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80s Movies That Inspired Costumes You Still Wear Today

Kids don’t want to watch ’80s movies today. It’s a shame because some of them are classics. I bet they bring a smile to your face every time you think about them. In some ways, they’re actually going stronger than ever at the moment.

If you visit a costume party lots of people will be dressed like characters from ’80s movies. You’ll be able to pick them out in about 2 seconds flat. Can you guess which movies everyone seems to gravitate towards? Let’s take a quick look at them now.

1. Top Gun

One of the best 80s costumes can be seen in Top Gun. You can’t look at a pair of aviators without Maverick popping into your head. It’s the only film that’s popularized flight jackets too. If you want to get the look perfect you’ll also need a big cheesy smile.
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Is Reassessing Old Films a Good Thing?

Neil Calloway wonders if judging films by today’s standards is worthwhile…

It’s started, and we’re only going to see more of it; the reassessing of old films according to today’s political climate. It’s inevitable, and if we’re honest, has been going on in other ways for years. Think of all those articles about films that were ignored for awards a decade ago, or the rehabilitation of 1970s New Hollywood Cinema that came when Easy Riders and Raging Bulls was published. Reappraising films is a big part of film criticism.

Recently, two pieces have come out that look again at films from the 1980s. Molly Ringwald has written an article from a 2018 perspective on her collaborations with John Hughes, notably The Breakfast Club, where she claims her character is sexually harassed by Bender, played by Judd Nelson, and notes that despite this, they end up
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Film News Roundup: The Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine’ Set for Re-Release in July

Film News Roundup: The Beatles’ ‘Yellow Submarine’ Set for Re-Release in July
In today’s film news roundup, “Yellow Submarine” gets a re-release, Meg Ryan gets an honor and John Cho’s “Searching” will open the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.


Abramorama has agreed with Apple Corps Ltd. and Universal Music Group to re-release The Beatles’ animated feature film, “Yellow Submarine,” in North America in July in celebration of its 50th anniversary.

Abramorama is a specialist in music films, partnering in 2016 with Apple Corps, Imagine Entertainment, White Horse Pictures, StudioCanal and Umg’s Polygram Entertainment on the Ron Howard documentary “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years.” Abramorama has also released films about Neil Young, Pearl Jam and Green Day.

Yellow Submarine” was restored in 4K digital resolution by Paul Rutan Jr. and his team of specialists at Triage Motion Picture Services and Eque Inc. The film’s songs and score were remixed at Umg’s Abbey Road Studios
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How Goose Got His Nickname in Top Gun

How Goose Got His Nickname in Top Gun
Top Gun celebrated its 30th anniversary 2 years ago, and since then, Tom Cruise has announced that the sequel is in the works with filming set to begin soon. However, there are a lot of questions concerning this sequel, and number one is: Will Val Kilmer be back as Ice Man? Ice Man can most certainly return, but Anthony Edwards' Goose can't unless he comes back as Goose Ghost, which the actor pitched on late night TV last year. While Goose can't come back to hang with his literally old friend Maverick now, he's opted to explain where the nickname Goose came from.

In a new interview, Anthony Edwards discussed the iconic 1986 movie Top Gun. Specifically, Edwards talked about where the name Goose originated from for his character. As it turns out, Nick "Goose" Bradshaw wasn't that great of a pilot, or at the very least had a poor memory.
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Longtime Publicity Executive Marsha Robertson Dies at 63

Marsha Robertson, Hollywood publicist who worked on films such as “Jurassic Park” and “Back to the Future,” died March 14 in San Francisco. She was 63.

She worked for over four decades as a marketing executive and public relations professional in the entertainment industry with filmmakers, actors and production companies. She started off in the agency business before rising to VP of publicity at MGM. During the 1980s and 1990s, she was a unit publicist on more than 20 major motion pictures including “Top Gun,” “Good Morning Vietnam,” “Beverly Hills Cop II” and “The Hunt for Red October” starring Sean Connery.

