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The Eighties 

In the Eighties, stars like Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep and Eddie Murphy explode on the screen. Aliens, time travelers, ghosts and road warriors share the cineplex with troubled teens, battered boxers, classical composers and career girls.
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Episode credited cast:
Lorraine Ali Lorraine Ali ... Herself - Television Critic, Los Angeles Times
Paul Thomas Anderson ... Himself - Director, There Will Be Blood / Director, Magnolia / Director, Phantom Thread
Michael Arndt ... Himself - Screenwriter, Little Miss Sunshine
Jason Bailey Jason Bailey ... Himself - Columnist, The New York Times
Sean Baker ... Himself - Director, Tangerine
Alec Baldwin ... Himself - Actor
Brad Bird ... Himself - Director, The Incredibles / Director, Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
Todd Boyd Todd Boyd ... Himself - Professor of Cinema and Media studies, USC (as Dr. Todd Boyd)
Tom Brokaw ... Himself - NBC Nightly News (archive footage)
David Burrington David Burrington ... Himself - NBC News (archive footage)
Tim Burton ... Himself - Director, Beetlejuice / Director, Batman
Larry Charles ... Himself - Director, Borat
Michael Cimino ... Himself (archive footage)
Jacqueline Coley ... Herself - Editor, Rotten Tomatoes
Chris Connelly ... Himself - Columnist
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In the Eighties, stars like Tom Cruise, Meryl Streep and Eddie Murphy explode on the screen. Aliens, time travelers, ghosts and road warriors share the cineplex with troubled teens, battered boxers, classical composers and career girls.

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7 July 2019 (USA) See more »

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Not the 80s
20 August 2019 | by nealjo384See all my reviews

Quick! Pick a decade that exemplifies the best in what the movies are all about. Did you pick the 80s? No, me either, but let's roll with that anyway. So, pick a movie that best exemplifies the 80s. Make it a great one. You really want to hook your audience so let's pick one that everyone enjoyed. Did you pick Back to the Future? ET? When Harry Met Sally? Raiders of the Lost Ark? The Empire Strikes Back? Silly you, you should know Raging Bull was a masterpiece.

Dear CNN. Although you just lost every family with kids from your audience, picking a tough, gritty picture shows how sophisticated you are.

This review only covers the first 5 minutes of episode 1. That should tell you something.


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