80s Movies

Legacy Recordings releases a 25th Anniversary edition of the Dirty Dancing Soundtrack

The movie “Dirty Dancing” had some great music on it’s soundtrack.  It ranks up there with movies like Top Gun, Footloose, and The Breakfast Club for the top movie soundtracks of the 80s.  Sony’s Legacy Recordings is now re-releasing this great album and including some extras to boot.   From their announcement: Responding to the feedback from loyal fans around the world, Legacy Recordings presents DIRTY DANCING: THE DELUXE ANNIVERSARY

Original Star Wars Trilogy to be Released in 3D

You’ve likely seen that the Star Wars prequel trilogy has been released theatrically in 3D this year. I don’t know too many people who love the prequels, but the great news is that George Lucas has confirmed that the original trilogy will be released in 3D too! That includes arguably the 2 best Star Wars movies in existence, the Empire Strikes Back (1980) and the Return of the Jedi (1983).

80s In The News – 80s Movie Edition

Time to take a look at news items related to our favorite decade, the 1980s! Hollywoods obsession with remaking movies from the eighties continued with the release of new versions of Footloose, Fright Night,  and The Thing. Speaking of Footloose, What do you think of Blake Shelton’s version of the classic Kenny Loggins’ theme song? In other 80s Movie News: Tulsa World put together a quiz on lines from famous

Guest post on The 80s Blog

We are now allowing guest postings on our 80s Blog. If you want to drive traffic back to your own 80s site or simply love the 1980s, feel free to apply to be a contributing author on The 80s Blog.  We just ask two things: Your articles be unique to this site – no copying an existing post from your own website/blog Your articles be about the 1980s or celebrities from the 1980s

80s In The News – Summer Edition

Ok 80s Fans, time to take a look at what has been going on this summer related to our favorite decade.. The 1980s! The Smurfs are back!  This time on the big screen. Debbie Gibson appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America to talk about her new tour with fellow 80s teen star Tiffany: They both then appeard on The View Sade talked to Thomas Conner of the Chicago Sun-Times about

‘80s Classics Vacation & Best Little Whorehouse Heading For Reboots

The “Vacation” isn’t over just yet. The Chevy Chase franchise, previously under the “National Lampoon” banner, will be revived at New Line with a new generation of stars, according to Variety. The reboot will reportedly be penned by Jonathan Goldstein and former “Freaks and Geeks” star John Francis Daley, and will focus on franchise character Rusty Griswold, all grown up and heading out on a road trip of his own

80s Action Heroes are brought together for new film

Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bruce Willis in the same movie?  Yes, its true.  They all shot a scene together for a film last weekend.  The movie is Stallone’s new picture called The Expendables.  Also in the film is Dolph Lundgren who starred with Stallone in the Rocky IV sequel and of course was an action hero himself  playing He-Man in the film based on the 80s cartoon.  The Expendables is about a

Stargate Universe Borrows Plot Twist from a Classic 80s SciFi Movie

So I was watching the premiere of Stargate Universe on Friday, and got a case 0f 80s deja vous.  Stargate Universe is the latest in a series of television shows based on the 1994 science fiction flick “Stargate”.  In the season opener, the Stargate Command is trying to figure out how to dial the gate using the 9th chevron.  To get help they decide on the ingenious solution of putting the problem

New 'Fame' Music Video is debuted at the MTV VMAs

The remake of the classic 80s musical “Fame”  is set for release on September 25th.  The movie is a re-envisioning of the original which kicked off the careers of several 80s music and movie stars.   Irene Cara sang the title song, starred in the movie, and went on to have several more top 40 hits during the 80s.   Lori Singer, who later starred in the blockbuster 80s movie “Footloose” , 

“Heathers” to be remade into TV series

In today’s edition of ’80s movies getting a 21st-century makeover: “Heathers,” the TV show (just two weeks, it was “St. Elmo’s Fire”). According to Variety the dark comedy is being revamped for the small screen by writer Mark Rizzo and “Sex and the City” alum Jenny Bicks. The original ’88 film starred Winona Ryder as high schooler Veronica, part of a mean-girl clique comprised of girls named Heather. When dreamy