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10 Things About The Lost Boys You Never Knew

10 Things About The Lost Boys You Never Knew
Sleep all day, party all night, never grow old, never die - it's fun to be a vampire. It's one of Movieweb's favorite movies of all time: the 1987 classic The Lost Boys. Here we'll take a look at 10 things you never knew about The Lost Boys.

The Goonies in Neverland

With its badass vampires, California cool, and slick visuals courtesy of Michael Chapman, famed cinematographer of Taxi Driver and Raging Bull, The Lost Boys is an '80s teen classic, but it began as something remarkably different. Early drafts were much more "on the nose" with the Peter Pan references, with David's character originally going by Peter. The main characters were all going to be much younger, too, with Richard Donner attached to direct. But The Goonies director, who stayed on as a producer, moved on to make Lethal Weapon instead. He was replaced by Joel Schumacher, whose St. Elmo's
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80s Movies That Need a Sequel

80s Movies That Need a Sequel
Remember seeing movies like The Goonies or Ferris Bueller's Day Off? Remember seeing Beetlejuice again and again in the movie theater? Why did we do this you may wonder? Because back in those days a film was just that. A film. It wasn't made and then sequel strewn with ease two years later. No, that sequel status was reserved for films in the pantheon of Star Wars. And because of that we have many films from the 1980s that need sequels.

Movies that make money today are pretty much guaranteed to have a second act. Regardless of whether this second act is warranted. As long as they hit a certain threshold at the box office, a successful film will generate film after film. Even when the numbers dip, these films can be released to platforms like Netflix where they can potentially live forever.

The 1980s were not like that. A movie would come out.
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Why a “Goonies 2” Will not and Should Not Ever Happen

It’s with a heavy heart that anyone would say that a Goonies 2 movie shouldn’t and will not ever happen. You might be thinking at this point “Why not??!” simply because like so many other people you grew up with The Goonies and would love to see a movie about how the kids turned out and possibly had precocious, trouble-making kids of their own. Am I right? But alas, there’s a better than none chance that it will never come to be since there are a host of reasons why it would be put beyond the back burner and on

Why a “Goonies 2” Will not and Should Not Ever Happen
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‘Sequence Break’ DVD Review

Stars: Chase Williamson, Lyle Kanouse, Fabianne Therese, Audrey Wasilewski, Johnny Dinan | Written and Directed by Graham Skipper

Note: With Sequence Break finally hitting DVD this week, here’s a reposting of our review of the film from its Fantasia screening last summer.

Oz (Williamson) is an antisocial loner who only finds solace in his love for ’80s arcade games, refurbishing and restoring them to their former glory. That is, until he meets Tess (Therese). The two quickly become romantically entwined, but their budding romance is slowly threatened by a mysterious game that seems to be drawing the two deeper and deeper into its void of slime and Cronenbergian horror. Amid the strange occurrences, a cryptic vagabond also appears, lurking around the arcade workshop at night. The dilapidated madman shouts about doom and destruction as the couple cling to the remnants of their normal lives. Oz soon finds himself facing off
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Gail Berman, Lucy Fisher Tapped as Producers Guild of America Presidents

Gail Berman, Lucy Fisher Tapped as Producers Guild of America Presidents
The Producers Guild of America has elected industry veterans Gail Berman and Lucy Fisher as presidents for two-year terms.

The duo ran unopposed and were introduced during the PGA’s annual membership meeting on the Paramount Pictures Studios lot in Los Angeles on Saturday evening at the conclusion of the first day of the guild’s two-day Produced By conference.

Berman and Fisher’s election marks the first time two women will serve as PGA presidents.

“Gail and Lucy have long since established themselves as leaders in our industry, steering their respective networks, studios and companies to great success in an era of unprecedented change,” said outgoing PGA presidents Gary Lucchesi and Lori McCreary. “They are a pair of brilliant and fearless producers who are devoted to the ideals of the PGA and the professional welfare of its members. We can’t wait to watch the guild thrive under their stewardship.
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Sean Astin Talks ‘Stranger Things’: ‘Bob Newby Was Tailor-Made for Me’

Sean Astin Talks ‘Stranger Things’: ‘Bob Newby Was Tailor-Made for Me’
Sean Astin has been a familiar face to millions for more than 30 years, but his turn as Bob Newby on season two of “Stranger Things” took the “Goonies” and “Rudy” star to a new level of fame with the younger generation. In a show filled with interdimensional monsters and telekinetic preteens, Bob stood out as the everyman who stepped up in the biggest way when it mattered most.

