FILM GEEK CENTRAL Presents The FILMS OF 1985 Podcast — WEEK 11!!!

FGCIt’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

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With your hosts Scott Davis, Austin Kennedy and Jesse Hoheisel

On this week’s show:

friday_the_thirteenth_a_new_beginningFRIDAY THE 13TH PART V: A NEW BEGINNING — Little Tommy Jarvis, who killed Jason Voorhees at the end of “Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter,” is now a grown man living with anxiety at a halfway house loaded with plenty of fresh meat should Jason ever return from the dead seeking revenge.

Director: Danny Steinmann. Starring: John Shepherd, Pam Roberts.

Rated R. 92 minutes. Watch trailer.

the_last_dragon_1985BERRY GORDY’S THE LAST DRAGON — A Bruce Lee-obsessed young man named Leroy falls in love with a beautiful singer (played by real-life singer Vanity, former protege of Prince) and must defend her against an unscrupulous television producer and himself from a street tough named Sho’Nuff, “the Shogun of Harlem.”

Director: Michael Schultz. Starring: Taimak, Vanity.

Rated PG-13. 109 minutes. Watch trailer.

maskMASK — A high school freshman named Rocky Dennis (Eric Stoltz) makes the most of his life with his drug-addicted mother (Cher), despite being stricken with an extremely rare bone disease called craniodiaphysial dysplasia, which causes calcium build-ups in his skull that makes him appear disfigured.

Director: Peter Bogdonovich. Starring: Eric Stoltz, Cher.

Rated PG-13. 113 minutes. Watch trailer.

wildduckTHE WILD DUCK — Heavily Anglicized version of Henrik Ibsen’s famous play, the drama stars Jeremy Irons and Ingmar Bergman mainstay Liv Ullmann as a husband and wife whose lives are shaken up after an old colleague reappears harboring secrets that threaten to tear their seemingly perfect family apart.

Director: Henri Safran. Starring: Jeremy Irons, Liv Ullmann.

Rated PG. 95 minutes.

babyBABY … SECRET OF THE LOST LEGEND — A young paleontologist (Sean Young) and her husband (William Katt) are forced to become caretakers of an orphaned brontosaurus after evil poachers kidnap the dinosaur’s mother in the wilds of Africa. In their way: an evil doctor played by Patrick McGoohan.

Director: Bill L. Norton. Starring: William Katt, Sean Young.

Rated PG. 95 minutes. Watch trailer.

porkys_revengePORKY’S REVENGE — The third and final film in the “Porky’s” trilogy finds the ’50s pranksters up against Porky once again, this time blackmailed into throwing a high school basketball game so Porky can bank a ton of money. Naturally, Pee-wee and the gang aren’t going down without a fight.

Director: James Komack. Starring: Dan Monahan, Wyatt Knight.

Rated R. 92 minutes.

WEEK 11 - Friday the 13th Part V, The Last Dragon, Mask, Baby, The Wild Duck, Porky's Revenge, The Purple Rose of CairoTHE PURPLE ROSE OF CAIRO — A 1930s New Jersey housewife with a verbally abusive husband retreats to the movies to escape her mundane life, but her life is flipped upside down when one of the characters in the movie she’s watching walks down off the screen and professes his love to her.

Director: Woody Allen. Starring: Mia Farrow, Jeff Daniels.

Rated PG. 82 minutes. Watch trailer.

 

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