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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July 6, 2021 69 min

 "I could've killed ya Dick. I could've killed ya. But I don't wanna kill ya I wanna eat."  

In the final episode of season 1 the boys look at the 1988 western... Young Guns!  

This film was new to Matt and a long time since Darren had seen it, find out what they think and as always feel free to get in touch and share your thoughts.  

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"Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?"  

This week on 80's Adventure the boys visit Gotham City in 1989 to seek out the legend that is known as... Batman.  One of the first "dark" takes on a superhero film and arguably a blueprint for how the Dark Knight is portrayed even today.  

So, join them as they delve deeper into this Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson vehicle, does it hold up?  Have a ...

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June 13, 2021 65 min

"Jesus! It looks like a frozen sausage!" 

This week the boys take a visit to Yorkshire as they have a look at their first British film since the Podcast started!  Neither of them have seen the film in a long time, so how does this film look now with 2021 eyes? 

Have you seen this British film from arguably the best decade of all time?  Also if you want to be the question setter one week then email podcast@80sadventure.c...

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June 6, 2021 86 min

"Listen, and understand! That Terminator is out there! It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It doesn't feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop... ever, until you are dead!"  

This week the boys continue their 80's Adventure with 1984's The Terminator.  This episode is as relentless as the Terminator in question as the boys indulge in celebratory drinks for episode...

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May 30, 2021 77 min

"I'm just a mean green mother from outer space and I'm bad!" 

As the boys rapidly approach episode 50 they decide to take a visit to Skid Row and watch this classic musical Staring Rick Moranis and Ellen Greene!  

So will the film end up like the victims of Audrey II or Somewhere That's Green... either way, know the boys are right here beside you.  Join them as they break down this film from 1986 and as always, f...

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May 23, 2021 69 min

"Gary?... By the way, why are we wearing bras on our heads?"  

This week on 80's Adventure the boys revisit a film they both liked growing up but they are in for a rude awakening upon revisiting this John Hughes film.  What didn't age well and could it be fixed?  

Have a listen and this week more than any other... get yourself a drink!  As always feel free to get in touch and share your thoughts.  

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May 16, 2021 79 min

"You just put your pickle on everybody's plate, college boy, and leave the hard stuff to me."  

This week the boys take a trip to Kellerman's and carry a watermelon as they take a look at Dirty Dancing!  Is this film lightning in a bottle or has it not aged well at all?  

So, make sure you join them as they break out their dancing shoes, have a beer and break down the film and as always feel free to get in touch and s...

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May 9, 2021 68 min

"I am serious... and don't call me Shirley." 

This week the boys fasten their seat belts, put their trays in an upright position and take off all the way back to 1980 for this classic comedy.  

This film is seen as the start of what will be many more spoof films to come but has it aged badly or is it just as good as you remember? 

Get the flight attendant to bring you a nice relaxing drink and settle in as 80's Adven...

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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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April 25, 2021 66 min

"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? 

What do you think?  Feel free to get in touch and share y...

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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? 

So, grab a beer and see what you think as they get the babysitting blues, chase a playboy m...

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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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