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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
here's a few 80s movies i've never seen i have on my uk love film rental list

- all the right moves (1983)

echo park with tom hulce(1986)

cold dog soup with randy quaid and frank whaley(1989)
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yellowbeard(1983)

urban cowboy(1980)

mr mom(1983) i have seen but can't remember nothing from it!
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starting over(1980)starring burt reynolds

lucas(1986)
something special(1986) aka willy milly

cold steel(1987) with adam ant,brad davis and sharon stone .
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anyones opinions on any of these i would be grateful!

[ 07. April 2012, 09:42: Message edited by: the young warrior ]
 
Posted by pettyfan (Member # 2260) on :
 
I liked Mr. Mom.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I like All the Right Moves, nice early cruiser flick.

All the Right Moves thread

I own Echo Park but haven´t watched it.

Never seen Cold Dog Soup but it looks interesting.

Seen Yellowbeard in the early 90s but don´t remember much.
I guess that it´s ok but nothing more.

Urban Cowboy is a good drama but i didn´t like the country/western score.

Mr. Mom is good but not a classic in my books.

Never seen Starting Over, interesting cast there.

Lucas is a classic.

Lucas thread

Something Special aka Willy/Milly is very good.

Willy/Milly thread

Never seen Cold Steel but i want it in my Sharon Stone collection.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
many thanks atomik & pettyfan!
 
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
 
Hey Warrior!

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I definitely recommend "All The Right Moves" .. gritty flick that had some interesting moments. I probably said it in the thread aTomiK posted.. but the bus ride scene to the game had the atmosphere I so clearly remember from my high school sports days. Plus, my buddy and I used to entertain friends late at night in the late 80's/early 90's by reinacting scenes like the infamous "You're not God, Nickerson. You're just a typing teacher." scene.

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Put "Lucas" way up on your list .. but be prepared for a few tears once the sentimental moments shine and you realize Corey Haim is no longer with us. Great supporting cast .. Kerri Green, Charlie Sheen, Winona Ryder, Courtney Thorne-Smith, & Jeremy Piven.

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"Urban Cowboy" is a classic in my opinion. It has some cheesy moments, but overall I must admit it is a guilty pleasure. "Lookin' for love in all the wrong places". I know Ronnie enjoys country music and John Travolta.. uh .. not in that order.. wonder what she thinks of this film?

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And Muffy is a huge fan of "Willy Milly" .. I'm not as much .. but I do think it's cute.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
thanks for all the great info valley,looking at the old uk vhs willy milly cover makes me laugh,they've now released it on a budget dvd over here and it's got the most god awful new cover ever and now has the alternate name of "something special",but at the end of the day it's the movie that counts!
 
Posted by Devolution (Member # 1731) on :
 
Devolution here,

Mr. Mom is 100% amazing. Make no mistake Keaton is awesome and the dialogue is great.

We are DEVO
 
Posted by Earl Keese (Member # 7986) on :
 
Hey All!

I agree with what everyone said here. I don't own any of them and don't sit down and watch any of them very year like I do some, but these all have that very 80's-ness to them where if you lived through the 80's at kind of the right age then you certainly recognize quite a bit from them. Loved the girls with the bangs in their hair back then and they are on full display with Keri Green and Lea Thompson in Lucas and All The Right Moves! Full on hotties to a 13 year old boy back then!

Urban Cowboy was a little more adult to me back then, but I always laughed when my older sister would always use Debra Winger's twangy accent and yell "Fine! Fergit it!" Funny stuff...
 
Posted by cindymancini (Member # 679) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Devolution:
Devolution here,

Mr. Mom is 100% amazing. Make no mistake Keaton is awesome and the dialogue is great.

We are DEVO

"What'd you use a .22? 21, 22, whatever it took..."

Mr. Mom is an all time classic!!
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Actually doesn't the quote refer to wall outlet voltage? "Yeah...220, 221, whatever it takes."

"Mr. Mom" is indeed very funny, mainly because Michael Keaton is very funny with the sit-comy script, not one of Hughes's best.
 
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
 
Crash.. Cindy is actually referring to a later scene in "Mr. Mom".. think Young & the Restless. [Big Grin]
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Hahaha. Got it! Two jokes that work.
 
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
 
Mr. Mom is a classic. The company picnic obstacle course is hilarious.

oh and..

