Tag Archive: 1980s

Retro Review: ‘Batman’

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By the time the 80’s were coming to a close a host of gifted comic book creators had purged Batman of the campy elements associated with the 60’s TV show and returned him… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘Samurai Cop’

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The Los Angeles Police Department is under siege by a gang known as the Katana and their leader Fuji Fujiyama. At their wits end they turned to an officer from outside of their… Continue reading

Classic Scene: Werewolf Transformation

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Werewolf transformation An American Werewolf in London (1981) Dir. John Landis The Scene: David sits and tries to take his mind off of everything by reading a book. But the moon looms overhead… Continue reading

Retro Review: The Lost Boys

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Aside from slashers the other prevalent horror trend in 80’s cinema was finding ways to take classic monsters and present them in fresh modern ways. John Landis and Joe Dante gave a new… Continue reading

Retro Review – ‘Miami Connection’

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Let’s face it those of us who love movies have a special place in our hearts for the big dumb action movies of the 80’s and 90’s. I don’t mean movies like; Predator… Continue reading

Retro Review: ‘A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors’

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This years marks the thirtieth anniversary of one of the best sequels in the horror genre, A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. True there was a Nightmare on Elm Street 2:… Continue reading

10 Toys That Prove the 1980s Were Insane

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The late ’80s were…an odd time. Few things were as odd as the toys from this era. With seemingly random franchises like TMNT, He-Man, Transformers and Garbage Pail Kids capturing the imagination of kids, toy… Continue reading

My Digital Conversion Or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the Downloads

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When I graduated high school eighteen years ago I was already a full-fledged movie fanatic.  I was raised on Luke Skywalker, Peter Venkman, Marty McFly, William Wallace–and my parents of course.  And as… Continue reading