June 25-27, 1982: One of the biggest weekends for film geek and genre culture arrives this week. Despite their popularity and legacy, none of them were that well received or did much work at the box office. We have BLADE RUNNER, JOHN CARPENTER’S THE THING, cult classic MEGAFORCE and the always funny Monty Python in LIVE AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL. What a very loaded weekend with lots of favorites and we have room for it all!
We’ll also be discussing the box office report, notable news stories, the top 10 Nielsen rated tv programs for the week and the top 10 of Casey Kasem’s weekly top 40 from the week these films were released.
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RUNTIME: 88 minutes
The Summer of ’82 at 40 is a weekly retrospective journey through American pop culture during May, June, July and August of 1982. Brandon Peters and Forbes’ Scott Mendelson take a weekend by weekend look at the films released during the summer as well as the news stories, television and music that rounded out the public’s lives as they lined the pockets of the box office to see these movies.