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'Can't Buy Me Love' and other '80s classics coming to Netflix in July

Can't Buy Me Love is easily one of the most underrated teen movies of the '80s, even though it disgracefully borrows its name from a song. (Cardinal sin!) If you're a fan of the Patrick Dempsey flick -- and the African Anteater Ritual -- then get ready. Netflix will …

Pardon me. Have you seen the banned Grey Poupon commercial?

We all remember the '80s commercials for Grey Poupon and the tagline, "Pardon me. Would you have any Grey Poupon?" This new commercial, which is reportedly banned, ups …

Molly Ringwald joins cast of 'Jem and the Holograms' movie

Forget the whole trick about putting on her lipstick just using her breasts. This is Molly Ringwald's ultimate move. Our '80s hero has joined the cast of the live-action Jem and the Holograms movie, WATCH NOWLipstick Scene

Thank the maker! A Jawa sandcrawler built from Legos

Legos and Star Wars have teamed together to bring you (John Williams, play an overture for us here): The Star Wars Jawa Sandcrawler Set.

Melissa Manchester should hear how we still talk about her

Of all the over-the-top segments that occurred on Solid Gold, perhaps none was more cringe-worthy than the puppet act of Wayland and Madame. Either a sassy old dame or an old drag queen, Madame interacted with the hosts and performers via very bad double entendres …

Bruce Dern scared the hell ouf of the '80s generation

As a child in the '70s -- before discovering the true greatness of the '80s, I was probably frightened most by three things: the introduction to Space:1999, the Bigfoot episode of Six …

Han Solo's blaster from 'Star Wars' up for auction!!!

Han Solo's blaster from Star Wars is up for sale? The same one he shot Greedo with?!? O.M.G. Can't breathe. It's as if a million nerds raced toward an online …

Can the 'Endless Love' remake be worse than the '80s original?

They're remaking Endless Love?!? Hollywood. Seriously. What gives? Is there a writer's strike we hadn't heard about? The 1981 film, which nobody claims to have seen (and yet we all know the words to the theme song by heart) featured Brooke Shields and …

You can't say no to this forgotten '80s duet from Carlene Carter and Robert Ellis Orrall

Yesterday we featured Nick Lowe and referenced his "Cruel To Be Kind" video that reenacted the 1979 marriage between Lowe and Carlene Carter.

Lost and found: Nick Lowe 'I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock N Roll)'

The career of Nick Lowe is impossible to recap in a matter of a few paragraphs, but it is worth noting that Lowe was one of the artists to appear on the first hour of MTV back in 1981. The video MTV featured was …

Never Found in the '80s – 'Urgh! A Music War' Week

It was in the summer of 1985 when my friend John and I took our seats (folding chairs) at a local art gallery to take in the concert movie Urgh! A Music War. Released in 1982, Urgh! featured several acts from the alternative, New Wave, punk music scene of the late …

Lost and found: Juice Newton's 'Can't Wait All Night'

Between the short period of 1981 to 1983, Juice Newton ruled the charts collecting seven Top 40 hits, including four Top 10 appearance and two gold singles with Angel of the Morning and Qu …

Ranking the Star Trek movies: Top to bottom

Did you catch Star Trek: Into the Woods, or whatever it's called, over the weekend? Sadly, I missed it. I was unpacking boxloads of Tribbles as I moved from Orlando to the nearby …

'Weird Science' remake in works, proving Hollywood's elite wear bras on their heads

The John Hughes just-barely-a-classic '80s flick Weird Science is about to get a remake. Seriously. The screaming you now hear is from every teenager who still knows every word to th …

The '80s song by The The that makes you crave chocolate

Have you heard The The’s This is the Day more in the ‘80s or in the 21st century. I would bet on the later based on the infectious song’s appeal to land in commercials for companies such as Levis, Amazon and most notably for M&M’s. ...

Lost and found: April Wine's 'This Could Be The Right One'

April Wine is one of Canada’s most beloved bands, but in the U.S. they only scored three Top 40 hits including the classic power ballad Just Between You and Me from 1981.

Whitesnake 2013 tour includes stop at Clearwater's Ruth Eckerd Hall

Last time I heard a Whitesnake song, it wasn't being sung by Whitesnake. It was Here I Go Again and it was from the Rock of Ages soundtrack. Good song pick for the movie, even if the movie's performance didn't include Tawny Kitaen in white …

Grammy winners from a decade when music still mattered

Mumford & Sons isn't a TV show starring Redd Foxx? No, it's a Grammy winning band. "Did you hear that Elizabeth? Here comes the big one!" I'm sorry to always be the resident cranky old man here, but someone has to point out that "Fun"...Show More Summary

Chaz Jenkel has a 'Questionnaire' for '80s fans

Who is Chaz Jenkel? The answer is available in the Questionnaire. The video for Questionnarie aired on the January 1982 edition of HBO’s Video Jukebox and is a catchy dance tune with great percussion and interesting graphics that should...Show More Summary

Blondie returns to the 'Island of Lost Souls'

Blondie had just come off back-to-back No. 1 singles with The Tide is High and Rapture, before falling apart in 1982. Their album The Hunter failed to sell and their only single to chart off that album was Island of Lost Souls, which peaked at No. Show More Summary

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