It's a Pixar-palooza! Also, a Gooniepocalypse. And possibly an Eastwoodaclysm. But definitely a Cher-nobyl.
In the old days, before video games were as prevalent, movies regularly got their own board games. From obvious titles like King Kong and Raiders of the Lost Ark to head-scratchers like Platoon and The Godfather, every toy company was hoping moviegoers would want to bring the experience home. Nowadays, aside from some of the bigger kiddie films and Twilight, a movie is lucky if it gets its own version of Monopoly or Scene It. But the 25th anniversary release of The Goonies on DVD comes with a brand-new board game! How awesome is that? Hopefully, this will herald a return to the movie-specific gameplay that died out with Waterworld and Batman Forever, because there are some recent movies that seem tailor-made for a home version. Here are the ones we'd love to sit around and play on Friday night with the fam.
Having never spent more than $50 on a pair of shoes in my life, I was faced with a crisis of unprecedented proportions when Adidas unveiled a pair of sneakers inspired by Hellboy 2: The Golden Army a couple of months back. Hmm. Pay a few hundred bucks for sneakers I wouldn't want to let touch the floor, or save for my unborn child's education? (Did I mention I really like Hellboy?) I ultimately decided against giving Adidas my money, but now Puma wants my future offspring to grow up dumb, as well.
With Josh Brolin getting a lot of press lately for playing a letter of the alphabet and signing on to play Jonah Hex, I naturally wondered when someone would pounce to make a sequel his first big movie, The Goonies. As it turns out, Richard Donner -- who directed the 1985 hit about a motley crew of adventurous kids -- had already been working on a follow-up. Sadly, sequels just don't seem to be happening for Donner lately, and even with Steven Spielberg enthusiastically on his side, things just didn't quite come together, according to Variety. Goonies never say die, though, so Donner is working hard to make sure they'll live on... in a Broadway musical.