'80s All Over

'80s All Over

www.80sallover.com/podcast
’80s All Over hosted by Scott Weinberg and Drew McWeeny


April 1985
Apr 29, 2019 • 59 min
It’s a weird month, with a lot of little films you’ve never heard of up front. Teen-sex comedies and weird War Games ripoffs and swords and sandals and unfunny celebrity siblings abound. But we’ve also got a Louis Malle film, some genuinely sweet and fun…
March 1985
Apr 15, 2019 • 60 min
March has become one of the coolest months of each season here on ‘80s All Over, and this one’s no exception. Want some crummy TV children’s animation on the bigscreen? We’ve got you covered. Want some terrible sequels to films that shouldn’t have…
Patreon Bonus #54 - Matt Gourley
Apr 8, 2019 • 51 min
Matt Gourley is a man of very specialized talents. He knows his James Bond (obviously—he co-hosts Earwolf’s James Bonding podcast) and he knows his Jason Voorhees (he does the In Voorhees We Trust podcast, too). Scott calls him “a crown prince of…
February 1985
Apr 1, 2019 • 66 min
An Oscar-winning actor directs a bunch of dancers with a dream, Richard Harris hits the road with someone else’s kid, and it’s time for classy Porky’s! We meet Kiefer Sutherland for the first time, Matthew Modine tries to make weight, and Kurt Russell…
Patreon Bonus #53 - Peter Hyams
Mar 25, 2019 • 54 min
On this very, very special Patreon bonus episode, Drew and Scott get to sit for a spell with writer/cinematographer/producer/director Peter Hyams, a man responsible for making some of the flat-out ballsiest moves that ’80s Hollywood ever saw, not least of…
January 1985
Mar 18, 2019 • 50 min
It’s January, and it’s a brand-new season of ’80s All Over, so you know what that means? TOILET MONSTERS FOR EVERYONE! Okay, it also means it’s time for the Coen Brothers to make their first appearance of the decade, but more importantly, TOILET MONSTERS…
Patreon Bonus #52 - Kevin Murphy
Mar 11, 2019 • 44 min
Three different pioneers get together for a special Patreon Bonus to discuss the weird wild west days of their youth: Drew & Scott discuss what it was like wandering the wilderness of UHF and VHS and taking that education and turning it into online film…
The Best of 1984
Mar 4, 2019 • 55 min
We all know the icons—Daniel-san and Mr. Miyagi, Peter, Ray, Winston, and Egon, Gizmo and Stripe, and Freddy Krueger—but 1984 was so much more than that. Before we move on, it’s time to review the year’s biggest winners at the box-office and at the…
Patreon Bonus #51 - EG Daily
Feb 25, 2019 • 36 min
EG Daily is known to millions upon millions of people as one of the voices of their childhood: Tommy Pickles from Rugrats, Buttercup in The Powerpuff Girls… but so far as Drew and Scott are concerned, the voices they know her from are from her appearance…
December 1984
Feb 18, 2019 • 95 min
Michael Keaton was quasi-deadly, Mel Gibson was both in prison and on the farm, and Boogaloo Shrimp was breakin’ again, thank god. Francis Ford Coppola went to Harlem so he could watch Gregory Hines fly, Peter Hyams proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that…
November 1984
Feb 3, 2019 • 83 min
We re-elected Reagan, and that’s not even the scariest thing that happened this month. Freddy Krueger may cast a long shadow over the entire decade, but it all started here. You’ll believe a spin-off can suck, Santa’s gonna let you know you’ve been…
Patreon Bonus #50 - Diane Franklin
Jan 28, 2019 • 50 min
Some of these bonus episodes are delightful, some are surprises, and then there’s Diane Franklin’s episode, which is consistently one delightful surprise after the other. Scott and Drew dig into her filmography, and the stories she shares about the making…
October 1984
Jan 21, 2019 • 84 min
October is a weird month every year so far in the ’80s, and this year’s no exception. We’ve got Linda Blair and a crossbow, stolen diaries and horny housewives, slashers and horny teens and… one of the greatest documentaries of the decade? Okay, didn’t…
Patreon Bonus #48 - April Wolfe
Jan 14, 2019 • 52 min
One of the best things about the bonus episodes is the opportunities it allows both Scott and Drew to nerd out with some of their very favoritest people, and that very much includes Switchblade Sisters co-host, film critic, and Blumhouse’s Black Christmas…
