My Claim: They Put Out More Good to Great Movies in 1982 Than Hollywood Has Put Out in the Last Fifteen Years

I was looking up First Blood and I clicked on this list of movies from 1982 and was surprised out how good so many were.

And how varied! Note the big variety of movie types, different genres, all that.


48 Hrs.

Annie

Barbarosa -- This is the Gary Busey/Willie Nelson western. It looked like a trash movie, but I remember it being really good. And it was very well reviewed.

The Beastmaster -- okay, so maybe this wasn't a great movie, but... well, it's kind of a cultural touchstone.

Blade Runner -- obviously now considered a masterpiece (though not by me).

Conan the Barbarian -- what can you say?

Creepshow

The Dark Crystal -- both of these movies might have been let-downs, but probably better than most movies considered "good" these days.

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid -- this gimmicky Steve Martin comedy was considered a let-down after The Jerk, but... again, I'd put this one up against most comedies in the past 10 years.

Deathtrap -- nifty little puzzler.

Diner

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Firefox -- like many Clint Eastwood movies, this was a bit like Clint's acting -- laconic and a bit too understated. Again, though: I gotta think this movie would beat the shit out of most action movies made recently.

First Blood -- this is the movie I looked up to set me down this Wikipedia Walk. This is the first real action movie I remember being nuts about.

Friday the 13th Part III -- hey man, the kills were in 3-D.

Gandhi

Halloween III: Season of the Witch-- I know this is weird, and I"m not saying this just to be different, but this is my favorite Halloween movie. Yes, the one without The Shape. Hurry up it's Halloween, Halloween, hurry up it's Halloween, Silver Shamrock... By the way, they did that particular song because they were out of money, could not write their own song, and wanted something free, in the public domain. They picked "London Bridge" and I think the director and producer sang that dumb little ditty, using it as a temp track until they did a more professional version. But they never bothered with the more professional version, and the temp track became the finished track.

I, the Jury -- okay, this is probably not a good Mickey Spillaine movie, but this was back when they still made a detective movie or two every year. They haven't done that in 20 years. What's the last detective movie? Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

It Came from Hollywood -- just mentioning this one -- this is that movie hosted by John Candy, Gilda Radner, etc., going through the crap horror movies of the 50s.

Koyaanisqatsi -- This must have been a good movie, PBS played it like all the time!

Missing

My Favorite Year

Night Shift -- I just rewatched this. I don't know if it completely holds up -- I think you really had to be a child to think that the obnoxious and dopey Billy Blaze was "cool" -- but it's still pretty good. (The Michael Keaton Trillogy of Night Shift/Mr. Mom/Gung Ho has been on the cable channels lately.)

An Officer and a Gentleman

One from the Heart -- I never saw this and I understand it was a flop but, hey. Coppola doing a big release. Must have had something good about it.

Poltergeist

Porky's

Rocky III -- these last three movies were basically HBO's entire schedule for like two years. I could have also included "Grease 2" as a rash on HBO, also released in 1982, but that would tend to undermine my thesis about 1982 being a good year for movies.

The Secret of NIMH

Silent Rage -- not a great movie, but Chuck Norris vs an unstoppable silent serial killer patterned on Michael Meyers and Jason Vorhees? It's almost a Marvel Team Up movie.

Sophie's Choice

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan -- so good. Also, pretty much never not on HBO. "Dey put kreatyures in our ears, Kepten!"

Swamp Thing

The Sword and the Sorcerer -- these last two movies are crap but I just want to remind you of them anyway. The Sword and the Sorcerer is that terrible fantasy movie with Lee Horsely as a guy with a three-bladed sword, like a giant Gillette Mach 3 Razor, where each blade can be fired off like a rocket.

The Thing -- obviously, an all-time classic.

Tootsie

Tron

The Verdict

The World According to Garp

Young Doctors in Love -- this was the funniest movie of 1982, one almost no one knows about. It was an Airplane derivative, but was much, much funnier than the Airplane sequel (which was actually released in 1982, but I didn't mention it because it wasn't good). If you haven't seen this super-silly gem, check it out. It's Airplane, but set in a soap-opera-like hospital.

BONUS!!!! Well here's a big one:

The Road Warrior

Mark1971 says it's not on this list because it was released in the end of December 1981 in Australia, but was only released in the US in May of, yes, 1982.

Posted by: Ace of Spades at 08:02 PM




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AltonJackson

Posted by: First!!! at April 12, 2019 08:04 PM (KCxzN)

2 All good movies

Posted by: MAC SOG and nothing will happen at April 12, 2019 08:04 PM (P4Pk9)

3 A lot of these movies were 'made' great by access to them via cable.

Repeated watchings increased a lot of appreciation for them.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 12, 2019 08:06 PM (oVJmc)

4 Movie sign!

Wait...

Posted by: Blutarski at April 12, 2019 08:06 PM (+Tibp)

5 Probably half of these are under development for a reboot, remake, or "gritty" reimagining.

Posted by: brak at April 12, 2019 08:06 PM (PBASO)

6 As I recall Young Doctors in Love was hilarious.

Posted by: WonkishRogue (WR) at April 12, 2019 08:06 PM (18FL1)

7 Tron.....welll...

Posted by: WonkishRogue (WR) at April 12, 2019 08:07 PM (18FL1)

8 3 A lot of these movies were 'made' great by access to them via cable.


And the new avenue of home video, too, I guess.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 12, 2019 08:07 PM (oVJmc)

9 Huh, wow, out of that list, the only one I've seen is First Blood.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, triumphalist Trumpian at April 12, 2019 08:07 PM (wA4OO)

10 I would include The Road Warrior. It was released in Australia on Dec. 24th 1981 and released in the US some time in May of 1982.

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 12, 2019 08:08 PM (xPl2J)

11 Tron wasn't good. but, well, I guess... it was innovative? Maybe?

Posted by: ace at April 12, 2019 08:08 PM (PbpT7)

12 Preach it, TuCa

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 12, 2019 08:08 PM (7ZQe3)

13 Tron.....welll...


Despite it's flaws, quite an achievement.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 12, 2019 08:08 PM (oVJmc)

14 Had to look up The Last Starfighter release to see if it 1982 qualified. 1984 actually.

Posted by: WonkishRogue (WR) at April 12, 2019 08:08 PM (18FL1)

15 >>>10 I would include The Road Warrior. It was released in Australia on Dec. 24th 1981 and released in the US some time in May of 1982.

OH WOW! I'll put that in!

Posted by: ace at April 12, 2019 08:08 PM (PbpT7)

16 FIRST!!!!!

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 08:09 PM (Zz0t1)

17 Young Doctors in Love


Came across a VHS copy at the thrift store just this morning.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 12, 2019 08:09 PM (oVJmc)

18 Gandhi was an engaging movie, but straight-up propaganda.

If you notice in the opening credits, the film was financed by the government of India. Hmmm.

That explains why the first half of the movie hits hard on the notion that the Hindus and the Muzzies were best buddies, united against the British.

There was that small unpleasantness after partition, and subsequently three - now bidding for four - wars, but we don't talk about that.

Bullshit propaganda. And the movie totally whitewashed Gandhi's freakazoid proclivities, which were staggering.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 12, 2019 08:09 PM (YqDXo)

19 48 Hrs. was a great movie.

"How would you like to go a couple laps around the track, with US?"

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 08:10 PM (Zz0t1)

20 Tucker is going through a list of cities where the 'immigrants' should be taken.

Beacon Hill
Upper East Side
Kalorama, Washington DC

Hysterical!

Posted by: Tami at April 12, 2019 08:10 PM (cF8AT)

21 A lot of these movies were 'made' great by access to them via cable.


That's a good point. That and movie rentals. ET and The Dark Crystal were the only ones on the list I actually saw in the theater. I saw the rest on cable when I was older. I had the shit scared out of me watching Poltergeist at my neighbor's long before I was actually ready for scary movies. That damn clown and the tree!

Posted by: no good deed at April 12, 2019 08:10 PM (uTY3H)

22 Also Cloak and Dagger (Dabney Coleman) an 84 release. Man my brain is hardwired two years removed.

Posted by: WonkishRogue (WR) at April 12, 2019 08:10 PM (18FL1)

23 There were two very good aspects of Swamp Thing.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 12, 2019 08:11 PM (+y/Ru)

24 I saw the Swamp Thing when it came out. The only thing I remember about it is Adrienne Barbeau's titties.

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 12, 2019 08:11 PM (xPl2J)

25 They make movies now primarily for the Chinese/International market. That's one reason why comedy has degraded -- you cant do snappy, clever wordplay if you need to translate the movie into a dozen languages where the wordplay humor wont translate.

Posted by: Revenant at April 12, 2019 08:11 PM (bD2Jh)

26 Thank you. Come again.

Posted by: gandhi at April 12, 2019 08:11 PM (Dh1wo)

27 The Man with Two Brains.

Posted by: Blutarski at April 12, 2019 08:11 PM (+Tibp)

28 What about The Butterfly with Stacy Keach and Pia Zadora? Best movie of 1982!

Posted by: JuJuBee at April 12, 2019 08:11 PM (aBR7R)

29 >>Tucker is going through a list of cities where the 'immigrants' should be taken.

>>Beacon Hill
Upper East Side
Kalorama, Washington DC

>>Hysterical!

My old condo was just out of frame in the Beacon Hill photo. I concur, no way in hell would the liberals there allow it but it would be funny as hell to watch.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 12, 2019 08:11 PM (/tuJf)

30 Had to look up The Last Starfighter release to see if it 1982 qualified. 1984 actually.


That's one I wouldn't mind seeing remade with today's SFX so long as they don't SJW it up.

Posted by: no good deed at April 12, 2019 08:12 PM (uTY3H)

31 Ah - back when I went to the movies.


Knew some guys who knew the guys on whose characters some characters in Diner were based. From Bal'more.


Friend teaches at Clairemont High, where Crowe got his material to do Ridgemont High (I think his mom was the librarian there).


So that's my non-connection to those two.

Posted by: rhomboid at April 12, 2019 08:12 PM (QDnY+)

32 There were a couple of good things about "Swamp Thing"

Posted by: josephistan at April 12, 2019 08:12 PM (Izzlo)

33 IIRC, 1982 was also the year River Raid came out for the Atari 2600.

'82 was also a banner year for video games.

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 08:12 PM (XAYDB)

34 How great was First Blood. I remember thinking how I couldn't wait to get my hands on an m-60

Posted by: Marcus T at April 12, 2019 08:13 PM (tjEAM)

35 The ones I saw in the theatre are: Diner, One From the Heart, Tootsie, Sophie's Choice, World According to Garp.


Favorites were Garp and One From the Heart. I seem to remember One from the Heart being cheesy noir, but it was my first introduction to Tom Waits, and the soundtrack is still among my favorites.

Sophie's Choice is a couple of hours I regret that I'll never get back.

Posted by: April at April 12, 2019 08:13 PM (OX9vb)

36 11 Tron wasn't good. but, well, I guess... it was innovative? Maybe?
Posted by: ace at April 12, 2019 08:08 PM (PbpT7)

--The Tron arcade video game was awesome.

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 08:13 PM (XAYDB)

37 OK, I have seen one movie on this list.

Going back downstairs.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 12, 2019 08:13 PM (g/u4p)

38 The nudity in Airplane 2! was actually fairly quality.

The Sword and the Sorcerer was one I saw at the time (also quality nudity upon rewatch) but the sword was little boy cool when I was *cough7cough*.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 12, 2019 08:14 PM (bQ/du)

39 A lot of these movies were 'made' great by access to them via cable.

The key: Hollywood wasn't then making movies to appeal to the Chinese.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 12, 2019 08:14 PM (YqDXo)

40 Personal Best was also released in 1982. My first exposure to Lesbian sex.

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 12, 2019 08:14 PM (xPl2J)

41 I saw Garp as a test run with an alternative ending in college. Loved it. Still holds up.

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 12, 2019 08:15 PM (7ZQe3)

42 I remember when HBO = Hey, Beastmaster's On!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 12, 2019 08:15 PM (kQs4Y)

43 Yeah, I think First Blood was the first movie I ever wanted to watch a second time right away.

Great thesis Ace -- I think it's right on. I'd rather watch any movie from 1939 than the insulting crap Hollywood had been cranking out the past decade.

Posted by: ShainS -- PhD candidate in Angry Orange Male studies at April 12, 2019 08:15 PM (WqPYg)

44 You'll get no argument from me on this one. I have a *sizeable* video collection and the 1980's are highly represented therein.

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 12, 2019 08:15 PM (7s3Gx)

45 -The Tron arcade video game was awesome.


Wasted a ton of quarters killing the breakout like core with the bugs. I played that and Galaga and Gauntlet.

Posted by: no good deed at April 12, 2019 08:15 PM (uTY3H)

46 I remember being stuck on Tron for a long time. It was a weird mix of tech and gladiator stuff

Posted by: Marcus T at April 12, 2019 08:16 PM (tjEAM)

47 I remember when HBO = Hey, Beastmaster's On!
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at A




that was funny

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2019 08:16 PM (MTjB1)

48 Airplane II did have a hysterical bit of wordplay -- the And he/Andy -- But he/Buddy testimony scene.

Posted by: ace at April 12, 2019 08:16 PM (PbpT7)

49 Take it from me, THE SWORD AND THE SORCERER is better than any of the Disney STAR WARS films.

Posted by: George Lucas at April 12, 2019 08:16 PM (ydj8f)

50 Let me add an additonal list to this:

Hollywood put out more GREAT movies in 1939 than it put out in the next 80 years put together.

- Gone with the Wind
- Stagecoach
- Wizard of Oz
- The Rules of the Game
- The Women
- Ninotchka
- Young Mr. Lincoln
- The Four Feathers
- Mr. Smith goes to Washington
- Wuthering Heights
- Gunga Din
- The Man in the Iron Mask
- The Hunchback of Notre Dame
- Beau Geste
- Drums Along the Mohawk
- Dodge City
- Goodbye, Mr. Chips
- Destry Rides Again
- The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex
- Of Mice and Men
- The Roaring Twenties
- The Hound of the Baskervilles
- Son of Frankenstein
- Another Thin Man
- Dark Victory
- Tower of London
- Union Pacific
- The Rains Came

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 12, 2019 08:16 PM (V2Yro)

51 April, I watched Sophies Choice on tv. The whole thing. I could have walked away. I guess that makes me a idiot.

Posted by: Eromero at April 12, 2019 08:17 PM (qBNEP)

52 Tucker is going through a list of cities where the 'immigrants' should be taken.

>>Beacon Hill
Upper East Side
Kalorama, Washington DC

>>Hysterical!

My old condo was just out of frame in the Beacon Hill photo. I concur, no way in hell would the liberals there allow it but it would be funny as hell to watch.
Posted by: JackStraw at April 12, 2019 08:11 PM (/tuJf)
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It's hilarious!

Posted by: redridinghood at April 12, 2019 08:17 PM (RBOtF)

53 Enter the Ninja.

Exit the theater.

Posted by: Blutarski at April 12, 2019 08:17 PM (+Tibp)

54 I remember when HBO = Hey, Beastmaster's On!

Ha! I can remember watching Marc Singer on Battle of the Network Stars.

Posted by: no good deed at April 12, 2019 08:17 PM (uTY3H)

55 45 -The Tron arcade video game was awesome.


Wasted a ton of quarters killing the breakout like core with the bugs. I played that and Galaga and Gauntlet.
Posted by: no good deed at April 12, 2019 08:15 PM (uTY3H)

--The Atari game Surround was a low-tech version of the Light Cycle Game.

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 08:17 PM (XAYDB)

56 Here's that bit from Airplane II:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JswFF2dKiLM

Posted by: ace at April 12, 2019 08:17 PM (PbpT7)

57 Ace: agreed 1982 was an incredible year for movies.

I remember being impressed with Tron when it first came out. I figured it was a "wave of the future" movie, but I had no idea how much so of one.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2019 08:17 PM (miE9U)

58 Beastmaster. Tanya Roberts.

There used to be a lot more nudity in movies. Odd considering.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 12, 2019 08:17 PM (bQ/du)

59 I remember when HBO = Hey, Beastmaster's On!

Ha! I can remember watching Marc Singer on Battle of the Network Stars.
Posted by: no good deed

I also remember Rio Lobo.

Rioooooooo Looooooobooooo

Posted by: Blutarski at April 12, 2019 08:18 PM (+Tibp)

60
Personal Best was also released in 1982. My first exposure to Lesbian sex.
---------
The SCTV parody combined Personal Best, Gallipoli, and Chariots of Fire. Hilarious.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 12, 2019 08:18 PM (Dh1wo)

61 Bladerunner is a Masterpiece.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 08:18 PM (2fs3P)

62 Oh the way John Cougar played
Jack and Diane got laid
Guys like us we had it made
Those were the days

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 12, 2019 08:18 PM (+y/Ru)

63 I really liked "My Favorite Year". Saw it in a small theater with a very small crowd and was surprised how good it was.

Posted by: Big V at April 12, 2019 08:19 PM (sN665)

64 48 Airplane II did have a hysterical bit of wordplay -- the And he/Andy -- But he/Buddy testimony scene.

Posted by: ace at April 12, 2019 08:16 PM (PbpT7)

Macho Grande.

Also Shatner:
"What the hell is a MAN doing with a bobby pin?"

*aide gives skeptical look*

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 12, 2019 08:19 PM (bQ/du)

65 I realize I'm a nobody around here, but I might have to duel Ace on The Beastmaster verdict. I mean, it's got Rip Torn and those Flying, Leathery Bags of People-Dissolving.

That's unmatched talent and original thought right there.

