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Amazon Movie Reviews – 80s Classics

Please read my reviews of some popular 80s films that I really like lots:

Fright Night
Fright Night
 

5.0 out of 5 starsOne of Tom Holland’s Best Films,November 19, 2012
This review is from:Fright Night (DVD)

This film is over looked and recently was redone, poorly. This one is classic and captures the 80s style. There are several cheesy effects but the overall composure of the entire film is excellent. The best scene is the one with a very young and pretty Amanda Bearse (her first role) being seduced by the vampire (Sarandon) in a Disco. The lighting and scene is to die for. Roddy McDowall also never really got credit for this role properly. His role is very well done. And some of the lines are quite funny. It mixes horror and comedy in the best possible ways. Rent it and see. Colin Farrell is cute but could never play the kind of character as well as Chris Sarandon did in this version. Finally the role of Charlie is much better portrayed by William Ragsdale , very sexy and attractive I must say. Again this film and many actors were over looked at that time.

 

Class
Class
 

5.0 out of 5 starsWell acted, well written, well played,November 19, 2012
This review is from:Class (DVD)

This film is classic and totally 80s. Jonathan, a naive country boy, gets a scholarship to a classy prep school, where he rooms with suave, rich and handsome Skip. Skip decides it is his duty to see that Jonathan loses his virginity, so he sends Jonathan to Chicago, where Jonathan meets Ellen, a beautiful older woman, and they begin an affair which ends abruptly when Ellen discovers Jonathan is 17. During Christmas break, Jonathan visits Skip’s house and discovers that Ellen is Skip’s mother. Ellen tells Jonathan to leave when he rejects her advances, but then begins calling him and begging to see him. Finally, Jonathan agrees to meet her and plans to end the affair, but Ellen seduces him–and that’s when Skip, who followed Jonathan, discovers them. One of Rob Lowe’s best films. Also the older woman (Mrs. Robinson type of role) is very well acted by Bisset.

 

Weird Science
Weird Science
 

4.0 out of 5 starsAnother 80s Cult Classic,November 19, 2012

Kelly LeBrock is gorgeous and portrays the character so well. The two boys are geeky and easy to relate to. One is simple and not that cute while the other looks fabulous in girl’s panties. Funny how the dark haired boy never pursued his acting career. Maybe he had other interests. The best part about the film is the comedy factor which has points throughout (SPOILER ALERT: Lisa–Kelly LeBrock turns Chet–Bill Paxton into a large pile of crap and threatens to give him a set of Elephant Balls). A lot of funny parts and classic lines to recall with friends. It is extremely John Hughes and shows. All of his work was quite memorable. I also highly recommend this film with some equally great acting and dialog: WarGames

 

The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club
 

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5.0 out of 5 starsBest Film of the 80s,August 15, 2012
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The teen characters are so easy for every kid to relate to. From Allison the misfit, Claire the spoiled brat, John the criminal , Brian the geek, and Andrew the jock (we all had a crush on him). It captured a real drama for almost anyone that grew up in a suburban high school and had to serve detention sitting in a library on a Saturday. The dialogue also was perfect. No censorship of bad language that would have been used back then. In sum, well written, well acted, well portrayed and overall excellent film.

Obama Message for Today

OFACA MESSAGE OF THE DAY – A Clear Choice in November

 

President Obama won enough delegates yesterday to secure the Democratic nomination. In the past year, the campaign has built the largest and strongest grassroots campaign in American history. Our staff and volunteers are organizing across the country, talking to their family, friends, neighbors and co-workers about what?s at stake in this election.?Now that the Republicans have finally settled on Mitt Romney, voters will face a very clear choice this November.

 

President Obama is fighting for an economy built to last and restoring economic security for the middle class. He?s rebuilding the economy on a foundation of the fundamental values that made America great ? values like fairness and opportunity. He believes in the simple idea that America prospers when we’re all in it together ? when hard work pays off, responsibility is rewarded, and everybody has a fair shot, does their fair share and plays by the same rules.

