Tag Archives: Corey Feldman
Before the 1990s, there was a stretch of time -- roughly 10 years or so -- we refer to as "the '80s." It was, like, this totally rad era in which a geriatric Rodney Dangerfield could be a party animal, coke was a problem and New Coke was an even gnarlier problem. And the only rule for your hair was that it had to appear hilarious to anyone not living in the '80s.
With the jukebox broadway musical "Rock of Ages" coming to theaters, we say it's time to grab a pogo ball and hop our way through the historical hallway of hairstyles, searching for what made '80s yearbooks into the comedy treasure chests they've become.
"I was 12 going on 13 the first time I saw a dead human being. It happened in the summer of 1959 -- a long time ago, but only if you measure in terms of years. I was living in a small town in Oregon called Castle Rock. There were only twelve hundred and eighty-one people, but to me it was the whole world."
Those are the first lines spoken by Richard Dreyfus as the wistful narrator of Rob Reiner's 1986 classic "Stand By Me" -- hitting Blu-ray with a 25th anniversary edition today -- and like all truly great opening lines it immediately sets the tone for what turned out to be one of the greatest coming-of-age films ever made.
For those of you yet to experience this masterpiece (shame on you!) it concerns four young boys on the cusp of adolescence who find out the body of a dead kid named Ray Brower is somewhere by the train tracks in a neighboring town. Get More »
When the Academy forgot (or intentionally excluded) Corey Haim in the Oscars' "In Memoriam" reel, we at NextMovie were appalled. The guy was Sam in "The Lost Boys!"
As a boy, Haim stole the spotlight in movies like "Lost Boys," "Lucas" and "Watchers." As a man, he battled drug addiction until his death about a year ago. And now, to be snubbed posthumously is a sad coda to those rough final years. Get More »
Asthmatic Mikey Walsh (Sean Astin) is the kid from the Goon Docks in Astoria, Oregon who finds a map to 17th-century pirate One-Eyed Willie's treasure in his attic the day before the Walsh house is to be foreclosed. Mikey and pals Mouth (Corey Feldman), Data (Ke Huy Quan) and Chunk (Jeff Cohen) set off to find the pirate's golden doubloons along with Mikey's reluctant brother, Brandon (Josh Brolin), Brandon's cheerleader girlfriend, Andy (Kerri Green), and her smart-mouthed friend, Stef (Martha Plimpton).
Together they form "The Goonies," and the only thing standing in their way is that the entrance to the subterranean tunnels that lead to the local legend is under the guard of the Fratelli family, a mother-and-sons criminal gang. It's there that Chunk befriends the deformed Fratelli son Sloth, who spends his days chained in front of a TV and starved of human contact. Get More »
"Goonies never say die," and fans of all ages have given an extended life to the beloved Steven Spielberg-produced film about a group of misfits that go on a wild treasure hunt to save their homes from greedy developers. It doesn't seem like it's been 25 years since Mikey, Chunk, Mouth, Data and the gang escaped under the Fratelli's hideout to seek out the riches of pirate One-Eyed Willie, but Warner Bros. marked the occasion with a collector's edition DVD and Blu-ray debut packed with a board game, collectible storyboard prints, a 1985 souvenir magazine and more. Get More »