As our voyage through the movies of 1987 comes to a close, John waxes nostalgic on his favorites from this last year — both from 1987 and the new releases of 2017. If you’ve enjoyed the podcast this year, buckle up, because once this baby hits ’88…

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We all had a chance to watch The Last Jedi at least once, so John, Jeff, Pat, and Dennis sat down to talk through our feelings — and there were many — about the newest installment in the Star Wars saga.

1. Intro [0:00]

2. The Last Jedi background info/trailer [6:20]

3. Negative Reactions to The Last Jedi [15:00]

4. The Last Jedi discussion [28:13]

5. Wrap-up [2:26:28]

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When a one-night stand turns into a couple of nights... and then Dan suddenly remembers he's married to a fantastic wife, has a great kid, and a fairly low-maintenance dog... you've got either a recipe for disaster or bunny soup. Whichever one sounds tastier.

1. Intro & Ready Player One discussion [0:00]

2. Fatal Attraction background info/trailer [10:25]

3. Fatal Attraction discussion [18:52]

4. Wrap-up [51:54]

The trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e3oF8Po4qWc 

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In a movie that's campy in more ways than one, Ernest P. Worrell tries to help a group of misfit boys turn their lives around and save Camp Kikakee from the evil developer Sherman Krader who just wants the land so he can tear it up and mine it. With a little help from the boys, some turtles, and the secret recipe for eggs erroneous, Ernest might just save the day.

1. Intro & Disney-Fox merger news [0:00]

2. Ernest Goes to Camp background info/trailer [36:40]

3. Ernest Goes to Camp discussion [40:57]

4. Wrap-up [1:09:01]

The trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je3jfepymQM 

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Justice League was a step in the right direction for the DCEU. John, Jeff, Pat, Bo, and special guest Will talk about why this is one of the best DCEU movies to date!

1. Intro [0:00]

2. Justice League background info/trailer [6:08]

3. Justice League discussion [18:23]

4. Wrap-up [1:40:28]

The trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cxixDgHUYw&t=6s 

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The 80s was full of movies showcasing the plight of the modern teenager... and John Hughes was the master. Unfortunately, John Hughes didn't make this one. What do you get when you cross a story about a boy wanting to be popular with good old-fashioned almost-prostitution? Can't Buy Me Love!

1. Intro & 1987 in Review discussion [0:00]

2. Can't Buy Me Love background info/trailer [19:50]

3. Can't Buy Me Love discussion [27:43]

4. Wrap-up [56:25]

The trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0IaPGcEPMk 

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J.C. Wiatt can't have a baby because she's got a 12:30 lunch meeting. Or at least, that's what she thought before a relative died and left her with a toddler to raise in the midst of her busy corporate life. Baby Boom stars Diane Keaton, Harold Ramis, and Sam Shepard.

1. Intro & Thor: Ragnarok discussion [0:00]

2. Baby Boom background info/trailer [29:18]

3. Baby Boom discussion [35:30]

4. Wrap-up [1:04:02]

The trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOpOaGdLj_8 

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We came to a startling realization that Michael J. Fox features in more than one role where a relative wants to give new meaning to the term "family get-together." Regardless, the secret of The Secret of My Success is that it's a fun, lighthearted take on big business in the 80s.

1. Intro [0:00]

2. The Secret of My Success background info/trailer [17:59]

3. The Secret of My Success discussion [27:25]

4. Wrap-up [44:39]

 

The trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cot5rEGcDek 

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Gordon Gekko (which I always thought would be a great name for the Geico gecko) is a ruthless Wall Street player who makes multi-million dollar deals before most of us have had breakfast. Bud Fox is a young and restless stock broker looking to score a big client. When he finally gets his foot in the door of Gekko's office, it may have been more than he bargained for.

1. Intro [0:00]

2. Wall Street background info/trailer [22:46]

3. Wall Street discussion [33:17]

4. Wrap-up [1:08:00]

The trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7b4BcbhGggM 

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Take the cast of ALIENS and put them in Oklahoma... and make them vampires. Then you've got Kathryn Bigelow's feature film directing debut: NEAR DARK.

(I wonder what Paul Reiser would've looked like as a vampire...)

1. Intro [0:00]

2. Near Dark background info/trailer [26:06]

3. Near Dark discussion [36:40]

4. Wrap-up [1:18:39]

 

The trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzJz5pd3pTs 

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