As a child of the 80s, I grew up with the long, lazy summers and a full cable package. We had the whole boat: HBO, Cinemax, Showtime and The Movie Channel. All four of these channels had the Big Movies that would be their major draws… but they still needed to fill out the rest of the 24/7 schedule with whatever they could get. That means there were plenty of weak movies that were played, over and over again. And a lot of the time, I watched those movies, over and over again.
Did I like those movies?
Sometimes yes, sometimes no. A lot of the times they were just on, and so why not? They were the cinematic equivalent of absently eating cold French fries just because they’re on a plate in front of you rather than actual hunger.
And there were a lot of those movies.
PLAYING FOR KEEPS
EARTH GIRLS ARE EASY
UNDER THE RAINBOW
STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER
JUST ONE OF THE GUYS
THE LAST DRAGON
THE LEGEND OF BILLIE JEAN
OH GOD, YOU DEVIL!