To quote the girl in the movie Dazed and Confused “The 50’s blew,the 60’s rocked,the 70’s,well they obviously suck.Maybe the 80’s will be radical!…..and radical in every way….and the 70s ROCKED more than 60s…..in my opinion…..the 80s brought us some of the most recognizable MOVIES ever and with these movies came music, some totally awesome, some just bad and some so fucking cheesy but you can’t help but love it…..here is a sample with the disclaimer:
I would like to thank the Karate Kid ( NOT THE GAY REMADE SHITTY ONE WITH THE DUMB KID WITH CORNROWS), Rocky IV and Teen Wolf ( THE MOVIE NOT THE SHITTY MTV SERIES)….MTV YOU STILL SUCK…signed 1988
AND also look at these movie posters….LEGENDARY and cheesy….you just don’t get them like this anymore…..movies today pretty much suck to a degree, music definitely and even movie posters.
I also attached the movie trailers to these gems as not even trailers are this good anymore….now they pretty much give you the entire movie in 2 minutes…..ENJOY
it also looks like 1985 was a good year for movies….lots of classics
I will have a cheese scale after each one,
1 – Parmesan
2 – Shredded American
3 – Nacho Cheese
4 – Gouda
5 – Full On VELVEETA
Here we go and we are off and running with Rocky III and some REAL Velveeta melting here….Rocky just provides so many moments of cheese we could devote and entire blog to this by itself but you get the idea. Don’t get me wrong, Rocky is legendary and Rocky II is good but then it just goes off with MR. T and so on…even Hulk Hogan, but with every cheesy flick comes a cheesy song attached and this one gave us Survivor’s “Eye Of The Tiger” and here is where it first appears….
Rocky III – Trailer (1982)
CHEESE FACTOR – 3 (Mr.T, Hulk, Rocky, Survivor. Enough said)
Rocky IV (1985) ..The fucking Russian accents in this movie are just fucking horrible, but its Rocky and its Rocky IV so what do you expect?
…and this Robert Tepper song in the movie still makes me want to punch someone after seeing it.
and of course it would NOT be a Rocky movie without Survivor making another song for the movie….so bad yet so good since it goes perfect with the movie…the Russians are so fucking stupid looking but its the 80s and every movie involved Russians in some way.
CHEESE FACTOR 5 + 1 = 6
(The END of Rocky…should have been after Rocky II)
Eddie Murphy was right in the movie “Raw” when he talked about Italians and “Rocky”
A View To A Kill (1985)
Probably one of the WORST Bond films ever but who could forget THIS opening song…..IT FUCKING ROCKED and it was Duran Duran so they could do no wrong
CHEESE SCALE – 3 (Christopher Walken, Bond, Duran Duran)
The Living Daylights (1987)
The band A-HA did the title for the 1987 Bond flick “The Living Daylights”….Fucking love this one and who could deny loving an opening of a Bond movie…..more of a Guilty Pleasure
CHEESE SCALE – 4 (Bond mixed with A-HA)
Ok so NOW you get the picture so lets DIVE RIGHT FUCKING IN…..
The Original from 1985 and not some confusing MTV show of the same name. Go Figure MTV using another idea from someone else. This Michael J Fox flick has some pretty pathetic stuff going on from his girl who is a friend name “Boof” to his supposedly cool friend “Styles.”
Teen Wolf – Trailer (1985)
The songs are all gay but here are two that jump out immediately. PURE 80s gems here.
NOW listen to this next song as I swear I hear a voice in that horrible 80s computer saying “Big Bad Wolf Guy,” even though its not the case…you decide….
CHEESE FACTOR 4 (Thanks Boof and Styles)
IN keeping with the Prom Dance thing….I give you another underrated classic in the cheese world…
Before Patrick Dempsey was the stud you ladies see on tv, he was this and yes that is Seth Green as his little brother. I used to love his love interest in this movie. Thought she was so hot.
CHEESE FACTOR 4/5 (The clothes and Seth Green)
Not many people knew about the band Wang Chung except for “Dance Hall Days” but this was where they took off….
