80′s movies

A well-intentioned 80’s-style slasher flick with gore and action to spare, Almost Human is never quite able to rise above the amateur-hour filmmaking traps in which first-time director Joe Begos repeatedly finds himself.


This weekend, J.J. Abrams channels his inner Steven Spielberg (who actually produced the film) in “Super 8.” The film is equal parts “E.T.” and “Close Encounters of the Third Kind,” and it takes place in 1979. It revolves around a group of young kids who discover something extraordinary while filming a Super 8mm movie. We [...]


Sam Stone (Danny DeVito) is not a good person. The 1986 comedy “Ruthless People” opens with Stone having lunch with his mistress Carol (Anita Morris), as he details his plans to murder his heiress wife Barbara (Bette Midler) later that evening. Upon hearing this, Carol duplicitously sends her moronic boyfriend Earl (Bill Pullman, in his [...]