What can I say about this 80s movie masterpiece that hasn’t already been said? E.T. The Extra-terrestrial is a classic and stands the test of time. There, I said it!
Ah yes… Fast Times at Ridgemont High. The 1982 coming of age story of teens going through a year of high school packed into a 90 minute movie. This cult comedy has a great cast lineup and was based on the book written by Cameron Crowe. The gags are great! “What are you people… on DOPE?!?!?“. If so, check out this HD presentation of “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”. Just remember, No shoes, No shirt, No dice. Enjoy!
The first time I watched “Scrooged” was actually pretty cool. My parents had rented the movie the day it was released on VHS back in 1989 and I snuck down stairs before school and watched it. I laughed so hard. The movie is a Christmas classic, at least it is around here. We watch it every Christmas.
Yes, I did see Santa Claus The Movie in theaters and yes, it changed my outlook on Santa Claus. He wasn’t some jolly fat guy in a red coat. He was a toy maker that already had it in his heart to give the toys as gifts at Christmas time to children. He was chosen by elves and elders for his talent as a toy maker and his capacity to love all the children of the world. The movie really came to life for me when it hit home video for the first time. My parents actually invested in something that Christmas. It was a Sharp VHS Tape Player and Recorder and a copy of… you guessed it, Santa Claus: The Movie.
What can I say – “A Christmas Story” brings back awesome memories and bad ones too. I was a youngling when the movie was first released in 1983. I didn’t become aware of the Christmassy goodness this movie offered until a couple of years later when my parents put it on the T.V. really loud to drown out the fighting between them. I concentrated on the movie so hard so that I didn’t have to hear them and I became enthralled in the story of Ralphie.
From the first time it aired on CBS in December of 1987 – Will Vinton’s Claymation Christmas Celebration was an instant classic. The trouble is that since it’s last airing it’s been kinda hard to come by. This Christmas Special doesn’t get any airplay on Television and the streaming services don’t offer it to watch either. It’s almost like the show was forgotten. Not to this 80s buff though.
I can remember watching “Weird Science” with my brother. My Dad had taped it off of TV on our VCR and my brother and I memorized the whole movie. We could recite it word for word. It’s a really funny movie.
I can remember renting “The Monster Squad” over and over from the Pathmark grocery store around the corner. I think I rented this ’80s classic just as much (if not more) as I rented Michael Jackson’s “Moonwalker”. My parents didn’t believe in buying VHS tapes… but they would rent them like crazy until my Dad figured out how to dub movies using two VCRs and a sound system. Anyway, “The Monster Squad” was a great movie and was a wonderful segway into the adult 1980’s Horror genre.
I can remember watching “Little Monsters” for the first time. Sitting on the floor of my living room and laughing my butt off. The movie stars Fred Savage as a troubled youth due to his parents separating and Howie Mandel as the crazy comic relief monster that breaks all the rules. The monsters in this fantasy reside under your bed… so cut the legs off your bed posts ASAP! Here is the trailer and full movie in HD for your viewing pleasure. Enjoy!
Here is a listing of the Billboard Hot 100 Number 1 Songs sorted by date from 1980 through 1989. See what song was #1 on your birthday! Let us know in the comments.