Watched It in the '80s

Watched It in the '80s

Watched It in the '80s is a podcast that dives into some of the great films and TV shows from that nostalgic decade known as the '80s.We'll talk about movies from different genres like Comedy, Drama, Action, Horror, Sci-Fi. Award winning films and some that fell short. Movies we remember and some we've forgotten. We'll discuss our top scenes, mention our favorite quotes, and talk about the writers, directors, actors, and actresses and what they may be up to now. We'll share some box office numbers as well. But Watched It in the '80s isn't just a movie podcast. We'll have special episodes dedicated to TV shows too and reminisce about some of their more popular episodes and where the cast is today.

Episodes

November 26, 2022 102 min

On this episode of the podcast, Andy and I talk about the 1989 Academy Award winning film "Rain Man", starring Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise. Also winning the Academy Award for this picture for Best Director, Barry Levinson tells the story of autistic savant(Dustin Hoffman) Raymond Babbit as he is taken across the country by his brother Charlie(Tom Cruise), so the self centered Charlie Babbit get claim his part of his fathe...

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Did you know, there was a Halloween movie that had nothing to do with Michael Myers? Well there was in 1982. Halloween III Season of the Witch and Jayme and I give you a Halloween treat. We break down this franchise one off in this latest episode.
Halloween III was John Carpenter's chance at showing the world his idea for the franchise... releasing movies as an anthology series. Unfortunately, the world wanted Michael Myers, so ...

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We're back with a new episode perfect for October.  Jerry returns and we talk "Poltergeist" from 1982. Starring Craig T. Nelson, JoBeth Williams, and Heather O'Rourke. A Stephen Spielberg production, Poltergeist was directed by Tobe Hooper and featured an amazing music score by Jerry Goldsmith.

Zelda Rubinstein steals the show in this '80s thriller classic playing the medium brought in to help the Freelings with...

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On this episode of Watched It in the '80s, I'm joined by Alex of the Field 2 Screen and What Is From podcasts. We stepped up to the plate and took on "Major League" from 1989 which was written and directed by David S. Ward and featured Tom Berenger, Charlie Sheen, Corbin Bernsen, and a very young Rene Russo.
This movie is an all-time favorite of mine and I'm so glad Alex picked it. The timing is perfect to cover...

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Join Jerry and I as we quest to the mining colony on Jupiter's moon of Io where things are not running as smooth as Sean Connery (Marshall O'Neil) would like. "Outland" was released  in May 1981 and was written and directed by Peter Hyams. Outland received an Oscar nomination for best sound and while not being known as a great Sci-Fi Drama, it has built a big cult following over the decades. If you're like me, a...

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In this episode of the podcast, Mark of the Adrenaline Cinema Podcast joins me and Rima of the Strange Indeed Podcast as we talk about the recently released "Top Gun: Maverick" starring of course Tom Cruise, returning as Naval Aviator Pete "Maverick" Mitchell. This movie was directed by Joseph Kosinski and features music of a personal favorite of mine, Hans Zimmer.

This is episode is a joint  venture between WIIT80s...

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Hello! In episode 26 of the podcast, We cover "Top Gun" from 1986. That's right, with Top Gun Maverick finally being released in theatres, I felt the need for more speed and went back to the original starring Tom Cruise, Val Kilmer, Anthony Edwards, and more. Directed by Tony Scott, Top Gun was the highest grossing film of 1986.

Rima from the Strange Indeed podcast and others on the Podcastica network joins ne for the fi...

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On this episode, Jayme returns for the third installment of the Friday the 13th franchise. Yes Jason is back and looking for more young people to kill in bizarre and entertaining ways. And in true '80s fashion, Friday the 13th part III was released in 3D!
Director Steve Minor returns to bring us the continuing, and at the time, what was thought to be the concluding story. If you are curious how and when Jason Vorhees came about...

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In episode 24, Jerry and I dive into the deep waters of the classic war drama "Das Boot" or "The Boat".  It was released in the US February 10 1981 and starred Jurgen Prochnow as a veteran German U Boat Captain and Herbert Gronemeyer as a visiting Naval War Correspondent trying to document the true heroic tale of  the U Boat crew, but quickly gets more of a story then he planned. It was also directed by Wolfgang Pet...

