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Goonies Mom Dies

6/9/2015 4:07pm EDT
'Goonies', 'Lethal Weapon' Actress Mary Ellen Trainor Dead at 62
Mary Ellen Trainor, the actress best known for appearing in all four Lethal Weapon films as well as cult classic Goonies has died. She was 62.

Trainor, who was once married to Oscar-winning director Robert Zemeckis and also appeared in several of his films, passed away at her home in Montecito, California on May 20. The news was disclosed by Lucasfilm president and lifelong friend Kathleen Kennedy. She died from complications from pancreatic cancer.

"Mare and I have been close since our days together as college roommates, and she even provided the introduction to Steven Speilberg that jum...

'Hey You Guys!' Director Richard Donner Says There's A 'Goonies' Sequel In The Works

4/7/2014 7:01pm EDT
The Goonies
Director Richard Donner announced over the weekend that he's currently working on a sequel to classic 80s kids film The Goonies.

A cameraman for caught up with the director in Beverly Hills on Saturday to ask him some ridiculously cynical questions about comic book movies, most of which Donner said are being made by some very creative and artistic people.

"We're doing a sequel," Donner said, surprising a small crowd that gathered around him for autographs.

When asked if any of the stars -- Corey Feldman, Sean Astin, Jeff Cohen, Jonathan Ke Quan, Josh Brolin, Martha Plimpton and K...

LOL: Check Out 'The Best of Warner Bros. 20 Film Collection: Comedy' On DVD July 2

6/30/2013 6:48am EDT
Warner Bros Comedy Collection
Get some of film's most classic comedies in a new DVD box set as part of Warner Bros. 90th Anniversary. Favorites including "Caddyshack," "Blazing Saddles" and "The Hangover" are just a few of the laugh-out-loud films included in the 20 film collection.

A band of young boys find a treasure map and embark on a magical adventure in 1985 hit "The Goonies," while Chevy Chase, Ted Knight, Bill Murray and Rodney Dangerfield are pure comedy gold in the hilarious 1980 summer blockbuster, "Caddyshack."

When his parents go out of town, an upper-middle class high-school senior (Tom Cruise) meets u...

The Top 10 Bicycle Scenes And Movies

8/24/2012 12:07pm EDT
Premium Rush
Premium Rush, a film about a bike courier transporting something way above his pay grade, hits theaters this weekend. So we wondered how it compares to past films with great bicycle scenes and movies only about bicycles. Here's our Top 10 Bicycle Scenes And Movies:

1. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure

Bicycles obviously have a childhood connotation; it's the first vehicle we're allowed to drive (unless our parents bought us Power Wheels). So when the world's biggest kid, Pee-Wee, loses his bike, he goes on a national bike-hunt to get it back. To be fair, if I had that awesome ride, I'd go to hell...

Corey Eldman Sued For Festival No-Show

9/3/2011 8:57pm EDT
Corey Feldman
Actor Corey Feldman has been ordered to pay up after failing to appear at a horror film festival last year.

The Goonies star accepted a $5,000 advance after agreeing to attend Pennsylvania's 2010 Eerie Horror Film Festival.

Organizers sued Feldman after he missed the event and now a judge has ruled in their favor, reports

Feldman must now hand over $8,149 for the show fee, legal costs and interest.

'The Goonies 25th Anniversary Collector's Edition' On DVD & Blu-ray Nov. 2

11/2/2010 6:52am EDT
Leonard Maltin wasn't alone when he noticed similarities between "Goonies" and the 1934 Our Gang comedy "Mama's Little Pirate." Adapted by Chris Columbus from a story by Steven Spielberg, the film follows a group of misfit kids (including such second-generation Hollywoodites as Josh Brolin and Sean Astin) as they search for buried treasure in a subterranean cavern.

Here they cross the path of lady criminal Mama Fratelli (Anne Ramsey) and her outlaw brood. Fortunately, the kids manage to befriend Fratelli's hideously deformed (but soft-hearted) son (John Matuszak), who comes to their rescu...

Josh Brolin Must Be Careful What He Says About 'Goonies' Sequel

9/28/2010 9:21am EDT
Josh Brolin
Josh Brolin has learned to stop joking about a sequel to "The Goonies" because fans are so obsessed by the 1985 movie, they'll believe anything he says.

