Around the World in 80s Movies

Around the World in 80s Movies

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Join film writer Vince Leo as he journeys back through his favorite decade for films, the 1980s!
Lose Yourself, Find Yourself: AMERICAN DREAMER (1984)
Mar 22 • 9 min
JoBeth Williams stars as suburban Ohio housewife and mother Cathy Palmer, who escapes her joyless marriage in her spare time by reading her favorite romantic thriller novels, all starring a Modesty Blaise-like globe-hopping female private detective,…
76 – Lose Yourself, Find Yourself: DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN (1985)
Mar 14 • 16 min
Rosanna Arquette stars as Roberta Glass, a dreamer New Jersey housewife who contents herself to reading about the mysterious lives of others through perusing the personals in the local paper. One in particular has caught her eye, involving “Jim and Susan”…
SHE-DEVIL (1989)
Mar 7 • 11 min
Roseanne Barr stars as Ruth Pratchett, a devoted wife to her accountant hubby Bob (Ed Begley Jr.), and mother to two precocious children. One day while attending a swank party, Bob meets and eventually has a fling with best-selling romance novelist Mary…
THE JEWEL OF THE NILE (1985)
Feb 28 • 20 min
In this follow-up to the 1984 hit, Romancing the Stone, it’s hard to live up to a “happily ever after ending”, especially for a successful romance novelist like Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner), who has learned more about romance in the chase than she does…
73 - A Novel Romance: ROMANCING THE STONE (1984)
Feb 23 • 15 min
Joan Wilder (Kathleen Turner), a best-selling writer of romance novels, has little romance in her own life. She dreams of a tall, dark and handsome man to rescue her and whisk her off her feet, much like the hero in her series of sexy adventure novels,…
72 - “Indy” Movies - INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE (1989)
Feb 15 • 17 min
Last Crusade begins with River Phoenix playing a young Indiana Jones, even at a young age, having a thirst for adventure. His father (Connery), who is also professor of Medieval literature, is acutely obsessed with tracking down any information he can get…
71 - “Indy” Movies: INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM (1984)
Feb 8 • 21 min
While INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM is a sequel to Raiders of the Lost Ark, it’s really a prequel, set in 1935, a year before. Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) finds himself in Shanghai on the hunt for a precious diamond, but gets in over his head,…
70 - “Indy” Movies: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK (1981)
Feb 2 • 20 min
The year is 1936, just before the rise of Hitler and the Nazi regime. Hitler has been seeking the long-lost Ark of the Covenant, the container for the original tablets containing the Ten Commandments, reportedly used by God’s people in the days of old to…
69 – Stealing Home: THE GOONIES (1985)
Jan 26 • 16 min
Sean Astin stars as Mikey, the youngest of two brothers who are about to move from their home in Astoria, Oregon because their family lacks the funds to stop a developer from taking over the area to expand a lush country club. This would end many…
68 - Stealing Home: BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED (1987)
Jan 18 • 13 min
Real-life married couple Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy star as Frank and Faye Riley, the owners of a small diner in a dilapidated building that also houses their apartment in the slums of Manhattan. The rest of the tenants of the building are being paid…
67 - Stealing Home: THE BLUES BROTHERS (1980)
Jan 12 • 16 min
The film starts out with Jake Blues (John Belushi) being released from prison, picked up by his brother Elwood (Dan Aykroyd) in a used cop car turned “Blues Mobile”. They make good on a promise to visit the orphanage they grew up in, only to find it is in…
66 - Breakin’ Through: BREAKIN’ 2: ELECTRIC BOOGALOO (1984)
Jan 4 • 16 min
Somewhere underneath the never-ending music and dance numbers is a story about keeping Shabba-Doo’s community center for inner city youth (named “Miracles”) from falling into the hands of a slimy developer who wants to bulldoze it to erect a shopping…
65 - Breakin’ Through: BREAKIN’ (1984)
Dec 29, 2018 • 11 min
Former “Solid Gold” dancer Lucinda Dickey stars as Kelly, a waitress by day, aspiring jazz dancer in her spare time. She has the looks and talent to go far, at least according to her dance instructor, but this move seems to come at a price, as he wants a…
