Category Archives: 1900’s-1980’s

April Fool’s Day (1986)

Released: March 28, 1986. Directed by: Fred Walton. Starring: Amy Steel, Deborah Foreman, Ken Olandt. Runtime: 1h 29min. April Fool’s Day is a 1980’s slasher only notable for its ability to put a spin on a basic story. Muffy (Deborah … Continue reading

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Pumpkinhead (1988)

Released: January 13, 1989. Directed by: Stan Winston. Starring: Lance Henriksen, Jeff East, John D’Aquino. Runtime: 86 min. The title might make this seem like a destined Halloween classic. It’s a bit unfortunate that the revenge demon is only called … Continue reading

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Going Overboard (1989)

Released: May 12, 1989. Directed by: Valerie Breiman. Starring: Adam Sandler, Burt Young, Billy Zane. Runtime: 99 min. At least Adam Sandler and director Valerie Breiman had the right idea with this one. I’m assuming they thought, “Hey… If we … Continue reading

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Die Hard (1988)

Released: July 15, 1988. Director: John McTiernan. Stars: Bruce Willis, Alan Rickman, Bonnie Bedelia. Runtime: 131 min. This is what great action is all about: Bruce Willis as John McLane, terrorists, and Christmas time. It really brings the family together, doesn’t it? John … Continue reading

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Deliverance (1972)

Released: July 30, 1972. Director: John Boorman. Stars: Jon Voight, Burt Reynolds, Ned Beatty. Runtime: 110 min. Review written on: November 14, 2012. What if your river-rafting trip turned into a ride to hell like this one does? Intent on seeing the Cahulawassee River … Continue reading

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Grease (1978)

Released: June 16, 1978. Director: Randal Kleiser. Stars: John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing. Runtime: 110 min. Over the summer, good girl Sandy and greaser Danny have a great summer romance. When the school season comes back in session, Sandy has moved to … Continue reading

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A quick review of A Christmas Story (1983)

Released: November 18, 1983. Director: Bob Clark. Stars: Peter Billingsley, Melinda Dillon, Darren McGavin. Runtime: 94 min. A Christmas Story is a refreshingly simple tale for the holidays. All Ralphie (Peter Billingsley) wants for the holidays is a Red Ryder B.B. Gun. He … Continue reading

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