All '80s Movies Podcast

All '80s Movies Podcast

The movie podcast where we discuss the blockbusters, the flops and everything in between from one of the freshest decades for movies...the 1980's.

Episodes

June 15, 2024 91 mins
"The sailor man with the spinach can!" For this week's episode, we are discussing 'Popeye' based on the "Thimble Theatre" comic strip. The movie stars Robin Williams, Shelley Duvall and Ray Walston. Directed by Robert Altman. Popeye - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081353/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0_tt_5_nm_3_q_popeye Popeye - Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/1016534-popeye Popeye Village Malta: https://popeyemalta.com...
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"We're ready to believe you." In this week's episode, we are discussing one of the biggest comedies of all time, 'Ghostbusters' as it celebrates its 40th Anniversary. The movie stars Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Sigourney Weaver, Harold Ramis, Rick Moranis, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts and William Atherton. Directed by Ivan Reitman. Ghostbusters - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087332/?ref_=tttg_ov Ghostbusters - Rotten Tomatoes: ht...
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May 31, 2024 96 mins
"Rollie Tyler is the movies' best special effects man. Now somebody wants him to do it for real. But is he the weapon or the victim, Is it murder or is it... F/X" In this week's episode, we are discussing the 1986 action thriller 'F/X' starring Bryan Brown, Brian Dennehy and Diane Venora. Directed by Robert Mandel. F/X - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0089118/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_5_tt_5_nm_3_q_fx F/X - Rotten Tomatoes: https://www....
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May 18, 2024 104 mins
"Monday... Escape with their lives from New York... Tuesday... Impersonate F.B.I. agents in Chicago... Wednesday... Steal plane in New Mexico... Thursday... Almost kill each other by accident... Friday... Almost kill each other on purpose..." In this week's episode, we are discussing the action comedy 'Midnight Run' starring Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin. Directed by Martin Brest. Midnight Run - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title...
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May 11, 2024 97 mins
"Beyond our time, beyond our universe...there is a planet besieged by alien invaders, where a young king must rescue his love from the clutches of the Beast. Or risk the death of his world." For this week's episode, we are discussing the sci-fi adventure 'Krull' starring Ken Marshall, Lysette Anthony and Freddie Jones. Directed by Peter Yates. The movie also stars Liam Neeson and Robbie Coltrane. Krull - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/...
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May 4, 2024 97 mins
"It's open all day...and cookin' all night." In this week's episode, we are discussing the directorial debut of Barry Levinson, the 1982 comedy drama 'Diner'. The movie stars a bunch of up and coming actors such as Steve Guttenberg, Mickey Rourke, Kevin Bacon, Daniel Stern, Tim Daly, Ellen Barkin and Paul Reiser. It was nominated for one Oscar for Best Screenplay. Diner - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083833/?ref_=ttawd_ov Di...
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April 27, 2024 98 mins
"Nobody leans on Sharky's Machine." For this week's episode, we are discussing the neo-noir action thriller 'Sharky's Machine' starring Burt Reynolds, Rachel Ward and Charles Durning. Based on the novel of the same name by William Diehl, this movie was also directed by Burt Reynolds. Sharky's Machine- IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083064/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_3_tt_6_nm_2_q_sharkys Sharky's Machine - Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.ro...
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April 19, 2024 92 mins
"The Army was no laughing matter until Judy Benjamin joined it." For this week's episode, we are discussing the 1980 military comedy 'Private Benjamin" starring Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan and Armand Assante. Directed by Howard Zieff. Private Benjamin- IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081375/?ref_=hm_rvi_tt_i_10 Private Benjamin - Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/private_benjamin Bill's Letterboxd Ratings: https...
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April 12, 2024 118 mins
"He taught him the secret to Karate lies in the mind and heart. Not in the hands." For this week's episode, we are celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the release of 'The Karate Kid.' The movie stars Ralph Macchio, Oscar Nominee Pat Morita, Elisabeth Shue and William Zabka. Directed by John G. Avildsen. The Karate Kid- IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087538/?ref_=tttg_ov The Karate Kid - Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentoma...
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April 5, 2024 100 mins
"Imagine a machine that records sights... sounds... sensations, thoughts... feelings... emotions, even your dreams and nightmares. Then, at the touch of a button, transfers these personal experiences from mind to another. Any person. Any experience. Anything you can imagine." In this week's episode we are discussing the sci-fi drama 'Brainstorm' starring Christopher Walken, Natalie Wood and Louise Fletcher. Directed by Douglas Trum...