64 - Breakin’ Through: STYLE WARS (1983)
Dec 22, 2018 • 13 min
Style Wars is a documentary look at the street art among the youth of New York in the early 1980s, especially in the South Bronx, particularly in graffiti art and break-dancing. The film takes a balanced look at the youth culture, showing the artistry and…
63 - Rap Attack: BEAT STREET (1984)
Dec 14, 2018 • 12 min
Producer and activist Harry Belafonte’s commercialized slice-of-life drama stars Guy Davis as Kenny ‘Double K’ Kirkland, a South Bronx hip-hop DJ with big dreams, and Jon Chardiet as Ramon, a Puerto Rican graffiti artist who would rather tag trains than…
62 - Rap Attack: WILD STYLE (1983)
Dec 8, 2018 • 11 min
The seminal hip-hop film looks at underground Bronx art culture, including rap, graffiti art, break-dancing (aka b-boying) and DJing (aka turntablism), as we follow the exploits of a graffiti artist named Zoro and his quest to take his art and make it a…
61 - Rap Attack: KRUSH GROOVE (1985)
Dec 1, 2018 • 15 min
The loose story of how Def Jam came to be, featuring the hottest hip-hop artists of the mid-1980s, Run-DMC, Kurtis Blow, The Fat Boys, LL Cool J, The Beastie Boys, and many more. Blair Underwood plays Russell, whose management company is coming up with…
60 – Dancing on Air: BERRY GORDY’S THE LAST DRAGON (1985)
Nov 25, 2018 • 14 min
Taimak stars as a young African-American Harlemite who is a devout student of martial arts. He lives kung fu, breathes kung fu and is so entrenched in the ways of the kung fu warrior, he stands out in his predominantly Black community for his lack of…
59 - Dancing on Air: GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN (1985)
Nov 17, 2018 • 13 min
Sarah Jessica Parker stars as a Chicago teenager who works her tail off for a spot as a dance on her favorite dance show on television, but spats with her dance partner and a potentially rigged contest makes for a great challenge to success, not to…
58 - Dancing on Air - HAIRSPRAY (1988)
Nov 12, 2018 • 11 min
John Waters writes and directs this most accessible of his films, his only one to be rated PG, with HAIRSPRAY, the film that made Ricki Lake a prominent star to be. Set in 1962, HAIRSPRAY explores race and class in a mostly divided Baltimore, where teens…
FREDDY’S DEAD: THE FINAL NIGHTMARE (1991)
Nov 2, 2018 • 14 min
The sixth and final in the original Freddy Krueger arc finds us ten years in the future, where the psycho demon has killed off all but one of the original Elm Street children. Needing new souls to maintain his power, Freddy plans to use the last teen to…
56 - A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 5: THE DREAM CHILD (1989)
Oct 26, 2018 • 15 min
The fifth entry in the A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series sees the return of Lisa Wilcox as the heroine, Alice, taking on Freddy Krueger (Robert Englund) yet again, who has come back to haunt her nightmares through her unborn child. Freddy wants to be…
55 - A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: THE DREAM MASTER (1988)
Oct 20, 2018 • 15 min
Future action movie maestro Renny Harlin came to Hollywood from Finland to take over the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET franchise for one entry with THE DREAM MASTER, in which Freddy Krueger gets resurrected in order to get revenge on those who put him in his…
54 - A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 3: DREAM WARRIORS (1987)
Oct 10, 2018 • 16 min
The third time was certainly the charm in the Nightmare on Elm Street” series with DREAM WARRIORS, which put together a team of adept but troubled teenagers in taking on the fiercely powerful (and growing more so by the day, Freddy Krueger, who is out to…
53 - A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, PART 2: FREDDY’S REVENGE (1985)
Oct 4, 2018 • 18 min
A very speedy follow-up to A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET replaces Wes Craven as the creative force, taking the series in a new and unexpected direction under the guiding influence of Jack Sholder. Screenwriter David Chaskin supplies the subversive screenplay…
52 - A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984)
Sep 29, 2018 • 19 min
Wes Craven refreshed the struggling slasher film genre with this more surreal and intense take, saving New Line Cinema with one of the big surprise hits of 1984: A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. Heather Langenkamp stars as Nancy Thompson, who finds out that she…
