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Has it really been 30 years since Back to the Future first arrived in cinemas? The '80s classic is one of those films that stands firm under repeat viewings, retaining its humour, heart and on-point performances from Michael J Fox, Christopher Lloyd and co. Simply put, there isn't a frame out of place in Back to the Future.
Though Robert Zemeckis's film still feels as fresh as ever, the world has changed dramatically across the three main periods the Back to the Future series spans. Digital Spy digs deep into the history books to find out how the world looked in 1955, 1984, and where we are now.
Marty sweeps to victory at the Oscars, winning for Best Picture, Director and Actor
On Mondays during July and August, a giant 40-foot inflatable screen turns the Coney Island beach at West 10th Street into an outdoor movie theater offering a mix of modern, classic, and indie movies. This year's great lineup for the fifth annual Coney Island Flicks on the Beach, presented by Alliance for Coney Island, Rooftop Films and NYC & Company, includes: July 6 - The Terminator (James Cameron, 1984) July 13 - The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson) July 20 - The Goonies (Richard Donner) July 27 - Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom (Steven Spielberg) August 3 - Big Hero 6 (Don Hall, Chris Williams) August 10 - Mrs. Doubtfire (Chris Columbus) August 17 - Guardians Of The Galaxy (James Gunn) August 24 - Tba To find out more info visit http://www.coneyislandfunguide.com »
- Pietro Filipponi
From Zoolander 2 to 23 Jump Street, with 100s in-between. Here's our rundown of the assorted movie sequels in the works...
Think Hollywood is bereft of original ideas? You just might after this. Here's our look at the assorted movie sequels currently in the works. Since we last did a list like this, we've dropped films that seem to have died a death - Wanted 2, Spring Breakers 2 - but we'll keep this rundown up to date over the coming month.
Without further ado...
23 Jump Street
Sony is pressing ahead with a third Jump Street movie, as well as a possible Jump Street vs Men In Black film, and a female-headlined spin-off. For 23 Jump Street specifically, Rodney Rothman is back and working on the script (he wrote the second one). It's unclear yet if Chris Miller and Phil Lord can find breathing space in their schedule to direct. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are both expected back, »
In case you didn’t know, it’s the 30th anniversary of Richard Donner‘s adventure flick The Goonies. While talk keeps swirling about a potential sequel, fans will just have to settle for celebrating the original film. And that’s exactly what one fan has done with a pretty impressive custom creation that you normally don’t see anymore. […]
The post Cool Stuff: The Goonies Pinball Machine Arrives in Time for 30th Anniversary appeared first on /Film. »
- Ethan Anderton
Mary Ellen Trainor, best known for her performances as Stephanie Woods in the Lethal Weapon movies and Mrs. Walsh in The Goonies, died on May 20 in her Montecito, California home, The New York Times reported yesterday. She was 62. The case of death was due to complications with pancreatic cancer, as confirmed by Trainor's friend Kathleen Kennedy on Monday. In addition to her roles in the movies mentioned above, the actress is also remembered for her acting turns in Die Hard, The Monster Squad, Scrooged, Ghostbusters II. She also had a recurring role in the TV series "Roswell," which ran from 1999-2002. Before her acting career, Trainor served as a producer's assistant, on films such as Big Wednesday, Hardcore and Steven Spielberg's 1941, where she met her future husband Robert Zemeckis. She would go on to have small roles-to-cameos in a number of her husband's movie, including Romancing the Stone, Back to the Future Part II, »
- Will Ashton
Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Supercut of the Day: See how many of the 100 most iconic movie lines of all time you can quote along with this video: Mash-Up of the Day: Maybe the key to defeating the dinosaurs in Jurassic World is to try to eat them. Let’s learn from Cookie Monster in this Sesame Street parody of Jurassic Park called “Jurassic Cookie” (via /Film). Trailer Mix of the Day: We all love to knock The Lost World: Jurassic Park, but nobody makes fun of it better than Honest Trailers. Vintage Image of the Day: As we celebrate 30 years of The Goonies this week, we learn of the loss of Mary Ellen Trainor to cancer. Rest in piece, Mrs...
