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2013-10-15 10:07:31 AM
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2013-10-15 11:16:25 AM

the801: no
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I loved the  shiat out of that movie as a kid.
 
2013-10-15 11:28:16 AM
The name


is Horace.
 
2013-10-15 11:30:00 AM
Wolfmen DO have nards
 
2013-10-15 11:33:47 AM
What's a hooker?
 
2013-10-15 11:40:24 AM
Well, If the Goonies are good enough...


/love that movie.
 
2013-10-15 11:43:34 AM
Last year a friend's wife found a groupon for one of those companies that comes and inflates a movie screen in your yard.  Finally, at the age of 30 I got to see The Goonies on a big screen.
 
2013-10-15 11:46:26 AM

t3knomanser: the801: no
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I loved the  shiat out of that movie as a kid.


you know what's cool?

the movie holds up well.  it didn't date nearly as badly as some other 80's films, the effects hold up, and it remains a pretty damn good kid's movie.
 
2013-10-15 11:49:25 AM
 
2013-10-15 12:03:14 PM
I love they included some of the lesser known classics like Explorers and DARRYL.

List fails without Cloak and Dagger and Escape from Witch Mountain
 
2013-10-15 12:07:27 PM
Maybe not as classic of a movie as the ones mentioned but I must have watched this at least once a week for a year when it hit HBO

upload.wikimedia.org

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the801: no
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HELL YES!!
 
2013-10-15 12:07:41 PM
Just like to point out for you young folks out there, going online was not something just for the super rich back in the eighties. I used my paper route money (back then people received the news printed on dead trees to their home each day) to buy a 300 baud modem for my Atari 800XL, inspired by Wargames. I was even able to get into the Board of Education computers, but the only thing I could alter was the thermostat settings. Just sayin'. Now all you bastards get off my lawn.
 
2013-10-15 12:09:58 PM
frepnog:
the movie holds up well. it didn't date nearly as badly as some other 80's films, the effects hold up, and it remains a pretty damn good kid's movie.

For extra nerd points, I once tried to figure out how fast he'd been going, I think it was 0.98c or something like that.  Basically, a few hours' ship time vs. 8 years on Earth.

However, from IMDB Goofs:

Factual errors
According to the information in David's brain he had traveled to Phaelon and back in 4.4 hours, during which 8 years had passed on Earth. Dr. Faraday explains this by saying that David has "traveled beyond the speed of light" and also that "time slows down when you approach the speed of light", all, supposedly, according to "Light Speed Theory". In reality, there is no scientific theory by that name, although it's sometimes (wrongly) used as a reference to the Special Theory of Relativity. In any case, no scientific theory allows ordinary objects (such as David's body) to travel "beyond the speed of light". It might be argued that the physical reality (or the scientific knowledge) in the movie is different from ours, but nothing else in the movie supports such a claim. The second of Dr. Faraday's statements (that time slows down when you approach the speed of light) is basically correct within the Relativity Theory, but according to it David should have returned 1120 years later, not 8, given the distance of 560 light years to Phaelon. To generate a time lag of eight years, Phaelon has to be about 4 light years away, not 560.
 
2013-10-15 12:11:47 PM
No Flight of the Navigator?
 
2013-10-15 12:12:01 PM

gbob23: Just like to point out for you young folks out there, going online was not something just for the super rich back in the eighties. I used my paper route money (back then people received the news printed on dead trees to their home each day) to buy a 300 baud modem for my Atari 800XL, inspired by Wargames. I was even able to get into the Board of Education computers, but the only thing I could alter was the thermostat settings. Just sayin'. Now all you bastards get off my lawn.


How's that for being born under a bad sign?
 
2013-10-15 12:12:50 PM
No Flight of the Navigator.
 
2013-10-15 12:15:02 PM

Haircut2305: No Flight of the Navigator?


Not to be confused with The Navigator: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095709
 
2013-10-15 12:15:40 PM

Primitive Screwhead: Maybe not as classic of a movie as the ones mentioned but I must have watched this at least once a week for a year when it hit HBO

[upload.wikimedia.org image 295x436]

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the801: no
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HELL YES!!


with the ending where you never know if his dad survived or not
 
2013-10-15 12:16:38 PM
Ed Grubermann:
Haircut2305: No Flight of the Navigator?

