At the Movies Season 3
All of Me/Amadeus/Places in the Heart/Until September
Body Rock/Irreconcilable Differences/A Soldier's Story/Love Streams
S03 E11Oct 27, 1984
Just the Way You Are/The Terminator Oct 27, 1984 Gene opens the show with a negative review of the Kristy McNichol love story "Just the Way You Are" which he thought it was a low-rent TV movie. Roger didn't believe the main plot element. They split on "The Terminator" thought that despite non-stop acting, it was well acted and executed. Gene didn't like it because he thought it was all routine. They both gave big thumbs up to both "The Killing Fields" and "Comfort and Joy".
S03 E29Mar 16, 1985
Special Show: Sequels - Part 2 Mar 16, 1985 In this special episode, Gene and Roger look at four sequels to four bad movies which equal four bad sequels. First Gene looks at "Police Academy 2: Their First Assignment", which admits has a total of two laughs. Then Roger looks at "Missing Action 2: The Beginning" which he admits the best sequel on the show, but Gene admitted that the movie forced his mind to drift into the melancholy of the real Vietnam War. Then Gene looks at the second sequel to "Porky's" called "Porky's Revenge," and calls it a numbing experience. Finally, Roger looks at "Friday the 13th: A New Beginning" which he called a dismaying and depressing experience.
Special Show: Flex, Sex and Pecs In this special program, Gene and Roger discuss the recent trend of bodybuilding working its way into the movies. Featured are scenes from "Rambo: First Blood, Part II" (1985), "Rocky" (1976), "Stay Hungry" (1976), "Conan the Barbarian" (1982), Jane Fonda's "Workout" (1982) (V), "On Golden Pond" (1981), "American Gigilo" (1980), "Staying Alive" (1983), "Vision Quest" (1985), "Flashdance" (1983), "Personal Best" (1982), "Pumping Iron 2: The Women" (1985).
Girls Just Want to Have Fun/Code of Silence/Gotcha!/Rustlers' Rhapsody
Special Show: Back in the Saddle Again Roger and Gene look at the resurgence of the old west movies in 1985 along with Clint Eastwood’s movie Pale Rider.
Pumping Iron II: The Women/Rambo: First Blood Part II/Brewster's Millions/George Stevens: A Filmmaker's Journey
S03 E35May 25, 1985
Special Show: This Time We Win May 25, 1985 In this special episode, Gene and Roger look at the recent trend of movies that depict a victorious view of The Vietnam War, as a response to the loss in real life.
S03 E36Jun 1, 1985
Fletch/A View to a Kill/Perfect/Goodbye, New York Jun 1, 1985 Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert review Fletch (1985), A View to a Kill (1985), Perfect (1985) and Goodbye, New York (1985).
Special Show: This Time We Win
Fletch/A View to a Kill/Perfect/Goodbye, New York
S03 E43Jun 22, 1985
Day of the Dead/St. Elmo's Fire/Pale Rider/A Flash of Green Jun 22, 1985 Roger opens a negative review of George Romero's "Day of the Dead", the second sequel to "Night of the Living Dead", to which Gene agreed. Both gave an extremely negative review of the post-college drama "St. Elmo's Fire" which they dismissed as a phony and obvious mess. They split on the Clint Eastwood western adventure "Pale Rider", Gene thought it was below par, but Roger liked it. However, they both liked the small town drama "A Flash of Green".
S03 E45Jul 6, 1985
Red Sonja/Back to the Future/Silverado/Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome Jul 6, 1985 Roger opens with a negative review of "Red Sonja" which he and Gene thought was laughably bad. They gave two excited thumbs up to "Back to the Future", a marginal thumbs up to "Silverado" and then two more excited thumbs up to "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome" which Roger thought was one of the year's best films.