Tag Archives: 80’s Movies

Robert Downey, Jr. tops Forbes’ list of highest paid actors for second year in a row

Robert-Downey-Jr-2014Robert Downey Jr. known for his roles in movies such as Weird Science and Less Than Zero of the 1980s and Iron Man, Sherlock Holmes and the Avengers in recent years has topped Forbe’s annual ranking of the highest paid actors for the second year in a row. Robert Downy Jr. earned an estimated $75 million in the last year.

This is a remarkable feat considering Downey only released one movie over the June 2013 to June 2014 timeline: Jon Favreau’s festival film Chef. So most of Downey’s money comes from the backend of the incredibly successful Iron Man 3—the highest grossing movie of 2013 with a $1.2 billion box office—and a reported pay hike for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

The Goonies turns 28 years young

The GooniesAs if us Generation X‘ers didn’t feel old enough, we have The Goonies movie to give us a little reminder. This beloved American adventure–comedy film directed by Richard Donner and story by Steven Spielberg opened 28 years ago today on June 7, 1985.

I watched The Goonies again not too long ago with my two eldest children (they were around 5 and 7 years of age at the time) and quickly had forgotten about how movies were rated differently back in the 80’s. If I remember correctly, there were plenty of the sh*t word said and possibly an f-bomb but I cannot verify that at the time of this being published. Quite the strong language for a PG movie, however, The Goonies is still a quintessential 1980’s movie classic!

The Goonies grossed $9 million in its opening weekend in the US, second on the charts behind Rambo: First Blood Part II. It grossed over $61 million that year, placing it among the top ten highest-grossing films of 1985 (in the US).


Top Gun director Tony Scott dead after jumping from California bridge

Top Gun director Tony ScottDirector Tony Scott, best known for the films “Top Gun” and “Beverly Hills Cop II,” died in an apparent suicide Sunday when he jumped from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, California, a Los Angeles County coroner official said.

“There’s nothing to indicate it is anything else at this time,” said Lt. Joe Bale of the coroner’s office.

Scott, 68, jumped from the bridge at about 12:30 p.m., Bale said. The bridge spans the Los Angeles Harbor, connecting San Pedro and Terminal Island.

A pedestrian who saw Scott jump from the bridge called 911, according to a statement released by the coroner’s office late Sunday.

“The L.A. Port Police recovered the body from the water,” the statement said.

Tron: Legacy Reconfigured $5 album download

Tron ReconfiguredIn late 2010, Daft Punk released their score to the movie TRON: Legacy. Now comes TRON: Legacy R3CONFIGUR3D, which features artists like M83, Photek, Moby, Com Truise, and others reworking Daft Punk’s tracks from the score. For Tron fans and electronic music dance enthusiasts alike.

Save more than 50% off the list price of this album by downloading it at Amazon through May.

See all 1,500+ $5 albums @ Amazon!

 

House from ‘Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ is on the market

Yes, you can own a famed house of the 80’s! Now you can relive that special day just like Ferris did in the iconic 1986 film Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. To refresh your memory, this was the floor-to-ceiling windowed home of Ferris’ friend Cameron Fry.

The famous home is located at 370 Beech St. and is surrounded by trees. With 5,300 square feet of living space, the 4 bedroom, 3 bath home has floor-to-ceiling windows throughout. In total, the home sits on a one acre lot with 43,560 square feet.

The Highland Park, Il. home—where Cameron infamously drove his father’s Ferrari through its glass garage — is now on the market with the garage fully repaired. The four-bed, three-bath home is listed for a mere $1.65 million.

Photos are courtesy of Sudler Sotheby’s Realty and VHT (via Huffington Post).

Catch up on your 80’s news with a few eighties inspired articles around the web

’80s sitcom actor Rick Schroder, family man

Ricky Schroder stole our hearts in the ’80s TV sitcom “Silver Spoons” as the rich kid we all loved. Now 40, Rick has outgrown the child star persona — and the “y” — and appeared in shows such as “NYPD Blue,” “Lonesome Dove” and “24.” Rick is also a dedicated family man, having been married to Andrea for 20 years. Together, they have four kids: Holden, 18, Luke, 17, Cambrie, 13, and Faith Anne, 9. Rick opened up about his personal evolution, Holden’s traumatic head injury, the nonstop cooking and cleaning it takes to raise four kids, and their one-year adventure in Spain. Continue reading →

Published by Jenny Schafer, McClatchy-Tribune



Nadine Coyle ‘didn’t intend ’80s sound’

Nadine Coyle has insisted that she didn’t mean to create an ’80s sound on her new album Insatiable.

The singer said that she was not influenced by music from the decade and put the comparisons down to the record’s “live” sound.

“I didn’t pick the ’80s at all. I was born in the ’80s, so it’s not a particular time that I even remember well!” she told Bang Showbiz. Continue reading →

Published by Robert Copsey, Music Reporter – Digital Spy



The Frisky’s take on writing six 80’s Movie Sequels via ABC News

Wall Street 2,” the sequel to the ’80s tome about unfettered greed, “Wall Street,” opens this weekend. I never saw the first “Wall Street”—I was in elementary school when it came out and still think a hedge fund is money you save to buy new shrubbery—so I’ll probably skip “Wall Street 2.” But! There are a bunch of movie sequels we Frisky gals would love to make a reality. And it’s just a matter of time before some uncreative studio jumps on these sure-to-be-hit film ideas! Movie moguls, call us!

