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.

See Josh Brolin wearing The Goonies costume after the jump. Read More »

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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

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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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LEGO Dimensions Expansions Trailer

While Disney recently shut down their toy-based video game franchise Disney Infinity, it appears Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is doubling down on their efforts with a ton of new expansions packs for LEGO Dimensions. They may not have Disney properties from Marvel and Lucasfilm at their disposal, but they do have no less than 16 new film, television and video game franchises coming to LEGO Dimensions over the next year.

Ahead of next week’s E3 expo, a new LEGO Dimensions trailer shows off all of the new properties coming to the building block video game world, and they’re pretty fantastic. Some of them include Harry Potter, Mission: Impossible, Adventure Time, Gremlins and more. Get the whole list of new packs coming after the jump, and watch the new LEGO Dimensions expansions trailer below. Read More »

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 »

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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 »