Thirty years ago, three years after Jim Cameron‘s The Terminator, another gunslinging cyborg appeared on the silver screen: RoboCop. This masterpiece by Dutch director Paul Verhoeven (Total Recall, Basic Instinct, Elle, Turkish Delight) became an instant science fiction classic and remains so three decades later.
We all love the 1980 comedy Airplane! The disaster movie spoof starring Leslie Nielsen, Peter Graves, Lloyd ‘Father of The Dude’ Bridges and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar became an instant classic. The film launched the career of Jim Abrahams who went to direct the Hot Shots and
The eighties spawned many great popcorn movies like Ghostbusters, Beverly Hills Cop and Fast Times at Ridgemont High by first time director Amy Heckerling. Fast Times is considered one of the first high school movies, together with the musical Grease, way before the genre was revived by Clueless
In 1984 John G. Avildsen, the director of Rocky gave us The Karate Kid. This teenage drama about a young boy’s road to success in the world of martial arts reminds us of the Sylvester Stallone classic by the same director that was released almost a
A decade before Reservoir Dogs, the iconic gangster outfit consisting of a black suit, skinny tie and a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses was introduced in the early eighties musical comedy The Blues Brothers. However less violent in their actions than Tarantino‘s look-alikes, the protagonists
Predator is a 1987 science fiction flavoured action movie starring Arnold Schwarzenegger as the muscular hero fighting an evil alien creature. Director John McTiernan later on directed the classic action movie Die Hard with Bruce Willis and the less successful Last Action Hero which also featured Arnold the Austrian Oak.
Tron is a Disney film from 1982 written and directed by Steven Lisberger. The movie could best be described as an eighties science fiction adventure for teenagers. The Academy disqualified the film for the Oscar for Best Special Effects, because computer animation was considered cheating at