Friday, February 27, 2015

The Weekly Links: Ducktales Gets Reboot, Real Joshua Tree Vandalized, Flux Capacitor Yahtzee

Welcome to another edition of The Weekly Links, your weekly source for the best '80s content on the web! Some pretty crazy reboot/sequel/remake announcements in the world of TV and movies this week. One in particular I had to feature on the blog.

I stumbled onto a contest Wednesday that asks fans to come up with "The Next MacGyver." That's right, submit your idea and you could be one of five winners chosen to be paired with a Hollywood producer to develop a pilot script. The kicker is, the lead character has to be female! I guess if it's good for Ghostbusters, it can work for MacGyver too. Just think of the endless supply of miscellaneous items she can carry in her purse!

My favorite video this week was messaged to the RD80s Facebook page. Jeff informed me about his Princess Bride parody video that uses Joe Esposito's Karate Kid anthem "You're the Best Around." The lyrics are very funny and well coordinated with the clips from the movie. Enjoy!

TWL Video of the Week
"You're The Man (In Black)" by Bonecage

Enjoy the rest of this week's links! And don't forget to connect with RD80s' sister site Rad Retro Stuff and its social media feeds for deals, giveaways, and news on all things retro and collectible!


MOVIES
Want to see what 'Jem And The Holograms' look like in live-action? - Hitfix
‘Blade Runner’ Sequel: Harrison Ford Confirmed; Denis Villeneuve In Talks To Direct - Deadline
11 Things I Want My Son to Learn from '80s Movies - Babble
15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About 'National Lampoon’s European Vacation' - Mental Floss
Stunning 'Star Wars' Art From the Lucasfilm Vault - Yahoo! Movies
Road House is reportedly teaching the NYPD how to be nice during beatings - The A.V. Club
'Chappie's' Sigourney Weaver thinks the new 'Ghostbusters' is 'awesome' - Hitfix
Rocky Balboa could be killed in his next movie, possibly by robot - The A.V. Club
14 Totally Excellent Life Lessons We All Learned From Bill & Ted - BuzzFeed Rewind
30 Things we LOVE about…Streets of Fire! - Cult Film Club
All The Angsty ‘Breakfast Club’ Quotes We’ll Never Stop Repeating - UPROXX
How Ghostbusters Filmed That Classic Stay Puft Marshmallow Man Scene - io9
Steven Spielberg Hopes To Direct Chris Pratt In Indiana Jones Reboot - Deadline
8 Tiny Movie Monsters From The '80s (Beside Gremlins) - io9


TV
Disney XD To Reboot ‘Ducktales’ Animated Series For 2017 Launch - Deadline
Top Ten Cartoon Theme Tunes - Retromash
10 eighties and nineties children's game shows we all wanted to appear on - Metro
17 Times "DuckTales" Was The Most Delightfully Crazy Show On TV - BuzzFeed Rewind
15 modern 'DuckTales' episodes that are TV gold - Mashable
Netflix Orders New 'Inspector Gadget,' Four More Kids Shows - Hollywood Reporter
14 Mixed Messages All '80s Kids Got From Cartoons - BuzzFeed Rewind
Remembering Robotech: A detailed history of the '80s anime cross-over - Blastr
Eddie Murphy And The 1980s 'SNL' Cast: Where Are They Now? - UPROXX
Kimmel Finds 80s Kelly Ripa Dance Party Video - Yahoo TV
80s Pop Culture References in Family Guy - Kickin' it Old School


MUSIC
U2’s Joshua tree has been vandalized - Consequence of Sound
'Motown 25' Revisited: 10 Things to Know About the 1983 TV Special - Billboard
8 Awesome Horror Movie Songs from the '80s - Moviepilot
5 Music Videos That Made The 80s Great - 93XRT Radio


VIDEO GAMES
Google AI Taught Itself How To To Be A Pro At Classic Video Games - Kotaku
How Pacman Smart Are You? - PlayBuzz
Atari Engineer Steve Bristow Passes Away - Kotaku
The Hardest Ever 'Super Mario World' Level Took Three Years to Beat - HitFix
Street Fighter Comes To Life with Japanese Celebrities - Kotaku
7 Unlikely Celebrities in Video Game Commercials - Pop Rewind


CULTURE
No One Asked For a Flux Capacitor Version of Yahtzee, But We'll Take It - Gizmodo Toyland
Larami Toys 1981 Catalog - Plaid Stallions
80s Miami Vice Gets A Remix Treatment That's To Die For - Bleeding Cool
8 Popular Toys From the '80s That Are Back - Gizmodo
Awesome 80s Bedrooms: The Boy Who Could Fly Edition! - Branded In The 80s
Great full page dedicated to M.A.S.K. from the 1986 Argos catalogue - Retromash
Look How Awesome RadioShack Was In The 1980s - Fast Company
20 Things You Might Not Know About the "Miracle on Ice" - Mental Floss
This Incredible Lego Diorama Shows How Boba Fett Escaped The Sarlacc Pit - io9 Toybox
6 Ways Your Birthday Party Was Different in the 80s - Like Totally 80s