51 - In Your Dreams: DREAMSCAPE (1984)
Sep 20, 2018 • 14 min
Dreamscape stars Dennis Quaid as a psychic enlisted into a top-secret government experiment that puts him into the nightmares of another person in order to cure them. However, when the President of the United States becomes the subject, he finds himself…
50 - In Your Dreams: BRAINSTORM (1983)
Sep 15, 2018 • 21 min
Christopher Walken stars as a scientist out to protect his project, one that involves being able to experience the senses and emotions of another person, from getting into the wrong hands. Natalie Wood, in her final film role, co-stars as the wife he is…
49 - In Your Dreams: EXPLORERS (1985)
Sep 7, 2018 • 12 min
Joe Dante’s Explorers marks the big screen debuts of two future stars, Ethan Hawke and River Phoenix, who, along with Jason Presson, make up the three young boys with a thirst for adventure and scientific exploration. In their dreams, the boys have a…
48 - Dangerous Games: TRON (1982) - A Podcast Film Review
Aug 31, 2018 • 21 min
Disney’s first big foray into the realm of computer animation would prove to be a box office disappoiuntmen in 1982, but garner a legion of fans over the years for its revolutionary design work and the influence it still continue to have in science…
47 - Dangerous Games: CLOAK & DAGGER (1984)
Aug 24, 2018 • 15 min
Henry Thomas plays Davey, a young San Antonio boy with a vivid imagination and a love o fantasy games. The lines between fantasy and reality blur when he ends up in possession of a video game cartridge that is the conduit for top secret information wanted…
46 - Dangerous Games: WARGAMES (1983) - A Podcast Film Review
Aug 17, 2018 • 19 min
Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy star in this major hit from 1983, one of the first films to break through into the world of hacking and the burgeoning internet, WarGames. Directed by John Badham, this tells the tale of a teenager who hacks into a…
45 - Superbad: SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE (1987) - A Podcast Film Review
Aug 10, 2018 • 16 min
Although he had claimed to be done putting on the red cape after SUPERMAN III, Reeve is lured back to make a fourth entry with a different studio from an idea he had written himself to bring back the series to respectability. Alas, it didn’t quite work…
44 - Superbad: SUPERGIRL (1984) - A Podcast Film Review
Aug 3, 2018 • 17 min
Just as Kal-El was sent by his parents to Earth from a dying planet in order to save him, so too did Alexander and Ilya Salkind try to save their dying franchise by trying to spin it off with a new character with Kara, Superman’s cousin, better known as…
43 - Superbad: SUPERMAN III (1983) - A Podcast Film Review
Jul 28, 2018 • 17 min
Gone is Richard Donner, gone is Gene Hackman, and gone is the epic feel of the SUPERMAN series with SUPERMAN III, in which the creators finally wrest the controls away to make what they’ve been wanting to make all along: comedies! Richard Lester returns…
42 - We See DC: SUPERMAN II (1980) - A Podcast Film Review
Jul 21, 2018 • 20 min
A patchwork film that somehow still works great as a piece of entertainment, despite the switch in directors from Richard Donner to Richard Lester a great deal of the way through. Three power-hungry Kryptonians travel to Earth to dominate it, and the only…
41 - We See DC: SUPERMAN (1978) A Podcast Film Review
Jul 14, 2018 • 20 min
The granddaddy of the modern-day superhero flick, 1978’s SUPERMAN put together a truly epic experience befitting a popular hero on the magnitude of Superman. Richard Donner directed DC Comics’ legendary property from his infancy on the planet Krypton all…
40 – We See DC: BATMAN (1989) – A Podcast Film Review
Jul 7, 2018 • 22 min
One of the biggest blockbusters of the 1980s, and of all time, Tim Burton would take the reins of Warner Bros. hugest hit with 1989’s BATMAN, a much more dark and eerie take on the character than any prior screen take to date. With a tremendous Danny…
39 - Vegetable is Animal?: THE RETURN OF SWAMP THING (1989)
Jun 28, 2018 • 13 min
Seven years after Wes Craven’s original adaptation of the DC Comics superhero, Jim Wynorski takes a stab by sending the whole thing up as a campy b-movie sci-fi/horror hybrid. Swamp Thing (Dick Durock again) is back as protector of a hot babe in the form…
38 - Vegetable is Animal?: SWAMP THING (1982)
Jun 23, 2018 • 14 min
