Showing posts with label Movies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Movies. Show all posts

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Do you love the movies?

I love going to the movies!  We go at least once a week and a friend of mine has asked a couple of times for us to do a review.  So we finally decided to do it.  Here are the first two, let me know what you think!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Stranger Things ~ All About the 80's Pop Culture! ~ I LOVE IT!

The Stranger Things series is available on Netflix.  Not sure if it will be available anywhere else in the future.  It's an 8 part series about a group of kids that go on an adventure.  Already sound like some of your favorite 80's movies?  One of the more obvious references in the show is the undeniable homages to Stephen King. You don't have to be a child of the 80's, or even get all of the references to enjoy the show.  It will leave you wanting MORE!  Reportedly, there will be a season 2.

This video does a great job of explaining 95% of the references.  While I think some of their ideas are a stretch, I do feel they missed a few.  This video is CRAZY WITH SPOILERS, so don't watch it if you haven't seen the show.  Go watch the show and then come back to the video to see if you recognized all of the references.  If not, you might just have to watch it again, like I'm about to!

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Go on a Goonie Adventure on your Kitchen Table

 Some folks have created a Goonies themed adventure card game.  If you're a Goonie and love card/table games, check it out.  It looks like fun.

Friday, January 8, 2016

LEGO Star Wars Aisle @ Toys R Us -The Force Awakens Minifigs Promo Case - Toy-Addict

Super short video in the LEGO aisle at Toys R Us. It would have been longer but my camera battery died! I took it before Christmas and when I went back, this aisle was wiped clean! The only thing left was the promo case and a few dented boxes. I guess LEGO Star Wars was popular this holiday!

I love that BB8. Which minifig is your favorite?

Monday, November 23, 2015

ET the Extra Terrestrial - Drunk Play Figure

The Movie ET came out when I was 6.  It was the most amazing thing to me.  Especially when the ET and Michael Jackson record came out.  At six, I was convinced that I would marry Michael Jackson someday, and now he was best friends with my favorite alien!  If you want "kids" movies from the 80's they are pretty different then they are now.  There is this scene in ET where he finds beer in the fridge and gets super drunk. Elliot, being connected with ET, starts acting drunk at school.  Being that kids loved this part so much, they immortalized it in a pvc figure.

Here kids, relive the fun of getting drunk, maybe you can try it yourselves someday!

Grab this figure, and some other fun ET items from my ebay store.....

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Bring Back Mystery Science Theater 3000 - MST3K

This was such a fun show.  I am totally obsessed with classic horror because of all of the ridiculousness of it all, and this show did a great job of pointing out the silliness and making goofy jokes about it all.  Recently the creator and host of the show started a Kickstarter campaign to reboot the show.  I love the idea that fans can come together and bring back something they love.  It's over half way backed with 30 days left, so it looks pretty good.  Hooray!

Monday, October 26, 2015

Halloween Movies - Crimson Peak and Hotel Transyvania 2

Crimson Peak

In the aftermath of a family tragedy, an aspiring author is torn between love for her childhood friend and the temptation of a mysterious outsider. Trying to escape the ghosts of her past, she is swept away to a house that breathes, bleeds...and remembers.

This movie felt extremely long and confusing.  The story line is choppy.  Most of the devices used to develop story go absolutely nowhere and some make absolutely no sense. I am all about suspending disbelief to enjoy a story, but there is just TOO MUCH.  Other story points are crammed down your throat in several unnecessary ways. The characters aren't developed well, which is sad because they are good actors who were obviously doing their best to act the crap out of bad dialog.  And it's not scary. 

You know how people sometimes write posts on all the things wrong with the movie?  That post would be longer than the movie itself.

Verdict: Waste of Time and Money

Hotel Transylvania 2

This one was actually pretty good.  I enjoyed it more than I did the first one.  There are lots of jokes and gags that the kids will love and plenty of subtle  jokes for adults, that will go over kids heads.  There's a good little story and lots of fun action.

Verdict:  The Kids will love it and you will enjoy it too.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Big Eyes!!!

The new movie Big Eyes came out over Christmas.  It's directed by Tim Burton, who I love to pieces, and stars Amy Adams(Love her too!).  The movie was fantastic, dramatic and dark at times. It definitely had some subtle Tim Burton touches, but no burning windmills.

The movie follows the story of an artist, Margaret Keane.  Her husband steals the credit for her paintings and she lets it happen for over a decade until they divorce.  Many people still don't realize that she did the paintings, not her husband Walter.  They started a movement that became wildly popular and spawned lots of knock-offs.  Posters, cards, puzzles, and even a doll, Blythe!

My sister collects Big Eyed girls, "but not Keane (Margaret Keane the original painter) because they are too dark and creepy."  She prefers the sweeter girls in harlequin outfits and playing guitars or dressed as sad ballerinas.

Bonnie & Clyde Smug Mug by Kitty Vintage 1970's Big Eyed Girl Orange 70's Style Kitschy FUN
I've got this little beauty in my Etsy shop, Vintage Toy Addict right now.  Also not her style, but so randomly odd I had to list it.  It's a big eyed Bonnie, ftrom Bonnie and Clyde fame.  She is holing a violin case, presumably filled with machine guns, and standing in from of a 30's style car she will soon die in.  It's so random and weird!

