The Year Was 1982! Part II

Here is the second act of films from 1982. For the 1st half, please see my “The Year Was 1982!” post. Enjoy!

Poltergeist (MGM)- This film scared the mess out of me, but it is awesome!! =D

Porky’s (20th Century Fox)- I felt like a bad little girl watching this movie! lol

Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip (Columbia Pictures)- Crude, but always funny!

Rocky III (United Artists)- Sylvester Stallone is fantastic as Rocky Balboa. Mr. T and Hulk Hogan are great support for this movie about boxing.

Survivor’s “Eye of The Tiger” helps make the soundtrack a solid hit!

Sophie’s Choice (Universal Pictures)- I did not see this movie, but it is considered to be one of the greatest films of all time. Meryl Streep earned a Best Actress Oscar for her performance.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (Paramount Pictures)- Ricardo Montalbán makes a fantastic villian! KHAN!!! This is my husband’s all time favorite Star Trek film.

The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Universal Pictures)- How can a film not be enjoyable when Dolly Parton and Burt Reynolds are involved in it? =D

This is my favorite version of this song. Whitney is great, but Dolly wrote the song. Beautiful!

The World According to Garp (Warner Bros. Pictures)- A film that has Robin Williams and John Lithgow in it has got to be good! A must see!

Tootsie (Columbia Pictures)- Dustin Hoffman is a riot in this classic hit!

Tron (Buena Vista)- I like this version better than the 2011 one! It is so interesting to see how technology has changed, but I still have a soft spot for what I grew up with! =)

Victor / Victoria (MGM)- I love this film. Julie Andrews is in her element and quite wonderful, but Robert Preston steals the show.

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48 Hours (Paramount Pictures)- Nick Nolte and Eddie Murphy team up in this comedy about finding a cop killer. Love it!

I hope you have enjoyed this look back at the 1982 theatrical releases. Pick a few of these to watch and have a movie night. Grab some popcorn, candy, soda and put on your pjs. You are set for an outstanding night of fun!

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Sophie Grumble

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The Games We Loved to Play

I remember going to the local arcade and running around like a maniac. I took my quarters and spent hours enjoying the flashing lights and incredibly loud noises. Here are some of the great games we loved to play:

Space Invaders- released in 1978 by Bally-Midway. This was one of my favorites! I would love to get this game in my basement! =D

Asteroids- released in 1979 by Atari. This was fun to play too! The graphics and noises make me smile! =D

Centipede- released in 1980 by Atari. I played this one A LOT! Fun! Fun! Fun! =D

Pac Man- released in 1980 by Namco/Midway. My absolute favorite game! I actually beat this one on my Atari game system at home. I would love to have this in my basement as well. =D

Couldn’t resist!

Ms. Pac Man- released in 1981 by Bally/Midway/Namco. Pac-Man was my favorite, but this was a close second! I loved the maze type games. They kept me occupied for hours. I know my parents enjoyed that part… =D

Galaga- released in 1981 by Namco, Midway. I played this one too! =D

Donkey Kong- released in 1981 by Nintendo. This was always a blast to play. Who didn’t want to get Mario to his princess?

Frogger- released in 1981 by Sega/Gremlin. LOVED THIS GAME!! Lots of quarters went into this game. I remember doing this in the streets with my friends. If you were an 80s kid, I bet you tried it at least once. I wouldn’t dare do it now. LOL

Tempest- released in 1981 by Atari

Pole Position- released in 1982 by Namco, Atari.

Tron- released in 1982 by Bally Midway.

Mario Bros.- released in 1983 by Nintendo.

Dragon’s Lair- released in 1983 by Cinematronics.

Researching these video games brought back so many fond memories. We didn’t have the fancy graphics and things like they have today, but we did have great imaginations and creativity. Sometimes the simple things in life are best. I wish the old arcades would come back. I see the leg warmers have… maybe there is hope…

What was your favorite game? Do you have a fun story to go with it?

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Sophie Grumble