Jurassic Park Goonies Easter Egg

It’s been 24 years since Jurassic Park hit theaters, and while the movie has been examined in-depth over and over again plenty of times since then, it appears one possible Easter egg may have gone unnoticed until now.

In Jurassic Park, Seinfeld star Wayne Knight plays the sneaky, weasel of a Jurassic Park employee named Dennis Nedry who is being paid millions to steal dinosaur embryos so an unknown competitor could create their own dinosaurs. It turns out that in addition to concealing dinosaur embryos in a faux shaving cream can, he may also be the source of a Easter egg hiding in plain sight referencing the Steven Spielberg project The Goonies.

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The Goonies 2

The Goonies actor Sean Astin is back in the public eye with his turn as the delightfully normcore Bob Newby in Stranger Things 2, and while he was making the press rounds to promote the show, the inevitable happened: someone asked him about the possibility of The Goonies 2. But instead of shrugging it off, Astin seemed hopeful about the odds of the long-discussed sequel coming to fruition. But would it happen as a live-action movie, or something else entirely?
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The Goonies Prints - Mondo - George Bletsis

Hey, you guys! Mondo has two new prints inspired by Richard Donner‘s kid-friendly action adventure classic The Goonies.

Artist George Bletsis has delivered two gorgeous prints commemorating the ragtag group of kids who went looking for treasure, get caught up with a dangerous criminal family, and meet a big, special friend in the process. One sees the sunlight shining on The Goonies while the other has them glowing in the moonlight. Check out both of The Goonies prints from Mondo below. Read More »

Stranger Things Posters - The Goonies Poster

We’ve still got some time until the second season of Stranger Things starts streaming on Netflix just before Halloween. The brand new trailer that debuted at Comic-Con was good enough to hold us over for awhile, but we’ll take whatever we can get to whet our appetite.

That’s why we’re glad the official Stranger Things Twitter account is partaking in a promotional endeavor called #StrangerThursdays, where they rewatch each episode of the first season every Thursday (leading up to the second season premiere) and live tweet with cheeky posts, behind the scenes details about specific scenes and more. The coolest part of this lead-up is they kick off an episode by revealing a new Stranger Things poster inspired by one of the 1980s movies that influenced the show.

In the coming weeks, we’ll be updating this post with the newest Stranger Things posters, but you can see which ones have been revealed below, as well as the original posters that inspired them. Read More »

Dead Friends - Morning Watch

(The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.)

In this edition, watch an animated short about a zombie and his dog living in a post-apocalyptic world. Plus, check out a remix of The Goonies from Eclectic Method, as well as a video essay focusing on the odd trend in cinema of having characters sliding down mountains, water slides, and mud slides in the 1980s and 1990s, and a hypothesis about why it was a phenomenon at the time. Read More »

Josh Brolin Wearing The Goonies Costume

Today, Josh Brolin is an Oscar-nominated actor who is playing, not one, but two major comic book characters in the upcoming sequels Deadpool 2 and Avengers: Infinity War. But way back in 1985, Josh Brolin was just a nobody getting his big break as Brandon “Brand” Walsh in the classic adventure movie The Goonies. And he recently paid tribute to his early career in a surprising way.

Josh Brolin took to Instagram a couple days ago with a picture of him decked out in costume for a 1980s party being thrown for his friend, and his wardrobe will look familiar to anyone who remembers his role from the aforementioned directed by Richard Donner and produced by Steven Spielberg.

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(Welcome to /Response, the companion piece to our /Answers series and a space where /Film readers can chime in and offer their two cents on a particular question.)

Earlier this week, the /Film team wrote about our favorite pirates from film and television. We then opened the floor to our readers: who is your favorite onscreen pirate? And you let us know!

We have collected our favorite answers (edited for length and clarity) below. Next week’s question, in honor of Wonder Woman: who is your favorite female badass from the movies? Send your (at least one paragraph, please) answer to slashfilmpitches@gmail.com!

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best movie pirates

Every week in /Answers, we attempt to answer a new pop culture-related question. This week’s edition, tying in with the release of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, asks “Who is your favorite movie or TV pirate?” As always, we have submissions from the /Film writing crew and podcast team, and we also have answers from directors Joachim Ronning and Espen Sandberg.

If you’d like to share your pick for your favorite movie pirate, please send your thoughts to slashfilmpitches@gmail.com for a chance to be featured on the site. Find our choices below!

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‘The Goonies’ LEGO Dimensions Set Revealed

the goonies lego dimensions gameplay

Today, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has revealed three new LEGO Dimensions expansion packs. But most importantly we get our first look at The Goonies Level Pack — that’s right, Goonies LEGO minifigs! Hit the jump to see and learn more about The Goonies LEGO Dimensions set, alongside info on the two other packs, the Harry Potter Fun Pack and LEGO City Fun Pack.
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Stranger Things Shirt - Hawkins Indiana

People are still buzzing about Stranger Things, and new viewers keep being sucked into it all the time. That means there are plenty of interesting theories still bouncing around the web along with new t-shirts, tribute videos and even a bump in sales for a certain beloved ’80s movie that clearly influenced the Netflix series. Here’s what we have in this edition of Stranger Things Bits:

  • The popularity of Stranger Things boosts sales of The Goonies.
  • A new theory about Eleven and the Demogorgon.
  • Watch a tribute rap video to the beloved character Barb.
  • Find out how the movement of the Demogorgon was crafted.
  • A couple new prints paying tribute to the show.
  • New ratings reports reveal the show may be more popular that initially thought.
  • Check out some new shirts mashing up the show with Star Wars and more.
  • Read an interview about the production design of the show.

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