#202 Dragnet

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It’s our final T. Hanks-giving, and we’re leaving on a pretty great note: the 1987 man-out-of-time comedy Dragnet! Key discussions: Treating old stuff with irreverence instead of reverence, Dan Aykroyd destroying this role, the sad missing zany Tom Hanks, not … Continued

#201 Joe Vs. The Volcano

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It’s our first foray into the newly annexed years (by a scant 86 days): Joe Vs. The Volcano! The dynamic duo of Hanks and Ryan make their first magic together; it’s a dystopian nightmare, Tripp gushes over the weirdness, some … Continued

#200 Big

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It’s our 200th episode, and there’s only one movie BIG enough for this: Big! It’s our Tom Hanks month, capping off with our final T. Hanks-giving! (Episode starts at 9:21 if you want to skip our announcements) Why on earth … Continued

#199 An American Werewolf in London

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*Werewolf howl* It’s part two of our Spooktacular: Werewolves Edition! We’re kicking off our werewolf month with the absolute masterpiece, An American Werewolf in London. We’re gushing over the greatest werewolf transition ever, the incredible chemistry between the leads, fabulous … Continued

#198 The Howling

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*Werewolf howl* Welcome to the annual Spooktacular: Werewolves Edition! We’re kicking off our werewolf month with the Joe Dante classic, The Howling! Did this movie directly get Cujo for Queen Dee Wallace? Could we please get a LITTLE more explanation … Continued

#197 Dune

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Normally I write show notes. Imagine instead, a deep sigh. The pug is cool. Looking for episode #195? It’s Ghostbusters, and it’s at Patreon.com/DissectingThe80s, along with nearly 20 hours of bonus content at the $5 tier! Get 20% Off + … Continued

#196 Crocodile Dundee

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G’day! It’s the inexplicably hugely popular Crocodile Dundee! What do people see in this dude? Seriously, THREE movies of THIS? Is this a knife? Why so much casual sexual assault? Looking for episode #195? It’s Ghostbusters, and it’s at Patreon.com/DissectingThe80s, … Continued

#194 Back to School

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Prep the diving boards, we’re doing Triple Lindys! How great is Burt Young in this? How many hours did RDJ spend in hair,  makeup and wardrobe?! How great is the Kurt Vonnegut cameo? All this and more! “NewsSting, Ouroboros” Kevin … Continued

#193 Flight of the Navigator

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We’re revisiting a Tripp childhood favorite in Flight of the Navigator! How freaking cool is this spaceship? Is Joey Cramer on Henry Thomas’ level? What’s Sarah Jessica Parker got against this flick? Plus, Tripp makes the worst Cliff de Young … Continued

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