Friday, August 29, 2014

The Weekly Links: Full House Reboot, Iron Maiden Reissues Vinyl Albums, Movie Arcades Supercut

Hello fellow '80s buffs! Time once again to wrap up the week that was in '80s nostalgia. As you might have noticed, I haven't been posting much lately. The reason is I'm finally working on the 2nd episode of the RD80s podcast! That's right, the podcast isn't dead! Hope to release a new episode in September with more to follow this year. But even though I haven't been blogging, I've still been posting stories to Facebook and Twitter and will be compiling them here on The Weekly Links. Here's some things I learned this week.

  • The Ghostbusters 30th re-release is in theaters this weekend and in my city!! I'm taking my oldest son on Labor Day so he can experience it for the first time.
  • And speaking of Ghostbusters, the honest trailer released this week was pretty darn funny.
  • I could watch this supercut of the spaceship scene from Flight Of The Navigator all day. (thanks Retriost)
  • In contrast, 10 seconds was too long to watch this live-action version of Prince Adam singing 4 Non Blondes.
  • Micro Machines comeback? Yes, please. But only if fast-talker John Moschitta is used in their marketing campaign again.

The video of the week was one I just watched today. Thanks to this post by UPROXX, I stumbled on to a supercut of video arcades in film that was put together by Huff Post. It's almost 4 minutes of pure quarter-feeding nostalgia that will make you want to ask your mom for your allowance.

TWL Video of the Week
"Arcades In the Movies" by Huffington Post Movie Mashups

Movies
I Grew Up In A John Hughes Movie - BuzzFeed Rewind1984-A-Thon Begins! - Forgotten Films
The ‘National Lampoon’s Vacation’ Reboot Is Back From The Dead - UPROXX68 Facts You Might Not Know About Classic '80s Films - BuzzFeed Rewind
Ridley Scott On The ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel Script: ‘It’s Written And It’s Damn Good’ - UPROXX
So Bad, It’s Good: Snake Eater (1989) - Strange Kids Club
13 actors who would have made great 'Ghostbusters' - Hitfix

TV

A 'Full House' Reboot Could Be Just Around the Bend - Mashable
Definitive Ranking Of Kevin Arnold's Romantic Flings On "The Wonder Years" - BuzzFeed Rewind
Marvel's Not-So-Awful Animation of the 80s - The Escapist
Cobra Commander Sold 10 Sitcoms to Network Television in 1984. Which Ones Were They? - UnderScoopFire!
Watch the First 5 Minutes of Lifetime's 'Unauthorized Saved by the Bell' Movie - The Hollywood Reporter
A bunch of weird phrases fit the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ theme song - The A.V. Club
13 Things That Simply Must Be In Lifetime's "Saved By The Bell" Movie - BuzzFeed Rewind
11 Fictional Places Every 80s' Baby Wishes Were Real - Urban Daily
How Snarf-Ra Invalidated Every ThunderCats Episode Ever - io9

Music

Iron Maiden Plan Vinyl Reissues of '80s Albums + Singles - Loudwire
Watch Lady Gaga Join Adam Lambert & Queen Onstage for 'Another One Bites the Dust' - Billboard
Two New Prince Albums Coming This Fall - Flavorwire
The 50 best Canadian songs of the '80s - CBC Music
Boy George Talks About Culture Club Reunion, Lady Gaga, and Justin Bieber: Watch the Video! - US Weekly
Music Memories: What the VMAs Looked Like in 1984, 1994 and 2004 - MashableTears For Fears confirm handful of U.S. live performances in September - Slicing Up Eyeballs

Video Games
18 Of The Sh***iest Video Game Products That Ruined Your Childhood - BuzzFeed Rewind