Posts Tagged ‘80s

Remember when I updated this blog a couple of years ago, said I was going to start updating again, then didn’t? Good times.
I think I’m going to start updating this blog again (seriously this time). But first, here are the movies from The List that I happened to watch over the last two [...]

Well, it’s been a while, hasn’t it? I’ve been a bit busy. Plus, I’m lazy. Okay, it’s mostly the lazy thing.
I think it’s time for me to revisit the Essentials Project. But before I get started in earnest, here’s a quick round-up of the movies from The List that I [...]

Directed by: Amy Heckerling
Starring: Jennifer Jason Leigh, Sean Penn, Judge Reinhold
Picture credit: Precious Bodily Fluids
First Viewing
Synopsis: A year in the life of a group of kids at a California high school.
So… what happened to Judge Reinhold? He may not be the most versatile actor ever, but he’s got a fairly unique screen presence, [...]

Sunday January 30, 2011 14:12

Movie #0041 – Down by Law (1986)

Directed by: Jim Jarmusch
Starring: Tom Waits, John Lurie, Roberto Benigni
First Viewing
Synopsis: Three men form a tenuous bond after meeting in jail as cellmates.
I’ve watched (and re-watched) a lot of great movies for this blog. This was not one of them. I won’t say that I hated this movie, but I will say [...]

Directed by: David Cronenberg
Starring: James Woods, Deborah Harry, Sonja Smits (Videodrome). Peter Weller, Judy Davis, Ian Holm (Naked Lunch).
First Viewings
Synopsis: In Videodrome, a TV producer finds himself the victim of strange hallucinations after watching a mysterious, pirated video signal called Videodrome. In Naked Lunch, a writer finds himself losing his grip on reality [...]

Wednesday November 3, 2010 21:53

Movie #0033 – Fatal Attraction (1987)

Directed by: Adrian Lyne
Starring: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, Anne Archer
Picture credit: Blu-ray Definition
First Viewing
Synopsis: After a one-weekend affair, a man finds himself at the mercy of an increasingly obsessed woman.
This is a film that has inspired quite a few movies in the years since its release — the most recent one I can think of [...]

Wednesday March 3, 2010 17:45

Movie #0015 – Aliens (1986)

Directed by: James Cameron
Starring: Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton
Second Viewing
Synopsis: A rescue team is called in after a group of colonists find themselves under attack from a recently-hatched group of aliens.

I’d seen both of the first two Alien films before watching them for this blog, but it had been a while and my memory [...]

Wednesday February 10, 2010 15:40

Movie #0012 – Airplane! (1980)

Directed by: Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker
Starring: Robert Hays, Julie Hagerty, Leslie Nielson
Third or Fourth Viewing
Synopsis: Disaster strikes on an airplane when food poisoning takes out all the pilots in this madcap spoof film.
I’ve been a fan of this movie for a while, though it’s been a few years since I’ve seen it — [...]

Sunday January 24, 2010 21:18

Movie #0009 – Akira (1988)

Directed by: Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Starring: Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama
Second Viewing
Synopsis: Neo-Tokyo, 2019 — a government agency experiments with giving children psionic powers, with potentially deadly results.
I’ve actually been meaning to revisit this movie for a while. I originally watched Akira a few years back — it was one of the first animated films [...]