September 1984
Jan 7, 2019 • 76 min
This month took a toll on Scott and Drew, and small wonder—Imamura lays the punishment on thick, while Mario Van Peebles just… plain lays it on thick. We’ve also got the best first 20 minutes to an exploitation film in a while, Karen Allen’s smile,…
Patreon Bonus #47 - The Dead Zone
Dec 31, 2018 • 106 min
The ICE… IS GONNA BREAK
The ’80s All Over Holiday Special
Dec 24, 2018 • 116 min
For Christmas, Drew and Scott chose to give themselves the gift of a couple weeks off from the podcast grind—but they didn’t wanna just leave you hanging over the holiday break, and so: The ’80s All Over Holiday Special, the sort of “We left a VHS tape at…
Patreon Bonus #46 - Rebecca Swan
Dec 17, 2018 • 50 min
Drew McWeeny has been many things in his life. Laserdisc slinger, Popcorn schlepper, cub reporter, theatre director, hopeless romantic, internet raconteur… but when he came to Los Angeles, it was in answer to the siren song of screenwriting. And this very…
August 1984
Dec 10, 2018 • 93 min
The controversies just keep coming. Maybe it was something in the air, but things were weird this month. Bo Derek made a movie so bad it broke Cannon’s distribution deal with MGM. A long-in-development property finally made it to the screen and no one…
Patreon Bonus #45 - It’s Saturday Night Live
Dec 3, 2018 • 73 min
Maybe one of the single most influential and impactful forces on the world of film in the 1980s wasn’t a director, or a writer, or the alumni of one film school or another. It was a sketch comedy show that didn’t start until 11:30pm at night, and frankly…
July 1984
Nov 26, 2018 • 66 min
1984 giveth, and 1984 taketh away. After a month as great as June of 1984, it almost seems inevitable we’d get a terrible Cheech & Chong movie, some weird-ass Judge Reinhold thing you’ve never heard of, and a fistful of movies that Scott and Drew disagree…
Patreon Bonus #44 - Video Games, Movies, and the ’80s
Nov 19, 2018 • 42 min
Here in 2018, movies and video games enjoy a very… well, maybe healthy isn’t the correct word, but accepted and expected relationship. But in the 1980s, video games were still more or less brand new, and movies didn’t quite know what to make of this…
June 1984
Nov 11, 2018 • 129 min
This is it. This is the month many of you have been waiting for since the podcast began. We get it. It’s a monolith. Gremlins. Ghostbusters. The Karate Kid. That’s a huge month. But it’s so much more. It’s so much deeper. This is a perfect example of why…
May 1984
Oct 29, 2018 • 77 min
Neil Jordan and Stephen Rea get started, Judd Nelson smarms it up, and Peter Fonda can’t settle on a terrible title for a terrible movie. Summer gets off to a strange start with a baseball myth, some spring break bullshit, and two of the most heated…
Patreon Bonus #42 - The Halloween Season
Oct 22, 2018 • 69 min
You’re in Weinberg’s world now, kids. Halloween means horror movies, and as you might have heard, Scott is somewhat of an aficionado of the fright flick. Drew isn’t chopped liver when it comes to having chiller bonafides either, and their combined love…
April 1984
Oct 15, 2018 • 73 min
You know what kids love? Comedies about poop and tax laws! You want horse talk? We’ve got horse talk! You want a bunch of horror legends standing around looking confused about why they’re all together? Man, are you set. And sex crimes? Well, it is the…
Patreon Bonus #41 - Jason Bailey
Oct 8, 2018 • 73 min
Drew is flying solo for this episode while Scott soaks up Fantastic Fest, but that doesn’t mean he’s without friends: Film critic Jason Bailey steps in to talk about his favorite and most formative ’80s films, and the conversation is made all the better…
March 1984
Oct 1, 2018 • 112 min
We’ve had big shows before, but nothing like this one. You wouldn’t think this would be such a crazy month, being smack dab in the middle of the spring, but you’d be wrong. Sure, there’s a fistful of junk this week—including an uneven Vietnam war romance,…
Patreon Bonus #40 - Charles de Lauzirika
Sep 24, 2018 • 48 min
A highly educational, illuminating, and entertaining conversation with the director/producer known for making many of the best film documentaries of the last 20 years and an absolute legend to DVD and Blu-ray collectors everywhere: Charles de Lauzirika.…
