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Caption: 1980s

Modern Romance (1981)

Albert Brooks is someone who could talk through an entire scene. Without a pause, he could tire you out with his repeated wallow on self-pity, cynicism and paranoia until you want to move over to the next scene only to realize you crave another edition of the same scene. You inherit…

Tommy Tricker and the Stamp Traveller (1988)

Philately is a dying hobby, practically extinct, in the current generation. While being a kid during the 80s, you’d have certainly sunk in the rage of collecting stamps and trading them among friends and other circles. Parents then always encouraged their kids to collect stamps because the younger generation could…

The Money Pit (1986)

Tom Hanks, early in his career, featured mostly in light, family dramedies (Turner and Hooch, Big, Splash) until the mid 90s from when he made a dramatic shift in choosing the kind of roles (Philadelphia, Saving Private Ryan, Green Mile). The Money Pit is the typical early Hanks venture – strangely themed…

Midnight Run (1988) – Review

My love for action-comedies reached its fever pitch on a summer late night when I accidentally tripped over this boisterously funny classic from the 80s and felt thoroughly exhilarated as the end credits rolled by. What more could a movie offer, I thought.  What more than make you sit for…

Lisa (1989) – Review

At 14, we want it all and want it really fast. And Lisa is no exception. Lisa, a naughty teenage girl, played by the incredibly cute Staci Keanan, and her best friend, always muse about cute guys they chance upon on the streets. They follow them and take pictures of them and…