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What are the The Best 1980s & 1990s Movies? Do you find yourself asking if the movies we loved while growing up were really that good? Have you caught yourself thinking, “why don’t make movies like they use to?” Can you still remember spending your Friday Nights searching for the perfect movie rental at Blockbuster Video? Do you know what Blockbuster Video is? If you answered yes, then this is the podcast for you!




Caddyshack (1980)

We asked your favorite Chevy Chase movie. And you answered "Caddyshack." We groaned. But then, something incredible happened: We kinda liked it. Allow us to wipe the fog of age from your memory and revisit all the moments that made Caddyshack Hollywood's worst great comedy. Leave a Review - http://shatthemovies.com/review Vote for Movies - http://shatthemovies.com/vote/ Subscribe & Social Media - http://shatthemovies.com/subscribe-and-follow Website - http://shatthemovies.com Email...

Duration: 01:02:50

10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

"10 Things I Hate About You" introduced us to Julia Stiles, Heath Ledger, Joseph Gordon Levitt, and the unsettling reality that '90s Shakespeare adaptations were a really bad idea. If you remember this movie fondly, you're not alone. If you still think it's good after hearing the podcast, you're a fool. Leave a Review - http://shatthemovies.com/review Vote for Movies - http://shatthemovies.com/vote/ Subscribe & Social Media - http://shatthemovies.com/subscribe-and-follow Website -...

Duration: 00:57:44

Independence Day (1996)

This "Independence Day," let's celebrate the 1996 cinematic dumpster fire that made Will Smith a blockbuster action hero and taught us Jeff Goldblum wasn't acting in "Jurassic Park." That's really him. He can actually hack alien computers. Join us as we fly our mother ship of skepticism through plot holes, wildly offensive performances and Randy Quaid's most annoying character ever. Leave a Review - http://shatthemovies.com/review Vote for Movies -...

Duration: 01:01:44

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

If you've seen "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," you remember every scene. If you've never seen it, you probably still know the quotes, the sets, the characters. This movie distilled everything '80s into a tight, fun, stylish package with a little bit of heart, to boot. But Ferris might not be the clever charmer you thought he was. Memories are funny like that. Leave a Review - http://shatthemovies.com/review Vote for Movies - http://shatthemovies.com/vote/ Subscribe & Social Media -...

Duration: 00:56:12

The Thing (1982)

Do you like totally gross monsters, psychological thrillers, cute dogs and sexy Kurt Russells? If so, you'll love "The Thing." This John Carpenter classic stands the test of time, despite some glaring plot holes. Never before have Americans so smart done so many stupid things in so little time. Leave a Review - http://shatthemovies.com/review Vote for Movies - http://shatthemovies.com/vote/ Subscribe & Social Media - http://shatthemovies.com/subscribe-and-follow Website -...

Duration: 00:55:54

Starship Troopers (1997)

Paul Verhoeven's "Starship Troopers" mixes fun, smarts, action, sex and satire into a star-studded sci-fi package. But a lot of people mistook it for cheeseball macho fluff. Let's relive the terrifying Arachnids, quotable one-liners, Nazi-influenced propaganda pieces and -- of course -- the infamous co-ed shower scene. All hands on deck for Starship Troopers. Leave a Review - http://shatthemovies.com/review Subscribe & Social Media -...

Duration: 00:51:02

Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

Our mission is to answer "Were the movies we loved when growing up really that good?" Indiana Jones and The Raiders of The Lost Ark isn't as good as we remembered: It's better. If you're sick of hearing us complain how other '80s movies fell short of the mark, this is the episode for you. We'll discuss how Harrison Ford was perfect for the Indiana Jones role, Karen Allen stole our hearts as Marion, the action scenes thrilled us, and Steven Spielberg's direction tickled our brains. This...

Duration: 00:58:50

Batman (1989)

Sometimes, a podcast episode comes along and ruins your entire childhood. This recap of Tim Burton's 1989 "Batman" is that episode. Give us an hour, and we'll convince you Michael Keaton was a ridiculous Dark Knight, Jack Nicholson was an unoriginal Joker, and journalists really aren't bad. On the bright side, Prince did put together a stellar soundtrack, and Kim Basinger is undeniably at the top of her game. Leave a Review - http://shatthemovies.com/review Subscribe & Social Media -...

Duration: 00:53:50

Fight Club (1999)

This week's theme was 1990's movies with a twist, and listeners overwhelming selected David Fincher's masterpiece, Fight Club (1999). While Brad Pitt & Edward Norton may have acted in the film, the real star was the story. Join Roger & Big D as they explore what it really meant to be a man growing up in pre-9/11 America as they dive into their own masculine failures and shortcomings in a throwback episode of Shat the Movies! Leave a Review - http://shatthemovies.com/review Subscribe &...

Duration: 01:01:52

Aliens (1986)

"Aliens" How did James Cameron make a move this good in 1986? Like, seriously, it's impossibly good. Sigourney Weaver is the perfect warrior woman when such a thing didn't exist in film. The story makes sense. The space Marines are badass. Even Bill Paxton's overacting is endearing. On the eve of "Alien: Covenant," let's bow at the altar of the greatest Installment of the Alien franchise. Leave a Review - http://shatthemovies.com/review Subscribe & Social Media -...

