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 CARE BEARS MOVIE — In their big-screen feature debut, the uber-cheerful Care Bears join up with the Care Bear Cousins to teach two little orphans all about the joys of compassion. Standing in their way: a young magician who falls under the spell of an evil enchanted book that wants to rid the world of common decency.
Director: Arna Selznick. Voices: Mickey Rooney, Jackie Burroughs.
Rated G. 75 minutes. Watch trailer.
DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN — A bored housewife (Rosanna Arquette) bonks her head and immediately starts believing she is the free-spirited drifter (Madonna) she has been infatuated with. All of the elements of screwball comedy are in place, as are supporting roles by Aidan Quinn and Robert Joy.
Director: Susan Seidelman. Starring: Rosanna Arquette, Madonna.
Rated PG-13. 104 minutes. Watch trailer.
THE SLUGGER’S WIFE — Michael O’Keefe plays an arrogant major leaguer who meets an up-and-coming lounge singer (Rebecca De Mornay), marries her and then comes to realize that two people with wildly different goals probably have no business getting married in the first place.
Director: Hal Ashby. Starring: Michael O’Keefe, Rebecca De Mornay.
Rated PG-13. 105 minutes.
KING DAVID — Just in time for Easter, this big-budget Biblical epic tells of how David rose from humble beginnings (like taking down Goliath using a slingshot) to take out Saul (Edward Woodward) and lead the Republic of Israel with his many wives and children. Richard Gere plays the title role.
Director: Bruce Beresford. Starring: Richard Gere, Edward Woodward.
Rated PG-13. 114 minutes. Watch trailer.
POLICE ACADEMY 2: THEIR FIRST ASSIGNMENT — The wacky cops from 1984’s “Police Academy” are recruited by Howard Hesseman to help clean up the streets of New York City after it has been taken over by a ruthless gang of thugs led by none other than Bobcat Goldthwait.
Director: Jerry Paris. Starring: Steve Guttenberg, Bubba Smith.
Rated PG-13. 87 minutes. Watch trailer.
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