TOTALLY AWESOME 80'S

THE DECADE WE JUST CAN'T STOP TALKING ABOUT

The 80's had a big impact on us here at MagHuge.  So much so that we apparently devoted a butt-load of time and effort to talking about the decade of Reaganism, Cold War histrionics, the summer Olympic Games in L.A., Nintendo, Pac-Man Fever and so much more!

Enjoy our Totally Aweseme 80's collection of shows below where we turn the ME Decade into the US Decade!

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In his classic novel, George Orwell not only predicted Gremlins and Ghostbusters, but also Red Dawn and Police Academy.  It's true.  Look it up

 

If ignorance is strength, then the MagHuge team has you covered in spades!  It's The Best Movies of 1984! Or, well…something.

The Best Movies of 1984: Or, Well, Something

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Logman Vol. 3:

 Caddyshack

Gophers, golfers and the uneven comedy juggernaut known as Caddyshack. It’s Volume 3 of our ongoing series about the movie soundtracks of Mr. Kenny Loggins.

 

We take a mulligan and be the ball to work through our very complicated feelings about this shambolic mess of undeniable classic comedy gold.

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Logman Vol. 2:

 Top Gun

Not an just okay gun, not even the penultimate gun...  But the TOP GUN. 

 

Take the highway to the danger zone with the second installment in our ongoing series about the legendary soundtrack work of quasi-Yacht Rocker Kenny Loggins and his greatest triumphs of film music.

Repo Man: White Dopes on Punk

What’s in the trunk? Director Alex Cox’s only good movie – Repo Man.

 

It’s the classic 80s comedy sci-fi punk noir conspiracy mashup that made a generation of suburban punks want to go get sushi and not pay. Yep, it's all part of the cosmic unconsciousness.

Summer of '86

A look back at another watershed moment in pop culture history - the year 1986.  

 

It's when Mav first turned and burned, when Eddie Murphy was the #1 everything, and real nerds listened to They Might Be Giants.

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What's better than a movie about  an arm wrestling truck driver trying to rebuild a relationship with his estranged son?  A lot, actually.

Here's Vol. 1 of our series about the 80's soundtrack epics of master soundtracker Kenny Loggins.  And it is Over the Top.

Logman Vol. 1: Over The Top

Straight Outta 1989

1989 was a GIANT year for movies... Top-loaded with literally thousands of bonafide modern classics. 

 

Don't believe us?  Well tough nugs, we stand by our assessment based wholly on arbitrary opinion mixed with a healthy dollop of pseudo-science. 

Surf 2: The End  Of The Trilogy

Surf 2: The End of the Trilogy is the greatest movie ever made that also happens to be its own sequel!

It's the  forgotten 80’s VHS teen-bikini-surf-punk-zombie T&A comedy classic that also happens to come with  a thought-provoking environmental message.   No, really.

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MTV doesn’t even pretend to be about music anymore. But was it EVER really about music?

 

It’s the video network that made killing the radio star a mission statement to ensure that how music looks is more important than how it sounds.

 

I WANT MY eMpTV!

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Footloose has defied the odds to become a pop 80s classic that gave Kenny Loggins his only Number 1 song while also catapulting Kevin Bacon’s whole career.

 

Who are we to argue with that sort of pedigree?

Logman Vol. 4: Footloose

Of all the years in film, 1981 was one.

 

Lost arks were raided, chariots were on fire, and ponds were golden. Superman kneeled before Zod while cannonballs ran. James Bond had disco music, Arthur was a bit tipsy, and Bill Murray got his stripes. Time Bandits was (and always will be) Time Bandits. And that's just in the Top Ten! 

1981 Was a Year in Film

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