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After a random Google search for any and all things related to The Goonies back in 2008, I found myself stumbling upon HeyUGuys. I was absolutely chuffed by the fact that one of my all-time favourite movie quotes was somehow connected to one of the best movie blogging sites I’d ever come across online! Talk about finding rich stuff… and for real too! My inner movie geek was in seventh heaven! I befriended co-founders Dave and Jon and loved keeping track of Hug’s journey… it was so great to see the site blossom and grow and get to know the lads a bit too.
Upon my return from Japan in December 2009, I decided that I really wanted to get on board Team Hug. My passion for film drew me here and I wanted to see if I could offer any of my own movie musings, so I officially came »
- Andy Petrou
As 2010 draws to a close and the year’s films are placed into Top Tens and Best Of lists, it’s always good to take an alternative perspective on a year in cinema.
To this end HeyUGuys presents for your edification our movie awards – The Truffles. We asked our writers to sift through the movie mayhem of the past twelve months and come up with the awards they would want to see handed out.
We posted Part 1 of The Truffles last Friday and today we are pleased to present Part 2 of the HeyUGuys movie awards – The Truffles.
The most degrading film of 2010: The Tooth Fairy
Please tell me what The Rock was smoking when he decided to say yes to this film. The Rock becoming the Tooth Fairy is almost as bad as Vin Diesel becoming the Pacifier. Not much more to say than way to degrade your image. »
- Jon Lyus
When asked if rumors were true about a possible remake of Brolin's 1980's classic "The Goonies," the actor had a sarcastic response.
There are some things in life that you absolutely need to survive; food, shelter, and fire could be counted among them. There are also things that seem to mock the very idea of survivalist necessity, and Special Edition DVDs fall squarely into that category. As Christmas comes but once a year (and a few select, rare people even have birthdays), there’s only so much time that can really be devoted to even thinking about laying down the money to buy one of these things, but this is one of them. In alphabetical order, the following things should probably be considered if you’re buying something for anyone who is of the opinion that a movie is definitely not over once the final credits finish.
We’ve pontificated at length as to how this is probably the most complete Blu-Ray set yet packaged, »
- JPP Staff
We start the Top 7. You finish the Top 10.
Tron: Legacy is hitting theaters this Friday and I don’t know about anybody else, but I can’t help but feel a little nostalgic. After all, it seems like just yesterday I was wearing out the VHS copy of the original Tron. But looking at a calendar, that’s not quite the case. In fact, it’s been over 25 years since the first Tron stunned audiences with its innovative visual effects. But how can you put a time limit on nostalgia? Ya just can’t.
Then again, not all the movies we’re nostalgic for get the kind of cult following or critical acclaim to make a sequel more 20 years later seem like a good investment for the studio. But just for a minute, let’s forget about all that. Let’s forget about the stars and the budgets and just »
- Calhoun Kersten
If you thought every great film had already maxed out its possibilities on home video (you know, VHS, DVD, special editon DVD, anniversary edition DVD, Blu-ray, special edition Blu-ray… and so on), well, you’d be mistaken.
This year proved another great year for high profile DVD and Blu-ray releases, and what better time to run through the 2010′s highlights than during holiday shopping mania?
Some of the films on this list are Blu-ray debuts, some are fan favorites packaged with collectible gewgaws and one set is a whopper too big to ignore. They all have one undeniable thing in common: someone you know wants one of them wrapped with a bow.
9. Clint Eastwood: 35 Films, 35 Years
Make someone’s day with this handsome collection of Eastwood’s 35-year relationship with Warner Bros. — from “Where Eagles Dare” through “Invictus.” Included in the set are the octogenarian’s “Dirty Harry” movies, »
- Robert DeSalvo
When the original “Tron” was released in 1982, its cutting-edge CGI animation and odd story about bits and users and data storage was a little ahead of its time for a populace whose majority had never touched a computer. It languished as a cult film for many years until Disney greenlit the splashy revival “Tron: Legacy,” which brings star Jeff Bridges back onto the gamegrid in spectacular fashion.
But if Disney is willing to fork over hundreds of millions for a direct sequel to an old underperformer like “Tron,” what’s to stop other studios from reviving cult sci-fi properties from two decades ago?
Nothing, really (unless common sense counts as something), so we compiled a list of our favorite underappreciated ’80s sci-fi titles along with our own fanciful ideas of how to expand them into a franchise.
9. ‘*batteries not included’ (1987)
Cute family of small sentient spaceships from another planet helping »
- Max Evry
The Goonies hits Blu-ray in a 25th Anniversary Edition that would be right at home as part of One-Eyed Willie.s treasure. The movie is still great entertainment loaded with the perfect mix of adventure, comedy and action. Released in 1985, The Goonies was directed by Richard Donner with a story from Steven Spielberg (who also served as executive producer with Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall) and a screenplay from Chris Columbus (Gremlins and Young Sherlock Holmes). The film featured several fresh-faced actors including Sean Astin (way before he went traveling to Mount Doom with Frodo), Josh Brolin, Jeff Cohen, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, Martha Plimpton, and Jonathan Ke Quan. It also benefited from the comedic talents »
- Patrick Luce
With the holiday season rapidly approaching that wonderful climactic ending, where the fruits of our shopping labors render reactions of joy and excitement (hopefully) onto the faces of friends and family, we take a moment to ponder the art of good gift-giving tactics. We Are Movie Geeks — as our name implies — has a soft spot for giving/receiving just the right gifts, so we’d like to offer some suggestions to those out there struggling to find just the right gift for the movie geeks in your life… gifts that will surely have them jumping up and down, giddily giggling like a child on Christmas morning.
Movie Theater Gift Cards
Plain and simple… movie geeks Love going to the movies. (duh!) So, what better gift-in-a-pinch for the movie geeks in your life than a gift card to a local theater? Multi-plex chain theater with 3D digital, or small, independent art houses like Landmark, »
- Movie Geeks
Chicago – With hundreds of choices new and old, how can you possibly decide what to get the Blu-ray fan in your circle of gift-giving this holiday season? It’s that time of year — when we try to read the mental wish lists of our friends and family members and get them the perfect gift. If you’re thinking about buying a Blu-ray for your significant other or even just for the office party grab bag, here’s the HollywoodChicago.com handy guide to the best of the season. Everything is available now except where noted. Films and television programs included are “Back to the Future,” “The Goonies,” “Avatar,” “Inception,” “Metropolis,” “The Night of the Hunter,” “Paths of Glory,” “24,” “Lost,” “The Pacific,” “Deadwood,” “Toy Story 3,” “Fantasia,” “Aliens,” “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse,” and much more.
For ’80s Fans:
“Back to the Future: 25th Anniversary Trilogy”
It’s rare to see »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Unfortunately (or fortunately), hopes of there ever being a sequel to the beloved 80′s cult classic, The Goonies, were all but quashed at an event held for the film’s 25th anniversary DVD and Blu-ray release (see coverage from Collider). Members of the cast admitted that they were getting old, that if it were going to happen it would have by now, that various scripts and ideas had been proposed but none had taken hold. That leaves this fake trailer for “The Goonies 2” posted by a fan on Youtube, in the land where dreams go to die. It doesn’t mean, however, that there aren’t big plans to revive the goonie spirit. Director Richard Donner told the press at the anniversary event of his plans for Broadway to breath life back into The Goonies.
“Hopefully we’re doing this as a musical on Broadway,” says Donner. “It »
- Alice gray
Part II: The Producers Take Back The Reins
By the late 1970s, the tremendous creative license the major studios under a new generation of production chiefs had granted the young tyros of the 1960s – Coppola, Scorsese, et al – had expired as each managed to deliver at least one, major, back-breaking flop. For Scorsese, it had been the grim musical New York, New York (1977, $13.8 million U.S. vs. a budget of $14 million); Peter Bogdanovich turned out a streak of losers including period piece Daisy Miller (1974), comedy Nickelodeon (1976), and another disastrous musical, At Long Last Love (1975, $1.5 million U.S./$6 million cost); after the back-to-back hits of The French Connection and The Exorcist, William Friedkin delivered Sorcerer (1977, $6 million U.S. against a crushing $22 million cost); and Francis Coppola, after a string of commercial and/or critical home runs including The Godfather (1972), The Conversation (1974), The Godfather Part II (1974), and Apocalypse Now (1979), turned out One from the Heart »
- Bill Mesce
When I was a kid, I wanted to belong to a group like The Goonies. Like most creative types, I was an outsider, so the film and characters spoke to me. Smartly, there was one of every type to make all sorts of misfits feel at home. Does it stand the test of time? Can you go home again? Find out after the jump:
The Goonies follows a group of kids on a great adventure, but it springs from something that rings true in today’s world (and global economy). Mikey and Brand, two brothers, are going to have to say goodbye to their home in Astoria as they’re about to be foreclosed on so a country club can be built. Mikey’s gang of friends assembles to spend some quality time with them: Mouth, the prankster, Data the inventor and Chunk, the resident fatass (long before Cartman). While »
The troubled starlet was to make her comeback playing the famous porn star in "Inferno," but director Matthew Wilder told E! Online he could no longer wait for Lohan as she continues her treatment at the Betty Ford clinic.
"We are withdrawing our offer from Lindsay Lohan," Wilder said. "We are currently in negotiations [with another actress] and working out the legalities of bringing her onboard. »
Every year there are a few things that we as horror fans look forward to. But there are even fewer things we look forward to more than Eliot Brodsky's incredible California show, Monsterpalooza! That's right, kids! The mother of all monster shows will be coming back next April, and we have the 411!
From the Press Release:
Monsterpalooza - The Art Of Monsters
April 8-10, 2011
The Marriott Burbank Convention Center
2500 Hollywood Way
Burbank, California 91505
Award winning FX artists. Monster related artwork displayed and sold. Special presentations. Walk-through Monster Museum.
Special Guests from Horror and Sci-Fi Films
Verne Langdon – Don Post Studios, Makeup Artist, Monster of Ceremonies
- Uncle Creepy
The Goonies 25th Anniversary Edition (Blu-Ray)Warner Home Entertainment1985/Rated PG/114 Min.List Price $49.98 – Available NowTwenty-five years is one quarter of a century but depending on the perception of the individual it can seem like a short time. For me 1985 feels like yesterday. You might already be aware of my musings about what a great summer that year had for movies and The Goonies is a film that feels like its always been a part of my life. I honestly can't remember how I first heard of it. Perhaps it was through word of mouth, a TV spot or your typical extra large poster you see in your subway station. It didn't matter whether or not the movie was good or even what it was about. The hook for that film and many others like it came from three simple words: Steven Spielberg Presents. Following the success of E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, »
We should all know by now that when a sequel is announced we can usually expect the worst. Hopefully we have learned that although we may initially be excited, the final product is usually a sham and in hindsight--- a mistake. Such is the case with the following three films that have been spoken of lately. If at any point you find yourself excited about these, remember to repeat to yourself; sequels suck, sequels suck, sequels suck.
The Bourne Legacy
Guess what? There's a 4th Bourne film coming! Guess what else? Matt Damon will not be in it. According to several sources, James Franco has been approached to replace Matt Damon in the upcoming 4th Bourne installment, The Bourne Legacy. Franco however will not be playing Jason Bourne. That's right The Bourne Legacy will feature a whole new plot line, a whole new hero and a whole new everything basically. »
- Andre Dumas
Children’s movie classic The Goonies may be getting a sequel. Actor Corey Feldman, who starred in the 1985 box-office hit as Mouth, says that the original cast and crew, including executive producer and story writer Steven Spielberg, want to reunite on the big screen for part two.Feldman told The Hollywood Reporter: “We would all like to see it happen. There are stumbling blocks … no matter how much love there is." Still, the 39-year-old star revealed he knows fans want a second film, adding: “The number one question that's always been asked of me for the past 20 years is: 'Will there be a sequel to Goonies?' and unfortunately my answer is always the same. It's not up to me, it's the studio. "They treasure this film, as you know – it is literally their greatest family film title of all time. “That's the way they see it. It's always on »
Corey Feldman seems to think a generation of nostalgic fans are foaming for a new adventure. But is that really a good idea?
Possibly. The prospect of The Goonies 2 comes up time and time again, but nobody seems to actually know how concrete the plans are. Josh Brolin has spent much of the year talking about it, but you get the feeling that he's only doing that because it's much easier than trying to publicise Jonah Hex. Steven Spielberg might be interested. There might already be a script, and it might have been written by the man who gave us Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. Original director Richard Donner has said that he'd prefer to turn the film into a Broadway musical. Jonathan Ke Quan, »
- Stuart Heritage
Although it's been twenty-five years since The Goonies came out (and died a slow box-office death), Corey Feldman says a sequel to the teen comedy-adventure is still possible. "I would do it if [the studio] was serious, but unfortunately they can’t seem to get it together," he told the Hollywood Reporter this week. But the fact that they're all still working on a possible follow-up film is at least somewhat promising. "We all like to see it happen, but it’s one of those stumbling blocks where no matter how much love there is ... The No. 1 question that’s always been asked of me for the last 20 years is, ‘Will there be a sequel to Goonies?,’ and unfortunately my answer is always the same. It’s not up to me, you [...] »
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