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Darren and Matt's 80s Adventure

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Darren and Matt are taking an excellent adventure through the 80's. Join them weekly as they break down some of the greatest (and some of the worst) films of the best decade in recent history.

Darren and Matt are taking an excellent adventure through the 80's. Join them weekly as they break down some of the greatest (and some of the worst) films of the best decade in recent history.

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United Kingdom

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Darren and Matt are taking an excellent adventure through the 80's. Join them weekly as they break down some of the greatest (and some of the worst) films of the best decade in recent history.

Language:

English


Episodes

Adventures in Babysitting (1987)

2/28/2021
"I'll make it very clear. You slip me the cash, and I'll slip you the wiener!" They week the boys journey to 1987 to watch one of their favourite actresses of the 80's...Elizabeth Shue. Adventures in Babysitting is a classic film and one of the boys has always loved it but will it still hold that adoration 34 years on? So, grab a beer and see what you think as they get the babysitting blues, chase a playboy magazine and the shock they experience when they realise who plays Dawson! Follow...

Duration:01:04:12

La Bamba (1987)

2/21/2021
"My dreams are pure rock and roll." This week on 80's Adventure the boys are pleasantly surprised by the 1987 film La Bamba which chronicles the life of Ritchie Valens. Join them as they break down this gem of a film that features Lou Diamond Philips in the lead role... and what a performance. So, get comfy and accompany the boys as they continue their 80's Adventure! Follow 80s Adventure on facebook facebook.com/80sadventure Follow 80s Adventure on...

Duration:01:03:22

Porky's (1981)

2/14/2021
"Has anybody seen Mike Hunt?" Before there were a slew of American Pie films there was Porky's! So join the boys as they head to 1981 (or was it 1982?) and delve into the self proclaimed "Funniest movie about growing up ever made". As always grab a beer and enjoy! Feel free to get in touch about this or any of the other episodes. Follow 80s Adventure on facebook facebook.com/80sadventure Follow 80s Adventure on Twitter twitter.com/80sadventure Check out the...

Duration:00:54:54

The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

2/7/2021
"Why, you stuck up... half-witted... scruffy-looking... Nerf-herder!" This week Darren and Matt go back to a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... Yes, the Empire Strikes Back is this weeks film and it is arguably one of the most beloved films in the Star Wars franchise. They do approach it from two different angles, one is a Star Wars fan and one is not... how will this fare? Grab yourself some Bantha milk and have a listen to episode 33 of 80's Adventure. Follow 80s Adventure on...

Duration:01:07:15

Commando (1985)

1/31/2021
"I eat Green Berets for breakfast. And right now, I'm very hungry!" Yes, this week the boys are going Commando in their second Arnie film so far. A film filled with so many one liners, a huge body count and Schwarzenegger in his glorious 80's prime. So, grab yourself a drink and listen as the boys break it down and then as normal quiz each other on what they have seen. Follow 80s Adventure on facebook facebook.com/80sadventure Follow 80s Adventure on...

Duration:00:59:09

Dead Poets Society (1989)

1/24/2021
"No matter what anybody tells you, words and ideas can change the world." This week the boys talk about Dead Poets Society, a film neither of them had seen till recently. Join them as they break down a masterful performance from the late Robin Williams and continue their adventure into the 80's. As always feel free to get in touch and let them know your thoughts. Follow 80s Adventure on facebook facebook.com/80sadventure Follow 80s Adventure on Twitter twitter.com/80sadventure Check...

Duration:01:02:09

The Blob (1988)

1/17/2021
"Chew on that, slimeball!" Yes, this week the boys travel back to 1988 to see a little film called... The Blob. This is a film that took them both by surprise so why not give it a watch and then see what the boys had to say about it! Also as its episode 30 then surely it calls for some sort of celebration right? Oh dear... More alcohol it is then! Follow 80s Adventure on facebook facebook.com/80sadventure Follow 80s Adventure on Twitter twitter.com/80sadventure Check out the...

Duration:01:04:03

The Karate Kid (1984)

1/10/2021
"We do not train to be merciful here. Mercy is for the weak. Here, in the streets, in competition: A man confronts you, he is the enemy. An enemy deserves no mercy." As we continue to enjoy revisiting these characters over 35 years later with the hit show Cobra Kai, join the boys as they go back to where it all started in 1984 with The Karate Kid. One of them has been a fanboy all their lives and one hasn't seen it in a while. How will this reflect in the quiz? Will either of them show...

Duration:01:17:55

License to Drive (1988)

1/5/2021
"An innocent girl, a harmless drive. What could possibly go wrong?" Here it is, the first episode of 2021 and this time the boys explore the first 80's film that they ever saw together... License to Drive, starring Corey Haim, Corey Feldman and Heather Graham. This one is a real nostalgia fest so why not grab a beer (non alcoholic beer if you are doing dry January), strap in and come along for the ride. Follow 80s Adventure on facebook facebook.com/80sadventure Follow 80s Adventure on...

