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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #165 on: November 25, 2012, 09:26:28 PM »
28a. Spaceballs

(58 points, 4 lists of 24, highest ranking: #2 goflyblind)
Release date: June 24 1987


Directed by: Mel Brooks

From IMDB: Planet Spaceball's President Skroob sends Lord Dark Helmet to steal Planet Druidia's abundant supply of air to replenish their own, and only Lone Starr can stop them.

My take:
You know the phrase "the Devil has the best lines"? This is no more true than here. While this movie is funny from start to end, it's the villain stuff that easily gets the biggest laughs. This is truly one of Rick Moranis' best showcases. The stuff with Lonestar pales in comparison, which is odd because you have the incompareable John Candy (sandly saddled with an unwieldy costume and a not very funny main joke), and Pill Pullman is more than capable here too. Hell, even the normally gratingly annoying Joan Rivers is good here. But see it for the Spaceballs themselves, it's worth it.

What have we learned?
 Rick Moranis is AWESOME!
 My luggage combination.
 Holy crap, Joan Rivers can actually be funny! Ok, sometimes, but still...who knew?!
 What they brake for.

Hey, check it out, somebody spoofed the ending of Spaceballs! And with that guy from Ten Commandments, too:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/gPfcim_p38w" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/gPfcim_p38w</a>


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/Eu5ujK4A704" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/Eu5ujK4A704</a>

Remake: Rather than a remake, I'd like to see Mel Brooks make a Spaceballs 0.5 that does a similar spoofing of the prequels.



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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #166 on: November 25, 2012, 09:30:18 PM »
32a. Heathers

(51 points, 3 lists of 24, highest ranking: #1 Sicgirl)

Fuck yeah! Had it at #15. I dig Heathers.

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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #167 on: November 25, 2012, 09:53:54 PM »
Why aren't The Terminator, ET and The Breakfast Club higher up on the list?


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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #168 on: November 25, 2012, 09:59:35 PM »
Why aren't The Terminator, ET and The Breakfast Club higher up on the list?

Tastes may vary?  I don't like ET at all and I'm fairly indifferent to Breakfast Club,  Terminator was one of my last cuts though.
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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #169 on: November 25, 2012, 10:14:58 PM »
Yeah the '80s were full of so many iconic movies, that even the bottom of my list was all pretty much iconic must-list '80s movies. I have a couple suspicions, but I wouldn't place money on what the number one is going to be for this one. Too many wild cards.


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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #170 on: November 26, 2012, 02:30:07 AM »
Spaceballs sucks!

The rest? Ehn on Peewee, Breakfast Club, and Clue.


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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #171 on: November 26, 2012, 02:32:48 AM »
no uhf and no spaceballs? you and i are done professionally, base. :angry:
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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #172 on: November 26, 2012, 02:41:56 AM »
no uhf and no spaceballs? you and i are done professionally, base. :angry:

Sorry, I just prefer my comedies to be funny.


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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #173 on: November 26, 2012, 03:47:12 AM »
Madeline Kahn is sexy in Clue though.

I wouldn't have minded if every member of the breakfast club had gone to the same school as Christian Slater in Heathers, on one of his more successful days.


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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #174 on: November 26, 2012, 06:34:43 AM »
Madeline Kahn is sexy in Clue though.

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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #175 on: November 26, 2012, 07:16:00 AM »
My thoughts a little later.  Here are the trailers.  I love trailers

Top Secret

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

They Live

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An American Werewolf in London

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Pee Wee's Big Adventure

Spoiler (click to show/hide)

Lethal Attraction.... Wait, what?

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Clue

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The Terminator

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E.T. - The Extra-Terrestrial

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The Breakfast Club

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Spaceballs

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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #176 on: November 26, 2012, 07:24:41 AM »
I saw Pee Wee's Big Adventure when I was 6. The Large Marge scene scared the shit out of me. I actually skipped to the next chapter on the DVD (I'm glad we decided to rent the DVD for that one).


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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #177 on: November 26, 2012, 07:36:55 AM »
I hate ET
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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #178 on: November 26, 2012, 07:50:36 AM »
I don't think Spaceballs is terribly strong overall, but when it hits the marks... it's really great.... in this case that usually means anything involving Rick Moranis. From the funny factor, it reminds me of a lot of MST3K episodes... where you can go 20 minutes with nothing more than light chuckles, only to be bowled over by a hilarious 90 second run of brilliance.



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Re: LoC 66 Top 50 80s Movies
« Reply #179 on: November 26, 2012, 07:52:10 AM »
Well, DG's write-ups don't seem quite so negative now...
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