Thursday, June 27, 2013

Review of ST. ELMO'S FIRE (1985)

- Rated R for strong language, some sexual content, drug use and brief nudity.
- Starring Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Mare Winningham, Andrew McCarthy, Andie MacDowell, Martin Balsam
- Written by Joel Schumacher & Carl Kurlander
- Directed by Joel Schumacher
- Running time: 1hr 48min.

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Review of THE LAST DRAGON (1985)

- Rated PG-13 for martial arts violence and an F-word.
- Starring Taimak, Vanity, Christopher Murney, Julius Carry, Faith Prince, Ernie Reyes Jr.
- Written by Louis Venosta
- Directed by Michael Schultz
- Running time: 1hr 48min.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Review of TUFF TURF (1985)

- Rated R for PG13-style violence, PG13-level language, and PG13-level sexual content including brief nudity (In other words this should be rated PG-13).
- Starring James Spader, Kim Richards, Paul Mones, Robert Downey Jr., Matt Clark, Claudette Nevins
- Story by Greg Collins O'Neill and Murry Michals;  Screenplay by Jette Rinck
- Directed by Fritz Kiersch
- Running time: 1hr 51min.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

1985 REVISITED: 1/25/1985

Finishing up the first month of 1985, we have 2 movies that were released in the Twin Cities: the sex comedy TOMBOY, and the true story of THE FALCON AND THE SNOWMAN.  There were also 4 movies released in New York that never got a release in Minnesota: Kevin Reynolds' coming-of-age road dramedy FANDANGO, a sexploitation adventure THE PERILS OF GWENDOLINE IN THE LAND OF THE YIK YAK, SUPERSTITION (which was called THE WITCH overseas in 1982, but finally got it's U.S. release this year), and a documentary called FALASHA: EXILE OF THE BLACK JEWS.  I haven't seen any of these before so I was looking forward to diving in this week.  Let's get started!

- Rated R for lots of boobs, sexual content and strong language.
- Starring Betsy Russell, Gerard Christopher, Kristi Somers, Richard Erdman, Eric Douglas
- Written by Ben Zelig
- Directed by Herb Freed
- Running time: 1hr 30min.


- Rated R for language, drug use, nudity and some violence.
- Starring Timothy Hutton, Sean Penn, Pat Hingle, Lori Singer, Dorian Harewood, David Suchet
- Screenplay by Steven Zaillian (based on the book by Robert Lindsey)
- Directed by John Schlesinger
- Running time: 2hrs 6min.


- Rated PG for language including sexual references, drug use and drinking (probably a PG-13 today).
- Starring Kevin Costner, Judd Nelson, Sam Robards, Chuck Bush, Suzy Amis, Glenne Headly, Marvin J. McIntyre
- Written & Directed by Kevin Reynolds
- Running time: 1hr 26min.


- Rated R for boobies everywhere, strong (but cheesy) violence, PG13 level language, and sexual content.
- Starring Tawny Kitaen, Brent Huff, Zabou Breitman, Bernadette Lafont, Jean Rougerie
- Written & Directed by Just Jaeckin
- Running time: 1hr 44min.


- Not rated but contains extreme graphic violence which would most likely earn an NC17 today.
- Starring James Houghton, Albert Salmi, Lynn Carlin
- Story by Michael O. Sajbel, Bret Thompson Plate & Brad White;  Screenplay by Galen Thompson
- Directed by James W. Roberson
- Running time: 1hr 21 min.


- Not rated but
- Written & Directed by Simcha Jacobovici
- Running time:


That's it for today.  Check back next week as we begin a whole new month of 1985.  There will be 4 more movie reviews including the James Spader tough guy flick TUFF TURF.