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Fifty 80’s Inspired Toys Made Today!

From plush toys to action figures, from board games to bobble heads, from awesomeness to super-friggin’-awesomeness: lover of 80s-inspired toys, you’ve found your post. 1. Ghostbusters Minimates 2. LEGO Star Wars Stormtrooper Watch With Mini Figure 3. Star Wars Chewbacca Talking Plush Toy 4. Retro Mego-Styled KISS Action Figures 5. Astro Boy Jumbo Series 02 […]

Corey Haim – Lost Boy

It was the summer of 1987, and I was truanting school with a friend and two girls, one of whom I was smitten with. We made our way to the local cinema and saw The Lost Boys. By the time it was over, I had forgotten the girl and was totally enamoured with the film. I probably didn’t shut up about it all the way home. It was the first of many viewings, and the catalyst for many nights of teenage fantasy, discussing how cool it would be to be a vampire, or one of the Frog Brothers, or Corey Haim….

Crystal Castles – Crystal Castles (2008)

By placing digital breadcrumbs of sound throughout the album, they manage to draw you in, as if sleepwalking into a black hole. And as you pass through the event horizon everything is bleached white, and you adjust your eyes, making out a new soft country made of beats ripped straight from the ancient sound-banks of the Commodore 64 and the Amiga 500…

The Verdict (1982)

Drama doesn’t get much better than The Verdict, a film that should have seen Newman score his first Oscar. And if it’s drama you want, director Lumet is your man, having made such great films as Twelve Angry Men, Dog Day Afternoon, Network, Running On Empty and the recent Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead in a career that has spanned fifty years…

The Fly (1986) • Robocop (1987) • The Shining (1980)

Teleportation. It’s what scientist Seth Brundle (Goldblum) believes will change the course of mankind. And he’s probably right. But before he can unleash the technology onto the world – being unsatisfied with teleporting inanimate objects – he decides to zap himself through his teleportation “pods” in his funky downtown warehouse and inadvertently traps a common house fly inside during the process…

Mazzy Star – So Tonight That I Might See (1993) • William Orbit – Hello Waveforms (2006) • Grace Jones – Nightclubbing (1981)

Mazzy Star are one of those bands that have a shadowy little corner of music history all to themselves. I imagine they’re still recruiting fans with their slow, sexy, scuzzed-up sound. They were never a popular band as such, but they were a serious cult band. And those bands just keep growing in status long after their official life is over. They were a little bit Velvet Underground, a little bit country, a little bit bluesy, a little bit folkie, a little bit gothic, a little bit psychedelic…

Salvador (1986) • Midnight Run (1988) • Koyaanisqatsi (1983)

It is also a deeply affecting personal drama, anchored by an astounding performance from Woods and afforded equally impressive support from Belushi. Based on the true story of co-writer Boyle’s experiences in Central America, this intelligent and gripping film is as pertinent today as it was in its year of release. One of Stone’s best films that sits proudly alongside the director’s masterpiece JFK

The Bear (1988) • Fat Man and Little Boy (1989) • Scarface (1983)

The film is seamlessly executed, combining the most astounding animal ‘acting’ ever seen on screen with absolutely first class cinematography from Philippe Rousselot. The human characters have little dialogue, and necessarily take a backseat to the animals – they could even be considered underwritten and at times suffer from some poor dubbing…

The Milagro Beanfield War (1988) • The Ninth Configuration (1980) • The Gate (1987)

In the beautiful country surrounding Milagro, New Mexico, developers plan to build a resort that will have disastrous consequences for the locals. When a poor bean farmer (Vennera) decides to use the developments’ water supply to irrigate his beanfield, he stirs up a whirlwind of strife that eventually involves the entire town…

‘TIS THE SEASON TO SLOTH AND WATCH MOVIES

In Australia, before the advent of Cable TV (we’re talking the 80’s and 90’s), we experienced the so-called ‘Non-ratings Period’. This referred to the time proceeding and following Christmas when network television effectively closed down, and reverted to shabby programming. It is still in existence today, yet unnoticed by those who now have Cable…

Langley Parks: Soundscapes, Themes & Noise – free individual track download…

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