Is a Back to the Future Remake On the Way?
Dec02

Is a Back to the Future Remake On the Way?

The Back to the Future Trilogy belongs to the 80s. And it looks like that’s where it’s going to stay.  That is if producer Frank Marshall has anything to do with it. In this age of bad movie remakes and reboots, Marshall gets the fact that some iconic movies just should not be touched. Back to the Future is one of those movies. This is what Marshall recently told Yahoo Movies. “Yeah [we won’t reboot Back to the...

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Can’t Stop the Music: The Village People Had a Movie?
Nov30

Can’t Stop the Music: The Village People Had a Movie?

The theatrical trailer for The Village People movie Can’t Stop the Music  promised, “It’s the musical extravaganza that launches the 80s.” That outrages claim was actually an understatement. Chances are that you’ve never seen or even heard of this movie from the summer of 1980. Well, there’s a good reason for that. It’s because it bombed at the box office bigger than Heaven’s Gate and Ishtar combined. At a price tag of a...

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Platoon’s Forest Whitaker and Johnny Depp Working Together Again
Nov29

Platoon’s Forest Whitaker and Johnny Depp Working Together Again

The 80s flick Platoon starred Forest Whitaker and Johnny Depp working alongisde each other in the Vietnam War movie classic. Both busy actors in the decade, Depp played a teen in A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) and later played a cop in 21 Jump Street (1987). Whitaker was involved in several TV series and TV movies as well and had a role in Stakeout in which Whitaker played a detective. As both were cast into previous roles “in”...

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Grease 2: A Guilty Pleasure
Nov28

Grease 2: A Guilty Pleasure

A “guilty pleasure” is something—like a movie, TV show, or song—that brings you joy, despite a general consensus that it’s totally lame and Grease 2 certainly counts.The 1982 movie is like comfort food; it makes you feel happy, though you know it’s probably not very good. Grease 2: An impossible situation Because Grease 2 is obviously a sequel to the iconic 70s mega-hit, Grease (starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John), critics...

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What Is late-80s Star Mark Paul Gosselaar Up To Now?
Nov28

What Is late-80s Star Mark Paul Gosselaar Up To Now?

Who doesn’t remember Zack, the fast-talking, good-looking Bayside High rabble-rouser played by Mark Paul Gosselaar? Originally Gosselaar starred in Good Morning, Miss Bliss a sort of precursor to his most-famous show. The Indiana based show centered on a recently widowed middle school teacher and her students. Popularity rose and people wanted more. And so came Saved By The Bell, now based in California. The show prompted two movies...

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36 80s Films That Are Getting A Remake
Nov28

36 80s Films That Are Getting A Remake

Let’s be honest, the 80s were filled with amazing films that are just so awesome, modern-day directors want to take a crack at them. So we compiled a slideshow of 36 80s Films That Are Getting A Remake. A lot of these films are just in talks, however, plenty of them have the ability to see a big screen release. It should be interesting to see how fast we actually get one of these to theaters but just going through the slide...

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80s Bad Boy Kiefer Sutherland Is Still Going Strong
Nov25

80s Bad Boy Kiefer Sutherland Is Still Going Strong

Kiefer Sutherland was the “cheap dime store hood” who Wil Wheaton told off at the end of the iconic, 80s movie, Stand By Me. He followed that up by playing yet another bad-boy, this time with fangs, in the 80s, cult vampire flick, The Lost Boys. The 80s were very good to Sutherland. The young actor, son of film star Donald Sutherland, starred in seven more films before the decade was over, including Bright Lights, Big City and Young...

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80s Movies: Platoon Turns 30 This December
Nov23

80s Movies: Platoon Turns 30 This December

Platoon came out in December 1986 making it 30 this year. When the film was released it was quickly embraced and soon rated the best depiction of the Vietnam War ever shown in a movie. When a young Charlie Sheen goes to war instead of college, he soon learns the evils of war and man. With somewhat of a devil sergeant and an angel sergeant, there are two battles to be won, one with the enemy and the other within his platoon. 5 reason...

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Shannen Doherty Taking Part in Heathers TV Show
Nov22

Shannen Doherty Taking Part in Heathers TV Show

Heathers may have come toward the end of the decade in 1988, but the film created perfect characters that screamed 1980s while also being timeless. Shannen Doherty, of course, played Heather Duke — the female leads– in the original movie and now she has taken to Instagram to tout her involvement in the upcoming reboot series on TV Land. What roll will Shannen Doherty play? The actress won’t be reprising her classic...

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The Breakfast Club’s Judd Nelson Has Been Busy
Nov22

The Breakfast Club’s Judd Nelson Has Been Busy

After his 1980s Breakfast Club/St. Elmo’s Fire heyday Judd Nelson saw his career momentum falter. He never stopped working, but aside from a three-year run in the forgettable Brooke Shields sitcom Suddenly Susan his work was mostly one-off appearances on shows. Now, Nelson has a bit of a comeback on his hands. He’s not a movie star anymore, but he has thrown off the curse of being recognizable and perhaps typecast from his...

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Personal Memories of The Blue Lagoon’s Christopher Atkins
Nov22

Personal Memories of The Blue Lagoon’s Christopher Atkins

As a gay kid in the 1980s, I’ll never forget the first time I saw Christopher Atkins in The Blue Lagoon. The year was 1981. OMG! I thought an angel had descended from the Heavens, and was now stuck on a deserted island with Brooke Shields. I kept asking myself the same question I‘m sure most of you were. Why Brooke Shields?! Why can’t it be me? Let’s face it, The Blue Lagoon was pretty much eye-candy and beautiful scenery. If there...

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Cracked Explains Why Every 80’s Sitcom Decided To Kill Off The Mom
Nov22

Cracked Explains Why Every 80’s Sitcom Decided To Kill Off The Mom

The latest video from the Cracked YouTube channel is practically made for the 80s lover. The team released a video that showed their discussion of Why Every 80’s Sitcom Decided To Kill Off The Mom. Now that we think of it, this is pretty crazy. The shows include, Full House, My Two Dads, Diff’rent Strokes, Webster, Punky Brewster, Empty Nest, Blossom, Silver Spoons, Gimme A Break! and Who’s The Boss. The team said...

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The Dukes of Hazzard: Then and Now
Nov18

The Dukes of Hazzard: Then and Now

While the premise seems silly now, The Dukes of Hazzard comes from a time when the site of Confederate flag could still be innocent (at least partly because the Duke brothers were so likeable). It was a show that stopped America in its tracks when these words played ’round the nation. “Just two good ol’ boys, Never meanin’ no harm. Beats all you never saw, Been in trouble with the law Since the day they was born.”...

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Saturday Morning Commercials Sold a Generation: The More You Know!
Nov18

Saturday Morning Commercials Sold a Generation: The More You Know!

It seems like only yesterday that analog television, giant bowls of cereal, laying around upside down on the couch with siblings, and impatiently waiting for a favorite character to pop up on screen were the norm. It was a time before Cartoon Network even existed. It was “Saturday Morning Cartoons” time. A decade wherein kids didn’t have the option to sit for hours on end on any given day watching marathons of...

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Fuller House Season 2 Resumes In December
Nov17

Fuller House Season 2 Resumes In December

When Full House aired at the end of the 1980s, it soon became everyone’s favorite show and gained a loyal fan base. Danny, recently widowed, raises his three young daughters in San Francisco. With the help of friend, Joey and the girls’ Uncle Jessy, Danny runs the show with his quirky neat freak ways. When Full House started in 1987, it had it all from leg warmers to big hair. Crazy neighbor friends like Kimmy Gibler add to the...

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