#180 Big Trouble In Little China

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It’s a brand new theme month in honor of Kurt Russell’s 70th Birthday: Russell-Mania! (Oops, all Carpenters). We’re celebrating one of our favorite Star/Director combos in cinema, Kurt Russell and John Carpenter. Up first is the wacky, weird and wonderful … Continued

#179 Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

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Favorites-bruary continues with Tripp’s Pick: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, which turns 35 this year! Is Ferris an asshole? How are they paying for this day? What is the timeline? Why did they originally have the art museum last?! All this … Continued

#178 Little Shop of Horrors

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It’s the start of a new tradition: Favorites-bruary! Each February, we’ll each feature one of our favorite movies! Andrew’s up first with Little Shop of Horrors, the 1988 musical version of Corman’s crazy plant flick. How great is Rick Moranis? … Continued

#177 Runaway Train

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Cannon-uary continues with the “good” Cannon movie: Runaway Train! What’s Eric Roberts whole deal in this? Does Tripp make more than one Soul Asylum reference? What’s up with Jon Voight’s character? Why is the warden SO ANGRY? Plus, we do … Continued

#176 Cobra

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It’s the triumphant return of Cannon-uary, with Sylvester Stallone’s bizarro-world version of Beverly Hills Cop: Cobra! What’s with Chekov’s matchstick? Why is there almost no plot whatsoever? Who cut this down to 80-some minutes? Plus, gratuitous violence, dummy deaths, and … Continued

#175 Back to the Future (Clip)

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A little treat for ourselves is the final episode of 2020: One of our all-time favorite movies! Hear this episode in full at Patreon.com/Dissectingthe80s, and unlock move than 13 hours of bonus content! Lorraine is VERY hot for Marty, Doc … Continued

#174 Santa Claus: The Movie

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 Merry Christmas, gang! We’re tackling a truly odd duck of a movie: Santa Claus: The Movie! Why is John Lithgow wearing these enormous teeth? Why does this movie spend 50 minutes doing Santa’s life story with absolutely, positively no conflict … Continued

#173 Clue

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It’s the best board game adaptation ever: Clue! It’s a miracle this movie is fun, Tim Curry is a treasure, Andrew loves Madeline Kahn, so much twisting and turning, Tripp talks too much about Knives Out and Battleship and many … Continued

Patreon Update!

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We’ve added a new stretch goal (an additional bonus track!) and will be doing an annual Christmas-mentary for all Patreon supporters! Patreons who sign up at the $5 tier unlock more than ELEVEN HOURS of bonus content immediately, with another … Continued

#172 The Burbs

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Happy T.Hanks-giving, y’all! We hope you’re staying safe out there, so here’s an episode a few days early! How great is Joe Dante? The difficulties of pronouncing Rick Ducommun, The Luck of the Irish, THE LEGEND DICK MILLER RETURNS (RIP), … Continued

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