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‘The Goonies: 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition’ Blu-ray Review

There are few movies that tap into what it is to be a child, but The Goonies captures it perfectly. It may be adventurous and far-fetched, but that is the adventures we had when we were young. The Goonies: 30th Anniversary Collector’s Edition blu-ray celebrates the undying love that people have for the movie that never seems to age (even if the actors do).

With their homes in danger from the local rich developers a group of friends set off looking for pirate treasure. Little do they know that they will end up being pursued by the evil Fratelli gang intent on stealing it from them.

The Goonies works because what feels like a perfect storm of writing (by Steven Spielberg who came up with the story and Chris Columbus as screenwriter), directing from Richard Donner and the chemistry between the Goonies themselves. While actors such as Sean Astin,
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'Goonies' Kids: Where Are They Now?

'Goonies' Kids: Where Are They Now?
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

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Page 2: Goonies, Alien, Big Trouble in Little China, Firefly, Star Wars, Benedict Cumberbatch, Transformers

Page 2: Goonies, Alien, Big Trouble in Little China, Firefly, Star Wars, Benedict Cumberbatch, Transformers
Page 2 is a compilation of stories and news tidbits, which for whatever reason, didn’t make the front page of /Film. After the jump we’ve included 36 different items, fun images, videos, casting tidbits, articles of interest and more. It’s like a mystery grab bag of movie web related goodness. Header Photo: Steven Spielberg, John Matuszak, […]

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'Goonies 2' Isn't a Sequel and Doesn't Have a Script

'Goonies 2' Isn't a Sequel and Doesn't Have a Script
Director Richard Donner literally 'broke' the internet back in April of last year when he told TMZ that The Goonies 2 was happening with the entire cast set to return. We haven't heard much since that time, aside from both Corey Feldman and Sean Astin saying they were game for the movie. A few days after Richard Donner broke the news, he claimed that Steven Spielberg had a story ready to go. Even if that was truly the case, Collider recently caught up with producer of both the original and the sequel, Frank Marshall, who confirms that there is no script written...Yet!

This doesn't mean the long-anticipated sequel isn't happening. It also doesn't mean we'll ever see it either. Frank Marshall is careful to clarify exactly where everyone stands on the movie, explaining that we'll eventually see it once everyone is happy with the story. He also makes the
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Hulk Hogan -- WWF Rejected Big NFL Stars

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Just because you can play in the NFL doesn't mean you're tough enough to Wrestle -- so says Hulk Hogan who tells us all sorts of NFL tough guys have tried to cross over to the ring ... and Failed. And not just no-name scrubs ... we're talking some pretty famous NFLers who couldn't quite hack it with Vince McMahon's organization ... guys like Oakland Raiders legend Lyle Alzado. Unclear why Alzado -- a maniac on the
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"The Goonies" Sequel: Sean Astin Addresses Sloth Predicament

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Can you do "The Goonies" without Sloth?That's the big question a lot of fans had after director Richard Donner announced he was working on a sequel to the beloved '80s movie. On one hand, the heroic-but-deformed Fratelli brother isn't exactly the most PC character 30 years later. Plus, the actor who memorably played him, football star John Matuszak, passed away shortly after the original film was released.Video: See Conan O'Brien Dressed as SlothBut, the character is without a doubt one of the most memorable aspects of the 1989 flick, with his "Hey you guys!" quote becoming one of the most famous lines in pop culture history.So ... what do you do?toofab's Brian Particelli caught up with Mikey himself, Sean Astin, at the Atx Television Festival premiere of his new series, "The Strain," last night -- which just happened to be the 29th anniversary of "The Goonies" release. Watch
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Watch Sean Astin and Corey Feldman Chat About 'Goonies 2'

Watch Sean Astin and Corey Feldman Chat About 'Goonies 2'
Sean Astin was doing a live HuffPost interview in support of his new comedy Moms' Night Out when he was surprised by guest Corey Feldman, who also has The M Word currently in theaters. It's not those two movies that had the former co-stars talking, though. It was the thought of reuniting for The Goonies 2 that got them both excited. And it sounds like it's a real thing.

Director Richard Donner dropped the news last month that a sequel to the 1985 classic children's adventure was moving forward, and that executive producer Steven Spielberg came up with the story idea. Sean Astin confirms that in the following video:

Corey Feldman asks his former co-star and longtime friend what the deal is with The Goonies 2.

"What's happening with 'Goonies 2?' That's what everybody wants to know. What are we doing?!"

Sean Astin, who played Mikey, the leader of the Goonies,
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Director Richard Donner Says Steven Spielberg Has the Story for 'Goonies 2'

Director Richard Donner Says Steven Spielberg Has the Story for 'Goonies 2'
Earlier this month, director Richard Donner broke one of the biggest news stories all year, when he revealed that the long-awaited sequel The Goonies 2 is actually happening. During a new interview with TMZ, Richard Donner revealed that The Goonies executive producer Steven Spielberg actually came up with the story for this sequel.

"Hopefully we're going to get this done. Period. Steven came up with the idea of doing a sequel after 30 years. You don't do it without him. He came up with another story line, and he's right on."

