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:
JUST ONE OF THE GUYS — Terri has it all. She’s rich (or at least her parents are), good looking, her parents spend a lot of time out of town, has a hot boyfriend and has already decided on a career path. But when she realizes no one is taking her talent as a budding journalist, she enrolls in a neighboring school pretending to be a guy.
Director: Lisa Gottlieb. Starring: Joyce Hyser, Clayton Rohner.
Rated PG-13. 100 minutes. Watch trailer.
1918 — Written by acclaimed playwright Horton Foote, “1918” tells of a small American town during the year in question. World War I is raging on and patriotic fervor is in the air. But an influenza epidemic is overtaking people’s concerns, as it starts to claim the lives of various townspeople.
Director: Ken Harrison. Starring: William Converse-Roberts, Hallie Foote.
Rated PG. 94 minutes.
THE NEW KIDS — After their parents are killed in a car accident, two teenagers (Shannon Presby and Lori Loughlin) are sent to live with their uncle in Florida. As they start a new school and help their uncle start up a local amusement park, they get on the bad side of some tough locals, led by the psychotic Dutra (James Spader).
Director: Sean S. Cunningham. Starring: Shannon Presby, Lori Laughlin.
Rated R. 110 minutes. Watch clip.
TOKYO-GA — Wim Wenders travels to Tokyo on a quest to discover the disappearing land he fell in love with in the films of Yahujiro Ozu (“Tokyo Story”). Wenders trains his camera on the fading traditions of old Japan and the increasing modernization and Westernization of the city during the 1980s.
Director: Wim Wenders.
Not rated. 92 minutes. Watch clip.
STICK — Burt Reynolds stars as an ex-con who arrives in Florida to try and start a new life. He agrees to tag along on a hand-off, only to see his friend gunned down. After laying low doesn’t seem to be an option, Reynolds gets a job working for a Hollywood producer, where he can keep a close eye on his enemies.
Director: Burt Reynolds. Starring: Reynolds, Candice Bergen.
Rated R. 118 minutes. Watch Moke’s spectacular fall from the balcony.
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