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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

    • Film Reviews

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!).

    Summer Rewind: #37 Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes

    Summer Rewind: #37 Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes

    Tripp got married! Time ran away from us - we will be back in two weeks with a new episode on Robocop. For now? Amityville 4: The Evil Escapes! One of our favorites only available as part of the Patreon archive!

    Find out more at Patreon.com/DissectingThe80s.

    Who the hell decided to write a whole movie about an evil lamp? Just what was Patty Duke’s character’s name? Would you buy this lamp? Why did the brother find every corpse? All this and more!
     
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    “NewsSting, Ouroboros” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0
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    • 1 hr 3 min
    #220 Poltergeist

    #220 Poltergeist

    Oooh child, you're on the other side!

    Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year is the fun horror classic: Poltergeist! How hunky is Craig T. Nelson here? Jo Beth Williams kicks all sorts of ass, and Zelda Rubinstein steals the show.

    All this and more!

    Looking for episode #218? It’s Stripes, and it’s at Patreon.com/DissectingThe80s, along with more than 25 hours of bonus content at the $5 tier!

    “NewsSting, Ouroboros” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution
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    Keywords: Poltergeist, Zelda Rubenstein, They're Here, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

    • 1 hr 16 min
    #219 Bachelor Party

    #219 Bachelor Party

    Tripp's getting hitched, so we're throwing a Bachelor Party alongside '80s icon Tom Hanks!

    Can we get a spastic Tom Hanks performance in the future? How great is he at being a complete goofball? Why...is there a Donkey show? 

    All this and more!

    Looking for episode #218? It’s Stripes, and it’s at Patreon.com/DissectingThe80s, along with nearly 25 hours of bonus content at the $5 tier!

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

    Keywords: Bachelor Party, Tom Hanks, Wedding, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

    • 1 hr 43 min
    #218 Stripes (Sample)

    #218 Stripes (Sample)

    Want to hear the rest of this full-length episode? It’s at Patreon.com/DissectingThe80s, along with nearly 20 hours of bonus content at the $5 tier!

    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: Stripes, Bill Murray, John Candy, Harold Ramis, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

    • 4 min
    #217 The NeverEnding Story

    #217 The NeverEnding Story

    We conclude the main feed episodes of Listener Request Month 2022 with a long-asked for episode: The NeverEnding Story!

    Did this blow our tiny minds as a youth? Is Falcor a dog or what? How great are these puppets? Why does no one explain this quest to Atreyu? Who names a kid Bastian!?

    (PS - Listener Request Month continues next month on Patreon with Stripes! Also, our next episode is Poltergeist! Forgot to say that in the outro oops)

    All this and more!

    Looking for episode #212? It’s E.T. The Extraterrestrial, and it’s at Patreon.com/DissectingThe80s, along with nearly 20 hours of bonus content at the $5 tier!

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

    Keywords: NeverEnding Story, Atreyu, Falcor, Stranger Things, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

    • 1 hr 13 min
    #216 Pump Up The Volume

    #216 Pump Up The Volume

    Part 2 of Listener Request Month takes us to 1990 for Christian Slater's fantastic performance in Pump Up The Volume!

    Shouldn't he just see a therapist? Does this movie need a suicide to make its point? Why does he hate his parents so much? What's up with the way-too-late corrupt school subplot?

    All this and more!

    Looking for episode #212? It’s E.T. The Extraterrestrial, and it’s at Patreon.com/DissectingThe80s, along with nearly 20 hours of bonus content at the $5 tier!

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

    Keywords: Christian Slater, Pump Up The Volume, Movie, Retro, 80s, Podcast, Eighties

    • 1 hr 32 min

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