1988 Academy Awards Best Visual Effects Nominees

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

RoboCop

January 11, 2024

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

The Princess Bride

January 4, 2024

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 Lost Boys • Member Bonus

December 31, 2023

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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The Next Reel • Season 13 • Series: 1988 Academy Awards Best Visual Effects Nominees • Predator

Predator

December 28, 2023

We continue our look at the 1988 Academy Awards Best Visual Effects Nominees – and some non-nominees – with a conversation about the fantastic John McTiernan 1987 muscle-filled alien battle. That’s right, we’re taking on Predator.

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The Next Reel • Season 13 • Series: 1988 Academy Awards Best Visual Effects Nominees • Innerspace

Innerspace

December 21, 2023

We kick off our look at the 1988 Academy Awards Best Visual Effects Nominees with Joe Dante’s miniaturization sci-fi comedy Innerspace, starring Martin Short, Dennis Quaid, and Meg Ryan. What a great way to start this incredibly fun series!

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