February 1984
Sep 17, 2018 • 66 min
When is a film about Stanley Kubrick not a film about Stanley Kubrick? When is a documentary about Phil Ochs not really a documentary about Phil Ochs? And when did the ’80s really start? Seems like 1984 is a good answer and the year’s still just revving…
Patreon Bonus #39 - Jeff the Movie Man
Sep 10, 2018 • 49 min
It happened way too late, but it couldn’t have happened to a better patron: The show finally makes good on its promise to dedicate an entire bonus episode to shooting the breeze with one of its most-constant listeners, Jeff the Movie Man, an unmissable…
January 1984
Sep 3, 2018 • 65 min
John Cassavetes wants a Gloria of his own, Eddie Deezen gets evil with some mutant punks, and Jodie Foster is somehow romantically involved with Ed Asner. Good lord, 1984, this is how you start? We’ve got a fistful of foreign-language classics like El…
Patreon Bonus #38 - Ken Reid, the TV Guidance Counselor
Aug 27, 2018 • 70 min
Yes, the main purview of ’80s All Over is the films of the decade, some unjustly forgotten, some rightfully so (but we’re going to remind you anyway!) - but a huge part of the ’80s was its television, and who better to talk about the way the tube set the…
The Best of 1983
Aug 20, 2018 • 69 min
We started the year grumbling and mumbling so it seems like progress to go out cheering for the undeniable highs that the year ended up offering in the end. James L. Brooks. Philip Kaufman, Martin Scorsese… these are names you might expect to see on a…
Patreon Bonus #32 - Mail Call vol. 4
Aug 13, 2018 • 56 min
No matter how many times they try to empty it, the ’80s All Over mailbag never actually hit inbox zero. Pretty sure it never even got close. Maybe it was due to all the kibitzing and old-school-breakdancing going on in this episode, but then again—what…
December 1983
Aug 6, 2018 • 81 min
Wait… did we actually do it? Did we finish 1983?! OH MY GOD WE CAN DO ANYTHING!! WE ARE INVINCIBLE!One last time around the track, though, with another Stephen King adaptation (this one helmed by the great John Carpenter), Mel Brooks doing Ernst Lubitsch…
Patreon Bonus #36 - Nathan Rabin
Jul 30, 2018 • 73 min
’80s All Over becomes a little more of a Happy Place thanks to this episode’s special guest, A.V. Club legend, Dissolve hero, Weird Al biographer, and yes, coiner of the phrase “Manic Pixie Dream Girl,” Nathan Rabin. Nathan, unsurprisingly, has a lot of…
November 1983
Jul 23, 2018 • 79 min
And just like that, we round the corner and can see the end of the year looming up suddenly. It’s a crazy month of releases, too. There are not one but two nuclear nightmares, obscure teen wig-outs, a giant rat, America’s favorite haunted house in 3-D,…
Patreon Bonus #35 - Strange Brew with James Rocchi
Jul 16, 2018 • 98 min
Sure, Drew and Scott could probably do this movie by themselves, verbatim, due to how magical it is and how often they’ve both seen it, but that wouldn’t make for a fun commentary, really. What would be fun would be getting former film critic, current…
October 1983
Jul 8, 2018 • 80 min
Do you have the right stuff to make it through this month? It’s a fair question, because even though there are some highs, like, oh, one of the greatest movies of the entire decade and one of the best Stephen King adaptations and one of the great unsung…
Patreon Bonus #34 - Carrie Rickey
Jul 2, 2018 • 66 min
It’s not often one gets to talk to their heroes, and in this episode, Scott Weinberg gets to have a conversation with the film critic who helped him realize that’s a thing he could be, too. Carrie Rickey joins Scott and Drew to discuss her history in…
September 1983
Jun 24, 2018 • 94 min
Man, this is where you start to feel like you’re lost in a dark forest, and the right path appears not anywhere… Ninjas and frightmares and terrorists, oh, my! Rip Torn, Deathstalkers, and Koyaanisqatsi? That’s not enough for you? You want more? How about…
Patreon Bonus #32 - This is an Alan Smithee Podcast
Jun 18, 2018 • 50 min
One of the most prolific directors in film history had a pretty busy 1980s, and Drew and Scott dive into his history and that filmography—ignoble (yet fascinating!)—as it may be, touching on his most mediocre-est of hits! Or misses. Mostly misses, really.
