Cloak & Dagger

Cloak & Dagger (1984) Dir. by Richard Franklin Starring Henry Thomas, Dabney Coleman and Michael Murphy Plot A kid obsessed with secret agent tabletop RPGs and video games finds himself in a real spy adventure when a murdered government agent gives him classified documents disguised as a video game just before dying.  Chased by spies and mercenaries, … Continue reading Cloak & Dagger

The Goonies

The Goonies (1985) Dir. by Richard Donner Starring Sean Astin, Josh Brolin and Corey Feldman Plot A group of kids from Astoria, Oregon, whose homes are about to be demolished to make way for a country club, attempt to follow a map to the hidden treasure of the legendary 17th century pirate One-Eyed Willie.  In the process, … Continue reading The Goonies

Krull

Krull (1983) Dir. by Peter Yates Starring Ken Marshall, Freddie Jones, and Lysette Anthony Plot A young prince teams up with a mysterious wise man, a cyclops, an ineffectual sorcerer and a band of thieves to rescue his fiancée from the teleporting fortress of an interplanetary marauder, who believes that the princess’s child is destined to … Continue reading Krull

Willow

Willow (1988) Dir. by Ron Howard Starring Warwick Davis, Val Kilmer, Joanne Whalley and Jean Marsh Synopsis Willow is a farmer and amateur stage magician from a small village of hobbit-like Nelwyn.  One day, his children find a human baby in the river.  When soldiers attack the village looking for the baby, Willow must leave on a … Continue reading Willow

Sneakers

Sneakers (1992) Dir. by Phil Alden Robinson Starring Robert Redford, Sidney Poitier, Dan Aykroyd, David Strathairn and Mary McDonnell Plot In the late 60s, two college students are caught using early computer modems to hack into bank accounts.  One is sent to prison, while the other flees to Canada.  Twenty years later, that man, under the assumed name … Continue reading Sneakers

Remo Williams

Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins (1985) Dir. by Guy Hamilton Starring Fred Ward, Wilford Brimley, Joel Grey and Kate Mulgrew Plot A New York cop is recruited against his will for the secret spy organization CURE.  His death having been faked, he is given the new identity of “Remo Williams,” and is sent to train with a … Continue reading Remo Williams

The Beastmaster

The Beastmaster (1982) Dir. by Don Coscarelli Starring Marc Singer, Tanya Roberts, Rip Torn and John Amos [content warning: sexual assault, animal cruelty] The Plot A prophecy states that the son of the king of the Bronze Age kingdom of Aruk will kill the evil high priest Maax (pronounced MAY-AXE).  To prevent this, the priest’s witches use … Continue reading The Beastmaster