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Lunchtime Movie Review

Lunchtime Movie Review looks back at films from our childhood to see if they stand the test of time.

The Goonies (1985)

The Goonies (1985)

Astoria is a small town in Oregon where it rains 194 days out of the year; for 170 more, it pours. That leaves one day for a Goonie adventure, but the rich douche bag of the town is putting a damper on it with his plans to expand the local country club with a kick-ass golf course.

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The Toxic Avenger (1984)

The Toxic Avenger (1984)

The Toxic Avenger, set in Tromaville, NJ, is about Melvin Ferd, a meek nerd, who works as a janitor at a health club. While he is of no threat to anyone, psychotic health club patrons: Bozo, Slug, Wanda, and Julie bully the kid because he doesn’t look pretty like them, and isn’t as smart as they are.

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The Black Hole (1979)

The Black Hole (1979)

In the wake of Star Wars: A New Hope, rival film studios scrambled to put together their own science fiction opus to cash in on the intergalactic space cow: Starcrash (1978), Message From Space (1978), Moonraker (1979), Star Odyssey (1979), Battle Beyond the Stars (1980), and Space Raiders (1983) are a few of those gems.

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Die Hard (1988)

Die Hard (1988)

John McClane is an edgy New York City cop on his way to meet his estranged wife, Holly, and their child. Holly moved to Los Angeles for her job at the Nakatomi Corporation, leaving John behind with a pile of excuses as to why he can’t follow her. John arrives at Holly’s work, where the big boss is throwing a Christmas party for his executives, and he immediately gets into a stupid argument with her. She leaves to...

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Home Alone (1990)

Home Alone (1990)

It’s Christmas in the McCallister house. A family of smug and condescending suburbanites prepares for their trip to France, where they will learn how to sharpen their smug condescension from the experts.

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Stripes (1981)

Stripes (1981)

The genius of Stripes is that it stars some Hollywood comedic heavyweights (figuratively and literally in John Candy's case) at the top of their game. You can tell that much of the dialgoue is ad-libbed, and like the classic golf-themed Caddyshack of the prior year, Stripes contains numerous quotable, classic lines...

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Time Bandits (1981)

Time Bandits 1981

Embassy Pictures released Time Bandits to theaters on November 6, 1981. Terry Gilliam directed film starring Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, and John Cleese.

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The Money Pit (1986)

The Money Pit (1986)

Walter Fielding is a lawyer. His dad used to be his law partner. But his dad stole all of their clients’ money and fled south of the border. Walter’s girlfriend, Anna Crowley is a classical musician and divorcee of the rich and well-respected symphony maestro Max.

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The Return Of The Living Dead (1985)

The Return of the Living Dead (1985)

Freddy is a new employee at Uneeda Medical Supply, Frank, the foreman shows him the cadavers and other no longer living things in the warehouse.   He even shows them a secret military drum down in the basement.

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Child’s Play (1988)

Child's Play 1988

Andy Barclay is a sweet, loving, yet lonely six-year-old boy, who lives at home with his “older than she should looks”, single mother Karen Barclay. Karen is a hard working department store clerk, who by the looks of her apartment is getting paid way too much to act as if she has it so hard.

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An American Werewolf In London (1981)

An American Werewolf In London (1981)

David and Jack are two young Americans backpacking through Europe. Now we all know that nothing good happens to young Americans in Europe, so since they’re guys, kidnapping and raping is probably not in the cards.

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The Best of Times (1986)

The Best of Times (1986)

“The Best of Times” does not describe the time you will have watching this movie. It borrows its name from the iconic first line of Charles Dickens’ classic novel “A Tale of Two Cities.” The book examined the dichotomy of the French aristocracy and French peasantry just prior to the French revolution.

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