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memories of the ’80s – Ishtar

The late 1980s brought a buddy film to the big screen which became notorious for its failure: Ishtar. Written and directed by Elaine May and produced by Warren Beatty, the film starred Beatty and Hoffman as two songwriters who travel … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Heaven Can Wait

The late 1970s brought a unique drama/comedy to the big screens with Heaven Can Wait. Directed by Warren Beatty and Buck Henry, the story was based on the book of the same name by Harry Segall. Elaine May and Beatty … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan

The second film in the Star Trek movie franchise brought back one of its major enemies – Ricardo Montalban in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Due to the lacklustre reviews for the first Star Trek film, Paramount Pictures … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Ghostbusters

For the early 1980s, laughter, science fiction and an unbelievably catchy song made film goers go back to the movies over and over: Ghostbusters. Written by Dan Akroyd and Harold Ramis and directed by Ivan Reitman, Ghostbusters starred Bill Murray, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Top Gun

Do you feel, feel the need for speed? In the mid 1980s, a film about the military’s flying school became a pop culture powerhouse: Top Gun. Directed by Tony Scott and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer and Don Simpson, the movie … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Jaws

Summer and movies go hand and hand. During the 1970s, it seemed to be a lot about disaster. Big buildings on fire, massive ships sinking, and airplane disasters were the favourite themes. But one shark created the blockbuster –a new … Continue reading

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