Episode 29 – 1985 Summer Movies Part 2

In this episode, Liz and Heather continue their review of 1985 Summer Movies Part 2. During Part 1, the bitches discussed a few favorite movies, along with some honorable mentions that they couldn’t fail to mention.
There were so many classic movies from 1985, so we had to just stick to summer movies. Here are a few more favorites:

  • Real Genius – Back when Val Kilmer was marginally hot, before he became Iceman hot. Super geeky nerd movie, but also mainstream fun. We also would love to fill an enemy’s house with popcorn. There is still nerdy bullying going on by other nerds, so that is interesting. Just a fun movie. Probably won’t change your life, but it could.
  • Just One of the Guys – a girl who wants to be a journalist, who missed an opportunity because she was a chick, changes school as a guy to go undercover. Funny and campy. “It’s alright. He’s got tits.”
  • Commando – There is a string of terrible/awesome Arnold movies over a few years that are basically the same script with the same cast just switched around. This movie is so full of terrible puns that you just can’t not love this movie. Watch it again. You cannot hate this movie.
  • Honorable Mention: Follow That Bird –recently watched again and it is completely adorable. Big Bird on the run from the Dodos and the weird lady trying to get back to Sesame Street. 
  • Better Off Dead – John Cusack is awesome. Also, many montages. Quintessential 80s movie. 
  • Brewster’s Millions – Richard Pryor is a minor league baseball player who has an uncle die, he is the only heir. In order to appreciate the money, he has to spend $30Million, but it can’t be wasted, no assets, and can’t tell anyone what he’s doing to get his true inheritance of $300 Million. Super campy and great.
  • Honorable Mention: Cocoon – A lot of great movies were stemmed from this one (Batteries Not Included, Short Circut). Most people would probably include this on their list, but we aren’t old.
  • Peewee’s Big Adventure – Not winning any awards, but we freaking love it. Tim Burton’s feature debut! We still want to know where the hell Peewee gets money for all his toys because who would hire him?? Great one-liners throughout.


  • Heather: YouTube for some full length movies
  • Liz: You’re Never Weird on the Internet by Felicia Day (book)

NEXT BOOK CLUB: American Gods by Neil Gaiman will be out next episode. Go read it!

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