spectre sequel bits

Welcome back to Sequel Bits, the round-up of anything and everything sequel-related. In today’s edition:

  • The stars of Hocus Pocus 2 joke around about a sequel.
  • The star of The Goonies ponders a follow-up.
  • Sam Raimi offers an update on that Evil Dead crossover.
  • Jurassic World continues to make insane money at home.
  • And a whole bunch of Spectre updates.

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Star Wars

While we’re fans of celebrated movie poster artist Drew Struzan, when it comes to the posters of the Star Wars trilogy, there’s another name that deserves to be celebrated, and that’s Noriyoshi Ohrai. You may not know the artist by name, but you’ve undoubtedly seen his artwork on international posters for films such as The Empire Strikes Back, The Goonies and much more.

Sadly, the reason we’re writing about Noriyoshi Ohrai today is because he passed away on October 27th at 79 years old after succumbing to a case of pneumonia. Below we have a gallery of his work along with some details on his impressive career. Read More »

Goonies 2 update

It’s time for another updating on the long-gestating development of The Goonies 2 from one of the child cast members who is now all grown up, and surprisingly, they’re not sick of talking about the possibility yet.

Sean Astin has been acting for decades, and while fans likely always want to ask him about Rudy and Lord of the Rings, perhaps the more persistent question is with regards to a sequel to the Steven Spielberg produced, Richard Donner directed adventure The Goonies.

To promote an upcoming appearance at a pop culture convention in October, Astin provided a Goonies 2 update, including uncertainty about whether or not the original cast will even be back for the sequel. Read More »

‘Goonies’ House Shut Down by Angry Owner

Goonies House

The house from the 1980’s Richard Donner-directed Steven Spielberg-produced classic The Goonies has been shut down by the property owner after she was sent over the edge by movie fans.

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Gremlins reboot update

Chris Columbus wrote both Gremlins and Goonies before he segued into directing, and he is involved in reboots of both those films. Both, particularly Gremlins, have been the object of a great deal of talk for several years, with (thankfully) no concrete results to show for the development efforts.

With the new Columbus film, Pixels, hitting theaters this coming week, the director is out on the press circuit saying that both ’80s reboots are fill in full swing, at least on the development side. The good news is that the process is a very slow one, so we probably don’t have to worry about either film arriving for a while yet. Read More »

1985 summer movies

July 4th weekend is always a bankable one at the box office. There’s always some kind of major release hitting the big screen to get people as they enjoy some time off for Independence Day, and people flock to theaters to see stuff they missed from the previous weeks or just to see something again with their friends and family.

This past weekend, Jurassic World dominated the box office for a fourth weekend in a row, edging out Pixar’s Inside Out again and keeping Magic Mike XXL and Terminator: Genisys down as well. Those are some big offerings, but back in the summer of 1985, the line-up of movies available in theaters, according to a newspaper clipping, was both impressive and much different as far as the variety of offerings.

See the listing of 1985 summer movies below the jump! Read More »

Cool Posts From Around the Web:

The Goonies pinball

In case you didn’t know, it’s the 30th anniversary of Richard Donner‘s adventure flick The Goonies. While talk keeps swirling about a potential sequel, fans will just have to settle for celebrating the original film. And that’s exactly what one fan has done with a pretty impressive custom creation that you normally don’t see anymore.

Mike Johnson from Orlando, Florida has spent his time producing a custom pinball game paying tribute to The Goonies, and it’s an extremely detailed triumph of engineering and passion for the movie. Check out The Goonies pinball machine after the jump! Read More »

goonies 30th anniversary

Growing up, The Goonies was one of those movies I could watch over and over. The sense of adventure that permeated the film satisfied my childhood craving to go out into the world and find something. To become something greater. Lots of other people felt that too, and it’s since become a film revered by many, and one people talk about when they talk about the Eighties.

The Goonies opened on June 7, 1985, almost exactly thirty years ago. To celebrate, Gallery Nucleus outside Los Angeles, CA is presenting a Goonies 30th anniversary art show opening May 23 and running through the official anniversary on June 7. Below, you can see some exclusive images from the show. Read More »

Michael Jackson The Goonies

Everyone knows Michael Jackson was the King of Pop, but did you know he was the king of set visits as well? A few videos have surfaced recently showing the legendary musician on the set of Brett Ratner’s Red Dragon, Richard Donner’s The Goonies and Chris Columbus’ Home Alone 2: Lost in New York.

The whole thing is just super weird, which is why you should check it out below. Read More »