July 28, 2021

Movies that turn 35 in 2021. – Update México

On this occasion we make a brief account of film classics that were released 35 years ago, in 1986.

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9 1/2 WEEKS (NINE AND A HALF WEEKS). Febraury 14th.

A film that caused a stir at its premiere, it launched actors Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger to worldwide stardom. The title refers to the time that a fleeting and very passionate romance lasts.

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BLUE VELVET (BLUE VELVET). September 19.

One of the demanding jewels of cinema, this David Lynch film is not for all audiences. The bizarre messages and narrative are characteristic of the director. The performances are also remarkable and endearing, strange as they may be. Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern and Dean Stockwell are responsible for its success. The inclusion of the Roy Orbison classic of the same name is a huge plus.

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COBRA. May 23.

Sylvester Stallone has been one of the most profitable names in movie history. Since Rocky And till The indestructibles, the man has had a productive career. As an action hero, he had several hits with characters like Cobra.

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COCODRILE DUNDEE. Septiembre 26.

Of the most famous films of the year and of that decade, Alligator is a superficial – and stereotypical – exploration of Australian culture with its star, Paul Hogan (Michael Dundee) and Linda Kozlowski (Sue). It had two less successful sequels.

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THE COLOR OF MONEY. October 17.

Critical Career Tape for Director Martin Scorsese, The color of money It featured a great cast: Paul Newman, Tom Cruise, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and John Turturro.

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HANNAH AND HER SISTERS (HANNAH AND HER SISTERS). February 7.

By 1986, Woddy Allen was already one of the big names in cinema. This presentation was one of his highest grossing and, as usual, had a great cast. The story is from Allen himself.

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HIGHLANDER (THE IMMORTAL). March 7.

Another classic, both for the story and its actors, as well as for the musical themes of Queen, as well as an extraordinary soundtrack by Michael Kamen. Highlander became a profitable franchise.

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HOWARD THE DUCK. Agosto 1.

If you thought Marvel comics have been successfully made into a movie, just remember Howard the Duck. Anyone would believe that nothing can go wrong with the Marvel and George Lucas combination. The result was a total failure, although the film has its good followers.

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LABYRYNTH (LABYRINTH). June 27.

Where George Lucas did succeed was with Labyrinth, being executive producer and co-writer of the story on the film directed by Jim Henson, creator of The Muppets and countless characters. Similar to The Enchanted crystal (The Dark Crystal), the film is a mixture of real actors with all kinds of puppets of a high level of realism (for its time). Other qualities are the performances of a very young Jennifer Connelly and an established David Bowie.

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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. December 19.

Another member of Henson’s team is Frank Oz, who is also an actor and a good director. This film is an adaptation of the 1982 musical. The Alien Plant was performed by the singer of the Four Tops, Levi Stubbs. Also taking part are Rick Moranis, Elle Greene, Steve Martin, John Candy and Bill Murray.

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PLATOON (SQUAD). December 19.

Directed by Oliver Stone, Platoon is a film that has a great backstage story perhaps worthy of its own movie. At the Oscars, he won in the categories of Film, Director, Editing and Sound. Appearing: Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, and Charlie Sheen. It is one of the great classics of war.

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PRETTY IN PINK (THE LADY IN PINK). February 28.

The public, in some Latin American countries, had confusion with this and another tape of the time: The lady in red. For some reason, the translators liked similar names. Pretty in Pink, a youth romance film, was written by John Hughes.

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STAND BY ME (ACCOUNT WITH ME). August 22.

It is based on a short story by Stephen King, published in the book The Body (1982). Count on me It is one of the most viewed tapes of that year and remembered for its theme song of the same name, performed by Ben E. King. Its child cast had big stars: Wil Wheaton, River Phoenix, Corey Feldman, Jerry O’Connell and Kiefer Sutherland. Directed by Rob Reiner.

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STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME. November 26.

Star Trek began on television in 1969 and by 1986 had generations of fans. Cinema was the way the franchise was kept alive back then, before its revival in the 90s.

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SHORT CIRCUIT (SHORT CIRCUIT). May 9.

A film aimed at children with good special effects, it is the story of an experimental robot that comes to life when lightning strikes it. Its protagonist was an animatronic who did not charge royalties.

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TOP GUN (PASSION AND GLORY). May 16.

Few ribbons bigger than Top Gun in the 80s. He launched Tom Cruise to stardom, a place he has not left since. With Risky Business became popular in his country and with Top Gun became a worldwide phenomenon. The film has not aged very well, as it may seem too macho by today’s standards. A sequel is scheduled for release in 2021 with Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer.

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TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE. Agosto 8.

Traumatic equivalent of Bambi for children of the 80s, the movie of Transformers presents the death of its greatest hero: Optimus Prime; furthermore, in an unappealing way. Hasbro wanted to expand the line, but the best-selling figures were those of the most famous people so they decided to get rid of some. The film was a flop, and shortly thereafter the franchise went into oblivion for several years.