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For this episode, Ash Williams is back again at the creepy cabin. Or maybe it's his first time there?  That's right...we are talking Evil Dead 2, not really the sequel to the horror classic "The Evil Dead".  Jayme is also back to help me breakdown Sam Raimi's more comedic attempt at the horror genre. And of course Bruce Campbell is back with a new girlfriend and some other poor souls, to try to make it until daw...

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Welcome to the "Double Deuce". Episode double deuce that is. In this one, my friend Tom and I talk about that guilty pleasure/cult classic/really good/really bad movie "Road House". It was released May 19 1989 and featured Patrick Swayze, Ben Gazzara, Sam Elliot and Kelly Lynch.
It was directed by Rowdy Herrington and written by R. Lance Hill and Hilary Henkin.

As usual, when covering R rated films, sometimes our lan...

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On episode 21 I bring in to cohost one of my favorite podcasters and maybe even my inspiration to get into podcasting, Jason Cabassi of the Podcastica Network.  We revisit the John Hughes classic from 1986 Ferris Bueller's Day Off starring Matthew Broderick.
Jason has been podcasting for almost 12 years, but has never discussed his thoughts on this, one of his favorite '80s movies. So it's a joy and an honor to have him ...

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On this special episode, Amelie is back with me as we continue exploring the Dune universe. Writer and Director Denis Villenueve's vision of  Frank Herbert's Dune was released in October 2021 and featured an amazing cast ( Timothee Chalamet, Rebecca Furgeson, Oscar Isaac just to name a few )and the music score of Hans Zimmer.
 

We use a top 5 format in this episode and covered  pretty much every element of the film in doing ...

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Episode 19 of Watched It in the '80s podcast is the epic "Dune" from 1984 starring Kyle MacLachlan and based on the Frank Herbert novel. The amazing story about this movie is writer and director David Lynch disowned all edited versions of the film. Although being a box-office office flop, it has quite a cult following and I appreciate it for how close it was to the novel which I enjoyed very much.

New co-host, Amelie, an...

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Hello all! This week, Andy and I break down one of the best Science Fiction films of all time. Blade Runner from 1982 starring Harrison Ford and was directed by an up and coming Ridley Scott. This was the first time seeing this movie for both of us although Andy had some knowledge from reading the book it was based on "Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep?"
I really enjoyed this movie and had a lot of fun talking about it wit...

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Happy Holidays listeners! This episode is my first Christmas themed podcast. Co host Eric and I spread holiday cheer discussing the 1984 dark comedy "Gremlins" written by Chris Columbus, directed by Joe Dante, and was a Stephen Spielberg production. It starred Zach Galligan and Phoebe Cates and introduced the world to that little, cute, furry creature "Gizmo". As long as you follow the rules, everything will be fine...

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In episode 16, I finally podcast on a John Hughes film. "She's Having A Baby" from 1988 was both written and directed by Hughes, and starred Kevin Bacon and Elizabeth McGovern.
This was a choice of my first time guest, Kelly. It was great to revisit this movie, especially now being a family man myself. 

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In Episode 15, I welcome my friend and talented podcaster, Ben Beck to review the recently released "Ghostbusters Afterlife".  I deviate from my normal format for this special episode and Ben and I discuss the storyline and characters in detail in a slightly chronological and yet open way.
SPOILERS O' PLENTY!!
If you haven't seen the movie, go see it and then come back to hear our take.

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On this episode, first time cohost Eric and I discuss in depth our most memorable scenes of one the most iconic films of the 1980's. "The Untouchables" features a star studded cast including Kevin Costner, Robert DeNiro, Andy Garcia, and the late Sean Connery. This was Connery's Oscar winning performance for Best Actor in a supporting role.

This film is directed by Brian DePalma and also has an amazing music score b...

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Happy Halloween! In Episode lucky #13, Jerry and I discuss 1981's "An American Werewolf In London". It was written and directed by John Landis and starred David Naughton and Jenny Agutter. This was the first film to win an Academy Award for Best Make-up.



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