Monthly Archives: May 2011

1987

Robocop is one of the greatest movies of all time. It is ahead of its time… it tackles as subject matter corrupt corporatism, man’s struggle with technology, rampant violent crime, and a futuristic democratic society trying to find itself amidst … Continue reading

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1986

Now that is an 80’s sweater. Alf was a big highlight for me as a kid. It was funny and grown up enough that my parents could watch it too. A good lighthearted comedy about aliens that looked like big … Continue reading

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1985

Stay with me here, forever. Yes, The Matrix circa 1985. The Twilight Zone 80’s incarnation was one of many great 80’s shows like Tales from the Darkside,¬†Ripley’s Believe It Or Not and Amazing Stories. I used to really enjoy watching … Continue reading

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1984

As an 8-9 year old boy, my main interests were Showbiz Pizza on special occasions,¬†the Transformers cartoon series (after school!) and MTV in 1984. It’s common knowledge that many 30-something dudes are walking around now, still amazed at how awesome … Continue reading

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1983

While I’m fairly positive that I didn’t see this movie in 1983 (I think I saw it later in the 80’s), ‘Fire and Ice’ captures a spirit of craft and creativity that the 80’s moving pictures were known for. This … Continue reading

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1982

As a 6 year old kid for most of 1982, I can’t remember anything I anticipated much more than Firefox. Perhaps due to this most badass trailer… it really makes you think you need to see this movie. Plus, Clint … Continue reading

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1981

It cannot be overstated how much the space shuttle was a part of the 80’s. This is when I started up with grade school, and I remember having some pretty cool space shuttle swag. Stickers, t-shirts, and books were all … Continue reading

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