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1984-a-thon Day 3

August 27, 2014
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We continue with Day 3 of the 1984-blog-a-thon. Enjoy!

Originally posted on Forgotten Films:

1984_blogathonThe reviews for the 1984-a-thon have been just fantastic so far! We’ve got a bunch of new ones for you today. Remember to keep on sharing, tweeting, and commenting on these great posts. Here we go!

– Richard at Scopophilia checks into The Hotel New Hampshire.

– Vic’s Movie Den looks at John Carpenter’s Starman.

– Cenobite Me experiences Night of the Comet.

– Take flight on a luck dragon with Nick from French Toast Sunday and The Neverending Story.

– Joel Burman IS Missing in Action.

– I Love Terrible Movies digs deep into the Frankenstein family tree with Frankenstein’s Great Aunt Tillie.

– Mike from E Street Film Society looks at James Garner in Tank.

– Justin at Man I Love Films ain’t fallin’ for the banana in the tailpipe trick and reviews Beverly Hills Cop.

– Nolahn at Your…

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Top 40 Songs This Week – August 27, 1988: Songs 20-11

August 27, 2014

Welcome back to this week’s countdown. If you missed the previous songs, you can check out songs 40-31 and 30-21. Let’s just jump right into it, and Return to the week ending August 27, 1988, and continue the countdown.

20. “It Would Take a Strong Strong Man” by Rick Astley

I didn’t remember this song. This is from the same album (Whenever You Need Somebody) as “Never Gonna Give You Up” and “Together Forever”.

“It Would Take a Strong Strong Man” was actually a top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100.

19. “All Fired Up” by Pat Benatar

This is a great rocker by Pat Benatar. This was originally performed by the Australian band, Rattling Sabres in 1987. But, Benatar’s version that became a smashing success.

18. “Nobody’s Fool” by Kenny Loggins

This is my favorite Kenny Loggins tune, and it was the best thing about the movie Caddyshack II.

17. “Another Part of Me” by Michael Jackson

This was the sixth single released from Michael Jackson’s Bad album. It was also featured in the 3D movie, Captain EO in the Disney parks.

16. “I’ll Always Love You” by Taylor Dayne

Time for a slow dance! This is a nice ballad from Taylor Dayne’s debut album, Tell It to My Heart.

15. “If It Isn’t Love” by New Edition

This is one of those songs that I had forgotten about, but remembered when it got to the chorus. This was the post-Bobby Brown New Edition. Ironically, this song was kept out of the #1 spot on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop charts by Bobby Brown’s “Don’t Be Cruel.”

14. “Sign Your Name” by Terence Trent D’Arby

This was a song that I didn’t like when it was first released, but I like it a little more now.

13. “When It’s Love” by Van Halen

This is a good ballad from Van Halen’s OU812 album, which was a follow-up of 5150. This was probably the most successful song from the album.

12. “Hands to Heaven” by Breathe

I love this song. This was Breathe’s breakthrough hit in the U.S. and U.K.

11. “Make Me Lose Control” by Eric Carmen

I had been sick of Eric Carmen by now after “Hungry Eyes,” from Dirty Dancing, got played to death. But, he won me back over with this song. I still like this one.

Well, that wraps up the countdown for today. Are you liking this countdown so far? What are your favorite and least favorites so far? We will finish the countdown on Friday.

Remember That Song: 8/27/14

August 27, 2014

Can you name the artist and song:

Standing here beside you
Want so much to give you
This love in my heart that I’m feeling for you

Last Song: “Key Largo” by Bertie Higgins from Just Another Day in Paradise (1982)

Great job Andrew!!!

Here’s lookin’ at you kid
Missing all the things we did
We can find it once again, I know

1984-a-thon Day 2

August 26, 2014
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Here is Day 2 of the 1984-blog-a-thon. Enjoy!!

Originally posted on Forgotten Films:

1984_blogathonWell, our first day of the 1984-a-thon was huge! It resulted in the 2nd busiest day in the nearly 3 year history of Forgotten Films. We’re just getting started, though. Here are today’s awesome contributions:

– Durnmoose Movie Musings examines Woody Allen’s Broadway Danny Rose.

– The Roarbots hits Broadway with Kermit and the gang in The Muppets Take Manhattan.

