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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.


Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989)

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure Quote: “Party on dudes!” – Ted “Theodore” Logan” Porter This week’s Shat The Movies category is Roger’s Favorite Movies, and the listeners overwhelmingly chose “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” a film that gave us the opportunity to discuss Gene’s music career, Big D’s dislike of...


Escape from New York (1981)

Escape from New York Quote: “I don’t give a fu*k about your war… or your president. ” – Snake Plissken” Porter Two dystopian American films from the ’80s are huge in Norway: “Blade Runner” and “Escape from New York.” We shat all over the former, so Norwegian listener Per T....


The Sandlot (1993)

The Sandlot Quote: “You’re killin’ me Smalls!” – Hamilton “Ham” Porter Shat The Movies listener Valorie commissioned “The Sandlot” thinking she would get a podcast about the 1993 coming-of-age baseball classic. Instead, she got a curveball with a little mustard on it as hosts Roger Roeper and Dick Ebert retell...


Videodrome (1983)

Videodrome Quote: “Death to Videodrome! Long live the new flesh!” – Max Renn The story behind this week’s commissioned film review could be a movie of its own: The loving wife of a northern England postman secretly saves the money to hire three misfit Americans to surprise him with a...


Demolition Man (1993)

Demolition Man Quote: “Looks like he matched his meet, you really licked his ass.” – Lenina Huxley Why would anyone pay us to review a 1993 action-comedy starring an aging Sylvester Stallone and over-the-top Wesley Snipes? Because it’s incredibly easy to watch and superbly entertaining. “Demolition Man” is a ’90s...


The Princess Bride (1987)

The Princess Bride Quote: “My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father, prepare to die!” – Inigo Montoya How have we gone more than 100 movies without reviewing “The Princess Bride?” It’s a travesty of justice, one that Shat The Movies listener Adam R. decided to correct with his...

Robocop 1987 Movie Poster

Robocop (1987)

RoboCop Quote: “Dead or alive, you’re coming with me!” – Alex J. Murphy/Robocop The original Shat The Movies trio is back! Roger Roeper joins Dick Ebert and Gene Lyons to review the dystopian Detroit crime classic “Robocop.” Like most Paul Verhoeven movies, “Robocop” has spoof commercials, gratuitous violence, and co-ed...


Point Break (1991) Encore Presentation

Point Break Quote: “You gonna jump or jerk off?” – Johnny Utah Keanu Reeves’ pro-pooch, mega-violent action trilogy is complete with this week’s release of “John Wick Chapter 3: Parabellum,” and we’d love to review it for you. But our VHS collections only go so far as 1999. What a...