“The Breakfast Club”
In this sequel to 1985’s “The Breakfast Club,” titled “The Brunch Club,” we catch up with the five lovable misfits who starred in the original. Nerd Brian (Anthony Michael Hall) is now unhappily married to Claire (Molly Ringwald) and is an internet kazillionaire. Misfit Allison (Ally Sheedy) and John (Judd Hirsch) are recently divorced. The two couples reunite upon finding out that their jock “Breakfast Club” buddy Andrew (Emilio Estevez) has fallen on hard times after not getting his college football scholarship. Continue reading →

Published by Julie Gerstein – The Frisky


‘Greed Is Good’ and the 80 Greatest Quotes About Money from ’80s Movies

This week, moviegoers are being reintroduced to Gordon Gekko, the (hated? beloved?) villain of Oliver Stone’s 1987 film “Wall Street.” In the sequel, “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps,” there are sure to be attempts at topping the brilliant, much-quoted lines of the original. In the trailer, Mr. Gekko (Michael Douglas) says, “Someone reminded me I once said, ‘Greed is good.’ Now it seems it’s legal.” Continue reading →

Published by Brad Tuttle – TIME partnered with CNN


‘Secretariat’ star Diane Lane is ‘a little fuzzy’ about ’80s relationship with Jon Bon Jovi

You can ask Diane Lane about her relationship with Jon Bon Jovi. Just don’t expect her to remember anything.

The thoroughly beautiful actress, who stars in the upcoming film “Secretariat,” says she’s “a little fuzzy” about recently published reports that her ’80s relationship with the Jersey rocker fell apart when Bon Jovi caught her frolicking with his guitarist Richie Sambora. Continue reading →

Published by Gatecrasher with Frank DiGiacomo via the New York Daily News


Got 80’s EE Bonds? Time to cash ’em in!

The Series EE U.S. savings bond turns 30 this year.

And any EE bonds issued in 1980 will stop earning interest this year — in the month they turn 30 to be exact.

If you own any such bonds, you can calculate their current value using a tool on TreasuryDirect.gov. You’ll need the bond series, denomination, serial number and issue date. Continue reading →

Published by Emily Glazer – Wall Street Journal


Brooke Shields Can Still Wear Her ’80s Calvins!

Brooke Shields says she can still fit into the Calvins she wore in the Eighties!

The model and actress, 45, managed to get herself into the iconic jeans that she wore at age 15 in the iconic ads.

“They didn’t look pretty,” she admitted, “but they fit. Continue reading →

Published by ShowbizSpy

Corey Haim did not die from drugs coroner says

Corey Haim
Corey Haim

Drugs were not a factor in the death of actor Corey Haim. The actor’s mother placed an emergency call after finding him unconscious.

According to a reporter from the Los Angeles county coroner’s office released on May 4, the 1980s heartthrob died of natural causes from a combination of pneumonia, respiratory and heart trouble.

The coroner’s report follows California Attorney General Jerry Brown’s declaration last month that Haim obtained more than 550 prescription pills illegally from numerous doctors in the months before his death.

Haim, 38, obtained prescriptions from seven different doctors who claim they were duped into writing scripts for the troubled actor. Brown said the late actor was a “poster child” for prescription drug abuse and had been “doctor shopping” for pills. The drugs included Valium and Xanax and Vicodin, according to Brown.

Commentary: After all the drugs he had been on for the past few years, we here at i80s kind of think the drugs might have played maybe just a little role in his death.

Source: ABC News

A Nightmare On Elm Street (2010)

That’s right. Freddy is back! The 1980s horror classic, A Nightmare On Elm Street opens [again] April 30 with a re-imagining of the horror icon Freddy Krueger, a serial-killer who wields a glove with four blades embedded in the fingers and kills people in their dreams, resulting in their real death in reality.

One by one, Freddy terrorizes the folks on Elm Street within the curved walls of their dreams, where the rules are his, and the only way out is to wake up.

At the official A Nightmare On Elm Street’s website, you can grab photos, fan kits, check out the soundtrack, shop and find out more about the movie.  We also have a few images below from their website for you to download along with a couple of movie trailers.

Trailers:

Find A Nightmare On Elm Street Movies @ Amazon.com

‘Getting the Pretty Back’ with ’80s “Teen Queen” Molly Ringwald

Best known for her roles in movies like Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club, Molly Ringwald has penned a new book titled Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family, and Finding the Perfect Lipstick.

In Getting the Pretty Back, Molly encourages every woman to become “the sexiest, funniest, smartest, best-dressed, and most confident woman that you can be.” She shares personal anecdotes and entertaining insights about the struggle to get through the murky milestones and identity issues that crop up long after the prom ends.

Whether she’s discussing sex and beauty, personal style, travel and entertaining, motherhood, or friendship, Molly embodies the spirit of being fabulous at every age, and reminds us all that prettiness is a state of mind.