Friday, April 24, 2015

The Weekly Links: Early 'Breakfast Club Script' Found, KISS Teams Up With Scooby-Doo, Chewbacca Contra

Welcome to another edition of The Weekly Links, your weekly source for the best '80s content on the web! There were some great stories this week featured on RD80s including set photos from Pee-Wee's new movie and details on the Full House spinoff.

I also had a chance to post some original content this week like exploring a teaser trailer for The Empire Strikes Back and discovering a video game mashup of Mario and Excitebike. I also resurrected the Retro80s Soundcloud Sampler if you're looking for some new free music. Also check out some of the freebies and deals I posted this week on books, collectibles, and more.

My favorite video this week was a recreation of the new Batman vs. Superman trailer. Use the soundtrack from the video, we instead get to see Adam West and Christopher Reeve footage! I loved watching reruns of Batman '66 and Reeve's films were my first introduction to superheroes so I really enjoyed this mashup.

TWL Video of the Week
"Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Retro Style)by Bobby Burns


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


MOVIES
Early 'Breakfast Club’ Script Unearthed at Shuttered Chicago High School - Yahoo! Movies
25 Fast Facts About 'Field of Dreams' - Mental Floss
The nostalgia is strong in this Back To The Future/The Force Awakens mash-up - A.V. Club
Sequel to Denzel Washington's 'The Equalizer' in the Works at Sony - Hollywood Reporter
Why Summer Rental is the Quintessential 80s Summer Movie - Like Totally 80s
Are You More C-3PO Or R2-D2? - BuzzFeed Rewind
The 'Ghostbusters' Reboot Has a Much More Puft-Up Budget Than the Original - Yahoo! Movies
B-Movie Corner: 'Witchboard' is your classic 1980s horror movie - The Weekender
Richard Branson does his best Ferris Bueller impression - Timeout Chicago
29 Reasons "Troop Beverly Hills" Is A Cinematic Masterpiece - BuzzFeed Rewind


TV
Watch Kiss Meet Scooby-Doo in New Film 'Rock and Roll Mystery' - Rolling Stone
The Goldbergs' thematic usage of the 80s has made the show one of TV's best comedies - Bloguin
CMT: The Dukes of Hazzard Still A Go! - TV Classics R' Us
Seven Things I’ve Learned Watching Filmation’s He-man Cartoon As An “Adult” - The Fwoosh
25 Times Gilbert Blythe From "Anne Of Green Gables" Melted Your Heart - BuzzFeed Rewind
Who's The Boss? Returns To Pop & Logo - TV Classics R' Us


MUSIC
John Oates Announces Book Deal, Memoir to Come in 2016 - Billboard
Flashback: See Martina McBride and Pat Benatar Wail on Eighties Classic - Rolling Stone
Debbie Gibson Talks New Music, Healthy Living & the Secret to Taylor Swift Staying 'Graceful' - Billboard
10 Things We Learned From Johnny Rotten's 'Uncensored' New Memoir - Rolling Stone
Inside Depeche Mode Songwriter Martin Gore's 'Futuristic' New Solo Album - Rolling Stone
Is This The One Man Who Can Reunite Guns N’ Roses? - UPROXX
18 Great '80s Music Videos Not Actually From the '80s - Yahoo Music
Rick Rubin Discussed Roddy Piper Inspiring The Beastie Boys, Bankrolling Jim Cornette And More - UPROXX
We're No. 1: With “Shoop,” Salt-N-Pepa took control professionally and sexually - A.V. Club
This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1989, Madonna's 'Like a Prayer' Hit No. 1 - Billboard


VIDEO GAMES
Contra, but With Chewbacca - Topless Robot
Gaming Gold: The 10 Most Valuable NES Games Ordinary Gamers Might Actually Own - UPROXX
#TBT: Pac-Man defined '80s arcades - KGMI
Pirate Bay Co-Founder Not Allowed To Play NES In Prison - Gizmodo
A 3D Sonic The Hedgehog That Could Make Every Fan Happy - Kotaku
1980s-themed Film “Pixels” Starring Adam Sandler To Get Mobile Game - Bidness ETC
20 Video Game Songs Delight Your Ears in This Mash-Up - Nerdist


CULTURE
Hasbro to Release New Female-Only 'Transformers' Team - Hollywood Reporter
7 Gaming Watches More Rad (And Less Pricey) Than The Apple Watch - Kotaku
Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Book Review - The Fwoosh
Scientifically Accurate MY LITTLE PONY Is NOT Cute - Nerdist
Nostalgia from two angles! - Branded In The 80s
Back to the 80s: Cherry Coke introduced in 1985 - Kickin' it Old School
We're Getting Some Amazing Ghostbusters Action Figures Soon - io9
40 Epic Examples of Epic '80s Makeup - soFeminine
29 Terrible Dating Tips For Women From The '80s - BuzzFeed Rewind