Friday, July 17, 2015

The Weekly Links: 'Transformers: Devastion' Gameplay Trailer, 'Danger Mouse' Reboot, New Madballs Comic/Toys

Welcome to another edition of The Weekly Links, your weekly source for the best '80s content on the web! I was visiting Florida over an extended weekend so I didn't get a chance to post last week, so that means even more links for this week's edition!

Here's a shout-out to friend of the site Chad Young and the Horror Movie BBQ who helped me rank the best movies of 1984 awhile back. He's giving away an Ecto Cooler candle over on his site and the deadline is tomorrow! To enter, like Horror Movie BBQ on Facebook and then leave a comment on the Giveaway blog post with your favorite Ghostbuster and email address. Good luck!

In case you missed it, here are few RD80s headlines from the past couple weeks:

My favorite video this week was brought to my attention by the A.V. Club and features a 1982 softball game between the SCTV cast and crew. It's glorious found footage from an 8MM home movie of some of the great comedic actors from the show including Rick Moranis doing most of the interviews in an announcer's voice. Terrific look into the past!

TWL Video of the Week
"SCTV Cast vs Crew Softball Game" by SCTV Archive


Enjoy the rest of this week's links!


MOVIES
Which Kid From "The Goonies" Are You? - BuzzFeed
A Man Recreates the Iconic Ecto-1 ‘Ghostbusters’ Car From a Classic 1960 Cadillac Miller-Meteor - Laughing Squid
12 '80s-Era Indie Films to Swap Out for Your Old School Favorites - Indie Wire
Dan Aykroyd Will Pop Up in Paul Feig’s Ghostbusters - Vulture
Memory Wipe: Troop Beverly Hills is a deceptively subtle take on glamour - A.V. Club
Field Of Dreams revisited: why it still hits me every time - Den of Geek
’80s Movies That Wouldn’t Be Made Today - It Goes To 11
These ‘Blade Runner’ Quotes Were Built To Last - UPROXX
Sylvester Stallone Rep: 'No Official Remark' on 'Rambo' Future - RollingStone
The Other '80s Sequels We Absolutely Need To See - Newsy
29 Times "Earth Girls Are Easy" Triggered Your Sexual Awakening - BuzzFeed
11 Post-Apocalyptic Words and Phrases from 'Beyond Thunderdome' - Mental Floss
All Four New Ghostbusters, Suited Up and Ready for Supernatural Action - io9
The New Buck Rogers Movie Will Be Based on His Most Classic Story Ever - io9
The ‘CHiPs’ Film Adaptation Is Going To Be An R-Rated Adventure Like ‘Lethal Weapon’ - UPROXX
'Can't Buy Me Love' Star Amanda Peterson Dies at 43 - Hollywood Reporter
John M. Stephens, Award-Winning Cinematographer and 'E.T.' Cameraman, Dies at 82 - Yahoo! Movies
16 Dizzying Facts About 'Labyrinth' - Mental Floss
17 Solid Facts About 'Stripes' - Mental Floss


TV
MUSIC

POP CULTURE
Awesomely Disgusting Variant Covers for MADBALLS Comic—Coming Soon! - Strange Kids Club
MADBALLS Making a Comeback as Vinyl Toys from Mondo - Strange Kids Club
Kidrobot’s Mega Man and Proto Man 7″ Figures Available Monday - Awesome Toy Blog
PopRewind Podcast: Snacks from the Past - Pop Rewind
Disney's New Tron Roller Coaster Is Absolutely Gorgeous - io9
Commodore Is Back, Baby, With a … Smartphone? - Wired
Custom LEGO Optimus Prime Is Huge And Fully Transformable - Kotaku
SDCC 2015: Cobra Takes Over The World - Topless Robot
7 Totally Rad SUVs that Make Us Miss the 80s - BoldRide
2015 SDCC: MattyCollector Panel - MOTUC & ThunderCats - Toy News International
18 VHS Struggles That Today's Teens Will Never Understand - BuzzFeed
A Talking USB Car Charger That Looks Like KITT From Classic ‘Knight Rider’ - Laughing Squid
What ORIGINAL Garbage Pail Kid Are You?? - PlayBuzz
A Jokey Concept Video Produced by Apple in 1987 Showing Their Vision of the Future in 1997 - Laughing Squid