Darren and Matt's 80s Adventure

Darren and Matt's 80s Adventure

Darren and Matt are taking an excellent adventure through the 80's. Join them weekly as they break down some of the greatest (and some of the worst) films of the best decade in recent history.

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May 2, 2021 70 min

"What am I working on? Uhh... I'm working on something that will change the world, and human life as we know it."  

This week the boys teleport to 1986 to look at The Fly, a  science fiction/horror starring Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis.  What do the boys make of this film 35 years after the release?   Will Darren ever bite his nails again?  And did this film put Matt off his food for too long?  

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"One hell of a morning has turned into a bitch of a day!"  

This week the boys take a look at a Robert Zemeckis film released just a year before Back to the Future.  It's an interesting film but does it have the same feel close to 40 years later?  

Grab a drink and see what the boys make of this one and as always please share your opinions by getting in touch via some of the links below.  

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April 18, 2021 63 min

"The world meets nobody halfway. When you want something, you gotta take it." 

This week is sweat, sweat and a little bit more sweat as the boys look at the Sylvester Stallone film Over the Top.  A fairly new film for both of them so how will they react to this new entry in their 80's Adventure?  Have you seen this film and do you love or hate it? 

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April 11, 2021 73 min

"If she'd 'ave kept on goin' down that way she'd 'ave gone straight to that castle." 

This week the boys revisit their childhood with the film Labyrinth!  What dangers untold lie in this episode?  Join them as they marvel at David Bowie and this classic kids family film from 1986.  They may have started on the beer earlier this week! 

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April 4, 2021 69 min

"Flash! Flash, I love you! But we only have fourteen hours to save the Earth!"   

This weeks episode is Flash Gordon and what a funny film it is, did you watch it when it was first out or did you find it first in later life?  Join the boys as they travel to the bizarre world that is Mongo and break down this film from 1980.   

As always, grab yourself a drink and see what you think...   

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March 28, 2021 79 min

"I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was twelve. Jesus, does anyone?" 

It's episode 40 and the boys take a look at a very special film... Stand By Me.  One is very familiar with it and one had only seen once till now.  This film is beloved by many so what is your opinion on it?  See what the boys have to say and as always every 10 episodes seem to end up with a bottle of Prosecco... surely that w...

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March 21, 2021 69 min

"Come to me, son of Jor-El, kneel before Zod!" 

This week the boys take a trip to Metropolis to see arguably the best Clark Kent/Superman played by the late Christopher Reeve.  This film went encountered a few problems during filming but does it show in the final product?  And do you look at it differently after seeing the Richard Donner cut from 2006? 

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March 14, 2021 67 min

"From now on you will speak only when spoken to, and the first and last words out of your filthy sewers will be "Sir". Do you maggots understand that?" 

This week the boys tackle a war film!  Full Metal Jacket is an acclaimed film and one of the guys hadn't seen it till now, what will they both think looking at this film that can really be a tough watch? 

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March 7, 2021 67 min

 "Now let's see if you can defend yourself, you sweat from a baboon's balls."  

With the release of the sequel this week the boys go back to where it all started in 1988!  As always they break down the film, cast, music and then quiz each other with impossible questions!  

So why not grab a McDowell's burger and join them as they journey from Zamunda to New York and see how this film has held up.  

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February 28, 2021 64 min

"I'll make it very clear. You slip me the cash, and I'll slip you the wiener!" 

They week the boys journey to 1987 to watch one of their favourite actresses of the 80's...Elizabeth Shue.  Adventures in Babysitting is a classic film and one of the boys has always loved it but will it still hold that adoration 34 years on? 

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February 21, 2021 63 min

 "My dreams are pure rock and roll."  

This week on 80's Adventure the boys are pleasantly surprised by the 1987 film La Bamba which chronicles the life of Ritchie Valens.  Join them as they break down this gem of a film that features Lou Diamond Philips in the lead role... and what a performance.  So, get comfy and accompany the boys as they continue their 80's Adventure! 

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February 14, 2021 54 min

"Has anybody seen Mike Hunt?"  

Before there were a slew of American Pie films there was Porky's!  So join the boys as they head to 1981 (or was it 1982?) and delve into the self proclaimed "Funniest movie about growing up ever made".  

As always grab a beer and enjoy!  Feel free to get in touch about this or any of the other episodes.  

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February 7, 2021 67 min

"Why, you stuck up... half-witted... scruffy-looking... Nerf-herder!" 

This week Darren and Matt go back to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... 

Yes, the Empire Strikes Back is this weeks film and it is arguably one of the most beloved films in the Star Wars franchise.  They do approach it from two different angles, one is a Star Wars fan and one is not... how will this fare?  Grab yourself some Bantha milk and ha...

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January 31, 2021 59 min

"I eat Green Berets for breakfast. And right now, I'm very hungry!"  

Yes, this week the boys are going Commando in their second Arnie film so far.  A film filled with so many one liners, a huge body count and Schwarzenegger in his glorious 80's prime.  So, grab yourself a drink and listen as the boys break it down and then as normal quiz each other on what they have seen.  

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January 24, 2021 62 min

"No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world." 

This week the boys talk about Dead Poets Society, a film neither of them had seen till recently.  Join them as they break down a masterful performance from the late Robin Williams and continue their adventure into the 80's. 

As always feel free to get in touch and let them know your thoughts. 

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January 17, 2021 64 min

 "Chew on that, slimeball!"

Yes, this week the boys travel back to 1988 to see a little film called... The Blob.  This is a film that took them both by surprise so why not give it a watch and then see what the boys had to say about it! 

Also as its episode 30 then surely it calls for some sort of celebration right?  Oh dear... More alcohol it is then! 

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January 10, 2021 77 min

"We do not train to be merciful here. Mercy is for the weak. Here, in the streets, in competition: A man confronts you, he is the enemy. An enemy deserves no mercy." 

As we continue to enjoy revisiting these characters over 35 years later with the hit show Cobra Kai, join the boys as they go back to where it all started in 1984 with The Karate Kid.  

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January 5, 2021 70 min

"An innocent girl, a harmless drive. What could possibly go wrong?"  

Here it is, the first episode of 2021 and this time the boys explore the first 80's film that they ever saw together... License to Drive, starring Corey Haim, Corey Feldman and Heather Graham.  

This one is a real nostalgia fest so why not grab a beer (non alcoholic beer if you are doing dry January), strap in and come along for the ride.   

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December 27, 2020 81 min

"What I'm saying is - and this is not a come-on in any way, shape or form - is that men and women can't be friends because the sex part always gets in the way." 

In the final 80's Adventure of the year the boys travel back to 1989 with When Harry Met Sally.  Have a listen as they delve into the film, gush over the music and end up crying with laughter about... well take a listen and find out. 

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December 20, 2020 71 min

 "Now, all those within the sound of my voice, and all those on this Earth everywhere know that henceforth you will be called Santa Claus." 

In the last Christmas episode this year the boys break down the magical story from their childhoods... Santa Claus! 

Join them as they talk about casting that could have been, the awesome production design and the performances that have captivated many.  They also delve into some inter...

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