Tag Archives: 1980s

Cult Film Club Episode 35: Nice Girls Don’t Explode

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Jaime, Paxton, and Shawn are back with another episode of the Cult Film Club, this time taking a look at one of the most obscure movies we’ve ever covered, Nice Girls Don’t Explode from 1987. Starring the queen of the nerdy 80s girls, Michelle Meyrink (Revenge of the Nerds, Real Genius, Joy of Sex), the

Cult Film Club Episode 28: Repo Man!

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In episode 28 of the Cult Film Club, hosts Paxton, Shawn and Jaime finally tackle one of the most quintessential cult films of the past 30 years, 1984′s Repo Man! Directed by outsider auteur Alex Cox, Repo Man centers on semi-nihilistic punk Otto (Emilio Estevez) who is reluctantly recruited into the seedy world of car

You’re in love with a….WTF?!?

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While discussing Mannequin on the latest episode of the Cult Film Club we brought up the fact that in the 80s “unconventional” romances on film was sort of a thing.  You know, boy sculpts girl, boy gets fired for taking too long constructing girl, boy stumbles upon girl in a department store window, boy gets

Cult Film Club Episode 23: Young Sherlock Holmes

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On this episode of the Cult Film Club hosts Pax, Shawn and Jaime take a cue from the wintery season and break out an under-appreciated childhood favorite from 1985, Young Sherlock Holmes! Directed by Barry Levinson (Diner, Wag the Dog) and written by Chris Columbus (Harry Potter, Goonies, Home Alone), the film stars a cast

30 Things We Love About…RAD!

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Whether it’s taking peg rides on the back of your brothers BMX bike, amazing Thriller-inspired jumpsuits, or breathtaking bicycle boogie dance sequences, there is a ton of stuff to love about the movie Rad.  Here’s a list of the 30 Things We LOVE About it…

This Ad is RAD

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So we talked a lot on the most recent CFC episode about how the movie Rad was never really released to the public.  Though there was a laser disc issued for the flick, most people who saw it did so via the VHS release back in September of 1986.  These cassettes were sold directly to

Cult Film Club Episode 16: Rad!

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On this episode of the Cult Film Club hosts Shawn, Pax and Jaime feel the Thunder in our Hearts as we Break The Ice, and break out our BMX bikes doing bunny hops and frame jumps. We’re talking about the classic 1986 sportsploitation flick Rad starring Bill Allen, Talia Shire, Lori Loughlin, Bart Connors, Jack

Unofficial Trilogies are Officially Awesome

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If growing up in the 80s taught me anything it was that any film that was even moderately successful deserved a sequel, and the only thing better than a sequel was a full blown trilogy.  There’s something magical (in the unicorn and rainbow kind of way) about the movie trilogy format that I can’t quite

Cult Film Club Episode 13: Tribute to Harold Ramis

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Hello all, Shawn, Pax and Jaime are back for the new season of the Cult Film Club!  We had a blast recording the first twelve installments, and we’re ready to start up the super-secret meetings of the CFC once again. While we have an awesome slate of movies lined up to talk about on the

Cult Film Club Episode 10: Miami Connection

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In this episode of the Cult Film Club Pax, Jaime and Shawn take a metaphorical road trip both back in time and down to central Florida to see the almost lost cult classic, Miami Connection. We rock out with the heroic taekwondo band Dragon Sound, go into berserker rages while fighting drug dealing ninjas, and