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Remembering all those amazing movies from the 1980’s

Remembering all those amazing movies from the 1980’s


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Remembering all those amazing movies from the 1980’s




202a – The Princess Bride

This week we begin our two parter on one of our absolute favourite movies of all time, let alone the 1980’s! Join Gidgit and Angry as they start to chat about the wonderful Princess Bride! … Read more


201 – A view to a kill

Well it only took five years but here’s our first Bond film. Lots of laughs and trivia in this one, we think it’s an underrated entry into the 007 pantheon! … Read more


200 – Top Ten 80s Sci-Fi Movies

For the epic 200th episode of the Retro Cinema we look at a genre that helped define 80s cinema. Are your favourite science fiction films in our lists? Also, loads of shout outs! … Read more


199 – Silent Night Deadly Night

Have you been nice…or have you been naughty? Gidgit is joined by jolly Huw from the Undead Wookie Podcast to cover the controversial 1984 Christmas slasher horror film Silent Night, Deadly Night. … Read more


198b – A Christmas Story Part 2

Join jolly Angryman and mistletoe Gidgit von Larue as they cover the much anticipated part 2 of the classic family festive favourite…A Christmas Story. Try not to break your major award.… Read more


198a – A Christmas Story Part 1

Turn on your leg lamp, get the hound dogs out of your house and go get your decoder ring as Angryman and Gidgit von Larue podcast part one of this 1983 American classic Christmas movie A Christmas Story. (and remember be careful where you put your tongue). … Read more


197 – Top Ten Movies of 1984

This week we’re all about the best of 1984. With truckloads of shoutouts and some very personal choices, it’s on to see what was the best of this amazing year in cinema! … Read more


196 – The Man with Two Brains

This week it’s Gidgit Von Larue’s Birthday pick, the hilarious 1983 Steve Martin Comedy The Man with Two Brains. No need for cranial screw-top brain surgery to enjoy this hilarious Carl Reiner film. … Read more


195 – Tequila Sunrise

This week begins the annual fortnight of Birthday Picks! Angry is up first (age before beauty after all) and looks back on a favourite gem. It’s the battle of blue eyes as Mel, Michelle and Kurt mix it up in LA in Tequila Sunrise! … Read more


194 – Randal Kleiser Interview

This episode Gidgit Von Larue is joined by special guest American film and television director, producer and screenwriter Randal Kleiser. Randal directed feature films such as The Blue Lagoon, Summer Lovers, Grandview U.S.A, Big Top Pee Wee, Honey I Blew Up the Kid, Flight of the Navigator and 1978 box office sensation Grease. Randal is also the producer of the new documentary coming out soon Life After The Navigator. … Read more


193 – Top Ten Musicians in 80s Films

This episode we look at those amazing artists that have made the transition from music to screen. Who did it best? Enquiring minds want to know! Listen now here or on your favourite platform 🙂 … Read more


192 – The Entity

Named by Director Martin Scorsese as his fourth scariest horror film of all time, Gidgit Von Larue is joined by Huw from The Undead Wookie Podcast to discuss 1983’s American supernatural horror film The Entity and everything paranormal. Just in time for Halloween.… Read more


191b – ET

This week rounds out our special two-parter of the biggest film of the 80s! Does the little guy make it? Does Elliot get to play D&D with his brother? Find out now! … Read more


191a – ET

This week we begin our two part podcast on the biggest movie of the 1980’s when the little phoned home! … Read more


190 – Blow Out

This week it’s a film about movies (in a way). Must see viewing for Cinephiles, Gidgit and Angry revisit Brian DePalma’s classic thriller! … Read more


189 – Top Ten 80s Action Films

This week it’s all about the guns and machismo as we have a look at a genre defined by our era – Action Movies! … Read more


187 – The Fog

Head to the coast town of Antonio Bay with Gidgit Von Larue and special Huw from the Undead Wookie Podcast as they talk about John Carpenter’s 1980 supernatural horror thriller The Fog. … Read more


186 – Sea of Love

This week Gidgit and Angry are in jackets only and on the town late at night. Join us for the noir thriller with the surprise end! (Spoilers!). Ellen Barkin and Al Pacino at their best in Sea of Love! … Read more


185 – Stand by me

This week Gidgit and Angry grab their sleeping bags, sneak out of their houses and go looking for a body… Join us for one of the great nostalgia films of the 80s ! … Read more


184 – Top Ten 80s Foreign Films

This week Gidgit and Angry are looking back at the amazing cinema that came from around the world. No Hollywood this week, it’s all from everywhere else! … Read more