Classic Movies 2021

Classic Movie: Return To Oz (1985)

Starring: Fairuza Balk, Jean Marsh, Piper Laurie, Brian Henson Director: Walter Murch Dorothy returns to Oz in this dark Disney movie. But Oz is not a technicolor musical this time. Because now it's the 80's, and all children's films are scarring. I love this film and if you want to know why and how and… Continue reading Classic Movie: Return To Oz (1985)

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Classic Movie: Amadeus (1984)

Starring: F Murray Abraham, Tom Hulce, Elizabeth Berridge, Simon Callow, Jeffrey Jones Director: Milos Foreman Sometimes dark, sometimes funny, always lavish, Amadeus is a lush and vibrant film. It tells the story of Salieri, a talented court composer who admires Mozart as having divine talent. A pious man, his love turns to obsessive hate when… Continue reading Classic Movie: Amadeus (1984)

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Christmas Favorites: Scrooged (1988)

Starring: Bill Murray, Karen Allen, John Forsythe, John Glover, Bobcat Goldthwaite, Carole Kane, Robert Mitchum Director: Richard Donner A selfish, cynical TV executive is haunted by three ghosts on Christmas Eve who all work to help him find his heart again, while he tried to plan a live special and keep his job. What Is… Continue reading Christmas Favorites: Scrooged (1988)

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Horror Franchise: Friday The 13th (1980 – 2009)

Created to cash in on the highly successful slasher flick Halloween which came out in 1978, Friday The 13th revolves around Jason Voorhees, a child who drowned at a school camp. Initially, he's the motive for the killings, and later the killer himself, as anyone who tries to stay on Crystal Lake falls under the… Continue reading Horror Franchise: Friday The 13th (1980 – 2009)

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Podcast: The Running Man vs Most Dangerous Game on Pop Art Podcast with Howard Casner

I had a lot of fun doing a little guest appearance on this podcast. It's Howard Casner's Pop Art podcast. It compares one more modern, pop culture movie with a classic or cult film that shares themes or ideas. For this episode, I picked 80s classic The Running Man from 1987 with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Howard… Continue reading Podcast: The Running Man vs Most Dangerous Game on Pop Art Podcast with Howard Casner

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Australian Movie Month: The Lighthorsemen (1987)

Starring: Jon Blake, Peter Phelps, John Walton, Sigrid Thornton Director: Simon Wincer Beautifully shot, and full of patriotism and horses! Yay! Based on the true story of the Australian lighthorsemen and their ride that broke the British deadlock in Palestine in 1917, this is a classic Australian New Wave film, with many of the themes… Continue reading Australian Movie Month: The Lighthorsemen (1987)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Broadcast News (1987)

Starring: William Hurt, Holly Hunter, Albert Brooks, Joan Cusak, Jack Nicholson Director: JL Brooks Structured around a love triange between an intense news producer, her best friend who is in love with her, and the new news anchor that she loves, this film is a witty look into the world of broadcast news and the… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Broadcast News (1987)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Housekeeping (1987)

Starring: Christine Lahti, Sara Walker, Andrea Burchill Director: Bill Forsyth Ruth and Lucille are two sisters who are sent to live with relatives after their mother commits suicide. Initially left with their grandmother, after she dies their eccentric Aunt Sylvie takes them in, raising them in their ancestral home. But Aunt Sylvie's unusual nature and… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Housekeeping (1987)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Children Of A Lesser God (1986)

Starring: William Hurt, Marlee Matlin, Piper Laurie Director: Randa Haines When the new speech teacher James (Hurt) starts at a school for the deaf he's struck by the anger and passion of the janitor. Sarah (Matlin) is a young woman who was the brightest student at the school but has remained speechless by choice and… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Children Of A Lesser God (1986)

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Classic Movie Of The Week: Bull Durham (1988)

Starring: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins Director: Ron Shelton A baseball fan Annie (Sarandon) has an affair with one player of the Bulls each season and the player always goes on to have a successful career. But this season, while Annie chooses young player "Nuke" (Robbins), she finds herself at odds with experienced player… Continue reading Classic Movie Of The Week: Bull Durham (1988)