Duration: 00:57:30

GoldenEye (1995)

"Goldeneye" gave us a new James Bond in Pierce Brosnan and type of villain with Alan Cumming's Boris The Hacker. But the 1995 blockbuster missed a Golden opportunity to reinvent a franchise that was long overdue for some growing up. Sure, there were highlights: a sadistically sexy Famke Janssen as Xenia Onatopp, another Sean Bean death and a cameo by Minnie Driver. However, the improbable stunts, goofy gadgets, sexism, misogyny were too much for this movie to overcome. At least there was...

Duration: 01:01:47

Willow (1988)

"Willow" might be the saddest movie of all time, because what's sadder than wasted potential? How do you combine George Lucas, Ron Howard, Val Kilmer, a fantasy universe and a massive budget to create absolute crap? Start with casting actors strictly based on their height. Next, add recycled plot lines from "Star Wars." And finally, sprinkle the top with talking animals, absurd accents, nonsensical action scenes and the cheesiest villains in movie history. This is all Gene's fault. The...

Duration: 01:03:40

Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988)

"Who Framed Roger Rabbit" sets the bar for 80s movie effects. It boasts inventive techniques, tons of heart and neurotic attention to detail. Shocked? So we're we. But Bob Hoskins, Christopher Lloyd and the Disney-Warner Brothers crossover made believers of three grown men. Also, Rog did way too much research for this one. Video: Breaking down the brilliant ways Roger Rabbit was animated - https://youtu.be/RWtt3Tmnij4 Leave a Review - http://shatthemovies.com/review Subscribe &...

Duration: 00:57:45

The Fifth Element (1997)

The Fifth Element combined the action starpower of Bruce Willis, the sexuality of Milla Jovovich, the comedic genius of Chris Tucker, the incomparable talent of Gary Oldman and the fashion vision of Jean-Paul Gaultier. And it pretty much sucked. Shocked? So were we. In 1997, we worshipped this movie. In 2017, we were horrified to note the glacial pacing, meandering storyline and awkward fight choreography. Kevin Brackett, of Reel Spoilers and Review St. Louis, guest hosts and confirms...

Duration: 01:01:21

Major League (1989)

Major League takes us back to a time when baseball was hot, actresses were sex objects, and Charlie Sheen was likable. And despite some racist overtones and plot holes, this 1989 comedy still holds up. Bob Uecker is still the best play-by-play on film. James Gammon is still the most believable baseball manager in Hollywood. And a shockingly young Wesley Snipes still dazzles in every scene. Rog loved it. Gene Shat on it, and Dick knows far too much about baseball. Check it out! Leave a...

Duration: 01:05:37

Twister (1996)

"Twister" gave us all a horrifying glimpse into a world where the United States doesn't have any politically correct superpower enemies. Left with no face for our fears, director Jan De Bont made weather itself the enemy, and not even a star-studded cast including Bill Paxton, Helen Hunt, Phillip Seymour Hoffman and Cary Elwes could save the resulting shatstorm. If you were thrilled by this movie years ago or have warm feelings for the late Bill Paxton, let us teach you to hate everything...

Duration: 01:04:46

Raising Arizona (1987)

"Raising Arizona" introduced the world of the Coen brothers, Holly Hunter and Tempe, AZ. It also empowered John Goodman to truly display his abilities. But most of all, it showed us how funny Nicholas Cage could be. Infinitely quotable and impressively shot by Barry Connenfeld, "Raising Arizona" is a 1987 time capsule that hasn't aged a bit. It's every bit as funny now as it was when we were kids. Gene wrote this and isn't at all biased by his 25 years as an Arizona resident. Leave a...

Duration: 00:58:28

Blade Runner (1982)

"Blade Runner" should be a classic sci-fi masterpiece. Should be. Ridley Scott directed it. Philip K. Dick wrote it. Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Daryl Hannah and Edward James Olmos brought it to life. "Blade Runner" brought dystopian aesthetics to life for American audiences in a way we'd never seen before. And it totally sucked. Before you cancel your Shat The Movies subscription in disgust, hear us out for an hour. If you could stay awake through "Blade Runner," you can sit through...

Duration: 01:06:23

The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

"The Shawshank Redemption" is one of the finest prison movies ever made, worthy of its 1995 Oscar nomination. But does it hold its own against the other cinematic giants of 1994: "Pulp Fiction," "Forrest Gump," "Quiz Show," and "Four Weddings And A Funeral?" And why did it cost Gene Lyons his first kiss from the girl of his dreams? Reminisce about the beauty and transcendence of Stephen King's tale, then jump right into our debate over whether Andy Dufresne really was guilty, Tommy was...

Duration: 01:10:22

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Some say there's no such thing as a perfect movie. We say, "You need to rewatch 'Pulp Fiction.'" Quentin Tarantino's 1994 quasi-noir masterpiece has earned the first-ever perfect score from Shat The Movies. The mind-blowing cast includes Bruce Willis, John Travolta, Samuel L. Jackson, Harvey Keitel, Uma Thurman, Ving Rhames, Christopher Walken, Tim Roth, Eric Stoltz, Rosanna Arquette, Steve Buscemi and Peter Greene. The mind-blowing script contains too many quotes to list. Rog loved it....

Duration: 01:02:19

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