'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.
Most Recent Episode
4 days ago
Ahhh, April. It's not summer yet, but the holidays are done, and in 1983, studios didn't know what the hell to do with themselves. Fassbinder's final feature film, some more teen sex comedies, a horror film that's barely a horror film, another horror film that is mainly a great poster in search of a movie, OJ Simpson and a dog, and possibly one of the best Italian knock-off post-apocalyptic films ever made... and that's just the start.Do you like Chuck Norris? Why?Even if you don't, though, holy cow, you have got to see Lone Wolf McQuade. That's really the big theme of the month... movies you've got to see for yourself. Sexy vampires, even sexier aliens, and the sexiest goddamn steel worker of all time. James Toback slimes it up, young Nic Cage charms the shit out of us, and something wicked heads in our general direction. All that plus the debut of one Samuel Muthaforkin' Raimi?It's a gift of a month, really. You'll see.
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