Shat the Movies: 80's & 90's Best Film Review

Shat the Movies: 80's & 90's Best Film Review

What are the The Best 1980s & 1990s Movies? Do you find yourself asking if the movies we loved while growing up were really that good? Have you caught yourself thinking, “why don’t make movies like they use to?” Can you still remember spending your Friday Nights searching for the perfect movie rental at Blockbuster Video? Do you know what Blockbuster Video is? If you answered yes, then this is the podcast for you! Website: http://shatthemovies.com/the-best-80s-90s-movies/ Email: hosts@shatthemovies.com

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June 8, 2021 10 min

Think you can identify '80s and '90s movies based on descriptions from Big D's elderly Swedish mom? Put your skills to the test with this special episode of Shat The Movies for your chance to win a free commissioned movie review.

How It Works: 
Simply listen to Big D’s mother describe 5 actors and 5 movies and decode the correct answers. When you think you know the actors and movies enter them in the form here.

Rules:
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Before there was "Scream" or "Scary Movie, a little movie called "Student Bodies" pioneered the slasher-film spoof. But was it too far ahead of its time, with too few movies to parody?

In Dick Ebert's estimation, "two out of eight jokes" are funny in this 1981 trailblazer that made him laugh as a boy. Gene and Ash think that's generous as the Shat Crew discusses The Breather, jokes about the diff...

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May 25, 2021 70 min

Most '80s and '90s cop movies are cheesy, unfunny, offensive, unintelligent, or a combination of the four. But 1990's "Internal Affairs" joins "L.A. Confidential" as a rare police drama that delivers on quality and thrills.

Sporting the worst haircuts of their careers, Andy Garcia and Richard Gere spent two hours trading lethal glares, filthy innuendo, mind games, and silky fabrics. Of course, "Inter...

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May 18, 2021 65 min

An '80s movie doesn't have to be the funniest, the most dramatic, or the most action-packed film we've ever seen to be important. It doesn't even need to be popular. 

Sometimes, a movie just needs to bring families together, give us a few chuckles, and bridge the gap between the young mind of a child and the memories of a parent.

"Johnny Dangerously" isn't Michael Keaton's best-known film. And it isn...

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May 11, 2021 62 min

Some say Paul Newman is the greatest actor of all time. Some say Martin Scorsese is the greatest director of all time. And some say "The Color of Money" is his greatest film. 

We are not those people.

But the Shat Crew is mature enough to appreciate a film with sets you can smell, jaw-dropping performances, and the magic of a young Tom Cruise. 

In this edition, we discuss how "The Color of Money" influenced other ga...

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May 7, 2021 65 min

Bust out your surfboards and Stunned Mullets, we're going "Back to The Beach" with Frankie Avalon and Annette Funicello! This 1987 parody of '60s movies packed in appearances from OJ Simpson, PeeWee Herman, the casts of "Leave It to Beaver" and "Gilligan's Island," Dick Dale, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and the "two dollars" kid from "Better Off Dead." 

This edition of Shat The Movies exp...

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May 5, 2021 57 min

We owe you an apology. In more than 200 movies, Shat The Movies somehow neglected to select a film starring Adam Sandler. Listener Steve W. decided to make things right by commissioning the 1996 golf comedy classic "Happy Gilmore."

Hot on the heels of "Billy Madison," this cameo-filled gut-buster hit the ground running without wasting a minute, made us question what it means to be a winner, championed the everyman, ...

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April 26, 2021 52 min

The '80s gave us two major movies about shrinkage: "Honey, I Shrunk The Kids" and "Innerspace." The former was a wholesome, heartwarming, at times tragic tale of a family sticking together to survive. The latter—a sci-fi jumble of sexy Dennis Quaid, overly complicated tech, annoying Martin Short, and for some reason, a rabbit— is what we're reviewing today.

"Innerspace" mixed impressive visual effect...

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April 21, 2021 70 min

We dedicate this episode to The Purple One on the fifth anniversary of his death. And we celebrate “Purple Rain,” a film he made early in his career that encapsulated his essence like a sexy horcrux.

This podcast has it all: snakes with hands, David Lee Roth, Morris Day, on-screen fingering, and a very confused Dick Ebert.

The Shat Crew navigates some thorny issues on this one, including domestic abuse, the lyrics to “Darling Nikki...

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April 14, 2021 67 min

Long ago, Roger and Gene begged Shat Nation to commission one of their all-time favorite '90s comedies: "Dirty Work." Heeding the call, listener Jack stepped up and demanded Norm Macdonald have his day in the sun. Today is that day.

