The Goonies

The cast of "The Goonies"

‘The Goonies’ Turns 30: Where Is the Cast Now?

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Thirty years ago yesterday, moviegoers got their first look at what was either a) LIKE THE GREATEST MOVIE OF THE ‘80S, PERIOD, or b) two hours of preteens running around and screaming. But however you line up on it, there’s no question that The Goonies was an iconic summer adventure movie that retains quite a bit of cultural capital. This far on, the most interesting element of the film may well be its cast — a fascinating assemblage of young actors (many of them the offspring of actor parents) who have gone on to become everything from superstars to footnotes. So where are your Goonies now?
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Artist Credit: Joshua Budich / Courtesy Gallery 1988

Clever Artwork Depicts Pop Culture’s Favorite ‘Fictional Food’

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Gallery 1988, our favorite showcase for pop culture-inspired art, has struck again. Fictional Food is a new exhibit from G1988 regular Joshua Budich, showcasing some of the most iconic food products in film and television — both wholly invented (Krusty Burgers, Los Pollos Hermanos chicken, Lone Star Beer) and given new cultural immortality (who can hear the word “Chianti” without doing an Anthony Hopkins impression, or ask for a Baby Ruth bar without hearing good ol’ Sloth?). Here are a few of our favorites from the show.
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Stained Glass-Style Posters for Your Favorite ’80s Movies

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Designer Van Orton made these gorgeous, intricate stained-glass posters for iconic ’80s movies, including Back to the Future, The Goonies, and Blade Runner, which we spotted at This Isn’t Happiness. The resulting prints are a clever, colorful ode to a golden age of popcorn flicks that still inspire semi-religious devotion in so many film fans. There are also some black-and-white versions, which could make for a fun (albeit ambitious) paint-by-numbers project. Check out more of Orton’s work on his Facebook page.
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90 Amazing Behind-the-Scenes Photos From Your Favorite Summer Movies

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Well, kids, summer movie season is in full swing, if you couldn’t tell from the many numerically organized titles in the weekly box office reports. And while there aren’t as many movies worth celebrating this summer as you might like, it is still the season that sees studios unveiling their big guns, and accidentally capturing the national zeitgeist on the side. You know how much Flavorwire loves to peek behind the scenes of iconic movies, so that’s what we’ve done here — gathering 90 set photos from 19 summer… Read More

10 Great Film Soundtracks That Were Impossible to Find

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You may have noticed that we’re kinda David Lynch fanatics here at Flavorpill (we have an in-house band who do a live re-soundtracking of Twin Peaks, for Chrissakes), so we greeted the arrival yesterday of the fancy limited-edition double-LP Eraserhead soundtrack with unconstrained joy. The sound design on Lynch’s mind-bending debut is almost as important as the visuals, creating an atmosphere that echoes the film’s ominous, industrial setting. Until now, however, it’s been nigh on impossible to get a copy of, so in celebration of the fact that you can finally get it on vinyl, here’s a selection of other soundtracks that we had to wait way too long for — and some that we’re still waiting for.
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15 Stylin' Pairs of Pop Culture-Inspired Shoes

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Remember the good old days when it was commonplace to wear supremely lame, pop culture-themed shoes? Of course, at the time, you felt awesome stomping around in your Velcro Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles light-up sneakers, but at some point, you grew up and transitioned into normal, boring shoes without even realizing. Well, if you’re anything like us, you thought they didn’t really make themed shoes for adult-size feet, but boy, were we wrong! After the jump, we’ve gathered 15 pairs of grown-up shoes that pay homage to noteworthy TV shows, films, and the occasional David Bowie. Click through for your favorite new kicks.
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10 of Film History’s Meanest Bullies

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The ruthless bully character has been a movie staple for decades, but the limited theatrical release of the new documentary Bully on March 30 ushered in a new kind of example – the heinous, reprehensible real-life bully. While we certainly don’t advocate bullying in real life situations, we’ve got to admit that we don’t mind seeing a little fictional bullying take place on the big screen. So here’s our breakdown of ten of the biggest, and baddest, movie bullies of all time, from nightmare-inducing teen thugs like Scut Farkus and Biff Tannen to more recent (but equally vicious!) additions to the canon, like Regina George.
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The Best Pop-Culture ‘Game of Thrones’ Mash-Ups

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Yesterday brought us George R.R. Martin fans a little gift: some exciting new footage from the upcoming season of Game of Thrones. But with the premiere still over a month away, we thought you could probably use something more to hold you over until the new episodes begin and winter finally comes. Like Ben Wyatt in Parks and Recreation claimed, the show really is a “crossover hit,” and appearing in dozens of hilarious online mash-ups with other pop-culture genres and franchises. We’ve compiled some of the best for diehard fans after the jump. If you found one that we missed, let us know in the comments!
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Typographic Posters Inspired by Pop Culture Classics

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Are you the kind of person who likes to drop random lines from your favorite films into everyday conversation? Jerod Gibson is working on an ongoing series for our friends at Society6 called 37 Posters that will allow you to proudly (and silently) display the object of your cinematic obsession on your apartment’s walls — without annoying the crap out of your friends. Each of his designs contains a simple silhouette image inspired by a movie or television show that’s filled with the relevant quotes. Check out our favorites after the jump, and click through to purchase.
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The Art of Movies: Gallery 1988’s Crazy 4 Cult 4

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Every year, the pop-culture fanatics at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles put together an art show based on movies called Crazy 4 Cult. Our friends over at Slashfilm have rounded up all of the featured work that’s currently available online, and it’s a cinephile’s dream come true. Click through to view ten of our favorite pieces, which were inspired by cult classics that range from The Goonies to Donnie Darko, and if you live in LA, check out tonight’s opening reception co-hosted by filmmakers Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier.
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