Astin: “I attend a lot of regional Comic-Cons all over the world, and I started hearing about this show within days after it premiered. People would come up to me and tell
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Career Breakthroughs: Steven Spielberg

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This month we look at the interesting stories of how some of the biggest names in movies got their big breakthrough. First up, Steven Spielberg.

Steven Spielberg is perhaps the most well-known movie director and producer in all of film. He is best known for making entertaining pictures which appeal to a wide audience. Examples of these films include Jaws, the Indiana Jones films, Jurassic Park, E.T., and War of the Worlds. However, his films have not only found widespread popular appeal, but many of them are also critically acclaimed. Spielberg has been nominated for 18 Academy Awards, winning twice for Best Director, and once for Best Picture. Some of his best known critically acclaimed films include Saving Private Ryan, The Color Purple, Lincoln, Munich, and Schindler's List. Altogether he has been involved as director in 32 feature films which have grossed more than $10 billion total at the domestic box office when adjusted for inflation.
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80s Movies That Could Use the Cobra Kai Treatment

With Cobra Kai now available on YouTube Red, fans of 1980s films feel like we have been given a reprieve of sorts. Sure, the past is in the past, but Cobra Kai has shown us that the past is never really gone and, to quote William Faulkner, "It's not even past." Nothing could be more truer than in the sense of how Cobra Kai has reshaped and made us rethink The Karate Kid. And if, after all these years we can take a new perspective on that movie, than surely there are many more gems from the 1980s that could benefit from the Cobra Kai treatment.

This isn't as easy as it may seem however. Not every teen or adult film from the 1980s can or deserves the Cobra Kai treatment. If that were the case than a more scientific approach could be taken, and making these shows could be
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Deadpool 2: Josh Brolin Knocks It Out of the Park With His Latest Villain, Cable

Deadpool 2: Josh Brolin Knocks It Out of the Park With His Latest Villain, Cable
Whether you love Deadpool 2, hate it, or haven't even seen it yet, I think we can all come together to agree on one thing: Josh Brolin is freakin' great.

After sharing a few sneak peeks of his initially villainous character, Cable, on Instagram over the past handful of months, the superhero sequel finally introduces us to the time-traveling gunslinger. Just like in the comics, Cable sports a hefty scar and cybernetic eye in Deadpool 2, where we see him and Ryan Reynolds's Merc with a Mouth clash a few times before they find common ground. This time around, Cable travels back in time from the future to kill a younger version of a mutant who murders his family decades later. Overall he brings depth and pathos to Cable, just like he did while voicing Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War.

Before we even knew that the Deadpool sequel was officially a go,
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Deadpool 2: Josh Brolin Knocks It Out of the Park With His Latest Villain, Cable

Whether you love Deadpool 2, hate it, or haven't even seen it yet, I think we can all come together to agree on one thing: Josh Brolin is freakin' great.

After sharing a few sneak peeks of his initially villainous character, Cable, on Instagram over the past handful of months, the superhero sequel finally introduces us to the time-traveling gunslinger. Just like in the comics, Cable sports a hefty scar and cybernetic eye in Deadpool 2, where we see him and Ryan Reynolds's Merc with a Mouth clash a few times before they find common ground. This time around, Cable travels back in time from the future to kill a younger version of a mutant who murders his family decades later. Overall he brings depth and pathos to Cable, just like he did while voicing Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War.

Before we even knew that the Deadpool sequel was officially a go,
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‘Deadpool 2’ Star Josh Brolin Roasts Ryan Reynolds Over ‘Green Lantern’ in Insult War (Video)

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‘Deadpool 2’ Star Josh Brolin Roasts Ryan Reynolds Over ‘Green Lantern’ in Insult War (Video)
Deadpool 2” stars Ryan Reynolds and Josh Brolin took their on-screen relationship to the next level during an episode of BBC Radio 1’s “Playground Insults.”

