Release Decade Archive

1980s

For all you proper film enthusiasts who would like to peruse the films of  TruStory FM’s entertainment podcasts by release decade. Get ready for a firehose of film history in these here stacks.

the Most Excellent 80s Movies Podcast

Ghostbusters (1984)

In the latest episode of The Most Excellent 80s Movies Podcast, hosts Krissy Lenz and Nathan Blackwell, along with special guest Matthew Fox from The Ethical Panda, delve into the iconic 1984 supernatural comedy, “Ghostbusters.” This episode is a treasure trove for fans and newcomers alike, offering a nostalgic look at why “Ghostbusters” continues to captivate audiences nearly four decades after its initial release.

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the Most Excellent 80s Movies Podcast

UHF (1989)

In this uproarious episode of The Most Excellent 80s Movies Podcast, hosts Krissy Lenz and Nathan Blackwell team up with special guest Jared Washburn to revisit the 1989 cult classic “UHF,” starring the incomparable Weird Al Yankovic. Prepare for a nostalgic journey filled with laughter as they delve into this delightfully bizarre comedy that has become a cherished gem, particularly among those who grew up in the 80s and 90s.

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the Most Excellent 80s Movies Podcast

Field of Dreams (1989)

Welcome back, baseball fans and 80s movie buffs! In this week’s episode of The Most Excellent 80s Movies Podcast, hosts Krissy and Nathan discuss the 1989 fantasy film Field of Dreams with fellow podcaster and filmmaker, Tommy Metz III.

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the Most Excellent 80s Movies Podcast

Footloose (1984)

Welcome to another tubular episode of The Most Excellent 80s Movies Podcast! Hosts Krissy Lenz and Nathan Blackwell cut footloose with the 1984 musical drama that made everyone want to dance.

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The Next Reel • Season 13 • Series: 1988 Academy Awards Best Visual Effects Nominees • RoboCop
The Next Reel Film Podcast

RoboCop

We wrap up our conversation about five films – nominated and not – at the 1988 Academy Awards for Best Visual Effects. Today, we discuss one of our favorites – Paul Verhoeven’s RoboCop.

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the Most Excellent 80s Movies Podcast

The Ice Pirates (1984)

Let’s revisit the 1984 sci-fi comedy Ice Pirates and appreciate its genuine comedic tone rather than pure parody. That’s right. We’re going to take this movie seriously… a little.

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The Next Reel • Season 13 • Series: 1988 Academy Awards Best Visual Effects Nominees • The Princess Bride
The Next Reel Film Podcast

The Princess Bride

We continue our look at nominees and non-nominees for the 1988 Academy Award Best Effects – Visual Effects category. Today, we’re chatting about Rob Reiner’s perfect fantasy comedy romance film. That’s right, we’re digging into The Princess Bride.

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The Next Reel • Season 13 • Series: 1988 Academy Awards Best Visual Effects Nominees • The Lost Boys • Member Bonus
The Next Reel Film Podcast

The Lost Boys • Member Bonus

It’s our December Member Bonus Episode, and the members have spoken — we’re adding Joel Schumacher’s 1987 teen vampire horror comedy “The Lost Boys” to the list of films that coulda been a contender at the 1988 Academy Awards nominations for Best Visual Effects. It’s a fun one to return to, and has a lot more going on than we realized when we first saw it in the 80s. Tune in!

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