And journalists are happy to lead features and articles about him with quips he makes about returning as Brandon Walsh.

He says, "People refuse to let go of this film...It's gotten so I've told interviewers, 'We're all planning the sequel and I'm meeting with Meryl Streep about it,' and the next day, I've actually seen it reported as exclusive news."

Brolin has previously stated he fears the sequel will never happen, even though there's ...

Pirates, Pirates And More Pirates On Talk Like A Pirate Day

9/19/2010 8:30am EDT
Captain Jack Sparrow - Johnny Depp
September 19th marks a buzz worthy day for certain fanatics. What started out as a heated game of racquetball quickly became a world-wide phenomenon. June 6th, 1995 marked the first day of everything we love about British frivolity in the form of "Talk Like a Pirate Day". Scoff you may, but the truth is, "Talk Like a Pirate Day" stands for more than just wenching and boozing. It's about remembering the lore, the history, and, let's be honest, the slang that most love about these peg-legged and eye-patched folk. states that creators Mark Summers (no, not Marc Summers fro...

Is Chris Massoglia The Next Zac Efron?

9/13/2010 2:00pm EDT
Chris Massoglia
Chris Massoglia is quickly making a name for himself (it's pronounced muh-SO-lee-uh), with a big break in Cirque Du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant and an upcoming role in The Hole. So what's keeping him from becoming the next Zac Efron?

"I can't sing, so... I don't know if I will be doing any musicals," says Massoglia with a laugh.

All kidding aside, The Hole director Joe Dante has shown a knack for finding young talent - casting a 16 year-old Kirsten Dunst in Small Soldiers, a pre-Goonies Corey Feldmen for Gremlins, and Ethan Hawke in 1985's Explorers. Dante says that Chris stood out t...

Josh Brolin Dismisses 'Goonies' Sequel Rumors

6/17/2010 8:45am EDT
The Goonies
Josh Brolin has confirmed there is a sequel to cult 1985 movie "The Goonies" in circulation, but he doesn't think the film will ever be made.

The movie, in which Brolin played Brandon Walsh, was recently voted the 1980s film fans would most like to see remade - and the actor insists that's more likely than a mythical sequel - which really does exist.

He says, "I saw ('Goonies' co-writer) Steven Spielberg on the street about a month and a half ago and I asked the reality. I hear there is a script, yes, but there's no talk about doing a 'Goonies' sequel at this very moment."

Corey Haim Died Of Natural Causes

5/4/2010 9:51pm EDT
Corey Haim
Actor Corey Haim died of natural causes, according to findings by Los Angeles Coroners officials.

Reports suggested "The Lost Boys" star died of a drug overdose in March, but a full toxicology investigation has ruled the narcotics in the star's system at the time of his death did not kill him.

Instead, a bad heart and pneumonia caused the tragedy, along with a blood flow issue.

Haim's longtime pal starpulse suggested natural causes when he spoke out about his friend's death a day after he was pronounced dead at a Burbank, California hospital.

Feldman insisted Haim may have suffered kidn...

25 Years Ago In Film: A Celebration Of Classics From 1985

2/1/2010 9:10am EST
A Celebration Of Classics From 1985
It's difficult to believe the first month of 2010 is already over, considering it just felt like yesterday that I was ringing in the new decade. The end of January signals that the year is truly starting to pick up pace, but before it does I thought it might be appropriate to look back a little bit, well 25 years to be exact.

I'm going to climb into my cinematic time machine, as I frequently like to do, and travel back to 1985, one year before my own birth, to discuss some of its top grossing movies. Compared to some of the top grossing stories of the modern era, many of 1985's most ...

Ashley Tisdale On Her Latest Album And Movie

7/27/2009 9:35am EDT
Ashley Tisdale
Ashley Tisdale shuffled into a meeting room at the Luxe Hotel in Beverly Hills wearing plush white slippers from an upstairs hotel room. A day of press for her latest movie Aliens in the Attic did not require red carpet footwear, so she opted for comfort.

Attic casts Tisdale as the older sister of a boy who discovers aliens trying to invade the world via the family's vacation home. While the boy and his cousins combat the monsters, Big Sis deals with her boyfriend, who has been taken over by the aliens via remote control.

The new movie is only part of Tisdale's ouvre. Her second alb...