Monday, October 6, 2014

Leapin' Lizards - Remember to Always Drink Your Ovaltine

 I loved Ovaltine as a kid.  My mom hated it, so I had to buy it with my own money. Annie had some strong power over me!

Friday, August 8, 2014

Planes - Fire & Rescue Give It A Chance

Did you see the first Planes movie? Ugh, me too. It wasn't great. But, don't discount the second movie, "Planes, Fire & Rescue". This movie was sweet, funny and had all of the charm of Cars that you would have expected from the first movie. There are lots of funny moments and grown up humor that kids won't get but will get adults chuckling.   And of course there are lots of lovable characters that kids will love too.


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

The Real Griswolds take the Family Truckster to Wally World

It's the 30th Anniversary of the movie "Vacation".  One of my favorite movie series!  A real Griswold family has recreated the Road Queen Family Truckster and they drive it to Wally Disney World 4 or 5 times a year!

It’s the 30th Anniversary of ‘Vacation’: Real-life Griswolds Travel to Walt Disney World Resort

Monday, July 29, 2013

Christmas Story, the best Holiday Movie!

Target has some awesome Christmas Story items in their dollar section right now.  They've got notebooks and pens along with stress balls (or bars) and Cookie Cutters.

"Oh Fudge"  Lifebouy Soap shaped stress bar.  Are you supposed to bite it?

Leg Lamp Cookie Cutters.

Friday, December 21, 2012

Pee Wee's Big Adventure

Who doesn't love Pee Wee's Big Adventure.  We can enjoy that movie and conveniently forget about Paul Rueben's crude behavior.

Last January we visited the Hollywood Museum, and guess what!?!  Pee Wee's Bike is not in the Basement of the Alamo!  It's in the Attic of the Hollywood Museum!  They wouldn't let us take it for a ride though.  :-(

If you don't own Pee Wee's Big Adventure, and I don't know why you wouldn't, you can buy it for $5 at Wal-Mart.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Awesome T-Shirts at Target NOW!

Target usually has some pretty awesome t-shirts in their men's department.  I saw these cool threads last night.

"It's All Good in the HOOD!"  ET T-Shirt

Yoda in 80's Sunglasses Long Sleeve Baseball Shirt.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Fwd: Happy Goonies Day!

I will never understand why there wasn't more Goonies merchandise?  Cartoon? 

goonies screenshot map
Goonies Astoria Logo
Astoria Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce Celebrates Goonies Day: June 7-10, 2012 

As a part of the Goonies 25th Anniversary Celebration, Mayor Willis Van Dusen declared June 7 to be officially recognized as Goonies Day in Astoria, Oregon. This date is special to Astorians because it is the anniversary of the day the film was released into theaters in 1985. The Astoria-Warrenton Chamber encourages fans to celebrate the anniversary.  So whether you are in Astoria or on the other side of the world, embrace the spirit of the film: put on a Goonies T-shirt, slip a quote from the film into conversation or watch the film with someone who hasn't seen it before.

Visit our Goonies Day page at or our Facebook Event for more details and updates. 

"Rich Stuff" Trivia Scavenger Hunt  
Fans that are here in Astoria join us on a fun, trivia-filled scavenger hunt in a tribute to the film we all love, The Goonies! Pick up the flyer from the Chamber's Visitor Center, participating businesses or download it now and you will find clues to several Goonies-loving businesses and organizations in Astoria. Visit them to get the answers to the trivia questions and learn more about the Astoria community along the way.

The first 150 participants to return a completed answer sheet will receive a special Goonies Day button and all participants will receive a 25th Anniversary coin and postcard. This activity is organized by the Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce and made possible by the participating businesses. Redeem your completed (or nearly complete) answer sheet for prizes at the Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center (111 W Marine Dr) or Video Horizons (750 Astor St.) from June 7-10, 2012.

Three Weeks with the Goonies  
As an aspiring film director, author and native Astorian Mick Alderman was invited by director Richard Donner to observe the filming, and wound up spending nearly every day on the set.  His memoir, Three Weeks with The Goonies, takes the reader through The Goonies location shooting process - day by day - and relates a variety of anecdotes and impressions gleaned from the experience. 

The Oregon Film Museum has invited Alderman to present his book in person. He will be chatting about his experiences and signing books on Saturday, June 9, at 8:00pm at the Baked Alaska Restaurant. Open mic to follow for others who want to share their experiences.  Program is free; food and beverage service available. 

The Oregon Film Museum   Goonies replica jeep back at the Film Museum.

The Oregon Film Museum celebrates the art and legacy of films and film-making in the State of Oregon. Housed in the old Clatsop County Jail, known to Goonies fans as the scene of the opening jail break, the museum invites visitors to explore this and other films and the production behind making movies in Oregon.  The Oregon Film Museum provides visitors the opportunity to make their own movie, with three green screen experiences. Open Daily from 10am to 5pm.

