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A couple of great 80's films


Heathers

Black comedy revolving around Winona Ryder playing a popular girl at school and part of a clique, however she grows tired of her friends cruel behavior and befriends an outcast played by Christian Slater who wants payback against the popular kids. A witty antidote to the more feelgood 80's high school films.


Poltergeist

Great horror film about a family in an ideal home who soon find themselves attacked by ghosts and their young daughter is snatched through a portal, they bring in paranormal investigators to help them get her back.
I loved Heathers such an iconic 80's film. So influential too you can see how it influenced a lot of other teen films later on.

Was feeling like a little 80's nostalgia last night too, watched the original Terminator, never fails to entertain even after all these years and many viewings.
 
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Nighthawks (1981)

Sylvester Stallone plays a Vietnam war veteran of dozen kills and PTSD, and no, this is not a First Blood review but something that came a year before and set in the crime-filled underbelly of NY in the same 80s setting of Prince of the City that also inspired Joker. Sly spends most of his time on da streets dressed as a tranny (no Cruising) to surprise & take down back alley criminals who somehow don't think the beard is a red flag, but is soon ordered to put down the wig and join a manhunt for the Rutger Hauer (R.I.P), James Bond's terrrorist brother from another mother: a handsome killing machine who drinks, has a jolly good time and picks up hot chicks.

Bit of a simple cat-and-mouse story but huge amount of swag of a talented cast, tranny or otherwise, with superb cinematography, especially that one scene they go under in NY, which inspired some GTA missions. Not quite 70s hyperrealism but also not fully 80s Over the Top, it's a blend of two decades that works because of acting and the on site, dirty NY settings. RECOMMENDED

 

AntG

Scaredy Bat
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Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1

Edward and Bella get married and she ends up pregnant with a super baby, moody wolf boy isn't happy.

Can't wait for the next one, because it's the last one.



Cat People

Classic chiller about a newly married Serbian woman who fears she is cursed and will turn into a bloodthirsty panther if aroused or jealous.
 

Sittin Sonny

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Nighthawks (1981)

Sylvester Stallone plays a Vietnam war veteran of dozen kills and PTSD, and no, this is not a First Blood review but something that came a year before and set in the crime-filled underbelly of NY in the same 80s setting of Prince of the City that also inspired Joker. Sly spends most of his time on da streets dressed as a tranny (no Cruising) to surprise & take down back alley criminals who somehow don't think the beard is a red flag, but is soon ordered to put down the wig and join a manhunt for the Rutger Hauer (R.I.P), James Bond's terrrorist brother from another mother: a handsome killing machine who drinks, has a jolly good time and picks up hot chicks.

Bit of a simple cat-and-mouse story but huge amount of swag of a talented cast, tranny or otherwise, with superb cinematography, especially that one scene they go under in NY, which inspired some GTA missions. Not quite 70s hyperrealism but also not fully 80s Over the Top, it's a blend of two decades that works because of acting and the on site, dirty NY settings. RECOMMENDED


I've reviewed that movie at least once before here: https://www.checkhookboxing.com/index.php?threads/rate-the-last-film-you-watched.101/page-679#post-3924946

In short, I rate it as one of the best films of the '80s and also arguably Stallone's 2nd best film after the original Rocky (although ironically, I felt Stallone's performance was the movie's one weak spot). Looking back, it was also Stallone's last-ditch attempt to establish cred as a "serious" actor (he quite obviously modelled his look and performance after Pacino's Serpico) before he descended into Rambo and Cobra-type action clichés.
 

AntG

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Made in Britain

Tim Roth makes his debut as Trevor a 16 year old one man racist crime wave who is sent to an assessment centre and given the chance to turn his life around. Great performance by Roth.


Sid and Nancy

One of my favourite films starring Gary Oldman and Chloe Webb following the destructive heroin fuelled relationship of Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen. Mad cunts, the state of them, I bet they pissed and shit themselves a few times.
 
