Archive for the Category 1980s


To the Stars by Hard Ways

This was an interesting film. This was made in 1980s Soviet Union and you can certainly tell. The story is about a woman found in space who attempts to live on Earth. This doesn’t last long and soon finds herself going back to where she came from.

The special effects are awesome in the way only the ’80s can provide (ie: outer space shots being filmed underwater). The movie wasn’t too terribly bad, nor terribly good. Someone compared it to an episode of Star Trek, and I would have to agree. If you’re a fan of Sci-fi, do check it out though. This one isn’t too popular and might be hard to find for most people.

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Liquid Sky

What a crazy movie. I had no idea what was going on.

The movie is suppose to be about invisible aliens that come to earth looking for heroin. How typical for the ’80s huh?

They also kill humans during sex  because they find it similar to the high that heroin gives them.

Alright, already you’re thinking WTF, I know. It’s nuts. Bad, very bad keyboard music from the ’80s. The hair styles, the fashion, the acting. WOW. I didn’t know it could get this bad. Received a 5.6 on IMDB, I’d rate this probably a 2, just for the work and effort of filming something.

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Liquid Sky [Import] (DVD)

Starring: Anne Carlisle, Paula E. Sheppard, Susan Doukas, Otto von Wernherr, Bob Brady

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Brazil is a fun movie. It’s also a Terry Gilliam movie.

It’s set in the future in a society that seems more truth than fiction, kinda like the movie Idiocracy. The movie is about a government worker who tries to fix a wrongful arrest/killing, but ends up being the one the government goes after. With a bit of comedy and seriousness to the liking I hope we never see, it is entertaining.

Movies like these that depict the future and how we might evolve or devlove are pretty inhteresting to watch.Who knows if we’ll end up with no government like Idiocracy or an incompetent, more paperwork than ever and no questions asked government like in this movie.

Overall, the movie is good. It’s become somewhat of a cult hit. If you like other Terry Gilliam movies, no doubt you’ll like this one. Brazil is also in IMDB’s Top 250 movies at number 245.

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Brazil (DVD)

Director: Terry Gilliam
Starring: Jonathan Pryce, Robert De Niro, Michael Palin, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm
Rating: NR (Not Rated)

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Withnail & I

Withnail & I is one of my favorite movies. It is the story of two wannabe actors going on holiday in the English countryside. With drugs and alcohol. When the movie starts out, the characters are on a 60 hour speed binge, you know it’s gonna be good.They decide to take a holiday and get out of the city. Withnail has a gay uncle who has a house in the countryside they go and stay at. Needless to say, they are totally unprepared for living out in the middle of nowhere.

You can basically think of this as Fear and Loathing (which is another of my favorite movies) but in England. This movie has been kind of a cult film with followers of Fear and Loathing and other drug culture movies. The movie is filled with absolutely great writing and awesome acting to boot. This is a good movie and I definitely recommend you watch it.

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Withnail and I (DVD)

Director: Bruce Robinson
Starring: Richard E. Grant, Paul McGann, Richard Griffiths
Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)

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