Gen X vs. Millennials

First, Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 1980s news including: 1981’s Wizardy is getting a digital makeover 1984’s Transformers coming to theaters Transformers One debuts in September Transformers/G.I. Joe mash-up film has been green lit Then, we respond to viral Millennial TikTok videos that invoke the good name of our generation. Introduction – 00:00 Announcement […]

Live-Action ThunderCats Is Moving Forward

Jaws dropped at Legendary and Warner Bros. when Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire opened to $80 million in North America over Easter weekend despite getting shredded by critics. It wasn’t quite double what tracking services had predicted, but close enough. And by day 10, its global cumulative had hit an impressive $361.1 million as […]

80s True Crime: The George Bosque Heist

Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 1980s news including the new Knight Rider Pinball DLC, and update on the live-action “Thundercats,” and The Hollywood Reporter ranked all the “Ghostbusters” in the most egregious way. Then, Will shares the true tale of how George Bosque stole nearly $2 million in 1980 and the crazy thing he […]

Interview: Lucinda Dickey

First, Kat explains why she became a ninja. Then, Will chats with Lucinda Dickey, star of “Breakin’,” “Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo” and “Ninja III: The Domination,” all of which premiered in 1984. Introduction – 0:00 Interview with Lucinda Dickey – 9:20 Become a patron at For more episodes of 1980s Now and information about […]

Netflix Adds 1984 Films

Netflix’s cinematic gimmick for 2024 is what they’re calling “Milestone Movies” — films that are celebrating big anniversaries this year. And while they already added a collection of 50-year-old titles from 1974, this month they’re uploading more than 20 titles that were originally released in 1984. Sadly, of the highest-grossing films of 1984, they’re only […]

Road House Fans Are Saying This About Remake

And, no, it isn’t “Why did they make this?” With over 50 million views, over the first two weekends since its release, the remake of the 1987 film of the same name, is the biggest film Amazon has ever produced. The movie is not, however, without its controversy. Most recently, we reported that producers may […]

1984: The Best Year in Movies?

First, Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 1980s news including: Road House: the most successful Apple movie Kevin Smith’s movie set in 1986 Scorpion’s “Rock You Like a Hurricane” was nearly R-Rated Netflix just added these 20 films from 1984 to their catalog Then, Will challenges you and his co-hosts to identify 1984 films from […]

DNA Testing Is 40 Years Old

Oregon man found guilty of 1980 murder thanks to DNA For years, no one knew who killed Barbara Mae Tucker. She was killed on Jan. 15, 1980, and her body was found the following morning in a wooded area between Kane Road and a school parking lot in Gresham, Oregon, by students arriving for class. […]

John Williams Made a Mistake in Star Wars

This year, Williams is resetting the record books again with his Academy Award nomination for best original score for “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny.” It’s his 54th nomination, which is the most ever for someone not named Walt Disney, and thus the biggest tally for any living person — and any nonproducer, period. […]

Road House (1989) vs. Road House (2024)

First, Will, Kat and Jon discuss current 1980s news including: DNA just solved a 1980s murder DNA testing was discovered in 1984 Ghostbusters is a billion dollar franchise John Williams made a musical mistake in Star Wars Then, the trio compares the original “Road House,” starring Patrick Swayze, with the one just released on Amazon […]