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I'm not sure how many of you are aware of this but AMC has something called Trapped in the 80's every Monday night. Tonight they are showing Blue Lagoon and Look Who's Talking. I thought it would be pretty cool to put updates on here every week of each movie and then discuss them.

I'm currently watching Blue Lagoon. I've never seen this movie and jumped in half way. It seems very interesting so far. Could be a little cheesy at times but hey, that's why we love so many of these 80's movies.

I missed look who's talking but that was one of my favorites back when I was younger. It comes on again but I will be hitting the bed pretty soon.

I'm excited to tune in to this every monday. Let me know if others have interest in this.

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Question on Blue Lagoon. At the end were they dead? I know the guy says they are sleeping but does that mean they are going to die? Kind of got lost there.
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No, they were just sleeping after eating what they all thought were posion berries. No worries...

I think a good sequel would have been to see how they adjust in society after growing up alone on an island...that would make for good cinema.

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Fewwwww. I thought it was a sad ending. Good to hear they are live and well. Ha. Yeah that would have been a good sequel. Well I can't wait to find out whats on next week.
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i watched this last night too. i saw look who's talking and the beginning of blue lagoon. i had no idea it was an 80s monday night thing! everytime a commercial came on i walked away, but i was wondering why i kept hearing them play the duran duran song? haha

thanks for the info gordongecko!

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No problem. I look forward to tuning in next week to see what we got. I'll try to post something here when I can find out on my guide.
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Ok, it was up now and I see we have Christine and Firestarter. I have never seen Christine but has a great review on here so I'm excited to take that in. Firestarter I have seen but not since I was a little kid. I know I liked it but don't remember it, so I'm looking forward to bringing back some memories. Must be a thriller night!
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christine is great [Smile]
i haven't seen firestarter since i was little as well. i think i'll tune in next monday for these two!

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You know how excited I was to see they had a Monday night 80s Night? I was watching MILLION DOLLAR BABY on there last night and when the commercial was on I was so excited. They were like "TOMORROW- CHRISTINE AND FIRESTARTER" and I went "Yessssssssssss!" out loud and pumped my fist in the air.
The funny thing about this is: I OWN CHRISTINE on DVD and I have never really been a big fan of FIRESTARTER! (Although me and a friend DID see it ina theater when it played, and we were like "I cant believe they let two little kids like us into a Stephen king movie!"

Oooooooooooohhh....I cant wait to see what other goodies they'll have for us in the next few upcoming Mondays!

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Yeah I didn't get a chance to see the movies last night. I will try to keep up with whats on each week. If anyone else sees what's upcoming let me know.
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I watched Christine on the 80's Monday Night. For anyone who liked it, rent the DVD! They cut that movie up so bad and filled it with so many commercials it was ridiculous! I thought to myself, if anyone is watching this for the first time, they are probably wondering what is happening.

The Blue Lagoon didn't seem to be as cut up. They obviously cut out the nudity, but the story was easier to follow at least if you hadn't seen it before. BTW, they made a sequel to Blue Lagoon and they do end up being dead, but the baby survives. Then he and the little baby girl that just happens to be on the rescue boat end up back on the same island the boy's parents were on and they grow up together on the island. Milla Jovovich plays the young girl grown up.

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Thats the only reason I cant watch stuff like this on TV anymore.....the damn commercials.

Feel like the old guy at the end of The Lost Boys..."Thats the trouble with Santa Clara...all the Damn Commercials.."

Christine is actually a very under-appreciated movie, John Carpenter's creepy synth score and directing style is well used in this movie. However the guy who plays the lead was just wrong from the beginning, mostly because as a dorky nerd he excelled. But as a tough guy with attitude....he was laughably bad [Smile]

Firestarter is one of those great guilty pleasures....seeing guys set on fire, flying into trees, exploding fireballs. Basically that movie you watch to get to the last 15 minutes of film.

George C. Scott in probably the most "WTF!?" role of his entire career. "THIS GUY played PATTON!?"

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HeadRusch,

I know what you mean about the guy playing a great nerd in Christine, but when he gets "cool" I just didn't believe it. The other thing that always got me about that movie is the bully guy Buddy Reperton. What was his deal picking on the little nerd guy all the time? Did you take a look at his friends? The big fat one and the guy who works at the gas station were total nerds! And doesn't Buddy look like he's about 20 years older than all the other students in that school?!? Shouldn't they have just passed him 10 years earlier to finally get him out of high school?

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I loved the Blue Lagoon. I never get sick of that movie. Even though it did have tons of nudity in it...it never had a sleazey feel to it...it always seemed totally romantic.

I like Christine too...I remember a group of my friends and I rented it (back in the 80's), and watched it at my grandparents house....I thought the language was really bad...that's one of the main things I could remember from it, was how embarrassed I was because my grandparents heard the stuff they were saying.

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Originally posted by Aruba4me:
HeadRusch,

I know what you mean about the guy playing a great nerd in Christine, but when he gets "cool" I just didn't believe it. The other thing that always got me about that movie is the bully guy Buddy Reperton. What was his deal picking on the little nerd guy all the time? Did you take a look at his friends? The big fat one and the guy who works at the gas station were total nerds! And doesn't Buddy look like he's about 20 years older than all the other students in that school?!? Shouldn't they have just passed him 10 years earlier to finally get him out of high school?

Is it just me, or did the bully look like John Travolta's brother? Really.

The thing about the "nerd" was, he was a nerd without Christine. Christine gave him his feeling of power. It possessed him and made him feel powerful, but without Christine, he was just well, a nerd... Do you know what I mean?

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