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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #160 on: September 08, 2008, 09:06:45 am »

What?  You mean the GI Joe movie isn't the gold standard?

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #161 on: September 08, 2008, 10:09:28 am »
No, but I rank Transformers: The Movie highly (much better than Michael Bay's).

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #162 on: September 08, 2008, 10:20:39 am »
No, but I rank Transformers: The Movie highly (much better than Michael Bay's).

I give a pass to anyone who measures their opinion of that movie based on a rose-colored notalgia viewing when you were 9 or 10. If you have seen that as an adult and still feel it is a great movie, then you have issues.

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #163 on: September 08, 2008, 10:28:26 am »
I give a pass to anyone who measures their opinion of that movie based on a rose-colored notalgia viewing when you were 9 or 10. If you have seen that as an adult and still feel it is a great movie, then you have issues.


I have and agree, though mostly because Bay's movie was unwatchably bad.  I guess I'm saying that the animated 80s version just sucks less.

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #164 on: September 08, 2008, 11:32:37 am »
I agree with both of you.

I haven't seen the animated movie since it came out in theaters, and it's only better than Bay's film because it's not a Michael Bay film.

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #165 on: September 08, 2008, 01:08:44 pm »
Looks like we can add Ghostbusters to the list of 80's movies getting a sequal or remake

http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/entertainment_popmachine/2008/09/harold-ramis-co.html

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #166 on: September 08, 2008, 01:17:24 pm »

That's been in the rumor mill since about 15 minutes after the last one came out.  Nothing ever comes of it.  It's up there with that Star Wars live action TV show.

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #167 on: September 08, 2008, 01:36:14 pm »

That's been in the rumor mill since about 15 minutes after the last one came out.  Nothing ever comes of it.  It's up there with that Star Wars live action TV show.
Yes it's been in the rumor mill for years, but I believe this is the first time Ramis has ever confirmed the script is in the works, said who the producers are and that the four original guys are willing to come back (at least to some extent).

My guess is that his work on the Ghostbusters video game (Ramis wrote the story and all 4 guys came back to do the voice-overs) got him to try and push the sequal through again.

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #168 on: September 08, 2008, 01:39:08 pm »
My guess is that his work on the Ghostbusters video game (Ramis wrote the story and all 4 guys came back to do the voice-overs) got him to try and push the sequal through again.


I'm a huge Ghostbusters fan... but really, with the likely cast he mentioned, I would rather see them bury the franchise.  Do we really think Seth Rogan can pull off Bill Murray's comic relief?  Do we need another hybrid Star Trek type old/new fest?  The only way this works is to pull the plug entirely on it being a sequel and just make a new movie like the recent comic book hero based films.

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #169 on: September 08, 2008, 01:49:55 pm »
Yeah, I don't want Frat Packers in my Ghostbusters. Just leave it alone.

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #170 on: September 08, 2008, 01:55:30 pm »

Or:  Ghostbusters Point Place starring Danny Masterson, Ashton Kutcher, Topher Grace, and Wilmer Valderrama.

That could actually be funny.

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #171 on: September 08, 2008, 02:05:38 pm »

Or:  Ghostbusters Point Place starring Danny Masterson, Ashton Kutcher, Topher Grace, and Wilmer Valderrama.

That could actually be funny.

No, but if that did happen, and those four bodies were found in a river somewhere, THAT would be funny. ;D

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #172 on: September 08, 2008, 02:11:04 pm »
No, but if that did happen, and those four bodies were found in a river somewhere, THAT would be funny. ;D


They already did the dump the Ghostbusters in a river somewhere concept.

Maybe if they make a third they can get Eddie Murphy to actually show up this time.   ;D

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #173 on: September 08, 2008, 02:24:00 pm »
No, but if that did happen, and those four bodies were found in a river somewhere, THAT would be funny. ;D


They already did the dump the Ghostbusters in a river somewhere concept.

Nice one. :cheers:

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #174 on: September 08, 2008, 06:27:31 pm »
My guess is that his work on the Ghostbusters video game (Ramis wrote the story and all 4 guys came back to do the voice-overs) got him to try and push the sequal through again.


