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.A couple of great 80's films
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.
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.
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
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.
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.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.
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.