Monday, July 16, 2018

Stuck in the 80's

Steve Spears

30 years ago, ‘Big Business’ was really small potatoes

30 years ago, ‘Big Business’ was really small potatoes

When Big Business opened the in theaters back on June 10, 1988, the storyline of two youngsters trading places was hardly new. You can trace it at least as far back as Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper back in 1881. (And even further back to Sha...
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Val Kilmer, Danger Zone returning for Top Gun 2

Val Kilmer, Danger Zone returning for Top Gun 2

Actor Val Kilmer has confirmed he's on board for Top Gun 2 – officially called Top Gun: Maverick. It's assumed Kilmer will reprise his role as "Iceman," Tom Cruise's main rival at the elite Navy flight school. Production has already started on ...
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Donald Glover, Ryan Gosling could be next Willy Wonka

Donald Glover, Ryan Gosling could be next Willy Wonka

Like the original forbidden fruit, Hollywood can't keep its hands off our beloved childhood heroes, and that now includes Willy Wonka. A new remake is in the works now with Donald Glover and Ryan Gosling being considered for the title role.And y...
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Who’s ready for another Cannonball Run?

Who’s ready for another Cannonball Run?

Let's face it: Some movies really are products of their time and place. Take a bunch of A-list comedic actors, put them in sports cars and let them race across the country with a total disrespect for the law and you have 1981's Cannonball Run.That mo...
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5 things you didn’t know about ‘Big’ on its 30th anniversary

5 things you didn’t know about ‘Big’ on its 30th anniversary

Puns aside, you can argue that Tom Hanks' career didn't truly get big until Big. That movie, released June 3, 1988, seriously has to be considered the "no looking back" point of his career.Oh sure, Hanks had plenty of good films before Big – Sp...
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Production begins on Top Gun 2

Production begins on Top Gun 2

Great balls of fire! It looks like Top Gun 2 is actually going to happen. Tom Cruise is gonna buzz Hollywood's tower with Top Gun: Maverick, and according to his social media accounts, it appears that production has begun.Give DenofGeek.com credit fo...
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Three improbable words: Weezer covers ‘Africa’

Three improbable words: Weezer covers ‘Africa’

"The Internet is abuzz about …" Yeah that could lead just about anywhere these days. It seems if the Internet isn't actually abuzz, it didn't really happen. Well, this actually happened:Weezer has covered Toto's signature hit Africa. There's no...
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Coming soon for Star Wars stories: Boba Fett

Coming soon for Star Wars stories: Boba Fett

With all the spotlights focused on Solo: A Star Wars Story and the talk of movies for Lando and Obi-Wan, here's some real news: Everyone's most-hated bounty hunter Boba Fett is getting his on Star Wars movie.Movieweb.com has confirmed that ...
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Scarface returns to theaters for 35th anniversary

Scarface returns to theaters for 35th anniversary

In this country, you gotta make the money first. Then when you get the money, you get the power. Then when you get the power, then you get the theatrical re-release for your 35th anniversary.Well, the quote goes something like that. But you've alread...
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Podcast: The ’80s take on TV’s ‘Cobra Kai’

Podcast: The ’80s take on TV’s ‘Cobra Kai’

Surely by now you've heard about Cobra Kai. All the traditional morning talk shows have been giddy in their interviews with starts Ralph Macchio and William Zabka. But does the 10-episode sequel to Karate Kid – released on YouTube Red this mont...
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