Today's Challenge: It was today in 1502 that Christoper Columbus began his final journey to the West Indies. There aren't too many movies about that event. But Chris Columbus directed Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and wrote the screenplay for The Goonies. Can you find the actor link to connect these two Columbus movies?
Our first Facebook movie game, ClusterFlick, plays off that old "six degrees of separation" theory — you know, the one that has a certain Kevin at the center of the Hollywood universe. It's easy to play, but not so easy to win. The goal is to use the major cast of movies to get from Point A to Point B in the smallest number of moves.
Play ClusterFlick >> Posted 05.11.11 by reelz
A sequel to The Goonies has been hinted at for years, but with no progress being made. Talking with THR, actor Corey Feldman, who played Mouth in the 1985 movie, revealed that director Richard Donner, producer Steven Spielberg, co-star Sean Astin and everyone else would all like to reunite for a sequel.
Blame the studio >> Posted 11.14.10 by Ryan
We all like to see it happen, but it’s one of those stumbling blocks where no matter how much love there is ...
In the new comedy The Other Guys, P.K. Highsmith (Samuel L. Jackson) and Christopher Danson (Dwayne Johnson) are the hard-charging, wise-cracking, ready-for-action top-cops of the NYPD. They're also the standard against which detectives Allen Gamble (Will Ferrell) and Terry Hoitz (Mark Wahlberg) — two underachievers more comfortable pushing pencils than cracking cases — are being compared ... and found to be severely wanting.
So when Gamble and Hoitz decide to step up their game and get back in the field, it's a decidedly mixed blessing. While there will always be a place in movies for the hyper-competent, isn't it more fun when the less-than-proficient step in?
see Top 10 "Send in the B-Team" Movies >> Posted 08.06.10 by reelz
"Where does he get his information?" Josh Brolin asked ReelzChannel when told about Sean Astin's recent comments on a Goonies sequel calling it an "Absolute Certainty."
Astin went on in an interview with ReelzChannel in October to talk about the possibilties of a cartoon and also another live action movie.
"I think he wants it to happen so badly that he’s just telling people it’s happening," Brolin said with a laugh.
Brolin was also less sure about the idea in general, feeling that the original is probably better left to stand on it's own. "It would be great. Or maybe not. It’s hard to say. It’s kind of great for what it is. From a business sense maybe it would be smart to do it again, but do you really want to do that to the original?
"Then it becomes about, “I loved Goonies, but did you see the second one? That was just kind of a bummer. Brand turned out to be a homeless alcoholic and it was awful." (Laughs)
Check out our full interview with Brolin for the Coen Brother's new flick, No Country For Old Men. Posted 11.12.07 by reelz
As rumors continue to swirl that The Goonies might be returning to the big screen in animated form, Sean Astin, star of the 1985 blockbuster, remains convinced that a live-action follow-up, featuring Mikey, Chunk, Mouth and the rest of the gang as grown-ups, is still viable.
"I'd prefer to do it live-action, but I don't think they're mutually exclusive," he revealed yesterday in an exclusive interview with Reelz.com. "I would love to see an animated Goonies cartoon and I would love to do a feature film. If an animated cartoon is easier and less expensive to make, and is going to help develop a fan base, so when it comes time to do a movie they can really do it right, then that's cool too."
"I think they've always made a mistake in thinking that the thing that's great about the Goonies franchise is that it's about kids going on an adventure," Astin continued. "To me, the audience that loved the Goonies initially will want to know what's happening with those Goonies. That same tone, the same quality that was infused throughout the Goonies can be captured with us as adults."
Astin went on to add that he actually developed his own story outline for a Goonies sequel, but "nobody wanted to hear it."
Well, we at Reelz.com want to hear it, and we're pretty certain plenty of other people will want to hear it, too. The continuing story of the Goonies gang must be told! If not for us, then for Corey. Lord knows he could use the work.
Astin's latest movie, The Final Season, opens this Friday. Posted 10.09.07 by reelz