FILM GEEK CENTRAL Presents The FILMS OF 1985 Podcast — WEEK THREE!!!

FGCWE’RE BACK!!! After a 2½ year hiatus, the Film Geek Central podcast returns with a whole new project! And we really believe you’re going to have just as much fun listening as we do recording. Just click the slider below and you’ll be transported back in time, a time when Madonna ruled the airwaves, Stephen King ruled the bookshelves and Axel Foley ruled the box office. We’re taking you back to the decade of big hair, big shoulders and big, memorable movies (and you don’t even need a DeLorean!). So sit back, grab a snack and prepare to have your minds blown as fgc1985_logo2

With your hosts Scott Davis, Austin Kennedy and new guy Jesse Hoheisel

On this week’s show:

THE falcon_and_the_snowmanFALCON AND THE SNOWMAN — Based on true events, “Falcon” tells of two former altar boys who, disgusted with the way their country is meddling in the affairs of the politics of their allies, decide to sell secrets to the Soviets at an embassy in Mexico. Obviously, things do not work out as planned.

Director: John Schlesinger. Starring: Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn.

Rated R. 131 minutes. Watch trailer.

fandangoFANDANGO — Comedic drama about five college buddies who take one last road trip through Texas before they’re drafted into the Service in 1971. They drink, they bond, they shoot fireworks at each other in a graveyard, all in the spirit of one last hurrah. Directorial debut of Kevin Reynolds (“Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves,””Waterworld”).

Director: Kevin Reynolds. Starring: Kevin Costner, Judd Nelson.

Rated PG. 85 minutes.Watch trailer.

gwendoline_poster_02THE PERILS OF GWENDOLINE — Cheeky “Raiders of the Lost Ark” lampoon about a flighty heroine (Kitaen) who ventures on a quest to find her missing father with an Indiana Jones-like adventurer (Huff) only to discover an underground society where sadomasochistic behavior runs rampant.

Director: Just Jaekin. Starring: Tawny Kitaen, Brent Huff.

Rated R. 87 minutes. Watch trailer.

tomboy posterTOMBOY — Betsy Russell’s second movie of 1985 is also one of the final films from Crown International Pictures. This one centers on a young female mechanic who longs to become a race car driver, interspersed with a subplot involving the mechanic’s friend trying to make it big in the television commercial biz.

Director: Herb Freed. Starring: Betsy Russell, Gerard Christopher.

Rated R. 91 minutes. Watch trailer.

superstition_poster_01SUPERSTITION — Grisly homage to those old Italian schlockmeisters Dario Argento and Lucio Fulci, this one is about a cursed sanctuary that seems to be haunted by the specter of an old witch with a grudge. Gruesome effects and cheesy acting pepper this forgotten chiller, which was released unrated but would have definitely had to fight to get the “R.”

Director: James W. Roberson. Starring: James Houghton, Albert Salmi.

Not rated. 85 minutes.Watch trailer.

Week 3 - 1/25/1985FALASHA: EXILE OF THE BLACK JEWS — PBS-like documentary account on the plight of black Jews living in exile on the Ethiopia/Sudanese border, afraid of the repercussions of a repressed government that seems to want nothing to do with them. The filmmakers hike up the mountains for interviews, but the subjects are understandably apprehensive.

Director: Simcha Jacobovici.

Not rated. 79 minutes.  

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