Movie Meltdown: Looking Back: 1982

This episode features the return of George aka “The Fanatic” as we look back at 1982 and all the monumental films that came out that year. 

So put on your Flynn’s Arcade T-shirt, grab your Reese’s Pieces and get ready from some crazy tangents as we delve into… Bob Clark, Amy Heckerling, some sort of weird allegory for consumerism, Eddie Murphy, pandering garbage, George Romero, Colonel Trautman, a theater kid, David Lynch, the post-apocalyptic aesthetic, Richard Pryor, playing Atari, Rob Bottin, Lord Humungus, guns or walkie talkies, Lee Horsley, it is all about prostitution, Mr. Yankovic, missing parent issues, metal kids, Tom Hanks, competing against himself, Catherine Mary Stewart, practical effects, Walter Hill, the marketing didn’t know what the hell they had, he’s John Williams, going to the drive-in, John Waters, brutally honest comedies, Steven Spielberg, the next G.I. Joe, Christopher Reeve, sex comedies, Split Second, it is still getting worse, Ben Kingsley, Satanic panic, Wes Craven, psychedelic spots and the Showcase Cinemas. 

“There’s times where there’s some nostalgia factor in the movie.”

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