August 1983
Jun 11, 2018 • 93 min
The dog days of summer were particularly cruel this year. I mean, sure, there’s a pretty good dog film in the form of Cujo, but that’s only one small part of a very rocky landscape. Can the Pink Panther series get even worse? Yep. Can the Smokey and the…
Patreon Bonus #31 - Movie BS All Over (with Bayer & Snider)
Jun 4, 2018 • 57 min
This bonus pairing of podcasts, this extra-special mashup of two movie-talking-tastes that taste very wry together isn’t as jubilantly off the rails as Junkfood All Over was, but that’s because Eric D. Snider and Jeff Bayer of Movie BS with Bayer and…
July 1983
May 28, 2018 • 81 min
Do you know what a glaive is? If so, you’re already one step ahead for the generally rotten July 1983. We’ve got science-fiction junk, horror junk, sequel junk, and comedy junk. Sure, John Hughes basically hit the ground running this month, but that does…
Patreon Bonus #30 - The Best Musicals of the ’80s
May 21, 2018 • 49 min
The decade began with The Blues Brothers getting released to theaters, and was swiftly followed up by Popeye coming ashore on the big screen; you’ve gotta know that with an opening that strong, the ’80s were going to be a decade that delivered some…
June 1983
May 13, 2018 • 94 min
We’re still hungover from May, and it’s June already?! Ahhhh, yes, here’s the month where 1983 really gets its stink on. How about a Porky’s sequel? No? How about a terrible James Bond film? No, wait, I know, let’s cast Richard Pryor in a Superman sequel!…
Patreon Bonus #29 - Twitter Reactions
May 7, 2018 • 30 min
Scott flies solo on this bonus that is pulled entirely from his very active Twitter feed: He poses a question to the listeners, the listeners react, and then Scott reacts back. It’s an extended act of react-ception, really. Not sure if that’s the right…
May 1983
Apr 29, 2018 • 61 min
Ewoks, man. Ewoks.There are other movies, too.
Patreon Bonus #28 - Ready Player One with Zak Penn
Apr 23, 2018 • 61 min
While the main show is solely for qualitatively cherished entertainments of the ’80s, this bonus episode not only allowed Scott and Drew a chance to dig into Steven Spielberg’s brand-spankin-new adaptation of a book that could have only been written…
April 1983
Apr 16, 2018 • 74 min
Ahhh, April. It’s not summer yet, but the holidays are done, and in 1983, studios didn’t know what the hell to do with themselves. Fassbinder’s final feature film, some more teen sex comedies, a horror film that’s barely a horror film, another horror film…
Patreon Bonus #27 - Junkfood All Over
Apr 9, 2018 • 48 min
Not so much a guest spot or a bonus episode as it was a wholly satisfying podcast mash-up combining two great movie-loving tastes that cannot stay on-topic if everyone’s lives depended on it. Brian Salisbury and C. Robert Cargill of Junkfood Cinema come…
March 1983
Apr 2, 2018 • 78 min
Before we even get into how surprisingly good this month is, let’s just say there’s a movie here that could be considered one of the most influential movies almost no one has seen, and without telling you what it is, I’ll just say that we’ll cover a lot…
Patreon Bonus #26 - Barbara Crampton
Mar 26, 2018 • 61 min
Scott goes solo on this very special episode with the star of flat-out classics like Re-Animator and From Beyond, Barbara Crampton, who shares a lot of very interesting behind-the-scenes stories on getting those indelible roles, and what it’s like to keep…
February 1983
Mar 18, 2018 • 75 min
Okay, you know what? 1983 is already getting really interesting. Think about what we get to talk about this week. Bukowski. Wim Wenders. The Year Of Living Dangerously. Pinter. Hal Ashby. The Rolling Stones. Gilbert & Sullivan. Linda Ronstadt. And at…
Patreon Bonus #25 - Paul Scheer
Mar 12, 2018 • 52 min
One-third of maybe the most popular movie podcast in podcast history (All 12 or so real years of it) sees fit to grace Scott and Drew with his presence. Granted, there’s some technical difficulties with his mic, but look: If you can get Paul Scheer of How…
January 1983
Mar 4, 2018 • 60 min
Here we go: We’ve talked some trash about 1983 as we’ve been ramping up to it, but let us assure you… we are going into this just as excited as we are about any month of any year of this project. This is where it starts to feel like we’re really doing…
Patreon Bonus #24 - The Most Punchable Dicks of the ’80s
Feb 26, 2018 • 43 min
