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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 Thing (1982)

The Thing 1982

One cold, Antarctic morning, an American Research team witnesses a Norwegian helicopter shooting at a feral dog. The foreigners land in the American camp and wound one of the researchers in a panicked attempt to slay the dog.

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An Officer and a Gentleman (1982)

An Officer and a Gentleman

Directionless but maintaining ambition, Zack Mayo is about to report to Aviation Officer Candidate School without much support from his uncaring borderline alcoholic disgrace of a father Byron, however he is determined to build on living the dream to become a Naval aviator.

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Sea of Love (1989)

Sea of Love

Frank Keller is your cliché riddled, New York City homicide detective. He’s great at his job; constantly at odds with his supervisors, divorced, and of course, a raging alcoholic. His ex-wife seems to be a badge chaser

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UHF (1989)

UHF

Once upon a time, before there was cable TV – before satellite TV – there was broadcast television. The early stations aired in the very high frequency or “VHF” spectrum. These stations were found on channels 2 through 13 on your television dial.

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Real Genius (1985)

Real Genius (1985)

Real Genius begins in a shadowy room at an unnamed location, a group of men from the CIA watch an episode of ALF, and demand that the United States be protected from any furry invasion. They demand a weapon that will shoot a “laser” from outer space and zap the Melmac out of you

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Blade Runner (1982)

Blade Runner

Rick Deckard is a retired cop eking out a life in a dystopian Los Angeles in 2019. He was once known as a blade runner, a special police squad, with orders to shoot to kill, upon detection, any trespassing Replicant. Replicants were declared illegal on earth, under penalty of death, after a bloody mutiny by a Nexus-6 combat team in an Off-world colony. This was not called execution. It was called retirement.

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A Christmas Story (1983)

A Christmas Story (1983)

It is Christmas time in Hohman, a fictive town in northwest Indiana, and the year is what I like to call Norman Rockwell time, circa 1940. The story revolves around Ralphie Parker, a nine-year-old boy who wants only one thing for Christmas: a Red Ryder BB gun with a compass in the stock.

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National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (1989)

Clark W. Griswold is back for the third installment of the beloved “Vacation” series. This time he just wants to spend some quality time with his family in an overly romanticized fashion. Here’s the twist. Are you ready for it? It’s the holiday season! We have your usual cast of crazy in-laws, dopey cousins, and manic parents. We get to know a wonderful dog, a furry feline and an old man ...

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Popeye (1980)

Popeye (1980)

Popeye, the sailor man, lands one stormy night in the small town of sweet Sweethaven; a short layover in his search for his long-lost Poopdeck Pappy.

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Police Academy (1984)

Police Academy 1984

The year is 1984, and crime has gotten so bad in New York City that the newly elected mayor has raised the white flag, and declared that the New York Police Department will now accept all applicants to their police academy.

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