It's time once again to dish out The Weekly Links! My favorite discovery this week was the new Goonies and Back To The Future action figures I posted about on Monday. Can't wait to get a few of those in my collection. A few movies celebrated anniversaries this week included Footloose turning 30 and Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure along with one of my personal faves The 'Burbs turning 25. I remember watching The 'Burbs in the theater and still quote it more than I realize to this day. Also turning 30 this week was the classic new wave album Into The Gap by the Thompson Twins. It would become their most successful album in their native UK (and the US) and produce the hits "Doctor! Doctor!" and "Hold Me Now."
The video of the week was an easy choice, even though technically this was more '90s than '80s. Our favorite ninja rapper and home improvement guru Vanilla Ice made a commercial to promote the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle shapes for Kraft mac and cheese...
- From the recent interview, it sounds like the talks are open for the sequel to move forward with Keaton stating "I always said that's the one thing I'd like to do again, if I ever did anything again."
- Hate to end on a sad note, but news just broke yesterday that guitarist Bob Casale who was a founding member of Devo suddenly passed away. He had played with the band from their inception in 1973 all the way through their recent tours. I was never a huge fan of the band, but have the deepest respect for their contribution to the new wave era of music.