Posted by: McLurkerson at April 12, 2019 08:19 PM (H8mJH)

66 Im not gonna lie....the 80s were pretty alright.

Posted by: CrotchetyOldJarhead at April 12, 2019 08:19 PM (eIlkN)

67 Mark1971 says it's not on this list because it was released in the end
of December 1981 in Australia, but was only released in the US in May
of, yes, 1982.


Allowing for a little slopover back into the late 70's:

"That skag and his floozy, they're gonna die!"

Also, toss in "Salem's Lot".

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 12, 2019 08:19 PM (7s3Gx)

68 "LogJammin" came out in 1982 or thereabouts.

Very high tech for it's time.



Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 12, 2019 08:19 PM (Z+IKu)

69 Also My Bodyguard with a young Adam Baldwin.

Posted by: Blutarski at April 12, 2019 08:20 PM (+Tibp)

70 My Favorite Year was hilarious. Of course, O'Toole probably wasn't acting during the drunk scenes.

Posted by: abbynormal at April 12, 2019 08:20 PM (h5Lyp)

71 I played that and Galaga and Gauntlet.

Posted by: no good deed at April 12, 2019 08:15 PM (uTY3H)

I played Galaga a ton in college....with my gay friend.

Posted by: Tami at April 12, 2019 08:20 PM (cF8AT)

72 Posted by: Eromero at April 12, 2019 08:17 PM (qBNEP)

Haha, makes two of us!

Posted by: April at April 12, 2019 08:20 PM (OX9vb)

73 1982 was the first year we got cable. I remember watching Deathtrap on HBO and nearly shit my pants when Michael Caine kissed Christopher Reeve. I was only eleven years old.

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 12, 2019 08:20 PM (xPl2J)

74 >>> realize I'm a nobody around here, but I might have to duel Ace on The Beastmaster verdict. I mean, it's got Rip Torn and those Flying, Leathery Bags of People-Dissolving.

they look like the pods that Spinal Tap got trapped in during one show.

Posted by: ace at April 12, 2019 08:20 PM (PbpT7)

75 Galaga? That's new wave stuff. Pong! Now there's a classic

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 12, 2019 08:21 PM (7ZQe3)

76 The best movie out of that crowd was The Verdict with Paul Newman.

Posted by: Vic at April 12, 2019 08:21 PM (mpXpK)

77 The SCTV parody combined Personal Best, Gallipoli, and Chariots of Fire. Hilarious.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 12, 2019 08:18 PM (Dh1wo)

SCTV was light years better than SNL.

Prove me wrong.

Posted by: Tami at April 12, 2019 08:21 PM (cF8AT)

78 9 Huh, wow, out of that list, the only one I've seen is First Blood.
Posted by: sock_rat_eez, triumphalist Trumpian at April 12, 2019 08:07 PM (wA4OO)

Moron card revoked.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 12, 2019 08:21 PM (t6MX/)

79 65 I realize I'm a nobody around here, but I might have to duel Ace on The Beastmaster verdict. I mean, it's got Rip Torn and those Flying, Leathery Bags of People-Dissolving.

That's unmatched talent and original thought right there.
Posted by: McLurkerson at April 12, 2019 08:19 PM (H8mJH)

It is actually pretty decent. Odd thing? Actually lower production values than Sword and the Sorcerer.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 12, 2019 08:21 PM (bQ/du)

80 Was in a discussion with a coworker today who maintains that 1994 is another (almost) 1939:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1994_in_film

Well, Ed Wood and Pulp Fiction, certainly. And maybe The Crow.

But yes, the variety is astounding compared to today's.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 12, 2019 08:22 PM (kQs4Y)

81 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid:

"She could be my cleaning woman!"

http://tinyurl.com/reinemachefrau

So classic.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 12, 2019 08:23 PM (Y3hKx)

82 Dayum, that IS an awesome list.And in my guest post to The Bulwark, I plan to explore this list in great detail.

Posted by: GnuBreed, imagining Jonah's self-crotch play at April 12, 2019 08:23 PM (Z4rgH)

83 I'd argue in favor of Blade Runner and The Verdict as being the gems of this year - but a lot were great. And Blade Runner might not be a master piece, but damn it has held up very well in re-viewing. And that's a lot of the test of a great movie.

Posted by: Boswell at April 12, 2019 08:23 PM (32YRo)

84 BTW, the urine-finger/drinking scene in Young Doctors in Love was based on a real-life anecdote from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle whose genius mentor who Holmes was based on at Edinburgh's hospital did it to student doctors there. Don't feel like Bing-ing the guy's name.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 12, 2019 08:23 PM (Dh1wo)

85 Tucker just called AOC Donkey Chompers a Young Pioneer. Heh.

Posted by: Blutarski at April 12, 2019 08:23 PM (+Tibp)

86 I liked "Swamp Thing".

And, sure, "Sword and the Sorcerer" isn't great...or even good...but y'know, I wasn't BORED watching it. It's not predictable. It's barely coherent.

Wait, what was I saying?

Posted by: moviegique at April 12, 2019 08:23 PM (CcUfv)

87 50 Let me add an additonal list to this:

Hollywood put out more GREAT movies in 1939 than it put out in the next 80 years put together.
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 12, 2019 08:16 PM (V2Yro)

Agreed. They used to do a lot of movies from classic books. And I love the 30s screwball comedies.

Posted by: abbynormal at April 12, 2019 08:23 PM (h5Lyp)

88 Wasn't "The Wrath of Khan" in 1982 too?

Posted by: JAS at April 12, 2019 08:24 PM (KOCKb)

89 >>Also My Bodyguard with a young Adam Baldwin.

Really good little movie.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 12, 2019 08:24 PM (/tuJf)

90 Just ordered My Cousin Vinny.
$5.99 at Amazon.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2019 08:24 PM (miE9U)

91 Mel Gibson would have never sat still for being relegated to supporting actor in his own Mad Max movie. Back when men were men.

Posted by: trev006 at April 12, 2019 08:24 PM (gt68D)

92 Ooops. I see it now.

Posted by: JAS at April 12, 2019 08:24 PM (KOCKb)

93 All 1977 needed to be a great movie year was Star Wars and Smokey And The Bandit.

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 12, 2019 08:25 PM (xPl2J)

94 >>>BTW, the urine-finger/drinking scene in Young Doctors in Love was based on a real-life anecdote from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle whose genius mentor who Holmes was based on at Edinburgh's hospital did it to student doctors there.

that actually really screamed at me "This is an anecdote that really happened." Like med-school lore.

Posted by: ace at April 12, 2019 08:25 PM (PbpT7)

95 A lot of these other movies were just fun - what ever happen to going to a show and being entertained? that's what the whole movie shit was about - totally forgotten by Hollywood shit heads today.

Posted by: Boswell at April 12, 2019 08:25 PM (32YRo)

96 Blade Runner -- obviously now considered a masterpiece (though not by me).Whatever you say, ShelfMaster B.

Posted by: GnuBreed, imagining Jonah's self-crotch play at April 12, 2019 08:25 PM (Z4rgH)

97 I liked "Swamp Thing".
Posted by: moviegique at April 12, 2019 08:23 PM (CcUfv)


It had two of the greatest props ever.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 12, 2019 08:25 PM (aS1PU)

98 Agreed... but 1979 gives it stiff competition.
ALIENThe WarriorsThe JerkLife of BrianStar Trek The Motion Picture10MoonrakerThe Muppet MovieApocalypse NowBeing ThereEscape from AlcatrazThe China Syndrome
The Amityville HorrorBreaking AwayPhantasmThe Black HoleThe Great SantiniDawn of the DeadNorth Dallas FortyThe In-LawsKramer Vs Kramer
And Justice For All
Rock and Roll High SchoolAll That Jazz
and... umm... 1941.




Posted by: Joseph Dickerson at April 12, 2019 08:26 PM (LDV7V)

99 One thing you'll notice is that these were all pretty much mainstream movies, but they are widely varied in terms of content, tone, aesthetic, etc.

And Friday the 13 part 3 was in 3-D, which didn't help it all really...but the shower girl (there's one in every F13, maybe, I can't really back that up...) is Tracie Savage who was cute as a button.

Posted by: moviegique at April 12, 2019 08:26 PM (CcUfv)

100 I'd also like to point out that Porky's came out in 1982 for all you wine and cheese snobs.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 12, 2019 08:26 PM (/tuJf)

101 OOPS formatting!

Posted by: Joseph Dickerson at April 12, 2019 08:26 PM (LDV7V)

102 I was going to mention Tender Mercies with Robert Duvall but that came out in 1983.

Fantastic movie.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 08:26 PM (2fs3P)

103 Tootsie is one of my all-time favorites.

"Yew macho shithead!!"

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2019 08:27 PM (miE9U)

104 I'll 'third' My Bodyguard.

Posted by: McLurkerson at April 12, 2019 08:27 PM (H8mJH)

105 "Sword and Sorcerer" had a torturer in the dungeon who was sharpening his sword on an emery wheel and told a girl in a cell "Don't worry honey, it stops hurting once you hit the bone!"

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 12, 2019 08:27 PM (kQs4Y)

106 I don't know if this has been brought up, but if we stretch the time line just a smidge, we can all agree that Road Warrior is incredible.
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Posted by: Dinkus Deane at April 12, 2019 08:27 PM (6inoX)

107 BTW, the urine-finger/drinking scene in Young Doctors in Love was based on a real-life anecdote from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle whose genius mentor who Holmes was based on at Edinburgh's hospital did it to student doctors there. Don't feel like Bing-ing the guy's name.


Dr. Joseph Bell

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 12, 2019 08:27 PM (oVJmc)

108 I saw Young Doctor's In Love in the theater during it's theatrical release. Aside from perusing the cast list for some future stars in supporting roles (Kramer!), This movie SUUUUUUCCCKKKED!!!! That's a 5 exclamation point suck. I was a teenager who had just started smoking marijuana, and I didn't laugh once. Ace needs some carbs and gluten if he thinks this stinkbomb is worth a viewing. Again, this movie suuuuuuuccckkks!!!!!

Posted by: Bosley Crowther's pancreas at April 12, 2019 08:27 PM (1mmcA)

109 83 I'd argue in favor of Blade Runner and The Verdict as being the gems of this year - but a lot were great. And Blade Runner might not be a master piece, but damn it has held up very well in re-viewing. And that's a lot of the test of a great movie.
Posted by: Boswell at April 12, 2019 08:23 PM (32YRo)

--Same goes for The Thing

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 08:27 PM (XAYDB)

110 88
Wasn't "The Wrath of Khan" in 1982 too?


Posted by: JAS at April 12, 2019 08:24 PM (KOCKb)


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Does nobody here read the posts before commenting? j/k -- it's up there under Star Trek II

Posted by: ShainS -- PhD candidate in Angry Orange Male studies at April 12, 2019 08:27 PM (WqPYg)

111 97 I liked "Swamp Thing".
Posted by: moviegique at April 12, 2019 08:23 PM (CcUfv)

It had two of the greatest props ever.
Posted by: DR.WTF at April 12, 2019 08:25 PM (aS1PU)

Adrienne and her two Barbeaus.

But for a 1982 comic book movie? Well, name a better one.

Posted by: moviegique at April 12, 2019 08:27 PM (CcUfv)

112 SCTV was light years better than SNL.

Prove me wrong.
Posted by: Tami at April 12, 2019 08:21 PM (cF8AT)


Can't be done.

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 08:28 PM (Zz0t1)

113 Tootsie is one of my all-time favorites.

"Yew macho shithead!!"



"That is one NUTTY hospital."

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 12, 2019 08:28 PM (oVJmc)

114 Switching from Tucker during commercial break:

Blue Jackets up 3-0 now.

Damn.

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 08:28 PM (XAYDB)

115 Hey, over here

Posted by: 1993 at April 12, 2019 08:29 PM (bsdd3)

116 SCTV was light years better than SNL.

Prove me wrong.
Posted by: Tami

Cabbage rolls and coffee! Mmm mmm good!

Posted by: The Happy Wanderers at April 12, 2019 08:29 PM (+Tibp)

117 I'll 'third' My Bodyguard.
Posted by: McLurkerson at April 12, 2019 08:27 PM (H8mJH)


That was my favorite movie as a kid. It hit home and I wished I had a big friend.......or money to pay for one.

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 08:29 PM (Zz0t1)

118 You know what else was a great year for movies? 1988:

Heathers
Beetlejuice
Rain Man
Die Hard
Coming to America
Akira
Willow
Big
They Live
Bull Durham
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
The Naked Gun
A Fish Called Wanda
Dangerous Liasons
Midnight Run
Young Guns
The Accused
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Twins
The Last Temptation of Christ
The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Frantic
The Great Outdoors
Dead Ringers
The Dead Pool
Bird
Scrooged
The Vanishing
Serpent and The Rainbow
Hell Comes to Frogtown
Eight Men Out


Posted by: josephistan at April 12, 2019 08:29 PM (Izzlo)

119 It had two of the greatest props ever.

Posted by: DR.WTF

Those were no props - they were real!

Posted by: Boswell at April 12, 2019 08:30 PM (32YRo)

120
Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid -



I really liked that movie. I thought it was clever how they worked in clips from the old movies

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 12, 2019 08:30 PM (RL5Ng)

121 No score yet in the Pens/Islanders game.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 08:30 PM (2fs3P)

122 @ 50 So true.

Ninotchka! I am hoping it shows up on the newly launched Criterion Channel.

Posted by: lizabth at April 12, 2019 08:31 PM (RFh5Y)

123 The Sword and the Sorcerer was one I saw at the time (also quality nudity upon rewatch) but the sword was little boy cool when I was *cough7cough*.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 12, 2019 08:14 PM (bQ/du)

The Lead Character Talon (Lee Horsley) made an appearance in Tales of an Ancient Empire.

That movie Sword and The Sorcerer was a big money maker, the Producers never made another movie.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 12, 2019 08:31 PM (dKiJG)

124 #84 Brain just kicked in without Bing... Dr Bell.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 12, 2019 08:31 PM (Dh1wo)

125 112 SCTV was light years better than SNL.

Prove me wrong.
Posted by: Tami at April 12, 2019 08:21 PM (cF8AT)

Can't be done.
Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 08:28 PM (Zz0t1)
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A funny thing about taste: I love Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara--who was quite the hottie back in the day--and I showed my kids the John Candy "Food Repair Shop" bit...and Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas and yet...

SCTV almost never made (or makes) me laugh. SNL did. *shrug* And, weirdly, I found SCTV's leftism grating whereas I barely noticed SNL's (and I was just a dumb kid at the time anyway).

*shrugs again*

Posted by: moviegique at April 12, 2019 08:31 PM (CcUfv)

126 Well, 2018 had ... that comic book movie, that other comic book movie, and the other comic book movie. Can't top that.

Posted by: Ana Navarro at April 12, 2019 08:31 PM (dYe5S)

127 --Same goes for The Thing

Posted by: logprof

Yes - a vast improvement over the classic - rarely seen in movie redos. Spooky and entertaining. Great flick.

Posted by: Boswell at April 12, 2019 08:31 PM (32YRo)

128 In the Current Year each movie must have Talent Equity, a PC Narrative, and a Guaranteed Basic Profit Margin. Taking any form of risk violates the Hollywood standard of boring predictability. Consequently they all suck.

Posted by: Kid Tyrone at April 12, 2019 08:31 PM (EgsYa)

129 Posted by: josephistan at April 12, 2019 08:29 PM (Izzlo)

That's a heck of a list.

I'm gonna start my OWN dead pool....and put YOU on it.

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 08:31 PM (Zz0t1)

130
Tucker showing a clip of Rep. Bro Fo on Colbert's show. Where is SMOD when you need him?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 12, 2019 08:31 PM (RL5Ng)

131 Hollyweird is dead to me, its a shit show with creepy actors and weaksauce rehashes. They got to ride their PC go carts right into the scene of the accident they have created. much like 'reporters', there ain't much worth in 'actors' either, any of them.

Posted by: Gmac-Officialy a fossile-Now get offa my lawn at April 12, 2019 08:32 PM (qZdIZ)

132 106 I don't know if this has been brought up, but if we stretch the time line just a smidge, we can all agree that Road Warrior is incredible.
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Posted by: Dinkus Deane at April 12, 2019 08:27 PM (6inoX)

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We had a movie night at the house in which I was living in '84 (and I'd already seen and loved Road Warrior) -- and I was stoked to learn that there was a prequel called Mad Max (which I hadn't heard of before) and we watched them back-to-back.

Posted by: ShainS -- PhD candidate in Angry Orange Male studies at April 12, 2019 08:32 PM (WqPYg)

133 Can anybody name the best selling album of 1982 in the US without Googling it? You'll probably be surprised by what it is.

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 12, 2019 08:32 PM (xPl2J)

134 Re today's crappy movies:

Everything I've seen says, all the good writers now are going to episodic television a lat Netflix. No one really wants to write old-fashioned movies anymore.

And in fairness, it's paying dividends. Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, Mad Men...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2019 08:32 PM (miE9U)

135 Die Hard, the BEST Christmas movie in the whole wide world!!!

Posted by: Cheribebe at April 12, 2019 08:33 PM (fnWQo)

136

My Favorite Year


I spent many years trying to follow in Peter O'Toole's characters footsteps.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 12, 2019 08:33 PM (RL5Ng)

137 Well, 2018 had ... that comic book movie, that other comic book movie, and the other comic book movie. Can't top that.
Posted by: Ana Navarro at April 12, 2019 08:31 PM (dYe5S)


You forgot Star Wars 8...thousand.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 12, 2019 08:33 PM (aS1PU)

138 I hated ET, but I was dragged out of bed on a Saturday to see a matinee, and all I wanted to do was sleep.
Road Warrior is awesome. So are many of these films. Today there's never anything worth seeing in theaters.

