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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.

Heathers (1989)

Heathers (1989)

In the 1980s, teenage angst was defined by movies like ‘Pretty in Pink’, ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’, ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’, and the “Breakfast Club’. For the most part, these movies were light-hearted comedies that sprinkled in a small dose of teen issues that many children of the 80s could relate to. By the end of the decade, the grunge scene was brewing and attitudes were changing.

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

Fast Times at Ridgemont High (1982)

At age 22, Cameron Crowe, returned to high school pretending to be senior…and Fast Times at Ridgemont High was born…or as I like to call it “How I fell in Love with Jennifer Jason Leigh – Ron Johnson Beware.”

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Au Revoir Les Enfants (Goodbye, Children) (1987)

Au Revoir Les Enfants (Goodbye, Children) (1987)

Au Revoir Les Enfants (1987) was written and directed by Louis Malle. This is a sad story from his childhood. Our story takes place in January 1944, and the setting is a monastery and provincial boarding school for boys near Fountainebleau, France.

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Beetlejuice (1988)

Beetlejuice (1988)

Warner Bros. released Beetlejuice to theaters on March 30, 1988. Tim Burton directed the film starring Alec Baldwin, Geena Davis, and Michael Keaton.

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Pete’s Dragon (1977)

Pete's Dragon (1977)

In the early 1900s, a young, red-headed boy named Pete is on the run from his abusive family. Pete is an orphan because even in the early 20th century, no one wants to keep the soulless gingers.

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The Black Cauldron (1985)

The Black Cauldron (1985)

A young boy, Taran, an assistant pig farmer/wrangler learns that his pig, Hen-Wen, is a mystical piece of prized pork belly who has oracle style powers which can locate a Black Cauldron that the evil Horned King has been trying to get his skeletor hands on so that he may raise an army of the dead.

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Starman (1984)

Starman (1984)

Voyager themed subplots seemed to be en vogue in the late 1970/early 80's.For those of you who don’t know, the Voyager space program released two satellites in 1977, and the Voyager 1 just recently exited our solar system - it took about 34 years to get there.

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Silverado (1985)

Silverado (1985)

After fighting off an ambush in a remote shack, Emmett finds Paden walking in his draws through the desert. Paden was robbed and left for dead by some cowboys with sticky fingers. Emmett and Paden head to Turley, where Emmett’s brother, Jake, is scheduled to be hanged for shooting a man.

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