Category Archives: 1980-1989

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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The Night They Saved Christmas (1984) Rated NR

An oil company wants to drill in the Arctic right where Santa lives. Santa enlists the help of a mother and son to convince the father, who works for the oil company, not to drill. Starring Jaclyn Smith, Art Carney, Paul … Continue reading

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The Year of Living Dangerously (1982) Rated PG

A young reporter navigates the political turmoil in Indonesia with the help of a photographer. Starring Linda Hunt, Mel Gibson, and Bembol Roco. This film takes place in 1965 during the fall of  President Sukarno. It’s a brilliant film; the … Continue reading

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Stand by Me (1986) Rated R

After a death of a friend, a group of friends heads off into the woods to find the body. Based on Stephen King’s short story, The Body. Starring Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, and Jerry O’Connell. This film is … Continue reading

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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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