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

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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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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