Duration:01:10:53

When Harry Met Sally (1989)

12/27/2020
"What I'm saying is - and this is not a come-on in any way, shape or form - is that men and women can't be friends because the sex part always gets in the way." In the final 80's Adventure of the year the boys travel back to 1989 with When Harry Met Sally. Have a listen as they delve into the film, gush over the music and end up crying with laughter about... well take a listen and find out. Happy new yearsy! Follow 80s Adventure on facebook facebook.com/80sadventure Follow 80s Adventure...

Duration:01:21:39

Santa Claus The Movie (1985)

12/20/2020
"Now, all those within the sound of my voice, and all those on this Earth everywhere know that henceforth you will be called Santa Claus." In the last Christmas episode this year the boys break down the magical story from their childhoods... Santa Claus! Join them as they talk about casting that could have been, the awesome production design and the performances that have captivated many. They also delve into some internet reviews that are not so friendly. Merry Christmas!!!!! Follow 80s...

Duration:01:11:33

A Christmas Story (1983)

12/13/2020
"Only I didn't say "Fudge." I said THE word, the big one, the queen-mother of dirty words, the "F-dash-dash-dash" word!" This week is a first on Darren and Matt's 80's Adventure, a film that neither of them have seen. They know that it is a classic Christmas film (especially in the States) but have they missed the boat on this one by not having watched when younger? Why not pour yourself a nice Christmas drink and find out. Follow 80s Adventure on...

Duration:00:56:30

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)

12/6/2020
"Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas, kiss my ass. Kiss his ass. Kiss your ass. Happy Hanukkah." As the journey through the 80's films of Christmas continues, the boys spend a bit of time with the Griswold family. As always there is thoughts on the film, cast and it all culminates in a quiz to see who has been paying attention. Join them as they make their way through several beers and this week review Twinkies! Follow 80s Adventure on...

Duration:01:06:53

Die Hard (1988)

11/29/2020
"Now I have a machine gun. Ho - Ho - Ho." Yes this week's episode of Darren and Matt's 80's Adventure is Die Hard! Join the boys as they explore the question of Die Hard being a Christmas film, Twinkies and much more associated with this classic piece of cinema. So, grab yourself a glass of Eggnog or Port and have a listen to what is (possibly) the first Christmas film that they cover. If you are enjoying then please don't forget to subscribe and share with your friends. Cheersy! Follow...

Duration:01:06:27

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

11/22/2020
"Six bucks and my right nut says we're not landing in Chicago." This week on Darren and Matt's 80's Adventure the boys take a road trip with John Candy and Steve Martin as they make their way from New York to Chicago in the much beloved Planes, Trains and Automobiles. As always they take you back to the year with some facts, the chart and finish up with pub quiz. Grab a drink and join they boys for this one and then why not take a listen to previous episodes. Follow 80s Adventure on...

Duration:01:05:46

WarGames (1983)

11/15/2020
"Goddammit, I'd piss on a spark plug if I thought it'd do any good!" Episode 21 and the boys take their first trip to 1983 to watch a very young Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy as they try and stop WOPR from accidentally starting World War 3 in WarGames. Quiz has reset and already the competition spirit is rife, so grab a drink, relax and lets go back to 1983! Follow 80s Adventure on facebook facebook.com/80sadventure Follow 80s Adventure on Twitter twitter.com/80sadventure Check...

Duration:01:00:16

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

11/8/2020
"Too much to drink, Dr. Jones?" Yes this week is episode 20 and the first time the boys have tackled a Stephen Spielberg film with music from the great John Williams. Join them as they reminisce about seeing the music of John Williams played at the Albert Hall, the nail biting conclusion to round 2 of the quiz and take a deep dive into potentially their favourite Indiana Jones film. Follow 80s Adventure on facebook facebook.com/80sadventure Follow 80s Adventure on...

Duration:01:04:02

Cocktail (1988)

11/1/2020
"Coughlin's law: never show surprise, never lose your cool." This week the boys look at Cocktail whilst sampling a few themselves. Darren has always been back and forth on this film but where will he stand now? Why not get yourself a Sex on the Beach and join them as they venture back to 1988 and break down this Tom Cruise, Bryan Brown and Elisabeth Shue feature. Follow 80s Adventure on facebook facebook.com/80sadventure Follow 80s Adventure on Twitter twitter.com/80sadventure Check...

Duration:01:11:30

A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)

10/25/2020
"One, two Freddy's coming for you..." Halloween and this week the boys are looking at A nightmare on Elm Street. How does this horror classic hold up and what is it like from a brand new perspective as one of the boys hasn't seen it! Grab a beer and have a listen... Just don't fall asleep. Follow 80s Adventure on facebook facebook.com/80sadventure Follow 80s Adventure on Twitter twitter.com/80sadventure Check out the website 80sadventure.com Email 80s...

Duration:00:55:35

Tango and Cash (1989)

10/18/2020
"Rambo? Rambo's a pussy." Yes, this week is 1989's Tango and Cash. Stallone and Russell are the subject of this weeks episode, join the boys to hear their thoughts on it and see how thing are progressing with the quiz. Will Matt gain on Darren or is all lost in this round? Grab a beer and settle down for episode 18 of Darren and Matt's 80's Adventure. Follow 80s Adventure on facebook facebook.com/80sadventure Follow 80s Adventure on Twitter twitter.com/80sadventure Check out the...

Duration:00:54:46