Fast Times at Ridgemont High ( Vanity Fair )
Welcome to the class of the 1980’s . This website is dedicated to one of my most celebrated pop culture decades of all time. You remember the reason why? *having a crush on Amanda Jones but she was way out of your league (Some Kind of Wonderful). *ordering pizza delivery in Mr. Hand’s History class (Fast Times and Ridgemont High). *passing notes in class that you really like Jake Ryan (Sixteen Candles). *calling out sick and Mr. Rooney coming over to your house to catch you in a lie (Ferris Beuller’s Day Off). *having Saturday detention because a flare gun when off in your locker (Breakfast Club). *getting your ass kicked every other day by the Cobra Kai (Karate Kid). *creating your fantasy woman from your home computer (Weird Science). Ok, maybe these aren’t your experiences but if you grew up in the nineteen eighties then I’m sure you can relate. This was our decade and it was a revolution. MTV was Born. We had Saturday Morning Cartoons still. Your first VCR and membership to the corner video store. Atari 2600 video game console. Star Wars toys. Metal T-Shirts. Cassette Tapes and Sony Walkmans. Arcades. Need I really continue? Invention and exploration combined with anarchy and a little creativity brought you a cultural demographic that has been embracing it’s nostalgia for 30 years and counting.
"What'chu talkin' 'bout, Willis?" (Different Strokes). Well, let me tell you what I’m talking about. Our fellow 80’s alumni continue to re-invent ways to revisit the past. One of our best examples is Adam Sandler’s The Wedding Singer and of course more recently, John Cusack in Hot Tub Time Machine. Both of these movies provide a stunning visual trip back in time accompanied by an equally great soundtrack. We’ve also seen remakes galore, especially in the horror genre. 80’s villains have gotten a complete makeover in recently re-imaged versions of Friday the 13th and A Nightmare on Elm Street. It’s not just villains either, our 80’s heroes are back for on the attack too in the movie adaptation of the popular tv series, The A-Team. I say, don’t let all those remakes get you blue because your favorite Saturday Morning Cartoon, The Smurfs are getting a reboot too.
CLASS OF THE 80'S NEWSLETTER :
THE LOONEY TUNES SHOW
For Release: April 18, 2011
Bugs and Daffy Return in The Looney Tunes Show
The Looney Tunes Show premieres Tuesday, May 3, at 8 p.m. (ET, PT) on Cartoon Network
Animation’s most beloved characters are back in an all-new series, The Looney Tunes Show, premiering Tuesday, May 3, at 8 p.m. (ET, PT) on Cartoon Network. Bugs and Daffy haven't changed — but their living situation has. Bugs is as brazen, sarcastic and ahead-of-the-game as ever, and Daffy, despite his narcissistic, sociopathic and paranoid tendencies, is Bugs' best friend and seemingly permanent houseguest. No longer confined to seven-minute shorts, their larger-than-life personalities (and egos) offer an irreverent, comical take on our modern world and introduce a whole new realm of possibilities. Now Bugs and Daffy can wreak as much havoc at the grocery store or the DMV as they once did in the forest.
The premiere episode, “Best Friends,” sets the scene for this unlikely pair’s dynamic. Daffy decides the duo can make a quick buck by going on the game show “Besties,” where best friends answer questions about one another. However, it becomes quite clear that self-absorbed Daffy knows absolutely nothing about Bugs. Daffy wants to make it up to him with a fabulous cruise, but cannot even do that right.
Throughout the series, familiar faces from the Looney Tunes universe join Bugs and Daffy. Rounding out the cast are the eternally optimistic Porky Pig, the quick and quick-witted Speedy Gonzales, the insane but lovable Lola, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, the Tasmanian Devil, Marvin the Martian, Pepe Le Pew, Tweety, Sylvester, Granny, the Witch, Gossamer, Tosh and Mac Gopher, and the newest character of the bunch, Daffy's no-nonsense girlfriend, Tina.
The series also features Merrie Melodies — animated music videos of original songs spotlighting everyone from Elmer Fudd to Pepe Le Pew, plus all-new adventures with the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote in stunning CG. All this together in one half-hour comedy, The Looney Tunes Show delivers fresh, sophisticated humor, heartwarming moments and something Looney for everyone.
The Looney Tunes Show will join fellow cartoon icons from the hit animated series Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated on Tuesday nights. Scooby and the gang are back solving mysteries in the spooky town of Crystal Cove — including the overarching mystery of Mister E. and their Mystery Incorporated predecessors — when season two of Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated premieres on Tuesday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. (ET, PT).
