Friday, January 16, 2015

The Weekly Links: Back To The Future 2 Concept Art, Motley Crue Biopic Gets 'Jackass' Director, Guy Uses Power Glove At His Job

Welcome to another edition of The Weekly Links, your weekly source for the best '80s content on the web! Some great stuff to share this week, but wanted to remind everyone that there are just 3 days left to get a "30 Years of Never Say Die!" exclusive RD80s t-shirt! The minimum print goal was achieved and now a few remain to reach the overall goal of 30 shirts. Thanks to all the Goonies fans!

I found a couple Kickstarter campaigns this week that got me excited. I blogged about the Nanoarcade tabletop video game machine which reminded me of playing my Coleco Donkey King game as a kid. At last check, it was already at 84% with 25 days to go. Another that is already funded with still 22 days left features Freezy Freakies color-changing winter gloves. I also remember these as well and they now come in adult sizes!

Also this week, I compiled a list of '80s ballads that surprisingly feature killer guitar solos. Not all have the same level of surprise so I decided to rate each on a surprise scale of 1-10. It's not everyday you put together a list with Martika and Linda Rondstat/James Ingram along with Night Ranger and Toto.

My favorite video this week came courtesy of Kotaku and features a hilarious mashup of Super Mario with the Liam Neeson film Taken. The parody movie trailer features the princess being kidnapped with Mario (and his Italian accent) ready to use his special skills to find her. Make sure you watch through the end! Funny stuff!

TWL Video of the Week
"Super Mario Taken (Parody Trailer)" by WTFLOL

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This mashup of brilliant '80s movies and heroes is wonderfully nostalgic - JOE
Tom Cruise Reteaming With Doug Liman for 1980s Crime Thriller - Hollywood Reporter
Escape From New York remake moving ahead - Den of Geek
The Biggest Box Office Hit Was Made 30 Years Ago - Nerdist
Which Character From Fast Times At Ridgemont High Are You? - Playbuzz
Neat infographic shows brand and model of the most iconic movie glasses - Gizmodo
G.I. Joe 3 May Have Its Director. And Is Still Happening, Apparently - io9
Things Back to the Future Kinda Got Right About 2015 - Pop Rewind
Hollywood's Hottest Screenwriter Spills Secrets on 'Beetlejuice' Sequel, 'Lego Batman' - Hollywood Reporter
Paul Feig Confirms New York Setting for Ghostbusters Reboot, 'Fun Nods' to Original - ComingSoon.net
An Animated Series of Facts About ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ That You May Not Have Known - Laughing Squid
This Beloved '80s Movie Is Getting a Disney Channel Remake and We're Freaking Out - E! Online
Why No One Cares What You Think About Princess Leia’s Gold Bikini - UnderScoopFire!

TV
TV Shows from the 80s that make absolutely zero sense - SBS
VIDEO GAMES
Atari: Game Over review - Den of Geek
Remodelled ZX Spectrum production set to begin - BBC News
MUSIC
CULTURE
Fast forward to the 1980s as the cassette player makes a comeback - BetaNews
Jessica Chastain Rocks '80s Workout Gear, Shows How Not to Chew Gum in Wrigley's Parody - Us Magazine