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New Ghostbusters Trailer (Rereleased)

One of the funniest and most iconic films from the 80s is being re-released in theaters for it’s 30th anniversary. Yes, we’ve all seen the film before and many times over for that matter, but why not watch a recut of the theatrical trailer. And while we are at it, lets all go to the movies to see it one more time, only this time will be a little bit clearer and crisper as it’s being presented in 4K.

They Live: I’ve come here to chew bubblegum and kick ass….

They Live was the 1988 cult hit from John Carpenter about a drifter who finds a pair of sunglasses that allow him to wake up to the fact that aliens have taken over the Earth. Starring “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the flick quickly became a huge cult hit and still has a strong following today. Some even refer to it as “one of the forgotten masterpieces of the Hollywood”. Rotten Tomatoes ranked the fight scene between Roddy Piper’s character, John Nada, and Keith David’s character, Frank Armitage, seventh on their list of the “The 20 Greatest Fights Scenes Ever”. The interesting thing about the fight scene is that it was only supposed to be 20seconds in film length. However, Carpenter gave Piper a lot of creative freedom and Roddy decided to fight it out for real, only faking the hits to the face and groin. They rehearsed the fight for three weeks. Carpenter was so impressed he kept the 5 minute and 20 second scene intact. The other interesting note was the famous line “I’ve come …

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

It’s hard to believe that a movie this inventive (that has truly yet to be duplicated) came out in 1988. Who Framed Roger Rabbit was a half toon, half live action film that killed it at the box office. The film grossed over 325 million dollars and in 1988 that was a lot for a movie. The plot centered around a toon hating detective as he tries to prove the innocence of an annoying cartoon rabbit who is accused of murder. Watching the trailer will bring back some major nostalgia. The two things I vividly remember from this film was 1. How hot Jessica Rabbit was…. And 2. How scared I was of Christopher Lloyd’s character, the evil Judge Doom. I was a little traumatized when he was crushed by the steamroller…what a way to go.  

Lost and Found: Landfill of E.T. Atari games

The story goes in 1983 Atari dumped millions of unsold E.T. game catridges in a New Mexico landfill after deeming them “unsellable”. Apparently the game sucked that bad. And finally after 30 years, the over 700,000 game cartridges have been discovered. And the best part of it all, Microsoft was there with cameras making a documentary of the full process.   The game was designed by Howard Scott Warshaw. The objective of the game is to guide the eponymous character through various screens to collect three pieces of an interplanetary telephone that will allow him to contact his home planet.   “The result is often cited as one of the worst video games released and was one of the biggest commercial failures in video gaming history. The game’s commercial failure and resulting effects on Atari are frequently cited as a contributing factor to the video game industry crash of 1983.” – Wikipedia    

Would you rather have The Nanny or Mr. Nanny?

You either loved Fran Drescher or absolutely hated her. She had a certain sex appeal about her that would attract men and a whiny high pitched voice that would repeal them at the same time. She was funny though. Funny enough to get 6 seasons and a movie! (Abed would be proud) She got six season as the star of the somewhat popular CBS sitcom The Nanny, and at the height of it’s popularity starred in a feature film where she played a similar (but not the same) character in The Beautician and the Beast. I never really watched the Nanny when it was on in the mid 1990s. I might have been too young to enjoy it at the time, or perhaps I didn’t relate to it’s humor which skewed towards females. The show took a little bit to pick up momentum and was nearly cancelled early on due to poor ratings. Apparently Jeff Sagansky (CBS president at the time) had to constantly say during affiliate meetings “Stick by The Nanny!” He knew it …