Episode #163: “Teenage Wasteland” | Can’t Buy Me Love (1987)

The 80s was full of movies showcasing the plight of the modern teenager… and John Hughes was the master. Unfortunately, John Hughes didn’t make this one. What do you get when you cross a story about a boy wanting to be popular with good old-fashioned almost-prostitution? Can’t Buy Me Love!

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Episode #161: “All in the Family” | The Secret of My Success (1987)

We came to a startling realization that Michael J. Fox features in more than one role where a relative wants to give new meaning to the term “family get-together.” Regardless, the secret of The Secret of My Success is that it’s a fun, lighthearted take on big business in the 80s.

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Episode #129: “Must Be A Hen House” | Some Kind of Wonderful (1987)

We’ve got Glass (the sequel to M. Night Shyamalan’s Unbreakable), a little Indy 5, a few other movie news snippets… then Dennis finally gets to gush about his love for Lea Thompson in this movie (or did he really have a crush on Mary Stuart Masterson all along?) It’s 1987’s under-appreciated John Hughes’ film — Some Kind of Wonderful.

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