It’s that time of the week again! Time to listen to your three favorite film geeks gush, gloat and occasionally obliterate every film released in 1985! Every Friday, you’re invited to follow along as the boys review every film released on the corresponding week in 1985. 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 and prepare to have your mind blown as
With your hosts Scott Davis, Austin Kennedy and Jesse Hoheisel
On this week’s show:
THE AVIATOR — Old-fashioned melodrama in which Christopher Reeve plays a grizzled 1920s air freight pilot forced to take on a plucky, motormouthed passenger (Rosanna Arquette) during one of his runs. When their plane crash-lands in the mountains, they must band together to fend off a pack of hungry wolves.
Director: George Miller. Starring: Christopher Reeve, Rosanna Arquette.
Rated PG. 96 minutes. Watch trailer.
LUST IN THE DUST — Paul Bartel directs this John Waters-style Western/comedy that pits ’60s heartthrob Tab Hunter against 300-pound transvestite Divine in a comic search for buried treasure in the dusty backwater town of Chile Verde. Lainie Kazan, Geoffrey Lewis and Henry Silva co-star.
Director: Paul Bartel. Starring: Tab Hunter, Divine.
Rated R. 84 minutes. Watch trailer
MARVIN & TIGE — A young boy named Tige (Gibron Brown) loses his mother and ends up on the streets. Nearing suicide, he is rescued by a compassionate alcoholic named Marvin (John Cassavetes), who invites Tige to live with him until he can track down his biological father (Billy Dee Williams).
Director: Eric Weston. Starring: John Cassavetes, Gibron Brown.
Rated PG. 104 minutes. Watch trailer.
VARIETY — A bored woman named Christine (Sandy McCloud) takes a gig at a Times Square porno theater and slowly becomes drawn into the seedy underworld she’s entered. Before long, she is stalking one of the regulars she believes may be working for the mob.
Director: Bette Gordon. Starring: Sandy McCloud, Will Patton.
Rated R. 100 minutes. Watch trailer.
INTO THE NIGHT — John Landis directs this offbeat ensemble comedy that follows insomniac Jeff Goldblum and wild child Michelle Pfeiffer as they criss-cross Los Angeles trying to evade four Iranian hit men who are out to retrieve a trio of stolen emeralds Pfeiffer lifted off a mob boss.
Director: John Landis. Starring: Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer.
Rated R. 105 minutes. Watch trailer.
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