Not to be confused with The Navigator: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095709


W
H
O
A

I remember seeing that movie at the alt cinema in the late 80's.  Weird, but pretty good stuff, I should rent it some time.
 
2013-10-15 12:19:38 PM
"Max, add 'Flight of the Navigator' to this list."

COMPLIANCE!
 
2013-10-15 12:22:26 PM
No love for SolarBabies?
 
2013-10-15 12:27:21 PM

baka-san: Primitive Screwhead: Maybe not as classic of a movie as the ones mentioned but I must have watched this at least once a week for a year when it hit HBO

[upload.wikimedia.org image 295x436]

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the801: no
[leftoverpopcorn.files.wordpress.com image 850x478]
?
HELL YES!!

with the ending where you never know if his dad survived or not


Bite your tongue.  Jack Flack always escapes.

Cloak & Dagger is still making the rounds on cable a couple of times per month.
 
2013-10-15 12:27:42 PM

Primitive Screwhead: Maybe not as classic of a movie as the ones mentioned but I must have watched this at least once a week for a year when it hit HBO



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the801: no
[leftoverpopcorn.files.wordpress.com image 850x478]
?
HELL YES!!


All these movies bring me back! Cloak and Dagger was so cool. I loved this movie, I was 7 or 8 when I first saw it and it was the coolest movie I had ever seen.
 
2013-10-15 12:28:51 PM

JinxofSpades: No love for SolarBabies?


Or BMX Bandits!!!
 
2013-10-15 12:30:34 PM

Nana's Vibrator: Bite your tongue.  Jack Flack always escapes.


hehe
 
2013-10-15 12:31:49 PM

No Such Agency: Factual errors
According to the information in David's brain he had traveled to Phaelon and back in 4.4 hours, during which 8 years had passed on Earth. Dr. Faraday explains this by saying that David has "traveled beyond the speed of light" and

..."

Two things. One, I remember an episode of star trek, where (I thought) they farked up and gave actual time and distance in relation to warp drive. I did the math and figured out that at Warp 9, the Enterprise can go a light year in one hour. Can anybody help verify that? Its been years since I did the math. Maybe 25-30.

Also, not speaking about special powers or anything, so much as "that would be cool" type thing. When I was a kid THIS was pretty awesome. Obscure? Out of context? It could be.

www.roguesynapse.com
 
2013-10-15 12:31:52 PM

frepnog: t3knomanser: the801: no
[leftoverpopcorn.files.wordpress.com image 850x478]
?

I loved the shiat out of that movie as a kid.

you know what's cool?

the movie holds up well. it didn't date nearly as badly as some other 80's films, the effects hold up, and it remains a pretty damn good kid's movie.



Would somebody actually give the title of the movie?
 
2013-10-15 12:34:35 PM

Baron Harkonnen: frepnog: t3knomanser: the801: no
[leftoverpopcorn.files.wordpress.com image 850x478]
?

I loved the shiat out of that movie as a kid.

you know what's cool?

the movie holds up well. it didn't date nearly as badly as some other 80's films, the effects hold up, and it remains a pretty damn good kid's movie.


Would somebody actually give the title of the movie?


Mouse over the image, if you can.  It'll reveal that the movie is Flight of the Navigator.
 
2013-10-15 12:40:25 PM
Just caught Monster Squad On Demand last night.
Still fun.
 
2013-10-15 12:40:34 PM

Madbassist1: No Such Agency: Factual errors
According to the information in David's brain he had traveled to Phaelon and back in 4.4 hours, during which 8 years had passed on Earth. Dr. Faraday explains this by saying that David has "traveled beyond the speed of light" and..."

Two things. One, I remember an episode of star trek, where (I thought) they farked up and gave actual time and distance in relation to warp drive. I did the math and figured out that at Warp 9, the Enterprise can go a light year in one hour. Can anybody help verify that? Its been years since I did the math. Maybe 25-30.


Here yoyou go. Looks like you were right on the money.
http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Warp_factor">http://en.memory-alpha. org/wiki/Warp_factor
 
2013-10-15 12:46:49 PM
If we're looking for awesome kids adventure movies that just aren't realistic:

The white kid goes to the South Side of Chicago and lives to tell about it.
 
2013-10-15 12:49:31 PM
If we're looking for awesome kids adventure movies that just aren't realistic:

The white kid goes to the South Side of Chicago and lives to tell about it.