- Christopher Campbell
Mary Ellen Trainor, a fixture of 1980s movies such as Lethal Weapon and Romancing The Stone, died last month at the age of 62.Trainor, who was born in San Francisco, studied broadcast journalism at San Diego State, where she was a college roommate with future Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy. While studying, she was offered a spot as a radio personality for a local station and eventually went on to become station editor at Kcbs.She moved to Los Angeles in 1980 and started her career in film and television as a production assistant. She also met and married Robert Zemeckis, appearing in several of his films. Her first screen appearance, though, was a small role on an episode of Cheers. Film-wise, her big break was in Zemeckis’ Romancing The Stone where she played Kathleen Turner’s sister, Elaine. From there she would become a stalwart character performer in movies such as The Goonies, »
Mary Ellen Trainor, a character actress who appeared in "Die Hard," "The Goonies" and "Lethal Weapon," died on May 20 at the age of 62. The news was confirmed yesterday by Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, a longtime friend.
Trainor started out in the movie business as a producer's assistant, which is how she met her eventual husband, the director Robert Zemeckis. After they married in 1980, Zemeckis cast her in "Romancing the Stone" as Kathleen Turner's kidnapped sister.
She went on to appear in some of the biggest movies of the 1980s. Trainor played Mikey and Brand's mom in "The Goonies," police psychiatrist Stephanie Woods in "Lethal Weapon" and its sequels, and a reporter in "Die Hard." She also worked with her husband on "Back to the Future II" and "Forrest Gump," and logged television credits including "Relativity" and "Roswell."
Trainor and Zemeckis had a son, Alex, but divorced in 2000. As her acting career waned, »
- Kelly Woo
Mary Ellen Trainor, an accomplished feature-film actress best known for appearing in The Goonies as well as all four Lethal Weapon flicks, died on May 20 at her home in Montecito, California, according to Entertainment Weekly. A lifelong friend of Trainor's, Kathleen Kennedy (also president of Lucasfilm), told reporters that the actress died of complications from pancreatic cancer. She was 62 and had a career that spanned nearly three decades. Trainor got her acting start in 1983, with a spot on Cheers. She shifted over to the big screen a year later, reportedly at the suggestion of Michael Douglas, for a role in Robert Zemeckis's Romancing the Stone. Trainor had married Zemeckis in 1980, and after Stone, the two would continue to collaborate on such projects as Back to the Future Part II and Forrest Gump. (They divorced in 2000.) Other credits include roles in Die Hard, Scrooged, Ghostbusters II, Death »
- Sean Fitz-Gerald
It’s the 30th anniversary of “The Goonies,” the Steven Spielberg-produced iconic adventure tale of the ’80s. Richard Donner directed this group of intrepid adolescents as they hunt for treasure. Check out our Wrap Trends! “The Goonies” will be screening on July 3rd at Cinespia’s Fireworks Spectacular show at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, tickets can be bought at www.cinespia.org. See more recent Wrap Trends: Shia Labeouf Is Your Psycho Green-Screen Motivational Speaker: Wrap Trends (Video) Also Read: ‘Suicide Squad’ Batman Leak and ‘Cruel Intentions’ Reunion Spark Frenzy: Wrap Trends (Video) Also Read: Michael B. »
- Jordan Burchette
Mary Ellen Trainor, best known for her role as the psychologist in the “Lethal Weapon” films, died from pancreatic cancer at her home in Montecito, Calif. last month. She was 62. Trainor was married to director Robert Zemeckis for 20 years and appeared in several of his films … including “Romancing the Stone” and “Forrest Gump.” They divorced in 2000. Her other notable roles were as Mrs. Walsh in “The Goonies,” as well as small roles in “Scrooged,” “Die Hard, »
- TMZ Staff
Mary Ellen Trainor, the actress known for her role as Mrs. Walsh in the classic film “The Goonies,” died at her home in Montecito, California, on May 20. She was 62. Trainor also appeared in all four “Lethal Weapon” films as police psychiatrist Stephanie Woods, who counseled Det. Roger Murtaugh (Danny Glover) on how best to handle his off-the-rails partner, Det. Martin Riggs (Mel Gibson). Trainor married writer and director Robert Zemeckis in 1980, appearing in several of his films, including “Back to the Future Part II,” “Death Becomes Her” and “Forrest Gump.” The two divorced in 2000. Also Read: 'Goonies' Star Sean Astin. »
- Joe Otterson
Mary Ellen Trainor, an actress who appeared in all four Lethal Weapon movies from 1987 to 1998, has died. She was 62. Per Variety, who was first to report the news of the star and philanthropist's passing, Trainor died on May 20 at her home in Montecito, Calif. Per Imbd, Trainor's first onscreen role was a small part on Cheers in 1983. The following year, she starred in Romancing the Stone, and by 1985, she landed a role in The Goonies as Mikey and Brand's mom, Mrs. Walsh. She worked steadily in film and TV for 25 years, with credits including Ghostbusters II, Die Hard and Back to the Future Part II. From 1999 to 2002 she had a recurring role on Roswell playing the adoptive mother of Katherine »
Veteran character actress Mary Ellen Trainor has died, aged 62.