Wes Craven wrote and directed this adaptation of the DC Comics superhero, once a scientist trying to help humanity, who turns superhuman when he is doused with his own experimental formula to use plants to help humans while in the nearby Louisiana swamp.…
37 – Vegetable is Animal?: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS (1986)
Jun 16, 2018 • 17 min
Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s off-Broadway darkly comical stage musical came to life in 1986, directed by Muppet-alum Frank Oz, featuring Rick Moranis, and small roles for Steve Martin, Bill Murray and John Candy. Ellen Greene co-stars in this story…
36 – Those MARVEL-ous Toys: G.I. JOE: THE MOVIE (1987)
Jun 8, 2018 • 16 min
Rounding out this trio of Hasbro toy-based films put out by Marvel/Sunbow in the mid-1980s, “GI Joe: The Movie” has the dishonorable distinction of being funneled straight to video and subsequently syndicated on television due to the lack of success for…
35 - Those MARVEL-ous Toys: MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE (1986)
Jun 2, 2018 • 11 min
Marvel joined with Sunbow to deliver the first of four animated feature films based on Hasbro toys in the 1980s with 1986’s MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE, which took the popular toy line of dolls resembling ponies and other animals (plus a few humans) and…
34 - Those MARVEL-ous Toys: THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE (1986) - Podcast Film Review
May 25, 2018 • 18 min
The first of four feature-length ventures between Marvel Productions and Sunbow Entertainment that centered on toys made by Hasbro, THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE would make for an ambitious way to not only sell toys and entertain fans, but also to set for a…
33 - Swords of Enchantment: MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE (1987) - Podcast Film Review
May 18, 2018 • 18 min
The Cannon Group took a bath with the failure of MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE in 1987, a film that had gone over budget and well beyond schedule. The film starts off in the mythical land of Eternia, where the ruthless villain Skeletor (Frank Langella) has…
32 - Swords of Enchantment: EXCALIBUR (1981) - Podcast Film Review
May 13, 2018 • 13 min
John Boorman’s polarizing but highly ambitious take on Arthurian legend is a visually and aurally striking look into the myth, the fantasy, and the haunting imagery that the medieval Thomas Malory tale has evoked over the last several centuries. A…
31 - Swords of Enchantment: THE BLACK CAULDRON (1985) - Podcast Film Review
May 5, 2018 • 15 min
1985’s THE BLACK CAULDRON represents Disney at its nadir as an animation studio, resulting in a box office failure and years of obscurity. It’s first PG-rated animated feature struggled to find an audience clamoring for its dark and violent tones.…
30 - No Monster Can Keep Us Apart: DRAGONSLAYER (1981) - Podcast Film Review
Apr 27, 2018 • 11 min
Disney collaborated with Paramount Pictures to make a fairly adventure for audiences that were a bit older in DRAGONSLAYER, a rousing but somewhat brutally dark tale of a sorcerer’s apprentice who must undertake the treacherous journey of slaying a dragon…
29 - No Monster Can Keep Us Apart: CLASH OF THE TITANS (1981) - Podcast Film Review
Apr 20, 2018 • 14 min
Ray Harryhausen’s final film marked the popular early 1980s adventure based on ancient Greek myths, CLASH OF THE TITANS. Harry Hamlin stars as Perseus, the illegitimate mortal son of Zeus who ends up falling for the beautiful princess Andromeda, having to…
28 - No Monster Can Keep Us Apart: THE LITTLE MERMAID (1989) - Podcast Film Review
Apr 14, 2018 • 18 min
The Disney Renaissance kicked off with this smash hit animated feature that brought the studio back in a major way, THE LITTLE MERMAID! Featuring great vocal talent, quality animation, and a killer score and soundtrack, it delighted a generation, and will…
27 - The Girl of My Dreams: SPLASH (1984) - Podcast Film Review
Apr 6, 2018 • 12 min
Ron Howard directs this delightful romantic comedy that would score one of the biggest hits of 1984, SPLASH. Tom Hanks, Darryl Hannah and John Candy would all propel to a more secure stardom after their roles in this screwball but tender love story…
26 - The Girl of My Dreams: MANNEQUIN (1987) - Podcast Film Review
Mar 30, 2018 • 11 min
