Posts tagged "1980s"

Movie Review: RoboCop (2014)

Movie Review: RoboCop (2014)
ROBOCOP Genre: Action Rating: PG-13 Running Time: 117 mins. Premise: In the year 2028, Detroit cop Alex Murphy is critically injured in an attempted homicide, but is brought back to the line of duty when the dubious folks at OmniCorp fit him with a robotic suit, making him half-man, half-robot.  All cop. Behind-the-Scenes: This is... Read more »

10 Movies You Loved As A Kid That Actually Suck

10 Movies You Loved As A Kid That Actually Suck
Okay, that title might be a tad misleading.  Maybe you didn’t love all of these movies as a kid.  Some of them may just be me.  But you know the feeling.  It’s that sickening realization you get when you revisit one of your childhood favorites only to discover that…Yup.  I’m an idiot.  This sucks.  What... Read more »

A Tale of Two Remakes: Cut Loose with "Footloose"; Torch "The Thing"

A Tale of Two Remakes: Cut Loose with "Footloose"; Torch "The Thing"
The ’80s remake craze kicked into overdrive this past weekend, with the release of Footloose and The Thing.  Both are unnecessary given the quality and fondness in which the originals are held, but Footloose proves to be the rare exception to the rule on remakes.  As directed by Craig Brewer (Hustle & Flow, Black Snake... Read more »
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Super 8 Week: Amblin Movies of the '80s

One of Spielberg's lesser efforts as a director.  Fairly mundane.
The trailers for Super 8 mark the triumphant return of the Amblin Entertainment logo, which has gone largely MIA over the last two decades.  Amblin is Steven Spielberg’s television and film production company, named after his first commercially-released short film, Amblin’.  For most of the ’80s, while Spielberg was beginning to dabble in more serious... Read more »