Category Archives: 1980-1989

She’s a Good Skate, Charlie Brown (1980) Rated NR

Peppermint Patty trains for a figure skating competition. Starring Patricia Patts, Casey Carlson, and Arrin Skelley. This Peanuts special doesn’t have all the Peanuts gang, and the story revolves around Peppermint Patty. However, the heart of Peanuts is there throughout … Continue reading

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Happy New Year, Charlie Brown (1986) Rated G

Charlie Brown is obligated to attend Peppermint Patties’ New Year’s party but would rather read War and Peace. Starring Chad Allen, Kristie Baker, and Melissa Guzzi. This isn’t one of the best Charlie Brown specials. The film has the usual … Continue reading

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Perry Como’s Christmas in the Holy Land (1980) Rated NR

Perry Como celebrates Christmas in Israel with visits to Bethlehem and Jerusalem. Starring Perry Como, Richard Chamberlain, and Ilanit. Como does his traditional Christmas special in the land of the Holy. While the show is interesting and the music is … Continue reading

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Mickey’s Christmas Carol (1983) Rated G

The classic Charles Dickens Christmas Carol is portrayed by classic Disney animated characters. Starring Alan Young, Wayne Allwine, and Hal Smith. This is one of those classics that should be watched every season, especially if you enjoy Dickens’ classic Christmas … Continue reading

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Perry Como’s Christmas in Paris (1982) Rated NR

Perry Como hosts his Christmas special, featuring music and songs Parisian-style. Starring Perry Como, The Andre Tahon Puppets, and the Boys’ Choir of Notre Dame. I love Perry Como’s specials. This one was filmed in Paris with special guests indicative … Continue reading

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Aliens (1986) Rated R

Fifty-seven years after surviving an attack on her space vessel, officer Ripley continues to try to warn those around her about the predators. Starring Sigourney Weaver, Carrie Henn, and Michael Biehn. This is a great sequel to the original film, … Continue reading

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Good Morning, Miss Bliss (Disney) Rated TV-G

 A recently widowed teacher, Miss Bliss, teaches at a middle school in Indiana where she helps her students tackle life lessons. Starring Hayley Mills, Dennis Haskins, and Mark-Paul Gosselaar.  This is the show that launched Saved by the Bell. While SBTB … Continue reading

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The Big Chill (1983) Rated R

A group of college friends gather for a reunion after one of the friends dies. Starring Tom Berenger, Glenn Close, and Jeff Goldblum. We see a group of friends who had such high hopes for the future in college but … Continue reading

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UHF (1989) Rated PG-13

An unemployed visionary gets a job at a television station that becomes a success. Starring ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic, Victoria Jackson, and Kevin McCarthy. This film is quintessential Weird Al; it’s not to everyone’s sense of humor. It is an eclectic … Continue reading

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Vice Versa (1988) Rated PG

A divorced executive and his son touch a Tibetan skull, which causes their minds to switch bodies. Starring Judge Reinhold, Fred Savage, and Corinne Bohrer. I was pleasantly surprised with the performances of Reinhold and Savage as father and son, respectively. … Continue reading

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