 

But things have turned dark for ol' Norm since his one big shot back in 1998. The world has changed. Humor has changed. Artie Lange's nose has changed. Can a movie filled with g...

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April 6, 2021 68 min

Alright, alright, alright — it's time for the movie that put Matthew McConaughey on the map, turned Ben Affleck into a bully, and taught us all to sizzle like bacon. "Dazed and Confused" gave us a '90s indie movie look at 1976 with a drop-dead-gorgeous cast, hot muscle cars, and one-liners that made their way into all of our lives.

 

This episode taught the Shat Crew a lot about ass-paddlings, high school sororit...

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April 2, 2021 60 min

Before you watch the 2021 remake of "Mortal Kombat," test your might (and intestinal fortitude) with the 1995 original.

The Shat Crew settles all the big Mortal Kombat questions: Is Scorpion better than Sub Zero? What exactly are the tournament rules? Where did they find these costumes? And is there tea bagging in Outworld?

While Ash praises the thumping soundtrack, Gene gripes about the laughable martial arts, and Big D se...

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March 31, 2021 67 min

Enough with the comedies! Let’s get back to naval warfare, the threat of nuclear annihilation, and a time when Jack Ryan was played by a young Alec Baldwin. It’s time to dive deep into the Shatty Sea for the Sean Connery masterpiece "The Hunt for Red October."

Dramas tend to age horribly, but there’s something special about this Cold War mix of politics, personal vendettas, epic music, minimalist set designs, and absurdly a...

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March 23, 2021 71 min

Man, "feel good" movies sure have changed since 1997. Back then, all you needed was an economically depressed English town, a nasty divorce, body dysmorphia, erectile dysfunction, and attempted to suicide to create a happy-time blockbuster film like "The Full Monty."

Listener Mike H. commissioned this one from across the pond, giving the Shat Crew the chance to discuss Pulp, male strippers, Arsenal, universal basic ...

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March 16, 2021 69 min

When listener James commissioned "The Cannonball Run," we had no idea it would be the podcast episode that launched a dozen new Shat The Movies catchphrases: Boobtastic, Optibra, Gene Lyons Nest Thermostat.

This ensemble road-race movie had one goal in mind: laughs. And it delivered like a 100 mph Hollywood Squares orgy. In the end, Ash drooled for Burt Reynolds, Gene was reminded of his uncle's rich scent, and Big D va...

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March 10, 2021 63 min

When it comes to your 200th movie, you can't just go with any old motion picture. You need something mid-80s with a time-traveling teen, a cool car, a wacky scientist, dangerous enemies, and an awkward romance. That's why Shat The Movies is proud to celebrate its bicentennial with everyone's favorite 1985 time machine movie: "My Science Project."

The shat flies fast and furious as we talk about overused nerd tro...

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March 3, 2021 68 min

What happens when the dad of the podcast is confronted with the rebellious teen of '90s coming-of-age movies? Will Big D spank "Empire Records," or will this record-store comedy remind him of what it was to be a shoplifting adolescent?

Listener Jen D. added to her list of sterling commissions with the movie that gave us Rex Manning Day, scandalous miniskirts, horrible dancing, and a soundtrack that included Better Than ...

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February 24, 2021 64 min

This episode is cursed. You've been warned. 

It killed Ash's Internet access, froze all of Texas, put Big D in the hospital, and aged Gene another 40 years. 

Do you really want to risk it all to hear The Shat Crew talk about Kirk Douglas' cool, Martin Sheen's hair, bootstrap paradox, the lethality of flare guns, Japanese fighter planes, and Navy dress standards?

Understand that pressing play is a gamble. What you...

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February 17, 2021 69 min

Years of Shat The Movies debate were finally settled this week when Ash, Big D, and Gene carefully studied the Jamie Lee Curtis striptease in "True Lies." The song playing in the background wasn't "Leave Your Hat On" or "Cream." Ash was right: It's "Alone in the Dark."

This Arnold Schwarzenegger and James Cameron team-up was the first movie with a $100 million budget, reinvigorated Tom Arnold...

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February 9, 2021 69 min

Boobs.

"Species" is a movie about boobs: great boobs, alien boobs, killer boobs, gooey boobs. But the 1995 movie that introduced the world to Natasha Henstridge is so much more. It made Ash and Big D sympathize with a killer alien. It made Michael Madsen try to be an action star. And it turned Gene Lyons into a sci-fi lawyer.

In this edition, we put on our lab coats and dissect the mating habits and menstrual discharge of h...

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