Amazon Movie Reviews – 80s Classics

Please read my reviews of some popular 80s films that I really like lots:

Fright Night
Fright Night
 

5.0 out of 5 starsOne of Tom Holland’s Best Films,November 19, 2012
This review is from:Fright Night (DVD)

This film is over looked and recently was redone, poorly. This one is classic and captures the 80s style. There are several cheesy effects but the overall composure of the entire film is excellent. The best scene is the one with a very young and pretty Amanda Bearse (her first role) being seduced by the vampire (Sarandon) in a Disco. The lighting and scene is to die for. Roddy McDowall also never really got credit for this role properly. His role is very well done. And some of the lines are quite funny. It mixes horror and comedy in the best possible ways. Rent it and see. Colin Farrell is cute but could never play the kind of character as well as Chris Sarandon did in this version. Finally the role of Charlie is much better portrayed by William Ragsdale , very sexy and attractive I must say. Again this film and many actors were over looked at that time.

 

Class
Class
 

5.0 out of 5 starsWell acted, well written, well played,November 19, 2012
This review is from:Class (DVD)

This film is classic and totally 80s. Jonathan, a naive country boy, gets a scholarship to a classy prep school, where he rooms with suave, rich and handsome Skip. Skip decides it is his duty to see that Jonathan loses his virginity, so he sends Jonathan to Chicago, where Jonathan meets Ellen, a beautiful older woman, and they begin an affair which ends abruptly when Ellen discovers Jonathan is 17. During Christmas break, Jonathan visits Skip’s house and discovers that Ellen is Skip’s mother. Ellen tells Jonathan to leave when he rejects her advances, but then begins calling him and begging to see him. Finally, Jonathan agrees to meet her and plans to end the affair, but Ellen seduces him–and that’s when Skip, who followed Jonathan, discovers them. One of Rob Lowe’s best films. Also the older woman (Mrs. Robinson type of role) is very well acted by Bisset.

 

Weird Science
Weird Science
 

4.0 out of 5 starsAnother 80s Cult Classic,November 19, 2012

Kelly LeBrock is gorgeous and portrays the character so well. The two boys are geeky and easy to relate to. One is simple and not that cute while the other looks fabulous in girl’s panties. Funny how the dark haired boy never pursued his acting career. Maybe he had other interests. The best part about the film is the comedy factor which has points throughout (SPOILER ALERT: Lisa–Kelly LeBrock turns Chet–Bill Paxton into a large pile of crap and threatens to give him a set of Elephant Balls). A lot of funny parts and classic lines to recall with friends. It is extremely John Hughes and shows. All of his work was quite memorable. I also highly recommend this film with some equally great acting and dialog: WarGames

 

The Breakfast Club
The Breakfast Club
 

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5.0 out of 5 starsBest Film of the 80s,August 15, 2012
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The teen characters are so easy for every kid to relate to. From Allison the misfit, Claire the spoiled brat, John the criminal , Brian the geek, and Andrew the jock (we all had a crush on him). It captured a real drama for almost anyone that grew up in a suburban high school and had to serve detention sitting in a library on a Saturday. The dialogue also was perfect. No censorship of bad language that would have been used back then. In sum, well written, well acted, well portrayed and overall excellent film.