When asked if any of the original cast members such as Josh Brolin or Sean Astin will come back, the director had this to say.

"God knows. It's up to them. If they have any sense, they will. If they don't, they won't."

Steven Spielberg actually received a story credit on The Goonies, with Chris Columbus writing the screenplay. There
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7 Things We Need to See in 'Goonies 2'

7 Things We Need to See in 'Goonies 2'
What started off as a pesky TMZ interview quickly turned into the biggest movie news of the month as director Richard Donner confirmed he is moving forward on The Goonies 2 with the entire cast set to reprise their roles. We've been hearing about a sequel for years, so we thought this was just more talk. But then star Corey Feldman also confirmed that the movie is actually in the process of happening, and that Steven Spielberg, who served as an executive producer on the first movie, and original writer Chris Columbus, are helping get this to the big screen...For real this time. Maybe it will happen, maybe it won't. But the fans have made their voices very loud and clear. Millions of Goonies want their Goonies 2! It being a true sequel and not a reboot or remake, it might actually be good. But, as often is the case, it
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Corey Feldman Wants a Magical 'Goonies 2' Script

Corey Feldman Wants a Magical 'Goonies 2' Script
The biggest story of the year broke this past weekend when director Richard Donner confirmed that he is moving forward on The Goonies 2 with the entire cast (except for Anne Ramsey and John Matuszak, aka Sloth, R.I.P.) returning to reprise their roles. Was this for real? Or was Richard Donner just continuing to fan the flames of a pipedream that has long been discussed at Warner Bros.? According to original star Corey Feldman, a sequel is most certainly in the works. But will it happen?

Corey Feldman is quite an active voice on Twitter, and confirmed yesterday that director Richard Donner had approached him about The Goonies 2 a few months ago. Of course our beloved Felddog wants to return, but he's heard this story before. Donner has been threatening to make this follow-up for years, and this time, he claims to have Steven Spielberg coming along as an executive producer,
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Donner Says ‘We’re Doing A (Goonies) Sequel’

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“Heyyy Yooou Guuuuys!!!!”

According to director Richard Donner- the man who brought us Superman: The Movie, the Lethal Weapon series, The Omen, and- of course- The Goonies- a sequel to the 1985 classic in the works. Of course, he can probably form a tag team with Dan Aykroyd, because both have had a penchant for drumming up interest for sequels to Goonies and Ghostbusters, respectively, for many years now. It was recently announced Akyroyd’s pipe dream will become a reality soon, and now Donner seems dead serious about his Goonies sequel.

Unprovoked, and unannounced, while being hounded by a TMZ camera man, he volunteered the following information:

He was asked if he’d ever make a comic book movie- since he’s the man that pioneered the genre back in 1978- and he bluntly said, “If you call ‘Goonies’ a comic book.” When the photographer acts surprised, Donner- again- blankly states,
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A 'Goonies' Sequelc Reallyc

It's funny how so many on the Internet love to lament the lack of original storytelling in movies as sequels and reboots dominate the landscape. But mention some movie that was loved during the mid-'80s, when so many of today's movie-obsessed Internet commenters and bloggers grew up, and suddenly it's as if not only is a sequel something they want, but it becomes something to celebrate. Unfortunately your browser does not support IFrames.The latest such unnecessary, but "exciting" development is The Goonies director Richard Donner telling the gossip site, "We're doing a sequel," and when asked who from the original cast is coming back his response was all-inclusive, "Hopefully all of them!" Oh, yes, hopefully. The last time I remember hearing about a possible Goonies II was about seven years ago when Sean Astin made mention of a story that would center around the children of the original cast.
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Director Richard Donner Says The Goonies Sequel is Happening

For pretty much all of us here at HeyUGuys, The Goonies was an absolute staple of our childhoods (So much so we even named our beloved website after it!). It was an instant classic quite unlike anything before or since. Talk of a sequel has been circulating for years, but now director Richard Donner himself says that it’s happening.

In an interview with TMZ, Donner was asked if he was planning on making another comic book movie, and he replied:

If you call Goonies a comic book. We’re doing a sequel.

And not only that, but he went on to say that he’s hoping that all of the original cast will return.

The original 1985 classic was of course led by Sean Astin, Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Jonathan Ke Quan, Jeff Cohen, Kerri Green, and Martha Plimpton, with the late John Matuszak playing Sloth.

Donner had previously also
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'Goonies 2' Happening with Entire Cast Set to Return

'Goonies 2' Happening with Entire Cast Set to Return
The Goonies 2 has been a rumored sequel swimming around Hollywood for years. It's never gotten off the ground, though, and most assumed it was just a pipedream. Now, during an off-handed TMZ interview taking place in the street, original director Richard Donner confirms that the sequel is happening, and that the entire cast will return.

He makes the announcement after fielding questions about Hollywood's reliance on superhero movies. When asked if he'd return to the genre he helped create with 1978's Superman, he says, "If you call The Goonies a comic book."

Here is the video:

Director Richard Donner makes this announcement in the street.

"We're doing a sequel."

When asked if any of the original cast is going to return, he says,

"Hopefully all of them."