– The Movie Waffler looks in the trunk and discovers Repo Man.

– In the same year as Ghostbusters, Bill Murray also had his first dramatic film. Lauren at Suddenly a Shot Rang Out reviews The Razor’s Edge.

– Cinema Escapes reviews Academy Award nominee The Killing Fields.

– Gore Girl’s Dungeon heads to Tromaville to meet The Toxic Avenger.

– Daniel from E Street Film Society cranks up the Phil Collins title song and reviews Against All Odds.

– Bubbawheat from Flight…

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Top 40 Songs This Week – August 27, 1988: Songs 30-21

August 26, 2014

Welcome back to this week’s countdown. If you missed the first 10 songs, you can still check them out. Now, let’s Return to the week ending August 27, 1988, and continue the countdown.

30. “Love Bites” by Def Leppard

This ballad by Def Leppard is probably my least favorite song by them. But, it was the band’s only song that became a #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100, so what do I know?

29. “Missed Opportunity” by Daryl Hall & John Oates

This song is OK. I much prefer their hits from the early ’80s.

28. “Please Don’t Go Girl” by New Kids On The Block

Today’s songs aren’t exactly starting out strong. This was The New Kids’ breakout hit. The lead vocals og this ballad was sung by Joey McIntyre, Jordan Knight, and spoken by Danny Wood.

27. “Just Got Paid” by Johnny Kemp

This was a fun dance song. However, I think that at the time that this came out, I got paid on Thursdays, so I couldn’t relate to this song.

26. “I Hate Myself For Loving You” by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts

Joan Jett just plain rocks.

25. “Don’t Worry Be Happy” by Bobby McFerrin

Ugh. Just when things were starting to get good, one of my most hated songs of the ’80s gets thrown in the mix!

24. “Here With Me” by REO Speedwagon

OK, now I’m happy. I always liked REO Speedwagon. I think it’s funny and presumptuous when new songs get introduced on a greatest hits album, as is the case with “Here With Me.” Well, this song proved that it was worthy to be on REO’s greatest hit album, The Hits.

23. “Rag Doll” by Aerosmith

This would have been a good song if it wasn’t played to death.

22. “One Good Woman” by Peter Cetera

I’m loving this countdown again! This is one of my favorite Peter Cetera songs.

21. “Hold On to the Nights” by Richard Marx

Good. Today’s songs end on a good note. This is one of those songs that got played a lot, but I still liked it anyway. I still like it a lot. This was the fourth and final single released from Richard Marx’s self-titled debut album.

Wow, that was a schizophrenic list of songs for me today! I loved some songs and hated (or am totally sick of) others. What do you think of this countdown so far? This countdown will get better. So come back and see for yourself as we continue tomorrow.

Remember That Song: 8/26/14

August 26, 2014

Can you name the artist and song:

Here’s lookin’ at you kid
Missing all the things we did
We can find it once again, I know

Last Song: “I Love It Loud” by Kiss from Creatures of the Night (1982)

Great job Frida (@carrjam94)!!!

Turn it up, hungry for the medicine
Two fisted to the very end
No more treated like aliens, we’re not gonna take it

1984-a-thon Day 1

August 25, 2014
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The first day of the 1984-blog-a-thon begins now. Check out these awesome reviews of some of your favorite, forgotten, or unfamiliar movies of 1984.

Originally posted on Forgotten Films:

1984_blogathonWell, here we go! The 1984-a-thon is in full swing. Each day I’ll post links to several of the reviews being posted by our awesome group of contributors. Be sure to visit, link, comment, tweet, etc. Here is a our first batch of reviews. Enjoy!

– It’s only fitting that in 1984 there was a film adaptation of George Orwell’s 1984. Let’s Go to the Movies watches along with Big Brother…1984.

– Talkie Gazette examines the year’s best picture winner: Amadeus.

-Redhead at the Movies reminds us to keep them out of the light, don’t get them wet, and never feed them after midnight with her review of Gremlins.

– Cinematic Catharsis takes a look at Werner Herzog’s Where the Green Ants Dream.

– Nick at Your Face reviews the debut of the Coen Brothers, Blood Simple.

– The Droid Your Looking For looks…

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