Andrew McCarthy and Kim Cattrall star in this smash hit bubblegum romance about a struggling artist who falls in love with a mannequin possessed by a lovelorn ancient Egyptian spirit who turns his life around. James Spader, Estell Getty, and Meshach…
25 - The Girl of My Dreams: XANADU (1980) - Podcast Film Review
Mar 24, 2018 • 19 min
The much-maligned 1980 musical gets re-evaluated in this podcast review. Olivia Newton-John plays a muse who is sent to earth to inspire a struggling artist (Michael Beck) fulfill his dream of starting a roller-disco club with a retired construction…
24 - Brink of Extinction: LEGEND (1985) - Podcast Film Review
Mar 17, 2018 • 18 min
Following up two sci-fi masterpieces in ALIEN and BLADE RUNNER, Ridley Scott turned his gaze toward the realm of fantasy with LEGEND, starring Tom Cruise and Mia Sara. Critics greeted the film with a shrug upon its initial release, but it has gained a…
23 - Brink of Extinction: THE LAST UNICORN (1982) - Film Podcast Review
Mar 10, 2018 • 15 min
Rankin and Bass, the team that brought us Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer as well as the ThunderCats, brought this charming animated feature featuring Japanese animation from the team who would go on to form Studio Ghibli, and voiced by stars like Mia…
22 - Brink of Extinction: THE DARK CRYSTAL (1982) - Podcast Film Review
Mar 4, 2018 • 19 min
Jim Henson conceived of this elaborate realm of fantasy in which two competing races vie for the destiny of a faraway planet, as the evil Skeksis try to thwart the Gelflings of prophecy from uniting the planet yet again and bringing equilibrium to life…
21 - BACK TO THE FUTURE PART III (1990) - Podcast Film Review
Feb 23, 2018 • 12 min
The third and final entry in the BACK TO THE FUTURE Trilogy sees Marty and Doc in the Old West of Hill Valley in 1885, where Marty must save Doc from getting gunned down by an ancestor of Biff Tannen. It’s a softer, and more romantic effort, as Doc finds…
20 - BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II (1989) - Podcast Film Review
Feb 15, 2018 • 14 min
Marty and Doc must head 30 years into the future to save Marty’s kids from calamity,l but end up making a mess of the past when Biff Tannen takes over the DeLorean. Will they save themselves, and their pasts, as well as their futures? This ingenious…
19 - BACK TO THE FUTURE (1985) - Film Podcast Review
Feb 8, 2018 • 13 min
Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale and Steven Spielberg present the original 1985 class, BACK TO THE FUTURE! Michael J. Fox plays 17-year-old Marty McFly, a spirited teenager who doesn’t seem to quite fit in with his current family, so much so that he spends a…
18: HI-CONCEPT HIGH SCHOOL - My Science Project (1985) Film Review Podcast
Feb 1, 2018 • 11 min
John Stockwell, Fisher Stevens and Dennis Hopper appear in this low-budget sci-fi/comedy from 1985, MY SCIENCE PROJECT, where teens find an alien contraption of seemingly unlimited power that opens a portal from which people and things from Earth’s past…
17: HI-CONCEPT HIGH SCHOOL: Peggy Sue Got Married (1986) - Podcast Film Review
Jan 27, 2018 • 13 min
Francis Ford Coppola directs this fluffy but endearing film that asks the age-old question, “what if we could do it all over again?” An Oscar-nominated performance from Kathleen Turner bolsters this whimsical romantic comedy-drama with a time-travel…
16: HI-CONCEPT HIGH SCHOOL - Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989) - Film Review Podcast
Jan 20, 2018 • 11 min
The breakthrough performance for Keanu Reeves, along with co-star Alex Winter, in this fun time-traveling romp through history, as two California teens pick up verious historical figures in their phone booth through time to pass an oral presentation that…
15: THE BLUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE - The Land Before Time (1988) Movie Review Podcast
Jan 13, 2018 • 10 min
Don Bluth collaborates with executive producer Steven Spielberg again, this time also joining forces with George Lucas for THE LAND BEFORE TIME, the film that would kick off a series of ten additional straight-to-video animated features for kids.…
14: THE BLUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE - An American Tail (1986) - Podcast Film Review
Jan 5, 2018 • 11 min
Don Bluth’s second feature film as director sees him joining forces with producer Steven Spielberg for AN AMERICAN TAIL, which details the immigrant experience for many of American ancestors in their long journey to the land of freedom and opportunity.…