A script for The Goonies 2 had been written some years ago, which follows a group of new kids, the sons and daughters of the original Goonies,
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They're Making A "Goonies" Sequel

Filmmaker Richard Donner has dropped something of a bombshell with news that he's making a sequel to his classic 1985 adventure film "The Goonies".

TMZ was with Donner in person when he confirmed they are doing a sequel. Asked if any of the original film's stars are coming back, he said "hopefully all of them".

Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, Martha Plimpton, Jonathan Ke Quan, Kerri Green, Jeff Cohen, Robert Davi and Joe Pantoliano starred in the original about a group of kids set out on an adventure in search of pirate treasure that could save their homes from foreclosure.

Two of the original cast members, Anne Ramsey (Mama Fratelli) and John Matuszak (Sloth) have since passed away. Brolin, Astin, Plimpton, Davi and Pantoliano are all still busy working actors to this day. Green only occasionally acts and now produces films as well, Cohen has become an entertainment lawyer, and
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9 Great Film Performances From Non-Actors

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Actors often venture into other fields. Some play it safe and limit themselves to film, going on to become screenwriters and directors. Surprisingly some of the best films of the past thirty years have had actors behind the camera instead of in front.

Then there are actors who aren’t just content with Hollywood. Since the sixties, actors have tried to tackle the world of music and literature. While some have managed to pull of something resembling decent, you can count them on one hand. Yes, most of them have been that bad.

Then there’s the flipside. There are musicians, athletes, and other non-thespians that take a crack at acting with surprisingly good results. Sometimes they’re so good that people are left wondering why they never pursued acting on a full time basis. And sometimes they even win awards for it. Maybe acting isn’t as
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The Goonies Reunite in Corey Feldman's Ascension Millennium Video

The Goonies Reunite in Corey Feldman's Ascension Millennium Video
Whenever a franchise has laid dormant for a number of years, the cry for a sequel or a reunion can reach deafening volumes, only to be met with a product that is derided by fans for being a worthless waist of time that taints any goodwill we had for the original. Just look at Arrested Development. Fans wanted a movie for years. When they finally got their wish in the form of 15 all-new episodes, they hated it. The magic was dead. No one knows how this works better than Corey Feldman. For years, fans wanted a The Lost Boys sequel. Twenty years later they got Lost Boys: The Tribe, and it was horrible. Two years later, Lost Boys: The Thirst wasn't quite enough to make up for it. Any way you look at it, turning The Lost Boys into a franchise was a bad idea, a waist of time and talent,
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Sean Astin Reminisces About 'The Goonies,' Sloth and Being an '80s Child Star

Sean Astin Reminisces About 'The Goonies,' Sloth and Being an '80s Child Star
So many of us associate lovable actor Sean Astin with Samwise Gamgee of "The Lord of the Rings" fame, that we forget he was the lead child actor in '80s classic "The Goonies." Remember his adorable awkwardness and brace-face?

Moviefone caught up with Astin as he was heading to Toronto for Comic-Con, and we spoke about why "The Goonies" has never become uncool, whether Sloth was ever scary to him and being a child star in the '80s. Oh, and we also discussed that little "Lotr" trilogy.

Moviefone: This is great. I watched "The Goonies" all the time when I was growing up.

Sean Astin: Tell your parents I said sorry.

No way! They loved it too. I bet you watch with your kids.

I do, and they love it. Except I have to say, they are a bit scared of Sloth.

We all were!

[Laughs] Oh, I know.
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"The Goonies" Cast -- Then & Now!

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Hey youuuuuuu guys!"The Goonies" came out 27 years ago this month -- and today, one of the film's stars celebrates his 59th birthday.As one of the Fratelli Brothers, b-day boy Robert Davi terrorized the title characters on their hunt for One-Eyed Willie's long lost treasure.Since the 1985 flick, Davi played a Bond villain in "License to Kill," appeared in cult classic "Showgirls" and starred on "Profiler." Davi, who sang opera in "Goonies," even released an album of Frank Sinatra covers recently and is currently on tour.Unfortunately Anne Ramsey ("Mama Fratelli") passed away from cancer in 1988 -- and former NFL star John Matuszak ("Sloth") died the following year.But what do Robert and the rest of the cast look like today? Check out the gallery above! Read more
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5 Things You Might Not Know About Richard Donner & Steven Spielberg's 'The Goonies'

In the last couple of years, a spate of films, from Joe Cornish's "Attack The Block" to J.J. Abrams' "Super 8," have named one film as a particular influence: Richard Donner's "The Goonies," the 1985 kids' adventure film that served as part of the 1980s golden age of Amblin, Steven Spielberg's production company. Following a group of working class kids from the 'Goon Docks' of Astoria, Oregon, on one last adventure before their homes are demolished, only to end up on a quest, and pursued by a vicious criminal family, the Fratellis, the film is a rollicking adventure that also had a particular feel for the friendships between kids.

Providing early introductions to people like Josh Brolin, Martha Plimpton, Corey Feldman and Sean Astin, the film's become an enduring family favorite, and as the kids who grew up on it have become directors themselves, its reputation has only grown.
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