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March 29, 2024 95 mins
"The Hustler isn't what he used to be, but he has the next best thing. A kid who is." For the 125th movie we spotlight on our show, we are discussing the pool hustling drama 'The Color of Money' starring Paul Newman, Tom Cruise and Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio. Directed by Martin Scorsese, it is based on the book of the same name by Walter Tevis. The Color of Money - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090863/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_1_tt_1...
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March 22, 2024 91 mins
"Roxanne dreamed of a handsome, intelligent, romantic man. C.D. Bales is two out of three... but looks aren't everything!" In this week's episode, we are discussing the romantic comedy 'Roxanne' starring Steve Martin, Daryl Hannah and Rick Rossovich. Based on the 19th Century play "Cyrano de Bergerac," this movie was directed by Fred Schepisi. Roxanne - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093886/?ref_=tttrv_ov Roxanne - Rotten Toma...
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March 15, 2024 98 mins
"There's nothing like a good robbery... to bring a family together." In this week's episode, we are discussing the crime family drama "Family Business" starring Sean Connery, Dustin Hoffman and Matthew Broderick. Directed by Sidney Lumet. Family Business - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097328/?ref_=nm_flmg_t_56_act Family Business - Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/family_business Bill's Letterboxd Ratings: ...
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March 8, 2024 92 mins
"They thought they'd be friends forever, but forever couldn't last." In this week's episode, we discuss the movie that coined the term "Brat Pack", 'St. Elmo's Fire.' The movie stars Demi Moore, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson and Mare Winningham. Directed by Joel Schumacher. St. Elmo's Fire - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090060/?ref_=tttg_ov St. Elmo's Fire - Rotten Tomatoes: https://www....
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March 1, 2024 94 mins
"I'd like to dedicate this to my father, Francis L. It's a song the girls in the band wrote, Lisa and Wendy." For this week's episode, we are celebrating the 40th Anniversary of 'Purple Rain' starring Prince, Apollonia Kotero and Morris Day. Directed by Albert Magnoli. Purple Rain - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087957/?ref_=rvi_tt Purple Rain - Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/purple_rain Bill's Letterboxd ...
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February 23, 2024 99 mins
"One war against one man." In this episode, we discuss the movie that brought us John J. Rambo. It is the action thriller 'First Blood' starring Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy and Richard Crenna. This movie is based on the 1972 novel of the same name by David Morrell. Directed by Ted Kotcheff. First Blood - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083944/?ref_=nm_flmg_t_77_act First Blood - Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes...
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February 16, 2024 105 mins
"Have you ever had a really big secret?" We kick off Season 4 with a "big" movie discussing 'Big' starring Tom Hanks, Elizabeth Perkins and Robert Loggia. Directed by Penny Marshall. Big - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094737/?ref_=tttg_ov Big - Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/big Bill's Letterboxd Ratings: https://letterboxd.com/bill_b/list/bills-all-80s-movies-podcast-ratings/ Jason's Letterboxd Rating...
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December 29, 2023 105 mins
"High above the city of L.A. a team of terrorists has seized a building, taken hostages and declared war. One man has managed to escape. An off-duty cop hiding somewhere inside. He's alone, tired... and the only chance anyone has got." For our final episode of Season 3, we are going out with a bang. We are discussing 'Die Hard', one of the best action movies of all-time with our good friend and special guest (Director and Video Gam...
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December 22, 2023 92 mins
"They're not just getting rich... They're getting even." In this episode, we are discussing the classic comedy 'Trading Places' which is celebrating it 40th Anniversary. The movie stars Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis and Don Ameche. Directed by John Landis. Trading Places - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086465/?ref_=tttg_ov Trading Places - Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/trading_places Bill's ...
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December 8, 2023 86 mins
"A sure thing comes once in a lifetime... but the real thing lasts forever." In this week's episode we are discussing the road trip comedy, 'The Sure Thing' starring John Cusack, Daphne Zuniga and Anthony Edwards. Directed by Rob Reiner. The Sure Thing - IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0090103/?ref_=tttg_ov The Sure Thing - Rotten Tomatoes: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/sure_thing Bill's Letterboxd Ratings: https://letterboxd...
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