Posted On 01 Nov 2011 By Bartleby. Under 1986, 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), 80's, Action-Adventure, Fantasy, Reviews, Science Fiction, Throwback Tuesday.
Mobster's Rating: “What is this, anyway, some kind of comic book? We got robots, we got cavemen, we got kung fu.” Some kind of comic book indeed. The Eliminators is a great example of why the 1980s was such a fun decade for movies. You could head into your local multiplex and ... Read More
Posted On 04 Oct 2011 By Bartleby. Under 1984, 2.5 Stars (Noteworthy), 80's, Fantasy, Horror, Reviews, Suspense/Thriller, Throwback Tuesday.
“Never stray from the path, never eat a windfall apple, and never trust a man whose eyebrows meet.” The Company of Wolves is either a child’s nightmarish fever dream, or a lurid fairy tale about the dark, shiny promise of adulthood. I’ve just finished watching the film for the first ... Read More
Posted On 27 Sep 2011 By Bartleby. Under 1989, 3 Stars (Fantastic), Comedy, Reviews, Suspense/Thriller, Throwback Tuesday.
It's been years since I've seen Joe Dante’s The 'Burbs. As a kid I adored it—watching it so many times that the entire thing feels branded onto my cerebral cortex. Just the other day my wife and I were discussing the issue of lunatic neighbors, and the film came up. It ... Read More
Posted On 19 Oct 2010 By Heather. Under 1982, 4 Stars (Phenomenal), Horror, Reviews, Throwback Tuesday.
At the age of twenty-nine I can still strongly attest that Poltergeist is the scariest movie I have ever seen. In it's best moments it feels like a nightmare you can't wake up from, with characters that could easily be you, special effects that still maintain their dignity, and an open curiosity about the paranormal and it's affects on the living.
With a beautiful visual canopy, and the heart of Zimmer’s score, Charlie and Raymond's journey is a simple, yet heartfelt one.
Posted On 04 Aug 2010 By Bartleby. Under 1984, 3.5 Stars (Exceptional), 80's, Action, Action-Adventure, Fantasy, Features, Horror, Science Fiction, Suspense/Thriller.
Every week on The Overlooked we'll explore an underrated or little seen film that deserves the extra attention. This week, we go back to 1984 and the first in a long line of dream-based thrillers, Joseph Ruben's Dreamscape.
Would you like to wander into a room with a giant sized blood thirty plant that could eat you for dinner? I think not. Audrey 2 from "Little Shop Of Horrors" (1986) is the creepy and also humorous monster of the week.
Posted On 03 Jun 2010 By Jonathan Sullivan. Under 1985, Comedy, Family/Kids, Fantasy, Jon's Guilty Pleasure Emporium.
This month on Jon's Guilty Pleasure Emporium, Jon (who else?) writes incessantly about one of his favorite movies as a kid: The Peanut Butter Solution, a 1985 Canadian kids film. Although completely insane, it still remains one of his favorite movies and you can find out WHY in one simple click.
96 Minutes Directed By: Rob Reiner Written By: Nora Ephron Staring: Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher, Bruno Kirby, Steven Ford, and Harley Jane Kozak It is so nice when you can sit with someone and not have to talk. -Harry Burns Review The ultimate question that still plagues men and women today is, "Can ... Read More
Directed By: Jim Hensen Written By:Jim Hensen and Dennis Lee Staring: David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Frank Oz, Toby Froud, and Brian Henson You have thirteen hours in which to solve the labyrinth, before your baby brother becomes one of us… forever. -Jareth Review Labyrinth is one of the most exciting movies of the 80’s stylistically ... Read More
135 Minutes Rated “R” for Nudity and Profanity Written By: Kevin Wade Directed By: Mike Nichols Staring: Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver, Alec Baldwin, Joan Cusack, Oliver Platt, Kevin Spacey, and Olympia Dukakis You can bend the rules plenty once you get to the top, but not while you’re trying to get there. And ... Read More
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