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    Ha I forgot that Kareem had a cameo in TBH. Not bad....Game of Death with Bruce Lee to Troop Beverly Hills.
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    Quote Originally Posted by venkman View Post
    Robocop was pretty cool back in the day.
    I was but a lad who was traumatized by the trio of super violent scenes in this movie when it first came out, and didn't remember much about the subtleties of the plot or dialogue or what have you. I watched it the other day on Hulu and realize it was actually fairly dumb. Ghostbusters, on the other hand, is still pretty hilarious. I appreciate it now more than ever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Commando View Post
    I was but a lad who was traumatized by the trio of super violent scenes in this movie when it first came out, and didn't remember much about the subtleties of the plot or dialogue or what have you. I watched it the other day on Hulu and realize it was actually fairly dumb. Ghostbusters, on the other hand, is still pretty hilarious. I appreciate it now more than ever.
    My favorite scene from Robocop is when the first prototype malfunctions and blows away the corporate officer who was serving as a test dummy. There's blood all over the room, the prototype's machine gun barrels are kicking out smoke in the background, other people are in shock, but Dan O'Herlihy, playing the Chairman of the Board, simply lowers and shakes his head, and says, "Dick, I'm very disappointed." I use that line frequently in expressing my displeasure over the many things that go awry in my life.

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    Back to the Future I love, I can't help but watch parts of it when it's on TV. Zemeckis is still around and 2015 will be to 1985 what 1985 was to 1955. On one hand, I would absolutely watch a 2015 version of it but I'd almost certainly be disappointed.

    But, IMO, that show has held up extremely well.

    Love Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Last Crusade.

    Aliens, I think is the still the best sci if action flick ever. That's James Cameron's best movie.

    Then there's the trend setting Die Hard. How many dozens of movies in the first half of the 90s cribbed off Die Hard? None of them were as good however.

    While the 70s had those epic dramas that have held up well (the Godfather movies), the 80s have all those action and sci fi movies that are so rewatchable.

    Then you've got the John Hughes movies which I still like, still the best teen movies ever.

    Stand By Me is one of my top 3 from that decade. Back to the Future, Raiders and Stand By Me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Commando View Post
    I was but a lad who was traumatized by the trio of super violent scenes in this movie when it first came out, and didn't remember much about the subtleties of the plot or dialogue or what have you. I watched it the other day on Hulu and realize it was actually fairly dumb. Ghostbusters, on the other hand, is still pretty hilarious. I appreciate it now more than ever.
    I can see that it wouldn't really hold up. We used the line "I LIKE IT!!!" (from the dude who tests out a rocket launcher on some random car on the street) incessantly growing up. I was also shocked by the scene where pre-Robocop gets shot to hell. Seeing it again a few years ago, I was like "no biggie".

    Of course, I agree on Ghostbusters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarid in Cedar View Post
    By sheer volume: Major League. I would watch this movie, with a group of teammates/friends, before every baseball game from the time it came out until, I graduated from HS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by venkman View Post
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    I'll never forget sitting in the movie theater during The Naked Gun when I was a kid. Never before or since in my experience has an entire theater full of people laughed out loud as often as they did that day. Major League would have to be in my top 5 as well. NLV and Better off Dead were family favorites as I was growing up, so I'd have to include those.

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    War Games. I loved that show and watched it many times.
    Better off Dead and Bill and Ted's round out my trinity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jarid in Cedar View Post
    "Forget about the fastball, Ricky, give him the heater!" As catcher, this become a go to line on the mound.

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    Quote Originally Posted by venkman View Post
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    Fletch
    Ghostbusters
    John Hughes films (I still watch The Breakfast Club, 16 Candles, Weird Science, and Mr. Mom at least once a year and my wife has Pretty in Pink memorized)
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    I just came home to find my kids watching Gremlins. It is one of their favorite "Christmas" movies. Phoebe Cates character, Kate has the most tragically awesome Christmas story ever. Such a great, bad movie to rewatch.

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    First this:


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    Now THIS!?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    Now THIS!?!?
    Anyone else doing "I am an FBI agent!" is just clowning the clown.
    I told him he was a goddamn Nazi Stormtrooper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    Now THIS!?!?
    That looks really terrible. But Point Break is from the 90s and it was directed by Kathryn Bigelow.

    These movie directors just can't help themselves with the CGI bullshit. Who sits there and is impressed by some obviously computer generated scene like the one where the guy is outrunning the rockslide on the motorcycle?

    The Mr. Plinkett reviews of the Star Wars prequels mock George Lucas mercilessly on this point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    Anyone else doing "I am an FBI agent!" is just clowning the clown.
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    Now THIS!?!?
    I'm still seeing it
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    There are so many, but I have great memories watching the first Batman with Michael Keaton, Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, Star Trek IV, and The Empire Strikes Back in the theater.
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    Watched Point Break the other night (Still on my DVR list to watch forever)..

    Saw the trailer and puked.. Dumbasses...

    Nothing can replace that brilliant movie combination of Keanue Reeves and Gary Busey!!


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    My 16 year-old son saw Farris Bueller's Day Off for the first time this past weekend. Loved it.

    I haven't seen it in a while, but I think I'm going to need to quote Charlie Sheen for a lesson I'm doing Sunday.

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    I'm geeked to see both Vacation and Point Break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katy Lied View Post
    I'm geeked to see both Vacation and Point Break.
    Just wished they could have got Anthony Michael Hall to play Russ again.
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    Epitome of 80s movies, dropped on youtube today:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5P_LAqiVg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Armenag View Post
    Epitome of 80s movies, dropped on youtube today:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5P_LAqiVg
    Ha, I was just about to post this.
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    Die Hard is 30 years old today. This both excites and confuses me. I would have bet my life that it was a Christmas (or at least Thanksgiving) release. DH and Terminator 1&2 are the only action movies from the 80s that i will re-watch, no matter what I have going on, when I see them on cable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Art Vandelay View Post
    Die Hard is 30 years old today. This both excites and confuses me. I would have bet my life that it was a Christmas (or at least Thanksgiving) release. DH and Terminator 1&2 are the only action movies from the 80s that i will re-watch, no matter what I have going on, when I see them on cable.
    just looked it up. said the release date was July 15, 1988.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smokymountainrain View Post
    just looked it up. said the release date was July 15, 1988.
    Certainly not the first time that AV's offering is severely premature, and surely won't be the last, either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Donuthole View Post
    Certainly not the first time that AV's offering is severely premature, and surely won't be the last, either.
    apparently the premiere was July 12. but release date was the 15th. so maybe he's partially correct.
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