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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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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December 13, 2020 56 min

"Only I didn't say "Fudge." I said THE word, the big one, the queen-mother of dirty words, the "F-dash-dash-dash" word!"  

This week is a first on Darren and Matt's 80's Adventure, a film that neither of them have seen.  They know that it is a classic Christmas film (especially in the States) but have they missed the boat on this one by not having watched when younger?  Why not pour yourself a nic...

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"Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, kiss my ass. Kiss his ass. Kiss your ass. Happy Hanukkah." 

As the journey through the 80's films of Christmas continues, the boys spend a bit of time with the Griswold family.  As always there is thoughts on the film, cast and it all culminates in a quiz to see who has been paying attention.  Join them as they make their way through several beers and ...

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November 29, 2020 66 min

"Now I have a machine gun. Ho - Ho - Ho." 

Yes this week's episode of Darren and Matt's 80's Adventure is Die Hard!  Join the boys as they explore the question of Die Hard being a Christmas film, Twinkies and much more associated with this classic piece of cinema. 

So, grab yourself a glass of Eggnog or Port and have a listen to what is (possibly) the first Christmas film that they cover. 

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November 22, 2020 65 min

"Six bucks and my right nut says we're not landing in Chicago." 

This week on Darren and Matt's 80's Adventure the boys take a road trip with John Candy and Steve Martin as they make their way from New York to Chicago in the much beloved Planes, Trains and Automobiles. 

As always they take you back to the year with some facts, the chart and finish up with pub quiz.  Grab a drink and join they boys for this one a...

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November 15, 2020 60 min

"Goddammit, I'd piss on a spark plug if I thought it'd do any good!"  

Episode 21 and the boys take their first trip to 1983 to watch a very young Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy as they try and stop WOPR from accidentally starting World War 3 in WarGames.  

Quiz has reset and already the competition spirit is rife, so grab a drink, relax and lets go back to 1983!  

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"Too much to drink, Dr. Jones?" 

Yes this week is episode 20 and the first time the boys have tackled a Stephen Spielberg film with music from the great John Williams. 

Join them as they reminisce about seeing the music of John Williams played at the Albert Hall, the nail biting conclusion to round 2 of the quiz and take a deep dive into potentially their favourite Indiana Jones film.   

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November 1, 2020 71 min

"Coughlin's law: never show surprise, never lose your cool." 

This week the boys look at Cocktail whilst sampling a few themselves.  Darren has always been back and forth on this film but where will he stand now? 

Why not get yourself a Sex on the Beach and join them as they venture back to 1988 and break down this Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown and Elisabeth Shue  feature.   

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October 25, 2020 55 min

"One,  two Freddy's coming for you..." 

Halloween and this week the boys are looking at A nightmare on Elm Street.  How does this horror classic hold up and what is it like from a brand new perspective as one of the boys hasn't seen it! 

Grab a beer and have a listen... Just don't fall asleep. 

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