It Goes to 11 — 80's Movies

The Future Ain't What It Used To Be

The Future Ain't What It Used To Be

As a SciFi fan, I've always been interested in near-future fiction because it's much more relatable to our experiences than far-future events like Star Trek. In the Star Trek Universe, society is far more humane, we travel to the stars in no time at all, and we no longer use money (except for Harry Mudd, who is always trying to get rich for some reason). This is all well and good, but give me some gritty near-future movies that show us as we might be in just a few years. The problem with the near future is that it rapidly becomes...

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The True Meaning of Christmas, According to 80s Movies

The True Meaning of Christmas, According to 80s Movies

Ah, it's a festive time of year.  So much hustle, so much bustle, but what does it all mean…? We've tapped into the eternal spring of wisdom--80s movies--to find the true meaning of Christmas. Gremlins (1984): An out-of-touch dad finds a creature called a mogwai at an antique store…and gives it to his son Billy for Christmas, along with strict care instructions. Billy’s friend spills a glass of water on the mogwai, which spawns a horde of mischievous critters that transform into monsters and terrorize the town. We also hear a very dark tale of somebody dying in a chimney...

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The Lunch Bunch

The Lunch Bunch

Twenty Five Years after "The Breakfast Club," five people find themselves together again. Did that morning in detention really change their lives? The Lunch BrunchAs fans of classic 80’s films, we here at Found Item Clothing were excited to find out about a new play written for the Minnesota Fringe Festival called The Lunch Bunch, an imagining of what happens when the kids from The Breakfast Club meet up again twenty-five years later. The Lunch Brunch - Playing August 1st through 11th at Theater in the Round, Minneapolis, Minnesotahttps://www.minnesotafringe.org/2019-show-information/the-lunch-bunchThe Lunch Brunch is an original play created by Tim Wick and...

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Going to a 1980s Beach Party? Here's What to Wear, and What NOT to Wear!

Going to a 1980s Beach Party?  Here's What to Wear, and What NOT to Wear!

So you're headed to a Beach Party and want to look your best, but with all the styles from all the decades out there, your head is spinning.  Well, never fear, we've scoured 1980s cinema for the best beachy style tips--and faux pas to avoid--to make getting beach-ready a snap.  Read on to party on...and see you at the beach!    There's a lot to learn from Weekend at Bernie's: DO: Embrace twinning!  The beach is always better with a buddy...and it's a great place to show off your breeziest BOGO scores!   DON'T: Bring heavy accessories!  Socks, gold watches, and...

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Happy Dirty Thirty! Take the 1989 Blockbuster Movie Challenge!

Happy Dirty Thirty!  Take the 1989 Blockbuster Movie Challenge!

Hot dang, these blockbuster flicks all came out in the hot-n-spicy summer of 1989!  Take a moment to feel old, and then take our 1989 Blockbuster Movie Challenge!  Can you guess them all? Click here for answers! 

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