Monday, August 07, 2017

The Breakdown of the Totally '80s - 'E.T', 'The Karate Kid', 'Romancing the Stone', 'Tron', 'Conan the Barbarian' and '9 to 5'


I'm a 1980s kid. I was born in 1977, but my impressionable years were spent in the 1980s. I remember when fanny packs and neon shorts were cool and Saturday morning cartoons were how you kicked off the weekend proper. This means there are several movies from that decade that are priceless treasures when it comes to memorable pop culture. But do they hold up? This week Scott and I hop into our DeLorean to answer that question with six big movie reviews, including the biggest movie of the decade in E.T. and lots of Arnold Schwarzenegger without a shirt in Conan the Barbarian. It is a huge show as we immerse ourselves in nostalgia. If you love the show then please help us out by spreading the word to other movie lovers or leave us a five star review on iTunes.

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The Breakdown Outline:

E.T. 2:28
Romancing the Stone 25:05
The Karate Kid 43:11
Conan the Barbarian 1:03:42
9 to 5 1:18:49
Tron 1:35:03
Review Rundown 2:00:13

Rating Rundown:

E.T. **** (CS & SM)
Romancing the Stone **** (CS) & *** (SM)
The Karate Kid **** (CS) & ***½ (SM)
Conan the Barbarian ***½ (CS) & *** (SM)
9 to 5 *** (CS & SM)
Tron ***½ (CS) & *** (SM)

Summer Box Office Challenge:

Christopher's Picks:

1. Guardian of the Galaxy Vol. 2$145 049 000 
2. Spider-Man: Homecoming $117 015 000
3. Wonder Woman $100, 505 000
4. Transformers: The First Knight $45 300 000
5. War of the Planet of the Apes $56 50 000
6. Baywatch: $18 100 000
7. The Mummy: $32 246 120
8. The House: $9 000 000
9. Atomic Blonde $18 286 420
10. Captain Underpants $23 500 000
Total: $564 937 540

Scott's Picks:

1. The Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: $62 179 000
2. Despicable Me 3: $75 410 275
3. Alien: Covenant $36 000 000
4. Cars 3 $53 547 000
5. Dunkirk $50 500 000
6. Annabelle: Creation
7. Snatched $17 500 000
8. All Eyez on Me $27 050 000
9. The Emoji Movie $24 531 923
10. The Hitman's Bodyguard
Total: $346 718 198

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