Some of cinema’s most sneeringest, preeningest, smarmiest, most-punchable-in-the-biggus-dickusest villains came straight out of the ’80s, and Drew and Scott came together to champion the actors who brought them to life, and to revel in just how lovably…
The Best of 1982
Feb 19, 2018 • 48 min
This is our third wrap-up show, and now the format’s starting to feel familiar. 1982 is considered one of the seminal years of the decade in terms of movies, so what did we pick as the best of the best? It’s a surprising list on both counts, and one…
December 1982
Feb 4, 2018 • 91 min
It’s hard to believe we’re already wrapping up December 1982, especially because it’s jam-packed with so many films that it seemed like it took 14487300347 hours to record. Dustin Hoffman in a dress! Meryl Streep out of one! The best Paul Newman…
Patreon Bonus #22 - Time Bandits
Jan 29, 2018 • 115 min
Drew and Scott come together with a bunch of notes, a head full of memories, and full hearts full of nothing but a whole lotta love for a very important movie to both of them, Terry Gilliam’s twisted fairy tale Time Bandits. They get into how the film…
November 1982
Jan 22, 2018 • 76 min
As the year starts to wind down, the line-up stays wild and diverse. You want to see the movie that ended the career of Fred Zinneman? It’s a Sean Connery film and it’s terrrrrrible. How about the movie that ostensibly started the career of James Cameron?…
October 1982
Jan 7, 2018 • 83 min
Oh my god, are we really almost done with another year’s worth of episodes? Are you ready for not ONE but TWO movies by Ted Kotcheff in one month? CAN ANYONE REALLY BE READY FOR TWO TED KOTCHEFF MOVIES IN ONE MONTH? EVER?! It’s a definite improvement…
September 1982
Dec 25, 2017 • 69 min
The good news is there are nine thousand movies that came out this month. The bad news is that most of those nine thousand movies were all over the place in terms of quality. Sure, there’s a great Jeremy Irons film you may not already know. Sure, there’s…
Patreon Bonus #20 - Mail Call, Vol. 3
Dec 21, 2017 • 35 min
There is no better intro for this episode than the one Scott himself freestyle-sang within the first 30 seconds of the bonus beginning. To quote: “It’s Mail Bag! Number Three! And we’re here to s— (breath) uh— DO SOME LETTERS!” Think of it as a tasty…
Patreon Bonus #19 - Bill Hader
Dec 18, 2017 • 53 min
Can you believe Bill Hader agreed to sit (and hit it and quit it) with Drew to talk about all his favorite ’80s films? We couldn’t either. But he did, and if you thought “I bet Bill Hader likes some pretty weird and obscure ’80s flicks,” guess what -…
August 1982
Dec 10, 2017 • 67 min
After the dizzying high of the summer of 1982, it was perhaps inevitable that we would experience a drop-off, but at least it’s an interesting one. After all, we’ve got Fassbinder remaking the film that put Marlene Dietrich on the map. We’ve got Charlton…
Patreon Bonus #18 - Bill Rosemann
Dec 4, 2017 • 56 min
In this special Patreon Bonus, Drew goes one-on-one with a childhood friend with whom he shared many a formative filmgoing experience… a friend who just so happened to grow up and become the Executive Creative Director for Marvel Games, a guy named Bill…
July 1982
Nov 26, 2017 • 74 min
In July of ‘82, things were all over the place, and this is one of our weirdest episodes yet as a result. We’ve got the creator of Happy Days chasing the success of Airplane!, we’ve got the start of the big S.E. Hinton landrush with Disney’s Tex, and…
Patreon Bonus #17 - Mail Call, Vol. 2
Nov 20, 2017 • 50 min
Despite their best attempts to empty the mailbag in the first Mail Call, the bag was not only UN-emptied, it just kept filling up, like Mickey Mouse had put on a cone-shaped hat and goofed around with a book of spells or something. Not only are questions…
June 1982
Nov 12, 2017 • 109 min
Has there ever been a month quite like June of 1982? Honestly, when we started talking about this podcast, we knew this would be a big episode, but I don’t think we had any idea quite what that meant. I mean, we could just take two movies from this month…
Patreon Bonus #16 - Joe Lynch
Nov 6, 2017 • 44 min
It was a foregone conclusion that ’80s All Over would spend some time talking film with Joe Lynch: Not only is he one of Drew’s friends, but he’s also one of his favorite directors (Wrong Turn 2, Everly, Mayhem) and Mr. Lynch is also a podcaster,…
May 1982
Oct 29, 2017 • 78 min