I'm a huge Ghostbusters fan... but really, with the likely cast he mentioned, I would rather see them bury the franchise.  Do we really think Seth Rogan can pull off Bill Murray's comic relief?  Do we need another hybrid Star Trek type old/new fest?  The only way this works is to pull the plug entirely on it being a sequel and just make a new movie like the recent comic book hero based films.
I'm actually with you on this, I think a Ghostbusters sequal with the Seth Rogan crew will likely be horrible.  I'm just glad they actually have Ramis and the original crew involved unlike most of the other remakes currently in the works, which gives me a little bit of hope that they can pull it off.

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #175 on: September 08, 2008, 07:42:55 pm »
No, but I rank Transformers: The Movie highly (much better than Michael Bay's).

I give a pass to anyone who measures their opinion of that movie based on a rose-colored notalgia viewing when you were 9 or 10. If you have seen that as an adult and still feel it is a great movie, then you have issues.

It's crap.  Such crap that I will give my copy away.  It's stinking up my collection.  PM me and it's yours.

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #176 on: September 08, 2008, 11:04:29 pm »
DVD or VHS? I don't have a VHS player anymore, so it would do me no good. I have watched the old 80s transformers movie, and I thought it was good for two reasons:

1. The music is just so much 80's awesomeness

2. The dialogue is some of the most inane writing I have ever seen in a movie. Makes me wish that MST3K did something with it...


As to ghostbusters remakes: Dont really care about the movie, but it would be nice if they made a GB videogame that has "that black guy" in it. Seems odd that most of the VG releases for GB only had the 3 white ghostbusters...
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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #177 on: September 09, 2008, 01:02:42 am »
As to ghostbusters remakes: Dont really care about the movie, but it would be nice if they made a GB videogame that has "that black guy" in it. Seems odd that most of the VG releases for GB only had the 3 white ghostbusters...
Ernie Hudson is definately in the new game and is even making the rounds on their promotional tour.  The new game was written by the writers of the original movie and has Murray, Aykroyd, Ramis, Hudson, and Stay Puft back to do the voices. 
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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #178 on: September 09, 2008, 11:33:42 am »
Better Off Dead...

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #179 on: September 09, 2008, 11:40:55 am »
Better Off Dead...

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Good Old John Cusack...

Believe it or not, he absolutely hates that movie. Hates it to the point he will end interviews if it is brought up. The dumb ass needs to embrace it, because his whole fanbase is built from that movie. I sure know I wouldn't watch any of his movies if it weren't for Better Off Dead.

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #180 on: September 09, 2008, 11:42:38 am »
It's a classic! Much better than 1408...that genre just doesn't work for him...
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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #181 on: September 09, 2008, 11:50:05 am »
Believe it or not, he absolutely hates that movie. Hates it to the point he will end interviews if it is brought up. The dumb ass needs to embrace it, because his whole fanbase is built from that movie. I sure know I wouldn't watch any of his movies if it weren't for Better Off Dead.


Women our age still get naked 90 seconds after the ending credits of Say Anything.  That movie was constantly on the rotation in high school for that reason.

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« Reply #182 on: September 09, 2008, 11:51:17 am »
Hmmm...I'll have to watch that one with my wife tonight...LOL!
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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #183 on: September 09, 2008, 11:52:37 am »
We couldn't finish "Better Off Dead". I don't know why, but it wasn't working for us. "Say Anything" is a much better film, and I love "One Crazy Summer"

(Then you go years later and hit "High Fidelity")

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« Reply #184 on: September 09, 2008, 11:56:35 am »
High Fidelity was a great movie. One of his best! I should stop now...sounds like I have a mancrush on him or something...
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« Reply #185 on: September 09, 2008, 05:42:41 pm »
Believe it or not, he absolutely hates that movie. Hates it to the point he will end interviews if it is brought up. The dumb ass needs to embrace it, because his whole fanbase is built from that movie. I sure know I wouldn't watch any of his movies if it weren't for Better Off Dead.


Women our age still get naked 90 seconds after the ending credits of Say Anything.  That movie was constantly on the rotation in high school for that reason.

Never heard of that.


I liked Runaway Jury. Major come-back for Cusack. America's Sweethearts was good, too.


