Category Archives: 1980-1989

Steel Magnolias (1989) Rated PG

A young beautician moves to a small town, and her salon becomes a place where the women form friendships. Based on a play by Robert Harling. Starring Sally Field, Dolly Parton, and Shirley MacLaine. This film is a brilliant take … Continue reading

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Next of Kin (1989) Rated R

A Chicago cop sets out to find his brother’s killer, and unbeknownst to him, another brother is also setting out to find the killer. Starring Patrick Swayze, Liam Neeson, and Adam Baldwin. This film is as cliché as possible. We have … Continue reading

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The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982) Rated R

A town’s sheriff and patron of the local whorehouse fights to keep it running when a television reporter targets it in an attempt to close it down. Starring Burt Reynolds, Dolly Parton, and Dom DeLuise. This film is not one … Continue reading

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Street Smart (1987) Rated R

A New York journalist lies about a fake pimp but is actually describing a real pimp that’s up for murder. Starring Christopher Reeve, Kathy Baker, and Mimi Rogers. This film is a brilliant story of life on the streets. It represents … Continue reading

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The Christmas Gift (1986) Rated NR

A widowed New York City architect and his daughter go on vacation in a small town where everyone still believes in Santa Claus. Starring John Denver, Jane Kaczmarek, and Edward Winter. This is a Christmas film that brings us the … Continue reading

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Killing Blue (1988) Rated R

A police commissioner and his assistant team together to solve murders in Berlin’s underground drug and prostitution ganglands. Starring Armin Mueller-Stahl, Morgan Fairchild, and Frank Stallone. This film doesn’t make sense. It’s takes place in Berlin, but everyone speaks English. … Continue reading

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In the Heat of the Night (CBS) Rated NR

The cases and adventures of the police force in Sparta, Mississippi. Starring Carroll O’Connor, Alan Autry, and David Hart. The series premiere focuses on the transplant of a Philadelphia detective, who happens to be black, to small-town southern Mississippi. Although … Continue reading

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A Different World (NBC) Rated TV-PG

A spin-off of The Cosby Show, where Denise Huxtable goes off to college and discovers a different world. Starring Jasmine Guy, Kadeem Hardison, and Darryl M. Bell. This show doesn’t stand out. It starts with Denise Huxtable going off to … Continue reading

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The Leprechauns’ Christmas Gold (1981) Rated NR

An Irish sailor is stranded on an island with leprechauns, who’ve been protecting their stash of gold from the greedy banshee. Starring Art Carney, Peggy Cass, and Bob McFadden. This is a cute holiday short. It’s very Irish with the leprechauns … Continue reading

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RoboCop (1987) Rated R

In the distant future, in a dystopian and crime-ridden Detroit, an injured cop returns to the force as a cyborg. Starring Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, and Dan O’Herlihy. This is a great sci-fi movie. We have a future world that is … Continue reading

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