Tagged: 1980s

Flash Gordon 1980 Sam Jones Meolody Anderson Topol

Superhero Films – Flash Gordon (1980)

Remember when science fiction consisted of rocket ships, alien planets, laser guns, incredible threats and life or death cliffhangers? Well, George Lucas certainly did. In 1977 Star Wars created a sci-fi...

Dragnet Dan Aykroyd Tom Hanks 1987 cop comedy movie

Dragnet (1987) – A Review

Jack Webb’s famed Los Angeles police show Dragnet gets an updating with Dan Aykroyd assuming the role of Joe Friday’s namesake nephew. He’s got all the distinctive characteristics of his...

My Tutor 1983 movie teen sex comedy review

My Tutor (1983) – A Review

“Well, how are things going between you and your…tutor? “Ok.” “Well, have you tried to score with her yet?” “Come on, Jack! What are you kidding???” “I know I would...

Burt Reynolds Rachel Ward Sharky's Machine 1981

Sharky’s Machine (1981) – A Review

Burt Reynolds is Tom Sharky, an Atlanta narcotics sergeant. After a drug bust goes bad and a civilian is killed Sharky is demoted to the vice squad, which in the...

F/X 1986 movie Bryan Brown Cliff De Young

F/X (1986) – A Review

Nicholas DeFranco (Jerry Orbach) is set to testify against the mob, but Justice Department supervisor Col. Mason (Mason Adams) and Agent Martin Lipton (Cliff De Young) are afraid he’ll get...

Cobra Sylvester Stallone 1986 action movie

Cobra (1986) – A Review

We’re hip deep in 1980’s action folks! Cobra is one of the best examples of a quintessential, stripped down actioner that fans swooned over during the decade. I’m not saying...

Rodney Dangerfield Back to School 1986 comedy

Back To School (1986) – A Review

Rodney Dangerfield is a wealthy clothing chain owner. He’s got plenty of cash, is crass, knows how to have fun, is a great high diver and a has a son...

Running Scared Billy Crystal Gregory Hines cop movie 1986

Running Scared (1986) – A Review

Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines are two Chicago cops who are looking to retire. They’re getting a bit tired of dodging bullets from criminals. They want to move to Key...

Popeye 1980 movie Robin Williams Shelley Duvall Olive Oyl

Superhero Films – Popeye (1980)

Directed by Robert Altman this live-action adaptation of the spinach eating character premiered during the holiday season in 1980. A joint production between Paramount and Walt Disney Productions, Popeye would mark Robin...

Charles Bronson Jill Ireland Assassination 1987 action movie

Assassination (1987) – A Review

Some bad guys are out to get First Lady Jill Ireland. Luckily she’s being guarded by tough, no-nonsense secret agent Charles Bronson. The bad guys won’t stand a chance! The...

Goldie Hawn Wildcats football comedy 1986

Wildcats (1986) – A Review

Goldie Hawn has been raised on football. She knows all there is to know about the game and her dream has always been to coach. There’s a slight catch though...

Spaceballs 1987 Mel Brooks Star Wars parody comedy cast

Spaceballs (1987) – A Review

Mel Brooks tackles Star Wars and a bunch of other sci-fi movies with Spaceballs. Planet Spaceball is almost out of fresh air and now President Skroob (Brooks) needs to get...

Midnight Madness (1980) – A Review

 “Since the dawn of time man has sought amusement and intellectual stimulation in the form of games.  For centuries man has improved and perfected countless varieties of games. But there...

The Dream Team 1989 comedy Keaton Lloyd Furst Boyle

The Dream Team (1989) – A Review

Four mental patients with different issues take a road trip from their NJ sanitarium to New York city to see a Yankee game. Their doctor Dr. Weitzman (Dennis Boutsikaris) feels...