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Kid of the 80s

Raising Arizona had us laughing in 1987, and the dark comedy still has us LOL-ing today.

Released on March 6, 1987, the film was not a blockbuster at the time of its release. Raising Arizona has since achieved cult status. The film ranked 31st on the American Film Institute’s “100 Years…100 Laughs” list, and 45th on Bravo’s “100 Funniest Movies” list.

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Kid of the 80s

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Breakdancing was the craze when Breakin’ was released in 1984. The film earned almost 50 times its cost and led to a sequel, Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo.

Do you remember, Breakin’? If not, maybe the trailer will refresh your memory.

Kid of the 80s

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I have not seen the little nugget known as Gymkata, but I just read that it is the worst movie of the 80s.

Have you seen it? Is it so bad that it is good? Is it worth spending five bucks to buy it on Amazon?

According to Wikipedia,

Gymkata is a 1985 martial arts film starring Olympic gymnast Kurt Thomas as Jonathan Cabot, an Olympic gymnast who combines his gymnastic ability with martial arts to enter a deadly competition in a fictional country, Parmistan.

It sounds dreadful. So, of course, I am buying it now.

Kid of the 80s

michelle-pfiefferMichelle Pfeiffer: 1982 | 2014

 

Kid of the 80s

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It looks like the mogwai will hit the screen again. According to Chris Columbus, the writer for 1984’s Gremlins,¬†the script is being written and the movie is a go.

The new flick will be a reboot and not a remake. According to Columbus,

“When I saw Star Trek you know, I was like ‘this is the way you do it. You have to connect the audience emotionally to the past. By seeing Leonard Nimoy in that movie. And then so obviously a few days ago seeing Harrison Ford and Chewbacca at the end of that Star Wars trailer. Eight million geeks crying their eyes out, me included. So I thought ‘well that’s a great, great thing to do.’ So we won’t… we’re gonna apply that to Gremlins. … We’re not gonna forget about the past.”

The future for Goonies does not seem as clear. When asked about a remake of the movie, Columbus, who co-wrote the 1985 film with Steven Spielberg, said,

“We’ve talked about it for years. … We’re trying to find a story. We’re looking.”

Source: HitFix