Posted by: Beltway Elite at April 12, 2019 08:33 PM (b6kHD)

139 In the Current Year each movie must have Talent Equity, a PC Narrative, and a Guaranteed Basic Profit Margin. Taking any form of risk violates the Hollywood standard of boring predictability. Consequently they all suck.
Posted by: Kid Tyrone at April 12, 2019 08:31 PM (EgsYa)


And I say again: must bring in the Chinese buck, or whatever they use now. So simple plot, lots of CGI, explosions, car chases.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 12, 2019 08:33 PM (YqDXo)

140 To this day, I contend that Star Trek 2:The Wraith of Khan should have won the Oscar for best picture. If the award is supposed to celebrate acting, writing, etc. then ST:2 did it best. Every actor on it made you believe they were who they played especially Shatner. The script was tense and tight with an engaging pace and shocking ending. Nothing was better. Change my mind!

Posted by: rgallego98 at April 12, 2019 08:33 PM (meoYc)

141 >>>Yes - a vast improvement over the classic - rarely seen in movie redos. Spooky and entertaining. Great flick.

Super-tense and gritty in terms of emotion. The absence of any women in the cast helps, because it just focuses on men and their survival instincts (and paranoia, which is just a sometimes-flaky part of survival instincts).

Posted by: ace at April 12, 2019 08:33 PM (PbpT7)

142 I remember when HBO = Hey, Beastmaster's On!

That was so true. In college I figured out how to pirate cable TV including HBO and Cinemax, only to watch Beastmaster month after month.

Posted by: Eric at April 12, 2019 08:33 PM (a2F+C)

143 Mark, 1982?
My guess is Michael Jackson's Thriller...

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2019 08:33 PM (miE9U)

144 That's a heck of a list.

I'm gonna start my OWN dead pool....and put YOU on it.
Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 08:31 PM (Zz0t1)

Dead Pool. Damn, you gave it away.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 12, 2019 08:34 PM (bQ/du)

145 you know, the cultural backdrop was much different than it is now.

you had the Reagan economy. The country was regaining its confidence in every way, especially economically and militarily. equally important there country generally agreed that the soviet union was a threat and a competitor which provided focus.

since the 90s, there has been nothing to bind everyone together.

now we have gone from having nothing to bind us together to having the zips in the wire actively seeking to destroy the foundations.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2019 08:34 PM (MTjB1)

146 Kim Cattrall did her best work in Porky's.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 12, 2019 08:34 PM (Y3hKx)

147 It would be funny if Ted Danson did a joint commercial with Cigna and Smirnoff.
"Mr. Danson, you really need to cut down on the vodka."

Posted by: JAS at April 12, 2019 08:34 PM (KOCKb)

148 >>>Can anybody name the best selling album of 1982 in the US without Googling it? You'll probably be surprised by what it is.

nope... Thriller? No, that's too obvious and that's probably, what, 1983?

Posted by: ace at April 12, 2019 08:34 PM (PbpT7)

149 I frequently mutter, "Wake up, Limey fish!" when I pass the office water cooler.

Posted by: Beltway Elite at April 12, 2019 08:34 PM (b6kHD)

150 Posted by: Mark1971 at April 12, 2019 08:32 PM (xPl2J)

Thriller?

Posted by: April at April 12, 2019 08:34 PM (OX9vb)

151 133 Can anybody name the best selling album of 1982 in the US without Googling it? You'll probably be surprised by what it is.
Posted by: Mark1971



Michael Jackson - Thriller


or was that 1983?

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 08:35 PM (2fs3P)

152 #107 I was going to add the "Joseph" too but brain no work well enough now to guess.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 12, 2019 08:35 PM (Dh1wo)

153 No, not Thriller.

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 12, 2019 08:35 PM (xPl2J)

154 83 I'd argue in favor of Blade Runner and The Verdict as being the gems of this year - but a lot were great. And Blade Runner might not be a master piece, but damn it has held up very well in re-viewing. And that's a lot of the test of a great movie.
Posted by: Boswell at April 12, 2019 08:23 PM (32YRo)

--I was too young to catch the Eddie Murphy days of SNL, but I did enjoy the Hartman/Carvey/Hooks/Myers/Miller/Rock years.

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 08:35 PM (XAYDB)

155 did Def Leppard sell big in 1982? High and Dry?

Posted by: ace at April 12, 2019 08:35 PM (PbpT7)

156 >>>Can anybody name the best selling album of 1982 in the US without Googling it? You'll probably be surprised by what it is.

Christopher Cross?

Posted by: josephistan at April 12, 2019 08:36 PM (Izzlo)

157 Never seen E.T.

Never will. It's a point of honor now.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 12, 2019 08:36 PM (oVJmc)

158 Can anybody name the best selling album of 1982 in the US without Googling it?
Posted by: Mark1971 at April 12, 2019 08:32 PM (xPl2J)


Joan Collins?

Posted by: hogmartin invites you to the summer MIMoMe (link: nick) at April 12, 2019 08:36 PM (t+qrx)

159 I would count the reissue of Raiders of the Lost Ark too which was also in 1982.

Posted by: CDR M at April 12, 2019 08:36 PM (K8LFj)

160 Wrath of Khan was also possibly one of the only of the Star Trek movies where Shatner actually disappeared inside Kirk- like in the TV series. He wasn't just Shatner playing Shatner playing Kirk.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 12, 2019 08:36 PM (bQ/du)

161 you know, another thing that made the 80s so great was that somewhere around 82 everyone had finished vomiting the disco 70s and was ready to rally.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2019 08:36 PM (MTjB1)

162 Why wasn't there an ET2? You know, where ET returns with the invasion force?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 12, 2019 08:36 PM (dNzKv)

163 Synchronicity, The Police?

Posted by: Beltway Elite at April 12, 2019 08:36 PM (b6kHD)

164
SCTV was light years better than SNL.

Prove me wrong.
Posted by: Tami at April 12, 2019 08:21 PM (cF8AT)


No question about that. SCTV was hysterical

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 12, 2019 08:37 PM (RL5Ng)

165 um, google says it is Thriller.

Posted by: ace at April 12, 2019 08:37 PM (PbpT7)

166 Hint: The most popular song on the album mentions the year '82 in the lyrics.

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 12, 2019 08:37 PM (xPl2J)

167 Fast Times alone makes 1982 epic.

Posted by: Lurking Lurker at April 12, 2019 08:37 PM (FiUMj)

168 -Same goes for The Thing
Posted by: logprof


I've told this before but will do so again.

The morning after I saw the Thing, I was taking a shower and just day dreaming about the movie. I'd never seen anything like it.

I was thinking about the guy who died on the table and whose head dropped to floor and sprouted six legs to scamper away. I reached for a washcloth and a spider dropped to the bottom of the tub. I think I broke the sound barrier getting out of there.

Posted by: Blutarski at April 12, 2019 08:37 PM (+Tibp)

169 ace, yup.
Thriller is the only album from 1982 that's an all-time best seller.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2019 08:37 PM (miE9U)

170 Never seen E.T.

Never will. It's a point of honor now.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 12, 2019 08:36 PM (oVJmc)


Heh. I haven't seen it and that's exactly how I feel.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 12, 2019 08:37 PM (aS1PU)

171 Synchronicity, The Police?

Posted by: Beltway Elite at April 12, 2019 08:36 PM (b6kHD)



That was released in 1983

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 12, 2019 08:37 PM (RL5Ng)

172 Creepshow and Creepshow II were great. Cat's Eye was a good horror anthology, IMO.

Posted by: no good deed at April 12, 2019 08:37 PM (uTY3H)

173 Never seen E.T.

Never will. It's a point of honor now.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at A



why would you? you spend so much time playing the video game.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2019 08:37 PM (MTjB1)

174 To this day, I contend that Star Trek 2:The Wraith of Khan should have won the Oscar for best picture. If the award is supposed to celebrate acting, writing, etc. then ST:2 did it best. Every actor on it made you believe they were who they played especially Shatner. The script was tense and tight with an engaging pace and shocking ending. Nothing was better. Change my mind!

Posted by: rgallego98

The Verdict was the best film that year - it's message could be readily acknowledge by everyone who thought an injustice had been done - Newman was top notch. ST Wrath of Khan was the best of the whole ST genre, and everyone was great - but entertaining is not the same as mesmerizing.

Posted by: Boswell at April 12, 2019 08:37 PM (32YRo)

175 Thriller was 1983 and 1984 bestselling.

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 12, 2019 08:37 PM (xPl2J)

176 Every time one of those movies from 1988 that I love comes on I think with a start, "oh my god that's 30 years old now?" Happened to me a few days ago with Midnight Run.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 12, 2019 08:38 PM (V2Yro)

177 Mark, Asia by Asia?
Somehow I doubt it was the best seller of 1982.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2019 08:38 PM (miE9U)

178 Speaking of SMOD, my prediction is that the end of Game of Thrones will feature SMOD hitting the Earth and killing everyone before anyone can take the Iron Throne.

Since the series should have been called "Everyone Dies, And You're Glad, Since They All Suck", that really seems like the best result we can hope for.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 12, 2019 08:38 PM (Y3hKx)

179 "My Claim: They Put Out More Good to Great Movies in 1982 Than Hollywood Has Put Out in the Last Fifteen Years"

I rate this as: True

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at April 12, 2019 08:38 PM (xJa6I)

180 Pyromania came out in 83 so not Def Leppard

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 08:38 PM (2fs3P)

181 Van Halen 1984?

Oh....wait....

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 08:38 PM (Zz0t1)

182 1982 best record?

I wanna say it was Toto or something off the wall like Dexy's Midnight Runners...

Posted by: moviegique at April 12, 2019 08:38 PM (CcUfv)

183
I found SCTV's leftism grating

Huh???

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 12, 2019 08:38 PM (aKsyK)

184 Thriller was released in 1982, but was not the bestselling album of 1982.

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 12, 2019 08:38 PM (xPl2J)

185 The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas; The Verdict; Victor/Victoria; Fast Times at Ridgemont High; Das Boat;

Posted by: CDR M at April 12, 2019 08:38 PM (K8LFj)

186 The mid 80s comedy movies were great when the SCTV guys were involved.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 12, 2019 08:39 PM (dNzKv)

187 Mark, Asia by Asia?

Somehow I doubt it was the best seller of 1982.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2019 08:38 PM (miE9U)

Yep. You got it.

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 12, 2019 08:39 PM (xPl2J)

188 Ok, I cheated. It was Michael Jackson-Thriller in '82

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 08:39 PM (2fs3P)

189 Was it The Police in '82?

Posted by: CDR M at April 12, 2019 08:39 PM (K8LFj)

190 I've probably only seen half the movies on this list, but First Blood and The Thing are great. And Ace is right, Hollywood has been nothing but crap for a long time now.

Seen 3 new movies in the theater the last 3 years; Dunkirk, 3:17 to Paris and Unplanned.

Posted by: Pine Barrens at April 12, 2019 08:39 PM (oh+79)

191 well okay I see where this might get complicated -- Thriller was released relatively LATe in 1982 (November), so it might not have had the biggest sales IN 1982.

Posted by: ace at April 12, 2019 08:39 PM (PbpT7)

192 Okay, two; I also saw Road Warrior.

Posted by: sock_rat_eez, triumphalist Trumpian at April 12, 2019 08:39 PM (wA4OO)

193
nope... Thriller? No, that's too obvious and that's probably, what, 1983?

Posted by: ace at April 12, 2019 08:34 PM (PbpT7)

--Thriller was the best-seeling album *released* in '82, but it was December '82 IIRC.

Pyromania? Asia? (I'm fishing.)

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 08:39 PM (XAYDB)

194 Speaking of SMOD, my prediction is that the end of Game of Thrones will feature SMOD hitting the Earth and killing everyone before anyone can take the Iron Throne.

GOT is not located on Earth - but yeah, great ending anyway! My daughter would cry, though

Posted by: Boswell at April 12, 2019 08:39 PM (32YRo)

195

OT: If any of our Geeks have any input to Waterfox, tell them their update 2 days ago is a POS, gmail, schwab, multiple news sites are 100 crashing...

Posted by: M K Ultra at April 12, 2019 08:40 PM (w3OLr)

196 Huh. Wiki says Asia, by Asia, was the best-selling album of 1982.

Which sucks, because while I love Heat Of The Moment, IMHO the band itself and the entire album aren't much to write home about.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2019 08:40 PM (miE9U)

197 I have not seen a single minute of game of thrones.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 12, 2019 08:40 PM (dNzKv)

198 Mark, Asia by Asia?
Somehow I doubt it was the best seller of 1982.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2019 08:38 PM (miE9U)

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Winner, winner Chicken dinner!

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 12, 2019 08:40 PM (6csDQ)

199 All that matters in albums of 1982 is XTC's English Settlement.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 12, 2019 08:40 PM (kQs4Y)

200 yes I see how someone could say it was asia. Billboard calls the asia album the "best performing album in 1982," though.. thriller was released in November and became the best selling album of all time, so I don't really know how you square that circle.

Posted by: ace at April 12, 2019 08:40 PM (PbpT7)

201 Can anybody name the best selling album of 1982 in the US without Googling it? You'll probably be surprised by what it is.
-----
I promise this is a guess if it turns out to be right... the Scots Greys bagpipe regimental band playing "Amazing Grace"?

Posted by: andycanuck at April 12, 2019 08:40 PM (Dh1wo)

202 Wait, Wikipedia said its "Asia" in 1982. Heat of the Moment was a pretty good song.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 08:40 PM (2fs3P)

203
I found SCTV's leftism grating

Huh???



The Schmenge Brothers were commies.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 12, 2019 08:40 PM (oVJmc)

204 163 Synchronicity, The Police?
Posted by: Beltway Elite at April 12, 2019 08:36 PM (b6kHD)

--That was '83

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 08:40 PM (XAYDB)

205 game of thrones is stupid.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2019 08:41 PM (MTjB1)

206 1939 was the annus mirabilis of Hollywood.

1982 was a typical year for movies. However, compared to today's output, it appears remarkable.

I watched The Natural on TCM the other night. From 1984. A very good, but not great, movie in my opinion. But it occurred to me that I cannot think of many movies in recent years that come close to it in tone, effort, artistry, intent, etc. For some reason, I don't think they could make that movie today. The star power and acting talent simply isn't with us anymore.


Posted by: poe at April 12, 2019 08:41 PM (76dsu)

207 133
Can anybody name the best selling album of 1982 in the US without Googling it? You'll probably be surprised by what it is.


Posted by: Mark1971 at April 12, 2019 08:32 PM (xPl2J)


=======


I would have guessed Eagles Greatest Hits (can't remember when it came out but believe it was the Best Selling Album for decades), but then that wouldn't be surprising.

Posted by: ShainS -- PhD candidate in Angry Orange Male studies at April 12, 2019 08:41 PM (WqPYg)

208 Pyromania? Asia? (I'm fishing.)

Posted by: logprof

Why was every band back then a location? Asia, Kansas, Europe, Boston, etc, etc...

Posted by: Boswell at April 12, 2019 08:41 PM (32YRo)

209 all pre-cgi.

Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 12, 2019 08:41 PM (Pg+x7)

210 Hollyweird is dead to me, its a shit show with creepy actors and weaksauce rehashes. They got to ride their PC go carts right into the scene of the accident they have created. much like 'reporters', there ain't much worth in 'actors' either, any of them.
Posted by: Gmac-Officialy a fossile-Now get offa my lawn at April 12, 2019 08:32 PM (qZdIZ)

That's why I enjoy Korean movies, they are unPC and I them well written and gritty.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 12, 2019 08:41 PM (dKiJG)

211 The best-selling album of 1982 *should* have been either Thriller, or Freeze Frame by J. Geils Band.

There's not a single clunker on Freeze Frame. EVERYTHING is fantastic!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2019 08:41 PM (miE9U)

212 So what was the top TV show in 1982?

Posted by: CDR M at April 12, 2019 08:41 PM (K8LFj)

213 >>>204 163 Synchronicity, The Police?
Posted by: Beltway Elite at April 12, 2019 08:36 PM (b6kHD)

--That was '83

are you safe miss gradenko?

Posted by: ace at April 12, 2019 08:41 PM (PbpT7)

214 I saw most of those movies. Some of them (Trek) more than once.

Posted by: San Franpsycho at April 12, 2019 08:42 PM (EZebt)

215 I liked MADTV better than either SCTV or Sat. Night.

"STEWART! STEWART!"
"Look what I can do!!!"

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 12, 2019 08:42 PM (V2Yro)

216
The mid 80s comedy movies were great when the SCTV guys were involved.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy


Going Berserk was kind of hit and miss.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0085603

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 12, 2019 08:42 PM (aKsyK)

217 Can anybody name the best selling album of 1982 in the US without Googling it? You'll probably be surprised by what it is.

Posted by: Mark1971

Beatles re-do...compilation.

Posted by: Boswell at April 12, 2019 08:42 PM (32YRo)

218 199 All that matters in albums of 1982 is XTC's English Settlement.

Word.

Posted by: April at April 12, 2019 08:43 PM (OX9vb)

219 Dire Straits - Love Over Gold came out in '82. IMO, there best album.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 08:43 PM (2fs3P)

220 I was in elementary school in the early 80s. I remember being excited when the next Michael Jackson song was released. He had an effect on young boys, apparently.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 12, 2019 08:43 PM (dNzKv)

221 I liked Koyaanisqattsi or however it's spelled.

I know I know "western civilization bad".

Still liked it.

Posted by: eleven at April 12, 2019 08:43 PM (NLLmE)

222 All Hail Eris and April, yup.

I never get tired of No Thugs In Our House, which could easily be about the idiot Dems in the House.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2019 08:43 PM (miE9U)

223 all pre-cgi.


