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 15, 2022 74 min

"You! You are still dangerous. But you can be my wingman any time."  

This week the boys take to the skies with 1986's Top Gun!  With the sequel just about to be released join them as they revisit the original that has stayed infinitely quotable and remains a beloved classic for many. 

So… grab a drink and join Darren and Matt as they head into the danger zone, feel the need…the need for speed, lose that loving feeling a...

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"You guys think you're above the law... well you ain't above mine!" 

This week the boys cover the only Steven Seagal film that came out in the 80's which happens to be Nico: Above the Law. 

Will they be upset that this is the only one that they are able to cover or will they see it as a blessing?  There is only one way to find out. 

So, grab yourself a drink and settle down as the boys journey back to 1988 to ta...

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May 1, 2022 61 min

"I like when she goes buh, buh, buh, buh, buh, buh, buh, buh, buh, buh.buh, buh, buh, buh." 

This week the boys go... Overboard!  First time for one of them and what a fun trip it is! 

Have you seen this Kurt Russel and Goldie Hawn film from 1987?  Grab a beer and join Darren and Matt as they DIVE into the film and then finish it all with a very civilised quiz! 

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April 24, 2022 48 min

"And we'll always be friends forever. Won't we?" 

This week the boys take a litte trip to 1981 to visit Disney's The Fox and the Hound. 

This episode marks the first time they have looked at an animated film and it is a new one for at least one of them. 

So... grab a drink and join the boys as they delve into this classic tale/tail and as always feel free to get in touch using the links below. 

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April 17, 2022 56 min

"Thank you for the cookies. I look forward to tossing them."   

This week the boys venture to 1988 with Twins starring Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito.  Twins also marks Arnie's first foray into comedy.   

So why not grab a beer and join them as they seek out the truth, is this film worth watching 30 odd years later or is it best left in the past?  There is one thing to remember though... Tonight is your night Bro!...

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April 10, 2022 51 min

"Now this is the thought that wakes me up in the middle of the night. That when I get older, these kids are going to take care of me."  

This week the boys find themselves in detention in 1985 with... The Breakfast Club.  This is a film that is so important to so many people but how does it hold up?  

So, why don't you grab a few cans of Old Style Beer and join Darren and Matt as they break down the film and spend time wi...

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April 3, 2022 57 min

"I guess what I'm trying to say, is that if I can change, and you can change, everybody can change!" 

This week the boys take on their first Rocky film of their 80's Adventure and what Rocky film could be more 80's than Rocky 4!  Will this film go the distance or will it flounder in round one? 

Have a listen as the boys break down this mountain climbing, montage spewing and bicep pumping entry in the Rocky franc...

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March 27, 2022 69 min

"Do you believe in UFOs, astral projections, mental telepathy, ESP, clairvoyance, spirit photography, telekinetic movement, full trance mediums, the Loch Ness monster and the theory of Atlantis?"  

Who ya gonna call?  This week the boys travel to 1984 New York to join... The Ghostbusters!  

How does this film stand up 38 years after the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man attacked?  Will the boys still love this film?  Lets be real... ...

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March 20, 2022 57 min

"Hi, I'm Chucky, and I'm your friend till the end. Hidey-ho!" 

It's 80's horror time and this week its 1988's Child's Play.  Join the boys as they have a little look at the first entry in what would go on to be a franchise that is STILL going in 2022. 

As always feel free to get in touch on the links below... Cheersy! 

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March 13, 2022 76 min

"You want romance? In Ridgemont? We can't even get cable TV here, Stacy, and you want romance!" 

And they're back!!!!! 

Yes finally after an extended break the boys return to travel back to the 80's and delve into some more films. 

This week they are going back to high school for the classic Fast Times at Ridgemont High.   

What do you think of this one?  As always feel free to get in touch and stay up to date us...

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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.  

The Boys will be back with you in September so keep your eyes peeled for dates an...

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June 20, 2021 77 min

"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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