Monday, October 3, 2016

1985 AT THE MOVIES

Clockwise from the top left: Back to the Future; Rambo: First Blood Part II; Cocoon; The Jewel of the Nile. Bottom center: A View to a Kill.

We have come to the final year in our cycle as beginning next week we go back to 1973 to check out another trio of films. This week we celebrate 1985 and when looking back, you see that Sylvester Stallone was BANK~! that year as he had two films in the box office top ten. We also find a couple of films that probably would not be top ten in this era with Out of Africa and The Color Purple. Out of Africa would go on to win the Best Picture Oscar with Sydney Pollack taking Best Director for that same film. William Hurt grabs the Best Actor award for Kiss of the Spider Woman while Geraldine Page nabs Best Actress for The Trip to Bountiful. We don't talk about those movies around here, however.

The top ten domestically-grossing film for 1985, courtesy of boxofficemojo.com:

  1. Back to the Future (Universal) - $210.6 million
  2. Rambo: First Blood Part II (TriStar) - $150.4 million
  3. Rocky IV (United Artists) - $127.9 million
  4. The Color Purple (WB) - $94.8 million
  5. Out of Africa (Universal) - $87 million
  6. Cocoon (Fox) - $76.1 million
  7. The Jewel of the Nile (Fox) - $76 million
  8. Witness (Paramount) - $68.7 million
  9. The Goonies (WB) - $61.4 million
  10. Spies Like Us (WB) - $60.1 million
This week's reviews will include Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome on 10/5, Once Bitten on 10/7 and Back to the Future on 10/9. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook using the buttons in the right sidebar and then subscribe to our e-mail service and stay updated!

Enjoy your week!

~Chris

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