The Weekly Links is back once again to dispense a packet of poppin' and rockin' '80s articles sure to be an explosion of flavor...just don't mix them with soda or your head might explode.
Pretty sad news this week with the passing of Harold Ramis. Ghostbusters is probably my favorite '80s movie and very thankful for the experiences and memories I have of it as a child. I didn't really appreciate the other films he worked on like Stripes, Caddyshack, and National Lampoon's Animal House until I was a bit older. But looking back over his film career this week, I feel like he made many contributions that was on the same level of greatness as Egon Spengler and the Ghostbusters. Along with the article I posted yesterday, here are several articles that paid tribute to the late Harold Ramis:
I didn't really see a video this week that made waves like some of the previous weeks. However, I did stumble onto this video (courtesy Kotaku) which shows a guy beating Super Mario Brothers on NES with the lowest possible score. Pretty impressive. It's about 9 minutes long so feel free to warp to the end.
- Don't remember watching the animated series, probably because it was short-lived and did watch the movies until I was much older. Would love to revisit if it comes to Region 1 or one of the streaming services.
- Out of all of the movies on this list, I really hope they don't remake Gremlins. Actually, I don't care because I definitely won't be seeing it as I also refuse to see The Karate Kid remake.
I did, however, see the new Robocop this past weekend and thought it was pretty good. It was a remake practically in name only and could have been called "PoliceBot" and would've still been a good movie. The original isn't that dear to my heart, but I still enjoyed the subtle nods to the original. Very well acted. If they make a sequel, I believe it will be even better than this one.
What's your thoughts on Robocop or remakes in general? Are there some you refuse to see?