Nine to Five might be a girl power movie about a band of ladies kidnapping their womanising boss, but the superb Dabney Coleman steals the show without competition in every scene he is in.
The gang of nerds take a trip to florida beaches losing both Anthony Edwards and a decent plot on their way there, but Revenge of the Nerds II is still pretty good fun.
Revenge of the Nerds is the Animal House of the 80s, the grandfather to all nerd movies and a real glowing gem in the garbage pile that is frat movies.
Despite the talking spaceship (played by Paul Reubens) being a much too weak co-star, Flight of the Navigator does capture nicely some of that magic of being a child .
The celebration of the post #300 coincides with the celebration of thanksgiving, so what a better time than this to check the #1 movie about this holiday.
So, let me get this out of the way: Planes, Trains and Automobiles in an amazing movie. It’s one of those rare moments when every aspect of the movie just come together perfectly. Not only is it the best movie in John Hughes’ amazing career, but it also features Steve Martin and John Candy – both comedic geniuses in their own right – at their very best.
We might not know about thanksgiving here in Europe, but snowstorms, commuting, snowstorms and cancelled flights while trying to get back home are things are universal themes we have absolutely no problems connecting with.
Packed with laughters and tears, Planes, Trains & Automobiles is not just Hughes’ best, but also an absolute pinnacle for both Steve Martin and John Candy.
For a (kids) movie built entirely to promote Hulk Hogan and show wrestling, No Holds Barred is surprisingly ok and Hogan does have certain charism to his silver screen presence.
More a thriller than action movie, Hero and the Terror is a pretty mature and balanced film, but due to its chosen genre it suffers a lot of having a totally forgettable baddie.
This time around George Burns doubles as the devil and the end result – even if still very naive and preachy – is lots better and thus even a watchable experience.
A lousy sequel to the 70s original, OG!B2 is clumsy, inane and childish, and leaves one wishing they’d worked on the manuscript instead of relying on some cheap camera tricks.
Rodney Dangerfield plays his trademark mouth-running bum role in an absolutely irresistible way, too bad everything else in this shoddy movie is sub average.
An egyptologist runs from black marketeers in Sphinx, an adventure film that feels older than its age, longer than its running time and more like a prolonged TV episode.
The Dead Pool has stronger concept and production quality than its predecessor, but – as before – the last Dirty Harry movie is again kept alive ultimately only by Eastwood himself.
Notable for coining the phrase ’Go ahead, make my day’, Sudden Impact is the 80s sequel to the 70s Dirty Harry series and survives total oblivion only due to amazing Eastwood.
Clean shaven Chuck Norris and the rest of the cast walk through this action movie unenthusiastically and the outdated An Eye For An Eye leaves absolutely no lasting impression.
Often regarded as Norris’ grade-A movie, Code of Silence has its problems, but shows an the kind of ambition that made Chuck Norris a household name in the 80s and is a movie well worth watching.
The Dogs of War tells a story of a rogue paid mercenaries team send to a fictional African state to eliminate its president.
There’s some limited charm to the scenes of Walken roaming in Africa, but the rest of the movie – gun purchasing, smuggling and training – is simply jaw-breaking boresome.
Often left in the shadow by other strong Vietnam movies of the era, Hamburger Hill still stands firmly on its own, thanks to its unglamorized, realistic portrayal of the war .
Firewalker borrows shamelessly elements from Indiana Jones, James Bond and countless others exotic adventure comedies of the era, fortunately in a watchable way.
All The Right Moves captures well the essence of a small steel town and its inhabitants, but as a movie it’s suffers from being on the dull side with no high nor low points.
As a child of the 80s, Stir Crazy feels very 70s to me in its cinematography, direction and writing, and the comedic genius often associated with this film completely escapes me.