Coming-Of-Age Films That We All Remember

7/8/2009 1:00pm EDT
Making the transition from adolescence into adulthood is a critical phase in an individual's life. This coming-of-age period, which has been coined "emerging adulthood" by Clark University research professor, Dr. Jeffrey Arnett, is characterized by identity exploration, self-focus, instability, a belief in boundless possibilities, and feeling in-between. According to Arnett's theory, in industrialized societies the types of experiences that people have who are in their late teens to mid-20's have changed dramatically over the past 50 years. Instead of being quick to make that walk down the ...

A Salute To Our Favorite Fat Kids In Film

5/28/2009 9:45am EDT
The Goonies
Sure, it's true that childhood obesity is a serious problem that menaces the health and well-being of many American tots, whose rate of becoming the deep-fried and taterized variety has risen significantly over the past 30 years. Yet, we are not here to discuss alarming statistics or to point fingers (at the fast food industry for example) for America's increasingly doughy population. No siree. Rather, we come here today to raise our soda-filled glasses to pay tribute to all of those wonderful pie-faced kids who have cinematically graced us with their weighty presence over the years. So, he...

Zac Efron: The Next Leonardo DiCaprio Or Corey Feldman?

5/14/2009 9:30am EDT
Zac Efron
In theory, being a teen heartthrob seems like a pretty sweet gig. They never have to wait for tables at restaurants, they have throngs of adoring fans, and they get to date gorgeous models and actresses. Basically, they are given a first class ticket for life, which means more leg room, no middle seats, and cashews instead of peanuts.

But as appetizing as all that sounds, teen heartthrobdom isn't all that it's cracked up to be. It can be a dicey business that often comes at a hefty price because it doesn't guarantee that the ensuing path will be paved quite as goldenly as the yellow b...

Interview: 'How I Met Josh Radnor'

1/15/2009 10:48am EST
Josh Radnor
I fully admit this particular column is going to be anything but non-partisan. Regular readers will know that I am an unabashed fan of CBS's Monday night sitcom How I Met Your Mother. Once even going so far as to declare it the best show on television. So, it comes as no surprise that I was absolutely thrilled to have this long conversation with the series star, Josh Radnor, who plays the lead character, Ted Mosby.

Josh Radnor and I discuss New York living, the awesomeness of co-star Neil Patrick Harris and the back story behind Neil's People Magazine interview when he decided to come ...

Writer's Viewpoint: A Visit To 'Inside The Actor's Studio' With Josh Brolin

12/2/2008 1:53pm EST
Josh Brolin
There is always a peculiar aura in the air when James Lipton shows up on my television screen; I am quite transfixed with pure unadulterated fascination. Having said that, it should come to no one's surprise that I did not think twice when given the chance to attend a taping of "Inside the Actor's Studio" and be in the presence of Mr. Lipton once again (I had once seen him walk by me at a New York Mets game. Although I do hold out hope, I doubt he remembers me.)

Recorded on a blistering cold (well, not quite but it sounds good for effect) evening at Pace University, the guest of honor ...

Memorable Acting Performances By Professional Wrestlers

7/30/2008 10:44am EDT
The Marine
Ah acting-a craft that stands as one of the finest, and most difficult in the world. Some of our culture's most influential people were actors: William Shakespeare, Ronald Reagan, Yul Brenner, the list is endless, really. Then you have professional wrestling. Pro-wrestling feels a bit like modern gladiatorial combat, except it would drive a Ford F-150 complete with a sticker of Calvin peeing on a Chevrolet in its rear window. You see how these two coincide, right? Sure, it's fair to call wrestlers entertainers. Athletes? Why not? Actors? Eh… Did you guys see The Marine? Neither did we, but ...

Movie Sequels We'd Like To See

6/23/2008 1:31pm EDT
Full Baked
For better or worse, sequels are a staple in the movie industry. Media franchises have the benefit of an established audience base, which makes for easier marketing and endorsements. Producers want to cash in and build upon the success of the original films, and moviegoers often get so attached to the characters seen in movies that they'll willingly shell out $10-12 for sub par movies that got rushed to the silver screen to ride the box office wave. Unfortunately, because not every movie can have its own set of action figures and lunch boxes, many sequels that deserve to be made have slippe...