Friday, December 12, 2014

The Weekly Links: New Mario Brothers Movie, Rubik's Cube Magic, Ramis Ghostbusters Suit Up For Auction

Welcome to another edition of The Weekly Links, your weekly source for the best '80s content on the web! Christmas season is in full swing as the big day is now less than 2 weeks away. This week I took my holiday cheer over to the Retro-Daze website and shared an article about the father of vacations, Clark Griswold. I identified 8 meltdowns that finally guided Clark to his 'Christmas Vacation', some of which were subtle while others were more outlandish.

Hope you guys enjoyed the fun list of forgotten '80s children's Christmas albums here this week. I remember listening to a couple of them I had as a kid when they were your main source of on-demand Christmas entertainment. I also posted a quick review of the Pitfall app I just recently discovered. The original remains one of my favorites for the Atari 2600, but I thought the new game was a nice addition to the "endless runner" style games that have become popular over the last couple years.

My favorite video this week is the tale of one man's overboard obsession with DeLorean cars. Not only does he own a Back To The Future Time Machine replica, but he also has custom DeLoreans that have been made into limousine, monster truck, and convertible versions! Check it out!

TWL Video of the Week
"Man Transforms 'Back To The Future' Cars Into Bizarre Creations" by Barcroft Cars


Enjoy the rest of this week's links!!!


MOVIES
Retroist Podcast Episode 179 – The Karate Kid - The Retroist
Got $20,000 to Spare? You Could Win Harold Ramis’ GHOSTBUSTERS II Jumpsuit - Nerdist
Sega developing films and TV shows based on Altered Beast, Golden Axe, Crazy Taxi, more - Polygon
25 Perfect GIF Reactions From Jareth From "Labyrinth" - BuzzFeed Rewind
Rebel Wilson Had A ‘Ghostbusters’ Meeting And Said She Would Do The Film For Free - UPROXX
30 Things You Might Not Know About ‘Die Hard’ - mental_floss
The Johnny 5 Movie You Don’t Know About - Pop Rewind
40 Awesomely Weird 1980s Horror Movie Trailers - Paste Magazine
'Back to the Future Part II': How Accurate Were Its Predictions of 2015 Technology? - Yahoo! Movies
Peek into the future of 1985 with Paramount’s upcoming movies - The A.V. Club
10 Times Phyllis Nefler From "Troop Beverly Hills" Served You Fashion Realness - BuzzFeed Rewind
Casting Elliott in "E.T." - mental_floss
Do You Remember The Movie "A Christmas Story?" Quiz - PlayBuzz
New Friday The 13th Film To Take Place In The Eighties ... - ComicBook.com


TV
Mississippi State releases bowl promo set to Miami Vice's opening credits (Video) - Yahoo! Sports
'True Detective' Season 2 Will Feature Rick Springfield - The Hollywood Reporter
A Garfield Christmas is a sincere Christmas card from the comics’ most cynical cat - THe A.V. Club
Sam Kinison’s 6 Funniest Jokes - Do You Remember
Hart To Hart Season 3 now available on Shout Factory DVD! - Retroist
Ten 80s Cartoon Characters Who Are Impossible to Christmas Shop For - UnderScoopFire!


MUSIC
1980s Voted Best Decade For Christmas Hits - Noise11
Foreigner's 'I Want to Know What Love Is' Live, From 'Best Of' Album: Exclusive Premiere - Billboard
Mark Wahlberg Wants Pardon for his 1988 Crimes - Billboard


VIDEO GAMES
Play Free Tetris Online - TetrisLive.com
Deflektor - Retro Gamer Magazine
Father Introduces His Son to 25 Years of Video Game History One Console Generation at a Time - Laughing Squid


CULTURE
Watch This Magician Get Out Of A Speeding Ticket With Some Fancy Rubik’s Cube Tricks - UPROXX
Back to the 80s: Christmas 1982 & My First Radio Cassette Player/Recorder - Kickin' it Old School
Godzilla 1985 Movie 7" Figure Video Review & Images - Toy News International
Mark Ruffalo's '80s Clearasil Commercial Urges You to Zap Your Zits — VIDEO - Bustle
Cavalcade Comics 05 – The A-Team Meet Chuck Norris - Cavalcade of Awesome
Sideshow Sixth Scale "Temple Of Doom" Indy Preview - Pre-Order Dec 11th - Toy News International
33 Cool Holiday Gift Ideas For That '80s Kid In Your Life - BuzzFeed Rewind
The Breakfast Club: A Mecca For Omelets and '80s Nostalgia - Boston Magazine
Hot Toys' Perfect Commando Figure Is Everything Great About The '80s - Gizmodo Australia