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Holding Out For A Solo

Star Wars Episode IX: Rise of the Skywalker spoiler warning.

While anti-heroes are all the rage, I must admit that I struggle with them. I love a darkish hero, but when it comes to a redeemed villain, I just don't know what to do with them. When Regina wanted to go good on Once Upon a Time, I was thrilled but also thought she didn't deserve to just start being happy after murdering so many people. I think the prison system we have is deeply flawed, so what do you do with that?

80s Revival in Pop Culture

Everything from 80s art to music to even clothing is making a retro comeback and those of us who are 80s fans can't get enough. My family even made 80s-themed bookmarks in a library class tonight that featured a retro theme that included how to fold paper notes. Granted, we did that in the 90s too, but it was still pretty nostalgic. My favorite 80s nod is Stranger Things, of course, and I can't get enough of that show or its many memes, merch and fandom nods, but what other 80s pop culture revivals do you love?

Horror Movies Of The 80s

Are you a lover of horror movies? If so, you might want to check out this list of the best underrated scary movies of the 80s. Some of them, like Pupper Master, are considered classics in my circle, but others, like Chopping Mall, are totally new to me. Evil Dead, I would argue, is a cult classic; it's been adapted several times since then, including comics and a musical version.

Nostalgic Horror Comes to 2019 Screens

If you love Stephen King, 1980s and 90s kids horror and remakes, you're going to love media this year. Not only do we get another season of Stranger Things, which is as nostalgic as it gets, this summer, but we'll also be getting updates of Stephen King's It (the continuation from the first remade film) and Pet Cemetary. King has another film coming out next year in the adaptation of his novel Doctor Sleep, the sequel to the popular novel The Shining, along with other projects in the works.

The 80s Culture of It

When you watched It, did you wonder if Finn Wolfhard ever gets confused about which decade he lives in? All of this time in the 1980s must be jarring in 2018! If you were a fan of the original It book and TV movie, you know that the kids lived in 1960 rather than 1989, which gave us a very different picture of the kids' lives. I enjoyed the different take that we got to see but I thought that Stranger Things was more effective at conveying that entire 80s culture.

80s Retro Showcase

If you love watching 80s movies but you regret never being able to see them on the big screen, you're in luck! Marcus Theaters are featuring an 80s movie Showcase special John Hughes tribute on Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays throughout the month of January. For an admission of $5 you can watch Sixteen Candles or The Breakfast Club like they were meant to be seen! The former will be featured January 21, 22 and 24 and you can watch the latter on January 28, 29 or 31. 

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