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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.

Grease 2 (1982)

Grease 2

Paramount Pictures released Grease 2 to theaters on June 11, 1982; grossing $14.3 million worldwide. Patricia Birch directed the film which starred Michelle Pfeiffer, Maxwell Caulfield, and Lorna Luft.

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Fletch (1985)

Fletch

Fletch is based on a 1974 mystery novel by Gregory McDonald. The book was the first in a series featuring the character Irwin Maurice Fletcher. The series lasted eleven books and even launched a spin off series for a supporting character, Inspector Francis Xavier Flynn, that lasted four books itself.

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First Blood (1982)

First Blood (1982)

Paramount Pictures released First Blood to theaters on October 22,1982; grossing $125.2 million worldwide. Ted Kotcheff directed the action film which starred Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy, and Richard Crenna.

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For Your Eyes Only (1981)

For Your Eyes Only

Eon Productions and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. released For Your Eyes Only to theaters on June 26, 1981; grossing $195.3 million worldwide. John Glen directed the film which starred Roger Moore, Carole Bouquet, and Topol.

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Superman: The Movie (1978)

Superman: The Movie (1978)

Warner Bros. Pictures released Superman: The Movie to theaters on December 15, 1978; grossing $300.2 million worldwide. Richard Donner directed the comic book thriller which starred Christopher Reeve, Margot Kidder, and Gene Hackman.

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Arthur (1981)

Arthur 1981

Orion Pictures released Arthur to theaters on July 17, 1981; grossing $81.5M worldwide. Steve Gordon directed the alcoholic comedy which starred Dudley Moore, Liza Minnelli, and John Gielgud.

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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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