Following her work as a film publicist, she became the director of media relations at HBO. Then, in 2004 Robertson returned to the PR world and joined the Dart Group, a start-up public relations firm that grew into PR company 42West. She helped represent clients such as Tom Hanks, Noah Baumbach and Jonathan Demme.
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We Love It When Actors Hate a Movie They’re In

Neil Calloway looks at when an actor realises one of their movies is a turkey…

For reasons that it would take a long German word to explain, we like it when films go wrong, and we also like it when actors spill the beans about unpleasant filming experiences they’ve had. Two stories this week reinforced the idea that we all like a little gossip that an actor hated working on a film.

First, we had Shia Labeouf saying that the Transformers movies were “irrelevant” and “dated as fuck”. It’s quite naively sweet of Labeouf to compare the films to Easy Rider and Raging Bull and realise that a movie based on a toy range and think it’s going to come out on top. Seriously, what was he thinking? Still, it’s good to know he isn’t completely deluded.

In a similar story, Christopher Eccleston – a person
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The Star Wars TV Series Could Be The Boost The Franchise Needs

Neil Calloway says the new series might save the galaxy…

It’s been rumoured and planned for a long time, but this week finally brought the news that Jon Favreau will write and produce a live action Star Wars TV series. It’s news that will make Disney’s shareholder’s happy – countless people will sign up for their forthcoming streaming service purely for the show – and it should make fans of the films happy too; it’s just what the franchise needs now.

The Last Jedi provoked strong reactions, and Disney are apparently bracing themselves for Solo: A Star Wars Story to take a hit. I don’t have high hopes myself. A TV show, away from the main characters but rooted in the same mythology, could be the best element of the franchise for some time.

It’s become a cliché to talk about the superiority of television to film,
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Top Gun: Maverick will reportedly start shooting in July

Back in May of last year, Tom Cruise promised that the long-rumoured sequel to Top Gun was “definitely happening” and could shoot in 2018, and sure enough, it seems like that is indeed the case.

According to Omega Underground, Top Gun: Maverick will begin principal photography in July, and will shoot through to Thanksgiving. As the site notes, Cruise had been circling a part in Quentin Tarantino’s new film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood but the role has since went to Brad Pitt,, so it’s possible that he faced some scheduling issues with the sequel. Either way, it seems that Paramount and Skydance have decided to move quickly given that Cruise has a gap in his schedule.

Top Gun: Maverick will see Cruise reprising his role as Maverick from the 1986 original, and reteams him with his Oblivion director Joseph Kosinski and original Top Gun producer Jerry Bruckheimer.

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Top Gun 2 Will Finally Begin Production This Summer

Top Gun 2 Will Finally Begin Production This Summer
Top Gun 2 is gearing up to begin filming this summer. This is really happening and it's time to accept that fact. Talk of a possible Top Gun sequel has been brewing for a very long time, but things never really got going. However, starting last year, talks started getting serious and Tom Cruise decided to make it his next official project, following Mission: Impossible - Fallout, which is set to hit theaters on July 27. It looks like he'll be hopping straight from the press tour for that movie to Top Gun 2, as a new report reveals that the studio hopes to begin filming on the sequel in July.

Paramount and Skydance Productions are said to be getting production going on Top Gun 2, which is officially titled Maverick, by July, which should give them just enough time to get the movie finished. They've already set a release date for July 12, 2019, meaning
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Brad Pitt joins Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, as official synopsis is released

Deadline has confirmed that Brad Pitt has joined Leonardo DiCaprio in Quentin Tarantino’s next movie, which now has a title; Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.

Sony, who won a heated distribution war for the rights to release the movie, have also revealed the official synopsis:

“A story that takes place in Los Angeles in 1969, at the height of hippy Hollywood. The two lead characters are Rick Dalton (Leonardo DiCaprio), former star of a western TV series, and his longtime stunt double Cliff Booth (Brad Pitt). Both are struggling to make it in a Hollywood they don’t recognize anymore. But Rick has a very famous next-door neighbour…Sharon Tate.”

