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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 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...

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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...

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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...

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Back to The Future (1985) Encore Presentation

Back to The Future Quote: “Don’t worry. As long as you hit that wire with the connecting hook at precisely eighty-eight miles per hour the instant the lightning strikes the tower… everything will be fine.” – Dr. Emmett Brown This week, our Best Of series takes us back in time...

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Conan The Barbarian (1982) Encore Presentation

Conan the Barbarian Quote: “To crush your enemies, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women!” – Conan In honor of the Battle of Winterfell, we’re proud to present our recap of a movie that shows some real military tactics, including how to infiltrate...

Road House (1989) Encore Presentation

Road House Quote: “All you have to do is follow three simple rules. One, never underestimate your opponent. Expect the unexpected. Two, take it outside. Never start anything inside the bar unless it’s absolutely necessary. And three, be nice.” – Dalton “Road House” invented the good bad movie. But was...

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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?...