"Kenny, don't paint your sister!"
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Keaton, in addition to being a brilliant comedic actor, is amazingly versatile. It's a shame that his career of late has been so aimless--"Herbie the Love Bug" remake, "White Noise," a small part in "The Other Guys," etc. This guy needs a new agent or something. [Smile]
 
Posted by cindymancini (Member # 679) on :
 
I may have botched the quote...I know the part where he's talking about the wiring but there's another scene...wait...I think actually Terri Garr says it in reference to a gun...my bad...but you saw where I was going with it! Great movie!! Love Keaton!!
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
No, my bad. I forgot that Teri Garr has a symmetrical follow-up to the wiring line, which is my favorite line from "Mr. Mom." I love it when there are layers to a joke through repetition. See, e.g., "Return of the Pink Panther" and "A Fish Called Wanda." As I said before, I don't think that this is Hughes's best screenplay, but it is a very funny movie because of Keaton, who can singlehandedly make anything funny. And he makes it look easy too. No small task. [Smile] Did you know that he's a Pittsburgh guy who got his start working as a stagehand on "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood"?
 
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
 
I say we all watch "Night Shift" and call it even!

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"I'm an idea man Chuck, I get ideas, sometimes I get so many ideas that I can't even fight them off!"
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
"I wash my hands and my feet of you!"
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by the young warrior:
here's a few 80s movies i've never seen i have on my uk love film rental list

- all the right moves (1983)

echo park with tom hulce(1986)

cold dog soup with randy quaid and frank whaley(1989)
 -

yellowbeard(1983)

urban cowboy(1980)

mr mom(1983) i have seen but can't remember nothing from it!
 -

starting over(1980)starring burt reynolds

lucas(1986)
something special(1986) aka willy milly

cold steel(1987) with adam ant,brad davis and sharon stone .
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anyones opinions on any of these i would be grateful!

Wow! A mighty 6 + years since I originally posted this thread and I'm about to see the very last title on it and that is Urban Cowboy with John Travolta which I have just been notified is one of my next online rentals!

Tell a lie I have just spotted one other title I have yet to check out and that is Starting Over with Burt Reynolds,let's hope it's not another 6 years before I get to check that one out!


My oppinions on these were

Cold Dog Soup - a mixed bag but some good comical moments!

Yellowbeard - Admittedly very hit & miss but when the jokes do work there's some very funny moments.Awesome cast as well!

Mr Mom - Michael Keaton was ace as usual as was Teri Garr and this while not overly hilarious was a blast to watch!

Cold Steel - A by the numbers action thriller with a solid cast including Brad Davis who gave in my opinion one of the best performances I've ever witnessed in Alan Parker's Midnight Express plus the always entertaining Adam Ant and the beautiful Sharon Stone.

Lucas - excellent performances here from all involved (Haim,Ryder,Sheen etc.) in what is a very solid,likeable 80s comedy drama.

All The Right Moves - A top cast and a terrific setting (Pennsylvania steeltown's) make this a very worthwhile Sports Drama.

Echo Park - At times very odd and with a real out there bizzare ending this is still an enjoyable 80s comedy with likeable performances from Tom Hulce, Michael Bowen and the beautiful Susan Dey.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Here's a few on my current online rental list I have never seen before -


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Dog Soldiers aka Who'll Stop The Rain. Action Drama from 1978 with a first rate cast including Nick Molten,Richard Madurai,Tuesday Weld,Ray Sharkey and Michael Moriarty.


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Early 90s Crime Comedy featuring Dennis Quaid, Kathleen Turner and directed by Herbert Ross.


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Another early 90s comedy with an all star cast including John Cleese,Eric Idle,Rick Moranis and Barbara Hershey.


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Low budget 1984 slasher which I have a feeling could be a so bad that it's good type of horror flick!


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1985 drama based on true events with Eric Stoltz playing a teenager with a skull deformity,also stars Cher and the always great Sam Elliott.


Anyone seen any of these and if so we're they anygood?
 
Posted by DeuceWild (Member # 37522) on :
 
"Undercover Blues" is a nice underseen comedy flick, it tank'd Turner's career, but i think the movie delivers, especially in the chemistry beetween her and Dennis Quaid.
Stanley Tucci is hilarious, you need to see it, to believe it.

"Mask" is one of my 80's favorites sentimental dramas, it features top notch performances from Cher (she was snubbed for an Oscar nomination), Eric Stoltz (he got "Mask" as a consolation prize after he was fired from "Back to the Future") and Sam Elliott in a proto-role for his future Wade Garrett in "Roadhouse".
Several 80's regulars are also in the cast such as Nick Cassavetes ("The Wraith"); Barry Tubb ("Top Gun"); Laura Dern ("Blue Velvet") or Lawrence Monoson ("The Last American Virgin").

I recommend both, especially "Mask".
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Cheers DeuceWild I will make sure I get to see them both sometime soon!
 
Posted by Devolution (Member # 1731) on :
 
Devolution here,

Break out the big box of tissues for MASK

WE are DEVO
 
Posted by Devolution (Member # 1731) on :
 
Devolution here,

Break out the big box of tissues for MASK

WE are DEVO
 
Posted by TerdNthePoolGGB (Member # 9818) on :
 
I will recommend Mask also. Have only seen it at the theatre in the 80s so not sure how it holds up nowadays. I would think pretty well though
 


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