CONAN! WHAT IS BEST IN LIFE? Well, May of 1982 was pretty great. Sure, you had nonsense like the bizarre Sean Connery “satire” called Wrong Is Right, but you also had the amazing John Milius version of Conan The Barbarian, so… We’re ramping up now into…
Patreon Bonus #15 - Listener Reactions
Oct 23, 2017 • 40 min
Everyone loves a reaction video right? Well, maybe not everyone, but enough people for it to be a viable income stream on YouTube, because that’s how we gauge success in the 21st Century. Well, this is kinda like that, except what’s happening is that…
April 1982
Oct 16, 2017 • 83 min
Holy shit! Diner! I mean — sorry, that’s obviously not the only thing that came out in April of 1982, but it’s one of the films we are delighted to finally be able to discuss. April was a crazy month overall, with terrible comedies making fun of gay…
Patreon Bonus #14 - The Best Soundtracks of the ’80s
Oct 9, 2017 • 58 min
Drew and Scott spent a very long time preparing for this episode… and then with less than a few hours before the scheduled record, Drew had to go to the doctor for some sort of radical back-replacement procedure… or something like that. So in the face of…
March 1982
Oct 1, 2017 • 71 min
Ahhh… March. As we settle into the third season of the show, 1982 starts to heat up. If the only movie we were discussing this month was the marvelous Blake Edwards comedy Victor/Victoria, that would already be one of the best episodes we’ve done. If the…
February 1982
Sep 17, 2017 • 61 min
Cavemen, Charles Bronson, and the motherlovin’ Swamp Thing! We are off and running with the second month of our third season of the program, and now we’re really cooking. Look at how diverse this month’s titles are: We’ve got a great little-seen Western…
Patreon Bonus #12 - The John Carpenter Retrospective (or: The Secret Origins of ’80s All Over)
Sep 11, 2017 • 65 min
Listeners already know about the first two test episodes of ’80s All Over, set in the last year of the ’70s, but while you might think those two episodes are where the show began, that’s not really the truth. This episode, recorded in 2010, inside a…
January 1982
Sep 4, 2017 • 58 min
Have we really already finished two out of the ten years of this project? Yes. Yes, we have. And as a reward, it’s time for 1982, one of the biggest, weirdest, and most eclectic years of the decade. We’ve got a fistful of horror films to kick things off,…
Patreon Bonus #11 - A Tribute to George Romero
Aug 28, 2017 • 44 min
An absolute legend passes, and two of his biggest fans spend an entire bonus episode speaking on the man’s drive, his genius, his talent, his work, and the way that work affected not just them, but multiple generations of filmgoers, and filmmakers.
The Best Of 1981
Aug 21, 2017 • 60 min
Wow! We’ve made it to the end of our second year of the ten-year project, and we’re celebrating with another best of episode. While Scott and Drew ended up agreeing completely on their number one film, they surprise each other throughout with their…
Patreon Bonus #10 - Mail Call, vol. 1
Aug 14, 2017 • 70 min
You got questions? ’80s All Over has answers. The first in a series of episodes where the big ol’ mailbag gets dumped over onto Scott and Drew’s desks, and they try to answer what they can, as well as they can, before time is up. And the while the…
December 1981
Aug 6, 2017 • 77 min
What?! We finished another year?! That’s amazing! And what a line-up to feature in our final month of 1981. Jane Fonda and Kris Kristofferson flirt and try to keep the entire world economy from going belly-up, Richard Dreyfuss argues for his right to die,…
Patreon Bonus #9 - Steven E. De Souza
Jul 31, 2017 • 59 min
There have been storytellers as special guests on ’80s All Over before, but there are storytellers and then there’s writer/director Steven E. De Souza, who hits the ground running in this conversation with Drew and Scott, and literally never stops,…
November 1981
Jul 23, 2017 • 63 min
As the year winds down, we hit a strange lull. There are definitely some highlights like Terry Gilliam’s amazing TIME BANDITS, but we’ve got some weird jailbait fantasies by filmmakers who should know better, a not-really-based-on-a-true-story…
October 1981
Jul 9, 2017 • 89 min
October of 1981 may be one of the most jam-packed months we’ve ever done, and the types of movies we’re discussing are all over the place. We’ve got a fistful of grimy little horror films like Just Before Dawn, The Pit, and Galaxy of Terror, as well as…
