Tag Archive: 1980s


Dallas Buyers ClubStarring: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto, Denis O’Hare & Steve Zahn
Written by Craig Borten & Melisa Wallack
Directed by Jean-Marc Vallée

Based on the true story of Ron Woodroof, who, in the 80s and early 90s, set up a distribution ring of experimental and non-FDA-approved medication for desperate and neglected AIDS patients after discovering that he had contracted the disease – and that conventional American treatments were corrupted by poor bureaucracy.


McConaughey is
finally the actor we
all thought he would be.

Grade: A-


c2013
By Daniel J. Hoag
Dallas Buyers Club is playing now in select cities.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0790636/?ref_=ttfc_fc_tt

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Starring: Diego Boneta, Julianne Hough, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, Bryan Cranston, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Paul Giamatti & Malin Akerman
Screenplay by Justin Theroux and Chris D’Arienzo and Allan Loeb
Directed by Adam Shankman

Two young singers fall in love amidst the backdrop of the 1980’s rock music scene.


Ride “Crazy Train” to
Campy Town. It’ll Rock you
like a drinking game.

Grade: C


c2012
By Daniel J. Hoag
Rock of Ages is now playing in theaters nationwide.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1336608/

Haiku Review: The Iron Lady (2011)

Starring: Meryl Streep & Jim Broadbent
Screenplay by Abi Morgan
Directed by Phyllida Lloyd

The story of the rise and fall of Margaret Thatcher, the former British Prime Minister.


Lesson: change the world,
trailblaze, but you’ll still end up
lonely and senile.

Grade: C+


c2012
By Daniel J. Hoag
The Iron Lady is now playing in select cities.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1007029/

Starring: Topher Grace, Anna Faris, Dan Fogler, Teresa Palmer & Chris Pratt
Screenplay by Jackie Filgo & Jeff Filgo
Directed by Michael Dowse

During the 1980s, an MIT graduate in a dead-end mall job sets out to win the heart of his high school crush while attending a party with his former classmates.


Skip this unfunny
80s wannabe throwback,
’cause John Hughes this ain’t.

Grade: D+


c2011
By Daniel J. Hoag
Take Me Home Tonight is available on Blu-ray and DVD today.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0810922/