Two incredibly disturbing bits of news came through this week that will leave '80s film fans disgusted and fans of modern cinema discouraged. Rather than coming up with new ideas for movies, studios have decided to greenlight two remakes of beloved '80s classics: the Kurt Russell/Goldie Hawn comedy Overboard and the kids-vs.-monsters actioner The Monster Squad. While any day when a perfectly good movie is remade is a sad one, there are a lot of extenuating circumstances at play here that make these two remakes particularly troublesome.
Jon Favreau must really like AC/DC. Or, more likely, the band's blistering guitar rock, violent lyrics and electrically inspired name simply make them perfect candidates to provide the entire soundtrack to Iron Man 2. Rockers providing soundtracks is nothing new, but rather than featuring all-new songs, like Queen did for Highlander and Daft Punk is doing for Tron, the AC/DC soundtrack will be a "greatest hits" collection, including some of their best-known anthems from as far back as 1976. (The promo video is set to 1980's "Shoot to Thrill.") With this in mind, we looked at other tentpole films slated for this year and picked the bands (and solo artists) with suitable back catalogs to provide all of the music for each movie.