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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.

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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Looker (1981)

Looker (1981)

Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, Larry Roberts is unwittingly pitted against an evil corporation when a group of flawless women come to him for cosmetic surgery that’s so pointless, the human eye can’t recognize the changes. Roberts agrees to do the surgery because he’s better than the other surgeons, an he doesn’t want these women’s perfect bodies to be marred by some amateur doctor!

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Halloween (1978)

Halloween (1978)

In 1963, Michael Myers stabbed his 17-year-old sister to death when he was only six. His whole family always new he was a quick learner so the authorities put him in a loony bin named Smith’s Grove Sanitarium until he was 21 and old enough to legally drink his troubles away like the rest of us law-abiding citizens do.

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Friday the 13th (1980)

Friday the 13th (1980)

Death has cursed Camp Crystal Lake since 1957 when a young boy drowned there. The following year two summer camp counselors met an untimely demise after they skipped the campfire sing-along for some late-night bananas and cream. Life became altogether ooky after that.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Nancy and her friends are normal teenagers, you know, the kind with vigilante murdering parents. Nancy and her friends are disturbed by bad dreams. John Cusak’s ex-girlfriend (no not that one, the one where he owes the paperboy two dollars) plays Tina, Nancy’s slutty friend.

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Amadeus (1984)

Amadeus 1984

Amadeus is the story of the life of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart as told by the composer Antonio Salieri in his waning years from an insane asylum that he has been committed to after he attempts a very Christian suicide circa 1823.

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Road House (1989)

Road House 1989

Dalton is the man, the man with a heart of gold and a fist of fury. He can sniff out a drunk a kilometer away or a cash-stealing employee close by. He’s the best bouncer in the business, and probably the only one with a degree in philosophy.

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