'80s All Over

69 EpisodesProduced by Scott Weinberg and Drew McWeeny

Scott Weinberg and Drew McWeeny are ready to review every major film of the '80s, one month at a time, helping erase the nostalgia that so often clouds any real conversation about the decade's movies.

69 Episodes | 2016 - 2019

March 1985

April 15th, 2019


March has become one of the coolest months of each season here on ‘80s All Over, and this one’s no exception. Want some crummy TV children’s …

February 1985

April 1st, 2019


An Oscar-winning actor directs a bunch of dancers with a dream, Richard Harris hits the road with someone else's kid, and it's time for classy Porky's! We meet Kiefer Sutherland for the first time, Matthew Modine tries …

January 1985

March 18th, 2019


It's January, and it's a brand-new season of '80s All Over, so you know what that means?


Okay, it also means it's time for the Coen Brothers to make their first appearance of the decade, …

The Best of 1984

March 4th, 2019


We all know the icons—Daniel-san and Mr. Miyagi, Peter, Ray, Winston, and Egon, Gizmo and Stripe, and Freddy Krueger—but 1984 was so much more than that. Before we move on, it's time to review the year's biggest winners …

December 1984

February 18th, 2019


Michael Keaton was quasi-deadly, Mel Gibson was both in prison and on the farm, and Boogaloo Shrimp was breakin’ again, thank god. Francis Ford …

November 1984

February 4th, 2019


We re-elected Reagan, and that's not even the scariest thing that happened this month. Freddy Krueger may cast a long shadow over the entire decade, but it all started here. You'll believe a spin-off can suck, Santa's …

October 1984

January 21st, 2019


October is a weird month every year so far in the '80s, and this year's no exception. We've got Linda Blair and a crossbow, stolen diaries and horny …

September 1984

January 7th, 2019


This month took a toll on Scott and Drew, and small wonder—Imamura lays the punishment on thick, while Mario Van Peebles just... plain lays it on …

The '80s All Over Holiday Special

December 24th, 2018


For Christmas, Drew and Scott chose to give themselves the gift of a couple weeks off from the podcast grind—but they didn't wanna just leave you …

August 1984

December 10th, 2018


The controversies just keep coming.

Maybe it was something in the air, but things were weird this month. Bo Derek made a movie so bad it broke Cannon’s distribution deal with MGM. A long-in-development property finally …

July 1984

November 26th, 2018


1984 giveth, and 1984 taketh away. After a month as great as June of 1984, it almost seems inevitable we'd get a terrible Cheech & Chong movie, …

June 1984

November 11th, 2018


This is it. This is the month many of you have been waiting for since the podcast began. We get it. It's a monolith. Gremlins. Ghostbusters. The …

May 1984

October 29th, 2018


Neil Jordan and Stephen Rea get started, Judd Nelson smarms it up, and Peter Fonda can't settle on a terrible title for a terrible movie. Summer gets off to a strange start with a baseball myth, some spring break …

April 1984

October 15th, 2018


You know what kids love? Comedies about poop and tax laws! You want horse talk? We've got horse talk! You want a bunch of horror legends standing around looking confused about why they're all together? Man, are you set. …

March 1984

October 1st, 2018


We've had big shows before, but nothing like this one. You wouldn't think this would be such a crazy month, being smack dab in the middle of the …

February 1984

September 17th, 2018


When is a film about Stanley Kubrick not a film about Stanley Kubrick? When is a documentary about Phil Ochs not really a documentary about Phil Ochs? And when did the '80s really start?

Seems like 1984 is a good answer …

January 1984

September 3rd, 2018


John Cassavetes wants a Gloria of his own, Eddie Deezen gets evil with some mutant punks, and Jodie Foster is somehow romantically involved with Ed …

The Best of 1983

August 20th, 2018


We started the year grumbling and mumbling so it seems like progress to go out cheering for the undeniable highs that the year ended up offering in the end.

James L. Brooks. Philip Kaufman, Martin Scorsese... these are …

December 1983

August 6th, 2018


Wait… did we actually do it? Did we finish 1983?! OH MY GOD WE CAN DO ANYTHING!! WE ARE INVINCIBLE!

One last time around the track, though, with another Stephen King adaptation (this one helmed by the great John …

November 1983

July 23rd, 2018


And just like that, we round the corner and can see the end of the year looming up suddenly. It's a crazy month of releases, too. There are not one but two nuclear nightmares, obscure teen wig-outs, a giant rat, …

October 1983

July 9th, 2018


Do you have the right stuff to make it through this month?

It's a fair question, because even though there are some highs, like, oh, one of the greatest movies of the entire decade and one of the best Stephen King …

September 1983

June 25th, 2018


Man, this is where you start to feel like you're lost in a dark forest, and the right path appears not anywhere...

