MOBILE USERS: m.isthmus.com
Connect with Isthmus on Twitter · Facebook · Flickr · Newsletters · Instagram 
Tuesday, September 23, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 71.0° F  A Few Clouds
Collapse Photo Bar

1982 kicks 2008's ass a thousand times over

Comment on the Isthmus movie reviews, write one yourself, discuss upcoming flicks, recent DVDs, and other realms in the world of cinema.

1982 kicks 2008's ass a thousand times over

Postby Dust Mite Rodeo » Thu Oct 09, 2008 7:46 pm

Movies released in 1982:

Blade Runner
Star Trek 2 the Wrath of Khan
E.T. The Extraterrestrial
Poltergeist
Das Boot
Porkies
Cat People
Conan the Barbarian
The Road Warrior
John Carpenter's The Thing
Tron
An Officer and a Gentleman
The Wall
Fast Times at Ridgemont High
Creepshow
The Dark Crystal
Gandhi
Swamp Thing
Death Wish II
The Beastmaster

Movies released in 2008:

Juno, or some shit like that, who gives a fuck.
Dust Mite Rodeo
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 776
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2005 10:24 am
Location: Revival tent of the live-wire handlers

Postby fennel » Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:04 pm

So ... Juno gives a fuck?
fennel
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 3174
Joined: Thu Sep 28, 2006 4:24 pm
Location: Inside the Green Zone, Madison

Postby crevice beatle » Thu Oct 09, 2008 8:45 pm

Juno was released in 2007... barely; December 25th 2007, but still, 2007 nonetheless.

While I agree the 1982 list you have provided is impressive and in all likelihood will blow away any 2008 list, keep in mind many of the best films of any year are released near the end of the year - Award Season.
crevice beatle
Forum Addict
 
Posts: 345
Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:40 am

Postby Shipley » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:15 pm

The Dark Knight
Wall-E

...ok, I can only name 2 movies I think will be classics.
Shipley
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 2090
Joined: Sat Dec 24, 2005 9:13 am
Location: college park, md

Postby bluethedog » Fri Oct 10, 2008 6:08 am

bluethedog
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 1375
Joined: Mon Jul 11, 2005 7:49 am
Location: West side

Postby Learned » Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:23 am

Beverly Hills Chihuahua.
Learned
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 1563
Joined: Sat Nov 03, 2001 11:02 am

Postby boston_jeff » Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:39 am

Its awesome that you included The Beastmaster.

I liked Iron Man

Some later 2008 films with buzz:
Benjamin Button
Synecdoche, New York
Quantum of Solace
Appaloosa
Choke
Religulous
Rocknrolla
Body of Lies
Changeling
The Road
boston_jeff
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 2603
Joined: Tue Feb 13, 2007 12:41 pm
Location: Near East

Postby uwstudent » Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:37 am

Australia

and for this past year I also liked Wanted.
uwstudent
Forum Addict
 
Posts: 357
Joined: Thu Apr 04, 2002 6:41 pm
Location: cowtown, wi

Postby TheBookPolice » Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:55 am

It's a different world, a different audience, and a different market economy.

Movies from 1982 talk like this, movies from 2008 talk like this.
TheBookPolice
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 8372
Joined: Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:09 pm
Location: The mystical Far East

Postby jammybastard » Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:13 am

yeah man, fucking '82!
w00t!
Reagan! PacMan!

Now sux!
Then rulez!
jammybastard
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 5462
Joined: Thu Jun 21, 2001 12:05 pm
Location: All Up In Your General Area

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:30 am

Seems to me that if the original poster's list is supposed to represent the "cream" of 1982 cinema, then 1982 was a pretty shitty year for films too (which doesn't surprise me at all, as I've suspected for a long time that the '80s was one of the worst decades for film.)

But even given that I can only find 7 or 8 decent films on that list, what's with what's not included? No 48 Hrs.? No Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid? No Eating Raoul? No Tootsie? Don't like to laugh? Or is it that you just don't know how (or why), as your inclusion of Porky's would seem to indicate... And how could you include nearly every other fantasy/horror film and forget about Q: The Winged Serpent?

Sorry to be such a curmudgeon, but... I mean, really? Death Wish II? As an example of what was good about a year of films? Puh-leaze.
Prof. Wagstaff
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 8880
Joined: Tue Feb 19, 2002 6:35 pm

Postby Kenneth Burns » Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:53 am

Ever hear that Randy Travis song "1982"? It's killer.
Kenneth Burns
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 2991
Joined: Fri May 24, 2002 3:14 pm

Postby crevice beatle » Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:00 pm

Actually, DMR, I'm curious what compelled you to use a list of movies released in '82 to compare to those of '08? Did you happen to be looking at a list of 82 movies and come to that conclusion, or were you looking at other early 80s releases and felt '82 was the best representation?

I'm not sharp enough to recall years of film releases more than 5 years old. It is an interesting topic to consider what years were the best/worst for film in the past couple decade and where 2008 will sit in that ranking.

By the way, IMDb lists Das Boot as being released in 1981, not '82
crevice beatle
Forum Addict
 
Posts: 345
Joined: Thu Feb 07, 2008 11:40 am

Postby Dust Mite Rodeo » Fri Oct 10, 2008 11:03 pm

No point in over-analyzing it, really. I was just making an offhand comment about mankind's crisis of creativity in the latter half of the first 1/10th of the 21st century.

Bonnie and Clyde vs. Dracula. heh.
Dust Mite Rodeo
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 776
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2005 10:24 am
Location: Revival tent of the live-wire handlers

Postby Prof. Wagstaff » Sat Oct 11, 2008 3:27 am

Dust Mite Rodeo wrote:No point in over-analyzing it, really.
Killjoy.
Prof. Wagstaff
Forum God/Goddess
 
Posts: 8880
Joined: Tue Feb 19, 2002 6:35 pm

Next

Return to Movies

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

moviesmusiceats
Select a Movie
Select a Theater


commentsViewedForum
  ISTHMUS FLICKR

Promotions Contact us Privacy Policy Jobs Newsletters RSS
Collapse Photo Bar