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JoJo Rabbit - Interesting comedy drama about a young boy trying to become a good Nazi. Which of course goes against his better human nature and copes by using an imaginary friend, namely Adolf Hitler to help him through this, during the final days and fall of Nazi Germany. Funny and poignant at the same time it was overall enjoyable.
 
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Cinderella Man

Biopic about James J. Braddocks unlikely comeback from being a washed up injury prone fighter to getting a shot at the World Heavyweight crown during the great depression, a decent, solid film but sadly spoiled by the depiction of Max Baer.
 

AntG

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Overlord

American paratroopers are dropped into Nazi occupied France to destroy a communications tower to aid the following mornings amphibious landings but they discover a plot to use Nazi Super Zombies to win the war.

I went into this film with not much expectations but I actually really enjoyed it, definitely worth a watch.


Vanishing Point

The greatest road movie of all time where Kowalski a Vietnam War hero and former racing driver late on a Friday night is given a job to deliver a Dodge Challenger from Denver to San Francisco by 3pm on Monday however he makes a bet that he can get the car delivered before 3pm on Sunday. His speeding attracts the attention of the police and a blind radio DJ who encourages Kowalski's antics and turns him into a cult hero. I love this film.

Also the creators of this film by casting Kowalski as a tall curly haired middle aged guy who wears dodgy ill fitting clothes and has a penchant for speeding in cars that don't belong to him inadvertently invented Jeremy Clarkson.
 

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Cinderella Man

Biopic about James J. Braddocks unlikely comeback from being a washed up injury prone fighter to getting a shot at the World Heavyweight crown during the great depression, a decent, solid film but sadly spoiled by the depiction of Max Baer.

Fancy watching that film again. When it was released I was deep into reading about that era of boxing so the Max Baer depiction really bothered me.
 

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Con Air

Nic Cage stars as a paroled convict on a flight back to Alabama when the other convicts take control of the plane and Cage being an ex-Ranger has to save the day, incredibly stupid but my god it's fun.

The Curse of the Cat People

A few years after the first film remarried Olivers daughter Amy befriends the spirit of Irena from the first film. It's alright, first one's better though.
 
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Fancy watching that film again. When it was released I was deep into reading about that era of boxing so the Max Baer depiction really bothered me.
Yeah it's a real shame they had to resort to that but I guess that's Hollywood for you, a few years later another Ron Howard film Rush did something similar, you wouldn't think from that film that Hunt and Lauda were close friends from their Formula 2 days.
 

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Bird Box

Supernatural thriller about a group of strangers who try to survive when demonic entities cause an apocalypse by causing people who look at them to either commit suicide or turn into fanatic crazies.

I thought it was alright, I like the idea but it's a bit too long, worth a watch but I doubt I'll ever watch it again.
 

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Rush Hour

Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker team up to rescue a kidnapped girl, this film seemed so much fun when I were a kid, last night though I just found it dull.


Wayne's World

Another film I've not seen for 20+ years but this one I enjoyed just as much as when I saw it all those years ago. It's party time! Excellent!

Tia Carrere...just wow.
 

AntG

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Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 2

Crap but probably the best in the series, anyway glad all that shite is out the way now.


The Thing From Another World

Cheesy 50's sci-fi based on the story "Who Goes There?" where the crew of an arctic research centre discover a zombie like alien which feeds on blood. A more faithful and way superior adaptation of the story was done by John Carpenter 30 years later.
 

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Angel Face

Great little Robert Mitchum film where he's seduced by a scheming rich girl and ends up in a situation involving scandal and murder.


The Day of the Triffids

Hokey British sci-fi loosely based on the novel by John Wyndham. A mysterious meteor shower leaves most of the worlds population blind, a few sighted people find themselves dodging hysterical blind people and giant carnivorous plants that came to Earth in the meteor shower.
 
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The Thing From Another World

Cheesy 50's sci-fi based on the story "Who Goes There?" where the crew of an arctic research centre discover a zombie like alien which feeds on blood. A more faithful and way superior adaptation of the story was done by John Carpenter 30 years later.

Carpenter's remake is clearly superior IMO, but the original still has its moments. This has to be one of the gutsiest scenes that a director ever filmed: