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The horror movie undertones of The Goonies

20 September 2017 10:51 AM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Simon Brew Sep 21, 2017

As the new film of Stephen King’s It dominates the box office, a look at its spiritual cousin, The Goonies

Currently dominating the global box office is the new adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, It. The book has provided the source material already for one production that scared the lights out of a generation – who can forget Tim Curry’s take on Pennywise the clown? – and the new film has been keen to repeat the trick. With no shortage of success, as it happens. Clowns are already reporting a decline in business.

It was when Mark Kermode reviewed the film on the Kermode & Mayo Film Review programme, though, that he described the new It movie not as a horror, but an adventure horror. And the inevitable line was drawn back to the mighty The Goonies.

The overlaps are clear. A group of young misfits find »

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Stranger Things pays homage to 80s cinema with new posters

16 September 2017 5:38 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With the second season of Stranger Things set to premiere on Netflix next month, the streaming service has released seven new posters for the acclaimed supernatural drama series which pay homage 80s (and a couple of 70s) cinema classics A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Evil Dead, Alien, Firestarter, Jaws, The Running Man, and Stand By Me; check them out here…

See Also: Stranger Things Season 2 will focus on Hopper’s daughter Sarah, according to David Harbour

See Also: Stranger Things renewed for season 3, season 4 will likely be its last

It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

See Also: Hawkins is turned Upside Down in first trailer for Stranger Things season 2

The second season of »

- Amie Cranswick

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The Goonies Cast Reunite for Special Anniversary Dinner

12 September 2017 8:59 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

You know the old mantra. The Goonies never say die! And while we'll probably never get Goonies 2, stars Corey Feldman, Sean Astin and Jonathan Ke Quan have never given up hope. The trio reunited for a special anniversary dinner last night. And Corey Feldman shared an image from the great Goonies feast on his official CDogg Instagram. In the photo, you can see what became of the kids who once went searching for the lost treasure of One-Eyed Willie.

"Goonies dinner! Here I am last night catching up with former cast mates, Sean Astin & Jonathan Ke Quan."

Corey Feldman and Sean Astin have been the biggest champions of getting The Goonies 2 made. Original director Richard Donner confirmed the movie was moving forward way back in 2014. But ever since then, all we've ever heard about the project has mostly added up to wishful thinking.

We spoke with Corey Feldman earlier this year, »

- MovieWeb

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Movie Review – It (2017)

10 September 2017 9:19 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

It, 2017.

Directed by Andy Muschietti.

Starring Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Sophia Lillis, Finn Wolfhard, Chosen Jacobs, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff, Nicholas Hamilton, and Bill Skarsgard.

Synopsis:

A group of bullied kids band together when a monster, taking the appearance of a clown, begins hunting children.

After the appalling adaptation of The Dark Tower and the misfire that was The Mist TV series; It is a breath of fresh air and a supremely engrossing horror adventure. Based on King’s 1986 novel, It revolves around a group of kids who call themselves The Losers Club and their horrifying ordeal over one summer. Something is stalking the town of Derry and it has been doing it every 27 years. Children disappear and are never found, and there are sightings of the dancing clown Pennywise (Skarsgard) everywhere.

As a novel It weaves together two distinct timelines, the children in 1958 and their adult selves »

- Helen Murdoch

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Stranger Things Season 2 will focus on Hopper’s daughter Sarah, according to David Harbour

9 September 2017 5:40 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Aside from a brand new threat, and more trips to the “Upside Down”, it looks like Season 2 of Stranger Things is going to dive into Hopper’s relationship with his daughter Sarah. Actor David Harbour, who plays Jim Hopper on the hit Netflix series, went into detail while talking to TV Guide:

“Hopper’s daughter will be the primary focus of Season 2, but not in the way that you think it will be. Hopper’s understanding of that relationship and Hopper’s understanding of being a father and of being a man grows deeper and deeper in Season 2, and we get a lot of time to explore what that is, but it won’t be in the literal way that you think it is.”

Sarah’s death was a defining moment in Jim Hopper’s story arc, and it will be very interesting to gain more insight into the event. »

- Jordan Jones

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It movie review: a series of unfortunate events

8 September 2017 2:49 PM, PDT | www.flickfilosopher.com | See recent FlickFilosopher news »

MaryAnn’s quick take… The Goonies, Stand by Me, and Poltergeist went into a blender with a pinch of E.T. and John Hughes to smush into a mess of retro 80s mush. I’m “biast” (pro): big Stephen King fan

I’m “biast” (con): nothing

I have not read the source material

(what is this about? see my critic’s minifesto)

Oh my god, you guys, this is amazing! Did you know that Chris Columbus made an It movie in the 1980s? How did they keep it secret? How did it never get released? It’s minor 80s, not anything that would have made a huge splash, but still: someone dug it up and now it’s on our big screens! I hope they do a faux VHS cover for the home release… or maybe even a VHS itself. (They could get whoever designed the Stranger Things logo to do it! »

- MaryAnn Johanson

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Film Review: Effective Scare Factor & Teenage Traumas Define ‘It’

7 September 2017 2:59 AM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – “It” is the kind of film that relies on jump-scares and ghastly images a bit too much, but behind it all is a quirky story – based on a Stephen King novel – about that time in childhood where becoming a teenager and finding a way within the change is adventurous and unsettling.

Rating: 3.5/5.0

The film takes awhile to find its feet, and has the feel of a Steven Spielberg kids adventure movie (think “E.T” or “The Goonies”), yet with its intense horror sequences and screwed up violence it almost ends up a parody of those movies. Also there is extreme trauma done to the child-to-teen characters, which factor into what they are facing against an evil clown. Having not read the source novel or known the story before coming in, it seemed that the director Andy Muschietti took the essence of a previous Stephen King adaptation, “Stand by Me, »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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'It': Everything You Need to Know About Stephen King's Killer Clown Story

6 September 2017 8:36 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

It is happening again.

This Friday, director Andrés Muschietti will unleash It on moviegoers, bringing one of horror master Stephen King's biggest and best books to big-screen life at last. (Reviews have already started pouring in.) Starring Bill Skarsgård as Pennywise, the sinister shapeshifting clown whose made the town of Derry, Maine his killing ground and Jaeden Lieberher as Bill Denbrough, the leader of a group of kids on a mission to take the monster down, it's one of the most eagerly anticipated King adaptations ever. Not even multiple behind-the-scenes shakeups, »

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Whatever Happened to Troy From The Goonies? Steve Antin

1 September 2017 5:30 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

You might not remember him by his real name but instead by the name of Troy, the jerk from The Goonies that was bound and determined to make Brandon’s life miserable and wasn’t above picking on younger kids. If you don’t recall this scene from the movie that’s because it was one of the many deleted scenes that didn’t make the final cut. Troy encounters the younger boys in a local convenience store and decides to have a little fun at their expense. He was without a doubt a worse jerk than the Fratelli’s. They would at least just threaten

Whatever Happened to Troy From The Goonies? Steve Antin »

- Wake

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'Stranger Things': 7 Questions We Have For Season 2

29 August 2017 6:11 AM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Has it only been a little over a year since Stranger Things arrived with almost no hype – and then, within days of Netflix dropping the first season online, became one of 2016's most talked-about TV shows? Created by twin brothers Matt and Ross Duffer, the first season of the sci-fi/horror series paid homage to Stephen King novels and the Eighties' classic Spielberg-to-slasher genre films, while telling a story about super-powered paranormal entities, covert government agencies, small-town Indiana kids and a dark dimension known as "the Upside Down." Even more than the nostalgic kick, »

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Vintage ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Posters Continue The ’80s Vibe

28 August 2017 7:15 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Netflix‘s “Stranger Things” was a warm-hearted homage to ’80s Spielberg-ian, youthful, adventure yarns. It was a major breakthrough hit for the streaming company and, given the absurd demand, a second season was inevitable. Yes, the plot was outrageous and silly, but that’s what you should expect from a show whose greatest influence was 1985’s extremely likable, compulsively entertaining “The Goonies.”

If anything, the show proved just how popular and effective nostalgia can be marketing-wise.

Continue reading Vintage ‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Posters Continue The ’80s Vibe at The Playlist. »

- Jordan Ruimy

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‘Stranger Things’ Season 2: Everything You Need to Know Before Returning to the Upside Down

27 August 2017 12:49 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s been more than a year since “Stranger Things” became an out-of-nowhere cultural phenomenon. Now that millions of people have watched Netflix’s ’80s throwback and it’s received more awards and nominations than you can shake a Demogorgon at, anticipation for its sophomore season is at a high. Here’s what you need to know before the show returns later this fall:

Read More:‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Photos: Eleven, Hopper, and More Face Growing Evil It’ll be ready in time for Halloween, which is also when it’s set.

The entire season, which takes place on and around Halloween 1984, is available to stream on October 27.

James Cameron is a major influence.

“I know movie sequels get a lot of s—, but the ones we look up to aspire to pivot and do something different,” Matt Duffer recently revealed to Entertainment Weekly. “There’s ‘Temple of Doom’, ‘Aliens, »

- Michael Nordine

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‘Stranger Things’ Season 2: Everything You Need to Know Before Returning to the Upside Down

27 August 2017 12:49 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

It’s been more than a year since “Stranger Things” became an out-of-nowhere cultural phenomenon. Now that millions of people have watched Netflix’s ’80s throwback and it’s received more awards and nominations than you can shake a Demogorgon at, anticipation for its sophomore season is at a high. Here’s what you need to know before the show returns later this fall:

Read More:‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 Photos: Eleven, Hopper, and More Face Growing Evil It’ll be ready in time for Halloween, which is also when it’s set.

The entire season, which takes place on and around Halloween 1984, is available to stream on October 27.

James Cameron is a major influence.

“I know movie sequels get a lot of s—, but the ones we look up to aspire to pivot and do something different,” Matt Duffer recently revealed to Entertainment Weekly. “There’s ‘Temple of Doom’, ‘Aliens, »

- Michael Nordine

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Stranger Things renewed for season 3, season 4 will likely be its last

22 August 2017 10:18 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Roughly two months ahead of its season 2 debut, Netflix has already picked up its smash hit show Stranger Things for a third season. Series creators/writers/directors Matt and Ross Duffer (or as they’re better known, the Duffer brothers) confirmed the renewal to Vulture while they were being interviewed for a profile piece.

The duo spoke on how the second season will do what many successful sequels do and kick things up a notch. “I told Matt, ‘I don’t want to call it season two, I just want it to feel like a movie sequel,'” Ross told the outlet. “If you have a successful movie, No. 2 is always a little bit bigger.”

When the conversation turned toward the season 3 renewal, the brothers shared their ultimate plan for the show. “We’re thinking it will be a four-season thing and then out,” Ross admitted. Matt chimed in, “We »

- Justin Cook

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Stranger Things gets two Dorbz Rides from Funko

17 August 2017 12:15 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Funko has revealed two new Dorbz Rides Collectibles for the acclaimed supernatural drama series Stranger Things which includes Jim Hopper in his Sheriff Deputy truck and Dr. Martin Brenner in a Hawkins Power and Light utility van; take a look at the collectibles here…

See Also: Funko unveils new Stranger Things Dorbz and Vnyl. figures

Netflix original series Stranger Things now joins Dorbz rides!

This series features Hopper in his Sheriff Deputy Truck, ready to help save Hawkins. In addition, Brenner driving in Hawkins utility van!

Add them both to your collection this fall, and prepare to watch Stranger Things Season 2, only on Netflix!

Coming this Fall!

See Also: Hawkins is turned Upside Down in first trailer for Stranger Things season 2

It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from »

- Amie Cranswick

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10 Things You Should Know About Cable to Make You Psyched He's in Deadpool 2

16 August 2017 2:31 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Josh Brolin has come a long way from The Goonies, Thrashin' and the bad guy of the week opposite Johnny Depp in a killer episode of 21 Jump Street. And right after he's finished throwing a moon at Earth's Mightiest Heroes in Avengers Infinity War, Brolin will step away from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to mix it up with Fox's world of merry mutants in Deadpool 2. Hollywood rights issues are keeping X-Men related characters from interacting with the rest of the Marvel Universe onscreen, but that can't stop our favorite actors from crossing over as different characters.

Ryan Reynolds started teasing the cinematic debut of Cable in the post-credits scene attached to Deadpool, the years in development surprise box office smash that took meta-humor and R-Rated anti-hero action comedy violence to previously uncharted heights. Remember that Ferris Bueller inspired bathrobe riffing in that post credits scene? Plenty of audiences actually »

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‘The Lost Boys’ At 30: Facts You Never Knew

31 July 2017 12:11 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

The Lost Boys Facts – 30 things you never new about the movie

The Lost Boys Facts – Kat Hughes takes a look back at the classic movie, which is just celebrating its 30th birthday.

The Lost Boys Facts

The Lost Boys, directed by Joel Schumacher, is one of the best films to come out of the 1980’s. A true product of its time, the film is aimed perfectly at the MTV generation and made vampires both cool and sexy. Up until then we had a lot of Dracula types, all old and stuffy. Schumacher brought them up to date, dressed them in leathers, and gave them motorcycles. If you’ve seen the film, I dare you to not say that you’d have joined David and his gang in their endless partying.

It seems odd to say, but a film so centred on teenage years, and the transition from boy to man, »

- Kat Hughes

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Stranger Things season 2: new trailer breakdown & analysis

22 July 2017 10:17 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Michael Ahr Jul 24, 2017

The trailer for Stranger Things season 2 from this year’s Comic-Con has plenty of Upside Down details. Our Us chums take a closer look…

With Stranger Things season 2 getting ready to air on October the 27th, right before Halloween, it seems appropriate that its trailer not only include plenty of horrific images of the Upside Down but also feature the chilling voiceover of late, great king of horror, Vincent Price, straight out of Michael Jackson’s Halloween favorite, Thriller. With plenty of 80s nostalgia and hints at answers to long-held questions, the Stranger Things season 2 trailer, which you can view here, has plenty to analyze. Here are some of the things we spotted...

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As a child of the 80s, I say without shame that my heart leapt when I saw the boys enter the arcade to play Dragon’s Lair. »

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Hawkins is turned Upside Down in first trailer for Stranger Things season 2

22 July 2017 4:36 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Coinciding with its Hall H panel at the San Diego Comic-Con today, Netflix has unveiled the first full trailer for the eagerly-anticipated second season of the acclaimed supernatural drama series Stranger Things. Check it out here…

See Also: Stranger Things season 2 to show restraint with its monsters

It’s 1984 and the citizens of Hawkins, Indiana are still reeling from the horrors of the demogorgon and the secrets of Hawkins Lab. Will Byers has been rescued from the Upside Down but a bigger, sinister entity still threatens those who survived.

The second season of Stranger Things sees the return of cast members Winona Ryder, David Harbour, Millie Bobbie Brown, Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin, Finn Wolfhard, Noah Schnapp, Charlie Heaton, Natalia Dyer and Joe Keery, along with new additions Sean Astin (The Goonies), Paul Reiser (Aliens), Linnea Berthelsen (The Desert), Sadie Sink (Odyssey), Dacre Montgomery (Power Rangers) and Brett Gelman (Brett Gelman »

- Amie Cranswick

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David Harbour Says Stranger Things Season 2 'Will Surprise You'

14 July 2017 9:30 AM, PDT | LRMonline.com | See recent LRM Online news »

With most nerds drooling over Sunday’s return of HBO’s Game of Thrones, it is easy to forget that Netflix’s Stranger Things will soon be back from the upsidedown for a second season. David Harbour, who plays Sheriff Hopper on the hit show recently spoke with Deadline on the personal challenges that came with his character:

“I was so in love with the project and the script that I was quite intimidated going in,” said Harbour. “It was something I’d never been asked to do, to really be the male protagonist of the show. I sort of knew that I had to go to work in a much deeper way, I felt, than I had in the past in movies and television. I’d done that work in theater before; in movies and television, I hadn’t really had that opportunity, so I knew I had to »

- Seth McDonald

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