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    Quote Originally posted by Duke Of Dystopia View post
    You will be very glad to know then, that they are updating and remaking that movie. Instead of Cubans and Russians this time, it will be terrorists. Oh yeah, it will be much better!
    It's being filmed in Michigan.
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    Got one to add "The Philadelphia Experiment". Screams 1980's in way that was never apparent at the time.

    I wonder how some of Tom Cruise's break out movies from that period have fared - anyone see "Risky Business" or "Top Gun" recently?
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    I wonder how some of Tom Cruise's break out movies from that period have fared - anyone see "Risky Business" or "Top Gun" recently?
    I think that they're still good, and I still genuinely like Top Gun. Sure, they're a bit dated because the setting is a couple of decades old, but they didn't exactly age poorly either. Usually a good story line, actor, script, and director can help movies age decently. I think some of the cheesy action flicks, like total recall, aged poorly because they didn't have that combo. On the other hand, movies like Dr. Strangelove, Star Wars, etc, can still impress and entertain the viewer.
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post

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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
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    I wonder how some of Tom Cruise's break out movies from that period have fared - anyone see "Risky Business" or "Top Gun" recently?
    saw Risky business recently. Still a great movie.
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    My woman and I just watched Risky Business the other night, and I must say it held up quite well.

    Some that did not:
    Saturday Night Fever
    Breakin' (although the dialogue is now hilarious)
    Hackers (the technology is laughably outdated now)
    Rocky IV (hello Cold War propaganda)
    Cocktail
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    Saw part of the original "Terminator" recently and winced at the special effects (which were considered cutting edge at the time).
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    I saw Stand By Me for the fourth time, a couple of months ago, this time with my 15-year old daughter. (I had also seen it with my son when he was 13) Though I was hesitant to subject them to a movie peppered with some truly foul language, I thought the overall message of the movie made it worth them seeing it at such a young age. After all, my son was the same age as those four young boys in the movie and I thought he would really relate to how they were feeling

    But the most recent viewing has some cringeworthy moments. I really can't point to anything specific that bothered me other than the foul language, perhaps it was just a case of having seeing it too many times. Perhaps it was just that the heroes in the story started to get on my nerves, especially the Wil Weaton character, Gordy. His whininess irritated me after the 4th viewing. I was also bothered by the Vern character smoking. The actor, Jerry O'Connell was much younger than the other actors at the time of filming (even though they all played 12-year olds). He was 11, at most, when puffing on that cigarette. River Phoenix was almost four years older.

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