Flashback: 30 Movies Turning 30 This Year February 2, 2017 Buckle up for some nostalgia overload… Masters of the Universe – I was a He-Man fan. Therefore I saw this in the theater when I was little. And now I thank my parents for sacrificing their time to sit through this piece of schlock. Baby Boom – Diane Keaton + a Nancy Meyers production = A Boomer anthem of a movie. Adventures in Babysitting – One of my favorite 80s flicks. And no, “Thor’s not a homo.” A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors – Possibly the best sequel of the franchise. Starring future Oscar winner Patricia Arquette! Moonstruck – The movie my parents dragged me to see because they couldn’t find a babysitter. My #1 memory from this film: cracking up over Olympia Dukakis shouting, “You’re life is going down the toilet!” Because #pottyhumor. The Lost Boys – This movie made me fall in love with vampire flicks. From here on out I consumed a number of movies featuring Reagan-era bloodsuckers: Once Bitten, My Best Friend is a Vampire, Fright Night, and Vamp. Fatal Attraction – Adrian Lyne’s spectacular cautionary tale for married men during a pre-Tinder era. That poor bunny… Three Men and a Baby – And yes, that baby is now in her 30s and married with kids of her own. (And she’s actually a twin.) Dirty Dancing – And last but not least, the movie every girl in elementary school absolutely LOVED. And like Emma Stone in Crazy Stupid Love, they’ve all tried to reenact that climactic run-and-lift. Lethal Weapon – The granddaddy of buddy-cop movies. And a great non-traditional Christmas flick. ALSO: Predator, The Princess Bride, Robocop, Wall Street, Full Metal Jacket, Spaceballs, The Witches of Eastwick, Beverly Hills Cop II, Jaws: The Revenge, Planes Trains & Automobiles, The Evil Dead II, Monster Squad, Broadcast News, Empire of the Sun, Raising Arizona, Near Dark, Harry and the Hendersons, The Running Man, Hellraiser, and The Secret of My Success. @TheFirstEcho Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.