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.... Show More

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October 18, 2020 54 min

"Rambo? Rambo's a pussy." 

Yes, this week is 1989's Tango and Cash.  Stallone and Russell are the subject of this weeks episode, join the boys to hear their thoughts on it and see how thing are progressing with the quiz.  Will Matt gain on Darren or is all lost in this round? 

Grab a beer and settle down for episode 18 of Darren and Matt's 80's Adventure. 

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October 11, 2020 54 min

"I tell them you say they no good fighters... and that their mothers have sex with mules." 

This week on Darren and Matt's 80's Adventure the boys tackle their first Jean-Claude Van Damme film with Kickboxer.  Lets find out if its still the champ whilst many beers are consumed.  Also witness Darren's strong reaction to the dancing in this film, you don't want to miss this episode. 


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October 4, 2020 73 min

"Dead or alive, you're coming with me!"

This week the boys look at a film that was handed round the schoolyards in the late 80's... Robocop.  Find out what the boys think and also how many other films tried to emulate the part man, part machine concept.  So, grab a beer and journey back to 1987 with this fun episode.  


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September 27, 2020 65 min

"Where does the pollen go?"

This week the boys look at Grease 2 in all its glory.  Join them for a nostalgia filled trip back to Rydell High with a mostly new cast and with some fun results. 

So why not be a Cool Rider, grab a beer and go Prowlin' with them?! Who knows, maybe (Love Will) Turn Back The Hands Of Time and you'll Score Tonight! You may even get a little bit of Reproduction!! Some come on, Do It For Our C...

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September 19, 2020 65 min

"Give me a keg of beer... and these." 

This week the boys delve into their first Michael J. Fox film and are surprised it has taken till episode 13 to do so.  Get yourself a keg of beer and listen too see what they think.  What adventures will the boys have this week?  There is only one way to find out... Ooooowwwwooooooooo.

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September 13, 2020 65 min

"Get away from her, you bitch!" 

A different sort of film this week for the boys as they take a trip to space and look at Aliens.  This well made piece of cinema is still widely regarded today so why nor grab a drink and see what Darren and Matt have to say about this one.  As always they will be looking at the whole film, cast, music and test each other at the end in a quiz that is frankly getting more difficult as the wee...

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September 6, 2020 78 min

"Thank you, sir. I make everybody sick." 

This week the boys are looking at Police Academy, a film that had an entry into the franchise every year from 1984 to 1989 and a seventh film in 1994.  Grab yourself a beer and see how the original plays out with 2020 eyes and there is a new round of pub quiz starting with this episode.  Who will win this time around?  There is only one way to find out.  


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August 30, 2020 72 min

"I'm a ghost with the most, babe."  

Yes, this week for episode 10 the boys are jumping into the afterlife with Beetlejuice.  This Tim Burton directed dark comedy is one hell of a ride and one the boys couldn't wait to watch.  So without further ado and in the words of the man himself... Its showtime!  

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"Be excellent to each other. And... PARTY ON, DUDES!"

With the release of the third Bill and Ted film the boys go back to where it all started in 1989.  So grab a drink, jump into the virtual phone box and lets see where this adventure takes us!  Who will win pub quiz, and will Matt manage the synopsis in such a short time? 

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August 16, 2020 54 min

"Hey you guys!" 

It had to happen sooner or later... The 1985 family adventure The Goonies!  This Richard Donner directed film is beloved by many but do the boys still like it?  Grab yourself some Rocky Road ice cream, your drink of your choice and join the boys as they journey to find the treasure left behind by One-Eyed Willy. 

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August 9, 2020 67 min

"We certainly hope you all enjoy the show. And remember, people, that no matter who you are and what you do to live, thrive and survive, there're still some things that makes us all the same. You. Me. Them. Everybody. Everybody."

This week the boys break down The Blues Brothers which Matt hasn't seen!  Hailed as a must watch film with an awesome soundtrack!  So grab yourself a beer (or four fried chickens and a coke)...

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August 2, 2020 61 min

"You mean sleep over? Ok, but I get to be on top!"  

It was only a matter of time.  This week the boys delve into the 1988 Tom Hanks classic...Big.  

How does this film hold up with 2020 eyes and did the boys enjoy it as much when revisiting?  You probably know the answer but why not go to a funfair, find a Zoltar machine and make a wish.  

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July 26, 2020 64 min

"Who loves you and who do you love?" 

This week the boys take a trip to 1987 and their first Arnie film of the podcast.  How has the future held up? How many one liners does Arnold have?  And how many drinks do the boys sink while talking about the movie? 

Grab yourself a drink and join them in 1987! 

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July 19, 2020 62 min

"Yeah, and I thought you'd be bigger." 

Join the boys for their take on all things Road House, a film that Darren thought he had seen but hadn't.  Will they love it or does it miss the mark? 

They discuss the film, the cast, the music and of course lets not forget... Pub quiz!

Why not grab yourself a drink and journey back to 1989.

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July 12, 2020 63 min

Have you ever fallen in love with a dummy? 

Join the boys as they break down the 1987 film Mannequin, which Matt loved when growing up and which is a brand new film to Darren!  What do they find with 2020 eyes! 

Goes without saying there will be spoilers for a film that is over 30 years old. 

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July 5, 2020 59 min

This episode was recorded in March/April 2020. 

In a time jump episode 2 goes back to earlier in the year in the early stages of lockdown.  From next week the episodes were all recorded week after week and in the same room. 

This week the boys take a visit to Beverly Hills and talk about fashion, music and iconic characters such as Axel Foley and of course... Serge. 

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July 5, 2020 63 min

Welcome to 80's Adventure! 

This first episode was recorded between March and June 2020 so audio quality may vary in places. 

The Lost Boys is an 80's classic so what better way to start the 80's adventure than with this gem of a film. 

In this episode Darren and Matt replace wine with sangria, delve into the story, dissect the casting and also try and get one over on each other with the quiz. 

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