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Celebrity Lookalikes: ‘Stand By Me’ Actors Then and Now

Celebrity Lookalikes: 'Stand By Me' Actors Then and Now

Yesterday was the 25th anniversary of Stand By Me, the incredible Stephen King adaptation that has been one of my absolute favorite movies since I was a kid. It’s just perfect. And is there a movie quote in the world better than this exchange?:

“Alright, alright, Mickey’s a mouse, Donald’s a duck, Pluto’s a dog. What’s Goofy?”
“Yeah, man, what the hell is Goofy?”

Here’s a look at the stars of the film, then and today:: More »

Virgin Viewing: ‘The Goonies’

Virgin Viewing: 'The Goonies'

One of the best things about doing this feature is that I’ve been able to catch up on pop culture references I was missing out on. And few movies are more beloved and quoted by my friends than The Goonies. Last week, when I watched Mary Poppins, I enjoyed the movie but figured that I would have liked it better had I watched it as a kid. With The Goonies I had the same fear: is it a movie you love because it’s just plain awesome, or is it a movie you love because it had major childhood nostalgia connected to it? Luckily, the answer is yes to both. More »

I’ve Never Seen ‘The Goonies’

I've Never Seen 'The Goonies'

Last week was the 25th anniversary of Back to the Future, which was commemorated all over America by having the movie come out on Blu-Ray. I was very excited: Back to the Future formed most of my pre-adolescent ideas about time travel, the 50s, and making out with your mother. Today, The Goonies celebrates its own 25th anniversary Blu-Ray release, which means that a) The Goonies came out the same year as Back to the Future and b) I have made it 25 years without seeing probably the most influential adventure film of my generation. Waa-waah!

But there’s a silver lining: Because I haven’t seen The Goonies but am plugged in enough to pop culture to know certain facts about the film, I can do a passable recreation of what I think this film is about. Okay, here goes: More »