CHEESE FACTOR 2 (Classic and TONS of quotable one-liners)
This next movie is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES and quite possibly one of the most UNDERRATED flicks EVER. The hero (CSI’s William Peterson) dies in the movie and it just blows you mind. Wang Chung did the entire soundtrack and its 80s to a tee. John Turturro is in it also and Willem Dafoe plays Rick Masters, who is a freaking champ.
And arguably one of the best car chase scenes EVER….
CHEESE FACTOR 2 (ONLY because of Wang Chung)
Does this next one even need an intro other than being remade in the most horrible fashion EVER?
This movie has so much cheese in it it drips off the screen but its still a classic and I watch it every time it comes on…I am not sure which is worse the song at the end by Joe Esposito or the scene at the club where Daniel gets laughed at by all of the rich people after getting food knocked all over him….CLASSIC…and of course, Survivor is BACK after Rocky
This song is so bad yet so good….kill me now
CHEESE FACTOR – 5 (Prove Me Wrong)
The fact that Hollywood touched this CLASSIC with Russell Brand shows you how desperate they are….and the remake was fucking bomb…..the trailer for the 1981 flick is HILARIOUS
Dudley Fucking Moore is still the best drunk ever to hit the silver screen.
CHEESE FACTOR – 0 (CLASSIC COMEDY)
After Arthur Christopher Cross came out with this song with Doobie Brothers’ Michael McDonald….KILLER TUNE
You might remember the next bassline from a certain early 90s rap song by Warren G called “Regulate”…here is original song…..
CHEESE FACTOR – 3
(Mid 80s Billy Crystal and Gregory Hines as badass cops….YEAH OK but it worked and worked well. RIP Gregory)
Without “The Neutron Dance” this movie has no cheese factor as its funny and Eddie Murphy in his prime…..but having to listen to Fucking Glenn Frey to this day makes me want to shit on someone…fuck the Eagles
CHEESE FACTOR 2 (The Neutron Dance does it and by the way did I mention to Fuck the Eagles already?)
The sequel is pretty good if Brigitte Nielson doesn’t speak, but she does and once again proves why her and Stallone were a match made in heaven…..and this was POST-Rocky IV and PRE-Cobra.
TOTAL IQ = 8
CHEESE FACTOR – 4 (Thanks Brigitte and its a sequel and they should have stopped HERE. And lets never mention BHC III ever again)
FUCKING MIAMI FUCKING VICE…..
CHEESE FACTOR 10 (the clothes, cars..80s 80s 80s)
Now here is Top Gun with all of the gay undertones especially with the shirtless beach volleyball scene.. still a decent movie …. Top Gun – Trailer (1986)
the gay undertones here are dripping off the screen…
CHEESE FACTOR – 5 (The volleyball scene and Iceman chopping teeth)
The Fucking Brat Pack and where I first heard “This Face Seats Five”
and his other song…SO BAD
“Naughty Naughty, Cute and Horny”…what fucking horrible lyrics from that mullet freak
CHEESE FACTOR – 4/5 (Thanks to Naughty Naughty)
The Wild Life (1984)
If you have NEVER seen this movie….Its not even on DVD and its supposedly the follow up to Fast Times At Ridgemont High….SO many classic scenes in this movie….Wyatt from Weird Science and Chris Penn….
CHEESE FACTOR – 3 (80s in a nutshell)
Say Anything (1989)
What else can be said about this movie besides its another CLASSIC and what a way to end the 80s but with this movie chocked full of good music…TOO MUCH TO MENTION
Good tribute video
CHEESE FACTOR – 0 (Great Movie)
Guilty Pleasure ALERT!
Now we all can agree the 80s ROCKED
GO WATCH THIS MOVIE from 1995…..another underrated CLASSIC….trust me
“Boat Drinks” and it has Walken, Buschemi and even Jenny McCarthy as Walken’s nurse
FUCKING AWESOME song from it too….
Didn’t even need to mention this…..click poster for TRAILER