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« on: June 13, 2010, 12:20:30 AM »

I have just today, a few hours ago, received Cloak and Dagger in the mail from Blockbuster.  I L-O-V-E-D this movie when I was a kid and L-O-V-E-D the arcade game of the same name.

This movie also spawned my affection for Dabney Coleman even though I couldn't name another thing he's ever been in.

I'll probably watch it over the next couple of days and report back here.

Other titles I hope to rent?

Six Pack- Featuring Kenny Rogers as a Nascar Driver and the antagonist who points with his middle finger (saw it in the theater!)

Bugsy Malone- Still one of my all time favorite movies. It's not out on DVD, so I'll just have to go from memory

War Games- Need it any explanation?

Weird Science- I never saw this movie. 2010 is the year!

Perhaps something staring John Cusak in a romantic comedy. Say Anything, maybe?

I also remember hating The Breakfast club, but why not?

Anyway, can't wait to fire up Cloak and Dagger. Who's with me!?


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« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2010, 12:23:13 AM »

OMG,  You never saw Weird Science??? What a great movie.  As far as the rest of your list, Cloak and Dagger was a cool movie.  Six pack was Ok, Bugsy Malone a classic that really should be on DVD not sure why its not.   War Games is a given.  Breakfast club, what was wrong with it?  I enjoyed that movie tremendously.   
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« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2010, 12:34:35 AM »

Never seen Weird Science! Holy F you should start there! Here's my list of must watch 80's that still is fun to watch now..

Short Circuit
Police Academy
Better Off Dead
Goonies
War Games
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Heathers
Breakfast Club (Sure it's been played a MILLION times but it's a great movie)
Princess Bride
Karate Kid (FINISH HIM!)
Gremlins
Coming To America
Die Hard
ET
Full Metal Jacket
Stand By Me
Lethal Weapon
Loverboy (Trust me this movie rules.)
Ghostbusters
Back To The Future
Mad Max
Scrooged
The Shining
Spaceballs

I'm sure I'm missing some but that should keep you busy. slywink
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« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2010, 12:39:11 AM »

Quote from: Octavious230 on June 13, 2010, 12:34:35 AM

Never seen Weird Science! Holy F you should start there! Here's my list of must watch 80's that still is fun to watch now..

Short Circuit
Police Academy
Better Off Dead
Goonies
War Games
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Heathers
Breakfast Club (Sure it's been played a MILLION times but it's a great movie)
Princess Bride
Karate Kid (FINISH HIM!)
Gremlins
Coming To America
Die Hard
ET
Full Metal Jacket
Stand By Me
Lethal Weapon
Loverboy (Trust me this movie rules.)
Ghostbusters
Back To The Future
Mad Max
Scrooged
The Shining
Spaceballs

I'm sure I'm missing some but that should keep you busy. slywink

Oh man, this list is proof that the 80's (and the residue) was awesome.
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« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2010, 12:55:09 AM »

Real Genius!
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« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2010, 12:58:48 AM »

Quote from: ravenvii on June 13, 2010, 12:39:11 AM

Quote from: Octavious230 on June 13, 2010, 12:34:35 AM

Never seen Weird Science! Holy F you should start there! Here's my list of must watch 80's that still is fun to watch now..

Short Circuit
Police Academy
Better Off Dead
Goonies
War Games
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Heathers
Breakfast Club (Sure it's been played a MILLION times but it's a great movie)
Princess Bride
Karate Kid (FINISH HIM!)
Gremlins
Coming To America
Die Hard
ET
Full Metal Jacket
Stand By Me
Lethal Weapon
Loverboy (Trust me this movie rules.)
Ghostbusters
Back To The Future
Mad Max
Scrooged
The Shining
Spaceballs

I'm sure I'm missing some but that should keep you busy. slywink

Oh man, this list is proof that the 80's (and the residue) was awesome.
Hell that's my abridged version. I could list 20 more I bet.  thumbsup
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« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2010, 12:59:26 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on June 13, 2010, 12:55:09 AM

Real Genius!
Holy cow how did I miss that one? One of my fav!
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« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2010, 01:28:05 AM »

you forgot what I think are 2 of the best  80s movies of all

Fast Times at Ridgemont High
16 Candles
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« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2010, 02:20:46 AM »

SL, it sounds like you might like Anthony Edwards in TAG: The Assassination Game.  Very entertaining.

