The Disney Years – 1988

Best of 1987

Worst of 1987

The Couch Trip, For Keeps, Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam, Rent-a-Cop, The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne

Shoot to Kill, The Serpent and the Rainbow, She’s Having a Baby, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, School Daze

Oscar Nomination Surprises for 1987

Switching Channels, And God Created Woman, The House on Carroll Street, Shy People

What’s Wrong with Home Video and How It Might Be Improved

Little Nikita, Vice Versa, D.O.A., Off Limits, Stand and Deliver (incomplete)

If We Picked the Winners

Beetlejuice, Bright Lights Big City, The Seventh Sign, Babette’s Feast

Colors, 18 Again!, Above the Law, Bad Dreams

Willow, Jack’s Back, Assault of The Killer Bimbos, Powaqqatsi, Da

Funny Farm, Rambo III, Big, Call Me, Crocodile Dundee II

Big Business, A Taxing Woman, The Presidio, Bull Durham, Travelling North

Red Heat, A World Apart, Rikky and Pete, Poltergeist III, Wings of Desire

Who Framed Roger Rabbit, The Great Outdoors, Aria

What Has Been Wrong and What Has Been Right – Robin Williams’ Film Career

Arthur 2: On the Rocks, Short Circuit 2, Coming to America, A Handful of Dust, License to Drive

Die Hard, The Dead Pool, Phantasm II, Midnight Run, Boyfriends and Girlfriends

Big Top Pee-wee, Monkey Shines, A Fish Called Wanda, Mr. North, Bambi

Betrayed, Stealing Home, The Last Temptation of Christ, Married to the Mob, Hero and the Terror

They’ll Do It Every Time: Things Critics Get Tired of Hearing and Seeing (Movie Clichés)

Alien Nation, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, Imagine, Salaam Bombay!, Track 29

Hidden Horrors – Cat People, The Hidden, Re-Animator, Fright Night

Everybody’s All-American, U2: Rattle and Hum, The Good Mother, Little Dorrit, A Cry in the Dark

The Movies That Made Us Critics

Last Rites, Oliver & Company, The Land Before Time, Far North, Child’s Play

Scrooged, Buster, Cocoon: The Return, Full Moon in Blue Water, Hanna’s War

Holiday Video Gift Guide

The Naked Gun, Dakota, Mississippi Burning, Vincent

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Tequila Sunrise, Twins, My Stepmother Is an Alien

Rain Man, Working Girl, I’m Gonna Git You Sucka, Torch Song Trilogy, Haunted Summer

Talk Radio, Hellbound: Hellraiser II, The Accidental Tourist, The Boost, Pelle The Conqueror

Best of 1988

2 thoughts on “The Disney Years – 1988

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    November 17, 2019 at 10:30 am
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    I was just wondering if you have the episodes for the following 1988 films:

    Bloodsport (Van Damme)
    Biloxi Blues

  • Eric Sansoni
    February 19, 2021 at 8:59 pm
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    I’m posting a list of episodes that appear to be missing from this year to aid people who might have some of these to post. I used the episode guide at thetvdb to compare against what’s here. I would guess if you don’t see a 1988 movie in the videos posted here or listed below, they probably didn’t review it that year:
    S02E18 Special Show: New Faces in the Movies (1/23/1988)
    S02E22 Frantic/Hairspray/Cop/Au Revoir Les Enfants/The Manchurian Candidate (2/27/1988)
    S02E25 Little Nikita/Vice Versa/D.O.A./Off Limits/Stand and Deliver (3/12/1988) – as noted above the copy here is missing the first few reviews
    S02E26 Biloxi Blues/Johnny Be Good/A New Life/The Milagro Beanfield War/Dominick and Eugene (3/19/1988)
    S02E29 A Time of Destiny/Bellman and True/High Season/The Moderns/Tokyo Pop (4/16/1988)
    S02E30 The Blue Iguana/Critters 2/Lady in White/Permanent Record/The Lighthorseman (4/23/1988)
    S02E31 Shakedown/Stormy Monday/Sunset/Two Moon Junction/White Mischief (5/7/1988)
    S02E41 Special Show: Hidden Stars (7/30/1988)
    S02E42 Tucker: The Man and His Dream/Vibes/Cocktail/Clean and Sober/Bagdad Cafe (8/13/1988)
    S03E01 Moon Over Parador/Eight Men Out/Running on Empty/The Thin Blue Line/Crossing Delancey (9/3/1988)
    S03E02 Gorillas in the Mist/Patty Hearst/Sweet Hearts Dance/Miles from Home/Dead Ringers (9/24/1988)
    S03E03 Punchline/Heartbreak Hotel/Memories of Me/Bird/Kansas (10/1/1988)
    S03E06 Things Change/Bat*21/Without a Clue/Mystic Pizza/Daffy Duck’s Quackbusters (10/22/1988)

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