The Looney Tunes Show and Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated are produced by Warner Bros. Animation. Sam Register (Teen Titans, Ben 10, Batman: The Brave and the Bold) is the executive producer of both, and Spike Brandt and Tony Cervone (Duck Dodgers, Back at the Barnyard, Space Jam, Tom and Jerry Tales) are supervising producers.
Cartoon Network (CartoonNetwork.com), currently seen in more than 99 million U.S. homes and 166 countries around the world, is Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.’s ad-supported cable service now available in HD offering the best in original, acquired and classic entertainment for youth and families. Nightly from 9 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET, PT), Cartoon Network shares its channel space with Adult Swim, a late-night destination showcasing original and acquired animated and live-action comedy programming for young adults 18-34.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.
TAKE ME HOME TONIGHT
Synopsis: Take Me Home Tonight is a raunchy, romantic and ultimately touching blast from the past set to an awesome soundtrack of timeless rock and hip-hop hits. Recent MIT grad Matt Franklin (Topher Grace) should be working for a Fortune 500 company and... Take Me Home Tonight is a raunchy, romantic and ultimately touching blast from the past set to an awesome soundtrack of timeless rock and hip-hop hits. Recent MIT grad Matt Franklin (Topher Grace) should be working for a Fortune 500 company and starting his upward climb to full-fledged yuppie-hood. Instead, the directionless 23-year-old confounds family and friends by taking a part-time job behind the counter of a video store at the Sherman Oaks Galleria. But Matt's silent protest against maturity comes to a screeching halt once his unrequited high school crush, Tori Frederking (Teresa Palmer), walks into the store. When she invites him to an epic, end-of-summer party, Matt thinks he finally might have a chance with the girl of his dreams. With his cynical twin sister Wendy (Anna Faris) and best friend Barry (Dan Fogler), Matt embarks on a once-in-a-lifetime evening. From stealing a car to a marriage proposal to an indescribable, no-holds-barred dance-off, these friends share experiences that will change the course of their lives on one unforgettable night in the Go-Go 80s
OPEN CASTING CALL
FOR LEAD ROLE DREW BOLEY IN NEW LINE CINEMA’S “ROCK OF AGES”
Los Angeles, CA—March 11, 2011—Adam Shankman’s film adaptation of the popular musical “Rock of Ages” is hosting an open audition for the leading role of Drew Boley. Drew is in his early 20s and is the nicest aspiring rocker you’ll find in the Bourbon Room, or anywhere else for that matter. He’s a talented singer/guitarist who’s already working with a band, when he is immediately smitten by the lovely Sherrie. They quickly fall in love to the greatest songs of the 1980s.
“Rock of Ages” is an arena-rock love story told through the heart-pounding hits of Journey, Foreigner, Bon Jovi, Night Ranger, Reo Speed Wagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister, Poison, Whitesnake and many more.The film is scheduled to commence principal photography in May 2011.
Specifically we are looking for a male actor between 18 and 25 with a real rock’n’roll singing voice. The open casting call is taking place in Los Angeles on Saturday March 26th at Central Casting (220 South Flower St. Burbank, CA 91502). Please call (818)725-7425 for all the details on how to attend. Or, if you can’t make it to the open call but still want to submit yourself for our casting directors, go to: www.rockofagesmoviecasting.com. You will find instructions on how to download the music to audition, as well as instructions on how to upload your video to our casting website.
The film is being produced by New Line Cinema and Warner Bros Pictures is handling distribution. Adam Shankman is directing “Rock of Ages.” Matt Weaver, Scott Prisand, Carl Levin, Tobey Maguire and Jen Gibgot are the producers, with Janet Billig, Hillary Weaver and Shankman serving as executive producers.
HOT TUB TIME MACHINE
Synopsis: HOT TUB TIME MACHINE follows a group of best friends who've become bored with their adult lives: Adam (John Cusack) has been dumped by his girlfriend; Lou (Rob Corddry) is a party guy who can't find the party; Nick's (Craig Robinson) wife controls... HOT TUB TIME MACHINE follows a group of best friends who've become bored with their adult lives: Adam (John Cusack) has been dumped by his girlfriend; Lou (Rob Corddry) is a party guy who can't find the party; Nick's (Craig Robinson) wife controls his every move; and video game-obsessed Jacob (Clark Duke) won't leave his basement. After a crazy night of drinking in a ski resort hot tub, the men wake up, heads' pounding, in the year 1986. This is their chance to kick some past and change their futures - one will find a new love life, one will learn to stand up for himself with the ladies, one will find his mojo, and one will make sure he still exists!