Finally the Joel / Mike riff you've all been asking for for so long
Heh. When I first heard about this I was scrambling to obtain it thinking it was the OTHER Joel. Anyone else do that? Finally when I ended up buying it and looking at the page I sort of wilted...but it was still great.
The movie, however, once again reminded me how much I hate the eighties style of things. (I can't say "I hate the eighties", because they were MY sixties, and I spent the first half of them immersed in hippie music/styles and the latter half immersed in industrial noise music and rivethead clubs. I stayed as far from most 80s music and movies as possible, with a few exceptions--like The Residents, and David Lynch, to name a couple.)
But Red Dawn
is exactly the sort of flick I could only watch riffed or I would die of boredom. Of course, now that the Soviet Union is no more, it has the retroactive irony factor fully kicked in.