13: THE BLUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE: The Secret of NIMH (1982) - Podcast Movie Review
Dec 30, 2017 • 16 min
Don Bluth’s first big screen effort under his own name after splitting from Disney, along with several other Disney animators and artists, in order to try to return to the kind of groundbreaking style and commitments to storytelling that their former…
12: STOCKING STUFFERS - Scrooged (1988) - Podcast Film Review
Dec 24, 2017 • 11 min
I look back at a film that some people herald as a great Christmas film. I’ve always had issues, but wanted to give it another shot. Do I come around? Bill Murray stars as Frank Cross in this modern take on the Charles Dickens’ class, “A Christmas Carol”.…
11: STOCKING STUFFERS: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989) - Podcast Film Review
Dec 22, 2017 • 11 min
The third in National Lampoon’s Vacation series, Christmas Vacation has gone on from being a minor blip to a holiday favorite for many families over the years. Chevy Chase at his most slapstick-y sets the formula for many dysfunctional Christmas comedies…
10: STOCKING STUFFERS: A Christmas Story (1983) - Podcast Movie Review
Dec 18, 2017 • 10 min
Bob Clark directs and co-writes my favorite Christmas film of the 1980s, and perhaps my favorite of any era, A CHRISTMAS STORY, a nostalgic look at childhood that makes me nostalgic for my own. Peter Billingsley stars as Ralphie, who wants more than…
9: LET’S GET SMALL: The Incredible Shrinking Woman (1981) - Podcast Film Review
Dec 3, 2017 • 15 min
Lily Tomlin stars in this wacky comedy from 1981, playing multiple roles, exploring the satirical themes of the diminishing role of the American housekeeper in the period, getting smaller, literally, by the day, as she eventually measures only two inches…
8: Let’s Get Small - Innerspace (1987) Podcast Film Review
Nov 26, 2017 • 8 min
In this episode, Vince takes a look at “Innerspace” from director Joe Dante, starring Dennis Quaid, Martin Short, and Meg Ryan. produced by Steven Spielberg, this sci-fi based comedy riffs on “Fantastic Voyage” where an unassuming supermarket clerk is…
7: LET’S GET SMALL - Honey, I Shrunk the Kids (1989) Podcast Film Review
Nov 19, 2017 • 11 min
Rick Moranis stars as lovable dad and ambitious college professor Wayne Szalinski, who has recently become something of a laughing stock to his peers when he dares to introduce a potential way to drastically reduce the size of everyday objects. His own…
6: FAIRY TALES - Labyrinth (1986) Podcast Film Review
Nov 5, 2017 • 15 min
Jennifer Connelly is cast in one of her first starring roles as Sarah, a teenage girl who has grown tired of her stepmother and father leaving her home alone to babysit her infant brother, Toby. In a bout of exasperation, she wishes him away, and…
5: FAIRY TALES: Ladyhawke (1985) Podcast Film Review
Oct 29, 2017 • 18 min
Set in France during the Middle Ages, Philippe ‘The Mouse’ Gaston, a convicted pickpocket escapes from a castle dungeon only to get involved in a bitter feud between the powerful, scheming Bishop of Aquila and two lovers, a former captain of the guard…
4: FAIRY TALES: The Princess Bride (1987) Podcast Film Review
Oct 22, 2017 • 13 min
A sick young boy gets a visit from his grandfather, who reads the young lad one of his favorite books, ‘The Princess Bride’. The book is of a princess named Buttercup, who has a romance with her stable boy, Westley but the evil Prince Humperdinck has…
3: STAR WARS: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi - Podcast Film Review
Oct 8, 2017 • 14 min
This final entry sees the Empire creating a new Death Star, a feat with such magnitude, even the Emperor himself has come to oversee the progress. Meanwhile, a rescue attempt is underway to try to spring Han Solo from his icy trap in Jabba the Hut’s lair.…
2: STAR WARS: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back – Podcast Film Review
Oct 1, 2017 • 14 min
The Empire Strikes Back continues the Star Wars saga in exciting fashion, with the Empire now having driven the Rebels from their secret base to another on an ice planet called Hoth. The Empire eventually locates this new base, forcing an evacuation,…
1: STAR WARS: Episode IV – A New Hope
Sep 25, 2017 • 20 min
The inaugural review of the 1980s film retrospective, looking at George Lucas’ monumental blockbuster. yes, it’s from 1977, but necessary to dip back to review the later films. A couple of robots shuttle to a desert planet after their rebel spaceship is…