Patreon Bonus #8 - ‘79 All Over (Test Episode 2)
Jul 3, 2017 • 41 min
The elements of the show start to lock into place, albeit in forms still not quite ironed out all the way—and wouldn’t be until around the fourth or fifth episode of the show proper. But you can already tell that ’80s All Over was well on its way, despite…
September 1981
Jun 25, 2017 • 72 min
We’ve got socially conscious comedies that are just barely conscious, like SO FINE and CARBON COPY, as well as a slew of wacko horror films like HOME SWEET HOME and DON’T GO IN THE WOODS, and we’ve got Robert Duvall and Robert De Niro as brothers tangled…
Patreon Bonus #7 - Flash Gordon
Jun 19, 2017 • 111 min
The last Patreon exclusive was recorded shortly after one of the show’s biggest decisions was made: To call the show ’80s All Over as opposed to the original title… “Klytus, I’m Bored.” An amazingly delivered line, but maybe not the most appealing or…
August 1981
Jun 11, 2017 • 79 min
Not one, but two comedies about the homeless or the mentally ill this week, because in Reagan’s America, who didn’t find an unbalanced street person delightful? Scott and Drew try to figure out how films like CHU CHU AND THE PHILLY FLASH and HONKY TONK…
Patreon Bonus #6 - ‘79 All Over (Test Episode 1)
Jun 5, 2017 • 41 min
You can’t just start a podcast fully-formed with your very first episode. Rather, I’m sure you can, it just won’t stay that way very long, and it probably won’t sound all that great. Usually you gotta put some training wheels on the bike and take a couple…
July 1981
May 29, 2017 • 86 min
After the extreme high of June 1981, brace yourself for the very strange month that followed. You want Albert Finney fighting semi-werewolves? You want drunk Dudley Moore? You want to see Mary Poppins with her boobs out? You want to see Bo Derek have sex…
Patreon Bonus #5 - Popeye
May 22, 2017 • 115 min
Of all the films Drew and Scott have championed on the show, none are as thoroughly beloved as this: Robert Altman’s bizarre, unique, touching, and authentic adaptation of the classic comic strip, giving star Robin Williams one of his earliest…
June 1981
May 15, 2017 • 90 min
Put simply, this is the biggest episode we’ve released so far. When we talk about big months, you can’t get much more packed than this. CLASH OF THE TITANS. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY. STRIPES. DRAGONSLAYER. HISTORY OF THE WORLD PART 1. That would be a lot,…
Patreon Bonus #4 - Amanda Wyss
May 8, 2017 • 54 min
One of the decade’s most versatile and interesting “That guys” was actually this woman, who scared the hell out of people in Nightmare on Elm Street, but also counts among her contributions to ’80s cinema roles in Better Off Dead, Silverado, and Fast…
May 1981
Apr 30, 2017 • 91 min
Oh, my god, there were roughly 11,000 movies released in May of 1981, and we managed to discuss every single one of them. You want John Waters? We’ve got John Waters. You want Hal Ashby? We’ve got Hal Ashby. We’ve got Charles Bronson and Lee Marvin…
Patreon Bonus #3 - The Fog
Apr 24, 2017 • 91 min
On a chilling, cold, and super-spooky (checks notes) … Sunday morning in broad daylight, Scott and Drew convened, triumphed over technological shortcomings, and delivered their appreciations, admirations, and thoughts on the John Carpenter classic, The…
April 1981
Apr 17, 2017 • 62 min
Get ready to listen to the only podcast you will ever hear that manages to transition from Tony Danza in GOIN’ APE to Federico Fellini’s CITY OF WOMEN. That’s right, it’s April 1981, and that means it’s one seriously weird line-up. There are some…
Patreon Bonus #2 - Lea Thompson
Apr 5, 2017 • 50 min
One of the most important ingredients in some of the ’80s most memorable movies sits down with Drew and Scott to discuss her work in multiple classics, including Back to the Future, Some Kind of Wonderful and… yes, Howard the Duck, too.
March 1981
Apr 3, 2017 • 65 min
What do we have this month? Man, what DON’T we have this month? You want a weird uncomfortable sexual triangle between Gene Hackman, Barbra Streisand, and Dennis Quaid? Nope, us neither, but you’re getting it anyway! Either Sam Neill or Bill Cosby is the…
Patreon Bonus #1 - Nancy Allen
Mar 22, 2017 • 62 min
A lovely conversation with the woman who helped make canon entries like Blow Out, RoboCop, and Carrie into the classics they truly are.