Damn throwaway images.  The movie was Big Shots

services.windowsmedia.com
 
2013-10-15 12:50:17 PM

DMZ DEATH: Primitive Screwhead: Maybe not as classic of a movie as the ones mentioned but I must have watched this at least once a week for a year when it hit HBO

___

the801: no
[leftoverpopcorn.files.wordpress.com image 850x478]
?
HELL YES!!

All these movies bring me back! Cloak and Dagger was so cool. I loved this movie, I was 7 or 8 when I first saw it and it was the coolest movie I had ever seen.


I LOVED Cloak and Dagger as a kid.  I had a vhs copy taped off of HBO.  I probably watched it a dozen times.

Recently FINALLY snagged a nice widescreen DVD copy.  I watched it once, and with sadness in my heart, put it on the shelf never to be watched again.

It really doesn't hold up.

AT ALL.  God, what a pile of unwatchable garbage.
 
2013-10-15 12:54:42 PM
Glad to see the Cloak and Dagger love.

Disgree with the above -- for its production values they did a pretty good job with it.  Maybe doesn't hold up with kids now, I don't know, but most kiddie fare doesn't look great when you look at it again years later.  But I still remember how creepy that old couple was, the lady missing her fingers, etc., and they're still really creepy.  Rewatching it last month on cable, loved seeing the old AD&D hardback books on display in the games shop.

I'm from Texas, too, and know the Riverwalk pretty well.
 
2013-10-15 12:55:08 PM

No Such Agency: Factual errors
According to the information in David's brain he had traveled to Phaelon and back in 4.4 hours, during which 8 years had passed on Earth. Dr. Faraday explains this by saying that David has "traveled beyond the speed of light" and also that "time slows down when you approach the speed of light", all, supposedly, according to "Light Speed Theory". In reality, there is no scientific theory by that name, although it's sometimes (wrongly) used as a reference to the Special Theory of Relativity. In any case, no scientific theory allows ordinary objects (such as David's body) to travel "beyond the speed of light". It might be argued that the physical reality (or the scientific knowledge) in the movie is different from ours, but nothing else in the movie supports such a claim. The second of Dr. Faraday's statements (that time slows down when you approach the speed of light) is basically correct within the Relativity Theory, but according to it David should have returned 1120 years later, not 8, given the distance of 560 light years to Phaelon. To generate a time lag of eight years, Phaelon has to be about 4 light years away, not 560.


OMGWHOTHEHELLCARES.JPG

The movie still rocks.
 
2013-10-15 12:55:53 PM
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0082070/

THIS is a movie that begs to be remade. The story of a boy and his shark? BOOK IT, HOLLYWOOD!
 
2013-10-15 01:01:52 PM
no love?

themoviebros.files.wordpress.com

/hot like the sequel
 
2013-10-15 01:05:39 PM

Madbassist1: No Such Agency: Factual errors
According to the information in David's brain he had traveled to Phaelon and back in 4.4 hours, during which 8 years had passed on Earth. Dr. Faraday explains this by saying that David has "traveled beyond the speed of light" and..."

Two things. One, I remember an episode of star trek, where (I thought) they farked up and gave actual time and distance in relation to warp drive. I did the math and figured out that at Warp 9, the Enterprise can go a light year in one hour. Can anybody help verify that? Its been years since I did the math. Maybe 25-30.

Also, not speaking about special powers or anything, so much as "that would be cool" type thing. When I was a kid THIS was pretty awesome. Obscure? Out of context? It could be.

[www.roguesynapse.com image 768x1024]


Wait, they actually made a real console? Game and everything?
 
2013-10-15 01:08:10 PM

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: most kiddie fare doesn't look great when you look at it again years later.


it is really just a case of lazy filmmaking, IE, "kids will watch anything".  Flight of the Navigator is one of those films that shows you what can happen when the people making the movie are actually TRYING to make a good movie - and it worked, the movie is STILL watchable.

Watching C&D as an adult to me was just sad.  It SHOULDN'T suck, the premise was actually pretty cool.  They just really didn't pull it off, and I just didn't realize it as a kid.  The Wizard is another film that suffers from that.

By the way - ET sucks ass too.  That movie is nowhere NEAR the classic that some would have you believe.  Hell, by midway thru, the movie has completely fallen apart.
 
