Welcome to another edition of The Weekly Links, your weekly source for the best '80s content on the web! We had another week of retro-infused movie and TV announcements which seems to be more and more commonplace in this wrap-up.
All the Ghostbusters talk got me thinking earlier this week about what could happen to Ecto-1. Will the new films even have it? If they do, will they keep the old look or give it a modern update? Well, I came up with 5 possibilities for Ecto-1 in the new films that could either upset us purists or perhaps be something we can tolerate.
Well, my basketball bracket is already busted so I'm relying on the pop culture tournaments to ease my pain. The Kickin' It Old School 1985 Movie Madness Tournament is down to the Elite 8! Vote for your favorites now. And also check out the Next Big Reboot Tournament over at UnderScoopFire! and connect with their social media to vote for your choices.
My favorite video this week should come as no surprise. From the time I first heard about the feature-length film Pixels, I was excited. I could care less if Adam Sandler redeems himself from his decade of mediocrity in the film industry. To me the true stars of the film will be the video game characters and I could care less about what actors will be in it. This week, the first full-length trailer was released and I gotta say, it's become the 5th film in 2015 that will be a must-see in the theater for me. Take a look and tell me what you think about the film in the comments...
TWL Video of the Week
"Pixels - Trailer" by IGN
Enjoy the rest of this week's links!
Joseph Gordon-Levitt to Star in, Produce 'Fraggle Rock' Movie - Hollywood Reporter
Live These '80s Movie Scenes in Chicago - Huffington Post
20 Most Rewatchable Movies Of The '80s - WhatCulture
'Blue Thunder' Remake Kicks Off Drone-Themed Film Frenzy - Yahoo! Movies
This Replica Of The Maze From "The Shining" Is Incredible - BuzzFeed Rewind
Bill & Ted 3: "we're really close", says Alex Winter - Den of Geek
The Definitive Ranking Of The "Friday The 13th" Movies - BuzzFeed Rewind
My Hero: Mr. Mom - Like Totally 80s
Mr. T Lands Home Improvement Show 'I Pity the Tool' - Hollywood Reporter
The Muppets are coming back to TV, sort of - The A.V. Club
"Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" Disrupts C-SPAN in Prank (Video) - Hollywood Reporter
Villain Throw-Down - Cartoon Express Podcast
Watch the Peanuts gang sing Journey, AC/DC, and Pink Floyd - The A.V. Club
Dan Aykroyd, John Belushi's Widow Launch Blues Brothers Label - Rolling Stone
Rick Astley’s ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’ Without Music Proves The Existence Of The Musicless Rick Roll - UPROXX
Monthly Subscription Service For Retro Video Games - GeekologieHow Nintendo Conquered Manhattan in 1985 - Mental Floss
Faced With a VCR, Kids are Confused and Disappointed - Mental Floss
Let’s Build a Death Star! - Nerdist
Funko: ReAction Gremlins Figures Sneak Peek - Cool Toy Review