 

Mitt Romney has a different vision. Instead of asking everyone to do their fair share and making investments we need for an economy built to last, Romney would slash taxes for corporations and the wealthiest Americans, let Wall Street once again write its own rules, and balance the budget on the backs of the middle class.

 

Romney?s policies are no better than his record. Romney supports the Ryan budget plan, which would end Medicare as we know it to pay for tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires. Romney?s own budget plan would increase the deficit by $5 billion over the next decade and pass on that debt to the next generation.

March 10 – History and Stuff

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Happy Birthday Chuck Norris-72 Sharon Stone-54 Jasmine Guy-50 Prince Edward Windsor-48 Carrie Underwood-29 ; 1965 Neil Simon’s play “The Odd Couple” opened on Broadway in New York

Friday, March 09, 2012

Happy Birthday Charles Gibson-69 Juliette Binoche-48 Emmanuel Lewis-41 Kerr Smith-40 Brittney Snow-26 ; 1959 Mattel’s Barbie doll made its public at the American International Toy Fair in New York.

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Happy Birthday George Micky Dolenz Jr.-67 John Kapelos-56 Gary Numan Webb-54 Lester Holt-53 Aidan Quinn-53 Debra Camryn Manheim-51 Freddie Prinze Jr.-36 James Van Der Beek Jr.-36 Nick Zano-34 ; 1917 The U.S. Senate voted to limit filibusters by adopting the cloture rule.

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Happy Birthday Willard Scott Jr.-78 Danielo J. Travanti-72 Michael Eisner-70 Taylor Dayne(Leslie Wunderman)-50 Wanda Sykes-48 John Peter Sarsgaard-41; 1876 Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for the telephone.

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Happy Birthday RIP Ed McMahon(1923-2009)? Alan Greenspan-86 David Gilmour-66 Rob Reiner-65 Tom Arnold-53 Shaquille O’Neal-40 ; 1834 The city of Toronto was incorporated.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Happy Birthday Dean Stockwell-76 Eddy Grant-64 Marsha Warfield-58 Penn Jillette-57 Kevin Connolly-38 Eva Mendes-37

Sunday, March 04, 2012

Happy Birthday Emilio Estefan-59 Adrian Zmed-58 Steven Weber-51 Summer Cummings-45 Chaz Bono-43 Andrea Bowen-22 ; 1789 ? In New York City, the first Congress of the United States meets, putting the United States Constitution into effect.

Saturday, March 03, 2012

Happy Birthday Jennifer Warnes-65 Miranda Richardson-54 Glen Friedman-50 Julie Bowen-42 Matt Marsden-39 David Faustino-38 ; 1847 Alexander Graham Bell, the inventor of the telephone, was born in Edinburgh, Scotland.

Friday, March 02, 2012

Happy Birthday Mikhail Gorbachev-81 John Irving-70 Gates McFadden-63 Laraine Newman-60 Jon Bon Jovi-50 Bryce Howard-31 ; 1917 Puerto Ricans were granted U.S. citizenship.

Thursday, March 01, 2012

Happy Birthday Robert Clary-86 Harry Belafonte-85 Robert Conrad-77 Alan Thicke-65 Catherine Bach-58 Ron Howard-58 Tim Daly-56 Justin Bieber-18 ; 1790 Congress authorized the first U.S. census

Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Happy Birthday RIP Dinah Shore (1916?1994) Tony Robbins-51 Antonio Sabato Jr.-40 ; 1916 ? Child labor in South Carolina, the minimum working age for factory, mill, and mine workers is raised from twelve to fourteen years old!

Subway art and history for today

Happy Birthday Lisa Lisa Velez-45 Charles ?Chad? Lowe-44 , RIP Lloyd Bridges (1913-1998) ; 1967, the first Super Bowl was played as the Green Bay Packers of the NFL defeated the Kansas City Chiefs of the AFL ; 2001 Wikipedia, a web-based encyclopedia, made its debut.

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December 10

Happy Birthday Susan Dey-59 Michael Clarke Duncan-54 Paul Hardcastle-54 Raven-Symone-26 ; 1868 ? The first traffic lights are installed in London. Resembling railway signals, they use semaphore arms and are illuminated at night by red and green gas lamps.