'80s All Over
About This Show
Scott Weinberg and Drew McWeeny have set out to review every major film of the '80s, month by month, on a new bi-weekly podcast that aims to erase the nostalgia that so often clouds any real conversation about the decade's movies.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
The dog days of summer were particularly cruel this year.I mean, sure, there's a pretty good dog film in the form of Cujo, but that's only one small part of a very rocky landscape.Can the Pink Panther series get even worse? Yep. Can the Smokey and the Bandit series get even worse than that? We're almost done with 3D, thank god, but it's got a few more scars to leave. Sword and sorcery junk, post-apocalyptic dreck, and a teen sex comedy that's a real... well, you know.There are highlights. George Lucas throws a buddy a bone and we get an animated gem as a result. Peter Hyams does some moralizing. Frank Frazetta and Ralph Bakshi get it on. Rodney Dangerfield has to stop getting it on if he wants to get rich. And Bob and Doug MacKenzie head to Elsinore Brewery for some Strange Brew.All this plus the Citizen Kane of teen comedies and Berlin Alexanderplatz? It must be August of 1983.Read more »
Rated 5 out of
For someone who’s film DNA was formulated and solidified in the 80s, ‘80s All Over is the perfect shot of film nostalgia. This show’s opening them will teleport you back to the days of flipping through the monthly HBO guide, and Drew and Scott make the perfect co-hosting team for this trip through cinema’s best decade. From geeking out over classics like Raiders and American Werewolf to highlighting lesser known but still terrific films such as Prince of the City, there’s always something to make this podcast worthy of the listener’s time. You’ll also get a dose of crazy anecdotes such as the Michael Jackson Elephant Man story(amazing). ‘80s All over has joined This American Life and Radiolab as my most anticipated podcasts, and I’m sure if you give it a try you’ll be hooked in no time at all.
Date published: 2017-07-02