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 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 remember seeing “Dirty Dancing” for the first time. I was young but smart enough to know that Patrick Swayze got the girls with his dirty, dirty little dance moves. Basically, the movie is about a coming of age story of a lonely teenage girl (nicknamed: Baby) and her family that vacation over one summer at a resort. She meets the head dancer (Johnny) and romance ensues. This movie has a wonderful soundtrack – take note of the music that was used for the film. I present Dirty Dancing in HD. Enjoy!
Spaceballs is an 80s classic with Mel Brooks at the director’s (and actor’s) helm-et. Since Star Wars was so hugely popular it was only a matter of time before someone spoofed it and so many more space movies of yesteryear. This spoof follows an orphan, of 25+ years old, trying to find out who he is along with his half man – half dog played by John Candy. Sit back and laugh at Spaceballs…and it’s trailer! Enjoy!
Adventures in Babysitting was crafted in true Chris Columbus fashion. The movie stands up to the test of time. Basically, Babysitting can be dangerous. Take it from me… I know! This film features the beautiful Elisabeth Shue in an amazing adventure downtown babysitting a bunch of kids. Here’s the movie in HD. Enjoy!