Ninjas and frightmares and terrorists, oh, my! Rip Torn, Deathstalkers, and Koyaanisqatsi? That's not …

August 1983

June 11th, 2018


The dog days of summer were particularly cruel this year.

I mean, sure, there's a pretty good dog film in the form of Cujo, but that's only one small …

July 1983

May 28th, 2018


Do you know what a glaive is?

If so, you're already one step ahead for the generally rotten July 1983. We've got science-fiction junk, horror junk, …

June 1983

May 14th, 2018


We're still hungover from May, and it's June already?!

Ahhhh, yes, here's the month where 1983 really gets its stink on. How about a Porky's sequel? No? How about a terrible James Bond film? No, wait, I know, let's cast …

May 1983

April 30th, 2018


Ewoks, man. Ewoks.

There are other movies, too.

April 1983

April 16th, 2018


Ahhh, April. It's not summer yet, but the holidays are done, and in 1983, studios didn't know what the hell to do with themselves. Fassbinder's final …

March 1983

April 2nd, 2018


Before we even get into how surprisingly good this month is, let's just say there's a movie here that could be considered one of the most influential …

February 1983

March 19th, 2018


Okay, you know what? 1983 is already getting really interesting. Think about what we get to talk about this week. Bukowski. Wim Wenders. The Year Of …

January 1983

March 5th, 2018


Here we go: We've talked some trash about 1983 as we've been ramping up to it, but let us assure you... we are going into this just as excited as we are about any month of any year of this project.

This is where it …

The Best of 1982

February 19th, 2018


This is our third wrap-up show, and now the format's starting to feel familiar. 1982 is considered one of the seminal years of the decade in terms of movies, so what did we pick as the best of the best? It's a …

December 1982

February 5th, 2018


It's hard to believe we're already wrapping up December 1982, especially because it's jam-packed with so many films that it seemed like it took 14487300347 hours to record.

Dustin Hoffman in a dress! Meryl Streep out of …

November 1982

January 22nd, 2018


As the year starts to wind down, the line-up stays wild and diverse. You want to see the movie that ended the career of Fred Zinneman? It's a Sean Connery film and it's terrrrrrible. How about the movie that ostensibly …

October 1982

January 8th, 2018


Oh my god, are we really almost done with another year's worth of episodes? Are you ready for not ONE but TWO movies by Ted Kotcheff in one month? CAN ANYONE REALLY BE READY FOR TWO TED KOTCHEFF MOVIES IN ONE MONTH

September 1982

December 25th, 2017


The good news is there are nine thousand movies that came out this month. The bad news is that most of those nine thousand movies were all over the place in terms of quality.

Sure, there's a great Jeremy Irons film you …

August 1982

December 11th, 2017


After the dizzying high of the summer of 1982, it was perhaps inevitable that we would experience a drop-off, but at least it's an interesting one. …

July 1982

November 27th, 2017


In July of '82, things were all over the place, and this is one of our weirdest episodes yet as a result. We've got the creator of Happy Days chasing …

June 1982

November 13th, 2017


Has there ever been a month quite like June of 1982? Honestly, when we started talking about this podcast, we knew this would be a big episode, but I …

May 1982

October 30th, 2017


CONAN! WHAT IS BEST IN LIFE? Well, May of 1982 was pretty great. Sure, you had nonsense like the bizarre Sean Connery "satire" called Wrong Is Right, but you also had the amazing John Milius version of Conan The …

April 1982

October 16th, 2017


Holy shit! Diner! I mean -- sorry, that's obviously not the only thing that came out in April of 1982, but it's one of the films we are delighted to …

March 1982

October 1st, 2017


Ahhh... March. As we settle into the third season of the show, 1982 starts to heat up. If the only movie we were discussing this month was the …

February 1982

September 18th, 2017


Cavemen, Charles Bronson, and the motherlovin' Swamp Thing! We are off and running with the second month of our third season of the program, and now we're really cooking. Look at how diverse this month's titles are: …

January 1982

September 4th, 2017


Have we really already finished two out of the ten years of this project? Yes. Yes, we have. And as a reward, it's time for 1982, one of the biggest, …

The Best Of 1981

August 21st, 2017


Wow! We've made it to the end of our second year of the ten-year project, and we're celebrating with another best of episode. While Scott and Drew ended up agreeing completely on their number one film, they surprise …

December 1981

August 7th, 2017


What?! We finished another year?! That's amazing! And what a line-up to feature in our final month of 1981.

Jane Fonda and Kris Kristofferson flirt and try to keep the entire world economy from going belly-up, Richard …

November 1981

July 24th, 2017


As the year winds down, we hit a strange lull. There are definitely some highlights like Terry Gilliam's amazing TIME BANDITS, but we've got some …

October 1981

July 10th, 2017


October of 1981 may be one of the most jam-packed months we've ever done, and the types of movies we're discussing are all over the place.

