Why ‘The Goonies’ Sequel Will Confirm Your Status as a Senior Citizen and Kill Your Already Dead Childhood

Goonies castRichard Donner – director of the original beloved Goonies film about a group of typically mischievous children on an underground treasure hunt – told TMZ “We’re doin’ a sequel” just this morning.

As exciting as that may sound, think about what it really means. A bunch nods to the original (the truffle shuffle, “Goonies never say die!” shots of the famous “Goonies house” in Astoria, Oregon, the oldest, most haunted town west of the Rockies), and maybe some cameos that might keep a fraction of the diehard, easily-pleased fans satisfied, but do the rest of us not know better?

First of all, John Matuszak, the man who played sloth – a former defensive lineman for the Houston Oilers – died of an overdose four years after The Goonies (1985) debuted in theaters (and grossed a surprising $9 million at the box office, btw).  Continue reading “Why ‘The Goonies’ Sequel Will Confirm Your Status as a Senior Citizen and Kill Your Already Dead Childhood”

Funny Video: ‘The Exorcist’ as an 80s Sitcom

See what some upbeat music, a snazzy yellow font, Burger King commercial and laugh track injection can do for one of the scariest movies of all time?

While this treatment by Film School Rejects does make 40-year-old classic The Exorcist lighter, I’m still frightened of the makeup and Regan’s voice.  Continue reading “Funny Video: ‘The Exorcist’ as an 80s Sitcom”

Britney Spears’ Favorite Songs Of The 80s

Britney Spears Tweeted that she was thrilled with the new Vevo setup and that she had made her own personal list of favorite 80s songs including vanilla classics like “Billie Jean” and “Straight Up.”

1. Salt-N-Pepa – “Push it”
2. Robert Palmer – “Addicted To Love”
3. Michael Jackson – “Billie Jean”
4. Kim Carnes – “Bette Davis Eyes”
5. Duran Duran – “Hungry Like The Wolf”
6. Dan Hartman – “I Can Dream About You”
7. Corey Hart – “Sunglasses At Night”
8. Cyndi Lauper – “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”
9. Paula Abdul – “Straight Up”

VERY weirded out that there’s no Madonna on here since she always used to list her as an all-time favorite. Oh well. Who’s interested in hearing Britney sing snippets of ALL these songs? Just me?

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