Greetings from Retro-Awesomeness (an 80s blog)
Good to be here among other '80s fans!
@Lazlo, we watched Real Genius... it is very 80's! There is something about movies from that mid-80s era. I enjoyed watching it, there were some good musical montages, crazy contraptions, and epic partying. It had me wanting for more info on the characters. Have you seen Jon Gries in Joysticks? He was great as King Vidiot.
AC Slater- I really need to check out Joysticks. I had not been familiar with it, but if its an '80s flick about video games, I have to see it. The other Jon Gries character that I am familiar with is the peaked-in-high-school former jock in Napoleon Dynamite. But, yeah, Real Genius is so classic '80s to me. Its one of my favorite movies, and it always takes me back to that '80s period, with that '80s style and vibe. It has quite a cult following, too.
Interesting, I never heard about it until you guys started talking about it. Yeah, check out Joysticks, it might be up your alley. It is more of a B-movie. I got a remastered copy on Blu-ray (there's also a remastered DVD) and the colors and aesthetic really pop compared to some VHS footage I have seen on youtube that don't do it justice. I enjoy nerdy / tech comedy 80's movies and try to look out for them. Another movie that is more in the bizarre category since the production of it was totally messed-up according to its backstory, is Computer Beach Party. I discovered that one through the Found Footage Festival. There is also a strange computer/romantic comedy, Electric Dreams. All these movies came out around the same time-period so they have that vibe.