Margot Robbie is in talks to play the tragic Tate,with rumours continuing to swirl about the involvement of Tom Cruise and Al Pacino, although it’s unsure whether Pitt has taken the role intended for the Top Gun star.
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Film Review: Sky Hunter (2017) by Li Chen

Almost everything there is to know about the film can be found in its production notes. Directed by Li Chen, who also stars along his real-life girlfriend Fan Bingbing, having the full support of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (Pla), with it being the first time that a film crew was allowed access to their military bases, featuring military experts and trainers as advisers, and with the shooting taking place in in Death Valley, U.S; also known as the “Star Wars Canyon as well as in various parts of China and Kazakhstan, “Sky Hunter” could be nothing but a blockbuster. Add to the aforementioned the presence of Hans Zimmer as producer of the score, Pixomondo being in charge of the CGI, and a script that resembles “Top Gun” a bit too much, and you have almost everything you need to know about the movie Let us take things from the beginning,
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‘Dora the Explorer’ Live-Action Movie Gets Summer Release

Paramount Pictures has given its live-action “Dora the Explorer” movie a late summer release date of Aug. 2, 2019.

Michael Bay and his Platinum Dunes partners, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller, are producing the movie, which has been in the works since 2015. “Dora the Explorer” is being developed through the studio’s Paramount Players division, which hired writer-director Nick Stoller in October to work on the script. James Bobin, whose credits include “Alice Through the Looking Glass” and “Muppets Most Wanted, is attached to direct “Dora.”

The animated “Dora the Explorer” television series ran on Nickelodeon from 2000-2014 for eight seasons with 172 episodes aired, and followed a young Latina girl who went on adventures around the world. The movie will center on Dora as a teenager moving to the city and living with her cousin.

Platinum Dunes has a first-look deal with Paramount. Stoller’s writing credits include “Get Him to the Greek,” “Neighbors,” the Muppet movie reboots,
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That Time Tom Cruise and Ronald Reagan Bonded Actor-to-Actor — Over Jellybeans

That Time Tom Cruise and Ronald Reagan Bonded Actor-to-Actor — Over Jellybeans
When Nancy Reagan, in the late 1980s, thought her husband needed something to “liven up” the doldrums of post-White House life, she went straight to a Hollywood top gun for help.

In Movie Nights with the Reagans, being released on Feb. 27, author and former White House aide Mark Weinberg reveals that former president Ronald Reagan, a former actor, was always “bothered” by the fact that he was not given an honorary Oscar. And, as his retirement schedule was so dull, Mrs. Reagan invited Tom Cruise to her “Ronnie’s” California offices so that he could relive some of his
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Konix Multisystem: the British console that never was

Ryan Lambie Feb 23, 2018

It promised arcade-quality graphics and an ingenious control scheme. We look back at the sadly unreleased Konix Multisystem...

“What looks better than an Amiga, costs less than an St and has more rock and roll than Afterburner?”

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So ran the cover headline on the March 1989 issue of Ace Magazine. Beside those cryptic words sat a very odd looking piece of hardware: a black, plastic yoke like something taken from an aeroplane, with inviting red fire buttons mounted on the top of each stick. The black yoke was mounted on a blocky grey stand, which in turn had a pair of grey wedges sprouting from either side.

This was the UK’s latest look at the Konix Multi System, a console that promised to be,
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Good news for ‘This Is Me’: The Globes and Oscars have sung the same tune more often than you might think

Good news for ‘This Is Me’: The Globes and Oscars have sung the same tune more often than you might think
“Remember Me” from “Coco” is the favorite to win the Best Original Song Oscar, but it needs to watch out for “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman” — not just because it’s a huge hit and NBC is using it as its Winter Olympics soundtrack, but because it’s the Golden Globe champ. Before you scream “The Globes and Oscars never pick the same song winner!”, know that they have agreed the past three years and their split choices are a relatively new phenomenon.

The Globes gave out its first song award to the title track from “Town Without Pity” (1961) — the Oscars went with “Moon River” from “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” — but didn’t start handing out the prize annually until three years later. The Globes and Oscars matched only once that decade, for “The Windmills of Your Mind” from “The Thomas Crown Affair” (1968).

