Thursday, December 30, 2010

In Search favorite 80's movies

First a bit of business: I've been trying to add this blog to my Facebook page with something called Networked Blogs, and I fear that I've either done it about twenty times, which might conceivably annoy my followers, or not at all, which is not going to increase my readership any. Technical genius that I am (not), I suppose I will find out when one or more of you tells me if this indeed pops up on your news feed.

Lately some of the channels have been running 80's movies, and it's been a while since I've watched such cinematic gems as The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire and basically any Brat Pack movie containing Ally Sheedy or Judd Nelson. Of course, me being me, I have a special fondness in my heart for Emilio Estevez since he wrote and directed the movie Bobby. But that was decades later, and I digress. Back then he was "the jock" or the guy hopelessly in love with Andi MacDowell.

So in between incessant sneezing from a cold that came and went and then came back again, I have been watching many, many 80's movies, and ones I'd forgotten were 80's movies. If for some reason you've missed any of these, or forgotten about them, or just needed a little prodding to take a stroll down memory lane, here's my list of favorites.

I warn you in advance that I am prone to the cheesy, the sappy, the low brow, on occasion, and it seems the 80's were a decade rife with those kinds of movies. Get your Netflix queue ready, boys and girls. Here we go!

Dirty Dancing
When Harry Met Sally
Working Girl
Beverly Hills Cop
White Nights
Legal Eagles
About Last Night
Breakfast Club
Mystic Pizza
Top Gun
Jumpin' Jack Flash
Little Darlings
Absence of Malice
Crossing Delancey
Next of Kin
Steel Magnolias
The Karate Kid

So if you're not doing anything this New Year's weekend, make some popcorn and watch an old friend. Thanks for stopping by.

1 comment:

  1. You know I have a special place in my heart for The Karate Kid, since we saw that together. They've been running a lot of those 80s movies on cable lately, and I've sat down and watched a few. When you haven't seen them in a while, they are all fresh and new and still hold up.

    Two pieces of trivia: I auditioned for a stage version of Steel Magnolias--the Julia Roberts role--and I knew from the get-go I wasn't right for the part. I couldn't do the accent to save my life. LOL!

    And my sister Marcy went to college with Adam Storke, the actor who played Julia Roberts's love interest in Mystic Pizza.