Also, if you have a blu ray player (or PS3), you can order Bugsy Malone from England (where they still respect its genius) for about $16.
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« Reply #9 on: June 13, 2010, 02:35:47 AM »

Quote from: CeeKay on June 13, 2010, 12:55:09 AM

Real Genius!

Winnar!
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« Reply #10 on: June 13, 2010, 02:48:39 AM »

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 13, 2010, 02:20:46 AM

SL, it sounds like you might like Anthony Edwards in TAG: The Assassination Game.  Very entertaining.

Alternatively there is also Gotcha! with Anthony Edwards.
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« Reply #11 on: June 13, 2010, 03:03:32 AM »

Well Fast times is a given. I saw it enough back in the day not to require subsequent viewings.

Never saw 16 candles me thinks either.

Saw most of the rest on that list...not sure what loverboy is.

BttF might warrant another watch too. Not sure if they'd hold up.
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« Reply #12 on: June 13, 2010, 03:12:42 AM »

Quote from: SensuousLettuce on June 13, 2010, 03:03:32 AM

Well Fast times is a given. I saw it enough back in the day not to require subsequent viewings.

Never saw 16 candles me thinks either.

Saw most of the rest on that list...not sure what loverboy is.

BttF might warrant another watch too. Not sure if they'd hold up.

http://www.videodetective.com/movie_trailer/LOVERBOY/movie_clip/P00002523.htm

Pure awesome. That's what Loverboy is!
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« Reply #13 on: June 13, 2010, 03:34:15 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on June 13, 2010, 02:48:39 AM

Quote from: Bullwinkle on June 13, 2010, 02:20:46 AM

SL, it sounds like you might like Anthony Edwards in TAG: The Assassination Game.  Very entertaining.

Alternatively there is also Gotcha! with Anthony Edwards.

Or not alternatively, as that's the one I meant.

Weird connection, though, TAG stars Robert Carradine, which brings me to:

Revenge of the Nerds
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« Reply #14 on: June 13, 2010, 04:02:48 PM »

SL,

Email me your address and I will drop Weird Science in the mail tomorrow!



Not even kidding.
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« Reply #15 on: June 13, 2010, 04:42:43 PM »

I love Cloak and Dagger
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« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2010, 04:49:32 PM »

Cloak and Dagger is great.     Loved the San Antonio setting.          As to John Cusack 80's romantic comedies,  how bout Better off Dead?


Here's one for the 80's list:   Top Secret!    Freaking hilarious.
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« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2010, 05:02:07 PM »

Quote from: Flatlander on June 13, 2010, 04:49:32 PM

Here's one for the 80's list:   Top Secret!    Freaking hilarious.

great movie, and also deserves to be watched with Airplane! and Airplane II: the Sequel.
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« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2010, 05:55:26 PM »

One Crazy Summer
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« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2010, 06:01:56 PM »

not an 80's movie but a 'what happens when the 80's kids grow up' movie: Grosse Point Blank.  it also has a great 80's soundtrack.
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« Reply #20 on: June 13, 2010, 10:07:42 PM »

Can't leave out

Caddyshack
Top Gun
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« Reply #21 on: June 13, 2010, 10:44:13 PM »

wow,you have not seen Weird Science,..i have DVD triple pack of Weird Science,The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles...John Hughes FTW

now i am thinking of 80s movies,but i think you have all named the  best ones...I loved Real Genius with Val Kilmer and of course Top Secret..with er...Val Kilmer

even though the Porky's films were set in the 50s i think they were made in the 80s,they were a big hit in school when one of the films had been on TV the night before

The Big Chill kinda reminds me of The Breakfast Club with people connecting etc

okay,i couldn't think of anymore so legged it upstairs and looked at my DVD collection

lets go a little Tom Hanks,not the obvious ones like Big or T+H
Bachelor Party
Quote
Gentlemen... start your boners.
The Money Pit
The 'Burbs