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The Top Uses of Kenny Loggins “Danger Zone” in Movies or TV

This song had a hard time being pushed through since the people in charge of the movie Top Gun were looking for something dynamic sung by someone that was popular during the time and were striking out big time. Bryan Adams didn’t want to do it since he felt that the film glorified war, while Reo Speedwagon couldn’t do it because they couldn’t add any of their own songs to the soundtrack. Kenny Loggins was finally tapped and after a few modifications he came out with a track that has been one of the hottest songs that defined one of

The Top Uses of Kenny Loggins “Danger Zone” in Movies or TV
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Super Bowl celebration: Top 12 greatest football films, ranked worst to best, including ‘Friday Night Lights, ‘Jerry Maguire,’ Rudy’

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The Super Bowl closes out an exciting season of NFL football this Sunday with a strong match-up between the Philadelphia Eagles and New England Patriots. So for fans to bide their time in the many months before another kick-off, it’s time to turn your attentions to the greatest football films of all time. There are all kinds of football-based films out there to enjoy — from dramas to comedies, and even an award-winning documentary — and we’ve collected the top 12 here in our photo gallery, ranked from worst to best.

In paring down the list, we had to answer the question: “Just what is a football movie?” We didn’t include “The Blind Side,” for example, because though its central character plays football, the film is primarily about many other things. And while Act 3 of Robert Altman‘s “M*A*S*H” is made up of what is arguably the
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Kenny Loggins to Be Honored at Guild of Music Supervisors Awards (Exclusive)

Kenny Loggins to Be Honored at Guild of Music Supervisors Awards (Exclusive)
Kenny Loggins will receive the Icon Award at the Guild of Music Supervisors Awards on Feb. 8 at Los Angeles’ Theater at Ace Hotel. It is the first time the Guild is bestowing the honor, which recognizes outstanding achievements in film, television, and soundtracks.

Loggins, whose songs have been featured in such hit films as “Caddyshack” (“I’m Alright”), “Top Gun” (“Danger Zone”) and “Footloose,” will also perform a medley of at the ceremony.

Said Thomas Golubić, president of the Guild of Music Supervisors: “’Caddyshack,’ ‘Footloose,’ ‘Top Gun.’ It was the Kenny Loggins songs that sealed the deal on those movies becoming part of our collective experience of the 1980s. You remember the first time you saw those films and how you felt when the credits rolled. We are so thrilled to have Kenny Loggins accept our inaugural year in celebrating the great Icons of music in media.”

The Guild of Music Supervisors Awards, currently in its
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Margot Robbie, Russell Crowe, and Danny McBride Filmed a Mock ‘Dundee’ Trailer for Super Bowl Lii — Watch

Sunday’s Super Bowl marks the biggest American sports event of the year, but Tourism Australia thought of a way to grab a share of the spotlight. The organization will air a trailer for a fake, fourth “Crocodile Dundee” film starring some of film and television’s biggest stars from Down Under, including Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Isla Fisher, Ruby Rose, Luke Bracey, two Hemsworth brothers (Chris and Liam), and “I, Tonya” Oscar nominee Margot Robbie (playing beer-lover named Lil’ Donk). Directed by commercial veteran Steve Rogers, the teaser for “Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home” was produced by Rimfire Films, a production company co-founded by original “Crocodile Dundee” lead Paul Hogan.

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Despite a stocked supporting cast of Aussies, the pretend flick — which has its own website and Twitter account — centers on an a Yankee lout,
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Upcoming 2018 Releases

As 2017 is nearing its end, we start looking forward to what 2018 has in store for us. When it comes to movies, we can expect to see some great titles to be released in 2018. Some of them are as follows:

Avengers: Infinity War

All the Marvel fans will discover one of the ultimate showdowns of all time with the movie Avengers: Infinity War. In this movie, The Avengers and their Super Hero will join forces together to fight against Thanos before he puts an end to the universe. The movie is expected to be out in May 2018.

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Fans of science fiction movies will be very pleased with Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, which is the sequel to the 2015 Jurassic World and is the 5th one in the Jurassic Park film series. Under the direction of Steven Spielberg, this movie is sure to set fire to the theatres. Enjoy the adventure as ex-military man,
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