Friday, June 12, 2015

The Weekly Links: 'Kindergarten Cop' Remake Rumors, Teens Attempt To Play Contra, New Kids React To Their Old Merch

Welcome to another edition of The Weekly Links, your weekly source for the best '80s content on the web! Some great '80s pop culture was unearthed this week, but mainly a somber week with the passing of several people from our childhood.

Gilbert Lewis, the first "King of Cartoons" on Pee-Wee's Playhouse, passed away with Pee-Wee reporting the news on his blog. Mary Ellen Trainor who was married to director Robert Zemeckis for a long time and acted in several movies passed away at just 62. Yesterday we learned that actor Christopher Lee, whose acting credits went back 60+ years, died at 92. And also yesterday, wrestling legend Dusty Rhodes also passed away at just 69 years old. Prayers go out to their families as we remember their television and movie legacies.

Some other content I posted this week included some music and video game memories:
My favorite video this week is another "reaction" that features today's teens trying to make it through the first stage of Contra. What's great is no instructions are given which includes the famous Konami code to get 30 lives. Personally, I would've loved for the producers to give them the code after all their continues were used up, just for their kid's reactions. Nonetheless, it's an enjoyable watch for retrogamers. 

TWL Video of the Week
"CONTRA (NINTENDO) (React: Retro Gaming)" by REACT

Enjoy the rest of this week's links!!


MOVIES
'The Goonies': THR's 1985 Review - Hollywood Reporter


TV


MUSIC
15 Best Songs From '80s Movies (Besides “The Power of Love”) - New Times Broward-Palm Beach
Henry Rollins: In the '80s, Even I Listened to Madonna - LA Weekly
Going Solo: Don Henley - Return to the 80s

VIDEO GAMES



POP CULTURE