TV & Film
We’re switching gears and going for a hardcore action film, groundbreaking for its time. And 30 years after its release, Robocop (1987) feels more contemporary than ever. Futuristic law enforcement may be a wave of the future we’ve yet to achieve, but the themes of this Paul Verhoeven film still hold true today.
▶️ Revisiting Robocop, themes of corruption, privatizing government, capitalism and ultra-violence run rampant all throughout. We’ll touch on the strength of the cast, heroes and villains, as well as on where Verhoeven was coming from when he made the film. You can’t have a human reanimated into a half-robot without a lot of subtext! Starring Peter Weller, Nancy Allen and Kirkwood Smith.
▶️ For our Picks of the Week, Justin sticks with Nancy Allen for Strange Invaders, an undermentioned, yet memorable science-fiction movie about, you guessed it, body-snatching creatures from another planet. On a more earthy plain, Lindsay sticks with futuristic robot and cop life with 1984’s, Runaway, starring Tom Selleck, Gene Simmons, Cynthia Rhodes and Kirstie Alley.
▶️ Episode 10’s MurrayMoment takes us into the land of Billy‘s favorite songs to perform live. He may have a thing for Brandy and thinking she’s a fine girl, but how could this ever be linked to Robocop? We’re here to solve the mystery for you!
▶️ Somewhat prophetic and smartly done, Robocop contains a lot more than you may remember. While this is a standout, solid action film, the social commentary may be even stronger than the intense action sequence visuals. Time to revisit the totally frightening, 80s vision of future law enforcement, Robocop!
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Episode 46 : I Shot Andy Warhol
Episode 45 : The Thing (1982)
Episode 44 : Thelma & Louise
Episode 43 : The Warriors
Episode 42 : Uncle Buck
Episode 41 : 80's vs 90's Slashers
Episode 40 : The Blob (1988)
Episode 39 : Candyman
Episode 38 : The Burbs
Episode 37 : Eraserhead
Episode 36 : Coming To America
Episode 35 : Deliverance
Episode 34 : Magnolia
Episode 33 : RE-ANIMATOR
Episode 32 : New Jack City
Episode 31 : But I'm A Cheerleader
Episode 30 : Repo Man
Episode 29 : Ghostbusters (1984)
Episode 28 : A Fish Called Wanda
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