Category: 1980s

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Explorers (1985)

Another Spielberg-ian family film from director Joe Dante, although unlike his previous film, Gremlins, it isn’t produced by Steven Spielberg’s production house, despite it being obviously influenced in its wide-eyed sense of discovery, optimism, and...

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TRON (1982)

In the 1980s, Disney has been in the course of trying to find its footing yet again for the prominence it once held in the world of animation.  This included pulling in talent from...

Cloak & Dagger (1984)

Cloak & Dagger is a guilty pleasure film for many people who were children in the 1980s, and like most children’s films to come out around the same period, it has a cheesy charm, but...

WarGames (1983)

I suppose that the more time goes on, the more dated WarGames becomes, not only because of the archaic technology employed within the movie, but also in the Cold War nuclear politics that were still quite...

Supergirl (1984)

Supergirl: “…and I must ask you all something — “ Jimmy Olson: “It’s alright, Supergirl.  We never saw you.” Lucy Lane: “We never even heard of you.” If only I could say the same. Helen Slater (City...

Superman II (1980)

Richard Lester (A Hard Day’s Night, The Three Musketeers) replaces a disgruntled Richard Donner (Lethal Weapon, Conspiracy Theory) as the director for Superman II after many scenes, about three quarters of it, had been filmed by Donner...

Batman (1989)

There is no denying that Tim Burton’s Batman is a marvel of art and set design, and if nothing else, quite the piece of eye candy. However, while the story-line is functional enough to still be...