What four films define you? (No, really)

Sean O’Neal: This week, yet another movie-based personality quiz overtook Twitter—specifically, Film Twitter, that loosely defined consortium of critics, industry types, and eager film buffs united by their love of movies and making others feel bad about the movies they love. The “FilmStruck4” challenge was issued by …

So, that was definitely the X-Force in the Deadpool 2 trailer, right?

The new Deadpool 2 trailer has given fans plenty to talk about. There’s the unveiling of Josh Brolin as the metal-armed, gun-toting Cable, Deadpool’s not-so-subtle jab at Henry Cavill’s poorly edited mustache, and 16-year-old Julian Dennison flipping a double birdie. But the real centerpiece is the shot above, which…

Why were there so many sliding scenes in ’80s and ’90s movies?

If you watch a certain breed of movie from the mid-’80s through the mid’-’90s, you’ll notice a lot of sequences focused on people sliding down mountains, water slides, even mud slides, in films from Romancing The Stone to The Goonies. A new Fandor video opines that there’s a very specific reason for that, and points…

3 maladjusted kids from ’80s movies get their own oddball anthem

Crash Test Dummies’ 1993 hit “Mmm Mmm Mmm Mmm” was an anomaly even by the forgiving standards of that musically adventurous era. The verses are about sad misfit kids, two with physical abnormalities (prematurely white hair, prolific birthmarks) and one poor boy whose parents are strict Holy Rollers. Bummer. The chorus…

Goonies never say “die” or “tilt” with this rad new custom pinball machine

Sloth love Chunk, and getting the high score on a brand new pinball machine. Mike Johnson from Orlando, FL, has produced a custom pinball game dedicated to the 1985 Richard Donner film, The Goonies. Apparently there had never been a pinball machine dedicated to the misadventures of Corey Feldman before, so Johnson…

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Ryan Gosling says his directorial debut Lost River is a “dark Goonies”

Ryan Gosling’s directorial debut Lost River hasn’t exactly drawn widespread critical praise. It was mostly dismissed by critics at its Cannes premiere, and upon its limited theatrical release, The A.V. Club’s A.A. Dowd said the film is a mere collage of Gosling’s influences with little to say to viewers. But maybe the…