Category Archives: 1980-1989

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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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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