Release year: 1980 Director: Howard Zieff Screenwriter: Nancy Meyers, Charles Shyer, Harvey Miller Starring: Goldie Hawn, Eileen Brennan, Armand Assante, Robert Webber, Barbara Barrie, Mary Kay Place, Hal Williams, Toni Kalem Ratings: 3 Oscar nominations: Best Actress (Goldie Hawn), Best Supporting Actress (Eileen Brennan), Best Original Screenplay. 1 Golden Globe nomination: Best Actress Comedy/Musical (Goldie ..
Release year: 1988 Director: John G. Avildsen Screenwriter: Tim Kazurinsky, Denise DeClue Starring: Molly Ringwald, Randall Batinkoff, Kenneth Mars, Miriam Flynn, Conchata Ferrell, Sharon Brown, John Azrchen Darcy (Ringwald) and Stan (Batinkoff) is one of those young couples who seems meant to be forever. But when Darcy gets pregnant in the final year of high ..
Release year: 1989 Director: Joe Johnston Screenwriter: Stuart Gordon, Brian Yuzna. Ed Naha, Tom Schulman Starring: Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Amy O’Neill, Robert Oliveri, Jared Rushton, Thomas Wilson Brown, Matt Frewer, Kristine Sutherland Wayne Szalinski (Moranis) has spent years on a shrinking machine, without success. But one day a baseball accident becomes the missing link ..
Release year: 1989 Director: Paul Flaherty Screenwriters: Robert Conte, Peter Wortmann Starring: John Candy, Jeffrey Jones, Annie Potts, Tim Thomerson, Barry Corbin, Shawnee Smith, Valri Bromfield, Renée Coleman When rich girl Jennifer (Coleman) is kidnapped, her father (Corbin) contacts Eliot Draisen (Jones) from acclaimed detective agency Crumb & Crumb. Draisen puts the last descendant of ..
Release year: 1987 Director: Garry marshall Screenwriter: Leslie Dixon Starring: Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Edward Herrmann, Katherine Helmond, Mike Hagerty, Roddy McDowall, Jared Rushton Dean (Russell) is hired by the arrogant and snobbish rich socialite Joanna (Hawn) to renew the wardrobe closet on her yacht. Unsatisfied with his job, she throws him overboard without paying ..
As previous years, we take a look back at movies released 30 years ago, and as this is 2019 it means we have reached the final year of the 1980s. The year offered a number of excellent films, so many in fact that it was difficult to choose! We have picked out a spread ..
Release year: 1989 Director: Amy Heckerling Screenwriter: Amy Heckerling Starring: Kirstie Alley, John Travolta, Bruce Willis (voice), Olympia Dukakis, George Segal, Abe Vigoda, Twink Caplan, Jason Schaller When Mollie (Alley) discovers she is pregnant with her married lover she decides to raise the baby on her own. During labour she meets cab driver James (Travolta) ..
Release Year: 1976 Director: John Schlesinger Writer: William Goldman (screenplay based on his own 1974 novel Marathon Man) Starring: Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Olivier, Roy Scheider, William Devane, Marthe Keller, Fritz Weaver, Richard Bright, Marc Lawrence, Allen Joseph, Tito Goya, Jacques Marin Rating: Nominated for 1 Oscar: Bet Supporting Actor (Laurence Olivier). Won 1 Golden Globe: Best ..
For those of us who love “spooky cozy” and Gothic weird, The Addams Family is a treasure. It’s latest reiteration is an animated feature and this time around the Addams Family are moving to a new spooky place: New Jersey. Plenty of culture clashes are bound follow. The style of the characters and, most ..
Release year: 1990 Director: Ivan Reitman Screenwriter: Murray Salem, Herschel Weingrod, Timothy Harris Starring: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Penelope Ann Miller, Pamela Reed, Linda Hunt, Richard Tyson, Carroll Baker, Joseph and Christian Cousins When tough cop Kimble (Schwarzenegger) goes undercover as a kindergarten teacher he finds himself facing his most difficult assignment yet. The second collaboration between ..
Release year: 1936 Director: Gregory La Cava Screenwriter: Morrie Ryskind, Eric Hatch (based on his novel) Starring: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick, Eugene Pallette, Jean Dixon, Alan Mowbray, Mischa Auer, Pat Flaherty Ratings: 6 Oscar nominations: Best Actor (William Powell), Best Actress (Carole Lombard), Best Supporting Actor (Mischa Auer), Best Supporting Actress (Alice ..
Release Year: 1999 Director: Alexander Payne Writers: Alexander Payne (screenplay), Jim Taylor (screenplay), Tom Perrotta (based on his 1998 novel Election) Starring: Matthew Broderick, Reese Witherspoon, Chris Klein, Jessica Campbell, Mark Harelik, Phil Reeves, Molly Hagan, Delaney Driscoll, Colleen Camp, Frankie Ingrassia Rating: Nominated for 1 Oscar: Best Adapted Screenplay. Nominated for 1 Golden Globe: Best ..