(Closed) NWR: 80’s Movies

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Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I can’t say that I believe any 80s movie is silly now.  They are my absolute favorite along with 80s music.  It’s something that both Fiance and I indulge in.  We even have sing-a-longs together.  In fact, our “second date” consisted of us watching Fast Times at Ridgemont High.  =)

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Rouquine: I second that! Molly Ringwald movies FTW! 😀 😀 oh, and I will always swoon over John Cusack.  Love, love, love.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

We were just watching Ferris Bueller’s Day Off and reminiscing about what was “cool” in the ’80s.  I love that era…it will always make me remember my childhood. 

Oh, and after the movie, we watched a few videos – it was on VH1 Classic.  Yeah…our songs are the classics now.  Hilarious.

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

@Mrs.Firefly1: Of course! That’s what I love about the 80s – laid back, silly, random, and just plain ol’ fun.  I can’t think of a particular movie as of right now that I think is silly now. Maybe it’ll come to me!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Two thoughts:

1) I was a little too excited to see that Girls Just Want to Have Fun was a new movie on netflix instant watch.  I hadn’t seen it in forever.  Then I watched it and was imagining what I would have thought about it if I had been watching it for the first time.  

Then I started judging myself.

2) Fiance had never seen The Lost Boys, so I was SO excited to watch it with him last summer.  I thought it was a legit good movie.  FI’s friends also love it (like, film buff friends), so he was expecting to enjoy it.  Well, we watched it… and he thought it was incredibly cheesy (he was disappointed in Richard Donner after that).  I can’t say I blame him, I guess watching it about 20 years later after all the hype and not having grown up with it, it is a bit hard to swallow.  I tried telling him it was the original Scream and a brilliant mix of comedy and horror, but it’s pretty hard to take that seriously when there’s a cheesy meat head playing the saxophone.

Other random thoughts:

favorite 80s movies: The Goonies, Stand By Me, Fast Times

(of course, these are the best “80s movies.”  There are many other actual films from the 80s that are way better.  But I think those three 80s movies held up pretty well after all this time).

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Mrs.Firefly1: I LOVED Teen Wolf growing up.  I’m almost scared to watch it today, because I don’t think it will have held up against time.

Anyone remember the Teen Wolf cartoon?  I can’t say I’ve ever seen it, but somehow the COMMERCIAL for it is ingrained in my memory from watching other things as a kid (and now the theme song is stuck in my head, great).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YTPISPhxQU

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2011

@reginaphalange: DH made me watch Lost Boys for the first time the other week and I was like “why the hell do you like this movie?” I just kept laughing when the vampires were flying. Dh was not pleased.

I like “Weird Science” but yeah that movie does not hold up well. Also, saw like 5 minutes of the original Tron the other day and we were both like “WOW this movie looks TERRIBLE”

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

I like Overboard and The Breakfast Club, but Lost Boys is my favorite! Iused to be SOO scared of that movie! LOL!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

  I loved Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, The Breakfast Club, and Sixteen Candles. Really, John Hughes could do no wrong!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Mrs.Firefly1: Uh, yes. I loved all of those movies.  I too know that 80s happy place.

Also, Real Genius, Cry Baby, and  @LGenz:  I forgot Weird Science!  Real Genius was actually pretty good, but so 80s.  The other two I’ve seen more recently and thought “are you kidding me?” (It didn’t stop me from watching them, though).  Neither held up so well.

Also, I thought I was destined to end up with Johnny Depp, Christian Slater, or GASP Corey Feldman.  Yes, I was a Corey and Corey girl.

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