The (slightly) less silly of Richard ‘Superman’ Donner’s 1985 fantasies (the other being, natch, The Goonies) with Matthew Broderick on the run (good so far) hooking up with, respectively, wolf and hawk shapechangers Rutger Hauer and Michelle Pfeiffer for a bit of bishop swatting. Leo McKern turns in a fine Benedictine cameo, and The Alan Parsons Project play on. In fact, between the soundtrack for this and the frequent use of Sirius on Ron-Reagan-Jr-period Record Breakers to introduce an in-studio record attempt, didn’t ver kids of the ’80s have more than enough exposure to the former Pink Floyd engineer’s prognum opus?
Creamguide's Pick of the Day
I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor tonight, which allows us to mention that when it got to number one, Calendar showed a clip from its Whistle Test-inspired video and captioned it “amateur video”. In fact that video was the first we’d heard of them or it, when it was shown on Popworld in fact, and we never thought the record version was quite as good because it was a bit overproduced. Anyway, it’s included here because it started bands being broken via the internet and that rather than the major labels and Top of the Pops.
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Points of View
- In 'Sixty Minutes', Applemask says: "Complete failure on the graphic designers’ part to make the letter S look like the number 60."
- In 'Xerxes', Applemask says: "Xerxes himself is now the founding leader of the pro-prohibition Liquor Party, who came thirteenth in the last Swedish General Election. Good fact."
- In 'Jonny Briggs', Applemask says: "Could never understand a word these Northern people were saying. Nothing to do with Mike Baldwin either."
- In 'Jimmy Will Fix It', Applemask says: "Jim’ll Fuck It"
- In 'PICK OF THE DAY', Gerry Dorrian says: "He was a classic on TotP with the girls, wasn’t he?"