Movie of the Year: 1985 GenreBlast The Taste Buds discuss 1985’s most epic ‘tweener, GenreBlast! GenreBlast is where we finally get to…I wanna say…maybe we blast something, a genre I guess? When did we record this? Like when did anything even happen? Really though, we get to talk about the less-celebrated genres. Action! Comedy! Family!…

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Movie of the Year: 1985 Ran The Taste Buds discuss 1985’s most epic movie, Ran! It’s the last movie of the 1985 bracket, and boy-howdy has this been a dandy of a season. Will Ran be another movie that blows the guys away? After all, it features a timeless story and amazing feats of filmcraft. Or…

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Movie of the Year: 1985 Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters The Taste Buds discuss 1985’s most obscure movie, Mishima! Almost no one has heard of this movie. Outside of Japan most people don’t even know the incredible story of Yukio Mishima, the most famous Japanese author of his day, and his stranger-than-fiction life. Mishima…

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Movie of the Year: 1985 The Goonies The Taste Buds discuss 1985’s VHS babysitter, The Goonies! Perhaps no other movie of the 1980s captured what it was to be, in that time or an other, a Goonie. Goony? I don’t know how to do just one of them. That actually kind of works with the…

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Movie of the Year: 1985 State of the Franchise The Taste Buds discuss 1985’s franchises! 1985 had its fair share of franchises, not all of them great: looking at you, Rambo. Others had been the peak of cinema and yet had fallen to new lows: that’s you, Police Academy. But no matter how good or bad the…

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Movie of the Year: 1985 Come And See The Taste Buds discuss 1985’s answer to typical Hollywood war movies, Come and See! Come And See is probably not the first movie you think of when you think of 1985. That’s an obvious major strike against it for winning Movie of the Year. But what if it…

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Movie of the Year: 1985 Breakfast Club   The Taste Buds discuss 1985’s most teen movie, The Breakfast Club! The Breakfast Club isn’t just some movie about being a teen; it is the movie about being a teen. In 1985 every teenager could identify with the characters in this movie, and that should have changed–this movie should…

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Movie of the Year: 1985 Brazil   The Taste Buds discuss 1985’s most bizarre movie, Brazil! Brazil is a quirky little movie that didn’t do great in its own time but has risen to cult status. Might it be more than a little film that punches above its weight? We would dare to say that it…

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Movie of the Year: 1985 Mix Tape   The Taste Buds discuss 1985’s music by putting together a mix tape of 85’s greatest jams. The Taste Buds are joined by their lady-buds, the improbable Unnatural 20s who were like negative six when these songs came out. But they know about Huey Lewis, and they for…

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Movie of the Year: 1985 Back to the Future   The Taste Buds discuss 1985’s biggest movie, Back to the Future! Back to the Future is probably the most important movie in the history of this podcast. It raised us and taught us how to be. Mike straight up calls this movie Dad and it’s…

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