Shat The Movies - The 80s & 90s Best Films Podcast

What are the The Best 1980s & 1990s Movies? Do you find yourself asking if the movies we loved while growing up were really that good? Have you...
"The Crow" isn't the greatest movie of the '90s. It's not even the best movie of 1994. But for a lot of thirty-somethings, this movie was a huge part of adolescence. But Shat The Movies has passed it over again and again. Well, listener Joshua decided that's some bullshit and decided to FIRE IT ...
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"WarGames" changed the way '80s kids looked at video games, computers, and the threat of nuclear annihilation. But in the age of smartphones and wireless Internet, does this 1983 geek-gasm still hold up? The original Shat The Movies threesome teams up on this episode to discuss Matthew Broderick...
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"Jingle All The Way" marked the end of two distinct cinematic eras: Arnold Schwarzenegger's string of comedies and Sinbad's film career. But was it really hot garbage, or does this quirky Christmas satire have some lasting laughs to offer? Big D needed two viewings to decide. This movie led to a...
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Many people forget "Edward Scissorhands" is a Christmas movie. Well, at least it's a movie with Christmas in it. Or is it simply snow? Actually, it's just shave ice. But whatever, it's Christmastime in Shatland, and we're doing the damn thing. Tim Burton's career has been long and flirted with C...
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"Good Will Hunting" won the Best of Matt Damon category among Shat The Movies, and we can see why. Damon didn't just star in the movie, he co-wrote it with Ben Affleck when the two were just a couple of fresh-faced actors. This ode to Boston showed us Robin Williams' dramatic side, which we late...
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"Groundhog Day" is the rare movie that became more important than the holiday that inspired it. Many believe it's Bill Murray's greatest work, and Shat The Movies listener Greg has watched it again, and again, and again, and again. There's always something new to discover in this '90s classic mo...
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"The Last Boy Scout" is a movie by dirt bags for dirt bags. Producer Joel Silver is a dirt bag who cast his girlfriend as a topless chick in "Die Hard" and never gave her film credits. Bruce Willis plays a disgraced Secret Service agent who appear to be a dirt bag private investigator. And Big D...
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Thanksgiving is a holiday like no other: We don't buy presents. We don't wear costumes. We don't party all night. We just bring our family and friends together to share a meal and reflect on our blessings.  "Planes Trains & Automobiles" is a rare movie in many ways: It's a comedy that makes ...
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Disney's "Tron" digitally dazzled the world as revolutionary work of art: the identity discs, the concept of a computerized world, and visuals that to this day haven't been replicated in their inventiveness and effort. But one thing sets movies apart from other optical art forms: The Story. And ...
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Everyone has that phase they'd rather not talk about. For some, it's when they wore JNCO jeans. For others, it's when they thought that two-tone ska tattoo was a good idea; or when dating skaters seemed cool. If the 1990s were a woman, Steven Seagal would be the phase she wishes she could forget...
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There isn't a soul in this world or the next who doesn't love "Beetlejuice." It's Michael Keaton at his best. It's Tim Burton at his best. It's Geena Davis at her best. It's Alec Baldwin at his handsomest. And it's the role that made Winona Ryder's career (sorry, Stranger Things). Beetlejuice is...
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"Pet Sematary" might be Stephen King's biggest '80s movie hit, but is it any good after 30 years? That depends on whether you value good moviemaking over good writing. Find out what The Ramones had to do with getting this movie made, why you shouldn't let your cat outside, when it's safe to pic...
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"Friday the 13th" changed the world of horror movies when in debuted in 1980, picking up the slasher flick genre where "Halloween" left off. The cast's biggest star was an unknown Kevin Bacon, and the budget was a measly $550,000. With that, "Friday The 13th" made Camp Crystal Lake, Jason Voorhe...
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Halloween is in the air, and the Shat crew is ready to get spoopy! Forty years after "Halloween" introduced America to Michael Myers and one week before Jamie Lee Curtis returns in the 11th installment of the series, we examine the original to see if it holds up. Big D explains the "Star Trek" o...
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"Gleaming The Cube" brought skateboard culture to the big screen with one of the weirdest plots we've seen to date: A skater Christian Slater investigates the accidental murder of his adopted Vietnamese brother while Tony Hawk delivers pizza. The villains are stereotypical. The action scenes def...
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If you've never fallen in love with a friend, consider yourself lucky. If you've ever fallen in love with a friend, consider this romcom a treasure. "When Harry Met Sally" used to just be "That Meg Ryan orgasm scene movie" when we were kids. But like the title characters, we've grown up and bett...
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When you think "My Cousin Vinny," you might think "Joe Pesci comedy classic," but there's a lot more to this 1992 North-meets-South courtroom farce. For Gene, there's Marisa Tomei at her finest: A charming Mona Lisa Vito with a heart of gold and a wardrobe to match. She's the ultimate '90s Itali...
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Arnold Schwarzenegger considered "Last Action Hero" the beginning of the end of his film career. After a string of blockbusters, Arnold had a flop on his hands. "Last Action Hero" — a self-referential parody of every action movie that made Arnold's career — didn't sit well with fans who didn't k...
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When "Arachnophobia" was released in in 1990, advertisers were uncertain as to whether they should market the film as a thriller or a comedy. Therefore, television spots promoting the film billed it as a "thrill-omedy". Apparently, nobody saw Ghostbusters or Ghostbusters II.  With Gene out trave...
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"Armageddon" showed us exactly what happens when mega-producer Jerry Bruckheimer teams up with ultra-director Michael Bay: Everything's big, loud, and explodey. The 1998 summer blockbuster mixed an all-star cast with top-notch special effects and all the flag-waving that could be crammed into 16...
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