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Watch: 4-Minute Supercut Of Computer Hacking In '80s Movies

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • July 25, 2014 4:25 PM
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Some movies age better than others, but one thing that always make it a little more difficult for a film to stand the test of time is a narrative that leans heavily on computer wizardry. Making it look real and timeless (as much as you can anyway) is a real tricky balance, and more often than not, it's hard to pull off (please see "The Net"). But the '80s, in particular, saw a number of movies in which keystrokes were a central component of the plot, and decades on, the results range from quaint to hilarious.

R-Rated 'Weird Science' Remake In The Works, 'Project X' & 'Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World' Writer Michael Bacall To Pen Script

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 18, 2013 1:32 PM
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So, this is happening. And while we would prefer John Hughes movies to be left alone, if it has to be "Weird Science" getting a remake -- as much as we like it -- we're not too torn up about it. The movie about two nerds who literally create the perfect woman, who winds up teaching these two dweebs to stand up for themselves, is certainly dated in its premise alone, so perhaps a contemporary redo is not entirely a bad thing. Well, Universal is gonna give it a shot anyway.

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