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Begin your Star Trek weekend with this '80s classic

This weekend, the big movie release is Star Trek Beyond, the third in the series of the JJ Abrams reboot that has a mostly positive approval from the Stuck in the '80s Nation. But Star Trek in the '80s is more than the reruns we watched as a kid and the Shatner-Nimoy movies of the '80s, so today we …

Prince secretly bought house from ‘Purple Rain’

Remember late last year when we reported that the house featured in the movie Purple Rain was up for sale? Turns out there was an interested party who couldn’t wait to buy it: Prince. The …

There’s no mystery behind the appeal of ‘Clue’

If Hollywood is so gung-ho on remaking movies from the ‘80s, maybe they should start with just making movies based on board games. It worked for Clue.Clue, the 1985 comedy with an ensemble cast including Madeline Kahn, Tim Curry and Christopher Lloyd, wasn’t a huge box office hit when …

Information Society joins lineup for 2017 voyage of The '80s Cruise

Tell me what's on your mind. Is it The '80s Cruise? Good news for you then, because the 2017 edition for The '80s Cruise has just added Information Society to their music lineup.

New podcast: Hollywood slimes us with new Ghosbusters

Think of the WORST quote from the original 1984 version of Ghostbusters. Oh wait, that's right - there aren't very many. Now, if you've seen the 2016 remake, give me a memorable line from that flim. Oh wait, that's right - there aren't very many.

A boomer who’s comfortable in her own groove

At 61, Roz Warren figures she is old enough to recognize bliss in an Ordinary Day. The post A boomer who’s comfortable in her own groove appeared first on BoomerCafe.

'80s Cruise quiz: Match the lyrics to the '80s tunes

How well do you think you know the bands on the 2017 edition of The '80s Cruise? There's only one way to find out. Take the quiz! And to join the Stuck in the '80s hosts on the 2017, book your passage on the cruise's official website. Use the promo code STUCK to save hundreds off …

He-Man, Masters of the Universe returns with new episode

By the power of Greyskull, He-Man has returned. According to Entertainment Weekly, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe will air a new episode at San Diego’s Comic Con on Wednesday. Here’s the trailer.

Reminder of dark days in a boomer’s community

BoomerCafé's David Henderson found a long-standing sign of the racial divide that is endemic in America. The post Reminder of dark days in a boomer’s community appeared first on BoomerCafe.

Stuck in the ‘80s review: ‘Ghostbusters’ dead on arrival

The final two words of the new Ghostbusters - before the ending credits, which last nearly as long as the movie itself - sum up this reboot in two words: “Not terrible.”You could also more harshly toe-tag it with these two words: “Not funny.” And there lies the problems of this otherwise …

Top 5 'Never Found' cover songs of the '80s

I enjoy being able to feature additional songs by previously profiled Never Found artists; because, in the '80s, mainstream pop radio just ignored them so completely despite these artists having plenty of good stuff. In order to re-feature Never Found artists, I've done a Top Five Love Songs list and a couple …

A boomer writes of lessons learned about life’s illusions

Larry Lefkowitz believes in the expression, “hope springs eternal." The post A boomer writes of lessons learned about life’s illusions appeared first on BoomerCafe.

My Dad Plant

When I was moving out on my own a few years ago and negotiating plates, wall art and furniture, my ex asked me if I wanted a few of the plants. I said sure, I'll take two. The two she suggested looked good to me and appeared to be easy to care for; a definite plus because I'm not good at caring for plants. Show More Summary

The Revolution’s Dr. Fink bringing Prince tribute show to Tampa Theatre

Hey, Purple Rain fans, everyone remember Dr. Fink? Fink (aka Matt Fink) was the physician scrubs-wearing keyboard player for Prince & The Revolution from 1978 to 1991. He might not have talked much in the 1984 movie, but he did have that one great zinger about why Wendy is only nice one week a month.Anyway, …

Lost Boys sequel coming, but in comic book form

One thing about being stuck in the '80s I never could stomach; all the damn movie sequels. It’s okay, Grandpa, because the sequel to 1987’s The Lost Boys will be a comic books series.Movieweb.com reports that Issue No. 1 of …

The '80s stay with us thanks to bands like Blue Nile

If you ever peruse lists of top albums of the '80s, don't be surprised if you see the band Blue Nile on those lists. If you never had heard of one of their songs, stay a few more minutes on the blog and check out the Blue Nile with Stay.

NES Classic Edition

The nerd world is abuzz with the announcement from Nintendo today that they are bringing the original NES back in “Classic Edition” form: 30 pre-installed games (featuring first- and third-party games), no internet access, no option to install more games. Nintendo has said there are no plans to a second volume of NES Classic Edition (stating […]

Nintendo Classic Mini to feature 30 built-in games

Forget Pokemon Go. The real fun is coming this fall: Nintendo will re-please its original gaming console in miniature form on Nov. 11. It’s called … Nintendo Classic Mini. The new/old system will cost $59.99, RELATED POST PROFILESHARE

Squeeze announces 2016 U.S. tour dates

Forget that black coffee in bed, Squeeze has given us a new reason to look forward to fall: a slew of U.S. dates dubbed the “Cradle to the Grave Tour.”Word has it their live shows are NOT TO BE MISSED, so find a date near you and make it …

'Ghoul Rule' means no Ghostbusters for China

How do you say "mother pus bucket" in Chinese? Putting all the trolling, accusations of sexism and general Internet tomfoolery aside, the new remake of Ghostbusters just got a real scare: It's been banned in China.

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