1984 June Movies

Ghostbusters

Ghostbusters

  • 97%
  • PG
  • 107 min
  • Comedy

Dr. Peter Venkman and his colleagues are kicked out of their cushy university academic posts and decide to start private practice as paranormal investigators, or Ghostbusters.

Although the three scientists have a hard time kicking-off their enterprise, soon business is booming and they are thrown into the paranormal invasion of the century.

The Karate Kid

The Karate Kid

  • 90%
  • PG
  • 126 min
  • Action

In John G. Avildsen's THE KARATE KID, Daniel (Ralph Macchio) and his mother (Randee Heller) move from New Jersey to Southern California, where he's not too keen about his new home--until he meets Ali (Elizabeth Shue), an attractive girl who seems to like him. But trouble looms when Ali's ex-boyfriend (William Zabka) and his gang of ruffians start tormenting Daniel. One day, as Daniel is suffering a beating at the hands of these louts, Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki "Pat" Morita), an elderly Japanese handyman, comes to his rescue. To Daniel's amazement, Miyagi manages to take down the whole group all by himself using karate. Daniel begs to learn this ancient martial art, and soon Miyagi begins the boy's training, teaching Daniel that there is more to karate than fighting. Through a series of lessons, the wise mentor instills a sense of honor and nobility in his young pupil while preparing him for the ultimate karate showdown. However, as Daniel studies the discipline and art of karate, his enemies are learning a dirtier kind of fighting from Kreese (Martin Kove), a cold-blooded ex-marine. Ultimately, the boys will fight to the finish in the All Valley Karate Championship in a rousing and triumphant finale. Morita is a gem as the elderly father figure Miyagi, giving the character warmth, wisdom, and comic charm. Macchio's underdog character inspired an entire generation to run out and join the nearest karate school while chanting "wax on, wax off."

Gremlins

Gremlins

  • 83%
  • PG
  • 102 min
  • Comedy

Minature green monsters tear through the small town of Kingston Falls. Hijinks ensue as a mild-mannered bank teller releases these hideous loonies after gaining a new pet and violating two of three simple rules: No water (violated), no food after midnight (violated), and no bright light. Hilarious mayhem and destruction in a town straight out of Norman Rockwell. So, when your washing machine blows up or your TV goes on the fritz, before you call the repair man, turn on all the lights and look under all the beds. 'Cause you never can tell, there just might be a gremlin in your house.

Conan the Destroyer

Conan the Destroyer

  • 26%
  • PG
  • 103 min
  • Action

Another evil threatens to conquer the world, as Conan journeys on a search to find a magic crystal before the sorcerer Toth Amon can use it. He is also required to rescue the Princess Jehnna for the treacherous Queen Taramis who plans to betray Conan and rule the world.

Top Secret!

Top Secret!

  • 76%
  • PG
  • 90 min
  • Comedy

Parody of WWII spy movies in which an American rock and roll singer becomes involved in a Resistance plot to rescue a scientist imprisoned in East Germany.

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock

    • PG
    • 105 min
    • Action

    Picking up where exactly where Star Trek II left off, the Enterprise and crew are returning to port for some essential repairs to their ship. When they arrive, they are shocked to discover the Enterprise is to be scrapped. When Dr. McCoy starts acting strangely, Kirk is forced to steal his old ship back and fly across space to a lonely planet to save a friend.

    Bachelor Party

    Bachelor Party

    • 52%
    • R
    • 105 min
    • Comedy

    Rick Gassko is about to marry Debbie Thompson. Her parents hate him. Her old boyfriend hates him. They all have money and he gets a cut of the crap games on the catholic school bus he drives. His friends decide to give him the bachelor party of all bachelor parties with an expensive hotel, booze, movies and hookers. As the players catch wind of the elements of the party, each adds a little monkey wrench so that one set of hookers ends up giving demos at the bride's shower, the brides friends end up dressed as hookers in a room with a number of non English speaking Japanese business men, and so on as things get out of hand.

    Streets of Fire

    Streets of Fire

    • 60%
    • PG
    • 93 min
    • Action

    Michael Paré plays a biker who agrees to rescue his ex-girlfriend (a rocker played by Diane Lane) from kidnappers (led by Willem Dafoe). The ensuing battle against a nocturnal background of industrial blight, chrome, and loud music is like some fever dream of a Springsteen fan who listened to the song "Born to Run" far too often. The audacity of the film carries it a long way even after it becomes clear that Hill's experiment is crumbling under its own weight. Dafoe, who looked even spookier back then than he does now, is memorable, as are Amy Madigan and Rick Moranis. Music is by Ry Cooder, with an appearance by the Blasters.

    Cannonball Run II

    Cannonball Run II

    • 14%
    • PG
    • 108 min
    • Action

    The original characters from the first Cannonball Run movie complete in an illegal race across the country once more in various cars and trucks.

    Rhinestone

    Rhinestone

    • 11%
    • PG
    • 111 min
    • Comedy

    A country music star must turn an obnoxious New York cabbie into a singer in order to win a bet.