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Best 1982 Movies

  • The Thing

    The Thing (R, 2011)

    Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Joel Edgerton, Ulrich Thomsen, Eric Christian Olsen, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje
    Paleontologist Kate Lloyd (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) has traveled to the desolate region for the expe... read moredition of her lifetime. Joining a Norwegian scientific team that has stumbled across an extraterrestrial ship buried in the ice, she discovers an organism that seems to have died in the crash eons ago. But it is about to wake up. When a simple experiment frees the alien from its frozen prison, Kate must join the crew's pilot, Carter (Joel Edgerton), to keep it from killing them off one at a time. And in this vast, intense land, a parasite that can mimic anything it touches will pit human against human as it tries to survive and flourish. The Thing serves as a prelude to John Carpenter's classic 1982 film of the same name. -- (C) Universal
  • Tron Legacy

    Tron Legacy (PG, 2010)

    Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund, Olivia Wilde, Bruce Boxleitner, James Frain
    The Master Control Program is booted back up in this revamped Tron continuation that sees the return... read more of original star Jeff Bridges as Kevin Flynn, the brilliant computer programmer whose disappearance leads his son, Sam (Garrett Hedlund), to search for him in and out of the computer world. Original director and co-writer Steven Lisberger produces the new film, which is helmed by commercial director Joseph Kosinski. James Frain, Olivia Wilde, Beau Garrett, and Michael Sheen also star, with Bruce Boxleitner returning as Alan Bradley and Tron, the heroic protagonist of the original film. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi
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      fb813389394: lm smartly tones things down to stay true to the digital "grid" world as it was first envisioned in 1982. The effects play well with the picture's dark and subdued overlay, and it's made complete by a
      Reviewed 10 months days ago
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      fb1537771375: A brilliant follow up to the original 1982 sleeper hit that was clearly ahead of its time .
      Reviewed 15 months days ago
    • wdibbsgmailcom
      wdibbsgmailcom: This is a sequel/reboot to the original TRON made in 1982. I have never seen the original, but as a movie goer I'd say this is a solid sci-fi movie with
      Reviewed 13 months days ago
  • The Thing

    The Thing (R, 1982)

    Kurt Russell, Wilford Brimley, T.K. Carter, David Clennon, Keith David
    John Carpenter's The Thing is both a remake of Howard Hawks' 1951 film of the same name and a re-ada... read moreptation of the John W. Campbell Jr. story "Who Goes There?" on which it was based. Carpenter's film is more faithful to Campbell's story than Hawks' version and also substantially more reliant on special effects, provided in abundance by a team of over 40 technicians, including veteran creature-effects artists Rob Bottin and Stan Winston. The film opens enigmatically with a Siberian Husky running through the Antarctic tundra, chased by two men in a helicopter firing at it from above. Even after the dog finds shelter at an American research outpost, the men in the helicopter (Norwegians from an outpost nearby) land and keep shooting. One of the Norwegians drops a grenade and blows himself and the helicopter to pieces; the other is shot dead in the snow by Garry (Donald Moffat), the American outpost captain. American helicopter pilot MacReady (Kurt Russell, fresh from Carpenter's Escape From New York) and camp doctor Copper (Richard Dysart) fly off to find the Norwegian base and discover some pretty strange goings-on. The base is in ruins, and the only occupants are a man frozen to a chair (having cut his own throat) and the burned remains of what could be one man or several men. In a side room, Copper and MacReady find a coffin-like block of ice from which something has been recently cut. That night at the American base, the Husky changes into the Thing, and the Americans learn first-hand that the creature has the ability to mutate into anything it kills. For the rest of the film the men fight a losing (and very gory) battle against it, never knowing if one of their own dwindling number is the Thing in disguise. Though resurrected as a cult favorite, The Thing failed at the box office during its initial run, possibly because of its release just two weeks after Steven Spielberg's warmly received E.T.The Extra-Terrestrial. Along with Ridley Scott's futuristic Alien, The Thing helped stimulate a new wave of sci-fi horror films in which action and special effects wizardry were often seen as ends in themselves. ~ Anthony Reed, Rovi
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      fb100000573541637: . The special effects aren't that bad for a film made in 1982, but the disturbing things in this movie is what makes the film very interesting. This is one o
      Reviewed 8 months days ago
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      fb850420544: . Tense, with great special effects (for 1982 anyway), its a winner. Oh, and Kurt Russell!! With a beard!!
      Reviewed 16 months days ago
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      fb1008742212: The Thing is a breakthrough in visual effects from 1982 without taking a backseat to it like Blade Runner did, instead by infusing it into an insanely
      Reviewed 11 months days ago