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.


December 10, 2023 68 mins

"I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The spirits of all Three shall strive within me! I will not shut out the lessons that they teach!" 

This week the boys venture to 1984 to have a look at arguably one of the greatest stories ever written with Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.  This iteration is from 1984 and stars George ...

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“Where do you get off? Don't say that to her! There is too a Santa, and this is his magic sack!” 

It’s that time of the year again, it’s Christmas time and this episode the boys watch their first Ernest film ever!  Arguably not that popular in 80’s UK, how will this 1988 comedy stand up now in late 2023? 

Join the boys as they embark on the first of 4 Christmas films this month and as always feel free to ge...

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November 26, 2023 77 mins

“Very strange city. The crime is organized; the police is not.” 

This week the boys head to 1988 to spend a bit of time with James Belushi and Arnold Schwarzenegger.  A strange little film, let's see what the boys make of this one.  Have you watched this recently? 

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November 19, 2023 77 mins

"Forgive me, Majesty. I am a vulgar man! But I assure you, my music is not." 

This week the boys are looking at a film unlike any of the previous ones 1984’s Amadeus.  It was nominated for 11 Oscars and won eight of them!  Does the film merit the praise?  Have a listen and see what the boys think. 

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November 12, 2023 61 mins

"You're doomed! You're all doomed!" 

Yes, this week the boys venture to Camp Crystal Lake to have a look at Friday the 13th, the first film in a slew of films that would follow it.  Darren hadn’t seen it in a while and Matt was a Friday the 13th virgin, so how did they find this film 43 years after release? 

So grab yourself a cup of ACME coffee and have a listen! 

As always feel fr...

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November 5, 2023 94 mins

“This is it! This is the answer. It says here that a bolt of lightning is going to strike the clock tower at precisely 10:04 p.m. next Saturday night! If... If we could somehow harness this lightning... channel it into the flux capacitor... it just might work. Next Saturday night, we're sending you back to the future!”
This week the boys jump in a Delorean and head for 1985 with arguably one of the most iconic 80’s f...

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“You're scuppered, mate. It's all gone reels and cotton. This place is full of macaroons. Of course I could get on the dog and bone and call my friend, Jim the Spiv down White Chapel way.” 

This episode the boys are in sunny Majorca as they look at the second summer special in the form of National Lampoon's European Vacation. 

Lets see what they think and as always feel free to get in touch and le...

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July 2, 2023 79 mins

“What kind of a host invites you to his house for the weekend and dies on you?” 

In the first of 2 summer specials the boys kick off with Weekend at Bernie’s!  A film from 1989 that also spawned a sequel so it can’t be that bad can it? 

Join the boys as they indulge in some light summer drinks and be sure to watch out for the next one later this summer. 

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April 9, 2023 74 mins

"That's not a knife...THAT's a knife." 

This week the boys head to Walkabout Creek to find out what is going on with Mick Dundee.  This fish out of water story captivated audiences back in 1986 and the boys have a feeling that it isn’t going to disappoint in 2023. 

Have you seen this film recently and is it still as charming as when you first watched it?  Grab a can of Fosters and see what th...

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April 2, 2023 64 mins

“And now, my beloved disciples. The moment of truth... the needle of love.”

This week the boys venture to Little China to spend some time with Jack Burton and crew as they battle mysterious forces.  Find out what the boys think of this film that neither of them have watched in a long, long time!  Is it a classic, is it just strange, or is it a little bit of both? 
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March 26, 2023 68 mins

“Look at me, here I sit in a porno theatre in Piccadilly Circus talking to a corpse.”   

This week the boys try to stay on the road as they have a look at An American Werewolf in London, this horror comedy from 1981 has a beloved following over 40 years on so what does it look like now?   

Grab yourself a drink and join Darren and Matt as they venture into this John Landis classic and see what they think of the fi...

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March 19, 2023 81 mins

“Somebody leaves a baby at the door and you automatically assume it's mine? The baby doesn't look anything like me! I'm bigger... and I've got more hair!”    

This week the boys travel to 1987 New York to see what Happens when Peter, Michael and Jack end up with a newborn on their doorstep.  Do you remember this film and if so what did you think?  Grab yourself a drink and join Darren and Matt as they a...

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"It's the same old story. Boy finds girl, boy loses girl, girl finds boy, boy forgets girl, boy remembers girl, girls dies in a tragic blimp accident over the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day." 

This week the boys take a trip with Frank Drebin as he tries to figure out why Nordberg was shot in this 1988 comedy.  This film was a hit that spawned 2 sequels and paved the way for a vast number of spoof comedi...

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February 12, 2023 81 mins

“Good morning, Vietnam! Hey, this is not a test. This is rock and roll. Time to rock it from the delta to the DMZ! Is that me, or does that sound like an Elvis Presley movie?”   

This week the boys take a look at a Robin Williams classic in the form of 1987’s Good Morning, Vietnam.  This was a huge film back in the 80’s and was the perfect vehicle for the hugely talented Williams.  What will the boys think?  Why not grab ...

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February 5, 2023 75 mins

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” 

This week the boys take a day off and go to a restaurant, a baseball game, an art gallery and a parade with Ferris Bueller!  This 1986 film has a special place for so many people so what will the boys make of it? 

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January 29, 2023 66 mins

“Coach. Coach. Hey Frank! You want me to beg? Okay, I'll beg. This is the only thing I know I am good at! Don't take that away from me!” 

Just making it into the 80’s by a couple of months is Best of the Best starring Eric Roberts, Phillip Rhee and James Earl Jones.  So as the boys limber up and get ready to discuss this film, why not grab a drink and learn why a team is not a team if you don’t give a damn about...

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January 22, 2023 64 mins

"I have a head for business and a body for sin. Is there anything wrong with that?" 

This week the boys visit New York in 1988 to spend some time with Tess McGill as she works her way up the corporate ladder and finds love along the way in the form of charismatic Jack Trainer. 

This was a new film for both of them so how does it fare and how much did the filmmakers use the main theme by Carly Simon?  <...

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January 15, 2023 63 mins

“I dunno what the hell's in there, but it's weird and pissed off, whatever it is.” 

This week the boys venture to Antarctica to spend some time with The Thing.  In 1982 John Carpenter changed what people would come to expect as a movie monster and the bar for special effects was raised so how does this hold up 41 years later? 

Grab a cold one and join the boys as they take a look at… The Thing! 

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January 9, 2023 64 mins

“It's weird, isn't it? You spend the first nine months trying to get out and the rest of your life trying to get back in.” 

This week the boys take a trip to 1989 to take a look at Look Who’s Talking, a comedy starring John Travolta and the late Kirstie Alley.  What do you think of this film?  Have you watched it recently and how does it hold up today? 

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January 1, 2023 50 mins

"Yeah, well...time's a trip, man." 

Happy New Year!  This week the boys travel to New Years Eve 1982 to experience a wacky and bizarre film in the form of Get Crazy.  Released in 1983 this is a film that they had never heard of and by the looks of it not a lot of other people have either.  What could be a better way to start 2023 than grabbing a drink and seeing what the boys have to say about this one. 

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