2013-10-15 01:09:03 PM

gbob23: Just like to point out for you young folks out there, going online was not something just for the super rich back in the eighties. I used my paper route money (back then people received the news printed on dead trees to their home each day) to buy a 300 baud modem for my Atari 800XL, inspired by Wargames. I was even able to get into the Board of Education computers, but the only thing I could alter was the thermostat settings. Just sayin'. Now all you bastards get off my lawn.


High five. Atari owner myself. Skipped school the day my 810 drive was delivered. I used our MPP modem to run a BBS at night. Was allowed to turn it on from 10PM-6AM. We had to actually install the components for the modem to hang up the line. When the modem was sold and started being used the company realized that when someone dialed in the host computer had no way of hanging up. The company made a fix, sent us the components and a diagram of what to solder in, and what code to put in for the computer to tell the modem to hang up. Sometimes I really miss those days. You had to actually know something about the machine you were typing away on.
 
2013-10-15 01:09:38 PM

scotchcrotch: I love they included some of the lesser known classics like Explorers and DARRYL.

List fails without Cloak and Dagger and Escape from Witch Mountain


Escape from Witch Mountain was 1975
 
2013-10-15 01:10:50 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: Madbassist1: No Such Agency: Factual errors
According to the information in David's brain he had traveled to Phaelon and back in 4.4 hours, during which 8 years had passed on Earth. Dr. Faraday explains this by saying that David has "traveled beyond the speed of light" and..."

Two things. One, I remember an episode of star trek, where (I thought) they farked up and gave actual time and distance in relation to warp drive. I did the math and figured out that at Warp 9, the Enterprise can go a light year in one hour. Can anybody help verify that? Its been years since I did the math. Maybe 25-30.

Also, not speaking about special powers or anything, so much as "that would be cool" type thing. When I was a kid THIS was pretty awesome. Obscure? Out of context? It could be.

[www.roguesynapse.com image 768x1024]

Wait, they actually made a real console? Game and everything?


unofficial. someone did. yay hackers.
http://www.roguesynapse.com/games/last_starfighter.php
 
2013-10-15 01:11:52 PM

Ed Grubermann: Haircut2305: No Flight of the Navigator?

Not to be confused with The Navigator: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095709


CSB: I once got those two confused when asked to pick out a video to rent when I was a kid.
 
2013-10-15 01:12:15 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: Wait, they actually made a real console? Game and everything?


no.  any arcade machines you see are fake - except ONE.  There was ONE that some guy made that looked like the game in the film and he actually coded some sort of game that looked like Starfighter.  But no, it was never a real thing.
 
2013-10-15 01:16:04 PM
Yea add Flight of the Navigator and the list is pretty much complete for me.   Explorers and Goonies are my favs, and Last Starfighter trailing.  You could also throw in The Neverending Story if you wanted to.

/CSB: My babysitter had Neverending story on CED!  Capacitance Electronic Disc was a cartridge-wrapped laserdisc alternative that used an actual needle on the disc like a record to retrieve the analog video and audio.   So the disc wore out like a record.  Needless to say it didn't last long and Laserdiscs continued to be popular among cinephiles until the introduction of DVDs.
 
2013-10-15 01:23:43 PM
1.bp.blogspot.com

/Include me on the Flight of the Navigator love as well.
 
2013-10-15 01:29:43 PM

Stile4aly: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 720x545]

/Include me on the Flight of the Navigator love as well.


STUPID HORSE.
 
2013-10-15 01:33:03 PM

harlock: My babysitter had Neverending story on CED! Capacitance Electronic Disc was a cartridge-wrapped laserdisc alternative that used an actual needle on the disc like a record to retrieve the analog video and audio. So the disc wore out like a record. Needless to say it didn't last long and Laserdiscs continued to be popular among cinephiles until the introduction of DVDs.


Those things were never a serious competitor to laserdiscs - which of course in turn was never a real competitor to VHS.

had one of those CED things.  God, what garbage.  STILL have my laserdiscs, however.  Need a new player, however.  Lightning storm took out both my Pioneers.
 
2013-10-15 01:38:09 PM

the801: no
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?


I'm pretty sure I wore out a VHS copy of this.  I watched it so many times.  I seem to recal heaing something about a remake.  Sounds blasphemous to me.
 
2013-10-15 01:39:05 PM
Flight of the Navigator was great but the time travel scene at the end gave me nightmares forever.
 
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