Tron??

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 12, 2019 08:43 PM (oVJmc)

224 >>Same goes for The Thing

True story. The night I first saw that movie was the night I had Smartfood before it became Smartfood. It was just the next test batch of cheese popcorn back then.

And still the benchmark for creepy movies.

Posted by: JackStraw at April 12, 2019 08:44 PM (/tuJf)

225 The Year of Living Dangerously with Mel Gibson and Linda Hunt

Posted by: Roy M at April 12, 2019 08:44 PM (wdHQo)

226 162 Why wasn't there an ET2? You know, where ET returns with the invasion force?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 12, 2019 08:36 PM (dNzKv)


======


Don't give Spielberg any ideas!

Posted by: ShainS -- PhD candidate in Angry Orange Male studies at April 12, 2019 08:44 PM (WqPYg)

227 Dire Straits - Love Over Gold came out in '82. IMO, there best album.

Posted by: Puddleglum

Saw them in concert a couple of years ago, old but still outstanding!

Posted by: Boswell at April 12, 2019 08:44 PM (32YRo)

228 210 Hollyweird is dead to me, its a shit show with creepy actors and weaksauce rehashes. They got to ride their PC go carts right into the scene of the accident they have created. much like 'reporters', there ain't much worth in 'actors' either, any of them.
Posted by: Gmac-Officialy a fossile-Now get offa my lawn at April 12, 2019 08:32 PM (qZdIZ)

That's why I enjoy Korean movies, they are unPC and I them well written and gritty.
Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 12, 2019 08:41 PM (dKiJG)

Endorsed

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at April 12, 2019 08:44 PM (xJa6I)

229 Oh you guys moved on to music. N/M

Posted by: eleven at April 12, 2019 08:44 PM (NLLmE)

230
All that matters in albums of 1982 is XTC's English Settlement.
Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes


Listen to the lyrics of "Melt the Guns."

Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 12, 2019 08:44 PM (aKsyK)

231 Never seen E.T.

Never will. It's a point of honor now.
Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 12, 2019 08:36 PM (oVJmc)


I've never seen it either. During the years I was humping for tenure, the only movie - literally, the only one - I saw was "Stripes." Which was epic.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 12, 2019 08:45 PM (YqDXo)

232 Bertram, that's just XTC being British twits.
I also wish they hadn't recorded "Dear God."

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2019 08:45 PM (miE9U)

233 korean movies? wtf? the sponsors for korean movies are razor blade and bathtub manufacturers.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2019 08:45 PM (MTjB1)

234 Can anybody name the best selling album of 1982 in the US without Googling it? You'll probably be surprised by what it is.

Posted by: Mark1971

Beatles re-do...compilation.
Posted by: Boswell at April 12, 2019 08:42 PM (32YRo)

----------------------------

qdpsteve got it. It was Asia, by Asia.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 12, 2019 08:45 PM (6csDQ)

235 i remember being in Europe in 1982 and saw a poster for "Mad Max II" as it was called elsewhere.
It was changed to The Road Warrior here because Mad Max wasn't a success in the US

Posted by: Avi at April 12, 2019 08:46 PM (kSq2k)

236 I love "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid". Much better than "The Jerk".

Posted by: Darth Randall at April 12, 2019 08:46 PM (/Njku)

237 225 The Year of Living Dangerously with Mel Gibson and Linda Hunt
Posted by: Roy M



A great movie. Mel Gibson may be a loon but he was a Tour De Force for quite a few years in the 80s and 90s.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 08:46 PM (2fs3P)

238 Season of the Witch scarred me for life.

That lady getting her mouth burned off. Yikes.

And then a big nasty bug crawls out.

Posted by: eleven at April 12, 2019 08:46 PM (NLLmE)

239 That's why I enjoy Korean movies, they are unPC and I them well written and gritty.
Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 12, 2019 08:41 PM (dKiJG)


Check out "Northern Limit Line."

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 12, 2019 08:46 PM (YqDXo)

240 I watched The Natural on TCM the other night. From 1984. A very good, but not great, movie in my opinion. But it occurred to me that I cannot think of many movies in recent years that come close to it in tone, effort, artistry, intent, etc. For some reason, I don't think they could make that movie today. The star power and acting talent simply isn't with us anymore."

The Natural resonates with me quite a bit - when you've gone back, at a later stage of life, and done something that you always should have done, and are successful, of course you feel greatly rewarded - but at the same time you're always aware of the poignancy and loss, all of the years that went by where you missed out on where you were supposed to be.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 12, 2019 08:46 PM (V2Yro)

241 all pre-cgi.
Posted by: musical jolly chimp at April 12, 2019 08:41 PM (Pg+x7)


Nope. Wrath of Kahn: the genesis planet sequence. I met the president of LucasFilm and he couldn't stop talking about that sequence. ILM did it. He was as proud of that as he could be.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 12, 2019 08:47 PM (aS1PU)

242 I thought E.T. was boring as hell. Hated it.

Posted by: eleven at April 12, 2019 08:47 PM (NLLmE)

243 Listen to the lyrics of "Melt the Guns."
Posted by: Bertram Cabot, Jr. at April 12, 2019 08:44 PM (aKsyK)

The one song I hate. I always skip over it.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 12, 2019 08:47 PM (kQs4Y)

244 Hey! I kinda like Sword and the Sorcerer.

Posted by: Astrocomical at April 12, 2019 08:47 PM (xujhj)

245 Another of my favorite albums from 1982 is Holly and the Italians. Great version of "For What It's Worth," and I have "We Danced" on my Spotify even now.

Posted by: April at April 12, 2019 08:47 PM (OX9vb)

246 Don't forget "Cat People," which blessed us with full frontal nudity and various kinky stuff from the appropriately named Nastassja Kinski.

Posted by: Geoff Flakey at April 12, 2019 08:47 PM (pPQeR)

247 I like Heat Of The Moment, but their follow up, Only Time Will Tell, is a good song made horrible by the fact that it's way too long, and obviously stretched out. Egos were obviously rampant in that band.

Most albums of that era, if I listen to them, I like them. Asia by Asia is one of the very few exceptions.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2019 08:47 PM (miE9U)

248 238 Season of the Witch scarred me for life. "

Wasn't Donovan in that?

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 12, 2019 08:47 PM (V2Yro)

249 Don't give Spielberg any ideas!
Posted by: ShainS -- PhD candidate in Angry Orange Male studies at April 12, 2019 08:44 PM (WqPYg)

No, giving Spielberg ideas would be for ETs son to come back and visit Eliot's son, who is a gay, trans, lesbian Palestinian refugee.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 12, 2019 08:47 PM (dNzKv)

250 178 Speaking of SMOD, my prediction is that the end of Game of Thrones will feature SMOD hitting the Earth and killing everyone before anyone can take the Iron Throne.

Since the series should have been called "Everyone Dies, And You're Glad, Since They All Suck", that really seems like the best result we can hope for.

Posted by: Sharkman at April 12, 2019 08:38 PM (Y3hKx)


=======


I predict that the only virtuous character (killed early on), Ned Stark, will awaken from a very long, bad dream ... which sets up a future sequel.

Posted by: ShainS -- PhD candidate in Angry Orange Male studies at April 12, 2019 08:47 PM (WqPYg)

251 215 I liked MADTV better than either SCTV or Sat. Night.

"STEWART! STEWART!"
"Look what I can do!!!"
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 12, 2019 08:42 PM (V2Yro)

--I think In Living Color had overall maybe lower highs but higher lows than SNL at the time, and I think it being 1/2 hour instead of 1 1/2 hours made it tighter.

Homey the Clown and Men On . . . were hilarious.

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 08:48 PM (XAYDB)

252 I love "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid". Much better than "The Jerk".
Posted by: Darth Randall

TCM recently ran Pennies from Heaven and I recorded it and watched it yesterday. Other than Jessica Harper's lipstick bosom, meh.

Posted by: Blutarski at April 12, 2019 08:48 PM (+Tibp)

253 242 I thought E.T. was boring as hell. Hated it.
Posted by: eleven at April 12, 2019 08:47 PM (NLLmE)

You would have loved E.T. - the Video Game.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 12, 2019 08:48 PM (V2Yro)

254 Tom Servo, The Natural is the first movie when I, and apparently a lot of critics, realized: Robert Redford was, at that point, making movies that were more or less giant self-fellating fantasies.

I've never been able to really take that flick seriously. I'd much rather watch Cobb.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2019 08:49 PM (miE9U)

255 178 Speaking of SMOD, my prediction is that the end of Game of Thrones will feature SMOD hitting the Earth and killing everyone before anyone can take the Iron Throne.


I love a happy ending.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 12, 2019 08:49 PM (YqDXo)

256 I still rewatch "Dogma" on occasion.

Posted by: Ben Had at April 12, 2019 08:49 PM (g/u4p)

257 Nothing as funny as Stripes has been released in years.

Posted by: Beltway Elite at April 12, 2019 08:49 PM (b6kHD)

258

Cheers?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 12, 2019 08:49 PM (1V4qu)

259 You would have loved E.T. - the Video Game.
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 12, 2019 08:48 PM (V2Yro)


Did you dig one up out of that dump in New Mexico?

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 12, 2019 08:49 PM (aS1PU)

260 238 Season of the Witch scarred me for life. "

Wasn't Donovan in that?
Posted by: Tom Servo


If he was they would have set him on fire and pulled him in half with Mack trucks.

It was that kind of movie.

Posted by: eleven at April 12, 2019 08:49 PM (NLLmE)

261 Drat. The album wasn't a really, really weird one per my guess.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 12, 2019 08:49 PM (Dh1wo)

262 225 The Year of Living Dangerously with Mel Gibson and Linda Hunt
Posted by: Roy M at April 12, 2019 08:44 PM (wdHQo)

I saw and liked that one. I still hear that music in my head sometimes.

Posted by: April at April 12, 2019 08:50 PM (OX9vb)

263 First Blood:

What exactly was Stallone's character so angry about? And _whatever_ it was, why take it out on local LE?

Dennehy did what I would want my sheriff to do: keep no-good drifters out of town. Stallone did what a-hole drifters do: ignore the law and hurt the locals.

Like so many movies, it really doesn't hold up decades later. Just another 70s-80s era "Vietnam Vet goes berserk" cookie-cutter plot.

Credit for the line: "He's been trained to eat sh!t that would make a billy-goat puke."

Posted by: gp at April 12, 2019 08:50 PM (mk9aG)

264 The original The Thing is a classic because it was a First.
They didnt make scary movies in 1951. Hell it was the era of Hope, Crosby, Doris Day and westerns. I slept with a light on for six months. And I was 22!

Posted by: SS at April 12, 2019 08:50 PM (gKuiA)

265 Don't forget "Cat People," which blessed us with full frontal nudity and various kinky stuff from the appropriately named Nastassja Kinski.
Posted by: Geoff Flakey at April 12, 2019 08:47 PM (pPQeR)


There's really isn't anything much better than a good set of tits.

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 08:50 PM (Zz0t1)

266 I blame it on the demise of the spirit ditto duplicator. It was that grape smell that made Hollywood.

Posted by: Jimmy Hoffa at April 12, 2019 08:50 PM (e8kgV)

267 Is that a direct challenge to our movie guy?!? o.O

Posted by: GWB at April 12, 2019 08:50 PM (7kVu3)

268 qdpsteve got it. It was Asia, by Asia.

Posted by: Calm Mentor

Ah, figures...

Posted by: Boswell at April 12, 2019 08:50 PM (32YRo)

269 Tootsie? Can we pull the camera back to Cleveland?

Tron impressed plenty of people but it was only okay to me when I first watched it. The sequel, never mind.

"From Hell's heart I stab at thee!" Oh yeah a winner.

"Are you trying to see if I am a lesbian or a Replicant Mr. Deckert?"

Has the Netflix Dark Krystal series been broadcast yet? The movie had its moments.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 08:50 PM (3Fpmk)

270 You would have loved E.T. - the Video Game.
Posted by: Tom Servo



Isn't that legendary for being the worst video game Of All Time?

Posted by: eleven at April 12, 2019 08:50 PM (NLLmE)

271 256 I still rewatch "Dogma" on occasion.
Posted by: Ben Had at April 12, 2019 08:49 PM (g/u4p)

I think Dogma is by far the best Kevin Smith movie.

although I confess that Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a very guilty pleasure of mine.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 12, 2019 08:51 PM (V2Yro)

272 Fast Times at Ridgemont High: cynical child porn, abortion advocacy.

Posted by: gp at April 12, 2019 08:51 PM (mk9aG)

273 Why was every band back then a location? Asia, Kansas, Europe, Boston, etc, etc...

Posted by: Boswell at April 12, 2019 08:41 PM (32YRo)


=====


Chicago! (formerly Chicago Transit Authority).

Posted by: ShainS -- PhD candidate in Angry Orange Male studies at April 12, 2019 08:51 PM (WqPYg)

274 264
The original The Thing is a classic because it was a First.


A Sponge?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt - Cub Fan at April 12, 2019 08:51 PM (ufFY8)

275 Oh, Fagan's "The Nightfly" also came out in 1982. And Kate Bush's "The Dreaming".

It was the 1939 of music!

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 12, 2019 08:51 PM (kQs4Y)

276 The Classified File based on a true story about a Korean kidnapping, interesting story about a Detective and a Psychic.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 12, 2019 08:51 PM (dKiJG)

277
1982 was the year the final Who album was released. 'It's Hard' which had Athena and Eminence Front

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 12, 2019 08:51 PM (XfxTk)

278 No, giving Spielberg ideas would be for ETs son to come back and visit
Eliot's son, who is a gay, trans, lesbian Palestinian refugee.
-------
E.T. bomb Jooooos.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 12, 2019 08:52 PM (Dh1wo)

279 Isn't that legendary for being the worst video game Of All Time?"

LOL yes! Supposedly tens of thousands of copies ended up in a landfill, along with Atari's hopes of solvency.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 12, 2019 08:52 PM (V2Yro)

280 I thought E.T. was boring as hell. Hated it.

Posted by: eleven

Doesn't hold up like Jaws does or Raiders.

Posted by: Boswell at April 12, 2019 08:52 PM (32YRo)

281

Barbarosa -- This is the Gary Busey/Willie Nelson



The movie took a weird turn when Gary and Willie invaded the Soviet Union

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 12, 2019 08:52 PM (XfxTk)

282 "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" needs a better description than "gimmicky." That's close but too dismissive. It relied on the "device" of splicing old movies into the storyline. That might be more accurate.

I think it aged well, even if you don't know the old movies being spliced in. And yes it suffered in comparison to The Jerk.

Posted by: CJ at April 12, 2019 08:52 PM (5Gqch)

283 Why was every band back then a location? Asia, Kansas, Europe, Boston, etc, etc...

Posted by: Boswell at April 12, 2019 08:41 PM (32YRo)



Bread?
Anthrax?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 12, 2019 08:53 PM (dNzKv)

284 Tom Servo, The Natural is the first movie when I, and apparently a lot of critics, realized: Robert Redford was, at that point, making movies that were more or less giant self-fellating fantasies.

Redford held himself out as having played baseball, but there's no mention of it on his Wikipedia page. He was classmates with Don Drysdale, which counts for exactly bupkis.

Posted by: Deplorable Jay Guevara at April 12, 2019 08:53 PM (YqDXo)

285 One From The Heart: That's a _good_ movie?? Hmm. It's got Teri Garr's tits, but it's still a loooong stretch to include it in a "good" list just because the director is famous.

Posted by: gp at April 12, 2019 08:53 PM (mk9aG)

286 You're not Homey the Clown any more! You're Homey the Man!

Posted by: andycanuck at April 12, 2019 08:53 PM (Dh1wo)

287 One from the Heart -- I never saw this and I understand it was a flop but, hey. Coppola doing a big release. Must have had something good about it.


Nastassja Kinski bending over and giving fantastic downblouse.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 08:53 PM (fuK7c)

288 272 Fast Times at Ridgemont High: cynical child porn, abortion advocacy.
Posted by: gp at April 12, 2019 08:51 PM (mk9aG)

Welcome to California!

It was very unsentimental and honest about what the fuck was actually happening in some high schools.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards, buy ammo at April 12, 2019 08:53 PM (xJa6I)

289 The Last Starfighter, update the effects in space, but leave Robert Preston alone.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 08:54 PM (3Fpmk)

290
A Sponge?

Posted by: Deplorable Ian Galt - Cub Fan at April 12, 2019 08:51 PM (ufFY


What, me worry?

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 08:54 PM (Zz0t1)

291 Missing on the Wiki list (which is way to short)

The Entity
The King Of Comedy
Fitzcarraldo (Cuz Road Warrior made the list)

Posted by: YIKES! at April 12, 2019 08:54 PM (t6XCL)

292 No, giving Spielberg ideas would be for ETs son to come back and visit Eliot's son, who is a gay, trans, lesbian Palestinian refugee.

******************

I propose ace delete this comment before Spielberg finds it via Google and it actually does get used as a plot in an E.T. sequel.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at April 12, 2019 08:54 PM (+dsLj)

293 Author Author was one of my favorites from 1982.

Dyan Cannon was a hottie with an infectious laugh,

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 12, 2019 08:54 PM (2DOZq)

294 Bread?

Anthrax?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 12, 2019 08:53 PM (dNzKv)

Butthole Surfers?

Posted by: Fiercely heterosexual Corey Booker at April 12, 2019 08:54 PM (ufFY8)

295

TV was really good in 1982, too.

