Friday, July 31, 2015

The Weekly Links: New Super Mario Maker Trailer, Prince's 'Purple Rain' House For Sale, Ice-T As Papa Smurf

Welcome to another edition of The Weekly Links, your weekly source for the best '80s content on the web! My nostalgia went through the roof last night while watching Pixels. I hope you'll read my review which explains how I managed to have a great time after reading all the terrible reviews online.

A good bit of sequel and reboot buzz this week in the Movies section. Plus, I also posted a couple more stories on the site this week too:

My favorite video this week (via Mashable) is another "musicless music video" this time featuring Lionel Richie's ballad "Hello." Removing the music makes the premise of the video even creepier and at the same time more hilarious! Check it out...

TWL Video of the Week
"Musicless Musicvideo / LIONEL RICHIE - Helloby Mario Wienerroither

Enjoy the rest of this week's links!

MOVIES
The house formerly known as Prince’s in Purple Rain is for sale - A.V. Club
The first Unauthorized Full House Story clip is short on scandalous surprises - A.V. Club
25 Raucous, Road-Trippy Facts About the Original 'Vacation' - Yahoo! Movies
National Lampoon Plans Its Own Reboot: "We Want to Do Business" - Hollywood Reporter
Underrated 1980s Horror Gems - Cinema Retro
Raiders! The Making Of The Greatest Fan Film Ever Made review - Den of Geek
Can You Defeat David Bowie From "Labyrinth"? - BuzzFeed Rewind
Russo Brothers GHOSTBUSTERS Movie Confirmed - Nerdist
9 Classic 80s Movies That Hollywood Actually Should Revist - Cinema Blend
Vacation: Two Enthusiastic Thumbs Up - Like Totally 80s
15 Changes to the Original 'Star Wars' Trilogy That Still Make Us Crazy - Yahoo! Movies
How Well Do You Remember The Original Ghostbusters? - PlayBuzz
Finally, Goonies returns to the screen- maybe - Yello80s
The house formerly known as Prince’s in Purple Rain is for sale - A.V. Club
Tom Cruise Is Up for 'Top Gun 2' — but Only If He Can Do It Without CGI - Yahoo! Movies
'Back To The Future' Star Michael J. Fox Hated the DeLorean - Nerdist
14 Things You Might Not Know About ‘Aliens’ - Mental Floss
'Problem Child' Turns 25: Director on John Ritter Ad-Libs, Test Audience Walkouts - Hollywood Reporter


TV

Ice-T Redubs Care Bears, The Smurfs and Dora the Explorer - Kotaku
Can You guess These 80s Action Cartoons In Just 3 Clues? - PlayBuzz
The top 50 80s kids' TV themes - Den Of Geek
'Fuller House': D.J. Is No Longer a Pregnant Widow in Netflix Series - Hollywood Reporter
Cindy Crawford Developing 1980’s Period Drama ‘Icon’ for NBC About Modeling Wars - Variety
The Bundy-Griswold Connection And More ‘Married… With Children’ Surprising Facts - UPROXX
Latest ‘Married … With Children’ Spinoff Talk Still Just A Whisper - Hollywood Reporter
These Weird Robot And Puppet-Filled PSAs Probably Messed You Up As A Kid - UPROXX
17 Fun Facts About ‘Fraggle Rock’ - Mental Floss
The Best Life Advice from ‘Golden Girls’ Matriarch Sophia Petrillo - Flavorwire


MUSIC
This Atari-Themed Music Video Is An 8-Bit Adventure We Can Get Behind - UPROXX
Back to the 80s: Top Albums Released in 1985Kickin’ it Old School
Can You Guess The '80s Song From These Emojis? - BuzzFeed Rewind
Musical “What-Ifs,” Back to the Future Style - Like Totally 80s
Bon Jovi's Best '80s Songs Of All Time - Fashion & Style
10 Essential September New Releases for Kids of the Eighties - PopDose


VIDEO GAMES

Super Mario Maker: new trailer - Den of Geek
10 Facts About Nintendo That Will Blow Your Mind - PlayBuzz
Defending the Galaxy: Reviewing the video game bible of 1981 Part II - Cavalcade of Awesome
Watch A Man Provide A Great Live Soundtrack To Super Mario Bros. 3 - UPROXX

POP CULTURE
6 Delightful Marshmallow Cereals - Pop Rewind
MASK, Micronauts, ROM, Stretch Armstrong, Atari Force and More Returning in 2016 - Strange Kids Club
Can Adam Keep The Peace In This Week’s Exclusive Preview Of ‘He-Man: The Eternity War?’ - UPROXX
9 Sweet Facts for Sour Patch Kids Day - Mental Floss