Episode #260: “A Ghost prequel… But with planes and no pottery” | Always (1989)

Always came out before Ghost, but so many people have never heard of it much less seen it. But see it you should… in some ways it has more heart than the more popular movie that came out a year later.

Just ignore the fact that I might have accidentally said that Ted Danson was in Ghost somewhere in this episode. It’s still Patrick Swayze. I blame too much work and sleep deprivation.

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Episode #259: “Two and a half men” | Weekend At Bernie’s (1989)

What’s your ideal weekend? If it’s dragging a dead guy’s corpse around and pretending he’s still alive because you think if you just call the cops things will get even worse… you probably starred in the movie Weekend At Bernie’s.

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Episode #257: “Suck in the guts, guys” | Ghostbusters II (1989)

Read people’s reactions to Ghostbusters II on the internet and you might wonder if you watched the same movie. It doesn’t get a lot of love from the online community, but maybe everyone just misses their kittens. Either way, the joyfulness is just beginning as Pat and John dive into the river of slime.

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Episode #256: “Blush & Bashful” | Steel Magnolias (1989)

Men are supposed to be made of steel, but Sally Field, Dolly Parton, Shirley MacLaine, Daryl Hannah, Olympia Dukakis, and Julia Roberts are the true strength of their families in this adaptation of the stage play Steel Magnolias. As the trailer’s tagline puts it, “it’s the funniest movie that will make you cry.”

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