Hill Street Blues
Cheers
The Quest
Seven Homos for Seven Brides
Square Pegs
The Powers of Matthew Star
Matt Houston
Remington Steele
Tales of the Gold [censored because I hate fucking monkeys]
Knight Rider
Family Ties
Ripley's Believe or Not

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 12, 2019 08:54 PM (1V4qu)

296

...and Silver Spoons!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 12, 2019 08:55 PM (1V4qu)

297 [censored because I hate fucking monkeys]

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 12, 2019 08:54 PM (1V4qu)

You should learn to broaden your horizons.

Posted by: Geoff Flakey at April 12, 2019 08:56 PM (pPQeR)

298 289 The Last Starfighter, update the effects in space, but leave Robert Preston alone.
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 08:54 PM (3Fpmk)

Robert Preston should have been in more; he's one of my favorite actors from the 50's / 60's. He has a Presence that's just riveting, you can imagine him being the center of attention in any room he walked into, instantly.

Posted by: Tom Servo at April 12, 2019 08:56 PM (V2Yro)

299
Life was Great when I was 13.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 12, 2019 08:56 PM (1V4qu)

300 Speaking of the Eighties, here's a killer retro SynthWave earworm courtesy of FM-84 (feat. Ollie Wride): "Don't Want to Change Your Mind":

http://tinyurl.com/y2wrznbx

Posted by: Guy Smiley at April 12, 2019 08:56 PM (+/7JY)

301 No, giving Spielberg ideas would be for ETs son
to come back and visit Eliot's son, who is a gay, trans, lesbian
Palestinian refugee.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 12, 2019 08:47 PM (dNzKv)

=====


LOL. A bit harsher than I was imagining, but probably closer to the truth.

Posted by: ShainS -- PhD candidate in Angry Orange Male studies at April 12, 2019 08:56 PM (WqPYg)

302 Huh. I don't remember that Seven Homos show......

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 08:56 PM (Zz0t1)

303 YIKES, can't believe I forgot The King Of Comedy!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2019 08:56 PM (miE9U)

304 >>Had to look up The Last Starfighter release to see if it 1982 qualified. 1984 actually.

Heh, just did, too.
Also Big Trouble in Little China ('86) - sucks being 29 and not remembering the 80's so well anymore!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 12, 2019 08:56 PM (W+vEI)

305 "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" needs a better description than "gimmicky."
That's close but too dismissive. It relied on the "device" of splicing
old movies into the storyline. That might be more accurate.


Could be worse, could watch Woody Allen's What's Up Tiger Lilly

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 08:56 PM (3Fpmk)

306 Bread?
Anthrax?
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 12, 2019 08:53 PM (dNzKv)

Black Flag.
The Descendants.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 12, 2019 08:56 PM (Z+IKu)

307 TV was really good in 1982, too.


Herman's Head.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 12, 2019 08:56 PM (dNzKv)

308 "The Natural resonates with me quite a bit"

Had some great lines:

"Where you from?"

"no place special..."

"Where you been?"

"Around..."

Posted by: Boswell at April 12, 2019 08:57 PM (32YRo)

309
One from the Heart

Terri Garr flahes tits repeatedly
What's not to like?

Posted by: Glenn John at April 12, 2019 08:57 PM (9GNQV)

310 ET is just Peter Pan.

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 12, 2019 08:57 PM (oVJmc)

311 >>I saw and liked that one. I still hear that music in my head sometimes.


Yes! So integral to that movie. And Mel's blue eyes!!

Posted by: Lizzy at April 12, 2019 08:57 PM (W+vEI)

312 ET: That's the first one where I noticed that average families in movies were WAY richer than I was, and lived in WAY better places than I ever would. Home Alone was the apogee of that trend.

Posted by: gp at April 12, 2019 08:57 PM (mk9aG)

313 Night Shift holds up for me. One of my most quotable movies. And I laugh just thinking of that last scene when Billy Blaze goes to save Chuck and he falls straight down.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 12, 2019 08:57 PM (2DOZq)

314 YIKES, can't believe I forgot The King Of Comedy!
Posted by: qdpsteve


Remember Sandra Bernhardt? Has she fallen off the face of the Earth?

Posted by: eleven at April 12, 2019 08:58 PM (NLLmE)

315 Movies used to mean something. Now, they're either SJW crap or just plain crap.

There's no imagination left.

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 08:59 PM (Zz0t1)

316 Holland -- the land of dykes.

Hated it!
-- Men on Travel

Posted by: andycanuck at April 12, 2019 08:59 PM (Dh1wo)

317 Hill Street Blues
Cheers
The Quest
Seven Homos for Seven Brides
Square Pegs
The Powers of Matthew Star
Matt Houston
Remington Steele
Tales of the Gold [censored because I hate fucking monkeys]
Knight Rider
Family Ties
Ripley's Believe or Not
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at A




lol, googled the matt houston opening theme for some reason not too long ago. not good television.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-za9Z6-Gad4

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2019 08:59 PM (MTjB1)

318
You know what's 40 years old, now?

And Justice For All


Think about that. "And Justice For All" in 1979 is the equivalent to a movie made in 1939!

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 12, 2019 08:59 PM (1V4qu)

319
Remember Sandra Bernhardt? Has she fallen off the face of the Earth?
Posted by: eleven at April 12, 2019 08:58 PM (NLLmE)


Does anyone really care?

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 08:59 PM (Zz0t1)

320 I don't get it though, are you telling me

Iron Man 1 2 3
Hulk 1 2 3
Thor 1 2 3
Avengers 1 2 3 4
Spider-Man 1 2 3 1b 2b 3b 4


aren't original and awesome movies made in the last 15 years?

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at April 12, 2019 08:59 PM (+dsLj)

321 279 Isn't that legendary for being the worst video game Of All Time?"

LOL yes! Supposedly tens of thousands of copies ended up in a landfill, along with Atari's hopes of solvency.
Posted by: Tom Servo at April 12, 2019 08:52 PM (V2Yro)

Not supposedly, confirmed

youtube.com/watch?v=NHXK2mKtu20

Posted by: josephistan at April 12, 2019 08:59 PM (Izzlo)

322 Home Alone was the apogee of that trend.
Posted by: gp at April 12, 2019 08:57 PM (mk9aG)


Rob Reiner loved filming in Winnetka.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 12, 2019 08:59 PM (dNzKv)

323 John Rambo got tortured in jail.

Posted by: JAS at April 12, 2019 09:00 PM (KOCKb)

324 "A funny thing about taste: I love Eugene Levy and Catherine O'Hara--who was quite the hottie back in the day--and I showed my kids the John Candy "Food Repair Shop" bit...and Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas and yet"

Comedy Nerd Alert: "Food Repair Shop" was actually from The New Show, Lorne Michaels' failed project when he briefly left SNL in the 80s. Candy did another food emergency bit on SCTV. Neither was great. I love SCTV and appreciate SNL and don't consider them in competition.

Posted by: CJ at April 12, 2019 09:00 PM (5Gqch)

325 YIKES, can't believe I forgot The King Of Comedy!

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2019 08:56 PM (miE9U)



That came out in 1983

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 12, 2019 09:00 PM (XfxTk)

326 "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" needs a better description than "gimmicky." That's close but too dismissive. It relied on the "device" of splicing old movies into the storyline.

-
It's a concept movie.

Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 12, 2019 09:00 PM (+y/Ru)

327 lol, googled the matt houston opening theme for some reason not too long ago. not good television.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-za9Z6-Gad4
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2019 08:59 PM (MTjB1)


But his assistant was HOT!

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 09:00 PM (Zz0t1)

328 The weird guy on Square Pegs was supposed to be a fanook, right? Light in the loafers? A nancy-boy? Or was he just weird.

Posted by: Guy Smiley at April 12, 2019 09:00 PM (+/7JY)

329 Think about that. "And Justice For All" in 1979 is the equivalent to a movie made in 1939!

**************


How about the fact that the Back to the Future triology takes place entirely in the past?

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at April 12, 2019 09:00 PM (+dsLj)

330
One from the Heart
oh no almost a musical
Cain't have that.

Posted by: Glenn John at April 12, 2019 09:00 PM (9GNQV)

331 Tom, can't forget him in Victor, Victoria

That man simply stole scenes.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 09:01 PM (3Fpmk)

332 eleven, let's hope she has.
Angry freak.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2019 09:01 PM (miE9U)

333 221 I liked Koyaanisqattsi or however it's spelled.

I know I know "western civilization bad".

Still liked it.
Posted by: eleven at April 12, 2019 08:43 PM (NLLmE)


Yeah, that's the impression I got from it.

The ending sequence featured the first Atlas-Centaur test flight on May 8, 1962. It didn't go well. The tracking camera followed the debris all the way down to impact in the ocean.

But, long story short, they fixed the bugs, and Atlas-Centaur eventually became a reliable workhorse launch vehicle, with derivatives still flying today.


And now you know... The Rest of the Story.

Posted by: rickl at April 12, 2019 09:01 PM (sdi6R)

334 I have a ET 2600 cart and manual. I've still got a 2600 too but it doesn't work.

Posted by: freaked at April 12, 2019 09:02 PM (UdKB7)

335
How about the fact that the Back to the Future triology takes place entirely in the past?

Oh? Didn't they go to 2055, briefly? Or to 2030?

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 12, 2019 09:02 PM (1V4qu)

336 Think about that. "And Justice For All" in 1979 is the equivalent to a movie made in 1939!

Posted by: Soothsayer

"You're out of order!"

Posted by: Boswell at April 12, 2019 09:02 PM (32YRo)

337 TV was really good in 1982, too.


Herman's Head.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 12, 2019 08:56 PM (dNzKv)


Mrs. Brown You've Got a Lovely Daughter is a classic

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 12, 2019 09:02 PM (+WnPf)

338 -
--
Never seen E.T.
...


Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 12, 2019 08:36 PM

-----------------------

Why the hell not?

Posted by: Jim Ignatowsky at April 12, 2019 09:03 PM (RVcmP)

339
Ripley's Believe or Not
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 12, 2019 08:54 PM (1V4qu)


You're not gonna believe this.
Some "ALIEN" killed everybody on my spaceship and I'm the only survivor.

Posted by: Ripley's Believe or Not at April 12, 2019 09:03 PM (t6XCL)

340 You know what 1982 movie does not hold up at all?

Porky's

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 12, 2019 09:03 PM (2DOZq)

341 I had to check STRANGE BREW opened in 1983, I still find that movie so damn funny.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 12, 2019 09:03 PM (dKiJG)

342 277
1982 was the year the final Who album was released. 'It's Hard' which had Athena and Eminence Front

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 12, 2019 08:51 PM (XfxTk)


========


There are about a dozen songs that every time I hear them, I can't help but look like Wayne and Garth listening, bobbing along their heads, and singing to at the top of my lungs in the car. I wasn't a big Who fan, but Eminence Front is near the top of that list.

Posted by: ShainS -- PhD candidate in Angry Orange Male studies at April 12, 2019 09:03 PM (WqPYg)

343 There are no Eugene Levys or Rick Moranis anymore. Add Dana carvey to the list.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 12, 2019 09:03 PM (dNzKv)

344 296

...and Silver Spoons!
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 12, 2019 08:55 PM (1V4qu)

The only thing I remember from Silver Spoons is a scene when Ricky & his friend were trying to watch scrambled porn, and his friend's glasses broke. Kate (Erin Gray) walks in on them & Ricky exclaims "It's Kate!" and his buddy shoves his broken glasses back on his face

Posted by: josephistan at April 12, 2019 09:03 PM (Izzlo)

345 307 TV was really good in 1982, too.


Herman's Head.
Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 12, 2019 08:56 PM (dNzKv)

--That's like a decade off.

You're banished from the discussion!!!!

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 09:03 PM (XAYDB)

346 "Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid" needs a better description than "gimmicky." That's close but too dismissive. It relied on the "device" of splicing old movies into the storyline.

-
It's a concept movie.
Posted by: Anonosaurus Wrecks, Tyrannosaur Wrangler at April 12, 2019 09:00 PM (+y/Ru)


I thought it was really well done. They must have gone through a ton of film to find the clips to use.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 12, 2019 09:04 PM (+WnPf)

347 270 You would have loved E.T. - the Video Game.
Posted by: Tom Servo


Isn't that legendary for being the worst video game Of All Time?
Posted by: eleven



I seem to recall a story about some guys searching for that game in the Arizona desert. The rumor was that unsold cartridges were buried there by Atari.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 09:04 PM (2fs3P)

348 I have a ET 2600 cart and manual. I've still got a 2600 too but it doesn't work.


*smiles smugly*

Posted by: Mr. Peebles at April 12, 2019 09:04 PM (oVJmc)

349 I had to check STRANGE BREW opened in 1983, I still find that movie so damn funny.
Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 12, 2019 09:03 PM (dKiJG)


Same here.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 12, 2019 09:04 PM (aS1PU)

350 I liked Gandhi a lot, but over the years I've accepted it's an inaccurate hagiography. Plus: all my sympathy for Muslims evaporated sometime around 2001.

I guess the best one out of the list, one that I'm still not ashamed I liked it, is The Verdict. I don't think Lumet ever made a bad movie.

Posted by: gp at April 12, 2019 09:05 PM (mk9aG)

351 1984 also gave ups Peter Hyams going ham-handed political with 2010 The Year We Make Contact

Dr. Heywood Floyd and Dr. Curnow talking hot dogs, baseball, and the Astro Dome.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 09:05 PM (3Fpmk)

352 Oh? Didn't they go to 2055, briefly? Or to 2030?

******************

You must be thinking of The Age of Stupid.

Although I wouldn't fault you for thinking that was now.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at April 12, 2019 09:05 PM (+dsLj)

353 Are we talking abut Metallica ...and justice for all, now?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 12, 2019 09:05 PM (dNzKv)

354 340 You know what 1982 movie does not hold up at all?

Porky's

Posted by: Can't resist temptation



The scene in the Principles office still makes me laugh.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 09:05 PM (2fs3P)

355 Never saw ET.
Glad ai never have.

Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 12, 2019 09:06 PM (QMwOT)

356 Just Bing-ed -- Amazing Grace was 1972 via RCA.

This link was a PDF so I didn't bother opening it but the intro is...

In 1972 The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards recorded "Amazing Grace" combining both their Pipes and Drums and Military Band. The arrangement opened with a solo bagpipe which was joined by the Pipe Band and full Military Band.
The track quickly rose to number one in the charts in the UK, Ireland,
Canada, South Africa and Australia and by 1977 had sold seven million
copies. ...

Posted by: andycanuck at April 12, 2019 09:06 PM (Dh1wo)

357 If any cobs or ace is around, Jane D'oh done banned herself somehow.

She's drinking Titos waiting for someone to unban her...no hurry she says.

Posted by: Tami at April 12, 2019 09:06 PM (cF8AT)

358 Posted by: gp at April 12, 2019 09:05 PM (mk9aG)

The Verdict was very good. Newman can play a likable , down and out guy better than anyone.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 12, 2019 09:06 PM (2DOZq)

359
I wrote a 'ment here back in 2015 why the real 2015 looked nothing like the "future" we imagined as kids.

The reason our real "future," today's Present sucks is: The Leftist Regressive Totalitarians.

Instead of flying cars and robots, we're mired in a race war, litigating "reparations," and debating shutting down/banning technology because of a global warming hoax.

Instead of having a space ship that can go to Mars or Jupiter, we are Anti-Science and men have "husbands" and men pretend to women.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 12, 2019 09:06 PM (1V4qu)

360 355 Never saw ET.
Glad ai never have.
Posted by: The Man from Athens at April 12, 2019 09:06 PM (QMwOT)

--Saw it.

Never seen Titanic, nor Home Alone.

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 09:06 PM (XAYDB)

361 I can't believe no one has mentioned the TV show Sledge Hammer! yet.

Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2019 09:07 PM (miE9U)

362 Think about that. "And Justice For All" in 1979 is the equivalent to a movie made in 1939!
Posted by: Soothsayer

It's like when I talk to my kids about Springsteen or the Stones, it's like my folks talking to me about Guy Lombardo.

Posted by: Blutarski at April 12, 2019 09:07 PM (+Tibp)

363 339
Ripley's Believe or Not
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 12, 2019 08:54 PM (1V4qu)


You're not gonna believe this.
Some "ALIEN" killed everybody on my spaceship and I'm the only survivor.
Posted by: Ripley's Believe or Not



Meow!

Posted by: The Cat at April 12, 2019 09:07 PM (2fs3P)

364
Could be worse, could watch Woody Allen's What's Up Tiger Lilly
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 08:56 PM (3Fpmk)

---

Was that...oh yes it was. Worse.

Posted by: CJ at April 12, 2019 09:08 PM (5Gqch)

365 The cat was named Jonesy

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 09:08 PM (3Fpmk)

366 Jane!!!!

Don't go into the light!!!!!

Posted by: eleven at April 12, 2019 09:08 PM (NLLmE)

367 Could you imagine making porkys today?

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 12, 2019 09:08 PM (dNzKv)

368 361 I can't believe no one has mentioned the TV show Sledge Hammer! yet.
Posted by: qdpsteve at April 12, 2019 09:07 PM (miE9U)

--Not from '82

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 09:08 PM (XAYDB)

369 Remember Sandra Bernhardt? Has she fallen off the face of the Earth?
Posted by: eleven at April 12, 2019 08:58 PM (NLLmE)

Last time I remember seeing her... Hudson Hawk?

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 12, 2019 09:08 PM (bQ/du)

370 359
I wrote a 'ment here back in 2015 why the real 2015 looked nothing like the "future" we imagined as kids.

The reason our real "future," today's Present sucks is: The Leftist Regressive Totalitarians.

Instead of flying cars and robots, we're mired in a race war, litigating "reparations," and debating shutting down/banning technology because of a global warming hoax.

