $1.50 in late fees at the public library.” – Will Hunting “Good Will Hunting” won the Best of Matt Damon category among Shat The Movies, and we can see why. Damon didn’t just star in the...

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Groundhog Day (1993)

Groundhog Day Quote: “This is one time where television really fails to capture the true excitement of a large squirrel predicting the weather” – Phil Connors “Groundhog Day” is the rare movie that became more important than the holiday that inspired it. Many believe it’s Bill Murray’s greatest work, and...

The Ned Ryerson is GOD Theory

Why is Groundhog Day worth a commission? I read this article just after graduating college and it was the first time I ever considered the possibility that Groundhog Day was more than just a really good and entertaining comedy. Even though this movie explores some dark subject matter, it isn’t heavy, dramatic...