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You must THINK in Russian: Top 5 '80s movies set in the Soviet Union

Winter Olympics in Sochi? Over it! I can't stand to watch another bobsledding run or evening of ice dancing. I like my Russia like I like my vodka: ice cold, on the big screen and … well, preferably served with vodka. Here are the top 5 '80s movie set in the Soviet Union.

Friday lost and found: The Beat's 'Mirror in the Bathroom'

"Revolution begins at home; preferably in the bathroom mirror." - Bob Mould, Husker Du.

Fashion Week Rewind: Parachute pants are back!

Oh, holy ghosts. Parachute pants are back. Not just back. There's a Parachute Pants Store on the Internet. And yes, it's the same nylon pants with the long zippers and tight ankles. All of it. Back. Of course, they didn't RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

Take them to the Iron Maiden: 'Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure' turns 25

Quick! What year was it in the far-away future when Utopia is achieved on our planet thanks to the music of Bill S. Preston, Esq., and Ted "Theodore" Logan? The answer: 2688! Stump your friends with that this week because Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure officially is 25 years old.

'Here come the Men in Black' ... Wait, that was an '80s jam first

Did you get roses for Valentine's Day this month? Well if you didn't perhaps today you should get some ‘80s Forget Me Nots.

Will we ever really know who The Flirts were in this video?

Maybe the most famous example of casting a band is The Monkees who went on to have great success as a real recording act. That model was not lost on the ‘80s as evidenced by the girl-group The Flirts and their song Jukebox.

Bob Casale, Devo guitarist and founding member, dies at age 61

Bob Casale, a founding member and guitarist of Devo, died Monday, Feb. 17, at age 61. "His sudden death from conditions that lead to heart failure came as a total shock to us all," Gerald Casale wrote on the band's official Facebook page.

Five '80s movies that need their own action figures

Everyone my age had Star Wars action figures. Hell, I had a whole battalion of identical stormtrooper figures; I just kept asking my parents for more until I had enough to man an entire Death Star. ("That's not a moon... it's a space station.") But alas, '80s fans were never able to enjoy action figures for beloved movies such as …

This one is for the Modern Day Delilah's out there

"Blondes have more fun" may be the famous Clairol advertising slogan, but in 1984 the quote was just one of the great lines in the beloved Van Stephenson song Modern Day Delilah.

Monday Lost and Found: OXO's 'Whirly Girl'

At times I stump the SIT80's blog readers with songs on Lost and Found that many have never heard before. The true intention of the series is to bring back from the recesses of your memory a song you forgot about or haven't heard in 30 years. There have been many great low-charting songs that I haven't featured before since they are songs that …

30 years ago today: Everybody cut 'Footloose'

Thirty years ago today, '80s nation was holding out for a hero. Thankfully, Kevin Bacon came along and everybody cut Footloose. The movie, about a street-wise city teen who moves to a rural town where dancing is outlawed, hit theaters on Feb. 17, 1984.The movie turned Bacon, who'd made some waves in Animal House, …

Cheap Trick's Valentine to '80s fans: 'Tonight It's You'

It's Valentine's Day and what better way to say, "I Love You" to your sweetheart than to play for them a forgotten Cheap Trick tune. Sure I Want You To Want Me or Surrender is good foreplay, but Tonight It's You is so good it should be printed on those little chewy heart candies that you have been lifting from your …

About Last Night, RoboCop remakes do the '80s proud

Arthur. The Thing. Fame. Conan the Barbarian. Hollywood has vomited so many bad '80s remakes that sometimes it's hard to give About Last Night and RoboCop a fair review. But both movies got thumbs-up from critics who've seen them early, including the Tampa Bay Times' Steve Persall.

'Endless Love' remake even worse than the original

Here's my Valentine's Day advice to you and your love one: Don't go see the remake of Endless Love. By all accounts, it's simply awful beyond words.

Video: Watch John Cusack be funny again in 'Drive Hard' trailer

John Cusack's ready to be funny again, channeling a little Hunter S. Thompson and Grosse Pointe Blank for the new movie Drive Hard. Watch the new trailer below. No release date.

Steve Perry, Journey reunion '100 percent' not happening, says one report

Steve Perry fans aren't going to like this. A writer at MelodicRock.net says there's absolutely no truth to rumors that Perry and his former bandmates in Journey are talking about a reunion.

Give a cheer for Coach Calhoun: Sid Caesar dies at age 91

Sid Caesar, who died this week at age 91, gave one of the saddest and most endearing lines that I remember from the movie Grease. At the pep rally for the football team at the start of the …

If the Stray Cats want to reunite, I won't stand in their way

The Stray Cats stormed the music scene in 1982 with their rockabilly revival that included songs that everybody remembers like Rock This Town, Stray Cat Strut and (She's) Sexy + 17, but in your nostalgic state, do you remember I Won't Stand In Your Way?

Do you still believe in miracles? Top 5 Winter Olympic athletes of the 1980s

If you're watching the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi and thinking the U.S. athletes don't measure up to the heroes of the past, you must be stuck in the '80s. Still, it's pretty easy to rattle off the names of the athletes who scored gold in our favorite decade. Here, according to a top 50 worldwide list in

Omar & The Howlers? Yes, a real band with a real hit in the '80s

Even as many consider the ‘80s a time of financial boom, there were still plenty of dissenters to Trickle Down Economics including Omar & the Howlers and their song Hard Times in the Land of Plenty.

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