Ghostbusters was a certain kind of movie. Something not done before and a result of the era. That's why the second one was lame to those who were young when the first one came out (but loved by the new youngens - sorta like duper rangers, yeelckh). There's certainly no reason to do a third one.
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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #186 on: September 10, 2008, 12:51:37 am »
What about Lost Boys...the only decent movie the Corie's ever made...and now, unfortunately, there is a sequel out.
All time cheese movie would be Flight of the Navigator...seriously...an alien ship that talks like Pee Wee Herman?!?! :lame:
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« Reply #187 on: September 10, 2008, 09:20:53 am »
What about Lost Boys...the only decent movie the Corie's ever made...

License to Drive was good, as was Blown Away (for different reasons) ;)

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« Reply #188 on: September 13, 2008, 02:15:38 am »
Though I might  have missed it (and I did look), no one seems to have mentioned St. Elmo's Fire and Looker.

Also, there was the truly disturbing Re-Animator movie, in which Barbara Crampton is strapped fully nude to a gurney, and molested by a severed head. I still can't believe I sat through that.

Kelly Maroney is the ultimate B-movie scream queen - loved her in Night of the Comet.

I'll second the Last Unicorn...incredible stuff, I love that movie.

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« Reply #189 on: September 13, 2008, 06:00:46 pm »
Severed head, huh? I was watching far more riske' stuff than that by then, so that sounds kinda comical. Actually (a little before this time) what kinda disturbed me at the time was this movie I saw on The Movie Chaneel, Forbidden World (not Forbidden Planet) where there was this little goey entity they made in a lab on some planet that grew...well, you know the deal. Anyways, at one point it interfaced with the computer system, and one of the cast (the hot broad of course) comes in with this weird idea of communication and, '...can we co-exist?' So a tentacle slithers down then up her dress....and pops out her shoulder?! What the ---fudgesicle---?
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« Reply #190 on: September 13, 2008, 11:58:02 pm »
Severed head, huh? I was watching far more riske' stuff than that by then, so that sounds kinda comical. Actually (a little before this time) what kinda disturbed me at the time was this movie I saw on The Movie Chaneel, Forbidden World (not Forbidden Planet) where there was this little goey entity they made in a lab on some planet that grew...well, you know the deal. Anyways, at one point it interfaced with the computer system, and one of the cast (the hot broad of course) comes in with this weird idea of communication and, '...can we co-exist?' So a tentacle slithers down then up her dress....and pops out her shoulder?! What the ---fudgesicle---?

Seriously! Is this what you guys watch on your spare time!?!  ;)
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« Reply #191 on: September 15, 2008, 08:44:59 am »
Severed head, huh? I was watching far more riske' stuff than that by then, so that sounds kinda comical. Actually (a little before this time) what kinda disturbed me at the time was this movie I saw on The Movie Chaneel, Forbidden World (not Forbidden Planet) where there was this little goey entity they made in a lab on some planet that grew...well, you know the deal. Anyways, at one point it interfaced with the computer system, and one of the cast (the hot broad of course) comes in with this weird idea of communication and, '...can we co-exist?' So a tentacle slithers down then up her dress....and pops out her shoulder?! What the ---fudgesicle---?

Well since you brought it up, I'll remind you of the root/vine rape scene in Evil Dead.  >:D

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Re: 80's movies (that are still good)
« Reply #192 on: September 15, 2008, 07:13:32 pm »
Severed head, huh? I was watching far more riske' stuff than that by then, so that sounds kinda comical. Actually (a little before this time) what kinda disturbed me at the time was this movie I saw on The Movie Chaneel, Forbidden World (not Forbidden Planet) where there was this little goey entity they made in a lab on some planet that grew...well, you know the deal. Anyways, at one point it interfaced with the computer system, and one of the cast (the hot broad of course) comes in with this weird idea of communication and, '...can we co-exist?' So a tentacle slithers down then up her dress....and pops out her shoulder?! What the ---fudgesicle---?

Well since you brought it up, I'll remind you of the root/vine rape scene in Evil Dead.  >:D

I think in that movie it wasn't the same. A lot of those seem to be semi-comical. The part of Forbidden World was visceral, like The Thing. (Although, all this kind of stuff - The Thing excluded - is kinda distastful. I didn't like any of those movies.)


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