Greetings and salutations, friends and lovers! On this episode of Got Me A Movie, we’ve got a fine double feature of off-beat romance, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
First on deck is 1985’s Into The Night, starring Jeff Goldblum and Michelle Pfeiffer, and directed by John Landis. It’s a strange movie that has trouble really knowing what it is or what it’s supposed to be, but it’s packed with enough quirk to remain relevant (even if it is among the least talked-about of Landis’ films). In the episode, we get into whether or not we’re supposed to believe this film takes place in our reality, or a world that’s just like it — but, you know, slightly off. The film also evokes some “‘80s in L.A.” nostalgia, which Andrew gets to pontificate about, so keep an ear out for some Cal Worthington love.
Next up is 1988’s Miracle Mile, starring Anthony Edwards and Mare Winningham, and directed by Steve De Jarnatt. Of the two films discussed here, this one is the more obvious love story, and even though it’s chaotic and crazy and at times even terrifying, it’s actually very sweet. And it also takes place in Los Angeles! In the episode, we discuss if you can really cross the streams of nuclear apocalypse and budding romance, as well as how this film compares to other apocalyptic stories. I even get to talk about my favorite subject of determinism vs. randomness for a bit!
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