Reynolds had the serve and started with, “Josh, you are a muffin-snuggling pirate-puncher,” to which Brolin responded, “that’s your insult?”

“Muffin-smuggling?” Reynolds corrected.

Also Read: 'Deadpool 2' Film Review: Ryan Reynolds Gives His All to a Joke Told the Second Time

“Here’s my insult… Ryan, that was really funny,” Brolin joked.

“You’re so old, you make dust look like a baby,” Reynolds said back.

Brolin then told Reynolds he has “no talent” before addressing the elephant in the room: Green Lantern.

See Videos: Ryan Reynolds Sings in Unicorn Costume on South Korean TV and Fans Lose Their Minds

“Let’s talk about the obvious thing… ‘Green Lantern,'” Brolin said. “End of career, and yet you are still going.
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'Deadpool 2' Review: Ryan Reynolds' Smart-Ass Superhero Returns In Superior Sequel

'Deadpool 2' Review: Ryan Reynolds' Smart-Ass Superhero Returns In Superior Sequel
The first Deadpool in 2016 took a heap of crap from critics and comic-book savants for being too jokey for its own good. Then, on a cheapskate budget of $58 million, it grossed $783 million worldwide, becoming the money-making-est R-rated movie ever. So yes, you bet your ass that Deadpool 2 has even more jokes, more action, more freaks with superpowers and a more lavish budget ... though reportedly not that much more. The worry was that the original flew under the radar and into our twisted hearts, powered by Ryan Reynolds as a
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How Zoe Saldana Felt About Gamora's Big Moment in Infinity War

Now that Marvel has unleashed Avengers: Infinity War in theaters, fans have started to dissect this massive superhero adventure, and the stars are also discussing its aftermath. Zoe Saldana recently spoke about her arc in Avengers: Infinity War, although if you still haven't seen it yet, there will be plenty of Spoilers below, including how early on she was told about what happens in the movie. This is your last chance to avoid spoilers, so stop reading now.

After the opening scene deaths of Loki (Tom Hiddleston) and Heimdall (Idris Elba), perhaps the most pivotal death of the movie was Zoe Saldana's Gamora, who we learned in the movie had known for years where the Soul Stone really was, but had not divulged the location of the Stone to prevent Thanos from carrying out his nefarious plan. Thanos did end up learning where the Stone was, and he sacrificed Gamora to get it.
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Josh Brolin movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Milk,’ ‘Sicario,’ ‘The Goonies’

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Josh Brolin movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Milk,’ ‘Sicario,’ ‘The Goonies’
After a brief cameo in 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” and another in 2015’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Josh Brolin will make a full-fledged and villainous appearance as Thanos in this week’s blockbuster movie “Avengers: Infinity War.” The film is the latest in the popular series of films based on the Marvel comic books.

It was over 30 years ago that the teenage Brolin made his film debut in “The Goonies” but it is only in the last 10 years or so that he has risen to the top of the list of respected actors and become a full-out movie star. As Brolin himself joked on an episode of “Inside the Actor’s Studio” he got everything wrong for the first half of his career and only recently started getting it right. Brolin is perhaps being too hard on himself since he has had a very steady rise in show business
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Josh Brolin Brings a Surprising Level of Sadness and Empathy to Infinity War's Thanos

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We all knew Thanos was going to be Avengers: Infinity War's big bad, but we weren't expecting his, um, interesting new makeover. The intergalactic villain, voiced by Josh Brolin - who is also taking on the role of Cable in the Deadpool sequel, interestingly enough - made his first impression in the team-up movie's epic trailers thanks to his pale purple skin and one very questionable goatee.

