Following in the footsteps of FilmsFilmsFilms Christmas movie extravaganza, our thirteenth movie marathon was another collaborative effort, each marathoner choosing their favourite film from a chosen genre. The category this time was cheesy eighties movies, something that stoked the excitement of every marathoner as they rummaged in the back of their closets for shoulder padded jackets, fingerless gloves, leg warmers and long forgotten VHS tapes.
Hollywood eighties output is fairly maligned, but unlike other time periods the movies from that era are more closely tied to their time than any other decade. The noughties, nineties, seventies, and sixties all produced tremendous cinema but the films from these decades are not as synonymous with the time they were made like films from the eighties are. New discoveries in consumer technology allowed for bold strides forward from 1980 onwa
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