Trainor passed away at her Montecito, California home in May.
Trainor was married to filmmaker Robert Zemeckis between 1980 and 2000, and in that time had roles in many of his biggest hit films.
Trainor and ex-husband Zemeckis had one child together, a son named Alexander.
Her memorial service will be held in Montecito on June 19. »
The San Francisco-born Trainor moved in 1980 to Los Angeles, where she married director Zemeckis and discovered her calling as an actress. She began a distinguished career in television and film, beginning with the role of Elaine in “Romancing the Stone” and Mrs. Walsh in “The Goonies.” She also appeared in all four “Lethal Weapon” movies, “Die Hard,” “Scrooged,” “Ghostbusters II,” “Back to the Future Part II,” “Forrest Gump,” and racked up scores of television appearances, including leading roles in “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose” and “Relativity.”
While studying broadcast journalism at San Diego State, Mary Ellen was discovered by a radio station manager and asked to be an on-air personality for Ksdo. Her talents soon earned her a position at Kcbs as station editor, paving »
- Carmel Dagan
The San Francisco-born Trainor moved in 1980 to Los Angeles, where she married director Robert Zemeckis and discovered her calling as an actress. She started a career in television and film, beginning with the role of Elaine in “Romancing the Stone” and Mrs. Walsh in “The Goonies.” She also appeared in all four “Lethal Weapon” movies, “Die Hard,” “Scrooged,” “Ghostbusters II,” “Back to the Future Part II,” “Forrest Gump,” the 2003 “Freaky Friday” and racked up scores of television appearances, including leading roles in “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose” and “Relativity.”
While studying broadcast journalism at San Diego State, she was discovered by a radio station manager and asked to be an on-air personality for Ksdo. She soon earned a position at Kcbs as station editor, »
- Carmel Dagan
Mary Ellen Trainor, an actress who appeared in all four Lethal Weapon films and in several movies directed by her then-husband, Oscar winner Robert Zemeckis, has died. She was 62. Trainor, who also stood out as homemaker Mrs. Walsh in The Goonies (1985), died May 20 of complications from pancreatic cancer at her home in Montecito, Calif., according to Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, her lifelong friend and fellow San Diego State alumna. Trainor married Zemeckis in 1980 and made her big-screen debut, at the suggestion of Michael Douglas, in the pivotal role of Elaine, the kidnapped sister of Kathleen
- Mike Barnes
Chunk returns to The Goondocks! Jeff B. Cohen -- who played the Truffle Shuffler in "The Goonies" -- went back to where it all started over the weekend, celebrating the 30th anniversary of the classic 1985 family flick in Astoria, Oregon. The former child star joined fans at the annual Goonies Day event, held where the film was actually shot three decades ago. And while it was a real treat to have Chunk in attendance, some fans may not have spotted him -- because he looks Nothing like he used to. Long gone are his curly locks and his character's trademark belly, proving how much 30 years (or puberty) can do to a person. Not only is he a lean machine these days, but Cohen has also put his acting career behind him -- and is now an entertainment lawyer who just released a book about negotiating deals in Hollywood. Not too shabby! »
- tooFab Staff
In 1985, a group of curious kids in the children's adventure film The Goonies took audiences along on their journey to find a pirate's ancient treasure in hopes to save a family home from foreclosure. The four boys and two girls' story led (and continues to lead) children on a wild ride to Sloth's (John Matuszak) island. Goonies was wildly successful, both in viewer ratings and monetarily, and earned $61,389,680 at the box office since its June 7, 1985 release. So what have the kids been up to since director Richard Donner, story writer Steven Spielberg and screenplay
- Natalie Stone
“Goonies never say die,” as any true fan of the 1985 cult fave flick knows. Even as The Goonies marks its 30th anniversary, adoration for its misfit gang of treasure-hunting teens – including Sean Astin, Josh Brolin and Corey Feldman – is still very much alive and well.
The adventure film, which was directed by Richard Donner and executive-produced by Steven Spielberg, has what every good ‘80s flick should: a killer Cyndi Lauper song, sweatbands and a memorable catch-phrase: “Hey! You Guysssss!”
As we celebrate the film’s milestone – and eagerly wait for its long-anticipated sequel – here are 10 little-known tidbits about the movie to feast on like a Baby Ruth.
- Brianne Hogan
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