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Tripp and Andrew Laino have been watching movies together since 1992, and making fun of them together since 1999, when a rainy afternoon of babysitting turned into 8 straight hours of cheesy science fiction, popcorn and jokes. Raised on a strict diet of 80s adventure, action, comedy and drama, the pair have an undying love for the 1980s and all of the weird, wonderful cinema therein. Since 2014, they've hosted this podcast - every other week they dissect a movie (or sometimes a TV show), finding plot holes, bad lighting and acting choices and the bizarre cinema quirks of 30-odd years ago (Smoking in hospitals! Rubber suits without neck hinges! Corey Feldman!).

Dissecting The 80s Tripp and Andrew Laino

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Tripp and Andrew Laino have been watching movies together since 1992, and making fun of them together since 1999, when a rainy afternoon of babysitting turned into 8 straight hours of cheesy science fiction, popcorn and jokes. Raised on a strict diet of 80s adventure, action, comedy and drama, the pair have an undying love for the 1980s and all of the weird, wonderful cinema therein. Since 2014, they've hosted this podcast - every other week they dissect a movie (or sometimes a TV show), finding plot holes, bad lighting and acting choices and the bizarre cinema quirks of 30-odd years ago (Smoking in hospitals! Rubber suits without neck hinges! Corey Feldman!).

    #176 Cobra

    #176 Cobra

    It's the triumphant return of Cannon-uary, with Sylvester Stallone's bizarro-world version of Beverly Hills Cop: Cobra!
    What's with Chekov's matchstick? Why is there almost no plot whatsoever? Who cut this down to 80-some minutes? Plus, gratuitous violence, dummy deaths, and all sorts of nonsense.

    All this and more!


    “NewsSting, Ouroboros” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
     



    Keywords: Cannonuary, Sylvester Stallone, Brigitte Nielsen, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

    • 1 hr 36 min
    #175 Back to the Future (Clip)

    #175 Back to the Future (Clip)

    A little treat for ourselves is the final episode of 2020: One of our all-time favorite movies! Hear this episode in full at Patreon.com/Dissectingthe80s, and unlock move than 13 hours of bonus content!


    Lorraine is VERY hot for Marty, Doc is a treat, Michael J. Fox's insane schedule, drinking butterscotch schnapps, Tasty Eddie Van Halen Jams (RIP), plus digging into BTTF 3 a bit!


    All this and more!


    “NewsSting, Ouroboros” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/


    Keywords: Back to the Future, Doc, Marty, Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

    • 3 min
    #174 Santa Claus: The Movie

    #174 Santa Claus: The Movie

     Merry Christmas, gang!
    We're tackling a truly odd duck of a movie: Santa Claus: The Movie!
    Why is John Lithgow wearing these enormous teeth? Why does this movie spend 50 minutes doing Santa's life story with absolutely, positively no conflict whatsoever? What's going on with the workshop? Why are all these children flying!?

    All this and more! 


    “NewsSting, Ouroboros” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
     



    Keywords: Christmas, Santa Claus, John Lithgow, Dudley Moore, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

    • 1 hr 48 min
    #173 Clue

    #173 Clue

    It's the best board game adaptation ever: Clue!
    It's a miracle this movie is fun, Tim Curry is a treasure, Andrew loves Madeline Kahn, so much twisting and turning, Tripp talks too much about Knives Out and Battleship and many fun weapons abound!

    All this and more! 


    “NewsSting, Ouroboros” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
     



    Keywords: Clue, Board Game, Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Patreon Update!

    Patreon Update!

    We've added a new stretch goal (an additional bonus track!) and will be doing an annual Christmas-mentary for all Patreon supporters!
    Patreons who sign up at the $5 tier unlock more than ELEVEN HOURS of bonus content immediately, with another full-length episode AND a short commentary coming their way in December! Visit Patreon.com/Dissectingthe80s to learn more.
    Thank you so much for supporting the show!
    “NewsSting, Ouroboros” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
    Keywords: Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

    • 7 min
    #172 The Burbs

    #172 The Burbs

    Happy T.Hanks-giving, y'all!
    We hope you're staying safe out there, so here's an episode a few days early!
    How great is Joe Dante? The difficulties of pronouncing Rick Ducommun, The Luck of the Irish, THE LEGEND DICK MILLER RETURNS (RIP), what is Carrie Fisher doing here? Plus, thoroughly mediocre Jimmy Stewart impressions!
    All this and more!
    “Deep and Dirty, NewsSting, Ouroboros” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
    Keywords: Tom Hanks, Thanksgiving, Joe Dante, The Burbs, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

    • 1 hr 36 min

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