Avengers: Infinity War marks the most screen time ever for Thanos, who we've only gotten minor glimpses of in the past in 2012's The Avengers and in 2014's Guardians of the Galaxy. But seriously, guys - what is happening on his chin? Are those skin folds? Individual chin muscles? And why does he bear a startling resemblance to Bruce Willis? While Brolin continues to look better with age, his CGI counterpart cannot say the same. Fortunately not even that
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Josh Brolin movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best

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Josh Brolin movies: 15 greatest films ranked from worst to best
After a brief cameo in 2014’s “Guardians of the Galaxy” and another in 2015’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” Josh Brolin will make a full-fledged and villainous appearance as Thanos in the 2018 blockbuster movie “Avengers: Infinity War.” The film is the latest in the popular series of films based on the Marvel comic books.

It was over 30 years ago that the teenage Brolin made his film debut in “The Goonies” but it is only in the last 10 years or so that he has risen to the top of the list of respected actors and become a full-out movie star. As Brolin himself joked on an episode of “Inside the Actor’s Studio” he got everything wrong for the first half of his career and only recently started getting it right. Brolin is perhaps being too hard on himself since he has had a very steady rise in show business and slowly
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Egx Rezzed 2018 – Hands on with Knights and Bikes

Emma Withington gets hands on with Knights and Bikes

As children, nothing is impossible and everything can be achieved if you try hard enough, right? You’ve not yet met up with our good ol’ pal Reality, or made questionable friendships with the likes of Failure and Disappointment. Knights and Bikes at its simplest embraces childhood whimsy, but its heart reveals one of the most deeply moving experiences in gaming today.

If you’re getting Tearaway vibes with hints of Little Big Planet, you’re not wrong – these titles were bread and butter for Foam Sword’s dynamic duo: Programmer Moo Yu (Ratchet & Clank/Little Big Planet) and Designer Rex Crowle (Tearaway/Little Big Planet). Knights and Bikes embraces the perspective of children through Demelza and Nessa with a charming, 80’s themed backdrop – channelling The Goonies and inspired by Snes era action-adventure RPG’s Earthbound and Secret of Mana.
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Strangers Things Casts Cary Elwes And Jake Busey For Season 3

Stranger Things season 3 is set to begin filming later this month and, ahead of the Netflix phenomenon once again going in front of the cameras, two exciting new casting additions have been revealed to be moving to the weird and frightening town of Hawkins.

Cary Elwes – familiar to modern horror fans as Dr. Lawrence Gordon in the Saw films – is joining the ensemble cast as Mayor Kline, suggesting that season 3 will finally introduce us to the mayor of Hawkins. With all the odd shenanigans going on in the town, we expect him to be a very shady individual indeed. Meanwhile, Jake Busey – set to star in the upcoming Predator – is set to play a man named Bruce. That’s all we know about his role for now, though.

Elwes should definitely be right at home on Stranger Things, as he’s yet another cast member who’s previously appeared in a fondly-remembered classic 1980s movie.
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New Deadpool 2 Footage Gives a Shout Out to One-Eyed Willy

New Deadpool 2 Footage Gives a Shout Out to One-Eyed Willy
A brand new TV spot and photo for Deadpool 2 have arrived online. The sequel is set to hit theaters next month and Fox is really starting to push it out to the general public in a major way. This new TV spot includes a decent chunk of new footage, but also includes a nice little Goonies reference as well, for those who are hoping that Wade Wilson is going to spend a decent chunk of time going over Josh Brolin's filmography.

This particular TV spot for Deadpool 2 primarily focuses on the conflict between Wade Wilson and Josh Brolin's Cable. At the end of the footage, Ryan Reynolds' Merc With a Mouth challenges Cable by saying, "Give me your best shot, One Eyed Willy." This is a clear reference to The Goonies, which is one of Brolin's notable early works from his long career. Breaking the fourth
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10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Kindergarten Cop”

Kindergarten Cop was a big deal in the Pacific Northwest at one point, kind of like The Goonies but not quite as popular. The reason for this was that it was filmed in Astoria, Oregon, which is also where The Goonies and another film, Short Circuit, happened to have visited during filming. A lot of other cities are typically proud to host a number of film moments but the Pnw doesn’t always have big stars like Arnold Schwarzenegger rolling through trying to film a big motion picture. This one-time classic about a cop going undercover to become a kindergarten teacher

10 Things You Didn’t Know about “Kindergarten Cop
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