Sunday, August 19, 2018

Stuck in the 80's

Steve Spears

30 years later, ‘Cocktail’ still a glass half empty

30 years later, ‘Cocktail’ still a glass half empty

Love, hate or ignore Tom Cruise these days, can we all agree on one thing? His 1988 flick Cocktail was as refreshing as a shot glass full of … pickle juice maybe? (Is there something worse than that? Let's not find out.)Released on July 29, 198...
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These ’80s flicks are streaming in August 2018

These ’80s flicks are streaming in August 2018

  Oh, '80s fans! This summer is going to end with a bang instead of a whimper – at least on TV (where the 51-year-old in us all tends to habitate). Lately, Hulu, Netflix and Amazon Prime have been quite generous toward us. (I must have watched...
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‘9 to 5’ sequel in the works, Jane Fonda confirms

‘9 to 5’ sequel in the works, Jane Fonda confirms

Remember all that talk about Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin reuniting for a reboot of their classic comedy 9 to 5? It turns out it's going to be a sequel instead, the Hollywood Reporter says."Right now, Dolly, Lily and I are all intending t...
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One theory on why Lando is returning for Star Wars 9

One theory on why Lando is returning for Star Wars 9

We've long known that Billy Dee Williams is set to reprise his role as Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Star Wars 9. The only question is why. Movieweb.com thinks it has figured it out.Williams, 81, hasn't been in the Star Wars universe since 1983's ...
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New ‘Karate Kid’ action figures are coming soon

New ‘Karate Kid’ action figures are coming soon

Fresh off the success of YouTube Red's Cobra Kai series, a toymaker has decided now is the perfect time for a new set of Karate Kid action figures. Why? Because who doesn't want a creepy figure of Johnny Lawrence dressed as a skeleton sitting on our ...
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Review: Violent Femmes, Echo and the Bunnymen in Orlando

Review: Violent Femmes, Echo and the Bunnymen in Orlando

  When I saw that Violent Femmes was touring this summer with with Echo & The Bunnymen, I thought my heart was going to explode with undiluted glee and neon-glazed confetti. Two bands that have long occupied top spots on my bucket list – t...
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Newest trailer for Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ dazzles

Newest trailer for Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ dazzles

It's not fair to judge an upcoming movie by its trailers – especially a bio-pic about an almost mythical musician. In just two minutes, you see flash moments – micro-seconds even – of the film to come. And your mind and heart just w...
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Doc Brown likes the idea of Back to the Future 4

Doc Brown likes the idea of Back to the Future 4

Last we saw Doc Brown, he was on his time-traveling locomotive with a new wife and two kids. That was back in 1990 at the finale of Back to the Future 3. And while rumors have circulated that a fourth installment could eventually happen, most of the ...
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Indiana Jones 5 coming, but not until 2021

Indiana Jones 5 coming, but not until 2021

The sequel that nobody wanted – another installment of the Indiana Jones saga – finally has a release date … in 2021. Movieweb.com reports that Indiana Jones 5 will reach theaters on July 9, 2021.To put things in perspective, that's...
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New podcast: Anti-buddy flick ‘Midnight Run’ turns 30

New podcast: Anti-buddy flick ‘Midnight Run’ turns 30

Midnight Run, probably the best road movie of the '80s, is now 30 years old. Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin gave us one of the best anti-buddy flicks of our time, so our podcast hosts gather to honor the film – and Spearsy continues to work ...
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