Instead of having a space ship that can go to Mars or Jupiter, we are Anti-Science and men have "husbands" and men pretend to women.
Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 12, 2019 09:06 PM (1V4qu)

Progress! At this rate we'll be colonizing the galaxy in 5 years!

Posted by: josephistan at April 12, 2019 09:08 PM (Izzlo)

371 Jane!!!!

Don't go into the light!!!!!
Posted by: eleven at April 12, 2019 09:08 PM (NLLmE)


Did she walk into the TV?

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 12, 2019 09:09 PM (aS1PU)

372 If any cobs or ace is around, Jane D'oh done banned herself somehow.

She's drinking Titos waiting for someone to unban her...no hurry she says.
Posted by: Tami at A



that will teach her to have sex on her desk.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2019 09:09 PM (MTjB1)

373 I did a quick word search to see if anyone mentioned it and as it wasnt, might I include the animated movie "The Last Unicorn" from Rankin/Bass, featuring Mia Farrow, Jeff Bridges, Alan Arkin and Christopher Lee as the antagonist? Really whimsical fairy tale with some surprising depth to it.

Posted by: Snark of Greyskulk at April 12, 2019 09:09 PM (+i+0x)

374
Never seen Titanic, nor Home Alone.
Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 09:06 PM (XAYDB)

Avatar, never saw it.
Need a list of big movie hits that the morons could careless about watching.

Posted by: YIKES! at April 12, 2019 09:09 PM (t6XCL)

375 Instead of flying cars and robots, we're mired in a race war, litigating "reparations," and debating shutting down/banning technology because of a global warming hoax.

************************

On the upside they did get the Cubs winning the World Series right.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at April 12, 2019 09:09 PM (+dsLj)

376 '*smiles smugly*'

Do you have one that still works?

Posted by: freaked at April 12, 2019 09:09 PM (UdKB7)

377 In 1972 The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards recorded "Amazing Grace" combining both their Pipes and Drums and Military Band. The arrangement opened with a solo bagpipe which was joined by the Pipe Band and full Military Band.
The track quickly rose to number one in the charts in the UK, Ireland,
Canada, South Africa and Australia and by 1977 had sold seven million
copies. ...
Posted by: andycanuck at April 12, 2019 09:06 PM (Dh1wo)

--Is that the version used in Star Trek 2?

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 09:10 PM (XAYDB)

378 The Verdict was very good. Newman can play a likable , down and out guy better than anyone.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation

Reggie Dunlop in Slapshot.

Now THAT part was a risk.

Posted by: Blutarski at April 12, 2019 09:10 PM (+Tibp)

379 Avatar, never saw it.
Need a list of big movie hits that the morons could careless about watching.
Posted by: YIKES! at April 12, 2019 09:09 PM (t6XCL)

Count me as one who never saw Avatar.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 12, 2019 09:10 PM (2DOZq)

380 Avatar, never saw it.
Need a list of big movie hits that the morons could careless about watching.
Posted by: YIKES! at April 12, 2019 09:09 PM (t6XCL)


Never had any desire to see it. And when the left retards started crying over it and how they wished they could go to the planet of blue people or whatever, I knew it was crap.

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 09:10 PM (Zz0t1)

381 Avatar, never saw it.
Need a list of big movie hits that the morons could careless about watching.
Posted by: YIKES! at April 12, 2019 09:09 PM (t6XCL)

Count me as one who never saw Avatar.
Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 12, 2019 09:10 PM (2DOZq)


I saw a pirated copy. It still sucked.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 12, 2019 09:11 PM (aS1PU)

382 So it's amazing that 1982 was such an amazing year for movies, but I just noticed about the list. I saw maybe four or five of them in theaters in 1982.

1985-6? is when we all got VHS machines and poured into the local video store to see what there was to watch.

I probably saw all of these movies in 86-87.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 09:11 PM (fuK7c)

383 The 80s is my favorite decade for movies. Also for cars. And girls. And presidents.

Posted by: old5.0 at April 12, 2019 09:11 PM (fZLmu)

384 Porkys: Garbage then; garbage still.

The Thing: A respectable remake. I like the original one better.

Tron: Saw it in theater. So very awful. Expected so much more from the Carlos score; big letdown.

Posted by: gp at April 12, 2019 09:12 PM (mk9aG)

385
The King Of Comedy.
That came out in 1983
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 12, 2019 09:00 PM (XfxTk)

Released Iceland 1982

Posted by: YIKES! at April 12, 2019 09:12 PM (t6XCL)

386 The Verdict was very good. Newman can play a likable, down and out guy better than anyone.

********************

When I was studying to be an attorney I was told this was one of the few movies that accurately depicted what lawyers have to go through to win an actual trial.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at April 12, 2019 09:12 PM (+dsLj)

387 Trust me. I know what I'm doing.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 12, 2019 09:12 PM (Dh1wo)

388 I tried to watch Avatar, twice. I just couldn't get through 20 minutes of it. I felt bad for the actors. The script was written by some 13 year old girl. It was awful.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 09:12 PM (2fs3P)

389
Avatar - crap
UHF - not that bad

Posted by: freaked at April 12, 2019 09:13 PM (UdKB7)

390 Oh yeah The Last Unicorn

Got to hear Peter S. Beagle talk about it. It was a fun little talk even when he was talking about having to deal with the fame and pigeon-holing because that story became a hit.

Geez I figured cels of Amalthea would be pricey...
https://preview.tinyurl.com/y3xqm7tq

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 09:14 PM (3Fpmk)

391 UHF is so dumb its good. I liked it.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 09:14 PM (2fs3P)

392 ET was stupid. I saw it when it came out and was very disappointed in the alien. It looked like a turtle without a shell. Flying shell-less turtles. Stupid.

Posted by: freaked at April 12, 2019 09:14 PM (UdKB7)

393 -
--
"Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid"

I don't give a F@@@@@@@@@@@K how funny it is. (and it's one of my favorite comedies)

I don't give a F@@@@@@@@@@@K what critics say.

I don't give a F@@@@@@@@@@@K what anyone else says.

Rachel Ward is so freaking hot in that movie, in BW, all else diminishes to nothing.

Posted by: irright at April 12, 2019 09:14 PM (RVcmP)

394 Late to the movie party....
Back in the 80s I had a huge Chuck Norris thing going on. Most people do not agree with my personal fave Norris movies but hey! Whatever.
That said I didn't see Silent Rage but it sounds a bit like Hero and the Terror. That one came out in 88.
Also on my fave Chuck movie list....
Code of Silence.
Delta Force
Hero and the Terror
Firewalker
Lone wolf McQuade

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at April 12, 2019 09:14 PM (myjNJ)

395 Sean Young was a hot piece of ass in 1982.

Posted by: Fritz at April 12, 2019 09:15 PM (LuPts)

396 I was a kid in 82, so the only movie I saw in theaters on this list was The Dark Crystal and ET and I had fond memories of both.


Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 12, 2019 09:15 PM (jXrK7)

397 When I was studying to be an attorney I was told this was one of the few movies that accurately depicted what lawyers have to go through to win an actual trial.
Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at April 12, 2019 09:12 PM (+dsLj)

Im just glad I saw it before my career in the insurance claims business.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 12, 2019 09:15 PM (2DOZq)

398 Dyan Cannon was a hottie with an infectious laugh,

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 12, 2019 08:54 PM (2DOZq)


=======


I read her memoir last year -- she is pretty sharp (as was Rob Lowe in his memoir). I still can't get over Cary Grant being a YUGE dropper of acid.

Posted by: ShainS -- PhD candidate in Angry Orange Male studies at April 12, 2019 09:15 PM (WqPYg)

399 The scene in the Principles office still makes me laugh.
Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 09:05 PM (2fs3P)

We should get a sketch artist and put up Wanted posters

That scene is soo damn funny.

Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 12, 2019 09:15 PM (dKiJG)

400 --Is that the version used in Star Trek 2?
----------
I don't know but good question. I'll check IMDB.

Posted by: andycanuck at April 12, 2019 09:15 PM (Dh1wo)

401 Never watched Avatar because it sounded in no way interesting.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 12, 2019 09:15 PM (bQ/du)

402 Not as stupid as Maxine Waters though. Not by a long shot.

Posted by: freaked at April 12, 2019 09:16 PM (UdKB7)

403 My area got HBO in like 1978. You had to have a dish to pick up the reception which was broadcast from the tallest downtown building. They only broadcast from about 7:00 to 11:00 CST.

Anyhoo, a friend of mine had it and word got out that a near pornographic movie with Susan Day was gonna be on so we had a party! I left a more sober and wiser teenage idiot.

Posted by: Blutarski at April 12, 2019 09:16 PM (+Tibp)

404 Never watched Avatar because it sounded in no way interesting.


Seven foot tall superfit cat smurfs with bare tits.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 09:16 PM (fuK7c)

405 Sean Young was a hot piece of ass in 1982.

She was the hot crazy spectrum. The whole thing.

Posted by: eleven at April 12, 2019 09:16 PM (NLLmE)

406 that will teach her to have sex on her desk.
Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2019 09:09 PM (MTjB1)

Hold out for softball shorts pics.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 12, 2019 09:17 PM (t6MX/)

407 tried to watch Avatar, twice. I just couldn't get through 20 minutes of it. I felt bad for the actors. The script was written by some 13 year old girl. It was awful.



Avatar was a direct ripoff of Pocohantas.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 12, 2019 09:17 PM (dNzKv)

408 391 UHF is so dumb its good. I liked it.
Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 09:14 PM (2fs3P)

--Great soundtrack as well.

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 09:17 PM (XAYDB)

409 Rachel Ward is so freaking hot in that movie, in BW, all else diminishes to nothing.

Posted by: irright at April 12, 2019 09:14 PM (RVcmP)

Makes me want to YouTube the Against All Odds scene,

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 12, 2019 09:17 PM (2DOZq)

410 When did Zapped! come out. That was some cinematic GENIUS right there.

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 09:17 PM (Zz0t1)

411 IMDB has 'uncredited' for "Amazing Grace".

Posted by: andycanuck at April 12, 2019 09:17 PM (Dh1wo)

412 Never watched Avatar because it sounded in no way interesting.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop



It's pretty to look at. But that get's old after a few minutes.

Posted by: eleven at April 12, 2019 09:18 PM (NLLmE)

413 UHF is so dumb its good. I liked it.
Posted by: Puddleglum

Supplies!
- Long Duk Dong

Posted by: Blutarski at April 12, 2019 09:18 PM (+Tibp)

414 I actually remember seeing Star Trek II in the theater. The earworm scene scared the crap out of me.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 12, 2019 09:18 PM (bQ/du)

415 Avatar was all about "evil corporations raping the plant". It might have been a decent effects flic if they hadn't thrown that in.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 12, 2019 09:18 PM (jXrK7)

416 Seven foot tall superfit cat smurfs with bare tits.
Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 09:16 PM (fuK7c)

*buzzer*

Ohhh, you were missing 'busty'. Busty was what we were looking for.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 12, 2019 09:19 PM (bQ/du)

417 Avatar was all about "evil corporations raping the plant". It might have been a decent effects flic if they hadn't thrown that in.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 12, 2019 09:18 PM (jXrK7)


Dances With Wolves in space.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 12, 2019 09:19 PM (aS1PU)

418 Titanic is not a bad movie, and I don't know why people slam it so much. Among popcorn-munching megahits, it's OK. Not as good as Jaws. Not as good as a couple Titanic-themed movies that came before, like the Webb/Stanwyck movie. But still no good reason to proudly _refuse_ to watch it!

Posted by: gp at April 12, 2019 09:19 PM (mk9aG)

419 Didn't the guy who did Avatar lose to his ex-wife who did Hurt Locker for the Best Picture award?

Posted by: Tami at April 12, 2019 09:19 PM (cF8AT)

420 As a neko-grrl. I do not consider the N'avi to be in anyway feline. I have never seen Avatard because all the super excite hype on how wonderful of a movie it would be turned me instantly off since it sounded exactly like the stuff rabid fan-bois spout off over the latest Marvel comic.

And then I noticed the N'avi are bipedal while every other life form on the planet is hexapedal. Hey James Cameron how does evolution work again?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 09:19 PM (3Fpmk)

421 I remember many years ago when Sean Young was on the Howard Stern Show. She's a wacko.

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 12, 2019 09:19 PM (xPl2J)

422 Oh yeah, and the smurf cats did it by plugging their tails together or some shit.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 12, 2019 09:20 PM (jXrK7)

423 415 Avatar was all about "evil corporations raping the plant". It might have been a decent effects flic if they hadn't thrown that in.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 12, 2019 09:18 PM (jXrK7)

Evil military, from what I have heard as well.

And that douchebag had the nerve to mention he made a mistake in how he portrayed the marines in Aliens on the director's commentary.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 12, 2019 09:20 PM (bQ/du)

424 Didn't the guy who did Avatar lose to his ex-wife who did Hurt Locker for the Best Picture award?
Posted by: Tami


Ouch.

Posted by: eleven at April 12, 2019 09:20 PM (NLLmE)

425 Hey James Cameron how does evolution work again?
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 09:19 PM (3Fp

And they're blue. On a green planet.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 12, 2019 09:20 PM (2DOZq)

426 I actually remember seeing Star Trek II in the theater. The earworm scene scared the crap out of me.
Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 12, 2019 09:18 PM (bQ/du)


My parents were big Star Trek movie fans. They took us to the drive in to see II, I think. It was a double feature and John Carpenter's The Thing was the opener. I was a little young for that one.....I think they actually regretted that decision.

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 09:20 PM (Zz0t1)

427 417 Avatar was all about "evil corporations raping the plant". It might have been a decent effects flic if they hadn't thrown that in.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 12, 2019 09:18 PM (jXrK7)

Dances With Wolves in space.
Posted by: DR.WTF



I heard it described as Dances with Smurfs.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 09:20 PM (2fs3P)

428 Showtime used to have filler of scantily clad women doing yoga.

That is all.

Posted by: Blutarski at April 12, 2019 09:20 PM (+Tibp)

429 I'm gonna say 1984 would give 1982 a run for its money.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 12, 2019 09:21 PM (qYw16)

430 343 There are no Eugene Levys or Rick Moranis anymore. Add Dana carvey to the list.

Posted by: Cat Ass Trophy at April 12, 2019 09:03 PM (dNzKv)


=======


Also read a very good Martin Short memoir -- quite funny and an interesting guy.

Posted by: ShainS -- PhD candidate in Angry Orange Male studies at April 12, 2019 09:21 PM (WqPYg)

431 I remember going to see The Road Warrior with a college buddy back in 1982: minds blown!

I don't know if the movies were really any better back then (Hollywood has always churned out unimaginative, derivative crap) but it is now occupied by Progressives that would rather hector their audience than make money.

Posted by: Retired Buckeye Cop is now an engineer at April 12, 2019 09:21 PM (5Yee7)

432 I just did a search for what "neko" means and guess what I got?

Pron.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 12, 2019 09:22 PM (jXrK7)

433 while every other life form on the planet is hexapedal


When did nekko-android-cat-girls become six legged?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 09:22 PM (fuK7c)

434 Sean Young was good in a Kiss Before Dying. That was actually a remake but it was a very good movie.

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 12, 2019 09:22 PM (2DOZq)

435 Bander, stop thinking about the hexapumas....

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 09:22 PM (3Fpmk)

436 My parents were big Star Trek movie fans. They took us to the drive in to see II, I think. It was a double feature and John Carpenter's The Thing was the opener. I was a little young for that one.....I think they actually regretted that decision.
Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 09:20 PM (Zz0t1)

My parents too. And we got the full set of Star Trek III glasses from Taco Bell when that came out. I think my parents still have them.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 12, 2019 09:22 PM (bQ/du)

437 Anyone remember ON-Tv........

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 12, 2019 09:23 PM (Z+IKu)

438 418 Titanic is not a bad movie, and I don't know why people slam it so much. Among popcorn-munching megahits, it's OK. Not as good as Jaws. Not as good as a couple Titanic-themed movies that came before, like the Webb/Stanwyck movie. But still no good reason to proudly _refuse_ to watch it!
Posted by: gp



That movie sucked beyond words. Even Kate Winslet awesome boobies and lesbian sex scene with that butch actress couldn't save that movie.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 09:23 PM (2fs3P)

439
Zapped and Foul Play were constantly on HBO one Summer.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Fake Commenter at April 12, 2019 09:23 PM (1V4qu)

440 Not as good as a couple Titanic-themed movies that came before, like the Webb/Stanwyck movie. But still no good reason to proudly _refuse_ to watch it!
Posted by: gp at April 12, 2019 09:19 PM (mk9aG)

That crappy song is not a good reason?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 12, 2019 09:23 PM (TfwlC)

441 I just did a search for what "neko" means and guess what I got?

Pron.
Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 12, 2019 09:22 PM (jXrK7)


Animae porn, at that.

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 09:23 PM (Zz0t1)

442 I'll be back in about 5 mins.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 12, 2019 09:24 PM (jXrK7)

443 Anyone remember ON-Tv........
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 12, 2019 09:23 PM (Z+IKu)


What's On TV?

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 12, 2019 09:24 PM (aS1PU)

444
When I was studying to be an attorney I was told this was one of the few movies that accurately depicted what lawyers have to go through to win an actual trial.
Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at April 12, 2019 09:12 PM (+dsLj)


You're paid to win!

Posted by: Avi at April 12, 2019 09:24 PM (kSq2k)

445 That movie sucked beyond words. Even Kate Winslet awesome boobies and lesbian sex scene with that butch actress couldn't save that movie.
Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 09:23 PM (2fs3P)

Not that butch.

