Netflix Sends Some 80s Love
May 5, 2014
May 1st saw the addition of some great 80s cinema to the streaming
catalog on Netflix, including 1987’s “Adventures in Babysitting” (don’t
bother denying how much you loved that movie) and 1983’s “The Big
Chill.” I wasn’t old enough to appreciate “The Big Chill” in 1983, but
now that I am middle-aged myself, it may be time for a re-watch.
What’s even more exciting is the addition of not one, not two, but three
80s-era Bond films: “For Your Eyes Only” (1981), “Never Say Never Again”
(1983), and “A View to a Kill” (1985). These were the Bond movies that
got me hooked on the series. What’s not to love about a high-voltage
espionage movie that features not only Grace Jones (she scared the crap
out of me) and Christopher Walken, but a theme song by Duran Duran? Now,
I know that there may be some Roger-Moore-as-Bond haters out there, but
you are wrong. That’s all.
Wait, wait, there’s more. Coming on May 15th, they are adding 1983’s
"Eddie Murphy: Delirious." This was Eddie at his most offensively
hilarious—decked head to toe in red leather. I was strictly forbidden
from seeing this at the time (being only 12 and all), which made me love
it all the more.
It’s time to pop some popcorn, grab a Tab, and let Netflix take you back
to the 80s!