February 1981
Mar 19, 2017 • 69 min
Wanna know what the best film that came out this month was? Well, it certainly wasn’t SPHINX, based on the Robin Cook book, but that’s where our trip through the month begins. Peter Ustinov’s almost cheerfully offensive CHARLIE CHAN film is this month, as…
January 1981
Mar 5, 2017 • 51 min
Ahhhhh, January. Named for the Latin word for ‘door,’ this is the way into the second season of the show. Any film fan knows that January is a weird month for releases, and this is no exception. Lily Tomlin’s THE INCREDIBLE SHRINKING WOMAN, the ambitious…
The Best Of 1980
Feb 19, 2017 • 54 min
Well, we’re not going to give it away (Popeye) or tell you what might show up on this episode (The Shining) or even hint at a single title you’ll hear us discuss (The Empire Strikes Back), but now that we’ve wrapped up our first year of the podcast, it’s…
December 1980
Feb 5, 2017 • 91 min
Our 12th episode finally brings us to December of 1980, and not only is this is the best month of movies we’ve had to discuss yet, it’s also the best episode we’ve done yet! Seems fitting, right? After all, we get to talk about films like FLASH GORDON,…
November 1980
Jan 20, 2017 • 50 min
Oh my god, it’s really going to happen: We’re going to wrap up the first year of this project, and it’s starting to feel… really comfortable. Do you have trouble telling GATES OF HEAVEN and HEAVEN’S GATE apart? You won’t after this episode. Have you ever…
October 1980
Jan 8, 2017 • 69 min
Can you believe we’re almost done with 1980? It’s flying by, and after a short holiday break, we are back with a jam-packed episode that covers everything from TERROR TRAIN to Frank Sinatra’s final starring role, with a beloved romance starring…
September 1980
Dec 12, 2016 • 57 min
We’ve got our sound issues all worked out finally, and just in time for one of the strangest episodes yet. Woody Allen gets all Fellini on us, Walter Matthau plays spy games, and Marty Feldman brings us Richard Pryor as a computer named G.O.D. Bette…
August 1980
Nov 28, 2016 • 50 min
Scott is halfway out of the well! And just in time for a very strange episode, featuring films like SMOKEY & THE BANDIT II, THE FIENDISH PLOT OF DR. FU MANCHU, and XANADU. This is the first appearance of Jackie Chan on the podcast, the first appearance of…
July 1980
Nov 14, 2016 • 76 min
First things first: you’ll notice that Scott Weinberg was trapped in a well for this week’s episode. He’s fine! We’ve got him out of the well, and he’s been reunited with his family, and the dog who led everyone to where he was trapped is going to get a…
June 1980
Oct 31, 2016 • 74 min
This show just keeps getting better. Where else are you going to hear a conversation about THE BLUES BROTHERS, Clint Eastwood, Herbie Goes Bananas, the wacko Bermuda-Triangle-lost-pirates movie The Island, and Richard Rush’s strange and beautiful The…
May 1980
Oct 17, 2016 • 78 min
Oh my god, it’s finally here. THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. …And if that were the only thing we were talking about this month, that would be awesome. BUT IT’S NOT. Try on FRIDAY THE 13th. Or THE SHINING. Or BON VOYAGE, CHARLIE BROWN (AND DON’T COME BACK). I…
April 1980
Oct 3, 2016 • 45 min
This was always the month that gave us stress when we were first talking about this idea, because it’s got the fewest new releases for any month of the year, and it’s not a great batch. Still, we’ve got Dabney Coleman, a weird Disney misfire, Don Knotts…
March 1980
Sep 19, 2016 • 68 min
Holy cow, these just keep getting better. We’ve got LITTLE DARLINGS. We’ve got FORBIDDEN ZONE. We’ve got James Caan and Sissy Spacek and Gilda Freakin’ Radner. Oh… and we’ve got a little something called MAD MAX. Seriously. Why aren’t you already…
February 1980
Sep 4, 2016 • 61 min
This time, we’re looking at American Gigolo, John Carpenter’s The Fog, Fatso, Hero At Large, Midnight Madness, Foxes, Cruising, Maniac, Saturn 3, Tom Horn, Middle-Age Crazy, Simon, and Caligula.
January 1980
Aug 31, 2016 • 37 min
This isn’t really the show yet. The intro doesn’t sound the same. The sound doesn’t sound the same (it’ll take awhile before that gets locked in, and even then, Scott falls into a well at one point). And you’ll notice this is a whole month of movies done…