Extremely happy to have been able to get Saturday off work. For a while it was looking like I might have to miss the last couple movies.Good podcast. At the very least I'll defend Doug's pick of Nightmare on Elm Street 3. It was my introduction to the series thanks to it getting frequent play on cable. I think one of the things I like most about it is that it's a horror movie where you end up with a group of teens actively fighting back against the monster. It was a refreshing change from a lot of other slasher movies.
I agree, Elm Street 3 is my favorite of the series. (although I cringe now every time during that scene where they are all explaining their "powers" in their dreams.)
The kill where Freddy marionettes that kid out the window may be my favorite kill in the whole franchise.
Great lists! Loved revisiting so many memories of these hearing you guys talk about them. I always remembered Robocop being the first R-Rated film I saw in the theater, however, recently, I realized it was Krush Groove! I just didn't remember that as an R-Rated film, and guessing my Mom didn't think it was either. Robocop was definitely the first R-Rated Action movie I saw in the theater though. I use to have the Evil Dead II full page newspaper ad hanging on my wall in 87, though had to wait for VHS to see that one. Still one of my favorite covers. I'm really bummed I can't join all of you this Saturday. I'm hoping if I get a break, I might be able to chime in for a bit.Wings of Desire is my favorite movie of 1987. The film was nominated for the Palme D'or and Wim Wenders won best Director at Cannes among numerous other awards. I remember reading a long time ago that Wenders gave his prize winnings to a young, up-and-coming filmmaker - Guy Maddin, though now I can find no documentation of this.
Extreme Prejudice! For whatever reason when I saw this as a kid for the first time I was all about Powers Boothe. All white suits and playing with scorpions.I think The Gate was '87 too. Where my Gate-heads at!? Nowhere? Dorff? Anyone...? Ah shit.
Someone mentioned The Gate in the weekend open thread.I've never seen it. I acquired it last year, and am saving it to watch with the kids, but whenever they see the cover it's "NO WAY"....
It's a tricky one for kids. I loved it when I was 7 or so. I guess Gremlins is similar, although The Gate might be a bit more intense.
Gremlins is probably more intense than The Gate. There's a couple scenes that are going to be a bit disturbing for young kids but ultimately everyone makes it through to the end.
Can't wait to listen to this, but it'll have to wait until this evening. I meant to rock the '87 train, but watched Porky's (1981) instead (miss, but close). Man, movies like that will never be made again.
MortdeWHY? Mortdecai! :)
DIRTY DANCING RULES! I do in fact feel the need to defend you Doug! I'm neither teenage nor a girl but sometimes I feel like one when watching this movie and that's why I love it. Wait...
Big fan of Radio Days too, top 5 for sure of Woody Allen films.
Hidden Figures. My 13 year-old daughter was excited to watch it, and it's the kind of movie I was happy to take her to see. Sure it's a predictable crowd-pleaser; but it also conveys good messages, especially for kids her age.
Ah that was great,thanks! Saw most of your selections at the cinema here in the uk and it brought back so many memories. 30 years ago,unbelievable, seems like yesterday!
Your Dalton peeps are right here bro. They're right here.