*pause*

The visuals of the ship are amazing.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 12, 2019 09:24 PM (bQ/du)

446 Bander, stop thinking about the hexapumas....
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 09:22 PM (3Fpmk)

Do hexapedal hexapumas have hexagonads?

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 12, 2019 09:24 PM (TfwlC)

447 Anyone remember ON-Tv........
Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 12, 2019 09:23 PM (Z+IKu)


I mentioned this the other day.

My dad was trying to build a descrambler for it. We used to sneak downstairs after they went to Adults ONly to watch scrambled porn.

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 09:24 PM (Zz0t1)

448 Damn, 4-1 Blue Jackets

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 09:24 PM (XAYDB)

449 1985 gave the movie fans Weird Science and Real Genius

"I drank what?"

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 09:25 PM (3Fpmk)

450 My grandparents had On TV. At the time it was the only pay TV available in our area.

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 12, 2019 09:25 PM (xPl2J)

451 Also read a very good Martin Short memoir -- quite funny and an interesting guy.
Posted by: ShainS -- PhD candidate in Angry Orange Male studies at April 12, 2019 09:21 PM (WqPYg)

Read David Spade's short memoir. It's an easy and funny read. I think he must be a silent conservative .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 12, 2019 09:25 PM (2DOZq)

452 >>>Never watched Avatar because it sounded in no way interesting.
--------------------

Seven foot tall superfit cat smurfs with bare tits.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 09:16 PM (fuK7c)



Never wanted to bang a cat.

Posted by: Braenyard having a 29+ moment at April 12, 2019 09:25 PM (lfmil)

453 I remember that song "ain't gonna bump no mo with six leg women."

Posted by: freaked at April 12, 2019 09:25 PM (UdKB7)

454 Titos?
Posted by: Tami at April 12, 2019 09:06 PM (cF8AT)

I drink vodka on ice.... no additives...

Posted by: MarcusZ1967 at April 12, 2019 09:25 PM (ndVm0)

455 What's On TV?
Posted by: DR.WTF at April 12, 2019 09:24 PM (aS1PU)

There's a penguin on the telly.

Posted by: Alberta Oil Peon at April 12, 2019 09:25 PM (TfwlC)

456 Holy shit, now Columbus up 5-1

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 09:25 PM (XAYDB)

457 Doug and Bob McKenzie movie reviews. Blowed up real good! Also Johnny LaRue!
SCTV was best--

fight me!

Posted by: free tibet at April 12, 2019 09:25 PM (CL76w)

458 My dad was trying to build a descrambler for it. We
used to sneak downstairs after they went to Adults ONly to watch
scrambled porn.

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 09:24 PM (Zz0t1)

In Los Angeles we got On TV's scrambled porn on channel 52.

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 12, 2019 09:25 PM (xPl2J)

459 When I was studying to be an attorney I was told this was one of the few movies that accurately depicted what lawyers have to go through to win an actual trial.
Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen

They offered to settle for if I remember $210,000 which would neatly have paid Newman $70,000 which was a king's ransom at the time. That's what I remember.

Posted by: Blutarski at April 12, 2019 09:26 PM (+Tibp)

460 Never wanted to bang a cat.
Posted by: Braenyard having a 29+ moment at A



no one is blaming you, you did what you had to.

Posted by: yankeefifth at April 12, 2019 09:26 PM (MTjB1)

461 Would you prefer a megane neko hime nyah?

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 09:26 PM (3Fpmk)

462 I hated the whole class warfare angle of Titanic, but there was something I hated worse.

You're in the North Atlantic where it's cold enough for icebergs to murder your ship. Iceberg water pours into the ship. Yet everyone can walk through the hallways hip deep in the icewater without getting cold.

It's only after they're out looking for lifeboats that the water makes them feel cold and turn blue and die.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 09:26 PM (fuK7c)

463 -
--
I just did a search for what "neko" means and guess what I got?



Pron.

Posted by: sniffybigtoe at April 12, 2019 09:22 PM (jXrK7)

---------------------


Animae porn, at that.


Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 09:23 PM

--------------------------------------------

Taste our wafers. TASTE THEM!!

Posted by: neko (or necco, whatever) at April 12, 2019 09:27 PM (RVcmP)

464 Taste our wafers. TASTE THEM!!

They ain't Mentos....

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 09:28 PM (3Fpmk)

465 Necco stands for New England Confectionary Company

Posted by: Mark1971 at April 12, 2019 09:28 PM (xPl2J)

466 "no way out" was fun.

Posted by: JAS at April 12, 2019 09:28 PM (KOCKb)

467 There are neither superhero nor Star Wars movies, all of these movies were obviously flops.

Posted by: mugiwara at April 12, 2019 09:28 PM (kVT3g)

468 My dad was trying to build a descrambler for it. We used to sneak downstairs after they went to Adults ONly to watch scrambled porn.
Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 09:24 PM (Zz0t1)

Hahaha...yup. You could see half a screen but if you positioned the channel selector just right it would come in clear with no lines and Wow....free pron over the airwaves.

America is a great country.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 12, 2019 09:28 PM (Z+IKu)

469 I just looked up a complete list of movies released in 1982, and another of my favorites is on there--again, primarily for music: Diva. This was a really good movie, and gave me a little bit of appreciation for opera.

Posted by: April at April 12, 2019 09:28 PM (OX9vb)

470 She was gettin' down, that chick was gettin' down
She wanted to bump some more, but I told her, no
You done knocked me down once
You done knocked me down once

Posted by: freaked at April 12, 2019 09:29 PM (UdKB7)

471 Neko Case was hawt back in the day.

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 09:29 PM (XAYDB)

472 Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 09:26 PM (fuK7c)

We have a cold bath at my club that's set at 55 degrees. I can stay in it only 5 minutes tops .

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 12, 2019 09:29 PM (2DOZq)

473 That movie sucked beyond words. Even Kate Winslet awesome boobies and lesbian sex scene with that butch actress couldn't save that movie.
Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 09:23 PM (2fs3P)


More engine room pr0n would have saved the movie!

Posted by: Commissar Hrothgar at April 12, 2019 09:29 PM (wCCjE)

474 BONUS: Neko Case sang in a band called the New Pornographers.

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 09:29 PM (XAYDB)

475 She threw the jewel into the sea. Bitch. She didn't own it. After the asshole got the insurance claim paid, the Insurance company owned it.

Posted by: JAS at April 12, 2019 09:29 PM (KOCKb)

476 In Los Angeles we got On TV's scrambled porn on channel 52.
Posted by: Mark1971 at April 12, 2019 09:25 PM (xPl2J)


I think Chitcagoland was UHF 44.

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 09:29 PM (Zz0t1)

477 Rachel Ward is so freaking hot in that movie, in BW, all else diminishes to nothing.

Posted by: irright at April 12, 2019 09:14 PM (RVcmP)

--

Juliet Forrest:
What are you doing?

Rigby Reardon:
Adjusting your breasts. You fainted and they shifted all out of whack.

Posted by: CJ at April 12, 2019 09:30 PM (5Gqch)

478 Fast Times at Ridgemont High;

I'm STILL fapping to Phoebe Cates' swimming pool scene

Posted by: kbdabear at April 12, 2019 09:31 PM (0Ntuf)

479 Boobs are fun.

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 09:31 PM (Zz0t1)

480 1984:

The Adventures of Buckaroo Bonzai
Amadeus
Bachelor Party
Beverly Hills Cop
Blame it on Rio
Children of the Corn
Conan the Destroyer
Dune
Footloose
Ghostbusters
Gremlins
Indiana Jones Temple of Doom
Karate Kid
Muppets Take Manhattan (shaken for CBD's liking)
The Natural
The Neverending Story
Nightmare on Elm Street
Police Academy
Purple Rain
Red Dawn
Repo Man
Revenge of the Nerds
Romancing the Stone
Splash
The Terminator
This is Spinal Tap
The Toxic Avenger

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 12, 2019 09:31 PM (qYw16)

481 Titanic is awful. It's pretty boring. And I think Zane's portrayal as villain rubs a lot of men the wrong way; his fiance is banging some homeless guy from steerage because feelings, but Zane is the heavy. Uh huh.

Posted by: bear with asymmetrical balls at April 12, 2019 09:32 PM (H5knJ)

482
I'm STILL fapping to Phoebe Cates' swimming pool scene

Posted by: kbdabear at April 12, 2019 09:31 PM (0Ntuf)


I'm reasonably sure you're not alone.

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 09:32 PM (Zz0t1)

483 Cannery Row, The Year of Living Dangerously, Victor Victoria, The Man from Snowy River, Still of the Night, Evil Under The Sun, Kiss Me Goodbye, The Final Option, Author! Author!, Night Crossing, Tag, The Assassination Game, The Grey Fox. Hammett, That Championship Season all from 1982.

Posted by: Locke Common at April 12, 2019 09:32 PM (RZQqA)

484 They ain't Mentos....
Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 09:28 PM (3Fpmk)

They are ghost peppers....

Posted by: MarcusZ1967 at April 12, 2019 09:32 PM (ndVm0)

485 Pheobe Cates - Gremlins and Date With an Angel

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 09:32 PM (3Fpmk)

486 475 She threw the jewel into the sea. Bitch. She didn't own it. After the asshole got the insurance claim paid, the Insurance company owned it.
Posted by: JAS at April 12, 2019 09:29 PM (KOCKb)

Not to mention a stone of historical significance. Bitch should be given the chair.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 12, 2019 09:32 PM (bQ/du)

487 I'm STILL fapping to Phoebe Cates' swimming pool scene
Posted by: kbdabear

I'll be in my bunk.

Posted by: Blutarski at April 12, 2019 09:33 PM (+Tibp)

488 Posted by: Locke Common at April 12, 2019 09:32 PM (RZQqA)

Cannery Row.

I really, really like that movie. Debra Winger, Nick Nolte.

Posted by: DR.WTF at April 12, 2019 09:34 PM (aS1PU)

489 I haven't seen Young Doctors In Love since...well, the 1980s. Funny stuff.

Posted by: Captain Whitebread at April 12, 2019 09:34 PM (rJUlF)

490 I've never seen Saving Private Ryan.

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 09:34 PM (Zz0t1)

491 I have never watched Pulp Fiction all the way through. Never cared for it. Loved Jackie Brown.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 12, 2019 09:35 PM (bQ/du)

492 The hype was what turned me off from ever seeing Titanic or Avatar. Should have followed my gut instinct on the hype with the Force Awakens too.

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at April 12, 2019 09:35 PM (+dsLj)

493 490 I've never seen Saving Private Ryan.
Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 09:34 PM (Zz0t1)

But Shaving Rianne's Privates?

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 12, 2019 09:35 PM (t6MX/)

494 1982 two degrees to my 2019 favorite show , Bob's Burgers.

Phoebe Cates married to Kevin Kline who plays Mr Fischoeder on Bob's Burgers,

Posted by: Can't resist temptation at April 12, 2019 09:36 PM (2DOZq)

495 But Shaving Rianne's Privates?
Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at April 12, 2019 09:35 PM (t6MX/)


Sad, but no.

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 09:36 PM (Zz0t1)

496 I have never watched Pulp Fiction all the way through. Never cared for it. Loved Jackie Brown.

***************

Pulp Fiction is one of those movies you could listen by audio only just to write down all the lines you plan to use in real life.

"ENGLISH, MOTHERFUCKER, DO YOU SPEAK IT?"

Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at April 12, 2019 09:36 PM (+dsLj)

497 That is a tasty burger.

Posted by: Bitter Clinger at April 12, 2019 09:37 PM (qYw16)

498 Lets see, remember sering the following in the theater:

48 hours
Blade Runner
Creepshow
Diner
ET
Fast Times at Ridgemont High (several times)
Firefox (meh, seemed hokey even then)
Gandhi (yeah, brainwashing)
My Favorite Year
An Officer And A Gentleman
Poltergeist
Porky's
Sophie's Choice
STII:TWOK
The Thing
Tootsie
Tron
The Verdict
Road Warrior

Which is more non-animated films than I've paid to see in a theater in the past ten years. In particular, I don't do superhero.

Posted by: JEM at April 12, 2019 09:37 PM (8Wb+m)

499 Yes Flo, you are wearing an apron. You dress like a maid. You will be thought to be a maid/

Posted by: JAS at April 12, 2019 09:38 PM (KOCKb)

500 I can NOT believe Ace did not namecheck "Zapped!" from that glorious cinematic season.

I mean sure, the cast of Young Doctors in Love was an impressive ensemble, but did it have EITHER Scott Baio OR Willie Ames of Eight is Enough fame?

Why fuck no, it did not.

It's like I don't even know you anymore.

Posted by: Mister Christopher (in Atlanta yo) at April 12, 2019 09:39 PM (XOi3t)

501 492 The hype was what turned me off from ever seeing Titanic or Avatar. Should have followed my gut instinct on the hype with the Force Awakens too.
Posted by: Froderick Wonkensteen at April 12, 2019 09:35 PM (+dsLj)

I bought Avatar.. good sf and cgi. Seen the last ending of Titanic... blue people?

Posted by: MarcusZ1967 at April 12, 2019 09:39 PM (ndVm0)

502 Fans in Tampa booing.

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 09:39 PM (XAYDB)

503 Unobtainium? Never saw Avatar.

Posted by: JAS at April 12, 2019 09:41 PM (KOCKb)

504 Bitter Clinger, you forgot 2010 in that list.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 09:41 PM (3Fpmk)

505 Damn it, I home this game does not pre-empt the Hoosli national anthems.

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 09:42 PM (XAYDB)

506 "Halloween III" is memorable mainly because it stars Stacey Nelkin, the hottest babe of that era. Holy cr*p, she was smokin.

Posted by: Harvey Holroyd at April 12, 2019 09:42 PM (Pnd/Z)

507 373 I did a quick word search to see if anyone mentioned it and as it wasnt, might I include the animated movie "The Last Unicorn" from Rankin/Bass, featuring Mia Farrow, Jeff Bridges, Alan Arkin and Christopher Lee as the antagonist? Really whimsical fairy tale with some surprising depth to it.
Posted by: Snark of Greyskulk at April 12, 2019 09:09 PM (+i+0x)
---
A favorite. Read the book as a kid. The film is very faithful and captures the beauty and terror. Molly Grue seeing the unicorn and saying in effect damn you for showing me how beautiful the world could be.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 12, 2019 09:42 PM (kQs4Y)

508 Unobtainium? Never saw Avatar.

The galaxy was running out of the Illudium Phosdex Shaving molecule.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 09:42 PM (3Fpmk)

509 i've always been a western watchin chick and they're what i prefer.

barbarosa was good...but i'll take 'the mountain men' (couple years earlier) as one of my faves.

Posted by: trapper's girl at April 12, 2019 09:43 PM (Ncyf9)

510 Cannery Row is a classic with a great cast including narration by John Huston. Beer Milkshake anyone. Also, The Year of Living Dangerously - Mel Gibson Sigourney Weaver - about unrest in 1965 Indonesia with Suharto making his move.

Posted by: Locke Common at April 12, 2019 09:43 PM (RZQqA)

511 *waves to Eris*

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 09:43 PM (3Fpmk)

512 [io]Fans in Tampa booing.
Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 09:39 PM (XAYDB)

I see a closed door team meeting in their near future.

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 09:43 PM (Zz0t1)

513 493
490 I've never seen Saving Private Ryan.

How about "Fury"?

Posted by: dartist at April 12, 2019 09:44 PM (K22Va)

514 Go Jets go!!!!

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 09:45 PM (XAYDB)

515 Shit, I'll have to catch the anthems on Youtube

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 09:45 PM (XAYDB)

516 JAS...
Your hash is crackin me up.

Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at April 12, 2019 09:45 PM (myjNJ)

517 The Pirates and Nats are tied at the bottom of the 9th.

The Pens and Islanders tied 1-1 in the 3rd period.

Pittsburgh fans are have a nail biting evening.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 09:45 PM (2fs3P)

518 I was in college in '82 and broke as hell. But I found money to go to those movies. No vcr's yet. You had to go to see.

Posted by: Muad'dib at April 12, 2019 09:46 PM (zMvJD)

519 How about "Fury"?
Posted by: dartist at April 12, 2019 09:44 PM (K22Va)


Nope.

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 09:46 PM (Zz0t1)

520 Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid is one of the best films Steve Martin was ever in, its just constantly hilarious and smart. I don't think it was understood or appreciated properly at the time but its a classic.

And Silent Rage is cheesy but actually a pretty good film for what its worth. Its one of Norris' better films, he did a lot of utter crap.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 12, 2019 09:47 PM (39g3+)

521 JAS...
Your hash is crackin me up.
Posted by: madamemayhem (uppity wench) at April 12, 2019 09:45 PM (myjNJ)


Yeah.

I'd reboot my router should that one show up.

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 09:47 PM (Zz0t1)

522 The 80's were really a revival decade for movies. A lot of movies that were considered low-end back then would be top flight today.

Posted by: WOPR at April 12, 2019 09:48 PM (oJBCt)

523 Oh,and...

Chan Is Missing
Eating Raoul
Personal Best (okay, okay, it had its moments)
The Year of Living Dangerously

Posted by: JEM at April 12, 2019 09:48 PM (8Wb+m)

524 Eris, ever read Steven R. Boyett's book Ariel? It's about a boy and his unicorn.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 09:49 PM (3Fpmk)

525 For a brief shining moment, Mel Gibson was the most beautiful human male in creation...The Year of Living Dangerously was the apex of that glory. Oh my.

That is my memory of 1982.

Posted by: RedDish at April 12, 2019 09:50 PM (AjwWO)

526 When did Johnny Dangerously come out?

That movie was greatness.

Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 09:50 PM (Zz0t1)

527 Regarding Titanic, I still say the ship was the real star of that movie. Every part of it form bow to stern (literally) was recreated lovingly in great detail.

I saw it the first weekend it was released before all the hype, and that's the sense I had.




(But Kate Winslet was rowlrr hawt, which didn't hurt either.)

Posted by: rickl at April 12, 2019 09:51 PM (sdi6R)

528 I actually saw most of these but not all at theaters. It may say something that the only one I have on DVD is My Favorite Year. Both hilarious and touching. And so many variations, all good, of How High the Moon.

Posted by: JTB at April 12, 2019 09:52 PM (bmdz3)

529 Personal Best (okay, okay, it had its moments)


Oh it most certainly did!


The Year of Living Dangerously

Oh, that was brilliantly atmospheric and also young Mel was so gorgeous that it's not even gay to say so.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at April 12, 2019 09:52 PM (fuK7c)

530 80 Was in a discussion with a coworker today who maintains that 1994 is another (almost) 1939:

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 12, 2019 08:22 PM (kQs4Y)

1995 was no slouch

12 Monkeys
Apollo 13
Babe
Braveheart
Casino
Clueless
Crimson Tide
Get Shorty
Heat
Jumanji
Leaving Las Vegas
Mighty Aphrodite
Outbreak
Sense and Sensibility
To Die For
Toy Story

Even two bad movies had some watchable boobage, Species and Showgirls

Posted by: kbdabear at April 12, 2019 09:53 PM (0Ntuf)

531 What movies of today will people watch in 30 years?

Posted by: Abby at April 12, 2019 09:53 PM (SM/op)

532 Bongino sitting in for Hannity. He actually lets the guests answer the questions. How refreshing.

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 12, 2019 09:53 PM (7ZQe3)

533 Check the movies in 1984...

Posted by: Wodun at April 12, 2019 09:53 PM (7Ml7x)

534 Shit, Blues goal

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 09:54 PM (XAYDB)

535 When did Johnny Dangerously come out?
That movie was greatness.
Posted by: Sponge at April 12, 2019 09:50 PM (Zz0t1)

Joe Piscopo.

What a guy.

Posted by: Hairyback Guy at April 12, 2019 09:54 PM (Z+IKu)

536 531 What movies of today will people watch in 30 years?

Posted by: Abby at April 12, 2019 09:53 PM (SM/op)

They will watch Captain Marvel. Or else.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 12, 2019 09:54 PM (0Ntuf)

537 I remember hearing the stories of filming Lethal Weapon where all the girls were hanging outside watching and they had to reshoot the scene of Mel getting up an whizzing because he was buck nude and walked past the open trailer door.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 12, 2019 09:54 PM (39g3+)

538 There is something about movies most people don't know. The eye essentially sees at 12 frames per second. Films are traditionally made at 24 frames per second. That means that you are only seeing half of what is on film. In order to see the whole movie you have to see it at least twice. This is why movies seem somehow different when you see them again.

Posted by: An Observation at April 12, 2019 09:54 PM (KoBpR)

539 Mel Gibson was gorgeous!

Posted by: lin-duh at April 12, 2019 09:55 PM (UUBmN)

540 531 What movies of today will people watch in 30 years?
Posted by: Abby at April 12, 2019 09:53 PM (SM/op)
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Deadpool.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 12, 2019 09:55 PM (kQs4Y)

541 533 Check the movies in 1984...

Posted by: Wodun at April 12, 2019 09:53 PM (7Ml7x)

Just watched Amadeus the other night.

Posted by: kbdabear at April 12, 2019 09:55 PM (0Ntuf)

542 Even two bad movies had some watchable boobage, Species and Showgirls

Species wasn't awful but Showgirls took really hot women and made them incredibly unpleasant and unsexy to watch. Like Requiem for a Dream had what could have been one of the sexiest scenes in human history but was instead awful and repulsive.

Posted by: Christopher R Taylor at April 12, 2019 09:55 PM (39g3+)

543 531 What movies of today will people watch in 30 years?

John Wick

Posted by: April at April 12, 2019 09:55 PM (OX9vb)

544 Oh for the love of...

1983 -- Videodrome

Posted by: Additional Blond Agent, STEM guy at April 12, 2019 09:56 PM (7s3Gx)

545 I have to say.... The Thing was my MOST favorite movie!

Posted by: MarcusZ1967 at April 12, 2019 09:56 PM (ndVm0)

546 "what would be the best movies of the last 15 years?" I would not hesitate to nominate The Big Short, right off the top of my head. I'd rewatch that before I'd rewatch any of the 1982 list.

Posted by: gp at April 12, 2019 09:56 PM (mk9aG)

547 Deathtrap was just a copy of Sleuth without the Smiths lyric...

That being said, one could do this for every year 1978-1999. Movies the last 15 years have been horrendous.

Posted by: Mark J. Rothermel at April 12, 2019 09:56 PM (m5F46)

548 And the Islanders take a 2-1 lead.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 09:57 PM (2fs3P)

549 What movies of today will people watch in 30 years?

I'm not even watching today's movies today.

Posted by: rickl at April 12, 2019 09:57 PM (sdi6R)

550 The Big Short, totally agree. That's become very he of my favorites of all time. Right up there with Patton.

Posted by: Pete Seria at April 12, 2019 09:57 PM (7ZQe3)

551 Islanders score.

3-1 Isles

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 09:57 PM (XAYDB)

552 John Wick was very cool. A guy's movie if ever there was one.

Posted by: Aetius451AD Work Laptop at April 12, 2019 09:58 PM (bQ/du)

553 (looks to see if the Avs are playin' the Flames there eh)

Posted by: Mister Christopher (in Atlanta yo) at April 12, 2019 09:58 PM (XOi3t)

554 I guess the Penguins want an early start to the golf season.

Posted by: Puddleglum at April 12, 2019 09:58 PM (2fs3P)

555 ONT is up.

Posted by: All Hail Eris, She-Wolf of the 'Ettes 'Ettes at April 12, 2019 09:59 PM (kQs4Y)

556 Peter Berg, who worked with Markie Mark to make Deepwater Horizon and Patriots Day, is a great up-and-comer. Those two movies are so very good in so many ways.

Posted by: gp at April 12, 2019 09:59 PM (mk9aG)

557 I can probably see the first John Wick movie being watched in the future because it is self-contained and is pretty much all arch-type. Deadpool might not because of how current topics the humor is in it.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 10:00 PM (3Fpmk)

558 Oh, I forgot. I do have Beastmaster on DVD. It fills my annual need for completely over the top.

Posted by: JTB at April 12, 2019 10:00 PM (bmdz3)

559 Scheifele, you can't help the team sitting in the box!

Posted by: logprof at April 12, 2019 10:01 PM (XAYDB)

560 I like Peter Berg's The Rundown, Friday Night Lights, and The Kingdom, up until the end. Moral equivalence preaching ruined it.

Posted by: Mister Christopher (in Atlanta yo) at April 12, 2019 10:01 PM (XOi3t)

561 @418 Titanic is not a bad movie, and I don't know why people slam it so much. Among popcorn-munching megahits, it's OK. Not as good as Jaws. Not as good as a couple Titanic-themed movies that came before, like the Webb/Stanwyck movie. But still no good reason to proudly _refuse_ to watch it!

-----------------

Haven't seen it. In my case, it's not a pride thing. I'm just not interested.

But you also have to remember the frenzy that people went into at the time. People were going to repeated showings at the theater to see Titanic. And that song was on the radio for a *long* time. That's the sort of thing that tends to make people a bit testy and irritable about a movie.

Posted by: junior at April 12, 2019 10:02 PM (Fp6vo)

562 I'm a shooter, and I think John Wick and the Kingsman stuff are pornographic and supremely boring. Those are bad movies, nothing but blood ballets.

Posted by: gp at April 12, 2019 10:03 PM (mk9aG)

563 Test

Posted by: Calm Mentor at April 12, 2019 10:05 PM (6csDQ)

564 If you'd said "better than all the movies since" you'd have been wrong, but... last fifteen years? No question.

It's not surprising, either. It was right around the turn of the century when the foreign box office became more important than the domestic box office. That means the end of clever wordplay (it won't translate), non-obvious cultural touchstones, and complex plots. In other words, everything but the explosions.

They just keep making the same Campbell Hero's Journey movie over and over with a different skin. Made a lot of money doing it, too. Even franchises with paint-by-the-numbers plots and characters do well as long as they don't put the SJWs in charge.

A lot of people have been talking up Alita Battle Angel over Captain Marvel. Yeah, it's a better movie in the sense the acting was better and the entire thing was well executed. But for all that it's really the same movie when compared to the sorts of things you would have seen in the '80s.

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 12, 2019 10:07 PM (h2Bdk)

565 "But you also have to remember the frenzy that people went into at the time."

Yes I do. I watched it on tape a couple years after, not in theater. Again, I won't refuse to watch a movie just because some other people liked it too much or too little. It is not a BAD movie. Porkys, or that John Wick filth, aren't even pimples on Titanic's butt, even with all of Titanic's flaws.

Jaws is brilliant. I won't refuse to watch it just because it was an overhyped megahit.

Posted by: gp at April 12, 2019 10:07 PM (mk9aG)

566 "If you'd said "better than all the movies since" you'd have been wrong, but... last fifteen years? No question."

Oh c'mon. I'm not going to tally them, but there must be at least one thousand 21st century movies better than Annie or Porky's. Get real.

Posted by: gp at April 12, 2019 10:09 PM (mk9aG)

567 Seen 3 new movies in the theater the last 3 years; Dunkirk, 3:17 to Paris and Unplanned.

Go see Apollo 11, particularly if you're not old enough to have seen the real thing.

Posted by: An Observation at April 12, 2019 10:26 PM (KoBpR)

568 Red Dawn was also in 1982 I believe.

Posted by: steevy at April 12, 2019 10:33 PM (BXMxN)

569 No sorry it was 84

Posted by: steevy at April 12, 2019 10:34 PM (BXMxN)

570 Don't forget "Cat People," which blessed us with full frontal nudity
and various kinky stuff from the appropriately named Nastassja Kinski.

Posted by: Geoff Flakey at April 12, 2019 08:47 PM (pPQeR)



There's really isn't anything much better than a good set of tits.



Annette O'Toole's quite view worthy rack was also on display in that movie.

Posted by: An Observation at April 12, 2019 10:37 PM (KoBpR)

571 The period between the summer of 1986 and the summer of 1988 was the best period.

Aliens
Predator
Die Hard
Robocop
Lethal Weapon


Posted by: MAGA at April 12, 2019 10:38 PM (I5LRE)

572 "what would be the best movies of the last 15 years?"
American Sniper.

Posted by: An Observation at April 12, 2019 10:42 PM (KoBpR)

573 Avi beat me to it but I was going to ask if anyone else had noticed that they switched to calling what we knew simply as "The Road Warrior" to "Mad Max: The Road Warrior." I don't know when that change occurred.
In the original, anyone else catch the goof when the bad guy's severed hand was dangling on a chain hanging from the back of Max's wife's car and I guess the angle wasn't working so you see someone else's hand holding the chain to get the right angle on it?

Posted by: Brian448 at April 12, 2019 10:44 PM (vUETX)

574 Oh c'mon. I'm not going to tally them, but there must be at least one thousand 21st century movies better than Annie or Porky's. Get real.
Posted by: gp at April 12, 2019 10:09 PM (mk9aG)


Yeah, okay, there have been some movies out in the last fifteen years that are a better than the worst movies of 1982. Not really the point, though, was it?

Posted by: Ace's liver at April 12, 2019 11:08 PM (h2Bdk)

575 The original Val Lewton Cat People thank you.

Posted by: Anna Puma at April 12, 2019 11:15 PM (3Fpmk)

576



I always loved George Lucas=
tag line for *American Graffiti*: *Where were you in >62?*


1. To Kill a
Mockingbird

2. How the West Was
Won

3. Lawrence of Arabia

4. Lolita

5. Dr. No

6. The Four Horsemen
of the Apocalypse

7. The Longest Day

8. What Ever Happened
to Baby Jane?

9. Mr. Hobbs Takes a
Vacation

10. The Manchurian
Candidate



I=ve
seen all the films listed and loved them all, some more than others. They are listed in order of popularity, not
my order. Two on the list scared the
bejesus out of me and still haunt me, Baby Jane The Manchurian
Candidate. Like 1939, 1962 was an
excellent year for film.



Here are the remaining 40 of the top 50 films from 1962.



11. The Man Who Shot
Liberty Valance

12. Girls! Girls!
Girls!

13. The Music Man

14. Cape Fear

15. Hatari!

16. The Miracle
Worker

17. Mutiny on the
Bounty

18. Vivre Sa Vie

19. Follow That Dream

20. Jules and Jim

21. The Trial

22. Satan Never
Sleeps

23. Gypsy

24. The Exterminating
Angel

25. Kid Galahad

26. Ivan's Childhood

27. Hell Is for
Heroes

28. L'Eclisse

29. Sanjuro

30. That Touch of
Mink

31. Knife in the
Water

32. Birdman of
Alcatraz

33. Carnival of Souls


34. Days of Wine and
Roses

35. King Kong vs.
Godzilla

36. Harakiri






37. Advise
Consent

38. Boccaccio '70

39. Long Day's
Journey Into Night

40. Sweet Bird of
Youth

41. The Magic Sword

42. Ride the High Country

43. Taras Bulba

44. Damn the Defiant!


45. Il Sorpasso

46. Lonely Are the
Brave

47. My Geisha

48. The 300 Spartans

49. The Loneliness of
the Long Distance Runner

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Posted by: Locke Common at April 12, 2019 11:15 PM (RZQqA)

577 Creepshow is one of those movies where everything comes together perfectly -- casting, music, dialogue, production design, etc. My sister and I have been quoting it at each other for almost four decades.

Posted by: The Chap in the Deerstalker Cap at April 12, 2019 11:23 PM (V38Xw)

578 Posted by: Brian448

Yeah? So, still nothing beats: "You'll be back Rockatanski!"

Posted by: Boswell at April 12, 2019 11:43 PM (32YRo)

579 BTW nobody probably remembers this, but in the original Mad Max, they dubbed Mel Gibson's hideous Australian accent with that same idiot that dubs in every Kung Fu movie!

Posted by: Boswell at April 12, 2019 11:47 PM (32YRo)

580 Also, I recommend Locke Common for the barrel - just saying...

Posted by: Boswell at April 12, 2019 11:49 PM (32YRo)

581 1977 wasn't too shabby either. 82 and 77 could fill up a redbox, and I'd actually want to rent something.

Posted by: Quilp at April 13, 2019 12:16 AM (/pz9j)

582 341 I had to check STRANGE BREW opened in 1983, I still find that movie so damn funny.
Posted by: Patrick from Ohio at April 12, 2019 09:03 PM (dKiJG)

Eh?

Hoser.

Posted by: Fox2! at April 13, 2019 12:23 AM (o5H8t)

583 561
Haven't seen it. In my case, it's not a pride thing. I'm just not interested.
Posted by: junior at April 12, 2019 10:02 PM (Fp6vo)


In my case I was a Titanic buff since I was a little kid. Of *course* I'm going to see a new Titanic movie. And I did, the first weekend it was released.

Posted by: rickl at April 13, 2019 12:24 AM (sdi6R)

584 "When I was studying to be an attorney I was told this was one of the few movies that accurately depicted what lawyers have to go through to win an actual trial."

The Verdict is a masterpiece. The machinations of trial are too practical for real life, but the internal battle between settling and going for broke is real enough.

Posted by: exdemocrat at April 13, 2019 12:31 AM (GmndG)

585 Hey, wasn't "The Beastmaster" the one with Tanya Roberts?

If it wasn't for "Ghandi" it would have probably won best picture that year.

Posted by: Sapwolf at April 13, 2019 12:37 AM (PRyLN)

586 I really, really wanted to love Tron. But every time I went to the theater to see it ( I tried 4 times), I fell dead asleep about 30 minutes in. Not even Cindy Morgan in tights could make me keep my eyes open. I was 14 at the time.

They made some cool video games out of it, at least.

Posted by: Fortunato at April 13, 2019 04:48 AM (0fJsj)

587 Thought of one too and it also turned out to be 1984. Maybe that is the year we should be examining. haha.

Loved this movie though:
"The House of God"
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0087429/

Posted by: Jeffrey at April 13, 2019 07:50 AM (FsRGZ)

588 Did a search and Entertainment mag at some point made the claim that 1984 was the best movie year ever. The only hit the highlights but it was a great movie year.

Posted by: Jeffrey at April 13, 2019 07:54 AM (FsRGZ)

589 My favorite is Swamp Thing, and I have two good reasons.

Posted by: gobagoo at April 13, 2019 08:36 AM (2Ia/C)

590 Hollywood put out far more GREAT movies, let alone good ones in 1928, than is 1982. That was before the 60's 'cultural revolution' don't ya know.

Posted by: resborzage at April 13, 2019 11:17 AM (tib0D)

591 Just watched Young Doctors in Love. If anyone thinks this is funny and better than Airplane, you voted for Hillary.

Posted by: Corsair at April 13, 2019 12:45 PM (mG9Xb)

592 Graduated high school in '82. Fast Times was perfect. Absolutely perfect.

Posted by: Bea Arthur's Dick at April 13, 2019 02:20 PM (jWe5r)

593 I almost Never disagree with ACE, but I saw the sword and the sorcerer when I was 13 and I liked it, at least it was better than Shazam!

Posted by: Ed at April 13, 2019 06:44 PM (VFNdN)

594 You left out Shoot The Moon with Albert Finney and Diane Keaton.

Posted by: Victoria Balfour at April 14, 2019 06:40 AM (kPPaR)

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