Tag Archives: 1980s

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers

The Halloween film franchise had a wildly successful opening, and a solid sequel that continued the story of Michael Myers stalking Laurie Strode. The third film, however, attempted to shift the series into being an anthology series, with a completely … Continue reading

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A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

Franchise quality can be a funny thing. Generally speaking, although there are local dips and peaks, we expect the quality of a film franchise to gradually slide down over time. What’s more, once a franchise hits a certain nadir, it … Continue reading

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Scanners

It seems as though I’ve been hearing about Scanners since before I could read. That’s probably as incorrect as it is inappropriate, but suffice to say I’ve been aware of the movie for a long time. Or at least, aware … Continue reading

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Friday the 13th: A New Beginning

The blog has been on hiatus for a few months, and as yet I’m still undecided on whether I’ll be returning to regular posting soon. Truthfully, I’ve only even watched one movie in the past two months. But I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Witness

1985 Best Picture Nominee There are a lot of issues that can crop up with films, and some of them are sufficiently common to become stock phrases for a movie reviewer. One that I’ve had occasion to use from time … Continue reading

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Predator

Director John McTiernan’s 1987 film Predator is one of those interesting cases where one has to wonder how different it is watching it many years later. Nowadays, with Alien vs. Predator and various other spin-offs and merchandise, everybody knows what … Continue reading

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Continental Divide

When a star dies prematurely, it’s easy to wonder where their career might have gone. This is particularly the case when, as with John Belushi, their existing filmography is fairly small. Belushi starred in a scant seven feature films — … Continue reading

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Sixteen Candles

One of the stable of 1980s John Hughes movies, Sixteen Candles features Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall just a year before they were in an even bigger Hughes film, The Breakfast Club. Ringwald plays Samantha Baker, a high school … Continue reading

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Rocky IV

It’s been a while since I’ve reviewed a Rocky movie here, and I felt it was about time to visit another entry in the series. After all, today is Boxing Day, and Rocky IV even has its title match take … Continue reading

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Saturday the 14th Strikes Back

Releaesed in 1988, seven years after Saturday the 14th, Saturday the 14th Strikes Back shares a title and creator with its predecessor, but little else. Julie Corman was again the producer of the film, and Howard R. Cohen was the … Continue reading

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