The Lost Boys
Big Trouble in Little China
Clue
Willow
Labyrinth
The Dark Crystal<<creepy bastard film,and they are making a sequel now
Fletch
Spies Like Us...Chevy Chase ruled the 80s
Trading Places...Jamie Lee Curtis frontal=one of my best memories of the 80s
St Elmo's Fire<<i still can't get my head round that this is not John Hughes


oh and the first 3 Vacation films(er...National Lampoons Vacation,European Vacation and Christmas Vacation,pure class)

Masters of the Universe

VHS classics>>>Critters and Ghoulies....Ladyhawk


i can't stop now!!!>>>look>>>Aliens,Twins,The Golden Child,Romancing the Stone,48hrs

okay i am stopping now

i wish it was still the 80s icon_frown
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« Reply #22 on: June 13, 2010, 11:36:24 PM »

quirky but not bad 80 flick

Last Starfighter-
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« Reply #23 on: June 14, 2010, 05:10:16 AM »

there's also:

Transformers the Movie
Night of the Comet
Johnny Dangerously
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« Reply #24 on: June 14, 2010, 12:14:21 PM »

Quote from: tcweidner on June 13, 2010, 11:36:24 PM

quirky but not bad 80 flick

Last Starfighter-

They're making a sequel, BTW.  Full on sequel, too, with the original kid and everything.  It also has the original director, Nick Castle.  His first movie?  TAG: The Assassination Game.  WTF?!?
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« Reply #25 on: June 14, 2010, 12:24:24 PM »

What - No Red Dawn in here?? Awesome movie... a must see in every way!
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« Reply #26 on: June 14, 2010, 12:45:38 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on June 14, 2010, 12:24:24 PM

What - No Red Dawn in here?? Awesome movie... a must see in every way!


wolverines!!!....also to add Patty Swizle again in Steal Dawn,i remember liking that


as for The Last Starfighter,i always liked their way of getting round the problem of everyone to speaking English,they give him a small circular translator to put under his shirt collar so that no matter what language the aliens species spoke,he would always hear English...i was always expecting some similar explanation for Mass Effect,but it never came


these films may of been more popular(or not known outside of)in the UK

Krull..was pretty cool,he had like a throwing star as a weapon


and also Hawk the Slayer,i remember loving that film(prolly corny as shit),but with it being an English film,not sure how well it did elsewhere(although Jack Palance was in it)


and one more VHS classic>>>Beastmaster..
Spoiler for Hiden:
i always got upset when those ferrets/polecats died at the end
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« Reply #27 on: June 14, 2010, 01:12:17 PM »

Can't Buy Me Love - underrated teen comedy.
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« Reply #28 on: June 14, 2010, 01:20:29 PM »

Yes. Yes I would like to see last starfighter again.  Red dawn requires no mention.  It is sublime...and how could I forget KRULL!?  I loved that movie
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and also Hawk the Slayer,i remember loving that film(prolly corny as shit),but with it being an English film,not sure how well it did elsewhere(although Jack Palance was in it)

loved this movie (and recreated it several times with my GI Joe figures and Grayskull castle), but I saw it recently.

  it's best to keep some childhood memories as they are.
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« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2010, 04:30:53 PM »

Quote from: Razgon on June 14, 2010, 12:24:24 PM

What - No Red Dawn in here?? Awesome movie... a must see in every way!

First PG13 movie released to boot!
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« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2010, 04:53:01 PM »

Bill and Ted's excellent adventure? Caught it yesterday - and I loved it all over again.
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« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2010, 05:21:56 PM »

Quote from: CeeKay on June 14, 2010, 02:06:47 PM

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and also Hawk the Slayer,i remember loving that film(prolly corny as shit),but with it being an English film,not sure how well it did elsewhere(although Jack Palance was in it)

loved this movie (and recreated it several times with my GI Joe figures and Grayskull castle), but I saw it recently.

  it's best to keep some childhood memories as they are.


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