The Goonies was released on June 7th 1985, twenty five years ago today. The film was a huge part of my childhood, as I assume it must have been for many children of the 80′s. In fact, as I type this post, I’m staring at a huge French Goonies poster hung on my office wall. Please leave your thoughts on growing up with the movie in the comments below, and wish the movie a happy anniversary!
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Organizers announced today that a special 25th Anniversary event taking place in Astoria on June 4 – 7, 2010 to celebrate the classic 80′s adventure/comedy The Goonies. This event is follow up to the 20th anniversary which brought thousands of fans across the world to visit the cult film locations, meet some of the cast, and watch special movie screenings. Check out the full press release, after the jump.
Posted on Thursday, January 28th, 2010 by Brendon Connelly
Two recently revealed news bit on upcoming Blu-ray releases seem to have particular interest to the /Film readership, I would guess. First of all, DVD Town have run a list of the Warner Bros. 2010 slate and, besides some of my own must-buys like Three Kings, Mars Attacks and The Treasure of the Sierra Madre, there was also a listing for The Goonies: 25th Anniversary Ultimate Collector’s Edition. The film has already been given a basic (and region free, thus importable) release in Europe, but so far has yet to hit US shelves. According to the site, there will also be a DVD release, which suggests new special features and not just a HD upgrade.
Meanwhile, there’s also a rumoured release for Jurassic Park on Blu-ray later this year. There’s no info on any special features, but I’d imagine Universal will peg this as a flagship title and push the boat out a little. Interestingly, Jurassic Park 2: The Lost World is also rumoured, but not chapter 3. The story originates on Planete HD, found via Blu-ray.com.
While a sequel to The Goonies might not be happening (or is it?), director Richard Donner has been trying to turn the property into a Broadway Musical.Who knows if that will ever happen, but we might have a preview of what a Goonies musical might sound like. /Film reader Rob Dean has been writing songs for a Goonies musical with his friend Keith Doughty, way before it ever became a thought in Donner’s mind. They have sent over a couple music videos based on the sample compositions they have created. Again, these songs/videos are completely fan created, and not in anyway connected with Donner or the actual Broadway musical (which may or may not still be in development). Watch the videos, and listen to the songs, embedded after the jump.
Oh, and that what-do-they-look-like-now cast reunion photo above is from Empire Magazine’s 20th Birthday Issue last year.
I recently rediscovered this vintage 1980′s EPK documentary The Making of The Goonies on uniquedaily. I remember seeing this seven minute behind the scenes doc when I was younger. I love how a big focus of the piece is how director Richard Donner struggled to work with kid stars. And its always fun to see behind the scenes footage from one of your favorite childhood films. I wonder if Warner Bros has a lot more behind the scenes footage in a vault somewhere. Would love to see them release a longer cut of some of this stuff when Goonies hits Blu-ray.
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Posted on Tuesday, July 7th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
As you probably know by now, Gallery1988 will be holding their third annual pop culture art show Crazy4Cult 3D from July 16th to August 8th in Los Angeles. Over the past couple weeks we’ve featured a couple of the fantastic art that will be on display at the show, including Jeff Boyes’ take on Luc Besson’s 1994 film The Professional, and Jim Horwat’s Back to the Future Tribute. We should have a couple more exclusive looks in the coming weeks, but lets first take a look at some of the other fantastic art which has begun to appear around the interwebs.
We’ve featured some of Tom Whalen’s art in past editions of Cool Stuff (posters, Dark Knight magazine cover, Watchmen art, The Shining and The Warriors, Predator, 80′s super villains). Whalen has created two pieces for the Crazy4Cult 3D show, the first of which is this poster for Sam Raimi’s Army of Darkness. Apparently a limited edition run of 70 prints will be available at the show, or by contacting the gallery afterwards. We’ll keep you updated when and if these become available outside the show. You can see more of Tom’s wonderful artwork on deviantart.
You have also seen some of Dave Perillo‘s art in past editions of Cool Stuff (Random art, Watchmen, The Joker, Ghostbusters). For Crazy4Cult 3D he has created a 70′s or 80′s style board game based on The Goonies. Like Whalen, this is just the first of two pieces he will have on display at the show. They will also be making a limited edition run of 50 16″ x 20″ giclee prints signed and numbered. Check out more of Perillo’s art on deviant art. Gallery1988 is using the image on post cards to promote the show. Click on the image in the header of this post to get a better look.
In honor of the 20th anniversary of UHF, Keith Noordzy has created “Al of the Dead”.
Daniel Rizzolo created this awesome oil on board Pee-Wee Herman’s Big Adventure-inspired piece “I’m a Loner, a Rebel”.
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Posted on Wednesday, July 1st, 2009 by Brendon Connelly
Do you want a sequel to The Goonies? Really? Well, you might be in luck. The original’s scriptwriter Chris Columbus has been speaking to Sci-Fi Wire about the possible new picture, revealing that Joe Pantoliano, who is starring in Columbus’ Percy Jackson and was Francis Fratelli in the original Goonies, has had some relevant chatter with Richard Donner. Quotes on that coming up after the break, as well as Columbus’ rather glib proposal on what adventure the next gen Goonies could face.
Posted on Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 by Peter Sciretta
Gremlins director Joe Dante tells Bloody Disgusting that while a third Gremlins movie or remake might happen someday, he won’t be involved.