CLAYMATION CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION (1987)

One of the most used VHS tapes of my childhood was this TV special taped off of CBS… it is only marginally easier to access today.

OUR 300th MOVIE: PREDATOR (1987)

The winner of our action movie poll is the muscle-fest called “Predator,” in which Arnold Schwarzenegger fights an alien that see only in very doofy-looking heat vision.

HOLLYWOOD SHUFFLE (1987)

Somewhere between a social satire and sketch comedy resides this weird late-80s time capsule that I thought was funny but not necessarily notable.

THE LAST EMPEROR (1987)

Our Forgotten Best Pictures Film Festival closes with an interesting epic about the final emperor of China, who lived a fascinating life despite lacking any personal agency whatsoever.

THE DEAD (1987)

John Huston’s final film adapts a short story by James Joyce about a party in 1904 Dublin.

THE PRINCESS BRIDE (1987)

There are very few perfect movies in the world. This is one of them.

RAISING ARIZONA (1987)

A live action cartoon from the Coen Brothers about Nicolas Cage kidnapping babies, but for love. A personal favorite.

PLANES, TRAINS & AUTOMOBILES (1987)

A road comedy that feels somehow revolutionary in its plea for empathy, while also having some big laughs.