BizList Thank you, Participating Businesses!  
Astoria Business Equipment Co./ABECO
(503) 325-6152
1332 Commercial St., Astoria  
Astoria Coffeehouse & Bistro
(503) 325-1787
243 11th St., Astoria
Astoria Column
(503) 325-2963
One Coxcomb Hill, Astoria
Astoria Warrenton Chamber of Commerce
(503) 325-6311
111 W. Marine Dr., Astoria
Baked Alaska Restaurant & Lounge
(503) 325-7414
1 Twelfth St., Astoria
Columbia River Maritime Museum
(503) 325-2323
1792 Marine Dr., Astoria 

Desdemona Club  
(503) 325-8540
2997 Marine Dr., Astoria
Finn Ware
(503) 325-5720
1116 Commercial St., Astoria
Flavel House Museum
(503) 325-2203
714 Exchange St., Astoria
Fort George Brewery
(503) 325-7468
1483 Duane St., Astoria
Loop Jacobsen Jewelers  
(503) 325-6181
1360 Commercial St., Astoria
Lower Columbia Bowl
(503) 325-3321
826 Marine Dr., Astoria
Lunar Boy Gallery
(503) 325-1566
240 11th St., Astoria 
Mise en Place
(503) 325-3554
1 Twelfth St., Ste 114, Astoria
Oregon Film Museum
(503) 325-2203
732 Duane St., Astoria
Simply Cakes by Jae
(503) 325-4866
120 10th St., Astoria
Video Horizons
(503) 325-7310
750 Astor St., Astoria
Vintage Hardware
(503) 325-1313
380 14th St., Astoria
Wet Dog Cafe / Astoria Brewing Co.
(503) 325-6975
144 11th St., Astoria  
In This Email
Trivia Scavenger Hunt
Three Weeks with the Goonies
Oregon Film Museum
Participating Businesses
Schedule of Events
Save the Date!

Show us how you celebrate Goonies Day!
Send a photo to or post it on our Facebook event page.

Schedule of Events
Here is a quick list of Goonies-related and other activities happening
June 7-10:

Thursday, June 7:
Science on Tap
(a program of theColumbia River Maritime Museum) at the Fort George Brewery, doors at 6pm, program at 7pm. Topic: "A Sea of Beer and the Industrial Revolution" A discussion about beer through the eyes of a 19th century sailor. Program is free; food and beverage service available.

Friday, June 8: 
Trivia Night at the
Baked Alaska Lounge, 7pm. Trivia will be themed for the occassion. $2 per person, per game. 

Cosmic Bowling at the
Lower Columbia Bowling Alley (as seen in the Goonies) 9:30 to Midnight. $12 per person, includes shoes and 2.5 hours of bowling. And 80's tunes! 
Open daily at Noon.

Saturday, June 9: 
2nd Saturday Art Walk
inDowntown Astoria, 6-8pm

Three Weeks with the Goonies - Author
Mick Alderman will speak about being on location in Astoria during the shoot, sign books and answer questions. This event is at 8pm at Baked Alaska

Goonies/80s Dance Party atThe Wet Dog, 10pm. No cover charge. 21 and over. Wear your 80s gear!

Cosmic Bowling at the
Lower Columbia Bowling Alley (as seen in the Goonies) 9:30 to Midnight. $12 per person, includes shoes and 2.5 hours of bowling. And 80s tunes! Open daily at Noon.

Sunday, June 10: 
in downtown Astoria on 12th Street, 10am-3pm 

Live Music: Sassparilla plays Punk Americana at
Fort George Brewery; 8pm. No cover.

Save the Date! 
Friday, June 7, 2013

Saturday, June 7, 2014

30th Anniversary Celebration:
Friday to Sunday,
June 5-7, 2015

Astoria Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce
Regina Willkie, Marketing Manager | (503) 325-6311
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Astoria Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce | 111 West Marine Drive | Astoria | OR | 97103

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Let's All Go To The Drive-In!

Yes, I mean Drive In Movies!  When was the last time you took your whole family, even the little ones and the dog, loaded up the car and went to the movies under the stars?  

If it's been a while, maybe you should check out and find your nearest Drive In theater.  There may be one near you and you don't even know it!

I've got a great Drive In about 30 minutes from me that I visit often during the summer.  I love the Drive In because it's not just the movies, it's a social event.  We call up everyone and invite them along.  Before the movie we play catch, run around with the dog, chit chat, or play games.  Once the movies start we are still all together, everyone in their lawn chairs, sharing snacks, taking turns petting the dogs, joking around, getting tired kids tucked into the back seat, running to the snack bar for more popcorn and still being able to see and hear the movie the entire time.

Our Drive In ,, plays old classics, along with the new.  Last night's double feature was Jaws and the Avengers!  Did you know that Jaws was rated PG?  

Find your nearest Drive In and relive the old magic. 

Check out the rules of your Drive In before going.  Can you bring a BBQ, some allow it.  Are you allowed to sit in Lawn Chair in front of the car?  Can you bring in the dog? 

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