We've got …

September 1981

June 26th, 2017


We've got socially conscious comedies that are just barely conscious, like SO FINE and CARBON COPY, as well as a slew of wacko horror films like HOME SWEET HOME and DON'T GO IN THE WOODS, and we've got Robert Duvall and …

August 1981

June 12th, 2017


Not one, but two comedies about the homeless or the mentally ill this week, because in Reagan's America, who didn't find an unbalanced street person …

July 1981

May 29th, 2017


After the extreme high of June 1981, brace yourself for the very strange month that followed. You want Albert Finney fighting semi-werewolves? You …

June 1981

May 15th, 2017


Put simply, this is the biggest episode we've released so far. When we talk about big months, you can't get much more packed than this. CLASH OF THE TITANS. FOR YOUR EYES ONLY. STRIPES. DRAGONSLAYER. HISTORY OF THE …

May 1981

May 1st, 2017


Oh, my god, there were roughly 11,000 movies released in May of 1981, and we managed to discuss every single one of them.

You want John Waters? We've got John Waters. You want Hal Ashby? We've got Hal Ashby. We've got …

April 1981

April 17th, 2017


Get ready to listen to the only podcast you will ever hear that manages to transition from Tony Danza in GOIN' APE to Federico Fellini's CITY OF WOMEN. That's right, it's April 1981, and that means it's one seriously …

March 1981

April 3rd, 2017


What do we have this month? Man, what DON'T we have this month? You want a weird uncomfortable sexual triangle between Gene Hackman, Barbra Streisand, and Dennis Quaid? Nope, us neither, but you're getting it anyway! …

February 1981

March 20th, 2017


Wanna know what the best film that came out this month was? Well, it certainly wasn't SPHINX, based on the Robin Cook book, but that's where our trip …

January 1981

March 6th, 2017


Ahhhhh, January. Named for the Latin word for 'door,' this is the way into the second season of the show. Any film fan knows that January is a weird month for releases, and this is no exception.

Lily Tomlin's THE …

The Best Of 1980

February 19th, 2017


Well, we're not going to give it away (Popeye) or tell you what might show up on this episode (The Shining) or even hint at a single title you'll hear us discuss (The Empire Strikes Back), but now that we've wrapped up …

December 1980

February 6th, 2017


Our 12th episode finally brings us to December of 1980, and not only is this is the best month of movies we've had to discuss yet, it's also the best episode we've done yet!

Seems fitting, right? After all, we get to …

November 1980

January 21st, 2017


Oh my god, it's really going to happen: We're going to wrap up the first year of this project, and it's starting to feel... really comfortable.

Do you have trouble telling GATES OF HEAVEN and HEAVEN'S GATE apart? You …

October 1980

January 9th, 2017


Can you believe we're almost done with 1980? It's flying by, and after a short holiday break, we are back with a jam-packed episode that covers …

September 1980

December 12th, 2016


We've got our sound issues all worked out finally, and just in time for one of the strangest episodes yet. Woody Allen gets all Fellini on us, Walter Matthau plays spy games, and Marty Feldman brings us Richard Pryor as …

August 1980

November 28th, 2016


Scott is halfway out of the well! And just in time for a very strange episode, featuring films like SMOKEY & THE BANDIT II, THE FIENDISH PLOT OF DR. FU MANCHU, and XANADU. This is the first appearance of Jackie Chan …

July 1980

November 14th, 2016


First things first: you'll notice that Scott Weinberg was trapped in a well for this week's episode. He's fine! We've got him out of the well, and he's been reunited with his family, and the dog who led everyone to …

June 1980

October 31st, 2016


This show just keeps getting better. Where else are you going to hear a conversation about THE BLUES BROTHERS, Clint Eastwood, Herbie Goes Bananas, the wacko Bermuda-Triangle-lost-pirates movie The Island, and Richard …

May 1980

October 17th, 2016


Oh my god, it's finally here. THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK.

...And if that were the only thing we were talking about this month, that would be awesome. …

April 1980

October 3rd, 2016


This was always the month that gave us stress when we were first talking about this idea, because it's got the fewest new releases for any month of …

March 1980

September 19th, 2016


Holy cow, these just keep getting better. We've got LITTLE DARLINGS. We've got FORBIDDEN ZONE. We've got James Caan and Sissy Spacek and Gilda …

February 1980

September 5th, 2016


This time, we're looking at American Gigolo, John Carpenter's The Fog, Fatso, Hero At Large, Midnight Madness, Foxes, Cruising, Maniac, Saturn 3, Tom …

January 1980

September 1st, 2016


This isn't really the show yet. The intro doesn't sound the same. The sound doesn't sound the same (it'll take awhile before that gets locked in, and even then, Scott falls into a well at one point). And you'll notice …

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