Tag Archives: 1987

Cult Film Club Episode 37: The Monster Squad

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Shawn, Jaime and Pax are back this month with a very special Halloween episode!  This time on the Cult Film Club we dive into one of Shawn’s all time favorite films, Fred Dekker’s 1987 magnum opus, The Monster Squad! In this episode we talk about the film, the cast, the awesome music by Michael Sembello

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 31: Superman IV, The Quest for Peace

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In honor of the opening of the new DC comics/WB film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Pax and Shawn decided it was finally time to dip back into the super hero genre to tackle the box office bomb Superman IV: The Quest for Peace.  Jaime is mia this episode as she was swamped with

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

30 Things We LOVE About…Mannequin!

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We’re almost caught up on our 30 Things lists from our monthly movies series, so today we’ve keeping it current by taking a closer look at the film we just covered on the podcast, 1987′s Mannequin! Here’s a list of the 30 things we LOVE about that flick. What are some of your favorite things?

Cult Film Club Episode 24 – Mannequin!

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On this episode of the Cult Film club hosts Jaime, Pax and Shawn finally cover their first romantic comedy (FINALLY, RIGHT?!) as they take a trip to 1987 to revisit the Andrew McCarthy & Kim Cattrall masterpiece Mannequin. Okay, so it’s not a masterpiece, but it’s a helluva lot of nostalgic fun and we have

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

Talking about 80s cult geek transformation movies

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This week the Cult Film Club discusses the 1982 movie Zapped! While this movie is mostly a parody of other popular movies at the time (Carrie, Porky’s, Exorcist) it is also what I like to call a “geek transformation” movie. In the movie, the lead character, who could be described as a “geek” or “nerd”, is

Top 5 Junior A-Teams!

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I’ve been thinking a bit about the A-Team lately after finding out that the one and only Mr. T now has a twitter account and having just recently found a copy of the recent cinematic re-boot of the franchise in a dump bin for $5.  Though I love the original series and enjoyed the recent

Top Five List of Junior BadAsses!

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I’ve watched a lot of kid’s flicks, especially from the 80s, and it’s not very often that I stumble upon an awesome film that managed to elude me for decades.  Last year I was lucky enough to discover the obscure Australian flick The Quest starring a post-E.T. Henry Thomas as an adventuring orphan on the