Category Archives: 80s Movies

St. Elmo's Fire headed to TV

ABC has the hots for “St. Elmo’s Fire,” a contemporary take on the 1985 movie that launched the filmmaking career of Joel Schumacher. After strong interest from multiple networks, ABC landed the dramedy series project, exec produced by Schumacher, Topher … Continue reading

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Poltergeist, Steven Spielberg’s ’80s horror classic, getting new big screen treatment

For anyone still haunted by a little girl’s voice intoning “They’re here” in the ’80s horror film “Poltergeist,” be warned – they’re coming back. MGM will remake the classic fright fest, in which a family moves into a new house … Continue reading

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They aint afraid of no ghosts! YouTube is showing the classic 80’s comedy Ghostbusters in full

YouTube is streaming the 1st  Ghostbusters movie for free for a whole week as a celebration of its 25th anniversary. Ghostbusters was the 1984 hit starring Bill Murray and Dan Aykroid as two bumbling scientists who start a ghost cleaning … Continue reading

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Tom Cruise’s son signs on to the remake of Red Dawn

Tom Cruise’s son is among the newest Wolverines to join the remake of “Red Dawn,” the 1984 action movie about a group of teenagers who form an insurgency when their town is invaded — this time by Chinese and Russian … Continue reading

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80’s Teen Flick director John Hughes is dead at the age of 59.

Writer-director John Hughes, Hollywood’s youth impresario of the 1980s and ’90s who captured the teen and pre teen market with such favorites as “Home Alone,””The Breakfast Club” and “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” died Thursday, a spokeswoman said.  He was 59. … Continue reading

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Time for the 80’s: Jason Vorhees style!

As a die-hard horror fan, I feel I have the right to say that Friday the 13th has never been a particularly intellectual series.  It is has never made chronological sense, nor tried to explain how Jason mysteriously transformed from … Continue reading

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Next up on the 80s remake carousel… Flight of the Navigator

Disney is readying another launch of sci-fi adventure movie “Flight of the Navigator.” Brad Copeland is writing the remake, which is being produced by Mandeville partners David Hoberman and Todd Lieberman. The 1986 original told the story of a 12-year-old … Continue reading

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Lionsgate puts out a new 80s Movie Collection

The Best Movies You Totally Forgot About The Lost Collection   Lionsgate presents The Lost Collection eight fun theatrical films from the 1980s featuring the “best films you totally forgot about” that include Irreconcilable Differences, My Best Friend is a Vampire, … Continue reading

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10 Best Teen Movies of the 80’s

The Denver Entertainment Examiner comes up with their list of the 10 best teen movies of the 80s. There’s something about my increasing anxiety at such a typical Colorado spring, in the sense of complete bipolar changes in weather that makes … Continue reading

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A 1980s reunion: Atari, Ghostbusters and… Ray Parker Jr.?

Even as far as video game preview events go, the latest showing of Atari’s Ghostbusters: The Video Game certainly got off to a surreal start. Sitting comfortably in a swanky London hotel’s screening room, the gathered games writers were treated … Continue reading

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