Monday, July 23, 2018

Stuck in the 80's

Steve Spears

New ‘Karate Kid’ action figures are coming soon

New ‘Karate Kid’ action figures are coming soon

Fresh off the success of YouTube Red's Cobra Kai series, a toymaker has decided now is the perfect time for a new set of Karate Kid action figures. Why? Because who doesn't want a creepy figure of Johnny Lawrence dressed as a skeleton sitting on our ...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Review: Violent Femmes, Echo and the Bunnymen in Orlando

Review: Violent Femmes, Echo and the Bunnymen in Orlando

  When I saw that Violent Femmes was touring this summer with with Echo & The Bunnymen, I thought my heart was going to explode with undiluted glee and neon-glazed confetti. Two bands that have long occupied top spots on my bucket list – t...
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Newest trailer for Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ dazzles

Newest trailer for Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ dazzles

It's not fair to judge an upcoming movie by its trailers – especially a bio-pic about an almost mythical musician. In just two minutes, you see flash moments – micro-seconds even – of the film to come. And your mind and heart just w...
Published: 07/19/18
Doc Brown likes the idea of Back to the Future 4

Doc Brown likes the idea of Back to the Future 4

Last we saw Doc Brown, he was on his time-traveling locomotive with a new wife and two kids. That was back in 1990 at the finale of Back to the Future 3. And while rumors have circulated that a fourth installment could eventually happen, most of the ...
Published: 07/16/18
Indiana Jones 5 coming, but not until 2021

Indiana Jones 5 coming, but not until 2021

The sequel that nobody wanted – another installment of the Indiana Jones saga – finally has a release date … in 2021. Movieweb.com reports that Indiana Jones 5 will reach theaters on July 9, 2021.To put things in perspective, that's...
Published: 07/11/18
Updated: 07/16/18
New podcast: Anti-buddy flick ‘Midnight Run’ turns 30

New podcast: Anti-buddy flick ‘Midnight Run’ turns 30

Midnight Run, probably the best road movie of the '80s, is now 30 years old. Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin gave us one of the best anti-buddy flicks of our time, so our podcast hosts gather to honor the film – and Spearsy continues to work ...
Published: 07/15/18
Updated: 07/16/18
Krull returns to theaters in August

Krull returns to theaters in August

The '80s were full of sci-fi classics – Blade Runner, Aliens, the Trek movies – but one movie always captivated me above all others for some odd reason: 1983's Krull.Perhaps because the sci-fi fantasy meets swashbuckler flick was perfectl...
Published: 07/13/18
40 years later, the appeal of ‘Foul Play’ is no mystery

40 years later, the appeal of ‘Foul Play’ is no mystery

If you think about it, Foul Play might be the most '80s-ish movie made in the 1970s. The comedy-mystery-thriller starred Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase and Dudley Moore and stood as one of the truly clever homages to the work of Alfred Hitchcock. (Watch th...
Published: 07/09/18
Updated: 07/11/18
New podcast episode: Best and worst movie sequels of the ’80s

New podcast episode: Best and worst movie sequels of the ’80s

We don't like to "work negative" when it comes to our love of the '80s, but this week's episode of Stuck in the '80s shines a light (and throws some shade) at movie sequels in our decade. You know, flicks like Star Trek 2: The Wrath of Khan. But also...
Published: 07/09/18
Updated: 07/10/18
30 years later, ‘Coming to America’ still Eddie Murphy’s best work

30 years later, ‘Coming to America’ still Eddie Murphy’s best work

Let's be honest: Even after three decades, Coming to America has held up better than any Eddie Murphy movie of the '80s.Oh sure, you're already screaming "What about Beverly Hills Cop or 48 Hours?!?" Both are indeed classics – and both are sull...
Updated one month ago