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:
CAT’S EYE — A stray cat links three tales of suspense in this Stephen King compilation thriller. The first episode features James Woods taking steps to quit smoking, the second involves Robert Hays on the ledge of a high-rise casino, and the third stars Drew Barrymore in a fight with a monster that lives in her wall.
Director: Lewis Teague. Starring: Drew Barrymore, James Woods.
Rated PG-13. 94 minutes. Watch trailer.
GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN — Two teenagers go against the will of their parents to compete to appear on a local TV dance program, and maybe find a little tween love in the process. Early roles for Sarah Jessica Parker, Shannon Dougherty and Helen Hunt. A cheesy 80s favorite.
Director: Alan Metter. Starring: Sarah Jessica Parker, Lee Montgomery.
Rated PG-13. 90 minutes. Watch trailer.
9 DEATHS OF THE NINJA — Two anti-terrorist agents are assigned to free a busload of American schoolchildren in the Philippines who are taken hostage by terrorists. Signals the return of Brett Huff, the Tom Brady-lookalike who starred in “The Perils of Gwendoline” from Week Two of the podcast.
Director: Emmett Alston. Starring: Sho Kosugi, Brett Huff.
Rated R. 94 minutes. Watch trailer.
A TEST OF LOVE — Australian melodrama about a caretaker of children with disabilities who believes one girl, Annie, who was born with cerebral palsy, is not as intellectually impaired as the hospital staff believes she is. The movie becomes a courtroom drama when the hospital fails to comply with the new discovery.
Director: Gil Brealey. Starring: Angela Punch McGregor, Drew Forsythe.
Rated PG. 96 minutes. Watch the full movie.
LADYHAWKE — Two 13th Century lovers are placed under a spell by an evil bishop: By day, he is a man and she is a hawk, but by night, she is a woman and he is a wolf. Trying to bring them together again is an adorable young thief played by Matthew Broderick, who might not be so bad after all.
Director: Richard Donner. Starring: Matthew Broderick, Rutger Hauer.
Rated PG-13. 121 minutes. Watch trailer.
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