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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).


1980’s Actor Corey Haim Found Dead

Corey Haim
Corey Haim

Actor Corey Haim died this morning of an apparent accidental overdose according to the Los Angeles County Coroner and the LAPD. Corey was 38.

Police said Haim was pronounced dead at Providence St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Burbank.

Haim was born in Ontario Canada in 1971 and as a teenager found fame in Hollywood. His first role was in 1984’s “Firstborn” with Sarah Jessica Parker and Robert Downey Jr.

Haim rose to fame in the 80s alongside longtime pal Corey Feldman and co-starred in a number of films, including “The Lost Boys” in which he starred with Feldman. Other 1980’s films Haim had roles in were: “Murphey’s Romance“, “Lucas“, “License to Drive“,  and “Dream a Little Dream“.

In the 1990s Haim played more obscure roles however continued to work steadily in films like “National Lampoon’s Last Resort” and “Prayer of the Rollerboys.” Haim struggled with substance abuse through much of his career.

Haim reportedly suffered a drug-induced stroke in 2001 and was rushed to UCLA Medical Center and also reportedly was in and out of rehab 15 times, but cleaned up in 2004 after moving to Toronto.